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1969 in music. • Page 4

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by phaynes12, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    I'll be 32 in a month lol? idk, man. i know pretty much every band that's been in this thread. they're called blindspots for a reason lol
     
  2. Meerkat

    human junk drawer Prestigious

    Checked out the last Chicken Shack record featuring Christine McVie. There’s another one from ‘69 with the new keyboardist that I’m gonna try and get to today. I don’t think I’ll be returning to it too often but if anything it really cemented the skill level of Christine. Plays some really great stuff on that record. Pretty much every song starts with a fairly long bit of the band talking or whatever which usually pulls me out of whatever I’m listening to, I think without it I’d probably have liked it more. But either way it was fun to hear what she was up to pre-Fleetwood Mac
     
  3. Afraid

    Yikes

    Fair enough. Plenty of blind spots here with two decades of serious listening on you. No offense intended.
     
  4. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    The Beatles' Abbey Road takes it with 34 points. Let It Bleed was the next closest with half the points.
     
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  5. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    The Youngbloods - Elephant Mountain

    Really great one. Excellent blend of good songs and legitimately jazzy jams. Realized I knew "Sunlight" from a cover Dan Fogelberg did in the '90s.
     
  6. tomdelonge Jun 14, 2021
    (Last edited: Jun 14, 2021)
    tomdelonge

    Regular

    I gotta get better at voting

    1. The Beatles - Abbey Road
    2. The Who - Tommy
    3. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

    Like recent years, I have a clear number 1, but 2 and 3 could also be Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Nashville Skyline, or Arthur.

    20/20 is just below that stack. “Do It Again”, “Bluebird Over The Mountain” and “Cabinessence” are major faves. “The Nearest Faraway Place” rules too.
     
  7. tomdelonge

    Regular

    Other cool stuff I didn’t see mentioned…

    The Meters - The Meters
    Kevin Ayers - Joy Of A Toy
    Skip Spence - Oar (this album is gnarly)
    Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
    Flamin’ Groovies - Supersnazz
    Mott The Hoople - Mott The Hoople
    The Ventures - “Walk Don’t Run”
    The Archies - “Sugar Sugar”
    Plastic Ono Band - Live Peace In Toronto 1969

    Toronto Rock And Roll Revival 1969 is a real nexus of rock n roll weirdness; an impromptu John and Yoko show, the show that kickstarted the 50’s rock revival, and the show where Alice Cooper threw a chicken into the crowd.

    Little Richard’s set is unreal:



    I worked on a release of Chuck Berry’s set earlier this year. Also amazing:

     
  8. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

  9. Steeeve Perry

    Trusted

    Hadn't taken a look at any of these yet but Abbey Road is the greatest album of all time
     
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  10. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    well, no
     
  11. Afraid

    Yikes

    fair enough

    anything less than a perfect 5/5 rating is complete lunacy
     
  12. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    Abbey Road is a great album but it’s not even one of my top 3 Beatles albums. Side two is doing a lot of the heavy lifting for me (except for Something, which is 10/10)
     
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  13. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    But...”Here Comes the Sun” is on it...
     
  14. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    Which is the kick off of side 2!
     
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  15. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    abbey road is probably my #1 beatles album but maybe in the 50-75 range ever for me. just so many other great albums from that time period to care about
     
  16. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    “Something” is a fucking all-timer. They should have done more George songs.
     
  17. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    that’s my biggest issue with their albums. paul gets ob la di but george, who hadn’t written a bad song in like six albums, gets next to nothing comparatively?
     
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  18. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    George's vindication was that he made a better solo album right out of the gate than any of his fellow bandmates ever did.
     
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  19. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    three of the best five beatles solo records are George records

    edit: well, not strictly speaking solo. "non-beatles" records
     
  20. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    What the hell is the third? Dark Horse? Cloud Nine?
     
  21. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    dark horse absolutely
     
  22. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I’ll give you the first two, but no way Dark Horse stacks up to Ram, Band on the Run, Imagine, Plastic Ono Band, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, London Town
     
  23. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    1. ATMP
    2. Plastic Ono
    3. Dark Horse
    4. Material World
    5. Band on the Run
     
  24. Steeeve Perry

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    I think when I tried to get into the Beatles everything sounded really dated. Like there is no way you could play modern music and throw something from Sgt Peppers on in between and it would work. It might be a fun way to break up the tracks but it would stick out like a sore thumb. When I heard Abbey Road I finally got the band. It sounded like it could have been recorded yesterday. The songs seemed timeless, save for Maxwell's Silver Hammer. But what is a Beatles album without a dumb McCartney song right? The more modern-sounding recording gave the members real grunt in their voices, instead of sometimes sounding pinched and boyish previously. Almost every song was perfection to my ears. It has an iconic opening, a brilliant middle (I Want You into Here Comes the Sun... good god) and perhaps the best closing run of any album ever, from Golden Slumbers onward. Imagine being the best band of all time and for your final recorded statement you take turns trading off solos and sing a line that perfectly encapsulates an entire era.

    Notes:
    . I later realised The Beatles also has modern production so that also qualifies
    . I still like all The Beatles' albums, I just didn't really get the band until hearing Abbey Road
     
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  25. Surfwax

    bring on the major leagues

    I agree that it’s mostly about side 2, but even still I'd have it top 3. In part because side 2 is the single best run of songs in their catalog (if not among the greatest 15 minutes or so of music ever recorded), and also because the things I'd penalize side 1 for - namely lack of cohesion and goofiness - are present on just about every record save Revolver.

    Feel free to replace Abbey Road side 2 with white album disc 1 in the above and I feel pretty much the same.