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Old 02-11-2006, 12:55 AM   #161 (permalink)
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With Yes and David Bowie, you bet.

Without Yes and David Bowie, nah.
Black Sabbath?
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Forgot about them, yeah them too.
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:01 AM   #163 (permalink)
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20. SEX PISTOLS - NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS (1977)

Right here we go then , I got into the Pistols pretty early on , when I was about 7 years old in fact.I still remember playing God Save The Queen for the very first time & thinking 'WOAH!!!!!'.I`d never heard anything like it.The irony of it all , the most disgusting foul mouthed yobs ever to grace the music industry and I got into them all because my Dad gave me a bunch of singles he found.After that I was hooked & managed to get hold of the album thanks to this guy Kevin who worked with my mother and I played it so much I practically wore the tape out.Between the ages of 7 & 17 I played this album to death.It was more than an album , it was an event.I still can`t think of one album that changed music as much as this one did.Thats maybe why I dislike punk so much now.Once you`ve heard this there`s not really anywhere you can go from that.It`s like in my opinion this is the greatest punk album ever made so why bother listening to a bunch of second rate bands trying to emulate this album.Strange as it may seem I think John Lydon is one of the most underrated talents in music.Most bands struggle to make one genre breaking album , he made two (See a bit below for the other).Who cares if he`s only doing stuff for money these days , he said he was in it for the money right from the start.It`s a shame there are not more people as honest as him.

"The entire punk movement. The term's been applied to a genre of music and it's been transformed into a uniform and a list of rules, regulations and rigid attitudes. It's humorless, bland outright copying. It's fake, and I don't like it. It's the enemy." - Johnny Rotten

Favourite Songs - Holidays In The Sun , God Save The Queen , Pretty Vacant ,EMI



19. HAWKWIND - SPACE RITUAL(1973)

This album can be summed up in one word ... Headf*ck
As much as I love Hawkwind i`ve always found their studio albums a bit patchy , it was like something was lacking.Thankfully someone somewhere decided they should have a live album out.And luckily that decision was taken when the band were at their peak on their legendary Space Ritual tour.I would have loved to have seen them on this tour.You not only had the band , with Lemmy on bass and the psychopathic Robert Calvert on vocals wearing his world war 2 flying gear.You also had naked dancers , author Micheal Moorcock writing poetic interludes (Sonic Attack being included on the album)You had lightshows , weird effects & sounds and a sh*tload of hallucinogens for good measure.The songs included on this album are just incredible, the heaviness of Motorhead or Sabbath mixed with the psychadelia of early Pink Floyd , with the volume cranked up full.The versions of Masters Of The Universe and Orgone Accumilator on this album would put any modern metal band to shame for sheer heaviness.Brainstorm is just 10 minutes of a loud punishing acid trip.The whole album is just one long brutal assult on your senses , even the poetic interlude Sonic Attack is just that with weird noises , rumbling basslines and howling guitar feedback all going on in the background.It was downhill after this Lemmy was booted out , the band fell apart and it turned into Dave Brock with whichever musicians he could assemble at the time followed by a string of albums that just got more & more mediocre until nobody cared anymore.But no matter how many awful albums Hawkwind put out it would be unfair to use that against this wonderful peice of work.

Favourite Songs - Brainstorm , Master Of The Universe , Seven By Seven , Orgone Accumilator



18. PUBLIC IMAGE LTD - METAL BOX / SECOND EDITION (1979)

Around the time I heard God Save The Queen I also heard Death Disco(Swan Lake)by Public Image LTD.At the time I had no idea this was John Lydons band also but I liked it at the time and the name of the band was kept in the back of my mind.Then I kind of forgot about them until about 7 years ago when I heard the Massive Attack (who I liked a lot at the time)talking about the albums that influenced them on a TV show. They chose this album as number one.They played clips of both Death Disco & Careering and I was transfixed.The very next Saturday I went out & bought this album. I was not dissapointed.John Lydon once called himself a 'noise structualist' rather than a musician and listening to this I can see exactly where he is coming from.I always thought THIS is how the Pistols should have sounded like.As much as I love this Pistols they`re just a trad rock band not really breaking any nwew ground musically , it`s just basically what the New York Dolls did with a cynical British attitude.This album us unlike anything i`ve heard now , I can only image how it sounded to people in 1979 , although I do seem to remember reading it was totally trashed in the press.The influences are wide and varied there`s dub , rock , reggae , krautrock, even folk music gets a look in (The final track Radio 4).From a guy that was branded as nothing more than a foul mouthed yob , this is something pretty special.

Favourite songs - Death Disco(Swan Lake) , Careering , Poptones , Albatross



17. CAN - EGE BAMYASI (1972)

I`ve been told that Can are one of the hardest bands to get into but when you do you are rewarded throughly. I really wanted to get into Can when I first became aware of them. I got into them from people like Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream , Mark E Smith of the Fall and John Lydon constantly singing the praises of this band.Well what do you do when three of your musical heroes are saying how great a band is & how much of an influence they are? You bloody well check them out thats what you do.
The thing I tend to notice about Can albums is they all tend to have a theme.Tago Mago is their 'rock' album , Future Days is their 'chill out' album , Soundtracks is an album of film soundtracks (duh!), but Ege Bamyasi is their 'funk' album. This is why I like Can more than any other 'progressive' band , for a band so serious about music it`s a real fun album to listen to. There are rhythms on this album that would put a soul band to shame , a bunch of white Germans have rhythm , who would have thought it? But they do , and they have them in abundance.In fact the album opener Pinch sounds like it could come off the soundtrack off any blaxploitation movie , And if you want to know where the Stone Roses got the idea for Fools Gold you could do a lot worse than check out I`m So Green off this album.

