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*BaseClogger*
11-25-2008, 01:27 PM
I was careful to word the title with "favorite" instead of "best." So, here is a typical offseason music kind of thread. What are your favorite rock albums of all time? Do a top 5, top 10, top 25, top 100, I don't care...

Jack Burton
11-25-2008, 01:53 PM
in no order

Paranoid- Black Sabbath
The Misfits - Walk Among Us
Led Zeppelin - III
The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Slayer - South of Heaven
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'

SunDeck
11-25-2008, 02:22 PM
Led Zeppelin - III
Clash - London Calling
AC/DC - Let there be Rock
AC/DC - Back in Black
Van Halen - Van Halen
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense

Degenerate39
11-25-2008, 02:35 PM
AC/DC- Back In Black
Guns N Roses- Appetiate for Destruction
Guns N Roses- Chinese Democracy
Van Halen- Best of Both Worlds
Def Leppard- Hysteria

Strikes Out Looking
11-25-2008, 02:58 PM
Elvis Costello-My Aim is True
Counting Crows-August and Everything After
Clash-London Calling
Bruce Springsteen-Darkness on the Edge of Town
Squeeze-East Side Story

Emin3mShady07
11-25-2008, 03:11 PM
This is more a combination of Metal and rock but...

3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
Disturbed - Indestructible
Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Metallica - And for Justice for All
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Roy Tucker
11-25-2008, 03:19 PM
old guy here...

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
London Calling - The Clash
Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
Abbey Road - The Beatles
At Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers Band
Electric Ladyland - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder
Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek and the Dominos
Sweetheart of the Rodeo - The Byrds
Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
Heart Like a Wheel - Linda Ronstadt
Armed Forces - Elvis Costello
Something/Anything? - Todd Rundgren
The River - Bruce Springsteen
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams
Damaged - Black Flag
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
Late for the Sky - Jackson Browne

redsfanmia
11-25-2008, 03:38 PM
Harvest Moon- Neil Young
The Bends- Radiohead
Who's Next- The Who

bucksfan
11-25-2008, 03:45 PM
I am keeping this in a rather self-defined "rock'n'roll vein" so I am not allowing myself to go into the country/folky area at all with this list. My first take, certainly omitting some of my own faves...(I think there's 25 here)

The Doors - Waiting For the Sun
Aerosmith - Live Bootleg
AC/DC - Back In Black
Mother Love Bone - Apple
AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
The Dogs D'Amour - In the Dynamite Jet Saloon
Hanoi Rocks - Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes...
Def Leppard - High'n'Dry
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
Led Zeppelin - II
Cinderella - Long Cold Winter
Hanoi Rocks - Self Destruction Blues
G'n'R - Appetite for Destruction
AC/DC - Powerage
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Album
Beatles - Revolver
Stones - Sticky Fingers
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Bon Jovi - New Jersey
Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Hendrix - Live at Winterland
Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Pearl Jam - Ten
Beatles - Rubber Soul
Nirvana - Nevermind

wheels
11-25-2008, 04:08 PM
5. The Stooges - Fun House

4. Stones - Let it Bleed

3. Ramones - Rocket to Russia

2. The Saints - Stranded

1. The Dictators - Go Girl Crazy

Of course, ask me next week and this could change.

Dom Heffner
11-25-2008, 04:18 PM
Well if it's just our faves, then, here comes a terrible list, as I am a pop music addict.

Survivor- Vital Signs
Def Leppard- Hysteria
The Outfield- Play Deep
Bruce Springsteen- All
Journey- Escape and Frontiers
REO Speedwagon- Hi Infidelity
Foo Fighters- All
George Michael- Faith
The Killers- Hot Fuss
Don Henley- Building the Perfect Beast and End of the Innocence
Weezer- Green Album
U2- All but Zooropa
Rick Springfield- All

Too many to mention here....

jimbo
11-25-2008, 04:36 PM
The Outfield- Play Deep


I still play that album religiously. :rockband:

Blimpie
11-25-2008, 05:44 PM
The Who - Who's Next
The Who - Quadrophenia
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
Pink Floyd - Animals
Led Zeppelin - II
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
The Doors - Strange Days
Rush - Rush
Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
Bruce Springsteen - Wild, Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle
Cream - Disraeli Gears
Yes - Close to the Edge

The Baumer
11-25-2008, 07:14 PM
Not exactly 'rock' in the radio rock/classic rock sense of the word but these will do.

