1001 Albums Book: 1969

Off course, I was going to say something about hippies? Let’s skip that but I will say while listening they do drive me a little bit mad, you know? So saying that or at the same time I’ve got one track almost from each of these albums below plus those are being added to few song I like/love from this year 1969 in that playlist just below toooo! Anyway it’s a huge list of records so I should get on with it, OK? You can also join in because have you heard all these albums or not yet?

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young with Crazy Horse really I don’t need to say much in this post because some of these records are some of the most well known of all-time! Down By The River is track number 36 on my playlist.

Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band at 77 minutes is longest album on this list, it’s totally madness but I’ll say this is the first to be on my recommend list because it’s so bonkers, if anyone doesn’t know that yet? China Pig is number 17 on my little playlist.

Bayou Country by Creedence Clearwater Revival is first of two albums in just one year by these guys in this book. I’ve put Graveyard Train as number 50 in that playlist which where around these 1001 newly added tracks start, if you wanna know?

Self-titled by Crosby Stills & Nash these blokes could be like some of most stoned hippies so I can’t fuckin’ stand it! How much weed did they smoke to sound this shit? Maybe, I’m just in a bad mood? Sorry to fans of them but I’m skipping and not adding any songs to my playlist.

Self-titled by Blood Sweet & Tears I’m really not up on release dates around this time but I found out very easy without even looking it up this album was put out in 1968 so not including in my playlist but I did listen to a couple of songs. Maybe, should I double check everything else listed here?

The Gilded Palace of Sin by The Flying Burrito Brothers or one of Gram Parsons’ early bands and I’m adding Wheels at track number 51 to my getting longer playlist.

At San Quentin by Johnny Cash unbelievable in this book is only one of two Mr. Cash albums, the other one is his other live prison album At Folsom. Second on my reco list and A Boy Named Sue is at number 18 in my playlist. I’m going stop typing the word playlist out now, OK?

Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival fun fact according to this book this is the singer-songwriter John Fogerty favorite of his own stuff, Bad Moon Rising is at 35.

Abbey Road by The Beatles so I’ve already got a couple by Lennon so this time I’ve got to added Harrison’s Here Come The Sun at 52.

Tommy by The Who Pinball Wizard which now is at 53.

In A Silent Way by Miles Davis looks like the one and only jazz album for this year! Adding the opening nine mins. of side A entitled Shhh / Peaceful as 54.

Odessa by Bee Gees here’s the earliest “Aussie” act included in this book, if immigrating while in childhood counts because some still call them “English” but anyway this album was recorded in New York City. It’s third on my own little reco list and the track I Laughed In Your Face was already at 4.

Basket Of Light by The Pentangle The Cuckoo which is an old Traditional song is 55.

Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones Live With Me has 56.

Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake River Man was already at 37.

Dusty In Memphis by Dusty Springfield Breakfast In Bed also was 19.

From Elvis In Memphis by Elvis Presley because Nick Cave covered it In The Ghetto is 57.

Self-titled by The Velvet Underground flicking thought these pages just before starting listening to all these I added Pale Blue Eyes because couldn’t believe I hadn’t got it already and it’s got to be my fourth reco album today, PBE is 49.

Happy Trails by Quicksilver Messenger Service said it before but Bo Diddley isn’t in this bloody book but here’s some white boy hippies covering him! Oh well, at least he’s kind-of included by way of someone else so Mona is 58.

Self-titled or I by Led Zeppelin Dazed And Confused as 59.

Self-titled by The Band Whispering Pines at 60.

Self-titled or II by Led Zeppelin second act with two records in this same year but because I can’t have same artist so close together, putting Heartbreaker as the closing song at 72.

 Kick Out The Jams by MC5 Motor City Is Burning as 61.

Cloud Nine by The Temptations I Heard It Through The Grapevine is 62.

Stand! by Sly And The Family Stone Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey at 63.

Happy Sad by Tim Buckley Dream Letter can be 64.

The Chicago Transit Authority by Chicago Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? is 65.

Unhalfbricking by Fairport Convention it’s the third band with a couple of albums in the same year but Who Knows Where The Time Goes is already 38.

Elephant Mountain by The Youngbloods Trillium for 66.

Hot Buttered Soul by Isaac Hayes his long form epic cover of By The Time I Get To Phoenix at 6.

Live/Dead by Grateful Dead because I really like/love feedback here’s the last song called Feedback which is just feedback for nearly eight minutes at 67.

Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire by The Kinks Victoria was and still is 27.

In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson 21st Century Schizoid Man has 68.

Songs From A Room by Leonard Cohen before starting I did swap Tonight Will Be Fine for The Butcher for some reason I forget? That’s 48 plus it’s fifth recommend album from me.

Liege And Lief by Fairport Convention Matty Groves is an wicked murder ballad at 69.

Scott 4 by Scott Walker got to be Duchess for 70.

Self-titled by The Stooges would have to be my sixth reco album which will make a top six reco list, that’s CB, JC, BG, VU, LC and now Stooges, that’s my cull from this book, if you wanna just a few but don’t wanna listen to all these album? Do you have a top six/something albums of 1969? Oh yeah, anything missing that you think should be included? Off course, I Wanna Be Your Dog is 16 tooo!

Oar by Alexander “Skip” Spence Cripple Creek can be 71.

Hot Rats by Frank Zappa Willie The Pimp with Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart on lead vox is 34 as well.

So I think, it’s taken me a couple of months to finally get through all that or I think, it’s been that long since the last 1001 book post on my blog? I’ve not been too hash on all the poor old hippies hopefully? But thank shit that’s over! Know the point of this book is to listen too stuff you’ve not heard before but just proves to me why I don’t listen too much from the 60’s. After saying that, I’ve added a pile of really good/great songs to my playlist! Making it 72 tracks now, who’s going to listen to it? After all that!

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I’m saying JC’s live prison album is my fave of 1969, OK?

So that means I’ve just finished all the 1001 albums with years ended with number something 9! Does someone out there, would like to pick my next year? For me to listen tooo? Please keep in mind, I’ve done some years, what I’ve done already are all years ending with the numbers: 1, 6, 7 and 9 plus years 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2005, 1962 & 1955 for some reasons I can’t explain or forget why? Here’s the tag of all my 1001 posts, if you would like to check them all/some/one/none out? What I’d done so far all seem very random! Please someone tell me what year should be next?

Cheers! 🙂

4 Comments

    1. OK! i should tell you now Deftones isn’t in the book/list but i haven’t done any 2010’s playlists/posts too! so you’re any another kind-of asking for that, wouldn’t say nope yet again so I’ll make a start with year 2010 soon, might get a couple of posts or something? my playlist and 1001 book post, how’s that sound? i haven’t listen to Deftones in ages so that sounds like good idea for today!
      Cheers mate! 🙂

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