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    OK, Here's My Essential Hard Rock "20" ( I could never list just ten....I wasn't born yesterday--- so you get Twenty):



    Van Halen - Van Halen

    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

    Deep Purple - Machine Head

    The Who - Live At Leeds

    Grand Funk Railroad - Live Album

    Alice Cooper - Killer

    Metal Church - Metal Church

    Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick

    ELP - Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends

    Guns & Roses - Appetite For Destruction

    AC/DC - Back In Black

    White Zombie - Supersexy Swingin' Sounds

    Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengance

    Nirvana - Nevermind

    Filter - Short Bus

    Pro-Pain - The Foul Taste of Freedom

    Dream Theater - Awake

    Iron Butterfly - Inna Gadda Da Vida

    Pink Floyd - Animals

    Rush - Test For Echo

    ~~8 U.S.C. § 1182(f)~~

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    Interesting choices, some very good records on that list. I was surprised by your choice of Floyd records. Animals has always been my favorite.

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    I could add more, but here's 20...

    AC/DC - Back In Black
    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
    Van Halen - Van Halen
    Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    The Who - Who's Next
    Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
    Judas Priest - British Steel
    Metallica - Metallica
    Tool - Ænima
    Rush - Permanent Waves
    Deep Purple - Machine Head
    Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
    UFO - Lights Out
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
    Motörhead - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
    Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
    Rainbow - Rainbow Rising
    Def Leppard - Pyromania
    Aerosmith - Rocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by godisEd View Post
    Interesting choices, some very good records on that list. I was surprised by your choice of Floyd records. Animals has always been my favorite.
    Well, ANIMALS is one of PF's hardest rocking albums. I wish I could have goone and seen that tour in 1977. I was in college and short of cash at the time, since I was paying to go and see Led Zeppelin three times that year. Hindsight is always 20-20, isn't it...

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    Default From my Hard-E mix

    MSG-MSG
    Thin Lizzy-Thinder & Lightning
    Def Leppard-High & Dry
    AC/DC-Back In Black
    Alcatrazz-Disturbing the Peace
    Coheed & Cambria-Good Apollo I'm Burning
    Corrosion of Conformity-Deliverance
    The Cult-Beyond Good & Evil
    Foo Fighters-In Your Honor
    Billy Idol-Devil's Playground
    Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast
    Jane's Addiction-Ritual De Lo Habitual
    Jimmy Eat World-Bleed American
    Ozzy-Dairy of a Madman
    Paul Stanley- ST Kiss '77
    PIL- Album
    Porcupine Tree-In Absentia
    STP-Tiny Music
    Temple of the Dog-ST
    TNT-My Religion
    Tool-10000 Days
    ZZ Top-Deguelo
    Masters of Reality-Blue Garden
    Muse-Origin of Symmetry
    Pride & Glory-ST
    Ratt-Out of the Cellar
    Rush-Permanent Waves
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    Here you go. It's pretty much rated in order. I managed to choose only one release per band. I could have put all zepp, Halen & Queensryche to cover all twenty. easily. but i didn't. I also strayed a little from the 'Hard Rock' classification.

    Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti

    Van Halen Fair Warning

    Queensryche Rage for Order

    ACDC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

    Soundgarden Superunknown

    Red Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party Plan

    Rush All the World's A Stage

    Cheap Trick Live at Budokon

    Nazareth Hot Tracks

    April Wine Nature of the Beast

    Fishbone Truth and Soul

    Judas Priest Turbo

    Def Leppard Hysteria

    Scorpions Love at First Sting

    Kings X Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

    Living Colour Time's Up

    Boston Don't Look Back

    Aerosmith Done with Mirrors

    The Cult Love

    Pearl Jam Ten
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    No particular order.........

    1 Halen - Balance

    2 Rush - Signals

    3 Queensryche - Empire

    4 AC/DC - High Voltage

    5 Queen - News of the World

    6 Rik Emmett - Absolutely

    7 Giant - Time To Burn

    8 Stiltskin - SHE

    9 Rush - Moving Pictures

    10 Halen II

    11 Yes - Talk (listen to it and you'll agree that it qualifies as 'hard rock')

    12 Floyd - Animals (ditto)

    13 Led Zep - Houses of the Holy

    14 Def Lep - Pyromania

    15 Boston - Debut

    16 Rainbow - Bent Out Of Shape

    17 Rush - Exit...Stage Left

    18 Sammy Hagar - Sammy Hagar (with Ed)

    19 Live - Throwing Copper

    20 Heart - Bad Animals
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    These were the albums had the most profound impact on me at the time I discovered them:
    • Motley Crue: Shout At the Devil (can't believe no one mentioned this one yet)
    • Iron Maiden: Powerslave
    • Led Zeppelin: IV
    • Kiss: Destroyer
    • Van Halen
    • Rush: Moving Pictures
    • Judas Priest: Screaming For Vengeance
    • Aerosmith: Toys In the Attic
    • Metallica: Ride the Lightening
    • Ozzy: Blizzard of Ozz
    • ACDC: Highway To Hell
    • Guns n' Roses: Appetite For Destruction
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    • Def Leppard: Pyromania
    • Blackfoot: Strikes
    • Tesla: Mechanical Resonance
    • Ratt: Out of the Cellar
    • Lynyrd Skynyrd: pronounced leh-nerd sky-nerd
    • the Scorpions: Love At First Sting
    • Pearl Jam: Ten