Weezer - Pinkerton
Radiohead - In Rainbows
The National - Boxer
The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
Nada Surf - Let Go
Thursday - Full Collapse
U2 - Joshua Tree
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

PedroBourbon
11-25-2008, 07:15 PM
Led Zeppelin- IV
The Stones- Some Girls & Steel wheels
Metallica- The Black Album
Neil Young- Unplugged
U2- Live under a blood red sky
The Police- Outlandous D'amour
G n' R- Use your Illlusion 1 & 2
Ronnie Wood- Slide on this
Ramones- Their toughest hits
Foo Fighters- Skin & bones
Rush- Live in Rio
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood, sugar, sex, magic
Nirvana- Unplugged
Peter Tosh- Legalize it and Captured Live
Eric Clapton- 24 Nights
Stone Temple Pilots- Core
Pearl Jam- Ten and Vs

Throw these in the Ipod and hit Shuffle. good tunes

MilotheMayor
11-25-2008, 08:23 PM
Definately not in the classic rock vain either but they have guitars at least.;)

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Blur - 13
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
The Clash - London Calling
Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
Fugazi - Red Medicine
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Nirvana - In Utero
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Sonic Youth - Murray Street
Television - Marquee Moon
U2 - Achtung Baby
The Who - Quadrophenia

RedFanAlways1966
11-25-2008, 09:50 PM
Metallica - Death Magnetic
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2, Scenes From a Memory
Dokken - Tooth and Nail
Alice in Chains - Dirt
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
System of a Down - Toxicity
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Oz
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
Accept - Restless and Wild

sonny
11-25-2008, 10:54 PM
I guess I'm more of a indie-rocker but...

Menthol-Menthol
Redd Kross-Show World
Violent Femmes- Hallowed Ground
Sugar- Besides
Superdrag-Head Trip in Every key
Beatles- White Album

Edit- I can't believe I forgot the Pixies-Doolittle.

BoydsOfSummer
11-26-2008, 12:39 AM
ZZ Top--Deguello

Iron Maiden--Piece of Mind

Skynyrd--Second Helping

Handofdeath
11-26-2008, 01:21 AM
1. Complete Studio Recordings- Led Zeppelin
2. Rumours- Fleetwood Mac
3. Van Halen- Van Halen
4. The Best of the Band- The Band
5. Best of the Outlaws- The Outlaws
6. The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd- Lynyrd Skynyrd
7. Echoes- Pink Floyd
8. Greatest Hits- Grand Funk Railroad
9. Chronicle- Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. 40 Licks- Rolling Stones
11. The Very Best Of- The Eagles
12. 20 Golden Greats- Buddy Holly
13. The Essential Elvis Presley- Elvis Presley
14. The Ultimate Collection- The Temptations
15. The Best of Joe South- Joe South

Ravenlord
11-26-2008, 01:56 AM
Savatage--Streets: A Rock Opera
Shadows Fall--The Art of Balance
Megadeth--So Far, So Good...So What?!
Megadeth--The System Has Failed
Savatage--Dead Winter Dead
The Beatles--Rubber Soul
Arch Enemy--Rise of the Tyrant
HammerFall--Legacy of Kings
HammerFall--Glory to the Brave
ManOwaR--The Triumph of Steel
Pirates R Us--Red Box
Ozzy Osbourne--The Blizzard of Ozz
Dio--The Last in Line
Iron Maiden--The Number of the Beast
The Highwaymen
Johnny Cash--American I
Skid Row--Slave to the Grind
Guns N' Roses--Appetite for Destruction
Guns N' Roses--Use Your Illusion
The Beatles--Abbey Road
Suicidal Tendencies--Suicidal Tendencies
Rollins Band--Nice
Death Angel--Death Angel
Anthrax--Attack of the Killer B's
Twisted Sister--Stay Hungry

*BaseClogger*
11-26-2008, 02:30 AM
Not exactly 'rock' in the radio rock/classic rock sense of the word but these will do.

