DJTEES PLAYLIST - Albums
Black Sabbath: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Often forgotten is how delicate some of Sabbath’s work was. Here’s were they blended the bone-crunching riffs with a bit of acoustic loveliness
Steve Hillage: Live Herald
Gloriously ambient riffing from the master.
Winger – In The Heart Of The Young
Big hair metallers who tried to copy Def Leppard and ended up making superb pop/metal with a seasoning of shred on top. Sang about having it off with 17 year old girls. Obviously.
Man: Back To The Future
Climb on board, light a big one and enjoy the ride. Welsh stoners in excelsis.
Whitesnake: Early Years
When they were more blues and soul. Would I lie to you just to get in your pants? I think so. Wonderful.
Badfinger: No Dice
Melodic Beatlesy pop-rock. Should have been massive. Weren’t. There were casualties.
Steely Dan: Aja
Staggeringly tasteful, hedonistic, musical and downright coooo-oo-ool.
Deep Purple: Live In Europe
The forgotten live album. Listen to Paice’s drumming on Stormbringer. Extraordinary.
Doobie Brothers : Long Train Running box set.
More Doobies than you can shake, well, a doobie at. Huge box set with everything they ever recorded in. Started off doing boogie ended up doing soul then came back with rock. All good. Moustaches to the fore.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers : The Last DJ
2007's return to form for the, when he’s good he’s really good, songwriter. Ascerbic, barbed and full of chunky, beefy choruses.
The debut and the best album. Set the template for 80s metal ten years previously
Steve Miller Band: Recall The Beginning…A Journey From Eden
Portentous title for one of Steve Miller most ignored albums but remains satisfyingly laid back, stoned immaculate and melodious with a bit of nifty lead guitar thrown in. Lovely summer record.
Genesis: Trick Of The Tail
Satisfies on all levels. Great melodies, great musicianship, great songs and wonky time signatures. Accessible but still difficult enough to stand the test of time.
Wee Tam – The Incredible String Band
Intriguing 1968 effort, much more delicate than a lot of the “wow – CLOUDS!” psychedelica of the time. ‘Job’s Tears’ is beautiful.
Fashion Nugget – Cake
Dry, wry college rock that spawned hit single ‘The Distance’, although ‘Frank Sinatra’ is the standout in our humble opinion.
You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can’t Tuna Fish – REO Speedwagon
Career high from the stadium rock bazillion sellers; a guilty pleasure.
Play – Moby
Brilliant and typically mixed bag from the multi-talented little bald wizard.
LA Woman – The Doors
A great blues band back to something near their best; and their last with Jim.
Hunky Dory – David Bowie
Hugely different from The Man Who, this is a richly rewarding, sophisticated, poppier masterpiece.
Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
Robert and the boys in all their edgy, tearstained glory.
Slim Shady – Eminem
Disturbed, disturbing funny and lyrically precise.
Kind Of Blue – Miles Davis
The greatest jazz record ever made.
Modern Life Is Rubbish – Blur
Made when they were in the indie rump and prior to oi-oi-saveloy Brit Pop glory; stands up pretty well