This, of course, is entirely from my own perspective and others will have completely different opinions but as I sit here listening to Side 1 of a vinyl copy of ‘All The Worlds A Stage’ by Rush, I got to thinking, what are my top ten? So here goes:
10: Blackfoot – Highway Song
9: Kiss – Alive!
8 : Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More From The Road
7: Status Quo – Live!
6: Motorhead – No Sleep Til Hammersmith
5: Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same
4: Genesis – Seconds Out
3: AC/DC – If You Want Blood
2: Rush – All The Worlds A Stage
1: UFO – Strangers In The Night
And there we have it. I know there are what might be considered essential albums that are omitted, but these are the ones that I have the most affection for, from that time when arguing about this sort of thing as a teenager was a great way to pass the time and a wonderful reason to listen to them all again.
Here is a compilation of tracks from the albums above in descending order:
Not necessarily from the albums mentioned, as they are a bit old, before youtube was even a twinkle in its creators eye, but closeish to when the albums were originally released.
Here’s what I thought about but didn’t include, let’s call them honourable mentions or something:
Judas Priest – Unleashed In The East
Rush – Exit Stage Left
Thin Lizzy – Live & Dangerous
Deep Purple – Made In Japan
Yes – Yessongs
Queen – Live Killers
Free – Live
Rainbow – On Stage