Essentials features what for me are some essential albums. Think of it as my desert
island discs. Music I just have to have.
Iron Butterfly > Metamorphosis 1970
This album is an overlooked masterpiece. Iron Butterfly transcended themselves on
this one. Nobody gives them, or it, credit, but this album rocks. I played in a garage
band in 1975 (Wishing Well) and we covered "New Day". I still mess with that riff
to this day...< amazon review.
I saw them play this live..one of the best nights of my life!.> mw
Love > Forever Changes 1968
The third and final album by the original Love lineup, FOREVER CHANGES regularly
draws epic praise. Rolling Stone described it as elegant armageddon when listing
it as #40 in the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time, and, placing it in the context
of the late 60s in another rave review, called it, one of the most distinctive masterpieces
in that era of masterpieces.
The Pretty Things > The Pretty Things 1965
considered "one of the greatest R&B bands of all time" by Van Morrison; characterized
as "always making the Stones look tame" by David Gilmour and the band for the "real
rebel" by Gary Brooker.
One of the greatest UK blues debut albums.
The band that terrorised the parents of England.
Barefoot Jerry > Southern Comfort1971 & Barefoot Jerry 1972 Growing up in Sixties
Madison, Tennessee, Barefoot Jerry was a stone gas, a breath of fresh air in a Nashville
sea of mediocrity. These first 2 LPs are just packed with creativity! Masterful arrangements,
covering nearly all genres of pop, rock, country, jazz etc. Mac Gayden, where are
you? Still sounds fresh, has aged incredibly well. Highly recommended < Amazon