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Rock Operas.. you either love them or hate them. Which has been the best ?
Joe's Garage is without doubt one of the greatest albums of all time. icon_cheers.gif

Down in Joe's Garage
We didn't have no dope or LSD
But a coupla quartsa beer
Darran Wrote:Joe's Garage is without doubt one of the greatest albums of all time. icon_cheers.gif

Down in Joe's Garage
We didn't have no dope or LSD
But a coupla quartsa beer
Yes, I agree. I used to listen to Frank Zappa a lot and Joe's Garage is a classic.
Alice Cooper "Goes To Hell" however, proves that even the best can get it wrong.
+ 1 for Joe's garage.

Tommy also has solid songs.

And I can't stand Pink Floyd music though I admit the guitar solo from "Another Brick..." is remarkable.
The Pros And Cons Of Hitch-hiking - Roger Waters
The Hazzards Of Love - The Decemberists

Quite infectious story telling music as well.
Green Day's American Idiot! But I voted for Jesus Christ Super Star. I listened to it so many times as a kid, and it's really so incredible.

1955Meg

Phantom of the Opera. Incredible, especially live on Broadway!
operation mindcrime is one of the greatest records ever written .
the wall was pretty good too . too bad queensryce has put out some very bad stuff out the last 10 years or so . i just picked up the latest from queensryce and liked more than the covers disc and american soldier
which i couldn't stand one song on either disc . and i used to be a big fanatic about that band . i just shocked at how weak thier songs have become . oh well !! HuhHuh
Thick as a Brick,
the greatest album by anyone, anywhere,
IMO
Quadrophenia for The Ox's bass playing alone.

"Thick man of Europe"

(09-06-2011, 07:19 PM)CheapRick Wrote: [ -> ]Quadrophenia for The Ox's bass playing alone.


I would certainly like to agree 100 %!!!!

Mr. Entwistle / his playing/ his tone / his songs...!!
"The Real Me"!!!
Rocky Horror Picture Show. A classic opera with a tragic ending.
(08-27-2011, 05:22 PM)t5RageForOrder Wrote: [ -> ]operation mindcrime is one of the greatest records ever written .
the wall was pretty good too . too bad queensryce has put out some very bad stuff out the last 10 years or so . i just picked up the latest from queensryce and liked more than the covers disc and american soldier
which i couldn't stand one song on either disc . and i used to be a big fanatic about that band . i just shocked at how weak thier songs have become . oh well !! HuhHuh

I also voted for Operation Mindcrime by Queensryche. That is a f!@#ing BRILLIANT hard rock/heavy metal concept album. The song writing and musicianship are both phenomenal...dark, moody, experimental, blistering,...and all the songs fit together perfectly.
Sadly, Operation Mindcrime II was a desperate attempt to recreate a once in a lifetime masterpiece. It should have been left alone.

As a long time fan of Queensryche, I think they really miss Chris DeGarmo. The other problem is that they jumped the shark with Silent Lucidity and Empire outsold Mindcrime. After that, they were trying too hard for another crossover hit and they lost a bit of their core identity. They have always had some slow songs but never a lullaby. That was the beginning of a downward spiral.
Love, love, love "Jesus Christ Superstar" and still listen to it all the time but I've never thought of it in the same category with the likes of "Tommy" or "Quadrophenia.

I just saw Roger Daltrey perform "Tommy" a few weeks ago and it was amazing. I've always said that The Who is my second all-time favorite band. I've also always said that I think Pete Townshend is a true musical genius, like a modern day Mozart or something. I spent so many hours growing up in the 70's, laying in my bedroom with the headphones on and just listenting to "Tommy" over and over. I know every beat and nuance to every song and I guess that's why I'm partial to it.

2112.

Maybe a little "short" for a rock opera, but it counts in my book.
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