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post #101 of 1780

Budgie is a band that never gets enough credit.  I only have a copy of Never Turn Your Back on a Friend because their albums are actually a bit expensive, but I love sharing it with friends and introducing them to the likes of "In the Grip of a Tyrefitter's Hand," "You're the Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk" and "Breadfan."  "You're the Biggest Thing Since Powered Milk" is quite the title.

post #102 of 1780

The Phil Spector biopic on HBO inspired me to explore his work again, and reminded me of how much I love "Wah Wah" by George Harrison:

 

post #103 of 1780

"Neo-classic"? "Faux-classic"?

 

post #104 of 1780

I like Still Crazy probably more than it deserves. 

post #105 of 1780

According to Sirius/XM's Keith Roth, the Freddie Mercury bio-pic, starring Sasha Baron Cohen, goes into production in a couple of weeks.

post #106 of 1780

I think Cohen could kill that role. I hope the script is worthy.

post #107 of 1780
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I like Still Crazy probably more than it deserves. 


Impossible.

 

 

 

(Well, OK, it is rather a slight piece of entertainment, but the cast nails so many perfect moments: "Hellooooo, Wembly" never fails to kill me)

post #108 of 1780

Anybody in here dig modern bands like The Sheepdogs, Rival Sons, or Howlin Rain as much as I do? Hell, even Graveyard are getting a little bit more into this classic rock throwback vibe. I'm loving it. There's some good rock and roll out there, you're just not going to hear it on the radio. I like hearing stuff clearly influenced by what we call "classic rock" but not just copy and pasting it with shitty modern drum loops and voice effects and such. (But I'm a drummer, so I grew up jamming to Journey and Rush and Golden Earring and Zeppelin and you get the picture -- I like my rock and roll without too many computers involved).

post #109 of 1780

This thread's been dormant for too long, so here's a thing: I saw the Black Crowes at the Ryman a couple of weeks ago (for free!). They've inadvertently been the band that I've seen the most live, and this show was pretty great. They brought out special guest PETER FRAMPTON and covered Traffic's "Medicated Goo." They also covered Deep Purple's "Hush" as well as the Stones' "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Happy." It was a 52 year old divorcee's wet dream.

 

EDIT: I hadn't heard that Traffic song before, really loved it (ignore the annoying first 20 seconds):

 

post #110 of 1780
Thread Starter 

I know it's terribly uncool to like Toto but their song Girl Goodbye is pretty damn good. That ass-kicking guitar riff combined with Jeff Porcaro's propulsive groove. Their first album is pretty solid.

 


 

post #111 of 1780

  On Septmber 2nd The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert will be released on Blu-Ray. The copy I have on DVD is only the second half of the show with singers performing with the surviving members of Queen. The Blu-Ray will have the sets from Def Leppard, Extreme, and Guns N Roses. The only draw back is Spinal Tap's performance won't be on it.

 

post #112 of 1780

Black Star Riders is the new name for Thin Lizzy. They changed the name out of respect for Phil Lynott. This tune sounds like Thin Lizzy, so it works for me.

post #113 of 1780
Thread Starter 

Jimmy Barnes is the best I've heard him sound in years.
 

post #114 of 1780

I don't need another reason to be a Queen fan, but its nice to have one.

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One of my favorite Queen songs too.

post #115 of 1780
Yeah, Freddie's performance over the whole Innuendo album is mindblowing given what he was going through: you can hear it in his voice, and it somehow just makes it even more powerful. Case in point: the title track, which IMO isn't just one of his best vocal performances, but one of Queen's best songs full stop. 
post #116 of 1780

INNUENDO is one of their best albums, period.  Really solid from front to back.

post #117 of 1780

Yes it is!

post #118 of 1780
Thread Starter 

I was never a huge Queen fan but after listening to their 70's run, it's incredible to hear just how great they were in the studio, they really were amazingly innovative.

post #119 of 1780
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I was never a huge Queen fan but after listening to their 70's run, it's incredible to hear just how great they were in the studio, they really were amazingly innovative.

 

Gotta give a lot of credit to Roy Thomas Baker.  He did a phenomenal job on those first 4 albums on getting the 'Queen Sound' perfected.

post #120 of 1780

This tune is way too fucking good to be in Grown Ups 2!!!!!


Edited by Chaz - 7/14/13 at 5:18pm
post #121 of 1780

Just out of interest, does  count as 'Official Classic Rock'?

post #122 of 1780

According to every classic rock station I've listened to, definitely.

post #123 of 1780

Cohen has dropped out of the Freddie Mercury bio-pic

 

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/sacha-baron-cohen-quits-freddie-mercury-biopic/

 

Jordon Gavaris, who plays Felix on Orphan Black, would make a good replacement. If he grew his hair out he would look like Sheer Heart Attack era Freddie.

post #124 of 1780

Fuck. This casting was just too perfect to slip through our fingers now!

 

But Roger Taylor and Brian May going for the easy, sanitized option? Big fucking shock, there. They need to be assigned handlers (Or to use their official term, Taste Regulators) to give them regular slaps every time they come up with a new idea of what to do with the Queen name. I'm normally all for the creators having artistic control, but these guys' decisions have been nothing short of depressing the last 10-15 years (And I say this as a Paul Rodgers fan... But he was wrong for Queen). 

post #125 of 1780

I saw the Queen + Paul Rodgers show and I had a blast! After seeing the show I saw the logic of him fronting the band. Mercury was a one off, getting some one who would put his own spin of the songs. Also the band focused on the hard rock Queen songs, which  played to his strengths.


