Saturday, May 11, 2013
Bonus Top Tens John F
Bonus Top Tens John F
John F has come here through the auspices of Brendan (and he is more then welcome). Any Top Ten that includes The Mighty Fall has to be more than ok. In fact apart from The Waterboys, to whom I have a mild allergy, I would be a fan of everything here. Nice list John.
Take it away....
As with Brendan's selection - I have tried to leave out more obvious ones by the likes of - Bowie [Hunky Dory..], Cave, Cohen, Floyd, Stones, Zep, Beatles, Thompson, Van, Bob, Band etc.
Even with those exclusions, these are 10 albums that I've known and loved for years and still feature in the rotations:
Great blog Seamus. good luck with it.
Here are my Top Ten in date of release order:
1. John Martyn - Live at Leeds 
A great band assembled to back JM here, not least Danny Thompson. JM was getting into his effects pedals. Thumping Bass of DT on the opener 'Outside In' .
2. The Waterboys - This is the Sea 
Sounds of my youth. Every song a classic - excepting maybe Trumpets
3. The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash 
Outstanding album - maybe not their best - contains the bawdy brilliance that is 'The Sickbed of Cuchulainn',
4. Pixies - Doolittle 
What a great album...Debaser - what an opener...
5. Peter Gabriel - Passion 
Dark and brooding music from Gabriel. 'A different drum', 'Zaar' & title track are my standouts. Great opener too - 'the feeling begins'
6. Tom Waits - Bone Machine 
Just shades RainDogs [for me], It was my introduction to post-1980 Tom. Blew my head off when i first heard it. never out of my walkman for at least a year. 'Murder in the Red Barn' resonates.
7. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication 
Beastly album. . I enjoy it from start to finish - Punk/Rap fusion has never been this good. 'Sabotage' tops a great selection.
8. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master and Everyone 
A more reflective and - dare i say it - a more mature outing than the great 'I see a darkness'.
9. Wilco - A Ghost is born 
Last great album from Wilco. Great opener, followed up with some of their best music..'Muzzle of bees' a fav of mine.
10. The Fall - Your Future our Clutter 
Reinvigorated not only a passion for the music of Mark E. but also my music listening generally. Some great songs on here. V good band that he has also. Bury... Chino