December 14: London Calling by The Clash was released 35 years ago

The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in Engines stop running and the wheat is growing thin A nuclear error, but I have no fear London is drowning-and I live by the river I walked home from the local grocery store Ringdal exactly 35 years ago today with a plastic bag containing this double album by The Clash. …

Bob Dylan Shadows in the night track listing and Sinatra Spotify playlist

Bob Dylan Shadows in the night   “It was a real privilege to make this album. I’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a 5-piece band. That’s the key to all these performances. We knew these songs extremely well. It was …

Dec 3: The Who released “My Generation” in 1965

 An explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone. At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record. Pete Townshend’s exhilarating chord crunches and guitar distortions threaten to leap off the grooves on “My Generation” and “Out in the Street”; Keith Moon attacks the drums …

Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks Covered

Blood on the tracks is my favourite Bob Dylan album, and it is the one of his albums I play most often. I love it, one of the best albums ever recorded. This is a post where I have seeked out some cover versions of the songs on the record, none of them are as good as the originals, but …

November 10: The Clash released Give ‘Em Enough Rope in 1978

It’s rock and roll all over In every street and every station Kids fight like different nations And it’s brawn against brain And it’s knife against chain But it’s all young blood Flowing down the drain One of those albums that was played so much on vinyl that it got worn out and bought again (twice!), Fantastic album! Give ‘Em …

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