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.
#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
The Rolling Stones, 'Exile on Main Street' - i love the blues and even more, i love rock albums, groups, sounds, artists (particularly guitarists) inspired by the blues. and i don't mean they just like the blues, i mean successfully incorporate the blues sound into their music (i.e. this album, jimmy page in general, jimi hendrix, the list goes on)...this album does all the right things.
My all time FAVORITE Elton John album. Painted this cover on the wall of my bedroom the summer I turned 16 with my good friend Sandy....complete with an entire piano keyboard painted along the bottom as a border.