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Treble (US) : Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the ’60s

Postby Nassim » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:00 pm

So that's supposed to be the top 100 songs from the point of view of the counter-culture, which I guess is a bit blurry of a definition.
There is a limit of 1 song per artist, but the top 10 is the usual suspects (not necessarily with the song you'd expect, but still).

100. Eric Dolphy - Hat and Beard
99. Cecil Taylor – Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure)
98. Nico - Facing the Wind
97. Merle Haggard - Mama Tried
96. Wailers – Simmer Down
95. Blue Sheer - Summertime Blues
94. Bonzo Dog Band – Death Cab for Cutie
93. The Seeds – Pushin’ Too Hard
92. Al Wilson - The Snake
91. Jacques Dutronc - Et moi, et moi, et moi
90. Millennium – To Claudia On Thursday
89. Fairport Convention - Genesis Hall
88. Joe Meek – I Hear a New World
87. Temptations - Cloud Nine
86. Ken Nordine - Olive
85. Shocking Blue – Send Me a Postcard
84. Caetano Veloso – Tropicália
83. Sun Ra - The Sun Myth
82. Cream - White Room
81. Muddy Waters – Tom Cat
80. Francoise Hardy – Le Temps de L’amour
79. Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air
78. Brute Force - King of Fuh
77. Willie Bobo – Fried Neckbones and Some Home Fries
76. John Lee Hooker – Motor City is Burning
75. Pharoah Sanders - The Creator Has a Master Plan
74. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – Moonlight on Vermont
73. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Fire
72. Standells - Dirty Water
71. Coven – Wicked Woman
70. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – A Night in Tunisia
69. Flying Burrito Brothers - Hot Burrito #1
68. Gal Costa - Baby
67. Patsy Cline – I Fall to Pieces
66. Dionne Warwick – Don’t Make Me Over
65. Monks - Monk Time
64. The Tornados – Telstar
63. Silver Apples - Oscillations
62. The Tammys – Egyptian Shumba
61. The Ronettes - Be My Baby
60. Van Morrison – Cyprus Avenue
59. Franz Zappa - Peaches en Regalia
58. The Creation - Making Time
57. Dr. John – I Walk on Guilded Splinters
56. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
55. Jackson C. Frank – Blues Run the Game
54. The Sonics - Strychnine
53. The Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin'
52. Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
51. Wanda Jackson - Funnel of Love
50. Horace Silver – Song For My Father
49. The 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
48. Shangri-Las – I Can Never Go Home Anymore
47. Otis Redding - Try a Little Tenderness
46. Scott Walker – The Old Man’s Back Again
45. Desmond Dekker & the Aces - Israelites
44. Charles Mingus – Part C: Group Dancers
43. ? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
42. Zombies – Care of Cell 44
41. The Meters - Cissy Strut
40. Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin – Je t’aime…moi non plus
39. Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
38. Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night
37. Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
36. The Who – My Generation
35. Miles Davis - Shhh/Peaceful
34. Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
33. Them - Gloria
32. Townes Van Zandt – Waitin’ Around to Die
31. The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
30. Pink Floyd – Astronomy Domine
29. Leonard Cohen - So Long, Marianne
28. The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
27. Gyorgi Ligeti – Requiem
26. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
25. Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues (live)
24. John Coltrane - Part 2 : Resolution
23. Ennio Morricone – The Ecstasy of Gold
22. Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Down by the River
21. David Axelrod - The Human Abstract
20. Harry Nilsson - One
19. Sly and the Family Stone - I Want To Take You Higher
18. Nick Drake - Way to Blue
17. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning
16. The Byrds - Eight Miles High
15. Can - Yoo Doo Right
14. James Brown - Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)
13. Love - A House is Not a Motel
12. Toots and the Maytals - Pressure Drop
11. King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man
10. Isaac Hayes - Walk On By
9. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
8. Nina Simone - Sinnerman
7. Bob Dylan - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
6. The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
5. The Velvet Underground - Heroin
4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Manic Depression
3. The Beach Boys - I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
2. David Bowie - Space Oddity
1. The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows

I'll transcript the rest later !
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Re: Treble (US) : Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the ’60s

Postby Henrik » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:34 pm

Thanks Nassim!

I had a quick look at the rest of the list and there are so many of my favorites here! And other forumers' favorites too such as "The Creator Has a Master Plan"! If we ever do an all-time critics' list poll I think this list could be a strong contender. I can't wait to get home and add this list to my spreasheet!

(But what is "Be My Baby" doing down at #61?)
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Postby Henrik » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:16 pm

I still think it's a fantastic list. "Waitin' Around to Die", "The Ecstasy of Gold", "Le temps de l'amour", the list could go on...

But, there's no Rolling Stones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder if it's a mistake or a statement.

Also, given they included Hardy, Gainsbourg&Birkin and Dutronc, I wish they had also found a spot for Jacques Brel.
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Re: Treble (US) : Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the ’60s

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:20 pm

Some of the choices on this list made me feel like the writers looked at our all-time song poll from last year while making this. It's a really cool, varied list (and it's always great to see love for "Egyptian Shumba").

Any more songs added to AM from this list?
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Postby Henrik » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:53 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:Some of the choices on this list made me feel like the writers looked at our all-time song poll from last year while making this. It's a really cool, varied list (and it's always great to see love for "Egyptian Shumba").

Exactly!
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:Any more songs added to AM from this list?

