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#1 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:08 AM

I looked through the archives in this forum and I don't believe I've posted this list?  I know I've done 60s, 70s, 90s and 2000s.  Anyway, here goes!

 

1)  The Replacements "Let It Be"

2)  R.E.M. "Murmur"

3)  R.E.M. "Document"

4)  Paul Simon "Graceland"

5)  U2 "The Joshua Tree"

6)  Sonic Youth "Daydream Nation"

7)  Beastie Boys "Licensed to Ill"

8)  U2 "The Unforgettable Fire"

9)  The Replacements "Pleased to Meet Me"

10)  Talking Heads "Remain in Light"

 

Honorable Mention to "Nebraska" by the Boss.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:16 AM

I don't care how pop or mainstream it was. Thriller was one of the best albums of the decade.
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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:19 AM

I don't care how pop or mainstream it was. Thriller was one of the best albums of the decade.

 

It's an excellent record. 


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:29 AM

A few more that stand out for me --

 

Violent Femmes "Violent Femmes"

Guns N Roses "Appetite  for Destruction"

Nine Inch Nails "Pretty Hate Machine"


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:34 AM

Nine Inch Nails "Pretty Hate Machine"

 

Crazy that this one came out that long ago.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:35 AM

Crazy that this one came out that long ago.

 

It's almost a technicality, because it didn't really get that popular until the 90s, but I had it in 1989, 7th grade!

But talk about ahead of its time...


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:38 AM

It's almost a technicality, because it didn't really get that popular until the 90s, but I had it in 1989, 7th grade!

But talk about ahead of its time...

 

This album, Appetite for Destruction, and Sex Packets were the 3 cd's me and some friends would play on a boombox in our driveways while skateboarding thinking we were the ultimate badasses.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:40 AM

This album, Appetite for Destruction, and Sex Packets were the 3 cd's me and some friends would play on a boombox in our driveways while skateboarding thinking we were the ultimate badasses.

 

Haha, are you me!?   I was such a poser.  It turns out I didn't like skateboarding that much, I just liked wearing Vision Street Wear and having a flip haircut.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 12:02 PM

Haha, are you me!?   I was such a poser.  It turns out I didn't like skateboarding that much, I just liked wearing Vision Street Wear and having a flip haircut.

 

Ha.  I think I may have been okay enough to be one or 2 steps above poser-level, but I only had like a half-dozen "tricks" in my arsenal.  My big one being a 360 kickflip.

 

I think around that time 80% of my wardrobe came from either CCS Skate Magazine or the skate store in Annapolis Mall.  Vans, Airwalks, DC, Ethnies, Alien Workshop, Independent, Birdhouse, SpitFire, etc.  And of course you weren't cool unless you had the small hole in your shoe(s) right by the small toe from being worn down from all the tricks you did.

 

I actually still have one of my old skateboards.  It makes for a great dolly when you want to move heavy stuff around but for skateboarding, not so much.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 12:07 PM

Haha, are you me!?   I was such a poser.  It turns out I didn't like skateboarding that much, I just liked wearing Vision Street Wear and having a flip haircut.
  Ha.  I think I may have been okay enough to be one or 2 steps above poser-level, but I only had like a half-dozen "tricks" in my arsenal.  My big one being a 360 kickflip.   I think around that time 80% of my wardrobe came from either CCS Skate Magazine or the skate store in Annapolis Mall.  Vans, Airwalks, DC, Ethnies, Alien Workshop, Independent, Birdhouse, SpitFire, etc.  And of course you weren't cool unless you had the small hole in your shoe(s) right by the small toe from being worn down from all the tricks you did.   I actually still have one of my old skateboards.  It makes for a great dolly when you want to move heavy stuff around but for skateboarding, not so much.
If you haven't seen it, go find the movie "Bones Brigade: An Autobiography". I just watched it the other day and it brought back a ton of memories. http://bonesbrigade.com/trailer/
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Posted 09 January 2015 - 12:15 PM

If you haven't seen it, go find the movie "Bones Brigade: An Autobiography". I just watched it the other day and it brought back a ton of memories. http://bonesbrigade.com/trailer/

 


She's got those Bones Brigade videos
She knew them back and forth, she slept with so many skaters

 

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:04 PM

I looked through the archives in this forum and I don't believe I've posted this list?  I know I've done 60s, 70s, 90s and 2000s.  Anyway, here goes!

 

1)  The Replacements "Let It Be"

2)  R.E.M. "Murmur"

3)  R.E.M. "Document"

4)  Paul Simon "Graceland"

5)  U2 "The Joshua Tree"

6)  Sonic Youth "Daydream Nation"

7)  Beastie Boys "Licensed to Ill"

8)  U2 "The Unforgettable Fire"

9)  The Replacements "Pleased to Meet Me"

10)  Talking Heads "Remain in Light"

 

Honorable Mention to "Nebraska" by the Boss.

 

Do you pull these off the top of your head or do you have a physical copy of this somewhere that you keep and revisit from time to time?

 

I don't think I could name the title of more than about 25 albums outside of a few bands with whom I am familiar with most of their catalog.

 

I need to stop listening to shitty talk radio in the car and start exploring some old full albums off of Spotify or something.



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:56 PM

I have a physical copies of them.  They change, but not that much.  Usually the top 5-6 are set in stone and 7-10 are somewhat malleable. 


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:57 PM

BTW, Mack, I highly recommend any album in any of my top lists....obviously ;-)


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 02:17 PM

Metallica "Ride the Lightning"
Metallica "Master of Puppets"
Metallica "And Justice For All"
Metalllica "Kill em All"

The 80s can keep the rest.
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Posted 09 January 2015 - 02:31 PM

Metallica "Ride the Lightning"
Metallica "Master of Puppets"
Metallica "And Justice For All"
Metalllica "Kill em All"

The 80s can keep the rest.

 

You couldn't be any more wrong.    Because you left out Metallica "Garage Days Re-Revisited".


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 03:42 PM

You couldn't be any more wrong.    Because you left out Metallica "Garage Days Re-Revisited".



Very true. Although I grew up mostly in the 90s and dont remember that until Garage Inc. Came out in what, 97-98? I think most of those covers were released as bonus tracks on Japanese and German, and everywhere but American releases.
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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:14 PM

You must have forgotten that Back in Black was released in the 80s.

Seconded for Ride the Lighting and Master of Puppets.
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:40 AM

You must have forgotten that Back in Black was released in the 80s.
Seconded for Ride the Lighting and Master of Puppets.


No.

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"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:16 PM

Wrong Beasties choice IMO. Paul's Boutique came out in 1989.

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