Get Your Rocks Off

(this post was originally posted on my ‘Pish And Mince’ WordPress site back on 26/11/2015) So the past week or so I’ve just been wandering about kicking rocks and such and was amazed to discover that rocks didn’t like to be kicked but they did like to have their pictures taken and have a goodContinue reading “Get Your Rocks Off”

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”

Tales From Fat Margaret (GDLIYWI) #46

Released in June 1978, Live and Dangerous is a live double album by the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy (The band deciding to release a live album after their producer Tony Visconti did not have enough time to work on a full studio session). The album reached No. 2 in the UK album charts, ultimatelyContinue reading “Tales From Fat Margaret (GDLIYWI) #46”

Same Old Song And Dance (GDLIYWI) #41

Live! Bootleg is a double live album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in October 1978. While most of the performances were drawn from concerts in 1977 and 1978, I Ain’t Got You and Mother Popcorn were taken from a radio broadcast of a Boston performance on March 20, 1973. In the band memoir WalkContinue reading “Same Old Song And Dance (GDLIYWI) #41”

Upsetting The Status (GDLIYWI) #34

Do you want to hear an Elton John joke?  It’s a little bit funny. Live! is the first live album by British rock band Status Quo. The double album is an amalgam of performances at Glasgow’s Apollo Theatre between 27 and 29 October 1976. The two guitarists had differing opinions of the album with FrancisContinue reading “Upsetting The Status (GDLIYWI) #34”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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