03 August 2022

44 Splendid Albums Released 1977

....so far my favourites from that year

which may reflect how often I've put them on,

waiting for 33 more never really heard...

 

Since I don't have a great taste for pure punk

you will see much mainstream on the one hand

and alot progressive rock on the other hand.


1

EVEN IN THE QUITEST MOMENTS

Supertramp


2

OUT OF THE BLUE

Electric Light Orchestra

(double album)

 

3

DECEPTIVE BENDS

10cc


4

THE ALBUM

ABBA


5

RUMOURS

Fleetwood Mac

 

6

DEATH OF A LADIE'S MAN

Leonard Cohen (through Phil Spector)


7

THE STRANGER

Billy Joel


8

IZITSO

Cat Stevens


9

NÄRMA MEJ

Marie Bergman


10

HÖSTKÄNNING

Ola Magnell


11

THE QUIET ZONE /THE PLEASURE DOME

Van Der Graaf Generator

 

12

SIN AFTER SIN

Judas Priest

 

13

BAT OUT OF HELL

Meat Loaf

 

14

FIREFLY

Uriah Heep 

 

15

WATERMARK

Art Garfunkel

 

16

DANCER WITH BRUISED KNEE

Kate & Anna McGarrigle


17

BEFORE AND AFTER SCIENCE

Brian Eno 


18

I ROBOT

Alan Parsons' Project

 

19

GOING FOR THE ONE

Yes 


20

GET IT

Dave Edmunds


21

SLEEPWALKER

The Kinks 

 

22

BACCARA 

Baccara


23

BACK ON THE STREET AGAIN

Lee Hazlewood

 

24

BRIGHT LIGHTS AND BACK ALLEYS

Smokie

 

25

RATTUS NORVEGICUS

The Stranglers


26

THE BOOMTOWN RATS

Boomtown Rats



27

HEROES

David Bowie


28

VA SKA MAN TA LIVET AV SIG FÖR NÄR MAN ÄNDÅ INTE FÅR HÖRA SNACKET EFTERÅT?

Magnus Uggla


29

OVER

Peter Hammill


30

PETER GABRIEL

Peter Gabriel


31

DONOVAN

Donovan


32

SÅNGTAJM MED TRAZAN & BANARNE

Lasse Åberg & Klasse Möllberg


33

LITTLE QUEEN

Heart


34

SONGS FROM THE WOOD

Jethro Tull


35

ANIMALS 

Pink Floyd 


36

TRANS EUROPA EXPRESS

Kraftwerk

 

37

MIRAGE (Velvet Voyage)

Klaus Shulze

 

38

SOMETHING MAGIC

Procol Harum


39

WORKS vol. 1

Emerson, Lake & Palmer


40

NEWS OF THE WORLD

Queen


41

MY AIM IS TRUE

Elvis Costello


42

MOODY BLUE

Elvis Presley


43

MARQUEE MOON

Television


44

WATCH OUT!

Björn Skifs

 





and so Released in late -76

Bonus which would've come very high :


WIND AND WUTHERING

Genesis 



ZYZ

 

02 April 2022

From Famous 500 Lists : Which 10 x 10 Albums Would I....


Among Albums which actually can be found both on NME's list made 2013 and on Rolling Stone's list in its 2020 updated version..

..here you can see how they differ from my personal preferences. Filtered through ten unique questions, which scenarios may clarify my relations to chosen albums. 
 
The Both Big Tops is really fascinating to study, since their positions sometimes differ light years from which I would choose. My judgements may as well tell something about how familiar I am with them (while other albums are complete strangers).

In other words I've collected material from :
every album on the 500 list by New Musical Express

+ from every album on the 500 list by Rolling Stones Magazine




Question 1
Which 10 albums would I eat for breakfast every morning for the rest of my life, probably never getting tired of them....?


A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
Beatles
# 195 on NME
# 263 on RS

HUNKY DORY
David Bowie
# 3 on NME
# 88 on RS

FOR YOUR PLEASURE
Roxy Music
# 88 on NME
# 351 on RS

DIFFERENT CLASS
Pulp
# 6 on NME
# 162 on RS

PARALLEL LINES
Blondie
# 45 on NME
# 146 on RS

THIS YEARS MODEL
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
# 256 on NME
# 121 on RS

ELVIS PRESLEY
Elvis Presley
# 384 on NME
# 332 on RS

BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
Bob Dylan
# 36 on NME
# 9 on RS

IF YOU'RE FEELING SINISTER
Belle & Sebastian
# 113 on NME
# 481 on RS

FOREVER CHANGES
Love
# 37 on NME
# 180 on RS





Question 2
Which 10 albums would I bring with me on an isolated space ship? Reminding most of the rich life on Earth I will miss deeply.... in hope of finding some aliens who will learn what good music is?


THE BEATLES "WHITE ALBUM"
Beatles
# 9 on NME
# 29 on RS

VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Kinks
# 270 on NME
# 384 on RS

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
Simon & Garfunkel
# 382 on NME
# 172 on RS

SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN
Leonard Cohen
# 232 on NME 
# 195 on RS

FUNERAL
Arcade Fire
# 13 on NME
# 500 on RS

THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
David Bowie
# 23 on NME
# 40 on RS

TRANSFORMER
Lou Reed
# 72 on NME
# 109 on RS

HERE COME THE WARM JETS
Brian Eno
# 427 on NME
# 308 on RS

IMAGINE
John Lennon
# 227 on NME
# 223 on RS

SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE
Stevie Wonder
# 172 on NME
# 4 on RS





Question 3
Which 10 albums would I most eagerly speak about now - because I've recently began to discover or am curious to soon discover these?


