August 29, 2014

Music Thread
— Ace

So y'all's can write about whatever you like, musically. I'll just write a little bit up here because I wanted to write something about this anyway.

Lately -- I think because it's the 25th anniversary of Kick, or something -- I've been fascinated by INXS.

One of the cable channels has on a two-part docudrama about INXS' rise and fall. The first half is all rise -- formation to Kick -- the second is all fall, from Michael Hutchence being sucker-punched and knocked out cold in Hong Kong (did you know that?) which gave him a nasty change of personality (prone to rages) and robbed him of his sense of smell and taste, to his ultimate suicide in Sydney.

The docudrama is produced by INXS, so it gets very superficial about certain things they probably don't want to talk about. Like, Tim Farris, the band's leader, got married relatively early. Did he cheat? The movie does not say yes or no. It never shows him cheating; it just sort of shows him around semi-dressed girls during the band parties.

I'm not into these movies for such prurient stuff but the film has this tendency to set something up and make you curious, and then completely ignore the obvious questions you'd have about it.

Youngest member Jon Farriss, the drummer, got arrested for drugs at one point. There's an implication in the film he was actually dealing to help the band make rent. But... the film never says. He just gets out of jail because he's a minor, and no one ever mentions it again.

The most compelling character in the movie is... the manager, Chris Murphy, who comes across very well and very central to the band's success.

The other characters in the movie are Michael Hutchence.

Pretty much just Michael Hutchence. And his girlfriends.

Occasionally you see Tim Farris and Andy Farris and sometimes Jon Farris. Kirk Pengilly has a couple of lines, and Garry Gary Beers is almost entirely absent from the movie until the last ten minutes. When he confesses that he's begun seeing a woman besides his wife, in a scene that really showcases...

Michael Hutchence.

The film has almost no "how the song was written" material at all. There's one famous story that when Listen Like Thieves was about to go out to the record company, Chris Murphy listened and said, "I don't hear any hits."

So Andy Farris wrote a song in about a day, and Hutchence wrote the lyrics, and the band recorded it in like three takes, and it became their all-time greatest hit (at that time). That was "What You Need."

The movie just completely skips over that. I have no idea why. Especially because "What You Need" directly led to Kick -- the entire album of Kick is designed to sound like What You Need. What You Need was different from everything else on Listen Like Thieves, and everything they'd done before.

So this one song, written and recorded in a single day (or day and a half), changed their whole sound, made them superstars, and spawned, basically, an entire album.

But the movie ignores all of that.

It does reveal a few interesting things. Their first manager found God and decided that he could only manage Christian bands. He tried to convince INXS to become a Christian band. They briefly considered doing so.

Another interesting thing was when the label heard Kick for the first time, they hated it so much that they offered the band one million dollars to write and record an entirely new album. They said it was too black, and they couldn't sell INXS to black radio, being white and all.

It made no sense, either: Seriously, "Kick" was just "What You Need" in 12 different parts. "What You Need" was their biggest hit. Ergo, any executive who's interested in hits should have said, "Cool, it sounds like your biggest hit. Let's push this out there."

But they absolutely hated it.

The band had to go behind their back to release it.

So you probably know what happened next.

It's a decent docudrama, as far as these things go, just... superficial.

But diverting enough.

Anyway, here are a few of their better songs.

I think the below is my favorite song. Andrew Farris said it was made up of a bunch of spare parts that didn't fit at all together, but somehow it did all fit.

Posted by: Ace at 02:54 PM | Comments (709)
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1 Does it make me old that I've never heard of this band?

Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 02:55 PM (4nR9/)

2 Music? The Russians..., because I'm maudlin like that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2014 02:56 PM (/GgDU)

3 No "Never Tear Us Apart"?  The video makes me want to go to Prague.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 02:56 PM (hO8IJ)

4 Auto erotic ... you know the rest.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 02:57 PM (hqVUe)

5 Scott Joplin, now there was a musician.  Stephen Foster, too.

Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 02:57 PM (4nR9/)

6 I have INXS's Greatest Hits album and holy crap, I forgot how many great songs they had.  I really do enjoy their music.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 02:57 PM (KuU4f)

7 >>>No "Never Tear Us Apart"? i know that's their big song on Kick but I never liked it much. I mean, it was okay. The INXS docudrama is of course called "Never Tear Us Apart."

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 02:57 PM (/FnUH)

8 Remember that TV show "Rock Star" where INXS looked for a new lead singer?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 02:58 PM (KuU4f)

9 here's my contribution to those talented ones who died to young. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUmZp8pR1uc Amy Winehouse

Posted by: spypeach at August 29, 2014 02:58 PM (UPAeU)

10 inx was awesome then they did that show where they tried to replace the singer....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 29, 2014 02:58 PM (u8GsB)

11 Oh..., crap. I thought we were discussing stuff like Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2014 02:58 PM (/GgDU)

12 >>>Auto erotic ... you know the rest. turns out, that's not true. It's complicated, but that's what his girlfriend/baby mama claimed shortly after his suicide, because she could not believe he would have committed suicide after just having had a baby, who was now only one year old. She couldn't handle the suicide explanation, and started putting out "accident" due to, you know. But no, he killed himself.

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 02:59 PM (/FnUH)

13 I can play the tambourine.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 29, 2014 02:59 PM (Hb6JC)

14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXV_QjenbDw also Janis Joplin

Posted by: spypeach at August 29, 2014 02:59 PM (UPAeU)

15 Suicide Blonde was also a good one.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 02:59 PM (KuU4f)

16 From last night's ONT: Some Mongolian nomad death metal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDKOSpDe1ag

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 29, 2014 02:59 PM (lN8KC)

17 I'd rather have paper cuts on my scrote than listen to INXS and their ilk, but that's just me. I hate most music from the 80's.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:00 PM (8FyP4)

18 Amy Winehouse Posted by: spypeach

I have heard of her, and she was quite good.  Pity.

Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 03:00 PM (4nR9/)

19 8 DG, didn't they pick a chick? Or she was a finalist or I may have been high.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 29, 2014 03:00 PM (104CX)

20 I can't watch rock band biopics without thinking about "This is Spinal Tap" somewhere in my subconscious.

Posted by: WhyMe at August 29, 2014 03:01 PM (l9mF2)

21 I would like to take a moment to congratulate Ace on embedding all those videos without breaking the blog.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 03:02 PM (GEICT)

22 I never liked INXS. Their shit was played on the radio far too many times. Later I found out about Love and Rockets and realised- hey, this is what INXS would sound like if they were good! (Compare "Need You Tonight" with "So Alive".) Maybe it amounted to that INXS were Big Stars, and so the suits interfered with their output; where Love and Rockets could count on the old Bauhaus fanbase so were allowed to experiment a bit more.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 03:02 PM (3kZUM)

23 INXS > XTC by a long shot.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:02 PM (WZQdF)

24 Suicide Blonde is way up there too.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 03:02 PM (IrByp)

25 Never was a fan of INXS. Much preferred the diy punk from that era.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:02 PM (X80G3)

26 I would be more excited about creating music if I could figure out a way to get musical notes out of my cooch. For now, I'll just stick to my painting.

Posted by: Milo Moire at August 29, 2014 03:02 PM (Hb6JC)

27 5 Scott Joplin, now there was a musician. Stephen Foster, too. Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 07:57 PM (4nR9/) Pookette used to dance in my womb when I'd play Scott Joplin. He's still her favorite piano composer.

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 29, 2014 03:02 PM (bRPUY)

28 Though I'd argue < O.M.D

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:02 PM (WZQdF)

29 Does it make me old that I've never heard of this band? Posted by: pep In 2014? Antediluvian.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 03:02 PM (kAPuS)

30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJb7cBfrxbo

As for Janis, nothing ever topped this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJb7cBfrxbo

except possibly this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_Pk1KjL_pg

Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 03:03 PM (4nR9/)

31 I can't watch rock band biopics without thinking about "This is Spinal Tap" somewhere in my subconscious. Try watching "Control" . . .

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 03:03 PM (3kZUM)

32 ... or born in the 1990's.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 03:03 PM (kAPuS)

33 8 Remember that TV show "Rock Star" where INXS looked for a new lead singer? Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 07:58 PM (KuU4f) There were at least two season of "Rock Star". I actually liked that better than the other music competition shows. Undoubtedly because it was more my style of music. Rarely, AND I FUCKING MEAN RARELY, has AI or TheVoice done anything other than pop or country.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 03:03 PM (GEICT)

34 DG, didn't they pick a chick? Or she was a finalist or I may have been high.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 29, 2014 08:00 PM (104CX)



Nah, they went with some guy, JD somethingorother who ended up having a major drug issue and they broke up.  I do admit to watching that show though.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:03 PM (KuU4f)

35 Love and Rockets had it all over INXS.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:03 PM (X80G3)

36 Not interested. They had a couple of catchy songs, sort of, when I was in college. But generally found them uninteresting. Didn't they sing that song "Wild Wild West"?

Posted by: Guest of the Scotts at August 29, 2014 03:04 PM (7NgYX)

37 24 Suicide Blonde is way up there too.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 08:02 PM (IrByp)




I knew I liked you.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:04 PM (KuU4f)

38 She couldn't handle the suicide explanation, and started putting out "accident" due to, you know. Suicide also screwed her baby out of any life insurance proceeds, so better to have your dad jerk himself to death than a normal boring hanging.

Posted by: wooga at August 29, 2014 03:04 PM (MJz76)

39 "Don't Change" is good. I didn't even know that was by INXS :^x

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 03:04 PM (3kZUM)

40 I saw INXS the week of my high school graduation and 17th birthday iin 1988. Calgary Saddledome. Fantastic show. I don't remember who opened for them; I do remember that the guy in front of me put his head up my skirt. That is not a typo.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:05 PM (9422s)

41 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 08:02 PM (3kZUM)



"So Alive" is such a sexy song.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:05 PM (KuU4f)

42 I knew I liked you. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 08:04 PM (KuU4f) *fistbump*

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 03:05 PM (IrByp)

43 Most popular 80s music strikes me as too light and whiny.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:05 PM (8FyP4)

44 11 Oh..., crap. I thought we were discussing stuff like Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky.... --------------------------------------------- Leonard Bernstein's birthday, well if he was still alive, but still, it was being celebrated all this week on classical stations. Full on leftist he was, but what a talent he had.

Posted by: WhyMe at August 29, 2014 03:05 PM (l9mF2)

45 I've been drawn to bluegrass lately, can't listen to modern country or western.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 03:06 PM (hqVUe)

46 Nobody ever really dies from autoerotic asphyxiation.

Posted by: Zombie David Carradine at August 29, 2014 03:06 PM (X80G3)

47 Not interested. They had a couple of catchy songs, sort of, when I was in college. But generally found them uninteresting. Didn't they sing that song "Wild Wild West"? Posted by: Guest of the Scotts at August 29, 2014 08:04 PM (7NgYX) The was The Escape Club: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoLHrq3z060

Posted by: The Musical Hat at August 29, 2014 03:07 PM (lN8KC)

48 Most popular 80s music strikes me as too light and whiny. how about dark and whiny?

Posted by: "Lovesong" by the Cure at August 29, 2014 03:07 PM (3kZUM)

49 WOW, The One thing was my favorite song as I turned from a child to an adult. However, My favorite INXS song is, To Look At You.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:07 PM (M8AJc)

50 I never liked INXS. Their shit was played on the radio far too many times. Later I found out about Love and Rockets and realised- hey, this is what INXS would sound like if they were good! Yeah, because the 'indy' white-boy music stations never, ever played "So Alive". Like ever.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 03:07 PM (kAPuS)

51 I've been drawn to bluegrass lately, can't listen to modern country or western. Check out BR5-49. Also Tift Merritt. Her record (EP) with The Two Dollar Pistols is awesome.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:07 PM (X80G3)

52 (Compare "Need You Tonight" with "So Alive".) So Alive is a great tune.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2014 03:07 PM (g1DWB)

53 Sigh. I miss 120 Minutes.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 03:08 PM (IrByp)

54 Most popular 80s music strikes me as too light and whiny.

You're out of calibration.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 03:08 PM (hO8IJ)

55 It's really something how many singers die young as compared to actors. Way too much air travel and drugs, I guess..

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:08 PM (8FyP4)

56 INXS was more or less the last band that I really followed. I thought they were much better/original.musical than say U-2 (way overrated IMHO). By the time of "Welcome to Wherever You Are" I stopped following the music scene entirely. These days it's all the bands I never got into when I was a kid and the deeper album cuts from bands I liked. And swing and jazz plus classical. So thanks INXS for closing out the sounds of my youth. Great music. RIP Michael Hutchence.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:08 PM (CMkNk)

57 INXS was more or less the last band that I really followed. I thought they were much better/original.musical than say U-2 (way overrated IMHO). By the time of "Welcome to Wherever You Are" I stopped following the music scene entirely. These days it's all the bands I never got into when I was a kid and the deeper album cuts from bands I liked. And swing and jazz plus classical. So thanks INXS for closing out the sounds of my youth. Great music. RIP Michael Hutchence.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:08 PM (CMkNk)

58 Most popular 80s music strikes me as too light and whiny. Have we met?

Posted by: Joe Jackson at August 29, 2014 03:08 PM (X80G3)

59 Ace, this website format has gotta go!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:09 PM (CMkNk)

60 As for Janis, nothing ever topped this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJb7cBfrxbo except possibly this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_Pk1KjL_pg Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 08:03 PM (4nR9/) awesome!

Posted by: spypeach at August 29, 2014 03:09 PM (UPAeU)

61 how about dark and whiny? Posted by: "Lovesong" by the Cure at August 29, 2014 08:07 PM (3kZUM) Ehe Killing Moon. Echo and the Bunnymen.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:09 PM (M8AJc)

62 There were at least two season of "Rock Star". I actually liked that better than the other music competition shows. Undoubtedly because it was more my style of music.

Rarely, AND I FUCKING MEAN RARELY, has AI or TheVoice done anything other than pop or country.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 08:03 PM (GEICT)




I think the first season was the INXS season and the second season was some douchy supergroup with Tommy Lee and maybe Dave Navarro?  Damn, I'm really digging into the archives of my brain here.  I was surprised though when the girl from the first season, Jordis (who I liked) showed up on either AI or The Voice.


But yeah, I agree with you.  I really did prefer RS to either of those shows.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:09 PM (KuU4f)

63 Ha, that's funny... Went to look it up (who opened) and the site I found says they didn't play Calgary. Humph.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:09 PM (9422s)

64 I miss 120 Minutes. Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 08:08 PM (IrByp) Might wanna take it easy on the booze. Blackouts are a bad sign.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 03:09 PM (GEICT)

65 I can name that tune in one bar....

Posted by: Man Who Spends Time in Bars at August 29, 2014 03:09 PM (/GgDU)

66 Posted by: The Political Hat at August 29, 2014 07:59 PM (lN8KC) Followed that to an "Oriental Metal" link. Gonna try the Celtic one next.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 29, 2014 03:10 PM (GDulk)

67

Loved "Suicide Blonde" too.

 

Also really liked "Mystify" and "Never Tear Us Apart".

 

I never really got into their 'big hits' very much...their more obscure songs were the ones I liked better.

Posted by: wheatie at August 29, 2014 03:10 PM (zUXZx)

68 So thanks INXS for closing out the sounds of my youth. Great music. RIP Michael Hutchence. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 08:08 PM (CMkNk) Amen my Brother.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:10 PM (M8AJc)

69 There is so much great music from the 80s that never gets enough respect...it wasn't all canned drums and synths.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:10 PM (X80G3)

70 Might wanna take it easy on the booze. Blackouts are a bad sign. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 08:09 PM (GEICT) Hey! I am not about to faceplant due to having half a gin and tonic! Such. Lies.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 03:10 PM (IrByp)

71 #45, Me, too. For one thing, most of the musicians can actually play! I except Cherryholmes from that, but they sing harmony, so they get away with it.

Posted by: Dianna at August 29, 2014 03:10 PM (1v62x)

72 I did not "get" The Cure at all. That whining crying freak made me won't to shoot someone. The Cult OTOH. Firewoman!

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 29, 2014 03:10 PM (104CX)

73 Most popular 80s music strikes me as too light and whiny. It was the 80s, so everything was light. And "artists" were universally convinced they were being oppressed by Reagan and Thatcher, so whiny. But I love about 90% of popular music from about 1983-1988. Fine Young Cannibals hitting it big in '89 was the beginning of the unlistenable end for me. That 'whiny' bit is one of my favorite sarcastic reasons to elect a GOP President, alongside Insty's "the media will rediscover doing their job": musicians might actually do something worthwhile again.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 29, 2014 03:11 PM (102Hx)

74 69 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 08:10 PM (M8AJc) They really cooked in their heyday, didn't they? ;-)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:11 PM (CMkNk)

75 Sigh. I miss 120 Minutes. Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 08:08 PM (IrByp) MTV jumped the shark when they cancelled "Headbangers Ball" without notice.

Posted by: The Headbanger's Hat at August 29, 2014 03:11 PM (lN8KC)

76 Also, thank you Ace!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:12 PM (KuU4f)

77 ...and maybe Dave Navarro? That guy should be giving 80% of his income to Daniel Ash.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:12 PM (X80G3)

78 how about dark and whiny? ------------------ Joey, Concrete Blonde lyrics : http://tinyurl.com/pnzyo4b

Posted by: Man Who Spends Time in Bars at August 29, 2014 03:12 PM (/GgDU)

79 Speaking of Janis, on "The Pearl Sessions" CDs, there is the untouched demo version of "Me and Bobby McGee". Just her and her acoustic guitar. Absolutely sublime.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:12 PM (8FyP4)

80 I did not "get" The Cure at all. That whining crying freak made me won't to shoot someone. The Cult OTOH. Firewoman! Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 29, 2014 08:10 PM (104CX) Hey, the Cure was important for those of us that actually had girls in our car.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:12 PM (M8AJc)

81 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_n_NgGWpR4 Here's my contribution for the most creepiest band, but also the best song for well... you know...

Posted by: spypeach at August 29, 2014 03:12 PM (UPAeU)

82 Joey I'm not angry anymoooooorrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:13 PM (KuU4f)

83 what is it with chicks and OMD?

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:13 PM (3ekbh)

84
Got through Don Felder's autob and it is quite interesting, if not a slight sloppy.

If you think Glenn Frey would be a bigger dich than Don Henley...yes, seems that way. He was a glommer.

Felder wrote the music to Hotdel California, so he made some coin. He was a great player and made the Eagles what they were, i think.

Lots of drugs, yes, chicks and the Malibu lifestyle. It must have been something.

Also got through Townshend's book. He was insanely prolific before 23. Self-motivated, moreso than anyone I've ever heard.

But the book is him getting drunk, fucking around, getting sober, then fucking around.

Some good stories that bring you back to the 70s, for sure.

He's a complicated guy.

Both books recommended.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Commissar at August 29, 2014 03:13 PM (lH81n)

85 ...mumbles something about being a conflicted prairie girl and two-stepping one night, going to a Crüe concert the next...

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:13 PM (9422s)

86 I think the first season was the INXS season and the second season was some douchy supergroup with Tommy Lee and maybe Dave Navarro? Damn, I'm really digging into the archives of my brain here. I was surprised though when the girl from the first season, Jordis (who I liked) showed up on either AI or The Voice. But yeah, I agree with you. I really did prefer RS to either of those shows. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 08:09 PM (KuU4f) Navarro was the host, I believe. You had Tommy Lee, I think the bassist from Metallica, someone else. Yeah, Jordis rocked on Rock Star. I was really disappointed in her on The Voice. That's what I mean about the style. She was built to rock. The Voice didn't showcase her talents at all. This is what I wanted to see: http://youtu.be/X2D-at18Wyo But she cut all the hair and lost the attitude.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 03:14 PM (GEICT)

87 As far as the 80"s go, give me Elvis Costello any day. A poet at heart.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 03:14 PM (hqVUe)

88 CRUE DAMN YOU

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:14 PM (9422s)

89 The dirty sax in what u need is a cool counter point. Is that a smarmy enough comment?

Posted by: Fewenuff at August 29, 2014 03:14 PM (zPNX5)

90 I love almost all of the music from the 80's, but then again, those were my formative years.  When I hear certain songs, it triggers certain memories and they were 99% happy ones.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:14 PM (KuU4f)

91 Josie Cotton! and Missing Persons' Mental Hopscotch

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:14 PM (3ekbh)

92 Zappa's autobiography is one worth reading.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:15 PM (X80G3)

93 >>>Got through Don Felder's autob and it is quite interesting, if not a slight sloppy. If you think Glenn Frey would be a bigger dich than Don Henley...yes, seems that way. He was a glommer. ... i've been interested in reading that. I watched that eagles documentary like six times, just to make sure Glen Frey was as big of an asshole as I thought he was. And Don Henley too. Good Lord! What a c**t.