Weezer - Pinkerton
Radiohead - In Rainbows
The National - Boxer
The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
Nada Surf - Let Go
Thursday - Full Collapse
U2 - Joshua Tree
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

Those fit just fine... :)

I didn't realize the term "rock" was suck a specific term? :confused:

*BaseClogger*
11-26-2008, 03:22 AM
How about a Top 26? :)

1. Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
2. Frizzle Fry by Primus
3. Rage Against the Machine by Rage Against the Machine
4. Dookie by Green Day
5. Good News for People Who Like Bad News by Modest Mouse
6. Nevermind by Nirvana
7. Sailing the Seas of Cheese by Primus
8. Sixteen Stone by Bush
9. Mother's Milk by Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. Undertow by Tool
11. Lateralus by Tool
12. 10,000 Days by Tool
13. Get Born by Jet
14. Enema of the State by Blink 182
15. Weezer (Blue Album) by Weezer
16. The Real Thing by Faith No More
17. Evil Empire by Rage Against the Machine
18. Fungus Amongus by Incubus
19. Aenima by Tool
20. Pork Soda by Primus
21. Follow the Leader by Korn
22. Toxicity by System of a Down
23. You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
24. Dirt by Alice in Chains
25. Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
26. Suicidal Tendencies by Suicidal Tendencies

redsfanmia
11-26-2008, 04:48 AM
A few more
Vs- Pearl Jam
Where did you hide the body?- james McMurtrey
Crackred Rearview- Hootie and the Blowfish
Rubber Soul- The Beatles

bucksfan2
11-26-2008, 09:30 AM
Metallica - Metallica - They may have better albums before but IMO this was at their peak.

Creed - My Own Prison - Was a great album before Creed went mainstream.

Pearl Jam - Ten - One of the all time great debuts.

Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits - Had all his great rock songs.

Live - Throwing Copper - One of the first CD's I have ever owned. Whenever I hear a live song on the radio and it ends I automatically begin to sing the song that followed it on the album.

The Offspring - Smash - IMO Offspring's best album. A mix of hard hitting punk and rock before they really turned mainstream.

SunDeck
11-26-2008, 11:19 AM
This list reminds me that I've had many favorites over the years that I just don't pull out anymore. For example, I don't even own Van Halen now.
Roy and Bucksfan reminded me of a few others that are still in my collection, but which I haven't touched in a long time.

Allman Brothers - Live at Filmore East
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel road
Bruce - The River
U2 - Live under a blood red sky
Dead - American Beauty

And I completely spaced Rubber Soul, my favorite Beatles Album. It's actually one that I listen to a lot lately, but mainly because my kids have a serious love for the Beatles. Smart kids, they are.

Emin3mShady07
11-26-2008, 11:30 AM
Those fit just fine... :)

I didn't realize the term "rock" was suck a specific term? :confused:

Rock itself IMO is a very broad term but there are a great deal of sub genres. I would say that both Pearl Jam and Dragonforce can be considered rock but they sound very, very different, which is why it is so hard to define "rock" music. And then adding in another concept like 80s Rock makes the overall definition of Rock very hard to clearly define. I myself prefer a more "metal" music and someone else could prefer something like Collective Soul, the band, so if you ask us both what we think defines rock, you will most likely get different answers even though both of us technically like Rock music.

westofyou
11-26-2008, 11:34 AM
Quadrophenia - The Who
The White Album - The Beatles
Crooked Rain Crooked Rain - Pavement
Born to Run - Springsteen
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young
Exile on Main Street - The Stones
Lifes Rich Pagent - REM
Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
Loaded - The Velvet Underground
Green Mind - Dinosaur Jr.
Tim - The Replacements
Dolittle - the Pixies
Summerteeth - Wilco
Arthur - The Kinks
Nothings Shocking - Janes Addiction
Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan
Gentlemen - The Afghan Whigs
Tonights the Night - Neil Young
Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
Revolver - The Beatles
Wincing the Night Away - The Shins

Falls City Beer
11-26-2008, 01:40 PM
This is a mix of albums that will always make my favorites list and those albums that drift in and out.

