1. Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd.
I heard this when I was about 12 round at a friend’s house. His big brother had all the big rock albums of the day which were too grown up for us kids. I loved the way you didn’t know what the band looked like and the sleeve looked like a club I couldn’t get into. I’m no hippy but I still love this record. It’s a gas.
2. After The Goldrush – Neil Young
Didn’t hear this till I was about 20. It wasn’t cool to like Neil Young when I first got into him but now you can’t officially be cool unless you like Neil Young. Funny old world. Great Songs. Still sounds fresh. He’s never made a record as good.
3. Never Mind The Bollocks – Sex Pistols
I think I actually stood in line waiting for the shop to open to buy this. It seemed to take forever to come out. I had all the singles and was pretty obsessed. I met Steve Jones in L.A. in 1984 and he did not disappoint. ÃÂ His guitar is the sound of the Sex Pistols.Wwish he would have made more great records. 12 classics. Anarchy should have been the opener though.
4. The Band – The Band
Recorded at Sammy Davies’ house in 1969. The only Victorian rock n roll album to my knowledge. Timeless and yearning for a return to an earlier time. Great songs. Three members now passed on. But the music endures.
5. Oh Mercy – Bob Dylan
His late eighties return to form, sparked by the travelling wilburys energy. The greatest songwriter of all time. Most of the time.