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My 126 favorite albums of all time
wordpress ^ | September 22, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill

Posted on 09/22/2012 7:18:26 PM PDT by grundle

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To: LongWayHome

This looks like a favorite albums list put up by Kasey Kasem. I’m surprised there is no Donny and Marie.


51 posted on 09/22/2012 8:22:14 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: grundle

Loverboy?!?! Really?!?!?!


52 posted on 09/22/2012 8:25:28 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Yikes, lol, it’s not that bad. Love his taste in the Rolling Stones.


53 posted on 09/22/2012 8:25:46 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

(I want to hear from somebody who'll place Captain Beefheart at # 1, Emmitt Rhodes # 2, Andy Kim # 3, Bob Lind # 4, say!)


54 posted on 09/22/2012 8:25:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: grundle
Missed one Hoss


55 posted on 09/22/2012 8:33:45 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: grundle

You have a lot of good ones for sure. All I can imagine is there must be deep Loverboy album cuts or something beyond what the general nonLoverboy conversant person would have been exposed to?

Freegards


56 posted on 09/22/2012 8:33:59 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Mich Patriot

Me too. That woman is sooooo annoying.


57 posted on 09/22/2012 8:41:55 PM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: grundle
This guy's missing a whole genre.


58 posted on 09/22/2012 8:44:43 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: LS

Seems like your kind of thread...


59 posted on 09/22/2012 8:55:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: grundle



I had forgotten how much the old Deborah Harry reminded me of Bucky Badger.
60 posted on 09/22/2012 8:59:09 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: grundle

No Exile on Main Street?

Where is Bowie?


61 posted on 09/22/2012 9:10:25 PM PDT by sakic
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To: sakic

Where is Roxy Music’s Avalon? Where is London Calling?


62 posted on 09/22/2012 9:12:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: grundle

126 top “dance music” albums.


63 posted on 09/22/2012 9:15:11 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: grundle

I liked your placement of Rubber Soul. Always my favorite Beatles album... though that is kind of a ‘mood’ thing. Lot’s of albums I would have included. The Cranberries No Need to Argue. Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate... Dylan would have been way higher on my list and would have also included Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. A good list for a Gen Xer though. It is all really in the end subjective. No Pink Floyd is odd for your period tastes. Heart Like a Wheel is a great album but doubt I could have placed it at #1, etc...
( I noticed no one criticised your exclusion of U2.. band must not be aging well, but I would have included their War and Achtung Baby)


64 posted on 09/22/2012 9:25:39 PM PDT by shadowland
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To: grundle

Great taste! My number one is The Beatles – “Rubber Soul” (1965).


65 posted on 09/22/2012 9:43:21 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Friendofgeorge

It is all good.....songs can do that to you....


66 posted on 09/22/2012 9:43:44 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: grundle

One Hendrix, 0 Vaughan, 0 B.B.King?

NUTS!


67 posted on 09/22/2012 9:45:01 PM PDT by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the color of law.)
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To: grundle
Where is this classic?


68 posted on 09/22/2012 9:45:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: ansel12

My God, you survived 1969! BTW, that year Spirit kicked off the Atlanta Pop Festival on Friday at 5PM with “I got a line on you.”

It gets fuzzy after that.


69 posted on 09/22/2012 10:04:26 PM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: ibytoohi

You want fuzzy?

Fuzzy is around 1980 me having the weirdest memories and dreams about me and Billy Gibbons being good friends, and me even having been on stage with ZZ Top doing some goofy token thing during a set. It was so strange that I didn’t mention it to anyone.

In the early 1980s I returned to Houston to live for awhile, and one day I put on a ZZ Top album at an old friends house, well he launched into telling me how me and Billy Gibbons had been good friends, and that I used to take the rest of them over there and party all night, blah, blah, so it turns out that those flashback memories of mine were accurate.

