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Old 10-12-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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The 60's & 70's - What essentials am I missing?

I was browsing my iTunes library sorted by year, which is always fun, and realized that I have a lot more albums from recent years and decades than say 30 or 40 years back. I thought I had a lot of essentials from the 60s and 70s but when I list it out, it looks skeletal.

1960-62
none

1963
The Beatles - Please Please Me
The Beatles - With The Beatles

1964
The Beatles - Beatles For Sale
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

1965
The Beatles - Help!
The Beatles - Rubber Soul

1966
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beatles - Revolver

1967
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Doors - The Doors
Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

1968
The Beatles - White Album
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets

1969
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
Led Zeppelin - I
Led Zeppelin - II
Pink Floyd - More
Pink Floyd - Ummagumma

1970
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Doors - Morrison Hotel
Led Zeppelin - III

1971
Led Zeppelin - IV
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Pink Floyd - Relics

1972
David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

1973
Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
The Who - Quadrophenia

1974
none

1975
Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Queen - A Night At The Opera

1976
Led Zeppelin - Presence

1977
David Bowie - Low
Pink Floyd - Animals

1978
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine
Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door

1979
The Clash - London Calling
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
Pink Floyd - The Wall
(lol I just realized that Off The Wall and Wall were released the same year!)

That's it. I'm talking about complete albums btw. I do have scattered songs and hits from Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, CCR and others but I'm not a huge fan of those artists anyway. I like specific songs of theirs.

Anyway, what essentials am I missing from that period, 1960 - 1979? The stress here is on "essentials" because I know one could recommend pages and pages of albums but please suggest only the best of the best because I cannot spend all my money on music lol. Thanks.
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60's and 70's? The obvious question is how do you feel about prog rock?
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60's and 70's? The obvious question is how do you feel about prog rock?
Other than Floyd, I'm not a huge fan of the genre. I do like a select few songs by Genesis, Yes, Nektar, Camel etc. but I never bothered to try those albums out.
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Well I was going to mention various Rolling Stones albums...but if you don't like them, then I'm kind of lost

Wait for LemonMelon to post in here, he'll have some good advice...I think XD
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Yeah I know I'm missing Let It Bleed and Beggar's Banquet especially but I have mixed feelings about the Stones. For example: I love Gimme Shelter and Street Fighting Man but You Can't Always Get What You Want and Sympathy For The Devil bore me.
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No Byrds?

No Dylan?

No Procul Harem?

Back to the drawing board for you, my son.
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Get on MSN and I'll tell you what I have, if you want any of it
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The rest of The Who's catalogue, I'd say, especially Who's Next.

London Calling by the Clash

Elton John's work, especially Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player and Madman across the Water.

Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys.

What's Going On by Marvin Gaye

Talking Book, Songs in the Key of Life, Innervisions and Music of my Mind by Stevie Wonder

.....and I'll stop there, and let others chime in.....Bob Dylan should pop up soon, I'd think, at the very least......
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No Byrds?
I have like 2 songs, lol.

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No Dylan?
I have pretty much all the hits. But like I said I'm not a super huge fan although I do like his music.

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No Procul Harem?
I know Whiter Shade Of Pale but would you consider them essential?
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Ummmmmm...The Velvet Underground, maybe...? Only the most important non-Beatles rock band of the last 50 years. Start with Loaded, the band's last record, and work backwards. The best band ever, in terms of a ratio of good songs to bad ones. In fact, there were no bad ones, now that I think about it. Awesome!
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You're missing...many. Yeah, that's not a great collection.

I'll make a list later on tonight, and help you out if I can find some links.
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The rest of The Who's catalogue, I'd say, especially Who's Next.
Yeah I've been wanting to get Who's Next and Tommy for so long but not getting around to it. There are way too many albums on my wish list as it is.

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London Calling by the Clash
Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys.
I have those.

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Talking Book, Songs in the Key of Life, Innervisions and Music of my Mind by Stevie Wonder
Yeah I've been curious about Stevie too. I have virtually nothing from him.
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Sorry, Zoots, did not see them on the list, my bad!
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You're missing...many. Yeah, that's not a great collection.
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I'll make a list later on tonight, and help you out if I can find some links.
Cool!
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Ummmmmm...The Velvet Underground, maybe...? Only the most important non-Beatles rock band of the last 50 years. Start with Loaded, the band's last record, and work backwards. The best band ever, in terms of a ratio of good songs to bad ones. In fact, there were no bad ones, now that I think about it. Awesome!
Just checked my itunes and I have 2 songs from Loaded... Sweet Jane and Rock & Roll. And I have 4 songs from their self titled and 1 each from White Light/White Heat and VU & Nico. I'll look into the rest of Loaded. Thanks!
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