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Title: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on July 20, 2014, 10:04:33 PM
I allowed each participant to have multiple choices, Choose wisely.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: tommymorris on July 20, 2014, 11:05:41 PM
George Jones is not a choice?! Johnny Cash? Marty Robbins? Willie Nelson? George Strait?

I almost clicked "Report to moderator". Then I realized you are the moderator.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: yso191 on July 20, 2014, 11:08:42 PM
Hmmm... thread's been read 23 times but no votes.  Could be the premise of the question.  (read: Led Zeppelin IV wasn't one of the options)
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 20, 2014, 11:36:36 PM
I cast votes for 'Steely Dan's' famous  Dark Side of the Moon and Zeppelin II albums, among others.   ;)    Also, their many live shows recorded by Deadheads are great, too. Prolific band.    ;D
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on July 21, 2014, 01:50:49 AM
If you want to put Led Zeppelin in the pantheon at least get the best albums in correct order. Physical Graffiti is the best. Led Zeppelin II is second.

Dark Side of the moon is certainly great, but not better than Animals. C'mon.

All of which I have on vinyl. Just sayin'. None sound better than Gaucho.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on July 21, 2014, 01:54:10 AM
George Jones is not a choice?! Johnny Cash? Marty Robbins? Willie Nelson? George Strait?

I almost clicked "Report to moderator". Then I realized you are the moderator.

I love old country, and am a big Willie Nelson fan especially. That new poppy country crap? Hell no. Holly crap I hate that stuff.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 21, 2014, 01:59:09 AM
Yeah, Physical Graffiti is amazing - lots of different sounds. I still think Dark Side is the best ,most cohesive thing I've ever heard. But I'm a music fanatic. Tons of great stuff out there.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: tonyp on July 21, 2014, 02:19:43 AM
The correct answers are:

Rush - Permanent Waves
Rush - 2112
Rush - Moving Pictures
Rush - Fly By Night
Rush - Power Windows
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Yes - Tormato
Yes - Close to the Edge
Yes - Drama
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on July 21, 2014, 02:40:14 AM
The correct answers are:

Rush - Permanent Waves
Rush - 2112
Rush - Moving Pictures
Rush - Fly By Night
Rush - Power Windows
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Yes - Tormato
Yes - Close to the Edge
Yes - Drama

I like your style but you missed the mark.

Obviously none of you have a vinyl copy of Gaucho.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: mharding73 on July 21, 2014, 02:49:29 AM
Ween- The Mollusk. 
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on July 21, 2014, 02:58:18 AM
Ween- The Mollusk.

Do you own a Ween album? Bet you don't.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: mharding73 on July 21, 2014, 03:01:21 AM
Bet i own all of 'em. 
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: mharding73 on July 21, 2014, 03:03:31 AM
Sucks they ended it. 
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on July 21, 2014, 03:05:29 AM
Bet i own all of 'em.

Vinyl? Need pics.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: mharding73 on July 21, 2014, 03:09:50 AM
No vinyl.  Where is this going.  I need proof to like Ween and own their Cd's? 
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on July 21, 2014, 03:11:39 AM
No vinyl.  Where is this going.  I need proof to like Ween and own their Cd's?

CD's aren't albums.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: mharding73 on July 21, 2014, 03:12:08 AM
Oh. 
Title: Best Album of All Time
Post by: Stevie on July 21, 2014, 03:12:23 AM
I'm in ween!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/aquzypyr.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: mharding73 on July 21, 2014, 03:14:25 AM
Nice.  I still say the Mollusk. 
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on July 21, 2014, 03:16:01 AM
I'm in ween!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/aquzypyr.jpg)

I actually know nothing about Ween. Except it sounds like Queen. Of which I have a few great albums.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: mharding73 on July 21, 2014, 03:16:36 AM
I thought you were Pat maybe. 
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on July 21, 2014, 03:18:37 AM
I thought you were Pat maybe.

I don't know what that means but I bet it is funny. :)
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: jamminbrew on July 21, 2014, 03:28:37 AM
For me?
1. Creedence, Green River
2. Moody Blues, Days of the Future Passed.
3. Blues Brothers, Breifcase Full of Blues
4. Harry Chapin, Greatest Stories Live
5. Pink Floyd, Animals

And yes, I own these on vinyl, and have a record player that's 70 years old, and still playing.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: erockrph on July 21, 2014, 04:12:40 AM
Wow, you guys are old. Don't get me wrong, my friends' parents turned me on to a lot of the bands that have mentioned here, but there has actually been some great music put out since the 70's.

Plus, everyone knows that Master of Puppets is the greatest cassette tape of all time.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: dannyjed on July 21, 2014, 04:21:00 AM
I recently had an argument with my brother who loves some Steely Dan. I just can't get into them...sounds too much like elevator music to me.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: tonyp on July 21, 2014, 05:42:25 AM
Obviously none of you have a vinyl copy of Gaucho.

I don't, but I do have every single Yes album on vinyl from 1969-1987 including all of Jon Anderson's solo albums and a few others, so I got that going for me… :)
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: tonyp on July 21, 2014, 05:45:26 AM
Plus, everyone knows that Master of Puppets is the greatest cassette tape of all time.

I dunno man, Ride the Lightning gives it a good run for the money...
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: klickitat jim on July 21, 2014, 06:14:16 AM
Favorite 8 Track?

CW McCall Wolf Creek Pass
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 21, 2014, 11:59:48 AM


I dunno man, Ride the Lightning gives it a good run for the money...

+1
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: Stevie on July 21, 2014, 12:10:04 PM
Ride the lightning beats master of puppets.

