Tag Archives: Rock ‘n’ Roll

My Top 10 Album Opening Songs

Remember when it was a big deal for a new album to drop? The street date was always Tuesday, and you’d walk to your local record store and pick up the CD/cassette/LP/whatever and listen to it straight through, see what … Continue reading

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An Album I Love: Mescalito

One problem I’ve run into with my taste in music is that the majority of the artists I like tend to be, well, dead. My favorite guitar player (and everyone else’s), Jimi Hendrix, died eleven years before I was born. … Continue reading

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An Album I Love: The Dark Side of the Moon

This one doesn’t need a whole lot of introduction. Dark Side of the Moon stayed on the charts for fifteen years, and is one of the best-selling albums of all time, along with Michael Jackson’s Thriller and the Eagles’ Greatest … Continue reading

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An Album I Love: Wildflowers

There were two big problems with picking ten records for my Desert Island Albums series: 1) Only ten records! 2) Those posts were really time-consuming to write, as they often approached two-thousand words. There are so many more albums I … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Versions of The Weight on YouTube

The Weight is one of the most instantly recognizable songs in all of rock and folk music. Every part of it is distinctive–the acoustic guitar intro, the opening “I pulled into Nazareth” lyric, the descending chord pattern on the chorus, … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs

If there’s one thing my compadre Juan Alvarado likes to do, it’s challenge me to write lists. Fortunately, if there’s one thing I like to do, it’s write lists. Following our competing Top 10 Simpsons Episodes lists, he immediately challenged … Continue reading

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Desert Island Album #9: Warren Zevon

The album cover: A photo of the 29-year old Warren Zevon in black suit and unbuttoned white shirt, a dim, noirish image with only an offset stage light providing illumination.The image indicates a bit of Zevon’s past (he was a … Continue reading

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