The deeper I get, the more difficult it is becoming!
Okay, so that's another ten albums that are on Rolling Stone's Top 500 that I can actually agree on! It's pretty much a no-brainer, they're all classics!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
In 1969 Fugs member Ed Sanders stepped out on his own and released arguably the best country parody LP of all time, and called it "Sanders' Truckstop!" The two songs that begin each side, "Jimmy Joe, The Hippybilly Boy," and "The Iliad" are the true standouts, but the rest of the album is as good as some greasy biscuits and gravy!
Most all of The Captain's work is fantastic and "Trout Mask Replica" always gets kudos for being a revolutionary breakthrough in music, but for sheer listenablity, I prefer "Clear Spot" from 1972! This record actually had songs on it with commercial appeal but it's still pure Beefheart!
Saturday, February 8, 2014
The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 23 of 100 (5 Albums On Rolling Stone's List That I Can't Disagree With)
Not just in the Top 500, "Disareli Gears" by Cream is probably one of the top 50 albums of all time!
The 1968 country album by the former folk-rock psych band The Byrds, "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo" is just a really beautiful record!
"The Harder They Come" is a great movie, but the soundtrack is even better! With songs by Jimmy Cliff, The Maytals, The Melodians, The Slickers, Scotty, and Desmond Dekker, this 1972 release is perfect from start to finish!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I found this 3 record 1972 release in a box in a corner of an old thrift store with a 25 cent price tag on it some forty years ago! I've still got it! "A Lot Of People Would Like To See Armand Schaubroeck...DEAD" is one of the oddest records you'll ever hear, AND a scathing commentary on society!!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Kaleidoscope - "Side Trips" The psychedelic jug band music on this 1967 LP by Kaleidoscope is timeless, with titles like "Pulsating Dream" and "Keep Your Mind Open!"
"Brave New World" - 1969 with Lonnie Turner on bass and Tim Davis on drums! If for nothing else but "Space Cowboy!" That's enough by itself!
Five months after "Brave New World" was released, Steve Miller came out with "Your Saving Grace!" Let me just say, the band was in a groove! This is a beautiful record! How to this day this man is still not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is incredulous to me!! Sinful!!
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Well, I got through a fifth or two, and a fifth of the top 500! This is a lot more difficult than I thought!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Just like Rolling Stone, I have a fondness for music from the 1960's, and The Beatles and The Rolling Stones ruled from the mid-60's into the late 60's, so here's seven LPs by The Beatles, and eight albums by The Rolling Stones that I would find essential if I was washed up on a desert island and could only bring 500 records with me!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
We ran into Larry Fischer at the San Diego Com Con in the late 1980's. Brian had made a mixed tape for the ride that included a Wild Man Fischer song, so I told Wild Man that we had just been listening to his music on the way there, and he asked me if it was playing on the radio. Sorry Larry, no, not then, not now! I bought this album at the Army PX in Alaska in 1969, and I still have it! How could it not possibly be on the 500 Greatest of all time? One listen to "Merry Go Round" would change any non-believer's mind forever!
I had to include somewhere on this list something by either The Gun Club or by Gun Club leader Jeffrey Lee Pierce! I finally settled on this solo album by Jeffrey Lee called "Wildweed," but, it's all good!!
Same thing with Joan Armatrading! Joan has at least 2 or 3 classic LP's, but for now I'll settle for this one!
The first Quicksilver album was their best! I love this record!
Now how the Hell The Young Rascals aren't on the Rolling Stone top 500 list will stump me and about 250,000 Hawaiian fans all at the same time! This 1967 LP has a minimum of 5 extremely classic songs on it! What the Hell!?
Sunday, November 24, 2013
This Kraazy ass LP from some Middle East musicians with the help of Mountain bassist Felix Pappalardi in 1967 opened the door for lots of WTF!? releases in the following 10 or 20 years! To this day, I still have no idea of what they were trying to do! It's that great!!
Doll By Doll! Jackie Leven is one of THE best vocalists out there! You can't read one issue of Rolling Stone without reading about Bruce Springsteen, but is there even one article about Doll By Doll? Sinful! One of the best bands ever!
The Flamin' Groovies - "Supersnazz" This is a record of what is commonly referred to as Rock and Roll! It totally rocks, and deserves to be on the top 500 for sure!
Flora Purim was voted THE best jazz vocalist for like 97 years in a row by Downbeat magazine!! Trust me, there's a reason! Open yer freakin' eyes!!