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Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction
90's punk/alternative band scored pretty well with this cd. Incomplete, Leave mine to me, Tiny voices, Infected, Slumber, 21st century digital boy.
Rob Base - The Incredible Base
Early rapper, best known for his work with DJ Eazy Rock. About 30 years ago a friend gave me this cd, not one to turn down free music I threw it in with the collection. Fun to take for an occasional spin. Turn it out, Rumors, The incredible base, War, Get up and have a good time.
Rage Against The Machine - RATM
This debut Cd showed what could happen when talented young musicians blend Metal with Rap.While I am a bigger fan of the later Audioslave music this Cd definatly set the radio on fire in '91. Zack Rapped with such emotion and energy he made you believe he was ready for war...anytime...anywhere. Bombtrack, Killing in the name, Bullet in the head, Freedom, Take the power back.
That RATM album is still strong to this day.
72 seasons - Metallica.
Pretty good first listen.
Rainbow - Straight Between The Eyes
Always been a gig Blackmore fan..Both with Deep Purple and Rainbow. This album came out about the same time I started driving, Loved the song Stone cold. I bought the cassette and played the crap out of it at high volumes all around town. One of, if not the best Rock records of 1992. Bring on the night(dream chaser), Tearin' out my heart, Stone cold, Miss mistreated, Eyes of fire.
Definitely in my top 3 Bond flicks. First one to show BJJ death guard, if I'm not mistaken. What a way to go.
The Beatles - Let It Be...Naked
I always had the original Let It BE as my fave Beatles album (tough to pick one). In 2003, with Pauls urging, this stripped down version was released and i really like it. Gone is all the Phil Spector added production(no strings on long and winding road for example). RE-mixed for excellent sound quality, and an extra track added. My fave Beatles album sounds even better. Get back, two of us, one after 909, Don't let me down, I me mine, Let it be.
Jeff Beck - Wired
Recently deceased guitar legend rips it up on this 1976 solo effort. This along with Blow By Blow are Beck's 2 main solo projects that stand out, of course he played on many classic hits as a band member or supporting musician. This CD sounds very 70's but great playing is timeless. Led boots, Come dancing, Blue wind, Sophie, Love is green.
The Becoming - Vol. I
2008 debut release by Christian Goth-Rockers. I was listening to a lot of Christian Rock around the time of the release and liked the sound. Pretty good CD overall. The one to hurt you, Dressed in black, Our first sunrise, We're already dead, We close our eyes.
Rainbow - The Very Best Of
One of the best Rock bands from 70's-80's Classic Rock era. This collection spans their collection from the classic Dio era (Man on the silver mountain, Catch the rainbow, Stargazer), the quick Graham Bonnet era (Since you been gone), and the successful, MTV, Joe Lynn Turner era ( I surrender, Jealous lover, Stone cold, Street of dreams). Some great musicians, vocalist passed through the revolving door of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Black Sabbath including Ian Gillan, Dio, Ritchie Blackmore, Turner, Roger Glover, to name a few.
Beethoven Piano Sonatas - Claudio Arrau
Fell in love with #14(Moonlight) while taking a music class at the local J.C. 10+ years ago. This Cd has 3 classic sonatas, #8, #23 and #14. I feel quite dignified when listening to this.
The Dio documentary "Dreamers Never Die" made last year was probably one of the best I've ever seen. Few people rock that hard over and entire lifetime, and go out so strong, literally everyone has something nice to say. How did Dio pull that off...grandmaster of metal, AND heartfelt decent human being to all who knew him?? What a paradox. The same guy who popularized the "metal horns" was one of the sweetest souls on earth.
In a world of self indulgent, narcissistic party animals, Dio just rocked it. I like to imagine Lemmy the devil on one shoulder, and Ronnie the angel on my other. Both men were highly inspiring on so many levels, not just with music, something greater. Spiritual, even.
