Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013

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DAVID CROSBY...Thousand Roads  (1993)
Thousand Roads was released 20 years ago in 1993 and it reached number 133 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  That just means that a lot of people missed out on a fantastic album.  I'll give it a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it. All the reviews I've read they didn't particularly like it.  They must have gotten the wrong CD to listen to as I found this a great listen. It's just a laid back collection of songs.  Well, laid back with the exception of the title track "Thousand Roads" which has some sparks of heavy guitar and is a pretty good song.  I had heard the opening track "Hero" before, which is a good track (written by Crosby along with Phil Collins, Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff).  The highlight was the absolutely beautiful "Old Soldier"(written by Marc Cohn). "Helpless Heart" was also a nice listen. If you like soft rock you definitely gotta check this one out.  Very well done
(CD, Allmusic review)

Peter Garrett formerly with Midnight Oil is 60; David Pirner of Soul Asylum is 49; Dan Rieser of Marcy Playground is 47;

1924 Rudy Pompilli of Bill Haley and the Comets was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. Pompilli died in 1976 of lung cancer from second hand smoke
1943 Lonesome Dave Peverett of Foghat was born in Dullwich, England. Peverett died in 2000 in Orlando, Florida
1947 Gerry Rafferty is born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Rafferty died in 2011
1960 Shortly before midnight, rock-and-roll performer Eddie Cochran, 21, was fatally injured in a taxi crash in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England; he died the next day.
1972 Electric Light Orchestra makes its debut in Croydon, England at the Fox and Greyhound pub
1993 David Lee Roth is arrested for buying a small amount of marijuana in New York
1996 Kiss announce a world tour with all 4 original members at a press conference in New York
1999 Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane dies at the age of 52 of lung cancer in Santa Cruz, California
2011 Ozzy Osbourne is the head ambassador for Record Store Day

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