Monday 28 June 2010


"With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down"

Welcome to the big fat "I've been the Glastonbury" blog post. Afore I get on with description after description of sun and dust and bands and cider I'll just shove two images from the last fortnight all up in your face. For that is how I do.
This is Axe Cop versus Thor of course and has since been called 'awesome' by Axe Cop's co- creator Ethan Nicolle. Which is an attestation that I will naturally have inscribed on my back. The excellent Axe Cop (for those not in the know tis a comic written by a kickarse 6-year-old and drawn by his 29-year-old kickarse artist brother) can be witnessed here - and the story of why Thor has an axe and why he's involved can be read (as well as the full image) here.

This (as you can just about work out) is the second page of the second part of my majestical Crabcake saga. Here I start to introduce the sexiest thing known to man: continuity possibly related to time-travel or some other similar hijink. Did you feel that? It was you orgasming at the thought. I'm sorry. Also to throw some actual plot progression into the mix the commander general Alan Vitriox announces their arrival at some gaudily-coloured whale-tailed destination.
That question and some others can be seen to be answered in page 3. Coming to an early July near you. The bigger picture, naturally, is at this anthro-porn-filled-location.

That there is a sign. A sign that says "Glastonbury 40". Why it says that I have no idea - although it may be slightly related to Glastonbury festival's 40th anniversary. I don't know - I'm not a doctor.

The hardest part is Wednesday. The stress of getting onsite and dodging queues of people WHO YOU JUST KNOW WANT TO CAMP IN EXACTLY THE SAME SPOT AS YOU. It was made more hectic this year by the shit-ton of new people. Of which there were a shit-ton. They had been camping in wait like crouched tigers in cars. Once settled though - Wednesday falls into exhaustion and belated exploration - those shit-ton cease to be competitors and start to become fellow festival-goers. Relaxed, positive and often up for grinning smalltalk. I've lost count of the amount of smiling strangers I've talked to at past years - this was no exception. The lovely buggers were everywhere. I avoided the football and climbed the tallest point at the festival - a hill behind the Park field - it's here I heard the England goal - bellowing at me from a hundred thousand joyful whoops across the panorama. A far more spectacular way to experience it than sweltering in front of the main-stage screens.
Possibly my favourite new structure at the site (next to the new jazz n' blues bar; Bourbon Street) is the Ridge & Furrow ale house. A two story half-pub constructed by chainsaw carvers last year - staffed by people in medieval dress serving local ale and often with folk music. Shitting lovely. It was here I met a curious woman who claimed to be called Stella Fairy and dreamt of a franchise of two-story fairy shops with an adult section at the top linked by a fireman's pole. What fairies would want with adult paraphernalia I shudder to think - but I admired her ambition. And wings.
Here we are - my first celebrity sighting. Bodger and fucking Badger. Majestic aren't they? Badger is wearing a Never Mind the Bollocks shirt. As I snapped this two girls wandered by
Girl #1: Oh my god is that Bodger and Badger?!
Girl #2 (very nonplussed): Everybody knows Badger loves mashed potatoes
and they kept on walking. I somehow found this interaction ridiculously funny. The rest of Wednesday I do not recall. The exhaustion drove us early to our beds and so we missed our first TENTROBBERY - a torch blared through my flap around two and I told the offensive light to bugger off. Nowt was taken from me but those around had money nabbed, and in one incident - the iPod nicked from their very ears. Spooky.

Various sights from a wander around the former 'Lost Vagueness' area which has all manner of funky art and curious arenas designed to intricately capture that elusive 'Glastonbury moment' in the form of bizarre anecdotes. It is a shame that the area becomes a swarming mass of indecipherable movement at night which the time of its awakening.

