Retronaut Selects: James Gang - Miami (1974)

Published on 14 June 2021 at 10:10

I first found out about Miami from Spotify! I've always been fascinated by Tommy Bolin, and when I found out that there was a James Gang album he played on, I wanted to check it out.

I remember listening to certain songs on Spotify and liking it, but I found an original pressing of it on vinyl in a record store and that was when I really got into Miami.

When I listened to it on vinyl, I was amazed by it. Every song is so well written and I stayed interested the whole album. I've always felt that rock albums from that time had a lot of good songs, but for me, it's hard to get into those albums on streaming platforms. I think those albums sound better on vinyl.  There's something about listening to music from that time on vinyl. Just dropping the needle and listening to the music. It feels like that's how it's meant to be listened to.

Miami is an album that has made me appreciate early 1970s rock and it'll always be one of my favorite albums because of how it made me want to discover more music from that time period.

Essential Tracks: Do It (The Way You Do It), Spanish Lover, Head Above The Water


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