A small sampling of some great music. By no means a complete list..Dave Brubeck Jazz Collection ( A perfect collection.)
Chicago Transit Authority 1 (They should have quit here..)
Eric Clapton Unplugged (The best unplugged album.)
Elvis Costello This Years Model (Anything Elvis.)
Da Da Puzzle (Hear the entire album.)
Deep Purple Live in Japan (Import) (Trust me..)
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms (Beautiful album.)
Dixie Dregs What If? (Anything by the Dregs. )
Peter Gabriel So (Gabriel’s best.)
Good Rats From Rats to Riches (Great band you’ve never heard of.)
Knopfler / Atkins Neck and Neck (Good friends, good music.)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Songs of New Orleans (Nuff said.)
Jean Luc Ponty Cosmic Messenger (Electric fusion pioneer.)
Buddy Rich Best of Pacific Jazz Years (NO ONE better on drums.)
Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure (Nick and Dave at their best.)
Steely Dan Aja (Steely is the best driving band around.)
10cc 1972-1978 (Too good to be unheard.)
George Thorogood The Baddest ( One of the best live bands.)
The Fabulous Thunderbirds Girls go Wild (Just listen..)
XTC Fossil Fuels (The best musicians to hit New Wave.)
Warren Zevon The Best of (I miss you, Warren.)
Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens Big ol Box of New Orleans
OK, Now for fun, a few miscellaneous categories :
Best Band that wasn’t signed: Losers Luck.
Find the CD online.
Bands that should NEVER have been signed: Styx.
Horrible songs, horrible performances. Music to vomit by.
U2. The music stinks and the politics of “Sonny” Bono ain’t no better.
Actually, Sonny Bono had a better voice. I’d rather eat a turd than listen
Most Overrated Band: Pink Floyd.
A garage band with better equipment.
Best song Ever: Tough, tough but here goes…
I Can’t Take It by Cheap Trick
A flawless song produced by the masterful Todd Rundgren
Best Medley Ever: Again, tough but I am calling this a tie between:
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
Buddy Rich Band
West Side Story
No better drummer before or after. PERIOD.
The Song I NEVER Want to Hear Again:
American Pie. Don McLean
Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
The Album or CD you always have to Explain:
This is the one album or CD that everyone pulls out of your collection and wants to know WHY you own it…
Three Dog Night Naturally
My explanation: It was the first album I owned and I don’t care what anyone says, Floyd Sneed is a magnificent drummer. Listen to him. He is a great painter as well, check him out on line.
What do you think?