This will have to represent Friday (what happened on Thursday -? Much drunkenness and another of evening of enjoyment at the hands of bluesman Aynsley Lister) as I did not take any pictures of Gorillaz or The Black Keys or Hybrid or any of those bands that we so drunkenly watched with the assitance of a fine bag of rosé. Here we witnessed an unknown band on the Bandstand stage command the crowd to roll on the floor with their hands and legs in the air in a glorious scene akin to a miniature Life of Brian. Gorillaz were bloody amazing and got quite a panning for playing so much of Plastic Beach. Sod the critics - the whole thing was heightened by the appearances of Lou Reed, Mark E Smith, Snoop Dogg (that rascal) and Shaun Ryder who doffed his cap quite excellently to the recently deceased Frank Sidebottom. Rest his giant fibreglass head.
This is the only image from the best night - Saturday. The new West Holts stage was headlined by the RIDICULOUSLY RIDICULOUSLY RIDICULOUSLY GOOD George Clinton Funkadelic/Parliament band who effectively had a massive onstage party. Possibly the greatest performance I've seen at the festival - it's the best stage by miles. Seventy-four fucking miles. The atmos was not ruined by a dancin' punchin' leary Elvis baby man who needed several security guards to restrain him. We then moved back to our haunt of Bourbon Street for some absurdly groovy blues from the absurdly groovy Oli Brown band to whom me and Mr Jab Rimmer danced the bloody night away.
Sunday was as hot and as sweaty as EVERY OTHER BLOODY day this year. I didnae mention the days so much because there was much sweating and sitting down and going "god it's hot" to strangers and friends. It's good to have a hot Glastonbury - because at least in the night things occur then - people rocket from their sweltered shells and BEGIN TO DANCE. John Otway (pictured above) is probably one of my new favourite people - he, along with Dr John, Adrian Edmonson and the Bad Shepherds and a mass singalong to waterloo sunset made my sweaty Sunday afternoon one to remember.
The winds drove away the cruel heat and the inevitable noodles lead me to Craig Charles doing a bit of Funk & Soul DJ (as well as some truly majestic cheesy dancing) at an area called Cubehenge that I'm sure you can adequately visualise. I then trekked onward past the betwatted masses admiring what can only be described a truly bog-standard band - and I watched Arthur Brown (above) do his bloody thing at 68 with as much zest as a mad mad panda.
Then brief Stevie Wonder and home - but I would like to briefly mention one of my favourite Glastonbury thing wot I stumbled upon moons ago in old Lost Vagueness. THE DUKES BOX what a fucking thing - the band sit in there and you request songs of them in the manner of a traditional duke box. It. Is. GLORIOUS. I encourage you to seek the elusive box out.

What is Glastonbury?
A farm. Sometimes playing host to an enormously famous and vastly sprawling eclectic arts festival based around the core values of green futures and eco-based equality companies Water Aid, Oxfam and Greenpeace. Mostly it is known for being host to hordes of corporate-approved superbands and flash-in-the-pans that attract thousands upon thousands of musical retards who think Scouting for Girls are the best thing that happened since MOZART FUCKING DIED - which make it appear to unknowers as just a fatter corporate shindig like Reading or Leeds. Which it clearly isn't. It never was and it never will be a music festival. Those who dollop their betrilby'd forms in front of the three pop stages are depriving themselves utterly of what makes me love Glastonbury festival. I love it so utterly that were I to cop it at this moment I could think of no better place to summarise the happiest days of my existence than that sprawling valley - the dust and the mud and the moments and the people. I'm always happy there. The retards swarm - the terrible bands play - and I grin on, knowing that for a week out of the year I am home.

See you with more art and less melodrama on the 12th of bloody July

O - x

Tuesday 15 June 2010


It is June now - and in this month I like to summarize my music taste. That's fine. On Facebook last year I wrote an astoundingly lengthy series of notes entitled "The 172 Albums That Make Up My Brain at 22" which stretched from June to November and was waffly. This year I have removed all opinion from the thing and so it sits as a list of ESSENTIAL ALBUMS by ESSENTIAL BANDS. Surf through it - click on the links - give things you've never heard a listen AND GOOD LORD RECOMMEND ME STUFF in the same manner seen below. It's the best thing you can give another human being aside FROM A BITE ON THE FACE.

