Paul McCartney & Wings – What Pete Pardo Thinks?

Another video from Pete Pardo of the Sea Of Tranquility website, this time looking at Paul McCartney and Wings and his ten favourite songs.

This band has a terrific live album in Wings Over America as it chronicled the tour to promote Wings At The Speed Of Sound in 1976.

My Ten Favourite Wings Songs

These aren’t in order of preference but the order they appear on Wings Over America. Unlike Pete, I don’t seem to want to rank these great songs.

  • Venus & Mars/Rock Show
  • Jet
  • Medicine Jar
  • Maybe I’m Amazed
  • Live And Let Die
  • Magneto And Titanium Man
  • My Love
  • Silly Love Songs
  • Beware My Love
  • Band on the Run

I you haven’t heard the album and you like classic rock, I urge you to give it a listen. Unlike Pete, I haven’t made a distinction between Paul McCartney’s solo albums after The Beatles split and the Wings albums so I am including Maybe I’m Amazed

Pete Pardo Top Ten Songs By Paul McCartney and Wings

The Rolling Stones – What Pete Pardo Thinks

I’ve been sharing videos by Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website. Here is what he has to say about The Rolling Stones.

Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out is often considered to be one of the very best blues rock live albums. Even better as far as I’m concerned is The Brussels Affair. The Stones really should have released this majestic slice of Mick Taylor inspired rock back in the early 1970s.

Here are Pete’s videos.

Top 10 Songs: The Rolling Stones

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Bachman Turner Overdrive – What Does Pete Pardo Think

I’ve been featuring the videos from Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website and here are his thoughts about Bachman Turner Overdive.

BTO never released a classic live album in the 1970s, which I think is a shame. They are an under-rated band, especially in the UK where the success of their single You Ain’t Seen Nuthin’ Yet overshadows everything else they’ve done.

I will point to the 2012 Bachman & Turner live album, Live At The Roseland Ballroom which is excellent in terms of songs selected, performance and sound quality.

Here is Pete…

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Deep Purple -The Thoughts of Pete Pardo

Pete Pardo (from the Sea of Tranquility website) loves Deep Purple. They are his all-time favourite band and the Mark 2 version of the band are responsible for possibly the greatest hard rock live album ever recorded in Made in Japan.

If you ever think that live albums have not-so-good versions of the studio songs, think again. There is no comparison between the four songs on this album from Machine Head to how they sounded live in the era of Mark 2 Deep Purple. Better? “Not ‘arf!”

Don’t think all you need to hear from Deep Purple happened between 1970 and 1973 either. Deep Purple marks 3 and 4 also had plenty to offer fans of hard rock and the revival band is also highly skilled, even if they don’t have the same flair to go away from the studio albums.

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Thin Lizzy – What Pete Pardo Thinks

Another set of videos from Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website, this time looking at the hard rock band Thin Lizzy.

A fantastic band in the 70s and 80s and of course they have produced one of the greatest live albums ever released in Live And Dangerous. Two other live albums, UK Tour 1975 and Life Live also deserve plenty of attention and go backwards and forwards in time from L&D.

Over to Pete.

Top 10 Songs: Thin Lizzy

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UFO – What Pete Pardo Thinks

I’ve been sharing videos by Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website. Pete loves hard rock, heavy metal and prog rock and he’s very keen on UFO.

This is a band who should have had much more success in the 1970s than they did. Of course, they have recorded one of the all time classic live albums in the form of Strangers in the Night.

Here is what Pete thinks.

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Blue Oyster Cult – What Pete Pardo Thinks

More videos from Pete Pardo of the Sea of Tranquility website. This time he looks at American hard rock band, Blue Oyster Cult.

This is a band who produced an excellent live album early in their career called On Your Feet or On Your Knees. They followed it up with two more very good live albums after their commercial breakthrough with Some Enchanted Evening and Extraterrestrial Live.

Over to Pete.

The History of Blue Oyster Cult!

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The Who – What Pete Pardo says

I’ve posted some videos from Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website on The Who.

The Who are responsible for one of the all-time greatest live albums in The Who Live At Leeds (along with two other live performances from the same year in The Who Live At Hull and The Who Live At The Isle Of Wight).

Yet they are also a band that frustrates me.

We’ve had a stack of live albums from their various revivals but we’re short of that blockbuster they must have in the can from the mid 1970s. The best of the post 1970 live albums by The Who is The Blues To The Bush, in my opinion.

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Led Zeppelin – The Thoughts of Pete Pardo

I’m bringing in some excellent videos from Pete Pardo, from the Sea of Tranquility website about Led Zeppelin.

Sadly we don’t have many live albums from Led Zeppelin, as we’re limited to The Song Remains The Same from the 1970s, the Live At The BBC album and How The West Was Won. We also had their one night only reunion album, Celebration Day.

I definitely feel there is a market for albums from 1975 and 1978.

However their studio albums form the basis of what’s in extended form on their live albums and it’s worth understanding/knowing more about these famous albums. My favourite is Physical Graffiti. Continue reading

Black Sabbath – The Thoughts of Pete Pardo

Pete Pardo (from the Sea of Tranquility website) loves Black Sabbath. They are one of his favourite bands.

I’m not convinced the Ozzy Osbourne period produced a classic live album but the Ronnie James Dio era in the early 1980s gave the world Live Evil.

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