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Title: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 01, 2009, 09:17:21 PM
I'm enjoying the list by NPR music critic Tom Moon: several major agreements, and only one major disagreement---but I'm only in the D's.  I thought I'd give you guys a chance to see if your favorite recordings (not just albums, but some box sets and even a few singles) made Tom's list. 

Too make it extra fun, I'll even keep score.  One point for each album guessed correctly (for classical recordings a bonus point if you pick the exact performance).  Limit yourself to one guess per post and try to pick recordings you think are universal, not just your personal favorites---because I'll subtract one from your score for each incorrect guess!

If you have the book, please recuse yourself from competition.

Ready?  Go!


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 02, 2009, 04:33:08 PM
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 02, 2009, 04:48:28 PM
"Slippery When Wet" by Bon Jovi  :lookingup:

I just went to town on that piece of crap...(shameless plug)

http://flashmetalcircus.blogspot.com/2009/11/bon-jovi-slippery-when-wet-1986.html (http://flashmetalcircus.blogspot.com/2009/11/bon-jovi-slippery-when-wet-1986.html)

No in all seriousness, I'd probably say something like "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" by Genesis or an album by the Ramones.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 02, 2009, 06:10:56 PM
Burgo scores a point going for the obvious!

Circus scores a point for "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway!"

(And you have to be more specific than "an album by the Ramones"--which album?  You would lose a point for picking the wrong one.  If there is one, and I'm not saying whether there is or not.)

998 recordings left.  :smile:

Score: The Burgomaster 1, Circus_Circus 1




Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 02, 2009, 09:56:59 PM
Michael Jackson's Thriller


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 02, 2009, 10:08:26 PM
Michael Jackson's Thriller

Indeed.   997 left.  :wink:

The Burgomaster 1, Circus_Circus 1, The DarkSider 1


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 02, 2009, 10:13:32 PM
Def Leppard Hysteria


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 02, 2009, 10:34:27 PM
Def Leppard Hysteria


"Hysteria" was not on the list.  I'm afraid I must take your point away from you.   :bluesad:

The Burgomaster 1, Circus_Circus 1


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 02, 2009, 10:48:48 PM
Dammit all...

Ok how about...
Aerosmith Toys In The Attic


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 02, 2009, 11:41:11 PM


PIERRE MONTEUX conducting Boston Symphony: DEBUSSY's Nocturnes


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Jack on November 03, 2009, 07:51:21 AM
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 03, 2009, 08:56:19 AM
DarkSider: ouch, no "Toys in the Attic." -1

AHD: I am a little surprised, but no version of Nocturnes made it. -1

Jack: Yes indeed. +1

996 left.

The Burgomaster +1, Circus_Circus +1, Jack +1, The DarkSider -1, Allhallowsday -1


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 03, 2009, 09:13:14 AM
 :bluesad:  Van Halen 1984


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on November 03, 2009, 09:39:00 AM


Anything by Hannah Montana. She's, like, totally a genius.




Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 03, 2009, 10:46:04 AM
DarkSider:  no, ouch!

William: you need to give me the exact title of your guess before I can officially deduct your point.

The Burgomaster +1, Circus_Circus +1, Jack +1, Allhallowsday -1, The DarkSider -2


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on November 03, 2009, 11:10:47 AM
William: you need to give me the exact title of your guess before I can officially deduct your point.


Lol. I'll go with the Hannah Montana Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Regis. Final answer.



Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Doggett on November 03, 2009, 12:00:15 PM
"Fear of the Dark" - Iron Maiden.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: BTM on November 03, 2009, 12:18:43 PM
"For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield



Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 03, 2009, 12:41:07 PM
THE BEATLES Abbey Road


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 03, 2009, 01:06:11 PM
Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys, that MUST be on there surely!


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 03, 2009, 01:37:42 PM
JOE'S GARAGE - Frank Zappa


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Andrew on November 03, 2009, 01:46:02 PM
The Drifters:  Up on the Roof


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 03, 2009, 04:06:43 PM


(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/2705/cover_933181182009.jpg)

Led Zeppelin IV (aka RUNES aka ZOSO)





Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Doggett on November 03, 2009, 04:54:10 PM
"Dancing Queen" ABBA (look, someone had to mentioned it...)


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: zombie #1 on November 03, 2009, 08:03:59 PM
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Derf on November 03, 2009, 08:50:11 PM
The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Arlo Guthrie, Alice's Restaurant


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 03, 2009, 08:53:48 PM
The Who, Who's Next


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 03, 2009, 10:08:09 PM
Dang, you guys exploded the thread while I was away.

William Weird: -1 for the "Hannah Montana Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (is that a real album?)
Doggett: -1 for "Fear of the Dark."  +0.5 for "Dancing Queen" (you would have gotten the full point for "Abba Gold," but a good choice nonetheless)
BTM: -1 for "For What It's Worth."  (But you're so close I hate to take that point away).
AHD: +1 for "Abbey Road"
Circus: +1 for "Pet Sounds"
Burgo: +1 for "Joe's Garage," but -1 for "Led Zeppelin IV" (I didn't agree with Moon's choices for Led Zep albums)
Andrew: -1 for "Up on the Roof"
DCA: +1 for "Loveless"
Derf: +1 for "Sgt. Pepper," but -1 for "Alice's Restaurant" (though come to think of it, that really should have made it)
And DarkSider gets off the schnide with "Who's Next"!

Circus_Circus +2, The Burgomaster +1,  DCA +1, Jack +1, Allhallowsday 0, Derf 0, Doggett -0.5,  Andrew -1, BTM -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1






Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 04, 2009, 01:27:57 AM
THE BEATLES Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band    


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: zombie #1 on November 04, 2009, 01:56:54 AM
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 04, 2009, 07:07:05 AM
AMERICAN PIE - Don McLean


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Jack on November 04, 2009, 07:26:46 AM
B.B. King - Live at the Regal


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2009, 10:38:17 AM
AHD: Derf already guessed Sgt. Pepper
DCA: +1 for "Trout Mask Replica"
Burgo: -1 for "American Pie"
Jack: +1 for "Live at the Regal" (excellent pick, by the way)

Circus_Circus +2, DCA +2, Jack +2, Allhallowsday 0, The Burgomaster 0, Derf 0, Doggett -0.5,  Andrew -1, BTM -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 04, 2009, 10:43:36 AM
I need to get back in the running.  How about Iron Butterfly's IN A GADDA DA VIDA?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 04, 2009, 10:46:17 AM
ROY ORBISON - A Black and White Night


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 04, 2009, 11:54:20 AM
I need to get back in the running.  How about Iron Butterfly's IN A GADDA DA VIDA?
In A Gadda Da Vida...?  Ya GADDA be kidding...

THE BEATLES Revolver 


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2009, 11:57:38 AM
I need to get back in the running.  How about Iron Butterfly's IN A GADDA DA VIDA?

Or dig yourself in a bigger hole.  No "In a Gadda da Vida" or "A Black and White Night."  -2.   :bluesad:


Circus_Circus +2, DCA +2, Jack +2, Allhallowsday 0,  Derf 0, Doggett -0.5,  Andrew -1, BTM -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1, The Burgomaster -2


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2009, 11:59:36 AM
AHD: +1 for "Revolver"

Circus_Circus +2, DCA +2, Jack +2, Allhallowsday 1,  Derf 0, Doggett -0.5,  Andrew -1, BTM -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1, The Burgomaster -2


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Andrew on November 04, 2009, 11:59:53 AM
Peter Gabriel:  So


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2009, 12:18:51 PM
Sorry Andrew, not the Peter Gabriel he picked, although it is listed as a "Catalog Choice" for PG.  -1. 

