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Ok, let's do this, within 24 hours of posting here you must post 24 albums that shaped your life.....

I know that many of us can rattle them off, but... think deep and choose the 24 LPs or CDs or whatever that really impacted deep in your soul/brain etc.

 

 

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First off some great stuff in here and glad to see some TB love by many 😁. Well here's my list of random stuff floating through my head at 3am. As others have correctly pointed out this list could ver

Mmm... Skyscraper I love you...   Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman Underworld - Second Toughest In The Infants The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms The Orb - The Orb's Adventures

The Beatles: White album. The Beatles : Sgt Pepper. Black Sabbath : self titled. Blackfeather: At the Mountains of Madness. Jimmy Hendrix ; Electric Ladyland. Super Session :

1. Led Zep II

2. Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band.

3. Queen I

4. Eric Clapton - There's one in every crowd.

5. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath.

6. Deep Purple in Rock.

7. Genesis - The Lamb Lies down On Broadway

8. Genesis - Foxtrot.

9. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden.

10. Nils Lofgren - I came to Dance.

11. Marillion - Script for a Jester's Tear.

12. Not an LP but a single... The Cure - Love Cats.

13. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book. Purely magical songs.

14. Supertramp - Crime of the Century.

15. ZZ Top - Deguello. (spelling).

16. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells. A 15 year old totally blown away.

17. T. Rex - Electric Warrior.

18. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

19. Marillion - Marbles.  Christine and I fell in love with each other listening to this album.

20. The Isley Brothers - 3 + 3.

21. Queen II.

22. Genesis - Genesis. First LP I bought after coming home from the Falklands.

23. ELO - El Dorado.

24. Montrose - Montrose.

 

Ok, I could go on and on, but these LPs are a great selection of those that shaped me and I put a few words in there too.

 

I am sure that if I was to write the list again it would change, but in this moment, these come to mind.

 

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8 minutes ago, Batty said:

1. Led Zep II

2. Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band.

3. Queen I

4. Eric Clapton - There's one in every crowd.

5. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath.

6. Deep Purple in Rock.

7. Genesis - The Lamb Lies down On Broadway

8. Genesis - Foxtrot.

9. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden.

10. Nils Lofgren - I came to Dance.

11. Marillion - Script for a Jester's Tear.

12. Not an LP but a single... The Cure - Love Cats.

13. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book. Purely magical songs.

14. Supertramp - Crime of the Century.

15. ZZ Top - Deguello. (spelling).

16. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells. A 15 year old totally blown away.

17. T. Rex - Electric Warrior.

18. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

19. Marillion - Marbles.  Christine and I fell in love with each other listening to this album.

20. The Isley Brothers - 3 + 3.

21. Queen II.

22. Genesis - Genesis. First LP I bought after coming home from the Falklands.

23. ELO - El Dorado.

24. Montrose - Montrose.

 

Ok, I could go on and on, but these LPs are a great selection of those that shaped me and I put a few words in there too.

 

I am sure that if I was to write the list again it would change, but in this moment, these come to mind.

 

Gee Batty. Talk about making us all work. Oh, allright then. But will have to give it some thought.

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No Album hit me hard. Only songs.

 

Romeo and Juliet.

To sir With Love.

Darling be home soon. Slade.

The Weight. Smith.

Born to be Wild.

Ballad of Easy rider.

Have you ever seen the Rain.

Proud Mary.

Rolling Stone.

Im a Tiger. Lulu.

Coz I luv you.

Look wot you done. Sharpie days.

Skating away on the Thin Ice of a new Day. Jethro Tull.

Shes so Fine.

Friday on my Mind.

In the Ghetto.

Sentimental Friend . 

Ragamuffin Man. Manfred Mann.

I will Return. Springwater.

Wish you were here. Hard **** that is.

4 albums to finish.

Woodstock.

Blood on the Tracks.

EasyRider Sound track.

Crime of the Century. Trippin all four, with 4 mates.

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Very nice to see some serious music love re-asserting it's lovely head on this forum. 
Well done @ Progladyte for giving an I.V. drip to the PROG. 101 thread, and @Batty for this beauty that even I could not resist.

