#29 - On their first album, Led Zeppelin were still in the process of inventing their own sound, moving on from the heavy rave-ups of guitarist Jimmy Page's previous band, the Yardbirds. But from the beginning, Zeppelin had the astonishing fusion of Page's lyrical guitar-playing, Robert Plant's paint-peeling love-hound yowl, and John Paul Jones and John Bonham's avalanche boogie. www.jeffreymarkell.com #orangecountyrealtor #jeffforhomes #greatestalbums
#32 - The Rolling Stones' final record of the Sixties kicks off with the terrifying "Gimme Shelter," the song that came to symbolize not only the catastrophe of the Stones' free show at Altamont but the death of the decade's utopian spirit. The entire album burns with apocalyptic cohesion. www.jeffreymarkell.com #orangecountyrealtor #jeffforhomes #greatestalbums
After blowing minds as the house band at L.A.'s Whisky-a-Go-Go, where they got fired for playing the Oedipal drama "The End," the Doors were ready to unleash their organ-driven rock on the world. "On each song we had tried every possible arrangement," drummer John Densmore said, "so we felt the whole album was tight." The Blakean pop art on their debut was beyond Top 40 attention spans.
No 498: The Stone Roses, 'The Stone Roses': The Stone Roses seem to have whizzed past me in the wake of the 80s jumping to the 90s - what a jem of an album that is definitive of the Nineties Brit Pop era. (4 stars)
No 487: Cyndi Lauper ,'She's So Unusual': This is top 100 material - the debut album from Lauper took the 80s by storm. "Girls just want to have fun" and "Time after time" are timeless/legend songs and the album is solid through and through. The best Cyndi Lauper album by far, that made her a household name and pop star over night. (4,5 stars)