Circus_Circus +2, DCA +2, Jack +2, Allhallowsday 1,  Derf 0, Doggett -0.5, BTM -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1, Andrew -2, The Burgomaster -2


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Doggett on November 04, 2009, 12:19:20 PM
Parallel Lines  - Blondie.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Andrew on November 04, 2009, 12:43:08 PM
Sorry Andrew, not the Peter Gabriel he picked, although it is listed as a "Catalog Choice" for PG.  -1. 

Huh.  If not that one, I'd assume he must have picked "Passion" instead.  I get the understanding that this list is important albums, vice popular, but "So" seemed like a good rounded choice. 

Just to make sure:  there are not greatest hits compilations are there?  All of these are original albums?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2009, 01:11:14 PM
Sorry Andrew, not the Peter Gabriel he picked, although it is listed as a "Catalog Choice" for PG.  -1. 

Huh.  If not that one, I'd assume he must have picked "Passion" instead.  I get the understanding that this list is important albums, vice popular, but "So" seemed like a good rounded choice. 

Just to make sure:  there are not greatest hits compilations are there?  All of these are original albums?

Andrew: no, not "Passion" either. Another -1.  :smile: 

The albums selected tend to be the ones that were critically acclaimed rather than the ones that sold lots of copies (although in lots of cases they're the same thing).

The recordings are mostly original albums; very, very rarely singles; and sometimes greatest hits compilations.  A few times there are even box sets, which I think is cheating a bit.  Compilations turn up especially when dealing with older artists who worked in the era when singles were the big thing, not albums. 

Also I'll point out that most of the guesses here have been for rock, but even though rock is the largest category there are probably only about 300-400 rock albums on the list.  If it were a list of 1000 rock albums, a lot of your choices may have made it. 

Circus_Circus +2, DCA +2, Jack +2, Allhallowsday 1,  Derf 0, Doggett -0.5, BTM -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1,  The Burgomaster -2, Andrew -3,


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 04, 2009, 01:16:07 PM
Back In Black


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 04, 2009, 02:23:47 PM
As far as I can tell, this 1,000 recordings list is a load of hogwash.  Impossible for some of the songs and albums listed here not to be on it.  I'm still baffled by Led Zep IV not being on the list.  But I'll have some more guesses forthcoming anyway . . . 


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Doggett on November 04, 2009, 05:11:09 PM
Parallel Lines  - Blondie.

Was I right or wrong ?
My score hasn't changed.

I was still -0.5.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Derf on November 04, 2009, 05:25:25 PM
A few more guesses:

Rush, 2112
Willie Nelson, Stardust and maybe Red-Headed Stranger
Queen, News of the World
Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 04, 2009, 08:18:19 PM
A few more guesses:

Rush, 2112
Willie Nelson, Stardust and maybe Red-Headed Stranger
Queen, News of the World
Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool

Supposed to be one at a time, Derf

JOSHUA RIFKIN: Piano Rags by SCOTT JOPLIN on Nonesuch Records


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2009, 10:11:48 PM
Parallel Lines  - Blondie.

Was I right or wrong ?
My score hasn't changed.

I was still -0.5.

Sorry Doggett, I missed that post in my haste to answer Andrew.  Yes, you are correct!  +1


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2009, 10:16:09 PM
A few more guesses:

Rush, 2112
Willie Nelson, Stardust and maybe Red-Headed Stranger
Queen, News of the World
Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool


"2112": no -1
Willie Nelson: you tried to hedge your bets with a "maybe," but they are both on the list so I'll give you +2.
"News of the World: no, -1
"Birth of the Cool": no (suprisingly, except that there are so many Miles albums to choose from) -1

Net: -1.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2009, 10:24:31 PM
A few more guesses:

Rush, 2112
Willie Nelson, Stardust and maybe Red-Headed Stranger
Queen, News of the World
Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool

Supposed to be one at a time, Derf

JOSHUA RIFKIN: Piano Rags by SCOTT JOPLIN on Nonesuch Records

With the ability to get negative points for wrong answers, making multiple guesses worked to Derf's disadvantage.  :smile: 

Though I'm tempted to give you something for Scott Joplin, I'm not going to.   :wink:  He picked a very specific album to represent Scott Joplin that I don't think anyone would have ever heard of.  -1

Circus_Circus +2, DCA +2, Jack +2,  Doggett + 0.5, Allhallowsday 0, BTM -1, Derf -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1,  The Burgomaster -2, Andrew -3,


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2009, 10:29:19 PM
As far as I can tell, this 1,000 recordings list is a load of hogwash.  Impossible for some of the songs and albums listed here not to be on it.  I'm still baffled by Led Zep IV not being on the list.  But I'll have some more guesses forthcoming anyway . . . 

Every list is surely going to cause some debate.  And remember that of the 1,000 recordings, even though rock is the largest category, the majority of the list is taken up by classical, jazz, folk, gospel, and world music.  If it were 1000 rock recordings I'm sure that those others would have made the list.  Though I still disagree with his Led Zeppelin selections.  (Hint: he obviously thinks that IV is no better than the 3rd best Zeppelin recording). 


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2009, 10:31:03 PM
Back In Black

Missed that one.  You are... correct!  An amazing 3 for 3.

Circus_Circus +3, DCA +2, Jack +2,  Doggett + 0.5, Allhallowsday 0, BTM -1, Derf -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1,  The Burgomaster -2, Andrew -3


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 04, 2009, 11:26:05 PM
JOSHUA RIFKIN: Piano Rags by SCOTT JOPLIN on Nonesuch Records
With the ability to get negative points for wrong answers, making multiple guesses worked to Derf's disadvantage.  :smile: 
Though I'm tempted to give you something for Scott Joplin, I'm not going to.   :wink:  He picked a very specific album to represent Scott Joplin that I don't think anyone would have ever heard of.  -1
ROBERT STRICKLAND??  :question: :drink:

Here's my next guess:
THE KINKS Are The Village Green Preservation Society  


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: zombie #1 on November 05, 2009, 12:07:18 AM
'The Velvet Underground & Nico'. ( think that's the title. the one with the banana on the front)


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 05, 2009, 07:38:41 AM
RAMONES - End of the Century


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Jack on November 05, 2009, 08:10:35 AM
Paganini's 24 Caprices as performed by Itzhak Perlman?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 05, 2009, 09:46:03 AM
JOSHUA RIFKIN: Piano Rags by SCOTT JOPLIN on Nonesuch Records
With the ability to get negative points for wrong answers, making multiple guesses worked to Derf's disadvantage.  :smile: 
Though I'm tempted to give you something for Scott Joplin, I'm not going to.   :wink:  He picked a very specific album to represent Scott Joplin that I don't think anyone would have ever heard of.  -1
ROBERT STRICKLAND??  :question: :drink:

Here's my next guess:
THE KINKS Are The Village Green Preservation Society  

Robert Stickland is not a guess?  I will PM you the name of the Joplin disc if you are curious but don't want to make an official guess.

AHD: "The Village Green Preservation Society" is correct, +1
DCA: "The Velvet Underground & Nico" is correct (the correct title and also on the list), +1.  By the way that guess ties you for the lead with Circus.
Burgo: I am afraid you will yell Tom Moon, but "End of the Century" did not make it.  -1
Jack: Sorry, Perlman's caprices did not make it as an official choice, though it was a "catalog choice" for Perlman. -1.  (You would have got 2 points for that one if it was on the list).

Circus_Circus +3, DCA +3, Jack +1,  Allhallowsday +1, Doggett + 0.5,  BTM -1, Derf -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1, The Burgomaster -3, Andrew -3


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 05, 2009, 09:49:00 AM
Okay - - this guess is bulletproof:

ELVIS COSTELLO - My Aim is True


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 05, 2009, 11:33:03 AM
Okay - - this guess is bulletproof:

ELVIS COSTELLO - My Aim is True

You are KILLING me!  I hate giving out all these -1's for good guesses.  There was one Elvis Costello album on the list and its was NOT "My Aim Is True."  :bluesad:  Though that's certainly the one I would have picked.

