Posts Tagged ‘Bruce Springsteen’
In no particular order…
Pearl Jam – Ten
I know it’s a cop out for most rock musicians of our generation to choose this. But hearing about it, buying it, and listening to for the first
time, is so vivid in my mind to this day. I wore out 3 cassette tapes and have bought it on CD the same number of times.
John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band
It’s raw, it’s angry, it’s tender, it’s John free from Paul. ‘Mother’ is quite possibly one of the greatest songs ever written. I love it.
Band of Gypsys – Live at the Fillmore
This time it’s Hendrix free from ‘the Experience’. Psychedelic Blues, in your face, groundbreaking musicianship, ‘Machine Gun’, ‘Power of Soul’. No wonder Miles Davis was into jamming with him.
John Frusciante – Shadows Collide with People
I never get tired of this record. I must have listened to it a thousand times. I’ve listened to it on 3 continents. This is my desert island record.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75
I know, I know, 2 live albums in my top 5 but the show with a solo performance of ‘Thunder Road’ which is EPIC. I couldn’t pick a single Bruce studio album, partly because I love them all, but partly because I feel like when you can hear the band let loose, then you can
really get what the whole thing is about. This is guys with their asses on the line stepping up. This was the beginning.