“A restless and searching spirit led Lennon down countless musical roads, setting the template for the Beatles experimentations and functionally inventing psychedelia on the fly.”
Think I have to call ‘bullshit’ on this statement. After all these years you’re still peddling the myth that Paul had little to do with their pushing the envelope musically. Paul was the one hanging out with the underground artists and musicians in London while John was living in the suburbs. Hell, he introduced him to Yoko.
Love Charli but you should have told her that ‘Money’ is a cover of a old Motown record. Barrett Strong was the one who “just went there and didn’t fucking care”
It’s OK I guess but I prefer the more goth Charli on her album.
The original fold-out origami sleeve of Armed Forces is a classic too
Where they both sound out of place like they’ve wandered in off different records. It’s like putting ‘I Fought The Law’ on the first Clash album. Oh, that’s right…
When The Skids covered ‘All The Young Dudes’ they sang ‘Who needs TV when I got Subway Sect?’
Personally I’d have ’20th Century Boy’ and ‘Children of The Revolution’ fight it out for #1 and found room for ‘Deborah’ but top list otherwise.
In real life the Sex Pistols had broken up before Maggie was Prime Minister.
‘Young Americans’ IS a brilliant record, I agree the cover of ‘Across The Universe’ is appalling but the rest of the album is gorgeous.
‘Everything’s Gone Green’ was the first time they made dance music, not ‘Temptation’, and as seemingly everyone has pointed out it really should be on this list.
Also I’m not sure if you realize that the name New Order has Nazi roots, just as “Joy Division” did. Only this time, as many pointed out at the time, this was a reference to the Nazis themselves, not their victims. It caused quite a bit of fuss back then.
I loved them and Chrissie (joined the fan club! Saw the original line up!) but just can’t see ‘Talk of The Town’ at #1. It has to be ‘Kid’ or ‘Back On The Chain Gang’