Thinking of 15 albums just wasn’t enough for me.

It started with an e-mail from Facebook stating that I was tagged by my buddy Brian Jones on a note he wrote on his face book page.

Think of 15 albums, CDs, LPs (if you’re over 40) that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life. Dug into your soul. Music that brought you to life when you heard it. Royally affected you, kicked you in the wasu, literally socked you in the gut, is what I mean. Then when you finish, tag 15 others, including me. Make sure you copy and paste this part so they know the drill. Get the idea now? Good.

Well I came up with the following 15 albums:

1. Beatles – Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. Billy Joel – Piano Man
3. The Blues Brothers – Briefcase Full of Blues
4. Kinks – Give the People What They Want
5. The Allman Brothers – Eat a Peach
6. The Nails – Mood Swing
7. Steely Dan – Aja
8. Wings – Wings Across America
9. The Who – Who’s Next
10. Web Wilder – Doo Dad
11. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
12. Sam & Dave – The Best of Sam & Dave
13. Huey Lewis & News – Fore
14. Supertramp – Breakfast in America
15. Boomtown Rats’ – A Tonic for the Troops

But with my back ground of radio and also the fact that there wasn’t much to do in Bath NY in the winter as well as being a member of the Columbia Recod Club..I had just so many more albums that had influenced my life. On my ride home form work I came up with at least 10 more and by the time I sat down and really thougth about it I came up with a total of 55 albums that had such a profound effect on me. This list is in no order except for the first 2 albums, they were the first albums I ever owned and listend to and effected me. This list is not complete in my mind because I am still being effected by new music and albums as well as I keep thinking of other albums I use to listened to…I still haven’t gone to the basement and gone through my many cases of vinyl. So enjoy the list of “The Albums that have influenced my life from the early 70’s and onward.”