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Led Zeppelin Untitled

It’s been fifty years since this album steamrollered in and set the tone for the 70s. One couldn’t put it better than AllMusic. The lascivious swagger of Black Dog is as exciting now as it was when I first heard it all those years ago. “Going to California” is a song that I acted upon…

Who’s Next

One of the great albums of the R+R era released on this day in ’71. Rather than posting the usual, I’ve gone for this very tongue in cheek Entwhistle song — knowing what I do about Entwhistle the song must have some basis in his own marital problems. Much like John Paul Jones’s contribution to Led Zep,…

Bowie’s back

The Economist pretty much captures the bind that Bowie has faced over his career. The man who retains the longest stretch of creativity in rock music (1971-1980) blew it by trying to keep cutting edge. With his genuinely great crooning voice he could have out done Rod Stewart’s American Songbook by a mile, but instead…