Top 5 albums: Teardrop Explodes - Killamanjaro / Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Souls for Rock and Roll (cheating, I know, but it's the first Sabbath album I ever bought)/ Cult- Love/ Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden/ Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Fire Cat (sorry, those albums are both indispensable.) Somewhere on that list should be Echo and Bunnymen - Crocodiles, but I don't know where.
Top 5 albums: In no particular order and all albums are subject to change: Porcupine Tree – Deadwing/ Iron Maiden – Live After Death (which will change the moment I play any other Iron Maiden album) / Voivod – Killing Technology / Opeth – Ghost Reveries/ Rush – Grace Under Pressure/ Van Morrison – Moondance.
Top 5 albums: Mother Superior - The Heavy Soul Experience of Mother Superior/ Mr. Bungle - California/ Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow/ Harry Nilsson - The Point/ Rage Against The Machine - Self Titled
6 Top albums: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Greatest Hits/ Drive-By Truckers – The Dirty South/ Danzig –S/T/ Zodiac – A Bit of Devil / Fireball Ministry – The Second Great Awakening / DOWN – N.O.L.A.
Top 5 Semi-current Records: Wild Throne: Blood Maker/ Greenleaf: Trails & Passes/ The Districts:A Flourish and a Spoil/ Torche: Restarter/ Field Report: Marigolden
Top 5 All-time Meatjack:Days of Fire/ Murder by Death: Good Morning, Magpie/ Isis: Panopticon
16 Horsepower: Secret South/ Clutch s/t
Odin: Odin loves metal, pure and simple. Probably not more than life itself, but you know, metal matters. And Jameson has to be pretty high on the list too. Oh yeah and BBQ, good BBQ has to be right up there. Come to think of it, where would we be without football and hockey? So, you know, metal’s in the top 4 or 5 there somewhere.
Top 5 Albums: Living Colour -Time’s Up/ Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast/ Goatwhore - Carving Out The Eyes Of God/ Led Zeppelin -Physical Grafitti/ The Black Crowes - Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
Top 5 albums, at the moment, and subject to change (there’s just too much good music out there for only five): The Band - Music From Big Pink/ Chet Atkins - Me and My Guitar/ The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?/ Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Trouble Is/ Pinetop Perkins - Ladies Man
Ollie also plays guitar and sings in the UK's finest bruised, boozed and bluesed hard rockers Grifter.
Top 5 favourite albums: The first six Black Sabbath albums (I have them as a boxed set so it's not cheating though if pushed for one I'd say Paranoid)/ Led Zeppelin - II/ Deep Purple - In Rock/ The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street/ Motorhead - No Sleep Til Hammersmith = AC/DC - If You Want Blood...You've Got it
Her first love is The Red Hot Chili Peppers and how she doesn't have a restraining order against her for her obsession with those guys we'll never know. She's in her 10th year of following them around on tour. A restraining order is much overdue.
Top 5 albums (at the moment, changes everyday!). Red Hot Chili Peppers (shock!) - Blood Sugar Sex Magick/ Dot Hacker - Inhibition/ John Frusciante - The Empyrean/ Jeff Buckley - Grace/ Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Top 5 Albums this week (in no order) Motorhead - Ace of Spades, Marillion - Clutching at Straws, Rush - Signals, Pagan Altar - Judgement of the Dead/ Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Elixir - the Son of Odin / Rainbow -Ritchie Blackmore's Raimbow
Top 5 albums (at the moment), Graveyard - self titled/ Clutch - Earth Rocker/ Mothership - self titled/ Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots/ Wo Fat - The Black Code
Top 5 albums of all time: Thin Lizzy - Fighting; UFO - Phenomenon; Pale Divine - Painted Windows Black; The Crown - Deathrace King; Rush - Roll The Bones
Top 5 albums (an impossible task): Metallica - Master Of Puppets, Miles Davis – Bitches Brew, Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies, Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention – Roxy & Else Where, Queensrÿche – Operation: Mindcrime
Top 5 albums: Motorhead - No Sleep Til Hammersmith/ Charles Mingus - Black Saint & The Sinner Lady/ James Brown - Star Time/ MC5 - Kick Out The Jams/ Mothers Of Invention - Uncle Meat
With past and at-large contributions from The Rock n Roll Iguana, Koala, Gorgeous Nightmare, Cicatriz, Big Jay, Mr. Brownstone, Bones, Audio Renaissance, Teeder, The Fish, Wino, Malice, and Heddbuzz
Ever since the day Racer and Pope first founded this craziness that is Ripple, there's always been something crazy going on around the Ripple Office. From bands recording at our Tres Llamas Studio, to singers dropping by for spontaneous backyard summer jams to . . . .well, somethings that are just too hard to describe (like the Pope in a heated discussion with a pot smoking rubber chicken.)