Saturday, January 11, 2014

January 11, 2014

RUSH...A Show Of Hands  (1989)
"A Show Of Hands" was released 25 years ago this month in 1989.  It reached number 21 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  Starting off with the theme from The Three Stooges is brilliant (you know, cuz there are 3 members of Rush).  Not the best live Rush album but still pretty amazing.  The boys rock, as usual.  Live versions of 'Subdivisions,' 'Distant Early Warning' and 'Time Stand Still" are the highlights.  Highly recommended.  I even played it back to back as I was preparing todays blog
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

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2000 After only 4 months Sharon Osbourne resigns as manager for the Smashing Pumpkins, saying that Billy Corgan was making her sick
2003 Mickey Finn, formerly with T. Rex, died in Croydon, Surrey, UK. Finn was 55
2004 Ted Nugent receives 40 stitches after cutting himself with a chainsaw while filming a reality show for VH1 “Surviving Nugent: The Ted Commandments"
2005 A federal appeals court dismisses a lawsuit brought agains Kid Rock by former business associates who accused him of violating trademark and copyright-infringement laws
2005 Spencer Dryden of the Jefferson Airplane (1966-1970) dies in Penngrove California. Dryden was 66
2011 Thank You Happy Birthday by Cage The Elephant is released
2011 Showroom Of Compassion by Cake is released
2014  During a Fleetwood Mac concert in Hawaii Mick Fleetwood announces that Christine McVie would be rejoining the band

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