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SEAWOLF97
03-12-2009, 10:37 AM
pre 1990

Was adding tunes to the pod and starting thinking,,
"what are the top tunes that the pod HAS to have" &

"what is the Best EVER"
(you know - the one that comes on and you have to run over and turn it up to 11)

these came to mind ....:bouncy:

Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
Black Magic Woman - Santana
SusieQ - CCR
I'm looking thru you - Beatles
Cat Stevens - Trouble
American Woman - Guess Who
Takin' Care of Business - BTO
Atlantis - Donovan
Love Me 2 Times - Doors
Already Gone - Eagles
Legend of a Mind - Moody Blues
Paint it Black - Stones
FM - Steely Dan
Livin' in the USA - Steve Miller
Won't get fooled again - Who

But after more thinking ...the top song ever....no contest

Dazed & Confused - Led Zeppelin

Is your list different ?

hjames
03-12-2009, 11:07 AM
Don't forget
Space Cowboy - Steve Miller
Radar Love - Golden Earring
Hot Rod Lincoln - (I like Commander Cody version - yeah, its rockabilly)
For Your Love (Fleetwood Mac or Yardbirds - your choice)
Gloria - THEM



just for starters ...


pre 1990

Was adding tunes to the pod and starting thinking,,
"what are the top tunes that the pod HAS to have" &

"what is the Best EVER"
(you know - the one that comes on and you have to run over and turn it up to 11)

these came to mind ....:bouncy:

Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
Black Magic Woman - Santana
SusieQ - CCR
I'm looking thru you - Beatles
Cat Stevens - Trouble
American Woman - Guess Who
Takin' Care of Business - BTO
Atlantis - Donovan
Love Me 2 Times - Doors
Already Gone - Eagles
Legend of a Mind - Moody Blues
Paint it Black - Stones
FM - Steely Dan
Livin' in the USA - Steve Miller
Won't get fooled again - Who

But after more thinking ...the top song ever....no contest

Dazed & Confused - Led Zeppelin

Is your list different ?

Oldmics
03-12-2009, 11:21 AM
All Rite Now-FREE

Oldmics

SEAWOLF97
03-12-2009, 11:47 AM
All Rite Now-FREE

Oldmics

Always loved that one too , "lets move before they raise the parking rates" :D and corny as it is ..Skynard's "FreeBird"

was cleaning the spare BR the other day and found a long lost box of abt 100 old LP's ..vinyl nirvana , plus a pair of Altec 8in coaxials and some pristine AR4x's.

Sunny outside , me and the Fuji (the blue mtn bike in my avatar) going on a vinyl safari after lunch , looking at some JBL P-20's also.

Hoerninger
03-12-2009, 12:09 PM
Starting my list:

Louis Prima - Oh marie
Bo Diddley (and many more) - Mona
Chuck Berry- Roll over Beethoven
Johnny Burnette - Tear it up
Gene Vincent - Race with th Devil
Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley - I got stung
Led Zeppelin - Whole lotta love
The Who - Magic Bus
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Deep Purple - Mandrake Root
Deep Purple - Lalena (alternative to your Atlantis)
Jimi Hendrix - All along the Watchtower

... I have to stop ... :(:):bouncy: ... one more

Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole lotta shakin' goin' on
(Starclub Hamburg live)
____________
Peter

BMWCCA
03-12-2009, 12:10 PM
All Rite Now-FREEAnd I thought it was just me! Anyone else here own bass-player Andy Frazier's solo album? :o:


Allow me to add Fleetwood Mac's version to the "Black Magic Woman" entry. Or does that take us out of the "Rock" category?

Krunchy
03-12-2009, 12:34 PM
these came to mind ....:bouncy:

Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
SusieQ - CCR
I'm looking thru you - Beatles
Cat Stevens - Trouble
American Woman - Guess Who
Takin' Care of Business - BTO
Atlantis - Donovan
Love Me 2 Times - Doors
Already Gone - Eagles
Legend of a Mind - Moody Blues
Paint it Black - Stones
FM - Steely Dan
Livin' in the USA - Steve Miller
Won't get fooled again - Who
Is your list different ?

FM is such a great song, I am partial to the original version as opposed to the newer version found on the Steely Dan Gold cd. The album has the original version, the guitar work is much more tasteful.

Wont get fooled again, the version off of the Kids are alright soundtrack is probably my favorite, a bit more raw.

Is there a limit to the list as far as number of songs...100 +? that would be much more challenging.
Have fun!

loach71
03-12-2009, 01:09 PM
pre 1990

Was adding tunes to the pod and starting thinking,,
"what are the top tunes that the pod HAS to have" &

"what is the Best EVER"
(you know - the one that comes on and you have to run over and turn it up to 11)

these came to mind ....:bouncy:

Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
Black Magic Woman - Santana
SusieQ - CCR
I'm looking thru you - Beatles
Cat Stevens - Trouble
American Woman - Guess Who
Takin' Care of Business - BTO
Atlantis - Donovan
Love Me 2 Times - Doors
Already Gone - Eagles
Legend of a Mind - Moody Blues
Paint it Black - Stones
FM - Steely Dan
Livin' in the USA - Steve Miller
Won't get fooled again - Who

But after more thinking ...the top song ever....no contest

Dazed & Confused - Led Zeppelin

Is your list different ?

1970 -- Walking down Tu Do Street listening to CCR Susie Q...

pioneer
03-12-2009, 01:25 PM
Grateful Dead:
Truckin
Friend of the Devil
Box of Rain

hjames
03-12-2009, 02:49 PM
Ok - I have to raise you one from there ...

Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran or The Who ...



Starting my list:

Louis Prima - Oh marie
Bo Diddley (and many more) - Mona
Chuck Berry- Roll over Beethoven
Johnny Burnette - Tear it up
Gene Vincent - Race with th Devil
Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley - I got stung
Led Zeppelin - Whole lotta love
The Who - Magic Bus
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Deep Purple - Mandrake Root
Deep Purple - Lalena (alternative to your Atlantis)
Jimi Hendrix - All along the Watchtower

... I have to stop ... :(:):bouncy: ... one more

Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole lotta shakin' goin' on
(Starclub Hamburg live)
____________
Peter

rdgrimes
03-12-2009, 03:11 PM
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by George Harrison, Beatles White Album featuring Eric Clapton on Guitar.

Numerous other releases of this song exist by Harrison and Clapton, but the White Album is still the best.

Andyoz
03-12-2009, 03:58 PM
Yeah, anything by Zep really.

I have really got into their back catalogue lately and it is savage. I never appreciated Bonham until now. The JBL's really let you hear his great kick drum work...just listen to Good Times, Bad Times - all done with a single kick drum!

SEAWOLF97
03-12-2009, 04:26 PM
1970 -- Walking down Tu Do Street listening to CCR Susie Q...

never heard of the place. ('sides we was diddly boppin' in anticipation)

SusieQ ? My son was slated to be Suzanne Quynh (ruby in tieng vn) , so he cud be SusieQ
( I liked those advanced lyrics) ...he fooled me and came out a guy., worked out for the best.

