Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 30, 2015

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 8 years ago

    Any such list that doesn’t include Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is invalid.:That is all I have to say about that.

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    knight1192a  almost 8 years ago

    I can think of a number of albums I like better than those three

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    Bilan  almost 8 years ago

    I’ll add Dark Side Of The Moon to the long list of albums that should be in the Top Three.

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    nixie224  almost 8 years ago

    “Blood on The Tracks” is Dylan’s fourth best album behind the 1965-66 trilogy

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    seismic-2 Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Love’s “Forever Changes”. Anyway, this strip just lost all of its “Houses of the Holy” ’shippers.

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    Logicman  almost 8 years ago

    Move along. There’s nothing to see here. These aren’t the albums you’re looking for. BAD trolls …. move along! :)

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    Arianne  almost 8 years ago

    So, what do you guys think – 100 comments is probably a sure bet? Gonna try for 200? At least he admits he’s a cheap h…. huckster, lol!

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    wmwiii Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Best album of all time: “American Beauty” by the Grateful Dead.

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Uh-oh… Pastis has started a religious discussion…

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    Alida_L  almost 8 years ago

    I would add Jethro Tull “Thick as a Brick” but otherwise I liked his list.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Inclined to agree with Sherlock Watson. But really, any such list MUST include a Beatles LP within it. Sgt. Pepper was the first one I thought of, but Abbey Road or the White Album would have been fine choices too. Or Rubber Soul. And this entire discussion presupposes that the list is limited to rock and roll. Beyond that I am powerless to make a list limited to three, and woefully ill-equipped besides.

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    juicebruce  almost 8 years ago

    Pastis you have the Bees and Hornets buzzing now ! I’l go with “YES” …………“Close To The Edge”

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    John Wiley Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Chicago Transit Authority, Led Zep III, White Album.

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    jessegooddoggy  almost 8 years ago

    White Bird!! Beautiful!!

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    vwdualnomand  almost 8 years ago

    dark side of the moon, nevermind, pet sounds.

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    Stew Bek Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Allman Brother’s Eat A Peach.

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    Minicapt  almost 8 years ago

    Sir George Solti’s “Tannhauser” of 1972.


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    Joe Cooker Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Who’s Next

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    Plumbob Wilson  almost 8 years ago

    The named albums have a couple of good songs each, but I wouldn’t rate any of them as desert island-worthy. “Let It Bleed” is WAY better than “Sticky Fingers”. Dylan is over-rated. And listening to Bono too many times will cause suicidal thoughts.

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    Reppr Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    What is an “album?”

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    dadoctah  almost 8 years ago

    I made a list of the ten greatest albums of all time and not one of the ones mentioned is on it.

    At the top of the list is “Tapestry”.

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    SwimsWithSharks  almost 8 years ago

    This is the type of cheap trick Rat would pull.

    Oh! Did I say Cheap Trick!?!? (I’m kidding. Of course it would need an album each from the Beatles, Zep, and Stones.)

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    WaitingMan  almost 8 years ago

    Beethoven – Symphonies 5 & 7, Vienna Philharmonic, Carlos Kleiber conducting. There is more to music than rock and roll, y’know.

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    puddlesplatt  almost 8 years ago

    what about Cat Stvens Morning has broken…….in half

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    BlackTie  almost 8 years ago

    Good thing Pig’s not there. He’d have Air Supply or something.

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    whiteheron  almost 8 years ago

    The Top Reason I don’t do Top Ten lists :I can’t count that high.

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    Kilrwat Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Master Debaters only.

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    rpG Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Doesn’t anyone under 50 read these comics?

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    Commycon  almost 8 years ago

    NeverMind the Bullocks!.

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    Chrisstopher  almost 8 years ago

    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida dude!

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    cooganm Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    My mom’s photo album, my grandma’s photo album, and white bedstraw (galium album)

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    Sheriff Mordecai Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Greg Evans’ forum can hit 200 in a heartbeat. There’s plenty of good regulars there, and just enough troll infestation to spike the commentary.

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    Timothy Madigan Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    First, Blood on the Tracks isn’t even Dylan’s best album. Not even close.

    Second, it’s Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pet Sounds and What’s Going On. They’re not my favorite albums but they are the best overall albums.

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    SuicideShovel (84" stroker, 9:1 pistons)  almost 8 years ago

    Ry Cooder: Into the Purple ValleyCharles Mingus: Live at Entebbe

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    Saddenedby Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    album[al-buh m]


    1.a bound or loose-leaf book consisting of blank pages, pockets, envelopes, etc., for storing or displaying photographs, stamps, or the like, or for collecting autographs.

