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Initial post: Oct 16, 2008 9:33:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 16, 2008 9:34:29 PM PDT
Lionel Bourg says:
There used to be a syndicated FM radio show(may still be on the air---don't know) called, "Desert Island Discs". Each week they would have some famous rock musician on and have them name the albums they would take with them if they were to be exiled to a desert island. The guests were limited to 10 albums.

What would be your 10? Remember, it's the 10 that you would have to listen to over and over---possibly forever.

Here's what I would take(in no particular order):

1.Astral Weeks---Van Morrison
2.Rubber Soul---The Beatles
3.Naturally---JJ Cale
4.Bringing It All Back Home---Dylan
5.Blonde On Blonde---Dylan
6.Beggar's Banquet---Stones
7.High Tide & Green Grass---Stones
8.The Georgia Peach---Little Richard
9.The Sky Is Crying---Elmore James
10.Blue---Joni Mitchell

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 3:56:50 AM PDT
oneamerican says:
Assuming no greatest hits albums allowed:

Back in Black -- AC/DC
Volume 1 -- Travelling Wilburys
Blackout -- Scorpions
Brothers in Arms -- Dire Straits
How Great Thou Art -- Elvis Presley
King Cool -- Donnie Iris
American Patriot -- Lee Greenwood
Don't Look Back -- Boston
Bat out of Hell -- Meatloaf
Allied Forces -- Triumph

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 8:56:12 AM PDT
I'm pretty sure this topic has been covered here, but because I'm a sucker for lists...

1) David Bowie- THE SINGLES: 1969-1993
2) John Foxx- GLIMMER: BEST OF
3) David Sylvian- EVERYTHING AND NOTHING
4) Devo- PIONEERS WHO GOT SCALPED: THE ANTHOLOGY
5) Gary Numan- TELEKON
6) Sparks- PROFILE
7) Soft Cell- THE TWELVE-INCH SINGLES COLLECTION
8) Yello- ESSENTIAL
9) Brian Eno- HERE COME THE WARM JETS
10) Bill Nelson- QUIT DREAMING AND GET ON THE BEAM

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 9:56:04 AM PDT
Lionel Bourg says:
John:

Yeah, I suppose that, in a sense, this is just another "favorite albums" list but I thought it would put a new wrinkle in the idea by forcing respondents to have to focus and really "tighten" up their list since, theoretically, it would be the only music they would have to listen to.

Anyway, yours is an interesting list; I suppose our lists "date" us in a way and since I'm 65 and a "first-generation" rock & roller(as my list plainly indicates, i.e., Little Richard, Elmore James), I find it interesting to see what music is important to subsequent generations.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 12:34:32 PM PDT
No harm, no foul.

A lot of the music on my list was recorded before I was born. I find I relate most to music from the late '70s and early '80s. It was such a vibrant and eclectic era for music, what with punk, new wave, disco, no wave, synth-pop, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 1:00:51 PM PDT
Foxx-
you put "Telekon" over "Replicas"?
Hey..."I Die You Die", I guess-

Well...here goes-
Therapy? - Troublegum
Stiff Little Fingers - Nobody's Heroes
Killing Joke - What's THIS For...
The Ruts - The Crack
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Hot Tuna - The Phosphorescent Rat
BeBop DeLuxe - Modern Music
Dixie Dregs - What If
Bad Brains - I Against I

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 1:53:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 17, 2008 1:58:46 PM PDT
TELEKON is a much darker, more introspective album than REPLICAS. Numan really broadened his musical palate on TELEKON, too. Listening to that album is like stepping into a synthesizer museum.

P.S. You chose MODERN MUSIC over SUNBURST FINISH? ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 3:12:49 PM PDT
Yeah-
It went down to "Beauty Secrets" and "Dance Of The Uncle Sam
Humanoids". It was THIS close-and the Suite won it over "Crying
To The Sky".
I do admit - Telekon IS dark. Replicas still frightens me.

You got good ears, Foxx-
now...how about "Systems Of Romance" over "Ha! Ha! Ha!"?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 3:43:20 PM PDT
Charlie - X says:
Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
The Samples - The Last Drag
Chicago II
Pat Metheny Group - Offramp
Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
Jellyfish - Spilt Milk
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Laura Nyro - Eli & The Thirteenth Confession
The Radio Dept - Pet Grief
Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 4:19:52 PM PDT
Daryl Bolton says:
Assuming no Greatest Hits are allowed, here's my essential 10 (one per group):

White Album- The Beatles
Let It Bleed- Rolling Stones
Who's Next- The Who
Are You Experienced?- Jimi Hendrix
The B-52's- The B-52's
Are We Not Men?: We Are Devo!- Devo
Look Sharp- Joe Jackson
Toys In the Attic- Aerosmith
A Night at the Opera- Queen
Alive!- Kiss

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 4:21:20 PM PDT
Yes: Close To The Edge
Boston: Boston (overplayed? sure, but that's why I don't listen to the radio).
Aerosmith: Toys In The Attic
The Beatles: Sgt. Peppers
Emerson Lake & Palmer: Tarkus
Chicago VII
Led Zeppelin III
The Who: Quadrophenia (That doesn't count as two albums does it?)
Pink Floyd: Animals
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Man, that is just not enough! No matter how I changed it around I just wasn't happy with what I ended up with. I'm glad I don't have to make this decision for real!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 5:59:47 PM PDT
Lionel Bourg says:
Hey Daryl:

