Posts Tagged ‘BFMS’

My Musical Evolution – Part 86 BFMS The Last Dance

Well, we’re about to wrap up the era known as BFMS. Maybe we should do an little recap. What have we learned so far? I liked what I felt was a wide variety of musical flavors. Pop music, Folk music, Disco, Rock and Roll, Classical, Show tunes,  and Soundtracks just about anything except for country.  For […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 85 BFMS

My middle school years were dominated by radio. I wasn’t listening to my KISS records as much and I wasn’t able to really buy anything new. So the radio was it. I’m really surprised that I can’t recall the 2 or 3 stations that I would listen to. I know that they were broadcasting from New […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 84 BFMS The Door Closes On The KISS Age

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Was I getting more sophisticated in my middle school age?  A year or two ago, I came to Vermont armed with a stack of KISS records. now with each passing day, KISS became a smaller and smaller piece of my life.  The KISS solo albums came out and Ace, being my favorite member of KISS, […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 83 BFMS Don’t Look Back

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The last group in that little trifecta courtesy of my cousin was Boston. Their album Don’t Look Back had just come out and Flavia had it.  The cover to the original vinyl LP was configured likeit was a double album. I used to look at that cover intently. It had so many cool things going […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 82 BFMS Welcome To The Grand Illusion

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Another of my cousin’s albums that I had the great fortune of sampling was The Grand Illusion by Styx. Like Kansas, Styx seemed to be very melodic and symphonic with so many layers of sound and instruments to explore and immerse myself in.  I don’t think that I was as enraptured by Styx as I […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 81 BFMS Had To Go To Vermont To Get To Kansas

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At some point during my middle school years, my cousin bought a few albums that would be among my all time favorites. Two of them were Kansas albums. Leftoverture, and Point Of Know Return I think we talked a little bit about Leftoverture a while back. The first Kansas song I can remember hearing was Magnum Opus. My […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 80 BFMS You Should Be Dancing

I can’t understand why there ended up being such an anti-disco movement.  I thought some of it was rather clever. You know taking the Star Wars theme or classics like Beethoven’s 5th and discofying them.  I feel fortunate to be able to look back at this time in My Musical Evolution and find these great […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 79 BFMS Time Marxes On

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In the 7th Grade, a classmate of mine named Danny discovered, The Marx Brothers. He had a big book called “Why A Duck” which essentially is a a few Marx Brothers movies presented in comic book format using stills from the films above the typed out dialogue. It didn’t take me long to be hooked […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 78 BFMS The BeeGeatles & Peter Frampton

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Did the films Grease and Sgt Pepper come out in the same year? It feels that but if I give it a second though, Grease was first then Sgt Pepper. Hang on, I’ll check. Both 1978 according to imdb.com. I remember having the stylized Sgt Pepper Logo T-shirts. Even though Frampton Comes Alive had been […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 77 BFMS Grease Becomes The Word

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As I was listening to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, I realized that I never have seen that movie. I guess at some point in the 1990’s I saw a good chunk of it on TV. For me, Saturday Night Fever was just a double album of really great dance music. My cousin had the […]

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