Masters of Reality - Sunrise on the Sufferbus
A music nerd friend hooked me up with this band; they're great, and this album is awesome. Varying from the '70s rock racing heartbeat of "She's Got Me (When She Got Her Dress On)" to whimsical stuff like "T.U.S.A." where drummer Ginger Baker (of Cream) complains that us Yanks can't make a proper cup of tea. Led by Chris Goss, producer of albums for Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age, they swing from blues rock to prog and this album is their best. There's not a bad song on it, with themes ranging from peering at a witch's dance in the moonlight, visiting the rolling green fields of what I like to think is Scotland, to the silly jazz fun of "Ants in the Kitchen." I wanna thank banjo-boy Andy for introducing me to this band, and Medeski, Martin & Wood.
The Dirtbombs - Horndog Fest
John Fahey - The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
Alice Cooper - From the Inside
where I can't hurt myself, can't get my wrists to bleed"
Jefferson Starship - Blows Against the Empire
Methuselah's Children and written with his permission, it is a snapshot of the time after the assassinations of '68, when idealism was dying and leading to more direct and violent means. This eventually led to them taking so much drugs that they wrote "Light the Sky on Fire," which would be used in the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special.