Sunday, April 5, 2009

Let there be music...

Music is really important to me. It gets me through rough times, helps me enjoy the good times better, and inspires me when I write. I thought I would share some of my favorite album from some of my favorite performers here. Please not that this is not the only album I listen to by these artists. I have most, if not all, of their releases in my collection. It would be nice to know what you readers listen to as well. I'll list them alphabetically, because, depending on my mood, any one of them could be my favorite at any given time.

Aerosmith: Get Your Wings. This album came out about the time I started really listening to music. It includes some of my favorite songs by Aerosmith: "Same Old Song and Dance," "Lord of the Thighs," "S.O.S. (Too Bad)," "Train Kept a Rollin'," and "Pandora's Box."

Beatles, The: Abbey Road. Although this album started off with some bad 6th grade memories stuck to it, those memories have faded and the music on it has won me over. My favorite song on the album is "I Want You (She's So Heavy)."

Beck, Jeff: Blow by Blow. Jeff has been my favorite guitar player for as long as I can remember. This is his first jazz/fusion album and includes my all-time favorite song by him: "Cause We've Ended as Lovers." The rest of the album is awesome as well. In my opinion it is the best guitar album available.

Black Sabbath: Heaven and Hell. This is the first Sabbath album that features Ronnie James Dio as lead vocalist. I like Ozzy, but I like the power of Ronnie's voice much better. My favorite tracks are: "Heaven and Hell," and "Children of the Sea."

Bowie, David: Diamond Dogs. Most people go for Ziggy, but this album speaks to me in a way Ziggy doesn't. I love its darkness and the mix of somber melodies with good riffing rock 'n' roll. My favorite songs are: "Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing," "Rock 'n' Roll with Me," Diamond Dogs," and "1984."

Cooper, Alice: Welcome to My Nightmare. This album holds a lot of memories for me. It was the "Welcome to My Nightmare" tour that I first saw Alice live. I remember watching the TV show produced for this album that co-starred Vincent Price. That and I really like the music. My favorite songs are "Steven," "Welcome to My Nightmare," "Some Folks," "The Black Widow," and "Department of Youth."

Deep Purple: Machine Head. In my opinion, this is by far the best thing Deep Purple ever did. My favorite songs are: "Lazy," "Smoke on the Water," "Highway Star," and "Space Truckin'," which is most of the album.

Emerson Lake & Palmer: Tarkus. I'm not sure what it is about this album that makes it my favorite by ELP, but it is my favorite. The title track is my favorite song on the album.

I'll continue with the next part of the alphabet on my next post.

Other news: Yesterday was a 'live-editting' day. We managed to get through five more chapters of Legacy of the Ghost with some great results. I really appreciate my friends who help me with the editting. They really see a lot of things that I miss. Besides that, there is always the fun of just getting together with them.

I've taken a short writing break these past couple days. This afternoon, I plan to continue with Vengeance of the Ghost. Hopefully by tomorrow, Chapter 5 will be completed.

More later...

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I love this music listing idea. Makes for good reading, and I may have to employ some version of it myself.