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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:25 pm 
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For whatever reason. These were the most impactful for me:

Cream- Disraeli Gears
Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin
Zappa- Uncle Meat
Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
Captain Beefheart- Clear Spot
Crass- Stations of the Cross
Jimi Hendrix- Band of Gypsys
Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the moon
Voidoids- Blank Generation
Grateful Dead- Wake of The Flood

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:43 am 
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The Beatles - The Blue Album
The Rolling Stones - Black and Blue
Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures
The Tubes - self-titled debut
Captain Beefheart - Shiny Beast, Bat Chain Puller
Van Halen - self-titled debut
AC/DC - If You Want Blood, You've Got It
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
Gary Moore- Corridors of Power
Ween - Chocolate and Cheese


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:21 pm 
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Fresh cream
Happy Jack
Freak out
Meet the Beatles
Are you experienced?
Led Zeppelin II
The inner mounting flame
Coltrane jazz
Balkanology
Blow by blow

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:33 pm 
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A Long Time Comin' - The Electric Flag
We're Only In It For The Money
Uncle Meat
Super Session - Kooper/Bloomfield/Stills
East/West - Butterfield Blues Band
Child Is Father To The Man - Blood Sweat and Tears
Cristo Redentor - Harvey Mandel
Music In A Dolls House - Family
Volume Two - Soft Machine
In A Silent Way- Miles Davis


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:11 pm 
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Rahdley wrote:
Pere Ubu - Dub Housing

Nice. If only those first singles had been an official album.

Rahdley wrote:
Grateful Dead- Wake of The Flood

Philo will like this choice. I definitely need Stella Blue in my life.

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Gary Moore- Corridors of Power

Hmmm. Moore over a Lizzy album? And I've never heard this. I'm on it!

sarbeez wrote:
We're Only In It For The Money
Volume Two - Soft Machine
In A Silent Way- Miles Davis


These could easily be on my list if I made a list. Miles with Weather Report, basically. Pre weather report.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:11 pm 
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I knew this would be on your list. 8)

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The Beatles - Second Album (my first album purchase)
The Beatles - Abbey Road (first album I got complaints about playing too loud)
Grand Funk Railroad - Live
Various Artists - Alternatives (including "Directly from My Heart to You" MOI)
Jethro Tull - Benefit
Zappa - Uncle Meat + 200 Motels (bought together)
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Genesis - Nursery Cryme
Tangerine Dream - Encore

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Kind Of Blue (my first jazz album)
Apostrophe (my first Zappa album)
Are You Experienced (the first album that really impressed me)
U2 - War (first album I bought)
Beefheart - Trout Mask

Those are the only ones.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:06 pm 
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KUIII wrote:
The Beatles - The Blue Album
The Rolling Stones - Black and Blue
Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures
The Tubes - self-titled debut
Captain Beefheart - Shiny Beast, Bat Chain Puller
Van Halen - self-titled debut
AC/DC - If You Want Blood, You've Got It
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
Gary Moore- Corridors of Power
Ween - Chocolate and Cheese

I probably should have put Aqualung on there somewhere. Same with Joe Satriani's Surfing with the Alien.


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Pops Goes to the Symphony - Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops

The Big Folk Hits - The Brothers Four

Meet the Beatles

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

Quadrophenia - The Who

Brain Salad Surgery - ELP

Uncle Meat

Readers Digest Treasury of Classical Music
(especially Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring)

Larks' Tongues In Aspic - King Crimson

Let My Children Hear Music - Charles Mingus (my introduction to jazz)

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My turning point albums - not the same as my "favorites" though there may be some overlap. Each of these was a catalyst in some way, that drove me into new branches of musical experience. And I know there's more than 10 here, tough darts.

Moody Blues - To Our Children's...
Beatles - Rubber Soul
Led Zeppelin II
Rush - Moving Pictures
Kinks - Kronikles
Zappa - Absolutely Free
Beefheart - Trout Mask
Can - Future Days
Magma - Live
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
Earth and Fire - s/t
Sunn 0))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

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In no particular order

Renaissance - vanilla Fudge
H.P.Lovecraft - First album
S.F.Sorrow - Pretty Things
We're only in it - Mothers
Selling England - Genesis
Everything I've got - Eclectic Mouse (Steve Forman)
Magical Mystery Tour - Beatles
Satanic Majesties' Request - Stones
It's a beautiful day - It's a beautiful day
Prologue - Renaissance

There's more but I play the "10" game...
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(King Crimson first, the Moody Blues holy seven - Ten years after - Grand funk second - other Beatles - etc...)

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Meet The Beatles
Chicago Transit Authority
Abbey Road
Apostrophe
Ridin' High- JJW
BBYNHIYL
MAJNH
The Way Up (PM)
Woodstock (Soundtrack)
Sweet Baby James
OSFA


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I'm assuming these don't necessarily have to be favorite albums, just life changing musically?

