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To celebrate April Fools Day this month, this video acts as a followup to a video I made last year that takes a look at various songs where we are "fooled" by the lyrics, as in certain lyrics in a song that we often misintepret. Some are well known misintepretations, some aren't but it's still funny to look into what some people think they hear in music. It's important to laugh every now and then and I hope this video will help with that.

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6 months, 2 weeks ago

Congratulations everyone! We survived 2020! Last year was pretty rough but it's important before moving on to a new year, that we reflect on the previous year. The good, the bad, and the ugly that happened last year and take a brief pause to think of those who didn't make it into the new year. That is what this video is about, remembering some important people who have entertained us in different ways throughout our lifetime. Rest in Peace.

7 months, 4 weeks ago

Before closing out 2020, I have one more album I want to talk about. This album is currently the second best selling album of all time, and had its 40th anniversary earlier this year. I'm of course talking about AC/DC's Back in Black.

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9 months, 4 weeks ago

In this video, we take a look at Black Sabbath's second album, Paranoid. This album is considered to be one of the first heavy metal albums ever made. It celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year.

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11 months ago

This month will be the 50th anniversary of the day we lost Jimi Hendrix. I wanted to reflect on his first album with this episode of Awesome Albums. We take a look at The Experience's debut album, Are You Experienced, released in 1967. This video not only covers the songs released on the American release of the album, but also the three songs present only on the UK version of the album, as well as 3 songs that appear as B-sides to the album's singles.

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1 year, 1 month ago

Welcome to Top "Ten" Tuesdays, a weekly top 10 list uploaded every Tuesday (yes I know I'm a couple days late), normally as a written article on the website, but I felt the best way to present this list is to also do a video. If you prefer to read the article, come on over to the Awesome Albums website:

http://awesome-albums.com/2020/03/24/top-10-live-songs-that-are-better-than-or-just-as-good-as-the-studio-version/

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1 year, 6 months ago

Originally uploaded Feb 19, 2020

Last time I said I would pick an album by an artist who got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. I decided to go with The Doobie Brothers and their 1976 album Takin’ It to the Streets. This album was significant to The Doobie Brothers’ history due to their change in sound beginning with that album but some believe that this album is what developed the sound in the mid to late 1970s, giving it a pretty important place in the history and evolution of music.

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1 year, 6 months ago

Originally uploaded Dec 18, 2019

We continue the Led Zeppelin story, and see what the band was up to in the second half of 1969. They not only released their first album in ’69, but their second album too. This album is significantly heavier than their first album but also with enough acoustic elements that foreshadow the sound of their third album. The band was so huge that there were already 400,000 people preordering this album!

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1 year, 7 months ago

Originally uploaded Dec 4, 2019

I have a couple more anniversary videos I want to do before the end of the year. Today, we take a look at Led Zeppelin’s first album, which turned 50 years old in January of 1969. This video goes through the end of the Yardbirds, the personnel changes leading up to the creation of Led Zeppelin, explain the idea behind the name, and of course going through the music.

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1 year, 7 months ago

Originally uploaded Nov 8, 2019

Ordinarily I talk about albums that are nostalgic to an older generation. Today, I’m going to talk about an album nostalgic to MY generation, Green Day’s American Idiot. This album had recently turned 15 years old, and I just had to talk about it. I wanted to talk about the music of course but also point out how much has changed in the music industry as well as bring up what were current events in 2004 that helped influence the making of the album.

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1 year, 7 months ago

Originally uploaded Oct 12, 2019

We celebrate this Halloween a little differently this year with going over a conspiracy over an album. This conspiracy has been going on for 50 years, is Paul McCartney dead? In this episode, we explore the origin of the rumors and explore the clues seen on the album covers and the songs.

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1 year, 7 months ago

Originally uploaded May 21, 2019

Today we are going to look at Supertramp and their most successful album, Breakfast in America. While initially a breakaway from their previous albums, they did something right giving them an album that sold over 18 million copies worldwide.

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1 year, 7 months ago

Originally uploaded May 12, 2018

To honor an artist who got uploaded into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, I decided to talk about The Moody Blues and their 1967 album, Days of Future Passed. Originally planned to be a stage show telling the story of an everyman’s day, it evolved into an album which is a pioneer in the progressive rock genre, the first full length recording to feature rock and roll and an orchestra, as well one of the first concept albums. This album has a lot of firsts and it’s such a delight to hear from beginning to end!

