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RE: Most influential recording, and why.

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As a fan of prog rock, I would probably choose "In the Court of the Crimson King" as the most influential record in that genre , although it is not my personal favourite (good though it is).

That seems to be the cliched choice isn't it? Even by those who haven't heard it. I love that album, but if you really want to hear what Crimson were capable of get a copy of Red.

 

Yes, bit like DSOTM. Thanks for the recommendation, but I have Red, along with ITCOTCK, Starless & Bible Black, Lizard, Discipline, Three of a Perfect Pair, Islands, Earthbound and Thrak. However my favourite is  Larks Tongues in Aspic, one of my top 5 of all time.

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RE: Most influential recording, and why.

Julia Fischer - Bach Violin Concertos

Missed the why bit - because it's sublime.

 

 

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RE: Most influential recording, and why.

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hammill wrote:

As a fan of prog rock, I would probably choose "In the Court of the Crimson King" as the most influential record in that genre , although it is not my personal favourite (good though it is).

That seems to be the cliched choice isn't it? Even by those who haven't heard it. I love that album, but if you really want to hear what Crimson were capable of get a copy of Red.

 

Yes, bit like DSOTM. Thanks for the recommendation, but I have Red, along with ITCOTCK, Starless & Bible Black, Lizard, Discipline, Three of a Perfect Pair, Islands, Earthbound and Thrak. However my favourite is  Larks Tongues in Aspic, one of my top 5 of all time.

Oh see you're a Crimson fan too. Larks is right up there too yes. Only bits of Thrak I've heard is from the 'official bootleg' I have B'Boom Argentina.  Quite good too.

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Hi,

I'm going to have to say anything that came out of STAX records in the seventies. They were an American label where the black and white musicians just got together, put race and colour to one side and produced great music. They got caught up in the aftermath of Martin Luther King's assasination only to eventually succumb due to two main things, the death of their biggest star,Otis Redding ,in a plane crash and contractual wrangles which saw them lose their catologue.

The STAX sound was really unique as the recording studio was an old cinema , complete with sloping floor. The musicions were placed where the screen was and faced into the slope where the seats used to be. As you can imagine this had a profound effect on the acoustics and as I said , it was particular to STAX.

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My second choice, having heard it one drunken (?) night recently, would have been King Crimson "In the Court of the Crimson King". Phenomenal, redefined pop music. Pink Floyd were middle of the road bankers by comparison.

A third option would be Fats Waller. Mostly forgotten, but ushered in Rock and Roll.

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A third option would be Fats Waller. Mostly forgotten, but ushered in Rock and Roll.

"Your feet's too big" is a favorite of mine......nice choice of artist.

@Al ears

I'm going to cheat a little and say:

Mozart - Music for the soul.

Early Genesis (with Peter Gabriel) - Caught my imagination in my late teens.

 

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In the 70s, the one album that influenced my musical tastes more than any other was Machine Head by Deep Purple. In the 80s, it was Surfing With The Alien by Joe Satriani. In the 90s it was Awake by Dream Theater. In the last decade, it's been recordings from ECM.

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I think it all depends on your era.  If you were a 60s person like me then albums like "Sgt Pepper" and "Pet Sounds" were seminal as were things like the Moody Blues "Days of Future Past" and Hendrix's "Are you experienced".  I could also make a case for "Blues Breakers" by John Mayall from 1966 which certainly influenced me.

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PS The acclaim for Pink Floyd seems to me to be rather retrospective.  I recall them as being very much a minority interest.

PPS The "album" which influenced me most in my like was a DG recording on Geza Anda playing the Bartok 3rd Piano Concerto.  This influenced my interest in classical music more than any other thing.

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Haven't read all the thread so sorry if it has been mentioned before, but for me.(Being a Ex-raver/DJ)

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Ah the 90's my favourite music era by a distance, the 90's rave culture brings back some of the best memories of my life. Miss all the Pirate stations too, shout to the all those that listened to Don FM,Trance Fm,Energy and Kool which is still going!!

 

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Nobody mentioned Robert Johnson, YES, Guns N' Roses?  Smile

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Robert Johnson

Decent shout

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Guns N' Roses?

You are joking, right?  :O

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Are You Experienced?

Although I had to work back to it from some later sources, for me, it was where music started to get interesting.

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Glenn Gould playing the Goldberg Variations - Bach

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' My Boy Lollipop' (Mllie Small)

And I am serious.

The first ever Ska song to chart in the top ten (# 2 in UK and # 2 in USA) with six million sales and helped in launching Island Records as a label.

One of the few records from my childhood that I still love. (Even though it had first been a hit before I was barely even a toddler, I still remember that it got played a lot on the radio when I was a kid and was one of my mother's favourites too.)

It's possible that it (and Desmond Decker's 'Israelites' when I was just a little older) influenced my later liking for Ska and Reggae.

(I've played that youtube link three times already since starting this post Smile  )

 

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RE: Most influential recording, and why.

altruistic.lemon wrote:

Julia Fischer - Bach Violin Concertos

Missed the why bit - because it's sublime.

What's influential about it though?

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