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ABCs of Rock

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Mar 2017, 21:24

Pick an artist for each letter of the alphabet and tell us their best album. Compilations are accepted but not box sets.

Aerosmith - Rocks
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
The Clash - The Clash
Doors - Doors
Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
Flying Burrito Bros -Gilded Palace of Sin
Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
Jethro Tull - Living in the Past
B.B. King - Live at the Regal
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Randy Newman - 12 Songs
Ozzy Osborne - Diary of a Madman
Pretenders - Pretenders
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Quicksilver Messenger Service
Lou Reed - New York
Stephen Stills - Manassas
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
U2 - Boy
Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico
The Who - Who's Next
X - Los Angeles
Neil Young - After the Goldrush
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Mar 2017, 23:42

Another smashing success of a thread, I see...

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby zoomboogity » 08 Mar 2017, 23:53

I started to make a list, then I noticed there was almost nothing after 1980, and it just reminded me how old I am. Most of my current listening over the last 30 years has been local bands. So it's not as if I haven't been listening to current music, just not stuff that would mean anything here.
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Charlie O. » 09 Mar 2017, 02:55

Amy Allison - The Maudlin Years
The Buckinghams - Portraits
Chamæleon Church - s/t
The Dismemberment Plan - The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified
The Electric Prunes - Underground
John Fahey - Days Have Gone By
Al Green - Call Me
Humble Pie - Smokin'
The Insect Trust - s/t
James Gang - Rides Again
Carole King - Writer
Lothar And The Hand People - Space Hymn
Os Mutantes - Mutantes (second album)
NRBQ - NRBQ At Yankee Stadium
Phil Ochs - Tape From California
Pearls Before Swine - Balaklava
Quix*O*Tic - Mortal Mirror
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Rockin' And Romance
Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino
Trailer Bride - s/t
Ultra Vivid Scene - Joy 1967-1990
Varnaline - Sweet Life
Loudon Wainwright III ‎– History
X - Wild Gift
The Youngbloods - s/t
Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby trans-chigley express » 09 Mar 2017, 05:36

Air - Moon Safari
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Deep Purple - Machine Head
ELO - Face the Music
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Peter Gabriel - 3
Roy Harper - Stormcock
Isley Brothers - Givin' It Back
Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine
Lindisfarne - Fog on the Tyne
Pat Metheny - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
Nazareth - Expect No Mercy
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
The Police - Regatta de Blanc
Queen - A Night at the Opera
Rainbow - Rising
Klaus Schulze - Mirage
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
Ultravox - Vienna
Suzanne Vega - Beauty and Crime
Joe Walsh - The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get
XTC - Skylarking
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby slightbreeze » 09 Mar 2017, 14:43

Compiled as favourites, so maybe some derision ;)

Arcade Fire : Funeral
Byrds : Notorious Byrd brothers
Elvis Costello : This years model
Decemberists : Hazards of love
Eels : Beautiful Freak
Family : Dolls House
Grizzly Bear : Shields
Peter Hammill : Chameleon in the shadow of night
Idlewild : The remote part
Jellyfish : Bellybutton
Kaleidoscope : Tangerine dream
Nils Lofgren : Nils Lofgren
Man : Be good to yourself ...
Nice : Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack
Of monsters and men : My head is an animal
Pretty Things : S.F.Sorrow
Queens of the Stoneage : Rated "R"
Roxy Music : Streetlife
Steely Dan : Countdown to ecstasy
Television : Marquee Moon
Ultimate Spinach : Ultimate Spinach
Van der Graaf Generator : Pawn Hearts
Wilco : Yankee Foxtrot Hotel
XTC : English Settlement
Yes : Yes Album
Frank Zappa : Hot Rats

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby pcqgod » 09 Mar 2017, 15:58

