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  1. I would think that any music that is classic rock regardless if it was a hit or not, can be called a classic rock song. I believe it has more to do with the era the music came out, not if the song made it to the charts or got much play on the airwaves. I love Pink Floyd and there are some of their songs that don't have a lot of airplay, but the song is still classic rock. And today, music from the 60's, 70's and some 80's songs are classic rock, 1987...20 years ago, time flies.
  2. Phony people, it seems the world is full of them, more so than I remember. Really grinds your gears is when it turns out to be someone you thought was a friend. Hollywood is the place for phony people, please move there if you are one.
  3. For that kind of cash, I would want more than a few of his hairs...like him!
  4. I must confess, the only albums I know are Springsteen's Magic, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand and Annie Lennox Songs of Mass Destruction. Thought The Eagles would be in there, long wait for the new album and worth the wait.
  5. CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- The Material Girl is now a Hall of Famer. Madonna is one of five acts who will enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Madonna was announced as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee on Thursday along with John Mellencamp, The Ventures, Leonard Cohen and The Dave Clark Five. A panel of 600 industry figures selected the five acts to be inducted at the annual ceremony, to be held March 10 in New York. To be eligible, artists must have issued a first single or album at least 25 years before nomination. Madonna Louise Ciccone signed with Sire Records in 1982 and became one of MTV's first stars two years later with "Like A Virgin." She has constantly altered her image ever since, showing staying power that few '80s stars could muster. Indiana native Mellencamp became a voice of America's heartland with hits like "Pink Houses"; and Cohen's "Suzanne" and "Dress Rehearsal Rag" made him a folk rock icon in the late 1960s. The Ventures defined instrumental guitar rock in the '60s with surfer anthems like "Walk Don't Run" and "Hawaii Five-O," and The Dave Clark Five were one of the most successful British invasion bands with "Glad All Over." Congrats for John Mellencamp!
  6. This list is from MSN, so what do you think of the Top Ten?? Please discuss, not my list so say what you want about these albums. By Sam Sutherland MSN Music The record industry's widely publicized woes continue, but the music itself belies dire prophecies of diminished relevance and the "death" of the album. Even a month shy of year's end, 2007 has produced a steady flow of compelling, long-playing visions attesting to ambitions that can't be readily sliced into a la carte downloads and won't be fully realized when dispersed through shuffle-play. Our tally of the year's most powerful releases carries caveats: First, every contributor polled agonized over the handicap to albums dropping late in the year, which risk short shrift when voters faced a November deadline. Less obviously, the sheer volume of new recordings issued each year, compounded by the vagaries of distribution can orphan deserving releases on tiny indie imprints. It's a safe bet that more than a few of us will find deserving candidates for the "best of 2007" well into 2008. Our list of the year's 10 best albums is based on the votes cast by MSN Music contributors. Inevitably some great albums missed the cut by a scant few votes, so we're adding a second list of honorable mentions, all worthy of attention from thoughtful fans. 1. Arcade Fire: "Neon Bible" The Montreal band's vivid mix of idealism and eclecticism earned them nearly instant notoriety with their debut, "Funeral," making the Arcade Fire's follow-up among 2007's most keenly anticipated releases. Any fears of a sophomore slump were dissolved by the new set's even grander ambitions and its urgent, angry political subtext, while Win Butler's songs reflected an expanded array of influences (including, among others, the Boss himself). 2. Bruce Springsteen: "Magic" At midlife, Asbury Park's most famous son has hit a brisker stride, stepping up the flow of new releases, rekindling his stage passions with both the Seeger Sessions Band and his E Street cohorts and, most vitally, taking his writing back to street level. "Magic" manages to echo Springsteen's most triumphal past records while displaying new tricks (including rhapsodic pure pop worthy of Brian Wilson) and honing its social themes to the sharpest edges of his career. 3. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: "Raising Sand" The calculus of collaborations between established stars typically leads to simple addition (as in the supergroup model) or polite standoffs between established styles. Such expectations made this left-field combination all the more startling as producer T Bone Burnett lured the hard-rock howler and the decorous bluegrass queen out of their comfort zones and into a newly imagined, gothic frontier between blues, country and folk. Plant has never sounded subtler or more nuanced, Krauss reveals a more sultry edge and their collective sound proves truly sui generis. 4. Miranda Lambert: "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" How do you reach the finals on "Nashville Star," snare a major label contract and still pull cred from alt-country hipsters living time zones away from Music Row? Miranda Lambert's solution is to channel seething revenge fables (the rocking "Gunpowder and Lead" and the unhinged title track), evoke life beyond the metroplexes ("Famous in a Small Town") and tap into heartbreak with fresh conviction ("Desperation") -- and do it all with poise and intelligence. 5. The Shins: "Wincing the Night Away" Between their relocation from Albuquerque, N.M., to Portland, Ore., and their evolution from lo-fi debut to the slightly lusher, lyrical pop-rock of their sophomore breakout, the Shins raised both ambitions and expectations for this more polished, expansive set. A higher-octane label push may have prompted more divided critical reactions, but when front man and songwriter James Mercer hits the target, the Shins remain slyly seductive. 6. Amy Winehouse: "Back to Black" It's sobering (no pun intended) to contemplate the prospect that the young British singer's personal troubles may eclipse her artistry with tabloid melodrama. Take away the headlines and the career fumbles, and the virtues of this evolutionary second album remain bracing. Beyond the much-publicized neo-soul component, punctuated by the record's retooled Stax/JB accents, her vocal alloy of jazz, pop and R&B plus unexpurgated confessional lyrics earn Winehouse her rung on our list. 7. Wilco: "Sky Blue Sky" For all the newer Wilco fans disappointed by the band's seeming retreat from the overt experimentalism of "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" and "A Ghost Is Born," we'd recommend a closer listen to conversational ease of these virtually live performances and the sturdy song craft that Jeff Tweedy brings to this latest set of songs. By now, the current lineup has achieved nearly telepathic communication that may be subtler but no less accomplished on these more concise ensemble excursions. 8. (TIE) M.I.A.: "Kala" and the National: "Boxer" Nearly polar opposites in style and sensibility, M.I.A.'s second album and the fourth full set from the National split votes for eighth place on our rankings. For the once and future Maya Arulpragasam, the fierce intelligence and sharp social consciousness of her acclaimed 2005 debut were extended with "Kala," which Consumer Guide chief Robert Christgau raves "just gets stronger and more intelligent over time" both in its sonic adventurism and its "cannier," defiant political vision of an international, multicultural underclass. The only surprise for M.I.A. in our poll was that she didn't place higher. For the National, "Boxer" proved as low-keyed as "Kala" was extroverted. Anchored by Matt Berninger's mournful, reserved baritone and murmured lyrics, the quintet (abetted by orchestrator and sometimes sixth member Padma Newsome) lowered the flame under their brooding new songs, paring arrangements to often skeletal frameworks. The results demanded, then rewarded, closer and more careful listens than the breakthrough predecessor, "Alligator." 