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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   Ulitmate Classic Rock lists their Top 10 albums of 1967. It's actually pretty good and, even better, not a slide show   (ultimateclassicrock.com) divider line 93
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2012-12-09 05:25:55 PM
List fails without

nogoodforme.filmstills.org

And, as previously mentioned, this

www.vinylsurrender.com
 
2012-12-09 05:40:19 PM

fzumrk: Because People in power are Stupid: Third_Uncle_Eno: [www.chartstats.com image 850x841]

Why the hell is this album not on the list?! Should be in the top 5 at least!

So it's one of those threads.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x493]

Recorded and released in 1966 per wikipedia.


My mistake it was still before I was born. Like everything before I was born -it's just one big timezome
 
2012-12-09 05:41:18 PM

clkeagle: I think people today get it mixed up because they wrote songs and played instruments, but they were the boy band of the time


though I'm sure your trolling, I've always found it odd that people try to pass off The Beatles as being a boyband by completely ignoring the fact that the Beatles played their own instruments and wrote a vast majority* of their catalogue, both of which are generally not traits associated with boy bands. 


* as far as I know, the only songs they didn't write were covers, not tracks tailor-made by songwriters.
 
2012-12-09 05:42:16 PM

clkeagle: Why does a pop band appear at both the #10 and #1 spots on a list of Classic Rock albums? (reads again) Okay, the list just says top albums, but still includes the Beatles in the sentence saying how great 1967 was for rock music.

Outside of a handful of assorted songs, the Beatles were not rock artists. I think people today get it mixed up because they wrote songs and played instruments, but they were the boy band of the time. If they were on stage today, they would trade in their instruments for dance moves.

/I don't dislike 'em... just don't miscategorize 'em
//Disraeli Gears is probably my personal #1 out of those selections
///Days Of Future Passed has a pretty strong case for being on this list


I don't disagree with the "Boy Band" and the "Dance Move" comment for the first few albums. Blame that on Paul. But once they recorded "Rubber Soul" those days were done. John and George were ready. Sadly the two dead ones. And I completely agree on the Moody Blues.
 
2012-12-09 05:44:49 PM

clkeagle: Why does a pop band appear at both the #10 and #1 spots on a list of Classic Rock albums? (reads again) Okay, the list just says top albums, but still includes the Beatles in the sentence saying how great 1967 was for rock music.

Outside of a handful of assorted songs, the Beatles were not rock artists. I think people today get it mixed up because they wrote songs and played instruments, but they were the boy band of the time. If they were on stage today, they would trade in their instruments for dance moves.

/I don't dislike 'em... just don't miscategorize 'em
//Disraeli Gears is probably my personal #1 out of those selections
///Days Of Future Passed has a pretty strong case for being on this list


I think most people would agree that everything before Rubber Soul was boy band schlock. Once they started releasing albums like Back In The USSR and such though, they were definitely a full fledged rock band. What makes them so interesting is how thoroughly and publicly they evolved from a corporate product into a real group.
 
2012-12-09 05:53:00 PM

Third_Uncle_Eno: [www.chartstats.com image 850x841]

Why the hell is this album not on the list?! Should be in the top 5 at least!


This. Just got that on vinyl on Black Friday RSD.
 
2012-12-09 06:03:52 PM
ahhhh,  upload.wikimedia.org  recorded in 1967.
 
2012-12-09 06:16:52 PM
...not classic rock, though, just classic prog guitar and early sound pastiches.

I guess I should have said:

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-09 06:32:28 PM
Yeah, don't know what's up with Love and VU getting no love. :)

Other fantastic albums that I haven't seen mentioned:

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-09 06:40:17 PM

Now I Is!: Good list but fails without:

[pinkfloydzone.altervista.org image 850x844]


No. There's no other way to put this other than everything Pink Floyd record before Meddle sucks. Okay, I'll revise that: Almost everything Pink Floyd recorded before Meddle sucks. I do like Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun and Interstellar Overdrive and maybe a couple of others, but things like See Emily Play and Arnold Layne were complete and total crap.
 
2012-12-09 06:50:11 PM

Happy Hours: Now I Is!: Good list but fails without:

[pinkfloydzone.altervista.org image 850x844]

No. There's no other way to put this other than everything Pink Floyd record before Meddle sucks. Okay, I'll revise that: Almost everything Pink Floyd recorded before Meddle sucks. I do like Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun and Interstellar Overdrive and maybe a couple of others, but things like See Emily Play and Arnold Layne were complete and total crap.


clearly you weren't stoned listening to it
 
2012-12-09 06:51:30 PM
Also from 1967...

www.recordsale.de

www.musiconvinyl.com

Just saying.
 
