Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in 12 months.
TODAY listened to 6 different albums- 153 day total- 866. On pace for 2066. 634 to go to 1500.
- IRON CITY HOUSEROCKERS: HAVE A GOOD TIME BUT GET OUT ALIVE!: 1980: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Joe Grushecky- Pittsburgh’s Bruce Springsteen- in the late 1970’s and early 80’s led the Iron City Houserockers -they released three fine albums during their time. Ian Hunter produced one of the songs on this album and Little Steven arranged some of the songs- Mick Ronson and Ellen Foley also appear on songs. Grushecky always has had friends in high places including The Boss himself but for whatever reason- has never been a big star. The Houserocker albums are great-especially this one. Best songs- Old Man’s Bar, Junior’s Bar, Blondie, Have A Good Time But Get Out Alive, Angela,..well every song on the album is a best song.
- IRON CITY HOUSEROCKERS: LOVE SO TOUGH: 1979: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: After listening to their second album- had to go back to give the debut a listen again. Solid debut-highlights-Love So Tough, Hideaway, Veronica, Heroes Are Hard To Find.
- ADAM ANT: THE ESSENTIAL ADAM ANT: 2003: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: My brother was into Adam Ant in the early 80’s- I listened to the albums and they were ok but I wasn’t mad about them. This best of- 17 songs- after not hearing most of this stuff for a couple decades- doesn’t sound bad. Favorite songs- Antmusic, Dog Eat Dog, Stand and Deliver, Strip, Goody Two Shoes.
- PURE SUPER DEFINED COUNTRY CLASSICS: THE #1 HITS: 2003: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: 23 #1 songs from the days of classic country music- Hank, Waylon and Willie, Roger Miller, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline etc.
- VAUGHAN BROTHERS: FAMILY STYLE: 1990: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: A few days ago was the anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s untimely death. This album the only studio recordings of the Vaughan Brothers- was released a month after his death. Best track- Tick Tock. It’s too bad they didn’t get more chances to record together. This one kind of average.
- SUGAR: FILE UNDER EASY LISTENING: 1994: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I’ve always been a Bob Mould fan- Husker Du, his solo albums and his band in the early 90’s- Sugar. Favorite songs here- Your Favorite Thing, Believe What Your Saying, Panama City Motel, Gee Angel, Granny Cool.