9. Spoon: "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" Like the Shins, Austin's Spoon graduated with their prior set to media notoriety without sacrificing their smarts. Britt Daniel continues to frame often oblique but allusive lyrics with canny, stripped-down instrumental hooks that are even sharper for their concision. Their sixth album adds tantalizing pop accents such as beefy horn choruses and tolling vibes that hint at Motown without openly aping it. Don't let the intentional nonsense of the title fool you -- this is seriously smart -- even ingenious -- rock. 10. The White Stripes: "Icky Thump" Detroit's dynamic duo continues to extend the loaves-and-fishes miracle of wringing a surprisingly broad and adventurous palette from Meg White's thrashing drums and Jack White's fearless guitars and occasional keyboards, augmented by left-field sonic additives from mariachi horns to bagpipes. His fevered vocals and their typically antic spectrum of effects may have traded novelty for familiarity by now, but the Stripes still pulled enough votes to make the cut. HONORABLE MENTIONS To determine our top 10 releases for the year, MSN Music polled regular contributors including Robert Christgau, Alan Light, John Moe, Melinda Newman, Kurt B. Reighley and Michael Shilling, with lead producer Sam Sutherland casting the final votes. Unsurprisingly, distilling the list meant some strong releases just missed the cut. Here's our honor roll of artists and albums cited just below that winners' circle. Against Me!: "New Wave" Lily Allen: "Alright, Still ..." Beirut: "The Flying Club Cup" The Cave Singers: "Invitation Songs" Black Moth Super Rainbow: "Dandelion Gum" Bright Eyes: "Cassadega" Matthew Dear: "Asa Breed" Foo Fighters: "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" Fountains of Wayne: "Traffic and Weather" Jennifer Gentle: "The Midnight Room" Gogol Bordello: "Super Taranta!" Patty Griffin: "Children Running Through" PJ Harvey: "White Chalk" Iron & Wine: "The Shepherd's Dog" Jay-Z: "American Gangster" Bettye LaVette: "Scene of the Crime" LCD Soundsystem: "Sound of Silver" Jens Lekman: "Night Falls Over Kortedala" Annie Lennox: "Songs of Mass Destruction" Modest Mouse: "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" The New Pornographers: "Challengers" Of Montreal: "Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?" Peter Bjorn and John: "Writer's Block" Radiohead: "In Rainbows" Rilo Kiley: "Under the Blacklight" Josh Ritter: "Historical Conquests" Tabu Ley Rochereau: "The Voice of Lightness" Silverchair: "Young Modern" Linda Thompson: "Versatile Heart" Eddie Vedder: "Into the Wild" original soundtrack Lucinda Williams: "West"
  7. Sad news somewhat, never liked Ike. I love CCR's version, but man Tina and Ike rock out with it, so that would be my second choice.
  8. I hear Nights In White Satin quite often.... I would say a song I don't hear enough would be Red Barchetta from Rush, great group that I think is also underplayed.
  9. Being a huge Beatles fan, if I had something that was given to me by one of them, I could never part with it, even for a great deal of money. But everyone has their own way and I guess Betty no longer has sentimental feelings for these items.
  10. But still waiting for that moment in time can be frustrating...depending on the moment you are longing for....
  11. Ah yes, the virute of patience...things will happen when they are meant to be....
  12. Wouldn't that depend on where you are flying to, or what you are flying on??
  13. yes that is a secret best kept to yourself...
  14. Oh I didn't even know that was him...not my type...but he looks different there...caught me off guard.
  15. Fate, angels, destiny, karma, luck, whatever....we all believe in something and this world has many events that are unexplainable...that we have no control over...what a delight some of those events turn out to be...
  16. How true... and I've been around, but thanks for the welcome
  17. If I need to "chill", Clapton's From The Cradle album is great, Boz Skaggs Silk Degrees, Earth Wind & Fire's Gratitude...and others. No matter how PO'd I might be, these "chill" me and I forget why I was PO'd.
  18. I must confess I have a secret.... but then don't we all have secrets longing to be revealed??
  19. Well that is true.... but it can improve in the right situation...
  20. You can be sure it will...my verses always flow in the right direction...
  21. Oh, has to be red....not the black from darkness... I'll make a note of that...
  22. A little nip of this, a taste of that, and a toke or two....
  23. I imagine a certain type of blood work better than others??
  24. I was turned on to Dark Side in high school so it became a favorite due to many reasons of the day I was turned on, but I favor Wish You Were Here. I will listen to it more often than I do Dark Side. In fact I will let it play over and over and just get lost in every moment of the album. Truly a masterpiece of classic rock.
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