Artist - Album (Year)

AC/DC - Powerage (1978)
Hard Rock/Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Blues Rock

Acid Reign - The Fear (1989)
Thrash Metal

Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic (1975)
Hard Rock/Blues Rock

Albert Collins - Ice Pickin' (1978)
Electric Texas Blues

Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia - Friday Night in San Francisco (1981)
Latin Jazz/Flamenco/Jazz

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Hard Rock/Glam Rock/Rock

The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
Southern Rock/Blues Rock/Jam Band

Amplifier - Amplifier (2004)
Alternative Rock/Progressive Rock/Space Rock

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked (1982)
Art Rock/Experimental Rock

Angel Witch - Angel Witch (1980)
Heavy Metal/NWOBHM

Annihilator - Alice in Hell (1989)
Thrash Metal/Technical Thrash Metal/Speed Metal/Heavy Metal

The Answer - Rise (2006)
Hard Rock/Blues Rock

Anthrax - Among the Living (1987)
Thrash Metal

Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors (2002)
Progressive Metal/Avant-Garde Metal/Symphonic Black Metal

Arthur Lee - Vindicator (1972)
Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock

The Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound - When Sweet Sleep Returned (2009)
Psychedelic Rock/Progressive Rock

The Atomic Bitchwax - The Atomic Bitchwax (1999)
Stoner Metal/Stoner Rock

Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You (1970)
Hard Rock/Progressive Rock/Heavy Psych

The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation (1969)
Blues Rock

Bad Company - Bad Company (1974)
Hard Rock/Blues Rock/Rock

Baroness - Red Album (2007)
Sludge Metal/Progressive Metal/Atmospheric Sludge Metal

Battles - Mirrored (2007)
Math Rock/Experimental Rock/Progressive Rock

The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
Rock/Psychedelic Pop/Art Pop

Benedictum - Uncreation (2006)
Heavy Metal

Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Acid Rock

Bill Bailey - The Ultimate Collection...Ever! (2003)
Comedy Rock

Black Bonzo - Sound of the Apocalypse (2007)
Progressive Rock/Hard Rock

The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
Southern Rock/Hard Rock/Blues Rock

Black Sabbath - Vol 4 (1972)
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock/Doom Metal

Blind Faith - Blind Faith (1969)
Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Jam Band

Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth (1998)
Power Metal/Speed Metal

Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties (1974)
Hard Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Heavy Metal

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger (1960)
Rhythm & Blues/Rock & Roll

Boris - Pink (2005)
Noise Rock/Stoner Metal/Stoner Rock/Sludge Metal/Psychdelic Rock/Doom Metal/Drone

Boston - Boston (1976)
Hard Rock

Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding (1998)
Heavy Metal

Bubble Puppy - A Gathering of Promises (1969)
Psychedelic Rock

Budgie - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend (1973)
Hard Rock/Heavy Metal/Progressive Rock

Cactus - Cactus (1970)
Hard Rock/Blues Rock/Boogie Rock

Camel - Mirage (1974)
Progressive Rock/Symphonic Rock

Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond (1972)
Hard Rock/Heavy Psych/Progressive Rock

Carmen - Fandangos in Space (1973)
Progressive Folk/Progressive Rock/Flamenco

Carnival in Coal - Collection Prestige (2005)
Avant-Garde Metal/Death Metal/Experimental

Cathedral - Forest of Equilibrium (1991)
Doom Metal

Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot (2009)
Hard Rock

Chrome Hoof - Pre-Emptive False Rapture (2007)
Experimental Rock/Progressive Metal/Avant-Garde Metal/Avant-Prog/Jazz-Funk

Cirith Ungol - King of the Dead (1984)
Heavy Metal/Doom Metal

Clutch - Blast Tyrant (2004)
Stoner Rock/Hard Rock/Blues Rock

Cosmosquad - Acid Test (2007)
Jazz Fusion/Progressive Metal

Coroner - Mental Vortex (1991)
Thrash Metal/Progressive Metal

Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
Psychedelic Rock/Blues Rock/Hard Rock/Acid Rock