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1 year, 7 months ago

Originally uploaded Jan 26, 2018

This video is where I like to say thank you and farewell to the artists no longer with us, who we lost in the year 2017.

Although, I couldn’t mention everyone I don’t want to leave them out of my overall message. To those we lost last year, you may be gone but you won’t be forgotten. May you live on in your music and movies and to all of you thank you and farewell.

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Apr 26, 2017

I’m celebrating a second artist who got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year by honoring Electric Light Orchestra and their 1974 album Eldorado. This album takes you into a dream world, playing out different characters in each song. Such a great album to get immersed in.

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Mar 1, 2017

Last time, I talked about the artists who got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For this video I picked an album by one of the artists who got inducted this year. I picked Yes and their 1971 album Fragile (or 1972 for the American release). A great album which almost has a concept of 5 of the songs are a solo contribution by each respective member of the group as well as 4 great group songs.

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Jan 19, 2017

Awesome Albums continues the story of Tommy and the events that happens in life, told in this 1969 Rock Opera by the Who. As the old saying goes, it gets worse before it gets better. Tommy has had a lot of unfortunate events happen in his life but that is about to change!

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Jan 10, 2017

This video is where I like to say thank you and farewell to the artists no longer with us, who we lost in the year 2016. Unlike last year, there were a few in the entertainment industry I wanted to talk about as well before jumping in to talk about the artists and musicians we lost.

2016, was a rough year when it came to losing people. Naturally it’s impossible to name everybody but at the very least I can highlight the big names and mention those who meant something to me. Although, I couldn’t mention everyone I don’t want to leave them out of my overall message. To those we lost last year, you may be gone but you won’t be forgotten. May you live on in your music and movies and to all of you thank you and farewell.

1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Dec 22, 2016

A Christmas gift to all of you, a video so massive that it had to be split into 2 episodes, The Who’s Rock Opera Tommy. The whole album tells the story about a deaf, dumb, and blind boy and his struggles through life.

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Dec 9, 2016

A very short video about Atlanta Rhythm Section. It’s not necessarily about the album Champagne Jam itself but an event involving Atlanta Rhythm Section around the same time period in either 1978 or 1979, where they got to play at the White House! Just think about how awesome that would be!

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Dec 2, 2016

This episode of Awesome Albums Extras goes back to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’s 1973 album Brain Salad Surgery. I talk in a little bit more detail about the song “Jerusalem” and the song’s origins as well as some of the classical references ELP made on the album in “Toccata” and “Karn Evil 9”

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Nov 8, 2016

This Awesome Albums Extras episode, we return to Jethro Tull’s Aqualung. There are a few lyrics on the title track that I wanted to share as well as a song from the CD release that I didn’t cover in the original video.

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1 year, 8 months ago

Nov 13, 2016

Welcome to another episode of Awesome Albums Extras, where I go back to albums I’ve already talked about with new information. Today’s extras video is going back to The Rolling Stones’ album Let It Bleed. Not only do I have new facts about every song on the album, I explain in more detail the events around founding member Brian Jones’ death and some suspicious circumstances around it.

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Nov 4, 2016

Welcome to another episode of Awesome Albums Extras. Today we go back to talk about some extra facts in Van Halen’s iconic album 1984. It’s a short video, but with some neat facts and I hope you enjoy.

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Oct. 28, 2016

Welcome to another episode of Awesome Albums Extras. Today’s Extras video goes back to Led Zeppelin’s fourth album with new touring stories, information about the companion disc, and the result of the plagiarism lawsuit.

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Oct 23. 2016

To celebrate Halloween, we dive into a nightmare, and Alice Cooper is welcoming us to it. Let’s take a look at this 1975 album about a kid’s nightmare and be afraid of how good this album is!

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Oct. 14, 2016

In this episode of Awesome Albums Extras, we go back to the Beatles’ Abbey Road. No new facts on the music, but a fun story I forgot to mention about the album cover.