Circus_Circus +3, DCA +3, Jack +1,  Allhallowsday +1, Doggett + 0.5,  BTM -1, Derf -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1,  Andrew -3, The Burgomaster -4


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 05, 2009, 11:50:33 AM
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER soundtrack?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Derf on November 05, 2009, 11:58:25 AM
Chicago, Chicago (self-titled album)


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 05, 2009, 12:09:50 PM
JOSHUA RIFKIN: Piano Rags by SCOTT JOPLIN on Nonesuch Records
With the ability to get negative points for wrong answers, making multiple guesses worked to Derf's disadvantage.  :smile: 
Though I'm tempted to give you something for Scott Joplin, I'm not going to.   :wink:  He picked a very specific album to represent Scott Joplin that I don't think anyone would have ever heard of.  -1
ROBERT STRICKLAND??  :question: :drink:
Here's my next guess:
THE KINKS Are The Village Green Preservation Society  
Robert Stickland is not a guess?  I will PM you the name of the Joplin disc if you are curious but don't want to make an official guess.
No, a horrified exclamation is more like it.  Yes, pm me I am curious. 

Next guess: THE ROLLING STONES: Exile On Main Street   


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 05, 2009, 12:14:12 PM
Burgo: FINALLY!  Yes, "Saturday Night Fever" gets you a +1.  :smile:
Derf: Can you be more specific? Technically just about every Chicago album was "self-titled."  (Maybe you know that and are trying to cheat?  :wink:)
AHD: "Exile On Main Street" is correct. +1

Circus_Circus +3, DCA +3, Allhallowsday +2, Jack +1,  Doggett + 0.5,  BTM -1, Derf -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1,  Andrew -3, The Burgomaster -3


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 05, 2009, 12:23:29 PM
Van Halen, Women and Children First


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 05, 2009, 12:37:15 PM
Van Halen, Women and Children First

Nope.  I will tell you there's no Van Halen on the list to save you more trouble.

Circus_Circus +3, DCA +3, Allhallowsday +2, Jack +1,  Doggett + 0.5,  BTM -1, Derf -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -2,  Andrew -3, The Burgomaster -3


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Derf on November 05, 2009, 12:54:02 PM

Derf: Can you be more specific? Technically just about every Chicago album was "self-titled."  (Maybe you know that and are trying to cheat?  :wink:)

Not trying to cheat. I meant Chicago I for lack of a better title, their second album, the one after they dropped "Transit Authority" from their name. The Chicago from 1970. Is that specific enough?  :teddyr:

While I'm here, I'll add They Might Be Giants, Flood.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 05, 2009, 01:12:23 PM
BIG STAR Radio City


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 05, 2009, 01:19:01 PM
Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie Wonder?

Been thinking about this thread all day, I don't wanna lose any points!  :teddyr:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Newt on November 05, 2009, 03:12:47 PM
Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Pilgermann on November 05, 2009, 03:28:30 PM
Brian Eno - Another Green World


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Jim H on November 05, 2009, 04:12:45 PM
Michael Jackson - Bad.  If Thriller is on there, Bad should be too, as it's more liked by the critics.

And..  Erm..  The Eagles - Hotel California.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 05, 2009, 04:26:21 PM
THE CLASH - London Calling


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 05, 2009, 04:37:35 PM
SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Bridge Over Troubled Water


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 05, 2009, 08:58:01 PM
Derf: no on both "Chicago 2" and "Flood", -2  :bluesad:
AHD: +1 for "Radio City" (he actually chose the double album #1 Record/Radio City, but close enough)
Circus: +1 for "Songs In The Key Of Life", I am beginning to think you bought a copy of the book!  :wink:
Newt: +1 for "Blood on the Tracks"
Pilgermann: +1 for "Another Green World"
Jim H.: -1 for "Bad," +1 for "Hotel California", net 0
Burgo: +1 for "London Calling," +1 for "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (getting back on track!)

Circus_Circus +4, DCA +3, Allhallowsday +3, Jack +1, Newt +1, Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5,  Jim H. 0, BTM -1, The Burgomaster -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -2, Andrew -3, Derf -3


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 05, 2009, 09:05:10 PM
Queen A Night At The Opera


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 05, 2009, 09:10:29 PM
Rocket to Russia- The Ramones.



Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 05, 2009, 09:29:57 PM
STAN GETZ and JOAO GILBERTO Getz / Gilberto


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 05, 2009, 09:44:02 PM
DarkSider: +1 for "A Night at the Opera"
Happy: -1 for "Rocket to Russia" (that's 2 guesses for the Ramones now and neither has picked the right album  :wink:)
AHD: Getz/Gilberto is what I would consider low hanging fruit, though not the lowest.  :wink: +1 

Circus_Circus +4, Allhallowsday +4, DCA +3,  Jack +1, Newt +1, Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5,  Jim H. 0, BTM -1, The Burgomaster -1, WilliamWeird -1, The DarkSider -1, Happy Gilmore -1, Andrew -3, Derf -3


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 05, 2009, 09:47:47 PM
Prince, Purple Rain


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 05, 2009, 09:49:02 PM

Happy: -1 for "Rocket to Russia" (that's 2 guesses for the Ramones now and neither has picked the right album  :wink:)
 
Me, personally, if I were selecting the list, would include either "Rocket to Russia" OR another album I like: Leave Home.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 05, 2009, 10:01:37 PM
I don't THINK it's been mentioned:
Joe's Garage by Frank Zappa


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Derf on November 05, 2009, 10:03:01 PM
No Flood? That's almost blaspheme!  :tongueout:

If Leon Redbone's Sugar isn't on the list, I may have to give up all together.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 05, 2009, 10:10:30 PM
No Flood? That's almost blaspheme!  :tongueout:

If Leon Redbone's Sugar isn't on the list, I may have to give up all together.
Redbone should be on the list at some point.  I'm hoping.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 05, 2009, 10:24:41 PM
JOHN COLTRANE A Love Supreme   


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Newt on November 06, 2009, 06:51:52 AM
Neil Young: After the Gold Rush


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Jack on November 06, 2009, 07:32:46 AM
Black Sabbath - Paranoid?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Newt on November 06, 2009, 07:46:36 AM
James Taylor: Sweet Baby James


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Newt on November 06, 2009, 07:47:51 AM
Carole King: Tapestry


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Post by: Newt on November 06, 2009, 07:49:05 AM
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Jesus Christ Super Star


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 06, 2009, 07:58:54 AM
Exile in Guyville- Liz Phair


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: zombie #1 on November 06, 2009, 08:35:26 AM
^^ I was going to suggest this one. good shout

Instead I'll go for Love - 'Forever Changes'. I don't really like it that much, but I'm thinking objectively, in terms of albums that usually crop up on these type of lists...


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 06, 2009, 12:00:09 PM
U2 Joshua Tree


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 06, 2009, 01:16:56 PM
Happy: you're right, Joe's Garage was already picked.  But +1 for "Exile in Guyville."
Derf: -1 for "Sugar."  :bluesad:
AHD: +1 for "A Love Supreme"
Jack: +1 for "Paranoid"
Newt: +1 for "Sweet Baby James."  +1 for "Tapestry." +1 for "Jesus Christ Superstar." = +3! :thumbup:
DCA: +1 for "Forever Changes"
DarkSider: +1 for "Joshua Tree"

That was one heck of a round for you guys.  :thumbup:  It gets harder now since most of the obvious choices are gone.

