Think their most recent record did me in for good. ■■■■■■■ rancid it is!!!
He’s having enough trouble with the numbers…don’t expect so much of him
Ok - true story -
I was young - maybe 9 years old.
We were on a family driving trip thing - through the countryside. Backseat, bored, with older sister.
I see a shiny thing in the grass, and get dad to stop the car. It’s a tape. I follow it, winded it up - and it goes for farking ages. The length of a cassette tape, I guess haha. Felt like kilometers (miles).
I collect it all - it’s in about 5 pieces over all, and twisted, wet, muddy, and so on.
I take it home in a paper bag.
It takes me about 3 months - all my summer holiday - but I put the thing together, using sticky tape and scissors to splice. I used a blank cassette housing to spool it up.
That was my first ever album - it worked almost perfectly - Wish You Were Here.
Still my all time favourite.
I swear there is nothing better in this world for me - not sex, not winning lottery - nothing - than to lie down (preferably stoned) and listen to the 17 minutes of Shine On.
It’s been a while, actually.
Must fix that.
Edit - Oh, and it’s the track I’m going out to.
Jesus…who are you? Les Claypool?
With a story like that, you’ll be making @JohnRain jealous.
You’ve certainly upped the story ante
Nice story @Deckham.
Which reminds me…
Some great tracks on that album. ‘Lazy’ is my favourite though. It’s been a while,must give it a spin soon!
Totally impossible exercise.
I can replay many many times classical symphonies. I do so to focus on tasks, relax and put me at peace or motivate me.
But even my most favourite modern rock/pop/metal/rap/rnb/blues/indie/progressive
albums grind if listened too, too many times.
What are your thoughts on ‘Pinkerton’?
I bought a used copy for a few hundred yen the other day. Hadn’t listened to it before. I thought it was good, but it didn’t leap out/ impress me that much.
Ok, I found 10 that will do for today’s list. But buggered if I can rank them. So in no particular order.
Hunky Dory - David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie
Young Americans - David Bowie
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Zeppelin 2 - Led Zeppelin
Night at the Opera - Queen
Hemispheres - Rush
War Child - Jethro Tull
The Turn of a Friendly Card - Alan Parsons Project
Love it, but it took me a while to get there. It’s quite a different beast to The Blue Album (far looser and rough, more uneven), which is still my fave of theirs.
All their albums since have been decidedly uneven, a couple almost embarrassing, but their highs can be very good indeed. Of the later releases Everything Will Be Alright In The End and The White Album are decent enough…
That could work as my top 10 also.
I cant do it.
I did one of these lists once. I felt dirty and couldn’t sleep for a week.
I’ll listen a few more times & hunt down the ‘Blue’ album.
Do it, have a wash and then take a sleeping pill
Albums that I’ve liked for ages that I would still listen to today.
In no particular order -
The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour
Junior Murvin, Police and Thieves
The Go-Betweens, 16 Lovers Lane
Miles Davis, In a Silent Way
Brian Eno, Another Green World
Elvis Costello, This Years Model
The Pogues, Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
Lou Reed, Transformer
Pinkerton is an album that grows on you.
I think I’d have it as my favourite just ahead of the blue album, but I was an angsty teen in 1996.
In Rock - Deep Purple
Presence - Zeppelin
Heaven and hell- Sabbath
Tapestry - Carole King
Racing Time - Santers
Sad wings of destiny - Judas Priest
Living in the 70’s - Skyhooks
Bark at the moon - Ozzy
I hate myself.
hate is such a strong word
Quick…I need a joint, temazepam and a scrubbing brush.