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?
We all can think of classic rock songs that have been played to death on the radio, to the point we turn the station. These are good songs that I can no longer stand to hear. Thankfully, I do not listen to radio much these days, but it is impossible not to hear many of … More Most Overplayed Songs
After listening to Larry Graves (https://youtu.be/j53bZQoI9dM) give his Top Ten British Bands, I had to do my own list. I really needed 12 selections instead of 10, The Kinks and the Moody Blues belong on this list, but nothing is perfect. The Beatles. This band should top any list. What more can you say about … More Top Ten British Bands
Favorite bands and musicians? My list is long. Picking one for each letter of the alphabet is challenging. Sometimes you have to work around a first name or last. Alan Parsons Project – A studio creation, two talented guys wrote the intricate songs and hired musicians to help create the music. For nearly a decade, … More Favorite Bands: A to Z
Each album was career defining for the bands. Is one better than the other? No. It is just personal choice. These two albums are among the biggest sellers of the 1970s and are near the top of the greatest albums of all-time. I’m just telling you this in case you were in a coma back … More Dark Side of the Moon or Led Zeppelin IV?
Tired of reading about Pink Floyd? Sorry. During a pandemic, you do a lot of at home listening to music and it gets the mind thinking about existential subjects like the ones Pink Floyd covered in the 1970s. Let’s do something fun, take the best Pink Floyd albums, and solo albums, and pick the best … More Pink Floyd and Solo Albums Ranked
On An Island, the best solo album of any Pink Floyd member. It is quite extraordinary, and rivals anything Pink Floyd did with the exception of Dark Side of the Moon. A bold statement for sure, but this is a masterful album of songwriting, arrangements and of course, the guitar. The Wall and Wish You … More David Gilmour: On An Island (2006)
Not only is this blog number 800, but I have purchased a domain name and upgraded to a better plan on the hosting site. I wanted to make sure this writing thing was going to last before making a commitment. After 799, I figured it was safe to make the investment. The topic for 800 … More Number 800 and Richard Wright
Although Meddle was not the album that immediately preceded Dark Side of the Moon, it set the stage for the experimentation and ethereal soundscapes that evolved into Dark Side. It was Obscured By Clouds, a soundtrack for the film of the same name, released in 1972, that fit between Meddle and Dark Side. Why is … More Pink Floyd: Meddle (1971)
Interestingly, the first complete album with David Gilmour as a member was a soundtrack. Syd Barrett was out of the group with Gilmour taking over on guitar and main vocalist. Gilmour had joined the group during recording of A Saucerful of Secrets, released the previous year. Let’s get in our time machine and go back … More Pink Floyd: More (film)