I was raised a Catholic in New Jersey. I had eight years of training in grade school, four more in high school, and I even attended a pharmacy school in New York named after a catholic saint. If it wasn’t for all those points on my driver’s license I might be pope by now.
Technically, I’m a roamin’ Catholic. This means if I ever decided to return to mass, a priest would slaughter the fattest of calves and welcome back my prodigal bum. But I don’t want to poke fun at the faithful. Nor do I want to alienate the atheists.
This page is devoted to reviewing Ten Rock and Roll Albums that I would take to Limbo!
According to Catholic theology, Limbo is a place where you wind up if you’re not quite heavenly, yet, you’re not hell-worthy either. An eternal middle. Honestly, the place sounds rather dull- eternity can get a bit draggy. Hopefully I can smuggle in my I-Pod.
This list is not in any order. These albums are not even the music I most admire. My tastes are not limited to rock albums by angry, young, white guys; but this was the stuff I was raised on. Each of these have left tracks on my brain and when I hear them now, I am injected with memories. Over the next few months, I wish to write about how each album can send me back to grade school. When a review is ready, you’ll be able to read it by clicking on the title. I am curious if anyone is interested in a post like this, so please comment.
And, finally, to quote a Lou Reed song, everything on this list contains some ”fine, fine, music. You know my life was changed by Rock and Roll.” (-Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, “Rock and Roll)
(to be reviewed):
2. Pink Floyd ”Dark Side of the Moon”
3. The Rolling Stones “Hot Rocks”
4. The Who ”Quadrophenia”
5. Bruce Springsteen ”Darkness on the Edge of Town”
6. Paul McCartney and Wings ”Wings Over America”
7. T. Rex ”Electric Warrior”
8. Van Morrison ”Moondance”
9. The Clash ”London Calling”
10. Bob Dylan ”Blonde on Blonde”