Since last I posted an "In My Ears" post, I had a road trip with my kid that was over 7 hours each way - so we did some listening. This list includes the road trip records we listened to plus other stuff I've listened to since my last post.
It was fun to hear these songs all in a row with my kid and to talk a bit about Jim Steinman, Todd Rundgren who produced the record and the world class musicians who played on this record.
"All Down the Line" is my favorite Stones song, they didn't perform it live but it was great to hear with my kid.
George Strait is a classic.
Kid Rock makes solid music, crossing genres and doing each well. This record has some very catchy songs!
In fact, I hadn't heard any of their last few records (until I say them live and heard them play a few of the songs).
This collection came out years ago and quite frankly, while the songs are great, the collection sucks - very randomly paced together and even more randomly sequenced.
She them proceeded to go all Volbeat for four straight records....if you've never heard Volbeat, they are everything I wish Metallica would be sometimes. I love Metallica, so much, but I do get impatient sometimes when they do those 9 minute songs...keep them all in the 5 minute range (give or take a minute).
Great playing, great lyrics, great melodies, hard driving...amazing music from this Danish band.
Weezer has always delivered consistently good music and this record is no different.
There is a lot of stuff in the liner notes to this record about how they were going to get together and record some of the material as a tribute or whatever, but I am not sure how much I believe any of it, except the part where Ritchie Blackmore is a bit cooky!
Anyway, the songs are really great but they did not do a good job recording, mixing or mastering this record and I don't feel like they did any favor to any of the songs. I would much rather have see the investment to this collection of music go into remastering the original albums and perhaps get a bit of new material from Whitesnake,
That said, this record doesn't suck if you can get past all of that.