Best album ever - ziggy stardust
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on July 21, 2014, 01:36:36 PM
Wow, you guys are old. Don't get me wrong, my friends' parents turned me on to a lot of the bands that have mentioned here, but there has actually been some great music put out since the 70's.

Plus, everyone knows that Master of Puppets is the greatest cassette tape of all time.

Hey, I'm only 44. I just like good music. While all my friends were jamming to Metalica in 1988 I was diving into the Allman Bros and Steely Dan.

Anyone who thinks SD sounds like "elevator music" hasn't listened to anything but a few songs that hit the radio once in a while.

I've been putting together a decent sound system in my pub room and it simply blows my mind the sound quality SD was able to produce in the 70s.

I get some of you guys have "Bud Lite" music pallets. ;)
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: dannyjed on July 21, 2014, 02:20:10 PM
Wow, you guys are old. Don't get me wrong, my friends' parents turned me on to a lot of the bands that have mentioned here, but there has actually been some great music put out since the 70's.

Plus, everyone knows that Master of Puppets is the greatest cassette tape of all time.

Hey, I'm only 44. I just like good music. While all my friends were jamming to Metalica in 1988 I was diving into the Allman Bros and Steely Dan.

Anyone who thinks SD sounds like "elevator music" hasn't listened to anything but a few songs that hit the radio once in a while.

I've been putting together a decent sound system in my pub room and it simply blows my mind the sound quality SD was able to produce in the 70s.

I get some of you guys have "Bud Lite" music pallets. ;)
Believe me, my brother has played a couple of their whole albums trying to convince me that I should like them. I just don't care for it and I like a lot of different music genres. I have hundreds of albums and CD's and also played in 3 different bands in the 90's. I make my own music and rarely play covers (Bud Lite). ;)
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: tonyp on July 21, 2014, 04:55:46 PM


Hey, I'm only 44. I just like good music.

same and same.


I get some of you guys have "Bud Lite" music pallets. ;)

i lol'd.

I dont have any siblings, but my best friend growing up, who lived across the street, had an older brother and we used to sit in his room and listen to all his favorite music so at an early age we were exposed to a lot of Janis Joplin, The Doors, Stones, The Who, Yes, Neil Young, Steve Miller, Hendrix, Jethro Tull, etc etc.

This really shaped my music preferences until MTV hit the scene in the early 80s.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: AmandaK on July 21, 2014, 07:27:57 PM
I'll bite.

All time:
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced

Currently:
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 21, 2014, 07:45:52 PM


All time:
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced



+1.  Has to be pretty high on my all time list too. Great one.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: a10t2 on July 21, 2014, 07:55:47 PM
Any list that doesn't include Flood by They Might Be Giants is suspect.

Found some free time these days, eh Keith? ;)
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: kmccaf on July 21, 2014, 08:00:36 PM
No vinyl.  Where is this going.  I need proof to like Ween and own their Cd's?

CD's aren't albums.

I don't believe that is true. Albums are collections of songs. As defined by the Oxford English Dictionary: "A collection of recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, or another medium." Merriam-Webster also states that. Album as a word for a collection of recorded songs pre-dates vinyls.
Title: Best Album of All Time
Post by: BrewBama on July 22, 2014, 12:01:14 AM
Animals was great but The Dark Side of the Moon remained in the charts for 741 weeks (0ver 14 yrs!) from 1973 to 1988 with an estimated 50 million copies sold.  I recently saw Black Jacket Symphony reproduce it live sound for sound note for note. Perfection.


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Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: chumley on July 22, 2014, 04:00:15 AM
I would have to say the best album of all time would be a toss up between

CCR - Cosmos Factory
Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya Yas Out
Aerosmith - Rocks
Amboy Dukes - Tooth Fang & Claw
Neil Young -  Everyone Knows This is Nowhere
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

And of course:

Buck Owens and the Buckaroos - Live at Carnegie Hall.

There are many other great albums that suffer one terrible song that gives it a fatal flaw (for example:  Abbey Road = Maxwell's Silver Hammer).  The ones I listed above* might have one somewhat weak track, but otherwise are flawless.

*There are no weak tracks on Get Yer Ya Ya's Out
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: BrewingRover on July 22, 2014, 11:10:50 AM
Obviously none of you have a vinyl copy of Gaucho.

I did, but it didn't survive a purge when I moved across country.

If I had to pick one, it would probably be Countdown to Ecstasy, for the killer guitar work
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: el_capitan on September 02, 2014, 04:12:21 AM
No vinyl.  Where is this going.  I need proof to like Ween and own their Cd's?

CD's aren't albums.

I own Chocolate and Cheese on vinyl, which is obviously better than The Mollusk anyway.  Cheers!
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: sparkleberry on September 02, 2014, 06:25:53 AM
mule variations - tom waits

Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: kmccaf on September 03, 2014, 01:15:47 PM
Lately, I would say Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson. Not a bad note on the whole album.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: Slowbrew on September 03, 2014, 02:33:16 PM
Answering the "Best Album" question always feels like being asked to "pick my favorite kid". 

I've heard albums I didn't like but many, many more that I thoroughly loved at one point or another.  I can never choose just one.

Paul
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: reverseapachemaster on September 04, 2014, 02:37:27 PM
Thomas Edison - Mary Had a Little Lamb

His later works were too commercial. What a sell out.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 04, 2014, 04:30:31 PM
Answering the "Best Album" question always feels like being asked to "pick my favorite kid". 

I've heard albums I didn't like but many, many more that I thoroughly loved at one point or another.  I can never choose just one.

