Record Deck Top 50 LPs (# 50 – 26)

The Record Deck Top Fifty Part One: Click on the song links for your listening pleasure

26. The Strawbs – The Strawbs – A & M – 1969

The Man Who Called Himself Jesus

Another record that I seem to have known forever! The Strawbs 1st offering

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27. Manassas – Manassas – Atlantic – 1972

So Begins the Task

Double LP, Side 2 is my favorite

 

28. Richard & Linda Thompson – I Want to See the Bright Lights – Island – 1974

Classic LP the last track: The Great Valerio always does it for me

I wonder how many records Richard Thompson has appeared on.

 

29. Alice Cooper – Love It To Death – Straight/Warner Bros – 1971

I’m Eighteen live

Love seeing Alice live and folks forget how many great songs he’s written………..it’s loads!

aice

 

30. Gentle Giant – Octopus – Vertigo – 1972

Raconteur, Troubadour

Beautiful but complex, these guys are so muso

gg

 

31. King Crimson – Red – Island – 1974

One More Red Nightmare drums!!!

So powerful and kind of…err,  just great

 

32. Red House Painters – Ocean Beach – 4AD – 1995

Summer Dress

Stunning and soothing music, their best album

 

33. Ugly Casanova – Sharpen Your Teeth – Sub Pop – 2002

Parasites

Super collectable on vinyl, ripe for a re-issue I’m sure

uc

 

34. Low – Things We Lost In The Fire – Kranky – 2001

Dinosaur Act

Folks call it slowcore! Not sure what that means

 

35. Pentangle – Sweet Child – Transatlantic – 1968

The Trees They Do Grow High

Amazing band, great, talented and subtle musicians. Take a seat Maddy

Pentangle

 

36. David Crosby – If Only I Could Remember My Name – Atlantic – 1971

What Are Their Names

His only really stunning solo output

 

37. Shirley Collins – No Roses – Pegasus – 1971

The Murder of Maria Marten

Oh look, here’s Richard Thompson again!

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38. Mark Hollis – Mark Hollis – Polydor – 1997

Watershed

His only solo album, beautiful minimalism

 

39. Tunng – Mother’s Daughter & Other Songs – Static Caravan – 2005

Tale From Black is a beauty

Folktronica!! Eh…we need genre names!

 

40. Paul & Linda McCartney – Ram – Apple – 1971

The making of Ram … Paul why is your talking voice so weird?

Paul does lo-fi, love the production on this one, and Lennon’s response:

lennon-macca

 

41. This Is The Kit – Krule Bol – Microbe – 2008

Two Wooden Spoons

First heard this on the great ‘Folk Off’ comp

folk off

 

42. Barry Dransfield – Barry Dransfield – Folk Mill – 1972

The Werewolf

Topest version of Werewolf, and there have been a few! Original pressings are super rare

 

43. Dr Feelgood – Down By The Jetty – United Artists – 1975

Watch them live and confusing an audience: Going Back Home

Classic album cover, released in mono

dr f

 

44. Michael Hurley – Armchair Boogie – Raccoon Records – 1971

Listen to: Light Green Fellow

Great art on all his LPs

MH

 

45. Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle – Drag City – 2009

Listen to a live version of track 1: Jim Cain

Happy Jim they calls him

glum

 

46. Headless Heroes – The Silence Of Love – Fargo – 2010

Listen to a remix of track 3: Here Before

Great song, the original is by Vashti Bunyan

vashti

 

47. Deep Purple – Fireball – Harvest – 1971

Listen to track 6 : Fools

How many members?…. well only 14 apparently

purple

 

48. The Congos – Heart of the Congos – 1977 – Black Ark

Listen to track 9 : Ark of the Covenant

Recorded @ Black Ark studios

studio lee perry

 

49. David Bowie – Hunky Dory – 1971 – RCA

Listen to track 11 : The Bewlay Brothers

The very fashionable Rick Wakeman – Piano player on Hunky Dory
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50. Robert Wyatt – Nothing Can Stop Us – 1982 – Rough Trade

Listen to track 4: Grass

Robert Wyatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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