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:15 PM (/FnUH)

94 Kirk Pengilly. he should have been out front just for his name. oh, those Aussies.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:15 PM (3ekbh)

95 There is always When In Rome The Promise

http://youtu.be/5HI_xFQWiYU

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 03:16 PM (2IHsC)

96 88 As far as the 80"s go, give me Elvis Costello any day. A poet at heart. Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 08:14 PM (hqVUe) Big-ass lefty and Joo-hater.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:16 PM (CMkNk)

97 This is what I wanted to see: http://youtu.be/X2D-at18Wyo

But she cut all the hair and lost the attitude.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 08:14 PM (GEICT)




Oh yes.  Awesome.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:16 PM (KuU4f)

98 MTV jumped the shark when they cancelled "Headbangers Ball" without notice. Posted by: The Headbanger's Hat at August 29, 2014 08:11 PM (lN8KC) God I loved headbangers ball. The months Rob Zombie took to paint that backdrop. All a ruse to promote himself. He drove Ricky Rachman nuts. But then again, he was well worth promoting. DRAGULA!!

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:16 PM (M8AJc)

99 the bassist from Metallica RIP Cliff Burton.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:16 PM (X80G3)

100 70's music to 80's music is like comparing Reagan to Obama. There, I said it.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:17 PM (8FyP4)

101 CRUE DAMN YOU Posted by: Gingy ------------- Yeah. I've never heard of The Black Diamonds..., but a catchy name.

Posted by: Man Who Spends Time in Bars at August 29, 2014 03:17 PM (/GgDU)

102 94 i've been interested in reading that. I watched that eagles documentary like six times, just to make sure Glen Frey was as big of an asshole as I thought he was. And Don Henley too. Good Lord! What a c**t. Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 08:15 PM (/FnUH) --- That was my takeaway as well. I wanted to smack them.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:17 PM (9422s)

103 Greatest band that almost never was was Rockpile. Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe. But that was late 70's, so does that qualify for 80's? Meh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:17 PM (CMkNk)

104 102 CRUE DAMN YOU Posted by: Gingy ------------- Yeah. I've never heard of The Black Diamonds..., but a catchy name. Posted by: Man Who Spends Time in Bars at August 29, 2014 08:17 PM (/GgDU) --- That's one.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:18 PM (9422s)

105 Fine Young Cannibals hitting it big in '89 was the beginning of the unlistenable end for me. The lead singer Roland Gift played a great recurring villain on Highlander the Series.

Posted by: wooga at August 29, 2014 03:18 PM (MJz76)

106 I love almost all of the music from the 80's, but then again, those were my formative years. When I hear certain songs, it triggers certain memories and they were 99% happy ones. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod _________________________________________ I think that's key for all of us DG.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:18 PM (8FyP4)

107 yeah Rockpile got their 15 seconds in the 80s. Nick Lowe produced Damned, Damned, Damned. good stuff.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:18 PM (3ekbh)

108 I think my very favorite song from the 80s is Siouxsie and the Banshee's version of The Passenger. It's just so. damn. catchy. I can't help it. I sing along like a crazy person every time I hear it. That's my deep, dark confession.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:19 PM (WZQdF)

109 OK y'all,  serious question here.


Is Glenlivet 12 a good scotch?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 03:19 PM (6fyGz)

110 One of the things that I enjoyed about music in the 80's...was the joining of classical orchestration with Rock. ------------ Oh, hell. Here we go with The Moody you-know-who again...., fuse, lit.

Posted by: Man Who Spends Time in Bars at August 29, 2014 03:19 PM (/GgDU)

111 There is so much great music from the 80s that never gets enough respect It was the 1990s which shafted good music the hardest. Swervedriver, Curve, Catherine Wheel, shit - even "Wild Mood Swings" by that Cure outfit I'd mentioned earlier. But noooo. Everyone wanted to listen to fucking Pearl Jam.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 03:19 PM (3kZUM)

112 Oh yes. Awesome. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 08:16 PM (KuU4f) Her singing Hallelujah in a bar. I think she kills it. http://youtu.be/DKWB8ehALR0 Even here, you can see the personality and attitude. All that was gone on The Voice.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 03:19 PM (GEICT)

113 101 70's music to 80's music is like comparing Reagan to Obama. There, I said it. Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 08:17 PM (8FyP4) Isn't the story of Miley Cyrus really the story of Obama?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:19 PM (CMkNk)

114 Yeah, according to Felder's autobio, Henley and Frey are two of the biggest dickbags in music...then and still now.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:19 PM (KuU4f)

115 Martha Davis, The Motels. My first true love. A young man living on Ocean Beach in San Diego playing Suddenly Last Summer in his RX-7 with his girlfriend. Yeah, I lived well. I can die without regrets.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:19 PM (M8AJc)

116 Pop music in general is designed to be offensive to the prior trend of pop. There's a reason why The Cure sounds nothing like Foghat. (b'sides what kind of fucking name is 'foghat' and no, I'm not asking for an explanation, you fucking hippy )

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 03:19 PM (kAPuS)

117 I grew up on The Thistle and Shamrock, so I have no idea who any of these people are.

Posted by: Grey Fox at August 29, 2014 03:19 PM (OGXDp)

118 >>> think my very favorite song from the 80s is Siouxsie and the Banshee's version of The Passenger. never heard it, listening now

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:19 PM (/FnUH)

119 I think my very favorite song from the 80s is Siouxsie and the Banshee's version of The Passenger. It's just so. damn. catchy. I can't help it. I sing along like a crazy person every time I hear it. That's my deep, dark confession. It's shared. Well, there goes my man-card again

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 03:20 PM (3kZUM)

120 The new Smoke Sessions label is putting out some righteous straight ahead jazz. That's all I've got....

Posted by: Buddha at August 29, 2014 03:20 PM (3CczE)

121 Yeah, Elvis Costello refuses to play in Israel. Fuck him.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:20 PM (WZQdF)

122 Is Glenlivet 12 a good scotch? Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 08:19 PM (6fyGz) It ain't a bad one.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 03:20 PM (GEICT)

123 70's music to 80's music is like comparing Reagan to Obama. 1977 - 1991 That's the sweet spot for great music.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:20 PM (X80G3)

124 God I loved headbangers ball. The months Rob Zombie took to paint that backdrop. All a ruse to promote himself. He drove Ricky Rachman nuts. But then again, he was well worth promoting. DRAGULA!! Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 08:16 PM (M8AJc) I love Rob Zombie. I mean, it's the Gene Simmons methodology of marrying balls to the wall capitalism with music, showmanship and old fashioned carnival hucksterism but, hey, the classics are the classics for a reason. Hell, P T Barnum is all aren't the two of them adorable.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 03:21 PM (IrByp)

125 Golden playpen. Great. Song.

Posted by: Drewbicle at August 29, 2014 03:21 PM (lLRtL)

126 oh i know that song, I just didn't know who or what it was.

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:21 PM (/FnUH)

127

[Ace:] ..."It's a decent docudrama, as far as these things go, just... superficial."

 

I've tried watching that docudrama...and I think you're being kind, Ace.

 

The acting is bad. Really, really bad.

It's hard to get past it. 

Posted by: wheatie at August 29, 2014 03:21 PM (zUXZx)

128 And then came "Appetite for Destruction"!

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 29, 2014 03:21 PM (104CX)

129 Is Glenlivet 12 a good scotch? Posted by: GGE ---------------- People rave about it. It's certainly good, but putting a shot of Grant's by shot of Glenlivet 12, meh. Better, but not knock-your-socks-off better. * ducks *

Posted by: Man Who Spends Time in Bars at August 29, 2014 03:21 PM (/GgDU)

130 Some of my favorite 80's music: XTC - English Settlement Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues Kate Bush - The Dreaming; Hounds of Love Laurie Anderson - Mister Heartbreak

Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 03:21 PM (QBm1P)

131 1977 - 1991 That's the sweet spot for great music. Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 08:20 PM (X80G3) Agreed.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:21 PM (M8AJc)

132 isn't all Scotch bad scotch? it tastes like mud or the ocean..what's up with that? Maker's Mark or Dickel white label.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:22 PM (3ekbh)

133 Mid 80's thru mid 90's music rules for sure!

Posted by: Fewenuff at August 29, 2014 03:22 PM (zPNX5)

134 "Five Years" by David Bowie should be the first thing you listen to every morning.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 03:22 PM (2cS/G)

135 125 70's music to 80's music is like comparing Reagan to Obama. 1977 - 1991 That's the sweet spot for great music. Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 08:20 PM (X80G3) Dude, you are TOO young. More like 69-77. That would be one great period. I also love '37-'45 but that's my dad's influence.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:22 PM (CMkNk)

136 "Well, there goes my man-card again" Just claim it's admiration for her sexy voice and you're good.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:22 PM (WZQdF)

137 126 God I loved headbangers ball. The months Rob Zombie took to paint that backdrop. All a ruse to promote himself. He drove Ricky Rachman nuts. But then again, he was well worth promoting. DRAGULA!! Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 08:16 PM (M8AJc) I love Rob Zombie. I mean, it's the Gene Simmons methodology of marrying balls to the wall capitalism with music, showmanship and old fashioned carnival hucksterism but, hey, the classics are the classics for a reason. Hell, P T Barnum is all aren't the two of them adorable. Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 08:21 PM (IrByp) There is no mentioning Dragula without linking. That song fucking rocks. http://youtu.be/EqQuihD0hoI I'm a huge Gene Simmons fanboi. I liked KISS' music and he just fucking rocks.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 03:23 PM (GEICT)

138 Reason I'm asking is I'm doing an initial stock of the home bar and I know jack and shit about scotch and jack just left.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 03:23 PM (6fyGz)

139 Her singing Hallelujah in a bar. I think she kills it.

http://youtu.be/DKWB8ehALR0

Even here, you can see the personality and attitude.

All that was gone on The Voice.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 08:19 PM (GEICT)




Thanks BC.  Hadn't seen that one before.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:23 PM (KuU4f)

140 "Our Lips are Sealed" fascinates me. It was written by the chick from the Go-Gos and the guy from the Specials (I think). The guy from the Specials had written the words, not as a song, but as something to cheer up the chick, because everyone was saying they were having an affair together, him cheating on a wife or something. So he wrote the words that say, "Don't listen to them, they just make crap up." Of course, they WERE having an affair, so.... So the go-gos got a huge hit out of it, and then later the specials guy also recorded it. I love both versions. But this one is neat, and many haven't heard it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pcqg2aoGgo

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:24 PM (/FnUH)

141 Seems relevant: S.O.D - The Ballad Of Michael H. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-6qJXYNBfE

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's Thoroughly Worn-Out Diaphragm at August 29, 2014 03:24 PM (bHnlE)

142 Glenlivet is fine. I'm kinda stuck on Oban and The Balvenie recently.

Posted by: Buddha at August 29, 2014 03:24 PM (3CczE)

143 >>More like 69-77 Sorry. Stadium rock was a joke. I'd consider 66 -72. But not 69-77.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:24 PM (X80G3)

144 Adding to my conflict: I was singing in a bar band not so long after high school. We played rock bars - the kind that were strip joints during the day. Music was my livelihood and after awhile it got too overwhelming and ii stopped listening. I switched my radio to a country station yesterday. I kinda wish I'd married a boy who can two-step.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:24 PM (9422s)

145 I always thought that Valley Girl and Fast Times and Breakfast Club pretty much told you everything you needed to know about the 80"s

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 03:24 PM (hqVUe)

146 139 I'm a huge Gene Simmons fanboi. I liked KISS' music and he just fucking rocks. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 08:23 PM (GEICT) KISS sucks, but I am a fan of Gene Simmons (nee Chaim VItz) because he's a very shrewd businessman and loves America.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:25 PM (CMkNk)

147 More like 69-77. That would be one great period. I also love '37-'45 but that's my dad's influence. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 08:22 PM (CMkNk) Everyones life has a soundtrack. It's no better or worse than anyone else's. If you had sex for the first time to Tip Toe Through the Tulips by Tiny Tim, It would be an awesome song.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:25 PM (M8AJc)

148 >>>The acting is bad. Really, really bad. It's hard to get past it. eh, i thought it was okay, except for the guy they had playing Andrew Farris.

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:25 PM (/FnUH)

149 Maker's Mark or Dickel white label.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 08:22 PM (3ekbh)



Makers Mark is bourbon, right? I have Elija Craig 12 for the bourbon. Jamesons for the Irish whiskey (or is it whisky?), Crown select for the Canadian whiskey.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 03:25 PM (6fyGz)

150 Speaking of Kate Bush, I remained stunned that she actually did a concert this week. Oh Curve. So underrated. There's nothing quite like putting on Wish You Dead and driving really really fast after a bad day.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 03:25 PM (IrByp)

151 "The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's...it's not reality, just someone else's sentimentality."

Posted by: Mike Watt at August 29, 2014 03:25 PM (X80G3)

152 If you want bad try Japanese scotch. Blech! It was cheap and we were in college. Coke and Valurite is pretty good btw.

Posted by: Fewenuff at August 29, 2014 03:25 PM (zPNX5)

153 KISS sucks, but I am a fan of Gene Simmons (nee Chaim VItz) because he's a very shrewd businessman and loves America. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 08:25 PM (CMkNk) I'm so conflicted by that statement. I want to yell at you and high five you.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 03:25 PM (GEICT)

154 "oh i know that song, I just didn't know who or what it was." It's an Iggy Pop song, but the Siouxie and the Banshee's version added the horns which, god I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I love. #SkaShame

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:26 PM (WZQdF)

155 KISS was good till 78. name one song off sonic boom or psycho circus that was good?

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:26 PM (3ekbh)

156 145 >>More like 69-77 Sorry. Stadium rock was a joke. I'd consider 66 -72. But not 69-77. Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 08:24 PM (X80G3) Still more or less in my sweet spot. But forgetting the years, I go for genres. Love everything from CSN&Y to ELP and Zeppelin to Motown and one-hit wonders. So go figure.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:26 PM (CMkNk)

157 Dude, you are TOO young.

More like 69-77. That would be one great period.


Gotta disagree.  67-72.  The mid to late 70s blew chunks. 

Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 03:26 PM (4nR9/)

158 "Our Lips are Sealed" fascinates me. That was my favorite roller skating song. I loved Roller skating. I met so many cute girls. WOW.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:26 PM (M8AJc)

159 Oh, and Do The Dog, by the Specials is my secret do my stupid drunk dance to.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 03:27 PM (hqVUe)

160 More like 69-77.

There was a lot of shit music in that era. Shit, SHIT music.

Every era has shit music, every era has good music, but some of you are really fucking delusional about your eras and the eras that followed.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 03:27 PM (hO8IJ)

161 I'd consider 66 -72. But not 69-77. I'd accept 66-72 and then 77-91.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 29, 2014 03:27 PM (102Hx)

162 THe first two Go-gos albums are awesome.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:27 PM (X80G3)

163 I first saw INXS play at Six Flags Magic Mountain, back during the Shabooh Shoobah days. Became an instant fan.

Posted by: braineaterbob at August 29, 2014 03:27 PM (VXdlc)

164 Here's one for you Gingy, did you mean Mötley Crüe ?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2014 03:27 PM (o3MSL)

165 155 I'm so conflicted by that statement. I want to yell at you and high five you. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 08:25 PM (GEICT) I'm conflicted too. Met him and almost did some beez-a-neese with him. But their music was, to be charitable, not my cup of tea.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:27 PM (CMkNk)

166 "Of course, they WERE having an affair, so.... " I find that story very interesting too, and in retrospect so obvious that they were talking about each other. Of course, apparently the girls in the GoGos were super sluts. Like...super. sluts.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:28 PM (WZQdF)

167 More like 69-77. That would be one great period. I also love '37-'45 but that's my dad's influence. Posted by: J.J. Sefton ______________________________________________ J.J., I bet there's a shitload of overlap in our music collections. Where do you stand on Billie Holiday?

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:28 PM (8FyP4)

168 Bob Seger.


Now let's get back to the serious questions, alcohol. Focus, people!



(that was by Hocus Pocus, right?)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 03:28 PM (6fyGz)

169 Very few bands got better after 20 years. for your pleasure, i submit The Dictators! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhA2srHxPic

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:28 PM (3ekbh)

170 Every era has shit music, every era has good music, but some of you are really fucking delusional about your eras and the eras that followed. Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 08:27 PM (hO8IJ) I can't say anything. I love the 80s hairband crap. The first Christmas my wife and I were together, dating, she asked what I wanted for Christmas. Somehow she still married me even though I asked for Billy Idol's Greatest Hits.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 03:28 PM (GEICT)

171 Yeah it would have been interesting to see Kate Bush in concert.  Her first since 1979.

http://youtu.be/6xckBwPdo1c

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 03:28 PM (2IHsC)

172 DeFranco Family - "Hearbeat, It's a Love Beat". GREATEST. SONG. EVAH!!!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:29 PM (CMkNk)

173 I liked INXS a lot. Thought the videos were great too. I didn't know about that accident Hutchence had until recently. It explains a lot. Elvis Costello? Saw the Armed Forces tour. It was the absolute best light show that I've ever seen. The band was great. I saw the Ramones play a small club in Portland. That was pretty amazing too. And Midnight Oil.... I like rock documentaries and books too. I wish I could tell you more about the only time I saw Janis, back in '67. But, like they say, if you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 29, 2014 03:29 PM (JKNZq)

174 "Of course, apparently the girls in the GoGos were super sluts. Like...super. sluts." Duh, they were musicians (of a fashion) lol

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:29 PM (3ekbh)

175 That was my favorite roller skating song. I loved Roller skating. I met so many cute girls. WOW.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 08:26 PM (M8AJc)



Heh, that's where Youngest Son is right now.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 03:29 PM (6fyGz)

176 the bassist from Metallica RIP Cliff Burton. Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 08:16 PM (X80G3) "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S002MadnlQs "Orion" with only bass and drums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhIv458DBO4

Posted by: Hat 'em all at August 29, 2014 03:29 PM (lN8KC)

177 >>>I find that story very interesting too, and in retrospect so obvious that they were talking about each other. the lyrics of the song, being written by the guy with the wife of the girlfriend, actually mean: "Listen, I don't want you talking about our affair, so I'm going to try to make this sound poetic and romantic, but you have to keep your mouth shut, baby"

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:29 PM (/FnUH)

178

"And Don Henley too. Good Lord! What a c**t. "

From what Felder says, Don was less a manipulative dick then a perfectionist. He wanted the songs to have quality. He is as big a limo lib as you can get.

But he wrote a lot of the lyrics to the tunes.

That is very important to have, the person who is not totally drugged out and a delusional idiot. Felder and the rest couldn't write songs. but he got Hotel, which is something.

The Long Run is a strange record. Some great songs, but other are ridiculous filler.

You have to take the times into account. The 70s was when bands could make money and affect people.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Commissar at August 29, 2014 03:30 PM (lH81n)

179 ere do you stand on Billie Holiday? As much as I like Billie, I LOVE Ella. Also, Astrud Gilberto. Getz au Go Go is one of my favorite LPs.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:30 PM (X80G3)

180 166 Here's one for you Gingy, did you mean Mötley Crüe ? Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2014 08:27 PM (o3MSL) --- Alex, do you see that? He's being mean.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:30 PM (9422s)

181 Somehow she still married me even though I asked for Billy Idol's Greatest Hits. Billy is nowhere near the most egregious of the hair metallers. Fun trivia: "Don't You Forget About Me" was written for Billy, but he turned it down.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 29, 2014 03:30 PM (102Hx)

182 169 J.J., I bet there's a shitload of overlap in our music collections. Where do you stand on Billie Holiday? Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 08:28 PM (8FyP4) She's great. And it's creepy to hear her voice change from something like "G-d Bless the Child" to "You've Changed." Sad life. Great voice.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:30 PM (CMkNk)

183 I'm still amazed by the Violent Femmes. Kiss Off just does not sound like 1982 to me at all.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:30 PM (WZQdF)

184 ok this one might be more suited for the ONT, but it's one of LL Cool J's more dirty songs. NSFW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErN7fQd6WzA

Posted by: spypeach at August 29, 2014 03:30 PM (UPAeU)

185 And in South Korea they do expensive scotch as shots! Gan Bae! Right turn! They're animals I tell ya, animals! As in party animals. Rookies should watch out for the Soju... Am a cheese head so it was not a problem. It was fun watching people fall down and go kaboom though.

Posted by: Fewenuff at August 29, 2014 03:31 PM (zPNX5)

186 Middle Daughter is still pissed at me because 3 Doors Down did a USO show on the ship (USS Geo. Washington CVN-73) and I didn't get autographs for her. My roomie's bald head makes an appearance on the "Love Me When I'm Gone" video.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 03:31 PM (6fyGz)

187 8 years ago my 13 year old niece was sitting on the floor at my wife's family reunion. She had on a set of headphones jamin away. I tapped her on the shoulder and said, "What are you listening too?" "You wouldn't like it Uncle OSP," She says. "give me a shot." I ask. She hands me the headphones. Black Dog. Zeppelin 4.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:31 PM (M8AJc)

188 I'm Not Too Old For You by Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band - now that was music!

Posted by: Buddha at August 29, 2014 03:31 PM (3CczE)

189 KISS sucks, but I am a fan of Gene Simmons (nee Chaim VItz) because he's a very shrewd businessman and loves America.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 08:25 PM (CMkNk)




A-freaking-men.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:32 PM (KuU4f)

190 The song that got me into Curve was "Clipped" . . . There's no truth, it's extinct There's no lies, that's gone too There's no truth, it's extinct There's no lies, that's gone too All he says causes scandal I've heard it said that he's the original of the vandal He steals your words, clears our mind

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 03:32 PM (3kZUM)

191 163 I'd consider 66 -72. But not 69-77.

