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Post by Vic Lewis VL » July 29th, 2007, 2:08 pm

OK, here's my list of 80's albums....

Joshua Tree - U2
Steeltown - Big Country
Born In The USA - Springsteen
Centerfield - John Fogerty
London Calling - The Clash (bit of a cheat there, it was actually released in Dec '79, but I only bought it in Jan '80 - and since the singles lifted from it were all hits in the 80's, I think it qualifies - especially as 99% of its chart life was in the 80's....

:D :D :D

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Post by Vic Lewis VL » July 29th, 2007, 2:16 pm

And as for 90's albums - so far I've been racking my brains and managed to come up with......

What's The Story (Morning Glory) - Oasis
Bridges to Babylon - Stones (You'll Never Make A Saint Of Me is CLASSIC Stones - a throwback to the glory days between '68 and '74....
Don't Stop - Status Quo - an album of covers, but take a look at the track listing.....

Fun, Fun, Fun (Brian Wilson/Mike Love) - performed with The Beach Boys
When You Walk in the Room (Del Shannon)
I Can Hear the Grass Grow (Roy Wood)
You Never Can Tell (It Was A Teenage Wedding) (Chuck Berry)
Get Back (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
The Safety Dance (Doroschuk)
Raining in My Heart (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant)
Don't Stop (McVie)
Sorrow (Feldman/Goldstein/Gottehrer)
Proud Mary (John Fogerty)
Lucille (Albert Collins/Little Richard)
Johnny and Mary (Palmer)
Get Out Of Denver (Seger)
The Future's So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades) (MacDonald)
All Around My Hat (Traditional)

That's all I got so far. As for the 00's - all I've got so far is John Fogerty's "Deja Vu All Over Again" and Status Quo's "The Party Ain't Over Yet" - well they're the only ones I've been out and bought. Oh - just remembered - George Harrison's "Brainwashed" album - I bought that too, but I'm damned if I can remember who I lent it to........

:D :D :D

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Post by rparker » July 29th, 2007, 5:21 pm

Vic, that's interesting you chose the Stones' Bridges CD. I totally agree with you. What a great album.

Taso, I gotta agree with your liking for Billy Joel. Got the 2000 Concert 2 CD set? What a performance....

OK, so top 5 seemed easy when I read this yesterday. I like how Vic broke it up into decades. But, I'll stick to the original format.

Exile on Main Street - Stones
Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Springsteen (Am I the only one who liked that album?
Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
The Wall - Pink Floyd (hated that album for almost 20 years. Love it now. Odd)
Get Your Wings - Aerosmith


I reserve the right to change to a different 5 tomorrow. It is totally mood dependant.
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Post by pearlthekat » July 29th, 2007, 5:59 pm

90s? did someone say 90s?

How about Radiohead?
Red Hot Chili Peppers?
Sublime?
Spiritualized?

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Post by smokindog » July 29th, 2007, 6:00 pm

Roy, I almost picked the "Bat out of Hell" album 8) That was a masterpiece :D

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Post by Taso » July 29th, 2007, 6:50 pm

rparker wrote:Vic, that's interesting you chose the Stones' Bridges CD. I totally agree with you. What a great album.

Taso, I gotta agree with your liking for Billy Joel. Got the 2000 Concert 2 CD set? What a performance....

OK, so top 5 seemed easy when I read this yesterday. I like how Vic broke it up into decades. But, I'll stick to the original format.

Exile on Main Street - Stones
Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Springsteen (Am I the only one who liked that album?
Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
The Wall - Pink Floyd (hated that album for almost 20 years. Love it now. Odd)
Get Your Wings - Aerosmith


I reserve the right to change to a different 5 tomorrow. It is totally mood dependant.
Yeah, simply awesome. Also the first time I heard Beethoven's Ninth, which I'm now a huge fan of. But yeah, great concert.

