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    Best drug albums of all time?

    I haven't posted here for months or years, but I had a conversation last night over some beers that I knew could be elucidated by the bunch on Rave Recs...

    What's the best drug album of all time? (Disclaimer: You don't have to be a drug user or encourage drug use to participate in this list. Most of us have probably had the experience at one time or another of listening to music after a few drinks or a few whatever and thinking, my god! This sounds incredible! If you know something that's missing on this list, please pipe up!)

    I think anyone who argues against Sgt. Pepper's for 1st place is a damn lunatic, but I'm interested in seeing what the runner-ups are for folks. I'll get things rolling:

    Dark Side of the Moon.
    Tough to pick just one Floyd, but I'll go with this one. Scary as hell, but WOW!

    Electric Ladyland.
    Again, tough to pick just one Jimi. Any album that begins with "and the gods made love" is clearly meant to be enjoyed with some recreational pharmacuticals.

    Side B of Abbey Road.
    Okay, so I couldn't stick to just one from the Fab Four. I've always been a Paul kind of guy.

    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
    This might be more of a booze album than a drug album, but my suspicion is that it would hold up well either way.

    Kid A.
    Gotta be some Radiohead on a list like this, right?

    The Soft Bulletin.
    Yoshimi is a close runner-up, but this album reaches further into the cinematic themes that work so well while loaded.

    II.
    Pick yer Zeplin I-IV, but I'll stick with II.

    Tommy.
    Like dark side of the moon, too scary to listen to on the wrong night, but powerful stuff when taken in moderation. I've never heard Quadrophenia, which I suspect would make this list.

    Kind of Blue.
    Some folks think this is easy listening. Them folks are out of their minds.

    Anyhow, that's a start. I'd love for folks to fill in some of the HUGE gaps here.

    Thanks for playing!

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    I must be a lunatic because I'd pick Wish You Were Here over DSOTM and Sgt. Pepper. Too many nights with the laser machine and fiber optic ball playing this disc to choose anything else.

    Notables:

    Bob Marley - Legend

    AC/DC - Back in Black

    Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe

    Simon & Garfunkle - Greatest Hits (Scarborough Fair is always a winner)

    Roxy Music - Avalon

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    Been there and done that

    Any Floyd album will do...

    Porcupine Tree-Signify or The Sky Moves Sideways

    King Crimson- any 'Larks' era album

    Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds - depends on what yer doing, but it works...BTW: if you have the vinyl copy, the art work is "something else" under the influence.

    Oh hell, there are just too many to list them all...

    Let us know how it works out

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    I'm more of a WYWH person too, or Meddle. The whole PF portfolio are good listens with a little buzz on...not that I do that anymore...but back when I did.

    Bowie's Ziggy Stardust.

    Genesis, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

    I always leaned a little towards the proggy and the freaky when I was high.

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    Disclaimer: I have never partaken, nor intend to, but I have been accused of "having drugs for blood" (and if you knew my musical tastes, you'd probably agree), so my list is the same as my list of favourites while sober.

    A couple that stand out:

    Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here and Animals
    Talk Talk, Spirit of Eden, Laughing Stock
    Slowdive, Just for a Day (L, it's been likened to an hallucinogen)

    Here's a new one: Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom, The Days of Mars -- channeling the Tangerine Dream days from their golden period.

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    A couple that would make my list...

    Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene
    Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
    The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
    Brian Eno - Another Green World
    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    Gary Numan - Replicas
    The Stranglers - Feline
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    Bob Marley - Rastaman Vibration

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    Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley


    Quote Originally Posted by dmb_fan
    I haven't posted here for months or years, but I had a conversation last night over some beers that I knew could be elucidated by the bunch on Rave Recs...

    What's the best drug album of all time? (Disclaimer: You don't have to be a drug user or encourage drug use to participate in this list. Most of us have probably had the experience at one time or another of listening to music after a few drinks or a few whatever and thinking, my god! This sounds incredible! If you know something that's missing on this list, please pipe up!)

    I think anyone who argues against Sgt. Pepper's for 1st place is a damn lunatic, but I'm interested in seeing what the runner-ups are for folks. I'll get things rolling:

    Dark Side of the Moon.
    Tough to pick just one Floyd, but I'll go with this one. Scary as hell, but WOW!

    Electric Ladyland.
    Again, tough to pick just one Jimi. Any album that begins with "and the gods made love" is clearly meant to be enjoyed with some recreational pharmacuticals.

    Side B of Abbey Road.
    Okay, so I couldn't stick to just one from the Fab Four. I've always been a Paul kind of guy.

    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
    This might be more of a booze album than a drug album, but my suspicion is that it would hold up well either way.

    Kid A.
    Gotta be some Radiohead on a list like this, right?

    The Soft Bulletin.
    Yoshimi is a close runner-up, but this album reaches further into the cinematic themes that work so well while loaded.

    II.
    Pick yer Zeplin I-IV, but I'll stick with II.

    Tommy.
    Like dark side of the moon, too scary to listen to on the wrong night, but powerful stuff when taken in moderation. I've never heard Quadrophenia, which I suspect would make this list.

    Kind of Blue.
    Some folks think this is easy listening. Them folks are out of their minds.

    Anyhow, that's a start. I'd love for folks to fill in some of the HUGE gaps here.

    Thanks for playing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duds
    Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley
    Oh, that's a good one!

