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  1. ATC - you can stream the one I mentioned above and listen to it on your computer for free!!! Be warned though - lots of leftside politics and they play a VERY wide variety of music as well. Best times to listen are 6:00am to noon and 2:00pm to 6:00pm IMHO. Enjoy.

  2. There's one by The Dropkick Murphys - I think it's just called "The Irish Drinking Song" - it's pretty simple. From what I recall, the lyrics go kinda like this:

    drink and drink and drink and drink and drink and drink and fight


    drink and drink and drink and drink and drink and drink and fight


    or something very close to that. It's a punk rock classic.

  3. I just um, procured the latest by these guys - "The Dirty South" this past weekend. I was ill-prepared for the onslaught contained within. I first heard of them a couple of years ago, a friend suggested them and said to watch for them, it would only be a matter of time before they hit. Well...... they've hit hard. I had heard a couple of songs on the local public radio station WMNF 88.5 - www.wmnf.org - here in Tampa (always a good sign when they get airplay on non-commercial radio) and liked what I heard so I figured I'd check them out. They play nasty greasy rock n roll with some country overtones - picture a bastard child spawned of Dinosaur Jr and Johnny Cash. I know that's hard to fathom but it's the closest I can come up with. Listen for yourself. The lyrical content is working man's blues - very topical and opinionated. Not for everyone but right up my alley.

  4. There were a LOT of excellent rock songs put out in the '80s - they just didn't play them on the radio.

    I see Metallica and GnR were referenced already - and it also depends on how hard you like your rock, but some others.....

    Cult of Personality - Living Colour

    Spellbound - Triumph

    N.F.L. - Anthrax

    Holy Diver - Dio

    etc etc - I realize that these are pretty hard - but like I said - the good stuff wasn't on the radio.....

  5. I saw the Scorps in 1984 on the "Love At First Sting" tour (Rock You Like A Hurricane was the big single) with a very young Bon Jovi opening. They kicked major a$$ - Matthias Jabs is an extremely underrated guitarist - he replaced Michael Schenker and actually improved the group. The essential Scorpions IMO must include "Animal Magnetism" and "Lovedrive" - both are stellar albums.

  6. along the lines of what Edna stated, GH compilations are also a convenient way for bands to fulfill contractual obligations to management / record labels without tipping their hand to what's next. And I also definitely recommend GH albums as a great starting point for people to familiarize themselves with a group they don't know, but personally I think albums (CDs now) that have a great song cycle - that flow along - are far more appealing than a roster of singles.

  7. Wow - for all of the knowledgable music people we have in here I can't believe there are no big Rush fans other than myself. They were / are one of the most talented groups ever to grace the scene. They are all top notch musicians and have lyrics that go way beyond the usual "do me baby" tripe that most rock bands play. I would rank them right up there with Zep, Who, Floyd etc.

  8. Oh No !!! I'll beware in case trouble comes to town

    The Fabulous T-Birds were (are?) a second tier blues / Texas R&B band whose main claim to fame is that Jimmie Vaughn is Stevie Ray's older brother. I think we can safely say that SRV was from the deep end of the gene pool while Jimmie...........wasn't.

  9. SuperFLY Me to The Moon - Curtis Mayfield & Frank Sinatra

    More Than a FEELING That Way Too - Boston & Peter Frampton

    I Believe I Can FLY Me Courageous - R. Kelly & Drivin' and Cryin'

    When Doves CRY Me A River - Prince & Joe Cocker

    Bye Bye LOVE Me Do - The Everly Brothers & The Beatles

    Money For NOTHING Else Matters - Dire Straits & Metallica

    Two Tickets To PARADISE By The Dashboard Light - Eddie Money & Meatloaf

    Days Go BY The Time I Get To Phoenix - Dirty Vegas & Glen Campbell

    Times Like THESE Boots are Made For Walking - Foo Fighters & Nancy Sinatra

    this is amusing.... heh heh, yeah

  10. from ATC - "Gov't Mule is also on my recommendations list. FideltyFiend had mentioned them and I'm waiting for his detailed explanation."

    I'm falling behind I thinks - Gov't Mule - www.mule.net/ - is a blues based jam band led by guitarist Warren Haynes. He usually has 4 or 5 other projects going at any given time it seems, and still tours constantly with the Mule. He and Derek Trucks - www.derektrucks.com/ - are the main two guitarists for the majority of the current Allman Bros shows (although for a limited spring tour, Robben Ford is playing with the ABB), but I digress. Gov't Mule is all about the music - they jam hard and long. A great intro to them is "The Deepest End" - it's a live recording that was a tribute to GM's original bassist (Allen Woody) who died unexpectedly in August 2000. It has a who's who of guest bassists (Flea, Bootsy Collins, Les Claypool, Jason Newsted, Roger Glover to name a few) performing songs from GMs catalogue as well as some covers and flat out jams. For pure talent and improvisational skills, they are certainly one of the best live bands playing today.


  11. I cut my musical teeth in the 70's. Until I started mowing lawns and shoveling snow at about 12 years old, I used to spend my allowance ($5.00) on 45's every week. It was like the holy grail getting to go to the record store each week. (Once I started making enough money on my own, I bought LPs.) I would buy 4 or 5 45's at a time religiously. Of course it wasn't until later, looking back on it that I realized what cool music was out then. Even though disco was what was on the radio, there was this small underground group of weirdos that smoked pot (gasp!) and listened to Rush and Alice Cooper and Queen and Led Zep and Deep Purple and all of the stuff that made the seventies worthwhile. No doubt there was a ton of great tunes out then, they just didn't get played on the radio where I lived. (Holland, MI., where there are more churches than people).

  12. I haven't seen a thread along these lines yet - what is your favorite venue for live music - a club or theatre or an arena that has a special meaning or is just the best place you have where you are..... My top three are as follows:

    Jannus Landing www.jannuslanding.net the oldest music venue in FL

    Ruth Eckerd Hall www.rutheckerdhall.com

    Tampa Theatre www.tampatheatre.org

    these are my favorite local places to see live shows. I know every area has their own.... what are yours?

  13. I have a couple of Wilco titles - Being There, and YHF in my collection, also most of the Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt catalogues as well. Tweedy and Farrar were much better together IMO, tho I really like both of their releases from the Wilco and Son Volt bands. I believe the tension between the two really played a big part in the music they made together. I think Anodyne is a classic and far superior to any thing that followed from either camp.

  14. I can state with relative certainty that ATC will not like Radiohead save one or two songs. Most of their early stuff was straight forward mope rock, and they have since moved on to nearly unlistenable background noise for sleeping. I think this band is another example of a marginally talented group capitalizing on the buzz created by the so-called expert music critics. A band that never would've gotten the public's attention without non-stop promotion by the industry rag writers (no offense Edna). (see also The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Darkness). Then again, what do I know?

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