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Re: Classic Rock!!

by Mal2000 » Thu May 16, 2013 8:11 am

X-Thor wrote:Pink Floyd is my favorite band. Ever.


Oh, YES, YES, YES Imy favorite band since 1974. I have seen them live twice: in 1989 when I was 8 months pregnant :mrgreen: and 1994.

other classic rock band I love: Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Golden Earing, and tons of other
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Re: Classic Rock!!

by Disco » Mon May 20, 2013 4:20 pm

Well it appears we've lost another icon in classic rock.

RIP Ray Manzarek.
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by KDibildeaux » Mon May 20, 2013 7:47 pm

Disco wrote:Well it appears we've lost another icon in classic rock.

RIP Ray Manzarek.

RIP :(
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Re: Classic Rock!!

by Laura » Tue May 21, 2013 10:02 am

EvilDan wrote:
Laura wrote:And one last thing - think we both had awesome parents then. :bangers:

Yep. :bangers:

Some others I've been enjoying that I left out are Howl, Kadavar, Hexvessel, and more I can't think of.

I tend to not gravitate towards the southern rock aspect of the classic rock spectrum. Maybe as a result, for all the praise they're getting, I just don't care for Rival Sons or Gypsyhawk. They sound very generic to me.


When I get around to it - I'll check out some of the bands you mentioned above and on the other post. :cheers:

As I mentioned - I was and still am a big fan of (classic) southern rock - in particular Lynyrd Skynyrd & The Allman Brothers, as well as groups like the Charlie Daniels Band, Molly Hatchet, Black Oak Arkansas, & ZZ Top who are/were at least partly considered "southern rock." It's funny to me - because I am so not a "redneck" - but I do like a lot of good 'ole boy, "redneck" music....even some true country (want to go to the Grand Ole Opry someday!) although never spent to much time listening to that. I did watch the TV shows Hee-Haw & Dolly Parton's show growing up though. With only three TV channels and limited shows - basically - if the show had any music on it at all - I watched it - from Lawrence Welk to Soul Train to Andy William's & Bing Crosby's shows to American Bandstand to The Midnight Special to Don Kirschner's Rock Concert to Hee-Haw to Ed Sullivan. Yep - watched 'em all religiously. :lol:

So excited to see the Allman Brothers in August with Derek Trucks on guitar. Midnight Rider came on the radio the other day when I was driving - what a great song! http://youtu.be/ZkaU1_xoX_E
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Re: Classic Rock!!

by Laura » Tue May 21, 2013 10:30 am

CreepingDeath1989 wrote:Classic Rock has had a massive influence on me to getting into the Metal I love today. Rush, April Wine, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Scorpions, Cream, Clapton solo material, Van Halen, The Guess Who, BTO, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foreigner, CCR, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, The Moody Blues, ELO, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, David Bowie, The Eagles, Guns N' Roses (before Slash left and they completely went too shit courtesy of Axl Rose's gigantic ego), Genesis, Yes, Peter Frampton, Ted Nugent, Fleetwood Mac, just to name the bands/musicians I grew up listening too at the age of 13 courtesy of hearing it on the radio in my Dad's truck, I'm 23 right now and still admire my Dad a great deal for exposing it too me in that format.

Of the bands I've listed on here that I like I have managed to have seen a few but that's better then none.

I've seen Rush 4 times because they play two shows each time they come too Toronto and I was lucky and very lucky to have seen my fav classic rock band on my 23rd birthday last year (which is October 14th).

I've seen The Moody Blues and they were incredible and I'm surprisingly fortunate to share a birthday with Justin Hayward.

I've seen Kiss live twice and both times they were incredible with their pyro and other stage antics.

I've seen Alice Cooper twice and he still puts on a fantastic live show with his beheadings and scaring off photographers who get too close to him.

Saw Roger Waters on The Wall tour 3 years ago it was mindblowing.

I've seen Scorpions twice and they were great; Klaus Meine still has a great voice.

