What are your favorite iconic albums?

Recently I had the pleasure of playing the iconic album, Dark Side of the Moon, (live concert recorded in ’74) on the radio in its entirety. No breaks or stops, straight from start to finish. Pink Floyd recently celebrated their 50th anniversary of  Dark Side of the Moon. It’s one of those albums in history that is a part of the music culture that sets this album apart from other albums of its time.

What’s an album you have loved every time the needle hit the vinyl? From the music, and the lyrics, to even the album cover and packaging there are certain albums that give me the “Feel Good Factor.” It’s hard to describe, but it is a whole-body experience that you feel when you hear a certain song. Overwhelming love comes over you as you are one with the artist. As the end of the record trails out on the inner groove, you feel better about everything. The mind has been filled with a sense of joy. That’s my own, “Feel Good Factor.”

What Iconic Album Can You Play All The Way Through From Start to Finish?

Do you have an album near and dear to your heart? Which record albums stand the test of time? Sometimes there is a question asking you, “If you had one album to listen to for the rest of your life, what album would you choose?” I can only think of a few albums. One of mine would be, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper album. Another honorable mention I would choose is Elton John‘s, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Lastly, how could you not include, Fleetwood Mac’s, Rumours?

You are the best critic of what is the best of the best. Many factors go into a discussion of how the music affects you and makes you feel. The best part is there are no wrong answers.

I talked with the WCSX air staff and put the question up for debate on social media on Facebook to get some of your views  and fellow co-workers:

Big Jim” O’Brien -WCSX said, ” Bob Seger – “Against the Wind.”

Donielle Flynn WCSX- Mid Day Goddess  said,” Led Zeppelin  Led Zeppelin’s IV 

Captain Joel MorganWCSXVan HalenVan Halen II 

From Social Media:

Dave T. said, “YESThe YES ALBUM.”

Michael D. said, “Kansas, Left Overture.”

Mattew S.  said,  “Megadeth, Rust in Peace”

Bill D. said, “Montrose, first album”

Jane N. said, “Frampton Comes Alive” 


33 Albums that Turn 50 in 2023

A number of classic albums celebrate their golden anniversary in 2023. Among the artists with LPs turning 50 in New Year are Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street band and more!

Scroll below to see 33 albums that turn 50 in 2023.

  • David Bowie - ‘Aladdin Sane’

    Released on April 20, 1973.

  • Pink Floyd - ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

    Released on March 1, 1973.

  • The Allman Brothers Band - ‘Brothers and Sisters’

    Released in August 1973.

  • The Stooges - ‘Raw Power’

    Released on February 7, 1973.

  • Aerosmith - ‘Aerosmith’

    Released on January 5, 1973.

  • The Who - ‘Quadrophenia’

    Released on October 26, 1973.

  • Stevie Wonder - ‘Innervisions’

    Released on August 3, 1973.

  • Genesis - ‘Selling England by the Pound’

    Released in September 1973.

  • Led Zeppelin - ‘Houses of the Holy’

    Released on March 28, 1973.

  • Alice Cooper - ‘Billion Dollar Babies’

    Released on February 25, 1973.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - ‘(Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)’

    Released on August 13, 1973.

  • Rolling Stones - ‘Goats Head Soup’

    Released on August 31, 1973.

  • Elton John - ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

    Released on October 5, 1973.

  • Steely Dan - ‘Countdown to Ecstasy’

    Released in July 1973.

  • Paul McCartney and Wings - ‘Band on the Run’

    Released on December 5, 1973.

  • Lou Reed - ‘Berlin’

    Released on October 5, 1973.

  • Dr. John - ‘In the Right Place’

    Released on February 25, 1973.

  • Marvin Gaye - ‘Let’s Get It On’

    Released on August 28, 1973.

  • The Doobie Brothers - ‘The Captain and Me’

    Released on March 2, 1973.

  • Paul McCartney and Wings - ‘Red Rose Speedway’

    Released on April 30, 1973.

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer - ‘Brain Salad Surgery’

    Released on November 19, 1973.

  • Elton John - ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player’

    Released on January 26, 1973.

  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - ‘The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle’

    Released on November 5, 1973.

  • Black Sabbath - ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’

    Released in November 1973.

  • ZZ Top - ‘Tres Hombres’

    Released on July 26, 1973.

  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.’

    Released on January 5, 1973.

  • John Lennon - ‘Mind Games’

    Released on October 29, 1973.

  • Todd Rundgren - ‘A Wizard, a True Star’

    Released on March 2, 1973.

  • Paul Simon - ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’

    Released on May 5, 1973.

  • Bob Marley and the Wailers - ‘Burnin’

    Released on October 19, 1973.

  • Jackson Browne - ‘For Everyman’

    Released in October 1973.

  • George Harrison - ‘Living in the Material World’

    Released on May 30, 1973.

  • Yes - ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’

    Released on December 7, 1973.



Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle

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