Just got back from Fuji Vinyl Safari with 3 hours on the pod...was playing one of the greatest full albums that I know of :
10 years After : A Space in Time (bought some JBL P-20's besides 2 LP's)

Wow !! hard monkeys , once there was a time , I'd love to change the world , its loaded with super tunes.

macaroonie
03-12-2009, 06:35 PM
This the only CD I have and I listen to it every day :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtHJb1GuIUI&feature=related

Allanvh5150
03-12-2009, 06:49 PM
Is anyone going to mention a "rock" song.........:D

Tom Brennan
03-12-2009, 07:02 PM
Something Else---Eddie Cochrane

Jailhouse Rock---Elvis

Long Tall Sally----Little Richard

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On---Jerry Lee Lewis

Why Do Fools Fall in Love----Frankie Lyman and The Teenagers

Maybelline----Chuck Berry

Peggy Sue----Buddy Holly

Sheila----Tommy Roe

Blueberry Hill----Fats Domino

Chantilly Lace-----Big Bopper

Junior's Farm-----Paul McCartney

Back in the USSR---Beatles

Fortunate Son-----CCR

Cowboy Song----Thin Lizzy

EMI----Sex Pistols

Little Ramona-----Ramones

Mississippi Queen----Mountain

The Locomotion----Little Eva

Rock Around the Clock----Bill Haley and the Comets

Oldmics
03-12-2009, 08:07 PM
Is anyone going to mention a "rock" song.........:D

All Rite Now (get it :blink: ) Allan

Put up your favs !

Inquiring minds want to know :bouncy:

Oldmics

Steve Schell
03-12-2009, 08:47 PM
I'll put in my usual vote for "You're Driving Me Crazy" by Dorothy Berry. Okay, strictly speaking it's R&B...

http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=20805&highlight=dorothy+berry

Wornears
03-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Just about any cut off The Allman Brothers at Fillmore East.
But Whipping Post stands out for me.

Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

Ducatista47
03-12-2009, 10:41 PM
For the "storming right out of the box" category of Rock, "Day After Day." If I had a radio show, the first song I would ever play.

The deep and more musical category, "The English Roses."

Honorable mentions, "Talk of the Town" and "Message of Love."

All from my "can have only one Rock CD Desert Island pick", Pretenders II. If there is an afterlife and I am there, I want Chrissie Hynde and Jimmy Scott to get a band back together.

If it is fair to step towards The Blues, anything by Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac or the Kirwin stuff from Kiln House and Future Games for me beats anything else (except some Santana, which sometimes equals it).

Is anyone going to stick up for the Joshua Tree / Achtung Baby U2 era? I could make a case for that. ;)

Damn, "Regret" from New Order...

Clark

loach71
03-12-2009, 10:43 PM
never heard of the place. ('sides we was diddly boppin' in anticipation)

SusieQ ? My son was slated to be Suzanne Quynh (ruby in tieng vn) , so he cud be SusieQ
( I liked those advanced lyrics) ...he fooled me and came out a guy., worked out for the best.

Just got back from Fuji Vinyl Safari with 3 hours on the pod...was playing one of the greatest full albums that I know of :
10 years After : A Space in Time (bought some JBL P-20's besides 2 LP's)

Wow !! hard monkeys , once there was a time , I'd love to change the world , its loaded with super tunes.

Hey G.I. *********

Allanvh5150
03-13-2009, 12:11 AM
All Rite Now (get it :blink: ) Allan

Put up your favs !

Inquiring minds want to know :bouncy:

Oldmics

I don't really play favourites but my favorite rock music comes from the late 70's and 80's and comes right through to the present time. I got more interested in music when the musicians actually learnt how to play or they figured out that they could play so they made it more evident. But as a professional guitarist/singer I lean more towards guitar oriented rock.....Peter Frampton, Kiss, Van Halen, Queen, Def Lepard, John Petrucci, Bon Jovi, Jo Satriani, Creed and so on. But no clear favourite song. But if push came to shove I would go with Van Halens "5150"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJgTs7aHeAI

Allan.

Ducatista47
03-13-2009, 01:15 AM
I can't get away without Neil Young 1970's stuff. Tonight's the Night, Zuma, On The Beach, American Stars & Bars...

"Like a Hurricane," Cortez the Killer," "Albuquerque," "Ambulance Blues," "Danger Bird," "Stupid Girl," "Drive Back," "Tired Eyes," ...

And out of left field, "Sister Ray" by The Velvet Underground eats Van Halen (who I love) for breakfast. This take no prisoners ditty makes even speed metal sound flaccid and weak; I picture every heavy metal band playing Vegas with suits and ties after I listen to "Sister Ray." The White Light/White Heat album, Most of side 2. Because I heard this first I have never been able to listen to Metallica or anything like them.

Clark

Allanvh5150
03-13-2009, 01:25 AM
And out of left field, "Sister Ray" by The Velvet Underground eats Van Halen (who I love) for breakfast. This take no prisoners ditty makes even speed metal sound flaccid and weak; I picture every heavy metal band playing Vegas with suits and ties after I listen to "Sister Ray."

Clark

I just listened to it. I guess I must have missed something...........:blink:

Allan.

Ducatista47
03-13-2009, 01:35 AM
I just listened to it. I guess I must have missed something...........:blink:

Allan.

Like you, I almost always prefer people who can really play really well. But most good rock players play boring, stupid shit. In the end it is about the feeling, not how many notes or how hard it is to play. It's about the music, not the playing. "The play is the thing..."

I love Jaco Pastorius but his "Donna Lee" is a triumph of playing ability and the most boring, pointless thing he ever did. His parts on "Refuge of the Roads" for Joni Mitchel have 1/30th as many notes and one hundred times the feeling and emotional impact.

As for "Sister Ray," when I was an Art student (at that time actually) the faculty and the students agreed on one thing. If everyone walking into your show likes it and says how nice it is, it is crap. If almost everyone is disgusted, or angry, or upset or disturbed, you are on to something. Anyone could give them what they already like. Raise the bar, create something better, and they will grow with it eventually if they stick around. I saw the Velvets live and believe it or not they could really play. And they played exactly what they wanted to hear, not what the audience came to drop acid to. They were artists, and damn good ones. They used instruments instead of paint brushes and had such a commanding presence that at least some of us knew we were in the same big room as something very special. I'll never forget it.

In a few words, "Sister Ray" bugs the hell out of straight people and leaves almost everyone else looking like a deer in the headlights. Most never catch up with it and that is OK. :) The band tried to help people get over with it, though. "I Heard Her Call My Name" serves as a nice warm up for it. And those who will never like "Sister Ray" or get it will have left the room before it starts.

Clark

Allanvh5150
03-13-2009, 02:10 AM
Like you, I almost always prefer people who can really play really well. But most good rock players play boring, stupid shit. Clark

Yup. Agree. But as Michael Angelo Batio said when I was talking with him last year, "if you are up there doing it who cares what anyone thinks". :)

hjames
03-13-2009, 05:02 AM
I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones ... (GOTTA have some Ramones!)

More than a feelin' - Boston (cliche, I know, but its still a rush!)


And can't forget a bit of that Bo Diddley beat tho its hard to pick just one ...

Who Do You Love - Quicksilver
Not Fade away - Buddy Holly, Grateful Dead,
Mona - George Thoroughgood

Oldmics
03-13-2009, 08:09 AM
I don't really play favourites but my favorite rock music comes from the late 70's and 80's and comes right through to the present time. I got more interested in music when the musicians actually learnt how to play or they figured out that they could play so they made it more evident. But as a professional guitarist/singer I lean more towards guitar oriented rock.....Peter Frampton, Kiss, Van Halen, Queen, Def Lepard, John Petrucci, Bon Jovi, Jo Satriani, Creed and so on. But no clear favourite song. But if push came to shove I would go with Van Halens "5150"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJgTs7aHeAI

Allan.

Yep,know where your coming from.

As a hack guitar guy myself I put the Les Paul down for many years after hearing the guitar work of Steve Morse in the Dixie Dregs heyday.

