Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Magical Mystery Listening Tour: Day 17

Continuing on in the B's with a couple of radio shows...

Wings - Band On the Run
Blur - Bang
Led Zeppelin - BBC Playhouse Theatre, London 6/27/69
The Bluetones - BBC Radio Sessions

Wings' album should need no introduction, being one of the best albums of the 70s as well as one of the best of all time, and McCartney's crowning achievement in the 70s (and perhaps, arguably, his entire solo career). Blur's third single, Bang, is an enjoyable, if lightweight song, but the numerous b-sides (making their singles really more like EPs) are fantastic, especially Explain and Luminous. Led Zeppelin's live radio mini-concert from 1969 is absolutely blistering, and in pristine sound. They play like men possessed and it's shocking this has never been officially released, as it is literally a flawless performance. Finally, a compilation of the Bluetones' BBC sessions, which are really fun to listen to and lend a lot of the songs a more raw, guitar-heavy sound.


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