14 comments on “1970′s Historic & Classic Rock Albums . . . . . . . . . . DAVID CROSBY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IF I COULD ONLY REMEMBER MY NAME . . . . February 22, 1971

  1. This description echoes my sentiments because it’s EXACTLY how I feel about this album!!! It’s an extraordinarily beautiful album that must have took some courage for DC to release because much of it was so unorthodox (I know that McGuinn blasted it but what does he know; he kicked DC out of the Byrds!!!). At times I actually had trouble listening to “Laughing” because it made me feel too high!

    Cowboy Movie was an allegory, describing the events surrounding Stills & Nash and I believe ,Rita Coolidge – a very creative effort. The visual images brought about when listening to this song are so vivid that I too have always thought someone should make it into a movie.

    IICORMN is one of the 20 albums that I’d need to survive if I were stranded on a desert island:

    If I Could Only Remember My Name – D. Crosby
    Disraeli Gears – Cream
    Mr. Fantasy – Traffic
    Days of Future Past – Moody Blues
    Electric Ladyland – J. Hendrix
    CS&N – Crosby, Stills & Nash
    Beggars Banquet – Rolling Stones
    Mixed Bag – Richie Havens
    Doors – The Doors
    Blows Against the Empire – Paul Kantner
    Retrospective – Buffalo Springfield
    Workingman’s Dead – Grateful Dead
    Led Zeppelin III – Led Zeppelin
    On the Threshold of a Dream – Moody Blues
    Blind Faith – Blind Faith
    Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme – Beatles
    Traffic II – Traffic
    In Search of the Lost Chord – Moody Blues
    Turning Point – J. Mayall
    White Album – Beatles

    • Well, 20 makes for a very tight decision, but I can easily agree with 5 (Doors, Crosby, Moody’s Past, Hendrix Ladyland and PSR&T) and swap-out Led Zep III for Led Zep I and that makes 6!

      I had Simon & Garfunkel’s PSR&T on the Top 69 Historic & Classic 1960s Rock Albums list originally, but had to stay true to Rock – painful because it is definitely in the class of “every track is an irresistible gem” category and a personal favorite!

      There’s Rock and then there’s the Spirit of Rock – tough delineations sometimes!
      I need to do a genre-less Top Albums of the ’60s & ’70s List soon!

      Your astute and insightful comments are always appreciated and welcomed!

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    • Yes I have; KARMA OUTLAWS (registered with the WGA – Writers Guild of America); it serves as the basis for a videogame IP I’m trying to get made:
      http://xlntsites.wix.com/karmaoutlaws#!intro
      It’s guaranteed to “Raise your consciousness as you kick ass across dimensions!”
      But as far as a ’60s/’70s-themed screenplay, I haven’t. It would be a challenge and would be best as an indie project, as studios mainly back subject matter that relates to today’s market – sigh.
      Screenplays are very time-consuming; where dedication and sacrifice of everything else is required; not impossible now, just a serious decision – but something to consider. I’m not a defeatist, just a realist, I’ve gone to a few Pitchfest’s out here in LaLa Land and competition is fierce.
      It would certainly be interesting subject matter close to my heart and one where no embellishments would be needed.
      Are you psychic? I ask this seriously. Check my new post tomorrow; it could very well be the basis for just such a screenplay!

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