Led Zep - Houses Of The Holy - given to me taped, by a neighbour. Woke up my rock n roll animal
U2 - Joshua Tree - I've been listening to it again lately. I just kept it on continual repeat in the car for a couple years back in the day
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland - I ended up becoming a big collector of vinyl, imports and boots, of his for a while
Elton John - Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy - his peak, but the albums around that time are all great
Nirvana - Nevermind - I was late getting into it by a year or 2, buddy lent me his car and had it on tape, so I listened to it a bunch. Today, 90's alternative and grunge remains my favourite
Brutal hard to pick just six.
Tomorrow my list will be different.
Honourable mention to all other records these bands recorded.
In no particular order.
Led Zeppelin 1, Led Zeppelin
Dire Straits, Dire Straits
Dark Side Of The Moon, Pink Floyd
Tattoo, Rory Gallagher
Livestock, Roy Buchanan
Machine Head, Deep Purple
Dixie Chicken, Little Feat
Cheap Thrills, Janis Joplin
Exile On Main Street, Rollin Stones
Aqualung, Jethro Tull
So many bands meet the threshold of greatness for me...Neil Young, Dixie Dregs, Jean-Luc Ponty, The Waterboys, Wishbone Ash, Rush, Van Halen, Linda Ronstadt,
Led Zeppelin - Presence
Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin
The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
Bruce Cockburn - World of Wonders (Cockburn's songwriting and musicality finally meet)
The Jam - Dig the New Breed (Their last album. I discovered them too late)
The Kinks - One for the Road
Queen - Queen II
Pink Floyd - Wish You were Here
Supertramp - Crime of the Century
Uriah Heep - Demons and Wizards
King Crimson - Larks Tongues in Aspic
Rolling Stones - Decembers Children (Very first album I ever bought at age 13)
East-West - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Absolutely Free - Mothers of Invention
Gonna Take a Miracle - Laura Nyro
A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan
Alice Cooper - Greatest Hits
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Genesis - Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Wishbone Ash - Argus
Teenage Head - Teenage Head (original '77 Cdn release)
Television - Marquee Moon
Honourable mention to Roxy Music's Avalon album, not because of its' influence per se; rather, it gave me a huge boost in the "art of seduction" dept. in the early '80's (only wished they released it about 4-5 yrs earlier to be honest).
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