The Ultimate Collection by The Who

The Ultimate Collection is a June 2002 two-disc greatest hits set by The Who with both singles and top hits from albums, all of which have been remastered on MCA records.  This compilation covers from 1964 to 1982 with album tracks and non album tracks such as I Can’t Explain, My Generation, I Can See For Miles, Pinball Wizard, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Who Are You, Love Reign O’re Me, Eminence Front and so much more.  You can find every hit you love on this collection. This compilation was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  If you really want to jam while you are driving or sitting at home, you will want this one.

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Over-nite Sensation by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention

Over-Nite Sensation is the 7th studio album by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention and was released on September 7, 1973 the DiscReet Records label.  Much of the album’s lyrics deal with sex. For example the song Dinah-Moe Humm describes a woman who wagers that the narrator can’t give her an orgasm and is ultimately aroused by watching him have sex with her sister. Other topics on this album include the song Montana about a person moving to Montana to grow dental floss. I didn’t know that Tina Turner and the Ikettes did harmonies on this song and Ike Turner did not want the Ikettes to be paid more than $25.00; I don’t know the reason why.  After the harmonies were finished and Ike heard the finished product and said “What is this Shit?” and demanded that the Ikettes is not credited on the album.  This album also contains such tracks as Camarillo Brillo, I’m The Slime and others.  I think this was one of the most popular of his albums.

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Don’t Say No by Billy Squier

Don’t Say No is the second album by Billy Squier, released on April 13, 1981 on Capitol Records.  This album produced four major singles In The Dark, Lonely Is The Night, My Kinda Love and my favorite cut off the album The Stroke. This album has great vocals, heavy guitar riffs and was well written, performed recorded and produced by Billy Squier.  Time sure flies figuring it has been 36 years since this album has been released and still stands the sands of time.

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Freeze-Frame by J Geils Band

With the passing of guitarist J. Geils,  I decided to write a review of Freeze-Frame, the 12th studio album by American rock band The J. Geils Band, released in 1981 on the EMI Records label. This album was their biggest seller and went to number one on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in 1982.  This album produced three major hits Freeze Frame, Angel in Blue and of course their biggest hit Centerfold.  I remember seeing the video to his song on MTV during my disc jockey days.  Other notable songs on this album were Flamethrower and Rage in a Cage.  This album was very well written, performed, recorded and produced.  I highly recommend this album to anyone’s record library.

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King of Kings by Richard Thomas

King of Kings is the second album by Christian rock artist Richard Thomas.  This album was released on August 2014 on his own label. This album was driving from start to finish with great vocals and heavy guitar licks.  On this ten track album there are great songs such as Zeal, the title track King of Kings, Everlasting, Holy Waters, Eden and others. This album was very well written, performed and recorded. I highly recommend this album to anyone that is a fan of Christian rock.

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White Knight by Todd Rundgren

White Knight is the upcoming album by producer, performer and songwriter Todd Rundgren. This album featuries a stellar line-up of all-star guest performers such as Joe Walsh, Daryl Hall, Joe Satriani, Donald Fagen (Of Steely Dan) and much more.  This fifteen track album contains such great songs as I Got Your Back, Chance For Us, Beginning Of The End, Tin Foil Hat, Let’s Do This, That Could Have Been Me and others.  I have been a fan of Todd Rundgren since the days of Hello It’s Me and I Saw The Light.  You will definitely be pleased with this release.  It will be available for purchase on May 12, 2017 on Cleopatra Records.
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Hollow Moon by Erica

Hollow Moon is a August 2016 release by UK rock band Erica on the Horus Music Distribution label.  This album impresses me with it’s great vocals and heavy guitar riffs.  This ten track album contains such great songs as Aliens, Wash Your Back, the title track Hollow Moon, Hello Sunshine, Slave Train and much more.  This album was well written, performed and recorded. I am looking forward to hearing more from this great band.  You can purchase this album on Amazon and Itunes for downloads.

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Meco Plays The Wizard Of Oz by Meco Monardo

Meco Plays The Wizard of Oz is the third studio album  by Meco Monardo, an American record producer and musician. It was released in 1978 on the Millennium Records label. This Disco album has takes of hits from the original movie such as Over The Rainbow, Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead, We’re Off To See The Wizard and much more. In addition to the music, this album has a great album cover with artwork with Meco as The Wizard.. This is a great addition to anyone’s disco collection.

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Head Soundtrack by The Monkees

Head is the soundtrack to the film Head, the only theatrical release by The Monkees. Released in 1968 through Colgems, it was the band’s sixth album. Head was the last Monkees album to feature Peter Tork till Pool It! in 1987, and the last to feature all four Monkees until 1996’s Justus.  In addition to their hit Porpoise Song, there was other great tracks such as Daddy’s Song sung by Davy Jones, Circle Sky sung by Mike Nesmith, Can You Dig It sung by Micky Dolenz, Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again? sung by Peter Tork and more.  This album did not have the acclaim and their previous albums but it is worth adding to one’s Monkees library.

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Futuresex/Lovesounds by Justin Timberlake

FutureSex/LoveSounds is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Justin Timberlake. It was released on September 8, 2006 by Jive Records and its affiliated label of the Zomba Group of Companies.  This is my favorite album by a former member of Nysnc.  This album produced such great tracks as Sexyback, My Love, What Goes Around  … Comes Around, Lovestoned, Until The End Of Time and Summerlove.  This album was very well written (all songs co written by Timberlake), performed, recorded and produced.  If you were only to get one Timberlake album, I would recommend this one.

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