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Friday, September 07, 2007

The 60's - My Top 100 Albums

The 1960’sMy Top 100 titles

OK, now I have ponied up 350 of my favorite records - from the 60's to the 90's. Let's discuss some of these titles, OK? Where do we agree, where do we disagree? Would you like me to write about any of the titles posted under any of the decades? What are your favorites? What haven't you heard?

AMON DUUL II – Phallus Dei, DE

ART – Supernatural Fairytale, UK

KEVIN AYERS – The Joy of a Toy, UK

SYD BARRETT – The Madcap Laughs, UK

THE BEATLES – Rubber Soul, UK

THE BEATLES – Revolver, UK

THE BEATLES – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, UK

THE BEATLES – The Beatles (aka The Double White), UK

BEE GEES – Bee Gees’ First, UK

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY – Cheap Thrills, US

BILL BLACK COMBO – Saxy Jazz, US

BLIND FAITH – (self-titled debut), UK

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS – Child Is Father To The Man, US

SEAN BONNIWELL – Bonniwell’s Music Machine, US

BOOKER T. & THE MG’S – Hip Hug-Her, US

CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN – (self-titled debut), UK

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD – Again, US

ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS – The Twain Shall Meet, UK

THE COASTERS – Coast Along With The Coasters, US

WAYNE COCHRAN – (self-titled debut), US (not on CD, as of 9-07)

LEONARD COHEN – Songs of Leonard Cohen, US

COLOSSEUM – Valentyne Suite, UK

COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH – Electric Music For The Mind & Body, US

CRAZY CASEY – The Beast & I, NL (not on CD, as of 9-07)

CREAM – Goodbye, UK

CREAM – Disraeli Gears, UK

IVOR CUTLER – Who Tore Your Trousers?, UK

DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH – If Music Be The Food Of Love, Prepare For Indigestion, UK (not on CD, as of 9-07)

THE DEVIANTS – Deviants #3, UK

DONOVAN – Sunshine Superman, UK

DONOVAN – Mellow Yellow, UK

THE DOORS – (self-titled debut), US

DR. STRANGELY STRANGE – Kip Of The Serenes, UK

BOB DYLAN – Bringing It All Back Home, US

BOB DYLAN – Highway 61 Revisited, US

BOB DYLAN – Blonde On Blonde, US

EAST OF EDEN – Mercator Projected, UK

FAMILY – Music In A Doll’s House, UK

FAMILY – Family Entertainment, UK

FLEETWOOD MAC – Then Play On, UK

THE FUGS – The Fugs’ Second Album, US

THE FUGS – It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest, US

SERGE GAINSBOURG – Anna (O.S.T.), FR

MORT GARSON – Cosmic Sounds of the Zodiac, US

GILES, GILES & FRIPP – The Cheerful Insanity Of, UK

THE G.T.O.’S – Permanent Damage, US

THE HARMONICATS – What’s New Harmonicats?, US (not on CD, as of 9-07)

GEORGE HARRISONWonderwall Music, UK

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – Are You Experienced?, US

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – Electric Ladyland, US

BARRY HUMPHRIES – Sandy Agonistes, AUS

THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND – Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter, UK

IRON BUTTERFLY – Heavy, US

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – Surrealistic Pillow, US

JETHRO TULL – Stand Up, UK

KING CRIMSON – In The Court of the Crimson King, UK

AL KOOPER, MIKE BLOOMFIELD & STEVE STILLS – Super Session, US

JACKIE LOMAX – Is This What You Want?, UK

LOVE – Forever Changes, US

LOVIN’ SPOONFUL – Hums of the Lovin’ Spoonful, US

MANFRED MANN – As Is, UK

MANFRED MANN – Mighty Garvey, UK

JOHN MAYALL – The Turning Point, UK

LES McCANN & EDDIE HARRIS – Swiss Movement, US

SCOTT McKENZIE – The Voice of Scott McKenzie, US

MARSHALL McLUHAN – The Medium Is The Massage, US

MEPHISTOPHELES – In Frustration I Hear Singing, US (not on CD, as of 9-07)

