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The Bus 03-16-09 04:54 PM

Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
Over the years, you guys have made some great recommendations of albums that were before my time but were still fun to listen to. Some examples:

Wire Pink Flag
The Monks Black Monk Time
Jean Michele Jarre Oxygene
Graham Parsons G.P.
Killing Joke Killing Joke
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Architecture and Morality and Dazzle Ships
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road


These are all albums that are very good but for some reason we don't really hear about nowadays. I don't know if they got a ton of radio play back then or not.

So, I'm asking all you old people, give me more secondary and tertiary classics along these lines for me to check out.

The Bus 03-16-09 04:58 PM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
Another one: MinutemenDouble Nickels on the Dime

Sessa17 03-16-09 05:19 PM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
Just a few true must own albums that should be mandatory in one's collection, I would dismiss one's taste if several of these aren't present.

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Just play the first track ""Lovin' You", you have no soul if you aren't hooked.
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Yeah I'll say it, as good as anything the Beatles have ever done.
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The Bus 03-16-09 05:22 PM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
I have most of those Sessa, but it's a great reminder to pick up the Emylou Harris album.

The Bus 03-16-09 05:24 PM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
Keep 'em coming this is exactly what I'm looking for!

cdollaz 03-16-09 05:45 PM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
The first couple of Psychedelic Furs albums are great, so are the first 3 B-52's albums, if you don't have any of those.

Sessa17 03-16-09 05:55 PM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
A few more necessities. . .

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Supermallet 03-16-09 07:22 PM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
I second the Throbbing Gristle and Talk Talk.

Others I can think of are:
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Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju

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The Damned - Strawberries

Those are off the top of my head, I'm sure I'll think of more.

Numanoid 03-16-09 09:10 PM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
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Hiro11 03-16-09 09:57 PM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
Maybe not classics, but a bunch of good albums that got me through high school:

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Cosmic Bus 03-16-09 09:58 PM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
I'll second/third the Talk Talk and Emmylou Harris nods. Buy all that you can get your hands on. :)

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Jim Carroll Band, Catholic Boy -- I was a bit torn between this and I Write Your Name, but this is probably the better album and most people only know Carroll because of "People Who Died." If you're the hunting type, there are some unbelievably great live bootlegs of Carroll from the early ninties where you'll get the best of his work and the songs really come alive in these settings.

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Sam Cooke, Live At the Harlem Square Club -- No, "A Change Is Gonna Come" isn't on here, but this is Cooke in absolute top form and it's also one of the best live albums you'll ever hear.

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Fugazi, The Argument -- This probably wasn't before your time (and if it is, how old are you?!) but it's rarely the Fugazi album people suggest, despite, IMO, being both their pinnacle and end of the line.

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The Best of Faces + Jeff Beck, Truth-- In the case of the Faces, I'll take a collection over one of their albums; additionally, I certainly recommend tracking down some of their live stuff, particularly if it's got the "You Send Me/Bring It On Home" medley which is aaamazing.

The Jeff Beck album is a pretty different beast than the Faces (and a fair bit earlier) but also features Rod Stewart when he was good. The remastered editions of Truth and Beck-Ola have some very nice extra tracks that are well worth having.

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Fleetwood Mac, Tango In the Night -- I should start by saying that if you don't already have Tusk, Rumours and The Dance, then you'd be better off with those first. That said, Tango is a pretty underrated pop album and well worth checking out. Honestly, I can find something to like in basically everything Fleetwood has done, but we won't go there right now... ;)

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Tonio K., Life In the Foodchain -- Comes from the same school of raw, lyrical punk as Jim Carroll. Absolutely whip-smart writing, and has one of my all-time favorite closing tracks.

Supermallet 03-17-09 12:09 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
Also a big :up: for The The and Naked City.

Tscott 03-17-09 12:41 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
Some of these may be obvious to everyone else, but these are some albums I had to discover on my own long after they were ever released.

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T Rex - Electric Warrior

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Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything

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Steely Dan -Aja

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Mott the Hoople - Mott

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Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes

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Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

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Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk
(I always found this one much more enjoyable than Trout Mask Replica)

And it's nice to see a Siouxsie and the Banshees mention here. Especially for Juju- such a great album.

