Schingle's Blog

April 23, 2018

why not? concluded

Filed under: images — Tags: , , , — schingle @ 2:24 pm

So, over the last ten days or so I’ve posted album covers without explanations.  That was the rule as set forth by someone who started the whole thing in facebook.  However, this isn’t facebook and I haven’t been blogging much so i figured why not?

The ten covers posted were not necessarily my ten most favorite albums of all time though all ten probably fall somewhere in the top fifty.  But each of them represent some sort of first for me, so I’m going to do a quick blurb on each of the ten to explain their particular meaning to me.  Since blogs are supposed to stay short, I’ll do it over three days.

Yes, I know this is self serving, but I haven’t been writing and I had to think of something.  Apologies to all, but hopefully there will be some who find this of some interest.

8) Frank Zappa Overnight Sensation.  Now, this one is a bit of a cheat.  I suppose you’d put FZ and the Mothers of Invention into the avant garde, but with a humorous twist, category.  The cheat part is, this isn’t the FZ album that turned me on to him.  My first two were “Just Another band from LA,” and “Sheik Yerbouti,” both of which are live albums.  This was Frank’s first studio album that turned me on.

9) Rusted Root When I Woke.  Before we were lovers, my significant other had given me a couple of the songs from this (their debut) album.  Since then, I’ve played this disc countless times.  If you ever get a chance to see RR in concert, do so.  You’ll dance your ass off, even if you’re not a dancer.  (I have numerous times, and I’m not).

10) Richard Thompson— Across a crowded Room.  Some time in the middle ’90’s RT usurped Jethro Tull as my favorite musical artist.  This may not be his best album, but it was the one that turned me on to him.

And there you have it, for what it’s worth.  10 album covers by 10 artists that have influenced me and my reasons for choosing them.  Thanks for taking the time to read.  Peace to all.

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  1. Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often.

    Comment by dray0308 — September 8, 2018 @ 3:49 pm


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