Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bruce Hornsby - Hot House (1995)

I thought that Hornsby might take the jazz-influenced pop of his previous release, Harbor Lights, and take it to the next level with this album.  Unfortunately, he started leaning more towards bluegrass music and the influences from Hornsby's days with the Grateful Dead are readily apparent.  His impressive skills as a pianist are on display, but Hornsby was obviously more concerned with chord progressions than memorable melodies or varying tempi.  Other than one really good cut, this CD never gets played around here.  I've never purchased another Hornsby album.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #68

Tracks: I like the lead track, Spider Fingers, and that's all.  You can listen to the whole album here.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

Previously revisited for the blog:
Harbor Lights (1993)

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