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catfish1957:
@libertybele
@Hoodat

Not sure how much interest there will be in this thread, but I believe there is quite a contingent of us who have a lot of love and interest in Classic Rock.  I bought my first album (Meet the Beatles) in 1965 at age 8, and didn't stop until well into adulthood.  The list nerd in also for some reason made me document who I liked.  So, I figured to start with 1973 and work forwards. 

No given format otherwise, and just want to hear other's perspective of when music....  really was music.

Update

Index of Record Reviews-  Band-Album-Page No. on thread (from Maj. Bill and Catfish)
========================================

Abba- Abba: The Album- 50 ** 1/2
AC DC- Back In Black- 26. ****
AC DC- For Those About to Rock- 43 *** 1/2
AC-DC- High Voltage- 35 ****
AC-DC- Highway to Hell- 51 **** 1/2
Aerosmith- Get Your Wings- 45 *** 1/2
Aerosmith- Rocks- 30 *** 1/2
Aersosmith- Toys in the Attic- 30 ****
Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies- 27 ****
Alice Cooper- Killer- 42 *** 1/2
Alice Cooper- Love it to Death- 38 *** 1/2
Alice Cooper Welcome to My Nightmare- 43 *** 1/2
Allman Brothers Band- Self Titled- 51 ***
Amboy Dukes- Journey to the Center of a Mind- 39  ** 1/2
April Wine- Power Play- 50 ***
Eric Burdon and the Animals- Winds of Change- 42 ** 1/2
Asia- Asia- 38 * 1/2
Bachman Turner Overdrive- Not Fragile- 49- ***
Bad Company- Bad Coompany- 50 *** 1/2
The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds-  ** 1/2
The Beatles- Magic Mystery Tour- 50 *****
The Beatles- Sargent Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band- 30 *****
The Beatles- Abbey Road- 44 *****
Big Country- The Crossing= *** 1/2
Black Oak Arkansas, Black Oak Arkansas-  32 *** 1/2
Black Sabbath- Master of Reality- 43 ****
Black Sabbath- Volume 4- 26 ****
Blink 182- Enema of the State- 32 *** 1/2
Blink 182- Take Off Your Pants and Jacket- 46 ***
Blue Cheer- Blue Cheer- 44- ***
Blue Oyster Cult- Agents of Fortune- 28 ****
Blue Oyster Cult- The Revolution By Night- 38 *** 1/2
Bloodrock-II - 29 *** 1/2
Boston-Boston- 26 *****
Boston- Walk On- 37 ****
Buffalo Springfield- Again- 50 *** 1/2
Jackson Browne- Lawyers in Love- 38 ***
Bush- Sixteen Stone- 51 ***
Captain Beyond- Captain Beyond- 49 *
The Cars- Candy-O - 28 ****
The Cars-The Cars- 39 ****
Chicago- Chicago- 29 *** 1/2
Creedence Clearwater Revival- Cosmo's Factory- 45 *****
Creedence Clearwater Revival- Willy and the Poor Boys- 27 *****
Creme- Disraeli Gears- 37 **** 1/2
Marshall Crenshaw- Marshall Crenshaw- 46  ** 1/2
Deep Purple- Burn- 37 ****
Deep Purple- Machine Head- 30 **** 1/2
Deep Purple- Shades of Deep Purple- 51 ** 1/2
Def Leppard- Andrenalize- 50 ****
Def Leppard- Hysteria- 29 ****
Derek and the Dominos- Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs- 40 ****
Dire Straits- Love Over Gold- 41 **** 1/2
Dire Straits- Making Movies- 36 ****
The Doors-The Doors-30 ***
Dream Theatre- Images and Words- 37 ***
Eagles- The Long Run- 37. ***
Emerson Lake and Palmer- Brain Salad Surgery- 26 **** 1/2
Emerson Lake and Palmer- Pictures at an Exhibition- 32 ****
Emerson Lake and Palmer- Tarkus- 47 ***
Emerson Lake and Palmer- Trilogy- 42 **** 1/2
Eno- Another Green World- 34
Enya- Shepherd Moons- 46 ***
Fleetwood Mac- Mirage- 51 *** 1/2
Fleetwood Mac Rumors-46 *** 1/2
Fleetwood Mac- Tusk- 43 ****
Foghat- Night Shift- 42 ****
Foreigner- IV- 29 *** 1/2
Genesis- Trespass- 36
Golden Earring- Moontan- 33 *** 1/2
Grand Funk Railroad- Closer to Home- 35 ***
Green Day- American Idiot- 29 ***
The Guess Who- Share the Land- 52 ** 1/2
Guns and Roses- Appetite for Destruction- 39 *
Heart- Bad Animals- 45 ***
Jimi Hendrix- Are you Experienced- 34 **** 1/2
Buddy Holly- The Chirping Crickets- 48 ** 1/2
Honeymoon Suite- The Big Prize -44 *** 1/2
Hooters- Nervous Nights- 45  ***
Bruce Hornsby and the Range- The Way it is- 51 ** 1/2
INXS- Listen Like Thieves- 36 ***