Parliament--Chocolate City
Mekons--Fear and Whiskey
Pere Ubu--Dub Housing
Meat Puppets--Up on the Sun
Richard and Linda Thompson--I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
The Replacements--Hootenanny
Metallica--Master of Puppets
GBV--Bee Thousand
Royal Trux--Thank You
Palace Brothers--There Is No One What Will Take Care of You
Shuggie Otis--Inspiration Information
Slayer--Reign in Blood
Medicine--Shot Forth Self Living
Slowdive--Souvlaki
Unwound--Leaves Turn Inside You
Van Halen--Fair Warning
Pete Townshend--Empty Glass
Alice Cooper--Billion Dollar Babies
X--Wild Gift
Hella--Hold Your Horse Is
Annie--Anniemal

will5979
11-26-2008, 05:08 PM
no particular order...albums I can never do without

Actual Albums-no greatest hits
1. GNR-Appetite
2. GNR-Use You Illusion II
3. GNR-Live
4. Van Halen-Van Halen
5. Motley Crue-Shout at the Devil
6. Motley Crue-Motley Crue
7. Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon
8. Led Zeppelin-ZOSO
9. Def Leppard-Pyromania
10. Metallica-Metallica
11. Skid Row-Slave to the Grind
12. Black Sabbath-Paranoid
13. Ozzy Osbourne-No More Tears
14. Type O' Negative-Bloody Kisses
15. Sixx A.M.-The Herion Diaries
16. Motley Crue-Dr. Feelgood
17. Nirvana-Unplugged
18. Alice in Chains-Dirt
19. Poison-Open Up & Say Ah
20. ZZTop-Rhythmeen

Soundtracks...

1. Howard Stern Private Parts
2. Dazed & Confused
3. Airheads
4. Detroit Rock City
5. Wayne's World

*BaseClogger*
11-26-2008, 06:10 PM
5. Wayne's World

Sikamikanico is one of my favorite songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers...

redsfanmia
11-26-2008, 06:41 PM
My favorite soundtrack is Singles, it rocks.

vaticanplum
11-26-2008, 07:33 PM
And I completely spaced Rubber Soul, my favorite Beatles Album. It's actually one that I listen to a lot lately, but mainly because my kids have a serious love for the Beatles. Smart kids, they are.

rubber Soul "broke" the Beatles for me. It was the album that I picked out of all the Beatles records in my mom's collection at about age 12 and said, wow, this is really good. I had heard those albums my whole life, but that was the first one I really heard on my own. And ironically, over the years I've found that a lot of people my age had the same experience with the same album. I meet few people who were adultly introduced to the Beatles by, say, Abbey road or Sgt. Pepper. And the White Album always seems to come later (I still don't own the White Album, even though I love a lot of songs on it).

Coincidence? I guess in retrospect it kind of broke the Beatles too, sent them into maturity.

re: Turn on the Bright Lights -- you know, I never really got into Interpol when they were big, but I pulled out that album randomly a couple of months ago and I have to say there are a couple of real gems on it. I thought they were a flash in the pan, but they had some real talent. Are they still around?

MilotheMayor
11-26-2008, 09:44 PM
re: Turn on the Bright Lights -- you know, I never really got into Interpol when they were big, but I pulled out that album randomly a couple of months ago and I have to say there are a couple of real gems on it. I thought they were a flash in the pan, but they had some real talent. Are they still around?
I saw Interpol live last summer, wonderful concert that was. TOTBL is their classic of course, and Antics had some good tracks. However, their third offering is a huge dud, tried to become atmospheric but ended with a snoozer. I fear for their future.

ps. Magical Mystery Tour was the one to break The Beatles to me. :D

The Baumer
11-26-2008, 10:59 PM
Yeah, Interpol are getting worse with each release.

