- THE GRATEFUL DEAD: ANTHEM OF THE SUN: 1968: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The Dead’s second album and one of their most experimental- mixing studio and live performances. Only 5 songs -four long songs and one 2 minute job- file under-psychedelic rock, That’s It For The Other One with its four parts- is my favorite track on the album. This is album #36 from 1968 that I have now listened to in the past month or so.
- JAMES TAYLOR: JAMES TAYLOR: 1968: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Taylor’s debut album- on The Beatles Apple Record label. Features Taylor favorites- Carolina On My Mind and Something In The Way She Moves. I’d say in listening to this you can see the potential in him to hit it big. Those two above mentioned songs two of my favorite JT songs ever- not that I am a big fan.
- LED ZEPPELIN: LED ZEPPELIN :1969: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The debut album from the best hard rock band ever. Favorites on this one- Good Times Bad Times, Dazed and Confused, YourTime Is Gonna Come, Communication Breakdown, You Shook Me. Funny when this album came out for the most part the critics were lukewarm about it now of course it is on most of the critics Top 100 albums ever lists.
- LED ZEPPELIN: LED ZEPPELIN II: 1969: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Zeppelin’ second album of 1969-and their first album to reach #1 on both sides of the pond. It has sold 12 million copies and is hailed as one of the most influential albums of all times and the bands heaviest album. Favorites: Whole Lotta Love, What Is And What Should Never Be, The Lemon Song, Heartbreaker, Ramble On.
- LED ZEPPELIN: LED ZEPPELIN III: 1970: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The band threw in a change up here which confused fans- after the heavy Led Zeppelin II- here they introduce some acoustic songs- change is key and Led Zeppelin realized that. Favorite songs here-Immigrant Song, Celebration Day, Gallows Pole, Tangerine, That’s The Way.
Listened to the third and final hour of this week’s Neon Beat also.