- Dec 5, 2018
- Reaction score
Nearly forgot this...
Richard Corben cover art!Well there is Bat out of Hell, which spent an obscenely long time in the UK Top 100 Album list, from what I can remember.
Then, Queen's Albums after Queen and Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, News of the World and Jazz, all of which have stompingly good hit songs.
Breaking Glass was from 1980, so doesn't count, unfortunately. I was never into Punk as a teenager, but appreciated it in my twenties, although I still think that Gob on You captures the spirit of Punk probably more than any other song.
Personally I think it's badly marred by Phil Spector's ham-fisted production and John Lennon's contribution of only two decent songs, which is a shame because Harrison and McCartney delivered some good songs that deserved a better presentation. I still have my vinyl copy on the old Apple label, though.Oh yeah, these guys...
Yes, this album has a troubled history and was not a commercial success upon release. Clark, I believe, was deeply affected by this, believing the album to be his masterpiece. I'm inclined to agree with him.When Clark brought the masters for this album to David Geffen he threw them in a wastebasket and told him there were no hit singles on it.
My favourite pre-Spiders record. Only topped by Low for me personally.Possibly my favourite album of all time, certainly in my top five...
Yeah I love this album. It's deeply poetic and feels very personal. Quicksand was the song that I listened to (over and over again) when I heard that Bowie had died. A truly great piece of work from a unique talent.