Crow - Crow Music (1969)
Hard Rock

Crucified Barbara - Til Death Do Us Party (2009)
Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

Dan Shandy and The Shambling Dandies - Quicker Than Sex (2010)

Darryl Way's Wolf - Saturation Point (1973)
Progressive Rock

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972)
Glam Rock/Art Rock

Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Hard Rock/Heavy Metal/Blues Rock

Demons & Wizards - Demons & Wizards (1999)
Power Metal

Derek & the Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
Blues Rock

The Deviants - Ptooff! (1967)
Psychedelic Rock/Garage Rock/Proto-Punk/Blues Rock

Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations (1980)
NWOBHM/Heavy Metal/Hard Rock

Dio - Holy Diver (1983)
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock

Don "Sugarcane" Harris - Sugar Cane's Got the Blues (1973)
Blues Rock

Dozer - Through the Eyes of Heathens (2005)
Stoner Rock

Dream Theater - Images and Words (1992)
Progressive Metal

Electric Wizard - Dopethrone (2000)
Doom Metal/Stoner Metal/Sludge Metal

Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Acoustic Blues Rock

Evile - Enter the Grave (2007)
Thrash Metal

Exodus - Tempo of the Damned (2004)
Thrash Metal

Extreme - II Pornograffitti (1990)
Hard Rock/Funk Metal

Fat Mattress - Fat Mattress (1969)
Psychedelic Rock

Firebird - Deluxe (2001)
Blues Rock

Flotsam and Jetsam - Drift (1995)
Thrash Metal

Focus - Moving Waves/Focus II (1971)
Progressive Rock/Symphonic Rock

Freddie King - Getting Ready... (1971)
Electric Texas Blues/Blues Rock

Free - Free (1969)
Blues Rock/Hard Rock

Fruupp - Future Legends (1973)
Progressive Rock/Symphonic Rock

Fu Manchu - The Action Is Go (1997)
Stoner Rock/Stoner Metal

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
Funk Rock/P-Funk/Psychedelic Soul

Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972)
Progressive Rock

George Thorogood & The Destroyers - George Thorogood and the Destroyers (1977)
Blues Rock/Hard Rock

Gillan - Glory Road (1980)
Hard Rock

Golden Earring - Moontan (1973)
Hard Rock/Progressive Rock

Gong - Angel's Egg (1973)
Space Rock/Progressive Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Jazz-Rock

Grand Funk Railroad - Grand Funk (1969)
Hard Rock/Blues Rock

Grand Magus - Iron Will (2008)
Heavy Metal/Doom Metal/Stoner Metal

Gravy Train - (A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man (1971)
Progressive Rock

Green Bullfrog - Green Bullfrog (1972)
Blues Rock

Halford - Resurrection (2000)
Heavy Metal

Hawkwind - Space Ritual (1973)
Space Rock/Psychedelic Rock

Heathen - Victims of Deception (1991)
Thrash Metal/Speed Metal

Heaven and Hell - The Devil You Know (2009)
Heavy Metal/Doom Metal

Helmet - Meantime (1992)
Alternative Metal/Post-Hardcore/Noise Rock

The Hidden Hand - The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote (2007)
Stoner Metal/Doom Metal

High on Fire - Blessed Black Wings (2005)
Stoner Metal/Sludge Metal

Ian Gillan - Gillan's Inn (2006)
Hard Rock

Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998)
Heavy Metal/Power Metal

Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock (1973)
Funk/Progressive Rock

Iron Maiden - Powerslave (1984)
Heavy Metal/NWOBHM

Jack Bruce - Songs for a Tailor (1969)
Progressive Rock/Blues Rock

Jade Warrior - Jade Warrior (1971)
Progressive Rock/Blues Rock

Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow (1975)
Jazz-Rock/Blues Rock/Jazz-Funk

