I flipped it over to read the other side...King Crimson, in the court of the crimson king. A good album to crank VERY loud.mediatechnology wrote:I'm really curious - in fact dying to know - what the last LP was that you listened to John.
After you remove the dust please tell us.
The last several times I fired up the record player was after several beers and revisiting some of my old vinyl from the 60's-70s.
I bought the king crimson album after accidentally seeing them live. They were the opening act for the Doors at a concert back in the '60s. In fact I saw the Who as an opening act for the Doors, another opener Linda Ronstadt (stoned ponies)
Here's a youtube of a song from one of my more obscure albums. I don't know if you'll enjoy a first listen but one of my favorites from back in the day and I'm enjoying the hell out of hearing again. (lots of subtle humor and 60's references in his rap).
I've been doing a few needle drops of stuff that was best forgotten.
There were a lot of bands then (the 70s) that sound like Spinal Tap.
I hear those records today and think "I hope I got this as a promo."
There's one LP's credits I looked at that had a quote from a label exec that said: "It takes $15,000 to make a hit album. That's why I'm giving you ten."
Then there's the Joe Sample Carmel album I rediscovered.
Made digging through the other ten worth it.
I have albums from a few obscure Boston bands I saw live in clubs or free concerts around town. I recall seeing Emerson lake and palmer free at the half shell. Mahavishu orchestra played a free concert on the boston commons.
I wonder how much of my old vinyl I can google up? nah... I have work I should be doing. Maybe tonight after a few beers.