TRANS-EUROPE EXPRESS
Kraftwerk
# 81 on NME
# 238 on RS

STATION TO STATION
David Bowie
# 53 on NME
# 52 on RS

RADIO CITY
Big Star
# 421 on NME
# 359 on RS

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
Bob Dylan
# 73 on NME
# 181 on RS

(WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY?
Oasis
# 67 on NME
# 157 on RS

PARKLIFE
Blur
# 22 on NME
# 438 on RS

IS THIS IT
The Strokes
# 4 on NME
# 114 on RS

MURMUR
R.E.M.
# 69 on NME
# 165 on RS

MUSIC OF MY MIND
Stevie Wonder
# 288 on NME
# 350 on RS

LOVELESS
My Bloody Valentine
# 18 on NME
# 73 on RS





Question 4
Which 10 albums would I need as help to climb a really hard, high mountain = not my ordinary listening, something else than I'm usually prepared for....?


HORSES
Patti Smith
# 12 on NME
# 26 on RS

NEBRASKA
Bruce Springsteen
# 148 on NME
# 150 on RS

AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
R.E.M.
# 65 on NME
# 96 on RS

ENTERTAINMENT!
Gang of Four
# 159 on NME
# 273 on RS

PINK FLAG
The Wire
# 378 on NME
# 310 on RS

SURFER ROSA
Pixies
# 58 on NME
# 390 on RS

WHAT'S GOING ON
Marvin Gaye
# 25 on NME
# 1 on RS

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
# 144 on NME
# 30 on RS

APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
Guns 'n' Roses
# 194 on NME
# 62 on RS

EXILE ON MAIN ST.
Rolling Stones
# 24 on NME
# 14 on RS





Question 5
Which 10 albums would I say must be the Very Absolutely Best - if I was forced to make an objective statement (independent of personal taste = I like them alot but not among my 10 very favourites)?


ABBEY ROAD
Beatles
# 34 on NME
# 5 on RS

ODESSEY AND ORACLE
The Zombies
# 145 on NME
# 243 on RS

RUMOURS
Fleetwood Mac
# 51 on NME
# 7 on RS

WHO'S NEXT
The Who
# 319 on NME
# 77 on RS

LONDON CALLING
The Clash
# 39 on NME
# 16 on RS

ELECTRIC WARRIOR
T Rex
# 225 on NME
# 188 on RS

THE DOORS
The Doors
# 226 on NME
# 86 on RS

OTIS BLUE
Otis Redding
# 405 on NME
# 178 on RS

HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
Bob Dylan
# 64 on NME
# 18 on RS

REVOLVER
Beatles
# 2 on NME
# 11 on RS





Question 6
Which 10 albums would I wish my beautiful Wife to consist of (if I would have found her)? In other words which are a perfect balance between what I already love in some parts, and still struggle to understand in other parts??


THE HISSING OF SUMMER LAWNS
Joni Mitchell
# 243 on NME
# 258 on RS

DUSTY IN MEMPHIS
Dusty Springfield
# 50 on NME
# 83 on RS

MY AIM IS TRUE
Elvis Costello
# 281 on NME
# 430 on RS

RUBBER SOUL
Beatles
# 43 on NME
# 35 on RS

LADY SOUL
Aretha Franklin
# 167 on NME
# 75 on RS

TAPESTRY
Carole King
# 82 on NME
# 25 on RS

THE QUEEN IS DEAD
The Smiths
# 1 on NME
# 113 on RS

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO
The Velvet Underground & Nico
# 5 on NME
# 23 on RS

SCARY MONSTERS
David Bowie
# 381 on NME
# 443 on RS

VIOLATOR
Depeche Mode
# 444 on NME
# 167 on RS





Question 7
Which 10 albums would I rather sweap under a carpet (or even flush down the toilet) to pretend these cult stuff must not take up so much space in the world.... since I never seem to understand their big value anyway, no matter how many rounds....?


NEVERMIND
Nirvana
# 11 on NME
# 6 on RS

NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, HERE'S THE.....
Sex Pistols
# 38 on NME
# 80 on RS

LOW
David Bowie
# 14 on NME
# 206 on RS

UNKNOWN PLEASURES
Joy Divison
# 40 on NME
# 211 on RS

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
Pink Floyd
# 132 on NME
# 55 on RS

THE STONE ROSES
The Stone Roses
# 7 on NME
# 319 on RS

STICKY FINGERS
Rolling Stones
# 55 on NME
# 104 on RS

KIND OF BLUE
Miles Davis
# 79 on NME
# 31 on RS

THRILLER
Michael Jackson
# 131 on NME
# 12 on RS

TEN
Pearl Jam
# 339 on NME
# 160 on RS





Question 8
Which 10 albums would I like to take short trips with as travel companions, or dance with some nice rounds, but hardly live permanently in the same house as?