Allhallowsday +5, Circus_Circus +4,  Newt +4, DCA +4,  Jack +2,  Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5,  The DarkSider 0, Jim H. 0, Happy Gilmore 0, BTM -1, The Burgomaster -1, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, Derf -4


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 06, 2009, 01:17:56 PM
Cream -Fresh Cream?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Newt on November 06, 2009, 01:22:41 PM
WOOT!  :hot:

Procol Harum: A Whiter Shade of Pale


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 06, 2009, 04:17:59 PM
The B-52's by The B-52's.  Their debut album from the late '70s/early '80s.  Best one, too.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 06, 2009, 04:18:38 PM
Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg ('cause it's my dad's favourite and he knows good motown)


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 06, 2009, 07:09:21 PM
Circus: you prove you are mortal.  -1 for "Fresh Cream."  But, I am giving you +2 for "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" because it's one of the very few singles he picked as "must hears".  Net: +1
Newt:  You got another single, "A Whiter Shade of Pale", that counts for +2.  :thumbup:
Happy: Sorry, no "B-52's." -1.

Newt +6, Allhallowsday +5, Circus_Circus +5, DCA +4,  Jack +2,  Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5,  The DarkSider 0, Jim H. 0, Happy Gilmore -1, BTM -1, The Burgomaster -1, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, Derf -4


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 06, 2009, 07:13:53 PM
Darn it! But thanks.  :bouncegiggle:

Right....Abraxas by Santana? (sweats nervously...)


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 06, 2009, 08:17:44 PM
SERGE GAINSBOURG Histoire de Melody Nelson


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 06, 2009, 09:32:49 PM
Circus: +1 for "Abraxas"
AHD: +1 for "Histoire de Melody Nelson"

Newt +6, Allhallowsday +6, Circus_Circus +6, DCA +4,  Jack +2,  Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5,  The DarkSider 0, Jim H. 0, Happy Gilmore -1, BTM -1, The Burgomaster -1, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, Derf -4


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 06, 2009, 10:08:55 PM
BOB MARLEY Catch A Fire?  Nah, Burnin'   Burnin' is better but Catch A Fire started it all.  Both?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 06, 2009, 10:39:05 PM
Paranoid by Black Sabbath?



Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 06, 2009, 10:41:55 PM
BOB MARLEY Catch A Fire?  Nah, Burnin'   Burnin' is better but Catch A Fire started it all.  Both?

Get back to me when you make up your mind.   :wink:

Happy: "Paranoid" made it but it was already guessed by Jack.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 06, 2009, 10:46:52 PM
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie.

Personally I'm a big Bowie fan and any of his earlier albums to me feel like they should be on any list, but this one was great.  I dunno if anyone else named it yet, though.

BOB MARLEY Catch A Fire?  Nah, Burnin'   Burnin' is better but Catch A Fire started it all.  Both?

Get back to me when you make up your mind.   :wink:

Happy: "Paranoid" made it but it was already guessed by Jack.
Hmmm.  Didn't know Jack picked it already.  All good.  Should be on the list.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Newt on November 06, 2009, 10:52:40 PM
If you want Bob Marley it should be Natty Dread


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Newt on November 06, 2009, 10:54:12 PM
Not done with the obvious ones just yet:
The Doors: The Doors


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 06, 2009, 11:10:18 PM
I dunno.  There's so many that come to mind. 

Mothership Connection by Parliament pops into mind.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 06, 2009, 11:15:52 PM
BOB MARLEY Catch A Fire?  Nah, Burnin'   Burnin' is better but Catch A Fire started it all.  Both?
Get back to me when you make up your mind.   :wink:
I figured if one was the other guess would simply cancel it out... Burnin'


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: BTM on November 07, 2009, 05:59:38 AM
Okay, I'll try something non rock..

Run DMC: Raisin' Hell.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 06:39:35 AM
Deep Purple - Machine Head?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 07, 2009, 09:56:01 AM
Stop Making Sense- Talking Heads


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 07, 2009, 09:59:46 AM
Just thought:
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back- Public Enemy

I'd be damned shock if it's not on there.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 07, 2009, 01:11:25 PM
In response to several suggestions above, I think a few of those won't be on the list, but certainly the artists... and so much for this one at a time crap...  :wink:

DOORS L.A. Woman 

TALKING HEADS Remain In Light  

ROXY MUSIC Siren  

KING CRIMSON In The Court of the Crimson King    

ROLLING STONES Beggar's Banquet   

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE Volunteers

BECK Odelay

PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 07, 2009, 02:12:32 PM
Happy: +1 for "Ziggy Stardust," +1 for "Mothership Connection," +1 for "It Takes a Nation of Millions."  -1 for "Stop Making Sense" (that should have made it IMO). Net: +2
Newt: +1 for "Natty Dred" and +1 for "The Doors"
BTM: +1 for "Raisin' Hell"
Circus: +1 for "Machine Head"
AHD: With the Marley selections I wasn't sure if you were guessing or just thinking out loud.  "Burnin'" is wrong, as are "L.A. Woman," "Siren," "Beggars Banquet," "Volunteers," Odelay," and "Wish You Were Here." That's -7 (!) There's no more Doors, Stones, or Floyd on the list.  A couple of the bands/artists you were wrong about have a different album that made it.  "Crimson King" and "Remain in Light" are correct for +2.  Net: -5

Newt +8, Circus_Circus +7, DCA +4,  Jack +2,  Allhallowsday +1, Pilgermann +1, Happy Gilmore +1, Doggett + 0.5,  The DarkSider 0, Jim H. 0,  BTM 0, The Burgomaster -1, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, Derf -4


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 02:17:09 PM
The Yes Album


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 07, 2009, 02:45:59 PM
I was guessing: BOB MARLEY Catch A Fire

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE Surrealistic Pillow   
ROXY MUSIC For Your Pleasure


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 03:06:48 PM
"Peter Gabriel" - the one with melty face thingy as most critics would probably say it's his best.  :smile:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 07, 2009, 04:09:19 PM
Circus: "Yes Album" and Peter Gabriel "melty-face" are both correct.  +2
AHD: Sorry, "Catch a Fire" is also wrong, so the result was the same.  And now I feel bad for giving you the hint because "Surrealistic Pillow" and "For Your Pleasure" are both wrong, -2. I too would have expected "Surrealistic Pillow" to appear, but he chose no Airplane whatsoever.

Circus_Circus +9, Newt +8,  DCA +4,  Jack +2, Pilgermann +1, Happy Gilmore +1, Doggett + 0.5,  The DarkSider 0, Jim H. 0,  BTM 0, Allhallowsday -1, The Burgomaster -1, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, Derf -4


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 04:10:15 PM
WOOHOO!  :teddyr:

Beatles - Revolver....surely.  :question:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: JaseSF on November 07, 2009, 05:00:30 PM
The Police: Synchronicity


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: JaseSF on November 07, 2009, 05:03:55 PM
R.E.M.: Out of Time


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 05:06:46 PM
Innervisions by Stevie Wonder.

I mentioned "Songs In The Key Of Life", but Innervisions is miles better, so that has to be on there as well.  :question:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 07, 2009, 05:15:53 PM
Circus: Revolver was correctly guessed earlier.  +1 for "Innervisions."
xXx_JaseSF_xXx : +1 for "synchronisity", -1 for "Out of Time"

Circus_Circus +10, Newt +8,  DCA +4,  Jack +2, Pilgermann +1, Happy Gilmore +1, Doggett + 0.5,  xXx_JaseSF_xXx  0, The DarkSider 0, Jim H. 0,  BTM 0, Allhallowsday -1, The Burgomaster -1, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, Derf -4


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 05:17:20 PM
Darn it! What about "Rubber Soul"?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: voltron on November 07, 2009, 05:18:31 PM
How about Pink Floyd's "Animals"?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: JaseSF on November 07, 2009, 05:30:34 PM
Midnight Oil: Diesel and Dust


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: JaseSF on November 07, 2009, 05:33:42 PM
R.E.M.: Automatic For the People


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 05:41:56 PM
Bob Dylan - "Blonde On Blonde" surely... :question:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 07, 2009, 05:46:48 PM
Circus: "Yes Album" and Peter Gabriel "melty-face" are both correct.  +2
AHD: Sorry, "Catch a Fire" is also wrong, so the result was the same.  And now I feel bad for giving you the hint because "Surrealistic Pillow" and "For Your Pleasure" are both wrong, -2. I too would have expected "Surrealistic Pillow" to appear, but he chose no Airplane whatsoever...
Let me clarify that not all of my guesses are recordings I would "expect" to appear (I prefer most AIRPLANE albums over Pillow). 