All that I can vaguely remember is me and Gibbons always in serious discussions one on one, ignoring everyone else, even separating from them and talking about politics, the war and the world, I don’t even remember what the others were doing or how we met or anything.


70 posted on 09/22/2012 10:20:58 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: willgolfforfood

Exactly right, Pink Floyd melodies are unbelievably weak. Most over-rated band of all time. Not in the same universe as the Beatles, or Stones.


71 posted on 09/22/2012 10:30:17 PM PDT by heights
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To: grundle

Loverboy !?

Cyndi Loper !?

Velvet Underground !?

Uhh, no.

TRy:

UFO : Strangers in the Night

Rainbow: Rising

Robin Trower: Bridge of Sighs

Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush: Real Live

Van Halen : Van Halen

Deep Purple: Machine Head

Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath

AC/DC: Let There be Rock

Ted Nugent: Ted Nugent

Aerosmith: Rocks

Genesis: Foxtrot

The Cars: The Cars

Sparks: Kimono My House


72 posted on 09/22/2012 10:40:34 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

PS:

Any Thin Lizzy


73 posted on 09/22/2012 10:42:12 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: grundle
Just a few of my favs, from one who was an '80 and '90 music fan, but loves blues and '70s rock.
74 posted on 09/23/2012 12:23:06 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: grundle

Cool thread! A blast from the past for this oldster.

A lot of those albums would be included in my “Top 126”, too. My top 126 would definitely include the seven Moody Blues albums beginning with Days of Future past up to Seventh Sojourn, as well as the Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac albums and the first few Climax Blues Band albums. Of course, every Beatles album would be in there, too, probably with Beatles ‘65 the first of them.


75 posted on 09/23/2012 12:43:26 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Is the Hendrix a tribute played by another band? I’d almost buy it for the cover alone.

Does the Living Colour album have songs worth listening to beyond Cult of Personality?

Who is Vegas — or is that the name of the album? Another good cover on that one.


76 posted on 09/23/2012 12:51:15 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Dr. Sivana
And of course, here's Blondie before she was blond...


77 posted on 09/23/2012 1:26:04 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: grundle

You have good taste in music my friend :-)


78 posted on 09/23/2012 1:51:03 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: grundle

Some good albums there. I have to ask hubby who Richard & Linda Thomson are.

American Beauty, Disreali Gears and Allman Bros. at the Fillmore East would definitely be in my top ten.

“Wake up moma, turn your lamp down low” on the Fillmore East album is by far the best version of that song EVER.


79 posted on 09/23/2012 2:09:10 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Yardstick

“I think he’s all about Hall and Oates. The rest are just his beard.”

LOL! I was sort of thinking that too, mucho Hall& Oates. Also mucho Blondie.


80 posted on 09/23/2012 2:11:07 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Yardstick

“...the one with the line “the lunatics are on the grass” (I’m blanking on the title)”

Me too on the title. But the greatest line from that song is “the lunatics are in my hall/the lunatics are in my hall/the paper holds their folded faces to the floor/and every day the paper boy brings more”

A great comment on all politicians, that’s my take at least.

Floyd RULES. I also love “shine on you crazy diamond” it’s my song for my best friend, even though she doesn’t like Pink Floyd.


81 posted on 09/23/2012 2:14:42 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: doc1019

“I would really freak people out if I listed my 100 favorite classical albums ... LOL!”

Go for it, just remember to ping Evening Star.

Hubby and I are now waking up to classical music every morning and it is wonderful.

It’s been a tough few years, finding a radio station to wake up to. After the suits broke up Curtis (sliwa) and (ron) Kuby, it was very difficult.

Hubby likes WFUV the Fordham U. NPR station that plays Americana music, but they just lull me back to sleep, it was really a problem, not waking up!

So, I said that has to go and we bounced around. There was a pretty good Rock station, but it didn’t last long. Then I had the Jersey news station on, but hubby hated that.

