MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 87: TUESDAY MAY 15, 2018

ALBUMS

 

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) [Deluxe]

  • ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER: SOUNDTRACK: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I wonder why Roy Orbison never took a shot at It’s Now Or Never- seems like a song that would have fit his style perfectly…. When I put this album on this morning my wife was like “Can’t you play something else.”- she hates the song “Crawfish.” that’s on this album.

 

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  • THE CLASH: THE CLASH: 1977: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The incredible debut album by one of my favorite bands The Clash. Strangely the way things worked back then their second album was available in America before their debut. I had read about this album but couldn’t find it anywhere. On a trip to a Pirate baseball game I stopped at a National Record Mart in downtown Pittsburgh after the game and bought “Give’em Enough Rope” the second album and I liked that album but when this was finally released in the US and I got a copy- well this one blew that one out of the water. Favorite songs-Janie Jones, Remote Control, I’m So Bored With The USA,  White Riot, Hate and War, What’s My Name, London’s Burning, Career Opportunities, Police and Thieves, Garageland. This is my second favorite Clash album behind London Calling.

 

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  • PAUL SIMON: YOU’RE THE ONE: 2000: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: An overlooked Paul Simon album- it was the next album following The Capeman disaster. A decent enough album- Darling Lorainne, Old, That’s Where I Belong, The Teacher and You’re The One are the tracks I like best. One of my least played Paul Simon albums.

This evening I listened to the three hours of Celtic Crush from Sunday- that I missed on Sunday.

 

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20 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 87: TUESDAY MAY 15, 2018

  1. Old is a good track off of the You’re the One album…I can relate to it… I saw the Paul Simon and Bob Dylan tour right before it came out.

    • Just knowing the number of great songs between those two is amazing. Yes, it was great…my favorite part of the concert was when they did a duet on Sounds of Silence.

    • I have seen them both in concert before- Simon in the early 80s on a Simon and Garfunkel reunion tour- and Bob a number of times but I missed them together. That would have been amazing.

    • I wished I could have seen Simon and Garfunkel together. I never get tired of their songs. I was listening to their song “America” today. I’ve seen Paul twice and Bob eight times. My son who just turned 18 is a Bob fan….we caught him last year.

    • That is awesome your 18 year old son being a Bob fan. Yes-the S&G songs are timeless. They used a few of them to great effect on the VIetnam series by Ken Burns.

  2. Yes, I saw that by Ken Burns you are right. Their songs can set a mood with Paul’s imagery.
    My son really likes Bob’s newer material a lot also. I never tried to push him but he and his friends really like 60s and 70s music.

  3. I have THE CLASH 1st album on CD — I know that there are TWO different versions of this album — the US version and the UK version — I got the US version. I think it’s great but I kept reading that the UK version is even better — what is the difference between them? Yeah I also agree that this and LONDON CALLING is their best work — also find it interesting that this was the band that THE WHO chose to ‘ HAND OVER THE TORCH’ to on their ” farewell ” tour — and yet THE CLASH broke up long ago — and THE WHO are still around!

    • 5 songs from the UK version were taken out of the US version- replaced by 5 non-album singles that were released after Give’em Enough Rope- plus a re-recorded version of White Riot. Yes the UK version is the better version…… The Who though since 1982 have only released one studio album…

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