Saw Van Halen last March on St. Patties Day and I enjoyed them a great deal and Diamond Dave's dance moves along with his hilarious in between song banters made the show more awesome, his notable banter I remember was of him showing a video montage of his dog named Mikey herding a group of sheep and Dave go's "Sheep are like cheerleaders, you don't want to get too close to them. Cattle, they're more aggressive, they're like uhh... uhh Canadian Hockey Fans!" The crowd laughed at that and even though I like hockey and I'm Canadian, I was howling with laughter, and I laughed at his schtick of "I forgot the fuckin' words" during one of his songs, great live entertainer.

Saw Aerosmith last year as well and man can Steven Tyler still wail away even though his past drug abuse has made him look like he's over 80 years old.

Saw Deep Purple last year and they blew me away and I remember Ian Gillan was in a boot cast but for a guy who at the time was 66 years old, he still could execute his high pitched screams.

Saw ZZ Top and they were fantastic plus Billy Gibbons' in between song banters were hilarious, since they were playing a Casino on an old Native Reserve, I remember he said "We're on an Indian reserve tonight, well the Indians aren't Canadian. When your on an Indian reserve you can do anything... well almost anything. There`s two rules, 1. No drinking during gospel music and 2. No Gospel music". He also said another hilarious notable banter in reference to Dusty Hill's hat and his Blues Look "I got to get me one of those hats, but where can I find one, where`s my blues technicians?" Then two burlesque women then came out with a fedorah for Billy and then Billy go's "Dang!" in which the crowd erupted with laughter. Finally for the last banter "We've been doing this for four decades, same 3 guys, same 3 chords", in which the crowd laughed yet again.

This sums up the bands I like, and the ones I have seen live with the frontmen's hilarious banters they busted out live. Last but not least, I dig the thread you made Laura, it's awesome :cheers:


Great post...and thanks!! Man - you've seen a lot shows - that's :cool:. It's great to catch some of these bands and artists before they are no more. ;) Thinking back on 2012 - one of my biggest thrills was seeing Procol Harum open for Yes - and in particular the song Whiter Shade of Pale... I don't know what it is exactly about that song - but it always chokes me up a bit - such a melancholic, yet beautiful sounding melody. http://youtu.be/Mb3iPP-tHdA
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Re: Classic Rock!!

by Laura » Tue May 21, 2013 10:41 am

Disco wrote:Well it appears we've lost another icon in classic rock.

RIP Ray Manzarek.


Yep, very sad...read a lot of interesting things about him since yesterday - didn't know he grew up in Chicago, attended DePaul University and such. Sounded like he was a well-educated, interesting, & intelligent guy as well as a great musician... :cool: .

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Biography

Early life and career

Manzarek was of Polish descent, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, as were his parents, Helena and Raymond Manczarek.[3] Growing up, he took private piano lessons from Bruno Michelotti and others. He originally wanted to play basketball, but he only wanted to play power forward or center. When he was sixteen his coach insisted either he play guard or not at all and he quit the team. Manzarek said later if it was not for that ultimatum, he might never have been with the Doors. He went to Everett Elementary School on S. Bell St. and attended St. Rita High School in Chicago.[4] He graduated from DePaul University with a degree in economics and played in many shows at the school.

From 1962 to 1965, he studied in the Department of Cinematography at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he met film student Jim Morrison. At UCLA, he also met Dorothy Fujikawa, whom he married. They have a son, Pablo. Forty days after finishing film school, thinking they had gone their separate ways, Manzarek and Morrison met by chance on Venice Beach in California. Morrison said he had written some songs, and Manzarek expressed an interest in hearing them, whereupon Morrison sang a rough version of "Moonlight Drive". Manzarek liked the songs and co-founded the Doors with Morrison at that moment.

Manzarek met drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger at a Transcendental Meditation lecture. Densmore says, "There wouldn't be any Doors without Maharishi."[5]


Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison in a publicity photo from 1966
In January 1966, the Doors became the house band at the London Fog on the Sunset Strip. According to Manzarek, "Nobody ever came in the place...an occasional sailor or two on leave, a few drunks. All in all it was a very depressing experience, but it gave us time to really get the music together." The same day the Doors were fired from the London Fog, they were hired to be the house band of the Whisky a Go Go. Their first performance at the Whisky was with the group Them.[6]

The Doors' first recording contract was with Columbia Records. After a few months of inactivity, they learned they were on Columbia's drop list. At that point, they asked to be released from their contract. After a few months of live gigs, Jac Holzman "rediscovered" the Doors and signed them to Elektra Records.