Today its drop "D" tuning with cookie monster on vocals :barf:

Oldmics

SEAWOLF97
03-13-2009, 08:28 AM
(Don't know WHERE my posts keep going in this thread - they've disappeared yet I've been on topic the whole time)

On the Rock Rockabilly connection ...
Who Do You Love - Quicksilver
Mona - George Thoroughgood

Posts still there AFAICS....

really started getting into Mr. Rockabilly - Carl Perkins

Mona ? just yesterday I sat transfixed by QMS Mona ... thats a real earbuds/phones tune....runs 17/18 minutes

Of course Santana - Abraxas ...the. SWCB/BMW/GQ combo ...everyone regards it as "Black Magic Woman" , but it is actually 3 tunes strung together (Singing winds/Crying Beasts - Black Magic Woman - Gypsy Queen) .... the original of GQ by Gabor Szabo is some virtuoso playing too.

there are 3 Carlos wham wham whams in the last 90 seconds of GQ that always give me goosebumps .just b4 the great FB ending..:bouncy:...(original ver only).


Hey G.I. *********

it was "Hey Sailor" and the pimps would ask "Score ??" ,
I always answered "its 2 to nothing...third inning" ....they prolly thot I was wacko.

(tho gotta admit I looked like a G.I. in them funny green clothes with a Black beret)
Oh...that brings up a funny story ...for another day , (after a couple ba muoi ba's)

rdgrimes
03-13-2009, 09:14 AM
Posts still there AFAICS....

really started getting into Mr. Rockabilly - Carl Perkins


Check out the DVD:

http://www.amazon.com/Carl-Perkins-Friends-Rockabilly-Session/dp/B000065B0I/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1236960765&sr=8-1

You'll be glad you did. Netflix has it too.

SEAWOLF97
03-13-2009, 09:35 AM
Check out the DVD:

http://www.amazon.com/Carl-Perkins-Friends-Rockabilly-Session/dp/B000065B0I/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1236960765&sr=8-1

You'll be glad you did. Netflix has it too.

Last year PBS rebroadcast the best of the 1969 "Johnny Cash Show" and Carl was on there just having a great time ....He made Clapton look like a cardboard cutout. (which didnt seem hard to do - even when he was in Traffic , Eric was considered a weak singer)

Carl & Jerry Lee was a rockin' combo too, man , a lot of energy there.

Allanvh5150
03-13-2009, 01:12 PM
Yep,know where your coming from.

Today its drop "D" tuning with cookie monster on vocals :barf:

Oldmics

Dropped D is ok. Eddie Van Halen has been using it for years. Drop Dead Legs, Unchaned etc etc.

But loose the Cookie Monster!

Allan.

Titanium Dome
03-13-2009, 11:16 PM
Deep Purple, Hush
Deep Purple, Speed King
Deep Purple, Fools
Rainbow, Stargazer
Rainbow, Man On The Silver Mountain
James Gang, Walk Away
Beatles, Helter Skelter
Rolling Stones, Brown Sugar
Led Zeppelin, Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin, When the Levee Breaks
(The Crazy world of) Arthur Brown, Fire
The Who, Shakin' all Over
The Who, Bargain
The Who, Baba O'Riley
Buffalo Springfield, For What It's Worth
Buffalo Springfield, Mr. Soul
Yardbirds, Over, Under, Sideways, Down
Cream, White Room
Chambers Brothters, Time
Iron Butterfly, In-a-gadda-da-vida
Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix, All Along the Watchtower

16hz lover
03-15-2009, 07:32 PM
Boston---Smokin......volume control set to 11

Allanvh5150
03-15-2009, 08:48 PM
Boston---Smokin......volume control set to 11

Ahha:rockon2:

evans224
03-15-2009, 09:27 PM
The greatest collection of rock songs for headphones, hands down,
Dark Side of the Moon,Pink Floyd (Back in the day, "Any Colour You Like" and some green smokeable stuff. There goes the afternoon).

Santana-Evil Ways
Bachman Turner Overdrive-Takin' Care Of Business

Tom Brennan
03-16-2009, 06:35 AM
The greatest collection of rock songs for headphones, hands down,
Dark Side of the Moon,Pink Floyd (Back in the day, "Any Colour You Like" and some green smokeable stuff. There goes the afternoon).



Smokable stuff indeed. When I stopped smoking pot I lost all interest in Pink Floyd. But not in Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Little Richard.

jeenie67
03-16-2009, 05:09 PM
..Jimi Hendrix....VooDoo Child ...

MikeBrewster77
03-16-2009, 06:09 PM
Telegraph Road - Dire Straits

I still use it as the "demo" song for my system when I have visitors (well, unless it's a substantially older crowd e.g., my grandparents in which case I just throw on a Diana Krall SACD at a suitable volume ;).)

Ducatista47
03-30-2009, 10:30 PM
"Wonderland" by Big Country. Uniquely for me, I like the extended version even better. The rare song that is perfect in everything. Idea, execution, vocal, all instruments firing on all cylinders, silence as well as sound. Put together perfectly.

Their rhythm section was as good as any that ever played, and Stuart Adamson is very much missed by me as well. Another UK lost soul who came to America and died alone. Props to Bruce Watson as well.

Clark

Fat Point Jack
03-31-2009, 10:19 AM
Only one song from the Greatest Rock & Roll Band ever.

"Jumpin' Jack Flash"-The Rolling Stones

If you need a hot cover then Johnny Winter And-Live.

Period.

AmericanPie
03-31-2009, 04:57 PM
Smokable stuff indeed. When I stopped smoking pot I lost all interest in Pink Floyd.

Not me. I just picked up an album I'd almost forgotten about, from my "hazy" period in the early to mid '70s: Umagumma. It's a 2-CD set, one live and one studio. To be sure, you almost HAVE to be on dope to really "appreciate" the studio CD (as in, "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict"). Or at least it takes some getting used to; just turn all the lights off with only your audio equipment lights on, sit back and enjoy. :)

But the live CD still sounds terrific even when all brain synapses are functioning, including such classics as "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun", Astronomy Domine", "Careful with that Ax Eugene" and "A Saucerful of Secrets". Pink Floyd was pioneering space rock with albums like this (and later, with Meddle) and even though it might not be to everyone's taste, it was very creative work.

However, for true hard rock which sounds best through vintage JBLs, I'd have to go with the more traditional stuff, like White Room (Cream), Dazed and Confused (Zep), Moodies, and live Who all of which have already been mentioned along with some other very good suggestions. :applaud:

Doc Mark
03-31-2009, 07:58 PM
Telegraph Road - Dire Straits

I still use it as the "demo" song for my system when I have visitors (well, unless it's a substantially older crowd e.g., my grandparents in which case I just throw on a Diana Krall SACD at a suitable volume ;).)

HEY, MIKE!!

I resemble that remark, Lad!! ;):blink::bouncy: I am listening to some fine Diana Krall, right now, and loving it! At 59, I may well be as old as your grandparents, too! ;);):D

But, as I former pro musician, for almost 30 years, I have a fairly eclectic taste in music, and like quite a few different styles. Hate rap, and not much into the most screaming of the Heavy Metal stuff. Other than that, I am open to most anything, and have a large music library, with all ends of the musical spectrum pretty well covered. But, ahhhhhhh, Diana Krall!! Oh, yeah, I like that. The bass player she has is absolutely great. Sounds fine on the new sub and the 4411's! Take care, and God Bless!

Every Good Wish,
Doc (as old as the hills.... which "are alive with the sound of music"!!);):D

MikeBrewster77
03-31-2009, 08:43 PM
LOL Doc! :D Actually, I am very much enamored with Ms. Krall, and have most of her albums. Even more appealing is that many are available on SACD or DVD-A, with marvelous recording quality.

