I'm a fan of album rock. For those of you too young to remember, albums from the '60s and '70s were rich, tantalizing fruits released by a band or an individual songwriter that reflected a mood or story to be told. The Who invented the genre with "Tommy" (minor kudos to the Beatles, "Sgt. Pepper"), and things would never be the same. Jam bands, including but not restricted to, the Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Grateful Dead, and later, Widespread Panic and Blues Traveler are particularly fun for me. These guys were preceded by some real innovaters: Cream (Eric Clapton) Led Zep (Jimmy Page), not to mention Bloomfield & Cooper. Then came Bruce (BRUCE!) Neil Young & The Band (both came earlier, kept GROWING) and Pearl Jam, all of whom compacted the best of the jam sensibility into a 4 minute rock story that brought me back to myself. Home again. Thanx for hearing me out, man.