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    Nobody's posted here in four months, but I figured I'd chime in if that's ok.

    I could list 100 albums if I wanted, but I'll have some fun and pick some big ones that really helped shape me.

    Albums I grew up with that were highly influential:

    1) Iron Maiden- "Somewhere In Time" (could pick any IM album really)
    2) Rush- "Hold Your Fire" (simply incredible)
    3) Metallica- "Ride The Lightning" (or Master Of Puppets" or "Kill 'Em All")
    4) Pink Floyd- "The Wall"
    5) Poison- "Look What The Cat Dragged In" (I know, I know, hell I was young)
    6) The Hellecasters- "Return Of The Hellecasters" (just great guitar stuff)
    7) Tom Petty- "Full Moon Fever"
    8) GnR- "Appetite For Destruction" (hard not to include this one)
    9) Phish- "Rift" (or "Farmhouse" or "Picture Of Nectar")
    10) Boston- "Boston"
    11) Zeppelin 4 (or 2, or "Physical Graffiti")
    12) Queensryche- "Operation Mindcrime" ("Empire" was killer, too)
    13) Eric Johnson- "Ah Via Musicom"
    14) Beatles- "Rubber Soul" (any Beatles album actually)
    15) AC/DC- "Back In Black" (also "Blow Up Your Video" has a special place in my heart)
    16) Michael Jackson- "Thriller" (What can I say?)

    And so many more... Dokken, Judas Priest, and Motley Crue could be honorable mentions. (Hey, I was a teen in the 80s)

    These days:

    1) Green Day- "American Idiot" (possibly favorite album of all time, masterpiece)
    2) Green Day- "Tre" (another one of my favorites of all time)
    3) Green Day- "Dookie"
    4) Green Day- "Warning"
    5) Green Day- "Revolution Radio" (new, I know, but blowing me away)
    6) Green Day- "21st Century Breakdown"

    I'll just stop now before I end up listing every Green Day album.
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    I'll have a go:

    1) Bad Religion - Recipe for Hate
    2) Faith No More - Angel Dust
    3) Therapy? - Troublegum
    4) Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies
    5) Metallica - ...And Justice for All
    6) Sugar - Copper Blue
    7) Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
    8) Quicksand - Slip
    9) Nine Inch Nails - Broken
    10) Failure - Fantastic Planet

    At first I thought I was going to have trouble coming up with ten, but I ended up having to leave off a few!

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    These change now and then, but right now I'd say :

    1. Revolver - The Beatles
    2. Disraeli Gears - Cream
    3. Machine Head - Deep Purple
    4. Blow By Blow - Jeff Beck
    5. Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek & The Dominoes
    6. Texas Flood - SRV
    7. Are You Experienced - Hendrix
    8. Eat A Peach - The Allman Brothers Band
    9. The Last Waltz - The Band
    10. New Axes To Grind - The Hellecasters

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    No particular order, except Santana III has been #1 on my list since it came out

    Are You Experienced (North American)
    Dark Side of the Moon
    Sgt. Pepper
    The White Album
    MEET THE BEATLES!
    Santana III
    Dreamboat Annie
    Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin II
    Toys In The Attic

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    Influences can run a gamut of reasons for the influence. Some are musical muses, others are for the songs, others still for the production values that affect my path as a producer/engineer. And there's the ones that simply make me feel right on any given moment of any given day.

    Axis:Bold As Love

    Abbey Road

    Selling England By The Pound

    Dark Side Of The Moon

    Back In Black

    Rock Of Life

    Copperhead Road

    Some Girls

    Led Zeppelin I thru IV

    Country Til I Die


    Nuff said.... those of you who don't recognize some of these titles should look em up and listen.
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    Tommy and Pet Sounds are missing a.long with so many others
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steenamaroo View Post
    Lol. I like the idea that you might own a 6' flatbed scanner.
    And what the heck is that? '6' flatbed scanner'
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    Some Girls is my favorite Stones album. It’s like they tried to do an album with a song in every style that was popular at the time.

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    top 10 most influential albums:

    Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    The Sundays - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
    Rush - Exit...Stage Left
    Björk - Post
    Sing Sing - The Joy of Sing Sing
    Eefje de Visser - Het is
    Tears for Fears - The Seeds of Love
    Van Halen - Diver Down
    Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold
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