marți, 30 aprilie 2019

Jethro Tull ( B15 )

 London's Hammersmith Odeon was used for exterior scenes, but the main concert footage was actually from an American performance in Los Angeles, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena (as heard on the Magic Piper ROIO), filmed in November 1980. The video, released in 1981, was directed by David Mallet, who has directed numerous music videos, including the pioneering "Ashes to Ashes" video for David Bowie.
Jobson and Craney returned to their own work following the A tour and Jethro Tull entered a period of revolving drummers: Gerry Conway, who left after deciding he couldn't be the one to replace Barlow, Phil Collins (as a fill-in for the recently departed Gerry Conway, played with the band at the first Prince's Trust concert in 1982), Paul Burgess (for the US leg of the Broadsword and the Beast tour, and who left to settle down with his family) and permanent drummer Doane Perry.
1981 was the first year in their career that the band did not release an album; however, some recording sessions took place (Anderson, Barre, Pegg, and Conway, with Anderson playing the keyboards). Some of these tracks were released on the Nightcap compilation in 1993.
In 1982, Peter-John Vettese joined on keyboards, and the band returned to a somewhat folkier sound—albeit with synthesisers—for 1982's The Broadsword and the Beast. The ensuing concert tour for the album was well attended and the shows featured what was to be one of the group's last indulgences in full-dress theatricality. The stage was built to resemble a Viking longship and the band performed in faux-medieval regalia.
An Anderson solo album, which was in fact a collaborative Anderson-Vettese effort, appeared in 1983, in the form of the heavily electronic Walk into Light. As with later solo efforts by Anderson and Barre, some of the Walk into Light songs—such as "Fly by Night", "Made in England" and "Different Germany"—later made their way into Jethro Tull live sets.

Elton John - Tiny Dancer ( yt1 )


luni, 29 aprilie 2019

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Child is the Father to the Man ( D1 )


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Alice Cooper ( b37 )

Solo band members


Alice Cooper's original group, The Alice Cooper Band, was formed in the 1960s and officially disbanded in 1975, although they had broken up in 1973 and tried to continue with replacement members. Alice Cooper went on to a successful solo career beginning in 1973, simply referred to as "Alice Cooper". Members of the original act formed "Billion Dollar Babies", which was named after the original band's hit song. 

This list is about the members of the post-1973 era Alice Cooper solo act and not the original Alice Cooper Band.

1974–1979

  • Clifford Allen (stage actor/dancer)
  • Rosa Aragon (stage actor/dancer)
  • Bob Babbitt (bass)
  • Johnny "Bee" Badanjek (drums)
  • Josef Chirowski (keyboards)
  • Dennis Conway (drums)
  • Alice Cooper (vocals)
  • Sheryl Cooper (stage actor/dancer)
  • Bob Ezrin (keyboards, Fender Rhodes)
  • Jim Gannon (guitar)
  • Pentti "Whitey" Glan (drums)
  • Jim Gordon (drums)
  • Wendy Haas (stage actor/background vocalist)
  • Steve Hunter (guitar)
  • Prakash "Johnny Stiletto" John(bass)
  • Davey Johnstone (guitar)
  • Jefferson Kewley (guitar)
  • Bob Kulick (guitar)
  • Tony Levin (bass)
  • Fred "Freddie" Mandel(keyboards, guitar)
  • Dee Murray (bass)
  • Joe Pizzulo (stage actor/background singer)
  • Vincent Price (concert narrator)
  • Allan Schwartzberg (drums)
  • Mark Stein (keyboards)
  • Dick Wagner (guitar)
  • continuare

duminică, 28 aprilie 2019

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Manfred Mann's Earth Band ( B4 )

