It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Midweek Music Moment but I’m going to try and do them again, although I know there will not be weekly installments like before. What triggers this is seeing that Welcome To Goose Creek by Goose Creek Symphony was released this week in 1971.
I probably [...]
For reasons ranging from time and interest (or lack of either), it’s been more than a year since I’ve done one of these posts. And I have to admit that the topic of this one actually came up in late summer or early fall. But I’m hoping to resume this a bit, if only sporadically.
We all have guilty pleasures — music, books or movies that we’re a bit abashed to admit we enjoy. For me, one of those is Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell.
As the title suggests, the album is the follow-up to Meat Loaf’s first solo album, 1977′s Bat Out of Hell, [...]
I’m going to offer up another exhibit on RIAA’s shortsightedness on the original Napster. The first song or songs I heard from Everclear’s Songs From an American Movie, Vol. 1: Learning to Smile, released 10 years ago this week, were Napster downloads. I’d not heard anything by the band before I came across a couple [...]
Today’s music moment comes about only because of today’s news. The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961, the outstanding performance by the Bill Evans Trio, is one of 25 new additions to the National Recording Registry.
In making the announcement, the Library of Congress said the five sets the trio performed on June 25, 1961, “are [...]
When the June 9, 1973, issue of Billboard magazine briefly reviewed Jimmy Buffett’s new release, it called it a “[g]ood soft rock collection.” Evidently, the reviewer didn’t get any clues from the album title or liner notes or pay any attention to the opening notes or other content of the album.
Okay, there might be [...]
Even though I probably wasn’t aware of the routine yet, Abbott and Costello’s classic “Who’s On First?” reminds me of buying The Guess Who’s American Woman. I called my best friend on the phone after getting the album and the conversation went something like:
“I got the new album by The Guess Who.”
By the most common definition of the term, The Ides of March were a one hit wonder band. Forty years ago this week their song “Vehicle” broke onto the Billboard charts, where it would peak at number two in late May 1970. Never again would the band hit the top 40.
A popular Chicago-area group, [...]
Granted, it’s a compilation album. And it comes after both Sgt. Pepper’s and Abbey Road. That said, Hey Jude, a/k/a The Beatles Again, was long my favorite Beatles album — and remains among my favorites 40 years after it was released.
Some don’t consider this an “official” Beatles album because it is a compilation. Released [...]
I need to get back in the habit of doing this series and thought I would do so with an approach a bit different than before. It is prompted by a statistic I came across in the last couple weeks. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, “people tend to most prefer musical [...]