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  1. I will weigh in with my vote. I like the 70's-early 80's Pink Floyd. I own Dark Side, Wish, The Wall, and The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays Pink Floyd, (which I recommend for any Pink Floyd fan that doesn't already own it. I can't say if the PF I like is better or worse than the other incarnations of the group, because I don't know. I haven't listened to very much of it at all. By the way, on the subject of Pink Floyd, back in 1986, I was in the army, stationed in Colorado, and invented a drink called "The Pink Floyd" 1. Fill blender with ice 2. Add vodka to taste 3. 1/2 can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate Blend until it's like a slurpee. Enjoy your Pink Floyd ::
  2. Countess Sparrow Hawk I can live with that.
  3. Looks like a statue to me.
  4. This post should have been called "your favorite drummer". There will never be a concensus #1 drummer, guitarist, bassist,etc. Music is too subjective, and there are way too many different styles to come up with a coprehensive 1,2,3,list. That being said, I enjoy a lot of different drummers. It depends on what mood I'm in. As far as rock goes: I've seen Neal Peart's name in here several times. While he is very, very good at his craft, I've never been a fan of the 'crashing into everything in sight' style. Don't get me wrong, it's impressive as h$ll, especially when you see him live. It just gets a bit tedious after a while.It's almost as though it's a classroom for drummers sometimes. Very precise and textbook in his approach. It's perfect if you're in the mood for something intense, though. Stewart Copeland also falls into this category, but while he also has a disciplined style, he has a little more freelance, off the cuff attitude and isn't above throwing in some unexpected surprises every now and then. There are some really fun drummers out there, and I think those are the ones who have a true drummer's soul. Keith Moon, Bonzo, Mitch Mitchell, Ginger Baker. These cats were as one with their kits. They didn't just play the drums, they became a part of the kit. Real free lancers who felt what they were doing. I'm not sure if Mitch Mitchell is still around or not. Above average drummers are the ones who can get after it pretty good, but , for whatever reason, just can't quite break into that ' my God, he's the greatest!' category. Joey Kramer, Alex Van Halen, Tommy Lee, Bun E. Carlos, Mick Fleetwood, Roger Taylor,etc, all have their moments of greatness, but when it comes down to it, they're in the background because of the band they're in. If you want something a little more basic, Phil Rudd, Peter Criss, Phil Collins, etc, provide a steady beat, don't do anything to blow you away, but they're solid, and that's what any drummer is supposed to be, first and foremost. Heck, I could play Peter Criss' entire solo off of 'Alive' within the first year after I picked up the drumsticks. That's not saying it's bad, just simplistic. Anyway, sorry to have gone on for so long. I haven't played the drums in twenty years, and just talking about these drummers I used to idolize brings back those days. Thanks Songfacts!
  5. Oh, it's gonna be like that, is it Dave? Must be a slow night in the forums.
  6. I didn't think you were being serious, but I've never listened to Iced T , I only drink it. So, the possibility was there.
  7. Ok, are being serious?
  8. A friend co-worker and I were discussing music today, and the topic got around to ' what band sounds like another band', which led to who's music seeps through in other band's songs? For instance, there is no doubt in my mind that Chrissy Hynde was a big influence was a big influence on Shania Twain. If you listen to their styles, every once in a while, she'll (Twain) will have a certain vibratto (is that the right word?) or inflection in her song that is strikingly similar to Chrissy Hynde. Maybe it's just me, but when I first heard it, I thought "man, she sounds like somebody else" When I finally made the connection, it all fell into place. I started picking up on more and more similarities. Anyone else have any comparisons they'd like to share? By the way, if this has already been covered before, please disregard this post. ::
  9. I give up. where? Welcome to Songfacts.
  10. I'm sorry, but Dolly Parton's version is better. At least I think it is. It's more simplistic and more heartfelt. Whitney Houston's version is a grandiose egomaniacal self indulgent shell of the original. but hey, that's just one man's opinion. Oh, as far as love songs, I always thought Madonna's "Crazy For You" was pretty good. "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak might qualify as an angst ridden lust song. That's kind of like love, isn't it?