I'd accept 66-72 and then 77-91. Posted by: Ian S.


Of course, Motown is right out.

Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 03:32 PM (4nR9/)

192 Alex, do you see that? He's being mean. Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 08:30 PM (9422s) He is being mean. A whole really lot. Stop that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 03:32 PM (IrByp)

193 >>> I'm still amazed by the Violent Femmes. Kiss Off just does not sound like 1982 to me at all. it's not connected to any particular time. It really doesn't sound like anything else. they packed one album with like 10 great songs and had *nothing* left to follow it up with.

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:32 PM (/FnUH)

194 Vacation by the Go-Gos is a classic.I modeled my first couple girlfriends on their Belinda-like qualities.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 03:32 PM (2cS/G)

195 I will say this about 1980. That November, on one weekend I saw Rockpile, Squeeze and Bruce Springsteen. I had front row tickets for Zeppelin at the Spectrum in Philly that September but Bonham had to go poison himself.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:32 PM (CMkNk)

196 Doesn't seem like there are any Pixies fans around this place. Come on Pilgrim is one of the great debut albums of all time, imho.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:32 PM (X80G3)

197 Didn't really care much for Holiday. I thought her voice was too scratchy. Loved Ella and Louis though.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 03:32 PM (6fyGz)

198 I knew music was a racket the first time I watched Wood Stock, the movie. Sha Na Na is in it, god damn it.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 03:33 PM (hqVUe)

199 I saw Big Tan Suit open for That Fucking Guy in the White House Briefing Room in 2014. BTS was kickin' but TFG came across as, well, just cold. Mailed it in.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 29, 2014 03:33 PM (tmFlQ)

200 I've seen KISS and ACDC and Pink Floyd and the Who and I can't remember who else but the loudest and possibly best concert I ever attended was Michael freaking Jackson at the Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. Outdoors and the loudest thing I've ever heard.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 29, 2014 03:33 PM (104CX)

201 here's a hip-hop song I like. Here's something about it: the "Female Lead" is not female. It's just the lead singer, with an electronically altered voice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvYIpa1Ulvw

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:33 PM (/FnUH)

202 The mid to late 70s blew chunks. Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 08:26 PM (4nR9/) Counterpoint: NWOBHM Iron Maiden's Soundhouse Tapes from 1979. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg6ZLa3UF0E Also, one of the best Metal records ever: Judas Priest's "Stained Class" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdNHjFyzmR0

Posted by: Eddie's Hat at August 29, 2014 03:33 PM (lN8KC)

203 She's great. And it's creepy to hear her voice change from something like "G-d Bless the Child" to "You've Changed." Sad life. Great voice. Posted by: J.J. Sefton __________________________________________ I think she's the greatest singer who's ever had her voice recorded, but definitely an acquired taste. Her work on 'Lady in Satin' when her voice was absolutely shot might have been her best. It just rips your heart out to listen.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:34 PM (8FyP4)

204 I also enjoy slipping into my leopard robe, making a dry martini, and dusting off my parents' Martin Denny exotica albums. Fez not required, but highly encouraged.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 03:34 PM (QBm1P)

205 The Swing LP (2nd?) got me hooked.  Check out the Elegantly Wasted video...
Looking it up, brb.
Oh yeah, I fractured my ankle on the last two drum kicks on "I send a message"
Got an open tab from the bar manager until the Sun came up.

Another non played hit.  "Red Red Sun"

Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at August 29, 2014 03:34 PM (0ODCE)

206 I grew up on The Thistle and Shamrock, so I have no idea who any of these people are. Posted by: Grey Fox at August 29, 2014 08:19 PM (OGXDp) Now that's music!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2014 03:34 PM (o3MSL)

207 I'm partial to Warren Zevon. I imagine myself in a bar in Spain writing Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner. My dreams usually are preceded by mugs of red beer.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 03:34 PM (Bz9Ha)

208 Watching Cry Baby on demand. Great doo wop numbers

Posted by: Buddha at August 29, 2014 03:34 PM (3CczE)

209 Of course, Motown is right out. I just thought we were talking rock.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:34 PM (X80G3)

210 Martyn Bennet, "Blackbird: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-h7aym28hQ

Posted by: Grey Fox at August 29, 2014 03:35 PM (OGXDp)

211 Lots of tango and Robert Earl Keene here.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at August 29, 2014 03:35 PM (10ydV)

212 Anyone here a Residents fan? Anyone here even ever heard of them? Bizarre. It's college radio, circa 1979.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:35 PM (CMkNk)

213 Ace! Thanks for this post. I liked INXS. And Michael Hutchence was the sexiest man who ever lived. Yep, I said it. Hate away!

Posted by: LadyS at August 29, 2014 03:35 PM (5dip8)

214 The mid to late 70s blew chunks. *koff*

Posted by: zombie Ian Curtis at August 29, 2014 03:35 PM (3kZUM)

215 Right On, Ace. that 2nd Violent Femmes only had that country death song worth listening to on it

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:35 PM (3ekbh)

216 Time to go. Must introduce my Children to more RUSH, Later. BTW, Me and the Mrs. Driving home from a restaurant with the Kids. Daddy has on XM Ozzy's Boneyard. First three chords of Working Man by Rush comes on. Nine year old Daughter in the back seat say's, "That's RUSH." Me and the wife promptly high five, knowing that we are indeed successes as parents.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:36 PM (M8AJc)

217 211 Of course, Motown is right out.


I just thought we were talking rock. Posted by: garrett


I've seen Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday, so I figured I was on solid ground.

Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 03:36 PM (4nR9/)

218 The song that got me into Curve was "Clipped" . . . Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 08:32 PM (3kZUM) Clipped is fantastic. I saw Curve and Jesus and Mary Chain and that was an amazing concert. Couldn't hear for a week afterwards but worth it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 03:36 PM (IrByp)

219 Zevon is always good. Story songs.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 03:36 PM (2cS/G)

220 "You wouldn't like it Uncle OSP," She says. "give me a shot." I ask. She hands me the headphones. Black Dog. Zeppelin 4. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 08:31 PM (M8AJc) That's when you point out that she was probably conceived to that song.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at August 29, 2014 03:36 PM (10ydV)

221 ""Listen, I don't want you talking about our affair, so I'm going to try to make this sound poetic and romantic, but you have to keep your mouth shut, baby" A popular theme echoed in "voices carry" Holy shit is that guy a douche.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:36 PM (WZQdF)

222 the Residents, Snakefinger, all that jazz. residents: eskimo...40 minutes i want back to listen to to the B-52s and Never mind the bollocks some more.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:37 PM (3ekbh)

223 the Residents, Snakefinger, all that jazz. residents: eskimo...40 minutes i want back to listen to to the B-52s and Never mind the bollocks some more.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:37 PM (3ekbh)

224 205 Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 08:34 PM (8FyP4) It's hard not to choke up when I hear "In My Solitude." Something about that song.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:37 PM (CMkNk)

225 @214: I've heard *of* the Residents, but not familiar with 'em. They occupy the "college bands, probably too pretentious to live" folder in my brain alongside Dinosaur Jr.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 29, 2014 03:37 PM (102Hx)

226 I'm partial to Warren Zevon. I imagine myself in a bar in Spain writing Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner. My dreams usually are preceded by mugs of red beer. Posted by: fairweatherbill I saw Warren Zevon doing a solo show at Bogart's in Cincinnati about a million years ago (1984?). Not a "great" show, but very entertaining in a small hall, with Zevon playing all his songs on piano.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 03:37 PM (+1T7c)

227 I'm partial to Warren Zevon. I imagine myself in a bar in Spain writing Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner. My dreams usually are preceded by mugs of red beer. Posted by: fairweatherbill I saw Warren Zevon doing a solo show at Bogart's in Cincinnati about a million years ago (1984?). Not a "great" show, but very entertaining in a small hall, with Zevon playing all his songs on piano.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 03:37 PM (+1T7c)

228 I've seen ShaNaNa live too. They did six, count them, six encores. The crowd just would not let them go. They were just dripping sweat at the end of it, just beat. My late husband used to hang out at the Avalon and Fillmore back in the late 60s. So we used to go to concerts a lot when they were cheaper. Saw a lot of underappreciated bands like J. Geils and Rory Gallagher. Saw the Who twice in the mid 70s, which was better than not seeing Keith Moon live at all. Favorite stuff now is Old Crow Medicine Show. I think a live concert would just be too loud for me now.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 29, 2014 03:38 PM (JKNZq)

229 The worst thing to happen to music was Grunge. It made the '90's suck. It made many good metal bands (not the poseur hair metal crap) go grunge or simply disappear. It also brought us Nu-Metal.

Posted by: F**k Seatle Music at August 29, 2014 03:38 PM (lN8KC)

230 Weren't The Residents an artfag band?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:38 PM (X80G3)

231 Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2014 08:34 PM (o3MSL) Glad to see that I am not the only one that likes the old stuff.

Posted by: Grey Fox at August 29, 2014 03:38 PM (OGXDp)

232 Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 08:32 PM (IrByp) I think if I don't watch it, I could be in serious trouble here tonight!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2014 03:38 PM (o3MSL)

233 221 Zevon is always good. Story songs. Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 08:36 PM (2cS/G) You want story songs? How about John Prine?! "Sam Stone" Done.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:38 PM (CMkNk)

234 That's when you point out that she was probably conceived to that song. Posted by: Colorado Alex at August 29, 2014 08:36 PM (10ydV) I wish I was that quick.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:38 PM (M8AJc)

235 If you want bad try Japanese scotch. Blech! It was cheap and we were in college. Coke and Valurite is pretty good btw. Posted by: Fewenuff At one point in the early 90's the Japanese distillers owned over 25% of all the available Scottish stock of whiskey. Of course that stock was bought to be blended with domestic and sold. I think a chunk was also auctioned off as the results of the burst economy in Japan unraveled. Hibiki (japan distilled) is pretty good, as is Yamazaki. But of course the standard Suntory blended is the equivalent of bottom shelf shit in the US.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 03:38 PM (kAPuS)

236 143 Seems relevant: S.O.D - The Ballad Of Michael H. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-6qJXYNBfE They had The Ballad of Jimi Hendrix on some damn album in the 80's- same thing but w/ the intro to Purple haze.

Posted by: Zhytamyr at August 29, 2014 03:38 PM (91nzM)

237 Garrett, I like the Pixies from what I've heard, but I was never a fan enough to know them from other than their few popular songs. I'll have to check out that album

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:38 PM (WZQdF)

238 I'm currently listening to "Austrian Death Machine". It's a metal band where the lead guy impersonates Arnold Schwarzenegger and every song is a line from one of Arny's movies. Its all hilarious but the band is actually pretty talented. In between some songs there's funny banter between the lead guitar guy and Arny. Its good music for when I'm alone in my cubical farm working overtime on the weekends.

Posted by: bananaDream at August 29, 2014 03:39 PM (vLk7c)

239 Must introduce my Children to more RUSH, Later. That's what I love about Rush concerts: you often see 3 generations of a family show up, and everyone's equally into it.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 29, 2014 03:39 PM (102Hx)

240

147 I always thought that Valley Girl and Fast Times and Breakfast Club pretty much told you everything you needed to know about the 80"s

 

That's just a sampling...and a superficial sampling, at best.

 

The thing that underscores the 80's, is the fact that Reagan was at the helm.

This affected everything. 

'The Grownups were in charge'...so we were free to be silly, in new ways.

 

No one is talking about "exploring their inner child" these days, are they.

That's because the kids are in charge...and it's a disaster.

 

It was also Before Rap Music was forced upon us as being an 'important genre of music'.

Posted by: wheatie at August 29, 2014 03:39 PM (zUXZx)

241 I have five friends who are on a drinking tour of Epcot today. They reached Canada, and four of them sent me simultaneous texts of Oh Canada while the fifth called and slurred at me. I need new friends.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:39 PM (9422s)

242 Mojo Nixon - "take the skinheads bowling. Take. Them. Bowling."

Posted by: simplemind at August 29, 2014 03:39 PM (hTeQK)

243 the Residents made DEVO look Poptastic, which they became later. the residents, never.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:39 PM (3ekbh)

244
INXS is just social media.

Posted by: Prez Obreezy at August 29, 2014 03:40 PM (w4KwQ)

245 I sustained permanent hearing damage while seeing Ted Nugent as a teenager. That feedback opening to White Buffalo is what did it. We tried to move to find a better spot, but it was useless. My ears rang for 2 days.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 03:40 PM (hqVUe)

246 Send lawyers, guns and money.. NOW! My code word message when traveling in far away lands...

Posted by: Fewenuff at August 29, 2014 03:40 PM (zPNX5)

247 You want story songs? How about John Prine?!

"Sam Stone"

Done.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Please Don't Bury Me, and Angel From Montgomery

Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 03:40 PM (4nR9/)

248 did we hear a request for some Mary Chain ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJePRUIw0as

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 03:40 PM (3kZUM)

249 170 Bob Seger. Now let's get back to the serious questions, alcohol. Focus, people! (that was by Hocus Pocus, right?) Focus was the band, Hocus Pocus was the song

Posted by: Zhytamyr at August 29, 2014 03:40 PM (91nzM)

250 I have five friends who are on a drinking tour of Epcot today. They reached Canada, and four of them sent me simultaneous texts of Oh Canada while the fifth called and slurred at me. I need new friends. Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 08:39 PM (9422s) Now I am pondering the Horde going to Epcot. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 03:41 PM (IrByp)

251 "240 I'm currently listening to "Austrian Death Machine". Ok, that sounds awesome. The husband will surely thank you for that recommendation.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:41 PM (WZQdF)

252 It's hard not to choke up when I hear "In My Solitude." Something about that song. Posted by: J.J. Sefton ______________________________________________ Just cued it up on the hifi. Is there a sadder song than 'Gloomy Sunday'?

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:41 PM (8FyP4)

253 Saw the Mothers of Invention at an open air place near Shaker Heights in the summer of '66. Zappa scored everything they did.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 29, 2014 03:41 PM (tmFlQ)

254 A HS girlfriend turned me on . . . to INXS. Loved them ever since.

Posted by: flounder at August 29, 2014 03:41 PM (sDapq)

255 I was the music director of my college station and for us the big bands were Television, Blondie, Ramones, The Damned, The Dead Boys, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Blondie. All were unknowns in '77-'78. The heyday of CBGB and Max's Kansas City in NYC during the bad old days. Ah, memories.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:41 PM (CMkNk)

256 Punks in the 80's were reflexively Leftist. I would point out their nice middle class upbringing and their hard working church going conservative parents who gave al,l so the punx could grow up and get a funny haircut and rock poorly, deserved better than that.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:42 PM (3ekbh)

257 ozzy crazy train Sabbath mob rules 2014 explained

Posted by: trouble at August 29, 2014 03:42 PM (VWXUq)

258 218 Time to go. Must introduce my Children to more RUSH, Later. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 08:36 PM (M8AJc) --- Chronicles lives in my car. Little sings along.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:42 PM (9422s)

259 Gingy play Bryan Adams songs at them next time they call.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 03:42 PM (2IHsC)

260 Is Glenlivet 12 a good scotch?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 08:19 PM (6fyGz)


In a word, not really.  It's OK, but in the world of single-malt scotch there are much better alternatives.  There are many different styles of single malt, but some of the best of each would be labels like The Macallan, Oban, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Glenmorangie, Dalwhinnie, Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain, to name a few.  For blended scotch, I like Haig Pinch.

However, it is also worth noting that there are many bourbons which are excellent, and worth considering as an option to scotch whiskey.  Some examples would include Booker's, Knob Creek, Maker's Mark, Wild Turkey 101 and Jim Beam Devil's Cut.

Posted by: CQD at August 29, 2014 03:42 PM (1EJIj)

261 I can't ever seem to get enough of 'Sister' and 'Daydream Nation' by Sonic Youth. Two albums I have never been without since their release. Always in the heavy rotation.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:42 PM (X80G3)

262 254 Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 08:41 PM (8FyP4) Wow! A hi-fi! I remember the hi-fi cabinet my dad made and going to get the tubes tested. (sigh, sniffle)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:43 PM (CMkNk)

263 Yep, I like John Prine too, although I am starting to feel like I'm in the song "Hello in there". I saw some opening band once, that had the sound cranked up too high for the stage. People left the area until they finished. By the end of the set, there were literally three people still in the seats. Everyone else out in the lobby. The Who were loud, but the sound was balanced and right for the size of the arena.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 29, 2014 03:43 PM (JKNZq)

264 There are many different styles of single malt, but some of the best of each would be labels like The Macallan, Oban, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Glenmorangie, Dalwhinnie, Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain, to name a few. For blended scotch, I like Haig Pinch.

You forgot Talisker.  If you like the peat, it's your drink.

Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 03:43 PM (4nR9/)

265 Grunge, while disconsanant, stood between real music and the rap-hip-hip infused garbage that dominated the charts for the next ten years after Pearl Jam. A flannel bulwark, if you will.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 03:43 PM (2cS/G)

266 Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 08:40 PM (4nR9/) Even though I know it is a lie, I like "Mr Peabody's Coal Train Done Hauled It Away!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2014 03:44 PM (o3MSL)

267 did ANYONE besides me see that CBGB movie? it stunk but it didn't cause it was a love letter and you excuse the mistakes.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:44 PM (3ekbh)

268 I've always loved Jelly Roll Morton. And Willie the Lion Smith. There, I said it.

Posted by: navybrat at August 29, 2014 03:44 PM (JgC5a)

269 My two favourite movies built around music are The Last Waltz by The Band and The Commitments. Loved them both. This comment is relevant to the thread title but I understand it may have nothing to do with comments 200 and onward. Oh well, C'est Le Vie say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.

Posted by: Northernlurker at August 29, 2014 03:44 PM (AkoL+)

270 Jay Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) has made some damned good records, too. 'You're Living All Over Me' never gets old. His solo stuff is really good, too.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:45 PM (X80G3)

271 203 here's a hip-hop song I like.

Here's something about it: the "Female Lead" is not female.

It's just the lead singer, with an electronically altered voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvYIpa1Ulvw

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 08:33 PM (/FnUH)




Ok, I'm freaked out.  Yesterday I had this song as my earworm.  I hadn't thought about it in years.  WTF Ace?!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 03:45 PM (KuU4f)

272 since we're talking rock covers of 80s bands here's Enola Gay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDNWY2XRppM

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 03:45 PM (3kZUM)

273 Even though I know it is a lie, I like "Mr Peabody's Coal Train Done Hauled It Away!" Posted by: Hrothgar

Funny you should mention that.  I was on an airplane over WVa yesterday, and got a good long look at the mountaintop removal mines and the strip mines.  It's pretty horrifying.

Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 03:45 PM (4nR9/)

274 261 Gingy play Bryan Adams songs at them next time they call. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 08:42 PM (2IHsC) --- Two years ago Canada Day (July 1) it was ungodly hot and our power had gone out due to a big storm. Little and I went to one of their homes. They played Bieber at me. My first exposure. And now one of them is slurring at me on the phone about fireworks and how one of the others was cut off. "And Eric says Yellowknife and bye."

