Simple enough premise...
I'll start with
Zombies - oddessey and the oracle
its a forgotten gem of the 60s, sadly the band split after the release of their only great album
have a listen and give your feedback
I've listened to a few albums here, and the one that blew me away right on the first listen was Television's Marquee Moon... they don't even make rock like that any more... it is just skilfully composed and the guitar work is superb, just goes to show you don't need excellent vocal skills to pull off great work, they made this album with true devotion
Some other albums that truly caught me on the first listen just like this one did:
Quite recently I've been going through the Bob Dylan catalogue, thats just after going through Stevie Wonder, Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen AND Prince's catalogues...
and what I have discovered...... is that we are living in times where the man is reaching a point of his own artistic perfection... I'm not going to try and sound like an arse and be like "HIS MUSIC IS PERFECT"..... there is no such thing. But in terms of his own artistry, the studio albums that he has sent out recently (excluding the christmas album for obvious reasons), over the past 10 or 12 years, have been staggering recordings. He produces, writes and composes each and every track nowadays. And very few realise that now is the time.. unbelievably.. that he reaching this point. The albums in question that I am talking about, are of four consecutive ones. These albums go together so well, listen to them one after the other and you will know. I wasn't into country rock or blues rock a lot, but these albums give a HECK of a lot more about his devotion, musically. Much more than he has EVER done.. I say this because very few artists do have periods in their artistry where they consecutively release music that I can consider a masterpiece.
Lets have some prog rock on here.