I have been looking forward to today’s album, as I consider it to be very unique for one notable reason. In my years of listening to rock music, I can’t think of any other record besides this one, where every single song, without exception, is broadly played and recognized in radio rotation. The debutContinue reading “Boston “Boston” (1976)”
Another unique twist on reggae music today, and I think this may be the first reggae album I have listened to during this experience away from the beach. Waking up to 37-degree temperatures didn’t naturally feel like it was reggae time, but fortunately the sun came out, and I was able to fully enjoyContinue reading “The Abyssinians “Satta Massagana” (1976)”
They call it a guilty pleasure for a reason. You may feel guilty when you listen to it, especially if you get caught, but it certainly brings you lots of pleasure. I’m pretty sure I won’t come across a more guilty of a pleasure than today’s album, “The Definitive Collection”, by the Swedish legends,Continue reading “ABBA “The Definitive Collection” (1976)”
Another of the most formative bands in my life makes their debut in the blog today, with the first internationally released album from AC/DC, “High Voltage”. At the heart of this band were the Young brothers, with Angus on lead guitar, and Malcolm on the equally essential rhythm guitar, and their own outrageous leadContinue reading “AC/DC “High Voltage” (1976)”
As the winds of change were blowing across the world of rock music in 1976, the Rolling Stones were dealing with multiple evolutionary components themselves. This marked the release of “Black and Blue” to mixed results. Notably, this was the first album without Mick Taylor in the band, and although Ronnie Wood did makeContinue reading “The Rolling Stones “Black and Blue” (1976)”
You know how you always want things to be different than they are now? If it is hot, you want it a little colder. If it is cold, you want it a little warmer. As much as I have enjoyed the steady diet of extended-length songs and a good run of classic and progressiveContinue reading “The Ramones “The Ramones” (1976)”
Today is an extension of the progressive sounds from yesterday’s album, “Presence” by Led Zeppelin, with the corresponding release of “2112” by Rush. There are definitely some similarities between “Achilles Last Stand” and the “2112 Overture”. In both cases, the instrumental performances are phenomenal, particularly the drumming, and the fantasy-based themes are also similar,Continue reading “Rush “2112” (1976)”
I have a lot to say about today’s album, “Presence” by Led Zeppelin. Most of you know I am a die-hard Led Zeppelin fan, and for most of their first seven years, there was very little they could do wrong. However, misfortune, questionable choices, and wear and tear began to take their toll onContinue reading “Led Zeppelin “Presence” (1976)”
A significant milestone is reached today with the Doobie Brothers and their album “Takin’ It to the Streets”. Why you ask, is this significant? It was the first album vocalist and keyboardist Michael McDonald joined the band on, after helping to fill in for the ailing Tom Johnston on a previous tour. For mostContinue reading “The Doobie Brothers “Takin’ It to the Streets” (1976)”
Today brings another highly acclaimed David Bowie album, with the release of “Station to Station”. This album is an interesting mix of songs, and is rated fairly high, at #52 on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. I don’t think I see it quite as favorably, although there are some highContinue reading “David Bowie “Station to Station” (1976)”
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