PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 54- 5.24.17

 

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

TODAY- Listened to 5 different albums. Total for 54 days- 330 different albums. On pace for 2231 different albums.

  • JOHN PRINE: BRUISED ORANGE: 1978: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The first Prine album I ever heard. My artist-musician friend Daniel introduced me to him. The only Prine album I’d rank higher is the debut album.
  • THE RAMONES: ANIMAL BOY: 1986: I saw them on this tour. Decent but not great album. A few songs stick out “Somebody Put Something In My Drink”, “Bonzo Goes To Bitzburg” and the spoof on Hands Across America “Something To Believe In.”
  • STEVE EARLE: THE LOW HIGHWAY: 2013: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Good collection of songs influenced by what Steve was seeing as he traveled the country touring. Saw him on this tour- enjoyed the songs live. He wanted to burn the Wal-Mart down on one song!
  • DAVID BOWIE: DIAMOND DOGS: 1974: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Today is the anniversary of the album’s release-43 years ago! Good but not great. “Rebel Rebel” one of my favorite Bowie tunes.
  • THE JAM: SETTING SONS: 1979: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The Jam hit their groove with “All Mod Cons” and continue with their fourth album in three years. “The Eton Rifles” became their first Top 10 UK hit. In the U.S. the album peaked at #137. When you combine The Jam, Style Council and his solo career I can’t think of a greater talent than Paul Waller who has been this ignored in the US.
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2 responses to “PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 54- 5.24.17

  1. Today is Paul’s 59th birthday! … Yes my guess is maybe he sounds too English and writes ‘too English”.. A mystery.

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