Great Albums versus Great Bands  

AstirRelicLatah 64M
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7/28/2006 12:09 pm

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Great Albums versus Great Bands

The other night we were listening to The Last Waltz by The Band. I commented that this was one of the great albums off all times. (For those of you who are old enough to remember there used to be these things called record albums, now known as CD’s.) I then started to list some of the great albums of all times.

Some of them were:

Live at Fillmore West ‒ The Allman Bros.
Blue ‒ Joni Mitchell
The Paris Concert ‒ Keith Jarrett
Super Session ‒ Mike Bloomfied ‒ Al Kooper
Who’s Next ‒ The Who
Scheherazade ‒ Renaissance

Then we started talking about our favorite bands. For this part of the conversation names like the Grateful Dead, Indigo Girls, Lyle Lovett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Paul Winter Consort, Dave Mathews and Yonder Mountain String Band.

There were two things I noticed about the conversation. First, our favorite band list didn’t include any of the great albums of all times. Second, the great albums were all made in the seventies or late sixties.

I was wondering whether there are great albums being made today and if so, what are they? I also was wondering whether our great album list is because we didn’t have many at that time in our life and we listened to these a lot.

What are the great albums and bands in your life? Are they on the same list or like us do you have a different list for each?

rm_songbird5419 62F
305 posts
7/28/2006 7:47 pm

You already know how I love Eva Cassidy, but as to my "old" favorites...gotta be Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon." I only have that one on vinyl. I must get the belts replaced on my turntable!

If you are strong and push through the pain and the fear, you often find that happiness is waiting for you on the other side.

AstirRelicLatah replies on 7/28/2006 8:07 pm:
Both are great bands. We used to torture one of my college roommates with Uma Guma by Pink Floyd.

AstirRelicLatah 64M
1993 posts
7/31/2006 1:45 pm

Your rock stuff is what I used to call Madrigal Rock because it all was based in one way or other on English Madrigals. This was especially true of Yes, Tull and The Moody Blues. Ah, the old Return to Forever boys. They used to do a special show in Boston that was two sets, one acoustic and one electric. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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