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The Songfactors' Choice: Top Albums of the Decade - The '60'

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Since I said this:

We'll probably open voting up for this in the coming week if you still want to nominate ....

We've gotten an additional 6 nominations. We'll give it another 24 and plan to open voting at approximately this time tommorrow. Ok? Ok. ;)

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here goes:

1. More of the Monkees

2. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.

Both from '67.

More later. Gotta go get my hair do'd.

Here's my more.

From Allmusic.com

Biography by Richie Unterberger

Formed primarily for the purpose of starring in a television series, the Monkees were on one hand a cynically manufactured group, devised to cash in on the early Beatles' success by applying the most superficial aspects of the British Invasion formula to capture a preteen audience. On the other hand, they weren't devoid of musical talent, and at their best managed to craft some enduring pop/rock hits. "I'm a Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "Stepping Stone," "Take a Giant Step," "Valleri," "Words" — all were pleasantly jangling, harmony rock numbers with hooks big enough for a meat locker, and all were huge hits in 1966-1968. Scorned at their peak by hipsters for not playing on many of their own records, the group gained some belated critical respect for their catchy, good-time brand of pop.

Both albums that I nominated made it to #1 on Billboard in 1967.

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1) More of the Monkees

Side 1

1."She" (Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart)

2."When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)" (Carole Bayer Sager/Neil Sedaka)

3."Mary, Mary" (Michael Nesmith)

4."Hold On Girl" (Billy Carr/Jack Keller/Ben Raleigh)

5."Your Auntie Grizelda" (Diane Hildebrand, Jack Keller)

6."(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart)

Side 2

1."Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Neil Diamond)

2."The Kind of Girl I Could Love" (Roger Atkins/Michael Nesmith)

3."The Day We Fall In Love" (Sandy Linzer/Denny Randell)

4."Sometime In The Morning" (Gerry Goffin/Carole King)

5."Laugh" (Phil Margo/Mitch Margo/Hank Medress/Jay Siegel)

6."I'm a Believer" (Neil Diamond)

"I'm a Believer" hit #1, and "Steppin' Stone" hit the Top 20.

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2) Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.

Side 1

1."Salesman" (Craig Smith)

2."She Hangs Out" (Jeff Barry)

3."The Door Into Summer" (Chip Douglas, Bill Martin)

4."Love is Only Sleeping" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)

5."Cuddly Toy" (Harry Nilsson)

6."Words" (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart)

[edit] Side 2

1."Hard to Believe" (David Jones, Kim Capli, Eddie Brick, Charlie Rockett)

2."What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" (Michael Martin Murphey, Owen Castleman)

3."Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky" (Peter Tork)

4."Pleasant Valley Sunday" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)

5."Daily Nightly" (Michael Nesmith)

6."Don't Call on Me" (Michael Nesmith, John London)

7."Star Collector" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)

Of these, "Words" hit #11 and "Pleasant Valley Sunday" made it to #3.

PACJ Ltd. was more a critical success than commercial, it's when the guys themselves began contributing some of their own songs and trying to wrestle the reins from the gloved corporate hands that had been manipulating them all along.

Both of these albums played a huge part in my childhood, and I can't help but revisit whenever I hear any of the songs from the Monkees. It's like Paul Simon's "Kodachrome" says, "Makes you think all the world's a sunny day." Well, Monkees music does exactly that for me.

Edited by Guest

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just two I think should be mentioned...

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The Stooges ~ The Stooges (1969)

Side A

1. "1969" – 4:05

2. "I Wanna Be Your Dog" – 3:09

3. "We Will Fall" – 10:18

Side B

1. "No Fun" – 5:15

2. "Real Cool Time" – 2:32

3. "Ann" – 2:59

4. "Not Right" – 2:51

5. "Little Doll" – 3:20

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Cheap Thrills ~ Big Brother and the Holding Company (1968)

Side one

1. "Combination of the Two" (Sam Andrew) – 5:47

2. "I Need a Man to Love" (Andrew, Joplin) – 4:54

3. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) – 4:00

4. "Piece of My Heart" (Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy) – 4:15

Side two

1. "Turtle Blues" (Joplin) – 4:22

2. "Oh, Sweet Mary" (Peter Albin, Andrew, David Getz, James Gurley, Joplin) – 4:16

3. "Ball and Chain" (Big Mama Thornton) – 9:02

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THE SONGFACTORS' CHOICE Top Albums of the Decade: The '60's:

Vote Now!

