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elfmanvt07
02-18-2009, 11:04 AM
Think of your top 5 favorite ALBUMS (not artists or songs), and list the one that others might seem the strangest here. (Artist - Album Name)

For me?


Pure Prairie League - Steppin' Out

durl
02-18-2009, 12:56 PM
Mr. Mister - Go On...

redsfanmia
02-18-2009, 02:42 PM
James McMurtrey.....Where did you hide the body.

remdog
02-18-2009, 02:44 PM
Think of your top 5 favorite ALBUMS (not artists or songs), and list the one that others might seem the strangest here. (Artist - Album Name)

For me?


Pure Prairie League - Steppin' Out

Wasn't PPL a Cincinnati band?

Rem

gonelong
02-18-2009, 03:10 PM
Johnny Horton's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Horton) Greatest Hits (http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Horton-Greatest-Hits/dp/B0000026AG)

Not top 5, but I do have it available in the car and do actually listen to it.

GL

camisadelgolf
02-18-2009, 03:19 PM
If I had to pick one, it'd be Nerf Herder's s/t debut. Most of the music I like is pretty critically-acclaimed, and although Nerf Herder wasn't considered a bad album, it's not considered to be a classic by many people, unlike some of my other favorites (i.e. Blonde on Blonde, Teenager of the Year, etc.).

thatcoolguy_22
02-18-2009, 03:21 PM
Asher Roth "The Greenhouse Effect"

*BaseClogger*
02-18-2009, 04:35 PM
Anything Primus...

Hap
02-18-2009, 05:36 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/77/Running_with_Scissors.jpg

redsmetz
02-18-2009, 10:50 PM
Wasn't PPL a Cincinnati band?

Rem

Yes, they were. They still play here locally now as The Goshorn Brothers (or at least the two brothers who were in the band). When I went and saw them at NKU (or maybe Thomas More), I sat next to the guitarist's mother for the show.

The Baumer
02-19-2009, 02:31 AM
Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go to My Lovely.

Purchased it for 1 dollar at the .99 store. Lost it about a year later, but during that first year, that thing was the dream.

Dom Heffner
02-19-2009, 11:42 AM
I want to say Pure Prairie League has a Clermont County connection somehow.

marcshoe
02-19-2009, 12:10 PM
Cold Chisel - Circus Animals

Roy Tucker
02-19-2009, 12:10 PM
I remember seeing Pure Prairie League as a OU sometime-bar band (albeit a good one) around Athens circa 1970-72. I think a lot of guys have come and gone in that band.

Can't say they are my favorite albums, but these oddballs used to get regular play time on my turntable back in the day:

Quicksilver Messaging Service - Shady Grove (because of Edward the Mad Shirt Grinder)
Wim Mertens - Close Cover
Roy Buchanan - Roy Buchanan
Glass Harp - Synergy

Dom Heffner
02-19-2009, 12:22 PM
Survivor- Vital Signs. I love that record. Ron Nevison at his poppy best.

redsmetz
02-19-2009, 12:23 PM
I wouldn't call this the weirdest, but I think one of the most unappreciated albums I have is Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago's first album from when that was the full name (until the real CTA forced them to change it).

While it has the brass that they and Blood Sweat & Tears made popular, it has some of the best guitar work and is just a good Rock N Roll album. It is a far cry from the pop albums the band made afterwards (although there's hardly a guy my age who didn't slow dance to Color My World from the second album). Anyway, I'd recommend it to folks.

westofyou
02-19-2009, 12:31 PM
http://www.shannacompton.com/fakebook.jpg

RichRed
02-19-2009, 12:55 PM
Actual Tigers - Gravelled and Green

I only know two other people who've even heard of these guys, and that's because I gave them the CD and told them how good it was (they agreed). They sold only a handful of their 2001 debut CD, then broke up. Tim Seely was the lead guy and has done some solo work since then.

