sâmbătă, 7 decembrie 2019

Led Zeppelin ( B8 )

Led Zeppelin released their fourth album on 8 November 1971. In response to the treatment they had received from critics, particularly after Led Zeppelin III, the band decided to release the fourth album with no title, though it is variously referred to as Led Zeppelin IVUntitledIV, or, due to the four symbols appearing on the record label, as Four SymbolsZoso or Runes. In addition to lacking a title, the original cover featured no band name, as the group wished to be anonymous and to avoid easy pigeonholing by the press. With 37 million copies sold, Led Zeppelin IV is one of the best-selling albums in history, and its massive popularity cemented Led Zeppelin's status as superstars in the 1970s. By 2006, it had sold 23 million copies in the United States alone. The track "Stairway to Heaven", never released as a single, was the most requested and most played song on American rock radio in the 1970s. The group followed up the album's release with tours of the UK, Australasia, North America, Japan, and the UK again from late 1971 through early 1973.
A black and white photograph of Robert Plant with a tambourine and Jimmy Page with an acoustic guitar seated and performing.
Plant and Page perform acoustically in Hamburg in March 1973, just before the release of the band's fifth album, Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin's next album, Houses of the Holy, was released in March 1973. It featured further experimentation by the band, who expanded their use of synthesisers and mellotron orchestration. The predominantly orange album cover, designed by the London-based design group Hipgnosis, depicts images of nude children climbing the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Although the children are not shown from the front, the cover was controversial at the time of the album's release. As with the band's fourth album, neither their name nor the album title was printed on the sleeve.

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Diverse ( 117 )

vineri, 6 decembrie 2019

Greg Lake ( b12 )

20151997Emerson, Lake & PalmerLive at Montreux 1997Live album
19971973-74 / 1977Emerson, Lake & PalmerKing Biscuit Flower Hour: Greatest Hits LiveLive album
19981974 / 1997-98Emerson, Lake & PalmerThen and NowLive album
20072005Greg LakeGreg LakeLive album
20101971-98Emerson, Lake & PalmerA Time and a PlaceLive Boxset
20102010Emerson, Lake & PalmerHigh VoltageLive album
20142010Keith Emerson & Greg LakeLive from Manticore HallLive album, Recorded live at Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield CT on 8 May 2010
20132012Greg LakeSongs of a LifetimeLive album
20172012Greg LakeLive in PiacenzaLive album


  • The Greg Lake Retrospective: From the Beginning (1997)
  • From the Underground: The Official Bootleg (1998)
  • From the Underground 2: Deeper Into the Mine – An Official Greg Lake Bootleg (2003)

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Led Zeppelin - Over the Hills and Far Away ( YT2 )

joi, 5 decembrie 2019

Uriah Heep ( B10 )

The matter of production here became the point of major contention. With Bron committed to non-musical projects (including his air-taxi service) the band decided to produce the album themselves. The manager later insisted the result was Heep's worst album, while Hensley accused the manager of deliberately ignoring the band's interests. The album, though, was launched in the most lavish manner (with journalists and business people being flown off to the top of a Swiss mountain for a reception). However, it was not matched with the quality of live concerts, which were increasingly chaotic due to Byron's inconsistency on stage. "He'd always got drunk after the show but it had never got to the point where it would jeopardize the show itself. The performance had always been first and foremost with David. It was when the show started to come second that the problems began," Hensley remembered. "The distance between David and the rest had grown to unworkable proportions," according to Blows. "It's a tragedy to say it but David was one of those classic people who could not face up to the fact that things were wrong and he looked for solace in a bottle," commented Bron. In July 1976, after the final show of a Spanish tour, Byron was sacked. Soon bassist John Wetton announced he was quitting. Obviously he was not comfortable in the band, nor were his colleagues with him. Hensley later explained, "When he joined, we thought that we could replace a great bass player (Thain) with another great bass player, but we ignored the personality factor, which is crucial. It was like grafting on a new piece of skin but it just didn't work—the body rejected it."

Post-David Byron period (1977–1981)

Ken Hensley in 1977
Uriah Heep recruited bassist Trevor Bolder (ex-David Bowie, Mick Ronson), and after having auditioned David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake), Ian Hunter and Gary Holton (Heavy Metal Kids), brought in John Lawton, formerly of Lucifer's Friend and the Les Humphries Singers, with whom they turned totally away from fantasy-oriented lyrics and multi-part compositions back towards a more straightforward hard rock sound typical of the era.

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REO Speedwagon - 157 Riverside Avenue ( L2 )

We flew into town on Sunday, had to find a place by Monday
Tried Bridgeport and Westport, 'til we found a place that we thought would do
157 Riverside Avenue.
Saugatuck River's flowin', Mother nature's colors were showin'
So cold, so rainy, we couldn't help feelin' blue
Not enough time, too many things to do.

We met a young girl on Main street, wanted to just pass her by
She was homely, so lonely, She said, "Can I make love to you."
We shouted 157 Riverside Avenue.

It's over, Miss Lena, we're leaving. Such a pleasant stay, I must say.
So nice, so easy, we hate to say goodbye to you
At 157 Riverside Avenue.

miercuri, 4 decembrie 2019

Istoric ( 153 )

08.07.1954 - Este difuzata pentru prima oara la un radio piesa lui Elvis – Thats All Right. Imediat dupa difuzare liniile telefonice explodeaza, ascultatorii cerand redifuzarea piesei.