Monday, 14 October 2019

KSHE KLASSICS SHOW, Rocktober 13th, 2019

Quotation Of The Week ~ Nick Hornby: What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?

[As you may or may not know, i live in Canada, and for some reason KSHE doesn't stream their audio to here; i have to connect via a VPN, to spoof a non-Canadian address. This week, according to i was listening from Cheney, Kansas yet again (although, as Cheney itself has a population of under 3000, it has no decent inns of its own so my hotel is probably in Wichita).]

Aw, c'mon, John: Bloodrock? Really? Gad, that song is awful. Its dirgelike nature is so in contrast with the feel-good mood of most of the stuff this morning (even the sad songs) and besides, just taken on its own merits it's a very bad piece of music.

Bad, bad, bad. No redeeming musical value. Bad.

That said, i'm awarding this week's show a grade of A.

Admittedly, there wasn't a lot that i can honestly say i love – not much from my list of 1000 favourite songs – but Mott The Hoople, 10 c.c., The Beatles and Renaissance .... these songs are in my top 200, and they're what resulted in the A. As for the rest of the program, their was some pretty obscure schtuff to be sure, but nothing annoying – even the Ted Nugent song wasn't awful.

Here's the view from my Wichita hotel room – i was so high up it gave me a nosebleed.

And here's the playlist:

Outlaws – Breaker Breaker
Elton John – All The Girls Love Alice
Foreigner – You're All I Am
Mott The Hoople – All The Way From Memphis
The Graeme Edge Band – Paradise Ballroom
Atlanta Rhythm Section – Jukin'
Max Demian Band – Paradise
Touch – Don't You Know What Love Is
Spirit – Animal Zoo
The Who – Another Tricky Day
The Blue Jays – Saved By The Music
Iain Matthews – Seven Bridges Road
Golden Earring – Are You Receiving Me
Couchois – Do It In Darkness
10 c.c. -- Art For Art's Sake
Marshall Tucker Band – The Last Of The Singing Cowboys
Grand Funk Railroad – Bad Time
Rush – Bastille Day
Huey Lewis & The News – Walking On A Thin Line
Journey – Be Good To Yourself
Michael Stanley – Let's Get The Show On The Road
Molly Hatchet – Beatin' The Odds
Strawbs – Keep On Trying
The Beatles – Across The Universe
John Miles – Do It All Again
Derek & The Dominos – Bell Bottom Blues
America – Don't Cross The River
Robert Palmer – The Best Of Both Worlds
Renaissance – Midas Man
Cat Stevens – Bitterblue
Ted Nugent – Hey Baby
Bloodrock – D.O.A.
Dwight Twilley Band – Twilley Don't Mind
Pat Travers – Boom Boom Out Go The Lights
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils – Break Away (From Those Chains)
Jefferson Starship – Girl With The Hungry Eyes

I didn't have a dedicated therapist to help me to choose my own personal playlist this week. Oh, i was at the clinic (a.k.a. the pub) four times, but i had four different doctors (a.k.a. bartenders) so i pretty much dreamed this up all on my tod:

B.B.M. -- Around The Next Dream
Rod Stewart – Vagabond Heart
Collective Soul – Disciplined Breakdown
The Keef Hartley Band – The Battle Of North West Six
The Albion Band – Lark Rise To Candleford
The Small Faces – Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
Thunder – Behind Closed Doors
London Grammar – If You Want
Planxty – Live In Bremen
Fairport Convention – Full House
Mike Oldfield – Songs Of Distant Earth
Marillion – Clutching At Straws
Pyewackett – Pyewackett
Saga – Saga
The Law – The Law
John Lennon – Menlove Ave.
Max Webster – Max Webster
Talk Talk – Natural History: The Very Best Of Talk Talk
Jackson Browne – Lives In The Balance
Yes – Close To The Edge
A Fine Frenzy – Bomb In A Birdcage
Van Morrison – The Best Of Van Morrison
Peter Hammill – Sitting Targets
Jeff Beck – Wired
Steve Earle – El Corazón
Jack Bruce – Out Of The Storm
Cat Stevens – Buddha And The Chocolate Box
Jane Siberry – Bound By The Beauty
The Bothy Band – 1975
Eliza Carthy – Neptune
The Faces – Long Player
Manfred Mann's Earthband – Angel Station
Steeleye Span – Est'd. 1969
Caro Emerald – Emerald Island

Monday, 7 October 2019

KSHE KLASSICS SHOW, Rocktober 6th, 2019

Quotation Of The Week ~ Duke Ellington: "There is nothing to keeping a band together. You simply have to have a gimmick, and the gimmick I use is to pay them money!"

