For Whom The Bell Tulls (GDLIYWI) #35

I used to be a narcissist, but look at me now. Bursting Out is a 1978 live album by the rock band Jethro Tull. It was recorded at various locations during the European Heavy Horses Tour in May and June 1978. Though the specific recording dates and locations are not credited, the liner notes andContinue reading “For Whom The Bell Tulls (GDLIYWI) #35”

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”

Shakespeare Rushes The Stage (GDLIYWI) 25

I’m starting a campaign to get Sudocrem promoted to the status of a fully recognised cream. All The World’s A Stage is a double live album by Rush and was released in 1976. The album was recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 11-13, 1976, during the band’s breakthrough 2112 tour. The title ofContinue reading “Shakespeare Rushes The Stage (GDLIYWI) 25”

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”

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”

Hey Joni, Put It All Behind You (GDLIYWI) 18

Here I am once again back in my happy place. Remember in the last post I mentioned a girl who gave me my first taste of 70’s Zappa? Well, she was also the one who exposed me to today’s artist as well, the glorious Joni Mitchell. It was Joni’s Court And Spark album that sheContinue reading “Hey Joni, Put It All Behind You (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”

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”

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