the 100 essential albums of the late 60s

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  1. MBintheOC

    MBintheOC We're all mad here..

    alpabetically by artist, they are:
    1. Journey to the Center of the Mind-Amboy Dukes
    2. Love Is-Eric Burdon & the Animals
    3. The Madcap Laughs-Syd Barrett*
    4. Smiley Smile-The Beach Boys
    5. The Eyes of the Beacon Street Union-Beacon Street Union
    6. RevolverThe Beatles
    7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonly Hearts Club Band-The Beatles
    8. Magical Mystery Tour-The Beatles
    9. Triangle-Beau Brummels
    10. Cheap Thrills-Big Brother & the Holding Co.*
    11. Vincebus Eruptum-Blue Cheer
    12. Outsideinside-Blue Cheer
    13. Phychadelic Lollypop-Blues Magoos
    14. Urban Spaceman-Bonzo Dog Band
    15. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown-Arthur Brown
    16. Goodbye & Hello-Tim Buckly
    17. Buffalo Springfield Again-Buffalo Springfield
    18. Fifth Dimention-The Byrds
    19. Yesterday & Today-The Byrds
    20. Boogie w/Canned Heart-Canned Heat
    21. Safe as Milk-Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
    22. Trout Mask Replica-Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
    23. The Charlatans-The Charlatans
    24. Phychotic Reaction-Count Five
    25. Electric Music For the Mind & Body-Country Joe & the Fish
    26. Disraeli Gears-Cream
    27. Wheels of Fire-Cream
    28. Ptoof!-The Deviants
    29. Sunshine Superman-Donovan
    30. The Doors-The Doors*
    31. Strange Days-The Doors*
    32. The Electric Prunes-The Electric Prunes
    33. Unhalfbricking-Fairport Convention
    34. Music in a Doll's House-Family
    35. Fever Tree-Fever Tree
    36. The Fugs First Album-The Fugs
    37. Anthem of the Sun-The Greatful Dead
    38. Aoxomoxoa-The Greatful Dead
    39. The 5,000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion-Incredible String Band
    40. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida-Iron Butterfly*
    41. It's a Beautiful Day-It's a Beautiful Day
    42. Surrealistic Pillow-Jefferson Airplane*
    43. After Bathing at Baxter's-Jefferson Airplane
    44. Stand Up-Jethro Tull
    45. Are You Experienced?-Jimi Hendrix Experience
    46. Axis:Bold as Love-Jimi Hendrix Experience
    47. Electric Ladyland-Jimi Hendrix Experience
    48. A Beacon from Mars-Kaleidoscope
    49. In the Court of the Crimson King-King Crimson
    50. Face to Face-The Kinks
    51. Forever Changes-Love
    52. Paradice Bar & Grill-mad River
    53. Kick Out the Jams-MC5
    54. Moby Grape-Moby Grape
    55. In Search of the Lost Chord-Moody Blues
    56. Freak Out!-Mothers of Invention
    57. Absolutely Free-Mothers of Invention
    58. We're Only in it for the Money-Mothers of Invention
    59. The Move-The Move
    60. Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack-The Nice
    61. Song Cycle-Van DykeParks
    62. One Nation Underground-Pearls before Swine
    63. Piper at the Gates of Dawn-Pink Floyd*
    64. A Saucerful of Secrets-Pink Floyd*
    65. S.F. Sorrow-Pretty Things
    66. Procol Harum-Procol Harum
    67. Quicksilver Messenger Service-Quicksilver Messenger Service
    68. Happy Trails-Quicksilver Messenger Service
    69. Time Peace/Greatest Hits-The Rascals
    70. Aftermath-The Rolling Stones
    71. Flowers-The Rolling Stones
    72. Their Satanic Majesties Request- The Rolling Stones
    73. Santana-Santana
    74. Future-The Seeds
    75. Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake-Small Faces
    76. Soft Machine-Soft Machine
    77. Loosen Up Naturally-Sons of Champlin
    78. The Sopwith Camel-The Spwith Camel
    79. Spirit-Spirit
    80. The Family That Plays Together-Spirit
    81. Messages From the Status Quo-Status Quo
    82. Steppenwolf-Steppenwolf
    83. Steppenwolf the 2nd-Steppenwolf
    84. Sailor-Steve Miller band
    85. The Stooges-The Stooges
    86. Incense & Peppermints-Strawberry Alarm Clock
    87. Ssssh-Ten Years After
    88. The Phychadelic Sounds-13th Floor Elevators
    89. Tomorrow-Tomorrow
    90. Dear Mr. Fantasy-Traffic
    91. Traffic-Traffic
    92. Vanilla Fudge-Vanilla Fudge
    93. Velvet Underground & Nico-Velvet Underground*
    94. Part One-West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
    95. The Who Sell Out-The Who
    96. Tommy-The Who
    97. Woodstock: music from the Original Soundtrack & More-Various Artists
    98. Over Under Sideways Down-The Yardbirds
    99. Earth Music-The Youngbloods
    100. Odyssey & Oracle-The Zombies
    *=ones I have. Which ones do u have?
     