And don't feel bad, it's not like we win anything.  Better to fail spectacularly than not try at all!   :teddyr:

BOB DYLAN Highway 61 Revisited 

JOHN LEE HOOKER Plays and Sings The Blues 

JOHN LENNON Plastic Ono Band

VLADO PERLEMUTER: RAVEL's Piano Works

HUEY PIANO SMITH and THE CLOWNS "Don't You Just Know It"

TITO PUENTE 50 Years of Swing   

NICK DRAKE Five Leaves Left


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 05:51:55 PM
Has anyone said "Appetite For Destruction" yet?  :question:

Damn you Rev, this thread consumes me. I've completely wasted my saturday sat here like a lemon racking my brains! (If lemons had brains that is).



Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 07, 2009, 06:09:15 PM
Circus: +1 for "Rubber Soul," +1 for "Blonde on Blonde," +1 for "Appetite for Destruction" = +3
Voltron: you missed my hint that there was no more Floyd on the list. -1
Jase: "Diesel" only got an honorable mention, and "Automatic" was not on the list. -2
AHD:  Your strategy hs put you out in front ten, dropped you back quickly.   :smile:  "Highway" and "Plays and Sings The Blues" are +1 each. "Plastic Ono Band" and "50 Years of Swing" are -1 each. "Don't You Just Know It" is +0.5 (it appears on "This Is," a Huey Smith compilation). "Ravel's Piano Works" is +1.  No bonus point for the performer because he chose Tharaud's "Complete Works for Piano" as the best recording.  Net: +1.5.

Circus_Circus +13, Newt +8,  DCA +4,  Jack +2, Pilgermann +1, Happy Gilmore +1, Allhallowsday +0.5, Doggett + 0.5, The DarkSider 0, Jim H. 0,  BTM 0, The Burgomaster -1, Voltron -1, xXx_JaseSF_xXx  -2, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, Derf -4


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 06:10:12 PM
Reign In Blood  LOL :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: JaseSF on November 07, 2009, 06:47:23 PM
Cyndi Lauper: She's So Unusual


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 07, 2009, 06:47:54 PM
Chaos AD - Sepultura


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: JaseSF on November 07, 2009, 06:51:42 PM
The Ramones: The Ramones


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 06:52:50 PM
Smiths - The Queen Is Dead  :thumbup:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 07, 2009, 06:58:49 PM
Jase: +1 for "The Ramones" (someone finally got the right Ramones album), -1 for "She's So Unusual." Net: 0
DarkSider: -1 for "Chaos AD - Sepultura"
Circus: +1 for "The Queen is Dead"

Circus_Circus +14, Newt +8,  DCA +4,  Jack +2, Pilgermann +1, Happy Gilmore +1, Allhallowsday +0.5, Doggett + 0.5,  Jim H. 0, BTM 0, The Burgomaster -1, Voltron -1, The DarkSider -1, xXx_JaseSF_xXx  -2, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, Derf -4


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 06:59:59 PM
Cheap Trick - Live At Budokan


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: voltron on November 07, 2009, 07:22:11 PM
Radiohead - OK Computer


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 07, 2009, 07:30:01 PM
After School Session- Chuck Berry
Buddy Holly- Buddy Holly
Never Mind the Bollocks...Here's the Sex Pistols by The Sex Pistols


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 07, 2009, 07:31:54 PM
FATS WALLER The Joint Is Jumpin'

SAMMY DAVIS JR. Sings LAURINDO ALMEIDA Plays 

GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 9; BRUNO WALTER Conducts the Columbia Symphony Orchestra

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Toccata and Fugue in D minor; E. POWER BIGGS Organist

HANK WILLIAMS 40 Greatest Hits   

SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '66 Look Around   

THE STOOGES Fun House

BILLIE HOLIDAY "Strange Fruit"   

FRANK SINATRA September Of My Years


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 07, 2009, 07:38:21 PM
Mother Love Bone - "Apple"


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 07, 2009, 07:50:34 PM
Ten by Pearl Jam
Freaky Styley by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Psychic...Powerless...Another Man's Sac by Butthole Surfers


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 07, 2009, 07:57:56 PM
Circus: -1 for "Live At Budokan," +1 for "Apple", net 0
Voltron: +1 for "OK Computer"
Happy: -1 for "After School Session," "Buddy Holly," "Freaky Styley" and "Psychic. "+1 for "Bollocks" and "Ten" net -2.
AHD: -1 each for "The Joint Is Jumpin'," "SAMMY DAVIS JR. Sings LAURINDO ALMEIDA Plays," "Toccata and Fugue in D minor," "Look Around," and "Fun House," for a -5.  +1 each for "Symphony No. 9" (bonus point if you had picked Berlin Philharmonic) and "HANK WILLIAMS 40 Greatest Hits." +0.5 for "Strange Fruit" which appears on "Bilie Holiday: The Ultimate Collection."  Net: -2.5

Circus_Circus +13, Newt +8, DCA +4, Jack +2, Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5,  Jim H. 0, BTM 0, Voltron 0, Happy Gilmore -1, The Burgomaster -1,  The DarkSider -1, xXx_JaseSF_xXx -2, Allhallowsday -2, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, Derf -4

Gotta go guys, se you tomorrow!


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 07, 2009, 09:19:27 PM
I had added FRANK SINATRA September Of My Years .  With a thousand possibilities, a used list might make sense...  :bouncegiggle: 


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 07, 2009, 09:59:44 PM
Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
Planet Rock: The Album by Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force
Ace of Spades by Motorhead
The Chronic by Dr. Dre
Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.
Sailing the Seas of Cheese by Primus

I'd imagine some of these artists and or albums should be listed on there somewhere. 


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: zombie #1 on November 07, 2009, 10:41:11 PM
Joni Mitchell - 'Blue' . be surprised if thre's no joni mitchell in that list. Blue tends to be the popular choice so I'll guess that one. (Hissing Of Summer Lawns is my favourite one though)


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: JaseSF on November 08, 2009, 03:21:43 AM
Joy Division: Closer

Devo: Freedom of Choice

Depeche Mode: Violater


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 08, 2009, 06:08:20 AM
"Rock Around The Clock"


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Newt on November 08, 2009, 10:09:49 AM
Joni Mitchell: Court and Spark


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Newt on November 08, 2009, 10:11:41 AM
I know I saw Abbey Road mentioned, but did anyone suggest The White Album?  If not, here I go: The Beatles: The White Album.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: BTM on November 08, 2009, 10:32:37 AM

"O Forunta" in one version or another, has GOT to have made the list.  Either in the original Orff version or the Apotheosis remix.  (Course, that album was pulled because they forgot to get permission to use that song, so dunno if an "illegal" album can be on the list or not.)