  11. I believe the women you're refering to is really only one woman. Her name is Michael Anthony. LOL. It's true. He's one of the defining sounds of VH. Just to make sure before I opened my mouth, I went and looked at the sleeves, and there's no mention anywhere of any background singers.
  12. I enjoy just about all types of music. It would be easier to list what doesn't appeal to me. 1. Rap That's about it. Oh, and Dave wrote about the whole teen bubble gum Hillary Duff genre. I don't follow it, but I have learned to tolerate it. I have 9 year old twins, and they listen to all that Disney Channel stuff. It's safe and innocent, which is exactly what my kids are. They can listen to that kind of stuff as long as they want. I'm dreading the day when they start experimenting. Fortunately, they like alot of "Dad's olden times music" as they used to call it. It's not unusual for one of my kids to come down the hall singing George Harrison's "What is Life" or something along those lines.
  13. I've always been partial to Houses of the Holy. My favorite songs, though, are Battle of Evermore and Misty Mountain Hop.
  14. _jr_


    I've had this one dream off and on for most of my life. I'm at Pearl Harbor a few days before it's bombed, but I know about it, and I keep trying to warn everyone, but everyone ignores me. Then, I hear the Zeros over head, but I never see them because there's so much black smoke, and even though I can't see, I know exactly where I am, standing on a dock, looking at just thick black smoke, and thinking "if that smoke wasn't here, I could see the harbor". That's when I wake up, every time. Sometimes the smell of smoke stays with me for quite some time after I wake up. It makes me think a little that there may be something to the whole 'previous life' thing. I know the Buddists believe your body is just a carrier for your soul, which is eternal, and moves from body to body, forever. That's why they spend their entire life preparing to die the correct way, so the soul they pass on will be clean, because once it's damaged, it's forever. Anyway, sorry for going off the subject a bit. Oh, and by the way, does anyone know where the stars come from over your icon? I didn't have any yesterday, now I do.
  15. ZZ Top - one long distorted drone. George Thorogood - for the love of God, play something without a slide guitar in it. Eric Clapton- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Nothing to get excited over. I don't see what the shouting is all about. Jackson Browne - see Eric Clapton Dave Mathews band - see Jackson Browne
  16. Guitar- Stevie Ray Vaughan Bass- Lenny Kravitz (Believe it or not, he's really quite good) Drums- Stewart Copeland Vocals - Steven Tyler (the one from the early to mid 70's, not that cartoon he is today.)
  17. Thanks! I don't have time to look around right now, but I saved it to my favorites. Mucho Apreciado, dude.
  18. I'm not sure how many people in here listen to it, but I enjoy big band/swing music. I have all the "standards"; Take the A-Train, String of Pearls, Swing Swing Swing, The One Oclock Jump, Pennsylvania 6-500, etc. I want to delve a little deeper into this genre, but I'm not sure to look for. I think swing and bluegrass are probably two of the purest forms of music out there What I'd like are some suggestions. Thanks! Dave
  19. I own 8 or 9 cds of the Coop. One I haven't seen listed here is "From the Inside". A very good cd. Also, to the poster above, "You Drive Me Nervous" kicks *ss!. Anyway, here's my list: 1. Killers 2. Goes to Hell 3. From the Inside 4. Love it to Death 5. A Fistful of Alice (A live one...the energy level is unreal) Cuts: 1. Generation Landslide 2. Desperado 3. Jack Knife Johnny 4. Hello Hooray 5. You Drive Me Nervous Also, I just remembered, I used to have a very early album called "Pretties for You". I wonder what ever happened to that....
  20. Speaking of songs that had great timbral potential. Morrissey's "November Spawned A Monster" could have been one of my favourite songs of his if not for the placement of this weird woman's garble in the middle - that killed the song right there. If anyone knows where to get an edited version of this song with that excised, I'd be thankful to them.
  21. Oooohh., this is a good one. I'll have to ponder and get back tomorrow. When building a supergroup, one must make sure the parts mesh
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