Paul

+1.  Kind of like the 'best beer' lists - depends on my mood at a given time.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: a10t2 on September 04, 2014, 04:59:36 PM
Thomas Edison - Mary Had a Little Lamb

His later works were too commercial. What a sell out.

Vinyl is OK, but it just sounds too processed and clean. You don't get any of the complexity of the original wax cylinder.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: pete b on September 05, 2014, 01:47:54 AM
If you want to put Led Zeppelin in the pantheon at least get the best albums in correct order. Physical Graffiti is the best. Led Zeppelin II is second.

Dark Side of the moon is certainly great, but not better than Animals. C'mon.

All of which I have on vinyl. Just sayin'. None sound better than Gaucho.
I'll be the bad guy and point out that Physical Graffiti would be the best if it wasn't  a double album. There are a few so-so songs that need not be on there. Houses of the Holy was their apex. They reached their maturity as songwriters and still had swagger without too much excess. Every track was perfectly written, produced, and executed. Still listen to it the whole way through.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: chumley on September 05, 2014, 03:48:40 AM
There are no perfect Zeppelin albums.  Or else I would have stated them in my earlier post.

While I would agree Houses of the Holy might be their best, it still is filled with filler.  "No Quarter" is dull and boring, and "D'yer Ma'ker" and "The Crunge" are just silly.

Heck, the Drive-by Truckers first album, "Gangstabilly", is better than any Led Zep album....

Steve McQueen, Steve McQueen...
When I was little boy I wanted to grow up to be
Steve McQueen, Steve McQueen....
The coolest gawddam mother....................
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on September 05, 2014, 02:54:37 PM
Houses of the holy is one of my least favorite zep albums. Or at least one I rarely listen too. Physical graffiti, zep II, zep I, zep IV, in that order. ,
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 05, 2014, 03:01:25 PM
Houses of the holy is one of my least favorite zep albums. Or at least one I rarely listen too. Physical graffiti, zep II, zep I, zep IV, in that order. ,

+1.  Houses of the Holy is down my list too. I pretty much like the others in that order as well. Gotta say, for an album without a lot of radio material, Presence has some pretty killer stuff. I always hated that I never got to see Zeppelin live, but I did see the Plant/Page tour in the mid 90's when their album came out - they opened with 'Whole Lotta Love' and played about 90% Zep tunes after that. Amazing freaking show.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: pete b on September 05, 2014, 05:16:16 PM
There are no perfect Zeppelin albums.  Or else I would have stated them in my earlier post.

While I would agree Houses of the Holy might be their best, it still is filled with filler.  "No Quarter" is dull and boring, and "D'yer Ma'ker" and "The Crunge" are just silly.

Heck, the Drive-by Truckers first album, "Gangstabilly", is better than any Led Zep album....

Steve McQueen, Steve McQueen...
When I was little boy I wanted to grow up to be
Steve McQueen, Steve McQueen....
The coolest gawddam mother....................

I'll give you "D'yer Maker" but "No Quarter" is cool and "The Crunge" grew on me.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: pete b on September 05, 2014, 05:24:41 PM
Houses of the holy is one of my least favorite zep albums. Or at least one I rarely listen too. Physical graffiti, zep II, zep I, zep IV, in that order. ,
I actually like more songs on Physical graffiti than any other album but I think as an album it would have been better as a single album, leaving some stuff out. All the albums you list I love too, and I also would place LZ3 higher than most because of its originality, the fact that its the first album they actually wrote well thought out songs for (I & II were a bit slapdash in that Atlantic had them throw together the albums quickly while touring so they are mostly uncredited mash-ups of blues tunes, albeit mostly fantastic), and because I can't get enough of "Since I've Been Loving You".
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 05, 2014, 05:36:03 PM
There are no perfect Zeppelin albums.  Or else I would have stated them in my earlier post.

While I would agree Houses of the Holy might be their best, it still is filled with filler.  "No Quarter" is dull and boring, and "D'yer Ma'ker" and "The Crunge" are just silly.

Heck, the Drive-by Truckers first album, "Gangstabilly", is better than any Led Zep album....

Steve McQueen, Steve McQueen...
When I was little boy I wanted to grow up to be
Steve McQueen, Steve McQueen....
The coolest gawddam mother....................

I'll give you "D'yer Maker" but "No Quarter" is cool and "The Crunge" grew on me.

Yeah, I like 'No Quarter' as maybe the best on the album. It sounds like something off of Physical Graffiti.

EDIT  -  ....And that 'Over The Hills And Far Away' tune was a pretty great one, too  ;).  For that matter, 'In Through The Out Door' was hit and miss for me - except for 'In the Evening' . Mesmerizing tune.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: pete b on September 06, 2014, 01:16:13 PM
"In the Evening" was great and " Fool in the Rain" is good. Some of Plant's better solo stuff had a similar ethereal quality.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on September 06, 2014, 02:04:23 PM
Houses of the holy is one of my least favorite zep albums. Or at least one I rarely listen too. Physical graffiti, zep II, zep I, zep IV, in that order. ,
I actually like more songs on Physical graffiti than any other album but I think as an album it would have been better as a single album, leaving some stuff out. All the albums you list I love too, and I also would place LZ3 higher than most because of its originality, the fact that its the first album they actually wrote well thought out songs for (I & II were a bit slapdash in that Atlantic had them throw together the albums quickly while touring so they are mostly uncredited mash-ups of blues tunes, albeit mostly fantastic), and because I can't get enough of "Since I've Been Loving You".

I think we see eye to eye on this. And "Since I've been Loving You" is certainly one of the best songs ever.