Like you, I enjoy a wide variety of musical genres, with jazz being one of my favorites for "serious" listening.

And at 59, you're almost exactly the age of my parents - hardly my granparents who (those that are fortunately still with us) are all in their 80's, God love them. :)

As a pro musician, what did you perform?

All the best,
- Mike


HEY, MIKE!!

I resemble that remark, Lad!! ;):blink::bouncy: I am listening to some fine Diana Krall, right now, and loving it! At 59, I may well be as old as your grandparents, too! ;);):D

But, as I former pro musician, for almost 30 years, I have a fairly eclectic taste in music, and like quite a few different styles. Hate rap, and not much into the most screaming of the Heavy Metal stuff. Other than that, I am open to most anything, and have a large music library, with all ends of the musical spectrum pretty well covered. But, ahhhhhhh, Diana Krall!! Oh, yeah, I like that. The bass player she has is absolutely great. Sounds fine on the new sub and the 4411's! Take care, and God Bless!

Every Good Wish,
Doc (as old as the hills.... which "are alive with the sound of music"!!);):D

sonofagun
04-01-2009, 06:22 AM
I recall a major Detroit radio station had a countdown several years back of what they considered the greatest R & R songs - No. 1 was:

Day in The Life - Beatles


Now as to my own vote - I'm surprised this one hasn't been mentioned - one of the most recognized & popular opening guitar riffs and always brings the house down :applaud: when performed live:


JOHNNY B. GOODE - Chuck "Duck Walker" Berry!

Doc Mark
04-01-2009, 07:15 AM
Morning, Mike, and All,

You asked about my musical career: I started in bands that played school parties, proms, Frat gigs, and such. Moved on to nightclub work, and from there, to the road. On the road, we mostly played Hotel lounges and bars, but later moved on to the clubs and casinos of Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe. Along the way, we opened for some name acts, some quite famous, but never became famous, ourselves. Drugs took it's toll on much of the group, too, as we made more money, and played with more famous folks. Only myself and my room mate, our keyboard player, resisted the temptation.

In all my years as a musician, I was never tempted to try even a single drug, and I'm quite proud of that, actually. Some of those guys in the early bands are long dead from their excesses. Some of them eventually cleaned up the act and moved on to "real" life, where they were eventually successful. A few are still mired in drugs and drama, and their lives are more than a little pitiful, really, and quite disgusting. Sad deal, but hey, they made their own choices, and now are trapped by the consequences of their actions/choices. Hoisted upon their own petards, as the phrase goes.

My last musical adventure, was playing on the Harbor Cruise Boats out of San Diego. That was a hoot! Almost like playing at Disneyland, except the passengers were really the entertainment.... at least for us musicians!! <LOL!!> Man, did we get some characters on those cruises!! :D:applaud::D My last band was drug and drink free, and did not even smoke cigarettes. That made going to work a real pleasure, and I actually miss those days on the boats.

Back then, I played drums, trombone, Fluegabone, and all the Latin percussion stuff, and I was the lead vocalist in most of the bands of which I was a member. When playing the big venues, I was out front, as the lead singer, and we had another drummer. Now, in our Living History hobby, I play 18th century traditional stuff, on whistles and flageolettes, and that's really a ton of fun! Still keep the pipes up, a little, by singing ballads and traditional songs at our events, in The Sow's Ear Tavern, which we host for colonial participants.

So, that's about it for me. I miss playing music for a living, but to NOT miss the very negative effect that drugs eventually had on that entire scene!! Lost too many good friends back then, and to me, that made those dark days all a waste, and not the "fun, hazy days", that some seem to remember about their drug scene experiences. 'Nuff said.... Thanks for asking, and God Bless!

Every Good Wish,
Doc

JBLRaiser
04-01-2009, 07:46 AM
and for those of us who passed through those hazy crazy daze, our wisdom has grown because of it. Sad some didn't make it.:(

Doc Mark
04-01-2009, 08:10 AM
and for those of us who passed through those hazy crazy daze, our wisdom has grown because of it. Sad some didn't make it.:(

Hey, JBLRaiser,

Thanks, my Friend! Your comment is exactly what I have heard from very good friends who also survived that era unscathed. I appreciate your wisdom, and your experience, sometimes hard won, and that you have made yourself a better person from all that. Quite a few of my friends have done the same, and I'm very proud of them, too. The important thing, however, is not that I'm proud of them, but that they are proud of themselves!! Outstanding, sez I!! :applaud::applaud:

I do truly miss all of my friends who were not fortunate enough, nor lucky enough, nor blessed enough to have survived those days. In those 30 years of playing, I lost, at the minimum, two dozen close friends to drug fatality. To this day, I miss each one. But, I could not save them back then, even though I tried. Nor could anyone else. Some of those that did survive have thanked me, all these years later, for my efforts, though they hated me back then when it was all going on.

I do have some very funny rememberances of those days, too, which help to temper the pain of the losses incurred back then. I can tell you some stories of the road that will have you rolling on the floor in uncontrollable laughter!!! I still smile at the fun and funny times. But, in the end, the cost of admission was more than a little too high.

Remind me, however, to tell you about the time one of our trumpet players crapped his pants one night up on stage, going for a super high note!! It is truly an hilarious story!! Gotta go now, however, as Sweet Bride is flying in from her latest gig, and I've got a bit of cleaning to do before I head down the mountain to pick her up!! Talk to you later, my Friend, and God Bless, indeed!

Every Good Wish,
Doc

Tom Brennan
04-01-2009, 08:27 AM
Now as to my own vote - I'm surprised this one hasn't been mentioned - one of the most recognized & popular opening guitar riffs and always brings the house down :applaud: when performed live:


JOHNNY B. GOODE - Chuck "Duck Walker" Berry!


Whenever I see one of these polls I'm struck by how many people seem to think that Rock and Roll started with the Brits and Hippies in the mid-late 60s and are either unaware or unappreciative of the 50s and early 60s American rockers; you'll see guitarists unaware of Scotty Moore, James Burton and Steve Cropper and drummers who have no idea who DJ Fontana, Earl Palmer, Al Jackson and Howard Grimes are. Elvis, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Bo Diddly and the Doo-Wop groups are often ignored.

Personally I think the Brits and Hippies screwed Rock and Roll up and by the 1970s the only decent bands were Mountain and Thin Lizzy. Until The Ramones came along and shook it up by going back to basics. And nobody beats the early rockers. Hell, Leslie Gore was better than Led Zeppelin.

Ducatista47
04-02-2009, 12:07 AM
Tom, I see the problem as most listeners not being familiar with the Chess/Checker/Argo catalog. How can you have any real perspective when you don't know Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Etta James...

I liked a lot of Led Zep, but I feel sorry for fans who think it started there. Or with The Beatles & The Stones. Lennon worshiped Gene Vincent and Mick & Keith dug Chess Blues artists more than anything else; Keith and Chuck Berry licks were inseparable.

Fats Domino is so talented he is all you need to hear to catch on.

Clark

Allanvh5150
04-02-2009, 12:10 AM
Did you guys kow that there has been some rather fine talent during the last four decades?:blink:

Allan.

Ducatista47
04-02-2009, 12:15 AM
Did you guys kow that there has been some rather fine talent during the last four decades?:blink:

Allan.

Sure, but like studying art history to gain further appreciation, it helps to hear what your favorite musicians think is great, and where they came from. By the way, James Patrick Page thinks Les Paul understood and mastered it all, and before even I was born.

When Dr. John says he took a great lick I like from Guitar Slim, it makes me want to hear Guitar Slim. Isn't that a natural thing to do?

