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For Rock n Rollin FReepers...

Posted on 10/13/2012 11:15:11 PM PDT by djf

Coast to Coast tonight has discussions with four of the heavyweights of rock.

First hour, interview with Paul Rogers, of the band Free and Bad Company.

This hour, the second hour, Leslie West of Mountain.

Next hour, and something I am especially looking forward to, is Jack Casady, famous bassist from Jefferson Airplane.

Final hour, Sir Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame.


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1 posted on 10/13/2012 11:15:16 PM PDT by djf
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To: djf

there is a big difference between rock and roll and heavy metal....I had to look up several of these so called bands..they most definitely weren’t rock and roll


2 posted on 10/13/2012 11:20:39 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

It was all rock and roll son. Listen to early Jethro Tull doing Cats Cradle, or any o the Airplane and later Hot Tuna. of course, who could forget the mighty Mountain and Leslie West. Heavy Metal—no—High Energy, Yup!


3 posted on 10/13/2012 11:25:18 PM PDT by abigkahuna (I have achieved the goal of semi-literacy through public schooling.)
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To: djf

In Houston Coast to Coast now starts at midnight and is preceded for 2 hours by some loony who plays nothing but audio recordings of ghost screams. Annoying as hell.


4 posted on 10/13/2012 11:25:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Nifster

What’s it like on the planet you’re from?

Dude, when I was about 9 I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and GREW UP listening to stuff like this.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 11:28:03 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: djf

I saw Jorma and Jack at Merriwether years ago..


6 posted on 10/13/2012 11:29:07 PM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: Nifster

Maybe on your planet they’re not..


7 posted on 10/13/2012 11:30:29 PM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: djf
Airplane and Tull!
Rock on :^)
8 posted on 10/13/2012 11:32:19 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: djf
In Houston Coast to Coast now starts at midnight and is preceded for 2 hours by some loony who plays nothing but audio recordings of ghost screams. Annoying as hell.

Although I would like to hear 2 hours of Screaming Lord Sutch every night.

Jack The Ripper

Live at Wembley 1972

9 posted on 10/13/2012 11:32:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: cardinal4

I would have loved to see that...


10 posted on 10/13/2012 11:34:29 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: The Cajun
"Airplane and Tull! Rock on :^)

Bump!

11 posted on 10/13/2012 11:34:46 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: djf

No Alice Cooper? Dave Mustaine? Ted Nugent? Bruce Dickinson? Yngwie Malmsteen?

When people say rock...


12 posted on 10/13/2012 11:36:33 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Didn’t he go by “Lord Sutch and his heavy friends” for awhile? Man, that brings back the cobwebs!!!


13 posted on 10/13/2012 11:37:56 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: djf

I saw them electric, too, playing with a band called Zero, with John Cipolina playing guitar. Thinking about it, that show was at The Bayou in DC, it must have been damn near 30 years ago!


14 posted on 10/13/2012 11:38:01 PM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: djf
Heavy Friends was the name of one album (with I think 3 members of Led Zeppelin taking turns on different tracks along with Nicky Hopkins and other friends he helped get into the music business.

There was at least one followup live album (that isn't as entertaining as the studio album) and the other albums he released are preferable.

The rock and roll hall of fame will never recognize his contributions to music but like Screamin' Jay Hawkins before him and Alice Cooper after him, he helped bring the theatrical monster stage show to the masses. He also is credited with "discovering" well used session musicians like Nicky Hopkins (I don't know his relationship with Jimmy Page, who also did a lot of session work).

He repeatedly ran for Parliament and some of his campaign issues (like 18 year old vote) became law even without winning office.

15 posted on 10/13/2012 11:43:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Kool.

I had hundreds of albums on vinyl that I left in New York when I moved west.
Then I accumulated hundreds more, which I loaned to a friend to keep in storage for me when I was moving around and ended up losing those too...

Now if I want to go back and listen to something like Bonnie and Delaney I have to get it from Amazon or whatever...


16 posted on 10/13/2012 11:48:01 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: Nifster

I’m 27 and I know of all of those bands.


