- THE BEATLES: ABBEY ROAD: 1969: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Has anyone else ever attempted what The Beatles did with the medley of songs on side 2? I do not know of any such attempt. Maybe it’s like–we try doing that and it will be compared to Abbey Road and we will lose out on that comparison? Least favorite song and one of my least favorite Beatles songs- Maxwell’s Silver Hammer. I wonder is any album cover visited as often as the Abbey Road one?
- DAVID BOWIE: HEROES: 1977: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The second album of Bowie’s Berlin trilogy. Heroes the song is one of my favorite Bowie tracks ever. The studio where the album was recorded was located only 500 yards from the Berlin Wall. My favorite of the three Berlin albums Bowie made.
- NEIL YOUNG: LIFE: 1987: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Neil Young released 9 albums in the 80’s and most of them were like this one-mediocre at best. It wasn’t until the end of the decade that he found his groove again with the album Freedom. Mideast Vacation, Long Walk Home, We Never Danced the best songs on the album. On the positive side Neil did stay active.
- VAN MORRISON: MOONDANCE: 1970: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: After Astral Weeks and the stream of consciousness songs there- and while Astral Weeks is one of my two favorite albums ever- it took a number of listens to get to that point- Moondance may be Van’s most assessable album- full of great songs. One of my Mount Rushmore of Van albums.
in the evening- sat out back and listened to all three hours of this weeks Neon Beat program on Radio George.