My Dad was an English Teacher/ Poet and would have said that Shakespeare, Huxley and Bradbury were hugely influential to his mindset. My Mom the artist would have pointed at Renoir, Picasso and Dali as speaking her language and sculpting her life. I dont like reading that much and the beauty of Art is in the eye of the beholder, I see more beauty in a nice stick of old growth Oak than Whistlers Mom and I dont have time to read novels! I was an emerging rocker in the 70's, I think the very best Rock ever produced came from late 60's and much of the 70's. I was one of those that would wear my vinyl out trying to hear and understand every word and note they sang and played. Those were very turbulent times and our nation and world were evolving every day, corporate mentality was on the rise and agrarian lifestyles had moved from a normal living to fringe. This thread is about the "Most influential Album of my life", for me it was Pink Floyd, Animals! Talk about the cold hard facts, thats exactly what they did, illuminate the bold and cold new world we were all entering like lambs to the slaughter. 35 years later the song "Dogs" really incites my anger, more-so than the first time I heard it because its exactly what our society has evolved to. There are three types of metaphoric 2 legged animals that dominate this earth, Sheep, Pigs and Dogs! If your not one, your one of the other 2! [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUPjteIxLZE[/ame] "You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need. You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street, You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed. And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight, You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking" It was a real trip into the dark side of Humanity. Floyd did that better than nearly anyone else including Freud (Sigmund)! A close second was Genesis, Foxtrot. Dont even get me going on the unnatural genetic alteration of society were going through for our Own Good. If its not your food, its in those tubes of goo they inject us and our children with to fix what they perceive as faults in the human design. Just think how much we could save if every human was less than 4" tall full grown? [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_9MKJCc3dw[/ame] "A carved oak table, Tells a tale Of times when Kings and queens sipped wine from goblets gold, And the brave would lead their ladies from out the room to arbours cool. A time of valour, and legends born A time when honour meant much more to a man than life And the days knew only strife to tell right from wrong Through lance and sword." I know we all love all types of fun and interesting music but some of it goes further than just entertaining for me, it gives lessons we no longer get from the adults in charge of our planet. This thread is about bands, songs and albums that changed your life, let it rip kids!!!!!