Friday, January 19, 2007
I love you because......
I was wasting time in Barnes and Noble and stumbled upon a big hardback book titled "Rolling Stones, The Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums ever" and was immediately sucked into it. Ive always been a big believer in the notion that music will pacify the most rotten souls. Music is a part of my life and i cant think of anything better than spending a few hours of that life listening to music. they should drive armored trucks around Iraq playing Miles Davis on repeat and after a few years the country would be meeting to discuss under age drinking.
But lets get back to the purpose of this post. The first album on the list was
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - THE BEATLES- it is the best album ever. I remember there was a period of my life when i was desperate for money; so i would scrounge through my parents' CDS to find anything useless to hock for a couple of bucks to the used CD store. (also, that gay guy would give me $30 credits when i gave him 1 CD. and i would buy Phish CDS, So i really was making money) I remember finding my parents Sgts Peppers CD and listening to it at the age of 16 and thinking "this is F*cking Awesome, I cant sell this!!!!!!!" It is an unanimous #1 album ever created. Congrats Beatles you did it!
#2 Pet Sounds THE BEACH BOYS- I am 100% sure my old man grew up listening to the Beach Boys but he did not have this in his collection for me to pawn off for the enormous credit. I will admit that if he did have this in the collection it would've been sold faster than i could order 5 cheese krystals. BUT, I know he listened and loved the beach boys. I did not discover this album until I moved to NY and became financially attached to ITUNES. Let me tell you though when i did finally download Pet Sounds I was so mesmerized and in love with this CD that i could've emulated Brian Wilson and stay in my room for weeks listening to this on repeat... it was that good! THIS AS GOOD AS IT GETS.
#3Revolver THE BEATLES - I discovered this in college and remember, absolutely adoring the song "michele" but that was about it. Its a great album and I love listening to it but its not my favorite. I cant argue against The Beatles.
#4 Highway 61 Revisited BOB DYLAN - OOOOHHH AAAHHHH Bob Dylan is the American Musician. Enough Said!!!!! My favorite is QUEEEEEEN JANE! (Queen Jane Approximately) Bob Dylan WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
#5 Rubber Soul - THE BEATLES
#6 Whats going on - MARVIN GAYE
#7 Exile on Main Street - THE ROLLING STONES
#8 London Calling - THE CLASH
#9 Blonde on Blonde - BOB DYLAN - MY FAVORITE!!!! put this in the player and get in a hot bubble bath. You'll emerge a new person.
#10 The White Album - THE BEATLES - this is GREAT!
#11 - The Sun Sessions - ELVIS PRESLEY this is why i decided to write this blog... when i browsed through the big 100 albums book at Barnes and Noble i focused on this particular album. #11 and its Elvis. It is available on ITUNES but for some reason i decided to buy it used off Amazon; it came in a few nights ago and i have been listening to it NON-STOP. What a great album, the best. It sounds like Elvis is at his buddies house singing into a microphone. The songs are wonderful. I think I might bring this along with me on my desert island fantasy. I cant imagine a better life than sitting stranded on a small little island, swaying my hips back and forth to the sounds of a young Elvis belting out tunes. GO BUY THIS CD! I PROMISE ITS A GEM. you will thank me. I know you will.