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Ten Albums that Changed my Life (Pt. 3)
(A Chronological list of records that turned my Life in new Directions- 1977-Present)

Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack) – The Stranger (Billy Joel) – The Beatles 1962-1970 (the Red & Blue albums) – My Son the Nut (Allan Sherman) – Self-Titled (The Beatles) – Magical Mystery Tour (The Beatles) – All Things Must Pass (George Harrison) – Rio (Duran Duran) – Friend or Foe (Adam Ant) – Who’s Afraid of the Art of Noise? – Fragile (Yes) – Close to the Edge (Yes) – After the Gold Rush (Neil Young) – Zen Arcade (Hüsker Dü) – Album (Flipper) – Paranoid (Black Sabbath) – Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (The Replacements) – Throb Throb (Naked Raygun) – Chronic Town (R.E.M.) – Let It Be (The Replacements) – New Day Rising (Hüsker Dü) – Fables of the Reconstruction (R.E.M.) – Loose Nut (Black Flag) – Made To Be Broken (Soul Asylum) – Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Bob Dylan) – Rayon (Precious Wax Drippings) – The Ragged School (Jacobites) – I Often Dreams of Trains (Robyn Hitchcock) – Telephone Free Landslide Victory (Camper Van Beethoven) – Psychocandy (Jesus and Mary Chain) – Master of Puppets (Metallica) – Upstairs at Eric’s (Yaz) – II & III (Camper Van Beethoven) – Ain’t We A Wishin’ Bunch (Precious Wax Drippings) – Ramones/It’s Alive (Ramones) – Self-Titled (Camper Van Beethoven) – Greatest Hits (Simon and Garfunkel) – Rumours (Fleetwood Mac) – The Queen Is Dead (The Smiths) – Greatest Hits (Electric Light Orchestra) – Frank Sinatra Sings For Only the Lonely – Louder than Bombs (The Smiths) – If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (The Mamas & the Papas) – Surfer Rosa (the Pixies) – Pigs Suck/Happiness is a Big Top (Circus Maximus) – Just Keep Eating (Scratch Acid) – Led Zeppelin III – House Tornado (Throwing Muses) – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (Public Enemy) – Fear of a Black Planet (Public Enemy) – Rembrandt Pussyhorse (Butthole Surfers) – Car Radio Jerome (Fred Lane and His Hittite Hotshots) – Anthology (Sly & the Family Stone) – Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix Experience) – Locust Abortion Technician (Butthole Surfers) – Psychic… Powerless… Another Man’s Sac (Butthole Surfers) – Paul’s Boutique (Beastie Boys) – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Pink Floyd) – Heaven or Las Vegas? (Cocteau Twins) – On Fire (Galaxie 500) – She Hangs Brightly (Mazzy Star) – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Neil Young and Crazy Horse) – More (Pink Floyd) – Pod (The Breeders) – Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival) – Labour of Lust (Nick Lowe) – Self-Titled (The La’s) – A Song for You (the Carpenters) – News of the World (Queen) – Isn’t Anything (My Bloody Valentine) – A&M Classics/Greatest Hits (Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass) – Equinox (Brasil ’66) – Self-Titled (Van Halen) – Loveless (My Bloody Valentine) – 1983-1985 (Beat Happening) – Self-Titled (Pierre Etoile) – A Love Affair with Nature (Cannanes) – The Wilderness Years (Nick Lowe) – Double Gold (Neil Diamond) – Spring-Heeled Jack (The Renfields) – Self-Titled (Velvet Underground) – Tonight’s the Night (Neil Young) – Double Nickels On the Dime (Minutemen) – Kings of the Wild Frontier (Adam and the Ants) Self-Titled (Blind Faith) – Greatest Hits (Kinks) – Juvenilia (Verlaines) – Grievous Angel (Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris) – 40 Greatest Hits (Hank Williams) – The Essential Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys – Genius of Modern Music Vol.1 (Thelonious Monk) – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (Frank Sinatra) – The Essential Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton – The Essential Porter Wagoner – Pink Moon (Nick Drake) – Self-Titled (Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers) – Soul Station (Hank Mobley) – The Jody Grind (Horace Silver Sextet) – Pick Yourself Up (Anita O’Day) – Bringing it All Back Home/Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan) – The Best of Leonard Cohen – Pet Sounds (Beach Boys) – Anniversary (Tammy Wynette) – From Elvis in Memphis (Elvis Presley) – Blue (Joni Mitchell) – Court and Spark (Joni Mitchell) – Fresh (Sly and the Family Stone) – Sunflower (The Beach Boys) – Veedon Fleece (Van Morrison) – Rancho Texicano (ZZ Top) – The Game (Queen) – American Primitive Volume 2 (Various Artists) – Pyramid Landing (Marbles) – Who’s Next (The Who) – On the Beach (Neil Young) – A Swan at Smiley’s (Patrick Porter) – Kinks Kronikles (The Kinks) – Damaged (Black Flag) – Road to Ruin (Ramones) – 3 Feet High and Rising (De La Soul) – Lola vs. Powerman and the Money-Go-Round (Kinks) – Van Halen II – Electric Warrior (T. Rex) – Rio Grande Mud (ZZ Top) – Ballot Result (Minutemen) – 1982 Demos (Black Flag) – Fire in My Bones: Raw, Rare & Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 (Various) – Muswell Hillbillies (The Kinks) – In Color (Cheap Trick) – Jailbreak – (Thin Lizzy) – Radio City (Big Star) – Honky Tonk Heroes (Waylon Jennings) – Complete Basement Tapes (Bob Dylan & The Band)


(in chronological order)

1. Home For a Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown & Garth Williams
2. D’aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths, Edgar and Ingri D’Aulaire
3. Good News For Modern Man
4. The Hodgepodge Book, Duncan Emrich and Ib Ohlsson
5. The World of Pooh, A.A. Milne and Ernest Shepard
6. Pond Life, George K. Reid, Sally D. Kaicher and Tom Dolan
7. On the Road, Jack Kerouac
8. The Reproduction of Daily Life, Fredy Perlman
9. Stalking the Wild Asparagus, Euell Gibbons
10. How the Great Religions Began, Joseph Gaer
11. The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers
12. Moon in a Dewdrop, Dogen Zenji
13. Opening the Hand of Thought/Approach to Zen, Kosho Uchiyama Roshi
14. Pilgrim At Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard
15. Chuang Tzu, trans. Burton Watson
16. Chronicles, Vol. One, Bob Dylan
17. Eihei Koroku, Dogen Zenji
18. O.M.A.C.: One Man Army Corps, Jack Kirby


In no particular order:

Horse Feathers / The 400 Blows / Nights of Cabiria / Repo Man / Blazing Saddles / Alice in the Cities / Amarcord / Adaptation / Monty Python and the Holy Grail / 8 1/2 / Time Bandits / Quadrophenia / La Dolce Vita / Animal House / Grease / Breaking Away / The Bicycle Thief / The Wizard of Oz / Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams / The Kids Are Alright / Il Posto / Rose Hobart / Koyaanisqatsi / Never Give a Sucker an Even Break / Daisies


In no particular order…

The Little Rascals / The Dick Van Dyke Show / Night Flight / The Brady Bunch / Son of Svenghouli / Image Union / The Ray Rayner Show / Monty Python’s Flying Circus / Chicago Bears Football / The Young Ones / The Twilight Zone / Seinfeld / Roseanne / Home To Roost / Jeopardy! / Keeping Up Appearances …