Listening – Rock and Roll

220px-BigpinkThis is an alphabetical list of vinyl rock n roll  record albums  that I bought when they came out that I still listen to (on vinyl), and that I can remember without going to look.  No, I didn’t remember them in alphabetical order, I used Excel to sort them, and now I’m stuck with a table in this post.

With the exception of American Woman , and three Band albums I have not included  Canadian rock records. I will give them a separate list maybe with a little more information as they are less well known than most of the selections on this list (i.e. King Biscuit Boy, Crowbar, Lighthouse).  The Jazz list is already on this site, and there will be others including Blues, Roots and Reggae for example.

Saw T.Rex live in Winnipeg twice.

Saw T.Rex live in Winnipeg twice.

This rock and roll list would be common to most white guys my age (over 50) who were paying attention to rock n roll music and buying records.  With the exception of Greatest Hits compilations most of these records were conceived of, and listened to , as albums, as an artistic unit, even if you had to turn them over, or they were part of a double album set. I contend the return of vinyl records is not just about a warmer sound, but a desire to listen to a bunch of songs by the same band as a cohesive work of art, currently best exemplified by The Black Keys. The other upside, is that though you can always plug in earphones to the tuner/receiver, albums played on turntables are usually played through (stereo) speakers conducive to communal listening, and hey – it can even lead to dancing.

 

Abraxas – Santana
Agua Lung – Jethro Tull
American Woman – The Guess Who
Are you experienced – Jim Hendrix
Aretha Franklin’s Greatest Hits
Avalon – Roxy Music
Beggars Banquet – Rolling Stones
Blonde on Blonde – Bob Dylan
Blue Valentine – Tom Waits
Bop Till you drop – Ry Cooder
Cahoots – The Band
Conquistador – Procol Harum with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Eat to the Beat –  Blondie
Electric Warrior – T Rex
Elton John – Elton John
Exile on Main Street – Rolling Stones
Foreign Affairs – Tom Waits
Fragile – Yes
Graceland – Paul Simon
Hard Rain – Bob Dylan (Live with Rolling Thunder Review)
Heat Treatment – Graham Parker
Heart Like a Wheel – Linda Ronstadt
Highway 61 Revisted – Bob Dylan
Horses – Pattis Smith
Hot Rats – Frank Zappa
LA Woman – The Doors
Let it Bleed – Rolling Stones
Live at Fillmore East – the Allman Brothers Band
Live at Leeds The Who
Living in the U.S.A. – Linda Rondstad
London  Calling – The Clash
Lucky Man – Emerson Lake & Palmer
Marquee Moon – Televesion
Moondance –  Van Morrison
Music from Big Pink – The Band
My Aim is True – Elvis Costello
Never Mind the Bullocks – Sex Pistols
Nilson Schmilson -Nilson
O Lucky Man – Alan Price
Otis Redding Double Album set
Parallel Lines – Blondie
Pearl – Janis Joplin
Pretzel Logic – Steely Dan
Ramones – Ramones
Refrigerator White (One) Dave Edmunds
Remain in the Light – Talking Heads
Rock n Roll Animal – Lou Reed
Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Sam Cooke’s Greatest Hits
Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Shout Out the Lights – Linda and Richard Thompson
Silk Degrees – Boz Scaggs
Speaking in Tongues – Talking Heads
Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder
Sticky Fingers– Rolling Stones
Stuck in the Middle of Road – The Pretenders
Surrealistic Pillow – Jefferson Airplane
Talking Book – Stevie Wonder
Tapestry – Carole King
Tea for the Tillerman – Cat Stevens
The Band – The Band
The Bride Stripped Bare – Bryan Ferry
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972) – David Bowie
The Slider – T.Rex
Troubadour – J.J. Cale
Who Loves the Sun-Velvet Underground
Who’s Next – The Who
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