2012-12-09 06:57:25 PM

FeedTheCollapse: clkeagle: I think people today get it mixed up because they wrote songs and played instruments, but they were the boy band of the time

though I'm sure your trolling, I've always found it odd that people try to pass off The Beatles as being a boyband by completely ignoring the fact that the Beatles played their own instruments and wrote a vast majority* of their catalogue, both of which are generally not traits associated with boy bands. 


* as far as I know, the only songs they didn't write were covers, not tracks tailor-made by songwriters.


I just credited them with both writing and playing... and you quoted me on it. Like I said, there were a few rockers like Back In The USSR, You Can't Do That, and Revolution among a pop music catalog. But can you really compare either 1967 album with the Stones or Hendrix releases that year, and tell me they are in the same genre? I've just never heard them that way.
 
2012-12-09 07:06:46 PM
The absence of this album from the list has been already mentioned. I'm just bringing it up again so I can post a picture of the cover.
2.bp.blogspot.com

verbaltoxin: They should've taken Mystery Tour off there and put this in its place.
upload.wikimedia.org

Otherwise that list is a great primer for late '60s rock.


I have to disagree. Aside from the cool 3-D cover and "2,000 Light Years From Home", "Their Satanic Majesties Request" is the Stones' rather regrettable attempt to sound like Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd. Still, at least they were trying to do something different.
 
2012-12-09 07:06:47 PM

clkeagle: FeedTheCollapse: clkeagle: I think people today get it mixed up because they wrote songs and played instruments, but they were the boy band of the time

though I'm sure your trolling, I've always found it odd that people try to pass off The Beatles as being a boyband by completely ignoring the fact that the Beatles played their own instruments and wrote a vast majority* of their catalogue, both of which are generally not traits associated with boy bands. 


* as far as I know, the only songs they didn't write were covers, not tracks tailor-made by songwriters.

I just credited them with both writing and playing... and you quoted me on it. Like I said, there were a few rockers like Back In The USSR, You Can't Do That, and Revolution among a pop music catalog. But can you really compare either 1967 album with the Stones or Hendrix releases that year, and tell me they are in the same genre? I've just never heard them that way.




even then that still comes off as either revisionist history or just plain ignorant of the history of Rock.
 
2012-12-09 07:13:07 PM
BonesJackson

Something Else is in my top 10 best off all time.
 
2012-12-09 07:30:34 PM

clkeagle: FeedTheCollapse: clkeagle: I think people today get it mixed up because they wrote songs and played instruments, but they were the boy band of the time

though I'm sure your trolling, I've always found it odd that people try to pass off The Beatles as being a boyband by completely ignoring the fact that the Beatles played their own instruments and wrote a vast majority* of their catalogue, both of which are generally not traits associated with boy bands. 


* as far as I know, the only songs they didn't write were covers, not tracks tailor-made by songwriters.

I just credited them with both writing and playing... and you quoted me on it. Like I said, there were a few rockers like Back In The USSR, You Can't Do That, and Revolution among a pop music catalog. But can you really compare either 1967 album with the Stones or Hendrix releases that year, and tell me they are in the same genre? I've just never heard them that way.




Paul wrote " I wanna be your man" and gave it to the Stones - a throw- away - the Stones first hit.

/Helter Skelter
 
2012-12-09 07:33:19 PM

riverwalk barfly: clkeagle: FeedTheCollapse: clkeagle: I think people today get it mixed up because they wrote songs and played instruments, but they were the boy band of the time

though I'm sure your trolling, I've always found it odd that people try to pass off The Beatles as being a boyband by completely ignoring the fact that the Beatles played their own instruments and wrote a vast majority* of their catalogue, both of which are generally not traits associated with boy bands. 


* as far as I know, the only songs they didn't write were covers, not tracks tailor-made by songwriters.

I just credited them with both writing and playing... and you quoted me on it. Like I said, there were a few rockers like Back In The USSR, You Can't Do That, and Revolution among a pop music catalog. But can you really compare either 1967 album with the Stones or Hendrix releases that year, and tell me they are in the same genre? I've just never heard them that way.



Paul wrote " I wanna be your man" and gave it to the Stones - a throw- away - the Stones first hit.

/Helter Skelter


I write that wearing a stones '78 tour t-shirt (replica) not kidding...
 
2012-12-09 07:43:47 PM
List fails without LOVE, "Forever Changes"
 
2012-12-09 07:46:58 PM

FeedTheCollapse: even then that still comes off as either revisionist history or just plain ignorant of the history of Rock.


The "history of Rock" has been written by the last people who should ever write such things. Revisionist history is an excellent way to describe my opinion on the subject. There weren't 50 genres of music in 1967 - there were more like 5. So it's hard not to apply modern labels to the subject, even though they really don't apply. With writing and playing, the argument could be made for pop-rock - with Chicago and the Moody Blues as similar contemporaries. But I think of those two as rock bands first with pop songs added, while the Beatles are pop first with rock added.

But that's the revisionism speaking. Pegging bands into specific genres didn't apply at the time. Any band would include song X on an album to please the rock critics, and song Y to get a TV appearance in front of screaming teenage girls. Try to do that now and you'll get fired from your label and/or alienate a huge chunk of your fan base.

/And now I'm trying to figure out who really would have been the boy bands of 1967. Elvis was still singing assembly-line songs, but his sex appeal had been greatly diminished.
 
2012-12-09 07:54:19 PM

jim32rr: Trying to find the recordings of Quicksilver Messenger Service playing live in 67....no luck


Take a deep breath...of fresh air, and keep looking.
 
2012-12-09 07:57:51 PM

Onkel Buck: jim32rr: Trying to find the recordings of Quicksilver Messenger Service playing live in 67....no luck

Take a deep breathHIT...of fresh air, and keep looking.


/FTFM
//Taking another hit
 
2012-12-09 08:17:18 PM
Something Else is in my top 10 best off all time.

always preferred Face to Face, but Something Else is way up there
 
2012-12-09 08:45:04 PM
A personal favorite from 1967, and the first time they were allowed to play their own instruments...

i88.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-09 09:07:08 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

ecx.images-amazon.com

upload.wikimedia.org

shop.staxmuseum.com

ecx.images-amazon.com

www.nortonrecords.com

upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-09 09:19:37 PM

quatchi: Also from 1967...

(disraeli gears pic)

Just saying.


#7 on the list. Just saying.

Also, apparently the only black person who made music in 1967 was Hendrix.

upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-09 09:22:39 PM
I'm in agreement with the nods to Days of Future Passed. Very interesting and unique record. Start of a lot of good music by those guys.
 
2012-12-09 09:31:56 PM
Pretty decent list.... I have 6 of the 10, plus Pipers & The Doors' Strange Days (which I love more than the 1st Doors album, personally).

Confession: I've never been able to get into Velvet Underground. I fail at music, apparently.
 
2012-12-09 10:07:43 PM

puckrock2000: quatchi: Also from 1967...

(disraeli gears pic)

Just saying.

#7 on the list. Just saying.


Aw, crap. Thought I double checked that.

Also, apparently the only black person who made music in 1967 was Hendrix.

It's "Ultimate classic Rock" list of "Best albums", just saying.

Okay here's one everyone misses...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-09 10:36:07 PM
Good to see Zappa get the nod in the article, and props for Love here in the comments.

Where's The English Major to correct us all?
 
2012-12-09 11:01:15 PM

ecl: Snapper Carr: Velvet Underground and Nico - Velvet Underground
Days of Future Passed -- Moody Blues
John Mayall and the Blues Breakers - Crusade
Lumpy Gravy - Frank Zappa
Absolutely Free - Mothers of invention
Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd.
The Grateful Dead - The Grateful Dead
Younger Than Yesterday - The Byrds

There's a reason 1967 is considered a landmark year for rock music

[upload.wikimedia.org image 170x170]
Merle Haggard


And this:

www.fleetwoodsounds.com
 
2012-12-09 11:13:10 PM

downstairs: FirstNationalBastard: Rwa2play: SilentStrider: Hard to argue with #1.

This; I'm surprised with #10 though. Yeah it had 4 amazing songs but the rest was crud; oh well, I'm guessing it was due to those 4 songs.

Actually, Magical Mystery Tour was officially an EP with songs from the movie. The version the article is talking about was the Capitol Records US version that was padded out with the Beatles 1967 singles.

So, the official UK version of the album was

Magical Mystery Tour, "The Fool on the Hill, Flying, Blue Jay Way, Your Mother Should Know, and I Am the Walrus.

Not much of an album there.

It wasn't until sometime in the 70s that the US version became the official version of the album. But as released in '67, the official UK release of Magical Mystery Tour pretty much sucked.


How does one determine which version is "official".  For one, the full 11-track US version came out *before* the UK EP.  Is the latter "official" just because they're a UK band?
 
Serious question, no snark.


As far as the Beatles go, the UK versions of the album were usually seen as the "official" versions because those were the ones The Beatles and George Martin put together, sequenced, and all that. The US versions of everything until Revolver, IIRC, were slapped together by Capitol Records.
 
