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Best 500 Music Albums
01.- Radio Free Europe
Beside yourself if radio's gonna stay.
Reason: it could polish up the grey.
Put that, put that, put that up your wall
That this isn't country at all
Raving station, beside yourself
Keep me out of country in the word
Deal the porch is leading us absurd.
Push that, push that, push that to the hull
That this isn't nothing at all.
Straight off the boat, where to go?
Calling on in transit, calling on in transit
Radio Free Europe, radio...
Beside defying media too fast
01.- Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
I'm so glad to be here tonight and I'm so glad to be home. And I
believe I've got a message for every woman and every man here tonight
that ever needed somebody to love. Someone to stay with them all the
time, when they're up and when they're down. You know, sometimes you
get what you want, and then you go and lose what you have. And I
believe every woman and every man here tonight listen to my song and
it save the whole world. Listen to me.
Everybody wants somebody
01.- Back In The Saddle
I'm back in the saddle again
I'm back in the saddle again
Ridin' into town alone
By the light of the moon
I'm looking for ol Sukie Jones
She crazy horse saloon
Barkeep gimme a drink
That's when she caught my eye
She turned to give me a wink
That make a grown man cry
Come easy, go easy
All right until the rising sun
I'm calling all the shots tonight
I'm like a loaded gun
Peelin' off my boots and chaps
Pistol shots ring out in the barroom night
Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall.
She sees the bartender in a pool of blood,
Cries out, "My God, they killed them all!"
Here comes the story of the Hurricane,
The man the authorities came to blame
For somethin' that he never done.
Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.
Three bodies lyin' there does Patty see
And another man named Bello, movin' around mysteriously.
01.- Heaven And Hell
On top of the sky is a place where you go if you've done nothing wrong,
If you've done nothing wrong.
And down in the ground is a place where you go if you've been a bad boy,
If you've been a bad boy.
Why can't we have eternal life,
And never die,
In the place up above you grow feather wings and you fly round and round,
With a harp singing hymns.
And down in the ground you grow horns and a tail and you carry a fork,
And burn away.
Lashing out the action, returning the reaction
Weak are ripped and torn away
Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower
Battery is here to stay
Smashing through the boundries
lunacy has found me
cannot stop the Battery
Pounding out aggression
turns into obsession
cannot kill the Battery
Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me
Crushing all deceivers, mashing non-believers
never ending potency
Lights out tonight
trouble in the heartland
Got a head-on collision
smashin' in my guts, man
I'm caught in a cross fire
that I don't understand
But there's one thing I know for sure girl
I don't give a damn
For the same old played out scenes
I don't give a damn
For just the in betweens
Honey, I want the heart, I want the soul
I want control right now
talk about a dream
Try to make it real
you wake up in the night
With a fear so real
Spend your life waiting
The Song Remains The Same
I had a dream. Crazy dream.
Anything I wanted to know, any place I needed to go
Hear my song. People won't you listen now? Sing along.
You don't know what you're missing now.
Any little song that you know
Everything that's small has to grow.
And it has to grow!
California sunlight, sweet Calcutta rain
Honolulu starbright - the song remains the same.
Sing out Hare Hare, dance the Hoochie Koo.
01.- THE E STREET SHUFFLE
Sparks fly on E Street when the boy prophets walk it handsome and hot
All the little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child gives them a double shot
Them schoolboy pops pull out all the stops on a Friday night
The teenage tramps in skintight pants do the E Street dance and everything's all right
Well the kids down there are either dancing or hooked up in a scuffle
Dressed in snakeskin suits packed with Detroit muscle
They're doin' the E Street Shuffle
Generals gathered in their masses
just like witches at black masses
evil minds that plot destruction
sorcerers of death's construction
in the fields the bodies burning
as the war machine keeps turning
death and hatred to mankind
poisoning their brainwashed minds, oh lord yeah!
Politicians hide themselves away
they only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor
Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
It's one of the albums that defined the transition from the old school to the new school of rap music. It has heavy rhyme sequences layered on top of drum-machine beats and an assortment of pulse-quickening record stabs thrown in for good measure.
The album is a collection of the greatest Reggae stars of the time the movie was released (1973), being one of the most influential reggae albums in the genre's history, setting the stage for Bob Marley and the things to come.
Sly & The Family Stone formed one of the most influential groups of pop music, their enduring impact lasting from the '60s until today. The grooves are sexy and funky. The group mixed up genders and races and, when listening to the music, you can feel the celebration of harmony and desire for transcendence over the many ills that plagued the society of the time.
