Tuesday, August 21, 2012

more albums that I discovered via Rolling Stone's The 100 Best Albums of the Last Twenty Years issue (1987)


Andrew Jacobs here,

Here's a few more albums that aren't among my favorite albums of all time but I did discover them via this issue of Rolling Stone and some brief thoughts on each.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps: This live album turned me on to what I personally consider to be the far superior (not to mention far lengthier) Live Rust double album.

Neil Young - After The Gold Rush: To paraphrase Lynyrd Skynyrd (whose hit song "Sweet Home Alabama" contains a pretty brazen retort to Young's song "Southern Man" from this album), Southern man may not need him around anyhow but this Southern California man certainly does.

The Who - Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy: Although I was a fan of The Who a good year or two before that Rolling Stone issue came out, it took this Who album's appearance in there to get me to go out and purchase it.

Graham Parker - Howlin' Wind: I wanted to get Parker's Squeezing Out Sparks (also in that Rolling Stone issue) but I couldn't find it, so I settled for Howlin' Wind instead.  Pretty good album.

The Ramones - s/t: Like The Who, I was familiar with The Ramones before that Rolling Stone issue came it but I didn't buy the album until I read about it in that issue.

Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding: If I remember correctly, my desire to hear the original version of "All Along The Watchtower" was the other big reason why I decided to purchase this album.  Needless to say, I'd take Jimi Hendrix's cover any day of the week over the original.

The Modern Lovers - s/t: I think I listened to this album once.  It didn't do very much for me.

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