Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by DanK, Aug 15, 2005.
Subject says it all...
For me, Elvis Costello.
Hawkwind is #2 only because Pink Floyd is #1
Would have to say Yes is all tops in my book.
hey, I grew up in the seventies. it was, like, a rule or something.
I'll always revere The Beatles, but FZ went to places -- many places -- others daren't.
The Byrds. And then, The Byrds. After that, The Byrds. Ultimately, the Byrds.
I have to agree Rene, the Byrds, at least for the first five albums, OK make it six, add in Sweetheart. After that it was McGuinn with mercenaries.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Probably Neil Young.
Genesis (with Peter Gabriel)
Are you calling Clarence White and Gene Parsons mercenaries?
Studio: Led Zeppelin
Live: Bruce Springsteen
Oops. Got doubled up.
A tie between Led Zep and Brian Wilson.
Bob Dylan, with Elvis Costello running a close second...
Beatles will always be #1, but '70s Elton John was like my generations' Beatles. He could do no wrong ... Up to about Rock of the Westies.
The Ruttles or Rain, it's a tossup.
David Bowie. I think I like the Beatles as much as I do David, but what breaks the tie in David's favor is the fact that Beatles material has always been widely available, while David Bowie rarities have been more elusive, which makes them more desirable to me. I remember a time when I could easily find Beatles bootlegs here in Brazil, but I wanted Bowie bootlegs badly. I eventually found the right connections and was able to build an enviable collection of Bowie rarities.
The Rolling Stones
If only limiting this to rock, then latter-day Marillion (Brave-present)
Oops, very superior hired hands then. My point being that, by then, the blend that was the Byrds had disappeared, leaving McGuinn as the sole surviving member. Rather as if McCartney had gone on the road with Wings as the Beatles.
Rolling Stones, though James Brown, Elvis Presley, Motown, Miles Davis, and the various Blue Note hard boppers get as much if not more laser time total. Lately it's been the vintage R&B documented on the BLOWIN' THE FUSE and STOMPIN' series.
The Beatles aren't in my personal top ten, though I do enjoy those early Beatlemania records more and more. The joyful R&B influence was more profound, which the Fabs relinquished in pursuit of, in my minority opinion, mere cleverness and ecleticism for its own sake, at least on the post-REVOLVER LPs. Except for selected cuts, I find WHITE ALBUM, LET IT BE and ABBEY ROAD pretty unlistenable anymore.
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