Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Listening to the Against All Odds soundtrack tonight. After listening to this record, I've decided to also post whether or not I'm going to keep said record. This one will fall in the not category. Don't get me wrong, I think the Phil Collins' title track is the slow jam of 1984, but it has major scratch issues. Real bummer. The rest of Side 1 is very typical early to mid-80's pop fare. Not that that's a bad thing, just won't listen too it much.
I originally kept this because Peter Gabriel has a track on here, but it must have been a throwaway tune for him. The rest of the first side has Stevie Nicks, Big Country, Mike Rutherford and Kid Creole & The Coconuts. Besides the Collins lighter raiser, the Mike Rutherford tune is probably the best on Side 1.
Side 2 is all instrumental themes performed by Larry Carlton. For those who don't know who that is, he's a smooth jazz/jazz fusion guitarist. He's put out quite a few solo albums and also played in The Crusaders and Fourplay. Normally I'd think that it's cool to have a whole side of Larry Carlton, but just like the Acoustic Alchemy records I listened to earlier, the 8o's vibe is killing me. Just not a good decade at all for smooth jazz. (I know, most of you are saying there is no such thing as a good decade for smooth jazz!) Way too much synthesizer! But you gotta love that one jam is called "Rock and Roll Jaguar". Awe-some.
So like I said I'm not keeping this record. I might have kept it just for the Phil Collins song if it hadn't had so many skips in it.
For the record, of all the records I've listened to so far, only this one and the last two Aerosmith lps are being tossed.
Well, since it's only 9:50pm, I think I'll move on to the next record. And that record is...Air Supply- Greatest Hits. Suh-weetness! No freaking way am I tossing this record. I had this on cassette when I was 10 and warped that thing. And listening to it now, it still holds up. Seriously, these dudes are the kings of soft rock. And I do love me some soft rock! (As you will see as I continue with my record collection.)
Having the entire Air Supply collection isn't necessary, but this one is a must. Starts off with "Lost in Love" and then escalates from there. "Even The Nights Are Better", "The One That I Love" etc, etc. I'm thoroughly enjoying listening to this again. Especially since the last four records were a bit disastrous.
Thought about going for a third record, but Seinfeld is about to start. Good night.