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  1. howardlo

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    Buddy Holly - Chirping Crickets

    The Ventures - Walk Don’t Run

    The Beatles - Please Please Me

    Just a few that I first thought of.

    Oh, and The Rolling Stones - 12 X 5
     
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  2. Joshiquad

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    Abbey Road - you know who
    Let It Be - the Replacements
    1984 - VH
    Doolittle - Pixies
    Inventions & Dimensions - Herbie Hancock

    That last one was just a couple of years ago - I’m glad I finally got out a little.
     
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    I'm going add another I forgot, The Beatles - White album.
     
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  4. bowman

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    As others have said, there are many, so I'm just going to list the first five I think of:
    Yes - Close to the Edge
    Jethro Tull - Benefit
    The Doors - LA Woman
    The Beatles - The Beatles (white album, but I could have listed any of theirs)
    David Bowie - Hunky Dory

    All great, all opened my eyes and ears to new and exciting things.
     
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    ^This^
     
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    The first two James Taylor albums
    The first two C,S,N&(Y) albums
    Sgt. Pepper and the White Album
    Buffalo Springfield (Eponymous)
    James Gang Rides Again
    Allman's Eat A Peach and Live At The Filmore
    Those are the big life changing OMG records, for me.
     
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  7. Dan R

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    Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
    King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire
    Rory Gallagher Live in Europe '72
    Yes- Fragile

    Neil Young, John Prine and Jethro Tull are in there somewhere. I like many influences that have already mentioned. I was grabbed by music early so I tend to like almost everything.
     
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    I just went down the Herbie Hancock rabbit hole last year. His work gives and gives and gives.

    I should add that Misfits box set from '98 or so. Even though most of the tracks were horrible quality. I had never heard them but pre-ordered the set. It totally blew my mind.
     
  9. jman72

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    Joe Satriani- Surfing with the Alien

    I had just gotten my first acoustic guitar and was learning some chords when I heard this in '88. I still remember my best friend swearing that it HAD to be sped up- that there was no way that this was actually a guy playing guitar. That set me off down the road of guitar playing for the rest of my life- it was really the birth of my musical identity. I went out, bought my first Strat, and the music book to the album. The guy at the record store that sold me the book said, "You know, those are REALLY hard songs to play". That was an understatement!

    Eric Johnson- Austin City Limits ('88)

    Not exactly an album, but he played most of Ah Via Musicom on it. This came soon after my Joe Satriani experience, so it turned me into an instrumental guitar rock fanatic. My same best friend said, "He's not so great, he's just playing real fast up and down the neck". Another understatement.
     
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    Back when I was a broke teenager I would buy a record and give it a first listen on my uncle's stereo system, before my family's record player had the opportunity to apply its bitcrushing-like effect to the vinyl.

    I remember sitting in my uncle's studio meditating on the cover art and the liner notes of several records. A Night at the Opera, some jazz compilations, The Time's Ice Cream Castles (a bargain bin score), Close To the Edge, Tutu... Good times in an otherwise bleak period of my life.

    (Edit: later on, there were other albums that I really liked and made a big impression on yours truly, but I'll be damned if I remember where I listened to them for the first time. Probably in the car, or as background music while computing.)
     
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    The Beatles - White Album
    Jethro Tull - Aqualung, changed my view of the flute forever
    Procol Harum - A Salty Dog
     
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    Queen: "A Night At The Opera"
    Cowboy Junkies: "Pale Sun Crescent Moon"
    Alabama Shakes: "Boys And Girls"
    Barry Manilow: "2:00 am Paradise Cafe"
    Keith Jarrett: "Hymns/Spheres"

    That Barry Manilow one seems odd man out, but I will never forget where and when I first heard it during what turned out to be a really bad time of my younger life.
     
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    Roy Orbison
    The Stanley Bros.
    Earth wind and fire
    The ramones
    Bob Marley
    Sublime
    The Misfits
    Dave Brubeck
    Gershwin rhapsody in blue
    Radiohead
    BB king
    ...damn there's too many to go through now ill be up all night listening to music not that thats bad...
     
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    Pink Floyd: "The Wall"
    About 10 years after it was released. Aside from "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2", I'd never heard any of the album, but I bought a CD copy for my brother for Xmas and, at the same time, a cassette tape copy for me to listen on my Walkman. I remember being confused as to which song I was listening to any any given point as the songs kind of roll into each other. Also I didn't (then) understand the concept of a "concept" album, but the sounds were incredible. I just listened to it over and over.

    And to think they didn't win the Grammy for Album of the Year...
     
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    Surrealistic Pillow in the 9th grade, in English class. I wore out my own copy of it over the next few years and had to replace it. Now I have it on CD, and it's still one of my favorite albums.

    RIP Marty Balin.

    We were a hundred miles (and a hundred years) from the Avalon Ballroom, but our teacher rigged up a light show for us with a Pyrex pie plate filled with colored water and vegetable oil, on an overhead projector, tilted around with the rhythm of the songs.

    God bless you, Mr. Snowden.
     
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    Van Halen Fair Warning was my first VH album. I bought that after 1984 came out...blew me away.
     
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    Totally random first five that occur to me that I can picture first hearing:

    Fairport Convention: Unhalfbricking
    Klaatu: Hope
    Leo Kottke: Greenhouse
    Danny Gatton: 88 Elmira St.
    Gentle Giant: Octopus

    Oh, you had one of THOSE 9th grade English teachers...

    (I’m not criticizing, they could be inspiring, even if they are a bit of a cliche now. And yes, I had one too.)
     
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    When I was a kid, this album, Bayou Country.



    40 years later, from the same era...

     
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    When I started playing guitar in late 1982, I knew that I needed to listen to jazz records to broaden my input. In Ralph Denyer's The Guitar Handbook, there was a photo of John McLaughlin playing the same Gibson EDS-1275 doubleneck that Jimmy Page played, so I bought the Mahavishnu Orchestra's debut album, The Inner Mounting Flame at (I think) the Sam Goody's in the Moorestown Mall in South Jersey, took it home, and was completely blown away by the sonic assault, the aural equivalent of an atomic bomb blast. But a couple of plays later, it all started to click in.
     
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    Hendrix - Live at The Albert Hall.. My life direction was changed the moment the stylus hit the vinyl. It directly cost me my medicine study path and sent me to buy a strat and study contemporary music. No regrets. Been an epic adventure.

    Steely Dan’s compilation was also just... WOW!!!!! All the best bits of a band that only has best bits.
     
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