25. The Doors – The Doors 12/6
It’s 1967. Summer of Love. The Doors broke right thru immediately with their first album, self-titled. No relation. 30 years after that, I spent a lot of time with this album. Not listening to as much Doors as I did back in the day, these days, but I love love love this album and 90% of the material Jim Morrison and The Doors put out in their way too short existence. Anyway…Already up to She’s a.. 20wentieth century fox. Queen of cool, Mindless school. Jim was a word man, better than a bird man. Time to live Time to lie Time to laugh Time to die! Take it easy baby take it as it comes don’t move too fast if you want your love to last. You’ve been moving much too fast! already at The End, it’s a pretty short album for having 11 songs on it. If you haven’t listened to it by now, you must be new to music? Anyway, check it out. So yeah, I had a special connection to The End back in the day. Listened to it way more times than my current itunes certainly tells me, 10 years before itunes.. Wrote a lot while listening to it and the Doors as a whole. I won’t even begin to start talking about Gumby’s special relationship with The Doors’s music. Love the story about after the night The Doors recorded The End.
26. Frank Zappa – Hot Rats 12/6
1969. Peaches En Regalia. Nice. Willie The Pimp. Zappa sure loves his sounds. FZ probably has more albums than this list will ever reach. Okay, I checked. And not yet, but it’s pretty close. FZ is a huge influence on a LOT of the bands that I see live. I can hear it now and I can hear it then. Haven’t listened to a lot of his other albums. This was a fun hot quick album of Zappa being the best at what he does the best, being Zappa. Sweet. Good times.
27. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath 12/6
1970. This is so good. I read Ozzy’s book this year, probably the only book I’ve read.. Have a new appreciation to Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne. This is their first album. They were touring and trying to make it before hand, after this album came out they were huge. This is essentially a live album that Black Sabbath recorded in 1 day in the studio that featured many first takes as final takes on the album. That’s awesome. And just like that I’ve listened to the whole thing and didn’t make any notes. Check it out if you haven’t.
28. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV 12/6
1971. a.k.a Four Symbols, The Fourth Album, Untitled, Runes, Sticks, ZoSo and The Hermit. The band did not want to name the album and each chose a symbol for the album art. Led Zeppelin figured that the music was being recieved by the audience either way and an album name wasn’t important. Turns out they were right. Unlike Sabbath, Zeppelin was an established and well known act in 1971. This is another classic album that you should check out if you never have. This will make you sweat it will make you groove. Used to have a cat named Zeppist that my uncle had to leave with us, didn’t know who Led Zeppelin was when I was that young. It didn’t take long to learn who they were, Led Zeppeling songs will be around forever! I wonder if there are still Led Zeppelin laser light shows. I went twice. Stairway to Heaven, the song that ended every school dance I ever went to. Oh gawd school dance? Anyway… Zeppelin Rocks! Lots of classic awesome songs.