Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Minstrel Boy, Jun 17, 2017.
It's the first track on side 1! Followed by 'Fantasy'. How's that for a one-two punch?
Styx - everything after Crystal Ball stynx IMHO
Stones - everything after IORnR
Who - everything after Who's Next
Yes - everything after GFTO
Elton John-Blue Moves
R.E.M.-Automatic For The People
Who-Who Are You
Heart-BeBe Le Strange
Madonna-Like A Prayer
Bee Gees - Odessa
Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
Jackson Browne - The Pretender
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
Doors - L.A. Woman
Eagles - Hotel California
Flying Burrito Bros - Burrito Deluxe
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
Joni Mitchell - Ladies Of The Canyon
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Tim Buckley - Starsailor
Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
I'll admit to not liking "Fantasy" because it's the very epitome of how smooth EWF became after '75, but maybe I'll check out some online soundclips of the rest...
My stopped buying after what album list:
Billy Joel-52nd Street
McCartney-Band on the Run
Pink Floyd-The Wall
The Who-Face Dances
Elvis Costello-Imperial Bedroom
Phil Collins- Hello I Must be Going
R.E.M.- Automatic for the People
Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
My Kinks cuts off at Muswell Hillbillies, except that I have a soft spot for Sleepwalker, so I had to get that one too. It's like a hard cut-off with an addendum.
I used to. In fact back in the album era I ignored bootlegs and things that were "unofficial" thinking that if they weren't ok'ed by the band I should just pass. I try to be more open to things I passed over or instituted a cutoff album for, like BOC. Fire of Unknown Origin was my cutoff for a long time. I never felt that some of my favorite bands of the 70's made it into 80's with strong showings.
That's definitely one.
Dylan - Love And Theft
Rolling Stones - Bridges To Babylon
The Clash - Combat Rock
R.E.M. - UP.
Fine albums all, but after that...
I think for a band that is successful with a few hits and great albums, they might run out of steam in the creativity department. There are a very few bands that can go full steam with hits through out their entire existence. But I think of albums as a step process of excellence.....Some debut albums are great, some are not so great. Some groups get better with age some get worse. It is what it is......
Todd Rundgren - Healing
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Aerosmith - Aerosmith
Chicago - Chicago III
Eric Clapton - Money & Cigarettes
T.Rex - Tanx
Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing
Rolling Stones - Steel Wheels
Led Zep - Physical Graffiti
Queen - The Game
Elvis Costello - Spike
Gary Numan - Telekon
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
I'm with you on that one. Sleepwalker is the album that got me into the kinks.
All Is Dream is great though, don't you think? I like it even more than Deserter's Songs.
I have found myself experiencing what I call the "snap back" with artists I initially collected everything, and then at some point, I was not enjoying any/all of of the new releases I was automatically purchasing.
Examples include Neil Young, with whom I made it up to Living with War, maintaining his complete catalog. After Living with War, I admitted to myself I really liked all the albums up through Live Rust, and Harvest Moon, and got rid of everything else
Same thing happened with these artists:
Bruce Springsteen - gave up after Magic, and snapped back to having only BTR, Darkness, River, the official Hammersmith show, and 4-5 bootleg concert recordings from 1974-1980.
Van Morrison - snapped back after "What's Wrong with this Picture". Now my Van collection is Astral Weeks, Moondance, Tupelo Honey, St. Dominics, Too Late to Stop Now, Live at the Roxy, live at Grand Opera House, Live in San Francisco, and about 10 live boots from the 1970's up to late 1990's.
Elton John after Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Aerosmith - after Rocks
Blue Oyster Cult - after the 1970's
Heart - after Dog and Butterfly
Artists for whom I collect widely and never anticipate a "snap back" - Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Joni Mitchell, Charles Mingus, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Geri ALlen, Thelonious Monk, Rolling Stones.
They were 'smooth' all along. Last Days And Time had 'Where Have All The Flowers Gone' as well as 'Power'. 'The World Is A Masquerade' was in a similar vein. I don't really get why some people bemoan EWF for not being gutbucket funksters, like that was the only way to be funky. Never what they were about. 'Fantasy' has one hell of a funky bassline, but there's a lot more going on.
Not if it's Kiss' debut
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick (1977)
Deep Purple - Made In Japan
Robert Plant - Now & Zen
ELP - Welcome Back My Friends
Interesting how many of these fadeouts are early 80s.
STONES - Tattoo You
The Who - It's Hard
Van Morrison - Wavelength
Paul McCartney - Tug of War
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Jethro Tull - much weakness after Thick as a Brick, but Crest of a Knave is when I officially tapped out
Bowie - Scary Monsters, though Let's Dance has 4 very good tunes.
Yes - Really 90125 should be the cut off, though I was along for the ride until they got the fake singers
Queen - Hot Space possibly the most disappointing LP of all time. Last album I ever bought by Queen.
Genesis - things get rough mid-80s, but Congo is the only fully non-legit LP, IMO.
Zeppelin - good until the end, and that includes Coda
I've sold all my discs from after Freedom and Tug of War.
Cat Stevens - Catch Bull at Four
Definitely great. There are individual tracks on Deserter's Songs that can't be beat, for me, but All Is Dream is more consistent from track-to-track, and may be a more satisfying listen overall. I'm not even sure exactly why their later material goes off the rails for me, it just does.
well I have a lot of the "Next batch" of lps and most are only a few good songs pre lp ,I like Walls and Bridges and Double Fantasy but only half ,same with the rest
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street, although I did buy Some Girls when it was released.
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
Cat Stevens - Catch Bull At Four
Chicago - Chicago II
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