- THE TALKING HEADS: FEAR OF MUSIC: 1980: Fear of Music and 1981’s Remain In Light my favorite Talking Heads albums.
- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: THE WILD, THE INNOCENT AND THE E-STREET SHUFFLE: 1973: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: While listening to this again- I was wondering why I am not all that wild about it? I thought maybe I was on to something when I thought- although as a teenager we would go to the beach on vacation every year- I just can’t identify with the boardwalk/ beach life style The Boss sings of here–but I also can’t really identify with what Lou Reed is singing about in New York- and I love that album. So out goes that theory.
- THE HARDER THEY COME-SOUNDTRACK: 1972: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The album that introduced me to reggae. I saw it listed in a book someone had out on their greatest albums. While there are other artists involved Jimmy Cliff is the big star here with half the songs performed by him. I have never seen the movie.
- THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND: 1967: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
- BOB DYLAN: TEMPEST: 2012: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Released nearly 7 years ago now- it is at this moment Bob’s last new album of original material. Will he ever release anything new that he wrote? I wouldn’t count him out you never know with Bob. Why did he write a song about John Lennon? He was much closer to George. From what I have read his relationship with John was somewhat awkward. Favorite songs- “Pay In Blood”, “Scarlett Town” and “Early Roman Kings.”