SPIN - The Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s

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SPIN - The Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:43 pm

Fug Motivation 101: The noisemakers, funkateers, folkies, proto-punks, and freaks who made the truly radical music of the social revolution
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"During the 1960s, the counterculture simply became culture: the sexual revolution, psychedelic drugs, hating the Vietnam War, Dennis Hopper. And it's impossible to bodypaint this decade's popular music as anything less than a combustible force of nature, especially with Jimi Hendrix torching guitars and Pete Townshend smashing guitars and James Brown fining his masterfully precise guitar player for flubbing a note. Unfortunately, Baby Boomers have tenaciously dominated the discourse for decades, and a canon of explosive, world-altering music quickly became another generation's California Raisins ad.

So here's our collection of that generation's alternatives; the noisemakers and hopeless outsiders whose visions ran so counter to the counterculture that they were never Big Chill-ed. In these 100 albums are the origin stories of punk, grunge, hip-hop, noise, EDM, and more. Feral garage bands, splattery free-jazzers, vanguard composers, haunting folkies, psychedelic funkateers, and whatever Moondog was. We didn't start the fire."

http://www.spin.com/articles/best-100-a ... tive-list/

Not sure if this has been posted here. Eligible?
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Re: SPIN - The Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s

Postby Harold » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:22 pm

That list has indeed been posted here before, but it doesn't look like it's been added yet. Henrik?

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Re: SPIN - The Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s

Postby Blanco » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:59 pm

We all know Henrik will answer anyway, but I refuse to believe that it is unnecessary to call him, so I will too: Henrik? :D

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Re: SPIN - The Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s

Postby Henrik » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:48 am

I think this one is a bit difficult to decide. On one hand, I think Spin sometimes claim to be an alternative magazine. On the other hand, they have made more non-alternative lists. Also, I couldn't find the word 'Alternative' on their website.

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Re: SPIN - The Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s

Postby o.m. » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:21 pm

Considering that you included the TOP 100 ALTERNATIVE ABUMS (1995) and the ratings of Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995), the addition of this list would be a perfect coverage for the 60's....

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Re: SPIN - The Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s

Postby EmilienDelRey » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:32 am

Bump.

Eligible or not?

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Re: SPIN - The Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s

Postby Henrik » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:37 pm

OK, eligible!

