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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.
  15. Yeah, I'm a big fan of him. I already had his two solo albums on CD, but when I saw them on vinyl, I knew I couldn't pass them up.
  16. All vinyl: Gram Parsons - GP Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power Ramones - Leave Home Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
  17. Great video. That's not only one of my favorite tracks off their second record, but one of my favorite songs of theirs period.
  18. Got some more records today: Smog - Red Apple Falls Little feat - Waiting for Columbus (kickass gatefold, used, in great condition, and only 3 bucks!) Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
  19. Happy Birthday, Willie. I'll definitely give Redheaded Stranger a spin in celebration!
  20. Oooooh, I'm totally keeping an eye out on that Massey Hall record. Looks somewhat pricey, but I don't have it yet, and I think that it'll sound incredible on vinyl.
  21. Double post, technically. Oh well. All these are on vinyl: Television - Marquee Moon (awesome gatefold!) Ryan Adams - Gold Bill Withers - Still Bill
  22. I think what's worse about the Backstreet Boys on the cover is the fact that Rick Danko's death is reduced to the top right corner rather than having their pants at their ankles.
  23. Nothing really special happened at the stores I was at, except for a 15% off sale at one of them. I did score a vinyl copy of Abbey Road, however. Very happy with it. I have become addicted to record-buying lately rather than CD's.
  24. I'm visiting mine in a few minutes. Figured I'd pick up a couple records in celebration and see if anything special is going on. There's supposed to be a couple local bands playing, but I'm not sure what time today.
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