Iron Butterfly- In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - 52- * 1/2
James Gang- Rides Again- 29 ****
Jethro Tull- Aqualung- 32 *** 1/2
Journey- Departure- 50 *** 1/2
Journey- Infinity- 35 *** 1/2
Judas Priest- British Steel- 48 ***
Kansas- Leftoverture- 28 ****
Kansas - Point of Know Return- 41 ****
King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King- 34 *** 1/2
Kiss- Destroyer- 30 ***
Led Zeppelin- I- 42 *****
Led Zeppelin- II- 41 *****
Led Zeppelin- III- 29 *****
Led Zeppelin-IV- 25 *****
Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy- 44 ****
Led Zeppelin- In Through the Out Door- 51- ****
Led Zeppelin- Physical Grafitti- 46 **** 1/2
Led Zeppelin- Prescence- 49 ***
Huey Lewis and the News- Sports- 49 *** 1/2
Loverboy- Get Lucky- 45 ***
Lynyrd Skynyrd- Lynyrd Skynrd- 33 ****
Meatloaf- Bat Out of Hell- 51- **
Metallica- Black Album- 35 ** 1/2
Steve Miller Band- Book of Dreams- 29 *** 1/2
The Moody Blues- Days of Future Past- 35 **** 1/2
The Moody Blues - In Search of the Lost Chord- 52 **** 1/2
The Moody Blues- 7th Sojourn- 28 **** 1/2
The Moody Blues- To Our Children's Children's Children- 47 ****
Mott The Hoople- Mott The Hoople- 49 ***
Allanis Morissette- Jagged Little Pilll- 47 **
Nazareth- Hair of the Dog -37 ***
Willie Nelson- Red Headed Stranger- 40 ***
Nine Inch Nails- Broken- 50 ****
Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral- 37 ****
Nine Inch Nails- Pretty Hate Machine- 45 ****
Nirvanna- Nevermind- 35 **
The Offspring- Splinter- 45 ***
Mike Oldfield- Tubular Bells- 37 ** 1/2
Pearl Jam- Ten - 51 ***
Tom Petty and Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedos- 42 *** 1/2
Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever- 25 *****
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Into the Great Wide Open- 34 ****
Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon- 40 ****
Pink Floyd- Momentary Lapse of Reason- 43 ****
Pink Floyd- The Wall- 45 **
The Police- Zenyatta Moondatta- 49 ** 1/2
Primus- Pork Soda- 48 *** 1/2
Queen- Queen- 36 ****
Queen- II- 43 ****
Ramones- Ramones- 28 ****
Rare Earth- One World- 44 ***
The Rolling Stones- Let It Bleed- 47 ** 1/2
Roxy Music- For Your Pleasure- 35 ***
Rush- 2112- 26 *****
Rush- Caress of Steel- 52 **** 1/2
Rush- Farewell to Kings- 49 *****
Rush- Grace Under Pressure- 43 *****
Rush- Hemispheres- 41 *****
Rush- Moving Pictures- 30 *****
Rush- Permanent Waves- 47 *****
Rush- Roll the Bones- 45 *****
Rush- Vapor Trails- 41 ****
Bob Seger- Against the Wind- 26 ****
Bob Seger- Night Moves- 48 *** 1/2
The Sex Pistols- Never Mind the Bullocks- 33 **
Silvertide- Show and Tell- 48 *** 1/2
Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness- 31 *** 1/2
Smashing Pumpkins- Siamese Dream- 45 ***
The Smithereens- 11- 37 ** 1/2
Social Distortion- White Light White Heat, White Trasg 48 ***
Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run- 51 ** 1/2
Steppenwolf- Steppenwolf- 48 *** 1/2
Styx- Equinox- 33 **** 1/2
Styx- Grand Illusion- 26 **** 1/2
Styx- Pieces of Eight- 45 **** 1/2
Synergy- Sequencer- 40 *** 1/2
Sum 41- All Killer No Filler 46 ** 1/2
Tool- Undertow- 50 *** 1/2
Toto- Isolation- 34 ***
Trapeze- Medusa- 40 ***
The Traveling Wilbur's- Vol. 1- *** 1/2
Robin Trower- Bridge of Sighs- *** 1/2
UFO- Obsession- ***
Uriah Heep- Demons and Wizards- 28 ***
Van Halen- Van Halen- 40 ** 1/2
Stevie Ray Vaughan- Texas Flood- 51- *** 1/2
Weezer- Blue Album- 35 *** 1/2
Weezer- Green Album- 51 *** 1/2
Edgar Winter Group- They Only Come Out at Night- 43 ***
The Who- Sell Out- 51 *** 1/2
The Who- Tommy- 32 **** 1/2
The Who- Who's Next- 26 *****
Yes- 90125- 44 *****
Yes- Close to the Edge- 50 *****
Yes- Going For the One- 46 *** 1/2
Yes- Talk- 39 *****
Yes- The Yes Album- 27 *****
Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Rust Never Sleeps- 38 ****
Frank Zappa- Apostrophe- 31 ****
ZZ Top- Eliminator-44 **** 1/2
ZZ Top- Tres Hombres- 28 ****


