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AC/DC  "for those about to rock(we salute you)" cd. 1981:

eighth studio set...
second with Brian Johnson on vocals...
not in the same league as Back In Black, and other than Rock Or Bust
probably my least favourite album with Brian on vocals but it still makes the pass grade

best one on the album but I only like it, not love it:



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SMALL FACES "ogdens' nut gone flake"  cd, 1968:

1968. fifty years old wow!...
their fourth and my favourite...
infact, its my favourite album of all time...
side one covers early hard rock, soul, cockney knees-up, psychedelia,
an instrumental re-recording of one of their early singles and straight up rock...
the second side/half is a concept, its the story of a boy named Happiness Stan, the songs on
this half are entwined with the gobbledegook spoken word pieces by UK funny man Stanley Unwin...
the original vinyl of this album was actually circular like the image above...
as I said, my favourite album of all time...

does anyone else have this album? and, do you love it?

I could go with the hits/better known tracks off this one like "afterglow (of your love)", "lazy sunday"
but I'm not, I'm going for this one instead:





and the final track on the album:



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David Gilmour - London 1984 - a live album of his solo material up that point as well as a couple of Floyd tracks. Well below par. Yes the guitar riffs are there but it just does not come across well at all. Pass.
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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DAVID BOWIE   "aladin sane" cd,  1973...

Bowie's sixth....
rock, glam and uniquely Bowie...
biggie off it was "the jean genie"...
love most of the album, even like his cover of The Stones' "lets spend the night together"...
album has stood the test of time, sounds fresh and new after all these years, unlike it predecessor 
"Ziggy stardust" which is stuck in its 1972 time warp IMO (much like Sgt Peppers which is stuck in 1967)...
one of his best for sure...

album is almost its own 'best of' package IMO with tracks like "jean genie", "aladin sane", "the prettiest star",
"drive-in Saturday" but I'm going for this one on this occasion:



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JET  "get born"  cd, 2003:

Aussie rockers...
debut album...
showed so much promise with this one, good eclectic mix of blues/hard rock, ballads, rock etc...
unfortunately, their next (and only) albums got progressively worse...
this is an absolute rock classic IMO, one of the best rock albums of the last thirty years IMO.



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(19-06-2018, 13:52)CRAZY-HORSE Wrote: [Image: 220px-Jet_-_Get_Born.jpg]


JET  "get born"  cd, 2003:

Aussie rockers...
debut album...
showed so much promise with this one, good eclectic mix of blues/hard rock, ballads, rock etc...
unfortunately, their next (and only) albums got progressively worse...
this is an absolute rock classic IMO, one of the best rock albums of the last thirty years IMO.



Great song. It was a soundtrack on a video game I used to play often.
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Time to audit the record cabinet – starting at left and listening to whatever it is that is there. First up Supertramp – Famous Last Words

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Well, it’s not Crime of the Century, or Crisis? What Crisis? – it’s the last album with Roger Hodgson and is weighted in his favour, I think. Death knell for the classic lineup of the band it might have been, but there are still some good sounds on this – I was really taken with the Davies penned "Waiting So Long" on this listen. Unfortunately, very scant Supertramp clips on YT.
 
That was followed by Freddie Mercury – Mr. Bad Guy

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Well now – Freddie in all his flamboyant fabulousness with a little bit of filler and a handful of songs that put said filler in the shade. Best of all – at the bottom right corner of the lyrics liner and after the credits is a superb little Freddie gem – lol!! I can just visualise him saying this out loud …

"This album is dedicated to my cat Jerry - also Tom, Oscar and Tiffany, and all the cat lovers across the universe - screw everybody else."
 
The beautiful "There Must Be More to Life Than This" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgKSv0gK_NA

... and the title track ... 





Thank you Mr Mercury … (next up Deodata – Prelude … this could be quite a trip) ...
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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^^
how much vinyl do you have?

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^^A mere drop in the ocean by comparison to you! Lol! I reckon I have about 500 lp's. There's no way I'm going to get through listening to them all, so will just pick and choose and hopefully find a nice surprise or two along the way. The next three were The Stranglers Feline, which I just don't feel like, T Rex The Peel Sessions which is pretty much an EP, and Django Reinhardt The Versatile Giant - a compilation. Listened to a bit of Django - he's so revered - pity the recordings aren't better quality. Even if swing jazz ain't your thing - it's easy to hear why he's held in such high regard. How he did that with only the use of two fingers on his left hand is a mystery to me! A whole lot packed into a relatively short life.

Moving on to the next batch ...
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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Wishbone Ash – Argus

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Released in 1972 - sometimes this album just sits well with me – and it was in the next batch in the record cabinet. What’s really cool about the cover is that when you unfold it, you find that the watcher, or guardian (whose upper body is blocking the sun) is looking at a bright flying saucer reflecting those rays and which seems almost incandescent in a misty and magical landscape. It’s a photograph by Barry Wentzell for Hipgnosis. None of the pics I can find on the www seem to do it justice - colours are not right - or perhaps my copy is just faded! Lol!
 
Two favs, “Throw Down the Sword” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LByiVlc6czA, and
“Leaf and Stream” …

Find myself beside a stream of empty thought,
Like a leaf that's fallen to the ground, ..
.



"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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