The Top 100 Israeli albums through '89
On Passover eve, Yediot Ahronot asked Yoav Kutner, Amos Oren, Boaz Cohen and Gidi Aviv to list the 100 most outstanding Israeli rock albums through 1989. Here are the '60s and '70s; the '80s follow.
- "The High Windows" - Shmulik Kraus, Josie Katz and Arik Einstein in the first album of Israeli pop.
- "The Churchills"
- "Puzy" Arik Einstein
The first Hebrew rock album.
- "The Shlosharim" With Shalom Hanoch.
- "Shablul" Arik Einstein and Shalom Hanoch
- "Plastelina" Arik Einstein and Shalom Hanoch
- "From the Nahal Outpost in Sinai"
Even the army troupes go electric. Featuring Danny Sanderson and Alon Artchik -- the future core of Kaveret
- "Friends" Uzi and the Signonot (the Styles)
- "Why Didn't You Tell Me?" Shlomo Gronich
- "The State of Israel vs. Kraus, Shmuel" Shmulik Kraus
- "On the Grass with Avigdor"
Arik Einstein and Miki Gabrielov
The beginning of the Einstein-Gabrielov collaboration.
- "Shov'vei Tzion"
"End of Days" (Achrit Hayamim)
- "Don't Call Me Black" a musical
- "This is My Path" Tzvika Pik
With Zohar Levy (drummer and composer), Gavi Shoshan (guitar and vocals) Yitzhak Klaptor (Guitar), Eli Magen (Bass and vocals) and Miri Aloni (vocals).
- "Black-eyed Youth"
- "Ruthie Navon"
- "Poogie Tales"
Danny Sanderson, Yitzhak Klaptor, Yoni Rechter,Alon Oleartchik, Meir Fenigshtein, Gidi Gov, Ephraim Shamir
Would it go to far to call them the Israeli Beatles? Probably not.
- "Black-eyed Youth" Gabi Shoshan
- "Go Slow"
- "The End of the Orange Season"
The first Israeli super-group and a classic. Shalom Hanoch, Ariel Zilber, Yehudah Edar, Eitan Gadron and Meir Yisrael.
- "Yes Yes"
- "To All the Friends from the Journey From Sea to Sea" Shlomo Artzi and The Apple Lady
- "Go Slow" Arik Einstein
- "Tzfuf B'Ozen"
The group's best.
- "Tzfuf B'Ozen" Kaveret
- "Run, Shmulik [call you]" (Rootzi Shmulik [Korei Lach])
- "Mati Caspi"
His second album, with more rock than usual
- "Skies" Danny Litani and Skies
- "Run, Shmulik [call you]" (Rootzi Shmulik [Korei Lach]) Ariel Zilber
- "A Man Within Himself"
- Shalom Hanoch
Hanoch's first Hebrew solo album.
- "Asthar and Ephraim Shamir"
- "First Class 1977" Gary Ekstein
- "Lemonade" Dori Ben-Ze'ev
- "A Man Within Himself"
- "Pop Festival"
Israel's first rock festival in the desert. Hanoch, Eskstein, Pik, Ben-Zeiv, Gabrielov, Broza and Asthar Shamir
His 10th and most successful.
- A Man Gets Lost (Gever Holech L'ivud)
A turning point.
- Ariel Zilber - Lahakat Brosh
- Thus I Liberated Jerusalem
The songwriter's first solo album -- acompanied by friends including Yitzhak Kleptor, Danny Sanderson and Yehudit Ravitz
- Warm Relation
- "Pop Festival" Nueva '78
- Gary Ekstein
- Dizengof 99 Soundtrack
- Gan Eden
- Songs of Holiday, Season and Falling Meir Ariel
Israel's introduction to punk
- Directed Tone (Tzlil Mkuvan) Soft rock
That's it for the '70s. On to the '80s....
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