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Ludwig Yards

Central Ohio

Member since 18 October 2012 | Blog


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Comment 24 Mar 2017

Van Halen, or Van Hagar as some unaffectionately refer to this version of the band, released 5150 today in 1986, and it became a massive hit record, becoming VHs first #1 album based on the singles – ‘Why Can’t This Be Love’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Love Walks In’, ‘Best of Both Worlds’. It was the first VH album to not be produced by Ted Templeman, who instead produced David Lee Roth’s debut album. Donn Landee and Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones helped produce 5150. 

Comment 24 Mar 2017

I'm 48 so I guess good-looking women older than me are just good-looking old women. 

Comment 24 Mar 2017

I never discriminated due to hair color but have always had a thing for brunettes/dark haired maidens. So, of course I married two blondes. 

Comment 24 Mar 2017

Ah yes, I remember when this song was popular and also when MTV introduced me to Nena.....had quite the thing for her back in the day. 

A not-terrible punk cover of this one:

Comment 23 Mar 2017

I didn't think this last episode was particularly great, but overall I don't think this season has been as bad as has been portrayed. I don't get as thrilled to see it as I use to but it's still more interesting than most of the crap on TV. 

Comment 23 Mar 2017

Some additions to the main bump. Several notable rock albums were released today…

Van Halen’s second album, mysteriously titled Van Halen II, came out today in 1979. The VH train was rolling at full steam at this point, and this one contained the hits ‘Dance the Night Away’ and ‘Beautiful Girls’, however every song kicks ass.  The guitar shown here with EVH on the back cover is the one supposedly buried with Darrell ‘Dimebag’ Abbott.  

ZZ Top released their 8th and I imagine biggest selling album, Eliminator, in 1983. It contained the megahit ‘Sharp Dressed Man’, and also ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’, 'Legs', and ‘TV Dinners’. My personal favs are ‘Got Me Under Pressure’ and ‘I Got the Six’. 

Journey released their sixth album, Departure, in 1980. It had the hit ‘Any Way You Want It’, and also ‘Walks Like a Lady’ and ‘Where Were You’. This was Greg Rolie’s last album with the band, and it has one of the band’s coolest album covers. 

Judas Priest’s second album, Sad Wings of Destiny, came out today in 1976. This was their first album to feature the Judas Priest ‘sound’ and had staples ‘Victim of Changes’, ’The Ripper’, and ‘Tyrant’. And according to Dave Mustaine, it’s the album that launched his career, after his brother in law punched him in the face for listening to the album. A career in heavy metal was his revenge. Sweet, sweet revenge. 

Comment 22 Mar 2017

Emptying out my March 22 stuff..

The Beatles released their debut album in 1963, Please Please Me, which had 6 covers and 8 Beatles originals, including 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'Love Me Do' and the title track. 

The Eagles released On the Border in 1974. The album included the singles 'Already Gone', 'James Dean', and the #1 hit 'Best of My Love', and a favorite of mine, 'Ol’ ‘55’, written by Tom Waits. 

Savatage released The Dungeons are Calling EP in 1984. As typical, all songs were written by the Oliva brothers - vocalist Jon Oliva (later of Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and guitarist Chris Oliva, RIP. This and their debut are must-listens for any metal fan, old school at least. And its before the big record company got a hold of them and ruined them.  

Drummer John Otto was born today in 1977. He was/is a member of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit.  

Comment 21 Mar 2017

A couple events close to me....

The original Australian release of AC/DC's Let There Be Rock album was today in 1977. The song lineup matched the later international release except it contained 'Crabsody in Blue', which was replaced with the retread 'Problem Child' on the international release. The record company deemed 'Crabsody' to be too racy since it was about "crabs".  

Drummer Andy Parker was born today in 1952, in Hertfordshire England. Parker co-founded UFO when he was 16.