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El Numero Uno LP of 1969

Beatles - Abbey Road
16
8%
Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
13
7%
Led Zeppelin
5
3%
Led Zeppelin ll
4
2%
Who - Tommy
7
4%
Kinks - Arthur
4
2%
Crosby, Stills & Nash
7
4%
The Band
5
3%
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
7
4%
Flying Burrito Brothers - Guilded Palace of Sin
3
2%
Grateful Dead - Live Dead
3
2%
Grateful Dead - Aoxomoxoa
1
1%
Blind Faith
2
1%
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy & The Poor Boys
3
2%
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
5
3%
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country
1
1%
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
1
1%
Jefferson Airplance - Bless its Pointed Little Head
1
1%
It's a Beautiful Day
0
No votes
Santana
4
2%
The Velvet Underground
13
7%
The Stooges
5
3%
MC5 - Kick out the Jams
1
1%
Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!
2
1%
Chicago Transit Authority
3
2%
The Rod Stewart Album
0
No votes
Jeff Beck - Beck Ola
1
1%
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
4
2%
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
3
2%
Jethro Tull - Stand Up
7
4%
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
1
1%
The Allman Brothers Band
2
1%
Elvis Presley - From Elvis in Memphis
1
1%
Joe Cocker
0
No votes
Joe Cocker- With a Little Help From My Friends
0
No votes
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
6
3%
Can - Monster Movie
4
2%
Leonard Cohen - Songs from a Room
0
No votes
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
1
1%
Fairport Convention - Liege and Leaf
5
3%
Fairport Convention - What We Did on our Holidays
2
1%
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
4
2%
Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
4
2%
Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
6
3%
Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat
1
1%
King Crimson - In The Court of The Crimson King
13
7%
Bee Gees - Odessa
2
1%
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
2
1%
Kevin Ayers - Joy of a Toy
1
1%
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
3
2%
 
Total votes: 189

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It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Matt Wilson » 31 Oct 2019, 16:03

1969 was half a century ago. What were the 5 best LPs of the ones I listed? If your fave isn't here, tell us what it is.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Darkness_Fish » 31 Oct 2019, 16:25

Trout Mask Replica.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Hightea » 31 Oct 2019, 16:38

all of them
seriously is there a bad album even on the list?

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby slightbreeze » 31 Oct 2019, 16:44

Thanks for including Laura Nyro

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Matt Wilson » 31 Oct 2019, 16:47

Even if I left something out, just name the album you'd pick - that vote counts too. There's very little traffic on threads lately, but after a few days we'll be able to sort out what BCB's favorite albums of 1969 are.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby soundchaser » 31 Oct 2019, 17:05

Great work there Matt, really appreciate the time and effort. But, only 5 selections! Man, that’s really tough.

I’ll come back to this, but my Top 5 of a fantastic year are:

Abbey Road.
Let It Bleed.
Led Zeppelin.
Hot Rats.
In The Court Of The Crimson King.

May this thread fly.
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Scally Mcgrew » 31 Oct 2019, 17:20

I went for

Abbey Road
What We Did On Our Holidays
Hot Rats
Nashville Skyline
Blind Faith

Great year for music, and great thread idea, Matt.
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Powehi » 31 Oct 2019, 17:27

Can anyone here imagine one recent band/artist releasing three albums that would all be considered career-defining within one 12 month period?

Buggered if I can.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby soundchaser » 31 Oct 2019, 17:34

Powehi wrote:Can anyone here imagine one recent band/artist releasing three albums that would all be considered career-defining within one 12 month period?

Buggered if I can.


Even if bands had that much creativity, it wouldn’t be allowed now until the first album had been rinsed to death.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Samoan » 31 Oct 2019, 17:41

I might change my mind but today it's

Let it Bleed
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Willy & The Poor Boys
Green River
Happy Trails
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby toomanyhatz » 31 Oct 2019, 19:25

Essential:

Everybody Knows
Velvet Underground
Abbey Road

(probably in that order)

Other votes:

Monster Movie
Stand!

But could have been many others. Ayers, Dusty, all three Fairports, Let it Bleed...just for starters.

Pretty great year. No '67 or '68, but pretty damned great.

Probably would've voted TMR if it were there.
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Muskrat » 31 Oct 2019, 20:48

Not the "best" (by what standard?) but the five I'm most likely to play. I could add a second batch.

Abbey Road
Burrito Bros.
Allman Bros.
Elvis
Dusty
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Count Machuki » 31 Oct 2019, 20:53

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Kinks
VU
Stooges
Hayes
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby GoogaMooga » 31 Oct 2019, 21:07

CSN
Band
Santana
Elvis
Hayes
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby robertff » 31 Oct 2019, 22:21

I wonder how many here actually have all of those?


I'm going to have to think this one over.



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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Flower » 01 Nov 2019, 00:36

Hightea wrote:all of them
seriously is there a bad album even on the list?


I mainly agree. I'm still not a fan of ... but not the hater that "Rich" attacked me for but that's water under the original CRF. Okay forgive me for sort of a private reference. ;)

Only picking five is difficult but I have to give kudos to Matt.

My five choices are ...

The Kinks ~ Arthur
The Band
CCR ~ Green River
Fleetwood Mac ~ Then Play On
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Nov 2019, 00:59

Only me voting for Nick Drake?
What a bunch of fucking cunts.
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby toomanyhatz » 01 Nov 2019, 01:07

Beatles first? Probably not mine, but not unexpected, and not way off-base.

Velvets second? Great! Nice to see.

CSN and Crimson next? Really??

BTW, I think I might own every last one of these in some format.
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Rayge » 01 Nov 2019, 01:36

At the time, Tendaberry, Live Dead (well, Dark Star, the rest of it not so much), VU, Volunteers and Beck-Ola. That's what I voted for
Some others i've grown to like more since, Let it Bleed, Unhalfbricking (well, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?)
Two or three I bought then, can't really remember why
And some terrible rubbish, quite a lot of it.
And of course, Trout Mask Replica would have got a vote if it was in there probably instead of Volunteers, which was the Airplane on the way down (although more fun than ...Pointed Head

But 1969 was more about being in love for the first time, getting accused of attempted murder, graduating, losing my love, and being horribly lonely at the beginning of my post-grad career. But the following year, I would discover drugs, and dissolution, and really got into some of these albums all over again
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby GoogaMooga » 01 Nov 2019, 02:44

I wonder if it wasn't the last truly great year for rock. Is there a stand out year in the 70s that can compare? However, I am not as much in love with Abbey Road as most are, and I can only conclude that it benefited from the years that went before, the cumulative, aggregate effect of Beatles being the biggest band in the world.
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