Late in the Night, Your Shadow Falls between Us

For almost two years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Gentle Giant – Octopus (1972)

Here’s a loose concept album by prog. contemporaries of last week‘s Yes. The concept was a song about each of the six members of the band. Except they ended up with eight tunes. And the title is a pun on that, specifically the eight (octo-) musical works (opus, the plural of which is opera, which gets confusing to us modern, non-native Latin speakers to whom opera is a very specific thing). Continue reading

Feel your Insides Churning

For almost two years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Some weeks are $1 chicken tacos from a street vendor. This week was dutchoven steak, potatoes, carrots and onion. With a little rosemary (which is both metaphorically and literally true).

The Notwist – Neon Golden (2002)

A German “indietronica rock” band. Sure. Why not? Continue reading

She’s Gone, and She’s Wearing Your Red Sweater

For almost two years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Some weeks are heavier or more dense than other weeks. Not that this week was whipped cream, but it was lighter.

Greg Kihn Band – RocKihnRoll (1981)

When Tim shared this album, he made me feel like I should have heard The Breakup Song before. But I haven’t. Tim will be flabbergasted. Continue reading

Stuck on a Groove that I Don’t Wanna Lose

For almost two years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

A quick heads up: The versions of these albums on Spotify have some bonus tracks (eg. all of the tracks from the UK and US releases – they shared 8 of the 11 tracks – of Jimi’s, plus the b-sides for the three singles). Unlike last week (which had crazy amounts of bonus tracks), I’m listening to all of these.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced? (1967)

While we had a little Jimi back when we shared some live albums, this is the first of Jimi (et al)’s studio stuff. Continue reading