It's a great album.

bucksfan
02-19-2009, 01:03 PM
Dogs D'Amour - "In the Dynamite Jet Saloon"

919191
02-19-2009, 01:21 PM
I always liked this one, as much for the story as the music.


http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j37/stinkingbadges/TravelingWilburysVol1.jpg

Falls City Beer
02-19-2009, 01:24 PM
Whatever I deem good is not weird. It's just good.

IowaRed
02-19-2009, 01:53 PM
I don't know if it's "weird" but A-ha Hunting High and Low is a great album
Ok, maybe it is weird

*BaseClogger*
02-19-2009, 02:00 PM
Whatever I deem good is not weird. It's just good.

Whatever I deem weird is good. :)

Johnny Footstool
02-19-2009, 03:39 PM
Bulletboys self-titled debut album. Harder and bluesier than most hair-metal.

camisadelgolf
02-19-2009, 04:01 PM
http://www.shannacompton.com/fakebook.jpg
What's weird about that? I have their entire discography and love it all.

westofyou
02-19-2009, 04:36 PM
What's weird about that? I have their entire discography and love it all.

It's a cover album of a bunch of b hits from the 60's, it's not original material and it's not derivative of their early or later stuff.

Blimpie
02-19-2009, 05:26 PM
The Best of The Art of Noise
Gas, Food and Lodging (Soundtrack)
Valley Girl (Soundtrack)
Deacon Blue

camisadelgolf
02-19-2009, 06:47 PM
It's a cover album of a bunch of b hits from the 60's, it's not original material and it's not derivative of their early or later stuff.
Fair enough. I just figured it was because Yo La Tengo doesn't sound like a mainstream band. Fakebook is one of my favorite releases of theirs, though.

nate
02-19-2009, 08:22 PM
Miles Davis "*****es Brew" is pretty weird.

György Ligeti's "Ramifications" was pretty weird; plus it had an Escher print as the cover.

A lot of "glitch" music is pretty weird.

Dunno if I have a favorite "weird" album, unless Zappa's "Joe's Garage" counts.

GAC
02-21-2009, 04:49 AM
Zappa's Over-Nite Sensation

http://www.science.uva.nl/~robbert/zappa/files/gif/Over-Nite_Sensation.gif

I couldn't say where she's coming' from,
But I just met a lady named Dinah-Moe Humm

919191
02-21-2009, 07:47 AM
Zappa's Over-Nite Sensation

http://www.science.uva.nl/~robbert/zappa/files/gif/Over-Nite_Sensation.gif

I couldn't say where she's coming' from,
But I just met a lady named Dinah-Moe Humm


Hey, it's a family site.:)

I had that album for years and never noticed the album cover until a girl I was dating pointed it out to me. I mean the "material" that makes up the picture frame. It was leaning on the wall and she noticed it immediately upon entering the room.

PedroBourbon
02-21-2009, 09:22 AM
Klark Kent- Kollected Works
Stewart Copeland- The Rhythmatist
They Might Be Giants- Flood

nate
02-21-2009, 09:44 AM
Stewart Copeland- The Rhythmatist

I used to listen to that in high school all the time. Wasn't it the soundtrack to a documentary or something?

PedroBourbon
02-21-2009, 10:41 AM
I used to listen to that in high school all the time. Wasn't it the soundtrack to a documentary or something?

Exactly, he made a movie/documentary in Africa after the Police broke up. It was horrible but got some publicity because he was still riding Police fame at the time.

FWIW he is also "Klark Kent" in the other album I named. That music is strange too although nothing like the Rhythmatist. Andy Summers solo work was bizarre as well.

nate
02-21-2009, 11:15 AM
Exactly, he made a movie/documentary in Africa after the Police broke up. It was horrible but got some publicity because he was still riding Police fame at the time.

FWIW he is also "Klark Kent" in the other album I named. That music is strange too although nothing like the Rhythmatist. Andy Summers solo work was bizarre as well.

