Album #5 Steely Dan..Gaucho / and Can't buy a thrill.

Donald Fagen was in the news recently for misbehaving, and it brought Steely Dan to the front of my mind. I have always loved Steely Dan. I honestly don't think they have ever recorded a bad song.   This morning I chose Gaucho as my Steely Dan...

Album #5 the Alarm .. Declaration

Release date 1985. This album is full of fist in the air, anthem style songs. These guys have a lot they are standing up for. I guess that is what young Welsh guys did back then.   The sound reminds me of a cross between U2, the Clash, and...

# 4 Pretenders

Released in 1980. The late 70's was ruled by arena rock bands like Styx, Journey, Foreigner, etc.. The music was very good, but sometimes it was over the top with its long sustained notes, and posing.  Along comes punk/new wave. The music is...

Album #3 Cage the Elephant . Tell me I'm pretty

Released December 2016.  Produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. My favorite album of 2014 was Cage's Melophobia. I had high hopes for this record, but I have to be honest that I expected to be let down. I was not. These guys know how to...

Album #2 Bob Seger. Night Moves

Seger recorded this album at the famous Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. Great choice. The horns, piano fills, and tight, gritty sound really beefed up the songs.  Seger really delivered on the songs as well. Every song on the album is a...

Album #1 Robbie Robertson

Last listened to this record about 2005. Release date: 1987. Robertson is a fine musician, and songwriter who managed to always surround himself with great talent. On this record he got significant help from U2, the Bodeans, and Peter Gabriel at the...