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1 year, 8 months ago

Originally uploaded Oct 7, 2016

Welcome to another episode of Awesome Albums Extras, where today we come back to Pink Floyd’s legendary album, The Dark Side of the Moon with extra information that had either been completely new information to me since making the original video, something that I felt I needed to clarify a little bit more, or simply didn’t fit in the original video.

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1 year, 9 months ago

Originally uploaded August 25, 2016

Today’s episode of Awesome Albums features Robin Trower’s album Bridge of Sighs, released in 1974. Often considered a white Jimi Hendrix, Trower blends rock and blues flawlessly and is such an underrated and amazing guitar player.

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1 year, 9 months ago

Originally uploaded July 31, 2016

In this episode of Awesome Albums, we take a look at Jefferson Airplane’s second album Surrealistic Pillow, released in 1967. This is one of those albums that really represents the counterculture in the 1960s. Outside of compilation albums, this is the album that has most of their big hits and is a really great album.

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1 year, 9 months ago

Originally uploaded May 29, 2016

To celebrate the artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, I decided to pick one of the 5 artists and talk about one of their albums. I picked Deep Purple and their 1972 album Machine Head.

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1 year, 9 months ago

Originally uploaded Mar. 19, 2016

Awesome Albums would like to congratulate everyone who got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. For fun, my next video will be an album by one of the artists I mentioned, find out in in the next episode to see who I picked.

1 year, 9 months ago

Originally uploaded: Jan. 25, 2015

Awesome Albums would like to congratulate everyone who got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For fun, my next video will be an album by one of the artists I mentioned, find out in February to see who I pick.

1 year, 9 months ago

Originally uploaded: March 16, 2016

This is a different video where I want to give one more thank you and one more farewell to everyone who contributed to the music industry last year (2015). Whether they were a singer, musician, composer, producer, even a disk jockey, they’re included on this list.

1 year, 9 months ago

Originally uploaded: Aug. 27, 2015

Awesome Albums talks about the Eagles’ album Hotel California.

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1 year, 9 months ago

Originally uploaded: July. 19, 2015

Celebrating July 4th (kinda) with an American band. What is a more iconic American band than Lynyrd Skynyrd? Awesome Albums talks about their 1977 album Street Survivors. An awesome album with a sad story.

1 year, 9 months ago

Originally uploaded January 25, 2015

This episode of Awesome Albums is a little bit different. This episode is full of facts that didn't make it into the original video, whether it was something that I forgot to put in the original video, or something that felt out of place and wasn't sure where to put it, there were a couple things that I didn't explain that well so I'm explaining in more detail, as well as a few new facts that I've learned about the album since the episode was uploaded. As you can see, this is a long episode.

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Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy performing When the Levee Breaks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFBpqR7eLc4

1 year, 10 months ago

Originally uploaded December 21, 2014

It's almost Christmas time and I was going to do a Christmas album and then I decided to do Rolling Stones' album Let It Bleed. Released in December of 1969, this month celebrates the 45th anniversary of the album.

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RIP Bobby Keys December 18, 19843-December 2, 2014

1 year, 10 months ago

Originally uploaded Nov. 18, 2014

In this episode of Awesome Albums, I cover Van Halen's album 1984.

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1 year, 10 months ago

Originally uploaded October 26, 2014

For the month of October, I decided to choose a Halloween themed album and that was Mike Oldfield's 1973 album Tubular Bells. You will probably recognize the intro as the theme song for the 1973 film "The Exorcist"

1 year, 10 months ago

Originally uploaded October 1, 2014

In this episode of Awesome Albums, I talk about one of the most important events of rock and roll history, the Woodstock Music and Art Festival. So many great artists performed there, and I wanted to make sure I covered EVERYONE.

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1 year, 10 months ago

Originally uploaded July 14, 2014

Awesome Albums' next episode where Awesome Andrew Talks about the Beatles' iconic album "Abbey Road". I do not own the rights to any of the images or music in the video.

1 year, 11 months ago

Originally uploaded June 3, 2014

Hello I'm Awesome Andrew with a new show on Youtube known as Awesome Albums. In this episode, I talk about Pink Floyd's classic album Dark Side of the Moon. I do not own the rights to any of the music or images in the video.

I also acknowledge that I am slightly out of focus.

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1 year, 11 months ago