The Pretty Reckless

 

This band puts out some crazy loud ! Although they’ve been around for a few years, their second album, Going to Hell is the one that’s getting all the play. Their recent gig as backup for Nickelback on their North American tour introduced the most awesome female rock vocalist since Joan Jett screamed out “I Love Rock and Roll”. Lead vocalist Taylor Momsen really knows how to rule an audience. Her badass lyrics and platinum hair the epitome of a female rock legend she belts out songs like “Follow Me Down” and “Blame Me”.

Having been fortunate enough to catch her live in Edmonton I immediately had to ask myself where she had been. The only radio play resulting from the announcement of The Pretty Reckless being the backup for Nickelback. The first vinyl I purchased in over 20 years being the 2014 album “Going to Hell“. Not your typical old black album but a nice white in contrast to the dark sleeve. Vinyl has come a long way and the old faulty colored vinyl has undergone a new process resulting in the crisp sound you can only get from your favorite record on a great turntable. The purchase also included a digital download saving us the trouble of using an inferior recording device to convert our new album to MP3.

This concert left me feeling “Pretty Reckless”

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

The best..no the BEST classic rock album of all time. Ok, maybe not the best but so good it hurts me to think about it….Ok, not hurts but really makes me want to listen to it again. (And sing along)

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours is one of the all-time top albums and the biggest selling pop album to date. Released in 1977 the album explores the inner turmoil of the band as couples Lindsey Buckingham and vocalist Stevie Nicks split and bassist John McVie and his keyboardist/singer wife Christine McVie filed for divorce. From ‘Second Hand News’ to Christine McVie’s ‘Oh Daddy’ this album has something for everyone. This was Fleetwood Mac’s eleventh album and the one that would make the British band a household name in North America.

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I had the good fortune to hold seats in the tenth row last time Fleetwood Mac played an Edmonton concert and they were amazing. Stevie Nicks has her following of lace glove wearing groupies against the stage arms waving in the air fueling another generation of Karaoke singers believing they can sound exactly like Stevie..NOT! Drummer Mick Fleetwood with a thundering solo puts the younger generation to shame, while Stevie belts out lyrics sounding like the old days.

This is one band I’d like to tell ‘Don’t Stop’