The best hard rock albums ever made? The best Heavy Rock bands that ever existed? A tricky question…where to start…?
There have been many helpful words written, and I saw an excellent article on Wikipedia, but here’s my simple beginner’s guide to getting a basic introduction into the world of heavy rock: I have tried to keep the list down to 25 bands, (apologies to Ratt, Rainbow, Ozzy, Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, Black Crowes, Cinderella, Mastodon etc – you were/are all good, but this is my list!) and one album per band – not all of which will be everybody’s choice, but I’ll argue these ones until I’m blue in the face…or I change my mind…
Listen to all these and you’ll have a pretty good grounding. Note that it all stops when Nirvana arrive…
As I mention each band in Every Record Tells A Story, I will link to each one for ease of reference…
1969 – 1973:
Nirvana – Nevermind