Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a period of 12 months.
TODAY- LISTENED TO 7 ALBUMS- TOTAL FOR 37 DAYS-232 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. ON PACE FOR 2289.
- PETE TOWNSHEND AND RONNIE LANE: ROUGH MIX: 1977: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. With The Who on hiatus after a big tour- Townshend contacted Ronnie Lane of The Faces to produce his new album and they turned out to make the album together. More folk rock than rock- an album I’ve always enjoyed.
- THE MASTERSONS: GOOD LUCK CHARM: 2014: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Part of Steve Earle’s back-up group. Sophomore album. Americana. Great harmonies- very good tunes- looking forward to their next album which comes out later in the month and seeing them open for Steve in July.
- RINGO STARR: BLAST FROM YOUR PAST: 1975: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. In the early to mid- 70’s Mr. Starkey did quite well with a number of singles. Two of my favorite post-Beatles singles “It Don’t Come Easy” and “Photograph.”
- PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS: BAND ON THE RUN: 1973: My favorite Paul solo album. In the spring of ’74 on a vacation with my grandparents- this song was on the radio constantly. I kept looking forward to hearing it again and again- but I was confused I thought there were two songs that they just happened to play back to back every time. The song was “Band On The Run.”
- FRANK SINATRA: POINT OF NO RETURN: 1962: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Sinatra’s final album for Capital- and he goes out with a great album- thanks in part to arranger Axel Stordahl and a great selection of songs. The concept for this album-songs of parting and bittersweet recollection.
- JONI MITCHELL: SONG TO A SEAGULL: 1968: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Debut album. Certainly showed the potential for her greatness to come but not quite realized yet. Produced by David Crosby.
- KATHY MATTEA: COAL: 2008: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. West Virginian Mattea does a concept album covering songs about what her state is most famous for- coal and coal mining. Mattea had reached an interesting point in her career. Her days of having hits on country radio were over- so what does she have to lose? She goes on to making the music she wants to make- more interesting than her days as a hit maker.