Underrated Albums

Here are 25 albums that failed to get the love they deserve. These albums have taken a backseat in the artist’s catalog, perhaps without benefit of a charting single or surrounding a band lineup change. It may have gone out of print or the rights became tied up. Quality music fails to connect for a … More Underrated Albums

Favorite Band Member

Here is a list of bands. I have picked by favorite member that band. It could be I like their songwriting, or their musicianship or their persona. I picked bands usually with more than three members and where it was not one dominant personality, like the Electric Light Orchestra or Dire Straits. 10cc – Eric … More Favorite Band Member

Which Stack of CDs?

I got this idea from fellow blogger Larry Graves, who regularly gives his YouTube followers a choice between two stacks of CDs. So, I thought, what they hey, I’ll try it too. I will list the contents of each stack of CDs, with a comparable quality of CDs. The idea is to make the choice … More Which Stack of CDs?

Volunteers (Jefferson Airplane)

The best album by the Airplane? For me, that’s easy.  Volunteers.  Their previous album, Crown of Creation was a good one, full of psychedelic rock.  Volunteers, the Airplane’s fifth album, was released in 1969, infused a folk flavor, and was controversial by intent.  Anti-war lyrics and pro-ecology, the album’s lyrics included “motherfucker” and “shit” so … More Volunteers (Jefferson Airplane)

Marty Balin

Marty Balin was a founder of Jefferson Airplane and later a stalwart member of Jefferson Starship, the successor band.  In later years he occasionally regrouped with members of the band on various projects but he was content to pilot his solo career. Balin passed away recently at the age of 76.  From the Airplane days, … More Marty Balin