Clark

Tom Brennan
04-02-2009, 12:21 AM
Did you guys kow that there has been some rather fine talent during the last four decades?:blink:

Allan.


Yeah, some, so what? Doesn't negate what I said.

I was listening to Danny and the Juniors today doing "Let's Go to the Hop". Very simple arrangement; piano, electric bass, drums and the vocals. And more drive and pure Rock and Roll spirit than almost anything I've heard since, oh, 1965 or so. Rock and Roll was pretty much perfected by the early 1960s, everything that came after was reworking over the basics or sidetracking away from Rock and Roll.

Not that some of that later work wasn't good, Hell, Steve Jones's guitar solo on EMI by the Sex Pistols is one of the greatest ever. Most overwrought guitar "heroes" never approached the simple perfection of Jones's work.

whizzer
04-02-2009, 05:48 AM
For my money, though I own only one Led Zeppelin album, "Rock and Roll" pretty much encapsulates what rock music is all about, but it's a song that by its nature looks back to a "Golden Age," and in that Golden Age, there was Eddie Cochran, who died way too young in a freak London taxicab accident. His song, covered by many, most memorably, perhaps, by Humble Pie, "C'mon Everybody," summed up the spirit of classic rock'n roll:
Well, c'mon everybody, let's get together tonight.
I got a pocket fulla money, and ya know I'm gonna spend it right.
I been doin' my homework all week long,
Now the house is empty--my folks are gone,
So c'mon everybody."
Then came THE definitive guitar riff, often imitated but never surpassed. Ahhh, those were the days. But lest we wax overly nostalgic, we must remember that in the '60's, what had been "merely" a vehicle for teen angst and/or exuberance became, through the experimentation of the Beatles, King Crimson, The 13th Floor Elevators, and a host of others, a legitimate art-form. Nothing remains "pure," because if it did, it would be static and boring and would soon wither and die. We tend to resist change, but it's the only constant.

MikeBrewster77
04-05-2009, 06:48 AM
Hey Doc,

Thanks for sharing! Great story, though sad to hear of those who addictions eventually ruled their lives, and in some unfortunate cases took it far too soon. Glad you steered clear all these years!

Best,
- Mike



Morning, Mike, and All,

You asked about my musical career:

SEAWOLF97
09-17-2009, 05:32 PM
Tom, I see the problem as most listeners not being familiar with the Chess/Checker/Argo catalog. How can you have any real perspective when you don't know Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Etta James...
Clark

Agreed....I've been catching some Muddy Waters on the XM ..he's the real deal , kinda funny...The theme time radio hour (Bob Dylans show) has reintroduced me to many on your list.....Bob seems also quite interested in the 20/30's era music and showcases it whenever possible..

A lot of early Stones & CCR work were covers of MW and HW(and dont forget Dale Hawkins !! )


The greatest collection of rock songs for headphones, hands down,
Dark Side of the Moon,Pink Floyd (Back in the day, "Any Colour You Like" and some green smokeable stuff. There goes the afternoon).

Santana-Evil Ways
Bachman Turner Overdrive-Takin' Care Of Business

As good as DSOM is ....I've put WYWH on multiple plays this week and is my fav among PF albums..:applaud:

and yes, TCOB is one that demands to be turned UP :D

midlife
09-17-2009, 05:54 PM
Greatest ever? thats not easy; Zepplin, Stones, Elvis, Beatles, The Who, Steppenwolf, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby-Stills-Nash-Young, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Iron Butterfly, Cream, Animals, Beautiful Day, CCR, Joe Cocker, Country Joe & the Fish, Dylan, Hendrix, Rightgeous Bros, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Fleetwood Mac, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Buddy Holly, Jopplin, Yes, E,L&P, Traffic, Mountain, Police, Pink Floyd, Johnny Winter, Steely Dan, Ten Years After, Eagles, Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Moody Blues, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Association, Friends Of Distinction, Bruce Springsteen, Mamas & the Papas, Grass Roots, Jethro Tull, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Grateful Dead, etc...might need some sub catagories.

Dennis Albro
01-05-2010, 03:28 PM
I think you will need to have two catagories: With and Without drugs. If you chose Dark Side of The Moon, which catagory would you be in? Also, no one mentioned Three Dog Night .... :D

Tom Brennan
01-06-2010, 10:42 PM
I think you will need to have two catagories: With and Without drugs. If you chose Dark Side of The Moon, which catagory would you be in? Also, no one mentioned Three Dog Night .... :D


I saw Three Dog Night play around 1970, they were good, REAL good.

opimax
01-07-2010, 08:45 PM
with or without ? ;)

maxwedge
04-06-2011, 04:30 PM
God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols

Sent Rock & Roll reeling & tumbling! 1976!:applaud:

hjames
04-06-2011, 04:35 PM
God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols

Sent Rock & Roll reeling & tumbling! 1976!:applaud:

Ultimate Rock'n'Roll song - "I Fought the Law" - def the CLASH version ..
tears down ALL the walls!

maxwedge
04-06-2011, 04:53 PM
Ultimate Rock'n'Roll song - "I Fought the Law" - def the CLASH version ..
tears down ALL the walls!
Naw, the Pistols had it all over the Clash at that time, although the Clash has 'higher honor roll' classification. I saw the Clash in about 1980 in SF in some big hall and it was just a joke. Walked out...too over crowded and bad sound. But then those were the days of going from show to show and lookin' for chicks!:D

Bern1
04-13-2011, 10:50 PM
Ok, I'll bite:

Dizzy Miss Lizzy, as sung by John Lennon with the Beatles, from the Help soundtrack....with the awesome 12 string Rickenbacker lead from George....

although they get kudos for the live Hollywood Bowl version, since there is no way they could hear themselves there....

maxwedge
04-14-2011, 06:25 PM
Ok, I'll bite:

Dizzy Miss Lizzy, as sung by John Lennon with the Beatles, from the Help soundtrack....with the awesome 12 string Rickenbacker lead from George....

although they get kudos for the live Hollywood Bowl version, since there is no way they could hear themselves there....
Both versions are great but that Hollywood bowl version has always made the hair on my arms stand up! Something about all those teeny bop girls screaming gets me every time!:D:bouncy:

Bern1
04-14-2011, 09:41 PM
Both versions are great but that Hollywood bowl version has always made the hair on my arms stand up! Something about all those teeny bop girls screaming gets me every time!:D:bouncy:

EVERY time....me too Maxwedge!

SEAWOLF97
08-21-2011, 10:41 AM
Every time I hear these songs, I got to shiver & shake :dancin:
PART 1 [50's & 60's]

great list..cant wait to see part 2 ;) you belong in SoCal

did you miss ?

LOVE - 7 and 7 is ?
TEMPTATIONS - papa was a rolling stone
RARE EARTH - Get Ready , I'm losing you
BAD COMPANY/FREE most anything
early FleetwoodMac or THE ANIMALs
STEPPENWOLF, CCR, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD/STEPHEN STILLS
GUESS WHO, TYA,DEEP PURPLE, CHAMBERS BROTHERS
SANTANA,RAY CHARLES etc..etc

the list can go a long while :D

(yeah, the line 'tween the 60's & 70's blur a bit)

renerox
08-21-2011, 12:39 PM
great list..cant wait to see part 2 ;) you belong in soCal

did you miss ?

