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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 09:01
by Walk In My Shadow
Free released their 2nd album 'Free'.

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 09:23
by soundchaser
robertff wrote:I wonder how many here actually have all of those?

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

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You make a very good point and in these days of streaming, this is an opportunity to check out missed albums.

But there’s so much missed stuff for all of us throughout the years and even less time now.

It’s a worry ;). Lucky we have this obsession called music.

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 09:27
by soundchaser
I was going to call foul with the first Black Sabbath Album. Luckily, I went to Wiki first :oops:.

No, I know my stuff, honestly.

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 09:34
by soundchaser
GoogaMooga wrote: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.


No, Googa, Abbey Road benefits because it is one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

After the misery and breakdown of the Let It Be sessions, Side 2 of Abbey Road is little short of a miracle.

Really looking forward to seeing what The Bootleg Beatles do with this on the next tour.

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 13:31
by Matt Wilson
So, not a lot of surprises thus far. The Beatles are probably going to come out on top of an albums poll for any year from '63 - '69; the iconic first Crimson platter is doing well, and the near-perfect third Velvets LP is popular. Noteworthy that at present there's no love for Beck/Stewart, Joe Cocker, or MC5 though. And where is the Peter Green brigade? According to them that's Fleetwood Mac's best album. Of course, it could be that there were just so many great offerings in 1969 that there is an embarrassment of riches to choose from. I might do a 1979 poll next.

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 13:33
by GoogaMooga
soundchaser wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote: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.


No, Googa, Abbey Road benefits because it is one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

After the misery and breakdown of the Let It Be sessions, Side 2 of Abbey Road is little short of a miracle.

Really looking forward to seeing what The Bootleg Beatles do with this on the next tour.


I agree with side 2, McCartney's masterpiece. But really, being lumbered with the double downer of Maxwell and Octopus does Abbey Road no favors.

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 13:36
by Matt Wilson
Yes, the anti-Abbey Road voices have always been loud, especially in terms of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer." But apparently the silent majority have had their say.

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 13:57
by Flower
It was difficult to pick just five.

Hopefully, there are more votes to come .. soon.

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 14:05
by Hightea
Flower wrote:
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. ;)


Yes I'm not a fan of LZ either but recognize those albums for what they are.
I saw Rich at a concert once luckily he didn't know who I was. :lol:

okay so top five
1, King Crimson - yes first toomanyhatz :D
2. Beatles - Abbey Road
3. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
4. Grateful Dead - Live Dead
5 Jefferson Airplance - Bless its Pointed Little Head

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 20:48
by The Fish
The Band
Then Play On
What We Did On Our Holidays
Live Dead
New York Tendaberry

but ask me tomorrow etc etc

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 23:30
by WG Kaspar
Let It Bleed
In A Silent Way
Green River
Then Play On
In The Court Of The Crimson King

maybe I should have ditched Green River for Tommy....

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 01:15
by Tom Waits For No One
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 08:40
by slightbreeze
Laura, Chicago, Fairport (Liege and Lief)), Crimson and CSN. I'm not debating whether or not they are the best, just personal faves.

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 09:55
by soundchaser
WG Kaspar wrote:
maybe I should have ditched Green River for Tommy....


I really wanted to include Tommy myself, but I couldn’t squeeze it in (that’s what she said).

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 10:22
by Jumper K
Isaac and that’s it for me.

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 13:11
by Mike Boom
Abbey Road
Stand Up
Velvet Underground
Five Leaves Left
Liege and Leaf

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 13:41
by C
very difficult - it was a great year and I remember it well

I could easily get down to 8-9 but in the end went for

Hot Rats
Stand Up
LZ II
Santana
Crimso

I didn't vote for Blind Faith but probably should have done but at the expense of what?





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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 14:12
by Dr. Baron
MY FIVE FAVES

Stones Let It Bleed
LZI
Velvet Underground
Burrito Bros Gilded Palace
Miles Silent Way

Nick Drake bubbling under ...

With apologies to CCR, CSN, Fairport Convention, Neil Young, Sly, and Fleetwood Mac. And a fair few others!

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 14:15
by Rock Wankman
Willy & The Poor Boys
Bayou Country
Green River
Let It Bleed
Allman Brothers

Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 14:25
by soundchaser
C wrote:very difficult - it was a great year and I remember it well

I could easily get down to 8-9 but in the end went for

Hot Rats
Stand Up
LZ II
Santana
Crimso

I didn't vote for Blind Faith but probably should have done but at the expense of what?

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At the expense of nothing, I’d have thought. I don’t think Blind Faith would time have made my Top 10, even.