Stegzy's Music Project

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Destroyer – Led Zeppelin [#368]

Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 19.15.46 Destroyer is a bootleg recording of the band’s gig in Ohio 1977.

As I’m not a fan of the band and the only explanation for why it’s in my collection that I can think of is that it was “given” to me by someone who thought that I “should” like Led Zeppelin (I actually like a couple of their songs but find them a little too mainstream for my tastes), all I can say about it is “Yes. It’s in the collection. For now.”

 

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Destroyer – Kiss [#367]

Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 19.15.31 Good old Jim will probably frown at this but I find Kiss’ Destroyer a little kitsch for my tastes.

I’ve known about Kiss since I was young enough to fall over a concrete post underneath the school hall upon which the words “Kiss” and “Rush” were written in permanent marker. People who say graffiti doesn’t affect anyone should pay note to the fact that even at the grand old age of 42 I still clearly remember that concrete post and the graffiti on it. I also remember the Ajax bottle sized crapily drawn cock on the side of the neighbouring concrete post.

Perhaps that comically drawn phallus was a foreshadowing for the lyrics on this album. Yes, I can see the appeal for Kiss and their glam rock sentiments but in a post-1970s world I find it difficult to identify any lasting sentiment for the band other than a squiggle on the side of a post and Jim’s own lasting sentiment for the band.

Perhaps he can illuminate in comments….

 

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