The Doors lacked a bassist, so Manzarek usually played the bass parts on a Fender Rhodes piano. His signature sound is that of the Vox Continental combo organ, an instrument used by many other psychedelic rock bands of the era. He later used a Gibson G-101 Kalamazoo combo organ (which looks like a Farfisa) because the Continental's plastic keys frequently broke, according to Manzarek.

Manzarek occasionally sang for The Doors, including the live recordings of "Close To You" and on the B-side of "Love Her Madly," "You Need Meat (Don't Go No Further)." He also sang on the last two Doors albums, recorded after Morrison's death, Other Voices and Full Circle. Additionally, he provided one of several guitar parts on the song "Been Down So Long."

Later career and influence


Manzarek in March 2006, performing in the Netherlands
Manzarek played in several groups after The Doors, including Nite City.[6] He recorded a rock adaptation of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with Philip Glass, produced and backed Echo & the Bunnymen and Los Angeles band X, played with Iggy Pop, backed San Francisco poet Michael McClure's poetry readings and did improvisational composition with poet Michael C. Ford.[7] He also worked extensively with "Hearts of Fire" screenwriter and former SRC front man Scott Richardson[8] on a series of spoken word and blues recordings entitled "Tornado Souvenirs".

His memoir, Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors, was published in 1998. The Poet in Exile (2001) is a novel exploring the urban legend that Jim Morrison may have faked his death. Manzarek's second novel, Snake Moon, released in April 2006, is a Civil War ghost story.

In 2000, a collaboration poetry album titled Freshly Dug was released with British singer, poet, actor and pioneer Punk rocker Darryl Read. Read had previously worked with Manzarek on the Beat Existentialist album in 1994, and their last poetical and musical collaboration was in 2007 with the album Bleeding Paradise.


Manzarek at the Bospop festival, Weert 2010, The Netherlands
In 2006, he collaborated with composer and trumpeter Bal. The album that resulted, Atonal Head, is an exploration in the realm of electronica. The two musicians integrated jazz, rock, ethnic and classical music into their computer-based creations.

On August 4, 2007, Manzarek hosted a program on BBC Radio 2 about the 40th anniversary of the recording of "Light My Fire" and the group's musical and spiritual influences.

In April 2009, Manzarek and Robby Krieger appeared as special guests for Daryl Hall's monthly concert webcast Live From Daryl's House. They performed several Doors' tunes ("People Are Strange", "The Crystal Ship", "Roadhouse Blues" and "Break on Through (To the Other Side)") with Hall providing lead vocals.

After living many years in Hollywood, Manzarek moved to Napa County, California, to a house that he remodeled extensively.[9] In his last years he played with local bands in the Napa area.[10]

In 2009 Manzarek collaborated with "Weird Al" Yankovic, playing keyboards on the single "Craigslist", which is a style parody of the Doors.

Manzarek was a co-producer on a few tracks for Universal Recording artist Michael Barber. A track appeared on the Internet, titled "Be Ok", on Barber's Universal Records debut.[citation needed]

In May 2010, Manzarek recorded with slide guitarist Roy Rogers in Studio D in Sausalito. The album Translucent Blues, released in mid-2011, was ranked No. 3 on the Top 100 Roots Rock Albums of 2011 by The Roots Music Report.[11][clarification needed]

Personal life and death

Manzarek married Dorothy Fujikawa in Los Angeles on December 21, 1967, with Jim Morrison and his long time companion, Pamela Courson, as witnesses. Manzarek and Fujikawa remained married until his death. They had a son, Pablo, and three grandchildren, Noah, Apollo and Camille.

