Favourite Album And Why ?

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  1. eastwoodsdustman

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    Power corruption and lies by New Order. Nothing else comes close to it.
     
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    One of my favourite albums many years ago (early 70's) was "Unicorn" by Tyrannosaurus Rex, which was Marc Bolan and Steve Peregrin Took. Peregrin Took left and Marc Bolan changed the band name to become simply T. Rex. I had "Unicorn" on vinyl. I raved about it! Just have it on CD now though.
     
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    Combat Rock ....The Clash just due to the diversity of the tracks on it
     
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    I said one album ! But I understand it's not easy breaking it down to one, but I like several albums yet every time I play Fire And Water I think it is as near to perfection as you can get, it's got blues, pop, and rock, the complete package.
     
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    Hard to pick one album.

    I guess The Sophtware Slump by Grandaddy.

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    Free live has a great version of Mr Big and the Hunter - fave all time Free track is the Stealer - went I see Paul Rogers do the Free spirit show last year - lived it just like going back in time - his voice is the same now as it was then
     
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    I'm jealous! Never saw Free. But saw Bad Company so next best thing.Paul Rogers one of the best rock/blues singers.
     
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    My missus is a Bad English fan. (John Waite band)
     
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    Journey were a good band.
     
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    Saw Free many times, and Bad Company. Some good programs on Sky Arts about Paul, including a Bad Company concert.
     
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    Off subject a bit. When I was in my last year at Caludon Castle me and 2 other lads bunked off lessons to go round another lads house by the Painted Lady pub. He was a musician and had a great selection of records, so we just sat around his house and listened to music and him playing guitar. His name was Loz Netto and he was talented and we were in awe of his musical gift. Anyway I was listening to the radio a few years ago and a record was played, it was called Drivers Seat by Sniff And The Tears. Steve Wright had it as his record of the week as he liked it that much. And the lead singer was : Loz Netto ! I shouted at the radio " That's my old school mate ! " Anyway hes done well so well done Loz.
     
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    I remember Loz.. He was a good lad
     
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    Jak Hickman loves Different Class by Pulp, cos his favourite song's on it. Sorted for E's and Whizz.
     
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    Good to see an ex Cally lad doing well. He got me and my mates into bands like Cream, Coloseum, Jethro Tull and Tangerine Dream. I think his dad was a doctor ?
     
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    Cally boys we are here!
     
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    Never mind the Bollocks-Sex Pistols,Still sounds fresh today after 42 years nothing comes close!!!
     
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    This evening's favourite album is...….. "Auberge" - Chris Rea (until I play another tomorrow night!)
     
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    The best...... of the Beatles
     
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    Urban Hymns.
     
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    Most overrated ? Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys ? Put it on the other night as hadn't heard it for a while. Got to be honest thought it was tedious. Just my opinion.
     
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    It was a great album and incredibly unique and clever. Thing is though, it dated very quickly.

    Of its time it is a great album, but has dated badly. I am a massive Beach Boys fan, but it is an album I just don't play.

    Surf's Up is a much, much better album I think and has a much deeper, richness of sound. That was 1970 I believe. There is some beautiful stuff on that album.

    Pet Sounds sounds quite tinny and without the richness.
     
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    That's what I thought. But some albums have stood the test of time. Unfortunately not Pet Sounds.
     
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    I think it dated very quickly indeed. Within a year or so.

    God Only Knows stills sounds brilliant though and remains one of the best songs ever written.
     
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    That’s your dad’s fave too!
     
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    And HIS dad's
     
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    About 10 years ago there was a nationwide vote online and with musician's entering too, to choose the best single ever ? The song that got voted number one : Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys. Bono said it was the perfect song, as did numerous other musician's.
     
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    Can't pick one out but Dummy by Portishead doesn't have a bad track on it and sounds really fresh. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac likewise
     
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    I love Portishead. Can't say the same for Fleetwood Mac.
     
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    The original "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" album.
    It was the very first LP I ever bought and still the best.
    It contains his classic early songs which in my opinion have never been bettered.
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    Honourable mention goes to:
    The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Close Up the Honky-Tonks":
    It's the number one masterpiece (a double album) of country rock, one of my favourite genres.
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    Totally ballsed this up. I was gunna say Queen is Dead or OK Computer.
     
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    Saying one is difficult. I’m going for Space Ritual - Hawkwind

    Terrible recording quality of two concerts but capturing the mood brilliantly

    “Mad” Bob Calvert with his Michael moorcock inspired poetry, a young Lemmy droning in the background - the audio generator in full swing and no doubt a naked Stacia cavorting round the stage
     
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    If we’re having compilations then I’ll pick Refried Ectoplasm (Switched On Vol 2) by Stereolab. I already liked them but when I first heard that it blew the top of my head off.

    They’ll be on stage in a couple of hours at the Institute on Digbeth High Street. First time I’ll have seen them for like 20 years.
     
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    Difficult one, so many to pick, even choosing a favourite by an artist I like is difficult.

    David Bowie - Station to Station

    Talking Heads - Fear of Music

    The Smiths - The Queen is Dead.

    The The - Infected

    Cocteau Twins - Treasure

    The Pixies - Doolittle

    Radiohead - Ok Computer

    Nirvana - Nevermind

    Looks like I stopped listening to music around 1993!
     

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