15 Albums That Changed My Life is one of the more interesting notes that are going around on FaceBook right now, and I felt compelled to share it on the ‘Gig. What you’re supposed to do is make a list of 15 albums, CDs, LPs (if you’re over 40) that had such a profound effect on you that they, literally, changed your life. It wasn’t hard for me to think of that many. In fact, it was hard to limit it to just fifteen. The glaring omission of any album released after 1987 certainly says something about the lack of vital, ass-kicking, earth shaking rock released since that time. Sometimes it’s advantageous to be an old fart. Here’s my list, kind of in chronological order but undoubtedly with MANY omissions.
1. The Beatles – Help! (Original Soundtrack)
2. Led Zeppelin 4
3. ELP – Welcome Back My Friends
4. The Who – Who’s Next
5. Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive
6. Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
7. Peter Gabriel – Wet Windshield (First Solo Album)
8. Queen – A Night at the Opera
9. Alice Cooper’s Greatest Hits (original band)
10. Buzzcocks – Love Bites
12. Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth
13. The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
14. Blur – Park Life
15. Guns & Roses – Appetite for Destruction
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You have no idea how much this list is driving me crazy!
I keep thinking of albums I ommitted when I replied to this on facebook.
How on EARTH could I have forgotten the beatles? And peter gabriel? And radiohead? And eurythmics? And george michael?
The good thing is, so many albums have rocked my life! At least that.
I should get my shit together and do a post like this too! Great idea
“World Shut Your Mouth?” “Peggy Suicide” is Julian Cope’s masterpiece! I’d be curious to know why you chose one over the other.
Wow – thanks for pointing out your list……it’s a good one!!!…love the Peter Gabriel album….