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« on: November 07, 2009, 12:30:29 AM »

Out of curiosity, are there any albums that you love that came out before you were born? My favorite five such albums would be...

Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
Scorpions - Lovedrive (1979)
Grand Funk Railroad - Grand Funk (1969)

A note on the Scorpions album, I actually had to check wiki as I was born early in '79. Turns out Lovedrive was released about 16 days before I was born.
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 10:36:09 AM »

Oh, yes, many of the albums I love were from before I was born.

Simon and Garfunkel-Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme (1966)
Beatles-Abbey Road (1969)
Led Zeppelin-Houses of the Holy (1973)
Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Queen-A Night at the Opera (1975)
The Who-Who Are You? (1978)
The Clash-London Calling (1979)
U2-Boy (1980)
Rush-Moving Pictures (1981)
The Cure-Japanese Whispers (1983)

In the cases of U2 and The Cure, I enjoy many of their later albums better, but I was limited to 1984 and earlier.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 10:43:57 AM »

Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction (1987)
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (1969)
Perfect Perfect (1980)
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009, 02:55:24 PM »

My goodness, but you are all babies compared to me.  I was already born when all those albums came out.  I guess I'm really old. 

Sometimes I like listening to the old jazz from the 30's, 40's and 50's.  That would be before my time.  Benny Goodman's  Live at Carnegie Hall is a good one.  His Sing, Sing, Sing is a classic.  Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald are also great to listen to.  I acquired my taste for this sort of thing from my dad who is a jazz fan from back when it was new.  As a young man he saw Charlie Parker play.  He can listen to this stuff any time.  I have to be in the right mood for it, though.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009, 03:16:08 PM »

Deep Purple - Machine Head
The Who - Tommy
Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp
The Pioneers - Longshot
and, while put out after I was born Duke Reid's Treasure Chest is a collection of singles made in the late '60s from Duke Reid's Treasure Isle rocksteady label.  This particular collection probably gets the most play out of any single (or double, in this case) CD in my collection.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009, 03:16:31 PM »

Too many to list individually so I'll do it by bands

Queen:
1) A night at the opera
2) Queen II
3) Sheer Heart Attack

Rush:
1)  2112
2) Fly by Night

Led Zeppelin:
1)  I-IV
2) Houses of the Holy

Black Sabbath:
1) Paranoid
2) Master of Reality
3) We Sold our Souls for Rock n' roll
4) Black Sabbath

Cream:
All albums

Deep Purple:
Machine Head

Pink Floyd:
1)  Dark Side of the Moon
2)  Meddle

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Are you experienced?

Jethro Tull:
Aqualung

Beatles:
Let it Be (the only album of theirs I ever liked)


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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009, 04:18:54 PM »

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009, 05:38:25 PM »

Born?!EeGads...I was in high school when most of the albums listed in the first few posts were put out Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2009, 05:42:01 PM »

Born?!EeGads...I was in high school when most of the albums listed in the first few posts were put out Shocked
Ditto.
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2009, 06:16:33 PM »

Suddenly, I feel very old.  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2009, 11:44:24 PM »

Sometimes I feel like I'm an old timer at the age of 30, but in this thread I don't feel quite so bad. Grin
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2009, 11:58:59 PM »

Suddenly, I feel very old.  Grin

If you're old, Riddi, then I must be a real fossil.  Shocked Shocked Grin Grin
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2009, 12:07:17 AM »

The one album I have, which is really more of a compilation and therefore not technically a real album, that predates my birth is a collection of jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi's Greatest Hits.  I picked this up for its "Linus and Lucy" theme (remember the 1964 Charlie Brown Christmas Special?) as I was grieving Charles Schulz's death almost ten years ago but found that Mr. Guaraldi had recorded a much larger body of work over his career than just the Peanuts theme.  Remember his chart "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"?
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2009, 12:51:01 AM »

The Beatle's "Revolver"
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2009, 12:51:29 AM »

The Beatles and The Classic Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Cream heck everything I like was made before I was born especially Bach's Mass in B minor, But I do like modern country. The only Rock I'll listen to was put out pretty much in the 60's-early70's thirty years or so before I was born.(81)
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2009, 12:52:41 AM »

The Beatle's "Revolver"

Revolver,Rubber Soul and Abbey Road are my favorites.
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2009, 12:53:43 AM »

-early70's thirty years or so before I was born.(81)
I think your math is off. I count only ten years between the early 70's and 1981.
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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2009, 01:19:55 AM »

Since I was born in 1973, most of the albums I like came out during my lifespan....
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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2009, 01:30:44 AM »

-early70's thirty years or so before I was born.(81)
I think your math is off. I count only ten years between the early 70's and 1981.

Yeah I dont know what was with that. Grin
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2009, 01:44:09 AM »

The one album I have, which is really more of a compilation and therefore not technically a real album, that predates my birth is a collection of jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi's Greatest Hits.  I picked this up for its "Linus and Lucy" theme (remember the 1964 Charlie Brown Christmas Special?) as I was grieving Charles Schulz's death almost ten years ago but found that Mr. Guaraldi had recorded a much larger body of work over his career than just the Peanuts theme.  Remember his chart "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"?

 Great choice, PtA.  I have his "Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits" CD.  "Christmas Time Is Here" is sooo smooth and soothing.
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2009, 02:11:11 AM »

Too name just a few (in no particular order and certainly not exhaustive)...

1. Buck Owens "The Best Of... Vol 2."  1968
2. Neil Diamond "Classics- The Early Years" 1983*
3. The Beatles "Rubber Soul" 1965
4. " "Revolver" 1966
5. " "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" 1967
6. Hank Williams "40 Greatest Hits" 1978*


*Technically, the release date wouldn't count, but all the songs were from '25 to '67.  Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2009, 03:16:24 AM »

Suddenly, I feel very old.  Grin

If you're old, Riddi, then I must be a real fossil.  Shocked Shocked Grin Grin

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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2009, 03:18:37 AM »

The Beatle's "Revolver"

Revolver,Rubber Soul and Abbey Road are my favorites.

I have those LPs, Revolver and Rubber Soul (and perhaps Abbey Road), ..... somewhere in a box!  laugh
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2009, 12:38:28 AM »

Deep Purple - Machine Head
The Who - Tommy
Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp
The Pioneers - Longshot
and, while put out after I was born Duke Reid's Treasure Chest is a collection of singles made in the late '60s from Duke Reid's Treasure Isle rocksteady label.  This particular collection probably gets the most play out of any single (or double, in this case) CD in my collection.

Well, considering your current avatar, I would think that this would be closer to the vintage of Who song that you might appreciate.  (Of course, it's from '65, not '64 Wink.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uFcPjILC7k


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