Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Musical Monday (even though it is Tuesday)!!

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about listening to all my CD's. I realized I never posted last weeks picks, so here I am to remedy that, and include this weeks music.
Last week the home CD Changer gave me:
Godsmack "Awake"
Earshot "Two"
and The Firm "The Firm".
Godsmack is one of my favorite artists, so I knew I was keeping this one. It was fun to listen to it top to bottom again. I usually just have my home cd player on shuffle so I don't listen to full cd's except in the vehicle. Earshot must have been an impulse buy, because I felt like I was hearing most of it for the first time. It is an OK cd, but I don't know if I am going to keep it. I'll have to listen to it a few more times before I make a decision on that one. The Firm "The Firm" has been a favorite of mine for many, many years. I wore out two cassettes before switching to cd, and I know I have had at least two cd's over the years!

This week, the home changer spit out these CD's for my listening pleasure:
Enya "Watermark"
Def Leppard "Vault"
and Cold "13 Ways to Bleed On Stage".


Chief Rock Chef said...

Enya and Def Leppard? Interesting combination! (I don't know the other one).

Sounds like a fun way of doing things - might give it a go myself.

Michele said...

CRC-- Maybe a little history is in order for this one. Maybe you have heard of the group members?

Information on "The Firm":

The Firm were an English rock supergroup comprising former Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers, ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, bass player Tony Franklin, and ex-Uriah Heep drummer Chris Slade. Formed in 1984, the band had only mediocre album sales, although they did have sellout tours.

Both Page and Rodgers refused to play any material from their former bands and instead opted for a selection of songs from both their solo albums and new songs which were heavily infused with a soulful and more commercially accessible sound, courtesy of Franklin's fretless bass guitar underpinning and understated song structure. In subsequent press interviews, Page had indicated that the band was never meant to last more than two albums. After the band split, Page and Rodgers returned to solo work while Chris Slade joined AC/DC and Franklin teamed up with guitarist John Sykes in Blue Murder.