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Edgar Froese's untimely death made me drag out a copy of Ricochet which I hadn't listened to in years. Just sublime. Why did I forget it for so long?

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[quote name='The Admiral' timestamp='1423752623' post='2688628']
I cant decide between two - which are both by the same artist : Neil Young

After the Gold Rush (1970) and Harvest (1972) are both stunning albums and I can also thoroughly recommend 'Live at Massey Hall' from 1971, which was only released officially a few years ago, and captures him between these two landmark albums, and playing what became classics for the first time live - Old Man' for example receives no recognition, but does warrant a nice back story introduction.

He's a fascinating artist of the sort we'll never see again,a s the industry would never support him now if he were just starting out - uncompromising, principled, experimental and a very gifted writer of intensely personal songs, but played in an idiosyncratic guitar style, which others struggle to emulate : 'ragged glory' encapsulates it beautifully.

Anyone who doesn't know his work should check him out. He has legions of long standing fans, including some high profile ones - Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher to name but two.
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Two of my favourites!

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One from each decade that I have been interested in music:

From the 70s "Parachute" by The Pretty Things. Not their best known album, but a more developed offering to their better known previous recording SF Sorrow. With Norman (Hurricane) Smith in the producer's seat and recorded at Abbey Road, one of the great overlooked albums.

From the 80s "Doot-Doot" by Freur. Although two of the band went on to bigger things in the 90s this is where all their ideas stemmed from. If you want a album that showcases every production trick for synth-based pop, this one has them all. Only has actual bass guitar on 2 of the tracks but of of them is the work of Pino Paladino.

From the 90s "Attack Of The Grey Lantern" by Mansun. A sort of concept album, but the concept doesn't get in the way of the fact that it's also a collection of catchy songs.

From the 2000s "Give Up" by The Postal Service. A collaboration that is far greater than the sum of it parts. Indie-pop meets glitchy electronica and produces a whole album of brilliant songs with off-beat sounds.

Nothing from the current decade because it's not finished yet!

Edited by BigRedX

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I can highly recommend Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk. It changed how I thought about the recording of music. How a band that were falling apart caught something amazing on vinyl. It's still remains one of the best sounding quality albums I've ever heard.

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[quote name='seashell' timestamp='1423766708' post='2688854']
Déjà Vu by Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Every track a winner.
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I love CSN , particularly Stills, but I struggle with the track "teach your children" as David Crosby gave away his son, I know it was written by Nash.

Edited by lojo

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[quote name='BigRedX' timestamp='1423788210' post='2689170']
From the 80s "Doot-Doot" by Freur. Although two of the band went on to bigger things in the 90s this is where all their ideas stemmed from. If you want a album that showcases every production trick for synth-based pop, this one has them all. Only has actual bass guitar on 2 of the tracks but of of them is the work of Pino Paladino.

From the 90s "Attack Of The Grey Lantern" by Mansun. A sort of concept album, but the concept doesn't get in the way of the fact that it's also a collection of catchy songs.
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Great choices!

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[quote name='seashell' timestamp='1423766708' post='2688854']
Déjà Vu by Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Every track a winner.
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Good call

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The best thing about this thread is that it is prompting me to dig stuff out of my collection and play the records again. When you think of all the great music out there it's really hard to amke a call on one or two seminal works. So easy to pick something like Ziggy or Led Zep, but every post makes you think 'yeah that is pretty good too'.

Great thread, congrats to the OP.

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Probably not old enough to be a classic but one of those surprising albums good all the way through, just a joy to listen to

Decemberists The King is Dead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDO4bzFWewk&list=PLC1ADF3E3825BFE8A

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The Specials debut album produced by Elvis Costello I believe. I had heard punk and I had head ska, but not together like this.
Also Madness's One step beyond blew me away as a 15 year old wannabe bass player! :P

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[quote name='ead' timestamp='1423815439' post='2689244']
Great thread, congrats to the OP.
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Yep

Is it now down the the OP to compile the list , picking only the first one of anyone who picked multiple choices ?

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Hounds of Love - KB
Electric Warrior - TRex
Hissing of Summer Lawns - JM
One Size Fits All - Zappa
Songs in The Key Of Life
Born To Run
Band OF Gypsys

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[quote name='Norris' timestamp='1423754487' post='2688663'] One for you then... Marc Johnson's Bass Desires :) [/quote]

Got that when it came out. Another established favourite.

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"Love" by Aztec Camera. It certainly sounds like it was made in 1987, but Roddy Frame recruited some of New York's finest to play on it - Dave Weckl, Will Lee, Marcus Miller...
"Working In A Goldmine" is my fav tune on it. :)

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Love these:
Visions of the Emerald beyond - Mahavishnu Orchestra
Wingful of Eyes - Gong
Babylon by Bus - Bob Marley
Marcus Garvey - Burning Spear
Blood Sugar Sex Magic - Chili Peppers
Live in Lousiville -Bootsy
Mothership Connection - Parliament
Pungent effulgent - Ozric Tentacles
Ultra Obscene - Breakbeat Era
A few useful tips about living underground - JTQ
Dad man cat - Corduroy
Jaco -Jaco
Band of Gypsies -Hendrix
Live in San Francisco - The New Mastersounds
Icon - Jonas Hellborg
Payday - culture
In sound from way out - Beastie boys
Prince Blimey - Red Snapper
Agharta - Miles Davis

...that'll do for now ;)

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[quote name='Raslee' timestamp='1423851532' post='2689780']
Love these:
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...that'll do for now ;)
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Oi..! Get to the back of the queue..! One at a time, no..? :angry:


:lol: :P

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1423853312' post='2689804']
Oi..! Get to the back of the queue..! One at a time, no..? :angry:


:lol: :P
[/quote] Ooops! should have read the OP...that's ADHD for ya :lol:

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