The Greta Van Fleet CD Giveaway! WINNER!!!

If you remember, a few weeks ago I held a contest giving away the debut album from Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army.  Well, I forgot to come back and announce the winner.

The Winner was Alex Bolbat from the fine city of Moscow of the Russian Federation.  Congratulations to Alex as the CD has been shipped (might take awhile to get there).  Thanks to everyone that participated and maybe I will do it again sometime.

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Until next time, have a great day!!

The Greta Van Fleet CD Giveaway!!!

Welcome to the First Ever Giveaway on 2Loud2OldMusic.com.  Let’s kick off November with a Bang!!  And it is an easy one…very simple.  Here are the Rules:

  • Like AND Share the post
  • Follow the site (an extra entry)
  • If you do the same on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, you will get extra entries as well for each social network.
  • The contest will last exactly 1 week and will end on November 7th.  Winner to be drawn hopefully by the next weekend and be notified.
  • We are giving away 1 CD for Greta Van Fleet – ”Anthem of the Peaceful Army” unopened still in shrink wrap.

I think that is pretty simple.  No answering any questions, only a few clicks of your mouse and/or your keyboard.

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Now get going and good luck!!

Legal Disclaimer: The winner will be randomly selected by me or one of my daughters and in no way is this a professionally run operation and never claims to be as such.  Odds of winning are 1:1000000000000000 as that is how many people I hope to actually participate so you really have no hope in hell of winning. (actual odds might be 1:1 as no one reads my shit anyway).  Winner will allow me to use their name and likeness in any promotional material (which will be a post announcing the winner).  I will not share actual address with anyone.  I just need your address to mail that dang thing…okay, I will share your address with the post office so they can actually deliver the CD.  You must be at least 1 year old to play and be a legal citizen of the country you live or an illegal immigrant in the country you are residing in at the moment as it doesn’t really matter to me.  If you are in the caravan heading to the US right now I am sorry but you are not eligible until you have a permanent address in whatever country you wind up in.  I just need to know there is somewhere to mail the package.  We will not discriminate based on race, age or sexual orientation because it is really none of our business what you are and shouldn’t matter anyway.  We are not responsible for your upset feelings if you lose so don’t whine to me asshole.  We are also not responsible for any paper cuts the winner gets for opening the package…that is all on you bud so wear some fucking gloves to be safe.  Greta Van Fleet is in no way affiliated with this promotion as they don’t know who the hell I am or even care.  They did not supply these CDs (well sort of they did as I bought concert tickets for their show and each ticket came with a CD and I don’t need 5 CDs)  Okay, is that enough to cover my ass if something goes horribly wrong with this? Now if you read the legal disclaimer, say you did in the comments below and you will get another 10 entries in the drawing.

Friday New Releases – October 19th

Welcome to a HUGE Friday!!!  There releases are massive and numerous. What more could you ask for.  This is the first time in a very long time where I have 3 releases that are on order for the same day.  I am going to love the mail man this week.  The albums I am interested in are highlighted in Blue and the first 3 are the ones on order.  Let me know what you looking forward to hearing and which ones I might have missed.  Enjoy and have a great musical weekend!  I know I will!!!

  • 81PZVtcGBVL._SX522_  Greta Van Fleet – Anthem of the Peaceful Man – (Republic Records):  These young lads are constantly getting compared to Led Zeppelin and you know what?  Who cares.  Zeppelin isn’t putting out any new music so I am going to enjoy this.  At least the young generation is still making Rock & Roll.  This is their first Full Length studio album and I get wait to unwrap the vinyl.

  • 51EQXYr3IZL._AC_US436_QL65_  Whitesnake – Unzipped – (Rhino Records):  5 CDs and 1 DVD of Whitesnake Unplugged.  20 years worth of music including Starkers in Tokyo and Starkers in Warsaw, Paris, Germany and so much music.  I can’t wait for this one either.  It is going to be non-stop music.

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Turntables & Vinyl #11 – The Holiday Treasure Trove

Oh the Holidays!  The end of the year.  Christmas time.  The time John is not supposed to buy any albums since it is the holidays and it is my birthday time period so no record purchases as people need to have something to give me as a gift.  Well, that didn’t quite work this year.

I did set aside a list of albums people could buy for me for Christmas and/or my Birthday and I made sure that anything I picked up was not from that list.  December turned out to be a treasure trove of purchases, gifts and free stuff.  I definitely hit the jackpot with a crap load of albums to listen to and some day write about.