A tasty selection indeed!!! I was surprised that "Forever Changes" didn't make the cut. But, it's tough to come up with just 10 without leaving out a lot of stuff that one really likes!!! Like Stonehenge says---glad this ain't for real!!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 7:39:14 PM PDT
Working Man says:
1. Led Zeppelin - "Physical Grafitti"
2. Robin Trower - "Bridge of Sighs"
3. Rush - "2112"
4. Pink Floyd - "Animals"
5. Bad Company - "Bad Co"
6. Free - "Fire and Water"
7. Deep Purple - "Machine Head"
8. Yes - "Fragile"
9. Jethro Tull - "Minstrel in the Gallery"
10. Led Zeppelin - "Led Zeppelin II"

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008 8:19:49 PM PDT
MetalMike says:
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe
King Crimson - Frame by Frame
Slayer - South Of Heaven
Thanatopsis -Axiology
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush - Live
Pantera - Great Southern Trendkill
Jimi Hendrix - Band Of Gypsys
Groundhogs - Solid
Uli Jon Roth - From Here To Eternity
Robin Trower - Live

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2008 11:44:32 AM PDT
Your ears meet my approval, too, Corpino. But I consider HA! HA! HA! to be Ultravox's finest hour (or approximately 40 minutes). An album that starts with "Rock Wrok" and ends with "Hiroshima Mon Amour" is unbeatable.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2008 8:03:07 PM PDT
Dw 1000 says:
Sailing Shoes - Little Feat
Marquee Moon - Television
Revolver - The Beatles
Hot Rats - Frank Zappa
The Clash - The Clash
Who's Next - The Who
Exile On Main Street - Rolling Stones
Kind Of Blue - Miles Davis
Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
Ok Computer - Radiohead

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2008 8:31:53 AM PDT
Daryl Bolton says:
Hi Lionel: Very tough to make a list of 10. I can imagine someone discovering me on that desert island...with about 2,000 records! They'll ask me why I brought them all, and I'll say, "they're all essential!" :D

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2008 9:28:05 AM PDT
My real "desert island selection" would probably consist of about 1,000 copies of Styx's "Mr. Roboto." Then I could make a raft out of them and "Come Sail Away" back to something listenable.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2008 9:43:32 AM PDT
David Judson says:
1. Love Forever Changes
2.Layla
3 Axis bold as Love
4 Zuma
5 Late for the Sky
6 Transformer
7 Exile on Main Street
8 Rubber soul
9 Loaded
10 Blonde on blonde

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2008 9:49:57 AM PDT
...and I think mine would be "I'm Stranded" by The Saints.
Because I AM.

Hey Foxx-
I'm still fightin' over my last pick. Then, again, any JOHN FOXX
beats any Midge Ure. When You Walk Through Me, Someone
Else's Clothes...real tough.
Let me throw ONE more out there-
Mi-Sex's "Computer Games" Vs. "Space Race".

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2008 10:07:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 20, 2008 10:09:46 AM PDT
Daryl Bolton says:
A second scoop, smuggled on board:

Never Mind the Bullocks- Sex Pistols
Rocket To Russia- Ramones
Rocks- Aerosmith
Some Girls- Rolling Stones
Wired- Jeff Beck
Back in Black- AC/DC
At Budokan- Cheap Trick
Pretenders- Pretenders
Led Zeppelin II- Led Zeppelin
Station To Station- David Bowie

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2008 10:33:03 AM PDT
I'm partial to the stripped down sound of GRAFFITI CRIMES, although "Computer Games" has worn out its welcome on new wave/post-punk compilations.

The Ure-fronted Ultravox has always been a little too tinny-sounding for my tastes. RAGE IN EDEN has its share of dark, moody numbers, but little else in their oeuvre demands my attention.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2008 10:37:10 AM PDT
P. S. Gabler says:
How about In-a-gadda-da-vida by Iron Butterfly and Who do you love by oeps forgot the name of the band?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2008 11:02:08 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 20, 2008 11:04:05 AM PDT
Daryl Bolton says:
Desert island discs, vol. 3:

Bat Out of Hell- Meatloaf
Fly Like an Eagle- Steve Miller Band
Not Fragile- Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Desolation Boulevard- Sweet
Destroyer- Kiss
Goes To Hell- Alice Cooper
Bad Habits- The Monks
Labour of Lust- Nick Lowe
Frantic City- Teenage Head
The Cars- The Cars

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2008 12:44:04 PM PDT
zlh67 says:
Yeah, I'm assuming no compilations, otherwise I'd have 10 box sets.... I am however going for DOUBLE albums when possible to maximize my listening variety!

1. White Album - The Beatles
2. Love and Theft - Bob Dylan
3. A Night at the Opera - Queen
4. Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
5. Exit... Stage Left - Rush
6. Physical Grafitti - Led Zep
7. The Wall - Pink Floyd
8. Tommy - The Who
9. Sheik Yerbouti - Frank Zappa
10. West - Lucinda Williams
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