[As you may or may not know, i live in Canada, and for some reason KSHE doesn't stream their audio to here; i have to connect via a VPN, to spoof a non-Canadian address. This week, according to i was in Cheney, Kansas, again. I must like it there....]

This morning's show was broadcast live from the Chesterfield Amphitheater, where the KSHE Klassic Car Show (presented by Griffin Automotive Design in Bonne Terre, Missouri) was being held. 


I have to state at the outset that i cannot abide Meatloaf. His histrionic style drives me up the wall. The inclusion of his song, plus numbers by three bands i find embarrassingly bad (Blood, Sweat & Tears – although they were okay until David-Clayton Thomas joined – REO Speedwagon and Aerosmith) almost meant that this week's episode was given a grade of B.

Ultimately, though, there was so much great schtuff i went with an A-minus. The program had a fabulous start with Eagles and Greg Kihn, then A.R.S., Cream (R.I.P. Ginger Baker), Al Stewart, Strawbs and – oh, excellent! -- Humble Pie and Uriah Heep (is there any other radio station in the world that would play “Salisbury”?).

Eagles – You Never Cry Like A Lover
Greg Kihn Band – Rendezvous
Meatloaf – You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth
Novo Combo – Up Periscope
Atlanta Rhythm Section – Georgia Rhythm
Kansas – Portrait (He Knew)
Cream – I Feel Free
Ace – You're All That I Need
Lake – Paradise Way
Steve Miller Band – Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash
Chilliwack – Arms Of Mary
The Doobie Brothers – You're Made That Way
The Babys – Isn't It Time
Blood, Sweat & Tears – You've Made Me So Very Happy
REO Speedwagon – 157 Riverside Avenue
Al Stewart – Nostradamus
Spirit – 1984
Manfred Mann's Earthband – The Runner
The Marshall Tucker Band – 24 Hours At A Time
Jo Jo Gunne – Ready Freddy
Humble Pie – Thirty Days In The Hole
Strawbs – Hero And Heroine
The Who – A Legal Matter
Aerosmith – Big Ten Inch Record
Pete Townshend – A Little Is Enough
Uriah Heep – Salisbury
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – One Story Town
Asia – Wildest Dreams
Outfield – Say It Isn't So
The Moody Blues – A Simple Game
Budgie – I Ain't No Mountain
The Charlie Daniels Band – Reflections
Leon Russell – A Song For You
Grace Slick – Across The Board
The Beatles – Octopus's Garden
Molly Hatchet – Bounty Hunter
Le Roux – Addicted
String Driven Thing – Starving In The Tropics

Once again, i had to choose my own personal playlist for the week all on my very own, as my therapy professionals a.k.a. favourite bartenders all seem to be M.I.A. I think i did pretty well: the music helped and that's what it's all about, innit.

The Kinks – Lola vs Powerman And The Money-Go-Round
Greg Kihn Band – The Best Of Beserkley '74 – '85
Jeff Beck – There And Back
A Fine Frenzy – Pines
Sheryl Crow – Threads
The Albion Band – Albion Heart
Barbra Streisand – The Broadway Album
Maddy Prior & June Tabor – No More To The Dance
Van der Graaf Generator – World Record
Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm
Steeleye Span – Time
Fairport Convention – XXXV
Dead Can Dance – Dionysus
Tim Renwick – Privateer
Joan Osborne – Little Wild One
Jon & Vangelis – Page Of Life
Kim Mitchell – Shakin' Like A Human Being
Various Artists – Joni '75: A Birthday Celebration
Paula Cole – Revolution
Rob Hyman et al. -- Largo
Outback – Baka
Sharon Shannon – Sacred Earth
Silly Wizard – A Glint Of Silver
The Move – Shazam!
The Beatles – Help!
Caro Emerald – Acoustic Sessions Parts 1 And 2
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
Dan Fogelberg – River Of Souls
Hot Tuna – Burgers
Genesis – Abacab
Runrig – Amazing Things
Sloan – The Double Cross
Renaissance – A Song For All Seasons
Renaissance – Novella
Wendy Carlos – Clockwork Orange
Various Artists – Vision: The Music Of Hildegard von Bingen

Monday, 30 September 2019

KSHE KLASSICS SHOW, Sept. 29th, 2019

Quotation Of The Week ~ Grace Slick: "'White Rabbit' was mostly done in about two days, the music in about half an hour. The music is a 'Bolero' rip-off and the lyrics a rearrangement of 'Alice in Wonderland.' You take two spectacular hits and throw them together, and it's hard to miss."

