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  1. I wouldn't be surprised if it was subtitled in London as well.
  2. After I read the "rainbow songs" thread, I'd recommend Rainbow's "On Stage" live album [1977] to anyone who hasn't heard that there was a band called Rainbow.
  3. Rainbow were one of the biggest bands among rock fans in Bulgaria. Actually, I was kind of surprised when I read your post and thought it was a joke - "there was a band called Rainbow"??? The band was created by Ritchie Blackmore after he left Deep Purple in 1974, before or during the recordings of the "Burn" album. He obviously wasn't happy with his role in the band (coincidently or not, "Burn" is considered the last really successful Deep Purple recording). So Ritchie Blackmore created his own band, and struck gold by getting Ronnie James Dio sing lead vocals (Dio was recommended to him by a friend who said something along the lines of "I have a singer for you who can stop a train with his voice"). They mostly sucked after 1978 (about the time when Dio left; he joined Black Sabbath in 1979 and recorded several albums with them before moving on to a solo career) and Ritchie Blackmore constantly changed the line up, but their early albums were great. They have some famous live recordings, especially "On Stage" [1977] - I'd highlight their rendition of Deep Purple's "Mistreated", with very powerful vocals by Dio. They also had a huge hit in 1980 with "I Surrender", which still gets a lot of radio play on retro radios (at least around here).
  4. For #1, I would include CCR's "Run Through The Jungle" (if you've read "The Talisman", you'll know why). Also Rainbow - Run With The Wolf.
  5. The Beatles - Let It Be (I HATE this song) Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (and this is one I REALLY HATE) Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water AC/DC - The Jack Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love Fleetwood Mac - Dreams Guns'N'Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine ZZ Top - La Grange
  6. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Mark Knopfler yet.
  7. 1) Thanks, it's Judy Garland 2) That's the problem with Tiger Rag, I have an original CD but there are no musician credits.
  8. 1) "I've got the right to sing the blues" - white female singer - who is she? I heard this one on the radio in the car last night and would like to find the song. I would call the radio if I could find on which station it was. :: 2) This one's been bothering me for quite some time and I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. Who plays the piano part in Louis Armstrong's "Butter & Egg Man" on the "Tiger Rag" album? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
  9. Inspired from the Classic Rock thread. What was the best year for movies that you can remember (recent history)? I vote for 1994: Pulp Fiction! Forrest Gump! The Shawshank Redemption!! Leon (The Professional)!!
  10. But movies tend to get worse all the time, yes - the last really great year was 1994.
  11. Fortunately, in Bulgaria they never dub movies, they always put subtitles. They actually only dub soap operas here, I guess because the target audience has trouble reading.
  12. It's by Bangles and I actually like it. Probably because I heard their version before the original.
  13. It looks like Led Zeppelin's 'Black Dog' was also released in 1972, that's a rocker. For 1979, I'd pick 'Sultans Of Swing' and 'Highway To Hell'.
  14. 1972: Rock'n'Roll Suicide - David Bowie Or Moonage Daydream.
  15. I think I'd go with 1971. Some that weren't mentioned above: Black Sabbath - "Paranoid" Deep Purple - "Fireball" (their breakthrough album, although the next 2 were better) Emerson, Lake and Palmer - "Tarkus" Rod Stewart - "Every Picture Tells a Story" (some of his biggest hits)
  16. "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" - The Smiths
  17. Let me insist on Marillion's debut album Script For A Jester's Tear one more time, and suggest Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') [1974] A real Zappa classic which can also serve as a good, light introduction for those who are not familiar with his unique music and lyrics, as in his own words, "it is an album of songs and stories set to music performed for your dining and dancing pleasure." :-) Includes the famous 4-part suite "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow", mandatory great guitar solos in just about every track but especially "Cosmik Debris", "Apostrophe" and "Stink Foot", and good piano work in "Uncle Remus".
  18. 1. Whole Lotta Rosie 2. It's a Long Way To The Top 3. The Jack 4. Touch Too Much 5. Highway To Hell 6. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 7. Walk All Over You 8. Live Wire 9. Back In Black 10. For Those About To Rock
  19. 3 suggestions: R.E.M - Document (1987) "Document" was R.E.M.'s breakthrough album after half a decade of languishing in semi-obscurity on the college-rock circuit. Featuring the hits "The One I Love," "It's the End of the World as we Know it (And I Feel Fine)," and "Finest Worksong", as well as the hugely underrated "Welcome To The Occupation" and "King Of Birds". The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (1986) "While it is true that the Smiths were primarily a singles band, "The Queeen is Dead" is a rare example of an album almost completetly perfected. When one looks backs the 80s there simply isn't another album as cohesive as this one. The chemistry between Morrissey and Marr was at its' zenith during the recording of this album. Their songwriting collaborations were the most poignant of their career; songs like 'There is a Light That Never Goes Out,' 'Bigmouth Strikes Again' and 'The Boy with a Thorn in His Side' are among the most well written songs of the entire decade. This album, however, is not flawless. 'Frankly Mr. Shankly' and 'Some Girls' are not mere drivel, but at the same time they do not live up to the standard achieved by the other eight tracks on the album. That all being said, this is a brilliant album with some great melodies and very witty lyrics. Above all though, one can't really appreciate the face of modern British music without hearing this album...several times.... " Leftfield - Leftism (1995) Now, dance/electronic is not quite my favorite genre, but I really like this album. It's the perfect background for almost anything you enjoy :-) "A lot of people were eager for the arrival of this album, but few knew how badly the world needed it. Leftism is the first world map of dance, charting worldbeat, jungle, techno, hip-hop and a steel drum full of dub across an ever-fragmenting clubland. Barnes and Daley's hardcore cred (ex-punks, friends with lots of Rasta types, no interviews) and pop touch made them perfect emissaries, and Leftism became the first essential clubber's purchase to crossover to the mainstream. Part of Leftism's crossover - and Leftfield's retention of club cool -- can be attributed to the savvy use of guest vocalists. "Original" pits Curve's Toni Halliday against moody trip-hop, thereby inventing Garbage two years early, while the artist formerly known as Johnny Rotten's banshee prophecy of a burning Hollywood over the caning house rhythms of "Open Up" still sounds incendiary. Conversely, "Afro-Left," "Space Shanty" and junglist tornado "Storm 3000" deliver punishing dancefloor beats without sacrificing the instant, dynamic impact of top-flight pop. "
  20. AC/DC - Live In Paris (1979) This is one of Bon Scott's last live performances, recorded in September 1979. (I don't know if you can find this on DVD though, I had it on VHS years ago).
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