First 6 are my desert island discs, with only AXIS and LOGOS alternating as number one.
Others are in no particular order, and do not include classical or weird ( of which I have much).

Tangerine Dream - LOGOS
Jimi Hendrix Experience - AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE
Simple Minds - SONS and FASCINATION
Black Sabbath - SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH
Joni Mitchell - HEJIRA
The Beatles - SERGEANT PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND  ( whatever happened to those losers??)

Jimi Hendrix Experience - ELECTRIC LADYLAND
Pink FLOYD - UMMA GUMMA
Pink FLOYD  - WISH YOU WERE HERE
Mackenzie Theory - OUT OF THE BLUE
Masters Apprentices - CHOICE CUTS
Marc Benno - MINNOWS
John Mayall - BARE WIRES
Keef Hartley Band - HALFBREED
Genesis - TRICK OF THE TAIL
KRAFTWERK - THE MAN MACHINE
Sandy Denny - The NORTH STAR GRASS AN AND THE RAVENS
The Doors - WAITING FOR THE SUN
FAIRPORT Convention - LIVE: FULL HOUSE
Mark Gillespie- NOTHING SPECIAL
Big Brother and The Holding Company - CHEAP THRILLS
Jefferson Airplane - AFTER BATHING AT BAXTERS
U.F.O. - STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT.
RUSH - GRACE UNDER PRESSURE.


....wow, that took me back, but I can remember why each of those were special, and continue to sooth/ charm/ excite/mystify me.
One to take with me into the emerald beyond - LOGOS.

Billy.

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24 Albums 

I am only including one per artist 

But it’s only half of what I can list 

Change the thread to 48 hours 🤪

 

King Crimson - In the Court Of The Crimson King 

801 - Live 

Genesis - Nursery Cryme 

Yes - Close To The Edge 

Black Sabbath - Paranoid 

Brian Eno - Before And After Science 

UK - UK 

Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here 

Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick 

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery 

Frank Zappa - Just Another Band From LA 

Cat Stevens - Teaser And The Firecat 

Deep Purple - Machine Head 

T Rex - Electric Warrior 

Joe Cocker - Cocker Happy 

Santana - Abraxas 

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced 

The Doors - LA Woman 

Eagles - Hotel California 

Neil Young - Harvest 

ELO - A New World Record 

Focus - Focus 3 

Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare 

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme 

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

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Nice one @Batty 😊

 

Numbered but in no order

1. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (my dads go to driving album)

2. RUN DMC - Raising Hell (the first album I bought with my own money)

3. Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique

4. Janes Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual

5. Pearl Jam - Ten

6. Nirvana - In Utero 

7. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

8. Faith No More - Angel Dust

9. Prodigy - Jilted Generation

10. Urge Overkill - Exit the Dragon

11. Radiohead - OK Computer

12. U2/Eno - Passengers soundtrack album

13. The Cruel Sea - The Honeymoon is Over

14. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

15. Kyuss - ...And the Circus Leaves Town

16. Metallica - And Justice for All

17.  Clutch - (self titled) I only put in one Clutch album but could list 6

18. Rage Against the Machine - (self titled) 

19. Soundgarden - Superunknown

20. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet

21. Tool - Lateralus

22. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

23. Massive Attack - Protection

24. Mastodon - Leviathan

 

I pumped out the first 20 pretty easily, then stressed out about the last 4. I put only 2 'classics' (Dire Straits & Beach Boys) as i was aware enough to know these albums made an impact on me. I discovered other classics later in life (Rumours, Stg Peppers, Abbey, Ziggy etc) and my above list led back to them. 

I see my choices as albums that were a major part of life at a certain time whilst also being great listenable albums. Anyway - that was fun 🤘👍

 

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Fun is what this is all about.

Clutch, yes, great band, but did not have much influence on my life.

 

Glad you enjoyed the idea, I can see from your choices that you are younger than me.

 

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46 minutes ago, Wimbo said:

No Album hit me hard. Only songs.

 

 

Im a Tiger. Lulu.

 

Hell yes.

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The Beatles: White album.

