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DaveM
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Beatles - Abbey Road
Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood
Rush - Permanent Waves
SRV - Texas Flood
Allgood - Kickin' and Screamin'

Dave

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In the strangest of places if you look at it right.


   
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Ghost
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Metallica-Kill'em All
Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon
Led Zeppelin I
Jimi Hendrix-Electric Ladyland
Primus-Tales From the Punchbowl

"If I had a time machine, I'd go back and tell me to practise that bloody guitar!" -Vic Lewis

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waltaja
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Neil Young - Everybody Knows this is Nowhere
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
Pink Floyd - Animals
Cream - Disareli Gears

Honorable Mention:

Thin Lizzy - Jail Break

"I got a woman, stay drunk all the time!"

-Led Zeppelin-


   
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yoyo286
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For this week:

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things aka Spiritual (Awesome jazz album! Must buy!)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (All blues is an phenomenal song... Good album overall)
Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak (For those who've never heard of it, GREAT pop/rock album)
The Beatles - Please Please Me (Totally badass album! :D )
The Mahavishnu Orchestra -The Inner Mounting Flame (Pretty cool album, the guitar player is a little bit shreddy though...)

For all of eternity :lol: :

The Allman Brothers Band - Live at The Fillmore East/Eat a Peach
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things/A Love Supreme
The Grateful Dead - 1973-06-10 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium (Free LEGAL download here: http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=12091&from=mostViewed )
Oh man... So many others... :D

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Anonymous
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Led Zepplin= II
Queen= A night at the opera
Billie Joel= Glass houses
Pink Floyd= Dark side of the moon
David Bowie= Changes one
Jackson Brown= Running on empty
Sorry couldn't narrow it to only 5.


   
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Vic Lewis VL
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Piledriver - Staus Quo
Mott - Mott The Hoople
Razamanaz - Nazareth
Deja Vu All Over Again - John Fogerty
Brainwashed - George Harrison

well that's this week's top 5....next week, probably be some AC/DC, Stones, Small Faces in there......

Funny, as much as I've always loved the Beatles, I can't think of one album of theirs that I love more than the above....but they're always there when you need them.....

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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Anonymous
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top 5 in order
dylan - blonde on blonde
hendrix - are you experienced
radiohead - hail to the thief
van morrison - astral weeks
stevie wonder - greatest hits

second 5, not in order
various artists - poetry is for fairies
marvin gaye - what's going on
bob dylan - highway 61
led zeppelin - III
miles davis - kind of blue


   
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Chris C
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Some great lists there. :D

Made me wonder why I still haven't got around to getting hold of Eat a Peach by the Allmans, and many more that others mentioned.

My trouble is that I couldn't possibly pick 5 favourite albums. It varies from week to week, and we've just got too many to pick from. :shock:

Some years ago I owned a small business selling music on CD (mostly classical, with some jazz and blues). So before I moved on to other adventures I looted the shelves and put together what I thought was a reasonable representative selection of some of the best music through the ages.

It's not stored all that neatly right now….but if it was it would probably look a bit like this:

Adam (ballet score for Giselle) rubbing shoulders with
Atkins (Chet)
Albeniz (Spanish guitar music) and
Armstrong (Louis)

Bach and Beethoven get quite a stretch of shelving and would be happily chatting to Bechet (Sidney) Basie (Count) and Brubeck (Dave) - so long as they could hear themselves above the singing of Bartoli (Cecilia)..

At a quick count, Mozart (Wolfie) rates a hefty 49 CDs (bound to be some more if I look hard enough…) and could swap jokes with Mahler (Gus), Miller (Glenn), Mayall (John) and Morrison (Van) among many others….

Charles (Ray) would snuggle up to
Chopin (Fred)

And

Fitzgerald (Ella) could be seen lurking with
Franck (Cesar) and
Floyd (Pink)

Shostakovich, Smetana, and Scriabin would probably be asking Springsteen (Bruce) and Sims (Zoot) why there were no Stones (Rolling), although they'd eventually find 4 old LPs in the neglected vinyl section.

And on and on… eight hundred or more in all (Edited out: over-optimistic figure.)…. winding up with Wagner (Richard) ranting away at Waller (Fats) and Young (Neil).

How the heck could I pick 5 from that lot??

Am I just boasting? SURE I AM! But it's a constant joy to have such a great collection of distilled genius at my fingertips. I haven't listened to more than about half of them yet, but am looking forward to catching up with the rest in my dotage (which officially starts next year if my calculations are correct).

Bit short of 21st Century stuff though.

Anybody recent worth listening to, or is it all down to the video clip now?


   
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ovation_player
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I'll second Everybody knows this is nowhere by Neil Young

Eat a peach- Allman Bros, love Melissa and Little Martha

My Aim is True - Elvis Costello

Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen

Sandinista - The Clash

Europe '72 - Grateful Dead

Murmur - REM

"This song starts off kinda slow then fizzles out altogether" Neil Young


   
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Slydog
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I swear, I had my list made up before I saw Ovation's. But I must admit, that's some darn good taste in music.

1) Born To Run - Springsteen (all because of Thunder Road and Backstreets)
2) Live Bullet - Bob Seger (Soundtrack for anyone who went to high school in Michigan in the 70's)
3) Armed Forces - Elvis Costello
4) London Calling - The Clash
5) Joshua Tree - U2

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Rik Anderson
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In no particular order

Springsteen - Live '75 - '85 ( saw him in '87 and it's still the best gig I've ever been to)
Santana - Shaman
G 'n' R - Appetite for Destruction
Dire Straits - Making Movies
Gary Moore - Still got the Blues

Well they are this week...

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yoyo286
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Funny, as much as I've always loved the Beatles, I can't think of one album of theirs that I love more than the above....but they're always there when you need them.....

:D :D :D

Vic

+1! :) 8)

George Harrison is the most underrated guitar player in the world!!! :D

Stairway to Freebird!


   
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smokindog
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OK...new picks, my mood has changed :D

1,Cheap Thrills--Big Brother and the Holding Co.
2,The Essential Johny Cash(box set)
3, Anthology (3rd box) The Beatles
4, Hark the Village Wait--Steeleye Span
5, Live-genesis ( 1974)

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OK...new picks, my mood has changed :D

1,Cheap Thrills--Big Brother and the Holding Co.

OMG!! The garbage (garage if we were better) band I was in just out of high school went by the name Cheap Thrills. Assuming they were first (we gigged in around 88 or 89, sure am glad we didnt make it big with that name. LOL... Never heard of em.

Geoo

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Anonymous
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I have Cheap Thrills in my deck right now, I have always been a Joplin fan :D
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