(one does so desparatly want to say "records" ...)

I think that you'll be able to tell that the majority of these date from my period as a KTRU DJ. But, this is the list of the ones that have stood the test of time, as it were.

They are roughly in order of wonderfulness, subject to change depending on whim, mood, the NASDAQ average, and the price of tea in China.

  1. The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, "Easter Everywhere" (1967)
  2. The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, "The Psychedelic Sounds of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators" (1966)
  3. Townes van Zandt, "Live at the Old Quarter" (released 1977, recorded earlier)
  4. John Fahey, "America" (1971)
  5. Michael Hurley, "Hi-Fi Snock Uptown" (1972)
  6. Eric Taylor, "Shameless Love" (1981)
  7. Lucinda Williams, "Sweet Old World" (1988)
  8. Lucinda Williams, "Lucinda Williams" (1992)
  9. Frummox, "Frummox" (1970)
  10. Fairport Convention, "What We Did On Our Holidays" (1967)
  11. Moby Grape, "Moby Grape" (1967)
  12. Roky Erickson, "The Evil One" (1980)
  13. The Velvet Underground, "And Nico"
  14. The Flatlanders, "The Flatlanders" (recorded 1972, released later)
  15. Old & In The Way, "Old & In The Way" (released 1975, recorded earlier)
  16. Richard & Linda Thompson, "Shoot Out The Lights" (1992)
  17. John Hiatt, "Bring The Family" (1987)
  18. Miles Davis, "Kind Of Blue"
  19. Jerry Garcia & David Grisman, "Shady Grove" (1996)
  20. Cowboy Junkies, "Black-Eyed Man" (1992)
  21. The Horseflies, "Gravity Dance" (1991)
  22. Steve Tibbetts, "Yr" (1978)
  23. various artists, "Nuggets: Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era" (1972, reissued 1977)
  24. Link Wray, "Walking Down A Street Called Love" (1997)
  25. Captain Stringbean (Jason Eklund), "Captain Stringbean's Dead Heart Days" (1997)
  26. The Stooges, "The Stooges" (1967)
  27. Fred Eaglesmith, "Lipstick Lies and Gasoline" (1997)
  28. Brian Eno and John Cale, "Wrong Way Up" (1990)
  29. Alejandro Escovedo, "Gravity" (1992)

To be fair, I've included a list of newer recordings that will probably make it into the pantheon over time:

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