Thursday, January 19, 2017

Top ten

There's a meme going around, list the top ten albums you listened to as a teen, only one album per group.

My Dad was a physicist and had a workshop in the basement ... a fixit master. I believe he wanted me to learn this way. When I said I needed a record player in my room, that the family player in the living room wasn't for me he replied by purchasing a Heathkit turntable. I had to put it all together soldering the transistors and wiring the speakers ... I hated it but wanted desperately to buy records & listen with some sense of privacy. In the end I loved my Heathkit system.

Anyway here's the list. This is the stuff I really listened to as a teen.

Not only my top ten albums as a teen but as close to order of purchase as memory serves (teen years '66 - '72)

Absolutely Free - Mothers of Invention
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones
John Wesley Harding - Bob Dylan
Songs to a Seagull - Joni Mitchell
Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. - Simon & Garfunkel
Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter
Wheels of Fire - Cream
Cheap Thrills - Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin)

:: Note :: ... had to laugh as my son wrote he saw all that vinyl ...