"The Book of Rock Lists" (1981) を斜め読みした

The Book of Rock Lists (1981)

 本屋のBarnes & Noble で、8.95ドルで購入した"The Book of Rock Lists" (1981) by Dave Marsh and Kevin Stein。これを斜め読みした。


”Career Opportunities  20 Songs about Working"

4 "Factory," Bruce Springsteen

10 "A Hard Day's Night," The Beatles

14 "Maggie's Farm," Bob Dylan


Motown's Top 40

1 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," Marvin Gaye, 1968

12 "My Girl," The Temptations, 1965

15 "Let's Get It On," Marvin Gaye, 1973

28 "What's Going On," Marvin Gaye, 1971


Best Producers

3 Phil Spector

8 Brian Wilson
14 Peter Asher

15 Stevie Wonder


Songs On Which Phil Spector Performs

2 "My Sweet Lord," George Harrison

4 "On Broadway," The Drifters


Not So Fast   15 Songs with False Endings

3 "Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

12 "Monday Monday," The Mamas and the Papas


 ここにNeil Young の"Homegrown"がランクインしている。

Great Rock Albums You May Never Hear

6 Homegrown, Neil Young

   Young has described this studio album, recorded around 1974, as "the other side of Harvest." But, like some of Young's other projects, it molders while he moves spontaneously onward to new material.


The 10 Most Disappointing Debut Albums

4 Crosby, Stills, and Nash 1969

   Another supergroups fiasco. Those who based their version of what the music would be like on the fact that all three had been in rock bands were stunned when wahat emerged was barbershop harmony.

6 Wednesday Morning, 3 AM, Simon and Garfunkel 1965


The 10 Worst Debut Singles

1 "Baby Kittens," Carole King, 1959

5 "Love to Love You Baby," Donna Summer, 1976


 Robert Christgau氏、Greil Marcus氏、Dave Marsh 氏の三氏は、はずせないだろう。

The 10 Best Rock Critics

3 Robert Christgau

   Music editor of the Village Voice, has also written regularly for Esquire, Cheetah, and Newsday. Champions bohemian chic, intellectually rigorous, can be infuriatingly obtuse, but is always at hs most direct ih his monthly "Consumer Guide" column, in which various current product is dessected and graded by letter. Any Old Way You Choose It (Penguin, 1973) is an anthology of his work.

6 Greil Marcus 

   Contributor, columnist, editor for Rolling Stone, New West, Creem. Author of Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music (Dutton, 1975). As intellecturally rigorous as Christgau, but a shade more academic. At the same time, possessed of an impish wit and thirst for genuine trash. Sees the big picture, with details.

7 Dave Marsh

   Editor, contributor, columnist for Rolling Stone, Creem, Newsday, the Real Paper, Musician: Player and Listener. Author of Born to Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story (Doubleday, 1979). Instinctive purist, determined revisionist, gets lost easily outside the mainstream; emotionalism can turn into sentimentality.


Performers Who Made the Cover of "Time"

1 The Beatles, 1967

2 Aretha Franklin, 1968

3 The Band, 1970

4 James Taylor, 1971

5 Joni Mitchell, 1974

6 Bruce Springsteen, 1975

8 Elton John, 1975

9 Paul McCartney, 1976

10 Linda Ronstadt, 1977

12 John Lennon, 1980


Rock Stars Who Have Made the Cover of "Newsweek"