I need to break out my "Houses of the Holy" vinyl today or tomorrow. It's been a while since I spun that one.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: dannyjed on September 06, 2014, 03:22:27 PM
My favorite Zeppelin album is Led Zeppelin II. I still don't get tired of hearing that one.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on September 07, 2014, 12:26:43 PM
Anything ever recorded live with Dwayne Allman on the axe. I, unfortunately, don't have any vinyl but the Atlanta Pop Festival recording is ... holy moly, wow! Same with Live at the Filmore East. Any live recording with Allman Bros and Dwayne on the guitar is worth revering.

As far as guitar gods go, Jimmy Hendrix Band of Gypsies is one of the best guitar albums of all time.

Any Yngwie malmsteen fans out there? I saw him in concert back in 1986. he opened for Triumph. Speaking of guitar gods, Ric Emmit - the most underrated guitar god ever. Man, that guy could rip it up. Still does, in Canada, or so I've heard.

Robin Trower? I have Bridge of Sighs on vinyl. Worth a listen every now and then.

No one beats Dwayne though. Maybe Hendrix is technically better, but no one ever made it sound better than Dwayne.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on September 07, 2014, 12:51:39 PM
And I know they get a lot of  radio play and whatever but the first 2 Boston albums are so fandamntastic. I was playing foosball and drinking beer and listening to Boston last night. Felt like it was 1979 again. except I was 9 in 1979.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: bluesman on September 07, 2014, 01:23:12 PM
That's a tough choice.  So many favorites and so little time. With upwards of 5000 songs on my iPod, I play them on constant shuffle.  It's kind of like craft beer in a way in that it all depends on what kind of mood I'm in at the time.  If I were to choose a top three right now, I would go to with Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy, Miles Davis - Kind of Blue, and Wanted: The Outlaws - Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, Tompall Glaser. That list is subject to change depending on which way the wind is blowing, the time of year, and alignment of the stars to name a few...
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on September 08, 2014, 12:44:42 PM
Ive gotten to where if I want to listen to music its either on vinyl or CD. Only use my iPod for listening to pod casts and missed radio shows like "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me". A good sound system can make all the difference.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 08, 2014, 12:51:23 PM
A big +1 to Duane Allman. Guy was an unbelievable guitar player - best slide ever IMO. I've seen the Allmans live several times, but never got to see him. Too bad.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: jeffy on September 08, 2014, 07:01:11 PM
Yeah.  Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs may be my favorite album.  The guitar from Bell Bottom Blues is in my head now.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: a10t2 on September 09, 2014, 01:59:39 AM
Man, I just listened to Ziggy Stardust for the first time in years… Twice. Just fantastic, top to bottom.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: Stevie on September 09, 2014, 02:41:25 AM

Man, I just listened to Ziggy Stardust for the first time in years… Twice. Just fantastic, top to bottom.
Yep
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: kmccaf on September 09, 2014, 01:11:00 PM

Man, I just listened to Ziggy Stardust for the first time in years… Twice. Just fantastic, top to bottom.
Yep

+1 Just love that album.

I saw Lyle Lovett on Saturday with his Large Band. What a great prefomance. The generosity of the man as a preformer blew me away. So, I've bee listening to his self-titled, Pontiac, and Joshua Judges Ruth. They've been the best albums this week.  ;D
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: weazletoe on September 13, 2014, 12:44:45 PM
Scarecrow - John Mellencamp

This thread needs locked now as this cannot be topped.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: yugamrap on December 24, 2014, 05:12:20 PM
On my list in no particular order:
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: S. cerevisiae on December 25, 2014, 02:26:56 AM
No discussion of Led Zeppelin is complete without discussing their female counterpart; namely, Heart when Roger Fisher was their lead guitarist.  Ann and Nancy Wilson basically broke the mold for women in rock music.  My favorite tune on their debut album is "Sing Child."  Roger Fisher did a great job on the Univibe-laden solo. 

Speaking of Ziggy Stardust, I used to play the title track in a band in which I was co-lead guitarist while serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy.  That's a fun song to play.  Here's a photo that was shot at a summer festival on the island of La Maddalena (I am playing the Les Paul on the right):

(http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/vv356/tonestack/Mark007_zps550b8fc4.jpg)

Here's a photo that was shot at an outdoor practice session (I am doing my best Jimi Hendrix impersonation):

(http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/vv356/tonestack/Mark002_zpsc377c4c8.jpg)

I was only 20 years old when the photos shown above were shot.  We had to beg, borrow, and steal our
equipment.  The other guitarist in the band was able to bring his Marshall to Italy because he was on an accompanied tour and had a place on the beach with his wife (we were forward deployed).   

Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 25, 2014, 02:33:42 AM
Wow, that is very cool. And I agree that early Heart was great. They broke a lot of ground for women in rock. I saw them in concert back in the day and they were huge Zeppelin fans - played 'Battle of Evermore' IIRC.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: S. cerevisiae on December 25, 2014, 07:46:55 AM
Looking back, it was an unbelievable experience. 
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on December 26, 2014, 11:46:18 PM
On my list in no particular order:
  • Kinda Blue - Miles Davis
  • Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Discipline - King Crimson
  • Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
  • Blood Sugar Sex Magic - Red hot Chili Peppers
  • You Are What You Is - Frank Zappa
  • Gaucho - Steely Dan
  • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie

You hand I have very similar music tastes!
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: S. cerevisiae on December 27, 2014, 01:19:10 AM
Speaking of Miles Davis, I ran into John McLaughlin a couple of years ago.  I asked him how he managed to land the gig with Miles on B****es Brew, and he said without the slightest hint of pretentiousness, "I was very lucky."  John is a very cool, down-to-earth guy. 
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: klickitat jim on December 27, 2014, 01:20:49 AM
How about David Allen Coe 16 Biggest Hits?
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 27, 2014, 02:25:51 AM
On my list in no particular order:
  • Kinda Blue - Miles Davis
  • Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Discipline - King Crimson
  • Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
  • Blood Sugar Sex Magic - Red hot Chili Peppers
  • You Are What You Is - Frank Zappa
  • Gaucho - Steely Dan
  • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie

You hand I have very similar music tastes!