Amon Duul II -- Yeti
Bongwater -- Double Bummer
Cheap Trick -- Cheap Trick (1977)
Dead Can Dance -- Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
Eno -- Taking Tiger Mt.
Flamin' Groovies -- Shake Some Action
Game Theory -- Lolita Nation
Hooverphonic -- A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
INXS -- The Swing
Jefferson Airplane -- After Bathing at Baxters
Kix - -Midnight Dynamite
Leaving Trains -- Kill Tunes
Monkees -- Headquarters
Nazz -- Nazz
Olivia Tremor Control -- Dusk at Cubist Castle
Pretty Things -- S.F. Sorrow
Q65 -- Revolution
Redd Kross -- Neurotica
Sweet -- Desolation Boulevard
Talking Heads -- Remain in Light
UFO -- Force It
Vapors -- New Clear Days
Ween - GodWeenSatan
XTC -- Black Sea
Young Fresh Fellows -- The Men Who Loved Music
Zombies -- Odessey & Oracle
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C » 09 Mar 2017, 18:43

Matt Wilson wrote:Jethro Tull - Living in the Past


but the live side is just awful.....








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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C » 09 Mar 2017, 19:06

To produce one list is very difficult - some letters are harder than others

eg
S: Soft Machine, Spirit, Santana, Status Quo, Steeleye Span, Stephen Stills, Strawbs
T: Tangerine Dream, Ten Years After, Thompson, Richard, Traffic

So, off the top of my head:

Allman Brothers - Live at Fillmore
Beefheart, Captain - Trout Mask Replica
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
Deep Purple - Deep Purple
Eno, Brian - Thursday Afternoon
Fairport Convention - Full House
Groundhogs - Thank Christ for the Bomb
Hawkwind - X In Search of Space
If - If
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
Mountain - Nantucket Sleighride
Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis
Oldfield, Mike - Ommadawn
Pavlov's Dog - Pampered Menial
Quatermass - Quatermass
Renaissance - Renaissance (debut album)
Soft Machine - Third
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
Uriah Heep - 'very 'eavy, very 'umble
Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life
Wishbone Ash - Argus
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Yes - The Yes Album
Zappa, Frank - Hot Rats





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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Mar 2017, 19:09

You need some X in your life, C.

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C » 09 Mar 2017, 19:17

Matt Wilson wrote:You need some X in your life, C.


:lol:



Tell Mrs C....!






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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby zoomboogity » 10 Mar 2017, 00:26

C wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:You need some X in your life, C.


:lol:



Tell Mrs C....!






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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby joels344 » 10 Mar 2017, 01:04

Sure, I'm bored, so I'll try to create one:

Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
Coil - The Ape of Naples
Davis, Miles - In a Silent Way
Einstürzende Neubauten - Tabula Rasa
The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
Henry Cow - Concerts
Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
Joy Division - Closer
King Crimson - Red
Lamar, Kendrick - To Pimp a Butterfly
Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Nine Horses - Snow Borne Sorrow
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Organisation
Pink Floyd - Animals
Quiet Sun - Mainstream
Radiohead - OK Computer
Siouxsie and The Banshees - Juju
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
Univers zéro - Hérésie
Van der Graaf Generator - Godbluff
Wyatt, Robert - Rock Bottom
XTC - Skylarking
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Zappa, Frank - Hot Rats

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Mar 2017, 02:56

OK, let's give it a go...attempting to fill it mostly with things I've listened to recently:

Alpha Band - Alpha Band
Badfinger - Straight Up
Chesnutt, Vic - Is the Actor Happy?
Doctors of Madness - Figments of Emancipation
Eno - Another Green World
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays
Gone To Earth - Dogs Went Out the Window
Hendrix, Jimi - Axis: Bold as Love
Ian, Janis - Janis Ian
Jackson 5, The - Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls
Kinks, The - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
Los Lobos - Good Morning Aztlan
McGear, Mike - McGear
Newbury, Mickey - 'Frisco Mabel Joy
Only Ones, The - Even Serpents Shine
Procol Harum - Home
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Soft Machine - Volume Two
Tinariwen - Tassili
U2 - Zooropa
Velvet Underground, The - White Light/White Heat
Williams, Hank - The Unreleased Recordings
XTC - Skylarking
Young, Neil - Psychedelic Pill
Zombies, The - Odessey and Oracle
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Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 10 Mar 2017, 06:07

