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  1. This almost feels out of place, in between all the counting and alphabet threads, but here goes. I just wanted to start a thread where people could learn some things about music. Hopefully, this thread will last a spell, and everyone will contribute. The only rule is your bit of information has to deal with music. Births, Deaths, releases, etc. Anything you'd like. I just like learning, cause I'm a geek. On this day, Noveber 16th: 1955 ~ Johnny Cash appears on the charts for the first time with the single "Cry,cry,cry" 1973 ~ John Lennon releases the album "Mind Games" 1987 ~ Lenny Kravitz marries Lisa Bonet
  2. House of Pain and Drop Dead Legs are my two favorites from that one. As far as Ciderella goes, I could never get past the guy with the Steven Tyler complex. I mean, all the scarves? C'mon, dude.
  3. That could be any one of a number of Bon Jovi songs. Welcome to Songfacts. I'm Jr.
  4. "Play it pretty for Atlanta" That album also has the best version of 'Crossroads', IMO.
  5. Well, we could keep jumping back generations, I suppose, but we'd get nowhere. Rock's roots have been traced and retraced umpteen times. I was just curious about this one genre. It seems there are a few subdivisions that fall under '80's metal'. The big hair, synchronized head banging stuff, clearly, was more flash than substance. The more serious metal, Maiden, Priest, Motorhead, is still around today, touring, because their music had some substance. These bands, (and others) were more about the music, so they've maintained a certain status. They can still sell out the larger venues. The hair bands, on the other hand, if they're still together, play clubs. Heck, over at Kahunaville, we get 3 or 4 hair bands playing one show, because that's the only way they can get people to show up. Anyway, I've got to get to work.
  6. I was listening to Van Halen's debut album today while I wrote out bills, and Eddie's work on that cd still astonishes me. Good God, that album is 26 years old. Eruption was 102 seconds of guitar work that shaped the next decade of guitarists. Nothing had been heard like that before, and it's tremors (haha) were felt into the mid-80's. So, my question is, goofy clothes and big hair aside, does that 80's metal have anything memorable or redeeming qualities about it? I know I listened to Ratt's first 2 or 3 albums. I also thought, at the time, Motley Crue's 'Shout at the Devil' and 'Too Fast For Love' albums were pretty good. I can't get through a song of theirs, now. Vince Neil's voice is like an ice pick in my ear. Maiden kicked a$$, and still does. I listened to some Scorpions, which were ok. Nothing special, though, IMO. Never cared for Judas Priest. Ozzy had his string of hired guns on lead guitar to keep him looking good. Jake E. Lee was better than Randy Rhodes, IMO. I think the one thing that's common among all the 'hair bands' , looking back now, is that they all look pretty silly. Warrent, Skid Row, Cinderella, Ratt, Poison, (huh. Rat poison.), the Crue, Winger etc, none have stood the test of time, to me anyway. Any other thoughts? Help me out here, I'm trying to get an actual discussion about music going.
  7. Are you sure you're not in your 40's, Daniel-san?
  8. Double Live Gonzo ~ Ted Nugent. Uncle Ted in his prime, and at his most primal. Also, one of the best album covers ever. After that, my favorites are: KISS ~ Alive Thin Lizzy ~ Live and Dangerous Aerosmith ~ Live Bootleg
  9. Everyone's entitled to their opinion, I suppose.
  10. Rats. I was gonna say that. How about the old Roger Miller cut "If you want me to" Thunder rollin? lightnin? flashin? But right through the middle of it I go dashin? Goes to show how far I?ll go for you If you want me to Well, hurricane winds blow grief and sorrow But I?d run through one tomorrow Goes to show how far I?ll go for you If you want me to Well, there?s no limit to What I?ll not go through for you Anything you ask of me I?ll make it my destiny Well...maybe not. Still a good song, though.
  11. I think he's funny. Reminds me of that puppy on the cartoons that comes up behind the cat and yaps. Scares the crap out of the cat.
  12. Here's a nice vampire. Seriously, though, I can't say much about today's 'horror' movies, because I don't watch them any more. I burned out on them probably when I hit twenty-two or so. There's only so much gore a person can watch before it gets repetitive. It seems today's version of 'horror' is go scare people with what 'might happen to you' films, i.e., natural disasters, nuclear holocausts, etc. And people pay to see it. As long as that happens, people will make the movie. So, with seeing all the 'real horror' in the world today up on the silver screen, yesteryear's version of horror seems campy and comical. Vampires, and ghouls and such. Ha Ha, titter titter. Funny stuff, right? Anyway, I don't know where I'm going with this, but brother, I'm on my way!!LOL. Personally, if I'm going to watch something for a scare, I'd rather it be supernatural. Now that scares the bejesus out of me. The Sixth Sense is probably the best in that category in the last 20 years, (Of course, I haven't seen many, so I could be wrong) The Gift was a pretty good movie, as well, but I thought it could have been much better. Anyway, I'll leave you with a few of Russ Meyer's gals. Why? Who cares!
  13. That's a bagpipe at the end of 'Lucky Man'? Really?
  14. Sorry. I looked it up, and found she wrote the song. I'd never heard of this girl before your post. I'm old, you see. :: And yes, these girls can get going at times. It's best just to leave and wait for them to run out of steam. Unless, of course, you've a mind to dive in with them.
  15. It's funny you should mention that. I was speaking with my Mom today, and I asked her to e-mail some photos. I don't have any of myself.If Mom ever gets around to it, I'll post a pic.
  16. I've been pondering changing mine for a bit.
  17. I would imagine it's probably a local dirivative for 'cord', as in a cord of wood. I'm just guessing, though.
  18. No one mentioned Canned Heat's 'Going Up the Country'. I believe that's a flute.
  19. Dude, I'm picking you for my phone a friend.
  20. Well, I thought "Shake Rattle and Roll" was better than Rock Around the Clock, personally. I think, probably, there was 'rock an roll' before that, just not recognized as such. Let's ask the resident Research Expert.....bluesboy?
  21. You know what's interesting about that? In high school, I took poetry, pottery, home ec, etc, and all the guys laughed at me. "You took all the chick classes, you fool!" Then, about 3 weeks into the school year, those guys realized I was spending half my school day in classrooms with 25 women. Who's the fool now?
  22. Jailbreakdown Jailbreak ~ Thin Lizzy Breakdown ~ Tom Petty I should get a bonus point for using one word.
  23. I don't have anything to add. I just like being in a room full of women.
  24. ?Unwritten? is an uplifting song, written for her younger brother's birthday, telling him "today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten". Its a great song with a gospel-style chorus featuring her sister and two friends and deserves to be another top 5 hit if released as a single. I did a search, and here's what I found. Apparently, the young lady wrote it herself. Welcome to Songfacts. Karaoke begins promptly a 6pm.
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