Yeah, that list covers a lot of territory and I like pretty much all of it.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: tonyp on December 27, 2014, 07:18:16 PM
"In the Evening" was great and " Fool in the Rain" is good. Some of Plant's better solo stuff had a similar ethereal quality.

fool in the rain is my fave zep tune, so much fun to play on the drums too
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: S. cerevisiae on December 27, 2014, 10:52:41 PM
fool in the rain is my fave zep tune, so much fun to play on the drums too

My favorite Zeppelin tune to play is "Good Time Bad Times."   

Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on December 27, 2014, 11:38:12 PM
"In the Evening" was great and " Fool in the Rain" is good. Some of Plant's better solo stuff had a similar ethereal quality.

fool in the rain is my fave zep tune, so much fun to play on the drums too

Not to me. I like their later stuff but all their best works came from Zep II to Physical Gravity.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 27, 2014, 11:44:29 PM
I like that span of albums a lot too, but 'Dazed and Confused' is a mighty strong tune from the first. I actually like the first album a lot, but it was amazing how much they expanded from it.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on December 28, 2014, 12:12:31 AM
Oh yeah, in fact I like Zep I better than Zep III. Take Zep II out and put in Zep I and it clears everything up. ;)

Don't get me wrong I like Zep III just they took a different direction on that one.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: S. cerevisiae on December 28, 2014, 06:29:02 AM
Led Zeppelin I is my favorite Zeppelin album followed by Led Zeppelin II and Houses of the Holy.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: pete b on December 28, 2014, 01:46:39 PM
Led Zeppelin I is my favorite Zeppelin album followed by Led Zeppelin II and Houses of the Holy.
Although Led Zep I isn't necessarily my favorite it might be their most impressive feat. It was made quickly with little money by 4 musicians who hardly knew each other. Fortunately Page and Jones were seasoned veterans and were able to use Plant and Bonhams huge voice and huge drums to great effect. Led Zep II was more of the same. The first 2 albums were very derivative of others music to put it kindly. They didn't hit their stride as songwriters until III. I think its fair to say that objectively Houses and Graffiti were their creative peak, even if subjectively plenty prefer the rawness of I&II.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: klickitat jim on December 28, 2014, 02:07:51 PM
When you play Zep 1 next to, say the top ten albums of that year, it's obvious they were ahead of their time. While they may have drawn from a few forerunners, they were also forerunners to many many after them.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: pete b on December 28, 2014, 06:24:42 PM
When you play Zep 1 next to, say the top ten albums of that year, it's obvious they were ahead of their time. While they may have drawn from a few forerunners, they were also forerunners to many many after them.
Absolutely. They were probably the first to do it that hard. Thinking back to that time (late 1968 I think) I would put what Cream and Hendrix were doing in similar groundbreaking territory. Maybe Sabbath put out their first album that year or next.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: S. cerevisiae on December 28, 2014, 09:43:17 PM
Absolutely. They were probably the first to do it that hard. Thinking back to that time (late 1968 I think) I would put what Cream and Hendrix were doing in similar groundbreaking territory. Maybe Sabbath put out their first album that year or next.

Clapton broke new ground with John Mayall. He pretty much created the Les Paul coupled to a cranked non-master Marshall format that dominated rock music in the late sixties through the seventies.  However, I am fairly certain that having Hendrix rapidly eclipse his work is part of what drove him deeper into addiction.

With respect to derived works, most of the English musicians from that period were performing a British interpretation of the blues.  Just because the "Lemon Song" is derived from Howling Wolf's "The Killing Floor" (which can be heard at the end of the song) does not make it any less creative.

Howlin Wolf's original recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGIE28q3fEA

Hendrix's cover at Monterey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15wnbCjWtkg


Led Zeppelin's "Lemon Song"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyhu2ysqKGk

One of Led Zeppelin's most covered tunes, "When The Levee Breaks," was originally recorded by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929.  However, few people know that it is a cover because Led Zeppelin rearranged the tune and made it much heavier and darker.

Original Recording of "When the Levee Breaks"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVb-An-R4-Q

Led Zeppelin's version from ZoSo
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NaQZojWi6U
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: pete b on December 28, 2014, 09:59:55 PM
Absolutely. They were probably the first to do it that hard. Thinking back to that time (late 1968 I think) I would put what Cream and Hendrix were doing in similar groundbreaking territory. Maybe Sabbath put out their first album that year or next.

Clapton broke new ground with John Mayall. He pretty much created the Les Paul coupled to a cranked non-master Marshall format that dominated rock music in the late sixties through the seventies.  However, I am fairly certain that having Hendrix rapidly eclipse his work is part of what drove him deeper into addiction.

With respect to derived works, most of the English musicians from that period were performing a British interpretation of the blues.  Just because the "Lemon Song" is derived from Howling Wolf's "The Killing Floor" (which can be heard at the end of the song) does not make it any less creative.

