Rock albums from alternate timelines

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Pink Floyd - The Weird West (1970)
Psychedelia - Weird West - Comedy Rock

Tracklist:
Side One:

1. How the West Was Weird
2. John the Strangler
3. Jesse James
4. Sam Bass
5. Belle Starr
Side Two:
1. Cows
2. A Reservation for Indians
3. If Only
4. Summer In the West

Main Personnel:
Peter Giles - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Co-lead Vocals
Richard Wright - Keyboard, Backing Vocals
Nick Mason - Drums

Additional Notable Personnel:
George Martin & his Orchestra - orchestral sessions

 
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Pink Floyd - The Weird West (1970)
Psychedelia - Weird West - Comedy Rock

Tracklist:
Side One:

1. How the West Was Weird
2. John the Strangler
3. Jesse James
4. Sam Bass
5. Belle Starr
Side Two:
1. Cows
2. A Reservation for Indians
3. If Only
4. Summer In the West

Main Personnel:
Peter Giles - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Co-lead Vocals
Richard Wright - Keyboard, Backing Vocals
Nick Mason - Drums

Additional Notable Personnel:
George Martin & his Orchestra - orchestral sessions

These Giles-Floyd albums look great! Where can I find these songs, or are they made up? I'm a GG&F and King Crimson fan, and I don't recognise any of the song names.
 
These Giles-Floyd albums look great! Where can I find these songs, or are they made up? I'm a GG&F and King Crimson fan, and I don't recognise any of the song names.
Cows, Summer In the West and If Only is respectively OTL Atomic Heart Mother, Summer 68’, and If. The rest are made up.
 
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Paul McCartney - Paul McCartney Goes Too Far
1967 - Avant Garde, Comedy, Modern Classical, Sound Collage

Produced By Paul McCartney

SIDE ONE:
1. Paul McCartney Goes Too Far Pt 1

SIDE TWO:
2. Paul McCartney Goes Too Far Pt 2

Released smack dab in the middle of the Beatles psychedelic era, this album came as a shock to many buyers and listeners. As Paul had been mostly known for his light-hearted, fun and jolly songs about love. The album was put out with little promotion but surprisingly reached the #31 spot on the Billboard charts and slightly lower (#37) in Britain. Even though the public at the time reacted negatively, the album now has a strong cult following.
NOTE: This was an actual idea that McCartney had during the Sgt. Pepper sessions.
 
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John Lennon - Real John Lennon
1983 - Pop Rock

Produced By John Lennon

SIDE ONE:
1. It's Real
2. Not for Love, nor Money
3. Memories
4. Gone from this place
5. Dear John


SIDE TWO:
1. Serve Yourself
2. Solitude
3. This Happy Rishiken Song
4. John Henry
5. Howling at The Moon

Real John Lennon is the sixth studio album by John Lennon. Released in 1983 on Geffen Records after Ono's death two years.
 
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Ramadan - Syd Barrett
December 1968 - Distributed by EMI/Columbia

Side One: 21:50
1. Golden Hair
2. Clowns and Jugglers
3. Scream Thy Last Scream
4. Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
5. Late Night
6. Lanky (Parts 1 and 2)

Side Two: 23:19
1. Ramadan
2. Jugband Blues

POD: Syd Barrett is let go by Pink Floyd much earlier than they did (maybe around late 1967). So around May of 1968 Syd goes into the studio to make his first solo album, which leads to a late 1968 release. The album is a moderate success in Britain (reaching #42) but not charting in the US.
 
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Ramadan - Syd Barrett
December 1968 - Distributed by EMI/Columbia

Side One: 21:5
1. Golden Hair
2. Clowns and Jugglers
3. Scream Thy Last Scream
4. Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
5. Late Night
6. Lanky (Parts 1 and 2)

Side Two: 23:19
1. Ramadan
2. Jugband Blues

POD: Syd Barrett is let go by Pink Floyd much earlier than they did (maybe around late 1967). So around May of 1968 Syd goes into the studio to make his first solo album, which leads to a late 1968 release. The album is a moderate success in Britain (reaching #42) but not charting in the US.

Is he going to pull a Cat Stevens and convert to Islam? (or Baha'i like Seals & Crofts)
 
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John Lennon - Real John Lennon
1983 - Pop Rock

Produced By John Lennon

SIDE ONE:
1. It's Real
2. Not for Love, nor Money
3. Memories
4. Gone from this place
5. Dear John


SIDE TWO:
1. Serve Yourself
2. Solitude
3. This Happy Rishiken Song
4. John Henry
5. Howling at The Moon

Real John Lennon is the sixth studio album by John Lennon. Released in 1983 on Geffen Records after Ono's death three weeks.
How would Yoko have died in 1983?
 