On May 20, 2013, Manzarek died after a long battle with bile duct cancer at a hospital in Rosenheim, Germany, aged 74.[12] Robby Krieger said, "I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today. I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."[12] John Densmore said, "There was no keyboard player on the planet more appropriate to support Jim Morrison's words. Ray, I felt totally in sync with you musically. It was like we were of one mind, holding down the foundation for Robby and Jim to float on top of. I will miss my musical brother."[13]

Greg Harris, CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, said in reaction to Manzarek's death that "The world of rock 'n' roll lost one of its greats with the passing of Ray Manzarek." Harris also said that "he was instrumental in shaping one of the most influential, controversial and revolutionary groups of the '60s. Such memorable tracks as 'Light My Fire', 'People are Strange' and ' Hello, I Love You' – to name but a few – owe much to Manzarek's innovative playing."[14]
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by EvilDan » Wed May 22, 2013 4:57 pm

I'd recommend the Devil's Rejects to you because of how it kind of reminded me how bad ass Freebird really is, but you're not into that kind of (extremely violent) movie, so at least it gave me a new appreciation for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Just loving the new Purson album... similar in ways to Royal Thunder, completely different voice, but worth checking out on youtube... and the chick plays guitar solos, not just bass.
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by tanival87 » Thu May 23, 2013 3:16 pm

Michael D. wrote:
tanival87 wrote:God! Loved this! So I will just leave this awesome Dire Straits song because I so fucking love Mark Knopfler! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwDDswGsJ60


And also another one from my favorite rock band of all time, Pink Floyd :) See Emily Play is an awesome song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz7Ni0VdaXk


One of my favorite versions, :cool:
http://youtu.be/7ITnUpVhvTM


That version is awesome... but this one, this one is just EPIC! Apart from the original (obviously haha), this is my favourite version :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzsTczc-nCE
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by EvilDan » Fri May 24, 2013 2:59 pm

Spent some time listening to some Grand Funk Railroad (didn't realize how much of their stuff I know very well) and 30+ year-old Scorpions. It's weird after so long. It's like youth flashbacks. All sorts of shit I never think about until listening to this stuff.
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by Laura » Fri May 24, 2013 5:17 pm

EvilDan wrote:Spent some time listening to some Grand Funk Railroad (didn't realize how much of their stuff I know very well) and 30+ year-old Scorpions. It's weird after so long. It's like youth flashbacks. All sorts of shit I never think about until listening to this stuff.


OH MAN - GRAND FUNK! AND SCORPIONS!! :beerbang: :beerbang:

The funny (strange) thing (for me) about classic rock is that I was a child and a teenager when I first heard "classic rock" (literally grew up with it) - and then I more or less "abandoned" it for many years simply because there was so much "new music" that came about since then that interested me. But now - as I believe I mentioned on another post on this thread already (and oddly to me) - it was because of the European metal that I've been into for nearly 8 years now that somehow led me back to classic rock of my youth. It is so similar to me in many ways....at the very least - the intent and the feeling derived from it. :P :D :mrgreen:
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by Laura » Fri May 24, 2013 5:23 pm

and I must link this song because it is ME - the story of my life!!! Sorry for the self-aggrandisement ( :oops: :lol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmwic9kFx2c :lol: - but I totally take care of everything (takin' care of business!) I've needed to do come hell or high water (and partying my ass off in the process. :mrgreen: :smoking: :trashdrink: )
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by EvilDan » Sat May 25, 2013 12:28 am

Grand Funk was a little before my time, but evidently it was still played a lot as I grew up. I remember all the Beatles and other things, so I wonder what else I don't really recall.

I seemed to take everything my family was listening to in the 70s, and it translated to Scorpions and AC/DC to me (Kiss when I was younger), which led to Iron Maiden, and since then it's been an ever-progressive move to more and more extreme music. Lately, though, it seems like I've been regressing. Going back into the all the shit I was really into in the 80s as a teen, and now, via European bands like you mentioned, I've been getting into the classic rock stuff that I didn't necessarily listen to as a kid. Like Thin Lizzy's Jailbreak reissue. As a youngster, I couldn't appreciate it, even though I heard all my favorite bands list them as an influence.

It's weird to me that many of the current purveyors of the "classic rock" sound are from Sweden, Norway, etc.
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by Laura » Sat May 25, 2013 9:21 am

^^^ interesting post Dan... I think it's a worthwhile & interesting experience to move back and forth between music genres, time periods and such. I've really enjoyed revisiting all the music of my youth (and later periods as well) in recent years. On the surface many of the genres & bands I love/have loved seem quite different, but in my mind there are many dots to connect between them. I've had a few friends ask me how I can like & listen to so many kinds of music - and my short answer is - well, I've been around for (what seems like at least :P ) a long time - that is a lot of years and music history to have grown up with. I would hope & suspect that when some of the early 20s folk on the forum are in their 50s they would have opened themselves up to all kinds of new music and feel the same way.