Howlin Wolf's original recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGIE28q3fEA

Hendrix's cover at Monterey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15wnbCjWtkg


Led Zeppelin's "Lemon Song"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyhu2ysqKGk

One of Led Zeppelin's most covered tunes, "When The Levee Breaks," was originally recorded by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929.  However, few people know that it is a cover because Led Zeppelin rearranged the tune and made it much heavier and darker.

Original Recording of "When the Levee Breaks"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVb-An-R4-Q

Led Zeppelin's version from ZoSo
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NaQZojWi6U
I totally agree that Led Zep did creative interpretations of those blues tunes and they certainly were delivered in an original way. They don't sound much alike. I'm just saying they used these works to get two fast albums out but really blossomed when they started writing their own material.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on December 28, 2014, 11:56:49 PM
Absolutely. They were probably the first to do it that hard. Thinking back to that time (late 1968 I think) I would put what Cream and Hendrix were doing in similar groundbreaking territory. Maybe Sabbath put out their first album that year or next.

Clapton broke new ground with John Mayall. He pretty much created the Les Paul coupled to a cranked non-master Marshall format that dominated rock music in the late sixties through the seventies.  However, I am fairly certain that having Hendrix rapidly eclipse his work is part of what drove him deeper into addiction.

With respect to derived works, most of the English musicians from that period were performing a British interpretation of the blues.  Just because the "Lemon Song" is derived from Howling Wolf's "The Killing Floor" (which can be heard at the end of the song) does not make it any less creative.

Howlin Wolf's original recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGIE28q3fEA

Hendrix's cover at Monterey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15wnbCjWtkg


Led Zeppelin's "Lemon Song"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyhu2ysqKGk

One of Led Zeppelin's most covered tunes, "When The Levee Breaks," was originally recorded by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929.  However, few people know that it is a cover because Led Zeppelin rearranged the tune and made it much heavier and darker.

Original Recording of "When the Levee Breaks"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVb-An-R4-Q

Led Zeppelin's version from ZoSo
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NaQZojWi6U

Oh yeah, my music snob friend tries to insinuate Led Zeppelin are just a bunch of hacks. He made me a disk "Songs Led Zeppelin stole" as if I wasn't familiar with the old blues arrangements. But it was the sound they got out of those old blues arrangements that was phenomenal - no one sounded like that ever before. Doesn't matter for a damn that they were covers.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 29, 2014, 12:05:15 AM
Zeppelin may as well have written "When the Levee Breaks" from scratch. That isn't a simple blues cover. It's a complete reworking, and a masterful one. It's a Zeppelin song.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: pete b on December 29, 2014, 12:47:54 AM
Totally agree that what they did with those old blues songs was completely original and created a new genre. Musicians and other artists don't work in a vacuum, they are inspired and influenced by something. If you look at the history of music, art, architecture; anything creative, you see this. Zeppelin couldn't have done an original composition like "Since I've Been Loving You" without playing with and reworking the older blues standards first. Its all legit and in fact welcome AFAIC. (although I do think its good to give credit to those who influenced you. Not really their fault as that wasn't the industry practice at the time, everything was up for grabs pretty much)
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on December 29, 2014, 02:05:50 AM
Totally agree that what they did with those old blues songs was completely original and created a new genre. Musicians and other artists don't work in a vacuum, they are inspired and influenced by something. If you look at the history of music, art, architecture; anything creative, you see this. Zeppelin couldn't have done an original composition like "Since I've Been Loving You" without playing with and reworking the older blues standards first. Its all legit and in fact welcome AFAIC. (although I do think its good to give credit to those who influenced you. Not really their fault as that wasn't the industry practice at the time, everything was up for grabs pretty much)

There is a saying in the graphics world " good artists innovate, great artist steal."
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: S. cerevisiae on December 29, 2014, 04:53:45 PM
With the exception of a few bands, hard rock in the sixties and the seventies can be summed up as the blues with the substitution of simple meter for compound meter and the loss of the 12-bar format.  The lion's share of tunes from that period contain simple i-iv-v minor chord progressions with basic chord substitutions/additions and pentatonic minor scale-based solos.  It wasn't until Randy Rhoads and Yngwie Malmsteen entered the stage that rock music took a hard right with respect to fusing classical with rock to form the style that pretty much dominated heavy rock in the eighties; namely, neoclassical fusion.  While the chord progressions and rhythm (meter) remained relatively simple, fast diatonic minor-based guitar solos with chromatic and modal playing mixed in for good measure dominated the landscape.  Before the eighties, only Uli Jon Roth and Ritchie Blackmore where skilled at using chromatic and modal diatonic passages in hard rock.

There's no hiding the classical influence in tunes like Mr. Crowley.  It was the first radio-friendly really heavy tune to showcase the classical hard turn that music was about to take. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D_9FIYZQ5c

Before the release of Blizzard of Oz, the heaviest classical influenced tune that I heard was "Sails of Charon" by the Scorpions.  Uli Jon has amazing control on this tune.  It was released before Van Halen's debut album shook the hard rock world like a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoI7deS76Ck

With that said, since there appears to be a group of people on this forum that are around my age.  Has anyone ever heard of a band called Crack The Sky?  Although Crack The Sky formed in Weirton, WV (a town west of Pittsburgh), they were Led Zeppelin huge in Maryland.  Their music is hard to define other than it was very progressive for the era in which they recorded it.  Crack The Sky's first four albums (Crack The Sky, Animal Notes, Safety in Numbers, and Live Sky) are their best.  The album White Music is good, but it was recorded by a subset of the original band.   Crack The Sky performed a cool version of the "William Tell Overture" on Live Sky.  They also wrote about subjects that were taboo during the period (e.g., "She's a Dancer," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9AQa_1frBI).   One of their funniest tunes is "We Got Mine," which was written about the bad of a deal that they cut with Lifesong Records (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UL7M9jUXZI).  The line "We haven't seen silver since the airplane crashed last year" is a reference to Jim Croce's death.  Jim was the marquee name on Lifesong Records.  A lineup that includes quite a few of the original members performs from time to time.  They can still rock for a bunch of old guys.

Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: erockrph on January 01, 2015, 04:43:42 AM
Sails of Charon is an absolutely brilliant piece of guitar work. I remember getting a "Best of Scorpions" tape for Christmas when I was a teenager. I was into heavy stuff like Metallica and Pantera at the time, so I didn't have any interest. I was expecting garbage like "Wind of Change". Instead I discovered gems like "Sails of Charon", "Virgin Killer" and "In Trance".

And while I agree that the popular hard rock of the 80s was an amalgam of Cream/Zep-esque blues rock infused with Blackmore/Rhodes influenced neoclassical guitar, progressive rock like Yes, King Crimson and Zappa broke the pentatonic blues mold years before even Uli and Ritchie. Prog just never had the mainstream influence outside of the occasional breakout like Rush.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on January 01, 2015, 03:31:35 PM
.  It wasn't until Randy Rhodes and Yngwie Malmsteen entered the stage that rock music took a hard right with respect to fusing classical with...


You're a regular Rock historian. ;) I just wanted to brag that I saw Yngwie open up for Triumph in On Oct. 24th, 1986 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: pete b on January 01, 2015, 04:05:52 PM
.  It wasn't until Randy Rhodes and Yngwie Malmsteen entered the stage that rock music took a hard right with respect to fusing classical with...


You're a regular Rock historian. ;) I just wanted to brag that I saw Yngwie open up for Triumph in On Oct. 24th, 1986 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.
I saw Yngwie open for Mettalica in the eighties. I was in the 4th row for a Triumph concert at the Worcester Centrum in 1984. Mountain opened for them and I still have a drumstick I caught. Its printed with: "Corky Lainge, Stick it Good!"
S. cerevisiae should teach a course at the next NHC: "Hard Rock and Yeast: A very detailed History"  ;D
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: klickitat jim on January 01, 2015, 10:48:02 PM
.  It wasn't until Randy Rhodes and Yngwie Malmsteen entered the stage that rock music took a hard right with respect to fusing classical with...


You're a regular Rock historian. ;) I just wanted to brag that I saw Yngwie open up for Triumph in On Oct. 24th, 1986 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.
I saw Yngwie open for Mettalica in the eighties. I was in the 4th row for a Triumph concert at the Worcester Centrum in 1984. Mountain opened for them and I still have a drumstick I caught. Its printed with: "Corky Lainge, Stick it Good!"
S. cerevisiae should teach a course at the next NHC: "Hard Rock and Yeast: A very detailed History"  ;D
Bueller?             Bueller?             Bueller?
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 01, 2015, 11:30:10 PM
I was in the 4th row for a Triumph concert at the Worcester Centrum in 1984. Mountain opened for them


That's pretty cool. I saw Triumph a couple times back in the day and Mountain opened up for them the last time. Good show.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: S. cerevisiae on January 02, 2015, 02:15:06 AM
And while I agree that the popular hard rock of the 80s was an amalgam of Cream/Zep-esque blues rock infused with Blackmore/Rhodes influenced neoclassical guitar, progressive rock like Yes, King Crimson and Zappa broke the pentatonic blues mold years before even Uli and Ritchie. Prog just never had the mainstream influence outside of the occasional breakout like Rush.

I was speaking strictly of mainstream hard/heavy rock.  Progressive rock was an entirely different animal.  Seventies progressive rock was an amalgamation of many genres.  After all, Steely Dan is often classified as a progressive rock band, and they were heavily influenced by jazz thanks in large part to Denny Diaz.  King Crimson does not sound anything like Yes, and Yes does not sound anything like Genesis. The band I mentioned above, Crack the Sky, was a heavy progressive rock band that often blurred the line between progressive rock and hard rock.

If one compares hard rock/metal of the eighties to hard rock/metal of the seventies, it's difficult to miss the classical influence.  There's less bending, more diatonic and chromatic runs (the shift from a five-note scale to seven and twelve-note scales coupled with efficient picking techniques is what made lightning fast solos possible), and arpeggiated fretboard tapping became a staple after Eddie recorded Eruption.   Billy Gibbons used fretboard tapping before Eddie, but not to the same devastating effect.  Les Paul used sweep picking back in the fifties when he was recoding with Mary Ford, but not like Yngwie Malmsteem.   Mainstream rock guitar became amazingly technical in the eighties.  It seemed like every mainstream hard rock guitarist wanted to be a modern version of Niccolo Paganini.

Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: S. cerevisiae on January 02, 2015, 02:17:53 AM
You're a regular Rock historian. ;) I just wanted to brag that I saw Yngwie open up for Triumph in On Oct. 24th, 1986 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

That must have been a great concert.  Rik Emmett is one of the most underrated rock singers and guitarists on the planet.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: majorvices on January 02, 2015, 02:19:25 AM
You're a regular Rock historian. ;) I just wanted to brag that I saw Yngwie open up for Triumph in On Oct. 24th, 1986 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

That must have been a great concert. Rik Emmett is one of the most underrated rock singers and guitarists on the planet.