1 The Beatles, 1964, 1969

2 Janis Joplin, 1969

3 Arro Guthrie, 1969

4 Mich Jagger, 1970

5 Bob Dylan, 1974

6 Stevie Wonder, 1973

7 Bruce Springsteen, 1975

8 John Denver, 1976

10 Willie Nelson, 1978

11 Dona Summer, 1979

12 Linda Ronstadt, *1979            *Sitting next to California Governor Jerry Brown

13 John Lennon 1980


The 10 Best Rock Periodicals

1 Rolling Stone, 1969-1975

2 Creem, 1970-1973

3 Let It Rock, during its brief existence in the early 1970s

4 Hit Parader, as edited by Jim Delehant in the late 1960s

5 New Musical Express, 1975-1978


The Worst Rock Prriodicals

1 Creem, 1974-present; since the original staff (Lester Bangs, Dave Marsh) left

3 Circus, 1975-present; redeemed only by an occasional perspicacious reviews editor (Paul Nelson, John Swenson)

4 Rolling Stone, 1977-present; consistently behind the trends and lackadaisical in its news and feature coverage


50 Great Album Cover Designs

7 Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

12 Feats Don't Fail Me Now, Little Feat


Faces On the Cover of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

2 Fred Astaire

10 Lenny Bruce

15 Tony Curtis

16 Marlene Dietrich

19 Bob Dylan

20 Albert Einsteinn

32 Karl Marx

38 Edgar Allan Poe

41 George Bernard Shaw

47 Dylan Thomas

49 H.G. Wells


Arty Rockers

1 Bob Dylan

2 John Lennon

3 Joni Mitchell

 「残念なロック映画たち」…。個人的に好きなアーティストのNei Youngのものが2つ入っている。さすがです。

Worst Rock and Roll Movies

10 The Rose, directed by Mark Rydell, 1979, stars Bette Midler, Alan Bates, and Frederic Forrest

13 The Journey Through the Past, directed by Neil Young, 1973; stars Neil Young, Crazy Horse, and Buffalo Springfield

22 Rust Never Sleeps, directed by Bernard Shakey, a.k.a Neil Young, 1979; stars  Neil Young and Crazy Horse

24 The Blues Brothers, directed by John Landis, 1980; stars Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, and Aretha Franklin


Rock Songs Based On Literature, Fairy Tales, and Nursery Rhymes

1 "Darkness on the Edge of Town" Bruce Springsteen

   Based on lines from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.

5 "The House at Pooh Corner," The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

   Based on A.A.Milne's Winnie the Pooh. (Also Jefferson Airplane's "Ballad of You, Me and Pooneil."

12 "My Mummy's Dead," John Lennon

   Based on the melody to "Three Blind Mice." (Stevie Wonder had done "Three Blind Mice" in concert.)


The 25 Best Rock Books

1 Any Old Way You Choose It: Rock and Other Pop Music, 1967-1973, by Robert Christgau (Penguin, 1973)

5 Born to Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story, by Dave Marsh (Doubleday, 1979)

13 It's Too Late to Stop Now: A Rock & Roll Journal, by Jon Landau (Straight Arrow, 1972)

14 Lennon Remembers, by Jann S. Wenner (Popular Library, 1971)

15 Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll, by Greil Marcus (Dulton, 1975)

   The most intellectually satisfying rock book, and justifiably the only one ever nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Marcus traces the careers of five performers (Elvis, Sly and the Family Stone, Randy Newman, The Band, Robert Johnson, and Harmonica Frank) to show their interconnectedness with the mainstream of American culture,

20 The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll, edited by Jim Miller (Random House, 1980)


The 10 Best Liner Notes

5 Greil Marcus, Bob Dylan and The Band's The Basement Tapes


The 10 Worst Liner Notes

6 Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan's Desire


Best Liner Notes By Artists On Their Own Albums

1 Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited

2 Bob Dylan, John Wesley Harding

3 Neil Young Decade

6 Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home

8 Stevie Wonder, Talking Book (in braille)


10 Flower-Power Relics

1 "All You Need Is Love,"  The Beatles

2 "Get Together," The Youngbloods

3 "Good Vibrations," The Beach Boys

8 "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)," Scott McKenzie


Karla Bnoff's 10 Favorite Songwriters

1 Gerry Goffin and Carole King

4 John Lennon and Paul McCartney

5 Randy Newman

6 James Taylor

8 J.D. Souther

10 Jackson Browne


Greil Marcus's List of "The New Dylans"

1 Bob Dylan

2 John Lennon

5 Bruce Springsteen

12 Joni Mitchell

13 The Byrds

14 Lou Reed

20 Paul Simon

25 Neil Young

31 Arlo Guthrie

40 Randy Newman

 "The 20 Greatest Live Albums"のところで欄外に以下、紹介されている。なるほどね。

Honorable Mention: Bootlegs:

1 Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan and the Hawks, 1966

2 Live at the Roxy, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, 1978


20 Great Clubs

2 The Bitter End, New York City

3 The Bottom Line, New York City

7 Gerde's Folk City, New York City

15 The Roxy, Los Angeles

19 The Troubadour, Hollywood

20 The Whiskey a Go-Go, Los Angeles


Best Dancers*1

5 Elvis Presley

6 Jimi Hendrix

8 Bruce Springsteen 


Sonny Rollins Lists His 10 Favorite Records

1 Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin

3 Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder


25 Songs About Real People

2 "American Pie," Don McLean

   Dedicated to Buddy Holly.

15 "Layla," Eric Clapton

   Written about his frustrated love for Patti Boyd Harrison, then married to his friend, Beatle George. True love won out, and Patti and Eric are today husband and wife.

17 "Long Time Gone," Crosby, Stills, and Nash

   Written by David Crosby for Robert Kennedy.

