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Friday Night Album Rock - Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill

Can't Buy a Thrill is the debut studio album by the American rock band Steely Dan, released in November 1972 by ABC Records. The album was written by band members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, recorded in August 1972 at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, and produced by Gary Katz. Its music features tight song structure and sounds from soft rock, folk rock, and pop, alongside philosophical, elliptically written lyrics.

The album was a commercial success, peaking at number 17 on the Billboard chart and eventually being certified platinum. It was also met with positive reviews and later appeared on many professional listings of the greatest albums, including Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000) and Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" (2003).


Album Rock Sunday - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 12 September 1975 through Harvest Records and Columbia Records, their first release for the latter. Based on material Pink Floyd composed while performing in Europe, Wish You Were Here was recorded over numerous sessions throughout 1975 at Abbey Road Studios in London.

The album's themes include criticism of the music business, alienation, and a tribute to founding member Syd Barrett, who left seven years earlier with deteriorating mental health. Like their previous record, The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Pink Floyd used studio effects and synthesisers. Guest singers included Roy Harper, who provided the lead vocals on "Have a Cigar", and Venetta Fields, who added backing vocals to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". To promote the album, the band released the double A-side single "Have a Cigar" / "Welcome to the Machine".

Wish You Were Here received mixed reviews from critics on its release, who found its music uninspiring and inferior to their previous work. It has retrospectively received critical acclaim, hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time, and was cited by keyboardist Richard Wright and guitarist David Gilmour as their favourite Pink Floyd album. It reached number one in the US and UK and Harvest's parent company, EMI, was unable to keep up with the demand. Since then, the record has sold over 20 million copies.


Friday Night/Saturday Morning Album Rock - GTR - Hackett/Howe - 1986

GTR is the 1986 debut album and sole official studio release from the short-lived super-group GTR. The album peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the single "When the Heart Rules the Mind" reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Another single, "The Hunter", peaked at No. 85. The instrumental piece by Steve Howe, "Sketches in the Sun", resurfaced on his solo album Motif Volume 1 and again on his Anthology album. Steve Hackett's "Hackett to Bits" was a simplified version of the title track from his Please Don't Touch album. (It had no connection with the similarly titled "Hackett to Pieces" from Highly Strung.) Asia later recorded their own version of the Downes-penned "The Hunter" for their 1997 compilation album Anthology.

The group, founded by ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and then ex-Yes and ex-Asia guitarist Steve Howe, disbanded in 1987. Geoff Downes, another ex-Yes and ex-Asia member at the time, produced the album.

The band's name, anecdotally, comes from the marking on the studio mixing console that indicates the 'guitar' volume control.


Greta Van Fleet - Broken Bells

I never want to fall asleep...

Bill Withers - 1973 BBC Concert Complete

Sit back, listen and enjoy the smooth voice of a king.

Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

“Yeah, it makes me wanna holler

And throw up both my hands

Crime is increasing

Trigger happy policing”

Alabama - John Coltrane

You don't need words...

Last night, my son asked me to protect his mom.

We were talking about the recent events and escalating hate directed at the Black, Asian, and LGBTQ community and he asked me what I was going to do about it.

I'm a white guy. My wife is Asian and my son looks Asian as well. We are blood. Our bond is very deep and my love for him and his mother knows no bounds.

I've had to deal with this before, bullying of my son in school to the point where he would no longer ride the bus, because he was to afraid and done with the continual taunting, a pair of racists trying to run my wife and I off the road, while brandishing a pistol (fortunately, they were in a beater truck and we were in a Mercedes, so I was able to lose them easily). My wife has had a redneck boss tell her he could not understand her and FORCE her to take an ESL course in order to continue her job (she spoke better English than that dumb hick).

The above were all relatively minor to my biggest fear, racist attacks on their body. I have been fighting it since the 60's.

Then we spend four years with this dumb fucking fake rich guy and his turd entourage and they make it OK to openly target, beat and kill, my loves and anyone that does not look like them.

Now, his 'fake christian" followers want to talk about feeling cancelled if they use hateful speech. They want to play the fucking victim. Really? Really? Their the victim? What the absolute bizzarro world bullshit is making them say such a stupid ignorant thing, oh yea, an ex-Dumpster Fire pResident and his clan of Turd droppings.

Fuck Them.

Non-whites have been the victim for far to long.

Like that 70 year old woman who grabbed a 2 x 4 and beat that racist "white" fuck half to death, we are done sitting down. I am done protesting.

I promised my son I would protect his mom and asked him to be careful (like I have so many, many, many times before).

I am done protesting.

Fuck with me or my family and I will beat the living crap out of you and hold my head high as they haul your ugly racist ass off on a stretcher.

Fuck the racists.

Please, excuse my language, I am so done talking.

Greta Van Fleet - Heat Above (Live)

Sunday Rock Album - Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

Master of Reality is the third studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, released on 21 July 1971 by Vertigo Records. It is regarded by some critics as the foundation of doom metal, stoner rock, and sludge metal.[1] It peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart and number eight on the US Billboard 200. Negatively received by critics on release, the album is now considered one of the greatest heavy metal albums of all time. It was certified double platinum after having sold over two million copies.

Master of Reality was recorded at Island Studios in London from February to April 1971. The album was produced by Rodger Bain, who had also produced Black Sabbath's previous two albums, with future Judas Priest producer Tom Allom handling engineering.[2] This was to be Bain's final collaboration with Black Sabbath as guitarist Tony Iommi took over production duties for the band's next several albums. Drummer Bill Ward explained: "Previously, we didn’t have a clue what to do in the studio, and relied heavily on Rodger. But this time we were a lot more together, understood what was involved and were more opinionated on how things should be done."


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