- PINK FLOYD: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON: 1973: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Pink Floyd’s 8th studio album is one of the most famous albums ever released. I am not a huge fan by any means and my dislike for progressive rock has been stated before- but I don’t mind a little Pink Floyd now and then. I was thinking as I listened to this why do I sorta like Pink Floyd when I detest other progressive rock? I think a large part of the reason is simply they are clearly superior to all other prog acts but I think it is also the vocals- David Gilmour and Roger Waters sound normal.
- STEVE EARLE AND THE DEL MCCOURY BAND: THE MOUNTAIN: 1999: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: After a couple rock oriented albums- an album with bluegrass great Del McCoury and his band. Outstanding album- Steve at this point couldn’t miss. The tour didn’t go as well with Del objecting to Steve swearing. “There is no swearing in bluegrass” apparently. This is a tour that I missed- don’t think they came anywhere close.
also listened to this past Sunday’s Celtic Crush with host Larry Kirwan on The Loft.