What's All This Then
The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Peter Gabriel left Genesis in early 1975. He took with him the vision, wit, experimentation, personality, lyrical proficiency, etc. In other words, everything that made the band great in the early days. Genesis went on to massive success after Gabriel left by gradually watering down their sound to the point they sounded like The Wiggles.
Gabriel went on to release impressive work. His first four albums had no title. The next few had two word titles (So, Us and Up).
Some artists will release the occasional single in a different language. Gabriel went took it a step further. He recorded vocals in German for entire albums.
I have two of them....
Peter Gabriel (The Famous Charisma Label 1980)
Gabriel's third album is commonly referred to as 'Melt' in reference to the cover, an altered Poloroid. The mix is the same as the 'normal' version. Only the vocals are redone.
If you read German, you can read the liner notes on the insert. The inner sleeve contains the lyrics in English. The insert has a German translation.
The same treatment was also used for the fourth album
Peter Gabriel (The Famous Charisma Label 1982)
The fourth record was entitled 'Security' in the USA. The was only on the label. The album title did not appear on the cover or the spine.
This time out, the album was completely remixed and re sequenced. Some tracks are longer.
The inner sleeve is completely in German.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Fresh off his defeat by Richard Nixon in 1968, Hubert Horatio Humphrey took time out of his busy schedule to write a thank you note to Tommy James. Noted in the text is that Tommy 'cooperated enthusiastically' during the campaign. Sounds like somethig a Bond villain would say. Tommy was so tickled he put on on the back of his most psychedelic album
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
I didn't get the pamphlet.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Their MO was to take low rent orchestras, record them for cheap, rename them Living [something] and sell them for a bargain price.
I suppose they said the strings and other instruments we living so they didn't have to credit (or pay) the musicians who played them.
Here's a fairly odd one.....
Living Guitars Play Songs Made Famous by The Rolling Stones (RCA Camden 1971)
I gather the cover to be a representation of the slave trade so glorified in Brown Sugar.
On the back we get a picture of the palm tree Keith Richards would fall out of 40 years after this release.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Bonds was responsible for some great pre British Invasion party songs. School Is Out, A Quarter To Three and New Orleans are still classics IMHO.