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:46 PM (9422s)

275 You know what really changes your opinion of pop? Trying to play a version of a song on an instrument. IF all you had to go by was the difficulty, Jim Croce was the fucking god of all he surveyed.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 03:46 PM (kAPuS)

276 Wow! A hi-fi! I remember the hi-fi cabinet my dad made and going to get the tubes tested. (sigh, sniffle) Posted by: J.J. Sefton _______________________________________________ Yeah, I wish I still had tube amps, but since 95% of the time the system is playing TV sound, it doesn't make sense. The tubes just don't last long enough.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:46 PM (8FyP4)

277 If you want pop-happy, there is always Swing Out Sister
http://youtu.be/ANEx_6mbC2M


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 03:46 PM (2IHsC)

278 Hows about that Milli Vanilli? Heh

Posted by: Fewenuff at August 29, 2014 03:46 PM (zPNX5)

279 243 I have five friends who are on a drinking tour of Epcot today. They reached Canada, and four of them sent me simultaneous texts of Oh Canada while the fifth called and slurred at me. I need new friends. Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 08:39 PM (9422s) Sounds like you have awesome friends. Now I am pondering the Horde going to Epcot. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 08:41 PM (IrByp) The Drunken Midgets insisted we had to see Anna and Elsa. 3 1/2 hour wait. Upside....the line was about 100 feet from Mexico and the Margarita/Tequila stand. I was slightly inebriated by the time we saw them. Also: http://tinypic.com/r/14ybcbb/8

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 03:46 PM (GEICT)

280 Even though I know it is a lie, I like "Mr Peabody's Coal Train Done Hauled It Away!" Posted by: Hrothgar "Paradise", John Prine. It's kind of a mainstream hillbilly anthem to lost youth. It was the TVA that did that, too. FDR.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 03:46 PM (+1T7c)

281 somewhat obscure power-pop from Pursuit of Happiness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsMGlHtVV9o

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:47 PM (/FnUH)

282 The worst thing to happen to music was Grunge. Not entirely. Alice in Chains kicked serious ass with a kind of grunge/metal hybrid. DIRT is probably my #2 album of that decade and I still spin it fairly regularly. But in general, yeah, it wasn't one of music's better fads.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 29, 2014 03:47 PM (102Hx)

283 I can't ever seem to get enough of 'Sister' and 'Daydream Nation' by Sonic Youth. Two albums I have never been without since their release. Always in the heavy rotation. Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 08:42 PM (X80G3) The Good Ex got the copy of The Whitey Album by Ciccone Youth when we split up. A few years later I came across a copy at a used cd place in a little town in upstate NY. I thought the ever so jaded and bored more alt than you guy working there was going to hug me when I went to pay for it. That started up a hilarious discussion about how his main source of revenue was the bastard ex buyback.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 03:47 PM (IrByp)

284 Happy long weekend Ace.

Posted by: dogfish at August 29, 2014 03:47 PM (1vYi0)

285 I just watched Almost Famous, after mention of it on another blog. Can't believe I'd missed that. It was funny. Like the Commitments a lot too and appreciated The Band more now than when that movie was made. I grew up listening to Ray Charles Modern Country Music album (where he does all the Hank Williams stuff) and Patsy Cline. Don't really care for modern country, although I like Dwight Yoakum.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 29, 2014 03:48 PM (JKNZq)

286 'Feel the Sound' - Imperial Teen. One of the slickest pop records I have listened to in years.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:48 PM (X80G3)

287 i love this song, country & western meets Bauhaus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTZm1sCSgEE (mazzy star, taste of blood)

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:48 PM (/FnUH)

288 284 somewhat obscure power-pop from Pursuit of Happiness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsMGlHtVV9o Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 08:47 PM (/FnUH) --- Obscure only south of the 49th. Can-Con rules had them on heavy radio rotation.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:48 PM (9422s)

289 Loved Don't Change and Listen Like Thieves back in the day. But then again I also loved Tears for Fears. Ecstasy is a hell of a drug.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 03:48 PM (bS6uW)

290 I'm as tone-deaf as a stone, so I end up judging music by the lyrics or the "undertow". I don't understand half of what Queen is saying, but I know it's good.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 03:48 PM (2cS/G)

291 why is Sir Paul such a living legend big deal? oh, yeah, he made girls wet their knickers. Ace with a melody, the man needs someone to say "hey hey hold on..." lol, i wore my hair like him for 30 years

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:48 PM (3ekbh)

292 I'm still pissed off at the Peaches Geldolf bullshit. You could just look at her and know she was a heroin addict. And these outpatient rehabs? They don't work. Winehouse Hoffman Geldolf All of them have done the bogus rehab b.s. Now Liz Vargas is claiming she is doing outpatient.

Posted by: Gustav Klimt at August 29, 2014 03:49 PM (7EDK5)

293 The Good Ex got the copy of The Whitey Album by Ciccone Youth when we split up. A few years later I came across a copy at a used cd place in a little town in upstate NY. I thought the ever so jaded and bored more alt than you guy working there was going to hug me when I went to pay for it. That started up a hilarious discussion about how his main source of revenue was the bastard ex buyback. Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 08:47 PM (IrByp) You are all right, my Queen. Remind me to bake you some more Blondies.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:49 PM (X80G3)

294

270 did ANYONE besides me see that CBGB movie?

 

it stunk but it didn't cause it was a love letter and you excuse the mistakes.

 

----------

 

I saw it. It was hilarious..in a good way.

Posted by: wheatie at August 29, 2014 03:50 PM (zUXZx)

295 I Don't Like Mondays

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 03:50 PM (2cS/G)

296 281 Hows about that Milli Vanilli? Heh Posted by: Fewenuff at August 29, 2014 08:46 PM (zPNX5) If Milli Vanilli formed a band with Gino Vanelli, Dino Danelli, the Vanilla Fudge, Millie Jackson and Miley Cyrus - - -

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:50 PM (CMkNk)

297 Now I am pondering the Horde going to Epcot.

TAKE ME.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 03:50 PM (hO8IJ)

298 - - - and Liza Minelli!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:51 PM (CMkNk)

299 Since I'm a little older, I never cared all that much for 80s music. A big exception is 10,000 Maniacs. I've always liked them since I discovered them in the late 80s. I was talking to one of the band members once and he said, "When we first started out we went through more drummers than Spinal Tap." I think that movie is probably popular among real rock musicians, especially the ones who don't take themselves too seriously. While they're not as popular as they were in their 80s heyday, they're still recording and performing. Singer Mary Ramsey has actually been with the band longer than Natalie Merchant was. I've always considered Mary to be a worthy successor to Natalie. Plus she's classically trained on the viola, which really adds to the band's sound. Last year they released a new album, "Music From the Motion Picture", and toured. They crowdsourced the funding through PledgeMusic. It was their first album of new material in years, and the packaging was gorgeous. It certainly didn't look or sound like something they threw together in their basement. Right now they are putting the finishing touches on "Twice Told Tales", an album of traditional folk songs from the British Isles. As a contributor, I've gotten to see and hear periodic updates as they worked in the studio. I'm really looking forward to it. I also think that it is very cool that, thanks to the Internet, musicians are now able to work directly with their fans, without the need to be signed to a major record label. It gives the musicians more freedom, and also breaks down barriers between them and their fans. http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/twicetoldtales

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2014 03:51 PM (sdi6R)

300 Pretty decent cover, mr hobo. On the topic of OMD, I've always thought that So In Love is just the absolutely perfect FU break up song. Of course, being happily married I have no occasion to use it. The next time one of you hordlings breaks up with your SO please leave that song as a voicemail on their phone.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:51 PM (WZQdF)

301 yeah Wheatie, plus Alan Rickman! hell i'll watch him wait for a bus, it would be good.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 03:51 PM (3ekbh)

302 Neat about What You Need and Kick. So many bands seemed to think it's selling out to take what was great and build on it; instead they keep doing everything else on the album that had the great song. Asia, for example. And Foghat, as I recall, consciously chose that route.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at August 29, 2014 03:51 PM (J0IP0)

303 The Horde at Epcot?

I sense in the future a sign that reads - "Closed for Renovations"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 03:51 PM (2IHsC)

304 - - - Milli Vanilli Vanelli Danelli Minelli Millie and Miley.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:52 PM (CMkNk)

305 This seems to be a Horde song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLE5VglQ_xs

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 03:52 PM (hO8IJ)

306 I have never heard an INXS song until right now. I am listening to some of the videos. Assessment, from a complete cultural outsider: Decidedly mediocre. Barely above subpar. Unremarkable. Cliche and dated. Now I feel better that "at least I wasn't missing anything." When were they from, the '80s or '90s or something? Well, that explains it.

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 03:52 PM (/UYSJ)

307 Currently listening to Lizzy Hale sing Rock Show. Man that girl has a set of pipes.;

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 03:52 PM (6fyGz)

308 (mazzy star, taste of blood) Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 08:48 PM (/FnUH) Mazzy Star is great rainy day reading a book background music. I've gotten into synth, I mean dance, I mean techno, I mean EDM lately, mainly because it's peppy and mindless. What's hilarious is how Kids These Days think that EDM is anything new.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at August 29, 2014 03:53 PM (IrByp)

309 My favorite '80's songs are probably 'Red Barchetta' by Rush and Stevie Ray's 'Riviera Paradise'.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:53 PM (8FyP4)

310 You forgot Talisker. If you like the peat, it's your drink.

Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 08:43 PM (4nR9/)


Laphroaig is also very peat-y, but you are correct that Talisker is another worthy scotch in that category.

Posted by: CQD at August 29, 2014 03:53 PM (1EJIj)

311 300 Now I am pondering the Horde going to Epcot. TAKE ME. Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 08:50 PM (hO8IJ) --- Ok. I'll drive. But only of ii get a bloody address for my gps.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 03:53 PM (9422s)

312 Average White Band

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 29, 2014 03:53 PM (JKNZq)

313 All I really have to say is: Devin Townsend.

Posted by: Thorrison at August 29, 2014 03:53 PM (LAJDm)

314 Yes, Dirt was something else. When I listen to it now, it's a cry from a dark, dark place. Soundgarden was/is quality as well Can I get some Faith No More love?

Posted by: Pedro at August 29, 2014 03:53 PM (tTjRV)

315 Crosby Still Nash Young Merrill Lynch Pierce Sacco & Vanzetti with "The Ever-Present Footprints Cross the Hallways of the Shadows of the Memories of Your Mind!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:54 PM (CMkNk)

316 I once attended a punk rock/new wave festival at the old Mosport speedway north of Tranna, Ontario. Groups included Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds in Rockpile, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Elvis Costello and the Talking Heads.

Posted by: Northernlurker at August 29, 2014 03:54 PM (AkoL+)

317 Creedence Clearwater Revival New Riders of the Purple Sage Jefferson Airplane It's a Beautiful Day Grateful Dead Santanna Taj Mahal

Posted by: 60's child at August 29, 2014 03:54 PM (/nwG2)

318 If you've ever been eating bacon and pancakes and thought to your self, "Yes this tastes great, but couldn't be improved through inebriation?" Knob Kreek distillery makes a small batch 90 proof bourbon called "smoked maple" that I swear tastes exactly like bacon and pancakes,... and bourbon. Its pretty awesome.

Posted by: bananaDream at August 29, 2014 03:54 PM (vLk7c)

319 "Our Lips are Sealed" fascinates me. I'm way late to this part of the discussion, but me too. I've watched the Go-Gos documentary (originally on VH1, i think) a couple of times online, tracked down the video shoot locations, read the bios. I know for me that is a strange attraction. They were 180 from what the video portrayed.

Posted by: dogfish at August 29, 2014 03:54 PM (1vYi0)

320 Now I am pondering the Horde going to Epcot.

TAKE ME.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 08:50 PM (hO8IJ)



That would be a hell of a MoMe, wouldn't it? Epic...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 03:54 PM (6fyGz)

321 Fade Into You by Mazzy Star is good.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 03:55 PM (bS6uW)

322 here's a hip-hop song I like.

Heh.  Me too.

Sirius canceled Pops so I replaced that preset with Backspin.  I skip anything after 1989, but the old stuff is good stuff.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 03:55 PM (hO8IJ)

323 @320, Moby Grape Quicksilver Messenger Service (played for my husband's HS graduation party) Steve Miller Blues Band Vanilla Fudge

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 29, 2014 03:55 PM (JKNZq)

324 320 Posted by: 60's child at August 29, 2014 08:54 PM (/nwG2) I would have to say that Creedence is arguably (ARGUABLY, people), the best American band of all time. There. I said it. Eat my ass. But for me, I love Chicago.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:56 PM (CMkNk)

325 For all of you fans of old country, check out 'Must've been High' by the Supersuckers, '12 Golden Country Greats' by Ween and all of the Uncle Tupelo albums.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 03:56 PM (X80G3)

326 Here ya go...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K38xNqZvBJI

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 03:56 PM (6fyGz)

327 "ca plane pour moi" (the song that plays in National Lampoon's European Vacation during the Louvre montage) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB1xN7vnpEg

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:56 PM (/FnUH)

328 Glen 12 is my go to scotch. Blended scotches are tacky. Song for song, the Smiths ruled the 80's (admit it). Right now, I am in awe of the Stooges and early Sabbath (my 'in awe' band changes every few months). I wish I could have been a stoner burn-out in a muscle car around '73 ( Except that I was 2 years old at the time). Best dance song of the 80's - I Beg Your Pardon by Kon Kan. Discuss.

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at August 29, 2014 03:56 PM (RRbuy)

329 For you Bluesy Rock fans, for the last rear I've gotten into Joe Bonamassa. Like Stevie Ray Vaughn on steroids..

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 29, 2014 03:57 PM (ojnk6)

330 Where does Joe le Taxi fit into all of this?

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 03:57 PM (bS6uW)

331 The pop Chicago with Cetera?  Or Chicago Transit Authority? 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 03:58 PM (2IHsC)

332 >>>Where does Joe le Taxi fit into all of this? it's the best song, that's where it fits, in the Best Song slot.

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 03:58 PM (/FnUH)

333 I love old country. Hell, I can even dig some of the goofy 90s bar country. I can't stomach the new crap. Get off my radio!

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:58 PM (WZQdF)

334 I would have to say that Creedence is arguably (ARGUABLY, people), the best American band of all time. There. I said it. Eat my ass. But for me, I love Chicago. Posted by: J.J. Sefton ________________________________________ Creedence? Really? Best American band ever was the Allman Brothers. Period.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 03:58 PM (8FyP4)

335 Best dance song of the 80's - I Beg Your Pardon by Kon Kan. Discuss. Posted by: Navin R Johnson at August 29, 2014 08:56 PM (RRbuy) What I Like about You. The Romantics.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:58 PM (M8AJc)

336 Grateful Dead Santanna Posted by: 60's child You could add "Cream", The Grateful Dead are an aquired taste. They are bluesy rock & roll, and some songs are great, and some are just blah. Santanna has been around forever. Carlos keeps rebuilding his band and his sound, but the guitar playing is still great, just not as amazing as 40 years ago.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 03:58 PM (+1T7c)

337 Trying to even remember who I liked back in the "INXS era." The Toy Dolls. The Jam. The Misfits. Les Calamites. 7 Seconds. Cardigans. Propagandhi. Whew! The was some deep memory access. Now I need a nap and some Geritol to recover.

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 03:58 PM (/UYSJ)

338 That Mazzy Star song makes me want to drink and write or something.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 03:59 PM (WZQdF)

339 324 Fade Into You by Mazzy Star is good stunningly awesome. Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 08:55 PM (bS6uW) FIFY.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2014 03:59 PM (sdi6R)

340 332 Ahem.... "year".

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 29, 2014 03:59 PM (ojnk6)

341 Creedence? Really? Best American band ever was the Allman Brothers. Period. Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 08:58 PM (8FyP4) It's the Eagles. Decades of really outstanding music. Ole 55 is my favorite.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 03:59 PM (M8AJc)

342 That would be a hell of a MoMe, wouldn't it? Epic... Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 08:54 PM (6fyGz) There would have to be a 'reserved members only day' at Epcot to accommodate the Horde, but I think Disney would make it back on the bar bills!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2014 03:59 PM (o3MSL)

343 337 Creedence? Really? Best American band ever was the Allman Brothers. Period. Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 08:58 PM (8FyP4) Talk about a May to September 'bro-mance! ;-) PS - I loved the Allman's.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 03:59 PM (CMkNk)

344 JD Fortune aka Michael's clone at the 2010 Grand Final at the MCG.
Too weird as he has got the moves down as well.  The fixture ended up as a draw and the teams had the do a replay the next weekend.  I forget the music act that opened for the replay.

Sure beats the op-eds from Bob 'Pink Eye' Costas.

http://youtu.be/xfRLqZ5_niA


Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at August 29, 2014 03:59 PM (NsHRj)

345 INXS always makes me think of Depeche Mode, which I like a bit more.

Posted by: The Fool at August 29, 2014 04:00 PM (cGlgB)

346 Tennessee Waltz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8kn77A_-Gw

Posted by: Sam Cooke at the Copa at August 29, 2014 04:00 PM (X80G3)

347 Now I am pondering the Horde going to Epcot. ----------- We need to find out where they store Disney's head and pour Val-u-rite into the fishtank. But seriously, Halloween in Vegas or Epcot.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 04:00 PM (QBm1P)

348 I know only two tunes.  One of them is Yankee Doodle, the other isn't.

Posted by: Ulysses S. Grant at August 29, 2014 04:00 PM (1EJIj)

349 332 For you Bluesy Rock fans, for the last rear I've gotten into Joe Bonamassa. Like Stevie Ray Vaughn on steroids.. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 29, 2014 08:57 PM (ojnk6) He is greatly beloved by two of my friends. Guitarist and bassist.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:00 PM (GEICT)

350 OT - John A. Walker dies in prison at 77. Sold us down the river to the Soviets. RIH - ROT IN HELL.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:00 PM (CMkNk)

351 339 Santanna has been around forever. Carlos keeps rebuilding his band and his sound, but the guitar playing is still great, just not as amazing as 40 years ago. Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 08:58 PM (+1T7c) --- We saw Santana open for Rod Stewart last week in DC. THAT was one hell of a show.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 04:00 PM (9422s)

352 Talk about a May to September 'bro-mance! ;-) _______________________________ HAH!!

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:01 PM (8FyP4)

353  Ooh.  Howard Jones is guest DJing on First Wave.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 04:01 PM (hO8IJ)

354
I just saw Homer Simpson sing this.  I like rock and roll but this stuff is still pretty awesome to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lN_ARlru_w

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 29, 2014 04:01 PM (w4KwQ)

355 But seriously, Halloween in Vegas or Epcot. Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 09:00 PM (QBm1P) The Horde...on Halloween...doing the Drunk Epcot tour? That is either brilliant or terrible.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:01 PM (GEICT)

356 The 80's gave ZZ Top a chance to make big money. Tejas was their finest hour but Eliminator was a monster when it came out. And the Wilburys' (my vote for best "super group") album in '88 let Roy Orbison go out on top.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at August 29, 2014 04:01 PM (dJCJQ)

357 334 The pop Chicago with Cetera? Or Chicago Transit Authority? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 08:58 PM (2IHsC) Most of the latter but bits of the former, I must admit. By the way, Jimi Hendrix considered Terry Kath the best rock guitarist ever.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:01 PM (CMkNk)

358 INXS always makes me think of Depeche Mode Lolwut? Unless you were thinking "I sure wish I was listening to 'Violator' instead of this shite"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:02 PM (3kZUM)

359 Hey Zombie - Samhain is reuniting for Riot Fest in Chicago in a few weeks. 7 Seconds will be there too. And Naked Raygun. Anyone else here have a Misfits tattoo?

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at August 29, 2014 04:02 PM (RRbuy)

360 I was a music major back in the day. I can't understand how people can listen to pop/rock/country carp when decent music is just as available and frequently cheaper. I admit I have some on the iPod from my high school days but that is mostly a nostalgia thing and occasionally a particular pop something will tickle my fancy but I can't understand choosing McDonalds Beyonce burger to Yoyo Ma fillet mignon.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 29, 2014 04:02 PM (8MlTP)

361 Ah, INXS. Reminds me of my salad days in the '80's. Good times, good times. (Although maintaining that big hair was pretty time consuming.)

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:02 PM (+XMAD)

362 "INXS always makes me think of Depeche Mode, which I like a bit more. Have you seen the dad who does Depeche Mode covers with his kids? Pretty cute.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 04:02 PM (WZQdF)

363 Creedence: American Beatles Allmans: without peer till 74 CTA: best of the horn bands(terry kath!) YMMV but The Who, MC5, The Stooges and The Ramones light THE WAY if you'll look at the light

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 04:02 PM (3ekbh)

364 OT - John A. Walker dies in prison at 77. Sold us down the river to the Soviets. RIH - ROT IN HELL. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 09:00 PM (CMkNk) I was in the Military when he was busted. My job changed immediately. He should have been Gary Gilmored..

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 04:02 PM (M8AJc)

365

Del the Funky Homosapien: If you must.

 

http://tinyurl.com/msojmz5

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 29, 2014 04:03 PM (jfXgb)

366 GWAR is the greatest American Rock and Roll Band.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:03 PM (X80G3)

367 OT - John A. Walker dies in prison at 77. Barky never even got to pardon him :^/

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:03 PM (3kZUM)

368 BCochran and AlextheChick...


The Halloween Moron Epcot Party...  I think we could get money from disney to not show up 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 04:03 PM (2IHsC)

369 That is either brilliant or terrible. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 09:01 PM (GEICT) ------- Or terribly brilliant! You're feeling it, aren't you? admit it. Hey, it's time for a toast.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 04:03 PM (QBm1P)

370 Speaking of Chicago, they were touring with Earth Wind & Fire a few years back and I heard it was an amazing show with the two bands playing each other's tunes together. How did I miss that?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:03 PM (CMkNk)

371 You nerds Their best song was The One Thing by far Damn RINOs

Posted by: Navypopojoe at August 29, 2014 04:03 PM (uAFTK)

372 hard metal, and profanity warning Dope, Die Mother****er Die http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiMaOmDtaYI

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 04:03 PM (/FnUH)

373 I saw Mazzy Star at the 4th KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas. I don't think they were completely 'acoustic.'