I absolutely agree! And have been saying that for years!
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: S. cerevisiae on January 02, 2015, 02:26:39 AM
I saw Yngwie open for Mettalica in the eighties. I was in the 4th row for a Triumph concert at the Worcester Centrum in 1984. Mountain opened for them and I still have a drumstick I caught. Its printed with: "Corky Lainge, Stick it Good!"

Mountain is one of my favorite bands.  It's weird how Felix Pappalardi took what he learned at Atlantic Records while producing Disraeli Gears and used it to create an American version of Cream.

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S. cerevisiae should teach a course at the next NHC: "Hard Rock and Yeast: A very detailed History"  ;D

I have a tendency to become immersed in my hobbies. :)
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 02, 2015, 03:26:48 AM
You're a regular Rock historian. ;) I just wanted to brag that I saw Yngwie open up for Triumph in On Oct. 24th, 1986 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

That must have been a great concert. Rik Emmett is one of the most underrated rock singers and guitarists on the planet.

I absolutely agree! And have been saying that for years!

I've said that,too. Great guitarist.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: erockrph on January 02, 2015, 12:59:59 PM
And while I agree that the popular hard rock of the 80s was an amalgam of Cream/Zep-esque blues rock infused with Blackmore/Rhodes influenced neoclassical guitar, progressive rock like Yes, King Crimson and Zappa broke the pentatonic blues mold years before even Uli and Ritchie. Prog just never had the mainstream influence outside of the occasional breakout like Rush.

I was speaking strictly of mainstream hard/heavy rock.  Progressive rock was an entirely different animal.  Seventies progressive rock was an amalgamation of many genres.  After all, Steely Dan is often classified as a progressive rock band, and they were heavily influenced by jazz thanks in large part to Denny Diaz.  King Crimson does not sound anything like Yes, and Yes does not sound anything like Genesis. The band I mentioned above, Crack the Sky, was a heavy progressive rock band that often blurred the line between progressive rock and hard rock.
I'll have to check them out sometime soon. Speaking of progressive rock as an influence on more modern metal bands, Mastodon's best work to date (arguably) is their album Crack the Skye. I can't help but wonder if there's a connection somehow.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: pete b on January 02, 2015, 01:41:19 PM
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Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: pete b on January 02, 2015, 01:50:02 PM
I must say that although I was very much into it at the time the classical based hard rock has not withstood the test of time for me like blues based rock has. I think one reason is that I don't play an instrument and probably don't have the same level of appreciation for virtuosity as some of you do. More importantly I just don't think the songwriting both in terms of lyrics and overall structure was very strong with that type of music, with some exceptions. I rarely feel moved to listen to metallica or Van Halen anymore. I'm always happy to listen to Led Zep, Allman Bros. Etc, etc., etc.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: S. cerevisiae on January 02, 2015, 03:49:34 PM
The good neoclassical rock tunes have stood the test of time.  However, things did get a little out of hand.  Seventies rock has been kept alive by bar bands because it's at least an order of magnitude easier to play.  A lot of guitarists who cut their teeth during the seventies fell out during the eighties because the material was too darn difficult to master. 

Have you ever listened to any of Andy Timmons' solo work (he used to play in Danger Danger in the late eighties)?  His instrumental "Electric Gypsy" is a beautiful fusion of late sixties/seventies and eighties guitar styles.  The tune starts off with the style of guitar invented by R&B legend Curtis Mayfield and entered into the rock lexicon by Jimi Hendrix on "Little Wing."   It then trades off blues rock passages with eighties-based neoclassical passages.  The tapped melody is amazing.  It's one thing to tap out arpeggios on areas of the fretboard were harmonics are easy to create, and a totally different thing to tap out a melody.

Studio version of Electric Gypsy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXCcGgaeX1I

A live version of the tune
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_udvU3Wi9g


Another guy who is relatively unknown outside of the guitar world is Guthrie Govan.  He too writes instrumentals.  His style would best be described as shred-jazz fusion.  I like to think of Guthrie as Yngwie for grown ups. 

Wonderful Slippery Thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01gzVYDV5B8

Waves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U75g2mDTXtA&list=RDU75g2mDTXtA

Edit: fixed links
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time to
Post by: majorvices on January 02, 2015, 07:51:13 PM
I must say that although I was very much into it at the time the classical based hard rock has not withstood the test of time for me like blues based rock has. I think one reason is that I don't play an instrument and probably don't have the same level of appreciation for virtuosity as some of you do. More importantly I just don't think the songwriting both in terms of lyrics and overall structure was very strong with that type of music, with some exceptions. I rarely feel moved to listen to metallica or Van Halen anymore. I'm always happy to listen to Led Zep, Allman Bros. Etc, etc., etc.

I think you nailed it on the head. This is also why I can always come back to the Dan. Their music is complex and original enough to always sound interesting to me.
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: Frankenbrew on January 02, 2015, 08:50:38 PM
Another Steely Dan freak here.

But, what about Aqualung?
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time to
Post by: S. cerevisiae on January 02, 2015, 11:10:02 PM
I think you nailed it on the head. This is also why I can always come back to the Dan. Their music is complex and original enough to always sound interesting to me.

Believe or not, good is music being written today.  It's just not played on mainstream radio.  The album Rich Man Falling by Simon McBride is a very good ("Down By The River," "So Much Love To Give," and "DC" are favorite tunes on the album).  The album entitled Coming Up For Air by Davy Knowles is also excellent (I like "Hear Me Lord," "Tear Down The Walls," and "Taste Of Danger").
Title: Re: Best Album of All Time
Post by: homoeccentricus on January 02, 2015, 11:10:16 PM
And any Monteverdi lovers around here?  :-(