Who am I?

An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Friday 22 February 2013

He's done something - this time!

Steve Gale has gone and done it now! He's posted a list of his 50 favourite albums - nothing to do with The North Downs, but exactly why bloggers exist - to blog! I won't even try to list a top 50, but I will share my top 20. Mostly they will reflect the fact that I was fortunate enough to have lived through the 60's & 70's when the influence of UK music was at its' peak. Some will be "as expected" others not (I hope)

1 - Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars - David Bowie - a timeless classic
2 - An Old Raincoat will Never Let You Down - Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley is a top track
3 - Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder - utter genius (Nearly got John Peel the sack when he played the entire double album on his radio show!)
4 - Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
5 - Tommy - The Who
6 - Queen II - Queen (Dead Fred was the greatest showman I have ever seen!)
7 - Too Hot to Trot - The Commadores (Three times a lady - Lionel Ritchie's finest hour!)
8 - Axis; Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix
9 - Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani
10 - Ultra Zone - Steve Vai
11 - Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette (An album full of venom and attitude)
12 - Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield (Nuff sed!)
13 - Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
14 - Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
15 - Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
16 - Retroglide - Level 42
17 - Letters to Velonia - The Mercury Men (Never heard of them; neither had I until Bev & I saw them support Level 42 at The Lees, Folkestone)
18 - Flying in a Blue Dream - Joe Satriani
19 - Hunky Dory - David Bowie
20 - Warriors - Thin Lizzy

So there you have it - if I was asked the question tomorrow then I'm sure there would be a different list. However, at the present these are what I would take from my collection if I had to make a restricted choice.

1 comment:

  1. An impressive top 20! Nice to see the likes of Vai and Satch on there along some more established classics. My list might not have had Level 42 on it but if Mark King could have played bass for one of the other bands that would be interesting! Anyway, some top bands there and nice to see a music related post (my other main passion in life) amongst the fishing related reads of the day!