Saturday, June 29, 2013
Before we let June slip away, I thought it would be appropriate to note a landmark anniversary this month. While some of ELO's earlier works got the 30th Anniversary treatment, this particular anniversary will go by quietly.
It is the 30th anniversary of ELO's Secret Messages, an album that, for many reasons, remains at the top of many fan's favorites list... and a release of the original 2LP version remains at the top of most every fan's wish list. It was an album full of unique song ideas. The mythology behind its creation and subsequent cover artwork are about as layered as the sounds it featured.
During a mall visit in 1983, I spotted it in a record store bin... and my mom refused to buy it for me because I "already have too many records." People then watched as a 12-year-old broke into an epic shitfit. Those were the days.
Happy Anniversary, Secret Messages. Here's to hoping...