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edbert

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2005, 12:40:00 pm »
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Originally posted by kosmo vinyl:
  Have always liked Ian's solo material, but other than the best known Mott the Hoople tracks on it's greatest hits the rest left me a bit cold.  Is there better stuff lurking on the Mott records?
I also think the solo albums were better than the Mott ones.  He'll blend a few Mott songs into his live shows that aren't from the greatest hits thing, and they usually work better in that context than they did on the Mott albums

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2005, 12:47:00 pm »
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  Love and The Zombies are the two biggest bandwagonned classic rock acts among musical faux-intellectuals....nothing against any of them. I would be honored to be included in your rarified circle. That being said, I haven't had a chance to get to their stuff, mostly because I don't want to gamble on a compilation.
 
 I'm always amazed when people compare their influence as being remotely comparable to that of the Beatles, Stones, or Velvet Underground. It just makes no sense to me.
Well they you might as well dismiss the influence The Hollies, The Kinks, Raspberries, T. Rex,etc also had.
 
 The primary reason Love's legacy isn't bigger is because they rarely played outside of California, thus resulting a lower profile at the time.  The Doors lifted much of thier sound from Love.  The Rolling Stone where fans of the band at the time.  
 
 Echo and Bunnymen and numerous other postpunk British bands were influenced by Love.  The influence carried forward to bands like Belle & Sebstaine.
 
 "Forever Changes" is one of the most stunning albums ever released.  While some of Love's later stuff on the retrospective is dodgy, you'll get to hear the band start as a great garage rock band and develope into the outfit that released "Forever Changes", which is included in it entirely in that collection.
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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2005, 12:58:00 pm »
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Originally posted by frenchpiece:
  Love and The Zombies are the two biggest bandwagonned classic rock acts among musical faux-intellectuals....nothing against any of them. I would be honored to be included in your rarified circle. That being said, I haven't had a chance to get to their stuff, mostly because I don't want to gamble on a compilation.
 
 
Not sure if your faux intellectual rant was meant to be an attack or not on me, but just in case it was....
 
 Get bent fuckwad!!!  And do yourself a favor and pick up some love/zombies records.

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2005, 01:10:00 pm »
addendum to my rant... how can you dismiss a band's influence without actually listening to them or at the least reading thier bio on allmusic.
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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2005, 01:20:00 pm »
I've tried to like Love; I really have.  I like some of their stuff off of Da Capo, and at one point I convinced myself that I liked Forever Changes.  Then it got to the point where I would be listening to Andmoreagain or that crusty snot song and wondering, "what the fuck?!"  Can't get into it.  Maybe in another decade, but not now.  That said, Alone Again Or is a great song.

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2005, 01:37:00 pm »
beatles
 zeppelin
 CSNY
 tom petty & heartbreakers
 flower travellin band
 cat stevens
 simon and garfunkel
 steve miller
 
 honorable mentions:
 kinks
 jethro tull
 pink floyd
 elton john

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2005, 01:46:00 pm »
flower travellin band is classic rock??? mannnnn what i would give to hear satori pt 1 on the radio. these guys still active at all?

Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2005, 01:54:00 pm »
i hear the clash, talking heads, and u2 on classic rock stations all the time.
 
 
 
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  Would The Clash be considered classic rock these days?

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2005, 01:56:00 pm »
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  flower travellin band is classic rock??? mannnnn what i would give to hear satori pt 1 on the radio. these guys still active at all?
oh radio music.. yeha i spose not.  they did play with emerson lake and palmer and other classic rock acts in the 70s though.

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2005, 02:27:00 pm »
The Flamin' Groovies
 
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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2005, 02:34:00 pm »
The Who (late 60's/early 70's live stuff can't be touched)
 Rolling Stones
 Hendrix
 Doors
 Zep
 
 And I have a soft spot for early Heart. HA!

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2005, 03:08:00 pm »
pink floyd
 journey
 cheap trick
 steely dan
 ac/dc
OU812

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2005, 03:16:00 pm »
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Originally posted by edbert:
  lately: Ian Hunter/Mott
Have always liked Ian's solo material, but other than the best known Mott the Hoople tracks on it's greatest hits the rest left me a bit cold.  Is there better stuff lurking on the Mott records? [/b]
I'd suggest starting with Mott the Hoople Live album,the guitarwork is incredible.

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2005, 04:45:00 pm »
Fleetwood Mac

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Re: Your five most beloved classic rock acts
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2005, 05:29:00 pm »
rush
 boston
 zeppelin
 van fuckin halen
 toss up between badfinger and the stones