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Frank Zappa, As An Am**: Here's the second disc I've listened to from the Beat the Boots box set that was released in '91. These are official releases of long bootlegged albums, and as Zappa notes in the opening spoken track, he wasn't too fond of bootlegging and bootleggers. So it makes sense for him to do this, but I wish he had chosen better shows to officially release as this one sorta goes all over the place. 2/7/15

Frank Zappa, As An Am**: Here's the second disc I've listened to from the Beat the Boots box set that was released in '91. These are official releases of long bootlegged albums, and as Zappa notes in the opening spoken track, he wasn't too fond of bootlegging and bootleggers. So it makes sense for him to do this, but I wish he had chosen better shows to officially release as this one sorta goes all over the place. 2/7/15

Pere Ubu, Worlds In Collision***: Here's where not having any preconceived ideas of the band set up by a knowledge of their back catalog comes in handy. Reading some of the reviews of this one really paints this as a substandard album, mostly because it doesn't fit with the more punk roots of the band. However, I find this to be an enjoyable listen. I may think differently upon hearing previous works, but I like it. As Dick Clark said, "It's got a good beat, and you can dance to it." 2/4/15

Pere Ubu, Worlds In Collision***: Here's where not having any preconceived ideas of the band set up by a knowledge of their back catalog comes in handy. Reading some of the reviews of this one really paints this as a substandard album, mostly because it doesn't fit with the more punk roots of the band. However, I find this to be an enjoyable listen. I may think differently upon hearing previous works, but I like it. As Dick Clark said, "It's got a good beat, and you can dance to it." 2/4/15

Tom Cochrane, Mad Mad World**: From one Tom to another; however, I must say that though they share a first name, they do not share a level of talent. This Tom did have a fairly big hit with "Life Is a Highway," and he certainly rode that one all the way to the bank. But there was nothing else of note on this album. It's all pretty straightforward and staid rock-by-the-numbers. Frankly, I'd rather listen to Mr. Petty than Mr. Cochrane. 1/8/15

Tom Cochrane, Mad Mad World**: From one Tom to another; however, I must say that though they share a first name, they do not share a level of talent. This Tom did have a fairly big hit with "Life Is a Highway," and he certainly rode that one all the way to the bank. But there was nothing else of note on this album. It's all pretty straightforward and staid rock-by-the-numbers. Frankly, I'd rather listen to Mr. Petty than Mr. Cochrane. 1/8/15

Pearl Jam, Alive****: I'm realizing that the mindset that one has while listening to something has quite a bit to do with how that effort is assessed. That being said, I've always held this EP in high regard (as I have the band as well) and find "Dirty Frank" to be my favorite non-album, b-side track of just about any band out there. Better than so many album tracks from the same era. 10/19/16

Pearl Jam, Alive****: I'm realizing that the mindset that one has while listening to something has quite a bit to do with how that effort is assessed. That being said, I've always held this EP in high regard (as I have the band as well) and find "Dirty Frank" to be my favorite non-album, b-side track of just about any band out there. Better than so many album tracks from the same era. 10/19/16

Ugly Kid Joe, As Ugly As They Wanna Be***: I saw these guys back in '91. If I remember correctly, they were on a club tour with Quiet Riot (opening of course), and they were a fun live band. Of course, their claim to fame is one track off this EP and another off their first real album, but it's "Everything About You" that made them worth seeing. Anybody can write a love song, but it takes some real talent (and balls) to write a pure hate song as good as this one. 1/4/15

Ugly Kid Joe, As Ugly As They Wanna Be***: I saw these guys back in '91. If I remember correctly, they were on a club tour with Quiet Riot (opening of course), and they were a fun live band. Of course, their claim to fame is one track off this EP and another off their first real album, but it's "Everything About You" that made them worth seeing. Anybody can write a love song, but it takes some real talent (and balls) to write a pure hate song as good as this one. 1/4/15

David T. Chastain, Elegant Seduction***: A progressive instrumental album that leaves a little of the "progressive" element behind in favor of somewhat radio-friendly tracks that don't really set the imagination on fire. The title track and "Menage a Trois" are pretty good, but the rest of it doesn't really live up to the awesomeness of those two. 2/19/15

David T. Chastain, Elegant Seduction***: A progressive instrumental album that leaves a little of the "progressive" element behind in favor of somewhat radio-friendly tracks that don't really set the imagination on fire. The title track and "Menage a Trois" are pretty good, but the rest of it doesn't really live up to the awesomeness of those two. 2/19/15

Brooks & Dunn, Brand New Man***: Here's what astonishes me about this album (and it certainly isn't the music... well, for the most part it isn't). I cannot believe that "Boot Scootin' Boogie" is from 1991. I remember hearing it all the time in the bar I used to work at, but that was in '97 and '98. Even then, it was well beyond its expiration date, even for a country album. Go figure. 3/19/15

Brooks & Dunn, Brand New Man***: Here's what astonishes me about this album (and it certainly isn't the music... well, for the most part it isn't). I cannot believe that "Boot Scootin' Boogie" is from 1991. I remember hearing it all the time in the bar I used to work at, but that was in '97 and '98. Even then, it was well beyond its expiration date, even for a country album. Go figure. 3/19/15

"Slip Inside This House - Stereo LP Version" by The 13th Floor Elevators added to Liked from Radio playlist on Spotify

"Slip Inside This House - Stereo LP Version" by The 13th Floor Elevators added to Liked from Radio playlist on Spotify

Pat Benatar, True Love****: After a decade where she reigned supreme as queen of the rock vocal (at least a half decade), Pat Benatar moved on to see if she could conquer some blues standards with that amazing voice of hers. For the most part she succeeds. Other than the out of place Christmas track, this album is a glorious introduction to a more mature Pat singing some songs that she almost makes her own. 1/18/15

Pat Benatar, True Love****: After a decade where she reigned supreme as queen of the rock vocal (at least a half decade), Pat Benatar moved on to see if she could conquer some blues standards with that amazing voice of hers. For the most part she succeeds. Other than the out of place Christmas track, this album is a glorious introduction to a more mature Pat singing some songs that she almost makes her own. 1/18/15

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