If I had to pick my favorite Dio tune (really BS), it'd have to be this one, because animated music video was just so well done (compared to, for example, the Holy Diver video, which is such a silly low budget Dungeons and Dragons attempt, it could only come from the 80's
Well this certainly slaps...
Pat Benatar - Best Shots
Classic Rock goddess with an angelic voice. I remember when Heartbreaker first hit(1979) thinking wow this gal rocks. PB along with hubby Neil Gerardo dominated the charts, and MTV through the 80's and still play live today. Love is a battlefield, Invincible, Fire and ice, Hell is for children, Heartbreaker, Promises in the dark.
Johnny Doran was one of the 2 most influential uilleann pipers- and possibly the greatest- of his time.
While many trad players were being recorded over the years for posterity purposes there has been a question of why Doran seems to have been ignored for decades before these recordings. Due perhaps to his being both a virtuoso and a Traveller?
It was not until 1947 that one of his musician friends prevailed upon Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann to have Doran come in for a recording session. So these are the only recordings we have of a man regarded by Breandán Breathnach, just from these few tracks, as one of the greatest Irish musicians ever alongside Michael Coleman (fiddler).
There is a further question of why these recordings were never released until the mid 1980s.
Sean O'Duibhir an Gleanna,indeed.
Doran died in 1950 from injuries received in a 1948 accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down and in constant pain- which had him ask his daughters to pray for his death..Kept piping 'til the end,tho'.
Coppers and Brass/The Rambling Pitchfork/The Steampacket (Jigs/Reel)
The Bunch of Keys/Rakish Paddy/The Bunch of Keys (Reels)
Tarbolton/The Fermoy Lasses (Reels) (With John Kelly)
An Chúileann (Air)
Sliabh na mBan (Air)
Colonel Fraser/My Love Is In America/Rakish Paddy (Reels)
The Sweep's/The Harvest Home/The High Level/The Harvest Home (Hornpipes)
The Job of Journeywork (Set Dance)
The Blackbird (Set Dance)
The Sweep's/The Harvest Home/The High Level/The Harvest Home (Hornpipes)
Roni Benise - Spanish Nights
About the same time I was getting into Spanish Guitar music I caught a special on PBS about this guy. I purchased this CD and have enjoyed listening to it many times through the years. Benise started out mainly as a spanish guitar musician but has evolved into more of a performer and musically has expanded into more world music elements. I still enjoy his PBS specials(he seems to drop a new one every couple years or so) but this older music is more up my alley.
Errata post 13196
A1. Colonel Fraser / My Love Is in America / Rakish Paddy - 00:00 A2. Coppers and Brass / The Rambling Pitchfork - 05:02 A3. An Chúileann - 07:10 A4. Tarbolton / The Fermoy Lasses - 10:08 A5. The Job of Journeywork - 15:12 B1. The Steampacket -20:08 B2. The Sweep's Hornpipe / The Harvest Home / The High Level - 22:19 B3. Sliabh na Mban - 26:49 B4. The Blackbird - 31:27 B5. The Bunch of Keys / Rakish Paddy - 35:59
Shabba Ranks - X-tra Naked
Around the time this CD came out I was still listening to a lot of Reggae music, this guys name kept popping up so I bought this disc. Although this won the 1993 Grammy for best Reggae album it isn't pure Reggae. It is catagorized as Reggaeton or Dancehall which apparantly means Jamacian Rap with funky dance beats and a hint of Reggae rythym. Not my fave CD but ok for party's or working out. Ting-a-ling, Slow and sexy(w/johnny gill), What cha gonna do(w/queen latifah), Two breddrens, Muscle grip.
Berlin - Best Of Berlin
These guys hit it right at the beginning of the new wave/synth/alternative rock era and made some cool music. Of course their biggest hit was a pop ballad from the Top Gun Soundtrack. I am a Terri Nunn fan, not only is she super sexy but had a great set of pipes. The metro, No more words, Sex(i'm a ...), Masquerade, Take my breath away.
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