Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Music That Moved Me and You

Recently on Facebook a friend tagged me on a survey of 10 albums that have stayed with me through the years:

"Rules: In your status update, list 10 albums that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take a few minutes, and don't think too hard. They don't have to be the "right" or "great" records. Just the ones that have touched you. Tag 10 (or more) friends, including me, so I'll see your list." 

My choices were:

The Doors -- Strange Days
The Moody Blues -- On the Threshold of a Dream
Cream -- Fresh Cream
Spirit (self-titled)
The Beatles -- Revolver
The Beach Boys -- Pet Sounds
Gary McFarland and Peter Smith -- Butterscotch Rum
Jimi Hendrix -- Are You Experienced
Double -- Blue

Needless to say, it was difficult keeping the list at 10 albums, especially after viewing the music others were putting down. 

It was also interesting to see lists from those much younger than me, especially naming albums/artists I wasn't familiar with (thank goodnesss there weren't any Justin Bieber albums on their lists).  They included Justin Timberlake, Pink, Adele, Super Furry Animals, and more.

Among the other albums that "touched" me that made to other's lists were:

Carole King -- Tapestry
Rod Stewart -- Every Picture Tells a Story
Crosby, Stills and Nash -- first album
Led Zeppelin -- first album
Van Morrison -- Moondance

I even added a few honorable mentions:

Love -- Forever Changes
Blue Cheer -- Vincebus Eruptum
Procol Harum -- Shine on Brightly
Bruce Springsteen -- The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle

And a few more that I just thought of:

Steppenwolf -- first album
Yes -- Close to the Edge
Alan Parsons Project -- I Robot
Jefferson Airplane -- Surrealistic Pillow
The Yardbirds -- Having a Rave Up
ELO -- El Dorado
CCR -- Bayou Country

I could probably name another 20 (or more) albums (Lovin' Spoonful, The Turtles, Sam Cooke, The Byrds, The Drifters, Janis Joplin, Chambers Brothers, etc.)  but I'll stop here.

Do you care to share your top 10 list here? Please share.

Until the next time...

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