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“Don’t Care” (Single) – Klark Kent

I don’t want to tell you too much about Klark Kent. He keeps his identity a strictly guarded secret. What I can tell you is that he’s the son of a CIA officer, brother of the founder of I.R.S. Records and an accomplished drummer for a band you may or may not have heard of. … Continue reading

The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – David Bowie

When it comes to innovation and constant reinvention, no career can compare to that of David Bowie. For his fifth album, the (then) glam-rocker opted to tell the story of Ziggy Stardust in his 1972 concept album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. It’s an interesting concept that gave … Continue reading

Harvest – Neil Young

As a solo artist, Neil Young released 33 studio albums since 1968. Yet the one everyone remembers is Harvest. Released in 1972, it was his fourth studio album. Critics hated it, particularly Rolling Stone, publishing a rather scathing review of the record. But the music fans loved it, eventually making it the best selling record of … Continue reading

“My Sharona” (Single) – The Knack

I cheated a little today. I actually landed on “Joanna” by Kool & The Gang. But right before it was an absolute perfect power-pop single by a little band called the Knack. On the cover is a young Sharona Alperin – who was dating lead singer Doug Fieger at the time – wearing a sheer … Continue reading

Energized – Foghat

Today’s random album comes to us courtesy of 1970’s Britain blues-rock. We’re talking about Foghat with their third album Energized. The album was released in 1974 and eventually went Gold, but does not contain any of the songs casual listeners would be familiar with (i.e. “Slow Ride”). Me: I’m a casual listener that hates that … Continue reading

Infinity Machine – Passport

“What the heck?” That was my reaction when the number I pulled led me to Infinity Machine by the band Passport. I wasn’t sure if I ever heard of them, so I looked them up. After hours of exhaustive research (or, more accurately, five minutes on Wikipedia) I learned they are a German jazz ensemble formed … Continue reading

Blondes Have More Fun – Rod Stewart

Aw crap! I pulled a Rod Stewart album. All these wonderful records up on the shelf and I stop on a whammy. It’s like going out for ice cream and coming home with syphilis. I just plum don’t like the man. At any rate, I do have a job to do so let’s get on with … Continue reading

Double Vision – Foreigner

Today I’ve been assigned Arena’s Rock favorite son, Foreigner, with their second album Double Vision (released 1978). It was an insanely popular album, ultimately selling seven million copies. Chances are, someone in your family owned this record, and is walking funny as a result of it. Obviously, the big songs on this album are “Hot Blooded” and … Continue reading

“Werewolves of London” (Single) – Warren Zevon

I decided to throw up a quick 45 write-up today as I wasn’t too thrilled with having to do another compilation of familiar songs. I threw my computer some random number strings and it spit back Warren Zevon at me – “Werewolves of London” to be precise. My girlfriend witnessed my selection and proclaimed loudly, … Continue reading

Pictures at an Exhibition – Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Today’s lucky number belongs to Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s 1972 live performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s classic piano suite, Pictures at an Exhibition. I figured sharing my thoughts on this album was going to be difficult. Stuff like this is not my forte. But it turns out it only took a bit of my attention and … Continue reading

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