Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rose River Bear, Dec 3, 2019.
Ah well, maybe it's just a rumour then....
Neil Young- S/ T debut
Yet another favorite:
Keith Emerson - Honky
An excellent album. Made while Jethro Tull was still a going concern.
Some strong Contenders:
Pete Townshend's Empty Glass
Rick Wakeman's Six Wives of Henry The 8th
I think this one does qualify as Roger Waters did not officially exit Pink Floyd (and attempt to dissolve it) until 1985, a year after the release of this album.
Solo live album You Can't Argue With A Sick Mind.
I really like Empty Glass and Six Wives. But I think Chris Squire nudges out the Wakeman.
It is really hard for me to separate Ian Anderson from Tull. Pretty much one and the same. Sort of like Frank Zappa; two of his finest albums with pretty much the same band but one came out as Zappa and one as Zappa and the Mothers (Apostrophe/Overnite Sensation).
Now that I think of it that does put some excellent Zappa material in play....
While we are at it that also puts Phil Collins in play. I think the first solo album is pretty good but I feel it is a bit overexposed and rarely play it now.
Haven't heard all of his solo albums yet, but Robin Gibb's 1983 solo album How Old Are You? is absolutely fantastic. It was released when the Bee Gees were on their hiatus in the early-mid eighties.
It's a shame it took 12 pages to get to this:
Roy Wood | Boulders
Boulders is the debut solo album by English musician Roy Wood (THE MOVE), recorded from 1969–1971 and released in July 1973 by Harvest Records.
I was a relatively early fan of ELO. The first album had moments (10538 Overture and Mr. Radio) but they really picked up momentum with the second album. Seems to me that the departure of Roy Wood actually helped in that case. The Move had a few great songs but in general they left me cold. The re-do of Do Ya by ELO was a real step up in my view. But pardon me now I'm off to do the Brontasaurus out near the Cherry Blossom Clinic.
Saw Jon this year and he performed some of it. A dream come true for me.
or "I've Got My Own Album to Do".
Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius (1976)
Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Thought hard about putting Boulders as my favorite a couple of pages back (could not believe it had not been taped) but I have had Sacred Songs out again after a couple year shelving and can not get it back on the shelve>going on a month...
Ron Wood - I've Got My Own Album.....
...yeah, Willie The Pimp was the first one I thought of and then I read the rule.......
In retrospect... Breathless was a remake of Red, even though Fripp was dissing Red at the time. Not surprising he gave KC another go a couple years later.
Steve Hackett : Voyage Of The Acolyte
The excellent Voyage Of The Acolyte was made within the space/time of Genesis.
Please Don't Touch was soon after Hackett's exit from Genesis, and while I consider it a classic … it is a bit disjointed (in a good way), with a few key guests contributing excellent performances.
Spectral Mornings was where Hackett assembled a superb band to back him. Defector followed suit in excellent fashion.
But as far as my favorite … I'll have go with Spectral Mornings.
BTW -- I absolutely LOVE Chris Squire's Fish Out Of Water!
Any mention of Nash's Songs for Beginners first solo is fantastic too see. Bravo.
Great album. Period.
Jeff Beck - Truth
Patrick Moraz “The Story Of I”, released while he was with Yes. I love this album. He and Wakey are tied for my favorite Yes keys man.
Mariusz Duda of Riverside has a side project called Lunatic Soul which has produced several good albums but Walking on a Flashlight Beam is especially excellent.
That is a great album.
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