Trios: Favorite Albums by Three-Member Groups

I stole this idea from https://youtube.com/c/GlenKellawaylowendmusicfreak who is one of my favorite music YouTube vloggers. Glen limited his list to 10, but I’m going to exceed that number. Here we go, and these are in no particular order. James Gang Rides Again (1970) – James Gang. The band’s second album, maybe the best material Walsh … More Trios: Favorite Albums by Three-Member Groups

Best Albums of 1975

This was one of the most eclectic years in music. It was easy to hear any kind of music on the radio or placed on the charts. Radio was becoming equally divided between AM and FM stations, and crossover songs between genres was common. This was the heart of classic rock, a mixture of pop, … More Best Albums of 1975

Grand Funk Railroad

One of the most popular bands of the early 1970s. Hard-rocking and gritty, as many bands fresh from the late-60s were. Long hair, blue jeans and bluesy guitars. Grand Funk Railroad was Don Brewer (drums, vocals), Mark Farner (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Mel Schacher (bass), and later Craig Frost on keyboards. Grand Funk had a … More Grand Funk Railroad

Todd Rundgren: Hermit of Mink Hollow (1978)

The next edition in the tour of 1970s albums by Todd Rundgren. Todd Rundgren was a busy musician in the 1970s. He was prolific in recording his own albums and touring, and was a producer for hire. Rundgren alternated between spacey, progressive rock and sweet-sounding, accessible pop-rock. Something/Anything? was his breakthrough album featuring AM radio … More Todd Rundgren: Hermit of Mink Hollow (1978)

Todd Rundgren

I knew a couple Todd’s songs that got played in the radio, but I wasn’t exposed to his other work until a girl across the street introduced me to his early albums. I knew there was a guy with talent. He wrote all his own songs and could play virtually any instrument. Little did I … More Todd Rundgren