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”

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”

The Thinnest White Dukeness Returns #40

Stage is the second live album by David Bowie and was culled from recordings of his ’78 US Tour. The bulk of the material is from Bowie’s most recent studio albums to that date, Station to Station, Low and “Heroes” but also five songs from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the SpidersContinue reading “The Thinnest White Dukeness Returns #40”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #37 You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4

In 1988 Frank Zappa decided to release his six-volume, 12-CD set, You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, a large collection of live Zappa performances through the years from various tours and incarnations of the band. YCDTOSA Vol. 4 is a two-CD set of live recordings recorded between 1969 and 1988, with the majority ofContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #37 You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4”

Let’s Create An Album!

I stole this idea of the internet and thought I’d share it with you. Basically, pick an artist and make the best playlist you can by having a maximum of one song from each studio album and having each song in the same position in the running order as it is on the album. YouContinue reading “Let’s Create An Album!”

Sponsoring The Moshpits 2 (a): a guide to HMHB.

Half Man Half Biscuit released 5 albums and 2 EP’s in the 1990’s, so this post will featured the first half of that year. After reforming in 1990, with a performance at the Reading Festival following, a new single, Let’s Not was issued before the year was out, and this was followed in 1991 byContinue reading “Sponsoring The Moshpits 2 (a): a guide to HMHB.”

Live And Lou’d(GDLIYWI) #38

This album, from 1978,was recorded during May at The Bottom Line in New York and contains ad libs by Reed during and between songs, among them a detailed story of the origin of Walk on the Wild Side, and a rant against rock music critics, particularly Robert Christgau (who said it was “essentially a comedyContinue reading “Live And Lou’d(GDLIYWI) #38”

Tubes Snake Boogie (GDLIYWI) #37

What Do You Want from Live is The Tubes debut live album released by and was recorded at the legendary Hammersmith Odeon, London during the height of the punk rock era in 1977. Despite their somewhat out-of-step musicality, the band’s humorous and manic stage show found favor all over the country. The cabaret-like shows lasted over an hour, ending withContinue reading “Tubes Snake Boogie (GDLIYWI) #37”

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