1970s

The group's sixth album, 1975's Nightingales & Bombers, took its title from a World War II naturalist's recording of a nightingale singing in a garden as warplanes flew overhead; the recording appears in a track on the album (the US version included an extra track, a cover of Bob Dylan's; 'Quit Your Low Down Ways' sung by Mick Rogers).
The US breakthrough for the band came in the third week of February 1977, when they charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded by the Light" from The Roaring Silence. Before this hit, Mick Rogers had left the band (after Nightingales & Bombers) and Chris Thompson (lead vocals, guitar) and Dave Flett (Lead guitar, backing vocals) had been quickly recruited to replace him (although Rogers still contributed backing vocals to the album).
The Roaring Silence also featured a guest appearance by jazz saxophonist Barbara Thompson, and the album Watch included two stand-out recordings from the band's live performances of "Davy's on the Road Again" and "Mighty Quinn". Taking advantage of the publicity of their hit song, the band re-released another Springsteen song, "Spirit in the Night", re-titled "Spirits In The Night", which the band had released the previous year on Nightingales & Bombers, in a vocally re-cut version with Chris Thompson taking a new lead vocal in place of Mick Rogers' vocal on the original album version. Following this popular success, the Earth Band released Watch, which produced another hit single in "Davy's on the Road Again".

1980s

Drummer Chris Slade and Dave Flett left before 1979's Angel Station. Flett was replaced by guitarist Steve Waller, who shared lead vocals with Thompson. Geoff Britton played drums on the album but was soon replaced by John Lingwood, due to illness. 1980's Chance showed a move towards a more electronic approach and produced several cuts that were hits in the UK and/or saw significant airplay in both the US and UK.

sâmbătă, 27 aprilie 2019

Chris Spedding ( i1 )


Jethro Tull (B14 )

The "Big Split" and electronic rock (1980–1984)

Following the end of the Stormwatch tour in early 1980, Jethro Tull would undergo its largest line-up shuffle to date, resulting in Barlow, Evan and Palmer all leaving the band. Different stories have been given over the years for the various reasons behind the band's restructuring, including that Barlow was depressed and withdrawn after Glascock's death and that Evans and Palmer found their futures in the band to be murky with Anderson's announcement that he wanted to work on a solo album. In the 2008 Classic Artists documentary Jethro Tull: Their Fully Authorised Story, Barlow claimed that he left the band on a mutual agreement with Anderson while Evan and Palmer both recalled being dismissed by a letter in the mail, with no prior contact. Following their termination from Jethro Tull, Evan and Palmer briefly collaborated in a classical-based pop/rock band called Tallis. Jethro Tull was left with Anderson (the only original member), Martin Barre and Dave Pegg.
Tull's first album of the 1980s was intended to be Ian Anderson's first solo album. Anderson retained Barre on electric guitar and Pegg on bass, while adding Mark Craney on drums, and special guest keyboardist/violinist Eddie Jobson (ex–Roxy Music, Frank Zappa, Curved Air and UK, the last of which had opened for several shows on Tull's Stormwatch tour). Highlighted by the prominent use of synthesisers, it contrasted sharply with the established "Tull sound". After pressure from Chrysalis Records, Anderson decided to release it as a Jethro Tull album. Entitled A (taken from the labels on the master tapes for his scrapped solo album, marked simply "A" for "Anderson"), it was released in mid-1980.
In keeping with the mood of innovation surrounding the album, Jethro Tull developed a music video titled Slipstream. Four staged and separately filmed music videos are mixed with concert footage from the A tour. 

vineri, 26 aprilie 2019

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Alice Cooper ( b36 )

Awards and nominations

Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards
YearNominee / workAwardResult
2006Alice CooperLiving Legend Won
2015Welcome to My NightmareClassic Album Won
Grammy Awards
YearNominated workAwardResult
1984"Alice Cooper: The Nightmare"Best Music Video, Long FormNominated
1997"Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)"Best Metal PerformanceNominated
2019Jesus Christ Superstar Live In ConcertBest Musical Theater AlbumNominated
Kerrang! Awards
YearNominee / workAwardResult
2011Alice CooperIcon Won
2015Nights With Alice CooperBest Radio ShowWon
Alice CooperLegend Won
Revolver Music Awards
YearNominee / workAwardResult
2011Alice CooperGolden God Won

joi, 25 aprilie 2019

Eric Clapton ( i1 )


Frank Zappa - I Ain't Got No Heart ( l2 )

Ain't got no heart
I ain't got no heart to give away

I sit and laugh at fools in love
There ain't no such thing as love
No angels singing up above today

Girl I don't believe
Girl I don't believe in what you say

You say your heart is only mine
I say to you, You must be blind,
What makes you think that you're so fine

That I would throw away the groovy life I lead
'Cause baby, what you've got yeah
It sure ain't what I need

Girl you better go
Girl you'd better go away
I think that life with you would be
Just not quite the thing for me
Why is it so hard to see my way?