HARVEST
Neil Young
# 71 on NME
# 72 on RS

SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO
The Byrds
# 351 on NME
# 274 on RS

HOUNDS OF LOVE
Kate Bush
# 48 on NME
# 68 on RS

HOMOGENIC
Björk
# 486 on NME
# 202 on RS

OK COMPUTER
Radiohead
# 20 on NME
# 42 on RS

SIGN O' THE TIMES
Prince
# 198 in NME
# 45 on RS

REMAIN IN LIGHT
Talking Heads
# 54 on NME
# 39 on RS

MARQUEE MOON
Television
# 29 on NME
# 107 on RS

RAY OF LIGHT
Madonna
# 241 on NME
# 222 on RS

BACK TO BLACK
Amy Winehouse
# 28 on NME
# 33 on RS





Question 9
Which 10 albums would I happen to find under a big bunch of forgotten things, where they once made a promising impression which didn't last very long, obviously?


RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES
Daft Punk
# 497 on NME
# 295 on RS

A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD
Coldplay
# 266 on NME
# 324 on RS

EGE BAMYASI
Can
# 297 on NME
# 454 on RS

MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY
Kanye West
# 21 on NME
# 17 on RS

GRACE
Jeff Buckley
# 86 on NME
# 147 on RS

GRACELAND
Paul Simon
# 124 on NME
# 46 on RS

PAUL'S BOUTIQUE
Beastie Boys
# 32 on NME
# 125 on RS

THE BLUEPRINT
Jay-Z
# 186 on NME
# 50 on RS

CHANNEL ORANGE
Frank Ocean
# 147 on NME
# 148 on RS

SOUND OF SILVER
LCD Sound System
# 49 on NME
# 433 on RS





Question 10
Which 10 albums would I gladly give to some hungry soul, since I'm satisfied = completely ready with them, full of thankfulness but will never feel the need to listen again?


ARRIVAL
ABBA
# 441 on NME
# 303 on RS (as some parts of "The Definitive Collection")

BLUE
Joni Mitchell
# 63 on NME
# 3 on RS

JOHN LENNON / PLASTIC ONO BAND
John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
# 133 on NME
# 85 on RS

SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
Beatles
# 87 on NME
# 24 on RS

PET SOUNDS
Beach Boys
# 26 on NME
# 2 on RS

ASTRAL WEEKS
Van Morrison
# 68 on NME
# 60 on RS

LED ZEPPELIN IV
Led Zeppelin
# 106 on NME
# 58 on RS

BORN TO RUN
Bruce Springsteen
# 85 on NME
# 21 on RS

BLONDE ON BLONDE
Bob Dylan
# 62 on NME
# 38 on RS

EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE
Neil Young
# 398 on NME
# 407 on RS





ZYZ

07 March 2022

from Tomiro's Diary, still thirty years inside future

Friday 8:th of Marzipan 2052

 

Welcome back, Tomiro! Today the scary empire of Ruschina is almost over. Their face masks began to crack during month of Beforever. Last teleportation tower fell apart by its own tension. No nuclear power slipped out into our swedish colony, just melting satellites around Putingrad. We see you laugh again, only thirty years after Ruschina was planned being made. This spring people are allowed to fully re-create their true identity. Remember whether Tokyo or Gothenburg was most important?? - for the boy who's always the biggest part of you, Tomiro! Through stolen DNA-sequences they didn't succeed changing anyones deepest core memory.

 

= one more short story made of 100 words

 

 

Thursday 14:th of Marzipan 2052

 

As Ruschina finally collapse, former ukrainian people creep out from secret caves. Here in colonial Sweden some of your co-workers still feel they are ukrainian. Inside this mountain of undelivered packages, you're preparing bikes every night. No nuclear robots are needed as assistants. Last morning you saw Zemlinskyj on a blue screen in those yellow streets. If still alive, their haunted president is 74 years already. Putin would've been 100 in Octoberov, but died of vaccine overdose. We couldn't let him transform whole planet. Tomiro, you don't know whether you're older or younger than any human. Vaettirs often shift age.

 

 

 

 

ZYZ

12 January 2022

72 discovered Albums from 1972


now 50 years after they were released (suddenly a fantastic fact)

here's the small bunch I've heard over the years (at least two full rounds)

presented in order of how much I appreciate them now :


