Classic Vinyl

Classic Vinyl: Aerosmith, Toys in the Attic
Toys in the Attic is the third album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in April 1975 by Columbia Records. The album's first single release, "Sweet Emotion", was released a month later on May 19 and "Walk This Way" was later released on August 28 in th…
Classic Vinyl: Dio, Killing The Dragon
Killing the Dragon is Dio's ninth studio album. It was released May 21, 2002 through Spitfire Records and was produced by front man Ronnie James Dio. A re-release in 2007 puts Killing the Dragon together with Magica.
Killing the Dragon introduces guitarist Doug Aldrich to the band...
Classic Vinyl: J.D. Blackfoot – Crazy Horse
Most musicians write songs about their life experience.  However, if you're J.D. Blackfoot, you write a song about a past life experience at the Battle of Little Bighorn that leaves you shaken and bleeding for no logical reason.
Classic Vinyl: Black Oak Arkansas
Black Oak Arkansas is a southern rock band from, you guessed it, Black Oak, Arkansas.  Achieving notoriety with 10 chart-topping albums throughout the 70s is certainly a far cry from their early days.   The band was so poor that they had to steal their first PA system from a local hig…
Classic Vinyl: Mason Proffit – Wanted
When most people think of country rock, the band Mason Proffit doesn't typically come to mind.  However, had their albums been released on a larger label, they may have been considered one of the founding bands of country rock, defining a sound and style way before their time.
Classic Vinyl: Rare Bird – As Your Mind Flies By
When organ player Graham Field and piano player Dave Kaffinetti met up with Steve Gould and Mark Ashton, in 1969, they probably couldn't have predicted that they'd be recording their debut album three weeks later.  Such is the tale of the English prog-rock band Rare Bird.
Classic Vinyl: Michael Finnelly – Stranger’s Bed
Michael Fennelly hitchhiked to Los Angeles at the tender age of 17, performing in clubs and kicking off his music career.  Fennelly gained most of his popularity in 1969 when he became the lead singer of a band known as “Stonehenge,” who would eventually change their…
Classic Vinyl: Elf
Originally called “The Electric Elves,” “the band known as “Elf” was founded in 1967 by Ronnie James Dio.  Dio actually played bass with the band, which went through numerous lineup changes and recorded three albums over several year…
Classic Vinyl: Led Zeppelin III
The year was 1970, and out at a remote cottage in Wales known as Bron-Yr-Aur, Led Zeppelin was hard at work on “Led Zeppelin III.”  It was in this setting that Zeppelin developed their acoustic and folk sounds, marking an important milestone in the band&CloseCurlyQuo…
Classic Vinyl: REO Speedwagon – R.E.O./T.W.O.
Forming in 1967 and peaking in popularity in the early 1980s, REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million records and has charted 13 Top 40 hits.  They still tour the country on a regular basis, but the lineup of the band has changed dramatically over the years.  So, which REO Speedwagon …

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