Heavy rotation

discs that have been on heavy rotation at Toxic Towers, with a bit more music news.

Yup got six spaces in the CD changer and these are those in it, (listed left pictured right), nice mix of soul, real punk, rock and blues…

Finally got round to getting Iggy’s remix of “Raw Power”, previous version of course just highlights what a useless twat Bowie is.

Gotta have some Rory Gallagher in there to mark 10 years since his passing and it doesn’t get better than Rory playing live. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by Channel 4’s tribute program to Rory, yes it was dumped in the late slot and not really promoted but I was expecting the usual crap they do in this situation – start playing a track then get a bunch of nobody talking-heads talk all over it pontificating about how much Rory meant to them. Shockingly it wasn’t, bit of chatter for a few minutes at the beginning that didn’t raise my hopes, then they showed some good live footage from the Irish Tour of ’74 and the Cork show from 1990 without any banal chit-chat.

Only down sides it being only 1 hour (minus ad breaks) long and my tape crapping out.

Well nobody bid on Jimi Hendrix’s Strat I posted about, been taken off eBay but still for sale at Maverick Music a snip at $750,000 😉

You could always try and get Alvin Stardust’s first acoustic guitar which is only £600,000 but then it’s signed by some of the greats, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochrane, Billy Fury and Marty Wilde.

So Queen are now the most successful album chart band in the UK, finally overtaking The Beatles according to the Guinness Book OF World Records.

  1. Queen (1,322 weeks)
  2. The Beatles (1,293 weeks)
  3. Elvis Presley (1,280 weeks)
  4. U2 (1,150 weeks)
  5. Dire Straits (1,136 weeks)
  6. Simon and Garfunkel (1,114 weeks)
  7. Madonna (1,032 weeks)
  8. David Bowie (1,005 weeks)
  9. Elton John (989 weeks)
  10. Michael Jackson (966 weeks)

But they only ranked 50th in the updated RIAA list of album sales in the US. Christ there ain’t half some crap in this list…

  1. Beatles 168.5 Million
  2. Elvis Presley 116.5
  3. Led Zeppelin 107.5
  4. Garth Brooks 105.0
  5. Eagles 89.0
  6. Billy Joel 78.5
  7. Pink Floyd 73.5
  8. Barbra Streisand 70.5
  9. Elton John 69.0
  10. AC/DC 66.0
  11. Aerosmith 65.5
  12. The Rolling Stones 64.5
  13. Bruce Springsteen 61.5
  14. Madonna 60.0
  15. Strait, George 60.0
  16. Jackson, Michael 59.5
  17. Carey, Mariah 57.5
  18. Metallica 57.0
  19. Van Halen 56.5
  20. Houston, Whitney 54.0
  21. U2 50.5
  22. Rogers, Kenny 50.0
  23. Fleetwood Mac 48.5
  24. Kenny G 48.0
  25. Diamond, Neil 47.5
  26. Dion, Celine 47.0
  27. Twain, Shania 47.0
  28. Alabama 46.0
  29. Santana 42.0
  30. Journey 41.0
  31. Jackson, Alan 39.5
  32. Clapton, Eric 39.0
  33. Prince 39.0
  34. Simon & Garfunkel 38.5
  35. Seger, Bob And The Silver Bullet Band 38.0
  36. Chicago 38.0
  37. Mc Entire, Reba 36.5
  38. Guns ‘N Roses 36.5
  39. 2 Pac 36.5
  40. Foreigner 36.5
  41. Backstreet Boys 36.0
  42. Dylan, Bob 35.0
  43. Stewart, Rod 34.5
  44. Nelson, Willie 34.0
  45. Def Leppard 33.0
  46. Collins, Phil 33.0
  47. Denver, John 32.5
  48. Taylor, James 32.0
  49. Bon Jovi 32.0
  50. Queen 31.5
  51. Spears, Britney 31.0
  52. Kelly, R. 31.0
  53. Boston 31.0
  54. Ronstadt, Linda 30.0
  55. Doors, The 30.0
  56. Matthews, Dave Band 29.5
  57. Pearl Jam 29.0
  58. Dixie Chicks 28.5
  59. Osbourne, Ozzy 28.3
  60. ‘N Sync 28.0
  61. Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers 28.0
  62. Bolton, Michael 28.0
  63. Mellencamp, John 27.5
  64. Mannheim Steamroller 27.0
  65. Boyz II Men 27.0
  66. Mc Graw, Tim 26.0
  67. Lynyrd Skynyrd 26.0
  68. Bee Gees 26.0
  69. Sinatra, Frank 25.5
  70. Jackson, Janet 25.0
  71. Eminem 25.0
  72. Nirvana 25.0
  73. ZZ Top 25.0
  74. Rush 24.5
  75. Manilow, Barry 24.5
  76. Carpenters, The 24.5
  77. Miller, Steve Band 24.0
  78. Creed 24.0
  79. Brooks & Dunn 24.0
  80. Vandross, Luther 23.5
  81. Cars, The 23.5
  82. Earth, Wind & Fire 23.5
  83. Hill, Faith 23.0
  84. Motley Crue 22.5
  85. Gill, Vince 22.5
  86. Sade 22.5
  87. Enya 22.0
  88. Creedence Clearwater Revival 22.0
  89. Tlc 22.0
  90. Doobie Brothers 22.0
  91. Beastie Boys 22.0
  92. Police, The 22.0
  93. R.E.O. Speedwagon 21.5
  94. Buffett, Jimmy 21.5
  95. Genesis 21.5
  96. Jay-Z 21.0
  97. Richie, Lionel 21.0
  98. Beach Boys, The 20.5
  99. Meat Loaf 20.5
  100. Morissette, Alanis 20.5

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