Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Kind of a weird mix of records over my last 10. And quite a few that I forgot I even owned.
Yeah I had no idea I owned this. Still not sure why I do. But Glenn Frey's "Smuggler's Blues" is a cool song. It's probably the best thing he's done outside the Eagles. This soundtrack also has Phil Collin's "In The Air Tonight", but I always thought that song was kinda hokey.
If we ever have a garage sale, I think this one will end up being a part of it.
Again, forgot I owned this record too. I saw Midnight Oil on this tour back in the days when Dallas Alley would have free concerts on Monday nights, so I guessed I liked them at one time.
The only song I felt like it still holds up is this one:
Ok, I at least remember buying this record at a Savers for $2 a few years ago, but never put it on until I had to for this blog. Fun record. I hope everyone still knows a good amount of the tunes on this double LP.
Oh man, I love Roger Miller. He is one of my Dad's favorites so there is definitely some influence there. Back in the 90's, my Dad bought a Roger Miller box set that I pretty much stole from him and played all the time. He asked about it a few times over the years, but I played dumb. Sorry, Dad!
I highly recommend finding this record. It's got the hits "Do-Wacka Do", "You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd" and his most well known track, "King of the Road". Country music doesn't get much better than this.
Whenever you hear Steve Miller Band on the radio, you always hear the same 3 or 4 songs and then you take them for granted. I was reminded how good they were/are after listening to this and the next one up in my collection.
It's hard to decide which Steve Miller Band album I like better. Both are so great.
I've only seen Steve Miller Band once and that was back in 1989 when they played on a bill between Santana and ZZ Top at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. They blew both bands off the stage. They are coming around to Austin in September, so I think I'm gonna have to go. Steve Miller is 69 now, but he sure as hell doesn't look it.
Another record I forgot I had and when it was it's turn, I wasn't really looking forward to it. I'm sure I only kept it for "Words". Every boy in the 80's loved that video.
But this is a really good album so I was surprised. Now, I don't know much about pop music today, but after listening to this, I began to wonder if the likes of Lady Gaga and Keisha owe Dale Bozzio a tip of the cap. Sure sounds (and looks) like it to me.
I have no idea why there are 3 Joni Mitchell records in my collection. Yes, I know she is a great songwriter, but this is not for me at all. Quite painful, actually. And the live album, Miles of Aisles is a double lp no less. The live album is the only one I remember purchasing because I always liked the song, "Both Sides Now", but I didn't realize it was a live album at the time of purchase. The other two must have come in one of those grab bag boxes I used to buy at Half Price Books. Regardless, none of these records will ever be on my turntable again.