Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rock of Ages: The First 50 Tracks

Fifty tracks down... let's review:

Buddy Holly & The Crickets - "That'll Be The Day"
Roy Orbison - "Crying"
The Ronettes - "Be My Baby"
Otis Redding - "I've Been Loving You Too Long"
Bob Dylan - "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"
Beach Boys - "God Only Knows"
Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"
Love - "The Red Telephone"
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "The Wind Cries Mary"
Van Morrison - "Astral Weeks"
The Zombies - "Hung Up On A Dream"
Donovan - "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
The Beatles - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"
Cream - "Badge"
Sly & The Family Stone - "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
George Harrison - "Beware of Darkness"
John Lennon - "God"
Paul McCartney - "Maybe I'm Amazed"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Ramble Tamble"
James Brown - "(Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine"
Grand Funk Railroad - "Sin's A Good Man's Brother"
Led Zeppelin - "Since I've Been Loving You"
Tim Buckley - "Song to the Siren"
The Kinks - "Strangers"
The Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"
Nick Drake - "Things Behind the Sun"
Don McClean - "American Pie
T.Rex - "Jeepster"
The Temptations - "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)"
David Bowie - "Life On Mars?"
Flower Travellin' Band - "Satori Part 1"
The Rolling Stones - "Sister Morphine"
Faces - "Stay With Me"
Elton John - "Talking Old Soldiers"
Deep Purple - "Highway Star"
Lou Reed - "Perfect Day"
Big Star - "Thirteen"
Stevie Wonder - "Living For the City"
Mott the Hoople - "Foxy, Foxy"
The Who - "Love Reign O'er Me"
John Cale - "Paris 1919"
Pink Floyd - "Time"
Roxy Music - "Love is the Drug"
Parliament - "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)"
Warren Zevon - "Desperadoes Under the Eaves"
Neil Young - "Like a Hurricane"
Television - "Marquee Moon"
Brian Eno - "Spider and I"
Electric Light Orchestra - "Mr. Blue Sky"

There will be a significant shift in tone from here on out. The introduction of metal, punk rock, hip hop, grunge, new wave and more is on the horizon on this list. Bands will range from Echo and the Bunnymen to Michael Jackson to Stone Temple Pilots to Stereolab. It goes all over the place. Enjoy the ride!

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