More life-changing music OK, I failed to deliver on my promise to deliver more lists of life-changing albums over the weekend. I'll try to make up for it today with a couple of posts. First up is Nat's short and sweet list of the top 10 albums that changed her life:
10. Horses - Patti Smith. I'd never heard a chick sing like that and use words and images in that way. She blew me away.
9. Beatles '65. Truly not their finest work, but hearing this blaring from my older cousin's record player as an 8-year-old awakened my budding rock & roll senses.
8. Tapestry - Carole King. WHAT? A woman can reveal her thoughts and feelings and sing about them? WOW!
7. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek And the Dominos. Clapton...Allman. Nuff said.
6. The Monkees - The Monkees. Hey, hey, we're Nat's favorite pre-teen band!
5. Hunky Dory - David Bowie. Ziggy sealed the deal, but this one opened my eyes to a world outide AM radio.
4. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin. A pop-loving girl learns to rock out and climb the stairway.
3. Murmur - REM. Amidst the synth-pop crap in the 80's, this gem shone a bright light toward redemption.
2. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen. Did he end up saving rock & roll? Maybe. And then some.
1. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd. Blew my mind then and still does now.