MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 513: MONDAY JULY 15, 2019

ALBUMS

Oops forgot to post this yesterday-

A painting of a woman leaning against a brick wall and a man in a suit and sunglasses next to her snapping his fingers

  • BOB DYLAN: OH MERCY: 1989: 4 1/2  STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Oh Mercy or Infidels would get my vote for best Dylan album of the 80’s-

A black-and-white photograph of Dylan sitting in a rocky field

  • BOB DYLAN: UNDER THE RED SKY: 1990: 2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Just when it was safe to go outside- Dylan lays this turkey of an album. Could be his worse. Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle.

A photo of the Beatles – George, John, Ringo, and Paul

  • THE BEATLES: BEATLES FOR SALE: 1964: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:

The Beatles, standing in a row and wearing blue jackets, with their arms positioned as if to spell out a word in flag semaphore

  • THE BEATLES: HELP!: 1965: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:

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  • THE CLASH: THE CLASH: 1977: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The classic debut and the most punk album of their career. Sadly it took a couple years for it to be released in the USA. I had read about it long before I ever actually got to hear it. It was worth the wait.

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  • THE CLASH: COMBAT ROCK: 1982: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The last Clash album- unless you count Cut The Crap -which was. I saw The Clash on this tour- the night after seeing Elvis Costello. It doesn’t get better than that. Very good but not great album- I like it more and more as time passes.

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  • QUEEN: JAZZ: 1978: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: An album that got mixed reviews at the time- but I’ve always liked it- the single from it was “Fat Bottomed Girls” and “Bicycle Race”  Favorites- “Don’t Stop Me Now” “If You Can’t Beat Them” and “In Only Seven Days.”
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2 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 513: MONDAY JULY 15, 2019

  1. Can you imagine Oh Mercy with ‘Series of Dreams’ on it? ‘What good Am I’ is my favourite song on it, but overall a stellar record and moody production by Lanois. I like ‘Under The Red Sky’ too which has a huge list of celebrity cameos including slash and Elton John. ‘Born In Time’ is flat out a masterpiece. I also really like ‘2×2’ and ‘Cats in the Well’.

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