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Paul McCartney - Paul McCartney Goes Too Far
1967 - Avant Garde, Comedy, Modern Classical, Sound Collage

Produced By Paul McCartney

SIDE ONE:
1. Paul McCartney Goes Too Far Pt 1

SIDE TWO:
2. Paul McCartney Goes Too Far Pt 2

Released smack dab in the middle of the Beatles psychedelic era, this album came as a shock to many buyers and listeners. As Paul had been mostly known for his light-hearted, fun and jolly songs about love. The album was put out with little promotion but surprisingly reached the #31 spot on the Billboard charts and slightly lower (#37) in Britain. Even though the public at the time reacted negatively, the album now has a strong cult following.
NOTE: This was an actual idea that McCartney had during the Sgt. Pepper sessions.
This is a good reminder of the fact that it was Paul who was plugged into Swinging London the most of the Fabs, as well as him introducing the band to folks like Stockhausen.
 
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Ramadan - Syd Barrett
December 1968 - Distributed by EMI/Columbia

Side One: 21:5
1. Golden Hair
2. Clowns and Jugglers
3. Scream Thy Last Scream
4. Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
5. Late Night
6. Lanky (Parts 1 and 2)

Side Two: 23:19
1. Ramadan
2. Jugband Blues

POD: Syd Barrett is let go by Pink Floyd much earlier than they did (maybe around late 1967). So around May of 1968 Syd goes into the studio to make his first solo album, which leads to a late 1968 release. The album is a moderate success in Britain (reaching #42) but not charting in the US.
Imagine if he and Kevin Ayers did an album together
 
Imagine if he and Kevin Ayers did an album together
This is one of the timelines for you, albeit unfinished.
 
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David Gilmour - David Gilmour (1970)
Blues Rock - Rock

Tracklist:
Side One:

1. Wind Up (in Jail)
2. Ballad of a Drunkard
3. A Narrow Way
4. Cocaine Blues
5. Fat Ol' Bugger
6. Just Another Pub

Side Two:
1. Please Wait
2. Miss Susie
3. You Don't Remember Me?
4. Hungover
5. The Corrosion of a Man

Main Personnel:
David Gilmour - Lead Vocals and All Instruments

Additional Personnel:
Syd Barrett - Co-lead vocals on Fat Ol' Bugger
 
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David Gilmour - David Gilmour (1970)
Blues Rock - Rock

Tracklist:
Side One:

1. Wind Up (in Jail)
2. Ballad of a Drunkard
3. A Narrow Way
4. Cocaine Blues
5. Fat Ol' Bugger
6. Just Another Pub

Side Two:
1. Please Wait
2. Miss Susie
3. You Don't Remember Me?
4. Hungover
5. The Corrosion of a Man

Main Personnel:
David Gilmour - Lead Vocals and All Instruments

Additional Personnel:
Syd Barrett - Co-lead vocals on Fat Ol' Bugger
Who wrote the lyrics? Gilmour usually needs help in that department.
 
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Axl Rose - Chinese Democracy (2002)
Hard Rock - Rock
Tracklist:
1. Chinese Democracy
2. Madagascar
3. This i Love
4. Better
5. Slikworms
6. If The World
7. Shackler's Revenge
8. Street Of Dreams
9. Catcher in The Rye
10. Sorry

POD: in 1996, Axl Rose has left the band, Guns N' Rose to start his own solo project, named "Chinese Democracy"
 
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Paul McCartney - Secret Friend (1981)
Synth-pop - Distributed By MPL & Mute Records

Tracklist:
1. Secret Friend
2. Mr H Atom
3. You Know I'll Get You Baby
4. Bogey Wobble
5. All You Horse Riders
6. Blue Sway
7. Check My Machine
8. Frozen Jap
9. Darkroom
10. Temporary Secretary
11. Summer's Day Song
12. Front Parlour

POD: in 1980, Paul McCartney had abandoned his own solo project, McCartey II when re-signed with Parlophone. he was signed with Mute Record.
 
The Beach Boys - Rendezvous (1969)
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Produced By: The Beach Boys

Side 1:
1. Do It Again (B. Wilson/Love)
2. Walkin’ (B. Wilson/Jardine)
3. My Little Red Book (Bacharach/David)
4. A Time To Live In Dreams (D. Wilson/Kalinich)
5. Mona Kana (D. Wilson/Kalinich)
6. Old Man River (Kern/Hammerstein)
7. Cotton Fields (Ledbetter)

Side 2:
1. We’re Together Again (B. Wilson)
2. Sail Plane Song (B. Wilson/C. Wilson)
3. I Went To Sleep (B. Wilson/C. Wilson)
4. Time To Get Alone (B. Wilson)
5. Walk On By (Bacharach/David)
6. Old Folks Home/Old Man River (Reprise) (Foster/Kern/Hammerstein)
7. Can’t Wait Too Long (B. Wilson)

Singles:
Do It Again b/w Wake The World
(#1 UK / #20 US)
Time To Get Alone
b/w Bluebirds Over The Mountain
(#23 UK / #52 US)
Can’t Wait Too Long
b/w We’re Together Again
(#12 UK / #19 US)