18 "Oh Carol," Neil Sedaka

   About Carole King.


20 Songs About Parents

2 "Adam Raised a Cain," Bruce Springsteen

4 "Daddy's Song," Jackson Browne

10 "Independence Day," Bruce Springsteen

19 "Teach Your Children," Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young


20 Songs About Children

5 "Forever Young," Bob Dylan

6 "Growin' Up," Bruce Springsteen

7 "I Am a Child," Neil Young

10 "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," The Beatles

11 "Our House," Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

12 "Ready or Not," Jackson Browne

14 "Someday Never Comes," Creedence Clearwater Revival

18 "You Angel You," Bob Dylan


American Indian Performers

2 Johnny Cash

4 Jimi Hendrix (one-quarter Cherokee)

5 Buffy Sainte-Marie



14 Maria Muldaur

20 John Sebastian

21 Bruce Springsteen

25 Frank Zappa

 以下は、「ユダヤ系」。題名にNice をつけている点に、PC(political correctness/ politically correct)上の配慮が感じられる。

Nice Jewish Boys

2 Marc Bolan (T.Rex)

4 Leonard Cohen

6 Bob Dylan

7 Art Garfunkel

10 Al Kooper

12 Phil Ochs

14 Paul Simon

16 Phil Spector

22 Warren Zevon


Nice Jewish Girls

1 Karla Bonoff

6 Carole King

10 Bette Midler

13 Carly Simon

14 Phoebe Snow

 以下は、「カトリック系」。題名にGood がつけられている点に同じくPC上の配慮が感じられる。

Good Catholic Boys

3 Elvis Costello

7 Bruce Springsteen


Jehovah's Witness

6 The Modern Jazz Quartet

7 Van Morrison


Past and Present Religious Persuasions and Peccadilloes the High and Mighty

1 Bob Dylan, fundamentalist Christian

2 Arlo Guthrie, Roman Catholic convert

3 George Harrison, Krishna

9 Elvis Presley, Assembly of God (Pentecostal Christians)


They Saw the Light    Born-Again Rockers

3 Johnny Cash

4 Bob Dylan

5 Al Green

8 Little Richard

9 Carl Perkins

12 Donna Summer


Preachers    Rock and Rollers Who Are Ordained Ministers

2 Little Richard

3 Al Green


Son of A Preacher Man   And His Daughter, Too

2 Rita and Priscilla Coolidge

3 Sam Cooke

4 Alice Cooper

8 Aretha, Carolyn, and Erma Franklin

9 Marvin Gaye

12 Otis Redding


10 Songs About School

4 "I Wish," Stevie Wonder


10 Vegetarians

1 The Captgain and Tennille

2 The Clash

3 Bob Dylan

4 George Harrison

5 Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders)

6 John Lennon and Yoko Ono


Apocalypse Now     15 Songs of Nuclear Anxiety

1 "Before the Deluge," Jackson Browne

4 "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," Bob Dylan

7 "London Calling," The Clash

11 "Plutonium Is Forever," John Hall

14 "We Almost Lost Detroit," Gil Scott-Heron

15 "Wooden Ships," Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young


Greatest 60s Protest Songs*2

2 "Alice's Restaurant," Arlo Guthrie

3 "Bad Moon Rising" Creedence Clearwater Revival

5 "Blowin' in the Wind," Stevie Wonder

11 "For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)," Buffalo Springfield

14 "Get Together," The Youngbloods

15 "Give Peace a Chance," The Plastic Ono Band

16 "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," Bob Dylan

29 "Street Fighting Man," The Rolling Stones


Greatest 70s (And 80s) Protest Songs

3 "Before the Deluge," Jackson Browne

9 "George Jackson," Bob Dylan

17 "Imagine," John Lennon

18 "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)," Marvin Gaye

21 "Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)," Marvin Gaye

22 "Miss-tra Knows It All," Stevie Wonder

24 "Ohio," Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

28 "Southern Man," Neil Young


The Antiwar Top 40

1 "Alice's Restaurant," Arlo Guthrie

3 "Blowin' in the Wind," Stevie Wonder

9 "Give Peace a Chance," The Plastic Ono Band

11 "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," Bob Dylan

15 "Imagine," John Lennon

21 "Ohio," Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

36 "What's Going On," Marvin Gaye


Death Rock

9 "I Shall Be Released," Bob Dylan

13 "Mother and Child Reunion," Paul Simon

19 "Tonight's the Night," Neil Young

20 "Wreck on the Highway," Bruce Springsteen




 俺がよく聞いていたのは、どちらかといえば、The Rolling Stonesなどのイギリスよりも(The Beatles はよく聞いたというか、耳に入ってきたけれど)、アメリカ合州国のアーティストたちで、Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Randy Newman、Jackson Browne などWest Coast 系のミュージシャン、Bob Dylan, The Band, CCRPaul Simon, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteenなどである。

