Monday, January 16, 2017

Ten albums

I've seen this in a few places, list ten influential albums when you were a teenager.  I've taken this to mean that albums influential to me while I was a teenager. I've limited this to one per artist. Most of the albums were released in 1991 or 1992.

U2 - Achtung Baby (1991) - Not much to say about this album than hasn't already been said. Almost the perfect album for me.

R.E.M. - Automatic for the People (1992) - Was a toss up between this one and Out of Time. Automatic for the People got it because of Everybody Hurts (the film clip is one of the more moving ones you will see).

Bon Jovi  Keep the Faith (1992) - Loved the film clip for Bed of Roses. Keep the Faith was not only the first Bon Jovi album I owned, and one of my first CDs. I've never forgotten their Eastern Creek Show in 1995. Jimmy Barnes and Keanu Reeves band (Dogstar) were support. But I think Dogstar didn't play because of the weather. We stood through a massive hailstorm before Bon Jovi took the stage.

The Corrs - Forgiven not Forgotten (1995) - I've always liked traditional Irish music, and The Corrs were easy and fun to listen too. One of the first concerts I saw too.

Jewel - Pieces of You (1994) - A distinctive voice (and sound), and I love her lyrics.

Def Leppard - Adrenalize (1992) -  Loved the attitude of Let's Get Rocked (which was my introduction to Def Leppard).  They one band that I would have loved to seen live.

Living Colour - Stain (1991) - One of the bands which were big with my school group. They were the first band I saw live (at the Hordern Pavilion, in 1993, Set list). I'd only heard their song Love Rears its' Ugly Head (on a compilation tape).

Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) - I recall being moved by their song No Son of Mine.(the song is the story of a boy who runs away from his abusive home and then returns home to be rebuked). Really love Phil Collins voice. The album also features the fun I Can't Dance.

Roxette - Joyride (1991) -  Really enjoyed the title track, and the distinctive voices of Pers and Marie. Was such a blast seeing them live in 2014, such a fun show.

Bryan Adams - Waking up the Neighbours (1991) - After Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Every I Do (I do it for You) was heard quite frequently in our house, and I got into the album from their.

A few other albums I recall fondly from the period were Extreme's - Pornograffitti (1990) (the song with the biggest radioplay was More than Words) and Mr Big's - Lean into It (1992) - a great album, and the biggest (only) single was To Be With You. Though I wasn't into them at the time, Pearl Jam's Ten is another brilliant album from that era which I'v grown to love.

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