- LOWELL GEORGE: THANKS I’LL EAT IT HERE: 1979: Little Feat frontman’s only solo album-he died three months after its release while touring for the album-from an overindulgent lifestyle. One band member claims that what killed him was a large pizza with everything on it that he ate on the New Jersey Turnpike. George was only 34. George was unhappy with the direction Little Feat was heading and recorded this solo album which was a return to the styles of the earlier Little Feat albums. Favorites- What Do You Want The Girl To Do, I Can’t Stand The Rain, Easy Money and Two Trains. Great album cover- in the background you have Bob Dylan, Fidel Castro and Marlene Dietrich in a picnic scene with a copy of Howl beside them.
- SEALS AND CROFTS: GREATEST HITS: 1975: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I am not a fan but I do like Summer Breeze, Diamond Girl and We May Never Pass This Way Again. This came out in 1975 before their career ended it is missing a couple of their later hits. File under 1970’s soft rock right next to Bread but they have nothing as wimpy as Diary.
- THE PRETENDERS: THE PRETENDERS: 1980: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: One of the great debuts of all time- and although Learning To Crawl is my favorite Pretenders album this is their best and most rocking.
- BOB DYLAN: THE FREEWHEELIN; BOB DYLAN: 1963: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Dylan’s debut was solid and showed promise but I wouldn’t put it among the greatest ever debuts- he made a giant leap in his sophomore album- after only writing two songs on the debut Dylan wrote all the songs on this one. Great iconic album cover too. Blowin’ In The Wind, Girl From The North Country, Masters Of War, A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall, Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright all Dylan classics.