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He can’t afford to stop, that is what he believe. He’ll keep on digging for a thousand years.

DOK
#  Artist Album Year 2016
30 Yes The Yes Album 1971 42
29 The Moody Blues In Search of the Lost Chord 1968 18
28 Radiohead OK Computer 1997 21
27 David Bowie The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust 1972 43
26 Neil Young After The Gold Rush 1970 25
25 Genesis Selling England by the Pound 1973 20
24 The Beatles The Beatles (White Album) 1968 31
23 Crosby Stills Nash & Young Déjà Vu 1970 23
22 Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973 22
21 Cream Disraeli Gears 1967 16
GF
#  Artist Album Year 2014
30 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds The Boatman’s Call 1997 *
29 Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind 1997 *
28 The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 *
27 Tom Waits Closing Time 1973 *
26 Neil Young Harvest Moon 1992 26
25 The Kinks The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 1968 *
24 Van Morrison Moondance 1970 *
23 The Beatles The Beatles (White Album) 1968 *
22 Arcade Fire Funeral 2004 7
21 Radiohead Kid A 2000 *
GvZ
Artist Album Year 2016
30 The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 1971 16
29 Van Morrison Astral Weeks 1968 19
28 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again 1967 43
27 The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 23
26 Radiohead Kid A 2000 15
25 Kraftwerk Trans Europe Express 1977 27
24 Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1966 *
23 13th Floor Elevators Easter Everywhere 1967 *
22 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed 1969 11
21 Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavillion 2009 33

Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are, so watch out:

DOK
Artist Album Year 2016
40 Steely Dan Aja 1977 46
39 Dr. John In the Right Place 1973 *
38 Radiohead The King of Limbs 2011 41
37 Paul Simon Graceland 1986 27
36 The Who Who’s Next 1971 38
35 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes 2008 37
34 Santana Abraxas 1970 35
33 Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River 1969 34
32 The Band Music from Big Pink 1968 30
31 The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 1971 *
GF
Artist Album Year 2014
40 Radiohead OK Computer 1997 *
39 Paul Simon Graceland 1986 32
38 The Smiths The Queen Is Dead 1986 *
37 Fleet Foxes  Fleet Foxes 2008 6
36 Bruce Springsteen Born to Run 1975 *
35 Pink Floyd Meddle 1971 27
34 Bob Dylan Desire 1975 *
33 Songs: Ohia The Magnolia Electric Co.  2003 8
32 Fleetwood Mac Bare Trees 1972 *
31 David Bowie The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust 1972 30
GvZ
Artist Album Year 2016
40 Spirit Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus 1970 36
39 The Smiths Strangeways Here We Come 1987 24
38 Genesis Selling England by the Pound 1973 18
37 Santana Abraxas 1970 29
36 Bob Marley & The Wailers Exodus 1977 *
35 John Cale Fear 1974 49
34 Crosby Stills Nash & Young Déjà Vu 1970 25
33 The Smiths The Queen Is Dead 1986 *
32 The Kinks Face to Face 1966 20
31 Harry Nilsson Nilsson Schmilsson 1971 30

 

Bought. Here we go:

DOK
Artist Album Year 2016
50 Grateful Dead American Beauty 1970 *
49 The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers 1968 *
48 Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City 2013 *
47 Beck Odelay 1996 *
46 Queens of the Stone Age Rated R 2000 *
45 George Harrison All Things Must Pass 1970 44
44 Wilco The Whole Love 2011 *
43 Tame Impala Currents 2015 *
42 Eagles Hotel Callifornia 1976 *
41 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 1969 *
GF
#  Artist Album Year 2014
50 Townes Van Zandt The Late Great Townes Van Zandt 1972 13
49 Björk Homogenic 1997 *
48 Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights 1982 50
47 Tindersticks Waiting for the Moon 2003 *
46 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy I See a Darkness 1999 22
45 Lee Hazlewood  Cowboy in Sweden 1970 16
44 Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977 *
43 Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker 2016 *
42 Eagles Hotel California 1976 11
41 Joy Division Closer 1980 *
GvZ
#  Artist Album Year 2016
50 The Mamas & the Papas If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears 1966 *
49 The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers 1968 39
48 Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy 1973 *
47 The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree 2005 44
46 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine 1992 32
45 The Pentangle Basket of Light 1969 *
44 Paul Simon Graceland 1986 35
43 The Olivia Tremor Control Dusk at Cubist Castle 1996 *
42 The New Pornographers Twin Cinema 2005 40
41 Bob Dylan Bringing it All Back Home  1965 *

 

 

Year: 1971

Genre: Pop Rock

Preceded by: The Point! (1971)

Followed by: Son of Schmilsson (1972)

Related to: not available yet

 

 

Not in any way obstructed by the open curtains, the bright morning sun suddenly intruded the room very forcefully, and soon put a ruthless spotlight on my face, changing black into orange. Meanwhile, a tiny dwarf seemed to walk through my hair, tapping on my forehead with his tiny hammer in a very accurate rhythm, perhaps celebrating the fact that I’d just successfully eaten an ashtray. Anyway, according to my morning routine I grasped at the spot where my glass of water is likely to stand, but there was no glass, neither a place where it could have been. I had no choice but to open up my eyes, the first thing I saw being the ugly as hell tablecloth that had served as my blanket. Our blanket, as it soon became clear that there was a soaked woman beside me, also reasonably skinny and therefore allowing this small old couch to be our bed. Slowly it began to dawn on me that we eventually ended up in Johnny’s house last night; I got up and chased after some water.

