|Top 15 Artists Or Bands That I Like|
I was born in 1956.......so there!
|1||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band|
Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Hits all emotional hot buttons, consistency,writing,studio plus live shows.
We have heard it all before........
The period between 1968-1972 really has never been topped.......when they hit a groove it is pure heaven.
Blonde On Blonde
Frustratingly inconsistent over the long haul, but the highs and influence cannot be overlooked.
Live at Leeds
The first punks? "Live At Leeds" anybody?
The "Beatles" of the late 70's punk movement.....too bad they could not keep it together.
My favorite band growing up in the 70's.......lead me away from AM radio into more harder and bluesy territory.
From Elvis In Memphis
I enjoy reading about and listening to his career go from innovator to bloated dead has been......."Trying to get to you".....one of the great vocals in the history of pop.
Rust Never Sleeps
A vary spotty recording career....good Lord "Everybody's Rocking" for crying out loud! But when he's on it is always mesmerizing...."Powderfinger" is just one example.
|10|| ||Steely Dan|
CountDown To Ectasy
Their wit and chops, not to mention their lyrics carried me through high school and beyond....I bought "Aja" the day my first daughter was born....and my wife's name is "Peg".
|11|| ||Elvis Costello|
This Years Model
His first four albums changed the way I looked and listened to pop music.
|12||The Allman Brothers|
Eat A Peach
"Mountain Jam"......first time I partook of the evil weed was to "Eat a Peach".......they were pure bliss when they hit on all cylinders.
|13||Mott the Hoople|
Not much of a career, but they left their imprint on punk,especially The Clash......."Drivin Sister".........rock n roll, you know she's much to much on the clutch"
|14|| ||Jimi Hendrix|
Wish I could have seen the look on Clapton's face the first time he seen Jimi in one of those small venues in London 1967.
I have a deep love for Prog.......and these boys just barely beat out the Floyd and Tull. The "soon" section of "The Gates Of Delirium" off of "Relayer" is one of those moments that can bring a man to tears......just beautiful.