Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another Japanese List


8-27-09 Another List


I recently found an inexpensive March, 2008 issue of “Music Magazine” from Japan – and it has yet another ‘list’ in it. “Music Magazine Comes Alive!” Looks like it’s the albums that didn’t make their “Best 100” list.


In approx. (their) order (and they’re not numbered or strictly chronological), we find:


BEACH BOYS – Surfin’ USA

ANIMALS – s/t (debut)

DONOVAN – Sunshine Superman (US vers.)

VANILLA FUDGE – s/t (debut)

CANNED HEAT – Boogie with Canned Heat

IRON BUTTERFLY – In-a-gadda-da-vida

STEPPENWOLF – s/t (debut)

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS – s/t (2nd album)

KOOPER, AL & MIKE BLOOMFIELD – Live Adventures Of (2LP)

DELANEY & BONNIE – Accept No Substitute

POCO – Pickin’ Up The Pieces

TEN YEARS AFTER – Ssssh

THREE DOG NIGHT – s/t (debut)

CHICAGO – 2 (2LP)

COCKER, JOE – Mad Dogs & Englishmen (2LP)

GUESS WHO – American Woman

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER – Cosmos Factory

MASON, DAVE – Alone Together

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND – Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy

QUICKSILVER – Just For Love

SANTANA – Abraxis

CALE, J.J. – Naturally

CHASE – s/t (debut)

JETHRO TULL – Aqualung

COLOSSEUM – Live (2LP)

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – Pictures At An Exhibition

MOODY BLUES – Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

FACES – A Nod Is As Good As A Wink…To A Blind Horse

JAMES GANG – Thirds

MOUNTAINNantucket Sleighride

URIAH HEEP – Look At Yourself

WILLIAMS, PAUL – Just An Old Fashioned Love Song

WINTER, JOHNNY / AND – Live

HUMBLE PIE – Smokin’

ALICE COOPER – School’s Out

CACTUS – ‘Ot & Sweaty

RUSSELL, LEON – Carney

GALLAGHER, RORY – Live in Europe

LOGGINS & MESSINA – Sittin’ In

SIMON, CARLY – No Secrets

SLADE – Slayed?

STEWART, ALOrange

WISHBONE ASH – Argus

McCARTNEY, PAUL / WINGS – Band On The Run

DOOBIE BROTHERS – Captain & Me, The

ORLEANS – s/t (debut)

PROCOL HARUM – Grand Hotel

STATUS QUO – Pile Driver

STEVENS, CAT – Foreigner

YOUNG, JESSE COLIN – Song For Juli

GRAND FUNK – We’re An American Band

BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE – Not Fragile

KISS – Alive!

Z.Z. TOP – Fandango

STEWART, ROD – Atlantic Crossing

BOSTON – s/t (debut)

YAMASH’TA, STOMU / GO – Go (debut)

FRAMPTON, PETER – Frampton Comes Alive! (2LP)

GENTLE GIANT – Interview

JOURNEY – Look Into The Future

GEILS BAND, J. – Blow Your Face Out (2LP)

LOFGREN, NILS – Cry Tough

TUCKER BAND, MARSHALL – Long Hard Ride

MILLER BAND, STEVE – Fly Like An Eagle

NUGENT, TED – Free For All

SCAGGS, BOZ – Silk Degrees

TROWER, ROBIN – Live!

FOREIGNER – s/t (debut)

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Out Of The Blue (2LP)

FOGHAT – Live

MILLER, FRANKIE – Full House

MURPHY, ELLIOTT – Just A Story From America

PARSONS PROJECT, ALAN – I, Robot

RAINBOW – On Stage

FLEETWOOD MAC – Rumours

BLONDIE – Parallel Lines

DETECTIVE – It Takes One To Know One

PARKER, GRAHAM / RUMOUR – Parkerilla, The (2LP)

ROBINSON BAND, TOM – Power In The Darkness

RONSTADT, LINDA – Living In The U.S.A.

VAN HALEN – s/t (debut)

BOOMTOWN RATS – Fine Art Of Surfacing, The

CHEAP TRICK – At Budokan

ROCKPILE – Seconds Of Pleasure


And there were a few more, but...titles of little interest (to me).


2 comments:

Jim said...

Wow!

That WAS the 70s - the mainstream of it. I am floored by how little of this list I own (just 3 titles*, by the way) and how 90% of it fills me with inertia; possibly nausea. The only title here I'd ascribe "classic" status to is "The Fine Art Of Surfacing*." That was a band delivering on the promise of their 2nd album and firing on all cylinders before moving on to new vistas far beyond their initial scope. As much as I love the music of Graham Parker, I can think of no fans who regard "The Parkerilla" as anything but the end-of-contract-filler that it was. "Parallel Lines*" sold well but is hardly Blondie's high water mark. "Van Halen*" is the best album that group ever did but even so, DLR's screeching-weasel-in-heat interjections (not to mention the sticky sweet backing vocal harmonies) get old fast. "Budokan" is a live record and therefore lacks classic status for me, though some would no doubt disagree. I never heard the Rockpile album, though maybe I should!

Ron Kane said...

Jim-san,

I actually own quite a few:

ANIMALS – s/t (debut)

DONOVAN – Sunshine Superman (US vers.)

CANNED HEAT – Boogie with Canned Heat

IRON BUTTERFLY – In-a-gadda-da-vida

STEPPENWOLF – s/t (debut)

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS – s/t (2nd album)

KOOPER, AL & MIKE BLOOMFIELD – Live Adventures Of (2LP)

DELANEY & BONNIE – Accept No Substitute

TEN YEARS AFTER – Ssssh

THREE DOG NIGHT – s/t (debut)

CHICAGO – 2 (2LP)

COCKER, JOE – Mad Dogs & Englishmen (2LP)

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER – Cosmos Factory

MASON, DAVE – Alone Together

SANTANA – Abraxis

JETHRO TULL – Aqualung

COLOSSEUM – Live (2LP)

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – Pictures At An Exhibition

MOODY BLUES – Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

FACES – A Nod Is As Good As A Wink…To A Blind Horse

MOUNTAIN – Nantucket Sleighride

ALICE COOPER – School’s Out

RUSSELL, LEON – Carney

SLADE – Slayed?

McCARTNEY, PAUL / WINGS – Band On The Run

PROCOL HARUM – Grand Hotel

STEVENS, CAT – Foreigner

STEWART, ROD – Atlantic Crossing

YAMASH’TA, STOMU / GO – Go (debut)

- Ron