Category: Live

The Rolling Stones Bring a Bigger Bang to Tinsel Town

  39 Years. That’s a long long while since a “Long Long While” played second fiddle to the “A” side of the UK single, “Paint It Black” … then the current chart topper by Rock’s Bad Boys back in Summer ‘66. And yep!  I waited 39 years and a long long while to see the return of  “therollingstones*” to ….. The Hollywood Bowl.  From teenager to fifty-something, I am wai-ting … ting … I am wai-ting … ting … oh yeah oh yeah! On 25th July 1966, Buffalo Springfield opened for therollingstones* … but I was no longer a 17 year old kid and now had a lifetime of concert memories embedded in this old grey-matter & matted brain....

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band “Live”

Today’s Cool Album of The Day (#769 in the Series) is The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Live. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Live, (aka SAHB) was a Scottish band formed in 1972 during the glam/theatrical period that brought us the likes of David Bowie, Genesis, The New York Dolls, Alice Cooper and many more. While not quite as theatrical as some of their peers, Alex Harvey always managed to weave some great storytelling into his songs. The guitarist, Zal Cleminson was known for always taking the stage wearing mime makeup. Alex was almost always seen in his black and white striped t-shirt and leather jacket. Double live albums were de rigueur during this period but SAHB managed to squeeze...

Bob Dylan “Hard Rain”

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#705 in the Series) is Bob Dylan, Hard Rain I was more than a little late in becoming a Bob Dylan fan.  I don’t know why, maybe I was a little too young to understand the meaning and the impact of a good protest song.  That and I remember having to sing “Turn, Turn, Turn” at Church once. That wasn’t really a turn on for a this kid. I still remember the first time that he made an impact on me. PBS was running a special on producer John Hammond Sr.  On this show (which included a very young Bruce Springsteen if I remember correctly) Bob introduced his new song “Hurricane.” No,...

NRBQ “God Bless Us All”

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#682 in the Series) is NRBQ, God Bless Us All I have always felt that God Bless Us All was NRBQ at their absolute peak. In fact, if someone wanted to know an album to start their Q catalog, this was the one I’d always suggest. This was the one that I’d always play at parties and would always get the the Q fans  boppin’.  If you weren’t a Q fan when I put this one on, well you would be soon. “Who’s this?” was a question that was asked more than once when I’d put needle to vinyl. Not only did it catch the band at their peak, but it also...

J. Geils Band “Live: Full House”

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#618 in the Series) is J. Geils Band, Live Full House I don’t know who managed the J Geils Band back in the early 70s, but I do know this. He knew what he was Doing!  The band was formed in 1967 and within a few years released their first two albums, a self-titled debut and the follow-up called The Morning After. They were to fine albums that did OK in their hometown Boston market. However something was missing. What was missing was their live sound. All it took was a great live album to advance them into a national act. This was 1972 remember, and about three to four years before the...

Springsteen Announces Dates for First Leg of US Tour. European Dates as Well.

Posted 21 Jan 2012 in Live, Music + TV News, Rock + Roll

      New Bruce Springsteen Album Coming Soon. European and American Tours planned. Bruce Springsteen has announced on his site that he indeed, will be releasing a new album with the E-Street Band in 2012. There will be a European tour from  May thru July with an American Tour to follow. This is from Bruce’s website  www.brucespringsteen.net In his own words: “Well, things are starting to heat up down on E Street. A lot of you have been hearing that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be on tour in 2012. That is absolutely correct. The European dates run from the middle of May until end of July and are being announced this week. Info on...

Mountain Stage Upcoming Broadcast Schedule

Posted 16 Jan 2012 in Americana, Live, Music + TV News

  Since 1983, Mountain Stage has been bringing some fabulous music to radio stations through the country.  Here is the upcoming broadcast schedule for the next few months. Each of the shows are available for 10 days via the stations below. We support all their efforts and invite you to listen to this great program. Click here for a list of radio stations that carry Mountain Stage Mountain Stage Official Website Week After January 13 Lucinda Williams (acoustic)Red Horse(John Gorka +Lucy Kaplansky +Eliza Gilkyson)The Low Anthem Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion Ivan & Alyosha Week After January 20 Todd Snider Railroad Earth Corey Smith Great American Taxi Sean Rowe Week After January 27 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Carolina Chocolate Drops Dale Jett & Hello Strangerw/ Special Guest John Carter Cash &...

Deep Purple “Made in Japan”

Posted 02 Dec 2011 in 70s, Albums of 1973, Albums of the 70s, Hard Rock, Live

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#568 in the Series) is Deep Purple, Made in Japan. 40 years ago today, Dec. 3, 1971, Frank Zappa was playing the Montreux Casino. That night, some stupid with a flare gun, burned the place to the ground… I think you may have heard about that…. One of the all-time, classis live hard rock albums is the perfect way to describe Deep Purple’s release, Made in Japan. The oddity of it all is that this album wasn’t even supposed to happen.  Deep Purple had just released their super successful album, Machine Head in March of 1972.  The support tour for that album brought the band to Japan. The Japanese wing of their label at...

Woody Allen “Stand-Up Comic (1964-1968)”

Posted 25 Nov 2011 in 60s, Albums of 1964, Albums of 1968, Comedy, Live

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#561 in the Series and #59 in the Live, Saturday Night Series) is Woody Allen, Stand Up Comic (1964-1968) We’re really going to go into a different direction today as we’re going to feature our first comedic album.   Yeah, and I’m sneaking it in as a “live” one as well, mainly because it indeed is a recording of three live stand-up routines. This is very early Woody Allen, very, very early. “Stand-Up Comic” is a compilation of three performances from 1964 thru 1968. The first part was recorded at Mr. Kelley’s in Chicago in ’64. Part two was from the Shadows in DC the same year while the last part was 4...

25th Anniversary of Pegi and Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit

Posted 23 Oct 2011 in Live, Music + TV News

  Cool album of the Day was proud to have brought to you, Pegi and Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit Concert, It was the 25th anniversary of the show.  We’re going to leave this post up as a thank you. Even though the show is long over, hopefully if someone lands on this site they will go to the links below and contribute to the cause. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Links Official Bridge School Website Donate to the Bridge School —————————————————————————————————————————————————————– This was the  line up. Neil Young Arcade Fire Dave Matthews + Tim Reynolds Mumford & Sons Eddie Vedder Los Invisibles, featuring Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana & Guests Beck Norah Jones with The Little Willies Devendra Banhart Thanks’ to Pegi...

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