1001 Albums #82

Moby Grape released a self-titled album in 1967 to critical acclaim, but not to a buying public. Everything from then on is another downhill story in the books of rock and roll. If I did not live in the land of depression, then these biographies that I have read about the artists in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die would make me […]

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1001 Albums #81

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band’s album assured many people that milk is safe to drink when they titled their album Safe as Milk. He should have tried “Got Milk” because it was more successful. Captain Beefheart was the only constant in the band. He would change up the members when the magic ran out. […]

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1001 Albums #80

Buffalo Springfield Again from Buffalo Springfield is one of those album titles that I would not consider creative from the 60s. In fact, I think the album cover is the most creative part of the whole project. How is it that a super group can be quite boring? I would say that Buffalo Springfield is an early prototype of the later super groups that would pop up occasionally such as Traveling […]

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#125 Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends

Simon & Garfunkel‘s Bookends was released on my birthday 3 April. I think we all like when something special happens on our birthday. My mother’s birthday is 4 April and I happen to know that Martin Luther King was murdered that day. I guess I got the better end of that deal. I cannot believe I am going to say […]

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1001 Albums #79

Psychedelic music tend to be a hit or miss with me. Electric Music for the Mind and Body is Country Joe and the Fish‘s debut album, which sort of hits and misses. I was afraid when I saw the band’s name Country Joe and the Fish. I really hate country music. The only thing worse […]

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1001 Albums #78

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is not an album I was looking forward to listening to even though the previous album Revolver showed some potential. Hopefully, the trend of featuring one of the members on a song continues. I hated their voices as one on the previous albums. The title of the album is great. It sounds depressing. I have heard the first song “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” […]

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1001 Albums #77

Nico released two albums in 1967. The first was with the Velvet Unground and the second was her solo effort Chelsea Girl. I am not sure why Robert Dimery’s book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die has them out of order. I have lost confidence in this list. If you cannot get the […]

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1001 Albums #76

Astrud Gilberto should be a familiar name if you have been reading this blog. She was married to João Gilberto and left him for their musical partner Stan Getz. I will be honest that I have zero interest in listening her sing Bossa Nova on her album Beach Samba. Even critics did not like the album, so I am not sure how it made it on 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Yes, I hate this type of music. It would be great if you are wanting to get information […]

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1001 Albums #75

Nina Simone. Someone I discovered a long time ago and her voice still haunts me. I have to admit that I had not heard Wild Is the Wind. She has a voice that can sing anything. If she had chosen one genre she might have been the Queen of that sound. She was better than Aretha Franklin, but never got the recognition she deserved. Some artists are too versatile for the […]

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1001 Albums #74

Yardbirds self-titled debut album has something in common with John Mayall’s album in the last post. Both groups had Eric Clapton in their band. The Yardbirds had three guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, who would achieve more success after leaving the band. The band would only have one hit album and breakup a few years later. I think I am not a huge fan of early psychedelic rock music. I just cannot get into most […]

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