Books, Classic Rock, music, Rock, Rock and Roll

Laurel Canyon – The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood


If you are a music fan, read this book. Published in 2006 and written by Michael Walker this book takes a close hard look at the LA music scene during the 60’s and 70’s in Laurel Canyon.

Lots of history in this book. I’m from the province of Saskatchewan in Canada. Joni Mitchell is from Saskatoon and lived in Laurel Canyon in the 60’s, her beautiful hometown is only 3 hours away. She is mentioned quite a few times throughout this book.

Albums, Classic Rock, music, Records, Rock and Roll

ZZ Top – Eliminator


Love this album. I received this album as a Christmas gift in 1983 from my 4 year old daughter via my wife.

Eliminator is the eighth album by ZZ Top. It was released on March 23, 1983.

All songs are written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard.

No. Title Length
1. Gimme All Your Lovin’ 3:59
2. Got Me Under Pressure 4:00
3. Sharp Dressed Man 4:13
4. “I Need You Tonight” 6:14
5. “I Got the Six” 2:52
6. Legs 4:35
7. “Thug” 4:17
8. TV Dinners 3:50
9. “Dirty Dog” 4:05
10. “If I Could Only Flag Her Down” 3:40
11. “Bad Girl” 3:16



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Black Sabbath – Paranoid


Paranoid is the second studio album by Black Sabbath. Released in September 1970. This is on of my favourite Black Sabbath albums, not sure which song is my favourite. I remember buying this one at the record shop in town and was blown away once again how awesome Sabbath sounds. Let me know if anyone out there has one their own favourite songs.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. War Pigs 7:57
2. Paranoid 2:53
3. Planet Caravan 4:32
4. Iron Man 5:56
Side two
No. Title Length
5. “Electric Funeral” 4:53
6. Hand of Doom 7:08
7. “Rat Salad” 2:30
8. Fairies Wear Boots 6:15
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Led Zepplin – The Song Remains The Same


The Song Remains the Same is the live soundtrack album by Led Zeppelin. The album was originally released in October 1976, before being remastered and reissued in 2007. The reissued 2007 has some different songs on it.

This is an excellent live album from Led Zepplin, I played this on my turntable just today. This is a two record set that I have had since 1976.

Original release 1976[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. Rock and Roll” (John BonhamJohn Paul JonesJimmy PageRobert Plant) 4:03
2. Celebration Day” (Jones, Page, Plant) 3:49
3. The Song Remains the Same” (Page, Plant) 6:00
4. The Rain Song” (Page, Plant) 8:25


Side two
No. Title Length
1. Dazed and Confused” (Page) 26:53


Side three
No. Title Length
1. No Quarter” (Jones, Page, Plant) 12:30
2. Stairway to Heaven” (Page, Plant) 10:58


Side four
No. Title Length
1. Moby Dick” (Bonham, Jones, Page) 12:47
2. Whole Lotta Love” (Bonham, Willie Dixon, Jones, Page, Plant) 14:25
Classic Rock, Glam Rock, music, Rock, Rock and Roll

Paul Stanley – Face The Music A Life Exposed


This book is a must read for any KISS fan or anyone who enjoys a good read.

The book begins with Paul Stanley telling his life story from the beginning to the present. Wicked Lester was one of his first bands before he became the “Starchild” in KISS.

I’ve grown up with KISS. I remember when their first album came out in the early 70’s. My friends and I were at the Soo Line Piano House looking at new bands that had albums coming out. We ran across the first album by KISS, we were like :”Who the hell are these guys in makeup?” Needless to say I bought the album and have loved KISS ever since.

I played their albums on the turntable in my bedroom over and over. I think my parents and sisters got sick of hearing them. Oh well … their loss my gain!

A definite read for anyone that loves music or just enjoys reading, I devoured this book quickly.




Classic Rock, Rock, Rock and Roll

Led Zepplin – Physical Graffiti


I was listening to this double album on my turntable while I was on the treadmill recouping from my open heart surgery. Listening to music while exercising makes the time fly by.

Physical Graffiti is the sixth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released as a double album on 24 February 1975.

Physical Graffiti went 16x platinum in the US in 2006, signifying shipments of eight million copies, and was a number one album in both the US and UK.

Here is the playlist, I encourage everyone to give this a listen:

Side one ·       “Custard Pie

·       “The Rover

·       “In My Time of Dying

Side two ·       “Houses of the Holy

·       “Trampled Under Foot

·       “Kashmir

Side three ·       “In the Light

·       “Bron-Yr-Aur

·       “Down by the Seaside

·       “Ten Years Gone

Side four ·       “Night Flight

·       “The Wanton Song

·       “Boogie with Stu

·       “Black Country Woman

·       “Sick Again


Queen “Sheer Heart Attack”


I was quizzing my wife on what album to blog next. She said what about Queen – Sheer Heart Attack.

The funny part is that I just went through quadruple heart bypass surgery, but no heart attack.

Sheer Heart Attack is the third studio album by British rock band Queen, released in November 1974.

Here is the playlist on the album, I would highly recommend a listen to this one: