May 26, 2015

and now for

One of the joys of the internet is “stumbling” (literally) upon a blog that a fan has put together with meticulous care and thought. One of the best and certainly one of the most interesting is “Albums That Never Were”. (link)  As soniclovenoize puts it, “because i have too much time on my hands, i waste it by reconstructing famous unreleased albums”. Oh to be so fortunate; then again maybe he/she is retired. To date there are 43 albums on the site including:

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Soundtrack: it’s hard to believe but there wasn’t one released.
“Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg”: the double album that became The Clash’s 1972 single disc “Combat Rock”.
“Who’s For Tennis”: The proposed and promptly withdrawn album that would have filled the void between “The Who Sell Out” and “Tommy”.
“Human Highway”: The aborted third album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
“Get Back”: The link betwwen The Beatles’ “White Album” and “Abbey Road”.

plus there’s “reimagined” albums by The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Captain Beefheart, Jimi Hendrix, Blur, The Turtles, Frank Zappa, The Smashing Pumpkins and more Beatles and The Who. There are other “reimagined” sites out there, but this is the best. Enjoy!

and finally………………………

untitledThere are few pictures from the “Woodstock Generation” that are as memorable as the one above. As the cover to the musical narrative of the festival, it is as famous as the event itself. You’ve probably seen the picture of the couple as they posed for their wedding anniversary 45 plus years later. If you haven’t………