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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Mar 2017, 15:27

WG Kaspar wrote:The Sound - From The Lion's Mouth
Tindersticks - Curtains

While it's not difficult to guess that you might like that particular album by The Sound, I think my favourite would be Propaganda, or if we're sticking to canon, All Fall Down. I know it's generally regarded as their classic, but From the Lions Mouth just seems a bit lacking in something to me.

I'm not sure I can rate Curtains above the debut, either. Great album, definitely, but not quite their peak.
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby WG Kaspar » 10 Mar 2017, 15:45

Darkness_Fish wrote:
WG Kaspar wrote:The Sound - From The Lion's Mouth
Tindersticks - Curtains

While it's not difficult to guess that you might like that particular album by The Sound, I think my favourite would be Propaganda, or if we're sticking to canon, All Fall Down. I know it's generally regarded as their classic, but From the Lions Mouth just seems a bit lacking in something to me.

I'm not sure I can rate Curtains above the debut, either. Great album, definitely, but not quite their peak.


Propaganda is good but it's a bunch of outtakes. It's all opinions on what album one prefers but even though All Fall Down is a great album it's not as cohesive as From The Lion's Mouth and I wouldn't think the tunes measure up. I'm not sure what you thing is lacking because it's a top 10 album for me.
Taking Curtains over the debut is an arbitrary choice. I prefer the debut overall but any of the first 3 could be up there depending on which one I'm playing. I certainly wouldn't think that any of them is massively superior to the others.
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby borofan » 10 Mar 2017, 17:45

C wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:Jethro Tull - Living in the Past


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








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So is the studio side...
We're usually skipping around the function room in our long-johns by now...

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C » 10 Mar 2017, 19:14

borofan wrote:So is the studio side...


Somebody had to say it

Yes, somebody had to say it





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slightbreeze wrote:Some excellent tracks to honest, but 20 tracks on each disc? A true progger goes cold if there are more than 3

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Nancy » 10 Mar 2017, 22:40

AC/DC - Powerage
Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
Camel - Moonmadness
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy
Free - Tons Of Sobs
Rory Gallagher - Defender
Humble Pie - Smokin'
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Kansas - Leftoverture
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Queen - Queen II
Rush - 2112
Status Quo - Hello
Ten Years After - A Space In Time
UFO - The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent
Van Halen - Fair Warning
Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub
X
Yes - Close To THe Edge
ZZ Top - ZZ Top's First Album
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C » 11 Mar 2017, 09:19

Nancy wrote:AC/DC - Powerage
Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
Camel - Moonmadness
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy
Free - Tons Of Sobs
Rory Gallagher - Defender
Humble Pie - Smokin'
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Kansas - Leftoverture
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Queen - Queen II
Rush - 2112
Status Quo - Hello
Ten Years After - A Space In Time
UFO - The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent
Van Halen - Fair Warning
Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub
X
Yes - Close To THe Edge




ZZ Top - ZZ Top's First Album


That's a great list Reap - the only one I would debate with you is TYA. I would place Ssssh! Cricklewood Stonedhenge and Watt above it




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slightbreeze wrote:Some excellent tracks to honest, but 20 tracks on each disc? A true progger goes cold if there are more than 3

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby WG Kaspar » 11 Mar 2017, 10:11

Nancy wrote:Rory Gallagher - Defender


Really? I mean really?!?
I'm curious as to why? I think that's the only one of his I don't rate.
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Matt Wilson » 11 Mar 2017, 17:36

C wrote:
Nancy wrote:AC/DC - Powerage
Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
Camel - Moonmadness
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy
Free - Tons Of Sobs
Rory Gallagher - Defender
Humble Pie - Smokin'
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Kansas - Leftoverture
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Queen - Queen II
Rush - 2112
Status Quo - Hello
Ten Years After - A Space In Time
UFO - The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent
Van Halen - Fair Warning
Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub
X
Yes - Close To THe Edge




ZZ Top - ZZ Top's First Album


That's a great list Reap - the only one I would debate with you is TYA. I would place Ssssh! Cricklewood Stonedhenge and Watt above it




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It is a great list, but I can't help but notice that he needs some X in his life too!
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C » 12 Mar 2017, 14:50

and another

Audience - Friend's Friend's Friend
Band - Band
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Four-way Street
Denny, Sandy - Sandy
Eno, Roger - Fragile (Music)
Free - Tons of Sobs
Gong - You
Hammill, Peter - The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage
Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of the Onion
Jansch, Bert - Live at the 12 Bar: An Authorised Bootleg
Khan - Space Shanty
Love - Forever Changes
Moody Blues - On the Threshold of a Dream
Nektar - A Tab in the Ocean
Outlaws, The - The Outlaws
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Per un Amico
Quintessence - In Blissful Company
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Savoy Brown - Blue Matter
Traffic - Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
UFO - Lights Out
Velvet Underground, The - White Light/White Heat
Walsh, Joe - You Can't Argue with a Sick Mind
X
Yellow Magic Orchestra - BGM
Zawinul, Joe - Zawinul







