Happy New Year!
The final Weekly Playlist. Though, it did ultimately serve the intended purpose of getting me to listen to more music, a month or so ago I had to make an extra effort, as I thought about letting this series lapse and not return. But the goal when I started at the end of August was to finish out the year even if ending on a whimper.
Not a whole lot of music this week but I did pull out a few from the past and an obvious one.
- The Sam Morrison Band – Self-titled (album)
I interviewed the Sam Morrison Band years ago when I was at the paper. They hail from Brea, CA and probably fall in the same genre as Lynyrd Skynyrd. They are still around too but seem to your locally. I know I have my original article somewhere which if motivation ever strikes me, I’ll find and repost on this blog backdated to the original publication date like I did my review of the Rush Vapor Trails tour.
- Muse – The Resistance (album)
This album has a couple of gems but a number that didn’t do a whole lot for me. But, if you have never seen Muse in concert, do so on their next go-around. Probably an all-time Top 10 concert experience for me.
- U2 – New Year’s Day (song)
I had to.
- The Offspring – Ignition (album)
I hadn’t listened to this one in years. Until I reviewed their debut album earlier this year, I always thought Ignition was The Offspring’s first album. I didn’t get all the way through it but they haven’t changed all that much in 30 years.
- Mission House – Your Eyes See Me (song)
I heard this song months ago, if not more, and was memorized by it but failed in my attempts at finding out who sang it until early this morning. Never heard of Mission House but if “Your Eyes See Me” offers a glimpse into their catalog they demand a broader listen.