Well uh this forum appears to be pretty dead and I can guarantee that almost no one (if anyone) will remember me, but here's this.
Even if I'm slowly realizing how many flaws the list actually has, I still kinda want to go through and at the very least familiarize myself with all of them. So, clearly there, I've just finished up with EVH, and moving on to Clapton.
My essential recordings are full albums as opposed to songs; and judging by the previous pages, the consensus is going to be that I allowed too many in. The ones I'm especially curious for an opinion on are Monterey and Woodstock for Jimi, Roger the Engineer and Ronnie Scott's for Beck, and WaCF and 5150 for EVH.
they are definitely two of beck's least impressive albums imo. you've at least listened to some of; blow by blow, jeff, you had it coming, who else, flash, wired, emotion & commotion as well right?
Yeah, I've heard all of those. I put on Roger since I figured it'd probably be good to have a Yardbirds album and Ronnie Scott's for a live album, but neither of those are up to par with the rest of his work, which is why I was doubting those on the list. Otherwise I tried to put in one for each "phase" of his career; Truth for hard rock, Blow by Blow for the more laid-back/funky jazz-rock, Wired for the more fiery jazz-rock, Guitar Shop for just plain-out normal rock, and Jeff for... Whatever Jeff is. Rock with electronic undertones I guess.
As far as the Hendrix bio goes, I agree phrasing would be a good thing to mention; I guess it's sort of in the Beck one too but never really mentioned by name, I might throw it in there.
BTW the reasons I was wondering about the others were:
Monterey is not quite up to par with Band of Gypsys, though still rather good and pretty iconic (although more for the guitar burning and it being his first US performance than anything else).
Woodstock is iconic, but kinda crappy.
WaCF and 5150 are both pretty good EVH albums but not radically different from their predecessors.
Oh and also, while I'm at it, any good Yardbirds or solo material I should be going at while I go through Clapton?