Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Favorite Musical Groups No Longer Producing Albums

Last week I listed my favorite musical groups who were currently producing albums, so I thought I would then make this list because, frankly, they've been with me longer! If I hear a song from them on the radio, most likely I will not turn off the radio until the song is finished. Even though I own most of their stuff. That's how much I like them. Here they are, listed in alphabetical order:

The Alan Parsons Project ( I didn't have their vinyl albums, but always enjoyed their music. "Don't Answer Me" is probably my favorite song of theirs and I do have their Greatest Hits CD, which is also on my iPod. I can still listen to them any time.

The Beatles ( Who doesn't like The Beatles? I've been a fan since I was in the 3 rd grade. Back in…1965 (whew-too long ago). My friend had their albums and we listened to them daily. My favorite, though? Abbey Road. I played that vinyl album to death and was extremely upset when my roommate (in the Army) took it! I have the CD now, though.

The Bee Gees ( "How Do You Mend a Broken Heart" was my most favorite song when it came out and that was when I became a fan. Saturday Night Fever only cemented that love!

Electric Light Orchestra ( A rock orchestra – I loved it! They had the greatest sound and I still listen to their music on my iPod. Out of the Blue is my favorite album (and I have the vinyl), but until I wrote this post, didn't realize it was finally on a CD. So yeah, I went and bought it.

Fleetwood Mac ( When Rumours came out, I had never really paid much attention to them. But a friend of mine had and that's how I came to love their music. I think their sound is timeless (unlike some of the other 70's bands out there).

Huey Lewis and the News ( When "I Want a New Drug" came out, I misunderstood the lyrics and thought it was a song about a druggie, except that couldn't be right, because I liked the music! Then one day I actually listened to the words and then I was really hooked. And of course, what woman didn't think Huey Lewis was good looking? A perfect package! They still tour, and I've seen them in concert – twice. If they come this way again, I'll go. I love their music.

The Monkees ( Big fan of the TV show and it was a sad day when Davy Jones passed away. He was my favorite, by far. And while my friend was ebuying The Beatles' albums, I was buying The Monkees. We loved to create our own fake band and fake play along with the album (using my mother's knitting needles as drum sticks! – yeah, she would have killed me if she'd known). Of course, we were 9.

Moody Blues ( Days of Future Passed was my first Moody Blues album, because I just loved "Nights in White Satin." They were also the first concert I attended with my then future husband, back in 1978 or 1979.

So, did I do better this week in listing one of your favorites?

And how about Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings (as well as Jen Kessy and April Ross) in the women's beach volleyball? Go USA!


Maria Zannini said...

Now these groups I do know. :)

I no longer feel like a trogoldyte.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - You're too funny!

James Garcia Jr. said...

Wait! You've been talking about music over here? How did I miss this? I will immediately search out this post I missed. I love talking about music, and usually try and refrain from doing so on my blog for fear that I'm the only one!
Great stuff here. I will surf over to iTunes and see what I've missed. I pretty much love and stockpile music from all of these acts you've mentioned.
Thanks for sharing.


Stacy McKitrick said...

Hey Jimmy - I haven't bought much on iTunes (only when someone has given me a gift card), because I like having the actual CD. But sometimes if I just want one song, iTunes works out great. Glad you stopped by!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I loved the Beatles when I was in high school! (And no, I'm not that old - they'd long since broken up by then.) The BeeGees were it when I was in Jr. high. :) But my #1 favorite from way back then (Rush) is still putting out albums, albeit more and more sporadically.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Rush is one of those groups I've heard of, but have NO IDEA what songs are theirs. Doesn't mean I haven't heard any of their music, just that I couldn't tell you if I had or not. Now, if they're hard rock (or metal), then that would explain WHY I don't know their music.