Still, it's a classic piece of music (if sometimes overplayed in films), and I'd be surprised if it wasn't on there.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 08, 2009, 10:33:28 AM
Psycho soundtrack?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 08, 2009, 11:12:51 AM
AHD: not "September of My Years." -1.  But somehow I missed your earlier "Five Leaves Left," which was correct for +1.  So net 0.
Happy: Yes on "Paul's Boutique," "Planet Rock,"The Chronic",and "Straight Outta Compton." " No on "Ace of Spades" and "Sailing the Seas of Cheese."  Net: +2.
DCA: No on "Blue." -1.
Newt: "Court and Spark" was the one.  Also, no one had named "The White Album" yet, so that's another point for a +2 total.
Jase: Not "Closer," and noi on "Freedom of Choice" and "Violator." -3.  :bluesad:
Circus: +2 for "Rock Around the Clock." (Correct singles are worth 2 points).  Also +1 for "Psycho (Soundtrack). +3 total.
BTM: Prepare to be surprised (I am).  There's no version of "O Fortunata" on the list.  I think that's a big mistake. -1. 

Circus_Circus +16, Newt +10, DCA +3, Jack +2, Happy Gilmore +1, Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5,  Jim H. 0,  Voltron 0, The Burgomaster -1, BTM 1-, The DarkSider -1,  Allhallowsday -2, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, Derf -4, xXx_JaseSF_xXx -5


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 08, 2009, 11:22:09 AM
"Tommy"

"Quadrophenia"


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 08, 2009, 12:04:47 PM
Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
All Killer No Filler- Jerry Lee Lewis
"Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 08, 2009, 12:06:15 PM
FRANK SINATRA Only The Lonely 

BING CROSBY "White Christmas" 

ELVIS PRESLEY Elvis Presley

ELVIS PRESLEY ELVIS 

MICKEY & SYLVIA "Love Is Strange"  

LITTLE RICHARD "Tutti Fruiti" 

CHUCK BERRY "Maybelline" 

LINK WRAY "Rumble" 

DICK DALE & THE DELTONES "Miserlou" 

THE SHIRELLES "Baby It's You" 

THE RONETTES "Be My Baby"

THE PLATTERS "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" 

BO DIDDLEY "Who Do You Love" 

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA The United States Of America


METALLICA  Master of Puppets 

MOBY GRAPE Moby Grape

PAUL SIMON Graceland 
 

I now see Happy and I both were aware of who's been missing.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 08, 2009, 12:43:06 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughan:

"Texas Flood"

"The Sky Is Crying"


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 08, 2009, 12:54:52 PM
At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
Ray Charles (or, Hallelujah, I Love You So by Ray Charles
Shaft- Isaac Hayes (either the song or the soundtrack.)
I'm also thinking that at some point Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons show up, but I'm just curious as to if it's one of their many singles, or if it's an album in whole.
Grease Soundtrack


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 08, 2009, 01:23:38 PM
Circus, somebody already got WHO's Next (great album!!) 

MC5 The Big Bang! Best of the MC5.  These guys are not likely to be on there if STOOGES Fun House ain't... I have all three of their albums, but this is all the best of those, plus awesome uncollected kickass singles. 
 
There are so many recordings of these Jazz tunes, it's anybody's guess what might be the best or even how many there are, but they must be included:
DIZZY GILLESPIE "Groovin' High" 
CHARLIE PARKER QUINTET "Scrapple from the Apple" 
COLEMAN HAWKINS "Body And Soul" 
DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA "Take The 'A' Train" 
LOUIS ARMSTRONG and HIS HOT FIVE "West End Blues" 

MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Django 


THE STOOGES Raw Power 

Hey, REV, aren't ya glad you started this thread?   :wink: 


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 08, 2009, 01:31:02 PM
Circus, somebody already got WHO's Next (great album!!) 

Oh cheers, I'll change that one then.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 08, 2009, 01:38:44 PM


MC5 The Big Bang! Best of the MC5.  These guys are not likely to be on there if STOOGES Fun House ain't... I have all three of their albums, but this is all the best of those, plus awesome uncollected kickass singles. 
 



I dunno.  If MC5 isn't on the list, I'd be kinda shocked, and not shocked at the same time.  I don't know what the criteria is for picking the list, IE: Importance, influence, etc, or if it's just 'fun to listen to.'  Either way, if it's based off influence, and Public Enemy made it (which they should've, rightly so), then MC5 certainly should be on the list.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 08, 2009, 01:40:33 PM
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams  :twirl:

Band Of Gypsies


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: JaseSF on November 08, 2009, 03:23:31 PM
Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures

Nirvana: Nevermind

John Lennon: Imagine

Bruce Springstein: Born in the U.S.A.

Radiohead: OK Computer





Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Derf on November 08, 2009, 07:33:24 PM
I'm a bit confused. Is this list of recordings made up of whole albums, or albums and individual songs? Others are starting to guess individual songs that have been recorded too many times to count, so I'll throw these into the mix:

Dave Brubeck, "Take 5"

George Gershwin, "Rhapsody in Blue"

Glenn Miller, "In the Mood", "Pennsylvania 6-5000"

Andre Crouch, "My Tribute"

Hank Williams, "Lovesick Blues", "I'm So Lonesome, I Could Cry", "Cold, Cold Heart". Pretty much the whole Hank Williams catalog should be on here, but I'll start with these. And yes, Allhallowsday, I saw that you posted one of his albums. I wanted to, but I didn't know where to start.

and another album:
John Williams, the Star Wars soundtrack.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 08, 2009, 07:55:04 PM
I'm a bit confused. Is this list of recordings made up of whole albums, or albums and individual songs? Others are starting to guess individual songs that have been recorded too many times to count, so I'll throw these into the mix:




I believe that yes, this list does include both full albums, as well as variouls singles that have been released.  However, it doesn't include just a certain song, but a song as recorded by a specific person, ie "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby rather than "White Christmas" by The Platters or Twisted Sister.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 08, 2009, 08:24:37 PM
Circus: +1 for "Tommy," "Band of Gypsies," "The Sky Is Crying," and "Kick Out the Jams," -1 for "Quadrophenia," and "Texas Flood."  Net +2.

Happy: -1 for "Here's Little Richard," "All Killer No Filler," "Ray Charles (or, Hallelujah, I Love You So )", "Grease," and "Elvis Presley."  +1 for "The Marshall Mathers LP," "At Folsom Prison," "Shaft," and +0.5 for "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?," which appears on the compilation "The Doo Wop Box."  Net: -1.5

AHD: +1 for "Only The Lonely" "Graceland," and "Master of Puppets". -1 for "White Christmas," "Love Is Strange," "Rumble," "Baby It's You," "Be My Baby," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "The United States Of America," "Groovin' High," "Moby Grape" "The Big Bang! Best of the MC5," "Django," "Raw Power," and "Elvis." +0.5 for "Tutti Frutti" (appears on "The Georgia Peach") "Miserlou (appears on "King of the Surf Guitar") "Who Do You Love" (appears on "Bo Diddley") "Scrapple from the Apple" (appears on "A Studio Chronicle") "West End Blues" (on "The Complete Hot 5s and 7s), and "Maybelline" (appears on "The Anthology").  +2 for "Body and Soul."  "Elvis Presley" was already guessed. Net: -5.

JAse: +1 for "Unknown Pleasures," "Imagine," and "Nevermind." -1 for "Born in the USA."  "OK Computer" was already guessed.  Net: +2.

Circus_Circus +18, Newt +10, DCA +3, Jack +2, Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5, Jim H. 0, Voltron 0, Happy Gilmore -0.5, The Burgomaster -1, BTM 1-, The DarkSider -1, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, xXx_JaseSF_xXx -3, Derf -4, Allhallowsday -7


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 08, 2009, 08:26:37 PM
I'm a bit confused. Is this list of recordings made up of whole albums, or albums and individual songs? Others are starting to guess individual songs that have been recorded too many times to count, so I'll throw these into the mix:




I believe that yes, this list does include both full albums, as well as variouls singles that have been released.  However, it doesn't include just a certain song, but a song as recorded by a specific person, ie "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby rather than "White Christmas" by The Platters or Twisted Sister.

That's correct.  "Recordings" includes both albums and singles.  If you guess a single and it was on his list AS a single, I give +2.  If you guess a single and it appears as part of a compilation, I give +0.5.  If the single doesn't appear at all it's -1.

Derf: -1 each for "Take 5" (I was shocked, maybe my biggest disagreement) "My Tribute," "Star Wars" and Glenn Miller tunes (no Glenn Miller). +1 for "Rhapsody in Blue" (it counts as a classical work, not a single).  No points for Hank Williams singles since AHD already nailed "Hank Williams 40 Greatest Hits." Net: -3.

Circus_Circus +18, Newt +10, DCA +3, Jack +2, Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5, Jim H. 0, Voltron 0, Happy Gilmore -0.5, The Burgomaster -1, BTM 1-, The DarkSider -1, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, xXx_JaseSF_xXx -3, Derf -7, Allhallowsday -7


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 08, 2009, 08:51:09 PM

Hey, REV, aren't ya glad you started this thread?   :wink: 


I'm SO glad that I started this thread that I'm bringing it to an end tomorrow!  I'll give you guys 24 more hours, until 9 PM Eastern Standard time tomorrow, to get in your best bets.  There are a couple of recordings I thought would be fairly obvious that still haven't been named.

I don't see anyone catching Circus. 


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: JaseSF on November 08, 2009, 08:57:20 PM
Hmm well perhaps digging myself a further hole but some personal faves here (I find myself coming back to these again and again):

R.E.M.: Document (seems as though there may be no R.E.M. album on there though?)

R.E.M.: Murmur

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Green River

Rage Against the Machine: Rage Against the Machine

The Misfits: Static Age




Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 08, 2009, 09:17:51 PM
Walk Among Us by The Misfits (I'd kinda be shocked if they made the list, and shocked if they didn't)
The C.D. Version of the First Two Records by Bikini Kill
Surfer Rosa by The Pixies
1984 by Van Halen (may have been mentioned?)
Like a Virgin by Madonna
O Brother Where Art Thou? Soundtrack
No Fences by Garth Brooks


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 08, 2009, 10:04:02 PM
Jase: +1 for "Murmur."  -1 for "Document," "Rage Against the Machine," "Static Age" and "Green River." Net: -3.

Happy: +1 for "O Brother." -1 for "Walk Among Us," "The C.D. Version of the First Two Records," "Surfer Rosa," "Like a Virgin," and "No Fences."  1984 was already mentioned (not on the list) so  I won't deduct a point. Net: -4.

Circus_Circus +18, Newt +10, DCA +3, Jack +2, Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5, Jim H. 0, Voltron 0, The Burgomaster -1, BTM 1-, The DarkSider -1, WilliamWeird -1, Andrew -3, Happy Gilmore -4.5, xXx_JaseSF_xXx -6, Derf -7, Allhallowsday -7


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: El Misfit on November 08, 2009, 10:57:47 PM
Metallica- one
metallica enter sandman
Soundgarden black hole sun
nirvana smells like teen spirit


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Derf on November 08, 2009, 11:22:41 PM
Well, apparently I have very different ideas than this guy of "must hear" recordings. So let's see if I can get the low score with recordings that I feel should be on the list (which means I'm not going to resort to Mylie Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers just to get obvious misses):

Nat "King" Cole: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)", "Mona Lisa", "Ramblin' Rose"

Lisa Loeb: Firecracker

Sting: Dream of the Blue Turtles, Nothing Like the Sun

Barry Manilow: Barry Manilow II, Tryin' to Get the Feeling

Lyle Lovett: Joshua Judges Ruth

Amy Grant: El Shaddai

John Philip Sousa: "The Star and Stripes Forever"

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: Whipped Cream and Other Delights

Randy Travis: Alway & Forever, Old 8 X 10

Cab Calloway: "Minnie the Moocher"

The Mills Brothers: "Paper Doll"

Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters: Their Complete Recordings Together

The Andrews Sisters: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree"

Leon Redbone: Double Time

Note: Album titles are italicized; song titles are in quotation marks.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Newt on November 09, 2009, 01:44:16 AM
Oh oh: I cannot be on much tomorrow, so I had better make this all one shot (I was wondering how the Rev was finding the time to tabulate results - I know I am having a hard time keeping track of what has been said)

Chris de Burgh: Spanish Train
The Byrds: Mr Tambourine Man
Alice Cooper: School’s Out
The Animals:  House of the Rising Sun
J S Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Freebird
Led Zeppelin: Kashmir
The Mamas and the Papas: California Dreamin
The Who: Tommy
Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac

eta: Richard Wagner: Die Walkure
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: BTM on November 09, 2009, 04:44:21 AM
BTM: Prepare to be surprised (I am).  There's no version of "O Fortunata" on the list.  I think that's a big mistake. -1. 

Hmm.. this guy is starting to lose credibility with me...

How about the Areosmyth/Run DMC version of "Walk This Way"?  Has to be the first time (I know of anywhere) where a rock and rap group recorded a song together. 


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 09, 2009, 06:43:14 AM
Rick James - Street Songs?


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 09, 2009, 07:24:41 AM
A couple singles/songs:
"Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano
"Der Fuehrer's Face" by Spike Jones
"Eat It" by "Weird Al" Yankovic
"My Sharona" by The Knack

Albums:
Dirt by Alice in Chains
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by The Cure
My Aim is True by Elvis Costello

There's a few more coming to mind but I'm off to work. :bluesad:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 09, 2009, 12:46:21 PM
Exodus - Bob Marley

The Score - The Fugees

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill

Alive - KISS

Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk

Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy



Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Derf on November 09, 2009, 02:57:33 PM
My final guesses:

The Traveling Wilburys: Volume I, Volume III

Spinal Tap: This Is Spinal Tap

Talking Heads: The Best of Talking Heads

Tom Petty: Wildflowers

And thanks for all the work you're putting into this game, Rev!


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 09, 2009, 07:44:44 PM
REV, that was fun, if not frustrating!   :smile: 

Here's to our resident attorney:  :cheers:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 09, 2009, 08:01:47 PM
Bull: -2 for the Metallica songs.  +0.5 for "Black Hole Sun" (on "Superunknown").  The Nirvana album was already picked by someone before you.  Net: -1.5.

Derf:-3 for the Nat King Cole songs. -2 for the two Sting albums. -2 for the Manilow albums. -2 for the Randy Travis albums. -2 for the Andrews Sisters songs. -2 for The Traveling Wilburys.  -1 each for Lisa Loeb, Amy Grant, Cab Calloway, The Mills Brothers, Bing & the Andrews Sisters, Leon Redbone, Spinal Tap, Talking Heads, Tom Petty, and Sousa (I thought that was a great outside-the-box guess!) +1 each for the Lyle Lovett and Herb Alpert albums.  The more you guess, the more you lose.  :wink: Net: -21.  :buggedout:

Newt: Some of those are both albums and singles, but since most of the rest are singles, I assumed you always meant the single version.  -1 for Chris de Berg, 1812 Overture, and "Kashmir." +0.5 for The Byrds (single appears on album of the same name). +1 for Brandenburg Concertos, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Fleetwood Mac, Die Walkure, and The Four Seasons.  +2 each for "School's Out," "Freebird," "California Dreaming" and "House of the Rising Son" ( :thumbup:)  "Tommy" was already guessed. Net: 15.5!

