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Posted: 13 July 2008 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Thank the little baby Jeebus for YouTube.

Here be 3 songs that should have been hits.

An emotional fish
Celebrate

A cross between Nirvana and Johnny Cash and really good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtvBBL9NEaM

It’s the first time
Lois Lane

Because I have to give a shout-out to my paisan.
Delicious, soulful pop and delicious sisters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HRx4XXIjBg&feature=related


Downtown train
Tom Waits

I suppose this was a bit of a hit, but I list it anyway if only to express my heartfelt wish that Rod Steward be hunted down and killed for making such a lame-ass cover of such a great song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OLA6AiZlVw

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Posted: 14 July 2008 06:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Sander - 13 July 2008 11:22 PM

Here be 3 songs that should have been hits.

An emotional fish
Celebrate

A cross between Nirvana and Johnny Cash and really good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtvBBL9NEaM

I’ll agree with you on this one.

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Posted: 15 July 2008 08:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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BRUCE BURLESON’S TOP TEN ROCK SONGS OF ALLLLLLL TIME (songs that I would stop whatever I was doing to hear):

1. YOU REALLY GOT ME - KINKS

2. SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT - NIRVANA

3. HOT SMOKE & SASAFRASS - BUBBLE PUPPY (best live band ever)

4. SHARP DRESSED MAN - ZZ TOP (that little old band from Texas)

5. PHOENIX - WISHBONE ASH

6. LOCOMOTIVE BREATH - JETHRO TULL

7. SATISFACTION - (can’t remember the band’s name)

8. NEVER IN MY LIFE - MOUNTAIN

9. YOU SHOOK ME - AC/DC

9.5 CROSSROADS - CREAM

9.75 ROCK & ROLL - LED ZEPPELIN

10.I SAW HER STANDING THERE - BEATLES (had to put them in there somewhere)

10. YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME - ROKY AND THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS

10. NANTUCKET SLEIGH RIDE - MOUNTAIN (beautiful)

10. FREE BIRD - LYNYRD SKYNYRD

10. CINNAMON GIRL - THE MAN (NEIL)

10. VOODOO CHILD - STEVIE RAY VAUGHN’S VERSION

[ Edited: 16 July 2008 04:50 PM by Ecurb Noselrub]
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Posted: 16 July 2008 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Bruce, while those are good choices, I’m surprised that a Christian would listen to a band whose catalog includes “Highway to Hell.” I have met very few Christians who understand that any devil/hell references in rock are merely fantasy storytelling or macho posturing: “We’re singing about the devil - oooh, scary!”

My first choice for a neglected song - River Deep Mountain High by Tina Turner, with a classic Phil Spector production. Apparently it was a huge hit in Europe but went nowhere in America. Regarding Celine Dion’s cover of the song, Canada should make a national apology for foisting her on the world, or at least offer to let the US keep Rush as compensation.

Others include most of the tracks on the compilation Motown Sings Motown Treasures, alternate versions of the hits recorded by other Motown artists. The Fantastic Four version of “If This World Were Mine” is beautiful.

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Posted: 16 July 2008 09:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Bruce Burleson - 16 July 2008 12:06 AM

BRUCE BURLESON’S TOP TEN

Salt Creek’s 60’s and 70’s Hour of Power, in no particular order:

Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Long As I Can See The Light
Steve Miller - Take The Money And Run
Standells - Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White
Jethro Tull - We Used To Know
Eagles - Victim Of Love
David Bowie - Suffragette City
Rolling Stones - Stray Cat Blues
Little Feat - Rock And Roll Doctor
Beatles - Another Girl
Fleetwood Mac - Second Hand News
Bob Seger - Fire Down Below
T Rex - Bang A Gong
Doors - Soul Kitchen
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man
Guess Who - Star Baby
Leon Russell - Stranger In A Strange Land

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Posted: 16 July 2008 08:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Lots of great songs. Are you familiar with the phenomenon known as the “27 Club” - famous musicians who died at age 27?  Check it out - some groups on our lists are affected.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/27_club

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Posted: 16 July 2008 08:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Bonzo held out until age 32. Maybe the vodka kept him preserved for a few more years- or maybe it just took 5 more years for John to finish his drum solo in “Moby Dick.”

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Posted: 16 July 2008 09:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Bruce Burleson - 14 July 2008 10:14 PM
Sander - 13 July 2008 11:22 PM

Here be 3 songs that should have been hits.

An emotional fish
Celebrate

A cross between Nirvana and Johnny Cash and really good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtvBBL9NEaM

I’ll agree with you on this one.

Me too.

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Posted: 17 July 2008 07:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Bruce Burleson - 17 July 2008 12:18 AM

Are you familiar with the phenomenon known as the “27 Club” - famous musicians who died at age 27?

I haven’t heard that term but I’m definitely familiar with the concept.

My opinion is that any such club should only include musicians whose deaths were self-inflicted in some way. Not just substance abuse and suicide, but also reckless behavior. Robert Johnson would qualify if the story was true about him flirting with a married woman. Whether Tupac Shakur would qualify if he met the age criterion (he was two years shy of 27) is difficult to say.