Al Wilson | The Snake (but we also need another critics' list with "Show and Tell"!)
The Bonzo Dog Band | Death Cab for Cutie
Caetano Veloso | Tropicália
Cecil Taylor | Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure)
Ennio Morricone | The Ecstasy of Gold
Joe Meek feat. The Blue Men | I Hear A New World (not released until 1991 I think)
John Lee Hooker | Motor City Is Burning
Love | A House Is Not A Motel
Pharoah Sanders | The Creator Has a Masterplan
Scott Walker | The Old Man's Back Again
Shocking Blue | Send Me A Postcard
Terry Riley | A Rainbow in Curved Air
Wanda Jackson | Funnel of Love
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Re: Treble (US) : Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the ’60s

Postby Nassim » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:46 pm

Henrik wrote:Thanks Nassim!

I had a quick look at the rest of the list and there are so many of my favorites here! And other forumers' favorites too such as "The Creator Has a Master Plan"! If we ever do an all-time critics' list poll I think this list could be a strong contender. I can't wait to get home and add this list to my spreasheet!


I usually like Treble lists a lot, probably my favorite since OneThirtyBPM closed. I particularly liked their "greatest guitarists" and "greatest drummers" ones, very different from the one you usually see.

Henrik wrote:(But what is "Be My Baby" doing down at #61?)


That's the limit of their "counter-culture" criteria I think, they pretty much state in the Be My Baby, Try a Little Tenderness or Whole Lotta Love texts "ok, that's not really counter-culture, but they're still great so we had to include them".

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Postby jamieW » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:52 pm

What a great list! I'm really happy this one can be included.

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Re: Treble (US) : Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the ’60s

Postby Jackson » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:14 am

Nassim wrote:
100. Eric Dolphy - Hat and Beard
90. Millennium – To Claudia On Thursday
79. Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air
75. Pharoah Sanders - The Creator Has a Master Plan
74. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – Moonlight on Vermont
62. The Tammys – Egyptian Shumba
59. Franz Zappa - Peaches en Regalia
49. The 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
46. Scott Walker – The Old Man’s Back Again
44. Charles Mingus – Part C: Group Dancers
43. ? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
42. Zombies – Care of Cell 44
39. Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
35. Miles Davis - Shhh/Peaceful
29. Leonard Cohen - So Long, Marianne
24. John Coltrane - Part 2 : Resolution
23. Ennio Morricone – The Ecstasy of Gold
21. David Axelrod - The Human Abstract
15. Can - Yoo Doo Right
13. Love - A House is Not a Motel
11. King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man
8. Nina Simone - Sinnerman
7. Bob Dylan - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)


I agree with everyone else, amazing list. You never see most of these songs get any attention.

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Postby Jackson » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:15 am

Henrik wrote:Ennio Morricone | The Ecstasy of Gold


How in the world has this not appeared on lists before? Aside from being awesome, it's famous to the point of being featured in multiple widely aired U.S. commercials in 2016.

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Postby PlasticRam » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:16 pm

I join everyone in complimenting this list.
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Postby Henrik » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:33 pm

Why isn't every critics' list like this?
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Postby Bruno » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:15 pm

Yeah, good list!

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Re: Treble (US) : Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the ’60s

Postby sonofsamiam » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:57 pm

A really great list, though the lack of Stones as Henrik pointed out is shocking. Don't really know why that would be a statement...they were pretty counter-culture then (if indeed popular).

Aside from that, my only disappointments were no United States of America or Moondog, who would've been perfect in the context of this list, and no Penderecki, only because they acknowledged Ligeti. (That last one is a smaller quibble, of course.)

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Re: Treble (US) : Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the ’60s

Postby Romain » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:56 am

Jackson wrote:
Henrik wrote:Ennio Morricone | The Ecstasy of Gold


How in the world has this not appeared on lists before? Aside from being awesome, it's famous to the point of being featured in multiple widely aired U.S. commercials in 2016.


Probably because a lot of lists don't put OST on their lists. ;-)

Whatever... like most of you, I found this list excellent.

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Re: Treble (US) : Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the ’60s

Postby EmilienDelRey » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:52 pm

I found a spotify playlist on Treble's Spotify account with all the nominated songs for the poll:


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Postby Henrik » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:27 pm

...including Coltrane's "Part II: Resolution" (and not Part I). :?

Anyway, thanks for this finding, EmilienDelRey! Lots of more good songs beyond the final top 100 on the playlist. But does anyone think that this longer list should be added to AM?
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Re: Treble (US) : Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the ’60s

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:42 pm

Henrik wrote:Anyway, thanks for this finding, EmilienDelRey! Lots of more good songs beyond the final top 100 on the playlist. But does anyone think that this longer list should be added to AM?


There may have been other songs not on Spotify that were considered, so unless there's an official post on the website with the full list, I'd hold off on it.
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Re: Treble (US) : Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the ’60s

Postby Henrik » Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:05 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Henrik wrote:Anyway, thanks for this finding, EmilienDelRey! Lots of more good songs beyond the final top 100 on the playlist. But does anyone think that this longer list should be added to AM?


There may have been other songs not on Spotify that were considered, so unless there's an official post on the website with the full list, I'd hold off on it.

Yes, that's what I think too.
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Re: Treble (US) : Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the ’60s

Postby Henrik » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:16 pm

Henrik wrote:...including Coltrane's "Part II: Resolution" (and not Part I). :?

I mixed this up with Paste's '60s list. In this list it is has always been "Part II: Resolution".
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