 よく聞いた唄は、"  ”で示し、よく聞いたアルバムは・で示してタイトルを斜字にしておいた。



The Freewheelin', Bob Dylan

Little Stevie Wonder the 12 Year Old Genius 

"Fingertips---Pt.2," Stevie Wonder


Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan

"Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dyaln

"Uptight (Everything's Alright)," Stevie Wonder


Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan

Up-Tight, Stevie Wonder

The Sounds of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel


Buffalo Springfield Again 

I Was Made to Love Her, Stevie Wonder

"I Was Made to Love Her," Stevie Wonder


Music from Big Pink, The Band


The Band

Bridge over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel

Willy and the Poorboys, Creedence Clearwater Revival

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Neil Young

For Once in My Life, Stevie Wonder

"My Cherie Armour," Stevie Wonder


John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Stevie Wonder

After the Gold Rush, Neil Young

"Bridge over Troubled Water," Simon and Garfunkel

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," Stevie Wonder

"Your Song," Elton John


Imagine, John Lennon

What's Going On, Marvin Gaye

Tapestry, Carole King

At Filmore East, The Allman Brothers Band

Where I'm Coming From, Stevie Wonder

"What's Going On," Marvin Gaye

"Imagine," John Lennon


Talking Book, Stevie Wonder

Music of My Mind, Stevie Wonder

Paul Simon

Can't Buy a Thrill, Steely Dan

Rock of Ages, The Band


Innervisions, Stevie Wonder

There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Paul Simon

For Everyman, Jackson Browne

Time Fades Away, Neil Young

"Superstition," Stevie Wonder

"You Are the Sunshine of My Life," Stevie Wonder

"Kodachrome," Paul Simon


Fulfillingness' First Finale, Stevie Wonder

Late for the Sky, Jackson Browne

It's Too Late to Stop Now, Van Morrison

Before the Flood, Bob Dylan with The Band

On the Beach, Neil Young

Good Old Boys, Randy Newman

"Living for the City," Stevie Wonder

"You Haven't Done Nothin'," Stevie Wonder

"Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing," Stevie Wonder


Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

Still Crazy After All These Years, Paul Simon

Zuma, Neil Young

Tonight's the Night, Neil Young

Rock 'n' Roll, John Lennon

"Born to Run," Bruce Springsteen

"My Little Town," Simon and Garfunkel

"Boogie On Reggae Woman," Stevie Wonder

"Stand by Me," John Lennon

"Lyin' Eyes," The Eagles


Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder

The Pretenders, Jackson Browne

Hejira, Joni Mitchell

Desire, Bob Dylan

"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," Paul Simon


・Little Criminals, Randy Newman

"I Wish," Stevie Wonder

"Sir Duke," Stevie Wonder


Darknesson gthe Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen

The Last Waltz (soundtrack), various artists

Running on Empty, Jackson Browne

Minute by Minute, The Doobie Brothers

"Prove It All Night," Bruce Springsteen

"Short People," Randy Newman


Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants, Stevie Wonder

Rust Never Sleeps, Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Live Rust, Neil Young and Crazy Horse

"Hot Stuff," Donna Summer

"What a Fool Believes," The Doobie Brothers

"You're Only Lonely," J.D.Souther

"Send One Your Love," Stevie Wonder


The River, Bruce Springsteen

Hotter Than July, Stevie Wonder

Hold Out, Jackson Browne

Double Fantasy, John Lennon/ Ono Yoko

One-Trick Pony, Paul Simon

"Hungry Heart," Bruce Springsteen

"(Just Like) Starting Over," John Lennon/ Yoko Ono

"Masterblaster," Stevie Wonder


 いまパラパラと読んでいても、たとえば、Suzie-Q はdance steps のひとつらしいってなことがわかって楽しい。

*1:この欄で1位になっているJames Brownのダンスは全く知らなかった。後年ジェームズブラウンの動画を見てぶっ飛んだ。まさにジェームズブラウンの右に出る者はいない。1位は当然の評価である。

*2:この時期には、CCRSly and the Family Stone は知っていたが、"Fortunate Son"や"Everyday People"という唄の社会的位置づけなど知る由もなかった。Sam Cooke の "A Change Is Gonna Come"に関しても深められていなかった。