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WAIT UNTIL THE SUMMER’S GONE – Taking A Blog Break

It’s time for me to take a self-imposed break from blogging. I enjoy sharing my musical discoveries (& re-discoveries) and engaging in conversations with others who share the same passion, … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 32 Comments

GREAT OUT OF THE GATE – My Favorite Debut Albums Part 5

Although I could continue writing about all the wonderful debut albums in my collection, it’s time to wrap up this series with another ten that have made a big impression … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · 55 Comments

GREAT OUT OF THE GATE – My Favorite Debut Albums Part 4

After writing about 30 of my favorite debut albums in the first three posts of this series, I’m pleased to report that the quality level remains extremely high with the … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 30 Comments

GREAT OUT OF THE GATE – My Favorite Debut Albums Part 3

I’m thrilled to present another 10 wonderful debut albums that made a big impact on me. I’ve known most of them since I was a teenager but a few didn’t … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 37 Comments

GREAT OUT OF THE GATE – My Favorite Debut Albums Part 2

Here are ten more of my all-time favorite debut albums, in no particular order. These had the same kind of impact on me as the records featured in Part 1 … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 48 Comments

GREAT OUT OF THE GATE – My Favorite Debut Albums Part 1

It seems like every major music publication, website & blog has already published their lists of the “best debut albums of all time,” so it wasn’t a subject I considered … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 84 Comments

TOTO Part 5 – Kings Of The World / In Conclusion

Before wrapping up this series, I wanted to acknowledge the recent passing of longtime Toto bassist Mike Porcaro, who succumbed to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) on March 15, 2015. Although … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 10 Comments

NO GUILT, JUST PLEASURE – Artists You Might Not Expect Me To Like

I’ve never been a fan of the term “guilty pleasure” even though I understand the concept behind it. When it comes to music, you can only admit to enjoying certain … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 72 Comments

SUPERGRASS Part 3 – The Way They Turned My Head / In Conclusion

Recorded in France during a tumultuous time in the band’s career, Road To Rouen (2005) is the least immediate-sounding album in the Supergrass discography but ultimately one of their most … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 20 Comments

SUPERGRASS Part 2 – Moving To Other Planets

By the time Supergrass released their third album, Supergrass (1999), aka “The X-Ray Album,” they were one of my favorite recording artists. I bought the UK version of the CD … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 23 Comments

SUPERGRASS Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / They’re Alright

The Britpop era of the 1990’s spawned a number of popular bands like Oasis, Blur, Suede, Pulp, The Verve, Cast and Supergrass. Although each of these groups had their own … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 40 Comments

TOTO Part 4 – Let’s Make This A Better World

Toto was on an impressive roll as they approached the end of the millennium. Pared down to a quartet of guitarist/lead vocalist Steve Lukather, keyboardist David Paich, bassist Mike Porcaro … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 24 Comments

TOTO Part 3 – Gypsy Trains And Turning Points

Toto experienced a great deal of success from the late-‘70s through the ‘80s, in spite of several lineup changes, but at the beginning of the ‘90s they found themselves in … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · 12 Comments

TOTO Part 2 – Kilimanjaro Rises Like Olympus Above The Serengeti

Toto IV (1982), the final album recorded by the original Toto lineup of David Paich, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro and David Hungate, reversed the commercial slide … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 12 Comments

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