1
THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
David Bowie

2
DEMONS AND WIZARDS
Uriah Heep

3
A WOOFER IN TWEETER'S CLOTHING
Sparks

4
CATCH BULL AT FOUR
Cat Stevens

5
PER UN AMICO
Premiata Forneria Marconi

6
A SONG FOR YOU
The Carpenters

7
#1 RECORD
Big Star

8
THE BEST OF MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
Middle of The Road
(most material from -71)

9
HONKY CHATEAU
Elton John

10
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
John Denver

11
DON QUIXOTE
Gordon Lightfoot

12
MOONSHOT
Buffy Sainte-Marie

13
BLÅBLUS
Blåblus, a band with Björn Skifs

14
HOT AUGUST NIGHT (Live)
Neil Diamond

15
ROXY MUSIC
Roxy Music (including Brian Eno)

16
FOXTROT
Genesis

17
SAIL AWAY
Randy Newman

18
NANCY & LEE AGAIN
Nancy Sinatra with /by Lee Hazlewood

19
ROCK ME BABY
David Cassidy

20
UNDRINGAR
Ted Gärdestad

21
INGICA
Monica Törnell

22
FOR THE ROSES
Joni Mitchell

23
HARVEST
Neil Young

24
ET SI JE M'EN VAIS AVANT TOI
Francoise Hardy

25
SEE ALL HER FACES
Dusty Springfield

26
ALL THE YOUNG DUDES
Mott The Hoople

27
TRANSFORMER
Lou Reed

28
DARWIN
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso

29
CLOSE TO THE EDGE
Yes

30
TRILOGY
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

31
THICK AS A BRICK
Jethro Tull

32
THREE FRIENDS
Gentle Giant

33
WHO CAME FIRST
Pete Townshend
(solo without The Who)

34
TALKING BOOK
Stevie Wonder

35
NO SECRETS
Carly Simon

36
SOLOMON'S SEAL
Pentangle

37
IRRLICHT
Klaus Schulze

38
JESUS WAS A CAPRICORN
Kris Kristofferson

39
ELVIS NOW
Elvis Presley

40
OLD DAN'S RECORDS
Gordon Lightfoot

41
DU HAR EN VÄN
Ann-Kristin Hedmark

42
BJÖRN ANDER
Björn Ander

43
SINGER SONGWRITER
Clifford T Ward

44
BLACK SABBATH VOL. 4
Black Sabbath

45
SLAYED?
Slade

46
SCHOOL'S OUT
Alice Cooper

47
DON'T SHOOT ME, I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER
Elton John

48
SILVER PISTOL
Brinsley Schwarz

49
THE MAGICIAN'S BIRTHDAY
Uriah Heep

50
SHADES OF A BLUE ORPHANAGE
Thin Lizzy

51
EAGLES
Eagles

52
MOODS
Neil Diamond

53
PROCOL HARUM LIVE
Procol Harum in concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

54
BACK TO FRONT
Gilbert O'Sullivan

55
RETURN TO FOREVER
Chick Corea

56
EXILE ON MAIN STREET
Rolling Stones

57
NERVOUS ON THE ROAD
Brinsley Schwarz

58
GASOLIN 2
Gasolin

59
MACHINE HEAD
Deep Purple

60
PINK MOON
Nick Drake
(...still to discover closer...)

61
JACKSON BROWNE (SATURATE BEFORE USING)
Jackson Browne

62
HOMECOMING
America

63
CAN'T BUY A THRILL
Steely Dan

64
OCTOPUS
Gentle Giant

65
BRUSTNA HJÄRTANS HOTELL
Blå Tåget

66
SOME TIME IN NEW YORK CITY
John Lennon & Yoko Ono

67
SUPERFLY
Curtis Mayfield

68
SOMETHING /ANYTHING
Todd Rundgren

69
ZEIT
Tangerine Dream

70
EGE BAMYASI
Can

71
FLÄSKET
Fläsket Brinner

72
CAPTAIN BEYOND
Captain Beyond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZYZ

11 November 2021

111 ELVIS Songs I Love Most

presented in order of how strong I appreciate each track nowadays, after fourty years of returning in periods to Presley.


Every song here I must have heard more than twenty rounds (including versions), some of them around hundred times since pre-school, some discovered very recently.

For each tune I mention one person or constellation, who's associated with its background, may be a composer and/or lyricist and/or original performer

Much qualities are also thanks to choires such as The Jordanaires and other musicians, even if ELVIS is the king of everything here.


1. THE WONDER OF YOU
Baker Knight

2. (NO) ONE-SIDED LOVE AFFAIR
Bill Campbell

3. KENTUCKY RAIN
Eddie Rabbitt

4. FOOLS RUSH IN (where angels fear to tread)
Bloom & Mercer

5. I GOT A WOMAN
Ray Charles

6. STUCK ON YOU
Schroeder & McFarland

7. IT'S NOW OR NEVER
Eduardo di Capua

8. RETURN TO SENDER
Scott & Blackwell

9. UNTIL IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO GO 
Buffy Sainte-Marie

10. DON'T CRY DADDY
Mac Davis

11. LIFE ("Somewhere out in empty space, long before the human race")
Shirl Milete



12. TRYIN' TO GET TO YOU
McCoy & Singleton

13. IT'S IMPOSSIBLE ("to ask a baby not to cry")
Armando Manzanero

14. GENTLE ON MY MIND
John Hatford

15. MARY IN THE MORNING
Cymbal & Rashkow

16. SWEET CAROLINE
Neil Diamond

17. SHE'S NOT YOU
Doc Pomus

18. (Now and then there's) A FOOL SUCH AS I
Hank Snow

19. SNOWBIRD
Gene MacLellan (Anne Murray)

20. LONESOME COWBOY
Bennett & Tepper

21. I WAS THE ONE ("who taught her to kiss")
Peppers, Demetrius and more

22. ANYWAY YOU WANT ME (THAT'S HOW I WILL BE)
Aaron Schroder



23. THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND
Bobrick & Ross

24. SUSPICION
Pomus & Shuman

25. WOODEN HEART
Bert Kaempfert and more

26. SOLITAIRE
Neil Sedaka

27. (IT'S ONLY) WORDS
Bee Gees

28. JUST TELL HER JIM SAID HELLO
Leiber & Stoller

29. MY BABY LEFT ME
Arthur Crudup

30. LOVE LETTERS
Heymann & Young

31. LET ME
Presley & Matson

32. LAWDY MISS CLAWDY
Lloyd Price

33. YOU'RE THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE
Kaye, Giant & Baum



34. WEAR MY RING AROUND YOUR NECK
Carroll & Moody

35. (MARIE'S THE NAME of) HIS LATEST FLAME
Pomus & Shuman

36. SOLDIER BOY
Jones & Williams Jr.

37. HEART OF ROME ("in every fountain")
Howard & Blaikley & Stephens

38. BLUE SUEDE SHOES
Carl Perkins

39. THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE
Evans & Parnes

40. FEVER
Blackwell & Cooley

41. I GOT STUNG
Schroeder & Hill

42. GOT A LOT O' LIVIN' TO DO
Schroeder & Weisman

43. I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND CRY
Joe Thomas & Howard Biggs

44. (YOU'RE SO SQUARE) BABY, I DON'T CARE
Leiber & Stoller



45. (LET'S HAVE A) PARTY
Jessie Mae Robinson

46. SUCH A NIGHT
Lincoln Chase

47. FLAMING STAR
Sid Wayne

48. SURRENDER
Pomus & Shuman

49. I'LL BE HOME ON CHRISTMAS DAY
Michael Jarrett

50. INDESCRIBABLY BLUE
Darrell Glenn

51. CRYING IN THE CHAPEL
Artie Glenn

52. SUSPICIOUS MINDS
Mark James

53. I JUST CAN'T HELP BELIEVING
Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil

54. INHERIT THE WIND
Eddie Rabbitt

55. EARLY MORNIN' RAIN
Gordon Lightfoot



56. OLD SHEP ("if dogs have a heaven")
Red Foley

57. ANYTHING THAT'S PART OF YOU
Don Robertson

58. LOVE ME TENDER
Elvis Presley & Vera Matson

59. HARD-HEADED WOMAN
Claude Demetrius

60. ROCK-A-HULA-BABY
Dolores Fuller and more

61. DOUBLE TROUBLE
Pomus & Shuman

62. TUTTI FRUTTI
Little Richard

63. SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL
Jesse Stone

64. SWING DOWN SWEET CHARIOT
traditional spiritual

65. GOOD LUCK CHARM
Schoeder & Gold

66. LONG-LEGGED GIRL (WITH THE SHORT DRESS ON)
Scott & McFarland



67. AND THE GRASS WON'T PAY NO MIND
Neil Diamond

68. IF I CAN DREAM
Walter Earl Brown

69. WILD IN THE COUNTRY
Peretti & Creatore

70. LOVING YOU
Leiber & Stoller

71. ASK ME
Domenico Modugno

72. I'LL NEVER KNOW
Wayne & Weisman

73. ALWAYS ON MY MIND
Mark James and more

74. TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER
Kaye, Giant & Baum

75. I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT
Sid Wayne & Bix Reichner

76. TEDDY BEAR
Mann & Lowe

77. LOVE SONG OF THE YEAR
Chris Christian
 
 

78. I GOTTA KNOW
for Cliff Richard

79. LITTLE SISTER
Pomus & Shuman

80. POOR BOY
Presley & Matson

81. IN THE GHETTO
Mac Davis

82. MONEY HONEY
Jess Stone

83. KING CREOLE
Leiber & Stoller

84. ALL SHOOK UP
Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley

85. BOSSA NOVA BABY
Leiber & Stoller

86. TREAT ME NICE
Leiber & Stoller

87. PARALYZED
Otis Blackwell

88. READY TEDDY
Little Richard



89. BLUEBERRY HILL
Fats Domino

90. MILKCOW BLUES BOOGIE
based on Kokomo Arnold

91. U.S. MALE
Jerry Reed

92. BLUE MOON
Hart & Rodgers

93. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
Leon Payne

94. FOOL
Carl Sigman from James Last

95. MOODY BLUE
Mark James

96. THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING
Dallas Frazier

97. FROM A JACK TO A KING
Ned Miller

98. KISS ME QUICK
Pomus & Shuman

99. I LOVE ONLY ONE GIRL (ONE IN EVERY TOWN)
Bennett & Tepper



100. CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
Peretti & Creatore

101. HEARTBREAK HOTEL
Axton & Durden

102. I FEEL SO BAD
Chuck Willis

103. YOU'RE RIGHT, I'M LEFT, SHE'S GONE
Taylor & Kesler

104. NEVER AGAIN
Chestnut & Wheeler

105. MAMA LIKED THE ROSES
Johnny Christopher

106. RAGS TO RICHES
Yuri Shchetkov

107. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
Simon & Garfunkel

108. MEMORIES
Mac Davis & Billy Strange

109. ALL THAT I AM
Bennett & Tepper

110. YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'
Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil



111. I'VE LOST YOU ("I can't reach you anymore")
Ken Howard & Alan Blaikley

This last was earlier one I loved most







ZYZ

28 September 2021

Top 100 tvSeries, almost everyone I've Ever Seen

 

from Most Memorable down to those I seldom miss (but still Remember something special of), in order of how strong they have touched my heart and/or impressed my brain.