Antics had 3-4 great songs and the rest was boring.

Our Love to Admire (their newest) is just plain boring.

Bright Lights will always be a modern classic tho IMO.

GAC
11-27-2008, 05:35 AM
5. The Stooges - Fun House

4. Stones - Let it Bleed

3. Ramones - Rocket to Russia

2. The Saints - Stranded

1. The Dictators - Go Girl Crazy

Of course, ask me next week and this could change.

Exactly!

Being now an old foggy, I am of course a die hard fan of those traditional super groups of the 60's/70s. It seems I always have a Beatles, Who, Zeppelin, or Pink Floyd CD in my car. Those use to 8-tracks by the way. ;)

Right now I'm listening to....

Meet The Beatles (still sounds as fresh today as it did 40+ years ago)
Who Live At Leeds (wore the grooves off this album back in it's day)
David Gilmour - About Face
Allman Brothers Live at Filmore East (ahhh - Memory Of Elizabeth Reed)

I always get depressed when I read threads like this because it shows my age.

I don't recognize a lot of the stuff you younger people are listing.

OH MY GAWD! I'M MY DAD!

Now I know this is about personal favorites, but I noticed that there are some very popular albums, from back in the "heyday", that haven't been listed. Where is there any?....

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/ELP_-_Brain_Salad_Surgery.jpg

Deep Purple

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/00/Machine_Head_album_cover.jpg


Aerosmith

http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/les%20goupes/A/Aerosmith/Get%20Your%20Wings/Get%20Your%20Wings.jpg

http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/les%20goupes/A/Aerosmith/Rocks/Rocks.jpg

Boston

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/23/BostonBoston.jpg

Kansas

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Kansas_-_Leftoverture.jpg

No Jethro Tull. No Supertramp Crime of the Century or Breakfast In America? No Cars or Cheap Trick either.

And I can't believe this one hasn't been listed. :lol:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lAAYu9IoL._SL500_AA280_.jpg


I guess it shows that some bands (albums) endure the test of time, and reach across better to future generations, when others don't.

PurplePanther73
11-27-2008, 08:21 AM
I still have an original "Frampton Comes Alive" record (vinyl for the younger folks) which I never opened. I don't really know why I never opened and played it.....

I changed over to classical many years ago; but have to have classic rock on my MP3 when I run. My favorite five:

1. Abbey Road by the Beatles. This was not my "breakout" Beatles album (that was the Hey Jude album).....But I felt it raised rock and roll up to a different level at the time.
2. The Wall by Pink Floyd. I used this to indoctrinate my oldest daughter. She's 31 now and her tastes are much different, except for the music on that album. I never get too old for this.....She never forgets how we listened to this when she was about five.
3. Tommy by the Who.
4. Greatest Hits by the Moody Blues. The original two record/tape/cassette/CD version. The Air Force sent me to Oklahoma in 1973 (I've been here ever since); and for many years that was my traveling music coming back to Cincinnati to see my family.
5. The White Album by the Beatles.

There can't be a complete list for me, however, without mentioning two other albums. Led Zepplin with "Stairway to Heaven" and perhaps the greatest true rock song ever written, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly. Just the mentioned songs are enough to put these albums in my top ten.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Bob