  2. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

     
  3. MBintheOC

    MBintheOC We're all mad here..

    Nice!:D After I read this, I was like "Damn my collection sux! I have so few!:(" LOL
     
  4. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    I have these:


    1. The Madcap Laughs - Syd Barrett
    2. Revolver - The Beatles
    3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band -The Beatles
    4. Magical Mystery Tour -The Beatles
    5. Cheap Thrills - Big Brother & the Holding Co.
    6. Vincebus Eruptum - Blue Cheer
    7. Outsideinside - Blue Cheer
    8. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown -Arthur Brown
    9. Buffalo Springfield Again - Buffalo Springfield
    10. Fifth Dimention -The Byrds
    11. Safe as Milk - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
    12. Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
    13. Phychotic Reaction - Count Five
    14. Disraeli Gears - Cream
    15. Wheels of Fire - Cream
    16. The Doors - The Doors
    17. Strange Days - The Doors
    18. Fever Tree - Fever Tree
    19. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
    20. Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane
    21. Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience
    22. Axis:Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix Experience
    23. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience
    24. In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
    25. Forever Changes - Love
    26. Kick Out the Jams - MC5
    27. Moby Grape - Moby Grape
    28. Freak Out! - Mothers of Invention
    29. Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd
    30. A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd
    31. S.F. Sorrow - Pretty Things
    32. Their Satanic Majesties Request - The Rolling Stones
    33. Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake - Small Faces
    34. Spirit - Spirit
    35. Messages From the Status Quo - Status Quo
    36. Steppenwolf the 2nd - Steppenwolf
    37. The Stooges - The Stooges
    38. Incense & Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
    39. The Phychadelic Sounds - 13th Floor Elevators
    40. Tomorrow -Tomorrow
    41. Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge
    42. Velvet Underground & Nico - Velvet Underground
    43. The Who Sell Out -The Who
    44. Tommy -The Who
    45. Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack & More -Various Artists
    46. Over Under Sideways Down -The Yardbirds
    47. Odyssey & Oracle - The Zombies
    Ok, so I have about half of this person's essentials. Not bad. By the way, I actually own those. I didn't download any of them.


    That's not a bad list, but they missed some and included some that probably shouldn't have been (according to my tastes).
     
  5. Skelter

    Skelter Helter

    some essential albums missing:

    the beatles - the white album
    the beatles - abbey road
    the beatles - rubbers soul
    the 13th floor elevators - easter everywhere
    beach boys - pet sounds
    the byrds - sweetheart of the rodeo
    rolling stones - beggar's banquet
    the sonics - here are the sonics!!!
    the kinks - the village green preservation society
    the kinks - arthur
    the kinks - something else by the kinks
    nick drake - five leaves left
    the incredible string band - the hangman's beautiful daughter
    the united states of america - the united states of america
    the velvet underground - white light/white heat
    the golden dawn - power plant
    ...

    also, no albums by bob dylan (!) and leonard cohen. the maker of this list also doesn't know how to write psychedelic, and the electric prunes and the soft machine never released a self-titled album. And why did he include unimportant albums such as the beach boys' 'smiley smile', the count five's 'psychotic reaction', the charlatans self-titeld album and bonzo dog band's 'urban spaceman'? The list is also too mainstream (what the hell is the rascals' 'greatest hits' doing there?)

    but it is positive that the west coast pop art experimental band, the beau brummels, captain beefheart, tomorrow, fairport convention and the pretty things are included in the list.

    overall the list is ok, but it's far from definitive...
     
  6. Well done Skelter, I was astounded that the White album was missing from the list. The ones that I would add are

    From Elvis in Memphis
    Elvis 68 comeback

    Every Beatle album is essential.
     
