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    Those of us north of the 49th parallel who are willing to be honest with ourselves must acknowledge that when it comes to popular culture Canadians suffer from a pronounced case of "Middle Child Syndrome" - we can't help it - we have Great Britain as our elder brother and America as our kid brother and between the two of them... well.. you get us... Canada - polite, quiet, unassuming, friendly, and ever apologetic - Canada...

    But in 1968 Steppenwolf came roaring out of the gate with two releases that made us feel as if for one brief moment the forgotten brother in the middle was suddenly someone who was no longer overlooked... no longer taken for granted... someone who was able to step out of the shadows and enjoy a brief but vibrantly shining moment in the radiant northern lights...

    Thank you Steppenwolf for that moment in 1968 when our eldest and youngest brothers looked upon us as members of the family...

    "Born To Be Wild" -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKADXdHzERU

    "Magic Carpet Ride" -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLuUGblOFAk

    and for that additional brief moment early in 1969 -

    "Rock Me" -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCle9pDlTwE
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogen View Post
    Cheers. What about Mick Wall's book?
    No, not read that.

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    This one had a big effect on me too. Huge Ash fan back in the 70s and 80s (even went to see them last year too for the upteenth time).

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    Here are three albums I still dust off from time to time but they are just the tip of an enormous iceberg of albums I love(d).
    My favoured period was from 1967 - 1977 for albums. The singles charts by the early 70's was generally poor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    This one had a big effect on me too. Huge Ash fan back in the 70s and 80s (even went to see them last year too for the upteenth time).

    Argus was my Wishbone Ash favourite, perhaps predictably but it falls outside Ken's time range (1972).

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    Spirit, though not so well-known, is one of my favorite bands of that era. Here are their albums I most enjoy from 1968, 1969, and 1970.







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    Quote Originally Posted by norman bates View Post
    Personally Andrew!!! and Judgment are my favorites (third place for the very overlooked The day the earth stood still), but if I had to choose just one musician for his discography I would choose Andrew Hill (and it would be hard to choose considering guys with incredible discographies like Miles Davis or Duke Ellington). A lot of his albums are amazing.
    Even though I had all of his BN albums as they came out, I bought the Mosaic box. AH has always been among my top fave jazz leaders/composers - I also like his solo piano stuff from the '70s. Involution with Sam Rivers is a very cool record.

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    My favourite period in rock/pop/soul music. Beatles, Zappa, Soft Machine, Love, Tim Buckley, VU, Jefferson Airplane, HP Lovecraft, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Otis Redding, Sly and Family Stone, Ben E King.
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    Has anybody mentioned The Who? One of my favorite bands. Their compilation album, Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy, was issued in 1971, but almost all the material is 1970 and prior. A must-have album!



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