LOVE - 7 and 7 is ?
TEMPTATIONS - papa was a rolling stone
RARE EARTH - Get Ready , I'm losing you
BAD COMPANY/FREE most anything
early FleetwoodMac or THE ANIMALs
STEPPENWOLF, CCR, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD/STEPHEN STILLS
GUESS WHO, TYA,DEEP PURPLE, CHAMBERS BROTHERS
SANTANA,RAY CHARLES etc..etc

the list can go a long while :D

(yeah, the line 'tween the 60's & 70's blur a bit)

I've done this list in one take, so I missed something along the way. Yeah, I like Californian music from 60's very much, especially L.A. garage/surf scene.
Thank you for remind me of some fine groups like Love, one of my L.A. fovourites along with The Standells & The Byrds wich I missed to add. :hmm:

More cool stuff at follow-up, so stay tuned :hyp:

SEAWOLF97
08-21-2011, 01:35 PM
Thank you for remind me of some fine groups like Love, one of my L.A. fovourites along with The Standells & The Byrds wich I missed to add.

Arthur Lee & LOVE ....wow , fantastically good stuff ..."My Little Red Book" , "Hey Joe" .etc.

(I once put together a CD of 17 different "Hey Joe's" ..all different artists) ...Deep Purple had a great cover of it.

My son saw The Standells here in Portland , 2 years ago ..said it was a fine show ,
Byrds ?? I went to HS with McGuinn , tho didnt know him

BMWCCA
08-21-2011, 02:55 PM
My son saw The Standells here in Portland , 2 years ago ..said it was a fine show ,

I know, it has nothing at all to do with the topic, but your last post reminded me of this:


Standels were the first guitar amplifiers that used JBL, (Lansing) speakers. These speakers were much costlier and much heavier than the cheaper and less efficient Jensens that Fender and Gibson were using, but were already standard in super hi-fidelity phonograph systems by the time that Bob Crooks put one in an amp in 1953. "It made all the difference in the world," is what Bob told me, "when I first heard that amp with that speaker in it, I said, That's the sound." Seven years later, after experimenting with almost every other kind of speaker, Fender finally relented and started putting JBL's in their top-of-the-line amplifiers too. Today, almost every brand of amplifier can be ordered with JBL's!!

SEAWOLF97
08-21-2011, 03:38 PM
I know, it has nothing at all to do with the topic

well..this IS LHF ....the free association/thought audio blog/forum :D

The Standells
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Standells

The Standells are a garage rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garage_rock) band (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_%28music%29) from Los Angeles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles,_California), California (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California), formed in the 1960s, who have been referred to as the "Godfathers of Punk Rock",[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Standells#cite_note-plaschke-0) and are best known for their 1966 hit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chart-topper) "Dirty Water (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Water)," now the anthem of several Boston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston) sports teams.

Discography



The Standells In Person At P.J.'s. 1964
Dirty Water 1966
Why Pick On Me Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White 1966
The Hot Ones! 1967
Try It 1967
Riot on Sunset Strip (sound track from the movie of the same name) 1967

renerox
08-21-2011, 03:55 PM
Every time I hear these songs, I got to shiver & shake :dancin:
PART 1 [50's & 60's]

1.ELVIS - Jailhouse Rock, My Baby Left Me, Hound Dog ...
2.JOHNNY BURNETTE Rock'n'Roll Trio - Lonesome Train, You're Undecided
3.EDDIE COCHRAN - C'mon Everybody, Summertime Blues, Nervous Breakdown, Something Else
4.Jody Reynolds - Fire of Love
5.Gene Vincent - Bird Doggin'
6.Vince Taylor - Brand new Cadillac, Shaking All Over
7.BO DIDDLEY - Bo Diddley, Greatest Lover in the World, I Can Tell, Roadrunner ...
8.Chuck Berry - Carol, Let It Rock, No Particular Place To Go, Come On ...
9.Beach Boys - Surfin' USA, I Get Around, Good Vibrations
10.The Beatles - She loves you, I Saw Her Standing There, Drive My Car ...
11.The Who - I Can't Explain, My Generation
12.The Kinks - I need you, All Day and All of the Night, You really got me, Till The End Of The Day ...
13.Pretty Things - Rosalyn, Don't Bring Me Down, Raining in my Heart, Come See Me, LSD ...
14.Rolling Stones - The Last Time, Pain it Black, Satisfaction, I'm Free, Midnight Rambler ...
15.THE SONICS - The Witch, Psycho, Have Love Will Tavel, Cinderella, He's Waitin', Shot Down, The Hustler, Like No Other Man, High Time ...
16.COUNT FIVE - Psychotic Reaction, Double-Decker Bus
17.Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law, The Magic Touch ...
18.The Wailers - Out Of Our Tree, Hang Up
19.Paul Revere & The Raiders - Kicks
20.The Trashmen - King Of The Surf
21.Amboy Dukes - The Journey to the Center of the Mind
22.Chocolate Watch Band - Let's Talk About Girls, Sweet Young Thing, Gossamer Wings, Expo 2000
23.Music Machine - Talk Talk, Eagle Never Hunts The Fly
24.The Remains - Time of Day, Why Do I Cry
25.Captain Beefheart - Diddy Wah Diddy, Zig Zag Wanderer
26.The Eyes - I'm rowed out, You`re Too Much, When The Night Falls
27.The Hondells - Little Honda, Black Boots and Bikes
28.Davie Allan & The Arrows - Blues Theme, Devil's Angels, Action on the Street, Fuzz Theme, UFO, Cycle-Delic, 13th Harley, Another Cycle in Detroit, Cody's Theme, Hellcats, The Unknown Rider, Angel With A Devil's Heart ...
29.Link Wray - Jack the Ripper, Ace of Spades, The Fuzz, Comanche, Rumble
30.DICK DALE - Mr.Eliminator, Flashing Eyes, Taco Wagon, Nitro Fuel, Surf Buggy, Night Rider, The Wedge, Banzai Washout, Tidal Wave, Misirlou
31.The Ventures - Hot Line, Joker's Wild, Zocko!, 00-711, The Cape, The Swingin' Creeper, The Ninth Wave ...
32.Hal Blaine - Challenger II, Pop The Chute
33.The Lively Ones - High Tide (Tranquilizer), Walkin' The Board, Chicken Scratch
34.The Astronauts - Hot Doggin', The Hearse, Baja
35.LOVE - Can't Explain, My Flash on You, No Matter What You Do, She Comes in Colors
36.The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man, I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better, Turn! Turn! Turn!, Eight Miles High
37.The Animals - Outcast, When I Was Young, Baby Let Me Take You Home
38.Moving Sidewalks - 99th Floor
39.Blues Magoos - She’s Coming Home, One by One,
40.The Del-Vetts - The Last Time Around
41.The Guess Who - Believe Me, If You Don't Want Me
42.The Groupies - Primitive
43.The Third Bardo - Lose Your Mind
44.The Seeds - Can't Seem to Make You Mine, Just Let Go
45.DOWNLINERS SECT - Outside, One Ugly Child, Glendora, Why Don't You Smile Now, He Was a Square
46.THE LITTER - Action Woman, Mindbreaker, William
47.SMALL FACES - Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Hey Girl, All or Nothing, It's Too Late
48.THE OPEN MIND - Dear Louise, Magic Potion
49.THE CREATION - Making Time
50.JOHN'S CHILDREN - Jagged Time Lapse, Remember Thomas A'beckett
51.The Masters Apprentices - Undecided
52.The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane, Rock & Roll, Sunday Morning, I'm Waiting for the Man
53.13th Floor Elevators - She Lives, Nobody to Love
54.Lou Christie & The Tammys - Egyptian Shumba
55.The Shangri-Las - Give Him a Great Big Kiss, Leader of the Pack
56.The Ronettes - Be My Baby
57.Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
58.STEPPENWOLF - Born To be Wild
59.THE OUTSIDERS [NL] - You Mistreat Me, Misfit, Touch
60.THE ATTACK - Magic in the Air, Anymore Than I Do
61.The Troggs - I Can't Control Myself
62.YARDBIRDS - For Your Love, Heart Full of Soul, The Train Kept A-Rollin', Shapes Of Things, Happenings Ten Years Time Ago, Psycho Daisies, Think About It
63.THE SORROWS - Baby, No, No, No, No, Take a Heart, She's Got the Action, Gonna Find a Cave, I Take What I Want
64.ELECTRIC PRUNES - I Had Too Much to Dream
65.Question Mark & The Mysterians - 96 Tears, Girl [You Captivate Me]
66.The Doors - Light My Fire, Love Me Two Times, People Are Strange ...
67. The Misunderstood - Children of the Sun, My Mind, I Unseen, Find A Hidden Door
68.The Standells - Medication, Riot On Sunset Strip, Try It
69.Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues, Come and Get it
70.Cream - I Feel Free, Sunshine of Your Love
71.Sly and the Family Stone - Dynamite!
72.Andre Williams - You Got It And I Want It
73.Howlin' Wolf - Three Houndred Pounds Of Joy, Spoonful, Down in the Bottom
74.JIMI HENDRIX - Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Manic Depression, Third Stone From the Sun, Fire, Crosstown Traffic
75.Johnny Winter - Highway 61 Revisited
76.THE STOOGES - 1969, I Wanna Be Your Dog, No Fun