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 04:04 PM (kAPuS)

374 Misfits Rule! they are all over youtube with old stuff. Doyle is Johnny Ramone's son!

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 04:04 PM (3ekbh)

375 373 Speaking of Chicago, they were touring with Earth Wind & Fire a few years back and I heard it was an amazing show with the two bands playing each other's tunes together. How did I miss that?! Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 09:03 PM (CMkNk) --- I have worked for Earth, Wind, and Fire twice.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 04:04 PM (9422s)

376 So. Michael Hutchence turned up to 11.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at August 29, 2014 04:05 PM (2hPuZ)

377 369 Not sure I can argue with that. Went into the pit with a white shirt, left with a pink one. The fake blood was plentiful that night (opening for Misfits)

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at August 29, 2014 04:05 PM (RRbuy)

378 Anyone else here have a Misfits tattoo? I'm a Fiend, but no tats. Walk Among Us is about as good as it gets. Though, Danzig - 'Danzig' is another monster record.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:05 PM (X80G3)

379 OT - John A. Walker dies in prison at 77. Sold us down the river to the Soviets.

RIH - ROT IN HELL.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 09:00 PM (CMkNk)




Ain't gonna cry for him. I was avionics, which means comms, which means he made my life a bit harder with his treachery. Him and that boy of his, who should have been stood up against a wall with his old man still be in prison IIRC.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 04:05 PM (6fyGz)

380 Dope, Die Mother****er Die you headbang, you lose

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:05 PM (3kZUM)

381 And the Wilburys' (my vote for best "super group") album in '88 let Roy Orbison go out on top. Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living. ______________________________________________ Tom Petty's very drab telling of how that band was formed and his wide-eyed awe of it all is one of the greatest stories I've ever heard.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:05 PM (8FyP4)

382 359 Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at August 29, 2014 09:01 PM (dJCJQ) Cheesy tune but "Rough Boy" reminds me of a lost love. That and 38 Special "This Night." I am eclectic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:05 PM (CMkNk)

383 Or terribly brilliant! You're feeling it, aren't you? admit it. Hey, it's time for a toast. Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 09:03 PM (QBm1P) Just took a shot! The wife gave me the eye. And a mini lecture about putting the booze away before going to bed. "Hey Mommy? What's this bottle in the sink? What's Fireball??"

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:05 PM (GEICT)

384 The first song banning I remember is X.. Johnny hit and run Pauline. You can't snip and bleep that one into a snappy 2:47 top 40 hit.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 04:05 PM (hqVUe)

385 Michael Hutchence was the sexiest man who ever lived. Yep, I said it. Hate away! Posted by: LadyS at August 29, 2014 08:35 PM (5dip Hutchence was hot. And I had no idea what had happened to him, since I stopped following rock bands a while back. Sad.

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:05 PM (+XMAD)

386 Hear Hear for Gwar! Dave Brockie, RIP. They embodied hard work and creativity and capitalism and kept it going 20 years

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 04:05 PM (3ekbh)

387 I have worked for Earth, Wind, and Fire twice. Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 09:04 PM (9422s) ******* I saw them for free from the pool deck of the Marriott at the Harbor in Baltimore. Great show.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 29, 2014 04:06 PM (ojnk6)

388 I walked into an art gallery today run by a friend. Usually there's native American drum music playing. He's Blackfoot and the music sets the mood for the customers. Today as we're talking I here Muddy Waters standard "I'm a Man". When he noticed that I recognized the tune, he says something like "damn good music". Stupid is all can say about myself when I admit that I passed up a Muddy Waters concert in Bozeman somewhere around 1976.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 04:06 PM (Bz9Ha)

389 I was in the Military when he was busted. My job changed immediately. He should have been Gary Gilmored..

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 09:02 PM (M8AJc)



*high 5 to OSP*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 04:06 PM (6fyGz)

390 For those who want "Never Tear Us Apart" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-9kNXOn58c

Posted by: holygoat at August 29, 2014 04:06 PM (YeeAz)

391 What I Like about You. The Romantics.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 08:58 PM (M8AJc)




Reminds me of my uncle's wedding circa 1989 or so.  Good memories.



I did see Def Leppard in 1988 at the Spectrum in Philly.  In the round.  Pretty freaking awesome.  Queensryche opened.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 04:06 PM (KuU4f)

392 378 I have worked for Earth, Wind, and Fire twice. Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 09:04 PM (9422s) Saw them at Radio City in '88 and was blown away.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:06 PM (CMkNk)

393
First series from my local gridiron scrappers: punt.  of course.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 29, 2014 04:06 PM (w4KwQ)

394 Posted by: Navin R Johnson at August 29, 2014 09:05 PM (RRbuy) Crushed in the Pit Nailed to the stage I only suck the souls that are underage!

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:06 PM (X80G3)

395 The first song banning I remember is X.. Johnny hit and run Pauline Hah. I was in the UK when the Top of the Pops refused to play JAMC's "Reverence". It was #9 that week but EEK THE LYRICS.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:06 PM (3kZUM)

396 I feel like admitting to liking Danzig makes me immediately seem like an aging leather slut who lives in a trailer and smokes Virginia Slims, but damn it, I like Danzig.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 04:07 PM (WZQdF)

397 *fistbumps Donna and V*

Posted by: LadyS at August 29, 2014 04:07 PM (5dip8)

398 Whoever sings "I Like American Music" from the early Nineties is forever in my debt. My non-dancing ass was a hit at the nightclubs because I would stand on the railing and scream the "American" parts. German chicks digged that.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 04:07 PM (2cS/G)

399 I did see Def Leppard in 1988 at the Spectrum in Philly. In the round. Pretty freaking awesome. Queensryche opened. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 09:06 PM (KuU4f) Jealous.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:07 PM (GEICT)

400 My vote for best super group would be The Dirty Mac, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richardson, and Mitch Mitchell...not sure if they count though since they only played together like once.

Posted by: The Fool at August 29, 2014 04:07 PM (cGlgB)

401 Michael Hutchence was the Jim Morrison of the eighties. I guess we don't allow things that good to get old.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 04:07 PM (M8AJc)

402 Chicago's first album was almost one of those great, rare occurrences where someone made an album without a bad track. "Freeform Guitar" was the one solid ten pin of a song.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:07 PM (8FyP4)

403 "Hey Mommy? What's this bottle in the sink? What's Fireball??"

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 09:05 PM (GEICT)




I was just looking at that but didn't get any. That and Goldschlager. Maybe next time.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 04:08 PM (6fyGz)

404 Depeche Mode "The Best Of" Purity Ring's "Shrines" Poe "Hello" Vanessa Daou "Zipless"

Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 04:08 PM (QBm1P)

405 Whoever sings "I Like American Music" from the early Nineties is forever in my debt. My non-dancing ass was a hit at the nightclubs because I would stand on the railing and scream the "American" parts. German chicks digged that. Posted by: Lincolntf Violent Femmes.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 04:08 PM (kAPuS)

406 I passed up a Muddy Waters concert in Bozeman somewhere around 1976. Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 09:06 PM (Bz9Ha) Big mistake!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2014 04:08 PM (o3MSL)

407 Barky never even got to pardon him :^/ Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 09:03 PM (3kZUM) Oh, I can imagine the pardons that are coming. That American Indian activist dude who killed (I think) FBI agents - you know he'll walk. Can't remember his name but Redford made an agitprop movie about him.

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:08 PM (+XMAD)

408 The "American" Beatles were probably "Journey" of the '80's. Big pop hearthrobs. Creedence Clearwater developed some very original sounds and songs. They don't seem so original to younger people today because so many people copied things they did. It's not that the Allman Brothers Band sounded like Creedence, but a lot of what they did built on some of the sound that was part of Creedence. The Allman Brothers were great until Duane killed himself on his motorcycle, but still good afterward. Just really a loss, and you wonder what he would have done had he lived.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 04:08 PM (+1T7c)

409 The "American" Beatles were probably "Journey" of the '80's. Big pop hearthrobs. Creedence Clearwater developed some very original sounds and songs. They don't seem so original to younger people today because so many people copied things they did. It's not that the Allman Brothers Band sounded like Creedence, but a lot of what they did built on some of the sound that was part of Creedence. The Allman Brothers were great until Duane killed himself on his motorcycle, but still good afterward. Just really a loss, and you wonder what he would have done had he lived.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 04:08 PM (+1T7c)

410 We Bite! Die, Die..., Green Hell, Death Comes Ripping....produced by Spot, with Robo on drums. Misfits goes PAST Black Flag in all categories! whoooooo! lolz at VS cig

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 04:09 PM (3ekbh)

411 I was just looking at that but didn't get any. That and Goldschlager. Maybe next time. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 09:08 PM (6fyGz) I like Fireball. Perhaps a bit too much. You ever had Big Red gum? You know that initial rush of cinammonny spiciness you get? That's exactly what it tastes like.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:09 PM (GEICT)

412 i don't know the misfits, except this song, which i love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9AOBoeBUBE I'm reliably informed all their other songs kinda sound like that, so i'm all covered.

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 04:10 PM (/FnUH)

413 My first date with T is a Rage Against the Machine concert She wore skin tight leather pants I was hopelessly whipped that night

Posted by: Navypopojoe at August 29, 2014 04:10 PM (uAFTK)

414 I feel like admitting to liking Danzig makes me immediately seem like an aging leather slut who lives in a trailer and smokes Virginia Slims You say that like it's a bad thing. I have my own dark secret: I dug the shit out of Ministry.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 04:10 PM (bS6uW)

415 I did see Def Leppard in 1988 at the Spectrum in Philly. In the round. Pretty freaking awesome. Queensryche opened. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 09:06 PM (KuU4f) Saw them in the San Diego sports arena the same year. You can see OSP in the Pour some sugar on me video. Look for the guy with the military hat.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 04:10 PM (M8AJc)

416

What I Like about You. The Romantics.



Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 08:58 PM (M8AJc)

*fist bump*  First song the wife and I ever danced to. 

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 29, 2014 04:10 PM (jfXgb)

417 The Blasters and Fear on New Wave theatre, on youtube with bonus Mengele!

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 04:10 PM (3ekbh)

418 All the talk of muddy waters led me to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AyELHm1764

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 04:11 PM (WZQdF)

419 Shit, of course that was the Femmes. They also helped me score with a Bancroft girl in my senior year of high-school. The band that keeps on giving.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 04:11 PM (2cS/G)

420 Best concert evar? Lollapolooza '94. Beastie Boys, Boo Radleys, George Clinton, Shonen Knife, Breeders, Nick Cave and did I mention the fuckin' Beastie Boys? I'm lucky I survived *that* moshpit . . .

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:11 PM (3kZUM)

421 you wonder what he would have done had he lived. He would have toured with Derek and the Dominos and Eric Clapton would never have had 1/2 as much success through the mid- late 70's.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:11 PM (X80G3)

422 What a farking maroon...  "99 luft balons ( its German for 99 red balloons)"
http://youtu.be/jQYQTFudrqc

Not going to read the comments to see if they correct the idiot.  99 Rot Balons?  Nein.  Ninety-Nine air balloons

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 04:12 PM (2IHsC)

423 I wonder if INXS gets residuals on this...
If a team uses a band's song title?... go to the Port Power's shop link:

http://www.portadelaidefc.com.au/

The power are going to the playoffs/finals and 4 games on the bounce today in the final weekend of the regular season of round 23.
Can't get any Aussie beer where I am though.

So, did Obambi's son get cut by the St. Louis Lambs?

Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at August 29, 2014 04:12 PM (NsHRj)

424 : I dug the shit out of Ministry 'In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up' is one of the best 5 live records of all time.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:13 PM (X80G3)

425 sabotage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rRZdiu1UE just because

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:13 PM (3kZUM)

426 Then there's also Bob Dylan. Dude is 73 and has been playing an average of 100 shows a year for the last 20 years or more. I'm almost positive that he's played more live shows after turning 50 than he did before. He's the frickin' Energizer Bunny of music. He went through kind of a fallow period in the 80s, but the albums he's released since the mid-90s are among the best of his career.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2014 04:13 PM (sdi6R)

427 417 I have my own dark secret: I dug the shit out of Ministry. Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 09:10 PM (bS6uW) --- Ditto. Jesus, I'm old.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 04:13 PM (9422s)

428 These are the best AoS threads. Must get early. Later rons.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 04:13 PM (M8AJc)

429 the famed German Rougewaffe corps, man!

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 04:14 PM (3ekbh)

430 Another vote for Ministry.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 04:14 PM (WZQdF)

431 Doesn't she say "sekt luft balons" a couple times? Gonna go watch the video now.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 04:14 PM (2cS/G)

432 He went through kind of a fallow period in the 80s, but the albums he's released since the mid-90s are among the best of his career. Posted by: rickl ______________________________________________ One question about Bob Dylan: How in the hell does he remember the words to all of the songs he's written?

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:14 PM (8FyP4)

433 How do you make a Ministry fan wince? http://youtu.be/DXtX9u7_6F8

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 04:15 PM (kAPuS)

434 Also - Front 242. and Pailhead!

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:15 PM (X80G3)

435 362 Hey Zombie - Samhain is reuniting for Riot Fest in Chicago in a few weeks. 7 Seconds will be there too. And Naked Raygun. Anyone else here have a Misfits tattoo? Posted by: Navin R Johnson I'll be frank -- seeing senior bands re-unite or refuse to retire just kind of makes me sad, even if I really liked the band. In fact, especially if I liked the band. For example, just last Sunday, the Zombies -- the Zombies, the real Zombies of "She's Not There" fame -- played FOR FREE in San Francisco. And I could have gone. But I didn't. Why not? because it was just flat-out depressing to think of 75-years-olds playing cruise ship versions of their old hits. hearing that would sully the greatness and the freshness of the hits as they were immortalized on vinyl. I don't want to hear a rehash of Zombies hits -- even played by the Zombies themselves in wheelchairs. And the same is true for almost any other performer. Including Samhain/Misfits and the rest. Let the eternity of one's youth remain fresh.

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 04:15 PM (/UYSJ)

436 Best under-appreciated Beasties song: She's On It

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 04:15 PM (bS6uW)

437 GWAR is the greatest American Rock and Roll Band. Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 09:03 PM (X80G3) They aren't even from Earth... and are stationed in Antarctica anyways...

Posted by: Sleazy P. Martini at August 29, 2014 04:15 PM (lN8KC)

438 404 Michael Hutchence was the Jim Morrison of the eighties. I guess we don't allow things that good to get old. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 09:07 PM (M8AJc) "We" had nothing to do with their fate. Hutchence's end was sad, but he chose to end his own life. And Morrison was self-destructive from the get-go.

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:16 PM (+XMAD)

439 >>>I like Fireball. Perhaps a bit too much. You saw the "honest liquor labels" from last nights ONT, yes? Damnit, I don't have any. To drive to the store or no?

Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 04:16 PM (e+1S5)

440 He went through kind of a fallow period in the 80s, but the albums he's released since the mid-90s are among the best of his career. Posted by: rickl Bob has a goofy voice in some songs, is at time a mediocre musician, but he is an incredible songwriter, and it's amazing how he has endured. He's an amazing talent.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 04:16 PM (+1T7c)

441 He went through kind of a fallow period in the 80s, but the albums he's released since the mid-90s are among the best of his career. Posted by: rickl Bob has a goofy voice in some songs, is at time a mediocre musician, but he is an incredible songwriter, and it's amazing how he has endured. He's an amazing talent.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 04:16 PM (+1T7c)

442 Metal is my secret musical dirty pleasure. Megadeth, Slayer.... Metallica back when James was running the band and telling everyone else to shut up.

Posted by: The Fool at August 29, 2014 04:16 PM (cGlgB)

443 One question about Bob Dylan: How in the hell does he remember the words to all of the songs he's written? Posted by: Countrysquire How could you tell if he doesn't?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 04:16 PM (kAPuS)

444 One of the best shows I ever saw? Kid Creole & the Coconuts, 1986 at the Westbury Music Fair. "Endicott" Brilliant show. Great music.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:17 PM (CMkNk)

445 Ok kiddos, gonna start winding it down.  Thanks again, Ace, for this thread! 

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 29, 2014 04:17 PM (KuU4f)

446 You saw the "honest liquor labels" from last nights ONT, yes? Damnit, I don't have any. To drive to the store or no? Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 09:16 PM (e+1S5) I did not. I....may...have been indulging last night as well. Go now and come back to booze with me in the ONT!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:17 PM (GEICT)

447 One of the best Misfits songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4YKvO9leNA

Posted by: The Misfit Hat at August 29, 2014 04:17 PM (lN8KC)

448 Big mistake! Posted by: Hrothgar Yeah, I've made many. One of the worst, concert-wise, was the Greatful Dead in the MetroDome. The sound bounced around so much I couldn't understand any of it. And Dead Heads smell really bad. And I was really drunk. I saw Waylon Jennings and Jesse Colter back about '77. He was at his peak. "Lonesome Ornery and Mean" is my theme song.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 04:17 PM (Bz9Ha)

449 Gotta disagree. 67-72. The mid to late 70s blew chunks. Posted by: pep at August 29, 2014 08:26 PM (4nR9/) You have to factor out the crap (Disco should never be mentioned when discussing music anyway). There was some good stuff in the progressive genre going on, but yeah, the pop late 70's stuff was hideous.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at August 29, 2014 04:17 PM (VlV4k)

450 I wish the Wilburys would have found a way to work Dave Edmunds into the group. He seemed like a natural fit for them. Best rock show I ever saw was Dave Edmunds in the early 90s at St Andrews Hall in Detroit. It was a shitty winter night and probably no more than 30 people in a venue that holds a thousand or so. Dave had a stripped down four member band of two guitars, bass and drums -- no keyboards, horns or backup vocals -- and he just ripped for about an hour and a half. His version of Sabre Dance is just sick, and to see it live was jaw dropping.

Posted by: holygoat at August 29, 2014 04:18 PM (YeeAz)

451 Currently have Traffic's "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" on the hifi.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:18 PM (8FyP4)

452 As much as we love Creedence, be honest; how many of you thought John Fogerty was singing "there's a bathroom on the right?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:18 PM (CMkNk)

453 since I mentioned Pailhead, FUGAZI. Anyone ever disses the late 80's and early 90's, I sit them down and make them listen to 13 Songs and Repeater.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:18 PM (X80G3)

454 www.jeffersonairplane.com/play-music.html now get off my lawn.

Posted by: 60's child at August 29, 2014 04:18 PM (/nwG2)

455 @337, Name one Allman Brothers Band album, where every single song was a hit. Then see how many hits were on Green River. (and for the record, my mom loved that album too.)

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 29, 2014 04:18 PM (JKNZq)

456 I heard "Mexican Radio" on the radio today. Now there's an '80's song that always makes me laugh. "I wish I was in Tijuana, eating barbecued iguana..."

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:18 PM (+XMAD)

457 The Allman Brothers Band were and still are considered one of the best blues bands ever, they just had a multi-culti following that happened to include toothless,trailer trash, meth snorting rednecks also. Nothing wrong with that by the way. It takes a village.

Posted by: New corn squeezin's at August 29, 2014 04:18 PM (hqVUe)

458 OSP, it was hard to pick out in that sea of teased hair and acid wash jeans, but if it was who I think it was, you had quite the tossled mane, bro!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 04:18 PM (QBm1P)

459 weft cut-loop: LOL. Ministry had *many* winceworthy songs from that era. "Revenge" might be even worse; lyrics delivered like a drunk woman nagging her eight-year-old boy. I won't even link the video because, honestly, I think we'd all rather watch Rick Astley

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:19 PM (3kZUM)

460 >>>Currently have Traffic's "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" on the hifi. weird, I was going to post that. That's a song that they don't play much (some, but not much) that's really great. one of my favorites is, whatever it's called, "Come down off your throne/and leave your body lone" can't find my way home, that's it.

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2014 04:19 PM (/FnUH)

461 Traffic's "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" on the hifi. Listened to 'Welcome to the Canteen' this morning while I was making lunches.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:19 PM (X80G3)

462 can't find my way home, that's it. That's Blind Faith, not Traffic.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:20 PM (X80G3)

463 "I wish I was in Tijuana, eating barbecued iguana..." Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 09:18 PM (+XMAD) ---- I still love Wall of Voodoo's "Ring of Fire": http://tinyurl.com/3mct8vg

Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 04:20 PM (QBm1P)

464 454 Currently have Traffic's "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" on the hifi. Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 09:18 PM (8FyP4) No "John Barleycorn?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:20 PM (CMkNk)

465 445 Metal is my secret musical dirty pleasure. Megadeth, Slayer.... Metallica back when James was running the band and telling everyone else to shut up. Posted by: The Fool at August 29, 2014 09:16 PM (cGlgB) My metal period lasted through high school (Black Sabbath) and I was pretty much done with it.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at August 29, 2014 04:21 PM (VlV4k)

466 I admitted the other morning that I was getting into old country music. Listening to Willies Roadhouse on Sirius. I hear one this morning that cracked me up. Johnny Paycheck singing "The only hell my mamma raised was me".

Posted by: Molly k. at August 29, 2014 04:21 PM (XZfA3)

467 415 i don't know the misfits, except this song, which i love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9AOBoeBUBE I'm reliably informed all their other songs kinda sound like that, so i'm all covered. Posted by: ace Ace, you missed out on a great band. Glenn Danzig wrote beautiful, lilting hummable melodies -- and then paired them with violent/goth/depressing lyrics, and then played each song in 1:15 at the highest possible energy level. People got caught up in the imagery and the energy, but for me it was all about the songwriting.

