Olympic Studios

The Who - Who's Next by Rollie Agado

15 minutes till Midnight and care to take a guess where I'm typing this entry from?  

This work week has been truly unforgiving... due largely in part to working with a big group of people, I have continued to listen to "classic" albums so that everyone can enjoy the shared tunes.

Tonight's selection is The Who's "Who's Next".  One of my favorite albums to listen to on headphones so that I can pick out all the amazing layers of fucking rock.

I'm sorta torn between diving into a long stream of conscious entry about this album or to turn my attention back to work so that I can get home a decent hour...

I'm leaning towards the latter.  There's really nothing that I can say about this album that hasn't been said before.

This album has a deep cut that I have always enjoyed listening too. Going Mobile 

Other Stand out Tracks:

Artists: The Who
Album: Who's Next
Producer: The Who, Glyn Johns
Label: Decca
Recorded: Olympic Studios, Stargroves

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (I) by Rollie Agado

A big part of me right now wants to vent about my day and briefly touch on why this album helped me calm the fuck down at about 5:30 PM...

I feel a lot better now that I'm at home and I'm getting to spend time curled up on the couch, catching up on things that are completely unrelated to work.

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That however wasn't the case earlier and I needed to hear something familiar on in the background that I could work to and not find myself entirely distracted.

I've said this before on the blog, but I've always been a little ashamed for not owning any Led Zeppelin albums in my collection.   I'm intimately familiar with their work... and I'm planning on purchasing their first three albums when they get re-issued on Vinyl this June, but I couldn't really until then to listen and weigh in on this album.

I forget how old I was when I first listened to this album...  I didn't listen to their stuff in the order that they were released.   I'm pretty sure I listened (and loved) Zeppelin II - first.  ZoSo was probably the second album I heard by the band and Houses of the Holy was likely the third...

I do however remember the feeling I got when I heard Babe I'm Going to Leave You for the first time tho'.  I couldn't believe that a group of kids in their late teens and early 20's recorded and produced this album.  I still can't believe it... 

Well...  there's that plagiarism thing that sorta hangs over their head.

Stand out tracks:

Artists: Led Zeppelin
Album: Led Zeppelin
Producer: Jimmy Page 
Label: Atlantic
Recorded: Olympic Studios