My Music Listening Journal 2021: Day 19: Tuesday January 19, 2021
- THE PRETENDERS: LEARNING TO CRAWL: 1984: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: It looked as if The Pretenders would never release another new album- after the death of two of its members- James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon to drug overdoses the group went into hiatus. They recruited two new members and finally new album. While many consider the debut their best- and it may be that- Learning To Crawl is my favorite though. “Back On The Chain Gang”, “Middle Of The Road”, “My City Was Gone” three songs I can never get tired of- and “2000 Miles” rounds out the Mount Rushmore. How time flies- in “Middle Of The Road” Chrissy Hynde sings of being 33… she is now 69.
- THE BEATLES: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: 1967: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: This really isn’t an album like- they went into the studio and did an album of new songs- there was an EP in England with six new tracks- the rest is a collection of A and B sides that previously hadn’t been on albums -from the past year. Mount Rushmore: “Strawberry Fields Forever”, “Penny Lane”, “I Am The Walrus” and “All You Need Is Love.”
- LED ZEPPELIN: LED ZEPPELIN III: 1970: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: A change of pace album- going more towards folk and acoustic. ‘Immigrant Song” was a hit single, “Gallows Pole”, “Tangerine” and “Celebration Day” my Mount Rushmore- this album opened the way to their greatest album- which would come in 1971- the creatively named. Led Zeppelin IV.