Why should I be stuck with you
It's just not what I want to do
Why should an embrace or two
Make me such a part of you
I ain't got no heart to give away!

Manfred Mann's Earth Band ( B3 )

Other classical music adaptations include "Questions" from the 1976 album The Roaring Silence (which is based on the main theme of Franz Schubert's Impromptu in G flat Major), "Solar Fire is in Earth, the Circle, Pt. 1" (which uses the melody from Claude Debussy's Jimbo's Lullaby), and "Starbird" also from 1976's The Roaring Silence (which is based upon Igor Stravinski's ballet The Firebird).
The title song to 1973's Messin' (written by Mike Hugg, and originally recorded by Chapter Three on their unissued third album), as well as most of the album The Good Earth tapped into ecological concerns, a recurring theme in Mann's music in later years, with The Good Earth giving away a free gift of a piece of land in Wales with each album sold. Like other prog-rock acts, the band also issued concept albums on space and sci-fi themes (particularly the album Solar Fire and the singles "Launching Place" off The Good Earth and "Starbird" off The Roaring Silence) and religious or biblical imagery ("Prayer" on the band's debut album, "Buddah" on Messin', Dylan's "Father of Day, Father of Night" and "In the Beginning, Darkness" on Solar Fire, "The Road to Babylon" and "This Side of Paradise" on The Roaring Silence, "Resurrection" on Angel Station).
Social criticism was also addressed ("Black and Blue" on Messin' dealt particularly with slavery, and "Chicago Institute" on Watch with mental institutions and science as a mean of social control); a trend which grew throughout the 1980s, with songs such as Lies (through the 80s) on technological progress vs. social setbacks on Chance, and with Mann's growing involvement with the anti-apartheid movement which was featured on the 1982 album Somewhere in Afrika. Mann's intention for acknowledgement of oppressed ethnic groups also influenced the 1992 album Plains Music which featured traditional Native American music.

miercuri, 24 aprilie 2019

Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times ( L1 )

In the days of my youth, I was told what it means to be a man,
Now I've reached that age, I've tried to do all those things the best I can.
No matter how I try, I find my way into the same old jam.

[Chorus:]
Good Times, Bad Times, you know I've had my share;
When my woman left home for a brown eyed man,
Well, I still don't seem to care.

Sixteen, I fell in love with a girl as sweet as could be,
It only took a couple of days 'til she was rid of me.
She swore that she would be all mine and love me till the end,
But when I whispered in her ear, I lost another friend, oooh.

[Chorus]

[Solo]

[Chorus]

I know what it means to be alone, I sure do wish I was at home.
I don't care what the neighbors say, I'm gonna love you each and every day.
You can feel the beat within my heart.
Realize, sweet babe, we ain't ever gonna part.

marți, 23 aprilie 2019

Jethro Tull ( B13 )

The band had long ties to folk rockers Steeleye Span (Tull were the backing band on Steeleye Span front woman Maddy Prior's 1978 solo album Woman in the Wings as a way of repaying her for contributing vocals on the Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die! album) and with Fairport Convention (Fairport members Dave Pegg, Martin Allcock, Dave Mattacks and Ric Sanders have all played with Tull at one point or another, as well as folk drummer Gerry Conway who became a Fairport member after playing with Tull). Although not formally considered a part of the folk rock movement (which had actually begun nearly a decade earlier with the advent of Fairport Convention), there was clearly an exchange of musical ideas among Tull and the folk rockers. By this time, Anderson had moved to a farm in the countryside, and his new bucolic lifestyle was clearly reflected in his songwriting, as in the title track of Heavy Horses (1978), a paean to draught horses.
The band continued to tour, and released a live double album in 1978, titled Bursting Out, which was recorded during the European leg of the Heavy Horses tour. During the US leg of this tour, John Glascock suffered health problems and was replaced by Anderson's friend and former Stealers Wheel bassist, Tony Williams.
Their third folk influenced album, Stormwatch, was released in 1979. During the making of the album, Glascock suffered major health issues related to open heart surgery from the previous year, and so Anderson played bass on much of the album. After the release of Stormwatch, due to Glascock's continued health issues, Fairport Convention bassist Dave Pegg was hired for the ensuing tour, during which Glascock died from heart complications at his home in England.

