Fifty years later, the band still sounds great. Spirit has been in news in recent years related to a plagiarism lawsuit against Led Zeppelin over parts of “Stairway to Heaven”. I am not going to get into that, my focus will be on the classic period of the band. Randy California (real name Randy Wolfe), … More Spirit (the band)
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?
This is a toss-up. Led Zeppelin II or Physical Graffiti. These are two very different albums. One, a bluesy guitar feast, the other, a keyboard + guitar dream. Shocking, Led Zeppelin IV is not in contention. What? Yes, seriously. It’s a great album, and the songs are memorable, we all owned a copy (over 23 … More Led Zeppelin’s Best
When you open a time capsule from the 20th Century, among the item you’ll find is Frampton Comes Alive. Nothing says the 1970s like Peter Frampton. Frampton is on his extensive “Finale – The Farewell Tour,” a mixture of nostalgia and celebration. The reason for the farewell tour is his inflammatory muscle disease called Inclusion-Body … More The Song Remains the Same: Peter Frampton
How time flies. If you were a kid then, you are a senior citizen today. A lot of life happened in-between. Congratulations on the journey, with or without magic mushrooms. By the way, Timothy Leary says hello. Musically, 1969 was a year of transition. It was the last great hurrah of a decade of huge … More It Was 50 Years Ago (1969)
I’m not actually revisiting, just visiting their career, 38 years after the original lineup ceased to exist. Who would have thought in the 1970s that a heavy rock group would be so mainstream decades later. Cultural icons. The band members even received a Kennedy Honor salute. How’s that for becoming your grandfather’s rock band? In … More Led Zeppelin Revisited