The Beatles : Sgt Pepper.

Black Sabbath : self titled.

Blackfeather: At the Mountains of Madness.

Jimmy Hendrix ; Electric Ladyland.

Super Session : Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills.

Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick.

Cream: Disraeli Gears:

Cream : Wheels of Fire (live and studio )

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown: Self Titled.
Lou Reed : Transformer

Santana: Abraxas

Tully: Self Titled.

Al Stewart : Year of the Cat

King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King.

Richard Clapton : Goodbye Tiger

Hawkwind: In Search of Space.

Gyan: Self Titled.

Jeff St John's Copperwine :Joint Effort

Country Radio: Live.

Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers

Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow.

Zoe Ravenwood: The Problem Might Be Me.

 

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@Rantan  nice, about my age I'd say a little older, maybe 5 years.

But that depends on how long music took to come from UK to Oz.

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1 minute ago, Batty said:

I could probably do 500, but this is about 24 instant thoughts.

 

Ditto.

Once I started, I had to stop myself adding so many more.

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1 minute ago, rantan said:

Ditto.

Once I started, I had to stop myself adding so many more.

Love your Aussie selections mate. Specially Good Bye Tiger:afro:

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AC/DC - High Voltage

AC/DC - Highway to Hell

AC/DC - Back in Black

Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction

Van Halen - 1 & 2

Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

Metallica - Black album

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Def Leopard - On through the Night

Y&T - Black Tiger

W.A.S.P - The Last Command

Gillan and Glover - Accidentally on purpose

Deep Purple - Machine Head

Led Zeppelin - 4

New Frontier s/t

Queensryche - Empire

Riverside - Wasteland

Anette Askvik - Liberty

Joe Satriani - Surfing with an Alien, pissed and fell over and fractured my arm when this was playing

Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems

Sixx A.M - The Heroin Diaries

Tool - 10,000 Days

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Can’t Stand the Weather

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2 minutes ago, Wimbo said:

Love your Aussie selections mate. Specially Good Bye Tiger:afro:

Actually, I have a very personal connection to Goodbye Tiger that is unique.

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2 minutes ago, rantan said:

Actually, I have a very personal connection to Goodbye Tiger that is unique.

You learn't at Turramurra Music.

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I like the little add ons that make some LPs special.

 

Keep them coming guys.

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1 minute ago, Wimbo said:

You learn't at Turramurra Music.

Nope.

I have never been there.

When I say unique, I really mean unique..... in its literal meaning.

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5 minutes ago, rantan said:

Nope.

I have never been there.

When I say unique, I really mean unique..... in its literal meaning.

You married his sister.

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:no:

 

RC was an only child.

 

Anyway, I cannot say why in public. it is nothing bad at all ( in fact the polar opposite) just very private, but I can say that he was a friend of my then family.

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12 minutes ago, rantan said:

:no:

 

RC was an only child.

 

Anyway, I cannot say why in public. it is nothing bad at all ( in fact the polar opposite) just very private, but I can say that he was a friend of my then family.

I've been to Amsterdam a couple of times in the winter mate🙂

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Bon Jovi - Slippery when wet

Motley Crue - Dr FeelGood

Pink Floyd - The Dark side of the moon

Roxette - Look Sharp!

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

Tool - AEnima

Norah Jones - Come Away with Me

Eva Cassidy - Simply Eva

John Farnham - Whispering Jack

AC/DC - Back in Black

Metallica - Black Album

Russian Circles - Empros

Freiburger Barockorchester 

Little River Band - Little River Band

Pearl Jam - Ten

Michael Jackson  - Thriller

Hillsong United - Wonder

Ernest Ranglin - Below the Bassline

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmos Factory

Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special

Curtis Fuller - Blues-ette

 

 

