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NewsMike Blackburn's Favorite 'Desert Island' CDs

Posted on Wednesday, February 14 2007 @ 01:32:38 CST by Duncan Glenday
  • Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (Warner '70) The first LP I ever bought, still one of the scariest!

  • Deep Purple - In Rock (Warner '70) The birth of Heavy Metal? Along with Sabbath!

  • Led Zeppelin - IV (Atlantic '71) Staggering display of power!

  • Kansas - Masque (CBS '75) Walsh vocals and Livgren writing at their apogee!

  • Thin Lizzy- Black Rose (Mercury '79) Classy album with Gary Moore's fury!

  • Wishbone Ash- Argus (MCA 1972) Sensational tunes and twin guitar!

  • Van Halen- Van Halen I (Warner '78) Nothing like it before or since!

  • Point Blank- Point Blank ( Arista '76) As hot and raunchy as the south gets!

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced ( MCA '73) Freebird sent me to another place!

  • Rush -Hemispheres (Anthem '78) Outstanding performance, La Villa is still an all time fave!

  • Budgie- Bandolier (MCA '75) Funky riffing galore!

  • Judas Priest- Sad Wings of Destiny (Gull '76) Scary shit but so so good!

  • Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs (Chrysalis '74) Ethereal and heavenly yet rocks hard till this day!

  • The Who - Who's Next ( MCA '71) Stunning songs and performances abound!

  • Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Ash ( MCA '70) This started my guitar quest, courtesy of my first teacher!

  • Deep Purple - Machine Head ( Warner '72) Listen to this in DVD audio for a mind blowing experience!

  • Y.J. Malmsteen - Rising Force (Polydor '84) As much a jaw dropper as VH 1 was!

  • Alcatrazz - No Parole From Rock n Roll (Rockshire '83) YJM showing he could play rock tunes as well as Ritchie!

  • MSG - Assault Attack (Chrysalis '82) My favorite Schenker slab bar none!

  • Joe Satriani - Surfing With the Alien (Relativety '87) Another jaw dropping guitar experience!

  • Gary Moore - Wild Frontier (Virgin '86) Poignant tribute to Philip, RIP

  • Frank Marino - Real Live (Just a Second '04) Now my favorite live album of all time, pristeen sound and performance.

  • Blues Saraceno - Greatest Hits (Guitar '98) How could anyone so young play this well? Awesome!

  • Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous (Mercury '78) Until Reallive came along, my fave live slab!

  • Genesis - Selling England by the Pound (Atlantic'73) As close to perfect as prog rock ever got!

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