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A Girl Called Dusty - Dusty Springfield (1964)

Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)

Band, The - The Band (1969)

Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones (1968)

Blind Faith - Blind Faith (1969)

Cheap Thrills ~ Big Brother and the Holding Company (1968)

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)

Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)

Disraeli Gears - Cream (1967)

Doors, The - The Doors (1967)

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young with Crazy Horse (1969)

Gettin Ready - The Temptations (1966)

Getz / Gilberto - Stan Getz / João Gilberto (1964)

Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

Hair (Soundtrack) - Broadway Cast (1968)

Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan (1965)

Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (1962)

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You - Aretha Franklin (1967)

In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson (1969)

Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin (1969)

Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones (1969)

Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music - Ray Charles (1962)

More of the Monkees - The Monkees (1967)

Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds (1965)

Otis Redding Sings Soul - Otis Redding (1966)

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme - Simon & Garfunkel (1966)

Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. - The Monkees (1967)

Pet Sounds - Beach Boys (1966)

Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The - Pink Floyd (1967)

Rubber Soul - The Beatles (1965)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band - Beatles (1967)

Shine on Brightly - Procol Harum (1968)

Something Else - The Kinks (1967)

Stooges, The - The Stooges (1969)

Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane (1967)

Tommy - The Who (1969)

Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (1969)

Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground (1969)

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1- Rubber Soul - The Beatles (1965)

2- Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones (1968)

3- Cheap Thrills ~ Big Brother and the Holding Company (1968)

4- In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson (1969)

5- Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane (1967)

6- Otis Redding Sings Soul - Otis Redding (1966)

7- Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones (1969)

8- Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)

9- Hair (Soundtrack) - Broadway Cast (1968)

10-Tommy - The Who (1969)

BONUS TRACKS:

Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds (1965)

Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground (1969)

Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan (1965)

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme - Simon & Garfunkel (1966)

Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The - Pink Floyd (1967)

Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)

Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

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1. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan (1965)

2. Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane (1967)

3. Rubber Soul - The Beatles (1965)

4. Shine on Brightly - Procol Harum (1968)

5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band - Beatles (1967)

6. Pet Sounds - Beach Boys (1966)

7. Something Else - The Kinks (1967)

8. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme - Simon & Garfunkel (1966)

9. Doors, The - The Doors (1967)

10. Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)

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1. In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson (1969)

2. Tommy - The Who (1969)

3. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin (1969)

4. Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)

5. Shine on Brightly - Procol Harum (1968)

6. Disraeli Gears - Cream (1967)

7. Doors, The - The Doors (1967)

8. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band - The Beatles (1967)

9. Rubber Soul - The Beatles (1965)

10. Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane (1967)

You know it's a great list when I don't vote for Pink Floyd or The Stones. :bow:

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A top 20 would have been more comfortable :stars:

1. Doors, The - The Doors (1967)

2. Disraeli Gears - Cream (1967)

3. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan (1965)

4. Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band - Beatles (1967)

6. Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)

7. Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The - Pink Floyd (1967)

8. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin (1969)

9. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young with Crazy Horse (1969)

10.Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (1962)

I love that sixties music! :bow:

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1. Let It Bleed - Stones

2. Beggars Banquet - Stones

3. Tommy - Who

4. Something Else - Kinks

5. Led Zeppelin II - Zeppelin

6. Green River - Creedence

7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band - Beatles

8. Rubber Soul - Beatles

9. Disraeli Gears - Cream

10. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. - Monkees

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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1 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin (1969)

2 Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

3 Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)

4 Doors, The - The Doors (1967)

5 Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones (1968)

6 Tommy - The Who (1969)

7 Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds (1965)

8 Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The - Pink Floyd (1967)

9 Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane (1967)

10 Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones (1969)

This was no easy list :crazy:

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1. Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

2. Rubber Soul - The Beatles (1965)

3. Tommy - The Who (1969)

4. Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds (1965)

5. Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)

6. Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones (1969)

7. Band, The - The Band (1969)

8. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan (1965)

9. Disraeli Gears - Cream (1967)

10 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys (1966)

Wow!....so unfair...I love all these albums!

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1. Are You Experienced? - Jimi

2.I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You - Aretha

3. Velvet Underground - VU

4. The Band - The Band

5. Beggar's Banquet - Stones

6. Moder Sounds In Country & Western Music - Ray Charles

7. The Doors - The Doors

8. A Girl Called Dusty - Dusty

9. Howling Wolf - HW

10. Pet Sounds - Beach Boys

That was easy. :P

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1. Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones (1969)

2. Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)

3. Tommy - The Who (1969)

4. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin (1969)

5. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme - Simon & Garfunkel (1966)

6. Rubber Soul - The Beatles (1965)

7. Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (1969)

8. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)

9. Band, The - The Band (1969)

10. Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music - Ray Charles (1962)

I'm not happy. I had more. Lots more. :(

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