Category: Albums of the 10s

Bryan Ferry “Olympia”

Posted 16 Dec 2010 in Albums of 2010, Albums of the 10s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#226 in the Series) is Bryan Ferry, Olympia. Olympia is Bryan Ferry’s  13 solo album. It’s his first album of new material in over eight years. His last being the Frantic album. Olympia was produced by Bryan and also Rhett Davies.  Davies also produced Phil Manzanera’s 801 Listen Now, Split Enz, King Crimson, Dire Straits, Talk Talk and of course Roxy Music and many more. Many old Bryan’s old Roxy Music band mates make appearances here. They include Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, Neil Hubbard,and Andy Newmark.  Not to mention other notables such as Flea, Steve Nieve and David Gilmour. Personnel Bryan Ferry – Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Vocals Merlin Ferry – Guitar Tara Ferry...

Elton John and Leon Russell “The Union”

Posted 03 Dec 2010 in Albums of 2010, Albums of the 10s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#212 in the Series) is Elton John and Leon Russell, The Union. This was one of the most anticipated albums of 2010. Like many of these special projects that T. Bone Burnett over sees, it did not disappoint. Many looked at this album as a long time payback by Elton John to Leon Russell for help he provided to enhance his popularity at the beginning of Elton’s career.  Elton has also been quoted as saying that Leon was his main influence as a pianist. When I first heard some tracks from The Union I remembered how special it was to hear Leon’s voice. It made me go and pull out classics like ‘Tightrope,...

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Court Yard Hounds “Court Yard Hounds”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#171 in the Series) is self-titled debut from, Court Yard Hounds. This was my surprise find of the year.  It’s one of my favorite albums of 2010. For those of you not familiar with Court Yard Hounds, they are Emily Robison and Martie Maguire from the Dixie Chicks. I’ve always liked the Dixie Chicks.  Taking their name from a Little Feat song got them going in the right direction from the start with me!  However, I never was a huge fan that saw them in concert or bought more than an album here or there. (I do think the single “Not Ready to Make Nice” is superb!) So one night I’m watching David Letterman...

Green Day Brings the Party to Chicago – CONCERT REVIEW

Posted 29 Mar 2009 in Albums of 2013, Albums of the 10s, Live

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “99 Revolutions” by Green Day Can an artist who has been charged with being a party animal for an arena full of people still be the life of the party after coming off a stint in rehab? That question was answered this evening when Green Day took the stage for their rescheduled 99 Revolutions Tour supporting three recent album releases Uno!, Dos!  and Tre!. And with the help of his two band mates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, plus longtime touring guitarist and new fourth member James White augmented by touring members Jason Freese on keyboards and saxophone and Jeff Matika on guitars, Billy Joe Armstrong managed to whip up...

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