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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2008 11:09:49 GMT
Ah, yes, the Who's Lifehouse has to be the greatest concept album never made, but we got Who's Next instead, one of the greatest rock albums of all time, so I'm not complaining.
Aside from the tracks on the Who's Next album, the Lifehouse project included such classics as Pure and Easy, Let's See Action, Join Together and an early version of Who Are You?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2008 16:43:50 GMT
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there were rumours that the recently deceased chinese democracy was originaly titled british democracy and was going to feature the 1978 13.43 minute remix of "get your bins emptied and your bodies buried" by killing joke. unfortunately the absent one couldnt find anything to rhyme with "nazi WPCSO" or "dumb african traffic warden" so the project was abandoned.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2008 23:10:16 GMT
spiderboris says:
Never mind that, have you heard Axl's next two albums? First up is 'Chinese Takeaway' his coruscatingly political attack on the state of the top British and American restaurants of today. I hear track 6, 'Special Fried Rice' is a true return to form and carries an important message about looking after our calorific intake and preventing an epidemic of child obesity that the like of Jamie Oliver can only dream of communicating to the world.

Then there's 'Axls Of Evil' due in 2487, a dystopian cyberpunk extravaganza played out in realtime, when ol' Rosey is reanimated from centuries of cryogenic suspension to discover that rubbish hair-metal bands have conquered what's left of the human race and ushered in a new and terrifying Poodle Reich, where everyone is forced to wear stonewashed denim and mullets and salute one another with non-ironic devil horns. Axl makes it his mission to topple this 'axl' of evil, only to discover in a cruel twist (nicked from the Prisoner) that in fact, it was all an illusion and Axl himself is the architect of this pseudo-totalitarian nightmare. This drives him completely insane, so he goes off and records 'Use Your Illusion III.' Which is the event predicted in the Mayan calendar as being the actual bringing about of the end of the world. Something to look forward to, kids!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2008 16:16:59 GMT
Martin says:
The tragedy being that it gets airplay on the radio and a million saddoes go out and buy it.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2008 14:14:37 GMT
FDJ says:
Guns'n'Roses' Chinese Democracy, a concept album, based on one man's search for perfection over 15 years ,that ends in tragedy.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2008 22:20:44 GMT
jonthemorsk says:
which states dont get an album. poor alaska and hawaii always get left out. florida. theyd only demand a remix several times......
an un-prog duble album, each disc lasting years by a band called 'new labour' the pre release ad campaingn and album notes would be amazing, although the album would be a touch naieve and bland, changing singer half way thro, leaving everyone to wonder if the wrong band name hadnt been printed on it as a joke. it would end up in hmvs sale in the comedy section, or given away free with every asbo.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2008 18:26:41 GMT
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spiderboris says:
I remember Lifehouse (not the slightly middle-of-the road American rock band). Heard a Radio production of it some years ago. All I can recall about it was the alleged fact that Pete Townshend invents the internet on it. Which may or may not be true. I think the other moral message was that music can change the world.

Not yours, though, Townshead! You should have died before you got old!

And just to keep this boat floating, might I suggest the 47 Sufjan Stevens albums about the 50 American states that the mopey folkster has so kindly threatened upon the rest of the world. He's finished two and has a third on the way - quick people, let's stop him and his lily-livered cultural imperialism before he gets away with it!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2008 23:45:11 GMT
Martin says:
I always suspected there was more to those dudes than we got to see - scope for a sequel series there, I think?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2008 22:32:52 GMT
Number Six says:
Metallica's magnum opus triple live album, with full orchestra, exploring the twisted and evil personal lives of the Teletubbies. Featuring the 17 minute Kirk Hammett guitar solo on The Vampire Clones Of Po, the epic Laa Laa's Vivisection Boogie, How Many Bodies in the Garden, Dipsy?,and culminating with the on-stage evisceration of Ted Nugent as Tinky Winky dons a hockey mask and leather apron and lays about him with a rusty chainsaw to the sounds of the Eh-Oh Chorus at 183 decibels

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2008 20:17:29 GMT
Martin says:
What about The Who's 'Lifehouse'?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2008 00:52:01 GMT
zargb5 says:
The great unreleased Yes concept album from 1975 which allegedly used as the basis of a 6 album set the philosophical discourse of fly fishing and the thrill of adrenaline pumped theme park rides with cheese flavored album covers and the history of gatefold japanese import covers in the guise of public language discousrse of Wittgenstein.

Initial post: 17 Nov 2008 19:31:21 GMT
Rick Wakemans Epic Double (encased in gatefold Roger Dean 3D with glasses supplied)
where the Keyboard Lord explores over four long tracks - each one taking up an entire side of the original double Vinyl record - the rise of the Chicken Tikka from obscure ethnic dish to the UKs Favorite Meal.....includes the legendary 25 minute drum solo Bombay Duck.
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