1.02.2011

RETRO: KIMMER'S 10 FAVORITE LPS OF 1969-1972



Kick Out the Jams is the first album by Detroit heavy-weights The MC5, released in 1969. It was recorded live at Detroit's Grande Ballroom over two nights, Devil's Night and Halloween, 1968. In 2003, the album was ranked number 294 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Which of course RK rates it much higher!

Kick Out the Jams MC5 Live at the Grande Ball Room




Released in 1970, Layla is one of the most known and loved rock songs of all time. Written by Eric Clapton, and released by his band Derek and the Dominos, Layla was inspired by Clapton's love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of George Harrison.




Live at Leeds is The Who's first live album, and is their only live album that was released while the group was still recording and performing regularly. Initially released in the United States on 16 May 1970. As of 2005, the album is ranked number 170 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.




Released in June 1970. It was their fourth studio album. Deep Purple in Rock was their breakthrough album in Europe and would peak at #4 in the UK, remaining in the charts for months. The album was supported by the hugely successful In Rock World Tour which lasted 15 months




Grand Funk sold more than 25 MILLION records, toured constantly, packed arenas worldwide, and received four RIAA gold albums during 1970— the most for any American group that year.
GFR out sold The Beatles at NY's Shea Stadium and don't get me started about Mark Farner... :)




Led Zeppelin One was released on 12 January 1969. The album featured integral contributions from each of the group's four musicians and established Led Zeppelin's fusion of blues and rock.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 29 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.




At Fillmore East is a double live album by The Allman Brothers Band. The band's breakthrough success, At Fillmore East was released in July 1971. It ranks Number 49 among Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and remains among the top-selling albums in the band’s catalog. It is often cited as being one of the most well-known live recordings in history. It is a great album for certain.





Exile on Main St. Released as a double LP in May 1972, it draws on many genres including rock & roll, blues, country and soul and calypso. Exile on Main St. was initially greeted with mixed reviews, but it has since become almost universally regarded as a masterpiece.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 7 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.




Great funky album, with deep roots in blues-rock-R&B . Most of the songs here are my favorite dance tunes "Make Up Your Mind", "Southside Shuffle", and "Give It To Me".




Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus album released in 1970 shortly before Spirit disbanded.

This diverse yet cohesive effort is a sci-fi-based, loose concept album. The album's second song is the key track "Nature's Way", the most notable hit (along with "I've Got a Line on You" – #28 in Canada) the band would ever produce. "Mr. Skin" also became a hit single in the U.S., three years after the album's release. The album also includes several other less well-known tunes which are considered to have had an impact on the genre of experimental rock in the United States. We girls absolutely loved this record...

15 comments:

Eric Rasmussen said...

Excellent top 10. I don't think I could ever do this with losing my mind.

Brian Sagert said...

What...no Stooges ?

RetroKimmer said...

Brian I didn't "gasp" like them back in the day... grew to love them after meeting all you charming stoogies :)

Roger Fisher said...

Just think if we all had the hot wax of those days.....'69 - '72 were great years in the Motor City!

Brian Sagert said...

I'm just a Stoogeaholic. Which probably kept me out of Ypsi...

RetroKimmer said...

There were tons of Stooge fans in Ypsi I knew most of them..

Fara said...

Ooooh ! CKLW !!! I love them !

Geri Gillespie said...

tom shannon, the signal was like on other

Wendy Walters said...

Here's the CKLW top 30 from New Years Eve, 1970: http://johnandwendy.com/blog1/2010/02/11/your-hit-parade/

John Orlich said...

No AM station ever had more wattage output than CKLW. I've been told that on a clear night it could be received as far away as Georgia.

RetroKimmer said...

yes John I picked it up in Anniston Alabama, Ft Leonard Wood MO, and Columbus GA.

Fara said...

This is all so cool to hear about CKLW! Loved those top 30 hits too! We used to go over to Windsor a lot to get good Indian food.
No hassle at all going over the border.
Our cars only has AM radios then!

Louie Spadafore said...

thanx kim have to share share...

BIG Rich said...

KOTJ # 1 Album, pretty good choice, I'd say

RetroKimmer said...

OF COURSE KOTJS BIG!

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