C wrote:Beefheart, Captain - Trout Mask Replica


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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby bhoywonder » 10 Mar 2017, 08:57

Adam & the Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier
Black Crowes – Amorica
Cash, Johnny – Orange Blossom Special
Deodata – Prelude
Easy Star All-Stars – Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band
Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Godspeed You Black Emperor – F♯ A♯ ∞
Harrison, George – All things Must Pass
Isley Brothers – 3+3
Jackson, Michael – Thriller
KLF – the White Room
Low – Things We Lost In The Fire
Mingus, Charles – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Nirvana – Nevermind
O’Connor, Sinead – I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Qwel – If It Ain't Been In A Pawn Shop
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends
T-Rex – Electric Warrior
UNPOC – Fifth Column
Velvet Underground, the – The Velvet Underground
Wonder, Stevie – Talking Book
Xuân Hoach – Hanoi Masters: War Is a Wound, Peace Is a Scar
Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs
Zion Harmonizers – You Don’t Have To Get In Trouble

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C » 10 Mar 2017, 09:43

Here's another

AC/DC - Back in Black
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Curved Air - Airconditioning
Drake, Nick - Five Leaves Left
Edgar Broughton Band - Wasa Wasa
Family - A Song for Me
Gentle Giant - In a Glass House
Hartley, Keef - Halfbreed
Iron Butterfly -In-a-Gadda-da-Vida
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
Kraftwerk - Ralf & Florian
La Düsseldorf - La Düsseldorf
Manassas - Manassas
Nash, Graham - Songs for Beginners
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Dazzle Ships
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
Riley, Terry - Rainbow in Curved Air
Santana - Abraxas
Tyrannosaurus Rex - A Beard of Stars
UB40 - Singing Off
Vangelis - Spiral
Wakeman, Rick - Six Wives of Henry VIII
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Yamash'ta, Stomu - Freedom is Frightening
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres







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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C » 10 Mar 2017, 09:47

pcqgod wrote:Amon Duul II -- Yeti


Good call - spot on, but minus one mark for no umlaut






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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Mar 2017, 10:48

Alien Sex Fiend - Acid Bath
Borbetomagus - Barbed Wire Maggots
Current 93 - Of Ruine or Some Blazing Starre
Dancing Did - And Did Those Feet
Eyeless In Gaza - Photographs as Memories
Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
GGFH - Disease
Hawkwind - Hall of the Mountain Grill
Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
Jandek - Blue Corpse
Killing Joke - What's THIS For!...
Legendary Pink Dots - Asylum
Ministry - Twitch
Nurse With Wound - The Sylvie and Babs Hi-Fi Companion
Oval - Systemisch
Paavorharju - Yhä hämärää
Quoit - Properties
Radial Spangle - Syrup Macrame
Skinny Puppy - Cleanse, Fold and Manipulate
Tear Garden - The Last Man to Fly
Ultravox! - Ha Ha Ha
Virgin Prunes - If I Die, I Die...
Watchtower - Control and Resistance
Xasthur - A Gate Through Bloodstained Mirrors
Yellow Swans - Bring the Neon War Home
Zeitkratzer - Metal Machine Music
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby WG Kaspar » 10 Mar 2017, 15:04

AC/DC - Powerage
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Clash - London Calling
Deep Purple - Deep Purple In Rock
Electrelane - The Power Out
Fleetwood Mac- Then Play On
Gravy Train - Gravy Train
Hoodoo Gurus - Mars Needs Guitars
Iron Butterfly - Heavy
Janis Joplin - Pearl
Kaleidoscope - Kaleidoscope
Lift To Experience -The Texas Jerusalem Crossroads
Marah - Angels Of Destruction
Nazareth - Close Enough For Rock'n'Roll
Outrageous Cherry - The Book Of Spectral Projections
The Ponys - Celebration Castle
Queen - Queen
Reighnin' Sound - Home For Orphans
The Sound - From The Lion's Mouth
Tindersticks - Curtains
The Undertones - The Undertones
Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico
Wipers - Youth Of America
X - Wild Gift
Zombies - Odessay & Oracle
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