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 #8508  by d-v-s
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:03 am
I'm heading back to the states, and I only have 2 weeks to stock up on music that needs to last me at least 1-2 years. I'm looking for advice on music, and the members of this community seem to have some pretty good taste when it comes to music.

Any advice on some great albums?

Off the top of my head, my 2 favorites at this time are:

String Cheese Incident - Carnival '99 Disc 1
and
Grateful Dead - So Many Roads Disc 3

Both albums are great from start to finish. Of particular interest on these albums are: Eyes of the World on GD, and the jam of "Missin' Me" into "Mauna Bowa" on SCI.

 #8525  by hesgone95
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:35 am
d-v-s,

Kinda touching on the venting thread, I just had a friend visit me down here in Mex and had her bring me a couple of cds--

Live at Folsom Prison-Johnny Cash

Willie and Family Live-Willie Nelson

IMHO two absolute must haves. Especially the Willie and Family. Awesome double disc.

 #8526  by ebick
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:06 pm
JJ Cale - Special Edition

 #8534  by mttourpro
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:06 pm
hard to find but very worth the effort---Dave Grisman Acousticity---serious "desert island" status.

 #8535  by China Cat
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:11 pm
Here Are 2 great live sets:

Grateful Dead - Ladies and Gentlemen (4 discs)
This is a collection from the Fillmore East in '71, it contains many of the best jams on the deads greatest stuff.

Allman Brothers Band - Live at the Fillmore
This is the live album that put the allmans on the map. it has great versions and extended jams on some of their rawest material.

 #8537  by phreaker
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:52 pm
excellent picks, chinacat.

my advice:

I always stock up on the Live Phish series, String Cheese on the road series, and Grateful Deads Dicks Picks.

Nothing would be complete on a road trip without Jerry Garcia Band Live: How sweet it is. Great recordings from 1990.

 #8538  by jck_strw
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:54 pm
Here's my quick picks, from my standard-top-five-desert-island discs list:

1. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
2. Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones
3. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
4. Burgers - Hot Tuna
5. Quah - Jorma Kaukonen
6. Reckoning - Grateful Dead
7. Time Fades Away - Neil Young
8. Blood On The Tracks - Bob Dylan

A few others:

Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach
Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter
Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus

 #8543  by d-v-s
 Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:08 am
Thanks to all who responded. These look like some choice picks - a lot of music that I would not normally have picked out by myself, but definitely jive with my tastes.

Phreaker (or anyone else) - any suggestions from the SCI "On the road" series? I have 2 of them so far and the first one I bought is fantastic (Austin, TX 2002-04-06), but the second one wasn't very good - only 1 or 2 good tracks on 3 CD's. :evil: I'm hesitant to buy more since they are all 3 disc shows and pretty expensive.
 #8545  by daziestar
 Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:44 am
Hey now,

I cant stop listening to Winterland 12-31-78. The best Stagger Lee I know of WOW! The band seems in top form and Pig really sets the mood, Jerry's... well Jerry, unexplainable. Truly a piece of art.

 #8546  by ded1hed
 Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:14 am
pig on a 1978?

that would be interesting! :shock:
 #8560  by daziestar
 Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:57 pm
Ha! I realized that after I sent it the tape is labeled wrong and I was thinkin about it all day I wish we had tapes with pig on them from '78. :x

 #8592  by LazyLightnin
 Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:16 pm
confrontation - Bob Marley
legalize it - Peter Tosh
doolittle - The Pixies
london calling - The Clash
tooth fang and claw - Ted Nugent
abbey road - the beatles
plastic surgery disasters - Dead Kennedys

listen at your own risk. i love all classic rock, thats what i play mostly. but i think ill puke if i hear dotm again, or zep1.

 #8593  by Benthegoodbum
 Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:34 pm
That is one tough question and one that changes considering the mood I'm in. When I'm in a really depressed state The Wall is the greatest album I've ever heard. Yet sometimes I can't get enough of Blood on the Tracks by the big man Bobby D. Then again Working Mans Dead is the greatest album I can listen to when I'm in that Grate mood.

 #8594  by CaptainTrips
 Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:05 pm
Animals -- Pink Floyd
American Beauty -- Grateful Dead
Ziggy Stardust -- David Bowie
Joes Garage -- Frank Zappa
Dozin at the Knick -- Grateful Dead
The Wall -- Pink Floyd
Plastic Ono Band -- John Lennon

but one that seems to me to stand above the rest

Highway 61 Revisited -- Bob Dylan