You know the albums I'm talking about. You turn on the radio only to hear the same Lady Gaga songs and the same Led Zeppelin songs... it's like a
recurring sonic nightmare! So you dig through CD cases because your iPod is played out or you don't have one. And then, it catches your eye. Yes! So
many memories attached to the emotions and melodies, from a time when albums could tell stories without being concept albums. You insert the CD and
from the 1st second, you instantly feel better and learn to love the journeys the mind takes when allowed a nice hour to just sit back and enjoy a
The Mercury Lift by Haste is one such album for me. Released in 2003, the album would sadly be the band's final opus. The subject matters and wide
open approach to rock is both powerful and beautiful, tugging at the most creative aspects of the human psyche. It's the perfect album for a long
drive, or an art session, or cleaning the house! LOL
Here are a few gems from this diamond in the rough. Enjoy.
Continuing with the 2003 timeline, while The Mercury Lift would be Haste's final album, another band released an eclectic debut.
Oceansize, from the UK brought us Effloresce, a pleasant listen with ambitious songwriting and immense confidence, sure to make you space out just as
much as sing along.
Unlike Haste, who grew from hardcore roots to more accessible sounds, Oceansize debuted with their most accessible album and has ventured into
artsy-fartsy territory (my opinion, there's still plenty to like)
My father owned quite a few records, so since I always loved rock as a baby, I was given this album when I was old enough to operate the turntable.
Deep Purple's epic In Rock, from 1970 is by far the best collection of raw rock power and classic jam style transitions and solos ever recorded.
While most people think of Smoke On The Water when they think of Deep Purple, this entire album consists of single after single, all of which are
chock full of riffs equally as memorable.
Sadly, keyboardist Jon Lord passed earlier this year, but his influence will always live on, and this album showcases some of his best work. RIP
nice one as i sit here in what has been named the metal shed i have all deep purple albums + let me see 500 or more albums from the 60s till
today as in Alter bridge heaps of goth all of metallica infected mushroom and on it goes if its done well i keep it and i am all about music right
now its master of puppets and my drug is music \m/
Originally posted by DaTroof
...You insert the CD and from the 1st second, you instantly feel better and learn to love the journeys the mind takes when allowed a nice hour to just
sit back and enjoy a musical masterpiece...
This one always pulls the trick for me.
Full thing because... dah...
Explosions in the sky - Earth is not a cold dead place
Edit: By the way, I'm glad to see Oceansize, Black Sabbath and Zappa on this thread
edit on 10/8/2012 by TheCorporateBeast because: Praising
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