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    1966 - 69 - your top 20 folk/pop/rock albums

    Only 1 rule = only 1 LP per artist.


    In no specific order.

    NY - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
    PF - Piper At The Gates of Dawn
    JT - Stand Up
    JHE- Are You Experienced?
    Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
    LZ - s/t
    S & G - Sounds of Silence
    The Chieftains - 2
    DP - Shades of DP
    Procol Harum - s/t
    Bert Jansch - Jack Orion
    David Bowie - Space Oddity
    The Kinks - The VGPS
    CSN - s/t
    Buffalo Springfield - Again
    JM - Clouds
    The MB - Days of Future Passed
    The Doors - Strange Days
    FZ - Hot Rats
    Love - Forever Changes

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    Hmmm. Let's see if I can get to 20:

    Bob Lind - Don't Be Concerned
    Donovan - Sunshine Superman
    The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    S&G - Sounds of Silence
    The Beatles - Sgt Pepper
    Richard Harris - The Yard Went on For Ever
    Joni Mitchell - Song To a Seagull
    Elton John - Empty Sky
    CSN - s/t
    The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed
    Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic pillow
    The Mamas and the Papas - Deliver
    The 5th Dimension - Magic Garden
    Procol Harum - s/t
    The Seekers - Seen In Green
    The Who - The Who Sell Out
    ...

    Stalled for the time being. Thinking of albums I love from this period, or ones that at least have some songs I love, was surprisingly hard. Singles got a lot more attention than albums in those days.Some of those I listed, such as the M's and the P's, contain a fair bit of filler, but also a number of classic songs.

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    I don't consider myself too enlightened about music from those years. Two records that immediately come to mind are 'Uncle Meat' by the Mothers and 'Bookends' by Simon and Garfunkle.

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    Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow
    Touch
    Blue Cheer- Vincebus Eruptum
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    Grateful Dead- Aoxomoxoa
    Iron Butterfly- Ball
    Steppenwolf- First
    MC5- Live
    Stooges- First
    Zodiac- Cosmic Sounds of the Zodiac
    Pink Floyd- Piper at the Gates of Dawn
    Soft Machine- First
    Yes- Time and a Word
    Mothers- Absolutely Free
    KC- ITCOTCK
    Chicago- First
    BST- Child is Father to the Man
    Canned Heat- Boogie
    CSNY- First
    Doors- First
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    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
    The Free Design - Kites Are Fun
    Love - Forever Changes
    Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
    Yes - S/T
    Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates of Dawn
    Jethro Tull - Stand Up
    Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
    Crosby, Stills & Nash - S/T
    Joni Mitchell - Clouds
    Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord
    Spirogyra - Bells, Boots & Shambles
    The Association - Birthday
    The Doors - Strange Days
    Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
    Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
    Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
    Fairport Convention - Liege & Leaf

    Probably forgot something important...

    Edit: forgot Os Mutantes, Spirit, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Soft Machine. So far...
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    Like all lists like this, it could change next week....tomorrow even.......

    The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
    The Bee Gees First
    The Move - The Move
    Spirit - Spirit
    Rolling Stones - Aftermath
    Yes - Yes
    The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed
    Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints
    Family - Family Entertainment
    The Hollies - Evolution
    The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
    Pink Floyd - Piper
    Ten Years After - Stonedhenge
    Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
    Ultimate Spinach - Ultimate Spinach
    Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
    (Ambrose) Slade - Beginnings

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    I'll try...

    Beatles - Revolver
    Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love
    Cream - Disraeli Gears
    Jeff Beck - Truth
    Chicago Transit Authority - s/t
    The Doors - Strange Days
    Yes - s/t
    Spirit -s/t
    The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis
    Led Zeppelin - s/t
    Deep Purple - The Book of Taliesen
    Touch - s/t
    Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
    Procol Harum - Shine On Brightly
    Buffalo Springfield - Again
    Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends
    Mothers of Invention - We're Only in it for the Money
    Jethro Tull - This Was
    The Who - Sell Out
    King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post

    Probably forgot something important...
    Yep. So far, Spirit and Strawberry Alarm Clock.

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    Hell yeah, I forgot Hendrix!

    Love this:

    Early prog, for sure.
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    King Crimson-Court of
    Moody Blues- lost chord
    Dylan- 61 revisited
    Slade- alive
    The Who- My generation
    The doors- debut album
    Jack Bruce- songs for a tailor
    jefferson airplane- pillow
    Crazy world of arthur Brown
    Rolling Stones- satanic majesties
    Beatles-Revolver
    hendrix-experienced
    Yes- debut album
    Traffic-self titled
    Procol harum-debut LP
    Asylum choir- look inside
    The city preachers-folklore
    Louis prima &witnesses- the wildest comes home
    Them- debut
    fat mattress -self titled.
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    Amazing how many LPs I thought I could use here were 1970-72
    Still alive and well...

