Responses from donbagley

spirit of spirit
I once had the Spirit of 76 album, and it was pretty good. I have to say, though, that "Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus" was better. Let us assume, just for shakes and shivers, that you have ingested Lysergic Acid. Wait for about an hour and a qua... 
Best Metal Vinyl Album
I have Black Sabbath 1st album and Vol. 4 on vinyl. Music Hall Turntable and NAD VISO 5 receiver. Image speaker mains. Early heavy metal is liquid. The mind boggles at the volcanic bubbling of distorted electric guitars. The music vibrates with a ... 
Inexpensive All-In-One Solutions
I have a NAD viso five. Yes, I used existing speakers. Excellent sound for a small living room. It has its limitations. When my neighbors were on vacation, I cranked it up loud and the sound hardened. The Viso 5 sounds great at medium volumes, whi... 
Best recorded rock song ?
The surround version of "Orange Crush" by REM ("Best Of" on DVDA) is crazy good. An eerie guitar riff sweeps across the rear as the band rocks out in front. 
Your ONE all time favorite love song?
I meant to say "Sick Things," by Alice Cooper. 
What's your favorite lyric from a song?
Amelia Curran? I'm writing that down. Yes, I'm crazy about rhyme schemes and metrical language. Can't wait to check her out.Don 
Your ONE all time favorite love song?
A man can love his demons, right? 
Album which you have listened to most?
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon. How many listenings? The number is legion. The sparse drumbeats are to die for. Odd conversations seem to come and go in the mix. It's a timeless blending of desire and despair. The Beatles, White Album. Could yo... 
What's your favorite lyric from a song?
And all the creaturesBorn of ink and rage and liesRun from my penAnd crawl across the page to dieFascination is the germ of their diseaseDegradation is the term of their releaseBy Bill Nelson of Be Bop DeluxeNote the the rhymes are internal as wel... 
Speakers to hang on to for LIFE
I'm a working class man, and all of my equipment has been budget hi-fi, as they say. I'm using a NAD Viso 5 for a surround receiver right now. I've used many speakers over the years, but keep coming back to my Image Concept 100s. I've had 'em sinc... 
The best speaker you ever heard?
Shahinian Obelisks that were playing Beethoven's Ninth. When the choral movement started I could feel chills running up my spine like Vincent Price's "Tingler." 
Headphones? Anyone?
For under $150 you can get a pair of AKG 400's. These are smooth, Austrian made cans that give excellent dialogue response. I use them for both music and late night movies. They come with an extra cord and 1/8" and 1/4" gold connectors. 
Guitar Solos
Exo, I didn't know anyone would mention such a gem as "Fat Old Sun." It just builds, doesn't it? 
Witch vinyl LP , EP or single you acquired FIRST?
I think my first Lp that I paid for was Black Sabbath, Vol. Four. Boy, did that sucker rock! An unexpected benefit was that my father hated it. 
Best rock cover songs, list your favorites
"The Star-Spangled Banner," Jimi at Woodstock"The Little Drummer Boy," Joan Jett"Rodeo," Emerson, Lake and Palmer"Hall of the Mountain King," Electric Light Orchestra"Everybody Knows," Concrete Blonde"Sweet Jane," Cowboy Junkies"Gloria," Patti Smith