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir ( YT2 )


luni, 22 aprilie 2019

Alice Cooper ( b35 )

The importance that the game has had in his life is also reflected in the title to his 2007 autobiography, Alice Cooper, Golf Monster. Cooper, who has participated in a number of Pro-Am competitions, plays the game six days a week, off a handicap of four.
Since 1997 he has hosted an annual golf competition, the Alice Cooper Celebrity AM Golf Tournament, all proceeds from which go to his charity, the Solid Rock Foundation.
Cooper has also appeared in commercials for Callaway Golf equipment and was a guest of veteran British player and broadcaster Peter Alliss on A Golfer's Travels. He wrote the foreword to the Gary McCord book Ryder Cup and participated in the second All*Star Cupin Newport, Wales. In an interview with VH1, friend and fellow golfer Pat Boone said that Cooper was "this close" to being a pro.

In popular culture

Cooper, a fan of The Simpsons, was asked to contribute a storyline for the September 2004 edition of Bongo Comics's Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, a special Monsters of Rock issue that also included stories plotted by Gene Simmons, Rob Zombie and Pat Boone. Cooper's story featured Homer Simpson being a Jason Voorhees-style killer and stalking the citizens of Springfield.
In October 1979, Alice Cooper was featured in the Marvel comic book Marvel Premiere, Volume 1, Number 50 loosely adapting his From the Inside album.
Cooper is also the subject of the "we're not worthy" meme, which originates from his cameo in Wayne's World with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey in 1992.
In an episode of Monk, Cooper is suspected by Monk, who is suffering from delusions at the time, to have murdered a man for his chair.

duminică, 21 aprilie 2019

Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority ( D1 )


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Manfred Mann's Earth Band ( B2 )

The original line-up consisted of Mick Rogers (guitar and vocals), Manfred Mann (organ, synthesizer and vocals), Colin Pattenden (bass guitar) and Chris Slade (drums and vocals). In its very earliest stages, the band was simply billed as "Manfred Mann" and thus a continuation of the 1960s group. The quartet released their first single, "Please Mrs. Henry", in 1971. Their second single, Randy Newman's "Living Without You", was also released by "Manfred Mann" in Europe, but by "Manfred Mann's Earth Band" in the USA, where the track became a minor chart hit. On two non-charting single releases in the UK in 1972/73, the group was billed simply as "Earth Band", but otherwise, from 1972 forward "Manfred Mann's Earth Band" was the band name used on all releases. The membership of the Earth Band was stable between 1971 and 1976, during which time they released their first six albums.

Themes

The Earth Band combines the stylistic approach of progressive rock with Mann's jazz-influenced Moog synthesizer playing and keen ear for melody. Beside producing their own material, a staple of the band's music and live performances from the beginning has been also relying on covers of songs by other modern pop/rock artists, notably Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, in their progressive rock style.
Mann's interest in English 20th century classical music saw him adapt Gustav Holst's Planets Suite and turn a version of the "Jupiter" movement into a UK hit entitled Joybringer (included on the 1973 album Solar Fire). 

sâmbătă, 20 aprilie 2019

Heart - Magic Man ( L1 )

Cold late night so long ago
When I was not so strong you know
A pretty man came to me
Never seen eyes so blue
You know, I could not run away
It seemed we'd seen each other in a dream
It seemed like he knew me
He looked right through me, yeah

"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
"You don't have to love me yet
Let's get high awhile
But try to understand
Try to understand
Try try try to understand
I'm a magic man"

Winter nights we sang in tune
Played inside the months of moon
Never think of never
Let this spell last forever
Well, summer lover passed to fall
Tried to realized it all
Mama says she's a worried
Growing up in a hurry, yeah

"Come on home, girl" mama cried on the phone
"Too soon to lose my baby yet my girl should be at home!"
"But try to understand, try to understand
Try try try to understand
He's a magic man, mama, ahhh
He's a magic man"

"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
"I cast my spell of love on you a woman from a child
But try to understand
Try to understand, oh, oh-ho
Try, try to understand
Try try try to understand
He's a magic man" aww yeah
He got the magic hands!"

Oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh ...

"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
"You don't have to love me yet
Let's get high awhile
But try to understand
Try to understand
Try try try to understand
He's a magic man." Yeah oh-oh

vineri, 19 aprilie 2019

Manfred Mann's Earth Band ( I1 )


Jethro Tull ( B12 )

By this point Jethro Tull had been awarded six RIAA gold records for sales of Stand Up (1969), Aqualung (1971), Thick as a Brick (1972), Living in the Past (1972), A Passion Play (1973), and Minstrel in the Gallery (1975). For the 1975 tour, David Palmer, who had long been the band's orchestra arranger, officially joined the band's stage show on keyboards and synthesisers. In February 1975 Jethro Tull sold out five nights at the 20,000-seat Los Angeles Forum, prompting Melody Maker to run the headline "Jethro – Now The World's Biggest Band?" After the tour, bassist Hammond quit the band to pursue painting. John Glascock, who earlier was playing with flamenco-rock band Carmen, a support band on the previous Jethro Tull tour, became the band's new bassist.
1976's Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die! was another concept album, this time about the life of an ageing rocker. Glascock made his first appearance on this album, contributing harmony and second vocals in addition to the bass lines. Palmer continued to arrange, and he recorded as a guest on two songs. For the 1976 tour, Jethro Tull became one of the first bands to use giant projection screens for the larger stadium shows. Although Too Old... did not sell as well as the other 1970s albums, the 1976 compilation M.U. - The Best of Jethro Tull, achieved Platinum Album in US and Gold record in UK. A television special was recorded showing the development of the album's concept in a live show with the band (fully dressed in the most rock-hard-tongue-in-cheek outfits), but the programme was never officially released.

Folk rock (1977–1979)


Ian Anderson playing with Jethro Tull, Hammersmith Odeon, March 1978
In the late 1970s, Jethro Tull released a trio of folk rock albums, Songs from the Wood (1977), Heavy Horses (1978), and Stormwatch (1979). Songs from the Wood (1977) was the first Tull album to receive generally positive reviews since the release of Living in the Past (1972).

joi, 18 aprilie 2019

Alice Cooper ( b34 )

I go out of my way to be non-political. I'm probably the biggest moderate you know. When John Lennon and Harry Nilsson used to argue politics, I was sitting right in the middle of them, and I was the guy who was going 'I don't care.' When my parents would start talking politics, I would go in my room and put on the Rolling Stones or the Who as long as I could avoid politics. And I still feel that way."
On occasion he has spoken out against musicians who promote or opine on politics; for example, in the run-up to the 2004 presidential election, he told the Canadian Press that the rock stars campaigning for and touring on behalf of Democratic candidate John Kerry were committing "treason against rock n' roll". He added, upon seeing a list of musicians who supported Kerry, "If I wasn't already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that's a good reason right there to vote for Bush."

Sports

Cooper is a fan of the NHL's Arizona Coyotes. On February 18, 2012, the Coyotes gave away his bobblehead in a promotion for the first 10,000 fans for a game with the Dallas Stars. Cooper is a longtime baseball fan, supporting the Arizona Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers. As a child, he dreamed of playing left field in the Tigers outfield alongside Tigers Hall of Famer Al Kaline. He has coached Little League baseball teams since his son played in the early 1990s. Cooper is also a fan of NBA basketball, supporting the Detroit Pistons.
Cooper has on several occasions credited golf with playing a major role in helping him overcome his addiction to alcohol, and has even gone so far as to say that when he took up golf, it was a case of replacing one addiction with another.

Istoric ( 110 )

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Manfred Mann's Earth Band ( B1 )

Manfred Mann's Earth Band is an English rock band formed by South African musician Manfred Mann. Their hits include covers of Bruce Springsteen's "For You", "Blinded by the Light" and "Spirit in the Night". After forming in 1971 and despite a short hiatus in the late 1980s/early 1990s, the Earth Band continues to perform and tour.

