You know I’ve been posting albums that correlate with release days and all that good stuff, right? Yeah. Well, a month or so ago I posted my Top 10 albums that had an impact on my life or some other superlative. One of those ten was Duran Duran’s Rio.
Well, today is the 36th anniversary of its release. But, because I had my first appointment this morning at 8am and then another meeting at 11a that lasted until 1:30p, stopping for lunch, going to the studio and downloading (or trying to) video off of four different devices to be able to piece together something later, pick up 3B from school, run to my optometrist to get my replacement contacts, go back to the studio to finish the downloads, go to dinner with 3B and his girlfriend and her family, go with them to a carnival that came through town and finally getting home around 8:30p, I didn’t have time to play the record.
So, I want to say that I love that album, because it’s well-written, has great tunes and one of my favorite bass players of all-time, John Taylor. It’s just a great album. Happy anniversary to it.
The album 11-17-70 from Elton John was also released on this day in 1971, so it’s 47 years old. I would have played it.
Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry is 34 as of today.
I don’t have it on vinyl but Steelheart’s self-titled album came out 28 years ago. I really liked a few tunes on that.
The Weezer self-titled (blue album) was released 24 years ago today. I have that on vinyl.
Also, today is the birthday of U2’s singer, Bono. He’s 58 years old today. So, I probably would have played War or The Unforgettable Fire for that.
I would have played Cosmic Wheels from Donovan, Traffic by Traffic (Dave Mason) and Bloody Tourists by 10cc (Graham Gouldman) because they all turned 72 today.
I would have played Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols because it would have been Sid Vicious’ 61st birthday (even though he played bass on just one song).
May 10 had a lot of things happening when it comes to my vinyl collection. It’s quite a day. Great stuff. I probably wouldn’t have gotten to all of it had I had time to play stuff, but it would have been tough to decide what to actually play. Rio would definitely be one, the rest would be a guessing game. But, thanks for reading what I would have tried to get in had I been home.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Moving on the floor now babe you’re a bird of paradise. Cherry ice cream smile, I suppose it’s very nice. With a step to your left and a flick to the right you catch that mirror way out west. You know you’re something special and you look like you’re the best. Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand, just like that river twisting through a dusty land. And when she shines she really shows you all she can. Oh, Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande.” – “Rio” (Le Bon/Taylor/Taylor/Taylor/Rhodes)