1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

657. Pieces of the Sky – Emmylou Harris

Brief Background: Pieces of the Sky is Harris’ third album. It was released in February of 1975. What I think: I really love Emmylou’s voice, and but  I’ve never heard one of he full albums. … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

658. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

Brief Background: Born to Run is the third album by Bruce Springsteen and was released in 1975. The stakes for the album where high for Springsteen who needed a commercial breakthrough in order to … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

659. Marcus Garvey – Burning Spear

Brief Background: Marcus Garvey is the third album by Reggae band Burning Spear. The album was recorded and released in 1975. What I think: I really didn’t enjoy the last Reggae album for the … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

660. Young Americans – David Bowie

Original album is tracks 1-8 Brief Background: Young Americans was mainly recorded in Philadelphia, PA during 1974 the tour for Diamond Dogs. The album is a direct effort to get away from his … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

661. The Köln Concert – Keith Jarrett

Brief Background: The Köln concert an improvised recording of Keith Jarrett on piano at the Cologne Opera house. An incorrect baby grand piano that only sounded correct in the middle registers was accidentally … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

662. Toys in the Attic – Aerosmith

Brief Background: Toys in the Attic is the third album by Aerosmith. It was recorded in early 1975 and released in April of that year. The album features the band’s first two top forty … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

663. Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin

Brief Background: Physical Graffiti is the sixth album by Led Zeppelin. Eight songs on the double album were recorded in early 1974, the rest consists of songs left off of other albums. Because … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

664. Neu! ’75 – Neu

Brief Background: Neu ’75 is third album by German Krautrock band NEU!. The album has two distinct sides with the first being rather mellow instrumental rock and the second being more agressive proto-punk with … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

665. Go Girl Crazy! – The Dictators

Brief Background: Go Girl Crazy! is the debut album by The Dictators and was released in March of 1975 on Epic records. What I think: Wow! What an amazing album this is. It’s official, Punk … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

666. Another Green World – Brian Eno

Brief Background: Another Green world was recorded in London during July and August of 1975 and released in September of the same year. What I think: I really felt like I’d been oversaturated with Brian … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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