17 posted on 10/13/2012 11:48:01 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: djf


18 posted on 10/13/2012 11:50:32 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Nifster
This is what I call rock and roll:
19 posted on 10/14/2012 12:00:14 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: wastedyears

oh well good for you...treat your elders with respect....Mountain is unknown to rock and rollers as is free and bad


20 posted on 10/14/2012 12:11:14 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: abigkahuna

I wasn’t talking about Jethro orJefferson Airplane

are you telling me that Mountain was in your rock and roll hit list??? I call BS. Heavy metal was never considered rock and roll


21 posted on 10/14/2012 12:12:43 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: a fool in paradise

“Jack the Ripper” wasn’t a hit in the US, but at Darmstadt American School in Darmstadt, Germany, during the mid-1960’s, many students were singing the words. They might have heard it over Radio Luxembourg or perhaps it found its way into a local juke box; or maybe a student brought a recording back following a visit to England. In any case, the song had a cult following.


22 posted on 10/14/2012 12:13:47 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: djf

really???how many Mountain albums did you ever have???


23 posted on 10/14/2012 12:14:10 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Whoa, that’s insane. Every metalhead knows these famous bands. I’m disappointed to see your post. Have you heard of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Brian Setzer?


24 posted on 10/14/2012 12:19:54 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Hey, J. Geils is really a Hungarian Polka band, doncha know?

;-)

Sometimes people their heads just get stuck in this kind of “ARGUE” mode.

That’s when I ignore them...


25 posted on 10/14/2012 12:26:06 AM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: Nifster
there is a big difference between rock and roll and heavy metal....I had to look up several of these so called bands..they most definitely weren’t rock and roll

It more commonly is known as Classic Rock.

26 posted on 10/14/2012 1:04:25 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: djf

This is very interesting. Casady discussing his family and his father in law was amazing. Talking about the political types from Berkley co-opting the bay area rock scene was an eye-opener as well. Listening to KFI streaming.


27 posted on 10/14/2012 1:08:15 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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28 posted on 10/14/2012 1:11:08 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Liberty Valance

That was very moving. Casady is no leftist.


29 posted on 10/14/2012 1:20:24 AM PDT by Pelham (Liberate the White House)
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To: Nifster

“Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock ‘n’ roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s,[1][2] primarily from a combination of African American blues, country, jazz,[3] and gospel music.[4] Though elements of rock and roll can be heard in country records of the 1930s,[3] and in blues records from the 1920s,[5] rock and roll did not acquire its name until the 1950s.[6][7]

The term “rock and roll” now has at least two different meanings, both in common usage: as synonymous with rock music and as music that originated in the mid-1950s and later developed “into the more encompassing international style known as rock music”.[8] For the purpose of differentiation, this article uses the second definition.

In the earliest rock and roll styles of the late 1940s and early 1950s, either the piano or saxophone was often the lead instrument, but these were generally replaced or supplemented by guitar in the middle to late 1950s.[9] The beat is essentially a blues rhythm with an accentuated backbeat, the latter almost always provided by a snare drum.[10] Classic rock and roll is usually played with one or two electric guitars (one lead, one rhythm), a string bass or (after the mid-1950s) an electric bass guitar, and a drum kit.[9] Beyond simply a musical style, rock and roll, as seen in movies and on television, influenced lifestyles, fashion, attitudes, and language. It went on to spawn various sub-genres, often without the initially characteristic backbeat, that are now more commonly called simply “rock music” or “rock”.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_and_roll


30 posted on 10/14/2012 1:31:40 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Nifster

Rock, as opposed to Rock and Roll

“Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as “rock and roll” in 1950s America and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.[1][2][3] It has its roots in 1940s’ and 1950s’ rock and roll, itself heavily influenced by rhythm and blues and country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical sources.

Musically, rock has centered around the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with bass guitar and drums. Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature utilizing a verse-chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse and common musical characteristics are difficult to define. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political in emphasis. The dominance of rock by white, male musicians has been seen as one of the key factors shaping the themes explored in rock music. Rock places a higher degree of emphasis on musicianship, live performance, and an ideology of authenticity than pop music.

By the late 1960s, referred to as the “golden age”[1] or “classic rock”[2] period, a number of distinct rock music sub-genres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, and jazz-rock fusion, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock influenced by the counter-cultural psychedelic scene. New genres that emerged from this scene included progressive rock, which extended the artistic elements; glam rock, which highlighted showmanship and visual style; and the diverse and enduring major sub-genre of heavy metal, which emphasized volume, power and speed. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock both intensified and reacted against some of these trends to produce a raw, energetic form of music characterized by overt political and social critiques. Punk was an influence into the 1980s on the subsequent development of other sub-genres, including New Wave, post-punk and eventually the alternative rock movement. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break through into the mainstream in the form of grunge, Britpop, and indie rock. Further fusion sub-genres have since emerged, including pop punk, rap rock, and rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock’s history, including the garage rock/post-punk and synthpop revivals at the beginning of the new millennium.

