Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Rock Revival's Time Capsule (1967): The Best Year Ever in Music ?

What do you think is the most creative seminal year in rock ? For me (and i'm sure for many others) it has to be 1967, the world seems on the brink of destruction, China tests it's H bomb, the middle east is a powder keg, Vietnam rages but at the heart of the storm there is Monterey and the Summer of Love.

Take a look at the albums that were produced in this year; arguably this group are amongst the most important albums ever.

The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico

The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced

The Doors The DoorsPink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow

The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis: Bold as Love

Cream Disraeli Gears

Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again

Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding

The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed

Procol Harum Procol Harum/A Whiter Shade of Pale

1 comment:

Bond said...

Came over from Layla...and in my mind, I had answered the question prior to clicking here...My answer was 1969..

Bowie's "A Space Oddity"
The Stooges debut album
Elvis returns to live performing (OK, it is Vegas, but still)
Led Zeppelin's first album
The last public performance by The Beatles (On the roof of Abbey Road studios)
Sly & The Family Stone "Stand"
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band "Trout Mask Replica"
King Crimson "In The Court Of The Crimson King"
Mott The Hoople debuts "Mott The Hoople"
Alice Coopers debut "Pretties For You"
Blood Sweat & Tears debuts "BS&T"
Beatles "Abbey Road"
Blind Faith debuts "Blind Faith"
Santana debuts "Santana"
Allman Brothers Band debuts "The Allman brothers"

The debuts of so many artists that influenced the next 30+ years of music occurred in 1969.