*- Poor
**- Good
***- Very Good
****- Excellent
*****- Classic, indispensable

 

catfish1957:
I started preparing these list in July 1973, then December 1973 and pretty much monthly afterwards for several years....

July 1973
================

1. Alice Cooper Band
2. Uriah Heep
3. Black Sabbath
4. Three Dog Night
5. Grand Funk Railroad
6. Chicago
7. Led Zeppelin
8. Black Oak Arkansas
9. Deep Purple
10. The Guess Who
11. Rare Earth
12. Allman Brothers Band
13. Rolling Stones
14. Yes
15. Eric Clapton
16. The Who
17. Jethro Tull
18. J. Geils Band
19. Elton John
20. Edgar Winter Group

Albums bought:

Uriah Heep- Live
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
================================

The Live ABC "In Concert" event really blew me away with that era of Alice Cooper.  For those into history, You Tube- "Elected" for one of what I consider one of the earliest Music Videos of that format.  Not that I disliked the "hippy formula" that worked in rock for more than 5 years butt.......   Hearing acts like Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath seemed ground breaking and refreshing

Bigun:

--- Quote from: catfish1957 on January 08, 2022, 07:57:25 pm ---@libertybele
@Hoodat

Not sure how much interest there will be in this thread, but I believe there is quite a contingent of us who have a lot of love and interest in Classic Rock.  I bought my first album (Meet the Beatles) in 1965 at age 8, and didn't stop until well into adulthood.  The list nerd in also for some reason made me document who I liked.  So, I figured to start with 1973 and work forwards. 

No given format otherwise, and just want to hear other's perspective of when music....  really was music.

--- End quote ---

I absolutely agree with Elvis Presley who said; "Roy Orbison is the greatest singer who ever lived!"  My collection includes everything he ever recorded and some stuff he recorded but never was released.

catfish1957:

--- Quote from: Bigun on January 08, 2022, 08:15:07 pm ---I absolutely agree with Elvis Presley who said; "Roy Orbison is the greatest singer who ever lived!"  My collection includes everything he ever recorded and some stuff he recorded but never was released.

--- End quote ---

Great point.  One thing about popular music.  Teenage kids tend to dislike their parents music, and in my case Orbison and Elvis  That is why  I in  '60's and '70's really wasn't into those '50's acts.  Of course, as I grew older, I understood the reverence for these pioneers.  And that hat really hit home when in the '80's the Traveling Willburys were formed.   I got to enjoy the legends of an earlier era (Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison) join forces with my era (Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne).  Their collaboration was magical.

Hoodat:
You can never have enough Grand Funk Railroad.

I can feel Him in the morning


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