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Initial post: Oct 17, 2012 1:10:08 PM PDT
Mike B. says:
1) Kevin Ayers - "Joy Of A Toy"
2) John Cale - "Paris 1919"
3) Eno - "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)"
4) Bryan Ferry - "Let's Stick Together"
5) John Fogerty - "Centerfield"
6) George Harrison - "All Things Must Pass"
7) Gordon Haskell - "It Is And It Isn't"
8) Steve Hillage - "L"
9) Ian Hunter - "You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic"
10) Speedy Keen - "Previous Convictions"
11) Wayne Kramer - "The Hard Stuff"
12) Duncan Mackay - "Score"
13) Phil Manzanera - "Diamond Head"
14) Nico - "Desertshore"
15) Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life"
16) Lou Reed - "Transformer"
17) Vivian Stanshall - "Sir Henry At Rawlinson End"
18) Johnny Thunders - "So Alone"
19) Brian Wilson - "Brian Wilson"
20) Robert Wyatt - "Rock Bottom"

Anyone is eligible who first came to prominence in a band. What are your favorite solo albums?

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 2:48:23 PM PDT
"Temple Bar" - John Waite (The Babys, Bad English)

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 3:02:38 PM PDT
B L T says:
Ian Anderson- "The Secret Language of Birds"
Roger Waters - "Amused to Death"
Robbie Robertson - "How To Become Clairvoyant"
Mark Knopfler - "The Ragpicker's Dream"
Steve Winwood - "Nine Lives"

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 3:38:51 PM PDT
mac says:
Exposure - Robert Fripp
Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 5:14:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 17, 2012 5:25:06 PM PDT
I definitely agree with "All Things Must Pass", "L", "Transformer", "Lust For Life", "Rock Bottom", "Exposure" and "Plastic Ono Band". I think "Fear" is a better album than "Paris 1919", though, and "The Marble Index" is Nico's finest. All of Eno's solo albums up to and including "Before And After Science" are great.

I would add:

"Fish Rising"--Steve Hillage
"Olias Of Sunhillow"--Jon Anderson
"Security" and "Us"--Peter Gabriel
"Defector"--Steve Hackett
"Bridge Of Sighs"--Robin Trower
"Fool's Mate" and "The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage"--Peter Hammill
"If I Could Only Remember My Name"--David Crosby
"On The Beach"--Neil Young (do his albums with Crazy Horse count as solo?)
"Bella Donna"--Stevie Nicks
"Happiness in Magazines"--Graham Coxon
"Off The Wall"--Michael Jackson
"Grace For Drowning"--Steven Wilson

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 5:20:35 PM PDT
Sodenfir says:
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
Bryan Ferry - Mamouna
Robert Plant - Manic Nirvana
Neil Finn - Try Whistling This
Lindsey Buckingham - Out of The Cradle
David Gilmour - David Gilmour

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 5:43:30 PM PDT
Fischman says:
Rik Emmett -- Ipso Facto
Justin Hayward -- Songwriter
Tommy Bolin -- Private Eyes
Ray Thomas -- From Mighty Oaks
Pete Townsend -- White City
Steve Howe -- Turbulence
Alex Lifeson -- Victor
Jim Matheos -- First Impressions

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 5:56:15 PM PDT
Scott Walker - Scott 4
Peter Hammill - The Future Now
Lindsey Buckingham - Law and Order
Peter Gabriel - Selftitled "Melt"
Daryl Hall - Sacred Songs
Robert Fripp - Exposure

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 8:09:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2012 7:59:39 AM PDT
Two Tub Man says:
Gregg Allman - Laid Back
Dave Alvin - King Of California
Tommy Bolin - Teaser
Randy California - Kapt. Kopter & His Fabulous Twirlybirds
Buck Dharma - Flat Out
Dave Edmunds - Get It! / Repeat When Necessary / Trax On Wax 4
Michael Fennelly - Lane Changer
Peter Gabriel - 1st (Car)
Pearl Harbour - Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost Too!
Grant Hart - Intolerance
Nick Lowe - The Jesus Of Cool (aka : Pure Pop For Now People)
Phil Lynott - Solo In Soho / The Phil Lynott Album
Scott McCaughey - My Chartreuse Opinion
Bob Mould - Workbook
Joey Ramone - Don't Worry About Me
Stew - The Naked Dutch Painter
Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue

Three notable solo albums so far in 2012
Silver Age - Bob Mould
Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance - Patterson Hood
King Tuff - King Tuff

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 12:12:11 AM PDT
B-Jak says:
Paul McCartney - Ram
Lisa Gerrard - The Black Opal
Kevin Godley / Lol Creme - L
Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports
Mike Watt - Contemplating the Engine Room
Lee Ranaldo - Between The Times & The Tides
Richard Thompson - Hand of Kindness
Robyn Hitchcock - Element of Light
David Byrne - the Catherine Wheel
Jerry Harrison - Casual Gods
Paul Weller - s/t
Steve Hackett - Live Rails
Julian Cope - Jehovahkill
Gene Clark - No Other
Tom Verlaine - s/t
Peter Murphy - Deep
Andy Summers - A Windham Hill Retrospective

