I FIND MY INSPIRATION IN FAILURE...
sounds morbid but most of my favorite albums i find in the clearance section of your local record store
commercial failure isn't necessarily artistic failure
the most popular artists of our generation started off from the bottom
Hall & Oates:
their psyche-rock album?
that's what it's been called
label not sure how to market them
blah blah blah
bought it for $2.99 sealed
THIRD FROM THE LEFT: DARYL HALL
PRE HALL AND OATES "HOBBIT ROCK" ALBUM BY THE BAND GULLIVER...
Even after they had some success, Hall & Oates were a bit misunderstood, probably due to a few BOLD decisions:
known as the "silver album"
great album, contains the song "sara smile"
the cover raised a few questions about their "relationship"
the inner sleeve didn't help either, you're gonna have to find that one for yourself, it kinda looks like the cover to lovesexy
oops, wrong one:
except the Hall and Oates inner sleeve is hot pink...
recognize the guy on the right?
how about now?
pre "piano man"
yet another "hobbit rock" album
the ska band the graduate had a hit in the U.K. in the late 70's
that was a few years before this album:
how about some hip-hop:
drugs drugs drugs, they did 'em, they hit the tape hard...
schooly d and the beastie boys on acid?
post X-clan project from brother j
probably the most perfect hip-hop concept album in existence
introduction by "ellis dee" hmmm....
prince paul production
rhymes about naked lunch
then he went on to front She Wants Revenge
what a perfect album about having your heart broken
Basehead were the first "hip-hop" band I ever heard played on alternative rock radio
purists hated "electric mud" by blues legend Muddy Waters for bringing blues classics into a psyche vein
it later turned into a sought after record for hip-hop dj's and sample artists...
but this one from the same period is the one
SAME STUDIO, SAME CONCPET, STILL OUT OF PRINT
drums drums drums....
sometimes a record is meant to be a failure:
no one seemed to get the joke
(he's a mime)
the record is 30 minutes of silence with applause at the end
the program repeats on both sides
i gladly paid $15 for it
then there are artistic failures that never seem to die:
AAAAAAH! 70'S SOFTLIT BOLTON!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOO! 80'S HAIR METAL BOLTON!!!
(this is when he was opening for Motley Crue)
and the most horrific...
GOOD LORD! MICHAEL BOLTON SINGS OPERA IN ITALIAN!!
message to michael:
go climb a rock, a really high one, then jump off, your screams of agony will sound just like your music, or maybe that was me screaming when i had to listen to you sing arias.
well, here's an abridged track record for yours truly:
but hey, i gotta good feeling about this one: