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Started by Duckhead, February 02, 2010, 09:29:47 am

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No I haven\'t.  Thanks.  I\'ll pass that info on to my buddy.  I\'m sure she\'d love to know if she doesn\'t already.


Tavis Smiley had her on for the half hour last night to talk about it. Great interview ...


QuoteTavis Smiley had her on for the half hour last night to talk about it. Great interview ...

missed that one - I\'ll try to find it online - thanks for the post



missed that one - I\'ll try to find it online - thanks for the post

I just checked to see if this would be on his site, and I guess you can see it at pbs. org. Runs about 24 minutes. Here\'s the link:

It was interesting in that she spoke about their time when they were really young, when they first got to New York and met each other, and continued to support each other through the years. Enjoy!


Um...besides any Buckethead album ;D ;D

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
Mastodon - Crack the Skye
Tool - Lateralus
The Who - Who\'s Next
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Trilogy
The Who - Quadrophenia
Let your inspirations flow into whatever you do.


Alien Love Child - Live and Beyond
SRV - Texas Flood
Buddy Guy - Slippin\' In
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (self-titled)
Geoffrey Mays - Journeys Within & Afar


Mr. Bungle-Self Titled

The Residents-Duck Stab

Primus-Pork Soda

Primus-Sailing the Seas of Cheese

Rage Against the Machine-Evil Empire

Everclear-World of Noise
"You just have to take pleasure in killing" - Buckethead (final line when asked if he had any advice- Young Buckethead)


I\'ve been trying to avoid this thread because I knew I\'d have as much difficulty coming up with my favorite albums as everyone else has.

Let me give a little background because I feel it\'s necessary. I\'ve bounced around in the past few years in regards to my overall favorite band(s).

For a few years, I thought Beatles, Tom Petty, and Uriah Heep were my favorite bands. Then I became a huge Thin Lizzy fan and bought all 12 of their studio albums. Then I became a huge Black Sabbath fan and bought the Black Box (which includes all Ozzy-era studio albums). I also bought the Dio-era Black Sabbath albums, too, which include Heaven & Hell, Mob Rules, and Dehumanizer. I even bought 9 of Iron Maiden\'s albums when I thought they were my favorite band.

As you can see, I have a tough time making up my mind. :P Now, I honestly can\'t tell you who my favorite artist is because even I don\'t know who that is. ;)

Without further digression, I will post 5 albums that I think everyone should hear before they die. These are not necessarily my favorite albums of all time, but they definitely rank high on my list. Also, please keep in mind that my favorite genres are rock and metal, so that\'s what these albums will be from. I should qualify that last statement with the word "CLASSIC." I prefer CLASSIC rock and metal to any other genre. (In my opinion, almost all modern stuff sucks. Buckethead is obviously a rare exception in my book because I think he kicks ass.)

1) Uriah Heep - Demons & Wizards

Comment: I\'m flat-out shocked that no one even mentioned Uriah Heep. They were an absolutely killer band back in the day (before I was born), and they\'re still around today in a reincarnated sense. Their original vocalist, David Byron, is possibly the BEST rock/metal vocalist of ALL TIME in my book.

Song: The Wizard

2) Thin Lizzy - Black Rose: A Rock Legend

Comment: When I was a huge Thin Lizzy fan, this was my favorite album. I still love this album. I\'m very glad Thin Lizzy was at least mentioned in this thread. I would say this album ties with Thin Lizzy\'s best-known album, Jailbreak, as their best.

Song: Waiting For An Alibi

3) Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

Comment: It is often believe that The Number of the Beast is Iron Maiden\'s best album. That\'s a good album, but my favorite has always been their debut album with their original singer, Paul Di\'Anno.

Song: Remember Tomorrow

4) Black Sabbath - Mob Rules

Comment: What? "Mob Rules?" What the heck album is that? It\'s a non-Ozzy album. I\'ve always liked the Dio albums more. Yeah, Paranoid, Master of Reality, and Vol. 4 are good. Mob Rules is different. In my opinion, Dio\'s albums are a breath of fresh air after hearing Ozzy on vocals for 8 albums.

Song: Turn Up the Night

5) Judas Priest - British Steel

Comment: British Steel is one of the greatest metal albums of all time. It\'s as close to perfection as an album can get. Judas Priest has made some other great albums, but British Steel will always be on top.

Song: Living After Midnight (Live!)

There you have it! These are, in my opinion, must-have albums if you like classic rock or metal. These albums provide some of the best examples of music in their respective genres.


Yes, I\'m posting again already. I\'ve decided to post 5 more albums. Since the first 5 I posted are relatively well-known groups (although this is arguable with Uriah Heep), I will now post 5 albums that are somewhat unknown but deserve to be heard just as much. These albums are somewhat rare, so I\'ll try and post 2 songs for each one.

1) Manilla Road - Crystal Logic

Comment: This is a KILLER metal album. In my opinion, this album beats out almost all well-known metal groups of past and present. Turn your volume up to max, and prepare to headbang before clicking the links! ;D

Song 1: The Riddle Master

Song 2: Necropolis

2) Quartz - Stand Up and Fight

Comment: Another great metal album by another practically unheard-of metal group.

Song 1: Charlie Snow

Song 2: Stoking Up the Fires of Hell

3) Tytan - Rough Justice

Comment: Tytan only released one album. Rough Justice is it. Tytan was co-formed by former members of the metal band Angel Witch and a few other people. The original vocalist/guitarist of Angel Witch, Kevin Heybourne, is a member of Angel Witch who did not form Tytan.

Song 1: The Watcher

Song 2: Rude Awakening

4) Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond

Comment: Captain Beyond is more of a classic hard rock group than classic metal. Their debut album is their best, and the other two albums they released are also good.

Song 1: Mesmerization Eclipse

Song 2: Raging River of Fear

5) Saxon - Unleash the Beast

Comment: Saxon is probably the most-known group of the five I\'ve listed here. Still, their Unleash the Beast album is almost never mentioned as one of their good albums.

Song 1: Cut Out the Disease (Live! - Beginning has an explicit word!)

Song 2: Circle of Light

I hope you all enjoyed my two posts in this thread! I hope you\'ve learned of some new groups here! I may add a third list later if I think of something to post. I apologize in advance if some of the links don\'t work. They should, but they get shut down a LOT on that site.


Metallica - Master of Puppets
Megadeth - Rust in Piece
Mr. Bungle - self titled
Butthole Surfers - Hairway to Steven
Pink Floyd - the Wall
Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
Buckethead - A real diamond in the rough
Testament - Formation of Damnation
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Celtic Frost - Into the Pandemonium
Sacred Reich - the American Way
Anthrax - Among the Living
Fugazi - all of them!!!!
the Jesus Lizard - Liar
Dub Trio - Another Sound is Dying
Trans Am - TA
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
Faith no More - King for a Day
Melvins - A senile Animal
Death From Above 1979
Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique

Its a little long but I could listen to any of these albums over and over.

Support underground music!!!


QuoteIron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
Ah, yes. I had this album at one point. My favorite song on it is probably Sea of Madness or Deja Vu. The only song I think is just average is The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, but that song has the best guitar solo of the whole album (if I recall correctly). The rest were all decent songs. Wasted Years, Alexander the Great, Stranger in a Strange Land, and of course, Somewhere in Makes me wonder why I sold that album. :(



Another one to toss on the heap of favorite albums of all time:

Def Leppard - On Through the Night

If you think you know Def Leppard, but you haven\'t heard this album, you don\'t know what the REAL Leppard was capable of. They kicked arse more on this album than any after it.


Ehh, to be honest. I can stop listening to buckethead, it\'s a problem (a good one though!)... I guess Jason Becker would be the other genius I listen to aside from buckethead. Jason is fucking brilliant! That\'s about it for now.
Joe!!!! Could you fix me a ham and cheese sandwich?!!! Joe!!!! I want some butter for my chips!!!! Joe!!!!


QuoteEhh, to be honest. I can stop listening to buckethead, it\'s a problem (a good one though!)... I guess Jason Becker would be the other genius I listen to aside from buckethead. Jason is fucking brilliant! That\'s about it for now.
I\'m guessing you have Perpetual Burn. If not, get that. Also, you may be interested in Marty Friedman\'s album Dragon\'s Kiss. It\'s very similar in style to Jason Becker\'s music.