[As you may or may not know, i live in Canada, and for some reason KSHE doesn't stream their audio to here; i have to connect via a VPN, to spoof a non-Canadian address. This week, according to i was back in Cheney, Kansas.]

To get the important commentary out of the way first (the ads), my gosh, doesn't Tom Shane of Shane Company (“the official jeweller of the St Louis Cardinals,” apparently) have a monotonous voice? Dreadful. I wouldn't buy any jewellery at his shop – he might try to talk to me! The spots for Doctor John's Lingerie And Novelty Boutique (a shop specialising in sex aids, with branches in St Peters, Kirkwood and Farmington) are pretty raunchy, almost crossing the line for what i want to listen to on a Sunday morning. And where, oh where, is Bart Inman? Jerry Kelly, who seems to have taken over from Bart as heating and air conditioning sponsor, has a really obnoxious jingle....

As for the music.... I'm giving the show a grade of A, in spite of the dreadful start with one of the most obnoxious musicians in the history of Western Civilisation, Ted Nugent. Once that was out of the way, though, there's was lots to love. Here's the playlist, along with a picture of the world-famous Cheney Reservoir:

Ted Nugent – Wang Dang Sweet Poontang
Foghat – Stone Blue
The Allman Brothers Band – In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
Saga – Wind Him Up
The Babys – The Golden Mile
Queen – '39
David And David – Welcome To The Boomtown
The J. Geils Band – Love-Itis
Santana – Well All Right
Batdorf & Rodney – Can You See Him
GTR – When The Heart Rules The Mind
Hammersmith – Late Night Lovin' Man
The Doors – When The Music's Over
Jefferson Starship – Layin' It On The Line
The Rolling Stones – When The Whip Comes Down
Kingfish w. Bob Weir – Hypnotize
Starship – Tomorrow Doesn't Matter Tonight
Elton John – Where To Now St Peter
Pat Travers – Off Beat Ride
Steve Winwood – While You See A Chance
Dave Mason – Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave
Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
Santana – Transcendance
Free – Wishing Well
Manfred Mann's Earthband – You Angel You
The Steve Miller Band – Wide River
Robin Trower – Long Misty Days
Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Man
Peter Frampton – Baby (Something's Happening)
Firefall – You Are The Woman
Painter – Goin' Down The Road
The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows
Ironhorse – You Gotta Let Go
Phil Collins – I Missed Again
Sammy Hagar – You Make Me Crazy
Le Roux – Let Me Be Your Fantasy

For my own personal playlist this week, i was on my own, my team of therapists all seeming to have fled. I was forced to self-medicate, and here's what i came up with:

Amazing Blondel – England
Ray Davies – Our Country: Americana Act ii
Donna Summer – Live And More
Marc Jordan – Mannequin
Paul Simon – In The Blue Light
Eagles – Desperado
The Beatles – The Beatles
Jon & Vangelis – Short Stories
Thin Lizzy – Live And Dangerous (DVD)
Yes – Close To The Edge
Marillion – Sounds That Can't Be Made
Carbon Leaf – Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat
Jethro Tull – Stormwatch
Runrig – The Ones That Got Away
Rory Gallagher – Blues
Natalie Maines – Mother
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet – Landfall
Marvin Gaye – 15 Greatest Hits
Dick Gaughan – Gaughan
Roy Wood – Exotic Mixture
Chicago – Chicago II
Genesis – Duke
Nik Kershaw – To Be Frank
Fairport Convention – Myths And Heroes
Andy Irvine & Davy Spillane – East Wind
Lisa Gerrard – Lisa Gerrard
Cocteau Twins – Heaven Or Las Vegas
Paula Cole – Raven
Phil Collins – Both Sides
Talk Talk – Live At Montreux 1986 (DVD)
King Crimson – The Power To Believe
June Tabor – Ashore
Pink – I'm Not Dead
Mark Knopfler – Sailing To Philadelphia
Hothouse Flowers – Born
John Lennon – Mind Games
T. Rex – Electric Warrior
Eagles – On The Border
Various Artists – Big Blue Ball

Monday, 23 September 2019

KSHE KLASSICS SHOW, Sept. 22nd, 2019

Quotation Of The Week ~ Jimi Hendrix: When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

[As you may or may not know, i live in Canada, and for some reason KSHE doesn't stream their audio to here; i have to connect via a VPN, to spoof a non-Canadian address. This week, according to i was back in North Bergen, New Jersey for the first time in a few weeks.]

