Spreading Your Wings (GTLIYWI) 4

Fred, Velma, Daphne… Can you name one of the ‘Big 5’ African animals? – Rhino – I’m sure you do, Scooby, but you and Shaggy have to wait your turn. There are reasons why bands release triple live albums: some bands have really long songs that showcase their talents (hello Yes), some bands are betterContinue reading “Spreading Your Wings (GTLIYWI) 4”

Overhead A Rainbow Appears, In Black And White. (GDLIYWI) 30

If anyone wants to come and talk to me about my shoddy joinery work, my door is always open. On paper the idea of recording Rainbow during their Rising tour, promoting their seminal hard rock classic album, and releasing a live album from said tour should have be a slam dunk. The potential for aContinue reading “Overhead A Rainbow Appears, In Black And White. (GDLIYWI) 30”

Free As A Bird (GDLIYWI) 29

Someone ripped the pages out of both ends of my dictionary today. It just goes from bad to worse One More From The Road is a live album by Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, capturing three shows recorded in July 1976 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1974, Lynyrd Skynyrd had supported rockContinue reading “Free As A Bird (GDLIYWI) 29”

Facing The Dead, Again (GDLIYWI) 28

I’ve just been bird watching with Sinead O’Connor. So far it’s been seven owls and fifteen jays. Well, well, well, if it isn’t the real life Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers  returning with yet another double live album. Steal Your Face was released in June 1976 and was recorded October 17–20, 1974, at San Francisco’s WinterlandContinue reading “Facing The Dead, Again (GDLIYWI) 28”

Framptonstein’s Alive! (GDLIYWI) 27

I was going start growing bonsai trees as a hobby but they are so expensive!  So I got a normal tree instead and just planted it further away. So how does one approach an album that had 8 million sales in the US alone, 11 million worldwide? An album that everybody in the world had?Continue reading “Framptonstein’s Alive! (GDLIYWI) 27”

Biting The Silver Bullet (GDLIYWI) 26

Mandatory temperature checks will be required for fans attending the Foreigner reunion concert.  If you’re hot blooded, they’ll check it and see. Today’s album is a strange ‘un and no mistake. ‘Live‘ Bullet is, unsurprisingly, a live album by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band which was released in April of ’76. It wasContinue reading “Biting The Silver Bullet (GDLIYWI) 26”

Shakespeare Rushes The Stage (GDLIYWI) 25

I’m starting a campaign to get Sudocrem promoted to the status of a fully recognised cream. All The World’s A Stage is a double live album by Rush and was released in 1976. The album was recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 11-13, 1976, during the band’s breakthrough 2112 tour. The title ofContinue reading “Shakespeare Rushes The Stage (GDLIYWI) 25”

Ahab, Ishmael and Me (GDLIYWI) 24

“Chocolate is poisonous to cats.” “Wait…. I think you mean dogs.” “No, no, it’s definitely chocolate.” And now, we return to the scene of the crime, the album that is patient zero for my hatred of drum solos (and any unaccompanied solos to be fair). The Song Remains The Same is the live soundtrack albumContinue reading “Ahab, Ishmael and Me (GDLIYWI) 24”

Caught In A Grand Funk (GDLIYWI) 23

“There’s definitely a benefit at bedtime in putting your phone in Airplane mode.” “What is it?” “It’s a setting on your phone that switches off WiFi and Bluetooth but that’s not important right now.” Today’s look-back album sees the return of Grand Funk Railroad and their 1975 release Caught In The Act. I’ve heard moreContinue reading “Caught In A Grand Funk (GDLIYWI) 23”

Alive And Kissing (GDLIYWI) 22

I was afraid to follow my lifelong ambition to become a fruit farmer. But then I grew a pear. Today’s re-evaluation album is Alive!, a 1975 live album by American hard rock band Kiss. It is considered to be their breakthrough and a landmark for live albums. After a disastrous financial blunder by their labelContinue reading “Alive And Kissing (GDLIYWI) 22”

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