Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pop Quiz

What do these five albums, released in 1971, have in common?

* The Concert for Bangladesh

* The Inner Mounting Flame, Mahavishnu Orchestra

* Broken Barricades, Procul Harum

* Lost in the Ozone, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

* The Yes Album

(see the Comments for the answer)

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Answer:

They, along with 24 other albums, finished ahead of Led Zeppelin IV in the very first Pazz & Jop poll run by Robert Christgau, in the Village Voice.

I knew that Zep was not held in high critical esteem back in the day. "Who's Next?" "Sticky Fingers?" "Blue?" There I can see some legitimate arguments. But Yes? Commander Cody? Wow.