Finally I found (re-found) the grand old NY Times station WQXR that the Times abandoned, it is now high up on the dial, but it comes in good here. The music is lively, there are no ads, and I grew up on that station, my father wouldn’t have anything else on the radio. So it makes me feel all sorts of secure.

I do still miss some of the features they used to have, there was always a great report on advertising, etc.

But we are getting into classical again, it’s very good. And we are getting out of the bed and into work, which is essential if you are part of the 53%!


82 posted on 09/23/2012 2:23:03 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Revolting cat!

Beefhart Rules!


83 posted on 09/23/2012 2:27:26 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: LongWayHome

Agreed.


84 posted on 09/23/2012 3:57:49 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 21twelve

2112! Yeah! I’m so happy to see more and more rock n roll FRepper posts over the years. I wonder if Joe Perry is a lurker...?

No Black Sabbath on his list though...
And no They Might Be Giants. Their album Flood is legendary.
And no Nina Simone or any blues on the list...

Anyway, I’m a huge Rush fan, so wanted to say hello and add my two bits.


85 posted on 09/23/2012 5:04:36 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Yardstick
Okay, I read your post and the last song on Dark Side of the Moon popped into my mind, the one with the line “the lunatics are on the grass” (I’m blanking on the title). And I am now humming it. Do I win a prize?

Exact same song I hummed when I saw the post! weird..

86 posted on 09/23/2012 5:14:55 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: grundle; All

Liked this list...as you included many excellent commercial big sellers...along with a few albums that I am not familiar with

You ranked a few Hall & Oates albums high....good to see they get some respect that has been due for awhile. Of course, that new “Live From Daryl’s House” has really help Hall & Oates critical acclaim

Although...the Beatles “White Album”....not sure if you got the album there...or left it blank...LOL my failing eyesight


87 posted on 09/23/2012 5:50:14 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Egypt wants to execute me.)
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To: grundle
No Uriah Heep? Metallica? Jeff Beck? Rare Earth?
Loverboy... L O L serielsy?
88 posted on 09/23/2012 6:49:02 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: grundle

Dude, I don’t know how many artists I’ve heard answer the question “What’s your favorite album?” by saying: “The next one!” !

Music, art are alive. By creating a list (and I admit, I’m listophobic) you lock yourself in the past!

My favorite albums are the next albums by New Country Rehab, Eilen Jewell, the Gourds, POkey La Farge, Deadman, and many other Americana (and not only) artists.


89 posted on 09/23/2012 11:34:20 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

There’s quite a bit of non-mainstream stuff on my list. I’ve heard “Trout Mask Replica,” but I just happen not to like it.


90 posted on 09/23/2012 12:47:14 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Ransomed
You have a lot of good ones for sure. All I can imagine is there must be deep Loverboy album cuts or something beyond what the general nonLoverboy conversant person would have been exposed to?

Freegards

Check out "Take Me To The Top" from their "Get Lucky" album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxN5TiepCzo

91 posted on 09/23/2012 12:51:09 PM PDT by grundle
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To: willgolfforfood
Just hum ONE of them.

Dang it, now I've got "Money" stuck in my head!!

92 posted on 09/23/2012 3:19:16 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: grundle

As I said, I think you’re brave to expose yourself to all kinds of criticisms with a personal list that is upside down the stupid lists of Rolling Stone mag editors and readers.

As for Capt. Beefheart, I’d never put him on top of a list, I was just making a point about my wish to see an entirely unconventional list. Oh, well.


93 posted on 09/23/2012 9:12:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: grundle

I liked it. I bet the intro would sound awesome on a good system.

Here’s some 70’s Scorpions. They cheesed out in the mid 80s but the 70’s stuff is cool, which is a shame because most folks only know them from the 80s on. 1975’s “In Trance.’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm7yzZnFJQk

Freegards


94 posted on 09/23/2012 9:39:55 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

Duane Eddy...Because They’re Young


95 posted on 09/24/2012 10:02:35 PM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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