Friday, August 14, 2009

10 albums a day #17

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars (1988, CD), Ghost of a Dog (1990, CD)
Elton John - Greatest Hits 1 & 3 (1974, cassette; 1987, CD)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1973, LP)
Emerson, Lake & Powell - Emerson, Lake & Powell (1986, CD)
Emmylou Harris - Thirteen (1986, cassette), Cowgirl's Prayer (1993, CD), Wrecking Ball (1995, CD)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992, CD)

I really liked those Edie Brickell albums back then. I still enjoy them. The Elton John compilations were just sort of filling in the blanks. Never bothered to pick up #2. The other two were more or less purchases of opportunity.

A college room-mate had an old battered record of Brain Salad Surgery which I listened to a lot and later bought one for myself. The EL & Powell CD was a great demo album back in the early years of the CD. Lots of good synthesizer work on it from Keith Emerson.

I also have one record of Emmylou Harris that I haven't ripped yet. She has a couple of songs that make my overall favorites list. I picked up the Clapton album back during that "unplugged" phase. I remember telling a co-worker that MTV should have done a Synergy unplugged, so we could just listen to Larry Fast* scream while the audience pelted him with rocks and garbage. Unfortunately, no one there had ever heard of Synergy or Larry Fast so it was sort of a lost joke. Anyhow, I never jumped on the Clapton bandwagon and this is the only album of his I have, not counting the Cream CD.

Album count: 166.

*I don't have anything against Larry Fast. He used to play with Peter Gabriel, so he must be okay, and what little I have heard of Synergy, I liked. I was just making a joke.

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