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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by 8trackmind, Mar 29, 2020.

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  1. 8trackmind

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    Now that we seemingly have time on our hands, let's revisit the past and suggest whole albums that are worth listening to.

    Now I don't want to discourage anyone, but I have to assume we've all listened to led zeppelin II, Merle Haggard, dark side of the moon etc. so let's take this in another direction and suggest albums that while may be off the beaten path, are still great to delve into. (Instead of just listening to the top hits by your favorite artists, which is essentially what radio has become)

    In addition, concider broadening your horizons. While I (and most of you) are guitar players, I'm a sucker for a B3 and a horn section.

    Rules: You new kids need to listen to the whole album in the order in which they are presented. This is important.

    In closing, I submit the Ann Peebles album "I can't stand the rain" because it's cool, and because I'm from Memphis.
    Download it on Amazon prime, or however but listen to the whole album.

    Music will get us through this.
    Please report back with what you think is essential quarantine listening as well.
     
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    Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour '74.
     
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    One of my favorites is East-West by the Butterfield Blues Band from 1966...great from beginning to end.

     
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    Thank you! I'm going back and exposing my younger coworkers to way it was done "back in the day" (I'm Gen X, not a boomer btw)
     
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    Hip Hug Her - Booker T and The MGs

    Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul
     
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    I assume most people here are aware of Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde, but how about the Old Crow Medicine Show version performed live in its entirety?

    I love the original, but the OCMS cover is in my top 5 favorite albums.
     
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    Nice Stax suggestions.
     
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    Ouch. Had it on vinyl. Long gone now. :(
     
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    Laura Nyro's "Christmas and the Beads of Sweat." Perfect from beginning to end.
     
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    Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
    Bring the Family, John Hiatt
    New Train, Paul Pena
     
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    Car wheels on a gravel road. Lucinda Willams.
     
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    This must be the less depressing version of "Car Wheels On a Gravel Road"

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    geez there are so many

    ramones - ramones

    sex pistols - never mind the bullocks

    red hot chili peppers - blood sugar sex magik

    violent femmes - violent femms

    refused - the shape of punk to come

    blink 182 - enema of the state

    interpol - antics

    beatles - rubber soul and revolver

    monkees - headquarters

    pink floyd - wish you were here

    b52s - b52s

    neds atomic dustbin - godfodder
     
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    This is one I have to set aside an hour, put on headphones, and play from start to finish every so often. The music is unclassifiable.....other than the "catch-all" of progressive, but that doesn't do it justice. Here's the whole thing, also available on YouTube. Listen to it all, if you can.
     
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    Wild Honey by The Beach Boys.
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    His “new” one, Check Shirt Wizard from his 77 UK tour is pretty great too.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    Ornette Coleman - Change Of The Century
    I'm not a big fan of jazz as a genre, and Ornette frustrates, delights and annoys in equal measure, depending on my mood, but the above is worth a listen.

    Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
    I'm not a big fan of jazz as a genre. The above is a masterpiece beyond genre boundaries.

    Paul Desmond - Take Ten
    I'm not a big fan of jazz as a genre. This is your favourite sax playing actuary playing smoother than a gravy sandwich.

    Legend - Legend ( AKA 'Red Boot' )
    An education in British R&B. The band Dr Feelgood wanted to be.

    Dr Feelgood - Down By The Jetty
    Raw, delightful, so close stereo as to be more or less mono. A band firing on all cylinders.

    The Pirates - Skull Wars
    A record they daren't make into a movie. A mix of live and studio Pirates.

    Ian Dury - New Boots And Panties!
    Ian's first effort with The Blockheads.

    Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Mr Love Pants
    The bookend to Ian's life. The above two albums showcase Ian's writing and the brilliance of The Blockheads.

    Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
    The start of a wonderful journey.

    X-Ray Spex & Poly Styrene - Germ Free Adolescents
    Unbridled, sometimes unhinged, often dubiously tuned. One of the best albums of the 70's

    Motorhead - We Are Motorhead
    A fine example of post 'Three Amigos' Motorhead.

    Motorhead - Overkill + Bomber + Ace Of Spades
    They were Motorhead. They played Rock&Roll their way. So many bands owe a debt of gratitude to Motorhead.

    UFO - Strangers In The Night
    UFO at their peak. Yes, Michael really was as good as people say. Strong songs, well played.

    Paul Simon - Graceland
    Headphones on, eyes closed relax, enjoy.

    Jethro Tull - Aqualung
    Not all prog makes you want to remove your eardrums.

    The Band & Bob Dylan - Before The Flood
    Yes, they really were that good.

    Hawkwind - The Space Ritual
    Hear Lemmy redefine rock bass. Reality adjunctives not required.

    Dr Feelgood - Stupidity(+)
    Lightning captured in a bottle. The later (+) pressing features live tracks by later line-ups. Worth it for live Gypie.
     
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