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post #16 of 88
The The - Mindbomb
The Cult - Love
Jeff Buckley - Grace
The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
Rush - Anything - but I have been into newer cds lately
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime / Empire
U2 - The Joshua Tree or later
B-Tribe - Spiritual, Spiritual
Lloyd Cole - Downtown
Morphine - Yes
post #17 of 88
In no particular order, and leaving out so, so much, these have more or less been fixtures in the CD case in my car:

U2 -- Boy, Rattle and Hum
Heart -- Heart
Peter Gabriel -- Shaking the Tree
Dire Straits -- Brothers in Arms
Miles Davis -- Kind of Blue, Bitches Brew
Eric Clapton -- 461 Ocean Boulevard
Willie Dixon -- I am the Blues
B.B. King -- Live at the Regal
Johnny Cash -- At Folsom Prison
Jimmy Dale Gilmore -- Spinning Around the Sun
Pink Floyd -- The Wall
Husker Du -- Flip Your Wig
The Beatles -- pick almost any album
Operation Ivy -- Operation Ivy
The English Beat -- I Just Can't Stop It, Special Beat Service
Luscious Jackson -- In Search of Manny
Aaron Copland -- Leonard Bernstein's Century Series compilation
Prokofiev -- Peter and the Wolf, directed and narrated by Bernstein
post #18 of 88
Originally Posted by Brian SD
That was going to be the very top of my list as well.

For me it's:

The Real Kids - their black album

The one with the alternate version of "All Kindsa Girls" and the cover of "Rave On?"
post #19 of 88
From the Checks vinyl collection:

Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby
Aaron Copland: Copland conducts Copland (Appalachian Spring, et al)
The Clash: London Calling
Simon and Garfunkel: Greatest Hits
Muddy Waters: Folk Singer
Sinatra: all
Elly Ameling: Schubert songs
University of Michigan Mens Glee Club wsg Mr Checks: 125th anniversary album
Yale Quartet: late Beethoven quartets
Allman Brothers Band: Live at the Fillmore
Vladimir Horowitz: returns to Moscow

Beethoven 5 and 3: Gardiner/ORR
Mahalia Jackson: Live in Europe
Olga Boridina: Tchaikovsky songs
Cleveland Quartet: late Beethoven quartets
Maurice Gendron: Bach cello suites
Brahms Requiem: Chicago SO/Haagegard
Beethoven 4-7: Furtwangler
Slava Richter: various albums and CDs
Franco Corelli: various compilations
Oasis: live double CD
post #20 of 88
post #21 of 88
Wesley Willis, Feel the Power.

RIP Wesley...
post #22 of 88
Rock Over London, Rock On Chicago.
post #23 of 88
Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
The one with the alternate version of "All Kindsa Girls" and the cover of "Rave On?"
The black album does have a cover of "Rave On", but the alternate "All Kindsa Girls" (along w/ alternate takes to most of the 1st album's cuts) is, I believe, found on Better Be Good....

John Felice rocks!
post #24 of 88
A lot of the stuff above I like. Morphine was great. I'll always come back to the Clash, The Replacements, REM (didn't listen after Automatic for the People), all my favorite punk stuff (Bad Religion, Black Flag, Descendents, Richard Hell). Certain great Jazz records I can listen to all the time -- Miles, Chet, etc. I find all the Sublime records to be listenable too.
post #25 of 88
Originally Posted by Tyto
Husker Du -- Flip Your Wig

Operation Ivy -- Operation Ivy

I love the Huskers. Land Speed Record is one of my favorite. I have it on vinyl.

Also love Op Ivy -- I have that other record -- the yellow one. Not so good as the S/T.

I tend to go by record labels often. So SST, TwinTone, whatever label that Op Ivy stuff was on (something in Berkeley I think). I'm also not ashamed to say that I like Green Day.

Minutemen too, kick some righteous ass.
post #26 of 88
Originally Posted by Tck13
The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me

This one is in the tape deck of my car. It's probably my least favorite. Though some of the songs on it, are their best, I think.
post #27 of 88
Originally Posted by Get Smart
The defining records that I come back to:

-Minor Threat 'discography'
-Uniform Choice 'screaming for change'
-The Jam 'in the city'
-The Adolescents 's/t'
-Social Distortion 'mommy's little monster'
-4 Skins 'the good the bad'
-The Last Resort 'skinhead anthems'
-Specials 'specials'
-Selecter 'too much pressure'
-Madness -one step beyond'

*oh yea, and Duran Duran 'Rio'

Minor Threat is some righteous fucking anger. It starts with Filler as I recall. As a discography goes, it's one of my favorite for tempo and pace. I'm going to put on the discography right now. Wake up the whole bloody house.

Social D, The Jam (kick out the Jams my fave). -- All the ska stuff I have -- including a lot of live stuff on CD comps.
post #28 of 88
Originally Posted by Huntsman
New Miserable Experience -- the Gin Blossoms. Musically, I am so lame, but it was the soundtrack to a defining summer. "Hey Jealousy" always makes my pulse speed up a hair, and I can smell, hear, and feel a time past.

"Tell me do you think it'd be allright
if I could just crash here tonight
as you can see I'm in no shape for driving
and anyway I've got not place to go."

"You can trust me not to think
and not to sleep around
and if you don't expect to much from me
you might not be let down"

But, with prescience, "The past is gone but something might be found to take its place."


I thought the Gin Blossoms were good. The lead singer killed himself, I think. But he was a good songwriter. After he went, they never went anywhere.

So count another guy who likes that song and some of the others.

Also Camper Van B. and Cracker.
post #29 of 88
Roxy Music: Pick an album, any album (not a huge fan of Manifesto). Beatles: You name it, I love it. Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica, Safe as Milk. Cocteau Twins: Hard to pick a favorite, but Love's Easy Tears, Victorialand, and Treasure are up there. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery. Frank Zappa: Long list here, but let's go with Freak Out, Uncle Meat, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, Sheik Yurbouti, You Are What You Is, The Man From Utopia, Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch. Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing At Baxters, Crown of Creation. Joe Jackson: Night & Day. Love: Forever Changes. Moby: 18. Ocean Color Scene: Moseley Shoals. Smashing Pumkins: Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Soft Machine: Soft Machine, Third. Sparks: Propaganda, Kimono My House, (or anything pre-Gorgio Moroder). The United States of America: The United States of America (possibly the ultimate psychedelic album ever produced). XTC: Skylarking.
post #30 of 88
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral & The Fragile.
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