Another View: Vox Misses Prince More Than I Do
Bill Quick

And, as usual, makes an excellent case for his point of view: Vox Popoli: Bleeding purple Minnesota, and Minneapolis in particular, has always had an irrelevancy complex. And not without reason; everyone at my East Coast-populated university seemed to be … Continue reading

Dead Prince: Much Ado About Not All That Much
Bill Quick

Some Guy with One Song People of a Certain Age Vaguely Remember Dies and the Popped Out Pop Culture Loses It’s Little Mind @ AMERICAN DIGEST That’s pretty much my own reaction to the frenzied uproar about the death of … Continue reading

Prince: RIP
Bill Quick

Prince Dead at 57 | TMZ.com The artist known as Prince has died … TMZ has learned. He was 57.  Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning. Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed … Continue reading

Posited – late Seventies = Rock wasteland. Alternate Evidence Presented
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I’ll start with 1979: At Budokan – Cheap Trick; London Calling – The Clash; The Wall – Pink Floyd; Damn the Torpedoes – Tom Petty & the HB; Low Budget – The Kinks; Armed Forces – Elvis Costello; Look Sharp! … Continue reading

Apparently Dolly Parton is Colonizing Uganda’s Culture
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » CULTURAL APPROPRIATION: Identity 2016: The nation in love with country music. “Cowboy boots, checked shirts and country music might conjure up images of the American south, but Dolly Parton and her fellow country singers have … Continue reading

RIP: Merle Haggard
Bill Quick

Dead at 79. I always liked old Merle. He’s been one of country’s biggest stars for most of my life, and had one hell of a way with a tune. He’ll be missed, but his music lives on. I have … Continue reading

He actually asked “What Kind of Motorcycle do you want the Guitar to sound like?”
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He had a few big hits in the 70’s that tended more to the softer side of Rock. Later he just wanted to Bang The Drum All Day. But did you know how great a guitarist he was? Ladies and … Continue reading

Hey that’s Me and I want you only
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He’s mentioned in the very first stanza of the very first song from Springsteen’s classic Born To Run. When people start listing the greatest singers of the rock era his name doesn’t come up as often as it should. Ladies … Continue reading

Music Notes
Bill Quick

Got tired of pawing through my vinyl collection.  Got a whole bunch of digital Mingus flowing from the Mighty Advents at the moment. Hot and cool. … Continue reading

Today’s Hot Plate Dinner: Leftovers UPDATED: The Early Ones
Bill Quick

Starting off with some leftovers from yesterday’s Greatest Hits feast:  A couple of Doors Greatest Hits compiles from an outfit called “WEA Music” made for the German market.  Pretty good recordings of most of the good stuff from the Lizard … Continue reading

Turntable Thread: Spanking the Platters – Greatest Hits
Bill Quick

Because I don’t have infinite money, infinite time, infinite patience, or infinite selection (Goodwill record bins are what they are), and because of the uncertainty of the entirety of even the great ones’ oeuvre (with a few exceptions even the … Continue reading

Turntable Thread: The Hot Plate
Bill Quick

I’m gonna start off with a few leftovers from last night’s Guitar Godfest. I’ve watched this guy play (on YouTube, at least) with just about every major guitar god except Jimi.  And I’ve seen him turn up playing session or … Continue reading

On the Turntable: My Current Record Cleaning Method
Bill Quick

As those of you who keep track know, I get most of my vinyl straight out of the record bins at the local Goodwill.  Some percentage of them will be in excellent condition, and require little, if any, work.  But … Continue reading

Today’s Turnings and Turnings (On the Table)
Bill Quick

Starting the day off with one of the greatest of them all: The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds.  Rolling Stone ranks it second all-time, behind Pepper, and ahead of Revolver and Highway 61.  I’d pretty much flip that right around, put 61 … Continue reading

Today’s Spin (On the Turntable)
Bill Quick

Starting off with Cream in my coffee:  Wheels of Fire, then Disreali Gears, both in the remastered 180 gm vinyl versions.  Sounds great!  Eric gets most of the credit, but Bruce and Baker were amazing as well.  It was the … Continue reading

Today’s Turntable News (Skip If Uninterested In My Odd Tastes In Music)
Bill Quick

