Without question this is one of my all-time favorite album covers. Number 161 in the Hipgnosis Bestiary, 1979’s Lovedrive sported yet another brilliant jacket from Storm Thorgerson.
“Say, Tommy, let’s take TJB1 out for a spin.” “Yes, sir, Mr. Alpert! Where to?” “Doesn’t matter, baby, I just want to feel my new silk scarf blowing in the breeze.”
This 1983 album is a must-have for two reasons:
On July 28, 1973, the Grand Prix Raceway in Watkins Glen, New York hosted what at that time was the largest audience ever gathered for a concert. Four years after Woodstock’s half […]
Mom’s Apple Pie’s self-titled debut might just be the coolest album in my stacks. Not only were they a ten-piece funky band with lots of brass and a bad wah-wah who beat […]
Tres Hermanas in Sacramento, California’s Midtown District is to Mexican food what the Sistine Chapel is to men in drag and funny hats — it just doesn’t get any better. The place has […]
Johnny Cougar/John Cougar/John “Cougar” Mellencamp/John Mellencamp made three — three — albums before the sort-of-self-titled John Cougar, which most people think of as his first album. There’s nothing really unusual about that — […]
Crown of Creation was Jefferson Airplane’s fourth album, released in 1968. It did well, reaching number six in the US. It’s hippy-dippy, dated, doesn’t really hold up, but that’s not what grabs […]
I know what you’ve been wondering: Why can’t my love of creepy dolls and harmonicas be satisfied in one hi-fidelity package? It can. Oh, it can.
There were two establishments in Upstate South Carolina in the Seventies and Eighties that were the go-to insults. “Your mama is on Bull Street” meant “your mother is in the loony bin.” […]