Betterread
11-27-2008, 10:26 AM
Woody GUthrie - Dust bowl ballads
Woody Guthrie - Songs to grow on for mother and child
Mississippi John Hurt - Avalon Blues
The Congos - the Heart of the Congos
The Upsetters - Super Ape
Brain Eno - Music for Airports
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works, Vols. I and II
The Who - Who's next, Live at Leeds
Pink Floyd - Piper at the gates of dawn, Wish you were here
Boston
Dinosaur - Bug
Boards of Canada - Music has the right to children
Big Black - Atomizer
B'Hole Surfers - Psychic, Powerless...
Van Halen
New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies
Public Image Ltd - Metal Box /Second Edition
The Fall - Grotesque, Hex Enduction Hour
Sonic Youth - EVOL, Sister, Daydream Nation
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, Brighten the Corners
Radiohead - OK Computer
The Stooges - Raw Power
Jonathan Richman - Rockin and Romance
The Modern Lovers
Billy Bragg and Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
The Clash
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Velvet Underground & Nico
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies
Metallica - Master of Puppets, ..and justice for all
Slayer - Reign in blood
Nirvana - Nirvana
Talking Heads - The name of this band is talking heads
Killing Joke
The Jam - Setting Sons, Sound Affects

MilotheMayor
11-27-2008, 11:09 AM
Brain Eno - Music for Airports
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works, Vols. I and II

These might be the heaviest rock albums I have ever heard! ;)
Awesome choices in that list.

Ltlabner
11-27-2008, 01:28 PM
Led Zeppelin - Presence, II, Song Remains the Same, Listen to this Eddie (Bootleg from 1977 LA show)

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies, Welcome to My Nightmare

Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed, Goats Head Soup, Some Girls

Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic, Rocks, Night in the Ruts

Keith Richards - Live at the Hollywood Paladium

Kiss - Alive I

Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo

Iron Maiden - Live After Death

Judas Priest - Priest Live

J Giles Band - Blow Your Face Out

Stevie Ray Vaughn - In Step, Couldn't Stand the Weather

ZZ Top - Deguello

David Bowie - Changes Bowie

The Black Crowes - Southern Harmony & Musical Review

AC/DC - Highway to Hell

Black Sabbath - Mastered Reality

Queen - Queen's Greatest Hits

Motorhead - Ace of Spades

Honorable Mention - It's not an album, but "Sweet Transvestite" from the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack is pretty groovy. Tim Curry can belt it.

*BaseClogger*
11-27-2008, 05:28 PM
GAC, Boston is my favorite classic rock listen...

Reds Nd2
11-27-2008, 05:59 PM
Aerosmith ~ Pump/Toys in the Attic
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band ~ Born to Run/Darkness on the Edge of Town
Dire Straits ~ Love Over Gold
Janis Joplin ~ Pearl
The Doors ~ LA Woman
G-n-R ~ Appetite/Use Your Illusion 1&2

PedroBourbon
11-27-2008, 06:13 PM
My favorite soundtrack is Singles, it rocks.

I forgot that one on my list. One of the best soundtracks ever, IMO.

Stephenk29
11-28-2008, 01:08 AM
Dookie, Green Day
Throwing Copper, Live
Thank You, Stone Temple Pilots
Ten, Pearl Jam
Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park
III, Led Zepplin
Phobia, Breaking Benjamin
Bleed American, Jimmy Eat World
311, Greatest

GAC
11-28-2008, 04:24 AM
and perhaps the greatest true rock song ever written, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly.

Thank the heavens that pedro is not currently on the site. I think he, and a few others, really showed their absolute disgust and disdain for this song when we had a thread awhile back on best/worst rock songs.

GAC
11-28-2008, 04:41 AM
The Who - Who's next, Live at Leeds

I think Townsend is one under-rated guitar player.


Pink Floyd - Piper at the gates of dawn

I tried to give this album another "listen to" a couple months ago. I understand that is considered to be a prime example of British psychedelic music and avant-garde free-form, with most of the album's tracks predominantly written by Syd Barrett; but I never got into the Barrett hype. I fully understand that Syd had a lot of problems, so there is that sympathy factor; but his overuse of LSD didn't help matters.

I guess it's a situation of different strokes for different folks when it comes to the Piper album. I did like "See Emily Play" though.

By the way... did anyone watch VH1 Classics yesterday? They had an all day marathon on Pink Floyd. Had some really good stuff.

GAC
11-28-2008, 04:45 AM
GAC, Boston is my favorite classic rock listen...

