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survivor “eye of the tiger”
i totally missed this when i was doing my favourite albums of all-time list a while back.  unfortunately i didn’t have the CD then.  i just bought it the other day.  outta sight/outta mind, i guess.
i didn’t own the vinyl, either.  it was my brothers, but i listened to it way more than he did.  i LOVE every song on this record.  i think they all could’ve been a single.  however, they only released “eye of the tiger” (with “rocky III”, of course) and then moved on to the next record. 
after that, they got new singer and had a pretty solid number of hits, but they just didn’t have the magic that this album has.

survivor “eye of the tiger”

i totally missed this when i was doing my favourite albums of all-time list a while back.  unfortunately i didn’t have the CD then.  i just bought it the other day.  outta sight/outta mind, i guess.

i didn’t own the vinyl, either.  it was my brothers, but i listened to it way more than he did.  i LOVE every song on this record.  i think they all could’ve been a single.  however, they only released “eye of the tiger” (with “rocky III”, of course) and then moved on to the next record. 

after that, they got new singer and had a pretty solid number of hits, but they just didn’t have the magic that this album has.

considering starting a KISS tribute band that dresses in suits like on  the “dressed to kill” album and play songs from the early era and obscure stuff from thru-out the career.

considering starting a KISS tribute band that dresses in suits like on  the “dressed to kill” album and play songs from the early era and obscure stuff from thru-out the career.


TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS
#1 def leppard “pyromania”
this is THE album that really introduced me to rock n roll.  sure, i had been a KISS fan when i was a kid, but that was more the spectacle and not the music.  this was the first time i really heard the music.
the first song i heard was “photograph” on the radio.  i was blown away.  my little ears had mostly listened to what my ‘rents listened to which was mostly country stations.  i had heard some pop sings and what-not.  but nothing like this.
so, this is the most important record for me.  it shaped me into what i’ve become and turned me into a a man-ish type person.

TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS

#1 def leppard “pyromania”

this is THE album that really introduced me to rock n roll.  sure, i had been a KISS fan when i was a kid, but that was more the spectacle and not the music.  this was the first time i really heard the music.

the first song i heard was “photograph” on the radio.  i was blown away.  my little ears had mostly listened to what my ‘rents listened to which was mostly country stations.  i had heard some pop sings and what-not.  but nothing like this.

so, this is the most important record for me.  it shaped me into what i’ve become and turned me into a a man-ish type person.


TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS
#3 the beatles “let it be”
this album includes one of the greatest songs ever to be recorded by man, “let it be”.  i’ve always been a beatles guy thanks to my mum and i’m very proud of that fact.  thanks, mum.
the record would probably rank higher, but i put this together with the records i listen to straight through the most and this album has a few tracks that i skip.  but all in all, it’s a great frickin’ record.

TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS

#3 the beatles “let it be”

this album includes one of the greatest songs ever to be recorded by man, “let it be”.  i’ve always been a beatles guy thanks to my mum and i’m very proud of that fact.  thanks, mum.

the record would probably rank higher, but i put this together with the records i listen to straight through the most and this album has a few tracks that i skip.  but all in all, it’s a great frickin’ record.


TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS
#4 pearl jam “yield”
in my heart of hearts i think that this is most beautiful record that PJ has released.  all the others are pretty damn good, but there’s something about this one that really appeals to me.
it’s a great highway record, too.  listening to it while driving is the best way to experience it.

TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS

#4 pearl jam “yield”

in my heart of hearts i think that this is most beautiful record that PJ has released.  all the others are pretty damn good, but there’s something about this one that really appeals to me.

it’s a great highway record, too.  listening to it while driving is the best way to experience it.


TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS
#5 journey “escape”
another relic from my childhood.  this album launched journey into the stratosphere.  there are so many singles on this album i’m not even gonna bother listing them.  they were able to hold on to the top for one more album, then steve perry’s ego got the better of him and he destroyed the band.
they were able to have one more go when they reunited for “trial by fire”, which is a decent record, but they just couldn’t capture that lightning they way they did in the mid-80s.

TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS

#5 journey “escape”

another relic from my childhood.  this album launched journey into the stratosphere.  there are so many singles on this album i’m not even gonna bother listing them.  they were able to hold on to the top for one more album, then steve perry’s ego got the better of him and he destroyed the band.

they were able to have one more go when they reunited for “trial by fire”, which is a decent record, but they just couldn’t capture that lightning they way they did in the mid-80s.


TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS
#12 joe satriani “surfing with the alien”
i bought this only because the silver surfer was on the cover.  i had no idea who JS was or what could possibly be on this album.
when i got home me and some friends put it in and were speechless.  utterly speechless.
it was just brilliant.
after hearing it, i bought every satch record available.

TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS

#12 joe satriani “surfing with the alien”

i bought this only because the silver surfer was on the cover.  i had no idea who JS was or what could possibly be on this album.

when i got home me and some friends put it in and were speechless.  utterly speechless.

it was just brilliant.

after hearing it, i bought every satch record available.


TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS
#18 faith no more “the real thing”
i had to do some re-arranging of my list here ‘cos i totally forgot about this album.  this was in my player for months without changing it.  at the time it was totally new and one-of-a-kind…every song a winner.  i still pop it in now and again and listen to the whole thing a few times.

TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS

#18 faith no more “the real thing”

i had to do some re-arranging of my list here ‘cos i totally forgot about this album.  this was in my player for months without changing it.  at the time it was totally new and one-of-a-kind…every song a winner.  i still pop it in now and again and listen to the whole thing a few times.


TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS
#13 the black crowes “amorica”
the first 2 records from the crowes were great, but there’s something about this 3rd one that really stands out for me.  and it’s NOT just the cover *wink*!!
they sort of transcended the bluesy-rock vibe they had in the first two and added some funky quirky sounds.  there are the more traditional songs here but there are a few that have just a unique sound that i can’t put my finger on.
this record also includes one of my favourite songs of all time: “cursed diamond”, it’s just incredible.

TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS

#13 the black crowes “amorica”

the first 2 records from the crowes were great, but there’s something about this 3rd one that really stands out for me.  and it’s NOT just the cover *wink*!!

they sort of transcended the bluesy-rock vibe they had in the first two and added some funky quirky sounds.  there are the more traditional songs here but there are a few that have just a unique sound that i can’t put my finger on.

this record also includes one of my favourite songs of all time: “cursed diamond”, it’s just incredible.


TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS
#14 30 seconds to mars “a beautiful lie”
when i first heard that the guy from “my so called life” had a band i balked.  so many actors tried their hand and failed.
to my surprise the first record was pretty damn good.  that first record was much approved upon with this release.  they took all the elements that work’d from the first disc and tweaked them here to make a perfect radio-friendly rock anthem album.

TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS

#14 30 seconds to mars “a beautiful lie”

when i first heard that the guy from “my so called life” had a band i balked.  so many actors tried their hand and failed.

to my surprise the first record was pretty damn good.  that first record was much approved upon with this release.  they took all the elements that work’d from the first disc and tweaked them here to make a perfect radio-friendly rock anthem album.


TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS:
#20 AC/DC “back in black”

TOP 20 FAVOURITE ALBUMS:

#20 AC/DC “back in black”