Sunday, August 29, 2010

Learning Isn't Hard (When You Got Your Library Card)

While my computer was down, I wasn't exactly idle. I spent some time at the library not only to check in from time to time, but to up pick a few books and pick out a few CD's to rip and burn. Got some good ones too...

Babe Ruth-First Base (upgrade)
Babe Ruth-Amar Caballero
Bad Boy-Best of Bad Boy
Black Crowes-Croweology
Sheryl Crow-Detours
Def Leppard-Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
KISS-Sonic Boom
Matchbox 20-Exile on Mainstream
Pink Floyd-The Wall (upgrade)
Queen & Paul Rodgers-Return of the Champions
Queen & Paul Rodgers-The Cosmos Rocks
Queensryche-American Soldier
Raconteurs-Consolers of the Lonely
UFO-Best of UFO
Neil Young-Chrome Dreams II
Neil Young-Fork in the Road

The books I picked out:

Walk This Way-The Autobiography of Aerosmith by Aerosmith and Stephen Davis
KISS Behind the Mask-The Official Authorized Biography by David Leaf and Ken Sharp
Lynyrd Skynyrd Remembering the Free Birds of Southern Rock by Gene Odom with Frank Dorman


music obsessive said...

Wow - Babe Ruth! I haven't thought about them for a very long time. They were a bit of a cult band back when I was at secondary school and were responsible for some lively debate. Me - I sat on the fence. What do you think about them?

Anonymous said...

Now we know at least you stayed out of trouble since you were at the library.
Did you like the books that you picked out? They sound real good I know how much you like your music. Does the Lynyrd Skynyrd really tell you about the plane crash?
Those sound like real good cd's.

drewzepmeister said...

MO-The first time I've heard of Babe Ruth was about like 25 years ago when I was a teenager. A friend of mine introduced me to them and I fell for "Wells Fargo" from their first album. I was hooked by the riffing and thought the sax solo was HOT! The rest of the album I felt was alright, not the greatest stuff I ever heard. It was some years before I could track down the then out of print vinyl copy.

Anonymous-The books I picked out were very good! Very informative! The Skynyrd book I thought was the most intriguing. The plane crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and four others including the pilots were detailed in the book.

Perplexio said...

With Chicago XXX, skip the first 5 tracks and start with track 6 or 7... the first 5 songs are lame limp wristed ballads. The last 6 tracks have a bit more oomph to them.

drewzepmeister said...

Perplexo-I took a gander on Chicago XXX. I just ripped into my computer library, haven't gotten around to listen it, yet. Thanks for the tip, I appreciate it! :)

Perplexio said...

Another note on those last few tracks on XXX...

Lovin' Chains, Better, and Already Gone were all written/co-written by vocalist/keyboardist Bill Champlin. XXX ended up being Champlin's final album with the band.

After over 28 years he was fired via e-mail on August 4th, 2009. If you like those 3 tracks I highly recommend checking out Champlin's most recent solo album, No Place Left to Fall.

My favorite song on XXX (an album which admittedly I'm not a big fan of) is the Robert Lamm penned and sung, Come To Me, Do.