March 5, 2010 Playlist

Best of the
Classic Albums of the Week
for Pledge Drive!

"Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)" by Eno (1974)
Eno  "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)"  1974 (UK)
The pledge drive continues this week, and so the monthly special for March is the "Best Of The Classic Albums of the Week, Part 5" -- looking back over some of the 200+ masterpiece records that have been featured on this show so far.  Thus the new CAOTW must be a very special one, and few figures in 20th century music are more special than Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (that really is his full name!  Now you see why he usually just calls himself "Eno".)  After making a couple records as the synthesizer player for Roxy Music, Eno started recording solo albums and producing and collaborating with other like-minded musicians in 1973.  This, his second solo album, is my favorite of his "pop" albums -- a strange LP that may or may not be a "Maoist Opera" concept album, but which most definitely foreshadows the "new wave" and "post punk" sounds that he would later produce for groups like Talking Heads and U2.
Eno doesn't perform live much, so here's a fan video for "The True Wheel" from this album.  And here's the music video for "Strange Overtones" from Eno's 2008 collaboration with David Byrne, and here's a clip someone put up of "Qu'ran", a (now) "rare" track from their first classic collaboration My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts  from 1981 (unfortunately it was cut from the recent CD remaster in order "not to offend muslims.")  Eno also composed one of the most heard pieces of music in recent history, the 4-second long "Microsoft theme"!  And here's Eno on Youtube and the death of Television.  Outside of the music world, some of Eno's more notable achievements include Oblique Strategies and the Long Now Foundation.
Artist Song Album Year Country
The Beatles Baby You're A Rich Man Magical Mystery Tour
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jun 18, 2008
1967 UK
Eric Burdon & The Animals Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash) Love Is
CLASSIC ALBUM - April 5, 2006
1968 UK
The Seeds Mr. Farmer A Web of Sound
CLASSIC ALBUM - Dec 10, 2008
1967 USA
Moby Grape Come In The Morning Moby Grape
CLASSIC ALBUM - Oct 16, 2009
1967 USA
Love Orange Skies Da Capo
CLASSIC ALBUM - Aug 9, 2006
1967 USA
Jefferson Airplane rejoyce After Bathing At Baxter's
CLASSIC ALBUM - May 3, 2006
1967 USA
The Monks Monk Time Black Monk Time
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jan 30, 2008
1966 USA/Germany
Fifty Foot Hose Red The Sign Post Cauldron
CLASSIC ALBUM - Nov 26, 2008
1967 USA
Blue Cheer Gypsy Ball Outsideinside
CLASSIC ALBUM - Aug 15, 2007
1968 USA
The United States of America Hard Coming Love The United States of America
CLASSIC ALBUM - Nov 4, 2008
1968 USA
Sly & The Family Stone I Cannot Make It A Whole New Thing
CLASSIC ALBUM - Mar 15, 2006
1967 USA
Melvins It's Shoved Bullhead
CLASSIC ALBUM - May 16, 2007
1991 USA
Mission Of Burma This Is Not A Photograph Signals, Calls & Marches EP
CLASSIC ALBUM - Nov 14, 2007
1981 USA
Silver Apples Oscillations Silver Apples
CLASSIC ALBUM - Mar 28, 2007
1968 USA
Attila (Billy Joel) California Flash Attila
CLASSIC ALBUM - Feb 22, 2006
1970 USA
The Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa) Dog Breath In The Year Of The Plague
   / The Legend Of The Golden Arches
Uncle Meat
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jun 7, 2006
1968 USA
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Pachuco Cadaver Trout Mask Replica
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jul 26, 2006
1969 USA
Eno Burning Airlines Give You So Much More Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy
1974 UK
Eno Third Uncle Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy
1974 UK
Quiet Sun (Eno) Mummy Was An Asteroid, Daddy Was A Small Non-Stick Kitchen Utensil Mainstream
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jul 30, 2008
1975 UK
Amon Duul II Archangel Thunderbird Yeti
CLASSIC ALBUM - Sep 13, 2006
1970 Germany
Can Uphill Delay 1968
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jan 14, 2009
rec. 1968-69,
rel. 1981
Faust Picnic On A Frozen River, Deuxieme Tableux Faust IV
CLASSIC ALBUM - Oct 7, 2008
1973 Germany
Pink Fairies Do It (single version) Never Never Land (bonus track)
CLASSIC ALBUM - Feb 7, 2007
1971 UK
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Rainy Day, Dream Away
   / 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
   / Moon, Turn The Tides...gently gently away
Electric Ladyland
CLASSIC ALBUM - Feb 18, 2009
1968 USA/UK
Santana Singing Winds, Crying Beasts Abraxas
CLASSIC ALBUM - May 21, 2008
1970 Mexico/USA
Hampton Grease Band Halifax Music To Eat
CLASSIC ALBUM - Oct 4, 2006
1971 USA
Dr. John, The Night Tripper Danse Kalinda Ba Boom Gris-Gris
CLASSIC ALBUM - Oct 10, 2007
1968 USA
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