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”

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”

The Thinnest of White Dukes (GDLIYWI) 19

I’ve been ignored so many times, I’m thinking of changing my name to Terms and Conditions. Today’s album is 1974’s David Live, which catches Bowie in transition from the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane glam-rock era of his career to the ‘plastic soul’ of Young Americans. While the cover featured a picture of Bowie in his latestContinue reading “The Thinnest of White Dukes (GDLIYWI) 19”

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”

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