Little Feat, Big Tunes (GDLIYWI) #45

Waiting For Columbus is the first live album by the band Little Feat, formed by ex-Mother of Invention George Lowell, and was recorded during seven performances in 1977. The first four shows were held at the Rainbow Theatre in London on August 1–4, 1977. The final three shows were recorded the following week at GeorgeContinue reading “Little Feat, Big Tunes (GDLIYWI) #45”

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”

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”

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”

Flooding The Basement (GDLIYWI) 18

I was walking through an English village one day when I saw a beautiful church. As I approached, I saw the vicar outside the door. “It’s a lovely church, vicar.” I said. “It’s Norman.” he replied. “It’s a lovely church, Norman.” I answered. Today’s double live album features Bob Dylan for the first time, withContinue reading “Flooding The Basement (GDLIYWI) 18”

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”

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”

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started