Albums That Influenced You The Most...

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Decided to open a thread about the albums that affected ur musical taste, albums that u listened to so much that the text wore off the tape or disc, albums that u made everyone listen to....

Albums that amazed u....

Heres mine... This is the second time doin this, as I was almost done when explorer locked up, dammit... I put it in chronlogical order.... May be missing one or two, but this is pretty much it....

RUSH - RUSH - 1974

Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent - 1975

AC/DC - High Voltage - 1976

Van Halen - Van Halen I - 1978

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Metallica - Kill Em All - 1983

Soundgarden - Screaming Life - 1987

Primus - Suck On This - 1989

Nirvana - Bleach - 1989

Faith No More - The Real Thing - 1989

Helmet - Strap It On - 1990

Clutch - Pitchfork - 1991

Smashing Pumpkins - Gish - 1991

Rage Against The Machine - RATM - 1992

Tool - Opiate - 1992

Biohazard - Urban Discipline - 1992

KORN - KORN - 1994

Machine Head - Burn My Eyes - 1994

Staind - Tormented - 1996

Sevendust - Sevendust - 1997

Incubus - SCIENCE - 1997

Limp Bizkit - 3 Dollar Bill Ya'll - 1997

Stereomud - Perfect Self - 2001

Boy Hits Car - Boy Hits Car - 2001

Audioslave - Audioslave - 2002
I'm with you on the Rush and Van Halen choices.


The Who - Live at Leeds
The Who - Quadraphenia
Aerosmith- Pump
The Presidents of the United States - Pure Frosting
Cake - comfort eagle
Here's my rather eclectic list...

Led Zepellin II
Joe Satriani - Surfin' with the Alien
Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
Yes - Fragile
Pink Floyd - The Wall
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
Van Halen II
The Who - Who's Next
The Who - Singles (UK Release)
Rush - 2112
Dread Zeppelin - Un-Led-Ed
Styx - Equinox
Supertramp - Crime of the Century
Max Webster - In the World of Giants
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Couldn't Stand the Weather
Jimi Hendrix - The Essential Jimi Hendrix
Robin Trower - Truce
Eric Clapton - Slowhand
Queen - Jazz
Joe Walsh - But Seriously Folks
Kiss - Destroyer
Foghat - Slowride
Eagles - Hotel California
J.Geils Band - Freeze Frame
ZZ Top - Duguello
DREAD ZEPPLIN ROCKSSS!!! I've seen them 6 times in a small local bar!
Me twice. The third time, it was cancelled. Some biker dude broke Tortelvis' jaw with a bottle apparently. Or so we were told.

You gotta love Led Zep, done reggae style with Elvis as the lead singer. Gimme a towel.
Me twice. The third time, it was cancelled. Some biker dude broke Tortelvis' jaw with a bottle apparently. Or so we were told.

You gotta love Led Zep, done reggae style with Elvis as the lead singer. Gimme a towel.

The Claw!.. I've found that anyone who likes Dread Zepplin, The Who and Warbirds is automaticaly a good person.

Although, I gotta say, I'm not crazy about Dread Zepplin's albums... It's all about the live show


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Well. I like to think of myself as a good person. And don't know if DZ qualifies me. But god those guys are talented.

And Les and Cosimo, I too would have chosen most of your picks, but didn't want to pig pile. One that you guys mentioned that was a PRIME influence on my life, was Rush's first album. Even without Geddy Lee, man that one rocks!! Working Man and What're Doin' are kick***!
The Stones... Sticky Fingers
The Beatles... Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Floyd ... Wish you were here
Floyd again... Dark side of the Moon
Led Zeppelin... Led Zeppelin (1969)
Mike Oldfield... Tubular Bells
Alice Cooper... Killer
Easy rider... The Sound track specially Steppenwolf Hendrix tracks
Tangerine dream... Rubycon
Ennio Moriconne... The Good The Bad The ugly
Dave Brubeck Quartet... Time Out
Jacqueline du Pré... Elgar Cello concerto 1970 recording
Walter Carlos... A Clockwork Orange
Vangelis... Heaven Hell
Matt said:
Even without Geddy Lee, man that one rocks!! Working Man and What're Doin' are kick***!
Actuallly, it was Neil Peart who wasnt with the band yet.. Original drummer John Rutsey, unwilling to tour, left the band after this album was released... Rutsey wrote some lyrics for the debut, but never submitted them to the band and some new lyrics had to be thrown together.... Rutsey's departure was pivotal for the band, as his replacement Neil Peart's distinctive drumming technique and flair for lyric writing proved to be crucial to the band's evolution as evidenced by their second album, Fly by Night...

Classic listing there track... Pink Floyds Wish U Were Here is another that I listened to alot...

"Welcome my son... Welcome, to the machine...."
Ive got to go with black. These are the top 2 out of my favourite metal bands:

AC/DC-Back in Black
For a band to bounce back after losing such a great frontman and to record one of hard rock's classics/tributes in just two weeks is just phenomenal

This was the album that introduced me to Metallica and it just has some of their greatest songs on here>
However, the Metallica Black album to me was the beginning of the end for the bands decade of kicking my ass...

That you are correct. As a die hard
fan I love all there albums including there later stuff, but the "Black Album" was the beginning of the end for there thrash sound which they were the greatest at. The best albums by Metallica were Master of Puppets, Kill em All, Ride the Ligtening and And Justice for All...

As of this week I am singing in a band again. It is going to be a lot of fun. We are only working on Cover Songs at the moment but my goal is to get eventually start doing our own songs (I have like a million Thrash songs influenced by Metallica written). At the moment we are doing For Whom the Bells Toll by Metallica and Thunderstruck by AC/DC.

As for the albums that influenced me the most here they are:

Metallica - Master of Puppets 1986

Metallica - Kill Em All 1983

Metallica - Ride The Lightning 1984

Metallica - And Justice For All... 1988

Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast - 1982

Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? 1986

Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings 1995

Slayer - Reign In Blood 1986

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss 1990

Pink Floyd - The Wall 1979

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz 1980

Deep Purple - Machine Head 1972

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