Iggy and the Stooges- Raw Power
The Velvet Underground and Nico
Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Eels- Beautiful Freak
Dinosaur Jr.- Where You Been
Cage the Elephant
The Killers- Day and Age
The Ramones- Rocket to Russia
Nirvana- Mtv Unplugged
Alkaline Trio- Remains
I never listen to Rocky or Shock Treatment soundtracks haha
Portishead put out an album a few years back, Third, their first new album in over a decade. I can listen to that on repeat for hours. I still haven't really gotten into their older stuff, but I heard this playing in a record store, and a la High Fidelity I had to buy it even after only hearing a few songs. The record really needs time and it did take multiple listens for me to truly assimilate.
Davie Hayes wrote: I never listen to Rocky or Shock Treatment soundtracks haha
I used to listen to them all the time. But both used to be in HEAVY rotation, especially when I was newer.
Listening to the Shock Treatment soundtrack helped me appreciate the film a lot more. The first time I tried watching the movie it was a horrible VHS transfer on a DVD. The color was off, the sound was poor and pretty much all of the above. Having a chance to hear the songs before I got to see it for real in a theatre made a big difference.
I could say the same perhaps for other musicals as well, like Repo! and Hedwig. Before I even saw Repo! I had been listening to the soundtrack for a solid month, so when I finally saw the film I was already one-up. Hedwig I had watched and enjoyed but the music is where my love for that movie falls.
yeah I've listened to the shock treatment soundtrack a few times, mostly because those songs got stuck in my head after I saw the movie for the first time. I've never seen Headwig but I've herd one of the songs from it played once or twice before rocky starts.
These are laid out so carefully and lovingly that it would be a crime not to listen to them all the way through.
Anything with an asterix (*) needs to be heard on vinyl only!
Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion I
Blondie - Plastic Letters
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon *
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother *
Alice Cooper - Lace and Whiskey
Good Rats - Tasty
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe*
I buy mostly vinyl. With new releases, if vinyl with digital download is an option, that's the road I take.
Stuff that's been getting me going lately --
Artist/Album Title/Record Label
- Mean Jeans - On Mars - Dirtnap Records (total goof ball, party punk from Portalnd Or)
- Sore Subjects - Missing Link 7" - Surfin' Ki Records (Chicago punk rock band)
- Ceremony - Zoo - Matador Records (Solid old school influenced misanthropic hardcore)
- JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound - Want More - Bloodshot Records (totally sweet R&B/Northern Soul from Chicago)
Rediscovered recently --
- The Specials - Self Titled
- David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (haven't listened to this album in almost a decade)
- Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
- NOFX - Punk in Drublic (Holy balls I forgot how good they were in the mid 90's)
- The Cure - Boys Don't Cry (I have the French import version with a different order on the A side and an extra song on the B side. I really love the way the early post punk bands sounded, which brings me to....)
- Gang of Four - Entertainment!