You did the right thing, OP. Months ago I was talking with a family friend who's an ER doctor about starting band practice back up. At the time, California's numbers were still relatively stable (at least here in San Diego County). Her first question was, "Will anyone be singing?" Doctors and...
Allmans, Skynyrd, Southern rock in general
Bluesbreakers, really any Clapton except Cream
Fleetwood Mac before Buckingham/Nicks
Radiohead after OK Computer (I listen to every new album, then never listen to most of them again)...
I've listened to it a few times. It doesn't do anything for me really, but neither do any of the other straight British blues-rock bands from the 60s. I'd rather listen to someone who took that style somewhere else than a guy who just played the same electric blues riffs faster and louder than...
Me too. Just saw Paul here in San Diego on Saturday and he closed the encore with Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End (right after doing a pretty ferocious Helter Skelter). Magical for sure and the perfect way to send everyone out.
It was a huge hit, so by that measure it does not suck.
But, yes, it sucks big time. I was 10 when it came out and commandeered my dad's cassette. Then a year later a friend wanted to trade tapes with me. He got Slippery When Wet and I got Appetite for Destruction. :dude
Foo Fighters with Ween opening in Salem, OR 1996. Ween was probably the worst thing I've ever seen and Foo Fighters were just "meh."
Rage Against the Machine opening for U2 on the PopMart tour in Eugene, OR, 1997. I don't like Rage anyway, and they were worse live.
Sting here in San Diego...
London Calling is great all the way through. It's a rare double-LP that actually should be as long as it turned out.
Sandinista is where the Clash start to lose the plot, and Combat Rock is where the wheels fall off. Both have some of their best songs, but the rest just isn't up to snuff...
The whole album gets better for me every time I hear it. "Over and Over and Over" reminds me of Scary Monsters-era Bowie. And "Corporation" is basically JW doing "Apache."
I think it's my favorite of his solo albums.