Day 4 (July 21, 2014) ————————————– – Track: “Wish You Were Here” Artist: Pink Floyd Album: Wish You Were Here (1975)
Genre: Classic Rock ————————————————
This is easily my favorite Pink Floyd album and the song is just exactly how I am feeling right now. After today’s amazing news and just the rush of happiness I am fucking beat.. Getting ready for bed there is nothing I want more than my girlfriend cuddled up next to me as we go to sleep.. Goodnight everybody!
♡ A night on the Sunset Strip Boulevard (70’s) ♡ listen here x
Do You Wanna Touch Me - Gary Glitter // Get It On - T.Rex // Alabama Song - The Doors // Rebel Rebel - David Bowie // Dancing Days - Led Zeppelin // Cum And Feel The Noize - Slade // Teenage Rampage - The Sweet // Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix // Cherry Bomb - The Runaways // All Right Now - Free // The Wild One - Suzi Quatro // Chidren Of The Revolution - T.Rex // All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople // The Jean Genie - David Bowie // Personality Crisis - The New York Dolls
On this day in music history: August 27, 1975 - “Love To Love You Baby”, the second album by Donna Summer is released. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, it is recorded at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany from May - June 1975. Summer comes up with the initial idea for the title track having written the lyrics and melody. Moroder and Bellotte suggests that Summer sing it in a more sultry and sexual manner, which at first she is hesitant to do. She agrees when she thinks the recording will be a demo for another singer. Before tape rolls on the song, Summer asks that the lights in the studio be turned off while she records her vocals. Moroder likes the finished recording so much that he insists that it be released. Titled “Love To Love You”, it is first released in Europe to modest success. After Casablanca Records president Neil Bogart hears the initial shorter single version of the song (#2 Pop, #3 R&B), he suggests that a longer version of the song be cut, which clocks in at nearly seventeen minutes, taking up one whole side of the album. It immediately creates a sensation in dance clubs (#1 Billboard Club Play) and begins to receive radio play. When some stations ban it, feeling it is too blatantly sexual, it only heightens its allure and popularity. Released on CD in 1992, it is remastered and reissued as an SHM-CD by Universal Japan in 2012. Out of print on vinyl for more than thirty years, it is remastered and reissued by Universal/UMe in 2015 to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of its original release. “Love To Love You Baby” peaks at number eleven on the Billboard Top 200, number six on the R&B album chart, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
On this day in music history: September 12, 1977 - “Chicago XI”, the ninth studio album (eleventh overall) by Chicago is released. Produced by James William Guercio, it is recorded at the Caribou Ranch in Nederland, CO from April - June 1977. Though riding a huge wave of success through the 70’s which climaxes with their first number one pop single and a Grammy win for the smash “If You Leave Me Now”, all is not well within Chicago’s ranks. Instead of fully enjoying the fruits of that success, it causes ego clashes and a creative power struggle among the seven band members and long time producer James William Guericio. Feeling that Guericio who is also their manager is exerting too much control over them musically and business wise, the band push back and fire him after the recording sessions wrap. Rather than working as they have in the past, the material on “Chicago XI” feel more like individual solo tracks by Terry Kath, Robert Lamm, James Pankow, Lee Loughnane and Peter Cetera, instead of a true band effort. In fact, Cetera’s lone vocal and songwriting contribution to the album “Baby, What A Big Surprise” (#4 Pop) (featuring Beach Boy Carl Wilson and Cetera’s brother Tim on background vocals), is the only major hit single from the set. The follow ups “Little One” (#44 Pop) and “Take Me Back To Chicago” (#63 Pop) featuring Terry Kath and Robert Lamm on lead vocals respectively are only minor hits. “Take Me Back”, co-written by drummer Danny Seraphine and Rufus keyboardist David “Hawk” Wolinski also features Chaka Khan on background vocals. “Chicago XI” is also the last album to feature lead guitarist and founding member Kath, who accidentally shoots himself in the head on January 23, 1978, only eight days shy of his thirty second birthday. Considered to be the heart and soul of Chicago, Kath’s sudden loss is a devastating blow, initially leaving the band’s future uncertain, but they decide to soldier on with guitarist Donnie Dacus as his replacement. Originally released on CD in 1987, it is remastered and reissued in 2003 with two additional bonus tracks. Out of print on vinyl since 1989, it is remastered and reissued as a 180 LP by Friday Music in 2016, replicating the original album package including the gatefold sleeve and custom labels. “Chicago XI” peaks at number six on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.