Only including longer series, of which I have experienced at least twelve short or six long episodes, often many more (in most cases on discs, seldom streaming or classic broadcasting) - so some of my favourites fall outside of this list.

No pure programs, talk shows nor reality docusoaps here, just dramatised stories or directed scenes with actors (or dolls, cartoons). No room too for christmas calendars, collection of sketches such as Monty Python, Galenskaparna, neither different short stories like Hitchcock Presents etc.

I became surprised of how many I've really have watched, and even more surprised of how many I still have left to discover (maybe never).

For each I mention the place it's mostly located to, plus the year first aired. The maker can refer to creator as well as director or manuscript writer, whoever seems most responsible.



prologue, more like short movies

DOCTOR SNUGGLES
Animated world, British-Dutch
made 1979 by Jeffrey O'Kelly (from Nick Price)


1
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE
Minnesota
made 1974 by Michael Landon
based on Laura Ingalls

2
VARUHUSET = THE DEPARTMENT STORE
Stockholm
made 1987 by Peter Emanuel Falck

3
LIFE ON MARS (both seasons)
+ ASHES TO ASHES (some parts of)
Manchester
made 2006 by Graham, Jordan, Pharoah

4
ÄKTA MÄNNISKOR = REAL HUMANS
swedish sci-fi-city
made 2012 by Lars Lundström (original version)

5
BONUS FAMILY
Stockholm
made 2017 by Herngren & Herngren

6
GLEE
Ohio
made 2009 by Ryan Murphy

7 A)
SOLSTOLLARNA
Malmö and Copenhagen
made 1985 by Ola Ström & Per Dunsö

7 B)
TOFFELHJÄLTARNA
a ghost castle hotel
made 1984 by Per Dunsö & Ola Ström

8
EAGLES
Oskarshamn
made 2019 by Adolfsson, Montell, Lindén

9
HEIMEBANE - "YOU WILL WALK ALONE"
Ulsteinvik
made 2018 by Johan Fasting

10
ONE NIGHT
Oslo
made 2018 by Öystein Karlsen

11
GREY'S ANATOMY
Seattle
made 2005 by Shonda Rhimes

12
RIGET = THE KINGDOM
Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen
made 1994 by Lars von Trier

13 A)
BREAKING BAD
Albuquerque
made 2008 by Vince Gilligan

13 B)
BETTER CALL SAUL
Albuquerque
made 2015 by Vince Gilligan

14
GIRLS
New York
made 2012 by Lena Dunham

15
FAME
New York
made 1982 by Christopher Gore

16
S.P.U.N.G
Stockholm
made 2002 by Cilla Jackert

17
SKAM = SHAME
Oslo
made 2015 by Julie Andem

18
BEFOREIGNERS
Oslo
made 2020 by Jens Lien

19
INVASION
Florida
made 2005 by Shaun Cassidy

20
GAME OF THRONES
Westeros and Essos
made 2011 by Benioff and Weiss (from R.R. Martin)

21
THE WIRE
Baltimore
made 2002 by David Simon

22
THE COSBY SHOW
Brooklyn
made 1984 by Bill Cosby

23
VI PÅ SALTKRÅKAN
a swedish island
made 1964 by Olle Hellbom & Astrid Lindgren
directly for TV, not based on her books

24
SVENSKA HJÄRTAN = "SWEDISH HEARTS"
Gothenburg
made 1987 by Carin Mannheimer

25
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Yorkshire
made 2012 by Sally Wainwright


intermezzo : THE PINK PANTHER SHOW
Animated world
made 1969 by David DePatie & Fritz Freleng


26
DOWNTON ABBEY
Yorkshire
made 2005 by Julian Fellowes

27
VÅR TID ÄR NU = THE RESTAURANT
Stockholm (also filmed in Gothenburg)
made 2017 by Harald Hamrell

28
DIPS
Stockholm
made 2018 by Marie Agerhäll

29
30 ROCK
New York
by Tina Fey 2006

30 A)
THE MUPPET SHOW
some UK version of Broadway?
made 1976 by Jim Henson

30 B)
SWEDISH SESAM
Galateatern
made 1981 by Birgitta Götestam & Peter Flack
based on SESAME STREET by Jim Henson

31
MR. BENN
(not to be confused with Mr. Bean)
Animated, historic contexts
made 1971 by David McKee (also books)

32 A)
TÅRTAN = "THE CAKE"
Stockholm
made 1972 by Alexandersson & De Geer

32 B)
PRIVATDETEKTIVEN KANT
Stockholm
made 1983 by Alexandersson & De Geer

33 A)
ENKELSTÖTEN
Kalmar
made 2017 by Herngren & Bucht

33 B)
DUBBELSTÖTARNA
Kalmar
made 1980 by Pelle Berglund

Both based on books by Tomas Arvidsson


34
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
different fictive countries
made 1966 by Bruce Geller