I never owned any Grand Funk Railroad records, but they were hugely popular and I remember hearing all their big hits on the radio for sure. When I was youtubing them - I came across & listened to a song I hadn't heard in awhile - Some Kind of Wonderful from 1974. Haha - that song was "popular" enough that during my 8th grade year (1974-75) when I was in the pom-pom/drill team squad (did that in high school too :P ) - we did a routine to it. Funny how much so-called "popular" music has changed....although I'm not one of those people who walks around dissing current popular music (because I actually like a lot of it) - it is just different, that's all.

Those of you on the forum who may not know much about Grand Funk Railroad - check 'em out!! ...especially We're an American Band & Some Kind of Wonderful - love!!

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by Michael D. » Sun May 26, 2013 11:18 am

tanival87 wrote:
Michael D. wrote:
tanival87 wrote:God! Loved this! So I will just leave this awesome Dire Straits song because I so fucking love Mark Knopfler! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwDDswGsJ60


And also another one from my favorite rock band of all time, Pink Floyd :) See Emily Play is an awesome song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz7Ni0VdaXk


One of my favorite versions, :cool:
http://youtu.be/7ITnUpVhvTM


That version is awesome... but this one, this one is just EPIC! Apart from the original (obviously haha), this is my favourite version :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzsTczc-nCE

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by Michael D. » Sun May 26, 2013 11:36 am

@ Laura, after reading your upper posts I’m sure that your flashbacks started with this one,
http://youtu.be/d4N1Cdm8mJE
I remember posting seeing them on the Gig History thread and man, did we ever derail that thread for a bit.
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For Dan, I use to listen to Grand Funk Railroad as a kid and I think it was due to my neighbor giving me all of her albums when she went off to college. I still a 45 of this one (their remake version). http://youtu.be/sSQOeQakExU
I did get to see Mark Farner while vacationing in San Antonio many years ago. The man still sounds good and still ROCKS!
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by EvilDan » Mon May 27, 2013 6:24 pm

Evidently flute-rock is making a comeback.
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by Laura » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:43 am

EvilDan wrote:Evidently flute-rock is making a comeback.


Did not know that. A la Jethro Tull? :P

So, now that the big Bolt Thrower metal weekend is over - I'm looking at a summer filled with classic rock gigs, free classical & other musical events at Millennium Park, street/neighborhood fests and such, and other miscellaneous shows. Michael D - looks like a lot of great classic rock gigs by you as well! So far, the only classic rock gigs we actually have tickets for so far are Robert Plant & Heart in July and The Allman Brothers in August - although there are others we are considering including Styx, Chicago, and Cheap Trick. Sadly - won't do Steely Dan as it conflicts with Lollapalooza!!
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by Stained Class » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:05 am

EvilDan wrote:Evidently flute-rock is making a comeback.

Funny you post that, I just saw this band on friday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRnjPSkVdt8
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by Disco » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:51 am

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EvilDan wrote:Evidently flute-rock is making a comeback.

Funny you post that, I just saw this band on friday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRnjPSkVdt8


Holy shit, that was awesome. Sounds almost exactly like early Tull.
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by EvilDan » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:47 pm

Ah, yes... I'm familiar with that.... Canadian... band. :mrgreen:
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by Stained Class » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:51 pm

EvilDan wrote:Ah, yes... I'm familiar with that.... Canadian... band. :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: Well, Toronto, so I guess that's Canada ;)
Seen them a couple times now. They're a good time live.
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by EvilDan » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:07 pm

How did I completely blank on Badlands? (Jake E Lee's band after Ozzy.)

