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50 Debut Albums.

On twitter people have been listing their favourite 50 debut albums. A great idea, largely overseen by @StaggerLee30 , I have found all the lists interesting and revealing.

Here are my 50 favourite debut albums. Some are great, some aren’t, some are popular, some aren’t. They are all albums which I have spent a great deal of time being obsessed with.

The first Rolling Stones album is a powerful mix of loud, confident youthful swagger.

The album which caused the most interest was C.A. Quintet's 'a trip thru hell'. The rip on youtube is far superior to a vinyl copy.

The album which got the most ‘favourites’ was King Tubby meets The Upsetter At the Grass Roots of Dub.

50. Stump - a Firece Pancake 

49. Echo & the Bunnymen - Crocodiles 

48. Star Wheel Press - Life Cycle of a Falling Bird

47. Orb - Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld 

46. Sinead O’Connor - the Lion & the Cobra

45. The Pogues - Red Roses for Me 

44. Bad Brains - Bad Brains 

43. Portishead - Dummy 

42. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà vu  

41. New Model Army - Vengeance 

40. James - Stutter 

39. King Tubby - King Tubby meets the Upsetter at the Grass Roots of Dub 

38. Evil Blizzard - the Dangers of Evil Blizzard 

37. The Sisters of Mercy - First and Last and Always 

36. Tom Waits - Closing Time 

35. Kate Bush - the Kick Inside 

34. The Smiths - The Smiths 

33. Prince Far I - Psalms For I 

32. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth 

31. Motorhead - Motorhead 

30. Moby Grape - Moby Grape 

29. This Mortal Coil - It’ll End in Tears 

28. Popol Vuh - Affenstunde 

27. Damned - Damned Damned Damned 

26. Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks  

25. The Abyssinians - Satta Massanga / Forward on to Zion 

24. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Framed 

23. Melvins - Gluey Porch Treatments 

22. Stevie Ray Vaughn - Texas Flood 

21. Zion Train - Passage to Indica 

20. Mikey Dread - African Anthem 

19. Roy Harper - Sophisticated Beggar 

18. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man 

17. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 

16. Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 

15. Big Youth - Screaming Target 

14. the Shirelles - Tonights the Night 

13. Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan 

12. Dusty Springfield - a Girl Called Dusty

11. The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials 

10. C.A Quintet - a Trip Thru Hell 

9. Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk

8. Ramones - Ramones  

7. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico 

6. Hawkwind - Hawkwind 

5. Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch 

4. The Congos - Heart of the Congos 

3. Syd Barrett - the Madcap Laughs 

2. Cocteau Twins - Garlands 

1. Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones

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In 1932 Fats Waller began his own radio program on WLW, a powerful Cincinnati radio station which was heard throughout the Midwest. His show, “Fats Waller’s Rhythm Club”, was an instant success.

The show proved popular and in 1934 he returned to New York where he broadcast the “Rhythm Club” show over the CBS network to a still larger audience.

Full details of Waller’s radio career can be found in Fats Waller on the Air: The Radio Broadcasts and Discography, by Stephen Taylor (Scarecrow Press, 2006)

(Source: greenturtleisland)

My Favorite Albums from the 1970s.

As 2014 started twitter people began to list their favourite albums from the 1970s.

I was born in the 1960s, and became a teenager in the 1980s. We lived on the outskirts of Huddersfield; geographically and mentally somewhere between ‘The Last of the Summer Wine’ town, and ‘the League of Gentleman’ village.

I remember the 1970s; it was a simple and happy place. These are my favourite albums from the 1970s.

1: Augustus Pablo KING TUBBY MEETS ROCKERS UPTOWN. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGtXPaZ1OJs

2: Syd Barrett THE MADCAP LAUGHS Dark Globe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEr6w7P44Nk

3: The Fall DRAGNET Spectre vs Rector http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GgnTkVxum8

4: The Wailers CATCH A FIRE Concrete Jungle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAYNXSv6wmw

5: Sex Pistols NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS Bodies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxkQXK0kRd0

6: Hawkwind HAWKWIND Be Yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Poew56ShunM

7: The Congos HEART OF THE CONGOS Children Crying. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_5v6jApdU4

8: The Raincoats THE RAINCOATS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmVC7l9Cjeg

9: Ramones IT’S ALIVE Pinhead. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7m0AfL0fKU

10: Can FUTURE DAYS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6zn89O1P7A

11: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band CLEAR SPOT Big Eyed Beans From Venus. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfNb1w7pVcA

12: Grateful Dead WORKING MAN’S DEAD Uncle John’s Band. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsmdKLbJDII

13: Steeleye Span NOW WE ARE SIX, 700 Elves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=—gpp4K-AbU

14: Roy Harper STORMCOCK One Man Rock n Roll Band. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2DwPhnxTNI

15: Scratch & the Upsetters SUPER APE Dread Lion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyymbLrADtQ

16: the Damned DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED Neat Neat Neat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=—erJSsmraY

17: Simon & GarfunkleBRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER Keep the Customer Satisfied. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YNsZLtzF18

18: Big Star SISTER LOVERS Holocaust. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM4ySM76HDM

19: The Specials THE SPECIALS Nite Klub. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYjbeOsZcY4

20: the Sensational Alex Harvey Band FRAMED. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG6aLs8zzrs

21: Lou Reed METAL MACHINE MUSIC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYtzNl48F60

22: Blondie PLASTIC LETTERS I’m on E. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou5IJIaASGY

23: Tom Waits SMALL CHANGE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH2E-AUi7Eo

24: Big Youth SCREAMING TARGET. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X9RVfCULe4

25: Kraftwerk AUTOBAHN. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-G28iyPtz0

26: Leonard Cohen LIVE SONGS Bird on a Wire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjem3G_QsKA

27: The Slits CUT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTZLoKQBPjE

28: John Cooper Clarke DISGUISE IN LOVE (I married) a Monster From Outer Space. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbRM-canDOs

29: Motorhead MOTORHEAD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4XKG1Y5sM8

30: Mikey Dread AFRICAN ANTHEM Resignation Dub. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA-VCerBjZQ

31: Bob Dylan SLOW TRAIN COMING You Gotta Serve Somebody. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a2nvniSnuQ

32: Mickey Newbury SINGS HIS OWN Weeping Annaleah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fePXULDB6c

33: Nina Simone IT IS FINISHED Funkier Than a Mosquitoes Tweeter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GsCHQkulr4

34: Jethro Tull AQUALUNG Locomotive Breath. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KR2H16Mr5g

35: Neil Young AFTER THE GOLD RUSH Only Love Can Break Your Heart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3QXezloehI

36: Gene Clark NO OTHER Life’s Greatest Fool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzvKS5QD2nU

37: Prince Far I PSALMS FOR I Blessed is the Man.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXKEGhaxIro

38: Rainbow RISING. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH8_Ix5GKkk

39: England World Cup Squad THE WORLD BEATERS SING THE WORLD BEATERS Back Home. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLpyriMOttA

40: Shinki Chen & Freinds SHINKI CHEN. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDrD-_iXCvY

41: Abba ARRIVAL Money Money Money. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETxmCCsMoD0

42: Kate Bush THE KICK INSIDE The Man With a Child In His Eyes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F5XHZ0NPGc

43: Gong THE FLYING TEAPOT The Pot Head Pixies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF7tPw3WRFE

44: BlackDykeMillsBandHIGHPEAK FOR BRASS Pandora. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HanKJ2o6Q6M

45: Burning Spear GARVEY’S GHOST Ghost. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvNsprMqUaw

46: John Denver BACK HOME AGAIN Annie’s Song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqfUjLQAAg

47:Derek & Clive DEREK & CLIVE LIVE This Bloke Came Up to Me.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTifRi3qDkU

48: Ginger Baker’s Airforce GINGER BAKERS AIRFORCE Toad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ldblblv5Ng

49: Wings BAND ON THE RUN Jet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFjTN11CnNY

50: Bay City Rollers ONCE UPON A STAR Bye Bye Baby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aBNibb7QBA

 

 

 

 

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