My second 2023 inductee, 14th overall, is Sir Paul McCartney. He is the first to be in my hall twice, once for The Beatles and now for his post-Beatle career.
The Beatles’ bassist, vocalist, and songwriter would continue solo beginning in 1970 at the sign of the break-up of the band. He would release his first LP, McCartney, a month before the release of The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be. The album, rich with experimentation, has McCartney performing all instruments and vocals himself, aside from some backing vocals performed by Linda McCartney. It also contained the song, “Maybe I’m Amazed”.
“Discipline is never an end in itself, only a means to an end”
Discipline is the eighth studio album by the English progressive rock band King Crimson, released on September 22, 1981, by E.G. Records in the United Kingdom and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The band was founded by Robert Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, and lyricist Peter Sinfield in 1969.
When you think of Led Zeppelin you get the image of the iconic Icarus Swan Song logo that is so closely associated with Jimmy Page and company. It’s the perfect image for a band like Led Zeppelin, a timeless piece of art that just feels right in the lore of classic rock.
This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.
Postponed, because of Covid, from 2020 to September 12, 2021 to finally February 1, 2022.
I saw the Alan Parsons Live Project: Turn of a Friendly Card Tour at Symphony Hall in Atlanta, Georgia on February 1, 2022. It was one of the best-sounding shows I have ever attended, loud but didn’t hurt your ears at all.
The 1977 Animals progressive rock album by Pink Floyd has always been one of my favorites. It is 41 minutes and 40 seconds while only 5 songs. The Pig between the smoke stacks at Battersea Power Station was conceived by Roger Waters and graphic genius Storm Thorgerson (Hipgnosis).