- THE WHO: TOMMY: 1969: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: A good album indeed but I’ve always viewed it as one of the most overrated albums in rock history. I prefer The Who’s other rock opera the underrated Quadrophenia to Tommy. Not saying I don’t like it- just that it’s reputation is overblown. Ambitious but flimsy story line.
- ELVIS COSTELLO: THIS YEARS MODEL: 1978: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: As great as EC’s debut My Aim Is True- this one is even better- due to the addition of The Attractions as his back up band and in particular Steve Nieve on organ.
- HARRY NILSSON: PUSSY CATS: 1974: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Produced by John Lennon during his ‘Lost Weekend” period in Los Angeles. John and Harry hanging out together was not good for either one of them health wise. A mixture of covers and originals. During one of the sessions Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder popped in. Also it was in making this album that Harry ruptured one of his vocal cords which he never recovered from. Favorites- All My Life, Don’t Forget Me, Many Rivers To Cross.
listened to this past Sunday October 21st 3 hours of Celtic Crush with Larry Kirwan on The Loft.