1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

First albums that were so good, artist never could improve on them.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bluesboy3, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. srblue5

    srblue5 Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    388
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2020
    Location:
    Alberta
    Great album but oddly enough, that's the one I listen to the least, along with By Your Side and Lions, and I'm a huge Crowes fan.
     
    gregulator450 likes this.
  2. Hey_you

    Hey_you Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    826
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2019
    Location:
    Colorado USA
    AB.jpg
    Mr Brown is still producing, but none are known as well as this first release.
     
  3. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,906
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Location:
    Texas
    Gillian Welch: Revival

    The playing and singing are great and the songs? They sound immediate and one hundred years old.

    Buddy and Julie Miller (2001)

    Their first album as a duo. Rock Salt and Nails!

    Steve Earle: Guitar Town

    Great songs and great twang from Richard Bennett.

    Son Volt: Trace

    Starts with Windfall...then gets better.
     
  4. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,567
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2018
    Location:
    WV
    Yup. Pearl Jam Ten is at the top of the list. I couldn’t stand anything they did after Ten. And they kept doing it! Still are, with a huge following. Kinda weird to think they’ve been around so long, with so many albums post-Ten. None of it has appealed to me whatsoever.

    I still argue Temple of the Dog was the Pearl Jam that should have been.
     
    GreatDaneRock and Mission6_OG like this.
  5. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,500
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Location:
    Florida Keys
    Two very different but equally excellent albums:

    Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Nervous Night - The Hooters
    It technically was their second album, but it was the first once they signed and it included several songs that had appeared on their earlier independent label release.
     
    Aftermath and trancedental like this.
  6. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Age:
    72
    Posts:
    4,446
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2019
    Location:
    left coast
    O.K ALL i CAN THINK OF NOW, I think Joni Mitchell's first album was great and everyone one of them were at least as good or better, her song writing /poetry is top drawer, first class. Hear artistry was acknowledged by
    Charley Mingus
     
    brookdalebill likes this.
  7. edvard

    edvard Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,905
    Joined:
    May 15, 2016
    Location:
    Bremerton, WA
    Aw man, yeah...
    I couldn't have picked a better example. :cool:
     
  8. G-52

    G-52 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    62
    Posts:
    515
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2017
    Location:
    Denver, Co
    895D18D8-4260-4621-AD37-D5D88AE83B24.jpeg DF413C08-3DB2-4669-BAE2-B867B50EDCA2.jpeg
     
  9. DougM

    DougM Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,070
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2017
    Location:
    Honolulu, HI
    Ok, I wasn't gonna comment, but I'm sorry, Headkeeper was just as good IMO as Alone Together and it was demos released by the record company without Dave's approval and he was furious about it. And, he also made two smoking live albums after that. And, The Hooters third album One Way Home was their crowning achievement IMO. But, that being said, this is another stupid and pointless thread.
     
  10. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,840
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Manheim Pa.
    Chicago Transit Authority .
     
  11. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    7,988
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    europe
    Journey, Styx, Heart, Pink Floyd, heck I'll even say U2.

    I could easily name about 20 metal bands, but that's beyond the scope of this forum.

    An unpopular opinion, but I only like the Police's punk stuff.
     
  12. DougM

    DougM Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,070
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2017
    Location:
    Honolulu, HI
    6644f010f778d46987cf3ef17c1dc403.jpg
     
    telleutelleme and Mission6_OG like this.
  13. Twang Deluxe

    Twang Deluxe Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    796
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Location:
    Kehl
    Kris Kristofferson (1970)
     
    elihu likes this.
  14. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    7,988
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    europe
    I love the Kingdom Come "Journey" album, so good.
     
    Hey_you likes this.
  15. raysachs

    raysachs Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    2,608
    Joined:
    May 21, 2017
    Location:
    Near Philly
    Yeah, agree. Elvis’s first album was great, but he just kept getting better and better. I love that album, but I like his next two as much or more and then later he got REALLY interesting. My favorite Elvis record might just be “Secret, Profane, and Sugarcane”, which came more than 30 years after My Aim is True. He definitely didn’t peak with his first album!

    -Ray
     
    Marc Morfei likes this.
  16. Squawker

    Squawker Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    638
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2017
    Location:
    Lommedalen, Norway
    Did nobody mention this yet :eek: ??

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Squawker

    Squawker Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    638
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2017
    Location:
    Lommedalen, Norway
    Armed Forces, Spike, King of America... too many great albums to say that "My Aim Is True" was a case of scored too soon :)
     
    Marc Morfei and raysachs like this.
  18. Squawker

    Squawker Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    638
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2017
    Location:
    Lommedalen, Norway
    Staying in Manchester, I'd say that the Gallagher brothers never topped this. From snotty, sneary, in your face musical magpies, they were already on the road to dad rock on "(What's the Story) Morning Glory".

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Squawker

    Squawker Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    638
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2017
    Location:
    Lommedalen, Norway
    What on earth is that cover? You mean this??

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,942
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2019
    Location:
    Between the Raindrops
    RIP Ronnie




    and

     
    Aftermath and elihu like this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.