Saturday, December 28, 2013

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 20 of 100

Well, I got through a fifth or two, and a fifth of the top 500! This is a lot more difficult than I thought!

 From 1976, it's Fela Anikulapo Kuti's controversial LP, "ZOMBIE!" Without a doubt,  the hippest, and most danceable protest album ever made! "Zombie, Zombie, Zombie!"

From 1998, "Life Won't Wait" is my favorite RANCID album! It's just got some great songs on it, period!

The debut 1984 album by The Red Hot Chili Peppers is my favorite of theirs! "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes!" What else do you need to know?

David Bowie is a real fave around this house, but this band effort of his in 1989 called Tin Machine stands out as my personal favorite! The Sales Brothers rock it hard, and the guitar playing by Reeves Gabrels is superlative all the way from start to finish! This record is near perfect!

A little mellower than the rest of this batch, but this 1969 album by The Youngbloods still rocks it with a great deal of indifference and irreverence, like they were having the time of their lives, and you could either join in or not, and it had a picture of a big elephant turd on the cover just to prove it!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 17 - 19 of 100 (Stones & Beatles)

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!

From 1964, "Meet The Beatles," "Something New," and "Beatles 65!"

 From 1965, "Rubber Soul,"

From 1966, "Revolver,"

From 1967, "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,"

And from 1969, "Abbey Road!" Those are my favorite Beatles' albums!

From The Stones, it's "England's Newest Hit makers, The Rolling Stones," 1n 1964,

From 1965, "December's Children (and everybody's)" and "Aftermath,"

From 1967, "Their Satanic Majesties Request,"

From 1968, "Beggar's Banquet,"

From 1971, "Sticky Fingers,"

And from 1972 "Exile On Main Street!" Those fifteen albums have more truly classic stuff on them than almost anything else I can imagine!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 16 of 100 (My Opinion Is Becoming Less Humble)

 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!?