My Music Listening Journal 2021: Day 45: Sunday February 14, 2021.
- U2: WAR: 1983: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: After a disappointing second album- U2 bounced back with a great third album which I still rank as one of their four best. “Sunday Bloody Sunday ” and “New Year’s Day” would become anthems. They had no hit singles on this album but got a lot of play on MTV and the album went to #12 in the US. Bigger things were on the way. This was the album that woke me up to U2. Mount Rushmore:”New Year’s Day.”, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “Two Hearts Beat As One”, “Seconds.”
- WARREN ZEVON: THE ENVOY: 1982: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: Warren Zevon’s 5th album may not be his best album but it’s my favorite. It seems like a forgotten album- after this he wouldn’t have a new album out for 5 years- and The Envoy wasn’t released on CD for a couple decades. Who but Warren would write a song about an envoy- Phil Habib who was big in the news back during that time. Mount Rushmore:- “Charlie’s Medicine”, “The Envoy”, “Ain’t That Pretty At All” and “Jesus Mentioned” but the entire album is enjoyable not a clunker on it.