Sunday, February 16, 2014

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 24 of 100 (More Unforgivable Rolling Stone Snubs)

 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!

Listening to this 1971 album called "Lost In The Ozone Again" by Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen never gets old! An honest to goodness classic!

Long John Baldry never seems to get enough credit, but this 1971 LP is a standout in my book. From the title song to "Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of The Rock And Roll," it just doesn't get much better than this!

How can you go wrong when two of the best guitar players in history get together to have a good time and share it? You can't, and that's what Chet Atkins and Les Paul did in 1976 with this album simply titled "Chester & Lester!" It's a jewel!

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)

From 1977, I love this record, Television - "Marquee Moon" 

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! 

There are a couple of Jimi Hendrix albums that won't be on this list but his 1967 album "Axis: Bold As Love" would be on my top 10 list too, if I had one!