Genre: Rock. Powered by CITE. Missing lyrics by Bob Dylan? Know any other songs by Bob Dylan? Don't keep it to yourself! Add it Here. The classic rock stations recreate the sound of Album Oriented Rock AOR stations of the 60ss although usually with a much more limited playlist and appeal mainly to adults, rather than teenagers.
Some classic-rock stations a… read more. Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock AOR format in the earlys.
In the United States, this rock music format now features a large playlist of songs ranging from the s, s, s and early s, wit… read more. The clas… read more. The Beatles 3,, listeners. Led Zeppelin 3,, listeners. Pink Floyd 3,, listeners. Queen 4,, listeners.
The Doors 3,, listeners. The Rolling Stones 3,, listeners. No Uriah Heep? Omission faux pas in my eyes to this list. For the artwork AND the music. The Moody Blues had at least six or seven albums that were better than most everything on this list!
Great Selection, with a bit of a bias for British and U. Just to name a few. So good to hear of Crawler again. Here are 2 that sprang to mind. And, Guitars that destroyed the world. Great album, great cover. What is it wit all the Beatles albums???? Talk about overkill. The White Album??? I do like the Beatles but unfortunately they are rammed down peoples throats. It was creativity to the nth degree, man! If you had any serious knowledge about The Beatles and their influence on the entire world with fashion, language, music and more, you would not ask this question.
Read some good books about them. Everybody since has been influenced by their music and creative style. If you had actually lived through the 60s you would know what it meant to the world of music.
Also with no picture. We know now who the real fool really is…. Then came Black Sabbath…. Those are all iconic albums or most of them anyway but not necessarily iconic album covers. However, when an album itself becomes iconic for example Close to the Edge by Yes then usually the cover becomes iconic too. Not always but a lot of the time. Missing: Vs. Basically no female artists and the women that appear on the covers of the albums of the male artists are all showing their tits.
Glad to see the original Electric Ladyland cover. Interesting that they all seem to be from the vinyl era,no cd artwork Juicy Lucy? Breakfast in America is one of my all time favorite albums that I can listen to over and over.
I have planned my holidays around his tour dates. Hope to see him when he comes to the US and Canada next month and in Dec, too.
I thought the first Bad Company had a very iconic look to it…the large logo against the stark black background. Yeah,my first tattoo was Rainbow Rising…think that artwork rocks.. Some for consideration…. Disappointed but not surprised to see no Iron Maiden or Megadeth covers in there. I think Adam Ant and the Ants should be included as well. Adam created some of the most iconic visuals in musical history.
This list is so lame! A lot of good covers here from good albums. But so many are so lame, even stuff that I like! There are better Zeppelin covers, and I would think at least 1 from the Moody Blues would be on here!
Who made this list? Would be nice to actually officially credit them too! I do not know where you culled the images for this article, but whoever was responsible is clearly a dunderhead. The image for The Ramones debut album is incorrect, it is an image that has someone had a non-Ramone cut and pasted onto the cover. Also, try to get images from original LP and not the CD. Most fucking annoying.
Playing Possum — Carly Simon Of course, this a personal preference. Pretty iconic. Gotta go with just about any of the 30 or so covers Warhol designed, just because of his name, the rarity, and therefore their collectibility… Sticky Fingers and Banana covers are among the most recognizable.
How about some love for the greatest live album ever recorded? Little Feat — Waiting for Columbus Killer artwork, killer shows. The album cover that started it all the most iconic Herb Alpert and the Tiajuana Brass the one with the naked girl covered in whipped cream , WTF how could this not be included really.
My thoughts exactly. Iconic is a great word to describe that album cover. What are you trying to prove? Who cares??? That cover is supposed to suggest she WAS naked because she could easily have been. It has really good music also. Have a mono and a stereo copy. The reason? The cover depicts one of the greatest rock guitarists in his prime!
A masterpiece! T Rex electric warrior. And their album absolutely free as well. Good thing that several people remember the 3d captain beyond cover. Scorpions fly to the rainbow. Neil Young on the beach.
Everything in the cover, from the sepia tone photo, to the clothes to the typography was the antithesis of the sixties aesthetic and announced a new music rooted in the past. I grew up shopping in the vinyl era, and there were so many great covers then. While everyone of these are worthy, there are so many that could be included that a top best covers list seems woefully inadequate.
I agree! Nazareth: Hair of the Dog hands down the best album cover of all time. Turns out to be the first CD I ever bought. Have a people pick out a favorite car and there will be different cars! These type of lists are irrelevant.
