joe's 75 Fav Albums From 1976

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A good year for hard rock, not so good for prog. This year is the start of the decline for my musical tastes.

1.2112-Rush
2.Boston-Boston
3.The Royal Scam-Steely Dan
4.Rock 'N' Roll Over-Kiss
5.Hotel California-Eagles
6.Presence-Led Zeppelin
7.Technical Ecstacy-Black Sabbath
8.Moonmadness-Camel
9.Destroyer-Kiss
10.Crosscut Saw-Groundhogs
11.No Heavy Petting-UFO
12.Houdini-Stray
13.Rising-Rainbow
14.Unorthodox Behaviour-Brand X
15.Agents Of Fortune
16.Jailbreak-Thin Lizzy
17.Long Misty Days-Robin Trower
18.Don't Lie To The Band-Dillinger(Can. heavy prog)
19.All The World's A Stage-Rush
20.Triumph-Triumph
21.Black Diamond-Groundhogs
22.Sad Wings Of Destiny-Judas Priest
23.Song Remains The Same-Led Zeppelin
24.Give Us A Wink-Sweet
25.Dirty Deeds-AC/DC
26.Rocks-Aerosmith
27.Crystal Ball-Styx
28.In Trance-Scorpions
29.Wired-Jeff Beck
30.Run With The Pack-Bad Co.
31.High Voltage-AC/DC
32.Johnny The Fox-Thin Lizzy
33.801 Live-801/Phil Manzanera
34.II-Moxy(Can. hard rock)
35.Virgin Killer-Scorpions
36.Flyin' High-Blackfoot
37.Stonewall-Stonewall(US hard rock)
38.Dreamboat Annie-Heart
39.Walter Rossi-Walter Rossi(Can. hard rock)
40.Dreams, Dreams, Dreams-Chilliwack(Can. rock)
41.Tales Of Mystery And Imagination-Alan Parsons
42.Made In Europe-Deep Purple
43.Red Card-Streetwalkers(UK hard rock)
44.Trapeze-Trapeze(UK hard rock)
45.Gazeuse!-Gong
46.Made In Rock-Solid Ground(Swedish hard rock/heavy psych)
47.IV-Mahogany Rush(Can. hard rock)
48.One-Flax(Norway hard rock)
49.Viva! Roxy Music-Roxy Music
50.Animal Notes-Crack The Sky(US heavy prog)
51.Leftoverture-Kansas
52.A Day At The Races-Queen
53.Night Moves-Bob Seger
54.Watercourse Way-Shadowfax(US prog)
55.A Trick Of The Tail-Genesis
56.Paris-Paris(US hard rock)
57.If I Were Brittania I'd waive The Rules-Budgie
58.Dawn-Eloy(Ger. prog)
59.Romantic Warrior-Return To Forever(US jazz fusion)
60.Night Shift-Foghat
61.Thunderbird-Finch(Aussie hard rock)
62.Fly Like An Eagle-Steve Miller
63.Still Life-Van Der Graaf Generator
64.Kites-Jade Warrior
65.Widowmaker-Widowmaker(UK hard rock)
66.Starz-Starz
67.Beyond Expression-Finch(Dutch prog)
68.Limited Edition-Blue Max(Can. hard rock)
69.Point Blank-Point Black(Southern hard rock)
70.Oxygene-Jean Michael Jarre
71.Sommerabend-Novalis(Ger. prog)
72.Pat Travers-Pat Travers
73.Olias Of Sunhillow-Jon Anderson
74.Blue For You-Status Quo
75.Gimme back My Bullets-Lynyrd Skynyrd
 

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Even though you stated you were starting to lose your passion there are some great albums on that list.

I would move Oxygene, Leftoverture, Dreamboat Annie and Dreams Dreams Dreams a lot higher on my list, still it amazes me you can even sort a list like that out in the first place.

Love seeing my favorite Steely Dan album at #3.:cheers2

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Gimme Back My Bullets at #75 :eek:


Well, at least you have it on your list. I see another country rock favorite on the low end of the list, too, Point Blank (hardly anyone remember this album or band).

Glad to see these make your list along with Blackfoot at #36.
 

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Great to see some of my faves in there Joe....the excellent STARZ debut plus a couple of SCORPIONS gems,MOXY etc . Hmm whats this at number 65?.....WIDOWMAKER...I have the 2 albums by this great band I am so glad someone else remembers them ! We will have to chat
 

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I didn't really lose my passion, it was more about the music being produced this year LG. The years following will be even more generally less liking to my ears. '65-'75 was the best 10 year period of music for me.

Magic, the last 25 albums could be in any other order. Gimme Back My Bullets doesn't even compare to thier first two albums. Point Blank's first couple of albums are excellent but after that the band sounded to AOR for me.
 

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Would probably put 2112 on the top of my list as well. Together with Rainbow Rising, Virgin Killer, Viva, Dreamboat Annie and Romantic Warrior. Some bands I don't know I will do a search on. Dillinger, Stonewall, Flax, Shadowfax and Blue Max.
 

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LOU, another Widowmaker fan. I thought I was the only one. Led by Ariel Bender a.k.a. Luther Grosvenor from Spooky Tooth and Mott The Hoople. Their second album, Too Late To Cry is a scorcher.
 

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God's Clown - Ocean(prog/hard rock): I'd slide this into #2.
Hearts of Fire - Stray(UK hard rock)
Houdini - Stray(can't believe I missed these two)
 

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