1 The Velvet Underground - White Light\/White Heat (Verve, 1968)
2 The Stooges - The Stooges (Elektra, 1969)
3 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve, 1967)
4 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (Straight, 1969)
5 The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin (A&M, 1969)
6 Various Artists - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era (Elektra, 1972)
7 Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz (Atlantic, 1960)
8 Terry Riley - In C (Columbia, 1968)
9 Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 1 & 2 (ESP-Disk, 1965)
10 Can - Monster Movie (United Artists, 1969)
11 Various Artists - Tropicalia ou Panis et Circensis (Phillips, 1968)
12 The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (International Artists, 1966)
13 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte (WERGO, 1964)
14 Nico - The Marble Index (Elektra, 1968)
15 Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia, 1967)
16 The Shaggs - Philosophy of the World (Third World, 1969)
17 MC5 - Kick Out the Jams (Elektra, 1969)
18 The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle (CBS, 1968)
19 Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity (ESP-Disk, 1964)
20 The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
21 Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Columbia, 1967)
22 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (MGM, 1969)
23 Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle (Warner Bros., 1968)
24 The Fugs - The Fugs First Album (Folkways, 1965)
25 Silver Apples - Silver Apples (Kapp, 1968)
26 Love - Forever Changes (Elektra, 1967)
27 Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (Island, 1969)
28 John Fahey - Vol. 3: The Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites (Takoma, 1964)
29 Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968)
30 Steve Reich - Early Works (Nonesuch, 1987)
31 John Coltrane - Ascension (Impulse!, 1966)
32 The Meters - The Meters (Josie, 1969)
33 White Noise - An Electric Storm (Island, 1969)
34 The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics (Etiquette, 1965)
35 Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (Island, 1969)
36 The Peter Brotzmann Octet - Machine Gun (BR\u00d6, 1968)
37 The Holy Modal Rounders - The Moray Eels Eat the Holy Modal Rounders (Elektra, 1968)
38 Desmond Dekker - This Is Desmond Dekkar (Trojan, 1969)
39 Sonny Sharrock - Black Woman (Vortex, 1969)
40 The Godz - Contact High With the Godz (ESP-Disk)
41 Alexander Spence - Oar (Columbia, 1969)
42 Anthony Braxton - For Alto (Delmark, 1969)
43 Nico - Chelsea Girl (Verve, 1967)
44 Townes Van Zandt - For the Sake of the Song (Poppy, 1968)
45 The Monks - Black Monk Time (International Polydor Production, 1965)
46 Ray Barretto - Acid (Fania, 1968)
47 Terry Riley \u2013 A Rainbow in Curved Air (CBS, 1969)
48 The Watts Prophets - The Black Voices: On the Streets in Watts (FFRR, 1969)
49 Rotary Connection - Rotary Connection (Cadet Concept, 1968)
50 Francoise Hardy - Francoise Hardy (Disques Vogue, 1962)
51 The Mothers of Invention - We're Only in It for the Money (Verve, 1968)
52 Scott Walker - Scott 2 (Smash, 1968)
53 The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (Elektra, 1968)
54 AMM - AMMMusic (Elektra, 1966)
55 Perrey-Kingsley - The In Sound From Way Out! (Vanguard, 1966)
56 Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples of the Moon (Nonesuch, 1967)
57 The Red Crayola - The Parable of Arable Land (International Artists, 1967)
58 The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - BBC Radiophonic Music - (BBC, 1968)
59 Pierre Henry - Messe Pour Le Temps Present (Philips, 1967)
60 Pauline Oliveros - Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 (Important, 2012)
61 Pharoah Sanders - Tauhid (Impulse!, 1967)
62 Dick Hyman - MOOG: The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman (Command, 1969)
63 Moondog - Moondog (Columbia Masterworks, 1969)
64 David Axelrod - Songs of Innocence (Capitol, 1968)
65 Spontaneous Music Ensemble - Karyobin (Island, 1968)
66 Various Artists - The Balinese Gamelan: Music From the Morning of the World (Nonesuch, 1967)
67 Caetano Veloso - Caetano Veloso (Philips, 1969)
68 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gruppen / Carre (Deutsche Grammophon, 1968)
69 The Roland Kirk Quartet - Rip, Rig & Panic (Limelight, 1965)
70 Karen Dalton - It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (Capitol, 1969)
71 Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch! (Blue Note, 1964)
72 The Seeds - The Seeds (GNP Crescendo, 1966)
73 Amon Duul II - Phallus Dei (Liberty, 1969)
74 Pentangle - Basket of Light (Transatlantic, 1969)
75 Brigitte Bardot et Serge Gainsbourg - Bonnie and Clyde (Fontana, 1968)
76 Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Gorilla (Liberty, 1967)
77 Various Artists - Back From the Grave Volume One (Crypt, 1983)
78 Nihilist Spasm Band - No Record (Allied Record Corporation, 1968)
79 Tod Dockstader - Eight Electronic Pieces (Folkways, 1961)
80 Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures (Blue Note, 1966)
81 The United States of America - The United States of America (Columbia, 1968)
82 The Electric Prunes - Release of an Oath (Reprise, 1968)
83 The Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble - Congliptious (Nessa, 1968)
84 Kim Fowley - Outrageous (Imperial, 1968)
85 Joe Cuba Sextet - Wanted Dead or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push) (Fania, 1967)
86 Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Other Planes of There (Saturn, 1966)
87 John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With the Lions (Zapple, 1969)
88 Ornette Coleman - Town Hall 1962 (ESP-Disk, 1965)
89 Babatunde Olatunji - Drums of Passion (Columbia, 1960)
90 Harry Partch - The World of Harry Partch (Columbia, 1969)
91 Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (Polydor, 1968)
92 The Monkees - Head (Colgems, 1968)
93 Pearls Before Swine - One Nation Underground (ESP-Disk)
94 Parson Sound - Parson Sound (Subliminal Sounds, 2001)
95 Conlon Nancarrow - Studies for Player Piano (Columbia Masterworks, 1969)
96 Alan Watts - OM: The Sound of Hinduism (Warner Bros., 1967)
97 Brigitte Fontaine - Comme a la Radio (Saravah, 1969)
98 Mulatu Astatke - Afro-Latin Soul, Vol. 1 (Worthy, 1966)
99 Cromagnon - Orgasm (ESP-Disk, 1969)
100 Marshall McLuhan - The Medium Is the Massage (Columbia, 1968)
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