"I am an idealistic, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritually motivated artist, unschooled in the science of law and finance." --Wesley Snipes

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Not Really A "Best Of" per se...

The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie
After The Goldrush, Neil Young
Remain in Light, Talking Heads
The Queen is Dead, The Smiths
Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman
Doolittle, The Pixies
Legalize It, Peter Tosh
Jane's Addiction, Jane's Addiction
I Against I, Bad Brains
Nashville, Josh Rouse
Girlfriend, Matthew Sweet
Veedon Fleece, Van Morrison
Aquemeni, Outkast
Fragments of a Rainy Season, John Cale
Trace, Son Volt
The Dreaming, Kate Bush
Graceland, Paul Simon
Rock and Roll Animal, Lou Reed

28 comments:

Justin Evans said...

Blood & Chocolate by Elvis Costello

Let it Bleed by The Rolling Stones

Gish by The Smashing Pumpkins

Beelzebubba by The Dead Milkmen

The Joshua Tree by U2

The Healer by John Lee Hooker

Ash said...

That's a list I could get behind, though I'd have to add "Dear Prudence" by the Beatles, "Beast of Burden" by the Stones, "I Can't Get Next to You" by the Temptations, and "This Old Heart of Mine" by the Isley Bros.

Anonymous said...

In no particular order...

Morrissey - Vauxhall And I
Morrissey - Your Arsenal
Morrissey - Bona Drag
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs
Wu Tang - Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)
GZA - Liquid Swords
The Germs - MIA
Death In June - Rose Clouds of Holocaust
Death In June - What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?
Wesley Willis - Feel The Power
The Misfits - Walk Among Us
Gene - Olympian
Gene - Drawn To The Deep End
Gene - To See The Lights
The Sundays - Reading, Writing And Arithmetic
Danzig - Lucifuge
Jedi Mind Tricks - Violent By Design

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Totally unbalanced, as usual...

Massey

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john mark mcmanus said...

Shakin' The Rafters-- The Abbysinian Baptist Choir
Blue Bell Knoll-- The Cocteau Twins
A South Bronx Story-- E.S.G.
"Waiting on a Friend"-- Rolling Stones
"Road Runner"-- Modern Lovers
"Chance"-- Big Country
"Last Night's Sleep"-- Can
Charmed Life-- Half Japanese
Inspiration Information-- Shuggie Otis
Chet Atkins Picks on The Beatles-- Chet Atkins
Francoise Hardy Collection-- Francoise Hardy
Yip/Jump Music-- Daniel Johnston
Shadows Are Go!-- The Shadows
Lost Treasures-- King Tubby
Tim-- The Replacements
Japanese Folk Melodies-- Jean Pierre Rampal
Gospel Tradition: The Roots and The Braches
the mellower songs by
Mozart
the mellower songs by
Bach

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john marc said...

Would qualify: some of the songs on Charmed Life seem a little harsh to me, now (had forgotten what some of the tunes were). The songs like "This Could Be The Night" were the ones from that band that I would listen to.
With most of the bands in that mode, I liked the nicer, mid-tempo ballads, and would fast forward past the other ones. I always wonder if I should cite the bands that are like that: I'd re-do my list now, if I could go back in and edit that entry.
I'd listed things I used to listen to, with the things I'd listen to now. The way I would think of some of those albums, today, would differ than the way I would think of the albums as I had then. I probably would be less into some of the albums, today.

For instance, I was really impressed by the dark bahamian eq and tone (esp. with the loud synth sounds), the levels on drum machine with the "japenese whispers" set by the cure...

today? I have a really difficult time listening to songs with lyrics like that (as a kid you get it less)...

that's unfortunate..

These days, when I listen to music, I would listen to things like Beehtoven, maybe some Dave Brubeck or the mellower instrumental surf ballads.

Tony, my intent in listing those things, would be other than stepping on your thread: I wish I wouldn't have posted now. Sincere apologies.

Whoa, I forgot to mention whatever soul music compilation had been released in the early 80's that featured..
"respect" "gimme a little sign" and "do your thing"...

i wish the pixies had been toward the chad and jeremy on the beach motif with the references to the waves and palm trees....and less assaulitve or whatever..
like waiting on friend about it..?
yet as weird...

yet with that guitar theory? probably made sense...i just mean that in terms of being able to listen to it as an adult..

really talented band, though..

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