Again we have another Samba / Bossa Nova Gilberto Album? Some of us find the 60’s pop great and some of us wish the Gilberto’s would just go away.
Nina Simone was one of the most gifted vocalists of any generation. She was a singer, pianist, and songwriter who bent genres to her will rather than allowing herself to be confined by their boundaries. We can’t praise this album enough!
Perhaps know most for starting the careers of three of rock’s most famous guitarists, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, The Yardbirds show us a transitional time with the young up and coming Beck’s fuzzed out guitar.
Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton was Eric Clapton’s first fully realized album as a blues guitarist and the group seems to absolutely despise it. We talk a lot about what the group calls “Dad Blues”.
A special aspect of The Elevators’ sound came from Tommy Hall’s innovative electric jug. The jug, a crock-jug with a microphone held up to it while it was being blown, sounded somewhat like a cross between a minimoog and cuica drum. Let’s be honest some of us hate the jug.
The duo spent almost three months in the studio and this is the first time they would have creative control. The result is a well crafted album with some classic songs ; but we don’t think ever song is a classic on this one.
Considered the artistic breakthrough album for the Rolling Stones, it was the first to consist entirely of original Mick Jagger–Keith Richards compositions. Some could say that this is were the Stones start their ascension into rock and roll legends.
Often cited as one of rock music’s first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa’s perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles. Here comes the real psychedelic music.
Midnight Ride marked just about the pinnacle of Paul Revere & the Raiders’ and most of the music on Midnight Ride was written and credited to the entire band, but it’s hard to even get opinions about this album because it seems to be the perfect example of an average album.
In the spring of 1966, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears might have represented a genuinely new sound, but we mostly agree that aside from the two singles the material is pretty thing. We don’t want to be anyway near this “in crowd”.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.