My top ten LPs for the years 1960 - 1989

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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Jan 2020, 04:52

1960:

giant steps - john coltrane
soul station - hank mobley
roy orbison sings lonely & blue - roy orbison
the genius hits the road - ray charles
the sound of fury - billy fury
the spectacular johnny horton - johnny horton
hits of the 50's - sam cooke
a lot of dominos - fats domino
work song - nat adderley
smack up - art pepper quintet
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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby Flower » 09 Jan 2020, 12:11

GoogaMooga wrote:


a lot of dominos - fats domino


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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby C » 09 Jan 2020, 12:23

1981

I am struggling to get up to 10....!

Dare - The Human League
Tinsel Town Rebellion - Frank Zappa
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith - Motörhead
El Loco - ZZ Top
Mob Rules - Black Sabbath
You Are What You Is - Frank Zappa
Architecture & Morality - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Movement - New Order
Wilder - The Teardrop Explodes
Rage in Eden - Ultravox


A very poor year for me





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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby Flower » 09 Jan 2020, 13:25

1982

Asia ~ Asia
Hello, I Must be Going ~ Phil Collins
Three Sides Live ~ Genesis
The Nylon Curtain ~ Billy Joel
Toto IV ~ Toto
Time Pieces, the Best of Eric Clapton ~ Eric Clapton
Blackout ~ Scorpions
Long After Dark ~ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Night and Day ~ Joe Jackson
The Eagles Greatest Hits .. Vol 2 ~ the Eagles
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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Jan 2020, 16:28

C wrote:1981

I am struggling to get up to 10....!

Dare - The Human League
Tinsel Town Rebellion - Frank Zappa
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith - Motörhead
El Loco - ZZ Top
Mob Rules - Black Sabbath
You Are What You Is - Frank Zappa
Architecture & Morality - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Movement - New Order
Wilder - The Teardrop Explodes
Rage in Eden - Ultravox


A very poor year for me





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You did what I mentioned earlier, right? Go to wiki and type in "1981 in music." All the releases by date are listed.

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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby robertff » 09 Jan 2020, 19:45

1973

Definites - Bowie and Roxy's Year

Floyd - Dark Side
Elton - Yellow Brick
Who - Quadrophenia
Bowie - Aladdin Sane
Roxy - For Your Pleasure
Macca/Wings - Band On The Run
Roxy - Stranded
Eagles - Desperado
Stones - Goat's Head
Bowie - Pin Ups

Very close calls

Faces - Ooh La La
Elton - Don't Shoot Me
Macca/Wings - Red Rose
Golden Earring - Moontan
Yes - Topographic Oceans
Bryan Ferry - These Foolish Things
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

Nearlies Jethro, Sabbath, Lynyrd, Free, Traffic, Family

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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby robertff » 09 Jan 2020, 20:11

1974

Definites

Eagles - On The Border
Beefheart - Unconditionally Guaranteed
Bowie - Diamond Dogs
Bad Compnay - Same
NY - On The Beach
Eric - Ocean Boulevard
Traffic - When The Eagle Flies
Stones - Only Rock 'n' Roll
Roxy - Country Life
Richard and Linda Thompson - Bright Lights

Close calls

Wishbone - There's The Rub
Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs
10 CC - Sheet Music
Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo
VU - Live 1969
ELO - Eldorado

Don't think I bought that many this year.

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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Jan 2020, 20:57

Anyone else taking the challenge and going back to 1960?
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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby Flower » 09 Jan 2020, 21:39

GM ~ I accept your challenge.

I'll start working on it at some point tomorrow, 1/10/20 ... I am living in Eastern Standard Time.
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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Jan 2020, 22:21

Flower wrote:GM ~ I accept your challenge.

I'll start working on it at some point tomorrow, 1/10/20 ... I am living in Eastern Standard Time.


Great! :D Really forward to seeing more from the early years.
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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Jan 2020, 22:41

GoogaMooga wrote:Anyone else taking the challenge and going back to 1960?


Most BCBers' record collections start with the Brit Invasion. Anyway:

(c) means compilation

1960
Giant Steps - Coltrane
Sketches of Spain - Miles
Elvis is Back!
It's Everly Time
The Fabulous Style of the Everly Brothers (c)
12 of His Biggest Hits - Eddie Cochran (c)
$1000,000,00 Worth of Twang - Duane Eddy (c)
String Along - Kingston Trio
The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Rockin' at the Hops - Chuck Berry

1961
My Favorite Things - Coltrane
A Date with the Everly Brothers
Crying - Roy Orbison
Coltrane Jazz
Genius Sings the Blues - Ray Charles (c)
Someday My Prince Will Come - Miles
Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!!
Roy Orbison at the Rock House (c)
Something for Everybody - Elvis
Rick is 21 - Ricky Nelson

1962
Modern Sounds in Country & Wester Music - Ray Charles
Golden Hits of the Every Brothers (c)
Best of Sam Cooke - (c)
Hats Off to Del Shannon (UK LP)
Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
Twistin' the Night Away - Sam Cooke
Peter, Paul & Mary
Bob Dylan
$1000,000,00 Worth of Twang Vol 2 - Duane Eddy (c)
Full House - Wes Montgomery

1963
Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Please Please Me - Beatles
Elvis' Golden Records Vol 3 (c)
With the Beatles
In Dreams - Roy Orbison
A Christmas Gift for You - Phil Spector, various artists
Surfer Girl - Beach Boys
Seven Steps to Heaven - Miles
Surfin' USA - Beach Boys
Night Beat - Sam Cooke

1964
A Hard Days Night - Beatles
Another Side of Bob Dylan
The Rolling Stones
The Times They Are a-Changin' - Bob Dylan
Ain't That Good News - Sam Cooke
Getz/Gilberto - Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Beatles for Sale
St Louis to Liverpool - Chuck Berry
12 x 5 - Stones
Empyrean Isles - Herbie Hancock
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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby toomanyhatz » 09 Jan 2020, 22:45

You're on!