BTM: +0.5 for "Walk this Way" (appears on "Raising Hell")

Circus: -1 each for "Alive" and Thin Lizzy. +1 each for Rick James, Kraftwerk, the Fugees, Lauryn Hill, and "Exodus."  Net: +3

Happy: -1 for "Feliz Navidad," Weird Al, The Knack, "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me" and Spike Jones. +1 for "Dirt."  "My Aim Is True" was guessed before (not on the list but I won't take off the point). Net: -4.

Newt +25.5, Circus_Circus +21, DCA +3, Jack +2, Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5, Jim H. 0, Voltron 0, BTM -0.5, The Burgomaster -1, The DarkSider -1, WilliamWeird -1, Bull -1.5, Andrew -3, xXx_JaseSF_xXx -6, Allhallowsday -7, Happy Gilmore -8.5, Derf -28.

I guess I was wrong about no one catching Circus.  One more hour to get in your guesses.  I'll be out tonight watching MNF so I won't tabulate the finals until tomorrow.

This thread was MUCH more popular than I thought it would be.  It turned into quite the hassle trying to keep score and remember what had already been guessed!  I'm glad to be of service to the board, though.  :smile:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 09, 2009, 08:22:22 PM


One more hour to get in your guesses.


I'm at a loss for guesses at this point.  Can only think of a few and I DOUBT they'd be on it:
"Rappers Delight" by Sugarhill Gang
Licensed to Ill by Beastie Boys (although, I don't think they'd be on the list twice, although all their albums are good)
"Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum (I don't really think any of their albums would appear, but this was a big/popular song for a long time)
SMiLE by Brian Wilson
Sweet Baby James by James Taylor
The Wayfaring Stranger by Burl Ives


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Derf on November 09, 2009, 09:41:59 PM
Again, Rev, thanks for your efforts here. I must say, however, that I find any list that doesn't include the Nat Cole standards or the Andrews Sisters standards highly suspect. I know it's based on opinions, and I know many would disagree with many of my choices (mostly Manilow), but some that didn't make his list are simply required listening. Ah, well, I accomplished my goal of getting the low score. Yay me! :cheers:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 09, 2009, 09:51:09 PM
Again, Rev, thanks for your efforts here. I must say, however, that I find any list that doesn't include the Nat Cole standards or the Andrews Sisters standards highly suspect. I know it's based on opinions, and I know many would disagree with many of my choices (mostly Manilow), but some that didn't make his list are simply required listening. Ah, well, I accomplished my goal of getting the low score. Yay me! :cheers:
I do gotta say, Nat King Cole should've been SOMEWHERE on that list.  I'm not gonna go out and buy the Andrews Sisters compilations, but I like some of their recordings (I do have Cole somewhere in my collection, alongside my 'punk' and "Weird Al" collections).


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 10, 2009, 11:46:33 AM
Happy: -1 each for Sugarhill Gang, "Licensed to Ill" (Paul's Boutique was indeed the only BB album), Soul Asylum, "Smile."  +1 for Burl Ives.  "Sweet Baby James" was correct, but it had been named before. Net: -3.

Also a correction: AHD should get +2 points because "Raw Power" was on the list.  I missed it because I looked up "Stooges" and it was listed under "Iggy and the Stooges."

So the final score was:

Newt +25.5, Circus_Circus +21, DCA +3, Jack +2, Pilgermann +1, Doggett + 0.5, Jim H. 0, Voltron 0, BTM -0.5, The Burgomaster -1, The DarkSider -1, WilliamWeird -1, Bull -1.5, Andrew -3, Allhallowsday -5, xXx_JaseSF_xXx -6,  Happy Gilmore -11.5, Derf -28.

Congratulations to Newt!  :cheers:

Derf: Nat King Cole did make his list.  The album was "The Complete After Midnight Sessions."  The Andrews Sisters did not, but I can't really blame him.  They were popular in their era but pretty lightweight. 

I kept waiting for one of you to suggest "Kind of Blue," the top selling jazz album of all time, or any of Beethoven's symphonies, but no one ever did.  That was kind of a surprise to me.

Here's his entire list for those who are interested: http://www.1000recordings.com/the-list/.  You can continue the conversation about what should and shouldn't have made the list if you want.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Newt on November 10, 2009, 12:07:31 PM
Thanks Rev, for all your work!  What do *you* think of the content of the original list?  Is it worth pursuing some of the suggestions?  I think I might look into some of the titles that were posted: particularly since several of the people guessing seem to have similar tastes to my own.  So, for me, this thread has become a resource in itself.  Definitely educational.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 10, 2009, 12:32:47 PM
Thanks Rev, for all your work!  What do *you* think of the content of the original list?  Is it worth pursuing some of the suggestions?  I think I might look into some of the titles that were posted: particularly since several of the people guessing seem to have similar tastes to my own.  So, for me, this thread has become a resource in itself.  Definitely educational.

I like the list.  Of course I have some specific disagreements, but for the most part I think he did a great job of keeping everyone happy.   If I was making such a list I probably wouldn't put any pop, rap or metal on it, since I don't like even the best stuff from these genres.  I would have added more classical.  But every list like this is going to be controversial and he did a good job.

As far as disagreements go, I noticed that he picked 6 Beatles albums, more than any other artist (except maybe Beethoven, since he cheats by counting a box of all 9 symphonies as one recording).  I would have held the Beatles to 5, or even 4.  (I'd probably keep "Revolver" and ditch "Rubber Soul."  I'm not crazy about "A Hard Days Night" but I think he felt he had to balance all the late albums with one early one). 

I was surprised when, not only did Dave Brubeck's "Take 5" not even make the list, but he actually dissed Brubeck's chops in another album entry!   

For Led Zeppelin he picked "II," which is my least favorite of the first 4 albums.  (He also chose "How the West Was One," which I haven't heard).

I think Pink Floyd could have landed 2 albums instead of just one.  I might have added "Wish You Were Here."

One thing about the book is that for each selection he also chose 3-5 noteworthy/similar albums to go along with it.  A lot of your choices ended up as honorable mentions. 


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 10, 2009, 03:23:10 PM
Here's his entire list for those who are interested: [url]http://www.1000recordings.com/the-list/. [/url] You can continue the conversation about what should and shouldn't have made the list if you want.


Wait a mintute! You're telling me that it was online the WHOLE freakin' time!  :bluesad:


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 10, 2009, 07:05:49 PM
Happy: -1 each for Sugarhill Gang, "Licensed to Ill" (Paul's Boutique was indeed the only BB album), Soul Asylum, "Smile."  +1 for Burl Ives.  "Sweet Baby James" was correct, but it had been named before. Net: -3.

 

 Happy Gilmore -11.5,


Eh, I have a horrible score but I had fun.  Really figured that at least SMiLE would be on it.

Glad to see old Burl showed up.  Love Burl Ives, but took a chance cause I figured he wouldn't be on it.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 10, 2009, 09:16:54 PM
Here's his entire list for those who are interested: [url]http://www.1000recordings.com/the-list/. [/url] You can continue the conversation about what should and shouldn't have made the list if you want.


Wait a mintute! You're telling me that it was online the WHOLE freakin' time!  :bluesad:


Well, you didn't need me to tell you that, Google could have told you the same thing.  :wink:  But it would have ruined the game to link the list and put everyone on the honor system.


Title: Re: 1000 recordings to hear before you die - how many can you guess?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 11, 2009, 01:04:17 PM
Here's his entire list for those who are interested: [url]http://www.1000recordings.com/the-list/. [/url] You can continue the conversation about what should and shouldn't have made the list if you want.


Wait a mintute! You're telling me that it was online the WHOLE freakin' time!  :bluesad:


Well, you didn't need me to tell you that, Google could have told you the same thing.  :wink:  But it would have ruined the game to link the list and put everyone on the honor system.


But, I COULD have cheated and then I would have won! Waah, waah!  :teddyr: