Thursday, May 27, 2010

Japanese Magazine Lists #1


Japanese Magazine Lists #1

This month, I bought 2 different Japanese music magazines more than my usual “Strange Days” order – Record Collector’s Magazine and Crossbeat. Can’t read ‘em, they’re in Japanese – but the pictures (and lists) tell me all that I need to know!

From Crossbeat, the Top 25 records of the 60’s:

1. The Beatles – Revolver

2. Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced?

3. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

4. Pink Floyd – Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

5. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited

6. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed

7. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper

8. The Doors – self-titled debut album

9. The Who – My Generation

10. The Velvet Underground & Nico – self-titled

11. Led Zeppelin – self-titled

12. King Crimson – In The Court of the Crimson King

13. Cream – Wheels Of Fire

14. The BeatlesAbbey Road

15. MC5 – Kick Out The Jams

16. The Kinks – Village Green Preservation Society

17. The Rolling Stones – Beggar’s Banquet

18. Sly & The Family Stone – Stand

19. The Stooges – self-titled

20. The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night

21. The Who – Tommy

22. The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man

23. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II (Is this really a 1969 LP?)

24. Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde

25. The Beatles – Rubber Soul

So, this list is a bit different from the one that Record Collector’s Magazine printed in their masterful book some time ago. Nice to see the debut Jimi Hendrix album ranked so highly! Interesting to see the MC5 on this list at all! And I usually thought that when The Kinks are ranked, the Japanese like “Face To Face” the best!

This issue of Crossbeat also has a neat booklet included that shows off some classic Beatles photos and stuff from the original Music Life magazine – the magazine that my blog is named after!

So, a fun month for Japanese music magazines! Tomorrow, a new list from “Record Collector’s magazine”!

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