1960

1. Change of the Century - Ornette Coleman
2. Blues & Roots - Mingus
3. Sketches of Spain - Miles Davis
4. Elvis is Back! - Elvis
5. Giant Steps - John Coltrane
6. At Last! - Etta James
7. A Date With the Everly Brothers
8. It's Everly Time - The Everly Brothers
9. Ride This Train - Johnny Cash
10. Link Wray and the Wraymen

Surprisingly great year! I'm leaving off Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, among others.
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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1965 - 1989

Postby C » 10 Jan 2020, 07:50

Matt Wilson wrote:
C wrote:1981

I am struggling to get up to 10....!

Dare - The Human League
Tinsel Town Rebellion - Frank Zappa
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith - Motörhead
El Loco - ZZ Top
Mob Rules - Black Sabbath
You Are What You Is - Frank Zappa
Architecture & Morality - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Movement - New Order
Wilder - The Teardrop Explodes
Rage in Eden - Ultravox


A very poor year for me





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You did what I mentioned earlier, right? Go to wiki and type in "1981 in music." All the releases by date are listed.


I do - and that is as good as it gets!





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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1960 - 1989

Postby C » 10 Jan 2020, 10:09

1982 - not much for me

Not much better - I could only find these 10 that I liked. Clearly at that time I was already discovering less and relying on old stuff.

The shape of things to come. It will only get worse...

1982

Mystical Adventures - Jean-Luc Ponty
Shoot Out the Lights - Richard and Linda Thompson
Broadsword and the Beast - Jethro Tull
White Eagle - Tangerine Dream
Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch - Frank Zappa
Rio - Duran Duran
Billy Idol - Billy Idol
Ice Cream for Crow - Captain Beefheart
Quartet - Ultravox
Ambient 4: On Land – Brian Eno





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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1960 - 1989

Postby C » 10 Jan 2020, 10:55

1983 - just as bad only exactly 10...

War - U2
Dazzle Ships - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
The Hurting - Tears for Fears
Hand of Kindness - Richard Thompson
The Crossing - Big Country
Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks - Brian Eno
Flick of the Switch - AC/DC
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
90125 - Yes
Walk Into Light - Ian Anderson




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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1960 - 1989

Postby Flower » 10 Jan 2020, 12:42

1960

Rockin' at the Hops ~ Chuck Berry
A Lot of Dominos ~ Fats Domino
Muddy Waters at Newport 1960 ~ Muddy Waters
The Spaniels ~ The Spaniels
Have Guitar, Will Travel ~ Bo Diddley
Mr. Dynamo ~ Ronnie Hawkins
A Date with the Everly Brothers ~ The Everly Brothers
More Songs by Ricky ~ Ricky Nelson
Wild One ~ Bobby Rydell
Jan & Dean ~ Jan & Dean
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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1960 - 1989

Postby C » 10 Jan 2020, 15:25

1984

Another poor year for me - I only found 12 'new' albums that I bought that year (that were listed on wiki]

This was the year I bought my first CD player so I was 'replacing' vinyl by the ton/tonne as it slowly became available

Lament - Ultravox
Reckoning - R.E.M.
The Last in Line - Dio
Brilliant Trees - David Sylvian
Under Wraps - Jethro Tull [not as poor as so many think!]
Them or Us - Frank Zappa
Steeltown - Big Country
Brewing Up with Billy Bragg - Billy Bragg
Fried – Julian Cope
World Shut Your Mouth – Julian Cope





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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1960 - 1989

Postby Flower » 10 Jan 2020, 18:24

1961

Runaround Sue ~ Dion
Let the Four Winds Blow ~ Fats Domino
New Juke Box Hits ~ Chuck Berry
Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries ~ The Platters
My Favorite Things ~ John Coltrane
The Greatest Horn in the World ~ Al Hirt
The Bobby Darin Story ~ Bobby Darin
Going Places ~ The Kingston Trio
It's Pony Time ~ Chubby Checker
Take Good Care of My Baby ~ Bobby Vee
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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1960 - 1989

Postby C » 10 Jan 2020, 18:36

C wrote:1983 - just as bad only exactly 10...

War - U2
Dazzle Ships - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
The Hurting - Tears for Fears
Hand of Kindness - Richard Thompson
The Crossing - Big Country
Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks - Brian Eno
Flick of the Switch - AC/DC
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
90125 - Yes
Walk Into Light - Ian Anderson



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I have just realised that Wikipedia has missed out some pretty significant stuff by big bands

Here's one example: Hyperborea - Tangerine Dream

So:

1983

War - U2
Dazzle Ships - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
The Hurting - Tears for Fears
Hand of Kindness - Richard Thompson
The Crossing - Big Country
Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks - Brian Eno
Flick of the Switch - AC/DC
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Hyperborea - Tangerine Dream
90125 - Yes
Walk Into Light - Ian Anderson





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Re: My top ten LPs for the years 1960 - 1989

Postby Flower » 10 Jan 2020, 18:39

Try Digital Dream Door dot com for some references.
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