The burning question of the week is, where is Bart Inman? He's the owner of a heating and air-conditioning company in St Louis and i enjoy his ads on The Klassics Show, but he's been missing for about three weeks now. Come home, Bart, all is forgiven! (

(I think that, as advertising takes up about a quarter of the show every week, i may have to start including it in my assessments – it's obviously important....)

I'm grading this week's show as an A, even though the Ted Nugent track was so awful (appalling, deplorable, repulsive, dreadful, ghastly – thank you, Dr Roget) i wanted to take a hammer to my speakers ... but then i would have had to listen to the rest of the show on my iPad using earbuds and those things keep falling out. It wouldn't have been all that enjoyable, really. And the rest of the show was d*mned good!

Sure, there were a few songs i wasn't crazy about – the Mason Profitt number comes to mind – and, to be honest, there weren't that many tracks that i would include in my favourite 1000 songs list, but almost every track was perfectly delightful.

It's always wonderful to hear Cheryl Dilcher (R.I.P.) on the radio. She and i have (had?) three degrees of separation but, Luther Grosvenor and i are two degrees apart, as i am with all of The Police, so i guess three degrees isn't all that impressive....

Here's Cheryl, and the playlist:

Journey – Of A Lifetime
Kenny Loggins – Swear Your Love
Cheryl Dilcher – Together
Jefferson Starship – St Charles
Graham Nash – Chicago / We Can Change The World
Gypsy – Gypsy Queen (Part One)
The Police – Walking On The Moon
Uriah Heep – That's The Way That It Is
The Beatles – All I've Got To Do
Novo Combo – Too Long Gone
Huey Lewis & The News – Tell Me A Little Lie
James Taylor – Traffic Jam
Robin Trower – Too Rolling Stoned
Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes – Papa's Will (embarrassingly bad)
The Clash – Train In Vain (Stand By Me)
The J. Geils Band – Hard Drivin' Man
The Allman Brothers Band – Trouble No More
Cat Stevens – The Hurt
The Steve Miller Band – True Fine Love
The Moody Blues – Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)
Max Gronenthal – Get It Straight
Brewer & Shipley – Witchi Tai To
Z.Z. Top – TV Dinners
Dwight Twilley – Girls
The Firm – Satisfaction Guaranteed
Mason Profitt – Two Hangmen
Trooper – Two For The Show
The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Tuff Enuff
Michael Stanley Band – Don't Stop The Music
Luther Grosvenor – Under Open Skies
The Doobie Brothers – Without You
Steve Winwood – Valerie
Ian Hunter – Just Another Night
Golden Earring – Vanilla Queen
Bandit – Visions Of You
Cheap Trick -- Voices

And here's my own personal playlist for the week. It's not as long as usual – i came dangerously close to having a social life. Nipped it in the bud, though!

Susan Tedeschi – Live From Austin, TX.
Kate Bush – The Sensual World
Roxy Music – The Early Years
The Cars – The Essentials
Kim Mitchell – Aural Fixations
Dan Fogelberg – Full Circle
Caro Emerald – Emerald Island
Steeleye Span – Ten Man Mop, Or, Mr Reservoir Butler Rides Again
The Albion Dance Band – The Prospect Before Us
Lorin Maazel & The Berlin Philharmonic -- “The Ring” Without Words
Renaissance – Ashes Are Burning
Sparks – Kimono My House
Camel – I Can See Your House From Here
Various Artists – This Is Where I Belong: The Songs Of Ray Davies + The Kinks
Martin & Eliza Carthy – The Moral Of The Elephant
Patti Smith – Outside Society
Steeleye Span – Commoner's Crown
Renaissance – Novella
Counting Crows – August And Everything After
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced?
Afro Celt Sound System – Volume 2: Release
Donal Lunny – Coolfin
Happy Rhodes – Warpaint
Allan Holdsworth – Metal Fatigue
Amelita – Court Yard Hounds
The Beatles – Please Please Me
Bjőrk – Homogenic

Monday, 16 September 2019

KSHE KLASSICS SHOW, Sept. 15th, 2019

Quotation Of The Week ~ Bob Newhart: I don't like country music, but i don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means “put down.”

