I thought this was going to be an easy task when Spider tagged me to compile a list of my 7 favorite albums. The difficulty was narrowing it down to my favorite 6. I now tag Half the Man,Don Q , Dawn, twicetheman and Gynipher
1. Van Halen 1984 still brings back memories of my first kiss over 23 years ago on a bus going home from Magic Mountain. David Lee Roth was at his pinacle, and Eddie was Eddie. Enough said. I think it is the one album that defines the eighties heavy metal scene. Maybe this group was what the movie Rockstar was based on. If it wasn't it should have been.
2. Lionel Richie's Dancing on the Ceiling was a masterpiece. I guess I loved it so much because I bought my freshman year of college. I remember listening the title hit while driving to one of my first college parties. Little did I know that going to that gathering would lead me to spend an extra year in college making up for all "my dancing on the ceilings"
3. Open Up and Say...Ahh by poison. Poison was one of the eighties best Glam Heavy metal bands. Nothing but a good time and every rose has its thorn were the two bests songs on this album.
4, Wilson Phillips, the album with the groups name. was a changing of the guard from the eighties to the nineties. Hold on and Release me were songs I remember well when I lived near New York. I think it was the only great album they produced. I am happy Ms. Wilson finally got control of her weight.
5. Tails, by Lisa Loeb, was one of the those albums that was worth buying for the strength of this one song. Although she is not a one hit wonder, Stay(I miss you) is a song that will be played for many decades and many will always be indentify it as her only top charter. To this day it really a song I cannot fully get out of my mind.
6. The way it is by Bruce Hornsby and the Range is one of the few lp albums that I saved. The way it is and mandolin rain are songs that bring my first year in college back crystal clear. I was more idealistic and less cynical back then. I wish I could return to that life perspective. It is something that I am working on
7. OU812 by Van Halen is an album that I loved because they tried to break their own mold. Eddie on keyboards. It was really bold. When its Love and Cabo Wabo were the two best songs. I am one of the few fans that loved Van Halen and Van Hagar. One of the biggest regrets I have is missing David Lee Roth touring with Sammy Hagar a few years back. Thanks Spider for making me dig deep