Monday, June 16, 2008

Rock Revival's Top 25 Forgotten Albums

There are so many albums that time will never forget, Pink Floyd's The Wall, Machine Head by Deep Purple, Led Zep IV, Back in Black AC/DC, The Eagles Greatest Hits etc.

There are so many other albums, however, equally as good but not recognised as the masterpieces that they are, albums that you can turn to when you have worn a hole in all the obvious choices. Here's are 25 of the best

1 Chicago Transit Authority

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The best album by the band that would become Chicago (the only ?)

2 Tumbleweed Connection- Elton John

A critical and overlooked album of country rock

3 Ogden's Nut Gone Flake - The Small Faces

Number one on my playlist for the last two months

4 The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic

Well, we know what this is perfect for doing with, and i didnt mean sex

5 Montrose - Montrose

Approachable blues rock without losing it's edge

6 Rides Again - The James Gang


Joe Walsh before The Eagles, this is like what Free is to Paul Rodgers before Bad Company

7 Veedon Fleece- Van Morrison

Nearly as good as Astral Weeks

8 A Nod Is As Good As a Wink - Faces

Better than the Stones ? Maybe, maybe not, but the perfect half-arsed masterpiece

9 Medusa - Trapeze

With Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes

10 Greatest Hits - Nazareth

One of the best albums of my 14th year

11 Teaser - Tommy Bolin

The man responsible for 12

12 Come Taste the band - Deep Purple

The least adolescent Purple album ?

13 Grand Funk Grand Funk

America's Black Sabbath ?

14 Argus - Wishbone Ash

Getting some of the recognition it deserves lately

15 The Captain and Me - The Doobie Brothers

Better than their Best of ?

16 Odyssey & Oracle - The Zombies

Psychedelic masterpiece, up there with Pipers at the Gates of Dawn ?

17 Fire and Water- Free

Blues rock heaven, the home of 'Alright Now'

18 John Barleycorn Must Die - Traffic

19 All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople

20 El Rayo-X - David Lindley

Reggae 'Werewolves of London'

21 Liege & Lief - Fairport Convention

UK does folk rock as well as, if not better, than US ?

22 Cricklewood Green - Ten Years After

23 Marquee Moon Television

People who think they are cool quote this....oops

24 Gaucho - Steely

25 Tres Hombres - ZZ Top

Tres Hombres 10 Eliminator 0

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