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Post by rparker » July 29th, 2007, 7:00 pm

smokindog wrote:Roy, I almost picked the "Bat out of Hell" album 8) That was a masterpiece :D
There's nothing like rolling down the road doing a few clicks over the speed limit on a Harley while listening to the title song. My bike is silver & black to boot. 8)
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Post by Vic Lewis VL » July 29th, 2007, 9:46 pm

rparker wrote:Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Springsteen (Am I the only one who liked that album?)
nope, I loved it too. With all the legal hassles Springsteen went through in the mid 70's, it took him four years to follow up Born To Run - but it was worth the wait. I also loved "The River" album, even though it got panned by the critics.

Hey Roy, make sure you don't end up torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike!

:D :D :D

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Post by abcxyz » July 29th, 2007, 11:03 pm

smokindog wrote:
Taso wrote:Billy Joel - Piano Man
Billy Joel - The Stranger
Billy Joel - Glass Houses
Billy Joel - River of Dreams
Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade

...(I know what you are thinking; Taso, why are you playing guitar? I do not know.)


The Very Best of Cream I think makes number 6...I don't want to bend the rules too far, so I WON'T tell you guys that My Generation: The Very Best of the Who makes number 7.
Thats funny, Ruhal is a big Billie Joe fan and Taso Loves Billy Joel. both posted Billy or Billie for all 5 choices :? Hmmmm..... must be some cosmic relation here :lol:
Another funny and rather strange thing is that you always write my name as 'Ruhal' instead of 'Rahul' which is the correct spelling. Cmon Dog, its just 5 letters of simple english... :o

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Post by Taso » July 30th, 2007, 6:36 am

lol, Ruhal makes a good point there Dog.

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Post by smokindog » July 30th, 2007, 9:19 am

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Because I want to list more albums

Post by jewtemplar » July 30th, 2007, 11:37 am

Top 5 albums for guitars:
Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
At Fillmore East - Allman Brothers
Led Zepellin IV / Zoso / whatever-want-to-call-the-album-that-ends-with-when-the-levee-breaks
Sticky Fingers - Stones
Electric Ladyland - Hendrix

Top 5 albums for vocals (single or harmony):
Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
Abbey Road - Beatles
The Joshua Tree - U2
Blood on the Tracks - Dylan
The White Album - Beatles

Top 5 albums-as-unified-works:
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles
Abbey Road - Beatles (fine, just side two)
In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison

Top 5 albums for songwriting:
Blood on the Tracks - Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bringing it All Back Home - Dylan
Either/Or - Elliott Smith
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

Top 5 Live albums:
At Fillmore East - Allman Brothers
Get Your Ya-Yas Out - Rolling Stones
Live at Leeds - The Who
Live 1966 (The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert) - Dylan
At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash

Top 5 debut albums:
Music from Big Pink - The Band
The Doors
Five Leaves Left - Nick Drake
Please Please Me - The Beatles
Are You Experienced - Hendrix

Top 5 most distinctive sound-worlds:
Joshua Tree
Dark Side of the Moon
Highway 61 Revisited
Exile on Main St.
Pet Sounds

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Post by teleplayer324 » July 31st, 2007, 6:14 am

Live at the Palladium: Keith Richards

Abraxas- Santana

Blues Singer- Buddy Guy

Get your YA Ya's- Rolling Stones

Truth- Jeff Beck Group
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Post by threegtrz » July 31st, 2007, 6:17 am

No particular order

Van Halen - Fair Warning
Steve Earle - Ain't Never Satisfied (compilation)
Blue Oyster Cult - Tyranny and Mutation
Alice Cooper - Killer
Led Zeppelin - III

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Post by Oenyaw » August 1st, 2007, 11:05 am

Bloodrock 2
Iron Butterfly Metamorphosis
Steppenwolf For Ladies Only
The Scholngs Punk Side Story
Spirit Future Games
Mott the Hoople Brain Capers
Blue Oyster Cult (1st)
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
Deep Purple in Rock
Grand Funk Closer To Home


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