The Completion Backward Principle

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“As I mentioned near the close of the last record,” Today’s Runner, “is another example of The Completion Backward Principle, if you can possibly manage the time, please play both sides at one meeting.” She’s a beauty.

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Who’s Next

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Today’s Runner is a whopper with cheese, hold the lettuce, extra PICK, large fry, and a medium Peps. “…and if I swallow anything evil, put you finger down my throat…”

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Straight Shooter

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I told Herrmann this album is even better than the first one, and he said, “No F*ckin’ way”! Two games of pool and a six pack later my point was taken.

Bad Company’s second helping, Straight Shooter, rocks hard and steady. The first BadCo album was straight ahead hard rocking drums, guitars and vocals. Here that same formula is accented with acoustic highlights, keyboards and the occasional strings, and now that it’s turned 40 years old, its been remastered and sounds even better.

Both albums have been remastered, and these new Deluxe Editions each come with a second disc of alternative takes. The Straight Shooter package comes with two lost songs never released, See the Sunlight and All Night Long, and some b-sides, so it’s almost like getting a whole new/old Bad Company album from the band back when they were at their very best!

Great Stuff. Enjoy, then go pick up the boxes.
You won’t be disappointed!

Straight Shooter
Good Lovin’ Gone Bad
Feel Like Makin’ Love
Weep No More
Shooting Star
Deal with the Preacher
Wild Fire Woman
Anna
Call on Me

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The Ruby Sea

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Thin White Rope wove a string of dark, surreal, rocking records in the 80s and early 90s. Here on The Ruby Sea, the band’s fifth and final studio album, the heavily guitar and drum laced tracks have an inherent tension to them that feels like each song – loops in a closely stitched braid – could snap at any point. The listener has no choice but to move through each track grabbing at the shaking twisted knot holds of Guy Kyser’s dusky, often indistinguishable, vocals to an uncertain end.

I often pull this out when I need to power through and make up for lost time, like say after a long Chicago winter. Happy it’s May and I can get back out on the streets. Its always hard to reboot, and each year I get a little older, and it gets a little harder.

“Running past Midwest Flowers, Every day is a long climb up to midnight. And from there a roll and tumble into sleep…”

Enjoy

The Ruby Sea
Tina and Glen
Puppet Dog
Bartender’s Rag
Midwest Flower
Dinosaur
The Lady Vanishes
Up To Midnight
Hunter’s Moon
Christmas Skies
The Fish Song
The Clown Song

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