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  1. Would that be the year they got stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? ::
  2. Both the Flying "lizards" and the Beetles (sp?) did a song called "Money"
  3. Speaking of goldbricking, where have you been in the Guess The Song threads, Kevin (or are you too good for us now that Mel Brooks started using you in his movies? :
  4. That's Stevie Wonder, Teresa! The song is Girl Blue from Music of My Mind, one of my favorite records of all time. (I think I just may listen to it now! )
  5. So many excellent contributions thus far--many that have been mentioned are some of my favorites of all time. Though I could probably compile a list of my own I will offer one song: Working Class Hero by Lennon (see signature below.) Not only is it a heartbreaking account of the pain of his upbringing, its last lines are an eerie foreshadowing of his death. Powerful and chilling all the way around.
  6. rico

    A Survey

    How old are you? OLD! 40 freaking 6!!! Are you left or right handed? ambidextrous (really!) What's your zodiac sign? Capricorn (Latin for old goat) What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? Rocky road (favorite song--Rocky Raccoon) Have you ever been on an airplane? Yes, too many times! Do you like Neil Diamond? Hell yes great singer-songwriter, especially his stuff in the late 60's-early 70's Would you rather use black or blue ink? I have an affinity for Black Do you sleep on the right or left side of the bed? left Do you like cheese? uh, yeah Why is that your songfacts screename? Rico's my real name (short for Enrico) Are your ears pierced? yes Worst subject in school? Latin (it was still a living language at the time!) Okay, what is your full name and address, birthdate and social security number? OR-What's your favorite book?
  7. She's Leaving Home-Beatles Behind Blue Eyes-Who Drive-REM Working Class Hero-J.L.
  8. All right so I'm making this CD for my twentysomething nephew--sort of a musical tour through the ages, with songs from the 60's through today (and hey I just thought of the title--Rico Rockin' Thru The Ages!--yeah I am one wild and crazy hipster uncle, no? , and oh by the way as soon as it's finished it will be available as a Songfacts premium-- hey it costs money to keep this site going!--along with my other collections--my way cool R&B CD, Play That Funky Music, Rico! as well as my holiday compilation, The 12 Days of Rico, featuring Wayne Newton's classic version of Lennon's Happy Xmas .) Okay, here's where you come in, kids, (no Daniel, don't try to sneak out of the room or no hockey for you this week : Now I can easily handle the 60's and of course the 70's (though I am torn between Seasons In The Sun and Alone Again Naturally--oh, I know, why not include them both!), the 80's are manageable (hope he really likes U2), and I can fake my way through the 90's (thank God for Weezer!), but I must admit I am a little like a lost puppy (aw! ) when it comes to today (oh don't snicker you young hooligans, you'll get there someday! : So, anyway, I am asking you hip, young things out there (and no Amy I'm not talking about you, and besides I'm still smarting from your last recommendation of Eminem's version of The Wheels On The Bus--"The wheels on the bus go round and round, and crush my mother to death, yeah, I wish" :beady:) to please give me some suggestions for good contemporary rock and roll so I can fool my nephew into thinking my musical knowledge didn't basically run dry in, like, 1985 (well, OK, 1983!) (But oh that can backfire--like when I mentioned I really like Modest Mouse, he said, yeah they're great, oh but how about the new one by Trashmouth, or whoever, and I just have to kind of nod and smile.) And for your assistance, you just might get a copy of the CD in your Xmas stockings! )
  9. Why ,yes, it is, Annabelle Lee! You're up.
  10. 1. short-lived "supergroup" (2 albums) 2. 80's 3. formed mostly from members of former British Invasion band Gotta be Box of Frogs, a short-lived 80's band with Yardbirders Paul Samwell-Smith and Chris Dreja. So, assuming I'm right: 1. Name came from working title of a Beatles song 2. Bit the big "Apple" but found mostly maggots 3. Two members hanged themselves
  11. Still working my way through 1974, but all I can say is ANYTHING BUT EMINEM!
  12. The J. Geils Band (Whammer Jammer rules!) (Whaddya mean I'm not in college anymore?! )
  13. One-hit wonder signifies to me having one big top 40 hit in the US--that's it. The term doesn't reflect the worthiness of an artist--in fact I think Thin Lizzy is one of the great underrated bands of the 70's--nor is it meant as a comment on the international appeal of a performer, which, being a parochial American, I am usually unaware of. Sorry for the "dull cliche."
  14. Well, I don't know, Sammy, what if I was? ::
  15. 1. 70's Irish rock band 2. Serious one-hit wonder (but the hit was seriously huge) 3. Lead singer/songwriter was black
  16. Well, Dan, I don't know, there are people who think Everlong is about Cobain and My Hero certainly could be, but I thought that Grohl has always denied it. Whatever.
  17. Yeah, gotta be Foo Fighters-Everlong was supposedly about Cobain and Dave Grohl is certainly multi-instrumental and he fronted the new band Probot. So, in lieu of Daniel, I'm gonna take it upon myself to say tenyearsgone is up.
  18. Mind Games Without Frontiers Whatever Gets You Through The Night Moves Revolution #9 Dream
  19. Mother-Lennon Mother-Pink Floyd
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