Urban75 Album of the Year 1969

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by belboid, Oct 12, 2019 at 5:18 PM.

  1. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Well, its 1969 okay. All across the U..75. Another year for me and you, another year for us to do!

    There were quite a lot of records released this year. I bet you own and like quite a few of them. Neil, Nick, Boz, Joni, Sly, Elvis, Kevin, Bob and Frank spring to mind. Not to mention the King, the Captain, Len, Miles, Tommy, another Frank, Janis, Jeff and John. A whole big bunch of groovy shit. So, kick out the jams, check the VU on your stereo, turn over a new leaf or five and make a list. You know you Can.

    Usual rules - PM me a list of your top 10 or so (you can list fewer or more, but I'll only be counting the top 10) by MIDNIGHT FRIDAY 18TH and I'll do that adding up thing.

    It's 1969 baaaaaaaaaaaaby
     
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  2. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Kick Out the Jams and the VU's self-titled spring immediately to mind. However, for me it'd be between these two:

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  3. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    An Evening with Wild Man Fischer

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  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  5. S☼I

    S☼I there must be something wrong, boys

    Hard to look beyond The Stooges for me. Velvets is great too,but aside from that and Abbey Road I'm not sure I've listened to any other full albums from that year. Trout Mask Replica maybe.
     
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  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Wrote the theme tune, sung the theme tune

     
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  7. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Not sure which Fairports album should be 1 and which 2.
     
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  8. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    far too much going on in 1969 - it'll be difficult to submit a list that isn't all canon
     
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  9. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    unhalfbricking without a doubt

    eta. if you're going to put fairport at one and two.
     
  10. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Anyway, digging in: Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music sounds amazing

     
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  11. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Bloody hell. Make that top three.
     
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  12. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    The Skin Alley debut is 69 (ignore what it says on this youtube) - I love this LP: jazzy prog, but not horrible.

     
  13. HoratioCuthbert

    HoratioCuthbert It ain’t over, I’m not done.

    Yeah Fairport for 1 and 2 please, and:



    “Are you a massive GZM fan HC”
    “Yes”
     
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  14. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    1969: the reggae explosion

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  15. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    this is real good too.

     
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  16. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Shame there's a ban on compilations, otherwise this would be way up there for me..

     
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  17. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Harvester (formerly Parson Sound, then International Harvester, then Trad Gras och Stenar, now Traden) released this album in '69. It's a good one.

     
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  18. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Alice Coltrane is just getting into her stride in 69...

     
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  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    this one caught my eye because the artwork looked a bit acid jazz/young disciples ish...turns out its a record collectors paid a lot for in the past (before the repress!) and especially for this track - which i thought i half recognised the name as theres a fairly well known jazzanova remix of it
    the original is a cracker...the rest of the album seems worth investigating if you like this kind of afro-cuban us jazz dance thing


    also seems came out end of 68 and got a bunch of 69 pressings
     
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  20. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    Silver Apples' Contact was 1969.

     
  21. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Also Delia Derbyshire's band White Noise brought out their only album 'An Electric Storm'

     
  22. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    (Oh, actually they have a load of albums. This was the only one with Derbyshire though)
     
  23. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    Great album.
     
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  24. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    I’ve been checking the release date of John Phillips’ The Wolfking of LA, which I thought was ‘69, and I’m getting mixed reports - ‘69 or ‘70. Can we have an adjudication?
     
  25. S☼I

    S☼I there must be something wrong, boys

    It's threads like this that make me realize my musical tastes aren't as eclectic as I imagine, certainly era-wise. I've just got a lot of different music from the 80s & 90s but little else lol
     
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  26. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    Moondog’s classic eponymous album is definitely ‘69.

     
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  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    outside of the cannon theres endless stuff that sounds interesting - maybe not any good - but interesting. Ive been working through the top 1000 list starting at the back of things id like to give a play and the list is getting very long. As well as lots of obscure soul and jazz theres endless heavy psych type stuff....Brazillian Octopus? Spirits & Worm? The Good Rats! Have to check those

    Not really my bag but this has got some urban checkout mileage

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    Just loads and loads of curios. And the first Jackson 5 album.
    And no doubt a well of African stuff thats not mentioned on those lists.
     
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  28. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

  29. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Lots I liked from 69 :) of the better known - Joe Cocker, Chicago Transit Authority, The Band...

    A band I also like, 1969 album The Alan Bown!
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    Interestingly, the US release of the album featured original vocalist Jess Roden but the UK and any re-release had their new young vocalist Robert Palmer who of course went on to become quite well known.
     
  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Heres a list of albums from Jamaica in 1969 - those that have a date stamp anyway
    One that looks really interesting is this vibraphone led LP
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    Basically a fairly experimental fusion album looking at that listing
    This is great:


    this is a minor classic - the single off it i guess - think this has been on a soul jazz comp


    doubt its all killer, but strong still
     
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