That debut album was just fucking phenomenal. I'm going to listen to it now. :smoking:
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Not that anyone cares, but... Decided to just listen to whatever cool old songs that I could remember. This is (most of) my playlist. Some people may make fun of some of these songs, but most were considered pretty heavy at the time. The Cars - Moving in Stereo, Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe, The Fixx - Red Skies & others, Heart - Barracuda, Russ Ballard - Voices, The Who - Eminence Front, Aldo Nova - Fantasy, Billy Squier - In The Dark & others, Rainbow - Stone Cold, Saga - On The Loose, Triumph - Lay It On The Line, Loverboy - When It's Over, Pat Benatar - Promises in the Dark, Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street, Billy Thorpe - Children of the Sun.

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by Michael D. » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:13 am

Glad to hear Blood Ceremony as the flute metal band because I was thinking that Dan was yanking a chain and trying to call Jethro Tull a Heavy Metal band. :roll:
I will admit that Blood Ceremony does sound like Jethro Tull, just a little heavier.

@ Laura, Nice to see Heart is on tour with Robert Plant. No listings of the combo for our area. Almost tempted to see that pairing in Chicago but since I have seen them both many times I will have to pass on that temptation but I would like to see Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field on July 17, 2013. Tried when tickets went on sale and they sold out in amazing time. I was on-line at the time and had a seat next thing that showed up was “Sold Out”. Next box came up asking if I wanted to be on the waiting list for additional tickets. Said yes, but have not seen anything more and I cannot believe the prices that those tickets are going for $$$$.
As for other classic rock act hitting my area Sammy Hagar announced to play the Grandstand at our State Fair for his Forty Decades of Rock tour and I’m still debating on going to The Eagles show.

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Billy track. When I saw him live he was the warm up act for Queen.
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by Michael D. » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:25 am

And since I’m seeing John Sebastian tonight this classis goes out to any “sweat hogs” that may or may not be on this forum. LOL :lol: :lol: :D
http://youtu.be/tG9tq7mXj3A

These are the other tunes that he is known for,
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^^^ cool you saw John Sebastian. :P

Checked out this book from the library a few days ago - thought it would be fun to read up on them since we'll be seeing them the end of July.
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Very interesting so far about their early history as a band.....and their debut album from 1976:
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I bought that album (as did a million other people) and played it endlessly at the time, but probably hadn't listened to it all the way through in god knows how long...until yesterday! (on Spotify of course!) What a great album - I had almost forgotten about a few of the really great slow songs on that one - especially: (Love Me Like Music) I'll Be Your Song http://youtu.be/7Wfc9v5SqPU really nice lyrics
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by WizardBeast » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:33 pm

I love Heart and Dreamboat Annie is great. In love with the Wilson sisters!!! Such unreal talents.

I can't get enough Foreigner, early Genesis, and Thin Lizzy, too.
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by EvilDan » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:28 pm

Recently watched a VH1 Classic thing on Wish You Were Here. What an amazing album. We need a 2015 version of what they were in the 70s.
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WizardBeast wrote:I love Heart and Dreamboat Annie is great. In love with the Wilson sisters!!! Such unreal talents.

I can't get enough Foreigner, early Genesis, and Thin Lizzy, too.


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EvilDan wrote:Recently watched a VH1 Classic thing on Wish You Were Here. What an amazing album. We need a 2015 version of what they were in the 70s.


I was never an overly HUGE fan of Pink Floyd (perhaps because there were just so damn many great bands at that time competing for my attention & interest) - but no doubt I was/am a BIG fan nonetheless - primarily though of just three of their albums released during those very "formative" years of any young life - mine in that case the period from age 12-16 ;) :P - Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), and Animals (1977)...now that's one helluva triumvirate right there! I bought those all on vinyl during my high school years 75-79. Haha - I associate those albums most with getting high with a close group of high school friends (coincidentally, I just saw three of them a few weekends ago, after several years). Didn't listen to PF near as much once I went to college (except for digging a handful of songs from The Wall when it came out my freshman year - Run Like Hell & Comfortably Numb in particular). I've revisited Floyd and especially the three albums I mentioned, more & more in recent years...Wish You Were Here is so great - the title song always seems to make me tear up, at least ever so slightly - it is so beautiful I think. http://youtu.be/mk_V6R_pGfM

So many great lines in that song...