That's it. It was kind of a cool album. There was one part where he sort of narrates over the music and talks about the sounds of the Serengeti Plains being "belching and farting" which, to high school kids, was endlessly entertaining.

gm
02-22-2009, 10:38 PM
Glass Harp - Synergy


Phil Keaggy, easily the best guitarist that no one has heard of

I remember owning an album by a group called "klaatu" back in high school. They had a song called "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"--pretty spacey. The members of the group were supposed to be a mystery, just a gaggle of studio musicians who recorded but didn't tour?

westofyou
02-23-2009, 12:07 AM
They had a song called "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"

That's a Carpenters song.

OldRightHander
02-23-2009, 01:37 AM
Phil Keaggy, easily the best guitarist that no one has heard of

Best I've ever heard. I've met him on a couple occasions. Short little guy too.

pedro
02-23-2009, 02:04 AM
That's a Carpenters song.

I thoght so too but Wikipedia says the Carpenters covered it.

nate
02-23-2009, 09:04 AM
Best I've ever heard. I've met him on a couple occasions. Short little guy too.

Check out Philip DeGruy who's kind of from that same Phil Keagy/Lenny Breau vein. He has a great medley of Jobim's "Wave" and "When the Saints go Marching In."

His version of "If I Only Had a Brain" is rife with whimsy.

durl
02-23-2009, 03:03 PM
Phil Keaggy, easily the best guitarist that no one has heard of

+1 :thumbup:

minus5
02-23-2009, 03:31 PM
Phil Keaggy, easily the best guitarist that no one has heard of

I remember owning an album by a group called "klaatu" back in high school. They had a song called "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"--pretty spacey. The members of the group were supposed to be a mystery, just a gaggle of studio musicians who recorded but didn't tour?

I had that album as well as their next three albums, Hope, Sir Army Suit and Endangered Species. Hope was very cool.

minus5
02-23-2009, 03:33 PM
That's a Carpenters song.

Klaatu did it first

Scrap Irony
02-23-2009, 03:36 PM
Isn't Klaatu the first word Bruce Campbell says to release the undead in Army of Darkness?

919191
02-23-2009, 04:27 PM
Maybe but klaatu barada nikto was some kind of command to the robot in The Day the Earth Stood Still.http://www.scificool.com/images/2008/04/gort-movie-2.jpg

Rojo
03-13-2009, 06:26 PM
Les Cycle de Theodorakis by Nikitakis.

It's only "weird" for me, in that I've never made a point of listening to Greek music.

But, on occassion, I'll get obsessed with a song and play around with Rhapsody to listen to every version of said song.

I did this for Zorba the Greek and discovered Nikitakis' version. I liked it so much I listened to the whole album, all Theodorakis pieces, and its fantastic. Its like Greek meets Bluegrass meets superawesomeness.

At the risk of over-the-top effusiveness, this album is the kind of thing that makes you wonder what else you're missing.

WebScorpion
03-16-2009, 11:56 AM
Isn't Klaatu the first word Bruce Campbell says to release the undead in Army of Darkness?

Klaatu is the name of the alien in 'The Day the Earth Stood Still', (The original anyway, I'm not sure about the remake,) and Klaatu Barada Nikto is the phrase that had to be spoken to the alien robot to stop him from destroying the earth.
In 'Army of Darkness', Ash had to speak the phrase to retrieve the Necronimocon, but in true Ash fashion, couldn't remember it and so says, Klaatu ... Verada ... uh, necktie...uh Klaatu... Verada, N<cough, cough> to try to cheat, which of course, unleashes the Army of Darkness, the Deadites instead. Groovy, eh? http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/alien.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/whistling.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

Oh, shoot. Weird favorite album.... David & David, Boomtown

Pick a habit, we got plenty to go around,
Welco-ome, welcome to the boomtown,
All that money makes such a succulent sou-ound,
Welcome to the boomtown.