The Jeff Healey Band - See the Light (1988)
Blues Rock

Jeff Wayne - The Musical Version of The War of the Worlds (1978)
Progressive Rock/Rock Opera

Jerusalem - Jerusalem (1972)
Hard Rock/Heavy Psych

Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
Progressive Rock/Folk Rock

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced (1967)
Psychedelic Rock/Blues Rock/Acid Rock

Joe Bonamassa - The Ballad of John Henry (2009)
Blues Rock

Joe Satriani - Surfing With the Alien (1987)
Hard Rock/Progressive Rock

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
Jazz/Avant-Garde Jazz/Modal Jazz/Post-Bop

John Lee Hooker - It Serve You Right to Suffer (1966)
Blues/Electric Blues

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - The Turning Point (1969)
Blues/Acoustic Blues

Johnny Winter - Second Winter (1969)
Blues Rock/Electric Blues

Jon Lord - Sarabande (1976)
Progressive Rock/Symphonic Rock

Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny (1976)
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock

Kansas - Leftoverture (1976)
Progressive Rock/Symphonic Rock

Karma to Burn - Karma to Burn (1997)
Stoner Rock

King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
Progressive Rock/Art Rock

The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
Psychedelic Pop/Pop Rock

Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley (1994)
Stoner Rock/Stoner Metal/Psychedelic Rock/Hard Rock

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III (1969)
Hard Rock/Folk Rock/Blues Rock

Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues

Lucifer's Friend - Lucifer's Friend (1970)
Hard Rock/Heavy Psych

Lynyrd Skynyrd - (pronounced 'leh-'nerd 'skin-'nerd) (1973)
Southern Rock/Rock/Blues Rock/Hard Rock

Manowar - Hail to England (1984)
Heavy Metal

Mastodon - Leviathan (2004)
Sludge Metal/Progressive Metal

MC5 - Kick Out the Jams (1969)
Proto-Punk/Garage Rock/Hard Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Noise Rock

Megadeth - Rust in Peace (1990)
Thrash Metal/Speed Metal/Heavy Metal

Melvins - Houdini (1993)
Sludge Metal/Grunge/Stoner Rock

Metal Church - Metal Church (1984)
Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal/Speed Metal

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
Modal Jazz/Jazz

Montrose - Montrose (1973)
Hard Rock

Monty Python - Monty Python Live at Drury Lane (1974)
Glorious Comedy

Motorhead - Overkill (1979)
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock/Speed Metal/Rock & Roll

Mott the Hoople - Mott (1973)
Glam Rock

Mountain - Climbing! (1970)
Hard Rock/Blues Rock

The Move - Shazam (1970)
Psychedelic Rock/Psychedelic Pop/Progressive Rock

Nuclear Assault - Game Over (1986)
Thrash Metal/Crossover Thrash

Orange Goblin - The Big Black (2000)
Stoner Rock/Stoner Metal/Space Rock

Otis Taylor - Recapturing the Banjo (2008)

Overkill - The Years of Decay (1989)
Thrash Metal/Heavy Metal

Ozric Tentacles - Erpland (1990)
Space Rock/Progressive Rock/Psychedelic Rock

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz (1980)
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock

Pacific Gas & Electric - Are You Ready (1970)
Blues Rock/Soul

Page & Plant - No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded (1994)
Acoustic Rock/Blues Rock/Folk Rock

Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power (1992)
Heavy Metal/Groove Metal/Thrash Metal

Paul Rodgers - Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters (1993)
Blues Rock

Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
Grunge/Alternative Rock

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
Progressive Rock/Art Rock

The Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow (1968)
Psychedelic Rock/Psych Pop

Pride & Glory - Pride & Glory (1994)
Southern Rock/Hard Rock

Probot - Probot (2004)
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
Hard Rock/Glam Rock