rvito
08-21-2011, 04:10 PM
Stairway !!!!!!!!!!!

SEAWOLF97
08-21-2011, 04:24 PM
Phil Phillips/Robert Plant "Sea of Love" :bouncy:

and #1

the BBC 18:37 long, live "Dazed & Confused"

Ducatista47
08-21-2011, 07:56 PM
If you're gonna put Hendrix in there, how about "All Along The Watchtower" and "Little Wing"?

renerox
08-22-2011, 05:15 AM
If you're gonna put Hendrix in there, how about "All Along The Watchtower" and "Little Wing"?

Both trax are fine but don't make me shiver & shake :hmm:
Maybe Hendrix [or some others] doesn't fit on this list wich consist mainly of garage/surf tunes, but that's the 60's :dont-know:

CONVERGENCE
08-22-2011, 07:30 AM
Tis is not fair . There are hundreds of fantastic rock songs. This one is one of my favourit
.
Long cool woman in a black dress.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3UrZwQxjU8

Lee in Montreal
08-22-2011, 01:05 PM
Anything from Wanda Jackson. She is still touring around the world, 58 years after her first single in 1953. Then she toured with pubescent Elvis Presley and showed him how to treat a lady. I saw her a few years ago in Montreal in a concert organized by the local rockabillies and was impressed. She sure knows how to rock a church basement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf5FvUt7iIw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5-nT4hJDIo&feature=related

52586


God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols

Sent Rock & Roll reeling & tumbling! 1976!:applaud:

Nah. Never mind the Sex Pistols. Here's the Clash.

As hip as the Pistols were, they also were nothing more than puppets from marketing maestro Malcolm McLaren. Which he made very clear with his movie "The great rock'n'roll swindle". While The Clash were musicians and they did more than one album... Even Bruce Springsteen admitted he wished he had the talent of The Clash. ;-)

And to those who pretend that the Sex Pistols invented punk, what a coincidence that their manager, Malcolm McLaren was also the last manager of the New-York Dolls in 1975, the band who, along with Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, were the original punks... But hey, Malcolm was a marketing genius as I mentionned.

renerox
08-22-2011, 08:27 PM
Every time I hear these songs, I got to shiver & shake :dancin:
PART 2 [70's] Too Much Too Soon


1. THE STOOGES - Down on The Street, Loose, Raw Power, Search & Destroy, Tight Pants, I got Right, Gimme Some Skin
2. MC 5 - Tonight, The American Ruse, Sister Anne, Poison, Miss X
3. Flamin' Groovies - Headin' for the Texas Border, Teenage Head, Evil Hearted Ada, Second Cousin, She's Falling Apart, Whisky Woman, I Can't Hide, Please Please Girl, Teenage Confidential, You Tore Me Down, Shake Some Action, Slow Death, In The U.S.A.
4. New York Dolls - Personality Crisis,Looking for a Kiss, Lonely Planet Boy, Trash, Bad Girl, Pills, Jet Boy, Chatterbox
5. T.REX - Mambo Sun, Jeepster, Cosmic Dancer, Get It On, Life's a Gas, Metal Guru, The Slider, Telegram Sam, Rabbit Fighter, Main Man, Crimson Moon, I Love to Boogie, Broken-Hearted Blues, 20th Century Boy, Laser Love, Celebrate Summer
6. ROXY MUSIC - Remake Remodel, Virginia Plain, Pyjamarama, Do the Strand, Beauty Queen, Street Life, Amazona, Love Is the Drug, All I Want Is You, Three and Nine, A Really Good Time, Both Ends Burning, In Every Dream Home a Heartache, Angel Eyes, Trash, Dance Away
7. GARY GLITTER - Rock and Roll Part 2, I'm the Leader of the Gang
8. DAVID BOWIE - Rebel Rebel, Hang On to Yourself, John, I'm Only Dancing, Black Country Rock, The Man Who Sold the World, Running Gun Blues, Watch That Man, Sound and Vision, What In The World, Heroes
9. LOU REED - Vicious, Perfect Day, Walk on the Wild Side, Coney Island Baby
10.IGGY POP - Lust for Life, Sixteen, The Passenger, Tonight, China Girl, Nightclubbing, New Values, Girls, Kill City
11.JOHNNY THUNDERS - Born to Lose, All by Myself, Chinese Rocks, Pirate Love, One Track Mind, (You Can't Put Your Arms Around A) Memory
12.Sylvain Sylvain - Teenage News
13.BRYAN FERRY - Sign of the Times, The 'In' Crowd, The Price of Love, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, When She Walks in the Room
14.BRYAN ENO - Needles in the Camel's Eye, Third Uncle
15.BLONDIE - Heart of Glass, Denis, Sunday Girl, Hanging on the Telephone, Dreaming, Picture This, Union City Blue, (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence Dear, Atomic, Fade Away and Radiate, Pretty Baby
16.B-52's - Private Idaho, Mesopotamia
17.JAPAN - Adolescent Sex, Life In Tokyo, Quiet Life
18.Grace Jones - La Vie en Rose
19.Television - See No Evil, Marquee Moon
20.Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Love Comes in Spurts, Liars Beware
21.RAMONES - Rockaway Beach, I Don't Care, Sheena Is a Punk Rocker, Do You Wanna Dance?, Glad to See You Go, I Remember You, Oh Oh I Love Her So, Suzy Is a Headbanger, Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy, Swallow My Pride, California Sun, You're Gonna Kill That Girl, Blitzkrieg Bop, Beat on the Brat, Judy Is a Punk, Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, Loudmouth, I Just Want to Have Something to Do, I Wanna Be Sedated, She's the One
22.THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS - Bad in Bed, Max's Kansas City, On the Crest, Take It, Out of Control, Rock & Roll Resurrection, Speed Demon, Trying to Get on the Radio, Midnight Pal
23.DMZ - Busy Man, First Time, Mighty Idy, Bad Attitude, Watch for Me Girl, Baby Boom
24.Suicide - Ghost Rider, Rocket USA
25.The Clash - Janie Jones, Remote Control, I'm So Bored With the U.S.A., White Riot, What's My Name, Career Opportunities, Protex Blue, Police & Thieves, London Calling, Spanish Bombs, Brand New Cadillac, I'm Not Down
26.BUZZCOCKS - Orgasm Addict, What Do I Get?, Ever Fallen in Love?, Lipstick, Sixteen Again, ESP, Fast Cars, Love Battery, Moving Away From the Pulsebeat
29.THE STRANGLERS - Sometimes, Goodbye Toulouse, London Lady, Princess of the Streets, No More Heroes, Hanging Around, Nice 'n Sleazy, The Raven
30.THE JAM - Art School, Sounds From the Street
31.THE BOYS - Brickfield Nights, Sick on You, I Call Your Name, First Time
32.SEX PISTOLS - Silly Thing, Lonely Boy, Pretty Vacant
33.THE MODERN LOVERS - Roadrunner, She Cracked, Modern World
34.THE REAL KIDS - Do the Boob
35.THE RUTS - Babylon's Burning
36.The Undertones - Teenage Kicks, I Gotta Getta, Here Comes the Summer, Get Over You, Jimmy Jimmy
37.Tony Joe White - Soul Francisco, Don't Steal My Love, Polk Salad Annie, Elements and Things, Rainy Night in Georgia, They Caught the Devil and Put Him in Jail in Eudora, Arkansas, Voodoo Village, Stud-Spider, Hard to Handle, Even Trolls Love Rock and Roll
38.MARVIN GAYE - Got to Give It Up, Inner City Blues
39.THE DOORS - Waiting for the Sun, Peace Frog, The Spy, Queen of the Highway, Blue Sunday, Love Her Madly, Cars Hiss by My Window, L.A. Woman, Hyacinth House, Riders on the Storm
40.JIMI HENDRIX - Freedom, Ezy Ryder, Astro Man, Angel, Message to Love, Room full of mirrors
41.SLY & THE FAMILY STONE - Family Affair, In Time, If You Want Me to Stay
42.Funkadelic - Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?, Super Stupid, Funky Dollar Bill
43.Pink Floyd - One of These Days
44.LED ZEPPELIN - Immigrant Song
45.ROLLING STONES - Miss You, Dance Little Sister, Hot Stuff, All Down the Line, Till the Next Goodbye