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  1. Slade - Slade Alive
  2. Ted Nugent - Double live Gonzo
  3. Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine
  4. Pink Floyd - Darkside of the Moon
  5. Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
  6. Elton John - Goodbye yellow brick road
  7. Ministry - Psalm 69
  8. Allan Holdsworth - Metal Fatigue
  9. Blue Rodeo - 5 days in July
  10. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
  11. Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
  12. Led Zeppelin - Song Remains the Same
  13. Concrete Blonde - Free
  14. Whitesnake - 1987
  15. Dire Staights - Making movies
  16. David Bowie - Pin Ups
  17. Living Colour - Times Up
  18. Steve Vai - Sex and Religion
  19. Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien
  20. Glenn Hughes - Blues
  21. Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses
  22. Drive by Truckers - Southern Rock Opera
  23. Eric Johnson - Venus Isle
  24. Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush - IV

 

Regards Cazzesman

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10 minutes ago, cazzesman said:
  1. Slade - Slade Alive
  2. Ted Nugent - Double live Gonzo
  3. Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine
  4. Pink Floyd - Darkside of the Moon
  5. Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
  6. Elton John - Goodbye yellow brick road
  7. Ministry - Psalm 69
  8. Allan Holdsworth - Metal Fatigue
  9. Blue Rodeo - 5 days in July
  10. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
  11. Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
  12. Led Zeppelin - Song Remains the Same
  13. Concrete Blonde - Free
  14. Whitesnake - 1987
  15. Dire Staights - Making movies
  16. David Bowie - Pin Ups
  17. Living Colour - Times Up
  18. Steve Vai - Sex and Religion
  19. Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien
  20. Glenn Hughes - Blues
  21. Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses
  22. Drive by Truckers - Southern Rock Opera
  23. Eric Johnson - Venus Isle
  24. Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush - IV

 

Regards Cazzesman

So much on your list I could’ve put on mine, 24 seemed like a lot initially, in the end not nearly enough.

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Jotting these down as they come into my head, in no particular order (maybe!)

 

1. Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

2. Beatles - White Album

3. Pink Floyd - Meddle

4. King Crimson - A Young Person's guide To King Crimson (2 LP compilation)

5. The Who - Who's Next

6. Gryphon - Red Queen To Gryphon Three

7. Tim Curry - Simplicity

8. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

9. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

10. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

11. The Who - Tommy

12. Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado

13. Joan Armatrading - Me Myself I

14.Beatles - Abbey Road

15. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Visions Of The Emerald Beyond

16. East Of Eden - New Leaf (really only for one track - Bradshaw The Bison Hunter)

17. The Chieftains - The Magic Of The Chieftains (compilation that set me off on a long and continuing journey of discovery of Irish and Celtic music in general)

18. Jethro Tull - Aqualung

19. Yes - Fragile

20. Fields - Fields

21. Focus - Focus 3

22. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

23. The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn

24. The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord

 

No doubt the list would be a bit different if I sat down tomorrow and did the same thing again.

 

 

 

 

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Yes MSB, that is the whole idea, 24 hours, think about it.... no, just write it down and post.

 

No bands with Helicopter in the name................ But I see El Dorado.

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Just what came to mind over the last 5 minutes. 

 

Dire Straits - Making Movies

 

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery

 

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

 

Pink Floyd - The Wall

 

New Order - Power Corruption and Lies

 

Hunters and Collectors - self titled debut

 

INXS - Listen Like Thieves

 

John Foxx - The Garden

 

Neil Young- Everybody knows this is Nowhere

 

Journey - Escape

 

The House of Love -self titled debut

 

Prince- Sign of the Times 

 

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell

 

Massive Attack - Blue Lines

 

The Fixx - Shuttered Room

 

Roxy Music - Flesh and Blood

 

Hipsway - self titled debut

 

Radiohead - The Bends

 

Simple Minds - Sons and Facination

 

The Church - Heyday

 

Prince - Purple Rain

 

New Order - Low-Life

 

The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland

 

Rufus Du Sol - Solace

 

 

 

 

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Batty, to my ears, Eldorado seems to be something of a standout for ELO, though I daresay not all would agree.

Don't know any Helicopter bands though, sorry.