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    So in other words, you're asking me to recollect my entire album collection from 30 years ago? A few that jump up fast (in order):

    Robin Trower: Bridge of Sighs
    Yes: Close to the Edge
    EL&P: Taurkus
    The Moody Blues: Anything from 1967-1972...you pick one
    I didn't change my mind. It changed all by itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duds
    Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley
    Totally.. on a similar theme:

    Monster Magnet - SPINE OF GOD ("Nod Scene")

    Clutch - CLUTCH ("Spacegrass")

    Others:

    Spacemen 3 - THE PERFECT PRESCRIPTION

    Painkiller - EXECUTION GROUND

    Butthole Surfers - LOCUST ABORTION TECHNICIAN

    Meat Beat Manifesto - SUBLIMINAL SANDWICH

    Coil - Love's Secret Domain

    A.R. Kane - 69

    Galaxie 500 - ON FIRE

    Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun

    His Name Is Alive - HOME IS IN YOUR HEAD

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    Beatles-MMT and S Peppers. Loud! With headphones. All night. Night after night after night after night. That would have been in my first Apt. Different tunes for different generations and different drugs. It just sounds different on drugs then not. Trust the honset brain cell losers.
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    Why thank you!

    great cd

    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    Oh, that's a good one!

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    nice!

    good choices with magnet and clutch

    monster magnet - Superjudge, Tab

    Fu Manchu - The Action Is Go

    Nebula - charged



    Quote Originally Posted by -Jar-
    Totally.. on a similar theme:

    Monster Magnet - SPINE OF GOD ("Nod Scene")

    Clutch - CLUTCH ("Spacegrass")

    Others:

    Spacemen 3 - THE PERFECT PRESCRIPTION

    Painkiller - EXECUTION GROUND

    Butthole Surfers - LOCUST ABORTION TECHNICIAN

    Meat Beat Manifesto - SUBLIMINAL SANDWICH

    Coil - Love's Secret Domain

    A.R. Kane - 69

    Galaxie 500 - ON FIRE

    Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun

    His Name Is Alive - HOME IS IN YOUR HEAD

    -jar

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    The The: Mind Bomb
    Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden
    Cowboy Junkies: Trinity Sessions
    Manu Chao: Proxima Estacion- Esperanza


    and of course
    PF: Meddle, DSOTM

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    Yeah, any Floyd from Meddle thru Animals will always do.

    Porcpine Tree "Up the Downstair" and "The Sky Moves Sideways" are perfect pothead music.

    I loved all that mid 70s Yes, Camel and Genesis while honkin Thai-Stick thru the bong too.

    Had some good times with Led Zep's "Physical Graffitti too. "Kashmir" may be one of THE perfect drug songs.

    Try some Grandaddy too. "I'm OK with my Decay" kinda says it all.

    Drugs make music sound better. There I said it. Arrest me.

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    Adam!!! Long time, no see. How have you been, bud? I think of you every time I hear that Ben Harper song, "Burn One Down". That was from your holiday comp, if I recall correctly.

    You may recall that one of the first CD comps I ever made was in response to this very same question, years ago. Dig around in your stacks for a disc called "Just Say...Wo!" Those songs represented my answer then, and they remain so today.

    So...did you ever settle down and get married with that girlfriend of yours? Was it Jen? Am I remembering correctly?
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    With that kind of flagrant drug reference as a title, ya know you're in for one crazy-ass, mind-numbing, hilarious time that really comes to life with a bunch of your pothead friends around trying to keep track of wtf is happening ...

    Porgie: "But, Gee, Dad - I still don't understand how you can be the Peoples Prosecutor and my defense lawyer at the same time..."

    George Tirebiter: "Easy, son. That way I can see that you are persecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

    Porgie: "That's my Dad!"


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    Not that I'd know what you're talking about here, ahem, but if I did.......

    Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
    Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
    Alan Parsons Project - I Robot
    Camel - Moonmadness
    Love - Forever Changes
    Genesis - Duke
    Joe Walsh - Smoker You Drink The Player You Get
    Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
    Frank Zappa - Overnight Sensation

    I'm sure that there's probably many more, though I can't seem to recall them now. Strange.

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    Rush - 2112, Caress of Steel
    Kansas - back side of Leftoverature
    ELP - back side of Brain Salad Surgery
    Queen - News of the World
    Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell
    All of Pink Floyd, can you name even one that doesn't belong here?
    Yes - Tormatto
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    Alan Parsons's "Tales of Mystery & Imagination"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr MidFi
    Adam!!! Long time, no see. How have you been, bud? ...
    Monsieur Middle Fidelity! Long time, no see, indeed! I've been very well. Burn One Down was indeed on one of my holiday comps, probably Too Much Egg Nog from 2000. My goodness, where does the time go?

    Life is good. Still in Seattle. Have a job I like (which might account for my absence from audioreview). Still following Dave around during the summer and snowboarding whenever time allows in the winter. And yes, Jen and I did eventually get hitched, musta been June of '04. (I'm the one in the tux.)

    Very best wishes to you and your family!
    -Adam

    PS- Locating Just Say Wo required a trip through the Mr. MidFi hall of fame with Women's Work, Cover Charge, Waiting to Derail (was that the first?), Acoustic Variations, etc. Now playing: JSW track 10.
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    how about the first Cheech & Chong album (can't recall the title, was it Big Bamboo?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by unleasHell
    how about the first Cheech & Chong album (can't recall the title, was it Big Bamboo?)
    You mean the one with the huge rolling paper inside?
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    Congratulations, dmb. I have to say, that's one of the best wedding pix I've seen in a long time!

    Take care.
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