March 8, 2011 by esarsea
Here’s 4 cuts from Chicago Transit Authority’s outstanding self-titled 1969 debut album. Some of our younger readers might be surprised to learn that Chicago used to be a rock band. Yes indeed boys and girls! In fact, Chicago was a somewhat political rock band with a message back in the day.
32 albums later, Chicago’s music now goes mostly unnoticed; playing passively in elevators around the world. But there was a day that Chicago rocked, and Chicago Transit Authority bears proof of that fact. It’s one of my favorite recordings, and still on regular rotation in my iPod – 42 years after it’s release.
Enjoy, and turn it up!