 

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Duane Eddy - The Twang's The Thang (first album own money)
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Booker T And The MGs - Green Onions
The Beatles - Meet The Beatles
The Rolling Stones - 12 x 5
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
Gordon Lightfoot - The Way I Feel
The Beatles - Sargeant Pepper
The Doors - The Doors
Albert King - Live Wire / Blues Power
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
Santana - Caravanserai
Oregon - Distant Hills
John Mayall - The Turning Point
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Annie Lennox - Diva
Paul Butterfield - East West
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus

 

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The Beatles - A Hard Days Night.

The Small Faces  - Ogdens Nut Gone Flake.

Pink Floyd - Meddle.

Steely Dan - Countdown To Ecstasy.

Leonard Cohen - Songs Of..

Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame.

Brand X - Moroccan Roll.

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

Black Orpheus - OST (Orfeu N*gro).

Cecil Taylor - Indent

John Abercrombie & Ralph Towner - Sargasso Sea.

Philip Glass -Koyaanisqatsi OST.

Anouar Brahem - Le Pas Du Chat Noir

Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Akbar Moradi - In The Mirror Of The Sky.

Egberto Gismonti - Solo

Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert.

Weather Report - Black Market.

Shivkumar Sharma / Brijbushan Kabra / Hariprasad Chaurasia - Call Of The Valley

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson.

Murcof - Remembranza.

Leo Kottke - 6 & 12 String Guitar.

Radiohead - Kid A

Buena Vista Social Club

Cesaria Evora - Cabo Verde.

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25. Santana - Caravanserai

26. Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

27. Deep Purple - Machinehead

 

Sorry, breaking the rules a bit, but had to add those.

 

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1. JS Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor

2. JS Bach - Ciaccona for Solo Violin

What can one say about these two pieces? I am lost for words to describe except to say that everything that follows is pale... 

 

3. Pink Floyd - The Wall 

The album that I connected with on a personal level as a youth. After all the years it still gets the juices flowing

 

4. The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Eclectic pop music perfected and utterly timeless. Such happy youthful memories are inspired by the songs on this album

 

5. Metallica - Master of Puppets

Pretty much started my journey through metal. Still one of the greatest genre albums

 

6. Kronos Quartet - Black Angels

An open mind let's in all kinds of influence. While nowadays this album is not an overall favourite, the interpretation of Quartet #8 by Dmitri Schostakovich still blows me away as much as it did in 1990. As a piece of music it's up there with Bach in terms of raw emotional power. Utterly devastating. 

 

7. Coroner - Grin 

Pretty much (almost) ended my journey through metal. To this day there is nothing that can compare to this work of art. 

 

8. Shellac - Live at Action Park

After metal I developed a taste for hardcore punk. This album is hell, as described by my younger half brother, and a fine version of hell it is. Albini and Co have never topped this (or their early singles, eg Billiard Player Song) 

 

9. Fugazi - In On the Killtaker

How to choose an album by Fugazi? This was the first one I bought, and it's ******* epic. Rend It, 23 Beats Off & Sweet and Low, one of the greatest ever song sequences. Ever. Period

Addendum: if Fugazi ever decide to reform and tour Oz, I will Totally. Lose. My. ****.

 

10. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine

Well, this one came out of nowhere and ripped me a new one. The combination of savage hardcore, math metal and cock rock completely threw me and (almost) restored my faith in the heavy metal scene. 

 

11. Tomahawk - Anonymous

I have to give credit to Mike Patton for his great period of creativity. He might be an arrogant bastard, but collaborative music like this renders personality irrelevant. This album is made up of traditional American Indian songs, interpreted with genuine vigour in Tomahawk's idiosyncratic style. Brave and original in concept. 

 

To be continued...... 

 

 

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Evening Folks.

 

I've just spent half an hour making this list, and it's more a reflection of my younger years, as I grew up and left school.  Not an easy challenge off the cuff, but in sort of chronicle order at first until I found Maiden and Metal...

 

ABBA – Arrival

Kiss – Dynasty

Kiss Alive I

Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast

Heaven – Twilight of Mischief

Judas Priest – Screaming for Vengeance

Scorpions – Blackout

Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

The Angels – Two Minute Warning

Choirboys - Choirboys

ACDC – Back in Black

Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Oz

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy

Pink Floyd – The Wall

Budgie – Never Turn Your Back on a Friend

Motorhead – No Sleep ‘til Hammersmith

Megadeth – Rust in Peace

Anthrax – Among the Living

The Cult – Electric

Nirvana – Nevermind

Janes Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual

Scatterbrain – Here Comes Trouble

Guns ‘n’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction

Strapping Young Lad - Alien

 

Edit - I just tried to edit the gaps between lines, sorry 'bout that... no can do.

