Tuesday, July 14, 2020

MESSAGE 14th July 2020 READERS POLL #2 Day 11


14th July 2020 READERS POLL #2    Day 11

After the success of the Singer Songwriters, Readers Poll, back in May, I felt that it might be a good time to explore a new Reader Poll choices.  The topic I have chosen is your DESERT ISLAND SONGS.

I am very interested in what others would choose as an album they cannot not do without and what is their favorite song from that album. Everyone has an album they simply could not do without even if was for only one song.

So I ask you, “If you were to be stranded on a desert island, which album would you take with you?”
To make your task easier you can assume that on OUR Deserted Island you have a comfortable chair and electricity that feeds the sound system of your choice.

I guess you would need to think about what type of album you want, whether it’s grounded or otherworldly, whether it is inspiring enough or if it covers the range of emotions to quench your musical taste whilst stopping you from going loopy.

To facilitate this project I have a simple request. Please post your choices in the comment section of this message as usual.

Please identify 2 x Desert Island albums (Title and Artist) and identify ONLY one song from each those albums that you would want to be stranded with.      
Please, no box sets only official albums, 2xCD set is accepted.

Knowing that we all have different musical preferences, any genre will be acceptable.

After your choices have been received I will collate and create a set of CD's to reflect your choices.  I also plan to create a file (if possible) with links to every Desert Island Album identified so you can pick up any of them if you so decide to do so. This is a huge project so it may take a little while to complete. I am sure the results will be rewarding.

The closing date for receiving your selections will be two weeks from today on 19th July.

As previous, I will post this message daily to allow new contributors to list their choices. I will also post the choices at the bottom of the message at the end of each week.

I am looking forward to receiving your choices and I thank you in advance for your contribution.




Missing Albums (Please provide if you can by posting in the comments section of Readers Poll Message #2)

Thanks to D for the missing Albums


Monday, July 13, 2020

VA - Haynes, Classic Rock, Ultimate Guide To Rock Anthems [2011]


VA - Haynes, Classic Rock, Ultimate Guide To Rock Anthems [2011]

Haynes Classic Rock Ultimate Guide to Rock Anthems is an entertaining compilation that avoids being too boring for die-hard rock fans, by including a mixture of tracks that don't get as much as attention as others do, from the likes of The Alan Parson Project and Cheap Trick, amongst the stuff no rock compilation can go without. Overall, it is an entertaining listen for newcomers of the genre, but also enough content to keep the more experienced listener occupied for its 2-hour-plus running time. (Amazon)


VA - Haynes, Classic Rock, Ultimate Guide To Rock Anthems [2011] CD1+CD2


VA - Haynes, Classic Rock, Ultimate Guide To Rock Anthems [2011] ALL


Track lists


01    Reo Speedwagon    Keep on Loving You    3:22
02    Journey    Don't Stop Believin'    4:10
03    Argent    God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You    6:43
04    Alice Cooper    Hey Stoopid    4:32
05    Ram Jam    Black Betty    3:58
06    Europe    The Final Countdown    3:57
07    Boston    More Than a Feeling    4:45
08    Survivor    Burning Heart    3:51
09    Cheap Trick    The Flame    5:38
10    Toto    Rosanna    4:02
11    Mr. Mister    Kyrie    4:13
12    Judas Priest    Living After Midnight    3:32
13    Hanoi Rocks    Up Around the Bend    3:03
14    Ian Hunter    Once Bitten Twice Shy    3:52
15    Motörhead    Hellraiser    4:33
16    Deep Purple    The Battle Rages On    5:55
17    Ted Nugent    Stormtroopin'    3:09
18    Blood, Sweat & Tears    I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know    5:58


01    Blue Öyster Cult    (Don't Fear) the Reaper    5:09
02    Meat Loaf    Bat Out of Hell    4:51
03    Heart    Barracuda    4:24
04    Jeff Healey Band    While My Guitar Gently Weeps    5:10
05    Far Corporation    Stairway to Heaven    4:00
06    Electric Light Orchestra    Rockaria    3:14
07    Alan Parsons Project    Don't Answer Me    4:10
08    Mott the Hoople    All the Young Dudes    3:31
09    Jefferson Airplane    Somebody to Love    2:56
10    Fleetwood Mac    Need Your Love So Bad    3:56
11    Big Brother & the Holding Company    Piece of My Heart    4:15
12    Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band    Sho' Nuff 'n Yes I Do    2:15
13    Edgar Winter Group    Frankenstein    4:46
14    Kansas    Carry on Wayward Son    3:26
15    Guess Who    American Woman    5:07
16    Mountain    Mississippi Queen    2:31
17    Allman Brothers Band    Good Clean Fun    5:09
18    Chicken Shack    I'd Rather Go Blind    3:16