lgvenable
08-22-2011, 08:59 PM
Buffalo Springfield: "For What its Worth"

Beatles: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Beatles: Medley on Abbey Road:
"You Never Give Me Your Money" ,"Sun King","Mean Mr. Mustard", "Polythene Pam", "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window","Golden Slumbers","Carry That Weight",and the climax, "The End".

More modern? "Squeeter and the Monkey Man" : The Traveling Wilbury's

Tom Petty:Full Moon Fever, "I Won't Back Down", "Free Fallin'" and "Runnin' Down a Dream"

Tom Petty : Biggest Achievement for a Rocker? He took on the system and won! That helped eliminate the stranglehold labels used to have on artists! Hoo-rah!!;)

SEAWOLF97
12-26-2011, 03:29 PM
1970 -- Walking down Tu Do Street listening to CCR Susie Q...


Hey G.I. *********

Oh geeze Tim ...I read this again and flashed to sitting on the Bee's doorsill , feet dangling in
110kt breeze (with monkeybelt on) and just a boppin' along cross the Delta to SusieQ or California Girls coming over the helmets phones courtesy of AFVN

After listening to the BluRay 5.1 WYWH last night on the Senns ...I'd nominate any of the 5 tracks.

JUNGLECATGEORGE
06-04-2012, 04:01 PM
Glad to see you people have great tunes to listen to on good old rockin jbl speakers.almost all of my favorites are listed here..my fav is ces't la vie by bob seger.

Bucha
06-04-2012, 06:57 PM
This is coming from an 18 year old who has been listening to the 60's music all his life. My favorite would have to be Seger's Ramblin' Gamblin' Man. That song, I can just CRANK!!! I hate that new (c)rap that they play on the radio now a days.

Steve Schell
06-04-2012, 09:18 PM
I've been grooving to Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire" lately. It builds, fades and builds again, maintaining a high energy and interest level throughout.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8X6mlbq45k

richluvsound
06-05-2012, 02:21 AM
Steve,

what an brilliant album :applaud:

Rich

hjames
06-05-2012, 04:10 AM
This is coming from an 18 year old who has been listening to the 60's music all his life. My favorite would have to be Seger's Ramblin' Gamblin' Man. That song, I can just CRANK!!! I hate that new (c)rap that they play on the radio now a days.

They don't play music on the radio near me -
Talk talk, its only talk ...

All the good prog and rock stations in my area are gone -
I think WRNR out near Annapolis, MD is probably good -
but their signal doesn't reach my place -
even with antenna boosters & a rotor!

SEAWOLF97
06-05-2012, 09:15 AM
This is coming from an 18 year old who has been listening to the 60's music all his life. My favorite would have to be Seger's Ramblin' Gamblin' Man. That song, I can just CRANK!!! I hate that new (c)rap that they play on the radio now a days.

60's music is was got me thru the war (conflict ? police action ? whatever..). AFVN radio
(Armed Forces Vietnam) was a better rock station that what we have today
(and no damned car commercials) ..anyway,

its good to see an 18 y.o. appreciating some of the 60's tunes..it was quite an era ....my 30 y.o. son loves the punk/garage genre from then.

I made some little 12 inch narrow shelves that are wall mounted and next to the 3 active turntables in the home. I put the jackets up when playing the disks and can tell later what is still on the turntable.

The 3 currently displaying are : BS&T - Child is Father to the Man. 2. LedZep - first, and 3. Clash - Combat Rock.


Buffalo Springfield: "For What its Worth"

Beatles: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Beatles: Medley on Abbey Road:
"You Never Give Me Your Money" ,"Sun King","Mean Mr. Mustard", "Polythene Pam", "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window","Golden Slumbers","Carry That Weight",and the climax, "The End".

More modern? "Squeeter and the Monkey Man" : The Traveling Wilbury's

Tom Petty:Full Moon Fever, "I Won't Back Down", "Free Fallin'" and "Runnin' Down a Dream"

Tom Petty : Biggest Achievement for a Rocker? He took on the system and won! That helped eliminate the stranglehold labels used to have on artists! Hoo-rah!!http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/wink.gif


Larry .... our lists mesh very well

voice of theatr
06-05-2012, 04:34 PM
I've been grooving to Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire" lately. It builds, fades and builds again, maintaining a high energy and interest level throughout.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8X6mlbq45k


Great track! I've always really liked Harry Nilsson and that song still sounds fresh as the day it was recorded. Here are some more by Harry that come to mind (not recorded as loudly as "Jump Into the Fire" so crank them up!)......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS-jue4Yqt0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sLgXQrT9PI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsX5BkBsrMk

Harry had more talent in his little finger than many current day "retro" artists like Lenny Kravitz have in their entire body (nothing against Lenny)....

SEAWOLF97
06-05-2012, 04:50 PM
Great track! I've always really liked Harry Nilsson and that song still sounds fresh as the day it was recorded. Here are some more by Harry that come to mind (not recorded as loudly as "Jump Into the Fire" so crank them up!)......



Harry had more talent in his little finger than many current day "retro" artists like Lenny Kravitz have in their entire body (nothing against Lenny)....


I always liked his "you broke my heart , you tore it apart, so f*ck you"

they don't write great lyrics like that anymore ...;)

voice of theatr
06-05-2012, 05:14 PM
I always liked his "you broke my heart , you tore it apart, so f*ck you"

they don't write great lyrics like that anymore ...;)

Yeah, that's another classic from the "Son of Schmilsson" LP. I remember when I was a teenager we'd always give that particular track a little extra volume!!!