Thursday, July 30, 2009

Best Albums of 1968

Well like I said, summer school is taking over my life. It's all over two weeks from today, and three weeks from today I will be moving back up to get ready for school to start back up! Eeeek.
Sorry for the short post - it's better than nothing though!

Suggested by Sean, let's list our favorite albums from 1968. What were you listening to back then?
Here's what I've got going on in my music from '68:

-Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones

-CCR's first album!

-Cheap Thrills - Big Brother & the Holding Co.
Not a fan of Janis Joplin, but who doesn't like "Piece of My Heart"?

-"Voodoo Chile" from Hendrix's Electric Ladyland. If you know me at all, you know I just don't like Jimi. But this song is killer.

-The Animals also had a couple albums drop that year too.

-Cream's Wheels of Fire with "White Room" on it.

Speaking of which, here's a cool clip from '68 of Cream at one of their last shows together:

Have a great weekend!!


drewzepmeister said...

My god, I was only two years old then! The albums you mentioned here are excellent! To add to the list would be-

The Beatles-White Album
Steve Miller Band-Sailor
Neil Young-debut
Van Morrison-Astral Weeks
The Band-Music from Big Pink

I could say more, but I want others to have a chance

Rock and roll was happening then!

Sean Coleman said...

Thanks for taking up the top ten albums from an amazing year. Here are my picks:

The White Album-The Beatles

Music from Big Pink-The Band

Beggars Banquet-Stones

The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society-The Kinks

Electric Ladyland-Jimi Hendrix

Wheels of Fire-Cream

The Notorious Byrd Brothers-The Byrds

Truth-Jeff Beck

Ogden's Nut Gone Flake- Small Faces

White Light/White Heat-Velvet Underground

Jeff said...

In no particular order these are some of my favorite albums:

White Light/ White Heat - The Velvet Underground
Electric Ladyland - Hendrix
Waiting for the Sun - The Doors
The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
The White Album - The Beatles
Wheels of Fire - Cream

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Wow--what a year that was! That's why it's called "Classic Rock."

Whizkid said...

Great lists everyone!

Here's a few more that I liked, along with their peak chart position:

Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends (#1)
Steppenwolf - The Second (#3, "Magic Carpet Ride")(Two great albums in one year!)
James Taylor - James Taylor (debut, #68)
Canned Heat - Boogie With Canned Heat (#16), Living the Blues (#20)
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (#4)
Spirit - Spirit (debut, #31)

rock and roll history said...

Roots of heavy metal:

Cream- Wheels of fire
Iron Butterfly- 'Inna gadda da vida'
Jethro Tull's debut 'This Was'
The crazy world of Arthur Brown
Jeff Beck- Truth. (One of my all time favorites)
Steppenwolf's first two
The Amboy Dukes (self titled- I think)
Blue Cheer's 'Vincebus Eruptum',and 'Outsideinside'(The best two) both came out that year.
There must be a Deep Purple and/or Mountain album from 1968 too (among others i'm forgetting), i just don't know which ones.

Plochmann said...

Definitely The Band's "Music From Big Pink."

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