35
COLUMBO
Los Angeles
made 1968 by Levinson & Link

36
BROADCHURCH
southern England
made 2013 by Chis Chibnall

37
THE LORD'S WAYS (Ride Upon The Storm)
Copenhagen
made 2017 by Adam Price

38
IL MIRACOLO = THE MIRACLE
Rome
made 2018 by Niccolo Ammaniti

39
BRON = THE BRIDGE [original version]
Malmö /Copenhagen
made 2011 by Hans Rosenfeldt

40
HEROES
Los Angeles or fictive world
made 2006 by Tim Kring

41
DRÖM = DREAM
Gotland or fictive place
made 2019 by Amir Chamdin

42
TWIN PEAKS
Washington close to Canada
made 1990 by Mark Frost and David Lynch

43
NUMB3RS
Los Angeles
made 2005 by Falacci & Heuton

44
HEDEBYBORNA
Hedeby
made 1978 by Håkan Ersgård
based on Sven Delblanc

45
THE McCAHANS : HOW THE WEST WAS WON
cross USA
made 1976 by Byrnes & Ruddy

46
DALLAS
(especially first season, seen later)
Texas
made 1978 by David Jacobs

47
MAD MEN
New York
made 2007 by Matthew Weiner

48
TWENTY TWELVE
London
made 2011 by John Morton

49
FAWLTY TOWERS
Torquay
made 1975 by John Cleese

50
FRAGGLE ROCK
Fraggle Rock + parts of human world
made 1983 by Jim Henson



intermezzo : LA LINEA = THE LINE
on a chalkboard drawn
made 1971 by Osvaldo Cavandoli



51
THE YOUNG POPE
Vatican State
made 2016 by Paolo Sorrentino

52
FLEKSNES FATALITETER
Oslo
made 1972 by Bo Hermansson
based on Hancock's Half Hour

53
PISTVAKT = "GUARD OF THE PIST" (A WINTER'S TALE)
fictive Svartlien in Lappland
made 1998 by Lars Lundström and Stephan Apelgren

54
STAR TREK (original version)
Space ship Enterprise
made 1966 by Gene Roddenberry

55
V
space
made 1984 by Kenneth Johnson

56
KILLING EVE
different places
made 2018 by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

57
DOCTOR FOSTER
some english town
made 2015 by Mike Bartlett

58
M*A*S*H [Mobile Army Surgical Hospital]
Americans in Korea
made 1972 by Larry Gelbart

59
BAND OF BROTHERS
Normandie and more on WW 2 front
made 2002 by Spielberg & Hanks

60
BONANZA (CARTWRIGHT BROTHERS)
Nevada
made 1959 by David Dortort & Fred Hamilton

61
ENTOURAGE
Los Angeles
made 2004 by Doug Ellin

62
TRE KÄRLEKAR = "THREE LOVINGS"
Outside of Stockholm
made 1989 by Lars Molin

63
TRUE DETECTIVE
Louisiana, California, Arkansas
made 2014 by Nic Pizzolatto

64
SNOKEN
Stockholm
made 1993 by Kjell Sundvall, Leif Krantz, Harald Hamrell

65
BLACKADDER
Old England
made 1983 by Rowan Atkinson & Richard Curtis

66
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
some fairytale museum
made 1964 by David Levy


67
THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY (with David Cassidy)
bus through USA
made 1970 by Bernard Slade

68
THE WONDER YEARS
some American town
made 1988 by Carol Black and Neal Marlens

69
DET VAR DÅ...
Sweden
made 1989 by Lars Björkman & Ola Olsson

70
CHATEAUVALLON
in France
made 1985 by Paul Planchon

71
'ALLO 'ALLO!!
Nouvion in France
made 1982 by David Croft & Jeremy Lloyd

72 A)
LACKALÄNGA (FOLKHÖGSKOLA)
Nässjö(?)
made 1987 by Rune Formare based on Max Lundgren

72 B)
ÅSHÖJDENS BK
Skåne
made 1985 by Rune Formare based on Max Lundgren

73
SUPER GRAN
fictional Chiselton
made 1985 by Forrest Wilson

74
RENA RAMA ROLF
Gothenburg
made 1994 by Joachim Bergenstråhle

75
HEMMA VÄRST = THE YOUNG ONES
London
made 1982 by Rik Mayall and more


intermezzo : PAT & MAT
dolls in Czechoslowakia
made 1976 by aiF STudio incl. Lubomir Benes


76
LEIF & BILLY
Sörbäcken i Norrland
made 2017 by Eriksson, Svensson, Wiman

77
BRÖDRENE DAL & PROFESSOR DRÖVELS SECRET
Norway
made 1978 by Eivind Aaeng

78
STARZINGER
Animated Space
made 1978 by Leiji Matsumoto and Yugo Serikawa

79
THE FLINTSTONES
Animated Stone Age
made 1960 by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera

80
THE LUCY SHOW
Danfield, N.Y.
made 1962 by Lucille Ball and others

81
SALLY
somewhere i Sweden
made 1999 by Ulf Malmros

82
THE MENTALIST
Sacramento
made 2008 by Bruno Heller

83
STRANGER THINGS
Indiana
made 2016 by Duffy Brothers

84 A)
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (Later Version)
colonies further out in Milky Way
made 2004 by Ronald D. Moore and more

84 B)
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (Original Version)
colonies further out in Milky Way
made 1978 by Glen A. Larson