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    Slade - Alive was released in 1972, so it doesn't qualify.

    I had a number of albums on my list that I was forced to cross out because I realised they were released after 1969, so I think I'm allowed to point this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_32_116 View Post
    Slade - Alive was released in 1972, so it doesn't qualify.

    I had a number of albums on my list that I was forced to cross out because I realised they were released after 1969, so I think I'm allowed to point this out.
    GAK!!!
    Replace with...

    Deep Purple- shades of deep purple.
    Last edited by Nijinsky Hind; 02-03-2015 at 01:20 AM.
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    Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
    Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat
    Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
    Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
    Jimi Hendrix - Axis
    Led Zeppelin - st
    The Band - st
    Flying Burrito - Gilded Palace
    Byrds- Sweetheart of the Rodeo
    Soft Machine - 2
    King Crimson - ITCOTCK
    CCR - Willy and the Poor Boys
    Velvet Underground and Nico
    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Sly - Stand
    Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison
    The Who Sell Out
    Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
    Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk

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    The Doors - s/t
    Gordon Lightfoot - The Way I Feel
    Hendrix - Are You Experienced
    Arlo Guthrie - Alice’s Restaurant
    Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed
    Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
    Iron Butterfly - In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida
    Zappa/Mothers - We’re Only in It for the Money
    Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
    Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
    Silver Apples - s/t
    Cream - Wheels of Fire
    Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
    Yes - s/t
    Chicago Transit Authority - s/t
    Blind Faith - s/t
    Beatles - Abbey Road
    Led Zeppelin - s/t
    Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    Fairport Convention - Liege & Leaf
    That's my no.21.
    It was in the first draft of my 20 but had to give way for something else that I like a tad more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nijinsky Hind View Post
    Amazing how many LPs I thought I could use here were 1970-72
    Yes, same here.

    BUT that was my intention to keep it to the flower power, hippy, psych, acid, space formative years of hard rock and prog because 70 to 72 would result in very predictable lists from all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klothos View Post
    (Ambrose) Slade - Beginnings
    Kudos Klothos! That was bubbling under on my list but didn't make the cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nijinsky Hind View Post
    Slade- alive
    You're way off there, that was 1972.
    Beginnnings 69, Ballzy 69.

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    Now for my bubbling under list:

    Cream, Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention, Nirvana, Slade, Pentangle, Beatles ( for the record: Abbey Road)

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    Top 20 from the golden age?

    Impossible to compile!
    Macht das ohr auf!

    COSMIC EYE RECORDS

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    Good lists, I'd add The United States of America
    If I like it, it's good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post

    Impossible to compile!
    Impossible is nothing....

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    Rym chart

    1 Revolver
    2 The Velvet Underground & Nico
    3 Blonde on Blonde
    4 Electric Ladyland
    5 The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
    6 Forever Changes
    7 Let It Bleed
    8 In the Court of the Crimson King
    9 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    10 The Doors
    11 Hot Rats
    12 Led Zeppelin II
    13 Safe as Milk
    14 The Band
    15 Liege & Lief
    16 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
    17 Bookends
    18 Younger Than Yesterday
    19 Green River
    20 The Stooges

    8 UK artists only????
    Last edited by Galactic Bulldozer; 02-03-2015 at 11:47 AM. Reason: 65 not counted

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    Top 20 from the golden age?

    Impossible to compile!
    Yes. This period marked the absolute creative zenith of pop/rock music, and not only IMHO.

    I'll give a try yet.

    Love - Forever Changes
    The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    The Beatles - Revolver
    Anne Briggs - Time Has Come
    Phil Ochs - Pleasures of the Harbor
    Tim Buckley - Blue Afternoon
    Scott Walker - Scott 2
    Pearls Before Swine - Balaklava
    Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle
    Quicksilver Messenger Service - [same]
    Pink Floyd - Piper
    Soft Machine - Volume Two
    Jacques Brel - J'Arrive
    Country Joe & the Fish - Electric Music for the Mind and Body
    Incredible String Band - Wee-Tam & the Big Huge
    The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
    Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief
    Os Mutantes - Mutantes
    Crazy World of Arthur Brown - [same]
    The Doors - [same]
    The United States of America - [same]
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