#1
let's get the whole Classic Rock forum community in on this and make........

a massive list of most INNOVATIVE/INFLUENTIAL classic rock albums of all time, can be just about anything from molly hatchet to pink floyd, live albums are permitted, but don't just make this about live bands

I'll start off by listing a few, if this list takes off, maybe someone, or myself can put them in some type of order (i.e. chronological, alphabetical, sub-genre, or whatever else would make sense....)

so I'll start, as of right now no order, and no this is not just albums you like, but albums that made the biggest differences in rock music, even a small difference as long as it bettered the genre

so list like 3-10 albums and just keep it going

(ps. try not to repeat)


Fleetwood Mac - Rumors

Television - Marquees Moon

AC/DC - Powerage

The Ramones - The Ramones

Allman Bros - Eat a Peach

Doobie Bros - What Once Were Vices

Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band

Boston - Boston

Grateful Dead - American Beauty, Live Dead

Springsteen - Born to Run

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpeedos

Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy

Edit.
once again, I reiterate..... DO NOT REPEAT
Last edited by eberg2 at Aug 12, 2009,
#2
AC/DC - Highway To Hell ( the first ever album i bought, and the one that made me pick up a guitar

Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction

Van Halen - Van Halen

Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic

Aerosmith - Rocks

Cheap Trick - Live at The Budokan

theres a lot more that i could mention but i guess thats enough lol
#4
Santana - Santana

Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys

Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

Frank Zappa - Apostrophe

Ginger Baker - Ginger Baker's Air Force

Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention - Weasels Ripped My Flesh

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Safe as Milk

Cream - Fresh Cream

Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal

Jeff Beck Group - Rough and Ready
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#5
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

Disraeli Gears - Cream

Sgt. Peppers - The Beatles

Led Zeppelin I - Led Zeppelin

Back In Black - AC/DC

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
#6
Jethro Tull - Thick as a brick

Allman Bros - Brothers and sisters

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pictures at an exhibition

Yes - Close to the edge

Neil Young - Harvest

King Crimson - In the court of the crimson king

Genesis - The lamb lies down on Broadway
#7
Reo Speedwagon - High Infidelity

Mountain - Nantucket Sleighride

Cars - Candy-O

Carolina Dreams - Marshall Tucker Band

Tommy - The Who

Live at Leeds - The Who

Fool For the City - Foghat
Last edited by eberg2 at Aug 4, 2009,
#8
Quadrophenia - The Who

Elvis Presley - Elvis

Rock, Rock, Rock - Chuck Berry

Get yer ya-yas out - The Rolling Stones

New York Dolls - New York Dolls
#9
Harvest - Neil Young

After The Gold Rush - Neil Young

Aqualung - Jethro Tull

Storm Watch - Jethro Tull

Led Zeppelin I - Led Zeppelin
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#11
Eric Clapton - Slow Hand, 461 Ocean Blvd.

Joe Walsh - But Seriously Folks

Judas Priest - British Steel

Kiss - Alive

Pure Prairie League - Two Lane Highway

Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I,II,III, IV
#12
Allman Brothers Band-Live At Fillmore East
Pink Floyd-Dark Side Of The Moon
The Band-Music From Big Pink/The Band
The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band
Eric Clapton-Slowhand
Dire Straits-Brothers In Arms
Ac/Dc-Back In Black
#13
Bob Dylan- The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
The Times They Are a-Changin'
Another Side of Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home
Highway 61 Revisited
Blonde on Blonde
John Wesley Harding

As much as I HATE and I mean HATE the Byrds I have to admit that the Byrds with Gram Parsons sort of created the country-rock thing so:

The Byrds- Sweatharts at the Rodeo
#14
Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads

Made In Japan - Deep Purple

Monkey Island - J. Geils Band

Welcome to My Nightmare - Alice Cooper
#15
Bad Company - Bad Company

Billy Joel - Glass houses, The Stranger

BTO - Not Fragile

Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed, Made In the Sade, Their Satanic Majesties Request
#16
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis Bold as love
Cream - Disraeli Gears
The Doors - The Doors
Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly
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#17
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King, Larks Tongues In Aspic and Starless And Bible Black (all essential progressive listening).

Television - Marquee Moon

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms and Making Movies

The Beatles - The White Album

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#18
The Beatles - Revolver

The Beatles - Abbey Road

Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

The Who - Tommy

The Who - Live at Leeds