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slightbreeze wrote:Some excellent tracks to honest, but 20 tracks on each disc? A true progger goes cold if there are more than 3

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C. » 12 Mar 2017, 17:42

Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You
Budgie - Never Turn Your Back On A Friend
Canned Heat – Future Blues
Egg – The Civil Surface
Fruupp – Modern Masquerades
Henry Cow – Western Culture
It's Immaterial – Song
Japan – Tin Drum
King Crimson – Larks Tongues In Aspic
Love – Forever Changes
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
National Health – Of Queues and Cures
Le Orme – Felona E Sorona
Planxty – Planxty
Quiet Sun – Mainstream
Return To Forever – Hymm Of the Seventh Galaxy
Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends
Trace – Trace
U.K – Danger Money
VDGG – The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other
Weather Report – Black Market
Yes – The Yes Album
ZZ Top - Tejas
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Matt Wilson » 12 Mar 2017, 21:03

C wrote:Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Four-way Street


You really like that more than the CSNY 1974 box?

leslie buckfast wrote:ZZ Top - Tejas


Hmmmmm....
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C » 12 Mar 2017, 21:14

The box is great but I don't think of 'boxes' very much

The extended 4-way is perfect

Black Queen!

ooooof!






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slightbreeze wrote:Some excellent tracks to honest, but 20 tracks on each disc? A true progger goes cold if there are more than 3

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Nancy » 12 Mar 2017, 21:35

WG Kaspar wrote:
Nancy wrote:Rory Gallagher - Defender


Really? I mean really?!?
I'm curious as to why? I think that's the only one of his I don't rate.


For me, it's the one where he struck the perfect balance of rock and blues. And I love the production, his guitar tone has never sounded better or more full. Plus, it might be his best vocals album as well. Not a weak song in sight, and it has several of my top 10 Rory songs - Kickback City, Loanshark Blues, Continental Op, and Road To Hell.
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Nancy » 12 Mar 2017, 21:39

C wrote:
Nancy wrote:AC/DC - Powerage
Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
Camel - Moonmadness
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy
Free - Tons Of Sobs
Rory Gallagher - Defender
Humble Pie - Smokin'
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Kansas - Leftoverture
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Queen - Queen II
Rush - 2112
Status Quo - Hello
Ten Years After - A Space In Time
UFO - The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent
Van Halen - Fair Warning
Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub
X
Yes - Close To THe Edge




ZZ Top - ZZ Top's First Album


That's a great list Reap - the only one I would debate with you is TYA. I would place Ssssh! Cricklewood Stonedhenge and Watt above it




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A Space In Time is one of my favorite albums ever. I think Alvin was downright godly in his songwriting all over it. Great mix of acoustic and electric playing and an amazing vibe. Cricklewood would be my #2 pick though, another amazing album ("Working On The Road" is good enough to hang with anything on A Space In Time).
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Nancy » 12 Mar 2017, 21:40

Matt Wilson wrote:
C wrote:
Nancy wrote:AC/DC - Powerage
Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
Camel - Moonmadness
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy
Free - Tons Of Sobs
Rory Gallagher - Defender
Humble Pie - Smokin'
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Kansas - Leftoverture
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Queen - Queen II
Rush - 2112
Status Quo - Hello
Ten Years After - A Space In Time
UFO - The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent
Van Halen - Fair Warning
Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub
X
Yes - Close To THe Edge




ZZ Top - ZZ Top's First Album


That's a great list Reap - the only one I would debate with you is TYA. I would place Ssssh! Cricklewood Stonedhenge and Watt above it




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It is a great list, but I can't help but notice that he needs some X in his life too!


Thanks!

And I could use more XXX in my life (Don't tell Mrs. Reap! :lol: )
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby Matt Wilson » 12 Mar 2017, 22:57

C wrote:The box is great but I don't think of 'boxes' very much

The extended 4-way is perfect

Black Queen!

ooooof!






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Yep, and I did say no boxes in my first post.
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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby slightbreeze » 13 Mar 2017, 00:02

C wrote: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







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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C » 13 Mar 2017, 07:12

slightbreeze wrote: G is a bugger. You chose Groundhogs and Gong, leaving Genesis and Gentle Giant languishing on the subs bench


Agreed Chris - but it doesn't necessarily have to be your favourite band.

Try Gryphon






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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby slightbreeze » 13 Mar 2017, 09:00

C wrote:
slightbreeze wrote: G is a bugger. You chose Groundhogs and Gong, leaving Genesis and Gentle Giant languishing on the subs bench


Agreed Chris - but it doesn't necessarily have to be your favourite band.

Try Gryphon






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Agreed. I chose Grizzly Bear :o

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Re: ABCs of Rock

Postby C » 14 Mar 2017, 19:29

Not Gnidrolog Chris...?




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