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Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
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Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
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So, as I believe I mentioned earlier, we're seeing Robert Plant on July 12 and then Heart with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience the end of July. Can't believe I never watched this until now (I missed the show when it originally aired last year).
Heart: Stairway to Heaven (at the Kennedy Center Awards honoring Led Zeppelin)
http://youtu.be/JK_DOJa99oo

Well, Ann can still belt one out at age 62! Then the other day, I was watching one of my favorite clips from the Midnight Special... One of the songs that launched their career in 1976 when Nancy & Ann were only 22 & 25 years old. :cool:
Heart: Magic Man (live on the Midnight Special, 1977 - introduced at the height of the Disco era by none other than KC of KC "That's the Way, uh huh, uh huh, I Like It, uh huh, uh huh" and the Sunshine Band. :lol: )
http://youtu.be/7xXyvvr11dg

Haha - wonder if the Wilson sisters (and Robert Plant for that matter) imagined that they'd still be packing venues decades into the future.
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by Michael D. » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:10 am

Looks like this is turning into the Heart page. :D
http://youtu.be/whXeb7Ohfkk

I was going to submit Heart’s “Dreamboat Annie as my answer to Dan’s revival of flute music to metal but it just didn’t seem to work.
The Kennedy Center Honors of Heart doing “Stairway to Heaven” was really good (over produced and GRAND) but still enjoyable and it was nice to see Robert shed a tear as Nancy sang.

A couple of my favorite Heart tunes. :D
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http://youtu.be/kUQL3Q80pXE (No video, just a live version from 1988).

My Pink Floyd LPs during that time and in the era of head phones and quadraphonic recording are “Meddle” (“One of These Days” http://youtu.be/D1kZ6M2aMvw , and “Echoes” (long tune at 23.32 http://youtu.be/PGwPSPIhohk )), and “Dark Side of the Moon”. Next is, “The Wall” (hit just at the right time while still in High School with this anthem http://youtu.be/fvPpAPIIZyo ), and then “Momentary Lapse of Reason” (http://youtu.be/Pz3PTj6MmUc , http://youtu.be/kX6iXYwOM8k ).

And just to keep the Foreigner thing alive and well. :roll: ;) :D
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The newest reformed/reformatted version of Foreigner.
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Crap, now I going get stuck in a flashback mode again and have to listen to my Foreigner discs again. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Maybe Andy will book a retro classic rock band. :shock:

I’m just throwing this one out because I have enjoyed his solo stuff and his collaborations. :cool:
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by EvilDan » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:21 pm

Laura wrote:
EvilDan wrote:Recently watched a VH1 Classic thing on Wish You Were Here. What an amazing album. We need a 2015 version of what they were in the 70s.


I was never an overly HUGE fan of Pink Floyd (perhaps because there were just so damn many great bands at that time competing for my attention & interest) - but no doubt I was/am a BIG fan nonetheless - primarily though of just three of their albums released during those very "formative" years of any young life - mine in that case the period from age 12-16 ;) :P - Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), and Animals (1977)...now that's one helluva triumvirate right there! I bought those all on vinyl during my high school years 75-79. Haha - I associate those albums most with getting high with a close group of high school friends (coincidentally, I just saw three of them a few weekends ago, after several years). Didn't listen to PF near as much once I went to college (except for digging a handful of songs from The Wall when it came out my freshman year - Run Like Hell & Comfortably Numb in particular). I've revisited Floyd and especially the three albums I mentioned, more & more in recent years...Wish You Were Here is so great - the title song always seems to make me tear up, at least ever so slightly - it is so beautiful I think.

You HAVE to include Meddle in that. Or preferably Pink Floyd In Pompeii. Amazing.
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by BehnWilson » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:41 am

Laura wrote:
EvilDan wrote:three of their albums released during those very "formative" years of any young life - mine in that case the period from age 12-16 ;) :P - Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), and Animals (1977)...now that's one helluva triumvirate right there! I bought those all on vinyl during my high school years 75-79.