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    Here goes

    Van Halen- Van Halen
    AC/DC- Powerage
    Lynch Mob- Wicked Sensation
    Guns N' Roses- Appeteite for Destruction
    Led Zeppelin II or III
    Alice Cooper-Killer
    Motley Crue- Shout At The Devil
    Black Sabbath- Paranoid
    Cheap Trick- Heaven Tonight
    Def Leppard- Pyromania
    David Lee Roth- Eat Em' And Smile
    Dio- Holy Diver
    Cinderella- Night Songs
    Dokken- Tooth And Nail
    Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard of Ozz
    Poison- Look What The Cat Dragged In
    The Doors- Morrison Hotel
    Aerosmith- Toys In The Attic
    Montrose- Montrose
    Skid Row- Skid Row

    No particular order. I love the diversity I'm seeing in this thread, maybe it should've been 30!

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    Van Halen - Fair Warning
    Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    AC/DC - Back in Black
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Rush - Exit Stage Left
    Van Halen - Women and Children First
    Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
    The Who - Live at Leeds
    The Police - Synchronicity
    Led Zeppelin
    The Scorpions - Love at First Sting
    Cheap Trick - At Budokan
    AC/DC - Highway to Hell
    Boston
    Billy Idol - Devil's Playground
    The Scorpions - Unbreakable
    Van Halen
    Rush - Signals
    The Police - Outlandos D'Amour

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    In no particular order:

    Van Halen
    Kiss Destroyer
    Cheap Trick Budokan
    Led Zeppelin 2
    Led Zeppelin 4
    AC/DC Back In Black
    Kiss Alive
    Frampton Comes Alive
    Deep Purple Perfect Strangers
    Guns n Roses Appetite For Destruction
    AC/DC Dirty Deeds
    Boston
    Aerosmith Toys In The Attic
    Def Leppard Pyromania
    Ozzy Diary of a Madman
    Ozzy Blizzard of Oz
    Van Halen Fair Warning
    Foreigner 4
    Queen A Night At The Opera
    Prince Purple Rain
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    Led Zep-IV
    Sabbath-Heaven and Hell
    Deep Purple-Machine Head
    Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon
    Van Halen-I
    AC/DC-Back in Black
    Judas Priest-Screaming for Vengeance
    Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast
    GnR-Appetite for Destruction
    Metallica-Master of Puppets
    Slayer-Reign in Blood
    Queensryche-Operation Mindcrime
    Soundgarden-Superunknown
    Alice in Chains-Dirt
    Ozzy-Blizzard of Oz
    Pantera-Vulgar Display of Power
    Rush-2112
    Van Halen-Fair Warning
    Montrose-Montrose
    Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic

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    Nice lists guys, here's my 20.

    Holy Diver~Dio
    Fair Warning~Van Halen
    Appetite For Destruction~Guns 'N Roses
    Let There Be Rock~AC/DC
    Powerslave~Iron Maiden
    Ride The Lightining~Metallica
    Rust In Peace~Megadeth
    Bristish Steel~Judas Priest
    Physical Graffitti~Zep
    Vol. 4~Sabbath
    Dirt~Alice In Chains
    Core~STP
    Superunknown~Soundgarden
    Degrees Of Black~Dust For Life
    Rocks~Aerosmith
    No More Tears~Ozzy
    Jailbreak~Thin Lizzy
    Vivid~Living Colour
    Seasons~Sevendust
    Dysfunction~Staind
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    ~David Lee Roth~

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    In no particular order.....

    Van HALEN - Fair Warning
    AC/DC - Highway to Hell
    Rolling Stones - Some Girls
    Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks
    The Clash - London Calling
    Ramones - Rocket to Russia
    Generation X - Kiss Me Deadly
    Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
    Black Flag - Damaged
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Queen - News of the World
    Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    The Who - Live at Leeds
    77's - Drowning With Land In Sight
    David Lee Roth - Eat Em And Smile
    U2 - War
    Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
    The Alarm - Declaration
    Jimi Hendrix - BBC Sessions

    These are 20 essential albums that everyone with decent musical taste should own. Labels like "hard rock" can be argued as to the definition, but my criteria was simply albums that are damn good and timeless, regardless of what labels you throw at them".
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    In no particular order:

    1.Van Halen: Van Halen I
    2.Van Halen: 5150
    3.Dream Theater: Images and Words
    4.Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II
    5.The Doors: Waiting For the Sun
    6.Queensryche: Empire
    7.Metallica: Master of Puppets
    8.AC/DC: Back In Black
    9.Guns N Roses: Appetite for Destruction
    10.Oasis: Definitely Maybe
    11.Pride and Glory: Pride and Glory
    12.The Who: Live at Leeds
    13.Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tears
    14.Motley Crue: Motley Crue (the one without Vince Neil)
    15.Pantera: Cowboys From Hell
    16.Korn: Korn
    17.Lindsey Buckingham: Out of the Cradle
    18.Black Sabbath: Paranoid
    19.Megadeth: Countdown to Extinction
    20.Queen: Classic Queen

 

 

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