Johnny was already sitting at the kitchen table, in his bathrobe, with a glass of milk and a cigarette. We wished each other good morning by means of a mutual smile that didn’t need any words, I gobbled up half a liter of water and went searching for Paul in the wood breathing house. He was in a room at the backside, lying next to a woman at least twice his age. I threw some water in his face.

P: Richard? … Where the fuck are we?
R: Johnny’s house.
P: Johnny’s house? Who the fuck is Johnny?
R: Johnny Niles!
P: Shiiiiit. Who’s this woman?
R: OK, so at least it’s not your mother. We raised hell with Johnny last night.
P: Shit man, what time is it? I gotta let the people know I’m gonna be late!
R: You go be all you can be, man. We’re in the kitchen.

The kitchen was meanwhile wrapped up in smoke, and Johnny had treated himself with the first beer of the day. I put on the white record that was lying next to his record player and joined him for breakfast. Some minutes later, Paul stumbled in.

P: OK, can somebody tell me what happened last night?
J: So Miss Alzheimer couldn’t remember, could she?
P: Fuck you, Johnny.
R: You called me yesterday evening, asking me if I could drop by. When I arrived, you were howling along some completely over the top seventies production, like a freakin’ teenager, telling me that you could not live without her, that kind of shit you know. You said that she had left once again, and that ‘it was very lonely at the bottom of your existence’, really, really sad, man. So I called Johnny, who just got back from London.
P: Brilliant plan man, for my life wasn’t worth saving anyway?
J: Hey, fuck you man. And apparently, she’s breaking your heart, so fuck her. Man, I brought you my best bottle of whisky.
R: He surely did. It totally got you over it, and Johnny took us for a ride across town afterwards.
P: Great, you really wanted to get me killed.
J: Hey, sometimes an idea is just too good for it to be spoiled by responsibility. By the way, it totally cleared your head. You kept on talking about all those people we drove along, all looking very frustrated, depressed, and even angry, and having nothing to say to each other. We talked about how you could read the problems from all people’s faces nowadays, how tired everybody seemed to be from having to look at each other, diverting their glance when they pass by.

Eventually, we drove to the top of the hill to see them all, and the rest of the city, in one view. We had a couple of reefers and from what I remember, I was staring for half an hour at a nocturnal breeze and a lovely moonbeam, chasing each other through the city’s airspace, really fabulous. Could I perhaps offer you something, Paulie? There’s milk, vodka, some beers.
P: Thanks John, but my head is still exploding.
J: Which is exactly why I’m offering. The cause is the cure, man. Take a beer, put some vodka in it and drink it altogether.
P: Well all right. But where the hell do these women come from?
R: We left the car behind at the hill and walked to the valley below. Some people were having a campfire at the lakeshore, so we joined them for a couple of drinks and went swimming with these women. Two of them are sleeping it off in this house now.
J: They took us to some roadhouse bar, where you ran into this, well, very experienced lady. You were really drunk as hell and kept screaming ‘Rock me all night long!’ at her. Shiiit, did I have good laugh out there. You know Paulie, back in her youth, let’s say the early fifties, those things still had a completely different meaning.

R: Shit man, is he really throwing up in your sink?
J: Fuck that, gimme a cigarette.

Ten albums you should definitely hear before you sell your house, happy new year:

DOK
Artist Album Year 2013
10 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 1975 *
9 Love Forever Changes 1967 *
8 Van Morrison Astral Weeks 1968 17
7 Radiohead Kid A 2000 21
6 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967 9
5 Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde 1966 18
4 Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow 1967 13
3 Paul McCartney & Wings Band on the Run 1973 1
2 The Beatles Revolver 1966 4
1 Radiohead In Rainbows 2007 6
GvZ
Artist Album Year 2015
10 Radiohead In Rainbows 2007 10
9 Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde 1966 7
8 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975 19
7 Talking Heads Remain in Light 1980 21
6 Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 1965 8
5 Panda Bear Person Pitch 2007 15
4 Love Forever Changes 1967 3
3 The Beatles Revolver 1966 1
2 Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow 1967 5
1 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967 2
RKH
Artist Album Year 2015
10 Talking Heads Remain in Light 1980 9
9 Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow 1967 21
8 The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965 13
7 DJ Shadow Endtroducing… 1996 8
6 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 1974 2
5 Prince Purple Rain 1984 7
4 The Beatles Revolver 1966 6
3 Marvin Gaye What’s Going On 1971 5
2 Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 1965 12
1 Radiohead Kid A 2000 1

 

I went down to the demonstration to get my fair share of abuse, goin’ as much with the river as not:

DOK
Artist Album Year 2013
15 The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965 22
14 The Band The Band 1969 3
13 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975 14
12 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1966 15
11 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed 1969 *
GvZ
Artist Album Year 2015
15 Radiohead Kid A 2000 26
14 The Beatles The Beatles (White Album) 1968 22
13 The Doors The Doors 1967 *
12 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 1974 4
11 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed 1969 9
RKH
Artist Album Year 2015
15 Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde 1966 4
14 Van Morrison Veedon Fleece 1974 20
13 Radiohead In Rainbows 2007 11
12 Van Morrison Astral Weeks 1968 3
11 Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973 14
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