2012-12-09 11:15:30 PM

OtherLittleGuy: ecl: Snapper Carr: Velvet Underground and Nico - Velvet Underground
Days of Future Passed -- Moody Blues
John Mayall and the Blues Breakers - Crusade
Lumpy Gravy - Frank Zappa
Absolutely Free - Mothers of invention
Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd.
The Grateful Dead - The Grateful Dead
Younger Than Yesterday - The Byrds

There's a reason 1967 is considered a landmark year for rock music

[upload.wikimedia.org image 170x170]
Merle Haggard

And this:

[www.fleetwoodsounds.com image 468x472]


Was that actually released before 1/1/68? Either way, nice entry to the thread. That season introduced this then 10 year old to baseball.
 
2012-12-10 12:00:15 AM
Absolutely amazing year for rock. I didn't realize all of the albums listed in the list and the thread were from '67, but damn.

So, so much incredibly good music.
 
2012-12-10 12:22:25 AM
quatchi

That full album is on youtube and I have listened to it about a dozen times in the last month.
Slip Inside This House is a great song.
 
2012-12-10 12:27:54 AM

Now I Is!: Good list but fails without:

pinkfloydzone.altervista.org


Came here for this. Thank you, kind sir.
 
2012-12-10 05:25:02 AM

Kraftwerk Orange: Now I Is!: Good list but fails without:

[pinkfloydzone.altervista.org image 850x844]

Came here for this. Thank you, kind sir.


That is truly a great album.
 
2012-12-10 07:42:31 AM

clkeagle: FeedTheCollapse: clkeagle: I think people today get it mixed up because they wrote songs and played instruments, but they were the boy band of the time

though I'm sure your trolling, I've always found it odd that people try to pass off The Beatles as being a boyband by completely ignoring the fact that the Beatles played their own instruments and wrote a vast majority* of their catalogue, both of which are generally not traits associated with boy bands. 


* as far as I know, the only songs they didn't write were covers, not tracks tailor-made by songwriters.

I just credited them with both writing and playing... and you quoted me on it. Like I said, there were a few rockers like Back In The USSR, You Can't Do That, and Revolution among a pop music catalog. But can you really compare either 1967 album with the Stones or Hendrix releases that year, and tell me they are in the same genre? I've just never heard them that way.


Virtually every Beatles album is a master class in top-notch songwriting. They were also best-in-class performers and producers. Comparing them to any kind of "boy band" is like comparing a great filet mignon to the chuck you buy at Safeway. Comparing them to the same year's Stones and Hendrix...all 3 of those acts bring their own dish to the table, and all those dishes were cream of the crop. I don't see the point in trying to make such a direct comparison as if any one was "worse" than the other.
 
2012-12-10 09:05:43 AM

John Buck 41: OtherLittleGuy: ecl: Snapper Carr: Velvet Underground and Nico - Velvet Underground
Days of Future Passed -- Moody Blues
John Mayall and the Blues Breakers - Crusade
Lumpy Gravy - Frank Zappa
Absolutely Free - Mothers of invention
Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd.
The Grateful Dead - The Grateful Dead
Younger Than Yesterday - The Byrds

There's a reason 1967 is considered a landmark year for rock music

[upload.wikimedia.org image 170x170]
Merle Haggard

And this:

[www.fleetwoodsounds.com image 468x472]

Was that actually released before 1/1/68? Either way, nice entry to the thread. That season introduced this then 10 year old to baseball.


If Amazon is an indication, yep. Plus, it makes sense to have it released in time for Christmas.
 
2012-12-10 09:50:10 AM

quatchi: puckrock2000: quatchi: Also from 1967...

(disraeli gears pic)

Also, apparently the only black person who made music in 1967 was Hendrix.

It's "Ultimate classic Rock" list of "Best albums", just saying.



The Supremes, The Temptations, and The Four Tops are all in the "Rock and Roll" Hall of Fame.

/then again, so is Madonna...
 
2012-12-10 11:00:53 AM
It's amazing that The Velvet Underground and Nico is considered by those in the industry as arguably the most influential albums ever produced, yet it rarely gets any fan fair at all. They were able to take the simplest 1-2-3-1 beat and show that it can work in rock and flipped the industry on it's head, their influence on glam and punk rock is rarely noted.

This album not top 10 list of 1967 is ridiculous.
 
2012-12-10 11:01:50 AM
As already stated, it is a crime to not list The Velvet Underground & Nico.

Others that deserve consideration:

Something Else By the Kinks - The Kinks
Safe As Milk - Captain Beefheart
Strange Days - The Doors
Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King
Mr. Fantasy - Traffic
Introducing the Sonics - The Sonics (ok...maybe doesn't deserve consideration for best, but I like it)
 
2012-12-10 04:30:40 PM
The final word on The Beatles.

This was the info on the first few albums

Meet The Beatles.....File under The Beatles, pop rock, vocal group.

Something New.......File under The Beatles, vocal group.

Then it was file under The Beatles.
 
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