Albums you consider classics that you rarely hear mention of

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  1. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7 Thread Starter

    Brooklyn - NY
    I believe Howard Tate's Get It While You Can (1967) to be an absolute classic of the genre. His singing and playing is so pure, clean and soulful on the record it almost hurts. If you have the opportunity you really should Get It While You Can.

    Possibly; I rarely hear of him included in any conversation is due to the fact it was 3 years before he made a follow-up and never again in my opinion touched GIWYC. For all intents and purposes his career died after 1967.
  2. The FRiNgE

    The FRiNgE Forum Resident

    Heart: "Dreamboat Annie", one of the most underrated, an essential LP in any classic rock collection.
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  3. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Ministry-Twitch. 1986, featuring the worldwide smash hit- Crash and Burn :D
  4. Mr. LP Collector

    Mr. LP Collector Forum Resident

    Alone Together-Dave Mason
    Holland-Beach Boys
    Blue Jays-Justin Hayward/John Lodge
    Gone To Earth-Barclay James Harvest
    Cruel Sister-Pentangle
    Evergreen Part 2-Stone Poneys
    Realization-Johnny Rivers
    Out of The Storm-Jack Bruce
    Alarm Clock-Richie Havens

    My 'first" top ten
  5. Hi-Fi Pageant People

    Hi-Fi Pageant People Well-Known Member

    Witness - Before The Calm

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  6. Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music
  7. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

    New England
  8. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7 Thread Starter

    Brooklyn - NY
    Absolutely agree with:

    Alone Together
    Cruel Sister
    Out of The Storm

    I actually don't think I've ever heard anyone bring Realization or Out of The Storm into a conversation. Mystifying really.
  9. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

    New England
  10. Ironclaw

    Ironclaw Forum Resident

    Moonpix, You are Free - Cat Power
    Give Up - TPS
    Holy Mt. - Sleep
    The Microphones - Mt. Eerie
    Lykke Li - I Never Learn
    Susanne Sundfor - The Silicon Veil
  11. overdrivethree

    overdrivethree Forum Resident

    Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme
    Bert Jansch - Rosemary Lane
    ALL - Allroy's Revenge

    From '60s folk to pop punk. But there you go.
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  12. JeffHunt

    JeffHunt Forum Resident

    Stray Cats - Built For Speed and Blast Off
  13. PyroMessiah

    PyroMessiah Forum Resident

    Martinsburg, WV
  14. markp

    markp I am always thinking about Jazz.

    The Tubes first album. Captures the mayhem of San Francisco in 1975.
  15. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    I think I'll play me some Dave mason.
  16. Safeway 1

    Safeway 1 "mad, bad, and dangerous to know"

    Manzanillo, Mexico
  17. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

    The word "classic" has lost its meaning. I'd rather not see any of my cherished favourites damned with such faint praise.
  18. Vince800

    Vince800 Senior Member

    Kevin Ayres - Whatevershebringswesing
    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Survival - (Not a single track even made it on Legend)
    Curved Air - Phantasmagoria
    Michael Jackson - Invincible
    Neil Young - Trans
    Bob Dylan - Infidels
  19. dalem5467

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  20. SF Georgie

    SF Georgie Forum Resident

    Tom Tom Club album virtually no mentions. Maybe if it was a Talking Heads album?
    Ahmad Jamal is well known in Jazz, but The Awakening is not really given credit by historians. It's mostly known as the source of a Nas sample. It does get enough mentions, but not within Jazz. Just like some Jazz guide books leave out Sun Ra. They don't even know what makes a good album. Fine date, fine date, fine date.
  21. CBS 65780

    CBS 65780 "Could I do one more immediately?"

    Dublin, Ireland
    Rupert Holmes Widescreen
    Kevin Ayers Joy Of A Toy
    Hall & Oates War Babies
    Roy Harper Stormcock
    Jorma Kaukonen w/ Tom Hobson Quah
  22. xfilian

    xfilian Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    Tubeway Army - Replicas
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  23. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

  24. LSMark

    LSMark Well-Known Member

    Sheffield, UK
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah "Some Loud Thunder".

    I'm expecting this to get a re-evaluation any day now. A bit like Kid A did at decade end when everyone held up their hands and said "ok, we didn't get it at first, we preferred The Strokes, but the band was right all along, decade #1".

    I know I'm on the right side of history on this...
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  25. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    Is this the album with 500 miles? one of my all time favorites.

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