Edited by Chaz - 7/25/13 at 12:25am
post #126 of 1780

Granted, I never saw them live so I'll defer to your experience on that one. 

 

But I'm still trying to scrub off the ear-stench left by:

 

post #127 of 1780

I don't want to know what that is.

post #128 of 1780
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I saw the Queen + Paul Rodgers show and I had a blast! After seeing the show I saw the logic of him fronting the band. Also the band focused on the hard rock Queen songs, which  played to his strengths.

 

 

Yeah, in theory Rodgers + Queen = guh. 

 

 

In practice, from the clips I've seen, it seemed like it worked pretty damn well. 

post #129 of 1780
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I was never a huge Queen fan but after listening to their 70's run, it's incredible to hear just how great they were in the studio, they really were amazingly innovative.

 

 

I was watching some random doc and they were talking about recording "Bohemian Rhapsody" - they were going along and noticed they could not get ANY bottom end on the top. After fiddling around and going WTF for a bit, someone took a look at the tape, which was CLEAR. They had put so many tracks on it they wore the acetate off. 

 

I think it was Brian May who said "as you might imagine, we made a new copy immediately." 

post #130 of 1780

Rolling Stone released a special magazine all about the Rolling Stones; interviews, best 100 songs, and best tours. One mistake they made was in the best covers of Stones tunes was they left out Kiss's version of 2000 Man.

 

post #131 of 1780

The Queen musical We Will Rock You is touring America. Here are the dates.

http://www.wewillrockyou.com/site/tickets

post #132 of 1780

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I saw Cheap Trick Wednesday night and they where outfuckingstanding!!!!!

post #133 of 1780
Thread Starter 

I realize the name Doobie Brothers conjures up thoughts of soft rock and AOR but the music they made with Tom Johnston as guitar/vocalist is really amazing. China Grove has one of the best guitar riffs of all time.

post #134 of 1780
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I saw Cheap Trick Wednesday night and they where outfuckingstanding!!!!!

 

 

I've seen CT 3 or 4 times (not particularly recently - I think the last time was 7-8 yrs ago) and they are just rock-solid and dependable. ALWAYS a good show. 

 

 

 

Not sure what's up with the way Zander's been singing the past few yrs; seems like his voice might be going. 

post #135 of 1780

Zander had lost nothing when I saw them.

post #136 of 1780

Ever seen that video of their cover of Sgt Pepper? Not entirely useless, but they really cheated by bringing in some Indian musicians for "Within You Without You"-- I'd love to have heard what Nielsen might have done with that sitar line.

 

There was a period of about two years where they seemed to be on the bill of every outdoor/Day on the Green type show I went to, and they never once felt stale or tired, even when the setlist got completely predictable.

post #137 of 1780
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I realize the name Doobie Brothers conjures up thoughts of soft rock and AOR but the music they made with Tom Johnston as guitar/vocalist is really amazing. China Grove has one of the best guitar riffs of all time.


I've always thought Baxter was the real secret weapon, but since he's also the guy who recruited Michael McDonald, fuck him.

post #138 of 1780

I hope this video takes you back to a more innocent time. A time before twreking

post #139 of 1780
Thread Starter 

Now THIS is how you work a crowd.

 

 

I think this should be the thread's official theme tune.

 

post #140 of 1780
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I saw Cheap Trick Wednesday night and they where outfuckingstanding!!!!!

 

I saw Blue Oyster Cult a week ago and they were amazing as well.  Eric and Buck haven't lost a beat, and their current backing band is tight as hell.  Catch 'em if you can, you'll be entertained.

post #141 of 1780

I would like to see Blue Oyster Cult. Godzilla was the first rock song I liked as a kid.

post #142 of 1780

Thanks to Your Next I know about this tune.

post #143 of 1780
Thread Starter 

Holy shit, I think that's Tom Petty on Bass.

post #144 of 1780

Yes it is.

post #145 of 1780
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Thanks to Your Next I know about this tune.

 

 

Before "Power Pop" had a name, Dwight (and Phil Seymour) had it down:

 

 

Was my theme song when I was DJ'ing for my college radio station.

 

EDIT: replaced the studio version with this live video, with Susan Cowsill on backing vocals... and check out the bass player's rather unique style.


Edited by Jeb - 9/8/13 at 7:08pm
post #146 of 1780

Such a short step from Dwight to Moon Martin:

 

post #147 of 1780

Cool. Turns out Youtube's got a shedload of complete vintage concerts from Rockpalast.

 

Moon Martin 1981

 

Elvis Costello 1978

 

Pretenders 1981

 

Stiff Little Fingers 1980

 

The Police 1980

 

Plenty more for the digging.

post #148 of 1780

The Rockpile reunion seems to have been little more than a rumour (so to speak), but Mr Nicholas Lowe will be at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass again this year, so it's all good:

 

post #149 of 1780
Thread Starter 

Although they evolved into a reggae pop style act, Nothing Achieving proves The Police had definite hard rock chops.

post #150 of 1780

HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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