“Rendezvous (1969) is the follow up to the 1968 Friends LP from The Beach Boys. The album shows considerable involvement from Brian Wilson, and despite the production being credited to the band as a whole, Brian is firmly in charge here. Rendezvous keeps with the home-grown style and lo fi vibe of the bands previous album while also feeling fresh and new. Highlights include the UK #1 hit Do It Again, Wilson’s whimsical sonata Time To Get Alone, and the Good Vibrations esq Can’t Wait Too Long. This LP isn’t one to miss”
- Rolling Stone Magazine (1969)

“We’re very happy with this one, Brian especially. We all feel comfortable with this album and hope the public does too. We’re still in the studio working now so keep an eye out for another release later this year maybe”
- Carl Wilson (1969)

“I was looking for a spot to shine and on Friends and Rendezvous Brian started giving me those opportunities. I wasn’t fully satisfied or content, but I was happy. Over the next few albums I would finally get what I had been wanting for the last few years. We all owe a lot to Brian, especially me”
- Dennis Wilson (1978)

“This next one has always been a favorite of mine. First released on our great Rendezvous album in ‘69. I wasn’t too happy with Brian’s original arrangement so I went back a little later and made it my own thing. Low and behold it became a smash hit overseas. Written by Huddie Ledbetter, here’s Cotton Fields!”
- Al Jardine (1993)

“I like that one but I feel that some of the songs could’ve used some more work, I wish I had spent some more time on them but there were deadlines to meet. I’m particularly fond of Time To Get Alone.”
- Brian Wilson (2006)

Rendezvous was really our last 60s album, even though it technically wasn’t. Do It Again was as much a goodbye to surf music as it was a return to it. We were very happy with the result of that single, it’s still in our live sets today.”
- Mike Love (2012)
 
The Beach Boys - Reverberation (1969)
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Produced By: The Beach Boys

Side 1:
1. Soulful Old Man Sunshine (B. Wilson/Henn)
2. I’m Going Your Way (D. Wilson)
3. Deirdre (Johnston/B. Wilson)
4. Celebrate The News (D. Wilson)
5. Loop De Loop (B. Wilson/C. Wilson/Jardine)
6. Forever (D. Wilson/Jakobson)

Side 2:
1. Slip On Through (D. Wilson)
2. Be With Me (D. Wilson)
3. Got To Know The Woman (D. Wilson)
4. All I Wanna Do (B. Wilson/Love)
5. San Miguel (D. Wilson/Jakobson)
6. Break Away (B. Wilson/Dunbar)

Singles:
Break Away b/w Celebrate The News
(#32 US / #6 UK)
I’m Going Your Way b/w San Miguel
(#24 US / #15 UK)
Soulful Old Man Sunshine b/w Susie Cincinnati*
(#6 US / #3 UK)

“To round out the year, The Beach Boys have delivered the Reverberation LP. A fine collection of tracks that will surely give you your much needed Beach Boys fix. The efforts of brother Dennis shine on this album, with such tracks as Slip On Through, San Miguel, and Forever. Other highlights include the beautiful All I Wanna Do, the accomplished single Break Away, and the preppy and fun Soulful Old Man Sunshine. A worthy follow up to Rendezvous? Possibly. Will it hold us through till the next Beach Boys release? You bet. Make sure to pick up Reverberation, a worthy gift from The Beach Boys just in time for the holidays.”
- Rolling Stone Magazine (1969)

“I’m overjoyed with the material I put into this album. We all put in a lot of work but I’m especially proud of myself. I’m gonna try my hardest to continue working as hard as I can. You should all be excited for what’s to come with our next release.”
- Dennis Wilson (1969)

“Coming up next is the big hit out of California, currently climbing the charts across the country! Here’s The Beach Boys with Soulful Old Man Sunshine!”
- Don Steele (KHJ Los Angeles) (1970)

“Well we did Rendezvous and then Reverberation, kind of silly isn’t it? Two albums with Rs at the start right after each other. Anyway, I wasn’t too happy with them at the time but looking back now I think they’re fine. I was getting into other things at the time and starting to lose focus.”
- Brian Wilson (1976)

“I was very much against putting out Soulful Old Man Sunshine as a single, but the public proved me wrong. We were all shocked at the result, especially myself. Our biggest hit in the US since Good Vibrations, it doesn’t seem real. Don’t get me wrong, I love the song and I’m happy that we still play it to this day. It’s just funny looking back and seeing how wrong I was”
- Carl Wilson (1988)

“If I could change anything it might be my lead on Loop De Loop. To this day I can’t stand it. I love the album, but that song still bugs me.”
- Al Jardine (1998)

“All I Wanna Do is the seminal song from that album for me. That song represents everything myself and my cousin Brian were trying to express at that time. I would give anything to be back at the sessions for that song, even just for five minutes.”
- Mike Love (2012)

“Deirdre was my first big shot with the group and I’m glad that it was. That song will always hold a special place in my heart. Besides that one, I’ve always been a fan of Dennis’s Be With Me, a great sound on that track.”
- Bruce Johnston (2019)
 
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