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Frank Gallagher

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2005, 07:15:00 am »
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  Would The Clash be considered classic rock these days?
I saw them in their prime so the answer would have to be a resounding YES  :D

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2005, 08:53:00 am »
Dearest Chaz, Lover:
 AMG is a great resource, but like a lot of rock media, they have a tendency to overrate a lot of albums. Am I not a real musician or even a devoted music fan because I can't get into Captain Beefheart, Fugs, Suicide, Big Black, or Slint? Probably not.
 
 Does that mean that I won't at some point listen to Love or Zombies? Most definitely not. I'm sure that they were extremely influential on the sounds that a lot of the bands that came after them made. I'll spend the rest of my weekend making sure that I become a more well-rounded person by picking up their stuff for you.
 
 I happen to have an immense amount of respect for both the collective and individual musical tastes of the board members. It's an awesome collective, so take a powder. I was just pointing out a trend.
 
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 Frenchpiece (Chaz.)

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2005, 09:36:00 am »
Ever hear of a band called Led Zeppelin?  Well Robert Plant in his acceptence speech for the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, listed the band as among one of his favorites and the influence they had on his music.
 
 You might as well dismiss the influence Big Star is credited for as well.  Seeing as they like Love and Velvet Underground were just another cult band.  Of course you'd miss out hearing two really great albums.
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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2005, 09:52:00 am »
The name of this thread is "your five most beloved classic rock acts".
 
    I believe "classic rock" is radio station terminology. I happen to listen to a good deal of classic rock in the car, believing it to be the best free radio format, when I'm not lucky enough to happen upon an independent or college station. Thus, I would take the term "classic rock" to mean bands that actually get played on classic rock radio.
 
    While the Stooges, the Velvet Underground, Big Star, and Love all have their respective artistic merits, not once have I ever heard them on a classic rock station. So while they are ROCK, and in some opinions are CLASSIC, I would argue they are not "classic rock".

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2005, 09:56:00 am »
in order of significance and still listening to today:
 
 BRIAN ENO/ROXY MUSIC
 
 FRANK ZAPPA
 
 BLACK SABBATH
 
 PINK FLOYD
 
 DAVID BOWIE
 
 WHO
 
 CLASH
 
 POLICE
 
 RUSH
 
 DEAD
 
 JANES ADDICTION/PORNO FP
 
 SMITHS [+ WHINER BOY SOLO]
 
 led zep [I, III, Houses..., Phys Graf, Presence only] gets honorable mention due to sheer vloume of influence over years

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2005, 10:10:00 am »
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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2005, 10:12:00 am »
ALRIGHT NOW!
 
 im curious to see if this is understood. sort of like "1 e and a, 2 e and a..."
 
 bah-doo da-doo da-do-DOO
 bah-doo da-doo da-do-DOO
 
 how i'd throw in the riff that follows i dont know!

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2005, 10:14:00 am »
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Originally posted by Etan de Balzac, Footie Ball Player:
 
 
    While the Stooges, the Velvet Underground, Big Star, and Love all have their respective artistic merits, not once have I ever heard them on a classic rock station. So while they are ROCK, and in some opinions are CLASSIC, I would argue they are not "classic rock".
There in lies the problem with the current classic rock format... and i'll bet Little Steven plays bands  like that and he gets aired on Classic Rock stations.
T.Rex

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2005, 10:14:00 am »
Which two Big Star albums are you referring to as the greatest? Are you counting the #1 Record/Radio City comp as one album and Third as the second, or are you counting just 2 of the 3 among the greats in the rock n' roll canon. Good call on Big Star, and nothing against the cult acts whatsoever. They were a huge influence on a lot of the bands that many of us were raised on (REM, Feelies, Jellyfish, Posies, etc), and I'm sure that many other acts like Hollies, Zombies, Raspberries, Cheap Trick, etc were similar in that regard. Despite the fact that I haven't listened to Love, doesn't mean that any of us will always be psycho for our favorite bands' influences. I'm not exactly enthused about forcing myself to listen to skiffle just because I'm into the Beatles.

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2005, 10:32:00 am »
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Originally posted by Roadbike Mankie:
  I saw them in their prime so the answer would have to be a resounding YES    :D  
How was Rick Wakeman, then?

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2005, 10:33:00 am »
i'm considering the first two big star releases as seperate records... just recently heard the third release and it's just a bit messy and not up to par with the first two.
 
 seriously regardless of how influential love is considered it's just great music worthy of being listened to anyone who likes late 60's rock.
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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2005, 11:46:00 am »
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 just recently heard the third release and it's just a bit messy and not up to par with the first two.
i agree completely ... but the cover of "femme fatale" is pretty sweet
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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2005, 11:50:00 am »
Holocaust is maybe the most depressing song ever.

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2005, 11:07:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Etan de Balzac, Footie Ball Player:
  The name of this thread is "your five most beloved classic rock acts".
 
    I believe "classic rock" is radio station terminology. I happen to listen to a good deal of classic rock in the car, believing it to be the best free radio format, when I'm not lucky enough to happen upon an independent or college station. Thus, I would take the term "classic rock" to mean bands that actually get played on classic rock radio.
 
    While the Stooges, the Velvet Underground, Big Star, and Love all have their respective artistic merits, not once have I ever heard them on a classic rock station. So while they are ROCK, and in some opinions are CLASSIC, I would argue they are not "classic rock".
To my total astonishment, I have actually heard the Stooges, the Velvets, and Love on WARW in the past few weeks.  Still way too much Bon Jovi, but the trend is right....

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2005, 11:21:00 am »
ac/dc especially with bon scott really is one solid rock band. they would be at the heart of rock in my opinion. no frills, no fluff, realistic lyrics, pure rock.