85
HOMELAND
USA versus Iraq and more
made 2011 by Gordon & Gansa
based on an israelic series

86
HEM TILL BYN = "HOME TO THE VILLAGE"
swedish farm (filmed outside Alingsås)
made 1971 by Bengt Bratt

87
HIGH CHAPARRAL
Arizona
made 1967 by David Dortort

88
DANGER BAY ["ÄVENTYR I BUKTEN"]
Vancouver
made 1985 by Saltzman & Dixon

89
MIAMI VICE
Florida
made 1984 by Michael Mann and Anthony Yerkovich

90
OZ
Oswald State Correctional Facility, a Maximum Security Prison
made 1997 by Tom Fontana

91
HOUSE, M.D.
New Jersey
made 2004 by David Shore

92
THE OFFICE (Original version)
Berkshire
made 2001 by Stephen Merchant & Ricky Gervais

93
FREDRIKSSONS FABRIK
Norwegian place
made 1990 by Bo Hermansson
based on The Rag Trade

94
UGLY BETTY
Los Angeles
made 2006 by Salma Hayek

95
BEAUTY & THE BEAST
New York
made 1987 by Ron Koslow

96
"THE FABLES NEWSPAPER" [DE FABELTJESKRANT]
Dutch animation
made 1968 by Leen Valkenier

97
THE MAGICIANS
Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy
made 2015 by Gamble & McNamara
based on Lev Grossman

98
TORCHWOOD
same fictive universe as Doctor Who
made 2006 by Russel T. Davies

99
LAGENS ÄNGLAR = L.A. LAW
Los Angeles
made 1986 by Steven Bochco

100
REDERIET = HIGH SEAS or THE SHIPPING COMPANY
traffic between Stockholm and Turku
made 1992 by Boije af Gennäs & Falck


epilogue, has been on top as well as bottom :

PROFESSOR BALTHAZAR
Animated in Zagreb
made 1967 by Zlatko Grgic







ZYZ

07 July 2021

21 Records ReOpening my Summer Door

Recently (Re)discovered Albums 

+ one soundtrack and two live performances

during May, June and a bit of July

 

through the seven chakras, with three records in each = 21

 

 

in my Crown chakra


GAUDI

Alan Parson's Project -87

fave tunes now : Closer To Heaven + Standing On Higher Ground

 

 

LADIES OF THE CANYON

Joni Mitchell -70

fave tunes now : For Free + Rainy Night House



NIELSEN's Clarinet Concerto + "SINFONIA ESPANSIVA"

composed by Carl Nielsen 1928 /1911

performed by Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra via Myung-Whun Chung -85

fave part now : ANDANTE PASTORALE, 2nd movement of 3rd symphony



 

in my (third) Eye chakra

 

DOT

Karmakanic -16

fave tune now : Higher Ground [where Nils Erikson sings]

though their masterpiece still is : God, The Universe And Everything Else No One Really Cares Ablout part I

 

 

AFTERNOONS IN UTOPIA

Alphaville -86

fave tunes now : Fantastic Dream + Carol Masters

 

 

LIVE as a FAIRY during URBAN GARDEN DAY

Josefin Berger -21

fave tune now, released as new single : YOUR ADVENTURE

 

 

 

in my Throat chakra

 

THE DREAMING

Kate Bush -82

fave tunes now : There Goes a Tenner + Night of The Swallow



SKYLARKING

Xtc -86

fave tunes now : Summer's Cauldron + 1000 Umbrellas


 

COME FLY WITH ME

Frank Sinatra -58

fave tunes now : Brazil + Isle of Capri


 

 

in my Heart chakra

 

THE LAUGHING APPLE

Cat Stevens / Yusuf -17

fave tune now : Mary And The Little Lamb

 

 

The Lost Tapes : SEARCHING FOR THE SONGS

Jon Anderson [without Yes] -86

fave tunes now : Jessica + Strawberry Wine

 

 

SUMMER CONCERT in SANKTA MARIA CATHEDRAL of VISBY

with Konstellation:Kvartett -21

women playing three strings + piano

fave part : 3rd movement of piano quartet 1 by Gabriel Fauré 1879

+ Piano Quartet by Judith Weir -00


 

 

in my SolarPlexus chakra

 

EVERYTHING

The Bangles -88

fave tune now : Bell Jar 

though Eternal Flame always shines most high

 

 

BAG OF TRIX 

a Tripple Box

Roxette 1986-2020

fave tunes now :

Som i En Dröm (early version of So Far Away)

Hotblooded (demo)

Watercolours in The Rain (demo)

 

 

IMPLODING THE MIRAGE

The Killers -20

fave tunes now : Lightning Fields + My Own Soul's Warning



 

in my Sex chakra

 

LIKE A PRAYER

Madonna -89

fave tunes now : Dear Jessie + Till Death Do Us Part



HUNKY DORY

David Bowie -71

fave tunes now :  Oh, You Pretty Things! + Fill Your Heart


 

SOUNDTRACK to RUSHMORE

the movie by Wes Anderson -98

fave tunes now : 

Here Comes My Baby with Cat Stevens -67

A Quick One, While He's Away with The Who -66


 

 

in my Root chakra


EMPTY GLASS

Pete Townshend -80

solo without The Who

fave tune now : I Am an Animal

 

 

COURT AND SPARK

Joni Mitchell -74

fave tunes now : Raised on Robbery + Car On a Hill


 

RENDEZ-VOUS

Jean Michel Jarre -86

fave tune now : Second Rendez-Vous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

those sung in only swedish aren't choosen from here 

since they make more sense on my other blog's lists

 

ZYZ