Laura, I swear I could have written this same statement verbatim except change the years from 76-80. LOL. :death:
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by WizardBeast » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:43 am

Laura wrote:So, as I believe I mentioned earlier, we're seeing Robert Plant on July 12 and then Heart with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience the end of July. Can't believe I never watched this until now (I missed the show when it originally aired last year).
Heart: Stairway to Heaven (at the Kennedy Center Awards honoring Led Zeppelin)
http://youtu.be/JK_DOJa99oo

Well, Ann can still belt one out at age 62! Then the other day, I was watching one of my favorite clips from the Midnight Special... One of the songs that launched their career in 1976 when Nancy & Ann were only 22 & 25 years old. :cool:
Heart: Magic Man (live on the Midnight Special, 1977 - introduced at the height of the Disco era by none other than KC of KC "That's the Way, uh huh, uh huh, I Like It, uh huh, uh huh" and the Sunshine Band. :lol: )
http://youtu.be/7xXyvvr11dg

Haha - wonder if the Wilson sisters (and Robert Plant for that matter) imagined that they'd still be packing venues decades into the future.


I LOVE what Heart is WEARING on that show, esp. the bassist! HAHAHAH!
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by Laura » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:55 am

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Laura wrote:three of their albums released during those very "formative" years of any young life - mine in that case the period from age 12-16 ;) :P - Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), and Animals (1977)...now that's one helluva triumvirate right there! I bought those all on vinyl during my high school years 75-79.


Laura, I swear I could have written this same statement verbatim except change the years from 76-80. LOL. :death:


Haha - that's cool! :cheers: Maybe not too surprising though since it seems that was a time when there was more of a "collective" listening experience. In other words, since there was NO internet or super easy way of "sharing" music, teens & others pretty much just listened to what was on the handful of rock radio stations, as well as what you or your friends could afford to buy on lp, tape or 8-track - that was my experience anyway. So, just about everyone I knew in high school (my class was around 700, so the whole school was around 2,800 kids) listened to and was quite familiar with the same (now called "classic rock") bands....so, like I said - it was very much of a "collective" experience with your peers. Plus, just think how many music genres did not even exist yet (I'm talking the 70s decade) - or if they did at all - they were either relatively new or at an infancy or "proto" stage.

Don't get me wrong - I love the wide diversity & availability of music now! It is just that for young people now (like my own teen girls) - I think the overall "music experience" (if you will) is very different than my own back then.
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by Laura » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:17 pm

Rhia - yep - the clothes in that vintage Heart performance are great, aren't they?
Dan - I must admit I never owned Pink Floyd's Meddle album - I believe I have at least heard it at one time or more or another, but it has been ages! My sister & her husband own the DVD Live from Pompeii and I have watched that at their house.
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Laura wrote:Rhia - yep - the clothes in that vintage Heart performance are great, aren't they?
Dan - I must admit I never owned Pink Floyd's Meddle album - I believe I have at least heard it at one time or more or another, but it has been ages! My sister & her husband own the DVD Live from Pompeii and I have watched that at their house.


I'm quoting myself :lol: and now adding a huge...
D'OH!!

Of course I know the Pink Floyd album Meddle!! - at least the first few songs (what I've listened to so far on Spotify - One of These Days and A Pillow of Winds). As I said, I never owned that album/bought it in the 70s - but I know the music well from hearing it from friends, classic rock radio, and such. I guess I never thought about the fact that those songs (I've listened to so far) are from that album - looking forward to hearing the rest and seeing if I am just as familar with those songs.
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Re: Classic Rock!!

by Michael D. » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:42 pm

A very nice and cool version of a reworked remake of a Led Zeppelin classic done by Robert Plant and his Band of Joy. :cool:
http://youtu.be/w-PLkc4y5jw

I just had to dig up another vintage Heart tune and period time piece. :D :lol: :lol:
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Re: Classic Rock!!

by Laura » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:31 pm

^^^ ha, those are great! I was just watching this video of Led Zeppelin (linked below) doing Whole Lotta Love circa 1970...gah! So amazing - the whole freakish part starting around 1:20 is so awesome - I used to think it sounded like "devil" or "evil" music in that part (which of course is why I loved it as a young girl!) Haha - although I've always thought of Zeppelin as a "hard rock" band, they're way more "metal" & heavy here (in my opinion) than scores of so-called "metal" bands today. (which I'm not putting down by the way, since I love many bands like Leaves' Eyes & Delain).
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