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
And the Kiddies in the Pool:
Top 6 albums Rory Gallagher Irish Tour - 1974/ Funkadelic Maggot Brain 1971/ Outskirts of Infinity - Stoned Crazy 1989/ T.I.M.E - Smooth Ball 1969 UK/ Cactus - S/T 1970 UK/ Seedy Jeezus Polaris Oblique 2018
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
Rock Man is the Harder & Heavier of the team... From that first 45 RPM record by The Coasters (Poison Ivy) that he fell in love with as a kid!!! Which would soon lead him searching through his father's album stash of Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino and Buddy Holly to name but a few... Loving the early beginnings of rock music in the late 40s and earlier 50s (YES, I mean that time period, before Alan Freed even coined the phrase "Rock & Roll" in Cleveland, Ohio or Bill Haley and The Comets topped the charts for the first time in 1955, with Rock Around The Clock in the US and the UK) to the major explosion of Hard & Heavy Bands in the late 60s & early 70s!!! He has remained true to rock music all the way through to the most excellent modern scene of The Hard & Heavy Underground of today!!!
Mercy started taking music lessons at the tender age of 5... A few short years later she walked into her Grandparents living room and was mesmerized by The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show... She was inspired to continue dabbling in music studies... She went from guitar & drum lessons, to marching bands and drum corps to teaching percussion!!! All these years later she is enjoying the modern Hard & Heavy Underground scene with Rock Man!!!
One more thing Rock Man & Mercy met online on Hunter Goatley's Alice Cooper SickThings mailing list back in January of 1998!!! Rock music is alive and well all over the world and here to stay!!!
All-Time Top 5 albums: Led Zeppelin - II/ Black Sabbath - Paranoid/ Deep Purple - Machine Head/
Uriah Heep - Demons & Wizards /Rush - 2112
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.)