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Blind Faith – Blind Faith

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As super-groups go, Blind Faith certainly fitted the bill and this their self titled 1969 album featured a cover which courted a fair bit of controversy. Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker after disbanding Cream got together with Family’s Ric Grech and Steve Winwood (Traffic, Spencer Davis Group) to form the band and wrapped it all…

Pixies – Doolittle

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Released on this day – 18th April – 1989, the second studio album from the Boston act Pixies was entitled Doolittle. Shaping an already established 4AD record label into one of the shining lights in alternative music, Black Francis, Kim Deal, David Lovering and Joey Santiago helped make this one of the most influential rock…

Funkadelic – Maggot Brain

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From the far funked out mind of George Clinton, Maggot Brain was Funkadelic’s third release, the final with the original line up and dropped in 1971. Held in high esteem today, the album featured a range of styles encompassing funk, soul, gospel, psychedelia and rock, with Eddie Hazel’s guitar bleeding all over the title track …

The Doors – The Doors (First Album)

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Released in 1967 on the Elektra label, the eponymous debut from the Los Angeles based band The Doors scored big time with the singles ‘Break On Through‘ and ‘Light My Fire‘. With the charismatic Jim Morrison on vocals, the self proclaimed Lizard King would lead the band through a number of follow up albums, all…

Joy Division – Closer

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  The second and final studio release by Manchester, post-punk act Joy Division was entitled Closer. Released on the Factory label in July 1980 two months after the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis. The band went on to become iconic, living on in the story of Factory records, the development of New Order and books…

Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

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Hey, hey mama, it’s a massive flaming dirigible. Well, actually it’s the world famous image of the Hindenburg airship disaster which is now more synonymous with the debut album of true music legends. Led Zeppelin’s 1969 eponymous release was a startling update of blues based sounds with a ‘heavier’ tone. With Robert Plant’s wail in…

Stevie Wonder – Innervisions

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It was only 1973, but Stevie Wonder was already on his sixteenth album, Innervisions which followed the hit record Talking Book, released earlier in the same year! Hailed as a classic amongst his golden period this collection of nine songs fused his social commentary with funk and those strange sounds coaxed from the ARP synthesiser and included…

David Bowie – Aladdin Sane

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Ziggy, David, Major Tom, Thomas Jerome Newton, The Thin White Duke. You know them all, you also know the albums covers, iconic in many ways, classic sleeves for Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs, The Man Who Sold The World and this gem from 1973, Aladdin Sane. Released after the massive success of The Rise and Fall…