OK. But it wasn't on your previous list. :p:

Other bands that haven't been mentioned by anyone is Queen and Styx. I liked Styx up to Grand Illusion. I loved Equinox.

And I'd have to add Alice Cooper's Killer album to my list. I've been listening to it a lot over the last couple of months.

Betterread
11-28-2008, 09:19 AM
I guess it's a situation of different strokes for different folks when it comes to the Piper album. I did like "See Emily Play" though.


See Emily Play and Arnold Layne are very cool British 60's psychedelia singles.
Nice mention of brain salad surgery. I loved that album as a teenager - especially the Karn Evil tracks. If you think about it, music with the keyboard solos and technical instrumental proficience that ELP and Yes made might not be duplicated for a long time. With the advent of computer driven sequencers and programming, the days of keyboard "wizards" like Emerson and Wakeman exist only in memory. Their advocacy of classical music pieces do live on in tracks like "adagio for strings" (originally written by Samul Barber) that is a techno anthem adapted by multiple artists.

GAC
11-28-2008, 09:52 AM
See Emily Play and Arnold Layne are very cool British 60's psychedelia singles.
Nice mention of brain salad surgery. I loved that album as a teenager - especially the Karn Evil tracks. If you think about it, music with the keyboard solos and technical instrumental proficience that ELP and Yes made might not be duplicated for a long time. With the advent of computer driven sequencers and programming, the days of keyboard "wizards" like Emerson and Wakeman exist only in memory. Their advocacy of classical music pieces do live on in tracks like "adagio for strings" (originally written by Samul Barber) that is a techno anthem adapted by multiple artists.

I've been reading a couple books on the Beatles, and especially McCartney, as of late.

One of my favorite songs was "Tomorrow Never Knows".

Lennon is credited with the lyrics, which I had always heard was inspired by The Tibetan Book Of The Dead (or at least Timothy Leary's acid-induced version of it).

But what I didn't know was McCartney's huge interest in London's electronic and avant/garde music scene during the mid-'60 in London, and that he even prepared the tape loops and effects for this song.

It was Paul (the "cute one"), and not Lennon, who could be seen spending loads of time at the various clubs and galleries that were instrumental to the psychedelic (underground) scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVUzTZ5dgwQ

westofyou
11-28-2008, 10:22 AM
Thank the heavens that pedro is not currently on the site. I think he, and a few others, really showed their absolute disgust and disdain for this song when we had a thread awhile back on best/worst rock songs.

Because it is.. and if Styxx played it the world could possibly end as we know it.

GAC
11-29-2008, 05:41 AM
Because it is.. and if Styxx played it the world could possibly end as we know it.

:lol: or maybe Thorpe's Children Of The Sun?

I quit listening to Styx after Equinox. I had as much tolerance for them as I did REO Speedwagon.

kpresidente
11-29-2008, 09:47 AM
Live - Throwing Copper
Flogging Molly - Swagger
Rage Against the Machine - Self Titled
REM - Automatic for the People
Tool - Aenima

Spitball
11-29-2008, 08:29 PM
The Fillmore Concerts by the Allman Brothers is my all-time favorite. I saw them in concert on Boston Commons in August of 1971 shortly before Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident. The album is basically an expanded and improved version of The Allman Brothers at the Fillmore East that was released in 1971.

dman
11-30-2008, 09:22 PM
Marvelous 3 - Hey Album
Marvelous 3 - Ready Sex Go
Butch Walker - Left Of Self Centered
GnR - Appetite For Destruction
Aerosmith - Pump
Dokken - Tooth and Nail
Lynch Mob - Wicked Sensation
Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
Extreme - Pornograffiti

oneupper
12-01-2008, 12:57 AM
I'll put in a vote for Santana's Abraxis, which I haven't seen mentioned.

Who's Next is probably my all-time favorite though.

And I'm sorry, but I can't resist the intro to Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida...

Ughh...Harrghh...Ughh...Huuujjjgddd...

Good stuff! :D