The list includes work by
the likes of Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Black Keys and Tom Waits, with whom I
But it also includes artists
I have shied away from, such as Coltrane, Hank Williams and Brian Eno.
And, sadly, it contains a
few artists I had never heard of but probably should have, like Sonny Sharrock,
Junior Kimbrough and Richard Hell and the Voidoids.
Reading the write-ups, I can
see that each of these artists would have something to offer that relates to
genres and styles I like, but pushes me past where I normally go if left to my
own devices.In terms of lighting that
creative spark, it’s a great idea to immerse yourself in something new.
And if I think about it,
most of my heroes did/do just that.
Thanks, Gibson.You’ve given me some homework to do.
Sure.Until things got a little excessive.Then again, it was better than disco.
Anyway, here’s the list:
1. Zeppelin - IV
2. Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
3. Sabbath - Paranoid
4. Deep Purple – Machine Head
6. AC/DC – Highway to Hell
7. Aerosmith - Rocks
8. Kiss - Alive
9. Sabbath – Master of Reality
I know I’m in the minority
in my inability to adore Black Sabbath and Kiss, but it certainly isn’t a surprise
to find them on the list.At least Zep
and Deep Purple are well represented.
Then again, a strong case
could be made for a top ten list than only
had Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple albums.OK, ok, we’d need a couple of AC/DC albums to get to 10, and that
wouldn’t hurt one bit.But you know, Houses of the Holy, Deep Purple in Rock,
Made in Japan … these were big records.
Buzz Hummer is a singer/songwriter living in Niagara, Canada.
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