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What's the best album ever made? Your vote counts1

Gaucho - Steely Dan
1 (7.1%)
Katy Lied - Steely Dan
1 (7.1%)
Royal Scam - Steely Dan
5 (35.7%)
Can't Buy a Thrill - Steely Dan
4 (28.6%)
Any Steely Dan Album will do! WTF?
3 (21.4%)

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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #60 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.

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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #61 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.
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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #62 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.
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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #63 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.
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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #64 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.
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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #65 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.
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+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
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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #66 on: September 13, 2014, 12:44:45 PM »
Scarecrow - John Mellencamp

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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #67 on: December 24, 2014, 05:12:20 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
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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #68 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):



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



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).   

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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #69 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.
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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #70 on: December 25, 2014, 07:46:55 AM »
Looking back, it was an unbelievable experience. 

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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #71 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!

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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #72 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. 
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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #73 on: December 27, 2014, 01:20:49 AM »
How about David Allen Coe 16 Biggest Hits?

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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #74 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.
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