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Led zep- 1 2 3 4

Beatles- Abbey road

Aerosmith- First album( I remember driving up and down the east coast living in my HD wagon listening to my pioneer speakers trying to handle the volume.)

Aerosmith- Rocks

PF-DSOTM (of course)

Masters Apprentices-I do have an album but remember seeing them in 6th grade at a school concert. About 1969 I think.

The Angels-all( saw them so many times)

Stones-Get your ya ya's out

Stones-Beggars banquet

Hawkwind-After sampling some funny mushrooms Hurry on sundown is forever in my head.

Cream-Live

Judas Priest-Sad wings of destiny

Lou Reed-Live and rock and roll animal( awesome band)

Tom Petty-any

Paul Kelly- Under the sun( Memories)

David Bowie-Ziggy and recently Blackstar( what an album. Has an influence on me now!)

Creedence- Cosmo's Factory

Divinyls. I saw them so many times( Yes I had the hots for Chrissy)

 

I may have come up short of 24 but it's getting late and that list had a big influence back in the day.

 

 

 

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Nice thread @Batty

 

It's tough picking just 25.  In rough chronological/autobiographical order, with no deference to the 'album' proper:

 

1. The Best of Pete Seeger

2. 20 Loony Tunes

These are my earliest memories of having my own records and favourites, aged 5-6. My favourite Pete Seegar track was the African Folk story 'Abi Yoyo', every word and pause counted and I still remember them all. And the leftie folk songs that were so earnest and righteous and joyful. Then there's an inspired (K-Tel) compilation of whacky novelty songs: Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Nervous Norvus, Lonnie Donegan, the Chipmunks and the Coasters.

 

3. The Blues Brothers Original Soundtrack

A friend gave this (Bali pirate tape) to me when I was 9. I loved it then, and when I saw the movie soon after it was my instant and enduring favourite. It sowed a deeper seed too. 

 

4. Back in Black - AC/CD

A couple of years later I discovered AC/CD through a friend who had a bunch of tapes from his dad/uncle. This was the first album I remember buying with my own money (a twofer with The Razor's Edge). 

 

5. O.G. Original Gangster - Ice T

Music took a back seat to cricket in early high school. Most of grunge and gangster rap passed me by, but I loved this album. Listened to a lot, then put it aside. Coming back to it years later, it held up just fine. 

 

6. Blood Sugar Sex Majik - Red Hot Chili Peppers

In hindsight my first taste of funk and for a while the only vaguely contemporary band I listened to much as I took a classic rock puritan turn.

 

7. Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan

8. Abbey Road - Beatles

9. Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones

At 15 for reasons I can't remember I dug into my parents' Bob Dylan records, found a life long favourite and opened the door on a new phase of musical discovery. This was around the time my family got its first CD player, and I started to build a collection. For a few years I lived and breathed 60s rock. Many favourites from this period but Dylan, Beatles, Stones seemed to stand apart.

 

10. Giants of the Blues

My dad gave me this 4CD set of urban blues. Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, BB King. So I got, or always had, an ear for blues. I was often first drawn to the blues cuts on rock albums. It's a limited form and I see why people get bored with it. But only boring people get bored. 

11. Ah Um - Charles Mingus

I'd heard some stuff before but this was my first jazz wow moment. He plays bass like he's riding a wild animal and winning.

 

12. Stand - Sly & the Family Stone

13. Star Time - James Brown

14. I Never Loved a Man... - Aretha Franklin

Around 18, the seed sown by the Blues Brothers flowered. Funk and soul became my new (old) favourite thing. Still can't get enough of the funky stuff. 

 

. . .

 

Picking up from @Dave O))) I reckon lists are more interesting with a few reasons why. But it does slow you down and I'll have to come back to it.

 

 

 

 

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