Supermallet 03-17-09 01:37 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
I agree with T. Rex and Steely Dan, but I have to recommend these two albums in addition:

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The Slider

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Nothing against the two albums you mentioned, especially Aja. But most people usually mention Electric Warrior and Aja. The Slider and Katy Lied are so, so good, and don't get nearly enough exposure.

shizawn 03-17-09 02:24 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
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Crime and the City Solution - Paradise Discotheque

vili 03-17-09 02:51 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 

Originally Posted by The Bus (Post 9329886)
Jean Michele Jarre Oxygene

If you enjoyed Jarre, give these early Vangelis albums a spin as well:

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L' Apocalypse des Animaux

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Heaven and Hell

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Albedo 0.39

The Bus 03-17-09 08:45 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 

Originally Posted by Cosmic Bus (Post 9330447)
Fugazi, The Argument -- This probably wasn't before your time (and if it is, how old are you?!) but it's rarely the Fugazi album people suggest, despite, IMO, being both their pinnacle and end of the line.

Nope. I listened to Steady Diet of Nothing in high school. This girl in my art class turned me onto them.

The Bus 03-17-09 08:49 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
I just want to thank everyone for their recommendations. This is exactly what I was looking for.

Oliver Clothesoff 03-17-09 09:03 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 

Originally Posted by Cosmic Bus (Post 9330447)
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Tonio K., Life In the Foodchain -- Comes from the same school of raw, lyrical punk as Jim Carroll. Absolutely whip-smart writing, and has one of my all-time favorite closing tracks.

This is a great, great rock record; almost essential. I'd also recommend Amerika and the La Bomba EP.

cgray 03-17-09 09:08 AM

Electro Insanity
 
If you enjoyed Jarre (and Vangelis is a good rec., too), I encourage taking a look at Klaus Schulze. Jarre is certainly a little pop-ier/upbeat. You can lose your mind in Schulze.

Check out: Timewind, Irrlicht and Moondawn for some classic albums.

Schulze was in the very original formation of Tangerine Dream (left after first album). If you don't know TD, check out Phaedra and Rubycon.

All of these sort of form similar soundscapes/occupy overlapping parts of musical theory and history to the Eno cd recommended, above (wholeheartedly recommended from me, too).

Was it you that previously posted Boards of Canada stuff?

Some newer electronic/ambient music that I've been into:

Eluvium -- all his stuff is great
Harold Budd -- collaborated with Eno several times; still making some pretty sublime music.
Japancakes -- do an entire cover of My Bloody Valentine’s “Loveless” sans distortion, using pedal steel and cello in place of vocal and lead melodies. Interesting!
Helios -- check out Eingya
Susumu Yokota -- I think Sakura is just amazing! Maybe the closest to BoC on this list.

"Ok, cgray... that's probably enough." Let me know if you want some more recommendations along these lines.

Edit: I'm always interested in further explorations along these lines, too, if people are familiar with this music and have more recommends.

The Bus 03-17-09 09:12 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 

Originally Posted by Numanoid (Post 9330368)

:up:

Just so you know, I have Micro-Phonies and Vienna thanks to you.

The Bus 03-17-09 09:55 AM

Re: Electro Insanity
 

Originally Posted by cgray (Post 9331032)
If you enjoyed Jarre (and Vangelis is a good rec., too), I encourage taking a look at Klaus Schulze. Jarre is certainly a little pop-ier/upbeat. You can lose your mind in Schulze.

Edit: I'm always interested in further explorations along these lines, too, if people are familiar with this music and have more recommends.

Yup, I mentioned Music Has the Right to Children previously. And keep recommending!

Supermallet 03-17-09 10:15 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 

Originally Posted by The Bus (Post 9331007)
I just want to thank everyone for their recommendations. This is exactly what I was looking for.

But now you have to tell us what you listened to and what you thought of it.

Imprint 03-17-09 10:42 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
Dixie Dregs: What If

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Dr Mabuse 03-17-09 11:07 AM

Re: Guys, you've made great recommendations. Now I need more classics.
 
Are you looking for a particular type of music?

What is 'before you time'?

Define 'your time'.


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