MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 41: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2021

My Music Listening Journal: Day 41: Wednesday February 10, 2021.

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  • DAVID BOWIE: NEVER LET ME DOWN: 1987: 1 STAR OUT OF 5 STARS: ITUNES: ROCK: David Bowie’s 17th album- was his career low. I thought Tonight from 1984 was bad- this is much worse. Bowie would quickly disown it himself. The production is so 1980’s- it sounds horrible and the songs sound half baked. It’s hard to believe this is the same cutting edge artist from the 1970’s- but I guess everyone if they have long enough of a career has their down period.
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  • JOHNNY CASH: AMERICAN RECORDINGS: 1994: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: FOLK, COUNTRY: And speaking of artists who had their down periods- and then bounced back in a big way. Johnny Cash had been in both a commercial and critical down spin for nearly two decades. His place in music history was assured even if he had been finished as an artist- but he did make a miraculous comeback after signing with Rick Ruben- this was the first album of the comeback. While commercial country radio ignored it- the album was a critical success- and there would be more to come even after his passing in 2003. This was nothing fancy just Johnny and his guitar and some great songs.

9 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 41: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2021

    • Same here- It wasn’t like I gave it one listen- I tried and tried…and well- I guess everyone is due a let down period now and then.

  1. Yikes…I must have completely slept through that Bowie album. After the big one I lost touch for a while…looks like that was a good thing.

  2. I wont bother with that Bowie album. I don’t think it ever showed up on a library search either, so someone must have known how bad it was. I love that Johnny Cash one. The Tennessee Stud is my favorite on that one, but Delia’s Gone is a close second.

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