The Top 100 - Part 3
Part three of of Yediot Ahronot's ranking of the 100 most important Israeli rock albums. A warning: The list stops in 1989, as the authors decided not to risk judgements on the last five years.
- Waiting for the Messiah
Political protest translated into commercial success.
A clever and original combination of British influences and Israeli humor. A purely fun milestone.
- Alon Oleartchik The Kavert (Poogie) veteran returns from eight years abroad with his first solo effort. A combination of rock and Oriental music with a unique personal tone.
- Waiting for the Messiah Shalom Hanoch
- Daphna Armoni First solo album. Written and produced by Shalom Hanoch.
- Perfect Faith
Again ahead of its time, a victim of Israel conservatism.
- On the Day of the Blast
The first and most important solo rock pianists, inthe traditionof Elton John and Billy Joel.
- Mami A rock opera. Ehud Banai and Yossi Elefant played key roles.
- Comes from Love
The album that made her a megastar.
- Ehud Banai and the Refugees One of the best first albums in Israeli rock.
- Forbidden Fruits
- Derech Eretz
- Si Hi-man With "Local Hero" backing her and dozens of performances, Si Hi- man gave a booster shot to Israeli rock in general and woman's rock in particular.
- Rain Meir Banai
- Riki Gal
- Comes from Love Yehudit Ravitz
- Just a Person
One of the least succesful but most exciting of his albums.
- Ladies and Gentlemen
Greatest hits album, with three new songs.
- July-August Heat
The first Israeli double-album designed as a single creation of a single artist. Personal stories with political-social meaning, wrapped in a wide open American tone, under the influence of Bruce Springsteen.
- Dust and Ashes
The Holocaust and its influence on the second generation. The basic rock of Benzene mingled with Poliker's Greek roots. Lyrics by Yaakov Gilad. One of the most important works of the '80s.
- The Second Album
Si Hi-Man and Local Band
- *Hatoch Tochen*
Strange, dark, and black humor. An effort to expand the consciousness of Israeli rock. Deep cello, dramatic bass and excellent songs.
- Derech Eretz, the performance
Greatest hits, live.
- Stories from the Box
The beginning of the 1990s.
- Names and Faces
The guitarist who backed Arik Sinai and Shlomo Artzi emerged as a singer songwriter. The album that launched his career.
- Just a Person Shalom Hanoch
Yehudit Ravitz produced. Less anger, more love, and finally on the charts.
- Hahaveri Shel Natasha First album from the group led by Arkadi Duchin and Micha Sheetrit
- Falls on Four
Israel's alternative music makes it to the record stores.
- Rhetorical Performance
Yossi Elefant's most important period was in 1983, when they were one of the few New Wave bands singing in Hebrew. Their one record, and the great disapponitment of the '80s.
Our Aretha Franklin. Explosive combination of a powerful singer and soul music, without abandoning her Yemenite roots.
Chava does rock and raises it up a level.
- How Many Times Did You Count To 10 Rafi Perski
Arik Einstein's sidekick goes solo and pulls off great music, if not hits.
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