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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ElJay370, Jul 11, 2018.
Between the Buttons- Rolling Stones
Truth- Jeff Beck
The Who- Live at Leeds
Live Johnny Winter And
I don't find this one underrated. In my circles, it's generally folks' fave AC/DC album.
Agree on the earlier mention of "Flick of the Switch" though, that album is SOOO damn good and I rarely hear anyone mentin it
Man I hate that album. My choice when I saw the thread was definitely Rush, but Caress of Steel.
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell. Maybe not a good Floyd album, but a great album.
I agree about Dire Straits Communique. The Europeans I hung with in College all loved that album. It just never really hit in the States. Love Over Gold got very little attention, but has two incredibly well crafted songs on it, and is solid end to end.
Zeppelin - Presence. Great album, mostly overlooked.
So much Rush to mention.
It's my fave, and think it's their best album by far. But think about ALL the ACDC songs you hear on the radio, even Sirius XM stations like Ozzys Boneyard that play lots of old ACDC. You RARELY hear anything off Powerage. Sadly.
For true fans, it's not under the radar. But it is for the rest of the rock listening world.
Jeff Beck Group - Beckola (I liked it better than Truth)
NRBQ's debut album
Eric Clapton's debut solo album
Bob Dylan Self Portrait
Neil Young On the beach
+1 for BECKOLA. a mind-blowing LP to my 14 year old teen brain at the time.
U2 - October
We'll have to agree to disagree about Signals. (Subdivisions? New World Man? Countdown? C'mon!) but Caress of Steel always seems to be every Rush nerd's favorite. It has a nice mix of proggy noodling and straight ahead rock and roll, which made it more accessible from a musical standpoint as well....Like, I couldn't play "Xanadu", but I could play "I Think I'm Going Bald" all day long.
Listen to it - I dare you
Music supplied by Tony, lyrics by whoever's singing the song.
Led Zep - In Through the Out Door
Aerosmith—-Rock In A Hard Place....I know, Joe & Brad were gone and replaced...but Jimmy Crespo crafted a 70s blues-rock guitar tour de force! It is sleazy, rockin’ and kicks ass. Problem was, it wasn’t the 70s anymore....and Tyler was in a bad place.
It really is a fantastic album for guitar players.
To me Signals, particularly NWM and Subdivisions is Rush evolving to the 80s. A marked difference from the intense, complicated, heavy, progressive stuff they were doing in the 70s. I certainly am not denying it is a great album or that those are great songs, they just aren't my cup of tea. For the record I have pretty much disliked everything Rush has done since Moving Pictures. And I very much prefer Caress of Steel, 2112, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, etc. to even Moving Pictures.
The Fountain of Lamneth ( No One at the Bridge) blows my mind every time I listen to it.
I saw them on this tour. They were terrible. The liquor and drugs had firmly taken hold.
Fly By Night, A Farewell to Kings, and Hemispheres are my personal favorites. I hung with them up until Power Windows. Once the mullets and Steinbergers arrived I was out.
Brilliant album. Used to play it al the time. "Halo" is an awesome song.
And a quick echo to the mentions of Led Zeps Presence. VERY underrated album! First of theirs I ever heard!
Obscured By Clouds - Pink Floyd
Bossanova - Pixies
Mind Games - John Lennon
Still - Joy Division
In Space - Big Star
Dirty Work by the Stones. Yeah I know Mick and Keith were barely speaking and Charlie was hooked on smack but I still like it better than anything they’ve done since. And One Hit to the body is a great lead off track.
Arthur by the Kinks. I like it better than Village Green. And Schoolboys in Disgrace, Misfits and Word of Mouth.
I’ll agree with Presence, Live Bootleg and Powerage.
Underrated? That's the album that put QR on the map for most people.