OK, I'll stop.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 7:46:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 18, 2012 7:56:58 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
PETE--All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
Sir Paul--Ram
Freddie Fender's Greatest Hits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May the Lord have mercy on you soul if you fell for that 3rd one ;)

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 7:54:09 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
Flightsafety, Shannon Wright
Maps of Tacit, Shannon Wright
Dyed in the Wool, Shannon Wright
Thriller, Michael Jackson
Bad, Michael Jackson
Don't Be Cruel, Bobby Brown
The Chronic, Dr. Dre
Loneliest in the Morning, Julie Doiron
Tonight and the Rest of My Life, Nina Gordon
Whatever, Aimee Mann
Grey Will Fade, Charlotte Hatherley
Brown, Ivana Santilli
Away, Nancy Hess
The Principle of Moments, Robert Plant
Face Value, Phil Collins
No More Tears, Ozzy Osbourne
Lipslide, Sarah Cracknell
Move to This, Cathy Dennis
Only Everything, Juliana Hatfield
Monarch, Feist

I was going to include a few Neil Young albums, and then I realized all my favourite ones were with Crazy Horse...not "solo".

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 9:06:48 AM PDT
Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel
Don Henley: Building The Perfect Beast
George Harrison: All Things Must Pass
Daryl Hall (With Robert Fripp): Sacred Songs
Jerry Garcia: Cats Under The Stars
Jon Anderson: Olias Of Sunhillow
Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram
Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt
Ray Davies: The Kinks Choral Collection
Richard Sinclair: Caravan Of Dreams
Rick Wright: Wet Dream
Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells A Story
Roger Waters: The Pros and Cons Of Hitchiking
Roine Stolt: The Flower King
Steve Hackett: Please Don't Touch
Steve Howe: Beginnings
Sting: Nothing Like The Sun
Terry Reid: River
Tom Newman: Faerie Symphony

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 9:58:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 28, 2012 3:34:55 PM PDT
Bridge Of Sighs-Robin Trower
Holy Diver-DIO
Diary Of A Madman-Ozzy Osbourne
Double Live Gonzo-Ted Nugent
Irish Tour '74-Rory Gallagher
Muddy Waters Blues-Paul Rodgers
Armed And Ready-Michael Schenker Group
Iommi-Tony Iommi
Resurection-Halford

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 10:17:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 18, 2012 2:57:47 PM PDT
ROGER DALTREY: Under a Raging Moon
BOB GELDOF: Deep in the Heart of Nowhere
IAN GILLAN: Mr. Universe
GEORGE HARRISON: All Things Must Past
DON HENLEY: Building the Perfect Beast
KEN HENSLEY: Proud Words on a Dusty Shelf
GRAHAM NASH: Songs For Beginners
PAUL KOSSOFF: Back Street Crawler
SKIP SPENCE: Oar
JOE WALSH: But Seriously Folks

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 10:25:10 AM PDT
vivazappa-I didnt fall for the 1st one either! :)

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 10:29:39 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
> IAN GILLIAN: Mr. Universe

Who's Ian Gillian? In which band was he a part?

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 10:40:17 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Mcnary:
Everytime I tell someone how much I like Chinese Eyes they always try to convinve me Empty Glass is better!

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 11:24:40 AM PDT
Michael Ary says:
Jack White's 'Blunderbuss'

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 11:38:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 18, 2012 3:26:02 PM PDT
zlh67 says:
Roger Waters - Amused to Death (and Radio KAOS)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) - Fun In Space, Strange Frontier, Electric Fire
Paul Rodgers - Cut Loose (I like this better than most Bad Co.)
John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Dbl Fantasy
Ozzy - Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman
Eric Clapton - Slowhand
David Lee Roth - Eat 'em and Smile, A Little Ain't Enough
Jeff Beck - Guitar Shop, Who Else!, You Had It Coming, Jeff
Robert Plant - Pictures at Eleven
Joan Jett - I Love Rock n Roll
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
Pete Townshend - Empty Glass, White City
Sammy Hagar - Standing Hampton
Roger Daltrey - Under A Raging Moon

And most recently:

Jack White - Blunderbuss (this one's really good! only work of his I like better is the 2nd Raconteurs album)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 12:24:33 PM PDT
fartissimo says:
Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost
John Foxx - Metamatic
Syd Barrett - Barrett
Ed Kuepper - Rooms Of The Magnificent
Neko Case - Blacklisted
Adrian Borland - Alexandria
Bill Nelson - Chimera
David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive
Juliana Hatfield - Bed
Kristin Hersh - Sunny Border Blue
Sandy Denny - The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
Peter Murphy - Love Hysteria
Ian McCulloch - Candleland

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 2:27:44 PM PDT
vivazappa-Dont worry I wont tell you Empty Glass is better. In fact I will just say they both suck equally! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 3:00:59 PM PDT
>Who's Ian Gillian? In which band was he a part?

Ian Gillan (I misspelled his surname in my original post) was the singer for Deep Purple.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 3:11:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 18, 2012 3:14:17 PM PDT
gdtunes says:
Empty Glass - Pete
& (Rough Mix)

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 7:18:17 PM PDT
Michael Ary says:
Roger Waters -Radio K.A.O.S

@ zh67... I haven't heard that one... do you mean "Consolers of the Lonely"
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