PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 28- 4.28.17

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Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a period of 12 months.

TODAY-LISTENED TO 5 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. TOTAL FOR 28 DAYS- 170 DIFFERENT ALBUMS LISTENED TO. ON PACE FOR 2216.

  • THE ROLLING STONES: OUT OF OUR HEADS: 1965: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Mostly R@B covers and four Stones originals which are the highlight of this album.
  • ENGLISH BEAT: BEAT THIS! THE BEST OF THE ENGLISH BEAT:2000. 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS.  I owned their three albums from their short period of time together in the early 80’s. Not a big Ska fan but I enjoy listening to this best of every now and then.
  • PAUL SIMON: HEARTS AND BONES:1983: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. This was originally going to be a Simon and Garfunkel album but Paul thought better and erased Artie’s vocals. I saw them on tour around this period in time. This is an album that got mixed reviews but one that I have always loved for some reason. Probably my most played Paul Simon album. “The Late Great Johnny Ace” a haunting song.  Who who have seen the Simon and Garfunkel concert at Central Park will forget the fan running on stage during the first playing of that song- not that long after the Lennon assassination. Simon was stunned.  Then later while playing it on Letterman a guitar string snapped. He felt the song was jinxed.
  • STEVE EARLE: THE HARD WAY: 1990: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Always seems like the forgotten Steve album- it was the last one released before he fell deep into drug addiction, legal problems and prison. “Billy Austin” the most notable song on the album. I like this album a lot better today than I did at the time, in 1990 it seemed disappointing.
  • THE REPLACEMENTS: STINK: [EP]: 1982: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. “Kids Don’t Follow” an early Replacements classic.
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