Category: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

Led Zeppelin "Physical Graffiti"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Led Zeppelin’s, Physical Graffiti. A double album, a great double album! I don’t know why, but of all the Zeppelin releases, this one just sounded different. I could never place why, it just had a completely different ‘vibe’ to me. ‘Kashmir’ probably received the most air play here. Possibly ‘Trampled Under Foot.’ My favorites were ‘In My Time of Dying, Night Flight’ and the set opening ‘Custard Pie.’ It’s also interesting that the song ‘Houses of the Holy’ appeared here, and not on the album Houses of the Holy. I sure miss buying albums in the long form vinyl format. How can you ever forget sliding this one in and out and...

The Band "Northern Lights, Southern Cross"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#16 in the series) is The Band’s, “Northern Lights, Southern Cross.” No, It’s not as popular as some of The Band’s other releases such as ‘Music From Big Pink, Stage Fright” or the live masterpiece, “The Last Waltz,” but 1975’s “North Lights, Southern Cross” is still a great listen. Choice cuts include “Ophelia, Hobo Jungle”, and two of my favorites. “It’s Makes No Difference” and “Acadian Driftwood. Acadian Driftwood” tells the story of the the Canadian Acadian tribe and how they drifted down the Mississippi river and became, Cajuns. All songs were written by Robbie Robertson. It was the first album to be recorded in The Bands newly opened California studio called Shangri-La....

Elvis Costello "My Aim Is True"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Elvis Costello, My Aim Is True. The live Elvis’ debut release. I remember when it came out and ‘XRT jumped on it. Great song followed by great song. Little did I know that he’d be putting out great music with unmatched variety to this day. His backing band on ‘My Aim is True’ was an unheard of band called ‘Clover.’ They went on to become, ‘The News’ as in Huey Lewis and….’ They should have suck with Elvis. There are many memorable moments here. “Angel’s Want To Wear My Red Shoes, Mystery Dance, Radio Sweetheart, Alison, Less Than Zero and Watching the Detectives.” It’s hard to find many better debut albums. Elvis...

Funkadelic "Maggot Brain"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day  is Funkadelic, Maggot Brain. A little ‘70s hard funk! This was a ground breaking album that combined parts of funk, jazz, soul, rock and roll, you name it. Funkadelic was led by vocalist George Clinton and keyboard man Bernie Worrell. ( Who later had a stint in Talking Heads.) It was produced by George Clinton and reached #108 on the Billboard charts. It was named #486 on Billboards top 500 of all time best albums. Funkadelic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Parliament-Funkadelic in 1997 Personnel Lead Guitar: Eddie Hazel Rhythm Guitar: Tawl Ross Keyboards: Bernie Worrell Bass: Billy Bass Nelson Drums: Tiki Fulwood Vocals: Parliament (George Clinton, Fuzzy Haskins, Calvin Simon, Grady Thomas, Ray Davis),...

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