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 04:21 PM (/UYSJ)

468 And then there's Steely Dan. Skunk Baxter and Eliot Randall on "Reeling in the Years."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:21 PM (CMkNk)

469 That's Blind Faith, not Traffic. Posted by: garrett Yeah, but it was still Stevie Winwood. That voice.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 04:21 PM (+1T7c)

470 Meh, I had a better stage presence.

Posted by: G G Allin at August 29, 2014 04:21 PM (DKnm5)

471 All the talk of muddy waters led me to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AyELHm1764 Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 My mother loved that song. Thanks.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 04:21 PM (Bz9Ha)

472 because it was just flat-out depressing to think of 75-years-olds playing cruise ship versions of their old hits. I saw Modern English in the late 1990s. And you're right - it was awful. The Cure can pull that off because they're supposed to sound like tired old men. But Modern English?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:22 PM (3kZUM)

473 Ace, I love you man, but INXS?

Guh. Might as well be Fine Young Cannibals.

Blech. *shivers* Awful.

My opinions, by the way, unlike everyone else's, are empirically correct.




Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 29, 2014 04:22 PM (yxw0r)

474
Always good from the Pogues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOZHwWFjb30#t=12

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 29, 2014 04:22 PM (w4KwQ)

475 454 Currently have Traffic's "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" on the hifi. Great song. My favorite '80's songs include the stuff Bowie recorded then: "Modern Love," and "China Girl." I liked his thin dude in a white suit look more than his '70's glam rock freakiness.

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:22 PM (+XMAD)

476 No "John Barleycorn?" Posted by: J.J. Sefton _____________________________ Yep, right after "Glad" & "Freedom Rider".

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:22 PM (8FyP4)

477 98ZJUSMC - the moron "Robert" has posted some pretty sweet metal in various ONTs. you might want to check out, especially, european melodic metal

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:23 PM (3kZUM)

478 >>>Go now and come back to booze with me in the ONT!!! That's a given. I'm not out of booze, just out of the preferred liquor of 22 year old girls. Currently drinking a Lagunitas Little Sumptin' Extra. Thinking tequila for the ONT, with a bottle of wine to back it up.

Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 04:24 PM (e+1S5)

479 459 I heard "Mexican Radio" on the radio today. Now there's an '80's song that always makes me laugh. "I wish I was in Tijuana, eating barbecued iguana..." Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 09:18 PM (+XMAD) Next week we will be, In Ti-a-juana, Beheading infidels cuz we wanna - - - ISIS.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:24 PM (CMkNk)

480 459 I heard "Mexican Radio" on the radio today. Now there's an '80's song that always makes me laugh. "I wish I was in Tijuana, eating barbecued iguana..." Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 09:18 PM (+XMAD) Next week we will be, In Ti-a-juana, Beheading infidels cuz we wanna - - - ISIS.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:24 PM (CMkNk)

481 And then there's Steely Dan. Skunk Baxter and Eliot Randall on "Reeling in the Years." Posted by: J.J. Sefton _______________________________________________ Jimmy Page once said that the guitar solo in 'Reeling in the Years' was the best he'd ever heard.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:24 PM (8FyP4)

482 FUCKING PIXY!!!!! Ace, please. Get a new web design!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:24 PM (CMkNk)

483 484 Jimmy Page once said that the guitar solo in 'Reeling in the Years' was the best he'd ever heard. Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 09:24 PM (8FyP4) Exactly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:25 PM (CMkNk)

484 484 Jimmy Page once said that the guitar solo in 'Reeling in the Years' was the best he'd ever heard. Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 09:24 PM (8FyP4) Exactly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:25 PM (CMkNk)

485 Ian McKaye should have smoked pot. Look at the sad end of all the straight edge bands. omg, Poor Black Flag. so tall once, then so small.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 04:25 PM (3ekbh)

486 And speaking of Steely Dan, I would say that Aja was one of the few perfect records ever made.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:25 PM (8FyP4)

487 Saint Andrews! I saw Pere Ubu there. Was standing on the periphery of a mosh pit and got sucked into the undertow. Got an uppercut to the jaw and some prick's clove cigarette burned a hole in my coat. Great show! At one point Dave Thomas brought out a slab of metal and just beat it with a hammer. Gave the song a nice industrial touch. The waiters were old Polish guys so the kids tended to behave themselves.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 04:25 PM (QBm1P)

488 I can't believe none of you listed April Wine, those guys R-O-C-K!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRVZB6qQksU

Posted by: Ricky at August 29, 2014 04:25 PM (+Fae7)

489 That's a given. I'm not out of booze, just out of the preferred liquor of 22 year old girls. Currently drinking a Lagunitas Little Sumptin' Extra. Thinking tequila for the ONT, with a bottle of wine to back it up. Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 09:24 PM (e+1S5) *punches you right in the pussy* WTAF is a Lagunitas Little Sumptin Extra? Tequila is always either a really good or a really bad choice.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:25 PM (GEICT)

490 Howdy J.J. - Country - and the rest of the Horde. How are things ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2014 04:26 PM (v3BJ5)

491 You're welcome, fairweatherbill. Funny how songs can trigger memories of those we loved who loved them. I nearly cry any time I hear Drinking Champagne because my grandpa used to play it on his guitar all the time.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 04:26 PM (WZQdF)

492 ARC OF A DIVER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lduE2MUCYJ4

Posted by: Steve Winwood at August 29, 2014 04:26 PM (X80G3)

493 No love for me? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr435emU5-4

Posted by: Icarus Baby at August 29, 2014 04:26 PM (+Fae7)

494 I vaguely, vaguely remember a show on USA Network (I was very very young when it was on) called Night Flight. They would run all sorts of interviews and music videos and animation. Any time I see any of you Gen Xers talk about 80s music it reminds me of that. It is going to be weird explaining to my kids the music of the 90s/00s, though I'd like to think Radiohead, MGMT, LCD Soundsystem and the Arctic Monkeys will still be appreciated a few decades from now.

Posted by: CAC at August 29, 2014 04:26 PM (DKnm5)

495 Ace, for example, the Ur-song of the Misfit catalog is "One Last Caress," which you must internalize before listening to any of their other songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-6fjZhtmnE It's power-pop classic with soaring harmonies -- but with the worst possible lyrics, done death-metal style (In fact, inventing death metal style.) Any other songwriter would have killed to write that melody. But only the Misfits would invert the paradigm of what a melody is for.

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 04:26 PM (/UYSJ)

496 Wow. 487 comments and I didn't even mention Steve Miller? From Sailor through Book of Dreams. What pissed me off about some of his earlier stuff was that he would get into these incredible guitar licks at the end of a song and fade them out just as they got real tasty. Listen to "Going to the Country" as an example. Maddening.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:26 PM (CMkNk)

497 Ace, I love you man, but INXS? Guh. Might as well be Fine Young Cannibals. Blech. *shivers* Awful. My opinions, by the way, unlike everyone else's, are empirically correct. Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts Empirically, eh? How many records did Colin Powell's band sell anyway?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 04:27 PM (kAPuS)

498 Currently drinking a Lagunitas Little Sumptin' Extra



***********

I love Lagunitas IPA, but find Little Sumptin' kinda nasty. That said, they're a great little brewery, and I'm glad to see them doing well. And I visit Petaluma twice a year, so I'm a homer.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 29, 2014 04:27 PM (yxw0r)

499 491 I can't believe none of you listed April Wine, those guys R-O-C-K!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRVZB6qQksU Posted by: Ricky at August 29, 2014 09:25 PM (+Fae7) --- Yeah huh I did.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 04:27 PM (9422s)

500 My musical tastes are...eclectic. When I'm not listening to Jimmy Buffett and planning my escape to the islands, it's Hatebreed and Five Finger Death Punch.

Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 04:27 PM (e+1S5)

501 Metal + Blues = "Electric Worry" by Clutch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx6FV2qR2TY

Posted by: The Metal Hat at August 29, 2014 04:27 PM (lN8KC)

502 484 And then there's Steely Dan I love "Kid Charlemagne." "Clean this mess up or we'll all end up in jail..."

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:27 PM (+XMAD)

503 493 Howdy J.J. - Country - and the rest of the Horde. How are things ? Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2014 09:26 PM (v3BJ5) Threads like this make me forget all the shit around us. Doing ok. Getting ready to hit the hay.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:27 PM (CMkNk)

504 My brother, straight laced academy grad, informed me that he hitch hiked from Connecticut to Toronto to hear the Who back in '73 or '74. Sometimes he really pisses me off.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 04:27 PM (Bz9Ha)

505 Not going to read the comments to see if they correct the idiot. 99 Rot Balons? Nein. Ninety-Nine air balloons

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 09:12 PM (2IHsC)




Yes, but the English version was 99 Red Balloons. Since I don't sprechen sie deutsch I couldn't say how close the lyrics are to the original version.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 04:28 PM (6fyGz)

506 Donald Fagan's "The Nightfly" is also a very tight album.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 04:28 PM (QBm1P)

507 Only song I listen to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeaHq58ehs8

Posted by: Cyrus at August 29, 2014 04:28 PM (+Fae7)

508 Misfits was def good when Glenn was writing. like Zombie says....melodies that stick with you, you can sing along(designed that way!), hi energy, impeccable musicianship(punks practice?? yes way!), and the whole image/gimmick thing and nothing over 4 minutes! boom, Boom, BOOM!

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 04:28 PM (3ekbh)

509 Looks like Pixy-Misa loves J.J. Sefton's postings. 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 04:28 PM (2IHsC)

510 My musical tastes are...eclectic. When I'm not listening to Jimmy Buffett and planning my escape to the islands, it's Hatebreed and Five Finger Death Punch. Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 09:27 PM (e+1S5) When I was in college I came into work a couple hours early one day to help my boss change prices. I brought in a CD player and Thelonius Monk. She was so happy and we talked about jazz for a long time. Cut to six months later. I'm working on the floor doing inventories and have my headphones on. She comes over all excited and asks me what I'm listening to. I tell her, "Ted Nugent". Her face went from excited to horrified without any stops along the way.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at August 29, 2014 04:29 PM (10ydV)

511 505 484 And then there's Steely Dan I love "Kid Charlemagne." "Clean this mess up or we'll all end up in jail..." Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 09:27 PM (+XMAD) That song is about a heroin dealer who has one last big score. In fact, many of their songs are about shady/sketchy people and things. Hard to tell from the music itself. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" is about a guy who is conflicted about being gay.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:29 PM (CMkNk)

512 Ministry had a long run and did indeed put out a lot of cringe-worthy songs. However, when they were in their prime (by which I mean Twitch, The Land of Rape and Honey, and a few songs from The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste and Psalm 69) they were damn good. I met Al Jourgenson, Richard 23 (Front 242), Trent Reznor and a few others (the dude from the Thrill Kill Kult) over a five year period or so at a club in Houston around 200 years ago, and enjoyed both their company and their music. Cool dudes with major drug problems who made good music. You could do worse.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 04:29 PM (bS6uW)

513 507 My brother, straight laced academy grad, informed me that he hitch hiked from Connecticut to Toronto to hear the Who back in '73 or '74. Sometimes he really pisses me off. Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 09:27 PM (Bz9Ha) Yeah, the mid-70's were about the last time you saw people doing that. I can't remember the last time I saw a hitchhiker.

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:29 PM (+XMAD)

514 I am the microphone assassin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfaj_wc2AVs

Posted by: J-Roc at August 29, 2014 04:29 PM (+Fae7)

515 April Wine? they like to rock!

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 04:29 PM (3ekbh)

516 one of my favorites is, whatever it's called, "Come down off your throne/and leave your body lone" can't find my way home, that's it. Posted by: ace Can't find my way home, by Steve Winwood. Also Covered by Eric Clapton.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 04:29 PM (kAPuS)

517 Phish is playing Dick's in CO this weekend. Should be going on between now and 10 and audio stream here:

mixlr.com/sunsonisphere

Posted by: mugiwara at August 29, 2014 04:29 PM (3a584)

518 >>>WTAF is a Lagunitas Little Sumptin Extra? Good IPA. 8.5%. And why would hit my cat, you sick bastard?

Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 04:30 PM (e+1S5)

519 Clutch! The Hat has good tastes.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:30 PM (X80G3)

520 Nirvana put on a surprise show at St Andrews while they were on tour with (I think) Van Halen. Their Detroit show got cancelled for some reason, so the secured St Andrews the same night, advertised it on the radio, and packed the place. I got there kind of late to get in the line that was several blocks long, but a friend of mine was at the front on the fucking stairs saw me walking by, called me, and I slipped into the crowd at the front. Lost a shirt and a shoe at that show.

Posted by: holygoat at August 29, 2014 04:30 PM (YeeAz)

521 Since I don't sprechen sie deutsch I couldn't say how close the lyrics are to the original version.

Not much at all.
http://is.gd/ncDWnV



Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 04:30 PM (hO8IJ)

522 Steve Miller was just an iconic songwriter and musician. All those songs were popular when I was in high school. I hear them on the Sirius channels in the car sometimes, and a lot of them still stand up, haven't gotten stale. I went to college for a year with a guy named Steve Miller, and his nickname was "Space Cowboy".

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 04:30 PM (+1T7c)

523 I only caught bits and pieces of the INXS saga in real time. I did like the music from early on and up to and including "Stairs" and "Not Enough Time". Was the beginning of the end when he took off with Bob Geldoff's wife?

Posted by: Rihar at August 29, 2014 04:30 PM (+ao6J)

524 OK all. See you in the AM.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:30 PM (CMkNk)

525 Threads like this make me forget all the shit around us. Doing ok. Getting ready to hit the hay. Sometimes I get tired of harshing my own fucking mellow as well. So I'll humble-brag ... dropped twenty lbs in the last three weeks.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2014 04:31 PM (v3BJ5)

526
Crash Test Dummies had some good little tunes.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 29, 2014 04:31 PM (w4KwQ)

527 Can't find my way home, by Steve Winwood. Also Covered by Eric Clapton. Clapton was a member of Blind Faith.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:31 PM (X80G3)

528 Saw Fugazi, Nation of Ulysses (you don't even know!), with Trenchmouth opening up. Without looking, the drummer from trenchmouth was ???

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at August 29, 2014 04:31 PM (RRbuy)

529 Tequila is always either a really good or a really bad choice.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 09:25 PM (GEICT)




*checks liquor cabinet* Patron Reposada. Good choice or bad choice?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 04:31 PM (6fyGz)

530 @499, I mentioned him as the Steve Miller Blues Band, because that's where he started. I also saw him live during the Fly Like an Eagle tour. What I hate about XM/Sirrius is that you'd sometimes hear a song and never find out who did it. I was listening to this alternative country station and they played this really funny song. It was about a girl that broke up with her boyfriend and got a boob job. She was going on about how he'd never get to touch them. And the chorus was "Boom, titty-titty, boom, titty titty". Anyone know who did that one? It was a moron song for sure.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 29, 2014 04:31 PM (JKNZq)

531 There's no way I'll be able to keep up with this thread, given my sinus headache and how fast y'all post, so I'll toss in my $0.02 without trying to find a point at which to get a word in edgewise: Generally, my cutoff year for liking pop/rock is 1976. There are some '80s songs I like--#1 being "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang (hello, 1982 World Series)--but mostly what I like post-'76 is Christian and C&W. Have to add the W because while there's a fair amount of country I like, I LOVE Riders in the Sky. Two bands I'll rec that you've probably never heard of: - Die Prinzen--best if you know German because 99% of their songs are in German, but even if you don't, you can enjoy the music and the hilarious videos. ("Be Cool, Speak Deutsch" is a good introduction.) Coming up on their 25th anniversary, still together and touring and recording, and still brilliant. - The Baseballs--also from Germany, but they sing in English. These guys take current pop hits and craft new arrangements in '50s-'60s styles, especially rockabilly. And man, can they sing!

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at August 29, 2014 04:31 PM (dpszv)

532 Other albums I would consider perfect, i.e. no bad tracks: Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here" and Elton John's "Tumbleweed Connection"

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:31 PM (8FyP4)

533 Let's not forget One by Metallica.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 04:31 PM (bS6uW)

534 I met Todd Rundgren in 77 at a birthday party for a girl I knew. Free food and booze so why not? me and my buddy were standing on the balcony when a brown rolls pulls up and who gets out? By the way, she was 16. But she seemed to really believe he was gonna take her out of Irvine.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 04:32 PM (hqVUe)

535 Can't Find My Way Home by Blind Faith is along with Presence of the Lord by Eric Clapton OVERTLY SPIRITUAL

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 04:32 PM (3ekbh)

536 "Mazzy Star is great rainy day reading a book background music." My best music/book/environment experience was 1984 to badmotorfinger on a sub for a two month patrol. So altogether dark.

Posted by: flounder at August 29, 2014 04:32 PM (sDapq)

537 ...and Phish sucks.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:32 PM (X80G3)

538 And why would hit my cat, you sick bastard? Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 09:30 PM (e+1S5) Because they suck. And I could cause the entire Horde to come down on me if I started posting my guilty pleasures in music.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:32 PM (GEICT)

539 How many records did Colin Powell's band sell anyway?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 29, 2014 09:27 PM (kAPuS) 


******

I'm kidding around. I don't know to what you refer, but rest assured, if I find out, I will be correct in my opinion thereof.

Sarcasm aside, you're not suggesting sales equate to "goodness," are you?  'Cause if you are, baby, you're a firework.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 29, 2014 04:32 PM (yxw0r)

540 Anyone else a fan of the Babys? Listening to Midnight Rendevous right now.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 29, 2014 04:32 PM (ojnk6)

541 So I'll humble-brag ... dropped twenty lbs in the last three weeks. Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2014 09:31 PM (v3BJ5) ........ well done. I dropped 6 this week then screwed it up with a tuna sub tonight. SO help me gosh if some pulls a Hillary/Huma post.

Posted by: Molly k. at August 29, 2014 04:33 PM (XZfA3)

542 Jay Geils band are the American Beatles

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 29, 2014 04:33 PM (jucos)

543 "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" is about a guy who is conflicted about being gay. Wikipedia says it's about Rikki Ducornet. Who wasn't a guy, or gay

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:33 PM (3kZUM)

544 450 One of the best Misfits songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4YKvO9leNA Posted by: The Misfit Hat No no no. Misfits musts: Astro Zombies Attitude Bullet One Last Caress Hatebreeders "London Dungeon" would not be on their "greatest Non-Hits" compilation.

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 04:33 PM (/UYSJ)

545 Another Brick in the Wall by ... Korn?? Yeah, actually.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 04:33 PM (bS6uW)

546 Laguntas is good beer.Now back to watching forgotten videos on YouTube....

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 04:33 PM (2cS/G)

547 Other albums I would consider perfect, i.e. no bad tracks: Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here" and Elton John's "Tumbleweed Connection" Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 09:31 PM (8FyP4) I'd go with ANIMALS for Floyd. Manic from beginning to end with a looping upbeat intro/outro. Though WWYH is pretty damn close.

Posted by: CAC at August 29, 2014 04:33 PM (DKnm5)

548 You know what would be an interesting documentary? Take one old ass blues song that's been covered a 1000 times and trace it back or forth. Something like House of the Rising Sun.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 04:34 PM (kAPuS)

549 sted by: Navin R Johnson at August 29, 2014 09:31 PM (RRbuy) Did you ever get to see Sinister Dane?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2014 04:34 PM (X80G3)

550 Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 09:30 PM (+1T7c) Most of my friends disagreed, but I never liked Steve Miller's songs. The lyrics were unusually stupid, even for rock songs. "Abrabra cabdabra, I wanna reach out and grab ya..." Perhaps his songs irritated me so much because I could actually understand the lyrics...

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:34 PM (+XMAD)

551 *checks liquor cabinet* Patron Reposada. Good choice or bad choice? Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 09:31 PM (6fyGz) I'm much more of a blanco/silver fan when it comes to tequila, but Patron is good stuff.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:34 PM (GEICT)

552 546 "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" is about a guy who is conflicted about being gay. Wikipedia says it's about Rikki Ducornet. Who wasn't a guy, or gay Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 09:33 PM (3kZUM) You gonna believe me or your lying eyes?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:35 PM (CMkNk)

553 438 because it was just flat-out depressing to think of 75-years-olds playing cruise ship versions of their old hits. hearing that would sully the greatness and the freshness of the hits as they were immortalized on vinyl. Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 09:15 PM (/UYSJ) And THAT is why I keep going to see Dylan every chance I get, whenever he's in my area. Because he doesn't do that. He rearranges his old classics, turning them upside down and inside out. Sometimes they're almost unrecognizable from the originally recorded versions. Some of his fans complain about that. Not me. He usually plays a variety of songs from all phases of his career. I've said many times that I would love to see a show consisting entirely of post-2000 songs. They are that good. How many 73-year-old "sixties legends" can you say that about? And his live band is a fucking force of nature. They are spellbinding.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2014 04:35 PM (sdi6R)

554 WTAF is a Lagunitas Little Sumptin Extra?

Good IPA. 8.5%.

And why would hit my cat, you sick bastard?

Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 09:30 PM (e+1S5)




Just picked up some Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewery, I don't know if it's going to be any good or not but just had one of the Mustang crew move here from Ohio who was talking about the brewery so I thought I'd try it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 04:35 PM (6fyGz)

555 at a club in Houston Going to take a wild guess and say "numbers"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:35 PM (3kZUM)

556 Saw Fugazi, Nation of Ulysses (you don't even know!), with Trenchmouth opening up. Without looking, the drummer from trenchmouth was ??? Posted by: Navin R Johnson at August 29, 2014 09:31 PM (RRbuy) 13 Point Program to Destroy America. Was this in Chicago? Because I think I was at that show, too.

