Desert Island LPs: What Is Your List?

Desert island LPs

By Scott Goldfine

Desert Island LPs: Through 2013; limit one album per artist; shown in alpha order.

  1. AC/DC – Back in Black
  2. Aerosmith – Rocks
  3. Allman Brothers – Live Fillmore East
  4. Average White Band – Person to Person
  5. Bar-Kays – Too Hot to Stop
  6. Beatles – White Album
  7. Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Ah, the Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
  8. Brothers Johnson – Look Out for #1
  9. James Brown – The Payback
  10. Cameo – Alligator Woman
  11. Commodores – Commodores (Blue Album)
  12. Confunkshun – Candy
  13. Earth, Wind & Fire – Gratitude
  14. Funkadelic – One Nation Under a Groove
  15. Eric Gales – Relentless
  16. Graham Central Station – Ain’t No Bout-A-Doubt It
  17. Herbie Hancock – Manchild
  18. Isley Brothers – Go for Your Guns
  19. Jimi Hendrix – Band of Gypsys
  20. Rick James – Street Songs 20th Anniversary Edition
  21. Kool & the Gang – Wild & Peaceful
  22. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
  23. Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More From the Road
  24. NWA – Straight Outta Compton
  25. Ohio Players – Honey
  26. Original 7even – Condensate
  27. Parliament – Mothership Connection
  28. Prince – Sign O the Times
  29. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
  30. Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
  31. Run-DMC – King of Rock
  32. Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan – Ask Rufus
  33. Slave – Stone Jam
  34. Sly Stone – Fresh
  35. Grover Washington Jr. – Live at the Bijou
  36. Stevie Ray Vaughan – Sky Is Crying
  37. War – All Day Music
  38. Stevie Wonder – Innervisions

Scott Goldfine

As a fervid lifelong music & film enthusiast / student, I grew up in and around the Los Angeles entertainment industry. I have worked and held many positions in various media realms, since 1998 serving as Editor-in-Chief and now Associate Publisher for Security Sales & Integration, a trade publication serving the electronic security industry. I love several genres of music & film. The former includes funk (Parliament-Funkadelic, Prince, Ohio Players, etc.); blues (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, etc.); rock (Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, etc.); hard rock (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, etc.); jazz (Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Crusaders, etc.); R&B (Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Gil Scott-Heron, etc.); and more. I was a club disc jockey and ran a mobile DJ company (Musical Moods) for more than 15 years, which is where the name Dr. GX originates (Doctor Good Times). Fave film genres include horror (Dawn of the Dead, Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.); science fiction (Aliens, Terminator, 2001, etc.); action (Warriors, Road Warrior, Die Hard); westerns (Outlaw Josey Wales, Showdown at OK Corral; Wild Bunch, etc.); suspense (Jaws, Inception, Silence of the Lambs, etc.); drama (Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, etc.); and comedies (Life of Brian, Superbad, Ruthless People, etc.). I have attended many hundreds of concerts and movies (in theaters or screenings). I may as well also throw in a few favorite TV shows to give an even broader taste of my sensibilities. A handful would be Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Lost, Justified, Fargo, Seinfeld, Sopranos, South Park, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Key & Peele, Monty Python, Inside Amy Schumer, Louie, Modern Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Last Man on Earth, Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family and The Office. Fave authors are Stephen King, Clive Barker and Michael Crichton. I am also a big sports fan and lifelong supporter of the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) and Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB). Also enjoy my family of course, electronics/computers/AV gear, and animals, nature and outdoor activities. Graduate of Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica College and California State University Northridge (Radio-TV-Film, Psychology minor). Also studied at UCLA for kinesiology/psychology and earned post-grad Certificate in Accounting from Santa Monica College. Present main occupation is as Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Security Sales & Integration (SSI), which I joined in 1998. I am responsible for overseeing all editorial content in print. online, electronic, in-person and any other media or products for the electronic security industry's leading business-to-business trade publication. SSI is part of Framingham, Mass.-based Emerald Expositions.