    WAIT! there is more!!!!! If you call right now Pastis will add a new never released additional album for putting all your facebook pictures in. Remember folks this is a once in a lifetime chance! So what are you waiting for??? Call now, call often, and call Pastis at 555-555-5555

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    JohnoTeacher  almost 8 years ago

    Way to prove the cartoonist’s point, guys. :)

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    UniqeUsername  almost 8 years ago

    Casting Crowns’ Come to the WellChris Rice’s Smell The Color Nine

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    Totalloser Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Nektar – Remember the FutureSex Pistols – Never Mind the Bullocks Here Come the Sex PistolsGrateful Dead – Workingmans Dead

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    bhcaruso  almost 8 years ago

    Wow, it worked.

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    Guilty Bystander  almost 8 years ago

    Not even going to consider jumping into the middle of this one. As with any art form, what makes music “great” is entirely subjective.

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    Malcolm Hall  almost 8 years ago

    I thought the point was sales. Then it’s not opinion, just a matter of consulting the bean counters. What fun is that?

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    Duke of Omnium  almost 8 years ago

    Any list of greatest albums which omits To the Extreme by Vanilla Ice is inherently flawed.

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    Bandera_Ken  almost 8 years ago

    The White Album would be number one followed by Sgt. Peppers and Rubber Soul.

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    totalspaceman2010  almost 8 years ago

    I’d agree to the Stones and U2, but not Dylan.

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    Al Nala  almost 8 years ago

    I’d ask if any of you has anything better to do than this, but you’re here, so…no.

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    Let It BleedThe AnimalsDisraeli Gears

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    finale  almost 8 years ago

    Thanks Pastis……off to pack a pipe and get the headphones on!!!! Goodbye to today until the NFL Draft starts!!!!!!

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    twainreader  almost 8 years ago

    Anyone remember the buzz for Frampton Comes Alive?

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    twainreader  almost 8 years ago

    Let’s go older, Rubber Soul or Revolver?

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    Pakgor  almost 8 years ago

    I won’t acknowledge any Top Album list that doesn’t include Weird Al’s “Poodle Hat.”

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    twainreader  almost 8 years ago

    For Pastis though, he might want to check out Ed Sullivan’s Rita Pavone (Beeg deel, so yur goin stedy)

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    Packratjohn Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    I should post my top five reasons why I don’t like these lists.

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    abbybookcase  almost 8 years ago

    i feel pastis is channeling monty python today. “I’m here for an argument. no, you’re not. yes, i am.”

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    Kathy Freeman  almost 8 years ago

    “Pet Sounds”

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    Gokie5  almost 8 years ago

    dukedoug, in my years of reading selected offerings, I’ve noted that Luann routinely beats everything else I read (there may be other comics that garner more comments – I’m just not aware of them). Last week,, Mon.-Tue-Wed. garnered 437 comments for Non Sequitur and 491 for Luann. As of 9:50 a. m. CT m. o. l.,, Luann is at 58, Non Sequitur is at 90. So maybe Wiley will beat out Greg, but not for the first three days of this arc.

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    Gokie5  almost 8 years ago

    The 58 and 90 readings were for this morning. I forgot to put that, but didn’t feel like wading through all the italics markings to correct the above.

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    cruiserd  almost 8 years ago

    “White Bird” Saw them in concert at the old Winterland building in San Francisco.Best violin solo from a rock group (maybe it was the only…)

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    Ian Mason Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    “Who’s Next” is the world’s only perfect album.

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    Gokie5  almost 8 years ago

    Dang – in that comment about Non Sequitur vs. Luann, I was referring to this week’s comments, not last week’s. This is the last correction I’m going to make to that debacle! Sheesh!

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    jimbobspaghetti  almost 8 years ago

    What about Dark Side of the Moon ?

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    cdgar  almost 8 years ago

    The rating of the best albums ever has to be a very personal thing. I don’t need someone else doing that for me.

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    mdhutton1949  almost 8 years ago

    W*A*R*N*I*N*G Troll bait!

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    1552km  almost 8 years ago

    I’m listening to “After Bathing at Baxter’s” as I read these…I agree with this group’s suggestions for the most part but “Electric Ladyland or Axis Bold as Love” surely belong on any greatest list. HENDRIX and BEETHOVEN

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    flyfisher  almost 8 years ago

    My three would be Woodstock, Who’s Next and Tommy

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    KEA  almost 8 years ago

    James Gang Rides Again – Sgt. Pepper – Graceland

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    amaryllis2  almost 8 years ago

    Dylan can write songs but he tries to reach his notes like an elderly man tries to make it up those last few steps at the top of the Statue of Liberty.

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    wes tnt  almost 8 years ago

    Anything Zeppelin…….

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    coop_dog1  almost 8 years ago

    Close to the Edge, Wish You were Here, Blood on the Tracks.

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    Number Three  almost 8 years ago

    What about “Top Ten Best Cartoonists” ?


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    Squoop  almost 8 years ago

    Bach’s Brandenburg ConcertosMozart’s RequiemSgt Peppers or Rubber Soul

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    ChukLitl Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Dark Side of the Moon holds the record for most weeks on the top 100 list (over 14 years), Santana Abraxas, Gershwin’s American in Paris.

