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The School of Rock (Part 2)

Big Hair Addict
The list author says: "I got to thinking about the sad state of music nowadays (the industry itself; the no talent, auto-tune, one off, money grabbing singles; hip-hop, etc) and thought to myself 'What music would you deem as essential to someone who wanted to know what rock was all about. Something that would give a firm foundation to todays youth. And this is the list I came up with in 5 minutes. It's greatest hits heavy, because it can be. Remember, it's about schooling the unschooled.

1. Visit melodicrock.com
2. Buy Classic Rock Magazine
3. Go to www.grooveshark.com and legally listen to most, if not all, of these artists for free and then spend your hard earned dollars wisely.
4. Visit wolfgangsvault.com to listen to some great concerts"
Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix
Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix
"One of the greatest ever. His influence is unbelievable."
Surfing With the Alien
Surfing With the Alien
"We'll go with the album that revolutionized insrtumental rock. Not since Eddie Van Halen did someone have such an influence on rock music."
Journey: Greatest Hits
Journey: Greatest Hits
"Includes all of their hits. They defined a genre. They carry on but the Steve Perry is THE era you need to know. No one could croon a tune like him."
Kinks - Ultimate Collection
Kinks - Ultimate Collection
"No collection is complete with a sampling from The Kinks."
Alive! [2 CD Remastered]
Alive! [2 CD Remastered]
"Truly the first live album that really mattered. There's a reason they have their own army and still are alive and kickin'."
The Complete Studio Recordings
The Complete Studio Recordings
"Let's just go with the whole collection here. There's a reason they still get enough radio play today as they did back in the day. They defined heavy metal, brought blues to the masses, and expanded our horizons with there blending of mediterrean music into song structures."
Lynyrd Skynyrd - All Time Greatest Hits
Lynyrd Skynyrd - All Time Greatest Hits
"The definition of Southern Rock."
Montrose
Montrose
"The start of Sammy Hagar's career. Ronnie Montrose is a six string hero."
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
"Practically invented of the Hair Metal scene."
Essential Ozzy Osbourne
Essential Ozzy Osbourne
"There is no ideal GH compilation from Ozzy as far as I'm concerned, but for the uneducated, this is a good starting point of a career overview."
Dark Side Of The Moon
Dark Side Of The Moon
"This would just be a starting point, obviously. The Wall, Wish You Were Here, Animals. They all have to be included."
Music from the Motion Picture "Purple Rain"
Music from the Motion Picture "Purple Rain"
"One of the best soundtracks ever. Prince is an overlooked guitar hero."
Greatest Hits I, II & III - The Platinum Collection (3CD)
Greatest Hits I, II & III - The Platinum Collection (3CD)
"Queen were truly an original. No one could sing like Freddie. Who else could come up with Bohemain Rhapsody, Bicycle Race, Fat Bottom Girls, etc and have them be massive hits."
Catch The Rainbow: The Anthology [2 CD]
Catch The Rainbow: The Anthology [2 CD]
"RITCHIE BLACKMORE!"
Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs
"Unfairly (maybe) called the white Hendrix, this album is stellar. His new album, The Playful Heart is every bit as good."
Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones (1971 - 1993)
Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones (1971 - 1993)
"Too many songs to pick just one album."
Crest Of A Wave - The Best Of Rory Gallagher [2 CD]
Crest Of A Wave - The Best Of Rory Gallagher [2 CD]
"Jimi Hendrix was once asked how it felt to be the greatest guitar player alive. His response was that he didn't know, you would have to ask Rory Gallagher. I'd agree."
Chronicles
Chronicles
"Great overview of one of rocks all time bands."
The Best of Santana
The Best of Santana
"Sheer brillance. 9 Grammy's!!!"
Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years
Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years
"Germany's finest export. Also check out there latest output - Unbreakable, Humanity Hour 1, and Sting In The Tail."
SRV
SRV
"No one did blues like SRV."
Live & Dangerous
Live & Dangerous
"Amazing live album."
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
"Such a great body of rock."
Greatest Hits Remixed (CD + DVD)
Greatest Hits Remixed (CD + DVD)
"The best Canadian band of all time."
The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
"Groundbreaking album that took the world by storm."
Strangers in the Night
Strangers in the Night
"One of the best live albums ever. Has all the hits. Michael Schenker is amazing."
Best of Both Worlds
Best of Both Worlds
"Debate all you want over Roth v Hagar. But what's the name of the group? Eddie redefined the guitar and 40 years later, no one has knocked him from that pedestal."
Slide It In
Slide It In
"Whether they were blues infused or hair metal, these guys rocked. I like it all, but lean towards there pre 1987 stuff."
The Who: The Ultimate Collection
The Who: The Ultimate Collection
"No one could match the intensity of The Who."
Argus [Expanded Edition]
Argus [Expanded Edition]
"A guitar lovers wet dream."
90125
90125
"Prog rock at it's finest."
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
"The masters of Texas fuzz"