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The Hammer of the Gods

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  1. Got a few more records this week: The Rolling Stones - Love You Live Townes Van Zandt - Delta Momma Blues Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation (couldn't find the cover art I have on my LP) Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77
  2. Fleetwood Mac is one of those bands that I didn't like when I was a little younger, probably either because my dad liked them and I was simply being rebellious, or I thought they sounded too "soft rock". However, it seems like as I go back, I find a great deal of appreciation for them, and feel that their "soft rock phase" aka 1975 onward is a bit underrated by the hipsters. And besides, Lindsey Buckingham is an absolutely amazing guitar player.
  3. CD: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cardinology Vinyl: Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
  4. Vinyl: The Rolling Stones - Some Girls Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt
  5. ^ Excellent. I picked up Fresh Fruit on vinyl not too long ago. Good record. And I love The Smiths now. At first, I didn't dig them too much. I think it was Morrissey. But I got past his, ahem, "unique" vocal style and really listened to his lyrics. He really is a superb writer. But I still think a big selling point for me is Johnny Marr's playing. That guy is awesome! Anyway, I felt like I needed to add some hardcore punk to my music diet, so I went and bought this on vinyl... Black Flag - Damaged
  6. My favorite albums of his tend to change, but this one seems like a somewhat consistent list: 1. Heartbreaker 2. Gold 3. Cold Roses 4. Jacksonville City Nights 5. Love is Hell 6. Demolition 7. 29 8. Rock n Roll 9. Easy Tiger Here's to hoping the new record is good. Edit: By the way, I've heard a few tracks off his unreleased albums, and I'm pretty shocked that some of them didn't make the cut on the real albums. Like many seem to say, whenever that rumored boxset surfaces, it's gonna be killer.
  7. Picked up a batch of vinyl the other day: Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac Van Morrison - Moondance Stones - Goats Head Soup Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
  8. Hmmm.... I can't really say in order, and I can't really say this is a concrete list, as it seems to change all the time. Right now, it's: Johnny Marr Mick Taylor Lindsey Buckingham Now that I think about it, the records I've been listening to lately aren't really too guitar-heavy. The first criteria that came to mind were guitarists that were unique, yet not over-indulent in their playing.
  9. Today, it's... Bill Withers - Still Bill It's the best mix of singer-songwriter/funk/R&B/soul record I've personally ever heard. Highly recommended. Nick Drake - Pink Moon Basically a suicide note. Not for good moods. The Stooges - Raw Power It's album title describes it perfectly.
  10. I'm a fan aswell. I agree that generally his Whiskeytown work is superior, but I'm a pretty big fan of his solo work as well. However, I think his debut solo record, Heartbreaker, is the best album he's released yet. And I've basically learned lately that the less I know about his personal life, the better. The couple times I've actually read his blog, I've found him kind of annoying.
  11. These are bands that I don't really hate, as I can see people liking them, but they're simply no t my cup of tea: AC/DC The Jimi Hendrix Experience Cream Guns n Roses The Pixies The Velvet Underground (I actually prefer Lou Reed's solo work) And these guys are on my shitlist: Sublime Red Hot Chili Peppers Dave Matthews Band John Mayer 311 Basically any shit that is commonly mentioned by some idiotic fratboy as "chill music" or something of the sort.
  12. All vinyl: Mott The Hoople - Live Bob Dylan - Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid The Who - Live at Leeds The Smiths - Self-titled
  13. Killed some time today by doing some shopping: Vinyl: Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac Book: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
  14. I have no Flying Burrito Brothers, but I've been wanting that to change for a while. Not exactly a household name, so their records are kind of hard to come by.
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