Jan 05: Bruce Springsteen released Greetings from Ashbury Park NJ in 1973

Bruce Springsteen released Greetings from Ashbury Park NJ in 1973 “This boy has a lot more of the Dylan spirit than John Prine. His songs are filled with the absurdist energy and heart on sleeve pretension that made Dylan a genius instead of a talent.” – Robert Christgau, Creem magazine Greetings from Asbury Park NJ is the first studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1973. It …

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 …

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