Did These Albums Change My Life? Well, probably not, but…


…they did have a great impact and have stayed with me a lot of years. I was “tagged” on facebook by both Philbert and Thom G and since I’m not a veteran user (still don’t really know what a “poke” is…I’m a little frightened!) I haven’t figured out how to post the damn thing…so I’ll post it here, where I’m comfortable.

The TASK: Think of 30 albums, CDs, LPs, etc., that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life. Dug into your soul. Music that brought you to life when you heard it. Royally affected you, kicked you in the wazoo, literally socked you in the gut, is what I mean.

I don’t know if these albums changed my life, but they sure had an impact! And I can’t stick to this 30 album rule, so here’s my top 95! In no particular order…

Primal Scream, Screamadelica

Boo Radleys, Giant Steps

Bob Dylan, John Wesley Harding

The Stooges, Raw Power

Dead Kennedys, Plastic Surgery Disasters

Happy Mondays, Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches

Elvis Costello, Armed Forces

AC/DC, Highway To Hell

Beastie Boys, Paul’s Boutique

Blue Peter, Radio Silence

My Morning Jacket, Z

The Doors, The Doors

Talk Talk, Spirit Of Eden

The Pogues, Rum, Sodomy And The Lash

Funkadelic, Maggot Brain

Neil Young, Harvest

Jazz Butcher, A Scandal In Bohemia

John Prine, Bruised Orange

The Kinks, Village Green Preservation Society

Pulp, Different Class

The Who, Tommy

Talking Heads, Remain In Light

Teenage Head, Frantic City

Temptations, Psychedelic Shack

The Monks, Bad Habits

The Eels, Daisies Of The Galaxy

Van Morrison, Moondance

Prefab Sprout, Two Wheels Good (Steve McQueen)

Nick Lowe, Jesus Of Cool

Lou Reed, Transformer

Supergrass, In It For The Money

Supertramp, Breakfast In America

T-Rex, Electric Warrior

Velvet Underground & Nico, The “Banana” Album

Paul Simon, Paul Simon

Thomas Dolby, The Golden Age Of Wireless

Ramones, Rocket To Russia

Pop Will Eat Itself, This Is The Day, This Is The Hour, This…Is This!

Waterboys, Fisherman’s Blues

Wilco, Summerteeth

XTC, Skylarking

James Brown, In The Jungle Groove

Alice Cooper, Welcome To My Nightmare

Minutemen, Double Nickels On The Dime

Randy Newman, Good Old Boys

Sloan, Never Hear The End Of It

Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

Art Of Noise, Daft

Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed

Rose Royce, Car Wash OST

BeeGees, Stayin’ Alive OST

The Smiths, The Smiths

Rocky Horror Picture Show OST

Neutral Milk Hotel, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

ABC, The Lexicon Of Love

Paul Weller, Wild Wood

Pixies, Doolittle

Steve Miller Band, Fly Like An Eagle

Stone Roses, Stone Roses

Stranglers, Rattus Norvegicus

Super Furry Animals, Fuzzy Logic

Psychedelic Furs, Talk Talk Talk

OMD, Architecture And Morality

Miles Davis, Kind Of Blue

Underworld, Dubnobasswithmyheadman

New Order, Power, Corruption & Lies

Misfits, Legacy Of Brutality

Forgotten Rebels, In Love With The System

The Sex Pistols, Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s…

Pet Shop Boys, Introspective

The English Beat, I Just Can’t Stop It

The KLF, The White Room

Gang Of Four, Entertainment!

Joe Jackson, Look Sharp

John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band

Specials, The Specials

Squeeze, East Side Story

Paul McCartney, Band On The Run

Roxy Music, Avalon

The Jam, All Mod Cons

Pink Floyd, The Wall

Mercury Rev, Deserters Songs

Fleetwood Mac, Rumours

Simple Minds, New Gold Dream

The Fuzztones, Lysergic Emmisions

Beach Boys, Pet Sounds

Beatles, Revolver

Rush, Moving Pictures

ELO, Out Of The Blue

Queen, Sheer Heart Attack

David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

The Clash, Sandinista!

Depeche Mode, Some Great Reward

The The, Soul Mining

The Damned, Damned Damned Damned