Jul 27, 2013

RhoDeo 1329 Goldy Rhox

Oops completely forgot to post it must have been the heat..

Hello, today the 118th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock,  in the darklight an American rock band consisting of core members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, with the release of seven albums blending elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop. Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies.". The band's music is characterized by complex jazz-influenced structures and harmonies played by Becker and Fagen along with a revolving cast of rock and pop studio musicians. Their"cerebral, wry and eccentric lyrics, often filled with sharp sarcasm, touch upon such themes as drugs, love affairs, and crime. The pair is well known for their near-obsessive perfectionism in the recording studio.

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Today's mystery album is the third studio album from the group, and was released on February 20, 1974, by ABC Records. The album marked the beginning of Becker and Fagen's roles as the group's principal members. They enlisted prominent Los Angeles-based studio musicians to record Pretzel Logic, but only used them for occasional overdubs. They recorded the album at The Village Recorder in West Los Angeles with producer Gary Katz and prominent Los Angeles-based studio musicians. It was reissued in 2000 to retrospective acclaim from critics, 7 years prior to that it had past the Platinum mark. The album's music is characterized by harmonics, counter-melodies, and bop phrasing. It also relies often on straightforward pop influences. The syncopated piano line that opens "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" develops into a pop melody, and the title track transitions from a blues song to a jazzy chorus.

The album cover features a photograph of a New York pretzel seller, taken by the well-known photographer of music and Hollywood celebrities Raeanne Rubenstein. The location is the west side of Fifth Avenue and 79th Street, just above the 79th Street Transverse (the road through Central Park), at the park entrance called "Miners' Gate". In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked today's mystery album number 385 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time., it was named the album of the year by NME magazine.

Goldy Rhox 118  (flac 211mb) re-up feb 14

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Goldy Rhox 118   (ogg 81mb)

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