[As you may or may not know, i live in Canada, and for some reason KSHE doesn't stream their audio to here; i have to connect via a VPN, to spoof a non-Canadian address. This week, according to i was back in Cheney, Kansas.]

Listening to The Klassics Show this morning, i was reminded of a station i used to listen to quite often, stlouisclassicrock[dot]com. That station prided itself on how long they could go without repeating a song (it was +5000 songs the last time i looked) (most rock stations have a playlist of 200 – 300 songs) and, by necessity, this meant that they had to play a lot of music that was pretty obscure – and a lot of it was deservedly obscure.

I was thinking of this as i listened to The Blend, Gulliver, Faith Band, Denim, Earthquake and Rockets. Who were these guys?!? And i swear, in each case, if you removed the vocal track, they'd be indistinguishable. There was nothing wrong with these songs, i hasten to add, but they were what you might call generic.

There were a couple of songs today that there was a lot wrong with. I'm on record as stating that i can't stand R.E.O. Speedwagon; i know they're extremely popular in St Louis but i just don't get it. And Uman, the host, seems to be a fan of Harry Chapin and he's another one i can't abide. The song today, The Sniper, was awful!

Now, to explain why i'm giving this instalment a grade of A+ ...

First of all, he played Rory, which pretty much means that A+ is automatic. Further, the above moaning and groaning notwithstanding, there was a lot of great music this morning. It's impossible to choose one favourite, but The Beatles, Todd Rundgren and Rory (of course!) would be well in there.

Also, thank you, Uman, for the two songs by, and the reminiscences about, Eddie Money, who passed away last week. R.I.P., Eddie.

Blue Cheer – I'm The Light
Yes – Time And A Word
The Clash – Police On My Back
Flash And The Pan – Down Among The Dead Men
Joe Walsh – The Confessor
The Who – The Kids Are Alright
Rush – The Analog Kid
The Band – The Weight
Firefall – Sweet And Sour
The Blend – The Prize
The Alan Parsons Project – The Raven
Neal Schon & Jan Hammer – The Ride
The Doors – The End
Gulliver – Ridin' The Wind
Faith Band – Touchy Situation
Jackson Browne – The Road And The Sky
R.E.O. Speedwagon – Music Man
Eric Clapton – She's Waiting
Eddie Money – Rock And Roll The Place
Todd Rundgren – I Saw The Light
The Beatles – And Your Bird Can Sing
Harry Chapin – Sniper
Bob Dylan – All Along The Watchtower
Rory Gallagher – They Don't Make Them Like You Anymore
The Marshall Tucker Band – Blue Ridge Mountain Sky
George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You
Morning Star – Sad Lady
Buddy Miles – Them Changes
Eddie Money – Trinidad
Denim – Throw Away
Earth Quake – Things
Leon Russell – Delta Lady
Steve Winwood – Still In The Game
Rockets – Desire

And my own, personal stress-relieving playlist for the week consisted of these albums:

A Fine Frenzy – Pines
Carbon Leaf – Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat
Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel 2
Highly Strung – Bagatelles And Belgian Lace
Peter Hammill – Skin
The Art Of Noise – Close To The Edit (EP)
The Yardbirds – Greatest Hits
Max Webster – Mutiny Up My Sleeve
Genesis – Wind And Wuthering
Terje Rypdal – Descendre
Kate Bush – Never For Ever
Strawbs – A Choice Collection Of Strawbs
Rory Gallagher – Defender
Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn
Propaganda – A Secret Wish
Cat Stevens – Buddha And The Chocolate Box
Runrig – Heartland
Chicago – Chicago V
London Grammar – Truth Is A Beautiful Thing
Kate Bush – Director's Cut
Nick Drake – Way To Blue
The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones, Now!
The Keef Hartley Band – The Battle Of North West Six
Crowded House – The Very Best Of Crowded House
P.J. Harvey – Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Keane – Under The Iron Sea
Jackson Browne – Lives In The Balance
Eric Clapton – Behind The Sun
The Beatles – Beatles For Sale
Paul Simon – The Rhythm Of The Saints
Carolina Chocolate Drops – Genuine Negro Jig

Monday, 9 September 2019

KSHE KLASSICS SHOW, Sept. 8th, 2019

Quotation Of The Week ~ Johannes Brahms: It is a real pleasure to see music so bright and spontaneous expressed with corresponding ease and grace.

