Monday, August 17, 2009

10 albums a day #19

George Harrison - The Best of Dark Horse 1976-1989 (1989, CD)
Glen Campbell - The Very Best of (1987, CD)
Grant Hart - Intolerance (1989, cassette)
Grateful Dead - Aoxomoxoa (1969, CD), Workingman's Dead (1970, CD), In the Dark (1987, CD)
GTR - GTR (1986, LP)
H.P. Lovecraft - H.P. Lovecraft (1967, LP)

I guess George Harrison was my favorite Beatle [that word seems oddly imbalanced without the "s" at the end]. I bought this CD back during the late 80s when he experienced a resurgence in popularity. It's the only thing of his I have, but I would like to get All Things Must Pass. I have listened to the whole thing at least once, since it was part of Babel's collection when we rented a house together in ye olde college days.

Glen Campbell is more country music from childhood, and he has a few songs that I would count in my overall favorites.

Grant Hart was a member of Husker Du, and though not as prolific a song writer as Bob Mould, he did some great stuff and was also the one who sometimes played keyboards. His songs tended to be more subdued and down-tempo--and often more sorrowful--than Mould's.

Well, I should maybe be ashamed to admit this, but the first Grateful Dead album I ever bought was In the Dark, which is probably the least Grateful Deadish album they made. I bought the other two trying to figure out what the big deal was. Workingman's is pretty good, but Aoxomoxoa is just too acid trippish. But I must admit it has cool cover art. I'm not really interested in pursuing them any further, but I would like to get some of that Old And In The Way stuff, which I've heard a thing or two from here and there.

Album count: 184.


  1. I've still got an old copy of H.P. Lovecraft somewhere downstairs; the best cut on it (IMHO) was The White Ship.

  2. I really like their version of "Wayfaring Stranger."