Saturday, April 13, 2013

April 13, 2013

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG...American Dream  (1988)
American Dream was released 25 years ago in 1988 and it reached number 16 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  I recommend it and I'll give it a 3 out of 5 stars.  First, there are those wonderful harmonius vocals we've grown accustomed to from CSN.  Add in the mix of Neil Young and you've got 4 very talented gentlemen offering their brand of music to make a fine album.  Graham Nash offers a beautiful track called "Don't Say Goodbye.' The highlight for me was definitely the incredibly wonderful track "Compass."  "Drivin' Thunder" was a good jam, showing the boys can rock, as well.  "Got It Made" is another highlight.  This is a very cool album despite what the review from Allmusic may say, check it out
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)


Jack Casady formerly with Jefferson Airplane is 69; Max Weinberg of the E Street Band is 62; Jimmy Destri of Blondie is 59; Joey Mazzola of Sponge is 52; Lisa Umbarger formerly with the Toadies is 48; Marc Ford formerly with the Black Crowes is 47; Aaron Lewis of Staind is 41;

1945 Lowell George of Little Feat was born in Hollywood, California. George died in 1979 of a massive heart attack
1962 Hillel Slovak of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is born in Haifa, Israel. Slovak died in 1988 at the age of 26 of a heroin overdose
1965 The Beatles win a Grammy for Best New Artist
1967 The Rolling Stones perform in Warsaw, Poland, their first performance behind the Iron Curtain
1979 David Lee Roth of Van Halen collapses on stage in Spokane, Washington due to exhaustion
1987 Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac is released
1999 Echo by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers is released
2009 Music producer Phil Spector was found guilty by a Los Angeles jury of second-degree murder in the shooting of actress Lana Clarkson. He was later sentenced to 19 years to life in prison
2010 Emotion And Commotion by Jeff Beck is released
2013  Chi Cheng of the Deftones dies at the age of 42.  Cheng had been in a  in a semi-conscious state since a 2008 car accident

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