Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow

Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow

Rob Taylor
The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld

The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld

Joseph Majsterski
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing…..

Jon Burke
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

According to various histories, Black Sabbath took their name from the 1963 movie of the same name, starring Boris Karloff. Furthermore, the band was noted for making use of the “tritone,” a musical term that I’ll not bore you by explaining save to say that the nickname for such a musical interval is called “The Devil’s Interval.” You can’t make this stuff up. However, my favorite footnote is that Black Sabbath came to be during a period where flower power, folk music, and hippie culture were at their grooviest peak. At this point, I’d like to formally thank the Dark Lord Satan for delivering the music world from hippie music and flower power via the musical juggernaut Black Sabbath.

Steve Ricciutti
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Talking Heads - Remain in Light

Talking Heads - Remain in Light

D R Pautsch
Sly & The Family Stone - There’s a Riot Goin’ On
Sly & The Family Stone - There’s a Riot Goin’ On

Sly & The Family Stone - There’s a Riot Goin’ On

Ljubinko Zivkovic
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

Jeff Penczak
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

I confess, I’m not much of a Fleetwood Mac fan. Their limo driven, pseudo hippie decadence makes my skin crawl. Everything I couldn’t stand about the 70’s. The long hair. The beards. The coke. The football jerseys and flairs. Then there’s Stevie, with her ballet slippers, gypsy costumes and patchouli posturing. When it comes to 1977, I’m far more drawn to the likes of Television and The Clash. In terms of late 70’s Pop, give me Blondie or give me death. Which makes it even more ironic, that I simply adore the album, Rumours.

Kevin Orton
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

Mark Moody
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

Ljubinko Zivkovic
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
T. Rex - Electric Warrior

T. Rex - Electric Warrior

This is it. When your friends ask you what’s all the fuss about “glam” and “glitter” rock, put this on and sit back and smile. All the signposts are here: simple melodies that stay in your head for days; misogynistic lyrics about ball-busting birds succumbing to the charms and sexual prowess of the electric warrior, Marc Bolan; introspective evaluations of our place in the universe, all delivered in a soupcon of blues, folks, rawk, and pedal-to-the-metal, foot-stomping bravado that’s rarely been equaled, certainly in the subsequent careers of fellow glitterati, Bowie, Ian Hunter, Gary Glitter, and Roy Wood’s Wizzard. Slade may have moved more product, but that was over an extended career of chart toppers.

Jeff Penczak
Joy Division - Closer
Joy Division - Closer

Joy Division - Closer

Kevin Orton