Posted by: holygoat at August 29, 2014 04:36 PM (YeeAz)

557 I doubt Michael Hutchence's troubles began with Paula Yates. Hot, rich, and with an appetite for drugs and all kinds of "interesting" relationships... He was a thrill-seeker from way back. RIP.

Posted by: LadyS at August 29, 2014 04:36 PM (5dip8)

558 Jay Geils band are the American Beatles Posted by: Truck Monkey I think they are more like the American 'Rolling Stones'. Peter Wolf reminds me of Mick Jagger. But I like to argue.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 04:36 PM (+1T7c)

559 550 Other albums I would consider perfect, i.e. no bad tracks: Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here" and Elton John's "Tumbleweed Connection" Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 09:31 PM (8FyP4) -------------- I'd go with ANIMALS for Floyd. Manic from beginning to end with a looping upbeat intro/outro. Though WWYH is pretty damn close. Posted by: CAC at August 29, 2014 09:33 PM (DKnm5) There is but one Perfect album....AC/DC: Back In Black

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:36 PM (GEICT)

560 And I could cause the entire Horde to come down on me if I started posting my guilty pleasures in music.

These senile tone-deaf old farts?

This is my happy place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbB_lptbnZY

Yours can't be any worse.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 04:36 PM (hO8IJ)

561 Elton's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Capt. Fantastic." Actually, loved his music until "Blue Moves."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:36 PM (CMkNk)

562 Wikipedia says it's about Rikki Ducornet. Who wasn't a guy, or gay Posted by: boulder t'hobo __________________________________________ Yep, and 'Kid Charlemagne' was about LSD impresario Owsley Stanley, who ran out of gas when the popo were after him.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:36 PM (8FyP4)

563 Dylan hires fire, of that there is no doubt.

Posted by: s738226 at August 29, 2014 04:36 PM (3ekbh)

564 Going to take a wild guess and say "numbers" Yes indeed.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 04:36 PM (bS6uW)

565
Not much at all.
http://is.gd/ncDWnV



Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 09:30 PM (hO8IJ)




'Bout what I figured.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 04:36 PM (6fyGz)

566 But let's all just all agree that Motorhead is the best band to ever exist. All in favor, say 'aye'. When Lemmy dies, there should be a world month of mourning.

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at August 29, 2014 04:36 PM (RRbuy)

567 yeah, Donna, but they were funny stupid. They were great to annoy your older siblings with in the car

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:37 PM (3kZUM)

568 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjDOjSmwjKg Stevie Ray Vaughan

Posted by: spypeach at August 29, 2014 04:37 PM (UPAeU)

569 well done. I dropped 6 this week then screwed it up with a tuna sub tonight. SO help me gosh if some pulls a Hillary/Huma post. I just dragged my own ass back into working out. And hey ... we're talking 230 to 210. Let's not imagine me any flabbier than that.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2014 04:37 PM (v3BJ5)

570 Anyone have Todd Rundgren? Brilliant producer ("Bat Out of Hell") as well as musician.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:37 PM (CMkNk)

571 ZZ Top, Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls, January '86. Memorable concert because the county commissioners banned rock venues from county owned property for several years after that fiasco. Things were a tad raucous.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 04:37 PM (Bz9Ha)

572 I can't believe I'm commenting on a thread that contains the forbidden words "Steely Dan." Just typing them is like kryptonite to me. Shudders. Maybe not my least favorite band ever, but definitely in the bottom 10. Absolutely heinous. Soul-draining.

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 04:38 PM (/UYSJ)

573 And Trenchmouth's drummer was Fred Armisen. I saw a couple of times in Detroit. Pretty interesting noise-rock.

Posted by: holygoat at August 29, 2014 04:38 PM (YeeAz)

574 Todd Rundgren? Bring me my longbow!

Posted by: LadyS at August 29, 2014 04:38 PM (5dip8)

575 Just picked up some Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewery, I don't know if it's going to be any good or not but just had one of the Mustang crew move here from Ohio who was talking about the brewery so I thought I'd try it. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter Great Lakes makes some pretty good beer, but yeah, I don't know how much you would see of that in N. Carolina. Maybe they are growing their distribution?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 04:39 PM (+1T7c)

576 The Lords of Acid have some of the most cringeworthy covers, especially Voodoo-U. I purchased the expurgated version and the store clerk chastised me for chickening out. Saw the Thrill Kill Cult in a very sketchy area of D.C. years ago. "Daisy Chain for Satan", "Sex on Wheels", and "Gateway to Hell" were on the family-friendly roster.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 04:39 PM (QBm1P)

577 I'd go with ANIMALS for Floyd. Manic from beginning to end with a looping upbeat intro/outro. Though WWYH is pretty damn close. Posted by: CAC ___________________________________________ One could argue that from the first cut of 'Dark Side of the Moon' until the last one on 'Animals' that there wasn't a bad song.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:39 PM (8FyP4)

578 Stevie Ray Vaughan Posted by: spypeach Simply the best, and most missed.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 04:39 PM (Bz9Ha)

579 Dig this: SCOAMF tells a crowd that the media is to blame for the sense that the world is falling apart. This fucking guy. This FUCKING guy!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:39 PM (CMkNk)

580 Re: Bands past their time, I saw The Cure 10 years ago or so. Black eyeliner should have an age limit. That's all I'm going to say about that.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 04:39 PM (WZQdF)

581 >>>Just picked up some Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewery, Good. Not spectacular, but good. A solid B+, you could say. Any other Mighty Mighty Bosstones fans about?

Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 04:40 PM (e+1S5)

582 This is my happy place. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbB_lptbnZY Yours can't be any worse. Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 09:36 PM (hO8IJ) http://youtu.be/mt84J7U75e0

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:40 PM (GEICT)

583 How many 73-year-old "sixties legends" can you say that about? And his live band is a fucking force of nature. They are spellbinding. Posted by: rickl Todd Rundgren is just about that old, and he still tours and still rocks. He's re-invented himself about 15 times.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 04:40 PM (+1T7c)

584 How many 73-year-old "sixties legends" can you say that about? And his live band is a fucking force of nature. They are spellbinding. Posted by: rickl Todd Rundgren is just about that old, and he still tours and still rocks. He's re-invented himself about 15 times.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 04:40 PM (+1T7c)

585 Astro Zombies Attitude Bullet One Last Caress Hatebreeders "London Dungeon" would not be on their "greatest Non-Hits" compilation. Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 09:33 PM (/UYSJ) To each their own. Some of the Misfits songs that I also think are some of their tops include: 20 eyes We are 138 Die, Die My Darling Devil's Whorehouse I Turned Into a Martian Skulls TV Cadualty

Posted by: The Misfit Hat at August 29, 2014 04:40 PM (lN8KC)

586 I'm kidding around. Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts The lead singer of Fine Young Cannibals looks like Colin Powell circa 1991. Sarcasm aside, you're not suggesting sales equate to "goodness," are you? 'Cause if you are, baby, you're a firework. But sales isn't dispositive of non-talent.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 04:41 PM (kAPuS)

587 The black eye liner would be easier to deal with if Robert Smith didn't have four chins. He looks like Stevie Nicks on a terrible bender.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 04:41 PM (bS6uW)

588 Thrill Kill Kult: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZpbu5D6vqo

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2014 04:41 PM (3kZUM)

589 I wasn't a big metal head, but my high school boyfriends were. About a month ago, I was on the freeway and "Space Truckin'" and "My Woman From Tokyo" came on. In honor of Chris S., I cranked the sound up and sang like a fool - a woman in her 50's singing "C'mon, c'mon, c'mon let's go space truckin!"

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:41 PM (+XMAD)

590 Simply the best, and most missed. Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 09:39 PM (Bz9Ha) ***** If you miss Stevie, check the Youtubes for Joe Bonamassa.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 29, 2014 04:41 PM (ojnk6)

591 Speaking of mighty, the Mighty Orioles win again!

Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 04:41 PM (e+1S5)

592 Todd Rundgren is one of the few old rockers I'd pay to see. He's incredible.

Posted by: LadyS at August 29, 2014 04:42 PM (5dip8)

593 "Todd Rundgren? Bring me my longbow!" I loved Utopia. Probably more than Rundgren solo.

Posted by: holygoat at August 29, 2014 04:42 PM (YeeAz)

594 SCOAMF tells a crowd that the media is to blame for the sense that the world is falling apart. That was the subject of the previous thread, Sefton.

Posted by: Grey Fox at August 29, 2014 04:42 PM (OGXDp)

595 592 Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 09:41 PM (+XMAD) "Highway Star," toots.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:42 PM (CMkNk)

596 I Turned Into a Martian Posted by: The Misfit Hat YES! Forgot about "I Turned Into a Martian" -- also a classic. Thanks for reminding me!

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 04:42 PM (/UYSJ)

597 Just listened to "Add it Up". The Femmes were really a great band for their time.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 04:43 PM (2cS/G)

598 597 SCOAMF tells a crowd that the media is to blame for the sense that the world is falling apart. That was the subject of the previous thread, Sefton. Posted by: Grey Fox at August 29, 2014 09:42 PM (OGXDp) What do you want from me? I'm middle aged and have no attention span!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 04:43 PM (CMkNk)

599 Never liked the Misfits, but sure love me some Tool.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:43 PM (8FyP4)

600 " He looks like Stevie Nicks on a terrible bender." Or in a terrible blender

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 04:43 PM (WZQdF)

601 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 09:40 PM

That's on my iPod.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 04:43 PM (hO8IJ)

602
I wish lunch could last forever by Jimmy Buffett, a good little nooner song.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 29, 2014 04:44 PM (w4KwQ)

603 559 Close. I saw them in Kzoo. You probably saw them the night before. And no Sinister Dane. My punk rock claim to fame was when Jerry Only called me to do his mortgage. Pretty punk, huh?

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at August 29, 2014 04:44 PM (RRbuy)

604 He looks like Stevie Nicks on a terrible bender. Posted by: Blacksheep You mean at the next Final Reunion Tour?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 04:45 PM (kAPuS)

605 That's on my iPod. Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 09:43 PM (hO8IJ) You're coming to the MoMee and that's all there is to it. We will find a way to make it happen. *fistbump* http://youtu.be/KO7vKHmc8CQ

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 29, 2014 04:46 PM (GEICT)

606 It seems that QuikTrip has removed the remaining gas in its tanks and leveled the place. Theey have no intention of rebuilding in Ferguson. The store was barely breaking even to begin with.

Posted by: Gustav Klimt at August 29, 2014 04:46 PM (5hpZm)

607 INXS sounded black? I never got that. What was I listening to?

Posted by: eleven at August 29, 2014 04:47 PM (fsLdt)

608 These days, I'll be frank, I rarely listen to American music, or rock music any more. Times change. Everything I listen to is still "old" but it's mostly from two countries (that you probably would never expect): Japan and South Africa!

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 04:47 PM (/UYSJ)

609 Boz Scaggs had a few decent tunes way back when. He cut a single with Duane Allman...Loan me a Dime... http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oTFvAvsHC_Y He released an album last year titled Memphis. Thats another old guy that still produces.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 04:47 PM (Bz9Ha)

610 I know I'm coming into this way late, but I actually liked two of JD Fortune's INXS songs, Pretty Vegas and Afterglow.  Knowing the story of Hutchence, Afterglow is very poignant.  I also really feel sorry for his daughter.  Hutchence dies, possibly suicide after learning his wife was cheating w/ Bob Geldorf, her mother overdoses / kills herself (from what I've read, no one's really sure) on something like her 13TH BIRTHDAY.  And then, this year, her half-sister also dies. 

Posted by: VULaw2003 at August 29, 2014 04:47 PM (sk/Wt)

611 ""The only hell my mamma raised was me"." That's a great one.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 04:47 PM (WZQdF)

612 The best album of the '80's actually came out in December 1979, and it was London Calling , by  The Clash. Yes, they lost the plot shortly thereafter with the commie Valentine card, Sandinista! but London Calling is essential. Everyone should own that album--along with these four:
Highway 61 Revisited-Dylan
Revolver-The Beatles
Kind of Blue--Miles Davis
The Great 28-Chuck Berry

Posted by: JoeyBagels at August 29, 2014 04:47 PM (8HGb7)

613 My first exposure to Floyd was the movie More. They did the soundtrack for the movie. When I heard Careful With That Ax Eugene, I was blown away. Umaguma, ohmygoda. I saw The Wall in London, I saw Animals in Anaheim stadium, I saw them for my birthday in Cleveland in 80 something.. They're alright.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 04:48 PM (hqVUe)

614 But I like to argue. Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 29, 2014 09:36 PM (+1T7c) ********* No you don't

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 29, 2014 04:48 PM (jucos)

615 Actually, the best rock and roll run ever was the Stones from '68 - '72. "Let It Bleed" "Beggar's Banquet," "Sticky Fingers" and "Exile on Main Street" can't top those four. And they never did, although they continue to drag their ancient carcasses out on tour. I don't even think it's the money anymore. I don't think Jagger knows how NOT to be a rock star. He's been famous since he was about 20.

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:48 PM (+XMAD)

616 Suffocation - Torn into Enthrallment

Posted by: gm at August 29, 2014 04:49 PM (K0tm3)

617 616 The best album of the '80's actually came out in December 1979, and it was London Calling , by The Clash. Yes, they lost the plot shortly thereafter with the commie Valentine card, Sandinista! but London Calling is essential. Everyone should own that album--along with these four: Highway 61 Revisited-Dylan Revolver-The Beatles Kind of Blue--Miles Davis The Great 28-Chuck Berry Posted by: JoeyBagels Best album of all time? Ice Cream and Suckers!

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 04:49 PM (/UYSJ)

618 Hands down the coolest song of the '80's is "Anything Anything" by Dramarama.

Posted by: JoeyBagels at August 29, 2014 04:49 PM (8HGb7)

619 My punk rock claim to fame was when Jerry Only called me to do his mortgage. Pretty punk, huh? Posted by: Navin R Johnson at August 29, 2014 09:44 PM (RRbuy) That is pretty fucking cool.

Posted by: holygoat at August 29, 2014 04:49 PM (YeeAz)

620 Salesman at Binny's (Chicagoland booze superstore chain) had me taste a blended scotch called The Peat Monster, and I bought a bottle. I'm a fan of the younger Laphroigs and Talisker, the younger the oilier and peaty-er. This Peat Monster is excellent. Smoky, peaty. Bought one of the spherical ice ball molds, too.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 29, 2014 04:49 PM (tmFlQ)

621 While on the subject of music, I must say that one of the best things I've ever spent money on was a Squeezebox music server interface. I've got 10,000 plus songs on my PC and can instantly access any of them, in very high quality, from a handheld remote. So much easier than hunting through piles of CDs to listen to something.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 04:50 PM (8FyP4)

622 What a farking maroon... "99 luft balons (its German for 99 red balloons)"

Not going to read the comments to see if they correct the idiot. 99 Rot Balons? Nein. Ninety-Nine air balloons

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 29, 2014 09:12 PM (2IHsC)


The person posting the YouTube link was obviously mislead by the lyrics of the English version of that annoying song, which were not a direct translation.  Always hated it, being that it was mostly aimed at opposing the deployment of Pershing II's in Europe. 

Also, on a more pedantic level, in German it is Luftballon (one word, first letter capitalized), because the Germans just love forming new words by compounding smaller ones.  And it doesn't translate literally as "air balloon" but just as "balloon"; the addition of the modifier "luft" is only intended to distinguish it from other more industrial balloon applications.  A better translation would be "toy balloon".

Posted by: Ulysses S. Grant at August 29, 2014 04:51 PM (1EJIj)

623 Snakefinger was actually a wicked guitar player.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 29, 2014 04:51 PM (fIv/H)

624 Music for the "Battle of the Five Armies" is being made in New Zealand. They started on Aug 14th.

Posted by: perdogg at August 29, 2014 04:51 PM (o6/Pl)

625 I would never ever go see the Stones. Saw them way back when they first came to the US and Brian Jones was still alive. Great show (and I screamed appropriately). But I stopped listening to them a long time ago.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 29, 2014 04:52 PM (JKNZq)

626 And Thrones of Blood

Posted by: gm at August 29, 2014 04:52 PM (K0tm3)

627 Wow, I haven't thought of Dramarama in years.

Posted by: holygoat at August 29, 2014 04:52 PM (YeeAz)

628 But sales isn't dispositive of non-talent.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 29, 2014 09:41 PM (kAPuS)

************

I get what you're saying, but I'd say that contemporarily, and maybe for the past 10-20 years, it is.

I can't think of a popular act under 30 that plays its own instruments well (or even plays instruments at all), isn't auto-tuned, and is capable of writing its own lyrics.

But I'm an old, bitter man.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 29, 2014 04:52 PM (yxw0r)

629 "Perfect" albums. Some of the albums I think are great from beginning to end: "Kill 'em All" by Metallica "Ride the Lightning" by Metallica "Master of Puppets" by Metallica "Persistence of Time" by Anthrax "Black Sabbath" by Black Sabbath "L. A. Woman" by The Doors "Space Ritual" by Hawkwind "Iron Maiden" by Iron Maiden "Stained Class" by Judas Priest "Painkiller" by Judas Priest The live part of "Umma Gumma" by Pink Floyd "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" by Pink Floyd "Reign in Blood" by Slayer "Practice What you Preach" by Testament "Disraeli Gears" by Cream "Nothingface" by Voidvod "Angel Rat" by Voidvod "The Outer Limits" by Voidvod "Bloody Kisses" by Type O Negative "In the Court of the Crimson King" by King Crimson "Bremen Radio" bootleg by Kraftwerk "UFO 2: Flying" by UFO There are more, but I'll stop here

Posted by: The LP Hat at August 29, 2014 04:52 PM (lN8KC)

630 Does anyone remember Boston's tour in the late Eighties? They crushed box offices worldwide.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 04:52 PM (2cS/G)

631 You're coming to the MoMee and that's all there is to it.

One of them, somewhere.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 04:52 PM (hO8IJ)

632 London Calling is the best album of the "'80's. Alternative rockers were still feeding off that album into the 2000's. It's all on there--garage rock, rockabilly,  Beatlesesque pop, reggae, dub, ska...

Posted by: JoeyBagels at August 29, 2014 04:53 PM (8HGb7)

633 This thread reminds of the time my sister and I went to an Aerosmith concert. My sister is quite attractive and we ended up getting handed front row tickets. We both laughed our asses off when we saw Steven Tyler wearing New Balance sneakers.

Posted by: Molly k. at August 29, 2014 04:53 PM (XZfA3)

634 zombie, you ever hear of Judy And Mary or Go! Go! 7188?

Posted by: holygoat at August 29, 2014 04:53 PM (YeeAz)

635 I'm not sure what this music "feels like" to someone who wasn't raised on it. Buddy MacMaster died recently. Here he is at 80 something. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny2beJky_KM He has been playing for dances in Cape Breton all his life. If you were a 20 year old Cape Bretoner, you would have heard this style of music played in your own kitchen as a kid so when you went to a dance at the local fire hall where Buddy was playing accompanied by Aunt Joan on the piano, you would have a good time. It would be equivlalent to a Deadhead attending a GD concert. I put him in the same class as Hendrix. Here's his niece playing on Boston a few years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-d9A0jRBYY&index=13&list=FL471E4spo9Yg2ynmku9C4Bg

Posted by: souliren at August 29, 2014 04:53 PM (i1/GX)

636 Posted by: Ulysses S. Grant at August 29, 2014 09:51 PM (1EJIj) 99 Luftballoons was annoying Euro-lefty tripe. "Der Kommissar" in both the German and English versions was much better.

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:53 PM (+XMAD)

637 635 You're coming to the MoMee and that's all there is to it. One of them, somewhere. Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 09:52 PM (hO8IJ) --- The wrong Bob Evans doesn't count?

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 04:53 PM (9422s)

638 627 Snakefinger was actually a wicked guitar player. Posted by: Dr. Varno I've been to parties with Snakefinger! My one rock 'n' roll claim to fame is that I was friends with the Residents back when they were totally mysterious, the "unknown" underground legends. That was a long time ago, however.

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 04:53 PM (/UYSJ)

639 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLEMiDrdSKU My wedding song

Posted by: spypeach at August 29, 2014 04:54 PM (UPAeU)

640 The best album of the '80's actually came out in December 1979, and it was London Calling , by The Clash I'ma let you finish, but . . .

Posted by: Pink Floyd, "The Wall" at August 29, 2014 04:54 PM (3kZUM)

641 >>>I'm a fan of the younger Laphroigs and Talisker, the younger the oilier and peaty-er. This Peat Monster is excellent. Smoky, peaty. Really? I'm a huge fan of Laphroiag (I even own a plot at their distillery), especially the 10 year cask strength, but the Peat Monster tested like dewars and mulch to me. But if you like it, it's good enough! Like BC with his Skinny Girl margaritas or whateverthefuck he drinks.

