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#41 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:42 AM

My God "Moondance" is such a phenomenal album.

 

I feel like I have to move it up the list, but ahead of what? 


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:08 PM

My God "Moondance" is such a phenomenal album.

 

I feel like I have to move it up the list, but ahead of what? 

I can't like this post enough. Moondance is awesome and Van Morrison in general is in my top 3 of all time, along with the Rolling Stones and Kanye West.

 

As such, I'm a little disappointed that Some Girls, Exile on Main Street, and St. Dominic's Preview haven't been mentioned but I get having to spread the love around.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 02:54 PM

My God "Moondance" is such a phenomenal album.

 

I feel like I have to move it up the list, but ahead of what? 

 

Forget it... it's like trying to rank guys once they're already in the Inner Circle of the HOF....


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 02:56 PM

Listening to "Rumours" this morning.  Absolute perfection.

 

I like the preceding one better...

 

I also liked the 1st Jethro Tull album (the one with Mick Abrams) better than the subsequent famous ones...


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 02:56 PM

"Every Picture Tells a Story" needs to be on here

 

Gasoline Alley...


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 08:02 AM

Happy 40th birthday "Born to Run"!
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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:37 PM

Here's a previously unpublished interview from 2005, where Springsteen talks about making Born to Run.

 

http://www.rollingst...tremes-20150825



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Posted 28 August 2015 - 08:34 AM

Finally someone with a Skynyrd reference. Personally, I'd go with Second Helping from them. Practically every song on the album is a classic rock staple.

 

They put out a lot of timeless rock songs for such a short period of time.


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 03:09 PM

Nowhere else to put this, and it doesn't deserve a new thread, but I just found out today that the iconic Jackson Browne songs "The Load Out", "Stay" and "Running on Empty" were all recorded at Merriweather in 1977.

 

Pretty cool.

 

Also, I need to re-do my top 70s albums list.  I have "Dark Side of the Moon" waaaay too high.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:32 AM

Should consider 'Excitable Boy'.  I'm a horribly biased Zevon fanatic (sucks to discover a guy's music and then find out he's already dead...), but that album has a ton of great stuff on it.

 

Keep making your lists.  I know most of the hits on all of the albums you post, but I never really have listened much to full albums before (at least not outside of the 90s stuff I grew up with), so when I find time it's fun going back and listening to the entire albums.

 

As for your original 70s list, all of them are great (excluding my distaste for Stevie Nicks), but Moondance is probably my favorite.  It's got multiple all-time classics that never get old, absolutely no filler, and really fits well together as a whole work rather than just a group of songs.



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 03:07 PM

(sucks to discover a guy's music and then find out he's already dead...)

 

Same thing happened to me with Mozart...

 

Keep making your lists.  

 

I agree...


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 11:31 PM

I'm gonna try do this without listing artists already mentioned (sorry Dylan, Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, etc.). I know there's a ton of albums I didn't even think about, but these are all good. Check out the ones you don't know.

In no particular order:

Nick Drake - Pink Moon

Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
Tom Waits - Small Change

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate

Talking Heads - Fear of Music

Elvis Costello - My Aim is True

John Prine - John Prine

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies

Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

And here are some favorite songs from those albums:
https://youtu.be/HkOMiA_uGso

https://youtu.be/ohk3DP5fMCg

https://youtu.be/9ryJB-FF_Jg

Edit: Going back, I'd probably replace Simon/Garfunkel (though it's a great album and more people need to hear "Why Don't You Write Me" with a James Taylor album. Either One Man Dog or Mud Slide Slim & The Blue Horizon.
 


 



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 02:28 AM

These are the 10 that I listened to most as they were happening (and since).   I don't know how to say whether they're the best...

 

Sweet Baby James - James Taylor  <--- for musical purposes, this album is the beginning of the 1970's... the first breath....

Bitches Brew and/or Jack Johnson - Miles Davis
Who's Next - The Who
My Aim is True - Elvis Costello
Moondance - Van Morrison
Workingman's Dead - Grateful Dead
Gasoline Alley - Rod Stewart
Court and Spark - Joni Mitchell
Deja Vu - CSN&Y
New Morning - Bob Dylan
 
 

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 10:33 PM

I need to revamp this list. Wild Innocnet and E Street Shuffle needs to be on here.

Fuck.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:22 PM

Moondance and Sticky Fingers tonight. With beers.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:33 PM

https://youtu.be/gFy1BMaYRh0

"The Stranger", Billy Joel's best album, turns 40 today. Listen to it. You'll like it. I promise.
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:52 PM

https://youtu.be/gFy1BMaYRh0

"The Stranger", Billy Joel's best album, turns 40 today. Listen to it. You'll like it. I promise.

Not a Billy Joel guy generally speaking, but yea, good call. 


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:18 PM

Moondance needs to be higher. Perfection.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:19 PM

Time to do what I should have done a while ago. Dark Side needs to be lower. Not sure what I was thinking putting it at 3. Crazy.

Btw I do these lists best when I’ve been drinking.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:40 AM

Time to do what I should have done a while ago. Dark Side needs to be lower. Not sure what I was thinking putting it at 3. Crazy.

Btw I do these lists best when I’ve been drinking.

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