Sunday, March 10, 2013

March 10, 2013

ROD STEWART...Body Wishes  (1983)
Body Wishes was released 30 years ago in 1983 and it reached number 30 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  I'll give this a 2 out of 5 stars.  I give it only the 2 stars because when compared to Rod's previous releases this is a weak album, but yet not to bad at the same time.  First, the album cover is definitely a tribute to the Elvis album 50,000 Elvis Fans Can't be Wrong, both of which are pictured to the left. Second, the album rocks from time to time, but there was definitely the 80's vibe going on a bit to much for us diehard Stewart fans.  The two best tracks are the last 2, "Strangers Again" and "Satisfied." Both numbers are slow ballads which I found to be quite good.  "Move Me" is a cool rocker.  I recommend it but if you're hoping for a rockin' Rod Stewart album catch one of his earlier releases

(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review) 

Tom Scholz from Boston is 66; Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam is 50; Dave Krusen, formerly with Pearl Jam and Candlebox, is 47; Jerry Horton from Papa Roach is 38; Benjamin Jackson Burnley from Breaking Benjamin is 35; Michael Barnes of Red is 34;

1973 The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd is released
1984 Deep Purple decide to reunite. Ian Gillian leaves Black Sabbath to participate in the reunion
2003 AC/DC, The Clash, Elvis Costello And The Attractions and The Police are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2004 The Recording Industry Association of America tells a DJ that he can no longer sell his The Double Black Album, which he created using Metallica's so-called Black Album and a rapper named Jay-Z's The Black Album and mixed them together
2005 Molly Hatchet lead singer Danny Joe Brown dies in Davie, Florida due to complications with diabetes. He was 53
2006 Rock music's Top 30 Moneymakers list is released by Rolling Stone magazine. Top spot: U2 $154.2 million. No. 2, The Rolling Stones, 3. The Eagles, 4. Paul McCartney, 5. Elton John
2008 John Mellencamp is inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
2009 Scream by Chris Cornell is released
2010 Pink Floyd sues their label EMI over iTunes sales of individual songs. EMI argues that separating the songs only applies to their physical releases
2010 Lawyers for Phil Spector appeal his ’09 murder conviction claiming he didn’t get a fair trail. Spector was sentenced to prison for 19 years to life for shooting actress Lana Clarkson at his California mansion in ‘03
2010  At a Metallica concert in Cambodia fans who could not get tickets riot outside the venue.  Police use tanks and 160 people are arrested
2011  It is announced that Donnie Steele would be replacing the late Paul Gray as  basist for Slipknot.  Steele was a founding member of Slipknot

No comments: