Following on from yesterday…
- Slayed? - Slade
Has any band ever been more fun than Slade? They were part of the soundtrack of my childhood. Noddy Holder screaming “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” had every kid in my class wanting to be on stage screaming with him. Superb!
- In the Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
There wasn’t a large record collection in the house when I was little, but there were a couple of albums by Peter, Paul and Mary. This one was released in the year of my birth and this was the one I reached for when I was first allowed to use the record player by myself. For me theirs will always be the definitive version of “Blowin’ in the wind”.
- The River - Bruce Springsteen
I’m a big fan of ‘the Boss’, but that isn’t why this album is here. The context in which I first heard this is what makes it special. We’ll say “courtship” and leave it at that.
- Face Value - Phil Collins
Ditto the comments above.
- Rubai - Flook
Folk music, but like you’ve never heard before. The pace and energy of Flook are breathtaking. I can’t imagine anyone not feeling uplifted by the sheer exuberance of this — it brings a smile to my face every time I hear it.