Get in the Vann (GDLIYWI) #44

Vital: Van der Graaf Live is the first live album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was recorded 16 January 1978 at the Marquee Club in London and was released in July, one month after the band’s 1978 break-up. The album (on vinyl and, later, on CD) was credited under theContinue reading “Get in the Vann (GDLIYWI) #44”

Flatter Than the State (GDLIYWI) #43

Two for the Show is a double-live album by American progressive rock band Kansas, released in 1978 and was recorded over the course of the band’s three previous tours in 1977 and 1978. Now, other than Carry On My Wayward Son, Dust In The Wind and Point of Know Return, I knew little to nothingContinue reading “Flatter Than the State (GDLIYWI) #43”

Desert Tales (GDLIYWI) #42

A Live Record is the first live album by the progressive rock band Camel, released in 1978. It is a double LP, composed of recordings from three different tours. LP one features recordings from the Mirage tour in 1974, and the Rain Dances tour, in 1977. Tracks 1–4 on the LP are from the Rain Dances tour and 5–6 areContinue reading “Desert Tales (GDLIYWI) #42”

Every Second Counts (GDLIYWI) #32

I’ll be going to Autopsy Club later on. It’s open Mike night. I’ll get this out the way right now: I quite like the Collins-led version of Genesis, for the most part. Oh sure, it’s not going to hold a candle to the Peter Gabriel-era, but the first Genesis song I heard was Turn ItContinue reading “Every Second Counts (GDLIYWI) #32”

Gentle Giant (GDLIYWI) 31

I accused my wife of putting glue on my water pistol collection. She denies it but I’m sticking to my guns. Playing the Fool – The Official Live is a live album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant which was released in 1977. It demonstrates the band’s complex musicianship and talent as well asContinue reading “Gentle Giant (GDLIYWI) 31”

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”

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