Rainbow - Rising (1976)
Hard Rock/Heavy Metal/Progressive Rock

Raven - Rock Until You Drop (1981)
NWOBHM/Heavy Metal

Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings (1990)
Delta Blues/Acoustic Blues

Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs (1974)
Blues Rock/Hard Rock/Psychedelic Rock

Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour '74 (1974)
Blues Rock

Rush - 2112 (1976)
Progressive Rock/Hard Rock

Russell Allen's Atomic Soul - Atomic Soul (2005)
Hard Rock/Blues Rock

Sahg - Sahg 1 (2006)
Doom Metal/Stoner Metal

Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 (1985)
Soul/Southern Soul

Savatage - Edge of Thorns (1993)
Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal

Savoy Brown - Raw Sienna (1970)
Blues Rock

Saxon - Strong Arm of the Law (1980)
Heavy Metal/NWOBHM

Seasick Steve - Dog House Music (2006)
Blues/Blues Rock

Sinergy - Suicide by My Side (2002)
Power Metal/Heavy Metal

Slade - Slayed? (1972)
Glam Rock/Hard Rock

Slayer - Reign in Blood (1986)
Thrash Metal

Sleep - Sleep's Holy Mountain (1993)
Stoner Metal/Doom Metal

Soft Machine - Third (1970)
Progressive Rock/Jazz-Rock/Jazz Fusion/Experimental Rock

Spirit - Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (1970)
Psychedelic Rock

Spooky Tooth - Spooky Two (1969)
Blues Rock/Progressive Rock/Hard Rock

Status Quo - Quo (1974)
Hard Rock/Boogie Rock/Blues Rock

Steamhammer - MK II (1969)
Blues Rock/Progressive Rock

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968)
Hard Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Blues Rock/Acid Rock

Steve Hackett - Voyage of the Acolyte (1975)
Progressive Rock/Symphonic Rock

Steve Vai - Passion & Warfare (1990)
Hard Rock/Progressive Rock

Stevie Salas - The Electric Pow Wow (1994)
Funk Rock/Hard Rock

Stray - Stray (1970)
Hard Rock/Progressive Rock

The Sword - Age of Winters (2006)
Stoner Metal/Heavy Metal

Sweet - Sweet Fanny Adams (1974)
Glam Rock

Symphony X - The Odyssey (2002)
Progressive Metal/Neo-Classical Metal/Power Metal/Symphonic Metal

Tankard - Beast of Bourbon (2004)
Thrash Metal

Testament - The Legacy (1987)
Thrash Metal/Speed Metal

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976)
Hard Rock

Thunder - Back Street Symphony (1990)
Hard Rock

Tokyo Dragons - Give Me the Fear (2005)
Hard Rock

Tony Martin - Scream (2005)
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock

UFO - Strangers in the Night (1979)
Hard Rock

Uriah Heep - Demons and Wizards (1972)
Hard Rock/Progressive Rock

Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat (1968)
Experimental Rock/Proto-Punk/Noise Rock/Garage Rock

Wayne - Metal Church (2001)
Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal

West Bruce & Laing - Why Dontcha (1972)
Blues Rock/Hard Rock

Whitesnake - Come an' Get It (1981)
Hard Rock/Blues Rock

White Zombie - Astro-Creep: 2000 - Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head (1995)
Groove Metal/Industrial Metal

The Who - Who's Next (1971)
Hard Rock

Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972)
Hard Rock/Progressive Rock/Folk Rock/Blues Rock

Wino - Punctuated Equilibrium (2009)
Stoner Metal/Heavy Metal/Doom Metal

Witchcraft - Witchcraft (2004)
Doom Metal/Stoner Rock/Hard Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Heavy Psych

Wolf - Evil Star (2004)
Heavy Metal

Wolfmother - Wolfmother (2005)
Hard Rock/Stoner Rock/Acid Rock

The Yardbirds - Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds (1965)
Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Rock & Roll

Yes - Close to the Edge (1972)
Progressive Rock/Symphonic Rock

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (1973)
Blues Rock/Southern Rock/Hard Rock/Boogie Rock

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