[As you may or may not know, i live in Canada, and for some reason KSHE doesn't stream their audio to here; i have to connect via a VPN, to spoof a non-Canadian address. This week, according to i was in Santa Clara, California.]

I must be in a good mood or something today: i'm grading this week's instalment an A. The first hour was, in fact, almost tedious but things turned around and, although there was an unusual amount of obscure schtuff, it was mostly good obscure schtuff and there were also a lot of songs i can honestly say i love. (In fact, i ordered Cat Stevens' CD “Buddah And The Chocolate Box” after hearing the song Oh Very Young for the first time in a while – i used to have the vinyl and there is some gorgeous music on it, IIRC.)

So, yes, an A, but with reservations. The Animals' song was a good one, but the lyrics are moronic: Eric Burdon wanted so badly to be a flower child / hippie when he was really just a Geordie bruiser; David Surkamp, the singer with Pavlov's Dog, has a voice that's so egregious that their albums were banned in Guantanamo Bay as being cruel and unusual punishment after a multitude of complaints from the ISIS terrorists imprisoned there (although my feelings aren't shared by the majority of KSHE listeners, according to The Klassics Show's Facebook fan group).

Towering above such dross, though, we had the magic of Tales Of Brave Ulysses, Telephone Line, Say Goodbye To Hollywood, Another Girl, Oh Very Young of course, The Last Resort and, what i would consider the highlight of the show, You Wear It Well. I loved Rod Stewart's music once.

As usual, the program ended far too soon. Here's the playlist:

Spys – Don't Run My Life
Peter Frampton – (I'll Give You) Money
Rare Bird – Sympathy
The Allman Brothers Band – Soulshine
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils – Take You Tonight
Mistress – China Lake
Cream – Tales Of Brave Ulysses
Loverboy – Take Me To The Top
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – The Criminal Kind
Elton John – Teacher I Need You
The Electric Light Orchestra – Telephone Line
Peter Gabriel – That Voice Again
Nektar – Show Me The Way
Foreigner – That Was Yesterday
The Beatles – Another Girl
Billy Joel – Say Goodbye To Hollywood
Rod Stewart – You Wear It Well
Pavlov's Dog – Song Dance
Stir – Nothing's Wrong
Eric Burdon & The Animals – Monterey
Mark - Almond – The City
The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band – Fallin' In Love
Eric Clapton – The Core
Foghat – Take It Or Leave It
The Marshall Tucker Band – Never Trust A Stranger
Jackson Browne – The Fuse
Sea Level – That's Your Secret
Mott The Hoople – The Golden Age Of Rock 'N' Roll
Cat Stevens – Oh Very Young
Sammy Hagar – The Ice Man
Dio – The Last In Line
Nazareth – Star
Eagles – The Last Resort
Journey – Kohoutek
The Band – Life Is A Carnival

Adriana, my therapist (a.k.a., bartender at Bentley's) has disappeared again. This playlist – of albums for me to play this week to soothe my savage breast, soften rocks and bend my knotted oak, was provided by my back-up therapist Melissa (a.k.a., bartender at Montana's). Not a bad job, Mel!

Paul McCartney – Ram
Natalie Maines – Mother
Jackson Browne – Lives In The Balance
The Kinks – Soap Opera
Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer
London Grammar – If You Want
Kendírví – Pied-à-Terre
Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
Jethro Tull – A
George Harrison – Brainwashed
Eliza Gilkyson – Paradise Hotel
Dixie Chicks – Wide Open Spaces
Eagles – Desperado
Mama's Pride – Uptown And Lowdown
Runrig – The Last Dance
David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars
Maddy Prior – Woman In The Wings
Outback – Baka
The Doobie Brothers – Best Of The Doobies
Renaissance – A Song For All Seasons
Kim Mitchell – Shakin' Like A Human Being
Jack Bruce – Silver Rails
The Beat – I Just Can't Stop It
Paula Cole – Ballads
Jane Siberry – Bound By The Beauty
Pete Townshend – Psychoderelict
Florence + The Machine – High As Hope
Sheryl Crow – Threads
The Allman Brothers Band – Brothers And Sisters
The Home Service – A New Ground