The one album you’d play to demonstrate rock music to a visiting extraterrestrial


I asked on Facebook and Twitter for your suggestions regarding the best album to play to an alien visitor who landed on Earth and asked to know what rock music is. The Beatles were mentioned four times, with two mentions each for Chuck Berry, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Here’s the list:

  • Tracy Kristen Parker: Radiohead, The Bends or The Beatles, Abbey Road
  • Dmitri Matheny: Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
  • Dave Bonta: The Ramones (first album), Metallica, Garage Days Revisited
  • David Beckett: Chuck Berry, The Great 28
  • Rita Jean: Fleetwood Mac, Rumors
  • Lucious Dick Tacoma: T.Rex, Electric Warrior or AC/DC Back in Black
  • David Hill: Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II
  • Don Levy: The Beatles, Revolver
  • David Menestres: Chuck Berry, After School Session
  • Max Johnson: Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
  • Adam Niewood: Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
  • Patrick McCurry: U2, Joshua Tree
  • Peggy Lalone’s husband: Alice Cooper, Zipper Catches Skin
  • Dean Bonner: Steve Hillage, Light In The Sky
  • Annine Everson: The Beatles, Revolver
  • Stephen Buono: Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
  • Brett Porter: The Beatles, White Album

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