Starting off with a cup of coffee and Duran Duran’s Rio.  Bouncy. Queen’s Greatest Hits – to make sure my heart is pumping properly. Starting to spin Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk now.  Didn’t get to it last night.  I have the … Continue reading

On the Turntable Today (Updated As It Moves Me)
Bill Quick

The Eagles: Hotel California – yes, that one. BTW, in case you haven’t seen what I’m using to give all this ancient vinyl a spin and listen, here’s a pic of my system: That’s a Dual 701 direct drive turntable … Continue reading

On The Turntable This Evening
Bill Quick

The Best of Glenn Miller, Vol 2:  (the “moonlight” collection:   Moonlight Serenade,  Moonlight Cocktail), also Elmer’s Tune, American Patrol, Take the A Train, etc. Billy Joel:  The Stranger (Scenes From an Italian Restaurant is just so good), and, of course, … Continue reading

The Great Die-Off Seems to Be Speeding Up Now
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » REPORT: KEITH EMERSON HAS PASSED AWAY AT AGE 71. I wasn’t a big ELP fan, but I loved “Lucky Man,”… I wasn’t a big ELP fan, but I loved “Lucky Man,” and its groundbreaking synthesizer … Continue reading

On The Turntable This Evening
Bill Quick

An absolutely mint copy of Beatles ’65 in monoaural. Sounds incredible on my system.  My Pioneer SX-1010 has a switch for playing just mono.  Which means you get to hear the original album just as it was first laid down.  … Continue reading

When I’m 64 (In the Rear View Mirror Now) – Only Two Left
Bill Quick

George Martin Obituary — The Man who Enabled the Beatles For evidence that The Beatles would have been great without George Martin in tow, one need look no further than at the band’s first LP, Please Please Me, which was … Continue reading

Rapper Nobodies Make Fools of Themselves With Paul McCartney
Bill Quick

Paul McCartney Rejected At Grammys Party | The Daily Caller This has to be a first in Grammys history. Sir Paul McCartney, the Beatle, was turned away from an after party following the Grammy Awards Monday night in Hollywood, TMZ reports. … Continue reading

I’d Pay Decent Money To See This One
Bill Quick

The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson – Blackbird Presents Kris Kristofferson, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham , Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson , Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood, & More to be announced I love Kristofferson’s … Continue reading

On The Turntable This Morning
Bill Quick

I’m in a traditional mood today. The Essential Glenn Miller Dean Martin – 50 Favorites The Best of the Fabulous Sinatra   Still good stuff.  I cut my pop music teeth on Glenn Miller.  The first song I ever performed … Continue reading

This Band Just Keeps on Getting Better
Bill Quick

The Eagles’ Glenn Frey dead at 67 – CNN.com In memoriam, at their peak: Also this: Not bad for a band – picking up David Bowie and Glenn Frey in less than a week. Getting a bit crowded up there … Continue reading

Finally some sanity returns!
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is finally returning to some sanity as three deserving bands and a great guitarist are being inducted into the Hall in 2016. Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Chicago and Steve Miller, after 15 – … Continue reading

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today….
Bill Quick

The Beatles’ ‘Rubber Soul’ Turns 50 Years Old | PJ Media Today, songs from one of the greatest rock albums of all time will play somewhere, even though the album is turning 50 years old. Released on December 3, 1965, … Continue reading

I Have a New (Old) Favorite Band
Bill Quick

Some complete albums: This band just raised my general opinion of ’80s music by about 750%. And now I know who was one of Ike Reilley’s main infulences. Luckily, three of their best albums are available to me free via … Continue reading

In Honor of the Upcoming Full Moon Eclipse
Bill Quick

I wish the disastrous concert I attended where he opened for Bob Dylan had been this good. … Continue reading

This is What Today’s Yoot Considers Genius Guitar Work
Bill Quick

Maybe I’m just an old geezer but…well…I dunno. … Continue reading

Ratings War
Bill Quick

The 10 Most Underrated Beatles Songs 3. “I’m Looking Through You” (Rubber Soul, 1965) Rubber Soul is probably their most underrated album, and one of their best. It’s full of underrated rarely heard songs. Here’s one. Huh? You call being … Continue reading