If we deleted the age criterion, this would rule out Patsy Cline, Ronnie Van Zandt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Randy Rhoads, and Cliff Burton - there’s a high risk of transportation accidents in any profession that involves traveling. It would also rule out Dimebag Darrell and Ty Longley.

Now I’m feeling like the musical grim reaper…

[ Edited: 17 July 2008 07:36 AM by Carstonio]
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Posted: 17 July 2008 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Jefe - 16 July 2008 05:20 PM

Jefe’s Music of Mayhem - again in no particular order


Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb
Annie Lennox - Put a Little Love in your Heart
Leonard Cohen - Be for Real
David Bowie - Space Oddity
The Smashing Pumpkins - Rat in a Cage
Shriekback - Nemesis
Eagles - Hotel California
Alan Parson’s Project - Pyramania
Alice in Chains - I Stay Away
Hayden - Bunk Bed
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
UB40 - Rat in my Kitchen
U2 - Beautiful Day
Concrete Blonde - Tomorrow Wendy
The Police - King of Pain
Led Zepplin - Immigrant Song
The Pixies - Wave of Mutilation
Violent Femmes - Why Can’t I get Just One Kiss
Was not Was - Hi Dad, I’m in Jail

A very cool and eclectic list Jefe.

Here’re Sander’s Psychotic Sound Suggestions for the Professional Ponderers of Pointlessness and Pain.


The Sundays: Skin and Bones
David Bowie: Heroes
Roxy Music: On the radio
Lloyd Cole: People just ain’t no good
Prince: Condition of the heart
Siouxsie and the Banshees: 92 degrees
The Cure: Faith
Echo and the Bunnymen: The killing moon
The Sisters of Mercy: Alice
New Order: Blue Monday
and, of course

Rod Stewart with; Have I told you lately that my ballads suck ass.

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“You know I’m born to lose, and gambling is for fools.
But that’s the way I like it baby, I don’t want to live forever.”

From the autobiography of A.A.Mills, ‘The passage of time, according to an estranged, casual tyrant.’

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Posted: 18 July 2008 08:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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What, No Uriah Heep fans here?

Uriah Heep - The Wizard

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Posted: 18 July 2008 09:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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Put these on your mix cassette tape, and pop it into your “boom box”:

AC/DC - Back in black
Van Halen (NOT Van Hagar) - Running with the devil
Judas Priest - Breaking the law
Guns N Roses - Paradise City
Whitesnake - Here I go again
Scorpions - Rock you like a hurricane
Ratt - Round and round
Dokken - In my dreams
Bon Jovi - Livin’ on a prayer
Europe - The final countdown
Quiet Riot - Party all night
Duran Duran - The reflex
Michael Jackson - Beat it
The Cars - Moving in stereo

And pretty much anything from Def Leppard’s “Pyromania” and “Hysteria” albums (BTW, Steve Clark didn’t qualify for the 27 club; he died at 30).

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Posted: 18 July 2008 09:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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Josh - 18 July 2008 01:09 PM

Europe - The final countdown
Michael Jackson - Beat it

I guess there is no point in arguing over bad taste, but Europe ? Really ?

Sweden can’t stop apologizing for these clowns.

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Posted: 18 July 2008 09:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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Sander - 18 July 2008 01:41 PM
Josh - 18 July 2008 01:09 PM

Europe - The final countdown
Michael Jackson - Beat it

I guess there is no point in arguing over bad taste, but Europe ? Really ?

Don’t be mean. Someone you think you respect might have a hidden fascination with rock chanteuses such as Alanis, Sarah McLachlan, or Erin McKeown. For all you know, they might be a closet folkie. Every day is a winding road.

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Posted: 18 July 2008 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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Jefe - 18 July 2008 01:53 PM

I still get infected with the ABBA virus every time I hear them on the radio.

I got infected by the Roxette virus simply because of a certain someone who enjoyed listening to them.

But ABBA? Eewwwwwwwwwww!

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Posted: 18 July 2008 10:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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Salt Creek - 18 July 2008 01:45 PM
Sander - 18 July 2008 01:41 PM
Josh - 18 July 2008 01:09 PM

Europe - The final countdown
Michael Jackson - Beat it

I guess there is no point in arguing over bad taste, but Europe ? Really ?

Don’t be mean. Someone you think you respect might have a hidden fascination with rock chanteuses such as Alanis, Sarah McLachlan, or Erin McKeown. For all you know, they might be a closet folkie. Every day is a winding road.

Uh, equating Sarah McLachlan with these poofy-haired nincompoops goes against all that is considered decent by good, clean and morally sound citizens.
I am sorry but this will not stand, man. To quote his Dudeness and Bush 1.

‘The final countdown’ sucks donkeyballs and I will defend this useless opinion to the death.

PS. I knew that whole ‘being civilized’ bullshit was going to bite me in the ass.
Damn you SC for remembering all my drivel.
I didn’t mean a word of it and I retract it immediately.
Nothing but a momentary lapse of pissed-offnes.

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“You know I’m born to lose, and gambling is for fools.
But that’s the way I like it baby, I don’t want to live forever.”

From the autobiography of A.A.Mills, ‘The passage of time, according to an estranged, casual tyrant.’

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