THE LIST OF ALBUMS THAT HAVE STAYED WITH ME…….from the day that I first heard them to the day you are reading this blog….and I promise you they will be with me…FOREVER
Today on Facebook someone sent me this:
“Rules: in your status update, list 10 albums (not in any order) that have stayed with you over the years in some way. Don’t take too long on this list – just a few minutes, tops. These don’t need to be “great” records, just records that have meant something to you personally. Then tag ten (or more!) other friends, including me so that I’ll see your list. I chose people who I thought would go along. If I didn’t choose you, and you’re interested, by all means respond.”
WELL I tried and had 10 albums from just the 90s so I figured I would do this by periods in my life. And maybe once in a while I will toss in a story to show you why.
AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)
U2 – Joshua Tree (1987)
And you might see some of these again if I have a story about one of them.
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS MY LIST ALONG WITH THE HELP OF OTHERS WHO I CONSIDER KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC. WITH THAT SAID, THESE ARE ALBUMS WHICH MANY OF YOU, IF NOT ALL OF YOU, KNOW OR ARE FAMILIAR WITH.
PLEASE DO NOT TRY AND ACT ULTRA COOL BY SAYING “Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)” by Digable Planets OR “Flipped Out in Singapore” by Chainsaw Kittens are albums that moved you otherwise you look like an elitist jerk dick.
AND its ok to LIKE some of the more popular albums even if you were sipping Starbucks or hating the govt.
FIRST watch this…..laugh as it’s one of if not my favorite skit from In Living Color….
OK NOW!!!….lets go
311 – Music (1993)
Aerosmith – Greatest Hits (1980)
Driving around metairie in late 70s early 80s in Billie Jo Dwyers Cadillac with my sister and cousin. This and Heart’s Greatest Hits were always on.
Alice In Chains – Dirt (1992)
Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill (1986)
Seriously when this album came out I think everyone had to replace the cassette at least twice due to paying it so much. I can recite every one of these raps verbatum and STILL to this day think “Fight For Your Right” is weakest song on album.
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)
I remember hearing it over the years but it wasn’t until around 1995 I was sitting around (flying) and really LISTENED to it…..its groundbreaking, amazing, dark, hard and just one of the top 10 albums of all time….
Black Sabbath – Reunion (1998)
Blues Traveler – Blues Traveler (1990)
Bob Marley – Exodus
Bob Marley – Legend
Boston – Boston (1976)
Clash – London Calling (1979)
Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (1990)
The Connells – Boylan Heights (1987)
Cult – Love (1985)
Cult – Sonic Temple (1989)
Depeche Mode – 101 (LIVE) (1989)
Depeche Mode – Some Great Reward
Doors – Greatest (1980)
Dr. Dre’ – The Chronic (1992)
Drivin N Cryin – Mystery Road (1989)
Eric B and Rakim – Follow The Leader (1988)
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light (2011)
Heart -Dreamboat Annie (1976)
Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast (1982)
Judas Priest – Screaming For Vengeance (1982)
KISS – ALIVE (1975)
Mötley Crüe – Shout at the Devil (1983)
N.W.A – Staight Outta Compton (1988)
R.E.M. – Life’s Rich Pageant (1986)
Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Red Hot Chili Peppers -Californication
Replacements – Pleased to Meet Me (1987)
Run DMC – Raising Hell
RUSH – 2112
RUSH – Moving Pictures
Smashing Pumpkins – Gish
Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (1986)
Squeeze – Singles
Stevie Ray Vaughan – LIVE ALIVE
Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Sky Is Crying
Sting – Dream of the Blue Turtles
Sting – Bring On The Night
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Fear
Tool – Undertow
Tool – AENEMA
Tool – Lateralus
Tool – 10,000 Days
U2 – Under a Blood Red Sky
Van Halen – II (1979)
Van Halen – Fair Warning (1981)
VARIOUS Artists – Singles Soundtrack
Widespread Panic – Space Wrangler (1988)
Widespread Panic – Everyday (1993)