History

Formation

Keyboardist Manfred Mann started in the 1960s with the self-titled band that had such hits as "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" and Bob Dylan's "The Mighty Quinn" and then moved on to jazz fusion-inspired Manfred Mann Chapter Three before forming the Earth Band in 1971. In his 2003 autobiography, Klaus Voormann, an associate of the Beatles and a former member of the group Manfred Mann, alleges to have inspired the Earth Band's name by having suggested several times throughout the 1960s that Mann's soft pop style of those days had to become "earthier" and rockier, not least because of the seemingly effeminate image of Mann's earlier band which had led to a number of close encounters with violence, particularly in Ireland. According to the officially approved version, however, the name was chosen at the suggestion of drummer Chris Slade in September 1971, and is related to the ecological movement ongoing at the time.

miercuri, 17 aprilie 2019

Iron Butterfly ( B31 )

1969"Soul Experience"
b/w "In the Crowds"
75Ball
"In the Time of Our Lives"
b/w "It Must Be Love"
96
"I Can't Help But Deceive You Little Girl"
b/w "To Be Alone"
118Non-album tracks
1970"Easy Rider (Let the Wind Pay the Way)"
b/w "Soldier in Our Town"
66Metamorphosis
1971"Silly Sally"
b/w "Stone Believer" (from Metamorphosis)
Non-album track
1975"Pearly Gates"
b/w "Searchin' Circles"
Scorching Beauty
"High on a Mountain Top"
b/w "Before You Go"
"Beyond the Milky Way"
b/w "Get It Out"
108Sun and Steel
"I'm Right, I'm Wrong"
b/w "Scion"

Videograph

  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Rhino Home Video, R3-2215) 1995
(Contained video performances of "Easy Rider" (3:21), "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (17:03) and "Butterfly Bleu" (19:51))
  • Rock 'N' Roll Greats In Concert! (Passport Video) 2004
(Contained video performances of the full concert at Itchycoo Park in 1999)

Bibliography

  • Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. London: Rough Guides. ISBN 1-84353-105-4.

AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long ( YT1 )


marți, 16 aprilie 2019

Bon Jovi ( I1 )


Jethro Tull ( B11 )

They returned to England and Anderson rewrote, quickly recorded, and released A Passion Play (1973), another single-track concept album, with allegorical lyrics focusing on the afterlife. Like Thick as a BrickA Passion Play contained instrumentation rather uncommon in rock music. The album also featured an eccentric interlude, "The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles", which was co-written (along with Anderson and Evan) and narrated by bassist Hammond. A Passion Play sold well but received generally poor reviews, including a particularly damning review of its live performance by Chris Welch of Melody Maker.
Even as the band's popularity with critics began to wane around this time, their popularity with the public remained strong, as evidenced by high sales of their follow-up album, 1974's War Child. Originally intended to be a companion piece for a film, it reached number two on the US Billboard charts and received some critical acclaim, and produced the radio mainstays "Bungle in the Jungle" (#12 on the US singles chart) and "Skating Away (On the Thin Ice of the New Day)". It also included a short acoustic song, "Only Solitaire", widely thought to be aimed at L.A. Times rock music critic Robert Hilburn, who had written a harsh review of the A Passion Play concerts at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. However, Anderson said the song was written before Hilburn's review and was aimed at music critics in general. The War Child tour also featured a female string quartet playing along with the group on the new material.
In 1975, the band released Minstrel in the Gallery, an album which resembled Aqualung (1971) in that it contrasted softer, acoustic-guitar-based pieces with lengthier, more bombastic works headlined by Barre's electric guitar. Written and recorded during Anderson's divorce from his first wife Jennie Franks, the album is characterised by a markedly more introspective tone than their previous album, and critics gave it mixed reviews.

luni, 15 aprilie 2019

Alice Cooper ( b33 )

Drugs and alcohol use

In 1986, Megadeth opened for Cooper on his US Constrictor tour. After noticing the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the band, Cooper personally approached the band members to try to help them control their abuse, and he has stayed close to front man Dave Mustaine, who considers Cooper to be his "godfather". Since overcoming his own addiction to alcohol in the mid-1980s, Cooper has continued to help and counsel other rock musicians with addiction problems. "I've made myself very available to friends of mine – they're people who would call me late at night and say, 'Between you and me, I've got a problem.'" In recognition of the work he has done in helping other addicts in the recovery process, Cooper received in 2008 the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the fourth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in Los Angeles.

