Saturday, January 25, 2014

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 22 of 100 (5 More Incredible Snubs By Rolling Stone)

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!!

I'm not a big Bob Segar fan, but his first album from 1969 was great!Cool cover and "Ramblin Gamblin' Man" is one of my favorite songs ever!

SPIRIT Guitarist Randy California's side project "Kaptain Kopter and the Fabulous Twirly Birds" from 1972 is the best Hendrix album Jimi never made! Hendrix was the one who tagged Randy with the name California, so it's only fitting!!

This 1974 album from The Firesign Theatre's Phil Austin is quite possibly the funniest record ever made! The jokes are fast and furious, the story is insane, and the music is incredible!

This 1984 EP by The Wind titled "Guest Of The Staphs," might only have six songs on it, but they're all pieces of power pop perfection, and not one of them is over three minutes! I never get tried of listening to this one!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 21 of 100

 This 1969 LP by the Bay area's "It's A Beautiful Day" is a rather obvious choice for this list! Just look at it! There's never quite been another song like "White Bird!" Case closed!

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!"

 On Rolling Stone's list of the Top 500, there's one LP by Steve Miller, "Fly Like An Eagle!" Personally I find these three LP's that came out in a row to be his best!        From 1968 - "Sailor" with the titles "Song For Our Ancestors," "Living In The U.S.A.," "Quicksilver Girl," and "Gangster Of Love!" C'mon it doesn't get much better! 

"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!!