Posted by: DC in River City at August 29, 2014 04:54 PM (e+1S5)

642 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_qzEY8R3rU

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 29, 2014 04:54 PM (6fyGz)

643 ""Reign in Blood" by Slayer " I don't know if they still do it, but there was a time when Slayer would play the entire Reign in Blood album beginning to end as their encore. Or so my husband tells me.

Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 04:54 PM (WZQdF)

644 Hands down the coolest song of the '80's is "Anything Anything" by Dramarama. Posted by: JoeyBagels Hands down, Drama was the best 'concert' I've been lucky enough to attend. Small college stage. The whole audience in a mosh. All.of.them. Insane. Never seen anything like it afterwards.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 04:54 PM (kAPuS)

645 I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Pink Floyd!!!! I dropped close to $200 a ticket to go see Waters on his Wall tour, which was pretty visually awesome. BUT, now that he has opened his big trap and become such an outspoken ant-semite I will not spend another dime toward his pocket. He has also ruined all of their music for me. Every time I hear a Floyd song I think of his views and have to tune out. It makes me sad. I wish "artist would just be artist" and keep their damn traps shut!!!! When they air their political views or stupid opinions it's a total turn off to me, because that is how I see them from that point on!!!

Posted by: lindafell at August 29, 2014 04:55 PM (nKVlf)

646 steve miller the irs dude?

Posted by: trouble at August 29, 2014 04:55 PM (VWXUq)

647 ONT's up

Posted by: Seamus M. at August 29, 2014 04:55 PM (mvenn)

648 >>602 Never liked the Misfits, but sure love me some Tool. Some good tunes, but so much punk/metal is so self-caricatured it's hard not to laugh. Anyone seen the pic of Glen Danzig walking out of a supermarket carrying a sack of kitty litter?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 29, 2014 04:55 PM (fIv/H)

649 First laser attached to a guitar I saw was Slade in the mid 70's

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 04:55 PM (hqVUe)

650 Does anyone remember Boston's tour in the late Eighties? They crushed box offices worldwide. Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 09:52 PM (2cS/G) ****** I do. Saw it when they came through Chicago. They killed it that show. Rumored problem with them is that it took forever for them to put out a new album because they were such perfectionists.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 29, 2014 04:55 PM (ojnk6)

651 KIng Crimson's Red, from 1974 is another unsung classic.....some of it sounds like it came out in the '90's

Posted by: JoeyBagels at August 29, 2014 04:55 PM (8HGb7)

652 644 The best album of the '80's actually came out in December 1979, and it was London Calling , by The Clash I'ma let you finish, but . . . Posted by: Pink Floyd, "The Wall" _________________________________ You're both way overrated.

Posted by: Moving Pictures at August 29, 2014 04:56 PM (8FyP4)

653 If you miss Stevie, check the Youtubes for Joe Bonamassa. Posted by: ManWithNoParty Joe's good, but Stevie was special. It's another personal thing. He kept me from marrying the wrong woman. I came home with one of his albums, cranked the stereo and was enjoying the shit out of it, when my girlfriend came into the room and said she didn't appreciate 'n#gger' music in her house. "Wrong bitch, this is my house. Leave. Fucking. Now!" Thanks forever Stevie.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 29, 2014 04:56 PM (Bz9Ha)

654 I can't think of a popular act under 30 that plays its own instruments well (or even plays instruments at all), isn't auto-tuned, and is capable of writing its own lyrics.But I'm an old, bitter man. Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts Ugg, as cliche as this will sound: Mumford and Sons.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 04:56 PM (kAPuS)

655 638 zombie, you ever hear of Judy And Mary or Go! Go! 7188? Posted by: holygoat Of course! I have the entire Judy And Mary catalog! And I love "C7" and "Jet Ninjin" by Go! Go! 7188.

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 04:56 PM (/UYSJ)

656 The wrong Bob Evans doesn't count?

As much as I enjoyed it, there was no beer.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 29, 2014 04:57 PM (hO8IJ)

657 The best era for music is undoubtedly right now. There's great bands playing every kind of music, and it is easy to find out about them and follow them closely. I might go so far as to say there's too much great music out there. I listen the the radio - terrestrial stations - 8 to 10 hours a day, multiple stations and genres. Hardly a week goes by I don't hear something "new" that's already got a pretty large following. The more I listen, the more surprised I am and feel like I'm missing out on great stuff.

Posted by: Zennla at August 29, 2014 04:58 PM (i4CeI)

658 644, The Wall was a handful of great songs surrounded by velveeta cheese. The four albums before that were essential Floyd, especially Meddle and WYWH....

Posted by: JoeyBagels at August 29, 2014 04:58 PM (8HGb7)

659 Glenn Danzig + Fresh Step http://tinyurl.com/3y5vjyh

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 29, 2014 04:59 PM (fIv/H)

660 I liked Weird Al's "Smells like Nirvana" more than I liked the original song...

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 04:59 PM (+XMAD)

661 I love Pink Floyd at Pompeii though....

Posted by: JoeyBagels at August 29, 2014 05:00 PM (8HGb7)

662 Posted by: souliren at August 29, 2014 09:53 PM (i1/GX) --- My Jesus yes. Long-time Yellowknifer and most of my friends were maritimers. Love the folk music from down east. My boy started jigging when I clicked an Ashley MacIsaac link.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 05:00 PM (9422s)

663 I liked Weird Al's "Smells like Nirvana" more than I liked the original song... Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 09:59 PM (+XMAD) I prefer Weird Al's covers better than the original artists most of the time.

Posted by: The Weird Hat at August 29, 2014 05:00 PM (lN8KC)

664 662 644, The Wall was a handful of great songs surrounded by velveeta cheese. The four albums before that were essential Floyd, especially Meddle and WYWH.... Posted by: JoeyBagels _____________________________________ Agreed. For me, The Wall was just Water's malcontentedness. Is that a word?

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 05:00 PM (8FyP4)

665 I can't think of a popular act under 30 that plays its own instruments well (or even plays instruments at all), isn't auto-tuned, and is capable of writing its own lyrics.But I'm an old, bitter man. Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts More to the point; at some point in the 80's and 90's that was true. It's ridiculously wrong to say that there isn't more interest in acoustic musicianship now. THere's a whole fuckload of acoustic pop right now. You only have to hit up some music sites. And I'm right there next to you; I'm not terribly interested in what 17 year old troubadours have to say about anything, but right now? The trend is one of actual musicians.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 05:01 PM (kAPuS)

666 661 The best era for music is undoubtedly right now. There's great bands playing every kind of music, and it is easy to find out about them and follow them closely. I might go so far as to say there's too much great music out there. I listen the the radio - terrestrial stations - 8 to 10 hours a day, multiple stations and genres. Hardly a week goes by I don't hear something "new" that's already got a pretty large following. The more I listen, the more surprised I am and feel like I'm missing out on great stuff. Posted by: Zennla I agree that the best era for music is right now - -but for a totally different reason. First, because we live now, all the music that was ever recorded in thr past is available to us. And second, because of the digital revolution and the Internet, nearly every song ever recorded is accessible for the first time ever. It's mind-blowing what is available out there. Indescribable riches. Mostly for free. The legacy of mankind's greatest gifts to the universe.

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 05:01 PM (/UYSJ)

667 Gotta run but great flashback thread. Makes me think about Guyana Punch and Train in Vain and shit like that. I really ought to dig back through the old mental catalog more often. Just one more reason to dig the HQ.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 29, 2014 05:02 PM (bS6uW)

668 Yup, that's the tour.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 29, 2014 05:03 PM (2cS/G)

669 When I think of Pink Floyd I think of going to the Chicago Planetarium after a tab or two of purple mesc and listening to "Welcome to the Machine". I(Heart)Science! Then oozed over to the art museum. Those Matisse paper cutouts really popped! Topped off the evening by dancing on the shore drunk on cheap wine. Can't figure out why I flunked out of BEEP school....

Posted by: All Hail Eris at August 29, 2014 05:04 PM (QBm1P)

670 And I'm right there next to you; I'm not terribly interested in what 17 year old troubadours have to say about anything, but right now? The trend is one of actual musicians. Posted by: weft cut-loop ______________________________________________ The problem now, as always, is the music business. They decide what people listen to. This is an industry that couldn't give Eva Cassidy a contract.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at August 29, 2014 05:04 PM (8FyP4)

671 Don'y forget to sign the petition to have Weird Al for the half time show at the Super Bowl.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at August 29, 2014 05:05 PM (hqVUe)

672 The problem now, as always, is the music business. They decide what people listen to. This is an industry that couldn't give Eva Cassidy a contract. Posted by: Countrysquire The Over Night Thread is up, and we shall joust!

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 29, 2014 05:06 PM (kAPuS)

673 669--have you heard the debut album by a group called Lost Leaders? Dumb name, but talk about musicianship! Well-crafted songs too.

Posted by: JoeyBagels at August 29, 2014 05:06 PM (8HGb7)

674 Can Weird Al afford to play the halftime at the Superbowl. You have to pay to play the Superbowl.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 29, 2014 05:07 PM (1KBMD)

675 It's mind-blowing what is available out there. Indescribable riches. Mostly for free. The legacy of mankind's greatest gifts to the universe. Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 10:01 PM (/UYSJ) I agree. I took a Great Course called "How to Listen To and Understand Great Music" and there was a section on Ars Nova music of the Middle Ages. (If you haven't heard of it - well, neither did I until I took the course.) The course featured a snippet of music by a medieval French composer named Machaut. I looked him up on YouTube and found not only his stuff but a bunch of other medieval music recorded by modern choirs. It's really amazing that you can do that while sitting in your living room.

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2014 05:09 PM (+XMAD)

676 zombie at August 29, 2014 09:56 PM (/UYSJ) Those are two of my favorite bands of all time. I didn't discover JAM until they were just about to release Warp, but that was right around the time GG7188 was just getting started. They played Chicago 5 or 6 years ago (when I was still in Detroit), and I didn't find out about it until like a week after the show. Upon learning that bit of info I was... not happy.

Posted by: holygoat at August 29, 2014 05:09 PM (YeeAz)

677 583 Re: Bands past their time, I saw The Cure 10 years ago or so. Black eyeliner should have an age limit. That's all I'm going to say about that. Posted by: Lauren at August 29, 2014 09:39 PM (WZQdF) 10,000 Maniacs do an excellent cover of "Just Like Heaven". Battle of the Bands: The Cure in 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC4YRZmShPw 10,000 Maniacs in 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWRmniLj70I

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2014 05:10 PM (sdi6R)

678 Pretty good musical choices so far. I don't know what it is, but the 80s left me kind of flat. I think it had to do with a lot of overplay of songs on MTV and on local radio. Grunge didn't get overplayed on the radio until about 1995 here when Pearl Jam's second album came out and people got over Kurt Cobain's death. I liked a lot of the other Seattle bands like Sebadoh and Mudhoney as well as Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Screaming Trees. They tried turning Seattle's sound into a formula around 1993 and it didn't really kick in until 1996. That's when the 90s went from awesome to suck for me.

Posted by: PaperworkNinja at August 29, 2014 05:11 PM (g9FoT)

679 667 I prefer Weird Al's covers better than the original artists most of the time. Posted by: The Weird Hat at August 29, 2014 10:00 PM (lN8KC) "Word Crimes" is an absolute masterpiece.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2014 05:12 PM (sdi6R)

680 15 Suicide Blonde was very good. Missed that one.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at August 29, 2014 05:15 PM (Y92Nd)

681 28 Favorite OMD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD8TApX3btM So In Love

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at August 29, 2014 05:17 PM (Y92Nd)

682 One of the great lost albums of the 90's is "The Black Light" by Calexico Just slap that baby on and drive out the desert highway at one in the morning to where the sky is dark and deep and the stars are bright. Here's the whole thing on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iWo8nEvkpo

Posted by: naturalfake at August 29, 2014 05:26 PM (KBvAm)

683 Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 29, 2014 10:00 PM (9422s) I'm not a Cape Bretoner. I was born 100 miles from there. I moved there a while back. My son has a map of Cape Breton on his chest so I suppose I can claim some citizenship. At a drunken house party or a bonfire or a church hall singalong, you'll hear three part harmony and tricky counterpoint rhythms from folks who are not think of themselves as musicians.

Posted by: souliren at August 29, 2014 05:33 PM (i1/GX)

684 680 zombie at August 29, 2014 09:56 PM (/UYSJ) Those are two of my favorite bands of all time. I didn't discover JAM until they were just about to release Warp, but that was right around the time GG7188 was just getting started. They played Chicago 5 or 6 years ago (when I was still in Detroit), and I didn't find out about it until like a week after the show. Upon learning that bit of info I was... not happy. Posted by: holygoat If you like JAM and Go! Go! 7188, then there are SO MANY other bands you should look into! Of course, they're all broken up by now, but the music still exists and it might as well be fresh this week, since no one over here's heard of it and it never ages. If you're not already into them, definitely check out: Spaghetti Vabune! Mummy the Peepshow Rumania Montevideo Brilliant Green (they were pretty famous, so you likely know them already) Hi-Standard (Japan's best-ever punk band) Lolita No. 18 Speena Three Berry Icecream That's a great introduction to "classic era" indie jpop (1996-2003-ish).

Posted by: zombie at August 29, 2014 05:33 PM (/UYSJ)

685 237 Yamazaki 12 makes a great whisky sour with rosemary simple syrup. One of my top ten cocktails.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at August 29, 2014 05:33 PM (Y92Nd)

686 688 I like Japanese psych from Osaka like Acid Mothers Temple.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at August 29, 2014 05:39 PM (Y92Nd)

687 In 1989 at the Houston Astrodome my friend and I had tickets to Randy Quaid's "Biggest Party In History". Specifically our tickets were for The Who but you could enter any time during the day. We arrived to see the last two songs of Stevie Ray Vaughn's set. Since the accident I've always regretted not going earlier.

Posted by: Rihar at August 29, 2014 05:40 PM (+ao6J)

688 I'm with you Ace...I liked em' back in the day...

and the name was Killer...


Posted by: Portnoy at August 29, 2014 05:45 PM (SfOYM)

689 Has anyone ever thought about a horde get together. A long weekend where we can congregate and meet the horde family. I'm probably freaking Ace out right now because he would have to come and it would be hard to do but probably emotionally healthy  in the long run. Some place easy to get to from both coasts (Chicago) and we could have meet ups and discussion groups. There could be a group of us election helpers where we sit around drinking our Old Fashioned drinks debating Scott Walker vs Bobby Jindal and how we can get results faster. There could be a gun group and the gardeners could meet and we would all feel closer or maybe never meet on the site again. Of course the horde would get to vote on a play list.  80's music MUST be part of this but I'm sentimental. I say labor day weekend 2015.

Posted by: bossy barbara at August 29, 2014 05:59 PM (lchei)

690 I like Susumu Hirasawa from Japan quite a bit: Here's "The Girl in Byakkoya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx9RgTiIKDE From the anime movie "Paprika" Here's some more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpW__93C5Ss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XjTpm9coJA

Posted by: naturalfake at August 29, 2014 06:01 PM (KBvAm)

691 #693 How about St. Louis instead? Chicago is Hell; St. Louis is Hell Lite.

Posted by: PaperworkNinja at August 29, 2014 06:05 PM (g9FoT)

692 Of course no music thread is complete without my new favorite band, Postmodern Jukebox. They did a cover of a popular song, "Fancy". Here is the original, by a singer from New Zealand named Iggy Azalea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-zpOMYRi0w OK, I can barely get through 20 seconds of that. The only reason I looked it up was because I saw what PMJ did with it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzPGzGUNZbs I can't get that out of my head, and that's a good thing, because their version is awesome.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2014 06:06 PM (sdi6R)

693 And I always judge a band on how they do it live...

http://tinyurl.com/q7d2xga

And they do it fine...

Posted by: Portnoy at August 29, 2014 06:08 PM (SfOYM)

694 St Louis sounds fine. 

Posted by: bossy barbara at August 29, 2014 06:25 PM (lchei)

695 "655 KIng Crimson's Red, from 1974 is another unsung classic.....some of it sounds like it came out in the '90's" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0KTvfGi2E Prog nerd unboxes the Road to Red. 24 discs.

Posted by: Dave (in MA) at August 29, 2014 06:39 PM (MbQZx)

696 I actually saw INXS in concert a couple of times...

Posted by: cthulhu at August 29, 2014 07:13 PM (RD+Jc)

697 --- Hey, the Cure was important for those of us that actually had girls in our car. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 29, 2014 08:12 PM (M8AJc) --- LOL, dude, nobody who listened to Rush had girls in their car. I should know. Just rewatched "Beyond The Lighted Stage" last night. Impossible not to love a band that worked so hard to build their audience slowly and steadily, and still remain low-key family men. So many musicians think they have to completely subvert society's expectations in order to be relevant, to stand out. Rush constantly defied that and stayed true to their roots. Easily my favorite band of all time. Seen 'em live eight times now. Their entire body of work is good, but if I had to pick their masterpiece, I'd say it's got to be 2112. It's not just a great record with a great message, it's immaculately recorded. The production on that record is as good as it ever got in the 70s. Speaking of great production, anybody ever listen to Jellyfish? Their album "Spilt Milk" is incredible.

Posted by: Caiwyn at August 29, 2014 07:32 PM (YJTgb)

698 How about this one?  Another Aussie band - The Church.  One of my favorite tunes of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6jhpaX7fNQ

Posted by: The Flying Dutchman...aloft on winged klompen at August 29, 2014 08:01 PM (e39KF)

699 Count me in the "Never Tear Us Apart" camp. That was the song that my girlfriend -- my wife now -- and I fell in love.

Posted by: CheckItOuter at August 29, 2014 08:15 PM (fxZAC)

700 there really isn't country any more. there's just classic rock about country lyrical subjects, sung in accents by people wearing cowboy hats. and who can blame them considering rock splintered beyond all recognition.

Posted by: azjaeger at August 29, 2014 08:35 PM (niWgN)

701 @362 Navin Johnson Yep. I've got only one tattoo and it's the misfits skull with 'misfits' lettered in light green instead of red.

Posted by: The Drizzle at August 29, 2014 09:19 PM (ysCLj)

702 I've loved and listened to the Ramones since high school (and met them once ), but I must sadly confess that the Misfits is the better band. I live the Ramones ability to put the feelings of loneliness for love into their ballads, but the Misfits had catchier songs. 'Devillock' is a catchy mother fuller of a song; but their '50 '50 influenced stuff like 'come back' and 'astro zombies' and 'skulls' are some great fucking tunes. My 69 year old patents live the misfits and Ramones because that's the only music I played since 1987 in my bedroom til I moved out. Now I'm married with two kids and it's all my family hears. Every. Single. Day.

Posted by: The Drizzle at August 29, 2014 09:29 PM (ysCLj)

703 What an amazing thread that I'm so sorry I missed earlier. Absolutely love "Don't Change", "The One Thing" and "I Send a Message." Also loved "Listen Like Thieves." Oddly, I don't remember thinking twice about "Mystify" when the album Kick was popular. Now, if "Mystify" comes on satellite radio, I stop and listen every time. Any thread that includes references to Curve, Jesus & Mary Chain, Squeeze, Dramarama, XTC and Night Flight speaks to me. If I remember correctly, there was also a Night Trax. My parents didn't buy the cable package with MTV when I was quite young, so those shows were my connection to cool music.

Posted by: BethinPA at August 29, 2014 09:44 PM (QZ/Dm)

704 Too busy cleaning the DVR of crappy shows. would have loved to have been a player on this thread. Nothing better than crapping on other peoples music preferences. Yeah, I'm that guy. I was way into that shit before you ever heard of it.

Posted by: Jimilee at August 29, 2014 10:50 PM (EOvug)

705 Kick came out in 1987. You're 2 years too late on the "25th" celebration.

Posted by: I want to hi5 ur face at August 30, 2014 12:02 AM (DTBbS)

706 isn't all Scotch bad scotch? it tastes like mud or the ocean..what's up with that? Maker's Mark or Dickel white label. Posted by: s738226 I can't believe the huge difference in taste between Scotch and bourbon. I joined a bourbon of the month club, best gift ever - discovered some of the best tasting bourbon from tiny distilleries around the country. Favorites so far: 1. Barterhouse (aged 20 years) 2. Henry DuYore's 3. Dickel 4. Russell's Reserve single barrel (110 proof)

Posted by: David James at August 30, 2014 04:15 AM (KCJxV)

707 704 there really isn't country any more. there's just classic rock about country lyrical subjects, sung in accents by people wearing cowboy hats. and who can blame them considering rock splintered beyond all recognition.

Actually, there is, just not in the places you'd expect...Old Crow Medicine Show, Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, Jason Isbell (formely of Drive-By Truckers) all playing wonderful variants of traditional country.  Nickel Creek released a new album in April.  And, there's also Strugill Simpson.  It's out there, you just have to look.

Posted by: jas at August 30, 2014 05:35 AM (UjY6k)

708 60 Ace, this website format has gotta go! Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2014 08:09 PM (CMkNk) ************ Ya--that's happening. lmao!

Posted by: Tara Reads! at August 30, 2014 03:15 PM (RJMhd)

709 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6F8KzE4WX0 Amazing vocal....

Posted by: Budahmon at August 30, 2014 06:48 PM (vcSri)

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