Saturday, 24 May 2008
Tonight on the way to the Prometheon session I played a tape. On the way home I turned the tape over. Both journies were accompanied by albums that should be in the univesally acccepted canon of great rock albums. On the first side of the tape was 'Bedlam's self titled and only album, from 1973. On the second side was my favourite album by one of the longest lasting and prolific of the great bands in rock music, 'to the hilt' by Golden Earring. The last couple of minutes of 'Nomad', (the last track on side 1) are possibly my favourite in music. The combination of a great 4 piece band with Robert Jan Stips, a genius of the keyboard reached a zenith here.