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    NCTom Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    wow, that goes back awhile. I even saw them in concert when I was working in a small town in southern Idaho, decades ago!

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    dwdurkee  almost 8 years ago

    I’ll add Rust Never Sleeps, but I’m enjoying all the suggestions.

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    flyfisher  almost 8 years ago

    For a list of the top sellers (maybe not the best critically) go to the link belows

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    seismic-2 Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    The best live album was “11/17/70” by Elton John.Yes, Elton John. Honest.

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    ypsikids  almost 8 years ago

    Who’s Next, Exile on Main St, Born to Run

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    Dr. Whom  Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Actually, the greatest Dylan album, and hence the Greatest Album of All Time Not Including Verdi’s Requiem by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Ricardo Muti, is Highway 61 Revisited.

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    trazman  almost 8 years ago

    I’d like to add “Hotel California” to the mix, right up there with “Sgt. Pepper” and Fleetwood Mac “Rumors”

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    unca jim  almost 8 years ago

    Almost as annoying as listening to a streaming audio of “I (heart) Radio” and their irritating ‘interviews’ of nearly-dead Brit-rock stars of the ’70’s and their cheerful count-down of ‘what I most watched last week’ crap that I never heard of or never will.

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    alviebird  almost 8 years ago

    I, like most everyone else, would probably end up choosing something from the “obvious” category. But at what cost? Heart/Dreamboat Annie and Elton John/Goodbye Yellow Brick Road are just two that come to mind from the “not so obvious” category.

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    drdougsteward  almost 8 years ago

    That has to be in consideration. I suggest JA’s After Bathing at Baxter’s … but there’s a long story that probably explains it. Country Joe and the Fish’s Electric Music for your mind and Body is also way up there.

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    juicebruce  almost 8 years ago

    Note you all,Everything we have talked about is from the 60s,70s,80s…………think about it ……Woooooo…..

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    jbmlaw01  almost 8 years ago

    Yes FragileElton John Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadAbba The Visitors

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    admwrlk Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    HIghway 61 RevisitedWho’s NextREM Fables of the Reconstruction

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    BTO  almost 8 years ago

    Best Dylan? “Blonde on Blonde.”

    But for me, the Top3 are Sgt Pepper, the first Led Zep, and Woodstock. Yes, iconic Woodstock, as it showcased almost everyone who was anyone at the time.

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    Goblinopolis  almost 8 years ago

    Worked like a charm, Stephan.

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    dadoctah  almost 8 years ago

    Just gonna toss out a few album titles for consideration:.Nilsson SchmilssonParallel LinesBand on the RunRumoursBat out of HellDestroyerEliminatorThrillerWhipped Cream and Other DelightsDon’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player.and one most of you probably never heard of:.The Ballad of Calico

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    zyff  almost 8 years ago

    Blood on the Tracks is awesome, definitely makes my top 5 every time…

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    Gokie5  almost 8 years ago

    " I don’t read Luann and I’m not aware of its usual content or why it should generate so many comments."From what I can see, dukedog, it’s kind of a soap opera for lovelorn men. (Of course, there are other kinds of fans.) A lot of the fellows seem to identify with nerdish Gunther, and many of them are longing for him to get with Luann, who regards him as only a friend. This strip has been going on for a long time, and the cartoonist (with recent help from his daughter, evidently) knows how to appeal to the readers.

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    Digital Frog  almost 8 years ago

    What? No Weird Al Yankovic??

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    djackmanmd  almost 8 years ago

    Laugh every day I read your strip. Yet London Calling must usurp U2.

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    Kev_a_Swing_Dancer Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    It was a lucky day in my, and maybe anyone’s, life when I took the time to figure out what was happening in Meatloaf’s “Two out of Three Ain’t Bad”. When I finally understood, after sort-of singing the words for at least 15 years, the tears poured down my face, as they would for quite a while after that, if I actually sang with the album.

    “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” was much more difficult to suss, but now I had hopes of having another deep cathartic revelation.Result? I find it exquisite in how the song can just barely, but surely, be understood and yet still keep the question of what-is-he-talking-about almost burningly alive.(In one place, the song explicitly states what he’s talking about. How could it take me so many years to hear that?).

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    claire de la lune.  almost 8 years ago

    My favourite album of all time has to be “Pinkerton” by Weezer, but I wouldn’t go on to say it’s part of the “greatest albums of all time.” Isn’t music supposed to be subjective?

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    HeidiTentee  almost 8 years ago

    Alice Cooper goes to Hell.

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    dolf37  over 5 years ago

    Alice Cooper Killer, Tangerine Dream Stratosfear, Jesus Christ Superstar, Made in Japan, Uriah Heep Sweet Freedom, Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother … tons of good stuff

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    rogthedodge1  over 4 years ago

    What!?! Not a single jazz fan in the group? Dave Brubeck Quartet at Carnegie Hall (02/22/63), the greatest sounds ever produced by human beings.

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    SupaSunotchi  over 2 years ago

    I’m a kid

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