Uh oh: it’s been a while since I mumbled about music… on here at least.
So I thought it was time to take a goosey at what’s been pinging around the old noggin of late.
Led Zeppelin – Ramble On
For some reason I’ve been on a real Zep kick of late. Not that you need an excuse to listen to what may be one of the greatest bands of all time but… if you can’t find something to like in Led Zeppelin’s immense back catalog there’s something wrong with you, go see a doctor.
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood
Much in the same vein as the above… you never need a reason to listen to SRV, more like a reason not to. And there isn’t one.
The Black Crowes – If It Ever Stops Raining
How I’ve gone six years and not posted anything by this band is beyond me. So I recently found myself catching up with the Crowes’ work that I’d missed, including Lost Crowes – a collection of essentially two albums that were canned and stripped for parts on later discs. This one went on to find new legs in By Your Side‘s title track but the great bones of it are here and it seems right now that will never fucking stop raining on this sodding island.
Manic Street Preachers – International Blue
Been a while since I enjoyed a new Manics song… easily a decade. Still, I’ve been really enjoying hearing this one on the radio lately and it certainly stands up well to repeated listens.
Buffalo Tom – Freckles
Quite and Peace has had a lot of spins since arriving on my shelves last month and ‘Freckles’ is a real stand out.