Religion

During an interview with Johnnie Walker on BBC Radio 2 in September 2007, Alice admitted that he was not a Christian when he gave up drinking, but stated that he thanks God for "taking it away", saying, "I mean if He [God] can part the Red Sea and create the universe, He can certainly take alcoholism away from somebody." Although he originally did not speak publicly about his religious beliefs, Cooper was later vocal about his faith as a born-again Christian.

Politics

Throughout his career, Cooper's philosophy regarding politics is that politics should not be mixed with rock music. Cooper has usually kept his political views to himself, and in 2010 said, "I am extremely non-political. 

sâmbătă, 13 aprilie 2019

David Essex - Lamplight ( l1 )

I, sat down
She gonna get a lamplight
eh eh eh eh eh eh, eh

Babe I see your lamplight
Shining from your window
Babe I see your lamplight
Let it shine on me, uhuh

Baby see your window
Baby do you feel low
Waiting on your fear, no
Waiting on me

But I don't really
Wanna go alone
But I get the feeling
I better get on home

Ooh baby, would I look right
Climbing up the drainpipe
Baby would it feel right
If I stayed all night

And I don't really
Wanna go alone
Should I pack my bag
And get on out, get home

Got me rocking and reeling
Reeling and feeling
Gotta get to you babe
Just gotta get through, ooh ooh

I can see lamplight
Shining from your window
Babe I see your lamplight
And it shine on me, uhuh
It shine on me, uhuh
Shine on me, uhuh
Shine on me, uhuh

Shine on, me
Ah, Shine on, me
Now now now shine on, me
A should a shine on, me
Yeah? shine a shine on, wooh on me
I'm gonna shine on, me
Mmnot gonna shine on, me
Mmm gonna shine on, me
My cha cha cha cha

Wooh on me
Mmm gonna shine on, me
cha cha cha, on, me
cha cha ha ha ha

Iron Butterfly ( B30 )

Live albums

YearAlbumUS
[28]
1970Live20
2011Fillmore East 1968
2014Live at the Galaxy 1967
2014Live in Copenhagen 1971
2014Live in Sweden 1971

Compilation albums

  • Evolution: The Best of Iron Butterfly (1971)
  • Star Collection (1973)
  • Rare Flight (1988)
  • Light & Heavy: The Best of Iron Butterfly (1993)

EPs

  • "Iron Butterfly Theme" b/w "Look for the Sun", "Possession"
  • Radio EP: "Iron Butterfly Theme", "Possession" b/w "Get Out of My Life Woman", "Unconscious Power"
  • "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", "Flowers and Beads" b/w "My Mirage"

Singles

YearNameUS
[30]
Album
1967"Don't Look Down on Me"
b/w "Possession" (from Heavy)
Non-album track
1968"Unconscious Power"
b/w "Possession"
Heavy
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
b/w "Iron Butterfly Theme" (from Heavy)
30In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

vineri, 12 aprilie 2019

Jethro Tull ( B10 )

The album, released in 1972, became Thick as a Brick, which was co-credited to a fictional schoolboy, Gerald Bostock. It consisted of a single track running over 43 minutes, split over two sides, which was uncommon for rock albums. Although the finished album was a continuous piece of music, it was written and recorded in stages, with the whole band helping with the arrangements. Thick as a Brick was the first Tull album to reach number one on the (US) Billboard Pop Albums chart with the following year's A Passion Play being the only other to do so.

