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...these lists are always good for controversy.
Of the 40, I know about 7 of them.
2 are among my all time favorites - #7 Derek and the Dominoes and #14 Blind Faith.
What do you think?
What was surprising is what was on there.
La's, Thunderclap Newman especially.
This silly magazine was not interested in the SEX PISTOLS when they were a sort of actual working outfit but now they have joined the bandwagon and made sure they got the biggest pom-poms they could find.
The Dennis Wilson album is terribly overrated and almost as boring as Robbie Robertson solo records.
With bands like the Modern Lovers and Rockpile - kind of hard to call those one album wonders. Not as if they disappeared.
The list would have had far more credibility if it contained three hundred records.
The Pistols first LP was released on 28 October 1977. Granted they had been making noise since 1976.
Well, I sure got that wrong!
I sincerely thought they gave it a yawn.
Maybe I was thinking of the PIXIES records which they definitely did not think much of until a decade later.
THANKS for the correction!
Still think these lists are nonsense.
...of those LPs. I won't say I've listened them all but some of them are essential IMHO.
Not a bad start for a "list". Of course, there are always a few throw-aways...
They had more than one album.
"Heard of" being the operative words, since I'd actually only listened to three of the albums (that I'm aware of, anyway). Like you, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominoes are two favorites, along with (to a lesser degree) the Sex Pistols.
I've never heard Count Five's entire album, but gotta admit that Psychotic Reaction would certainly make it on my list of One Hit Wonder singles.
Thanks for the link, and topic.
I want to pick up that Skip Spence album.
reelsmith's axiom: Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.
My copy came with a 45 of Nick Lowe and Dave Edmonds singing Everly Brothers songs.
I even saw Rockpile on tour.
Count Five Psychotic Reaction may have been the first L.P. I ever bought.
Didn't dig the Monks.
Blind Faith and Derek & Dominos; of course.
Love Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman.
Temple of the Dog is for grunge lovers only.
Saw Johnny Thunders with the N Y Dolls but never listened to the Heartbrakers stuff.
I think all you audiophiles have heard the Buena Vista Social Club, or should.
Jeff Buckley's Grace showed incredible promise; what a voice! A flawed album though.
The rest are unheard by me, except for Jonathan Richman's quirk-tastic Road Runner.
I saw Rockpile in 1978 in StL at the Kiel Operra House - they opened for Blondie.
..."Crawling From the Wreckage" is a terrific song.
but it's on the Dave Edmunds solo record Repeat When Necessary, from right around the same time. Wouldn't surprise me if was all the same musicians.
Definitely a list of 'one-hit/album-wonders'
I know a few - but not that many...
Thanks for sharing
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