Favourite Songs - Pinch , Sing Swan Song , Soup , I`m So Green
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You like Hawkwind??? O_O

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I`m determined to get this finished in the next couple of weeks...


16. AC/DC - IF YOU WANT BLOOD YOU GOT IT (1978)

Holy f*ck what an album. This was the first ever live album I ever bought and I still think it`s the best.This album was pretty much the end of an era as far as AC/DC goes.After this gone was the family produced raw blues rock they became famous for replaced by the slickly produced pop metal of Highway To Hell & Back In Black.You can almost hear the sweat dripping off the walls on this album.The music is just blistering and there isn`t a single duff song on the album.If anything it`s too short (No Sin City , Dirty Deeds , It's a Long Way to the Top , Jailbreak ).But what is there more than makes up for that.Bon Scott in my opinion is one of the greatest frontmen of all time and he`s on top form here screeching , howling & staggering his was through the set with his unmistakeable whiskey soaked growl.His voice just loaded with character.Every single song he sings about you could beleive that these things happened to him whether it be having sex with a 19 stone woman , being ripped off by one or catching something off one , you just know he`s been there done that & got the T shirt.It amazes me when people say AC/DC have been doing the same thing for about the last 30 years.This is light years away from the patch stuff they recorded with Brian Johnson in the 80s and totally different musically.It`s more organic , more rootsy and nobody can tell a story like Bon Scott can.I think anyone who calls themselves a fan of rock music who dismisses AC/DC should be forced to listen to this album until they admit they are wrong.My first AC/DC album I ever owned & still my favourite.

Favourite Songs - Riff Raff , Hell Ain`t A Bad Place To Be , Rock n Roll Damnation , High Voltage



15. SUEDE - SUEDE (1993)

In 1993 I was in a hole musically.I`d been a fan of metal for a few years but to be honest it bored me to death.I remember clearly buying Morbid Angels Blessed Are The Sick album , taking it home based on loads of good things said about it ,and when I finally heard it thinking it was the biggest pile of sh*t I had ever heard in my life. Metal had died for me I needed something new.The music scenes around at the time didn`t do much for me either.I was a bit too young to have caught onto acid house & madchester and most grunge & shoegazing other than a couple of bands did nothing for me whatsoever.
And then if by magic Suede appeared in a blaze of glory.It happened one night watching some late night TV music show.They were talking about the buzz in the media about them (An NME cover before their first single was even out)Then they played a clip from the Animal Nitrate video ...WOAH!!!!!!
I was hooked instantly it was everything I ever wanted in music.It had riffs , it had melody it had sleaze it had it`s roots in the 70s glam rock my mother bought me up on.I fell for it there & then.
When I finally heard the album it was that reaction x 10. I played it all the time then , I still play it all the time now.It`s just hit after hit after hit.I thought things couldn`t possibly get better than Animal Nitrate , then I hear Metal Mickey , The Drowners , Pantomime Horse and So Young. This was the band that bought me back from listening to crap dreary death metal back to my love of British pop again.What a shame Bernard Butler had to leave so early on , something they never really recovered from.

Favourite Songs - So Young , Animal Nitrate , Metal Mickey , The Drowners



14. PULP - HIS & HERS (1994)

I`ve never been one who pays too much attention to lyrics but I think Jarvis Cocker is one of the best lyricists around.Maybe it`s because I can relate to another working class lad better to a bunch of middle class art students , who knows.But what I like about his lyrics the most is he doesn`t dress them up in a thousand cliched metaphores , he just tells it to you straight.This album for me is the story of my teenage years.I can relate to everything in this album whether it be myself or someone i`ve known.It reminds me of growing up , hanging out in leasure centres , meeting girls for the first time ,losing your virginity , trying to get some kids older brother to buy you some booze , awkward sex , joyriding , unwanted pregnancies ... it`s all in here (Although I didn`t hide in any wardrobes & watch people have sex , I think you`re on your own with that one Jarvis).Musically this taught me a lot too.It made me realise there was more to music than just catchy riffs , with lots of keyboards , gentle guitars and Jarvis`s crooning there`s almost a 60s lounge feel to this. You could almost imagine some of the songs being used on some Micheal Caine movie set in London in the 60s.I miss not having Pulp around a lot , The world needs more people like Jarvis Cocker around to bring things down to earth.I hope it`s not long till his next album comes out.

Favourite Songs - Babies , Lipgloss , Do You Remember The First Time , Pink Glove
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Your reviews are, if nothing else, diverse as balls. Which is to say vascular and thinly veiled.

Yeah I don't know what that means either, but I appreciate the list.
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I'm expecting Arctic Monkeys to be in here-I think it was Urban who was praising them up a lot in another thread. I'm expecting them to be in eighth position.
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Something tells me The Rolling Stones are going to be at number 1.
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I'm expecting Arctic Monkeys to be in here-I think it was Urban who was praising them up a lot in another thread. I'm expecting them to be in eighth position.
Based on the one song i`ve heard?
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