When you say “Ziggy Stardust” most people know the David Bowie work you’re referring to, although the actual title of the 1972 album is “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.” This was a concept album that may have been a bit bigger than its concept. It was preceded by […]Read more "It’s a Good Record, Man: “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” by David Bowie — a music review"
This post is serving double duty. It’s a track-by-track review of the Iron Maiden album The Number of the Beast, with the associations of my ill-spent youth. But, it’s also a review of the documentary Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast (Classic Albums), which I watched on Amazon Prime Video. As is my custom, […]Read more "It’s a Good Record, Man: “The Number of the Beast,” by Iron Maiden — a music (and documentary) review"
Back in Black is still my favorite AC/DC album, though its predecessor, Highway to Hell, is running only about a nose length behind. I owned Highway first, in fact. Both were produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. And, both albums have just about all of my favorite AC/DC songs on them. The difference in the […]Read more "It’s a Good Record, Man: “Back in Black” by AC/DC — a music review"
You know who The Who are. Their songs have provided the theme music for all the CSI television shows. The original series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation used “Who Are You?” as its theme song. CSI: Miami used “Won’t Get Fooled Again” with the most famous scream in rock ‘n’ roll. And, CSI: New York […]Read more "It’s a Good Record, Man: “Who’s Next,” by The Who"
Stephen King was at least partially responsible for my purchase of this album (which was in cassette form the first time, I’ll admit). I read King’s novel The Stand not long after it came out in 1978, and, as I recall, it had at least one epigraph quoting the song “Shelter from […]Read more "It’s A Good Record, Man: “Blood on the Tracks,” by Bob Dylan"
Music has always been an important component of my particular brand of nerd-dom. So, it surprises me that I haven’t written a blog post about it before now. I’m a musician (of sorts). I can’t read music at all, but I do play keyboards by ear, and—as I like to say—I own a couple […]Read more "It’s A Good Record, Man: “Moving Pictures” by Rush (music review)"