What is your favorite "solo" album of all time?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rose River Bear, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    John Lennon & Yoko Ono - ‘Live Peace in Toronto’. Released between The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ and ‘Let It Be’. (in America the ‘Hey Jude’ compilation album was issued before ‘Let It Be’).

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  2. CoachD

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    Nice catch!
     
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  3. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

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    Can it work if it was a collaboration between two artists, under a unique name, done after the dissolution of one of the bands? Probably not. But Isidore, Steve Kilbey and Jeffrey Cain, is beyond brilliant.
     
  4. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    It is surprising to me that album has been named a few times. I can't say I would ever think of listing it in my top ten. I like the album and it is wildly original but I really don't listen to it often. I guess I am more a rocker. :D
     
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  5. Rafael Blues

    Rafael Blues Well-Known Member

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    John Frusciante - Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt
     
  6. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Uh Huh

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    The things we do to work a Beatle in to a thread.
     
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  7. Cachiva

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    That is your favorite solo album of all time?
     
  8. Bruso

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    I can see this going either way. It was recorded after Roxy’s first breakup in 1976, and it was unclear at the time whether or not they would reconvene.
     
  9. Rose River Bear

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    I agree. A case where it was more like a break in the action. I don't think they formally announced a break up at that time. So I think it qualifies.
     
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  10. Radagast

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  11. Yawndave

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    I think I'll go with Who Came First.

    Speaking of, Smash Your Head Against The Wall ain't half bad.
     
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  12. Radagast

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    Actually, it's pretty good.
     
  13. Chemguy

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    Every Picture! Yes!

    Great pick.
     
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  14. Bruso

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    Yeah that probably is the best description. In 1976, Roxy Music announced in the press, “We have all decided to go our separate ways, for the rest of the year at least, to have a rest from Roxy Music for a while.”
     
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  15. FredV

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    The OP said solo albums issued while the band was still active. I like the Lennon side, Eric Clapton is on it too.
     
  16. readr

    readr Forum Resident

    Foo Fighters
     
  17. pocofan

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    Stephen Stills-Stills 2
    Gregg Allman-Laid Back
    Richard Betts-Highway Call
     
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  18. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

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    Garcia - Jerry Garcia
    Ace - Bob Weir
    Pacific Ocean Blue - Dennis Wilson
    Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking - Roger Waters (technically Floyd was still together, yes?)
     
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  19. BMac19

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    Would have to be one of the Wu solo albums. Take your pick between Liquid Swords, OB4CL and Ironman.
     
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  20. rockinlazys

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    Daryl Hall- Sacred Songs
     
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  21. Tinnitus Andronicus

    Tinnitus Andronicus Living Too Late

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    I didn't know that Scott was still in the Walker Brothers when he recorded his magnificent solo debut... Bryan Ferry has already been mentioned, and I'm most partial to his first one, These Foolish Things...

    I believe Robert Wyatt was still an active member of Soft Machine when his wonderful solo debut album The End Of An Ear came out in 1970, that's a good one.

    My favorite would have to be Sleep England by Michael Cashmore, released while he was still composer and guitarist for Current 93. It's the best instrumental guitar album I have ever heard (he plays bass on it as well, but it's mostly guitar).

     
  22. Bruso

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    John McLaughlin - Devotion

    He was in Tony Williams Lifetime.

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  23. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

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    Carlos Santana - Havana Moon. (Forgot about that one)
     
  24. Marc Daniel

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    This is one of my favorite albums period. Its always on my desert island list whenever that conversation comes up.
    Great beginning to the thread. The second post was pretty sweet as well.
     
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  25. drpep

    drpep Whizzing and pasting and pooting through the day

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    Pete Townshend’s Empty Glass.
     
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