It all started mid-November when the Coke reward program was giving away $5 Amazon gift cards for every 10 bottle caps redeemed.  Well, I had been collecting them at work as I do drink one Coke product everyday and on really stressful, busy days, maybe two.  The $5 Amazon Gift cards were actually $10 because they allowed you to redeem it twice.  After setting up a several more accounts with different email addresses, I was able to redeem $40 worth of caps (I would have done more, but I ran out of caps).  What did I get with the $40 from Amazon?  Music of course.  I picked up the following:

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Top Rock Songs of 2017

Welcome to the Top 20 Rock Songs of 2017.  These songs are my favorite songs of the year and were not necessarily played on the radio or even shot up the charts.  They just moved me in some way good or bad!

If you missed the Top Rock Albums of 2017 or the Top Albums of 2017 (that were not Rock), just click on the link and go check them out.

It is time to start the list so here we go…

#20 – “Make It Move” by Jonny Lang off the album ‘Signs’:  The loud stomping sound that opens the song and throughout feels like a train barreling down on you.  The opening track to the album starts it all off with a bang.  The song also delivers a great message that you need to make the move and not wait on something to happen.

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The Top Rock Albums of 2017

2017 has been a fabulous year in music, but mostly for all the Anniversary Editions of some of my favorite albums from Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Stone Temple Pilots.  However, there were some stellar Rock albums this year as well.

This list will be my favorite “Rock” albums of the year.  All other types of music will be for a later post.  I am going to leave this one to my favorite genre.  It is a broad genre, but these are the albums that I consider to be ROCK!!

Also note, these are MY FAVORITES!!  These are not the most popular or trendy albums.  These are the albums that I connected with during the year and kept coming back to again and again.  And without further adieu, here are the Top Rock Albums of 2017:

My #1 Album of the Year:

61hNZekCmAL._SS500 Jonny Lang – ‘Signs’This album is straight-up Blues Rock and was one of two albums I can’t stop listening to this year.  With songs like “Make It Move” and “Wisdom” how could I vote for any other album as #1.  If that isn’t enough, Jonny’s guitar playing is sensational and his vocals are filled with so much emotion you are attached to these songs.  Here is what I said in my review…He has brought a rawness back to his music that brings a more authentic blues sound and brings a lot of emotion.  There is no reason you should skip out on listening to this album. (Click at the top to see the review).

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Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires – Album Review

What were you doing when you were around 18-21 years old?  I am sure you weren’t taking the world by storm like the boys in Greta Van Fleet.  I can’t remember the last time a band was getting so much buzz from critics and from music fans alike.  Especially a Rock & Roll Band!!

They are being hailed as the second coming of Rock and are completely ripping off Led Zeppelin in the process…but in a very good way.  Their Zeppelin stylings are showcased  by the stunning “Highway Tunes” and equally amazing “Safari Song” and “Flower Power”.  The band has an old soul which shines on the Sam Cooke cover “A Change is Gonna Come” and the Fairport Convention cover “Meet on the Ledge”.

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Friday New Releases – November 10th

Welcome to another Friday New Releases and this week is a biggie.  Why?  Because Taylor is finally releasing her long awaited new album.  I put it at the top because it will be the most played album in our house (I have two girls that love her).  But don’t fret!  There is plenty of other releases for everyone.  I have a ton of rock records that I can’t wait to spin and they are highlighted in Blue.  I hope there is something for you.  Enjoy!

  • 61fam+0-OYL._AC_US218_  Taylor Swift – Reputation – (Big Machine): Get ready because the old Taylor is DEAD!!  This is a new Taylor Swift and from what I have heard so far, I would agree.  Taylor is reinventing herself now with each new release and I don’t see it as a bad thing.  At least for me, the new songs are more interesting than the prior songs.  I actually might like this new direction.  We will see as I will definitely hear it enough to become familiar with it.

  • 61qd3pEQ1nL._AC_US218_  Sweet & Lynch – Unified – (Frontiers Records):  Now here is where I will begin.  Michael Sweet & George Lynch were brought together by Frontiers Records as one of their special projects and usually they end up as a one time deal, thankfully, this one is not. We are now given a second release and they are touring.  Maybe this will last a little while.  I always need more rock & roll.

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