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  1. Was the Christopher Cross album really any good though?
  2. Thank you Blind-fitter, its good to be back. But can someone tell me how I can get an avatar? Yes boredom Carl. But what I often wonder is where did the boredom come from? Is boredom hieghtened somehow during the teenagers/young adult's experience? Or was their brand of boredom something unique to 80s culture? Or was the boredom generated from something else? Personally I think if someone is bored then its their own damn fault.
  3. The TOP TEN Best American bands of the 80s: Pixies The Replacements Minutemen R.E.M. Butthole Surfers Sonic Youth Cmaper Van Bethoven Husker Du Jane's Addiction Dinosaur jr. this is off the top of my head...who am I missing?
  4. When the 1980s began basketball players wore their shorts in a tight-fitting manner, with their socks up to their kneecaps. High school boys wore mullets in a non-ironic style. There was no AIDS then, no HIV, no al qaida, no jihad, no hole in the ozone, no genetically engineered animals, no Savings and Loan scandal. There was also no Mtv, no CNN, no ESPN, no HBO, no celebrity televangelists, no millionaire athletes, no personal home computers, no Nintendo, no Playstations, no cell phones, no gangsta rap/hip hop, no ‘sampling’, no grunge, no emo, no “alternative rock”, no compact discs, no digi
  5. Don't believe me? Then read this: http://generation-add.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-everything-you-think-you-know-about.html
  6. Yeah, I think you were right. My wife filed for divorce in spring of 2007. Two months after filing for divorce she told me she was pregnant with our daughter... http://generation-add.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-everything-you-think-you-know-about.html
  7. i'm gonna add hinson brothers from the replacements and then sean and julian lennon... then ofcourse the Bacon Brothers--goes without saying...
  8. who do you pick? alex and eddie? ray and dave davies? Johnny and edgar? Ann and nancy wilson? Donnie and marie? You Tell Me!
  9. Thanks for the compliments. I actually like alot of so-called 'punk' albums to. But my point was simply that the album format is not the best way to experience punk...but I could be wrong...
  10. Well, like I say in the article, I dont think albums do punk rock justice...so I've never put a top then list together... BTW, I've missed you all too...been kicking around the last few months and havent had time to hang out on the internet much...
  11. All right, here's my latest entry, its titled "Why Everything You Think You Know About Punk Is COmpletely Wrong"...I think you'll like it: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=66316956&blogID=306694278&Mytoken=25A27CFE-BBE0-4196-ABA1C61BC489D04C11865396 BTW, the blog answers the question of what the ten best punk rock albums of all-time are...
  12. Which one is your favorite? Here's the complete scorecard: Ex-Beatles Ex-wives and Widows
  13. Are there any famous Rock stars or big Rock events that ever happened in your hometown? Famous Rock moments from your hometown
  14. Here's my take on this issue: Bryan Ferry apologizes for his Nazi comments Basically if we discount nazi artists, then we also have to discount any other nation/regimes art that had inhumane leaders. That includes Romans, Vikings, Egyptians, etc...
  15. Doo-wap seems like rap music for the 50s...
  16. Yeah, they sound like Zappa too. But I think they have enough in common with Led Zep to include them on the list. I would describe them as jazzy-guitar version of Led Zep in the same manner that I would describe Dread Zeppelin as a raggae-spoof version of Led Zep.
  17. B-F, let me get this straight. You saying that you failed to like White Stripes because they sounded too much like Led Zep? So then, am I to assume that that means you dont like Led Zep? ANd okay, let's assume White Stripes and Led Zep sound alike for a second. What specifically is it that you think sounds so similar? Is it just the the guitar tones and the riffs? If that is the case, then I could see there being an argument that Jimmy Page and Jack White sound similar, but there was more to Led Zep than just Jimmy Page, thought admittedly he was a huge part of it. But he was also a b
  18. Yes, Zebra was included in Rockism 101's list of 21 bands that sound like Led Zep... Chris Cornell has a deeper voice than Plant, but his overly dramatic phrasing reminds me of Plant. Also the heavy guitar of SOundgarden harkens back to a Led Zep-influenced sound. I've read articles where band members site Led Zep as a major influence. As for Dread Zeppelin, they are a brilliantly satirical spin on Led Zep and who at their very core are founded on the same energy as Led Zep. Also remember that Led Zep did get quite funky at times, and songs like "d'yer maker" are a beautiful blend of
  19. What are you people hearing from The White Stripes (besides the guitar) that sounds anything like Led Zep? I'm not hearing anything remotely like Bonham in the drumming, I dont hear any of John Paul Jones intricate organ intros, and Whites vocal phrasings are much different than Plants...So again, I'm just not hearing it. Also, c s 1987--good post. I tried representing bands that resembled all sides of Led Zeps songs. Bands like The Tea Party and Fear Itself for instance. BTW, there are certainly other bands who owe a debt to Led Zep, the 21 I selected just happen to be the ones that ar
  20. I thought about them, but other than the fat guitar riffs and similar guitar tones (occasionally) I dont see much comparison...
  21. Here are 21 of them: http://blog.myspace.com/paulewagemann
  22. The jam are one of my favorite UK bands of the last 30 years--which isnt really saying much, because the UK bands really started getting really bad around 1981ish and as of yet havent recovered. Still the Jam was good enough to make my list of Top Power Trios of all-time (even though they really arent much of a POWER trio--still that's the name that just about any trio that plays rock gets, even the Police)...
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