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    Re: Favorite Rock Albums

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    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.
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    Re: Favorite Rock Albums

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    GAC, Boston is my favorite classic rock listen...
    OK. But it wasn't on your previous list. :

    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.
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    Re: Favorite Rock Albums

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    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.

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    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
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    Re: Favorite Rock Albums

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    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.

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    Because it is.. and if Styxx played it the world could possibly end as we know it.
    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.
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    Re: Favorite Rock Albums

    Live - Throwing Copper
    Flogging Molly - Swagger
    Rage Against the Machine - Self Titled
    REM - Automatic for the People
    Tool - Aenima
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    Re: Favorite Rock Albums

    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.
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    Re: Favorite Rock Albums

    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
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    Re: Favorite Rock Albums

    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!
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