Friday, January 19, 2007

Relax.......And Enjoy Your Hair

Your Band Name is:

The Heterophobic Cafeteria

This is going to be my mellow country-tinged harmony group project. Keep an eye out on MySpace folks......

Anyway, I'm compiling a list of "Great American Albums" Any suggestions? It's kind of like the notion of the 'Great American Novel' but a little less tedious and more open to interpretation. Unless you nominate Hootie & The Blowfish or The Dave Matthews Band, in which case you can take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut for all I care.



lism. said...

Springsteen, obviously, although the other half would be better placed to tell you which albums specifically. As far as more modern albums go, Lucero's "Rebels, Rogues and Sworn Brothers" and the Hold Steady's "Boys and Girls in America" were two of my favourites from last year.

And I'd argue that "Gold", although not my favourite Ryan Adams album, has that "American dream" feel about it.

SzélsőFa said...

I've become
'The Blow Up Presidents ' - how lame.

Billy said...

Fancy a double header with The Flying Vamps?

Kieran said...

Everything by Bob Dylan.

And that's all.

Well maybe throw in some John Lee Hooker.

Lorna said...

I got "The Above-Average Wizards". Obviosuly my band doesn't have a hugely over-inflated sense of self-importance....

Lorna said...

"Obviously". D'oh.

Sandra said...

I am "The Gagging Police". Yes.

ill man said...

Lism - Springsteens Nebraska is in there for me. It's tough going though.... Ryan Adams is in there also, though I'm not telling what album.

Szelso Fa - Not at all, I could go onstage under that name.

Billy - Only if I get to share yr drummer and stylophone player....

Kieran - Dylans Highway 61 is a no brainer. Don't have any John Lee Hooker though.

Lorna - 'Above Average Wizards' is an above average name for an above average comedy band. Make it so!

Sandra - The Gagging Police is the sort of name I was hoping to get but it never came up. Bugger!

alan said...

travelling back in time i would say the following might qualify for great american albums:

velvet underground - banana album
neil young - after the goldrush
dylan - blonde on blonde
captain beefheart - safe as milk
love - forever changes
byrds - fifth dimension
ramones - ramones
talking heads - buildings and food
beach boys - holland

there are lots more, if i had time to pick the albums ... how about jonathan richman, hank williams, rem, vic chesnut, tim buckley, eminem, b-52s, the doors, iggy pop, loudon wainright, the replacements, early tamla motown, chuck berry, gillian welch, roy orbison, paul simon, the fugs, everly brothers, lovin spoonful, dick dake, mitch ryder, jerry lee lewis, elvis, blind willie mctell, the ronettes ...

Bock the Robber said...

Talking Heads - 77
Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Beach Boys - Smiley Smile
The Doors - Morrison Hotel
The Eagles - One of these Nights
Guy Clark - Old No 1
Eels - Beautiful Freak
Emmylou Harris -Wrecking Ball
Jackson Browne - Lives in the Balance
Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
Neil Young - Harvest
Paul Simon - Graceland
Warren Zevon - The Wind
Tom Waits - Mule variations
REM -Automatic for the People
Lou Reed - New York

ill man said...

Alan, Bock, cheers for those. If anyone else has their own ideas, feel free to chuck them up. My own list will probably go up in a few days time.