A Sting In The Tail (GDLIYWI) #47

Tokyo Tapes is a live album recorded by the Scorpions during the band’s Japanese tour in 1978 and were the last performances of guitarist Uli Jon Roth, who had announced his departure after the release of the studio album Taken by Force. As well as two cover versions (Hound Dog and Long Tall Sally) theContinue reading “A Sting In The Tail (GDLIYWI) #47”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #45 YCDTOSA Vol 6

If you’ve been hit with a rhythm stick, you may be entitled to personal Ian Dury compensation. In 1988, Frank Zappa released the first of 6 double CDs consisting of live performances throughout his long career. Called You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, it featured 182 songs spanning over 20 years and several versionsContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #45 YCDTOSA Vol 6”

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”

Come Join The Cult (GDLIYWI) 21

I’ve invented a new word today: plagiarism. On Your Feet Or On Your Knees is the first live album by American rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released February 27, 1975 by Columbia Records. The album features three songs from each of the band’s first three studio albums, two covers (“I Ain’t Got You,” albeit withContinue reading “Come Join The Cult (GDLIYWI) 21”

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”

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”

I’m Descending From Out Of Space (GDLIYWI) 9

I was abducted a few years ago. I was taken aboard a ship where they made me brush my teeth three times a day, wash behind my ears and eat all my greens. I think I was on the mothership. Welcome back double-live album aficionados to another re-evaluation episode, in this one we feature SpaceContinue reading “I’m Descending From Out Of Space (GDLIYWI) 9”

Bowling A Made In Over (GDLIYWI) 8

During this COVID-19 lockdown, I’ve been keeping busy and have started to learn the guitar.  My wife asked me politely if I could stop playing  Wonderwall; I said maybe. Welcome back my little chums to another re-evaluation of a classic double live album. Tonight’s morsel is the 1972 Deep Purple classic Made in Japan, whichContinue reading “Bowling A Made In Over (GDLIYWI) 8”

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