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06-10-2008, 10:20 AM
One for the musicians on this board.

I was listening to my iPod on shuffle on the way home from work today and had the idea for this thread. Unlike the usual "Top-5" album threads, I want you to post a list of albums from the perspective of your chosen instrument. They may not be albums that would normally pop up in your favourite album lists, but I want albums that you just love to play to, or have influenced you musically.

Post your list like so:
"Artist - Song - Musician"

So, as a drummer, my 10-strong list reads:

Muse - Origin of Symmetry - Dominic Howard
Rx Bandits - Progress - Chris Tsagakis
Reuben - Racecar is Racecar Backwards - Guy Davis
The Living End - Modern Artillery - Andy Strachan
The Ataris - Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits - Chris Knapp
Led Zeppelin - I - John Bonham
Death on Wednesday - Buying the Lie - Mathew Rainwater
McLusky - McLusky Do Dallas - Jack Egglestone
The Vandals - Hitler Bad, Vandals Good - Josh Freese
Nirvana - In Utero - Dave Grohl

Over to you!

06-10-2008, 10:39 AM
(i like to think) i play guitar...no order

1. Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards - To Have and to Have not - Lars Frederiksen
2. NOFX - Seeing Double at the triple rock - El Hefe
3. Transplants - Dj, Dj - Tim Armstrong
4. Blink 182 - Dammit - Tom Delonge (simple but first soong i learnt so thats gotta be in)
5. Operation Ivy - Knowledge - Tim Armstrong
6. +44 - When Your Heart stops Beating - Craig Fairbaugh & Shane
7. Rancid - Bloodclot - Lars Frederiksen
8. Tenacious D - Classico - Kyle/Jack Black
9. The Offspring - Can't Repeat - Noodles
10. The Offspring - Gone Away - Noodles

06-10-2008, 11:02 AM
This may be difficult, but I'll give it a shot.

As a drummer, the albums I like to listen to the drum parts/play along to would probably be

Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy- John Bonham
Led Zeppelin- II - John Bonham
Tool- 10,000 Days - Danny Carey
Tool- Lateralus - Danny Carey
Rush- Moving Pictures - Neil Peart
Rush- Spirit of the Radio (Greatest Hits) - Neil Peart
Earth, Wind, and Fire- Greatest Hits - ?
The Beatles- Abbey Road - Ringo Starr
Sublime- Sublime - ?
Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials- Tommy Igoe (not really an album, but an AWESOME book/cd to play along to)

There are more, but this is what I thought of off the top of my head.

06-10-2008, 02:32 PM
Cool thread idea, I like it.
Yeah, as a guitarist my list would go...well, in no particular order, and there'll definitely be a few I'll miss out on. I'll probably throw in more live albums too, because alot of my favourite players are just better live, that and they have better tracklists mostly.

Ozzy Osbourne - A Tribute to Randy Rhoads (live album released after he died) - Randy Rhoads.
Guns 'n' Roses - Live Era - Slash.
Pink Floyd - Pulse - David Gilmour.
Thin Lizzy - Black Rose - Gary Moore & Scott Gorham...but mostly Gary Moore.
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous - Scott Gorham & Brian Robertson.
Gary Moore - The best of - Gary Moore.
Rory Gallagher - Big Guns - Rory Gallagher.
Van Halen - 1978 - Eddie Van Halen.
The John Butler Trio - Grand National. - John Butler.
Jimi Hendrix - Axis:Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix.
The Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms - Mark Knopfler.
Iron Maiden - Rock in Rio- Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janick Gerrs.
Led Zeppelin - IV - Jimmy Page
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - Tony Iommi.
almost anything by Joe Satriani, I honestly believe he's the closest anyone has ever came to perfecting the instrument, ability wise anyway, sometimes the song structures and that just aren't great.

Something like that I guess. I like how this list turned out actually.

06-10-2008, 02:44 PM
As a sax player, most of you probably won't recognize most of the artists I pick...

Stan Getz- Jazz Samba
John Coltrane- Giant Steps
Eugene Rousseau- anything
Dave Matthews Band - Listener Supported - Leroi Moore
Dexter Gordon - Go
Chick Corea - Light as a Feather

06-10-2008, 08:32 PM
I know enough to know that Coltrane is da man. Besides, saying that makes you sound snobbish, and I know you're not.

06-10-2008, 08:51 PM
One for the newbie bass players!

Green Day - Dookie - Mike Dirnt
Jawbreaker - Bivouac - Chris Bauermeister
Fugazi - 13 Songs - Joe Lally
Descendents - Everything Sucks - Karl Alvarez
X - More Fun in the New World - John Doe
Bad Religion - Process of Belief - Jay Bentley
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime - Mike Watt
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense - Tina Weymouth
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01-03-2009, 07:54 PM
One for the newbie guitar players!

1. Metallica - Master of Puppets (Kirk Hamettt)
2. Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction (Brett Gurewitz)
3. Weezer - The Blue Album (Rivers Cuomo)
4. Rush - Moving Pictures (Alex Lifeson)
5. AC/DC - Back in Black (Angus Young)
6. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains (Andreas Kisser)
7. Motörhead - No Sleep Til' Hammersmith ("Fast" Eddie Clarke)
8. Rancid - ...And Out Come the Wolves (Tim Armstrong)
9. Face to Face - Big Choice (Trever Keith)
10. System of a Down - Toxicity (Daron Malakian)

01-07-2009, 05:25 AM
I play guitar. My top ten guitar records (I tried not to repeat artists and I rate them all as a colective top ten instead of 1 through 10):

1- Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis:Bold As Love (Jimi Hendrix)
Metallica - Master Of Puppets (James Hetfield/Kirk Hammet)
Fugazi - The Argument (Ian MacKaye/Guy Picciotto)
AFI - Sing The Sorrow (Jade Puget)
Silverchair - Diorama (Daniel Johns)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (Tom Morello)
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (Elliott Smith)
The Cure - Disintegration (Robert Smith/Porl Thompson)
At The Drive-In - Relationship Of Command (Omar-Rodriguez Lopes/Jim Ward)
Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley (Josh Homme)