A revolutionary album in its time, it's about a rock group recording a country album with a certain rock edge, setting the pattern for all country-rock bands to come. The music was not very successful at the time but has grown in status with the passage of time.
This album is one of the of pillars of classic rock. Eric Clapton's and Duane Allman's guitar work made history, driving each other to ever greater heights, simultaneously feeding off and to each other, revolutionizing the sound of the electric guitar . The record cotains original material written by Clapton and American blues covers.
It's the Stones' 1965 release. Jagger was starting to stretch out his vocals, there are some great compositions by Jagger - Richards, Satisfaction being the peak, the rhythm section is getting harder and the brilliant musician called Brian Jones is still there.
01.- Mercy Mercy
Have mercy, have mercy, baby
have mercy, have mercy on me
well i went to see the gypsy
to have my fortune read
she said "man, your baby gonna leave you
her bags are packed up under the bed,"
Have mercy, have mercy, baby
It's Who's third album, released in 1967 and their first concept album, the theme for the record being a pirate radio station that plays nothing but Who songs and radio jingles and commercials. Townshend's lyrics and approach to crushing rock'n'roll make this record a a transition from the Who's Mod days to rock.
01.- Armenia City In The Sky
Monday... Tuesday... Wednesday... Thursday... Friday... Saturday... Sunday...
If you're troubled and you can't relax
Close your eyes and think of this
If the rumors floating in your head all turn to facts
This 1967 album pursues the psychedelic ideals of the era with a devoted abandon, merging them with Cream's take on the blues and decorates the amalgamation with a superb pop craftsmanship. Clapton, Bruce, and Baker make another giant step, consolidating Cream's status as a supergroup.
Joni Mitchell reveals herself in this record as a modern and complicated woman. The songs sustain familiar preoccupations with relationships but replaced courtly locales and naturalistic imagery with recognizably modern settings. It's the album where the genuine Joni Mitchell let loose.
01.- Court And Spark
Love came to my door
With a sleeping roll
And a madman's soul
He thought for sure I'd seen him
Dancing up a river in the dark
Looking for a woman
To court and spark
He was playing on the sidewalk
For passing change
Radiohead's most accessible album is a mix of both uniqueness and familiar rock at its best. It also transformed Radiohead's status from a struggling group to stardom. Every song's style is different but makes perfect sense.
You can force it but it will not come
You can taste it but it will not form
You can crush it but it's always here
You can crush it but it's always near
Chasing you home saying
Everything is broken
Everyone is broken
You can force it but it will stay stung
John Cale's departure enabled Lou Reed to write stripped-down rock songs. The group experiments with shattered chords, feedback, screeching violas and fast guitar. But all these don't change Velvet's fate: to be far more influential among fellow musicians than the record buying public.
In this 1966 album Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote for the first time all the album's songs. It contains the seeds of some of the best and worst moments the things to come. Jagger is in great progress, Richard's riffs are strong and memorable, the rhythm section lay a reliable foundation and the guest keyboard players, Ian Stewart and Jack Nitzsche add a lot of tasty harmonic color. 01.- Paint It Black
I see a red door and I want it painted black
Bowie builds up this album through a mixture of cabaret piano, coquettish lyrics and soaring vocals, rewriting the rules of pop music. It displays Bowie's campy vocals, heavy guitars, strange sci-fi lyrics and a general sense of druggy madness. Guitarist Mick Ronson's work is worth to be mentioned.
I still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
Every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
It's the collection of Cooke's greatest hits, not easy to build up, considering that he was a hit songs factory. The album shows how much Cooke's R'n'B and pop songwriting and storytelling skills are based on his Gospel influences.
The Ramones' third LP displays a less jokey humor than on their previous releases. The album combines energetic joy with lyrics on celebrated misfists. The Ramones weren't a technical band (in fact, quite the opposite). Thus, they had to rely on the originality and catchiness of the songs.
01.- Cretin Hop
There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin'
You gotta keep it beatin'
For all the hoppin' cretins.
I'm gonna go for a whirl with my cretin girl
My feet won't stop
Doin' the Cretin Hop.
In this record, Charles takes 12 country standards songs and transforms them into big-band swing and elegant pop, giving them some funk and erasing all questions of black and white. Using his strong and impassioned singing, his rare talent as a pianist , Charles performs these country songs with his own style and sound.
This is the album that started "the soft revolution" in the early '70s. Musically mellow and lyrically edgy, the compositions are folk, soul, and rock influenced but they are real, written from Taylor's heart and experience.