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By Geoff Brown, David Buckley, Chris Charlesworth, Andrew Doe, Peter Doggett, Tony Fletcher

From Elvis Presley's solar periods to Radiohead's okay computing device, here's some of the best of rock and pa tune of the 20 th Century. A consumer's serious advisor to the song, allowing the reader to choose the superior of an artist's repertoire earlier than creating a procuring choice.

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Pet Sounds (B. Wilson) ‘Sloop John B’ aside, this spiky instrumental was long thought to be the first track recorded for Pet Sounds (further research has since disproved the notion), and was originally called ‘Run, James, Run’ (the James in question reportedly being Bond, as in 007). Caroline, No (B. Wilson/Asher) Ushered in by drummer Hal Blaine tapping on an empty soda siphon bottle, this bittersweet US Top 40 ballad was issued as a Brian Wilson solo single. As with ‘Surfin”, father Murry Wilson insisted the master be sped up a tone to make Brian sound younger.

Taped on June 29, 1968, during a single lengthy session. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) Unlike the slightly later solo rendition captured on the posthumous Loose Ends collection, this soft-soul classic added studio trickery to the obvious influence of Curtis Mayfield’s guitar. With Noel Redding absent from proceedings, Hendrix handled the bass as well, and topped off a delightfully airy confection with some precise falsetto vocals. Crosstown Traffic Having just exhibited his command of the most subtle forms of soul music, Hendrix unveiled an aggressive, swaggering funk track — the basic track cut live in the studio by the Experience line-up back in December 1967 and then overdubbed in April and May 1968.

Nashville didn’t have a skyline in 1966. Nashville was where country & western was diluted to taste, in studios light on atmosphere but heavy on time-is-money. The Nashville Sound was lush, wraparound strings, drowning out any real emotion on production-line pop songs, which were only made “country” by virtue of a weeping steel guitar. It wasn’t quite what Bob Dylan had in mind… Blonde On Blonde is a dark and brooding collection. As rock’n’roll’s first double album, it beat Frank Zappa’s Freak Out by a clear two months.

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