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RS #378: Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?

#378 

Oasis (What's The Story) Morning Glory?

Release Date: 1995
Previously Owned: No
First Time Listen: Yes

 The story is middling Brit-pop that doesn't really leave a mark. By Source, Fair use, Link

Impressions: This falls into Cheap Trick category for me: I should like this, in theory. These guys throw The Smiths, Stone Roses, Beatles, The Jam, Stones, etc in a blender and make a Brit-pop smoothie. … Continue Reading ››

Concert Review! The Replacements at Riot Fest Chicago

The best photo my iPhone could muster.
The best photo my iPhone could muster.

I took a break from my Album Death March to head out to Riot Fest Chicago in Humboldt Park last night to check out the reunion of The Replacements. Or at least "The Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg Show With Two Guys From Paul's '90s Touring Band."

My tempered enthusiasm was about as high as it could get and still be considered "measured." The Replacements are … Continue Reading ››

Cool Guardian article about British songwriters

Isle of Noises, Daniel Rachel
Cool cover design.

Like the headline says, I'm just sharing a cool article from the Guardian. A few really interesting insights about songwriting with Ray Davies, John Lydon, Mick Jones, Paul Weller, Andy Partridge, Sting, Annie Lennox, Johnny Marr and many slightly older British musician people.  Excerpts from this book, Isle of Noises: Conversations with great British songwriters by Daniel Rachel:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/05/british-songwriter-interviews-secrets

The Soon-To-Be-Titled Listening to the Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums of All-Time Project

For some reason, I've decided to listen to every single album (and a few double albums) on the Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums of All Time list.

Starting with #500 all the way up to #1, I'll write up my impressions of each album, a rating, and a general comment of whether this selection should be on this list or not. Well, actually, that's a pretty silly notion, because if Rolling Stone put the album on the list, then it should be on Rolling Stone's list, right? End of story. So, I guess what I'm really asking is "would I … Continue Reading ››