Ian Anderson and Martin Barre of Jethro Tull in Chicago, 1973
1972 also saw the release of Living in the Past, a double-album compilation of remixed singles, B-sides and outtakes (including the entirety of the Life Is a Long Song EP, which closes the album), with the third side recorded live in 1970 at New York's Carnegie Hall concert on 4 November 1970. The album was successful, as it allowed new fans to catch up with early singles, particularly in the US where they had not been popular on initial release. New Musical Express called Jethro Tull one of "Britain's most important and successful 2nd generation progressive bands".
In 1973, while in tax exile, the band attempted to produce a double album at France's Château d'Hérouville studios, something the Rolling Stones and Elton John among others were doing at the time, but supposedly they were unhappy with the quality of the recording studio and abandoned the effort, subsequently mocking the studio as the "Chateau d'Isaster". 

joi, 11 aprilie 2019

Alice Cooper ( b32 )

Cooper discussed various issues during the talk, including the horrors of acute alcoholism and his subsequent cure, being a Christian, and his social and work relationship with his family. During the interview, Cooper remarked "I look at Mick Jagger and he's on an 18-month tour and he's six years older than me, so I figure, when he retires, I have six more years. I will not let him beat me when it comes to longevity."

Marriage and relationships

In the period when the Alice Cooper group was signed to Frank Zappa's Straight label, Miss Christine of The GTOs became Cooper's girlfriend. Miss Christine (real name Christine Frka), who had recommended Zappa to the group, died on November 5, 1972 of an overdose. Another long-time girlfriend of Cooper's was Cindy Lang (1949-2017), with whom he lived for several years. They separated in 1975; Lang sued Cooper for palimony, and they eventually settled out of court in the early 1980s.
After his separation from Lang, Cooper was briefly linked with actress Raquel Welch. Cooper then reportedly left Welch, however, to marry ballerina instructor and choreographer Sheryl Goddard, who performed in the Alice Cooper show from 1975 to 1982. They married on March 20, 1976. In November 1983, at the height of Cooper's alcoholism, Goddard filed for divorce, but by mid-1984, she and Cooper had reconciled. They have remained together since.
In a 2002 television interview, Cooper stated that he had never cheated on his wife the entire time they had been together. In the same interview, he also said that the secret to a lasting and successful relationship is to continue going out on dates with one's partner.Cooper and Goddard have three children together: daughter Calico Cooper (born 1981), an actress and singer who has been performing in her father's stage show since 2000; son Dash (born 1985); and daughter Sonora Rose (born 1993).

luni, 8 aprilie 2019

Rush - Finding My Way ( L1 )

Yeah, oh yeah!
Ooh, said I, I'm comin' out to get you
Ooh, sit down, I'm comin' out to find you
Ooh, yeah
Ooh yeah
Findin' my way!

I've been gone so long
I've lost count of the years
Well, I sang some sad songs
Oh yes, and cried some bad tears

Look out! I'm comin', whoa, whoa
Look out! I'm comin', whoa, yeah

I'm runnin', finding my way back home
Oh yeah!

Yeah, oh, yeah!
Ooh, said I, I'm comin' back to look for you
Ooh, sit down, I'm goin' by the back door
Ooh, yeah
Ooh, yeah
Findin' my way!

You've done me no right
But you've done me some wrong
Left me lonely each night
While I sing my sad song

Look out! I'm comin', whoa, whoa
Look out! I'm comin', whoa, yeah

I'm runnin', findin' my way back home

I'm comin'
Ooh, babe, I said I'm runnin'
Whoa, babe, I said I'm comin' to get you, mama
Said I'm runnin'

Ooh, babe, I said I'm comin' for you, babe. I said I'm runnin'
Ooh, yes, babe, I said I'm comin' to get you, babe
I said I'm comin'
Ooh, yeah

I'm findin', I'm findin' my way back home
Well, I've had it for now, livin' on the road
Ooh, yeah
Ooh, yeah

Findin' my way!

Iron Butterfly ( B29 )

2015–2018


  • Ron Bushy – drums, percussion
  • Eric Barnett – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Green – percussion, vocals
  • Dave Meros – bass, vocals
  • Ray Weston – drums, percussion
  • Phil Parlapiano – keyboards, vocals

2018–present

  • Eric Barnett – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Green – percussion, vocals
  • Dave Meros – bass, vocals
  • Ray Weston – drums, percussion
  • Martin Gerschwitz – keyboards, vocals
Supporting musician
  • Ron Bushy – drums, percussion (guest)

Discography

Studio albums



YearAlbumUS
[28]
Certification
1968Heavy78
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida4
  • RIAA: 4x Platinum
1969Ball3
  • RIAA: Gold
1970Metamorphosis16
1975Scorching Beauty138
Sun and Steel