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Is It Safe To Gnaw Through The Straps Now?
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Faves
3. Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
Sheer Brilliance from probably England's greatest songwriter of the 20th Century
6. Killer - Alice Cooper
Their best record.
7. We're Only In It For The Money - Mothers of Invention
Zappa was a massive influence on me from a really young age
13. Electric Warrior - T-Rex
My favorite T-Rex record. Great slamming pop music
21. Sunburst Finish - Be Bop Deluxe
The most consistent of their amazing run of records.
27. All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
I prefer the next record, the semi-self-titled Mott, but this one saved them as a band and got them worldwide notice
31. Stormcock - Roy Harper
In a very strong career, probably Roy's masterpiece and one of the greatest brit-folkie records of all time.
43. SF Sorrow - The Pretty Things
The first concept album, Townsend listened to this constantly when he was writing Tommy.
46. Marquee Moon - Television
Punk ... hardly ... but amazing, eloquent art rock framed by twin lead guitars. One of the few records from the era that I still listen to a lot
56. The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic
Before Steve Winwood smoothed himself out of existence
57. By The Light of The Moon - Los Lobos
Nothing howls like the wolf.
58. Who Came First - Pete Townshend
Townsend's 3rd solo record, but the other two were very limited releases. If there was any doubt who WAS the Who, this dispells it.
61. Pure Pop For Now People - Nick Lowe
Nick at his most wise-ass
62. Outlaws - Outlaws
Southern rock with soul and heart and great guitars.
67. Good Old Boys - Randy Newman
Randy takes on the south, and offends a lot of folks with the lead off song Rednecks. As usual most of the audience just dosn't get it
68. Kimono My House - Sparks
My 2nd favorite Sparks LP, back when they were a rock band.
72. Gorilla - Bonzo Dog Band
Neil Innes started here, you know him as the guy who wrote the Rutles (unless you are as cool as I think you are and know him from here too, and Python)
73. Do You Believe In Magic - Lovin' Spoonful
John Sebastion wrote wonderfully breezy songs, still does.
74. Tres Hombres - ZZ Top
howhowhowhow, do you know what I'm talking about? Nope ... no clue, but it dosn't matter when boogie swings this hard.
75. Nighthawks at The Diner - Tom Waits
My favorite of the early Waits records. As always, in a live setting he shows that he is a frustrated standup comic.
81. Everywhere At Once - The Plimsouls
THE GREATEST POWER POP ALBUM OF ALL TIME !!!
82. Howlin' Wind - Graham Parker AND THE RUMOUR (how they forgot the last part ... geeze)
Great blue-eyed soul from one of the finest bands of the 70s
89. Desolation Boulevard - Sweet
A mixture of two british LPs into one brilliant american LP. Another I can still listen to decades later
90. Moss Elixir - Robyn Hitchcock
Not my favorite Robyn record, but an awfully good one.
97. This Was - Jethro Tull
See my Robyn comment.

Wish I Knew Better
2. Gilded Palace of Sin - The Flying Burrito Brothers
5. Something/Anything - Todd Rundgren
9. Spirit - Spirit
10. Chicken Skin Music - Ry Cooder
11. Odyssey & Oracle - The Zombies
14. Moby Grape - Moby Grape
16. Lost In The Ozone - Commander Cody
17. Tea For The Tillerman - Cat Stevens
18. Message From The Country - The Move
19. Argus - Wishbone Ash
22. Grooves in Orbit - NRBQ
23. Musta Notta Gotta Lotta - Joe Ely
24. Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw
25. Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon
26. John Barleycorn Must Die - Traffic
28. El Rayo-X - David Lindley
29. John Prine - John Prine
35. Again - Buffalo Springfield
36. Seconds of Pleasure - Rockpile
37. Liege & Lief - Fairport Convention
38. Mad Dogs & Englishmen - Joe Cocker
48. 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus - Spirit
49. Sweetheart' of The Rodeo - Byrds
50. The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter - Incredible String Band
51. Pirates - Rickie Lee Jones
55. #1 Record - Big Star
76. McCartney - Paul McCartney
77. Montrose - Montrose
78. Ogden's Nut Gone Flake - The Small Faces
79. Pickin' Up The Pieces - Poco
80. Body & Soul - Joe Jackson
91. Radio City - Big Star
92. The Slider - T-Rex
93. Unhalfbricking - Fairport Convention
94. Music in a Doll's House - Family
95. Blue River - Eric Andersen
96. Alone Together - Dave Mason

No Clue
1. Frisco Mabel Joy - Mickey Newbury
30. Emitt Rhoads - Emitt Rhoads
32. The Notorious Byrd Brothers - Byrds
33. Bring The Family - John Hiatt
34. I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die - Country Joe & The Fish
40. Third Down, 110 To Go - Jesse Winchester
44. Balaklava - Pearls Before Swine
45. The United States of America - The United States of America
71. New Riders of The Purple Sage - New Riders of The Purple Sage
83. Song Cycle - Van Dyke Parks
84. Elephant Mountain - Youngbloods
85. Accept No Substitute - Delaney, Bonnie & Friends
87. O'Keefe - Danny O'Keefe
88. Suite For Susan Moore - Tim Hardin

Ambivalent
8. Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
12. A New Flame - Simply Red
15. A Wizard, A True Star - Todd Rundgren
41. Cricklewood Green - Ten Years After
42. Nightingales & Bombers - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
47. Teaser - Tommy Bolin
52. Gaucho - Steely Dan
53. Crazy Horse - Crazy Horse
54. Dancing in The Dragon's Jaws - Bruce Cockburn
59. Winning - Russ Ballard
60. Rides Again - The James Gang
63. Steven Stills - Steven Stills
64. Once Upon a Time - Simple Minds
65. Songs of Love & Hate - Leonard Cohen
66. Rock and Roll Animal - Lou Reed
69. Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
70. Argybargy - Squeeze
86. Los Angeles - X
98. Fool For The City - Foghat
99. A Nod Is As Good As a Wink - Faces
100. Real Life - Magazine

Despise
Ok, I do have to rant a little ...
4. White Light/White Heat - Velvet Underground
I hated the Velvets then, I still do now. Posey NYC decadence bores me to tears.
20. The Captain and Me - The Doobie Brothers
Has there been a worse big time band than the simply awful Doobies ??? Even worse than Boston
39. Fear of Music - Talking Heads
The most overrated band of the new wave era. I am still waiting for them to write a 2nd melody line.
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