Cyclechat investigates...classic rock albums

Which CD does an ageing rock fan play first in his new car?

  • Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull

    Votes: 4 13.8%
  • III - Led Zeppelin

    Votes: 13 44.8%
  • The White Album - The Beatles

    Votes: 11 37.9%
  • What's a CD Grandad? Stream some DJ Twatfish

    Votes: 1 3.4%

  • Total voters
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Well, quite unexpectedly I find a new car on the horizon. This creates a minor quandry.

Now, those that know me know I'm stuck in the late 60's and early seventies musically. I was born 20 years too late in that regard.

So this now leaves me with a poser - which CD do I play first in my new car?


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I am not sure the White Album counts as rock, but it's better than Led Zep III. I am shamefully ignorant of Jethro Tull.
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Ian Anderson, Mr Jethro Tull himself, wrote Thick as a Brick in anger. The sublime album Aqualung had been described as a concept album by the critics, despite Anderson's increasingly strident denials.

In the end Anderson flipped and said, "if they want a concept album then I'll give them the concept album to end them all." And that's what he did - 45 minutes of pith taking and sticking 2 fingers up at the critics, but it was so subtle it went over the critics heads. In his efforts to take the pith Anderson had accidentally created perhaps the finest concept album of all time.

He really lost his rag at this, and his next album, A Passion Play, was originally about a bomb being planted in a theatre and killing all the critics. He regained sanity only weeks before the album appears due to be released and re recorded it in a saner form. Nevertheless, the original "Chateau D'isaster" tapes were released in the late 80's and us mere mortals were left in awe at Anderson's towering genius.

But fine as it is, is TAAB first CD in a new car material?
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