Wednesday, October 01, 2008

when the moon is in the seventh house and jupiter aligns with mars

Ah, the 1960's...what could I possibly say about them that hasn't already been said? I'll skip the oh-so-obvious gushings and get right to


My 5 Favourite Albums from the 60's:
Love - Forever Changes:
This is probably the album that has the most emotional meaning to me. Semi-obscure L.A. band Love, led by the late Arthur Lee, released this in 1967 and it has changed many lives ever since, I'm sure, including mine. The sound isn't for everyone, so I'm not recommending that you run out and buy it. I do have to recognize it as the greatest album I've ever heard.
Favourite Track: "You Set the Scene", but even better is the bonus track "Your Mind and We Belong Together"
Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing at Baxter's:
An absolutely amazing psychedelic rock album.
Favourite track: "Watch Her Ride"
Cream - Disraeli Gears:
This album is just phenomenal. If you haven't heard it, it's basically an audio version of the album art.
Favourite track: "Tales of Brave Ulysses" - "Her name is Aphrodite and she rides a crimson shell..."
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin:
We've all heard about how 90% of this album was straight-up stolen, but my new policy on music is "If it sounds good to you, it's bitchen; if it sounds bad to you, it's shitty" (thanks, Frank Zappa!), and oh, God, does it sound good.
Favourite track: "Dazed and Confused"

Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow:
I used to have Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills here, but I couldn't resist the quirky whimsy of this classic album. Everyone knows "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit", but what draws me to this album are the ballads like "Comin' Back to Me" and "Today".
Favourite track: "Today"

17 comments:

Sister Libby said...

I LOVE Arthur Lee. And I really, really, really wish I was as knowledgable and insightful as you. Fantastic list. Will it continue on to the 90's?

Keith said...

I heard so much Jefferson Airplane and Led Zeppelin growing up from my uncles. I love them both. These is another really cool list. It's been neat to see what your choices are.

Keith said...

P.S. I forgot to mention over at my new blog thanks about what you said about the Issac Hayes header. I thought that would be a cool pic to use for that blog.

Seraphine said...

i love white rabbit. it's almost like an anthem. go ask alice!

this wheel's on fire said...

it is the dawning of the age of aquarius! i love that that's my sign :)

i think you know what's coming...
amazing list!
quite honestly that is cream's best album & same with jefferson airplane's...i just love them both so much that i can't quite express it in words...
tale of brave ulysses, swlabr, sunshine of your love, strange brew...doesn't get much better

and s.p.!! obviously white rabbit & somebody to love are classics, but today is a favorite of mine too. i think plastic fantastic lover will always be a personal favorite...

love you girl--you make me feel like i'm not alone in my love of this decade <3


whoah this comment is so long!!

Cait said...

Nice selection. Can you tell me anything about where you can find music on Mot and the hoople.

gossip guy said...

I'd still like to meet someone with the name Led. You know they'd have to be cool.

Leon said...

You know, I thought I liked the Doors all this time..but it was actually the Animals instead.

Great picks.

Cate said...

The 60s are one of my favourite decades. I can understand why you don't wanna repeat the gushings. I have written three exams until now - English, German and Politics, and in all three I wrote the same: How today's world is decadent and in which ways the 60s, or the past in general, was so much better, and now I've written it a 100 times already, I'm really tired of repeating it over again.
Cream-Disreali Gears is just an album you have to own. It's one of the essential hippie albums.

MR style said...

those drawings loook like hippie things !!! power flower !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catherine Ashley Talks fashion said...

and those are my top artists...

i love the!!!!

xoxo

Sunniva said...

I have such a thing for Cream! I can not start to say how fantastic I find "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" to be.

...and you know you cannot leave her for you touched the distant sands...

ahh they have such brilliant lyrics too!

at the moment I'm so hung up on "Sunshine of your love"

Juliet said...

I suck si deep when it somes to the official (and not official) classics of rock music, but i can seperate Chopan and Motzart :'D.

juliet xxx

jess said...

I love Surrealistic Pillow. Great list!

Diana Coronado said...

Wowwwwwwwwww what a great work !!

Colour colour !!

coco said...

Shows how uncool I am. I haven't heard any of these albums.

PrettyInBlack said...

Disraeli Gears is on my 'to buy' list. For now I have my brothers Creams Greatest Hits.

Your going to see Bob Dylan *excited scream that you'd never expect from me*

Your goint to see Neil Young *excited scream that you'd never expect from me*

Have fun!