Alice In Chains - Unplugged
Kiss - Alive
Zappa - One Size Fits All
Grateful Dead - Wake Of The Flood {good call downer}
Mother Love Bone - Apple
Down - Nola
Guns 'N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
King's X - Ear Candy
Eyehategod - Take As Needed For Pain
Testament - The New Order

No particular order. There are way more albums that have affected my life. 10 is hard.

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INXS ~ Welcome To Wherever You Are

I remember buying it on cassette the day it was released in August 1992. And as far as I'm concerned, it's their finest & most creative album. But unfortunately, this is when their album sales started to slide. It's really too bad, because I feel INXS is the most underrated band in music history. And they're probably my all time favourite band.

U2 ~ Achtung Baby

I don't listen to much of their catalogue anymore...but this album, BY FAR, still remains my favourite. They definitely hit a creative peak here and totally altered their sound, style & attitude. And it was also the first CD I ever bought.

David Bowie ~ Black Tie, White Noise

After getting into his music by listening to the 2 CD set, The Singles Collection 1969-1993, this was my first Bowie album before I purchased most of his catalogue. And to this day, one of his best.

Rush ~ Counterparts

A return to form, as many fans would put it. Though, I loved the keyboard era. It was the first Rush album I bought and definitely part of my top 5 favourite Rush albums.

Pink Floyd ~ Wish You Were Here

EVERYTHING about this album is amazing. The songs, the segues, the atmospherics, the artwork. You name it. The Dark Side Of The Moon is fantastic...but I still think WYWH is their finest work.

Roxy Music ~ Avalon

My guitar teacher recommended it whenever we talked about great albums. So I bought it and have been a huge fan ever since. I love the lush production and the series of guitar fills on each track.

Frank Zappa ~ Zoot Allures

I bought this right after I borrowed Strictly Commercial from a friend. From that moment forward, I had to run out and purchase the entire catalogue, which I did over the course of a few years. And ZA was the first...

Frank Zappa ~ Hot Rats

While I'm still not a huge fan of the mid-late '60s titles, this album, in terms of FZ's guitar playing and his instrumental and compositional prowess, hit me hard. This was definitely a "step up", so to speak. And since it's my favourite album of all time, it HAS to be included here.

Dream Theater ~ Awake

I bought this one at HMV for a very cheap price since I was curious about them. Very well-balanced in terms of technicality and song-writing skills. Their best album. And I've been a huge fan ever since...

Todd Rundgren ~ Nearly Human

I was going through a very difficult time in my life a few years ago, and this period was when I was just getting into Todd's music. Lyrically, it speaks volumes to me and may even be his best album.

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kiss - s/t
various artists - the shining (original motion picture soundtrack)
butthole surfers - locust abortion technician
john frusciante - niandra lades and usually just a t-shirt
robert johnson - the complete recordings
mr bungle - s/t
mr bungle - disco volante
peter thomas sound orchestra - raumpatrouille
fanfare ciocarlia - radio paşcani
hank williams senior - 40 greatest hits

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various artists - the shining (original motion picture soundtrack)


Outstanding! I own this on vinyl. It served as my introduction to the music of Penderecki.

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Tri Yann - An Heol A Zo Glaz
Run D.M.C - King Of Rock
Iron Maiden - 7th Son Of A 7th Son
Bomb The Bass - Into The Dragon
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Daft Punk - Discovery
Michel Jonasz - Où Est La Source
FZ - TBBYNHIYL
Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird (directed by Boulez!!!!!)

However, the first record that brainwashed me to the point I really felt being a different person after listening to it is actually a 7" 45RPM single: Jack To The Sound Of The Underground by Hithouse.


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Maynard Ferguson: MF Horn
Frank Zappa: Apostrophe
Chase: Ennea
Tower of Power: Urban Renewal
Fishbone: Truth and Soul
Thomas Dolby: Aliens Ate My Buick
Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue
Irakere: (Eponymous)
That One Guy: Songs In the Key Of Beeotch
Colonel Claypool's Bucket Of Bernie Brains: Big Eyeball In The Sky


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Can't do ten. The following albums/music had a profound influence on me.

Abbey Road - Beatles
Band of Gypsys - Hendrix
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Abraxis - Santana
Inner Mounting Flame - Mahavishnu Orchestra
Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
Obscured By Clouds - Pink Floyd
Solid Air - John Martyn
Overnite Sensation - Frank Zappa
Spectrum - Bill Cobham
Starless and Bible Black - King Crimson
Beck - Joe Beck
Lookout Farm - Dave Liebman
Unfinished Symphony - Schubert
Symphonies five through nine - Beethoven
First Symphony - Brahms
Soldier's Tale, Concert Suite and Petruchka Ballet - Igor Stravinsky
Pretty much anything by Varèse

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Obscured By Clouds - Pink Floyd


My favorite Pink Floyd album.

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Lists are stupid but the one I forgot was weather report sweetnighter!

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Single - I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Single - Don't Be Cruel - Elvis
Absolutely Free
We're Only in it for the Money
Roxy and Elsewhere
The song Waka-Jawaka
Gong Espresso
Return to Forever - Where Have I Known You Before
Jeff Beck Truth
Weather Report - I Sing the Body Electric
Santana - Abraxas

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