Going Home To My Mother’s (GDLIYWI) 17

After the unpleasant listening experience from the last post, I’ve decided to go to my happy place. I’ve got a lot of happy places: Rush, Joni, AC/DC, Super Furry Animals, Opeth, The Meads of Asphodel, but when I really need to be happy I always crank out some Frank. And it just so happens thatContinue reading “Going Home To My Mother’s (GDLIYWI) 17”

Heaven ‘ELP Us! (GTLIYWI) 3

Well, that’s 2020 done and dusted. A strange year to be sure; Covid-19 ravaging the world, lockdowns, soaring death rates, massive evictions and job losses, no live concerts or festivals, Australian wildfires followed by the Californian wildfires, record temperatures around the world, icebergs shearing off, newly released alien spacecraft footage and the IceCapades. Strange days,Continue reading “Heaven ‘ELP Us! (GTLIYWI) 3”

Happy And Roryous (GDLIYWI) 16

Sadly, the man who created autocorrect died yesterday.His funfair will be hello on monkey. Today’s delightful trawl through double live albums from the 70’s features famed Irish blues guitarist, the late great Rory Gallagher; a man who was no stranger to live albums. Before the release of the double live Irish Tour ’74, he hadContinue reading “Happy And Roryous (GDLIYWI) 16”

Is Van the Man? (GDLIYWI) 15

Stuckonthemoonandicantgetabeer. Thereisnospacebar. Today’s album re-evaluation features that well known mardy arse Van Morrison and his 1974 live album, It’s Too Late To Stop Now. It features performances that were recorded in concerts at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, California; the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and the Rainbow in London during Morrisons three month tour with his eleven piece band, theContinue reading “Is Van the Man? (GDLIYWI) 15”

Making A Wish (GDLIYWI) 14

I threw a ball for my dog yesterday. I admit it was a little extravagant, but it was his 16th birthday. Today’s double live album is from Britain’s Wishbone Ash, who are noted for their extensive use of harmony twin lead guitars. Their contributions helped Andy Powell and Ted Turner to be voted “Two ofContinue reading “Making A Wish (GDLIYWI) 14”

Rock of Ages the band (GDLIYWI) 13

So it looks like we’re heading towards another lockdown and people are starting to go crazy and hoarding again, though some things being hoarded are quite bizarre. Take my elderly neighbour, he’s started to hoard newspapers and bottles of milk judging by his stack outside his front door. Today’s double live classic rock album isContinue reading “Rock of Ages the band (GDLIYWI) 13”

A Whole Heep Of Trouble (GDLIYWI) 12

A woman in Utah has claimed she is possessed by ghosts that use her to write novels. I myself, am possessed by the ghost of Charles Dickens; I’ve not written anything yet, but I have great expectations. Today’s album re-evaluation is by the very ‘eavy, very’ umble ‘eavy metal godfathers, Uriah Heep. Uriah Heep LiveContinue reading “A Whole Heep Of Trouble (GDLIYWI) 12”

Stuck In Traffic (GDLIYWI) 11

There is a massive traffic jam on DC-5. Nothing is moving. All a driver can do is relax and turn on the radio. Suddenly a man approaches and knocks on the window. The driver rolls down the window and asks “What’s going on?” Terrorist have kidnapped congress and are asking for a 10 million dollarContinue reading “Stuck In Traffic (GDLIYWI) 11”

Ten Years Gone (GDLIYWI) 10

I asked the man in the music shop if I could see their littlest oboe he said “maybe tomorrow.” Today we’ll be listening to the 1973 release by UK blues rock act Ten Years After, fronted by guitar wizard Alvin Lee. This album, containing no overdubs or additives, was recorded over four nights in Amsterdam,Continue reading “Ten Years Gone (GDLIYWI) 10”

Jerry And Bob’s European Vacation(GTLIYWI) 2

I just received some great news! My boss has made me his sexual consultant. Well, his exact words were: “When I want your fucking advice, I’ll ask for it!” Another day, another blog post, another live album, and more specifically, another Grateful Dead live album! Their third record to be featured here, and a tripleContinue reading “Jerry And Bob’s European Vacation(GTLIYWI) 2”

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