066 The Kinks – Face to Face

One of the premiere English rock band’s of the british invasion in the 1960’s but they were banned from the US for years. Are they better than the Beatles? Let’s talk Kinks.

065 The Monks – Black Monk Time

You want to talk about an interesting band. You want to talk thinking outside the box, heck outside the country. You want to know avant garde rock starts. Lets talk the Monks!

064 Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde

After difficulty finding the right chemistry in the New York Columbia Studio A , Dylan took the advice of Bob Johnston and moved the sessions down to Nashville with professional session musicians and we get another side of Dylan.

063 The Byrds- Fifth Dimension

We have a lot of Byrds to review in this book and the group seems to unanimously agree that this uneven record should have been left out.

062 Fred Neil – Fred Neil

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061 The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

Pet Sounds has gone on to be hailed as one of the greatest albums ever and is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential albums in music history. It was a slow burn for this album to get it’s credit and we all love talking about it.

060 The Beatles – Revolver

Geoff Emerick is quoted saying: “I know for a fact that, from the day it came out, Revolver changed the way that everyone else made records.” The group has different opinions about “using the studio as an instrument” and what this album means to the evolution of modern music.

059 The Who – My Generation

They might have grown as songwriters and musicians but it might be said that The Who never surpassed the pure energy level of this debut record .

058 Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited

Dylan regains his enthusiasm for music as he gets it out  in like a rolling stone as he creates another classic album full of blues inspired songs.

057 The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man

The combination of 12-string guitar work and complex harmony singing became the band’s signature sound during their early period. The success of the Byrds “Mr. Tambourine Man” album saw an explosion of Byrds imitators and emulators in America and Britain.

056 Bert Jansch – Bert Jansch

Hailing from Scotland Bert Jansch began playing his personal mix of folk, blues and jazz on the folk scene in the early 60’s. His self titled debut album was recorded with borrowed guitars and was recorded on a reel-to-reel tape recorder at engineer/produce Bill Leader’s house after which it was sold to Transatlantic Records for £100.

055 The Beatles – Rubber Soul

Rubber Soul was highly influential on the Beatles’ peers, leading to a widespread focus away from singles and onto creating albums of consistently high-quality songs. It has been recognized by music critics as an album that opened up the possibilities of pop music in terms of lyrical and musical scope, and as a key work in the development of styles such as psychedelia and progressive rock. Everyone seems to agree that for better or worst this is the turning point for the Liverpool lads.

054 B.B. King – Live at the Regal

A young BB King gets the crowd going in one of the greatest live blues albums recorded on November 21, 1964 at the Regal Theater in Chicago.

053 John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

One of the most important Jazz records ever made, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme was a pinnacle of a jazz concept album and Rob hates it while Adam and I try and understand why Rob hates it.

052 The Beach Boys – Today

The Beach Boys Today! signaled a departure from previous albums through Wilson’s increasingly sophisticated, orchestral approach and the abandonment of themes related to surfing, cars, or teenage love.

051 Otis Redding – Otis Blue Otis Redding Sings Soul

We can’t get enough of Otis Redding in this wonderful soul gem.

050 Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home

Bob Dylan goes electric as he sheds the acoustic troubadour for the street-wise rock and roller and once again inspires an entire generation.

049 The Sonics – Here Are the Sonics

The Sonics debut “Here Come The Sonics” audibly blew open the doors for what would come to be called garage rock, inspiring everyone from the Stooges, 70’s punk, and 90’s Seattle Grunge. They might be the most important garage rock band in history.

048 Jerry Lee Lewis – Live at the Star Club Hamburg

A wild Jerry Lee Lewis comes out of the blackness of the German wilderness full of adrenaline and amphetamines to absolutely burn the star club to the ground as he destroys a piano and glimpses into what could have been. Needless to say the group loves it .

047 Buck Owens and His Buckaroos – I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail

Buck Owens bring his own brand of Bakersfield honky tonk and while he might not get the acclaim because of his Hee Haw days, there is no denying this group is “road tested”. Stick around till the end to learn about another local tribute band that is absolutely filthy .

046 The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones

The debut by the Rolling Stones is heavy on the blues covers. Half of us love it and the other half…well listen for yourself .

045 Dusty Springfield – A Girl Called Dusty

Dusty Springfield bridges the gap of girl groups, R&B and soul .

044 Solomon Burke – Rock & Soul

Soul originator Solomon Burke has countless stories about his wild youth and entrepreneurial affairs; and they are all hilarious .

043 Jacques Brel – Olympia 1964

Considered a master of the modern chanson Jacques Brel was Belgian singer, songwriter, actor and director who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following during the the early 60’s .