LATEST UPDATE 8/13 - Roger Daltrey - Under a Raging Moon
“Under A Raging Moon”, released in September 1985, amounted to a homecoming in more ways than one. Daltrey faced both his legacy and his lingering regard for the Who head on, with the album including a song in tribute to his fallen bandmate Keith Moon. The idea of addressing Moon's sudden passing made sense. But Daltrey ultimately did something on a much grander scale, fashioning a sweeping title track that included a galaxy of star drummers: Roger Taylor, Cozy Powell, Stewart Copeland, Zak Starkey, Carl Palmer and others.
"It's about a Who show," Daltrey told the Associated Press. "It was the producer's idea to put seven drummers on the end. It seemed like an outrageous Kit Lambert [the Who's original producer] stroke from the old days, so I said, 'Let's go with it.' It has come out exactly how I wanted it, with that lovely live feeling about it. Almost all of the things that happened in a Who show are in one song, even down to little things like it almost goes a bit out of a sync toward the end."
drummers in order of performance:
Mark Brzezicki and Zak Starkey – outro
STANDARD KEYS: Bansheeflyer
As the enchanting Weyes Blood, Natalie Mering has marked cherished moments of human transition with her consistently mind-bending psychedelic folk. Upon the release of ‘Front Row Seat To Earth‘, the second Weyes Blood full-length, Mering is approaching a chapter of incandescent awakening – again marking the timeless elements of her beguiling landscape yet on this occasion with an eye to the future rather than the reminiscent past.
‘Seven Words‘ is a masterful collection of poetic melancholy and soul-expressing purity. The rich tradition in Mering’s voice has never been clearer, bursting from within the subtle sparsity of the arrangement. The cinematic pace softens the blow of the most human of realisations – the awareness of falling out of love.
Mering beautifully takes account of one of life’s wrenching tasks, the procession of learning to live without the person you once loved. The noticeably short use of verse the embodiment of numbness and disorientation – matched with the sensual lucidity of the composition to create the perception of anguish in confusion. With ‘Seven Words’, Mering is the fractured spirit of starting afresh – in magnificent standard.
STANDARD KEYS: DoNotPassGo
UPDATED 8/9/2020: Guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and venue all brought up to my modern standards
CHICAGO (THE CHICAGO CHRONICLES)
Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
Chicago II (1970)
Chicago III (1971)
Chicago IV (1971)
Chicago V (1972)
Chicago VI (1973)
Chicago VII (1974)
Chicago VIII (1975)
Chicago X (1976)
Chicago XI (1977)
Hot Streets (1978)
Chicago 13 (1979)
Chicago 14 (1980)
Chicago 16 (1982)
Chicago 17 (1984)
Chicago 18 (1986)
Chicago 19 (1988)