There were so many great covers that could replace all of these, in my opinion! No Molly Hatchet covers? No Moody Blues? No Steppenwolf? Some good ones did get missed as pointed out in here. Interesting to look over the ones here thanks! Leaves a lot to debate on. Some of my favorite album covers are not mainstream. Drawn by cat himself and very iconic.
Also born to run, top 10? Some good covers in there but all subjective and hard to disconnect with the music the covers represent. Where is the first Moby Grape cover and no Jefferson Airplane cover???? Too much british and not enough America. So almost all white guys from the seventies….. In any case, there was no way to do this list without SOME argument was there? Next time shoot for and you,d still better prepare for some flack. You should know better to dare put together a list like this and call it Greatest….
The Argus cover stuck with me through all these years. Thank You for such a wonderful list even though you overlooked some of my personal favourites. Alice Cooper — Billion Dollar Babies. Jackson Browne-Late for the Sky. The Byrds- Sweetheart of the Rodeo. An ultimate Nudie back patch with intricate stitching as befits the Dandy 60s Combo. Bob Dylan-Blonde on Blonde. The most extra terrestrial capture of El Zim casting further questions on just what planet did Bob arrive from?
Genesis-Nursery Cryme. Fear and Surreal apprehension in an English Country Garden. Croquet Anyone? Desk Graffiti , Girls Panties and All. No wonder they had Questions in The House. Definitely Stand Up with the woodcut popup gatefold. Those who have chosen the list looked at books, as the themselves state. I thought the list was overall pretty good. I wish I had known about Muddy Waters a long time ago. Muddy Waters needs no introduction. He was as much as anybody the king of electric blues.
Of course, like other blues artists of the day, the white boys did not understand the subtlety or swing in most American blues, and overplayed with a comparatively clumsy sense of tempo.
Listen to Willie Dixon's original "I Can't Quit You Baby" which rolls along at a fine swing pace, against Led Zeppelin's version, which sounds like a T-rex on roller skates minus any nuances by comparison.
There were some white players though who did get it, Stevie Ray Vaughan, from the T-Bone Walker school, Billy Gibbons, who understood the groove and economy of truly great blues guitar better than damn near anybody, especially the boogie of John Lee Hooker. And another Texas boy, Johnny Winter, may be the best white player of the Delta slide blues style, good enough to play with Muddy Waters on three albums before Waters' death. Waters really ups the ante with a slamming rocking set and an all star blues cast including legendary blues pianist Pinetop Perkins and Johnny Winter himself on blistering slide guitar.
A few chestnuts are here, a reworking of "I'm A Man" that is as joyous as the original, "I Want To Be Loved" and "I Can't Be Satisfied", with a country blues slide that makes you feel you're right smack on the banks of the Mississippi at sundown, waiting for the train to take you to the city and wash your troubles away with a beer and a bump. Waters sounds elated and animated throughout. He knows he's making a killer album, one that will rival anything he's ever done, and his affection for Winter is all over the place.
The production is lean and mean, and kicks your ass all around the room. No musician who claims to like blues music should be allowed to make such a claim if he doesn't know anything about Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson, or any true Delta blues artists like Charlie Patton. Listening to blues secondhand from rock bands doesn't cut it. You miss the critical elements of rhythm, economy and experience these giants produced.
And don't even bring up George Thorogood, the most derivative, repetitive he only knows one John Lee Hooker riff and miserable excuse for a blues guitarist out there. Plus one of the most irritating horrible voices in music. I just had to put that in after hearing his nauseating take on "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" while eating at a rib joint.
He has as much soul as Pat Boone. Get the real deal. Muddy will treat you right. Seen and heard a boat load of bands since the mid-sixties My biggest regret is that I never saw Muddy Waters live. This album and a couple of others with Muddy, Johnny Winter, and James Cotton are the best of the bunch. Include Mr. Clapton's "From The Cradle" and you've pretty much covered the genre.
One person found this helpful. After hearing Muddy Waters on a couple of his other albums, read the reviews of this one, the start of a three album trilogy showcasing his great sound. From start to finish this album has more great blues to get you goin'. Recorded at the "Schoolhouse" in Westport, Conneticut, at first you seem to hear a lot of reverbations because of the wooden walls, but realize also, you hear all the instuments together as this is NOT recorded individually, but they are actually playing together, and having a great time.
The playing is SO good, everyone getting into it and Muddy's voice just cries out and you know he's putting his soul into each song. With Johnny Winters producing and playing on these, I think these are the best of Muddy's best. On to the rest of the trio Don't want to see ads? Upgrade Now. Lynyrd Skynyrd. Kings of Leon. Creedence Clearwater Revival. The Allman Brothers Band. ZZ Top. The Black Crowes. Black Stone Cherry. Every Time I Die.
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