Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
There is an interesting divide in the reviews here…some think masterpiece, some fairly unenthused. I think this is Procol Harum’s best album. Every song is a winner, although the presence of three vocalists does provide a scattered feeling.
Salty Dog was a hard rock band formed in late 1986 in Los Angeles by Jimmi Bleacher, Scott Lane, Michael Hannon and ex-Ratt drummer Khurt Maier. The band released its first and only major-label record in 1990, titled Every Dog Has Its Day, composed of all original songs, except for a cover of Willie Dixon's "Spoonful".
Once in a blue moon an unknown band is able to harness perfection, even if for just a short amount of time. Cult legends Salty Dog are one of those bands. The year was 1990, when hair metal ruled the charts, and Salty Dog came from nowhere to release one of the genre's true gems. … like AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and Aerosmith.
This album, the group's third, was where they showed just how far their talents extended across the musical landscape, from blues to R&B to classical rock. In contrast to their hastily recorded debut, or its successor, done to stretch their performance and composition range, A Salty Dog was recorded in a reasonable amount of time, giving the band a chance to fully develop their ideas…