CHARLES MINGUSBlues & Roots, US

THE MONKEES – Head (O.S.T.), US

THE MOODY BLUES – In Search of the Lost Chord, UK

PINK FLOYD – Piper At The Gates of Dawn, UK

THE PRETTY THINGS – S.F. Sorrow, UK

PROCOL HARUM – (self-titled debut), UK

PROCOL HARUM – A Salty Dog, UK

PROCOL HARUM – Home, UK

RARE BIRD – (self-titled debut), UK

DON RENDELL / IAN CARR QUINTET – Dusk Fire, UK

THE ROLLING STONES – Aftermath, UK

THE ROLLING STONES – No. 2, UK

THE ROLLING STONES – Their Satanic Majesties’ Request, UK

SECOND HAND – Reality, UK

HORACE SILVER – Song for My Father, US

THE SMALL FACESOgden’s Nut Gone Flake, UK

THE SOFT MACHINE – (self-titled debut), UK

THE SOFT MACHINE – Vol. 2, UK

SPIRIT – (self-titled debut), US

TEA & SYMPHONY – An Asylum For The Musically Insane, UK

SUE THOMPSON – Meet Sue Thompson, US (not on CD, as of 9-07)

TOMORROW – (self-titled debut), UK

TRAFFIC – Mr. Fantasy, UK

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR – The Aerosol Grey Machine, UK

WHITE NOISE – An Electric Storm In Hell, UK

THE WHO – A Quick One While He’s Away, UK

THE WHO – The Who Sell Out, UK

PETER YARROW / V.A. – You Are What You Eat (O.S.T.), US

FRANK ZAPPA – Freak Out, US

FRANK ZAPPA – Absolutely Free, US

FRANK ZAPPA – We’re Only In It For The Money, US

FRANK ZAPPA – Lumpy Gravy, US

FRANK ZAPPA – Cruisin’ With Ruben & The Jets, US (LP vers.) (not on CD, as of 9-07)


8 Comments:

Blogger Svenn said...

Wow. You are a serious list-maker! A lot of stuff here I will sign on all your lists, but I wonder a bit about your jazz selections. I see some names but no Miles Davis and other greats (sorry, I read the lists pretty fast, if I missed some). I'd throw in some Eno albums and not to forget Richard Thompson. But hey, Wyatt,Ayers, Cale, Slapp Happy, Greaves, yes!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

Svenn - My favorite Miles records are from the 50's. My favorite jazz LP is usually "Cool Struttin'" by Sonny Clark. I agree about Slapp Happy, but that's 70's stuff - as are Cale, Wyatt etc. Thanks for reading!

5:06 PM  
Blogger Brian Ware said...

I'd find it most informative to have you write about some of the titles that aren't overexposed icons of the 60s - De Art, Sean Bonniwell, Crazy Casey, The Deviants etc. We can debate the best Beatles or Stones eras forever, but decade by decade I'd like to read about the more obscure titles you list and why they're special to you.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Svenn said...

I agree about Miles and the 50s, even if I like the electric stuff too (Bitches brew). Just read his autbiography btw, nice musician - grumpy fellow. My comment was ment for all your lists (not easy to see that- sorry).

12:10 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

Certainly, Brian! I'll try to come up with something for Art, Sean Bonniwell, Crazy Casey and The Deviants. Art is Spooky Tooth, Sean Bonniwell is best known as The Music Machine and thensong is called "Talk Talk", Crazy Casey is Cees Scharma who worked with the nascent Golden Earring - in a Booker T & The MG's style. Deviants worked with Pete Brown, among others - anti-establishment to the core, they persisted for 3 albums at that time. More detail to follow!

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Re: Sean Bonniwell

Music Machine is hardly what I'd call obscure!

5:16 AM  
Anonymous PaulNZ said...

Hi Ron I Have a copy of Cruisin with Rubin and the Jets on CD I will copy it to CD and send you a copy by Snail Mail if you are interested along with scans of the covers. Up to you


Yours Paul

7:15 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

Hi Paul in NZ,

It's the "LP version" I am after, not the Rykodisc / Zappa label CD. as you know, FZ remixed it for CD release; I infinitely prefer the mixes of the original vinyl.

Many thanks for your kind offer!

- Ron

7:28 PM  

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