Richman's second collection of Modern Lovers, over which he was billed (eventually, the group name would be dropped) had a lighter rock & roll sound than the first. In fact, as often as not, Richman played acoustic guitar. And his lyrical concerns had similarly lightened up, to the point of childlike whimsy on such songs as "Hey There Little Insect" and "Here Come the Martian Martians." But the focus was still Richman's unabashed vocalizing (the word "sings" is put in quotes on the back cover), giving the whole album an amateurish charm.
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy And The Poor Boys. Fantasy Records. Made in the US. 2015 Reissue.
I was a little hesitant picking up this reissue because I had read some bad things about the sound, but the price was right and I decided to take a chance. Listening to it now and the sound is amazing! This gives me more confidence to pick up other Fantasy titles.
This is the first CCR album I ever owned and it's no coincidence that it's my favourite in their catalog. I can only imagine what it was like hearing "Fortunate Son" for the first time in 1969 during the Vietnam war.
This is a blue collar album. A collection of songs about the every man, about those not fortunate enough to be born into a rich family and those looking for redemption.
The band seems effortless here, but the songs resonate deeply. I would say just as much today as when it was first released.
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#nowspinning Nightfall in Middle-Earth is the sixth full-length studio album by German power metal band Blind Guardian. It was released on April 28, 1998 through Virgin Records. It is a concept album based upon J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion, a book of tales from the First Age of Middle-earth, recounting the War of the Jewels. The album contains not only songs but also spoken parts narrating parts of the story. The cover represents Lúthien dancing in front of Morgoth. It is widely regarded as one of Blind Guardian's most well-known and well-received albums in their discography. It is also the first album with Oliver Holzwarth as guest musician, playing bass guitar instead of Hansi Kürsch. Nightfall in Middle-Earth was the first album by Blind Guardian to be released in the US. The sales encouraged Century Media to release their entire back catalog in the US in 2007, at which point it was remastered and re-released, with an added bonus track.