5. Revolver. Sgt Peppers gets the world wide acclaim but this was the moment the Beatles could claim that rock was an artform and be able to show their detractors the door. And this one here is my favorite Beatles album.
I do agree that Revolver is a more perfect album, but I still think Sgt Peppers was more significant historically. If Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields had not been omitted, Sgt Peppers would have been pretty hard to beat.
B.A.D. were more interesting than good. Mick Jones was the musically adventurous one in the Clash and Big Audio Dynamite was kind of his Frankenstein's lab. Most of the music didn't age well although it was impressive how much of what B.A.D. did really influenced recordings in the 80's and 90's.To be honest, I never really got into B.A.D. I bought This Is B.A.D. and liked it, but didn't love it. They've had certain songs I've really liked, like I Turned Out A Punk, Rush, E=MC², and I love Good Morning Britain, by Aztec Camera with Mick Jones guesting. I know Joe was involved with 10 Upping Street, but I never did get familiar with it, and haven't heard it since I was a teenager. I should rectify that. The Mescaleros are probably my all time favorite band, or at least in the running. I also really liked the Latino Rockabilly War stuff.
Not a perfect album - but I really liked 10 Upping Street from BAD. The album is all over the place, the songs were catchy, fun use of audio clips from songs and movies. It wasn't the clash and wasn't supposed to be. Joe Strummer was involved in several of the songs and I think produced much of the album.Great list.
I have to confess, I never glommed onto Global A Go Go, or Strummers other solo stuff.
I shall give it a fresh listen and get back to you.
What’s your take on 10 Upping Street (Big Audio Dynamite)?
I don’t think it’s a GREAT album but I love it’s sense of imagination and daring. Plus I thought it would be a Parent Trap moment for those two and maybe mummy and daddy would kiss and make up and record a decent Clash album again.
+ Megadeth : Rust in Peace