A Good Vintage

Saw this over at Kenny’s place.

Your job, should you choose it (and you should), is to pick your five (and only five) favorites.

Mine (in no order):

  • Can’t Buy A Thrill — Steely Dan
  • Manassas – Stephen Stills
  • Ziggie Stardust — David Bowie
  • Thick As A Brick — Jethro Tull
  • Harvest — Neil Young

If it’s tough to restrict it to only five, welcome to my world.  The biggest problem was leaving off albums which contained one or two songs I really loved, but in the end, they weren’t enough to carry the album.  I listen to all the above at least every month, or at worst every other month.


  1. I vote none of the above. I was 19 in 1972 and pretty much hated the popular music of the day.

  2. Piece of cake – I’ll just go with 5 of the albums I spent money on at the time. And still have.

    Thick as a Brick – Tull
    Seventh Sojourn – Moody Blues
    Close to the Edge – Yes
    Demons and Wizards – Uriah Heap
    Ziggy Stardust (usw) – Bowie

  3. In no order:
    Yes – Close to the Edge
    Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill
    Cat Stevens – Catch Bull at Four
    Little Feat – Sailin’ Shoes
    Stephen Stills – Manassas

    All still regularly played, but my vinyl versions wore out long ago

  4. Most of what I like is a bit older. I was in Japan then, and listened to almost none of this.
    If pressed:
    Exile on Main Street – although I don’t know what songs are on it – Stones.
    Rock of Ages – The Band.
    Never a Dull Moment – Rod Stewart.
    Eagles – Eagles.
    pass on the rest – don’t know about, or don’t like much.

  5. Jethro Tull, Yes, Santana, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, cheat and add ELP and Black Sabbath too – I listen to all of those and some others on the list to this day. In HS in the 80s I was one of the guys listening to “old” music and the funny thing was, it wasn’t that old.

    It would not be on an American non Prog list, but in 1972 Hawkwind released Doremi Fasol Latido, King Crimson released Islands in Dec ‘71 but toured in ‘72, can released Ege Bamyasi and Faust released So Far. Good stuff.

  6. The Moody Blues – Seventh Sojourn – I still have the LP, but have them all on CD
    Pink Floyd – Obscured by Clouds
    Van Morrison – Saint Dominic’s – Preview
    David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
    I’ll leave it at four. Not such a hard choice for me.

  7. Moody Blues – (particularly lost in a lost world).
    Rob Stewart (you wear it well )
    Cat Stevens (oh very young)
    Alice Cooper – (Schools out)
    And Stevie Wonder – (you and I)

    Eclectic? Moi?

  8. Exile on Main Street
    Ziggy Stardust
    Machine Head
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Thick As A Brick

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