  7. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    I've bought these. I've downloaded these. I've bought and downloaded these.
    1. [*]The Madcap Laughs-Syd Barrett*
      [*]RevolverThe Beatles
      [*]Sgt. Pepper's Lonly Hearts Club Band-The Beatles
      [*]Magical Mystery Tour-The Beatles
      [*]Cheap Thrills-Big Brother & the Holding Co.
      [*]Boogie w/Canned Heart-Canned Heat
      [*]Trout Mask Replica-Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
      [*]Electric Music For the Mind & Body-Country Joe & the Fish
      [*]Disraeli Gears-Cream
      [*]Sunshine Superman-Donovan
      [*]The Doors-The Doors*
      [*]Strange Days-The Doors*
      [*]Aoxomoxoa-The Greatful Dead
      [*]In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida-Iron Butterfly*
      [*]Surrealistic Pillow-Jefferson Airplane*
      [*]Are You Experienced?-Jimi Hendrix Experience
      [*]Axis:Bold as Love-Jimi Hendrix Experience
      [*]Electric Ladyland-Jimi Hendrix Experience

      [*]In the Court of the Crimson King-King Crimson
      [*]Forever Changes-Love
      [*]Kick Out the Jams-MC5
      [*]Moby Grape-Moby Grape
      [*]Piper at the Gates of Dawn-Pink Floyd*
      [*]A Saucerful of Secrets-Pink Floyd*
      [*]Quicksilver Messenger Service-Quicksilver Messenger Service
      [*]Aftermath-The Rolling Stones
      [*]Flowers-The Rolling Stones
      [*]Santana-Santana
      [*]The Phychedelic Sounds-13th Floor Elevators
      [*]Tomorrow-Tomorrow
      [*]Velvet Underground & Nico-Velvet Underground*
      [*]The Who Sell Out-The Who
      [*]Tommy-The Who
      [*]Woodstock: music from the Original Soundtrack & More-Various Artists
      [*]Over Under Sideways Down-The Yardbirds

    Dude, that list sucked ass...
     
  8. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    I wouldn't say that about Let it Be and Yellow Submarine... :p
     
  9. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    I was going to say that. :p

    Ahaha... there are no essential albums without Dylan. Duh. :D
     
  10. Carlfloydfan

    Carlfloydfan Travel lover

    where is Dylan? spencer davis? Blind Faith? Rare Bird?
     
  11. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    yeah I would have more if I counted all of the ones I downloaded.
     
  12. FemmeFatale

    FemmeFatale Member

    I've got the green ones...
    1. Journey to the Center of the Mind-Amboy Dukes
    2. Love Is-Eric Burdon & the Animals
    3. The Madcap Laughs-Syd Barrett*
    4. Smiley Smile-The Beach Boys
    5. The Eyes of the Beacon Street Union-Beacon Street Union
    6. RevolverThe Beatles
    7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonly Hearts Club Band-The Beatles
    8. Magical Mystery Tour-The Beatles
    9. Triangle-Beau Brummels
    10. Cheap Thrills-Big Brother & the Holding Co.
    11. Vincebus Eruptum-Blue Cheer
    12. Outsideinside-Blue Cheer
    13. Phychadelic Lollypop-Blues Magoos
    14. Urban Spaceman-Bonzo Dog Band
    15. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown-Arthur Brown
    16. Goodbye & Hello-Tim Buckly
    17. Buffalo Springfield Again-Buffalo Springfield
    18. Fifth Dimention-The Byrds
    19. Yesterday & Today-The Byrds
    20. Boogie w/Canned Heart-Canned Heat
    21. Safe as Milk-Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
    22. Trout Mask Replica-Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
    23. The Charlatans-The Charlatans
    24. Phychotic Reaction-Count Five
    25. Electric Music For the Mind & Body-Country Joe & the Fish
    26. Disraeli Gears-Cream
    27. Wheels of Fire-Cream
    28. Ptoof!-The Deviants
    29. Sunshine Superman-Donovan
    30. The Doors-The Doors*
    31. Strange Days-The Doors*
    32. The Electric Prunes-The Electric Prunes (They're on the radio right now, actually. How did that happen?)
    33. Unhalfbricking-Fairport Convention (I love this album.)
    34. Music in a Doll's House-Family
    35. Fever Tree-Fever Tree
    36. The Fugs First Album-The Fugs
    37. Anthem of the Sun-The Greatful Dead
    38. Aoxomoxoa-The Greatful Dead
    39. The 5,000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion-Incredible String Band
    40. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida-Iron Butterfly*
    41. It's a Beautiful Day-It's a Beautiful Day
    42. Surrealistic Pillow-Jefferson Airplane*
    43. After Bathing at Baxter's-Jefferson Airplane
    44. Stand Up-Jethro Tull
    45. Are You Experienced?-Jimi Hendrix Experience
    46. Axis:Bold as Love-Jimi Hendrix Experience
    47. Electric Ladyland-Jimi Hendrix Experience
    48. A Beacon from Mars-Kaleidoscope
    49. In the Court of the Crimson King-King Crimson
    50. Face to Face-The Kinks
    51. Forever Changes-Love
    52. Paradice Bar & Grill-mad River
    53. Kick Out the Jams-MC5
    54. Moby Grape-Moby Grape
    55. In Search of the Lost Chord-Moody Blues
    56. Freak Out!-Mothers of Invention
    57. Absolutely Free-Mothers of Invention
    58. We're Only in it for the Money-Mothers of Invention
    59. The Move-The Move
    60. Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack-The Nice
    61. Song Cycle-Van DykeParks
    62. One Nation Underground-Pearls before Swine
    63. Piper at the Gates of Dawn-Pink Floyd*
    64. A Saucerful of Secrets-Pink Floyd*
    65. S.F. Sorrow-Pretty Things
    66. Procol Harum-Procol Harum
    67. Quicksilver Messenger Service-Quicksilver Messenger Service
    68. Happy Trails-Quicksilver Messenger Service
    69. Time Peace/Greatest Hits-The Rascals
    70. Aftermath-The Rolling Stones
    71. Flowers-The Rolling Stones
    72. Their Satanic Majesties Request- The Rolling Stones
    73. Santana-Santana
    74. Future-The Seeds
    75. Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake-Small Faces
    76. Soft Machine-Soft Machine
    77. Loosen Up Naturally-Sons of Champlin
    78. The Sopwith Camel-The Spwith Camel
    79. Spirit-Spirit
    80. The Family That Plays Together-Spirit
    81. Messages From the Status Quo-Status Quo
    82. Steppenwolf-Steppenwolf
    83. Steppenwolf the 2nd-Steppenwolf
    84. Sailor-Steve Miller band
    85. The Stooges-The Stooges
    86. Incense & Peppermints-Strawberry Alarm Clock
    87. Ssssh-Ten Years After
    88. The Phychadelic Sounds-13th Floor Elevators
    89. Tomorrow-Tomorrow
    90. Dear Mr. Fantasy-Traffic
    91. Traffic-Traffic
    92. Vanilla Fudge-Vanilla Fudge
    93. Velvet Underground & Nico-Velvet Underground*
    94. Part One-West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
    95. The Who Sell Out-The Who
    96. Tommy-The Who
    97. Woodstock: music from the Original Soundtrack & More-Various Artists
    98. Over Under Sideways Down-The Yardbirds
    99. Earth Music-The Youngbloods
    100. Odyssey & Oracle-The Zombies
     
  13. Susiland

    Susiland Member

    Maybe they're in the 70s, instead of the 60s, but weren't the Moody Blues also innovative?

    And what about the Flying Burrito Brothers?
     
  14. tpgi

    tpgi Member

    NO DYLAN! Highway 61 Revisted, BLonde on BLonde?? those 2 albums are in my humble oppinion worthy of the top 100 essential albums from the late 60s if not in the top 10 essential albums.
     
  15. MBintheOC

    MBintheOC We're all mad here..

    They're #55:) Also this list came from my new book Rhino's Phychadelic Trip. Here's what 1 of the writers said about how it was chosen:"Here is a list of the 100 albums that best reflect the era under discussion in this book. They are bounded more by a period of time-the latter half of the 60's-& the years 67/68 in particular-than the term phychadelic.That is to say, they have more to do w/enlightened music-making & widened horizons than w/a narrowly defined sound (typified by fuzztone & wah-wah, "raga rock," side-long epics, lyrics about "the canyons of your mind," ect.). All the same, you won't find Bob Dylan or Aretha Franklin here because they weren't, um, phychadelic enough for this particular list. In the context of their times, each of these albums rewarded multiple listenings in a variety of settings, from contemplative still life (boy at his lave lamp) to communal frenzy (strobe lights flashing & stoned bodies grooving wildly). They still hold up as music & as artifacts of an era when music mattered more than you can believe or imagine." So there you go.
     
  16. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    hahaha... the dude writes a book on psychedelia and he can't even spell the damn word... :D
     
  17. Yellow Submarine contains Hey Bulldog and Its all too much, and Let it be contains Two of us, The long and winding road, Ive got a feeling, One after 909 and Across the Universe......They`re essential.
     
  18. MBintheOC

    MBintheOC We're all mad here..

    Hahahaha, it may hve been me as I can't look at a book & computer screen at the same time:p Btw folks, I added 1 on vynal: After Bathing at Baxters today as well as I Got Them Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!:D
     

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