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Saturday, May 1, 2021

13 YEARS of this BLOG

Today is a VERY special day, not only because it's the birthday of yours truly but also because we celebrate 13 YEARS of this BLOG.

Matthew Sweet's fourth album Altered Beast and, in essence, his followup to the smashing success of the "Girlfriend" album. The recording featured a generous handful of performances from noteworthy musicians Sweet looked up to, including Jody Stephens of Big Star, Richard Lloyd of Television, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, well-known UK pianist/organist Nicky Hopkins, Robert Quine and Ivan Julian of Richard Hell & The Voidoids, and Pete Thomas, the longtime drummer for Elvis Costello. 

Tracks 1&2 from the album, Altered Beast
Tracks 3&4 Bonus Tracks

1.Time Capsule
Bass, Guitar, Vocals – Matthew Sweet
Drums – Pete Thomas
Guitar – Robert Quine

2.Knowing People
Bass [12 String], Electric Guitar, Vocals – Matthew Sweet
Drums – Ron Pangbborn*
Lead Guitar – Richard Lloyd

3.Speed Of Light
Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Matthew Sweet
Drums – Fred Maher
Fiddle – Byron Berline
Lead Guitar – Robert Quine
Steel Guitar [National Duolian] – Greg Leisz

Bass, Electric Guitar, Vocals – Matthew Sweet
Drums – Jody Stephens
Lead Guitar – Ivan Julian


FiveGunsWest said...

Happiest yet of birthdays to you, still paling to those yet to come. Congratulations on the blog. Hope it's as much a treat for you as it is for me.

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Eric said...

Happy birthday Ratboy. May you have many more healthy and happy ones.

avarenne said...

Happy Birthday to both of you from France ;-)

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