I haven't heard Dream Weaver in many years. Just saw your post before headed to the record store. Found a nice looking copy of the LP for $3.99. Bought it on your recommendation.
It better be good............. :~)
BTW, I picked up a nice looking copy of Gerry Refferty's - City to City ("Baker Street") and Springsteen's -Tunnel of Love for $3.99 and $4.99 while I was at it. I'm hoping they sound as good as they look.....
Axiom Funk Funkcronomicon I don't think its available on Vinyl but Cd and DL, 2 CD comp. very well recorded and fantastic comp of the 70's funk era released in 95 though (best version of; if 6 was 9 I've heard yet).
Marianne Faithfull Blazing Away, live album wonderful live album with some stellar performers the bands actual worth the perches. I have it on CD but I believe there is a vinyl version as well either way a good listen.
Tidal has both as well.
John Abercrombie- Up and Coming
Took me a couple listens this week to really get into it. First pass or two was just ok, I heard pleasant relaxing music of a high order but it's over all relaxed vibe belies some very fine moments and chemistry between musicians that for me took repeated listens to sink in and I don't believe this record is done with me yet still. I don't think I listened to anything else for a couple days.
John Abercrombie's - "Timeless" is one of my ALL TIME favorite instrumental songs. I bought the vinyl way back in the mid-70's and I've listened to it regularly since. The album - Timeless features John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer and Jack De Johanette. It's a great album, but the title track is "Timeless"........
I'm going with Jeff Beck, "Loud Hailer". I'm really liking this post punk, industrial, funk, blues, grunge sound. There is nothing natural about the timbres but the "in the can" sound, effects and over driven sound is working for me. Being all new music is nice, too.
i really stuck with you point about the last few weeks. Whether I feel the same in a month is another matter only time will tell.
I love Jeff Beck's "Loud Hailer". I've had it for about 6 months and it's still working for me. For me, it was the best rock record of 2016 and should have been nominated for a grammy. It's rock, it sounds great, it sound contemporary (especially considering JB is over 70 years old) and it was a political record in a political year. What more could anyone ask for? And I love the way it is recorded. I think I'll put it on now......
@reubent thanks for the heads up, with a title like timeless I can imagine where he goes. It's on the list. The one that hooked me onto John was called The Plot. His guitar playing on it is so unique in my experience. It swings, but it's free, ethereal and still in the pocket, not your standard rock noodle or typical jazz guitar solo kinda stuff
I can can't say that I agree with the bumper sticker, progressive sloganeering within some of Rosie Bones' lyrics but I like her delivery and feeling. It's not that I lean right, I don't. But she doesn't, one time, mention any of the corrupt left leaning politicians or news organizations and, man, there are just as many on the left to blame, as on the right. I find her political perspective more political cheer leading than objectivity.
Regardless, I'm liking the album. That says a lot, imo.
I wasn't siding with the political bend of "Loud Hailer". Just saying' it was a political record in a political year. That alone should have gotten it grammy attention. Then add the excellent guitar work, raw singing and interesting production, and it should have gotten more recognition. I really like the record. Thanks for the nomination......
Here's my initial recommendation. For any died -in-the-wool classic rock fans, I'll ask for some leeway? There will be plenty to come. Let's have an eclectic palate here?
The Hooters "Nervous Night". This was the band for Cindy Lauper's "She's So Unusual". Early eighties. Here are some superbly crafted songs for that period in time that still hold up today.
Once I started to really think about my top pick, I knew what it would be. I still wanted to listen through several that I felt would be contenders.
It finally came down to two lps.
Blue Oyster Cult "Fire of Unknown Origin". IMO, a great lp from start to finish. My copy has a bar code, (1981) so I’m going to look for an original pressing?
Red Rider "Neruda". If you are like me...in my past when I loved an lp and it had just one tick or pop, I’d buy another copy just in case... "Neruda" passed that test. It never fails to provide listening pleasure on each listen. When I remember I haven’t heard it for a while, a big smile comes on my face as I put it on the tt, cause’ I know I’m in for a treat. I can think of no other artist/lp that seems to borrow on this music. It really is an original. Highly recommended!
This week I enjoyed my Analog Spark pressing of Soup by Blind Melon on more than one occasion. A great recording and saddens me that this was a band thats sophmore outing was better than its debut and the follow up Nico was even better. I wonder where this band would have gone if Shannon Hoon hadnt died..
Glad you liked LBJ. You don't hear about him much anymore, but he was a big deal back in the day. Too bad most of his most raw blues is not available anymore. (as far as I know.)
Monty Python payed him tribute that is alluded to in this Youtube:
I really didn't listen to too much for pleasure alone last week. I was doing a lot of washing and playing what I washed. The best of that was Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, This Time it's For Real. I love the track When You Dance!
I can already tell this is going to be a week of multiple listens to Pete Townshend's - White City. What an album. I've been listening to it off/on since 1985. This week in ON........
If you are at all interested in Pete Townshend, go out to YouTube and watch the short movie - White City. Love it! Wish there were a high quality video version of it available. I bought an original VHS copy and the picture quality is horrible.