Rock music has also embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major sub-cultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1960s. Similarly, 1970s punk culture spawned the visually distinctive goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race, sex and drug use, and is often seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_music


31 posted on 10/14/2012 1:36:43 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: BerryDingle

Haven’t heard this song in years.

Mississippi Queen, If you know what I mean
Mississippi Queen, She taught me everything
Way down around Vicksburg, Around Louisiana way
Lived a cajun lady, we called her Mississippi Queen
You know she was a dancer
She moved better on wine

While the rest of them dudes were’a gettin’ their kicks,
Buddy, beg your pardon, I was getting mine!

Mississippi Queen, If you know what I mean
Mississippi Queen, She taught me everything
This lady she asked me, If I would be her man
You know that I told her, I’d do what I can
To keep her looking pretty
Buy her dresses that shine

While the rest of them dudes were making their bread
Buddy, beg your pardon, I was losing mine!

You know she was a dancer
She moved better on wine

While the rest of them dudes were’a gettin’ their kicks,
Brotha, beg your pardon, now I’m getting mine!
Ohhhh, Mississippi Queen


32 posted on 10/14/2012 2:13:45 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle
Felix Pappalardi was murdered by his wife; it was a famous case, and the end of Mountain for all practical purposes, although Jack Bruce replaced him in a followup act called West, Bruce, and Lang. Jack was a fine bassist, as all Cream aficionados know, but he could not write or produce like Felix.

Leslie West is still out there, and in my opinion better than ever. If you're a blues fan, check out his fairly recent Got Blooze CD. Classic covers, which even some of the naysayers on this thread would recognize as anthemic Rock 'n' Roll numbers ("Heartbreak Hotel," "Riot in Cellblock #9," covered as only LW can.) Awesome.

33 posted on 10/14/2012 2:50:02 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Congratulations on the Nobel, Dad! You won peace in Europe and helped keep it for 70 years.)
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To: wastedyears

Up the Irons!


34 posted on 10/14/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. CarrieAnn I love you. (most likely posting from the tree stand))
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To: abigkahuna

“It was all rock and roll son.”

lol. Sure. Who can forget Nantucket Sleighride?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqWqCuHR0Og


35 posted on 10/14/2012 4:05:42 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Nifster

“Mountain is unknown to rock and rollers “

All the rock-n-Rollers I knew owned Mountian’s “Mountain Climbing” and “Nantucket Sleighride”

Mississippi Queen is a classic! MORE COWBELL!


36 posted on 10/14/2012 4:24:40 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: djf

Are you a C to C member? Willing to send me the MP3s from this show?


37 posted on 10/14/2012 4:30:46 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Nifster

They also all owned this...

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


38 posted on 10/14/2012 4:36:41 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: FredZarguna
-- Leslie West is still out there, and in my opinion better than ever. --

Leslie West rocks. I saw his act about 40 years ago, and was blown away by his chops and the quality of the sound. Hearing the studio albums does not prepare one for what he can do live. I suppose that not hearing of Mountain dates a person. I'd call it rock, not heavy metal. Very blues based.

39 posted on 10/14/2012 4:38:30 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Nifster

You’ve never heard this???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww5GXbk58R0


40 posted on 10/14/2012 4:39:42 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Think I got my first copy of that album like summer, 1970

I still think their best was Lark’s Tongue in Aspic

Personalities in that band changed so often that it’s hard to compare.


41 posted on 10/14/2012 5:02:49 AM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: djf

I’m wondering if this Nifter has ever heard of Procol Harum & Robin Trower?
hmmm...think I need to listen to Bridge of Sighs


42 posted on 10/14/2012 5:37:37 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Fiji Hill

Screaming Lord Sutch’s Jack The Ripper worked its way stateside at some point as well:

The One Way Streets (Zainsville Ohio 1960s):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb3JiG_0DNI

The single today (by the One Way Streets) goes for upwards of $800 if you can even find a copy.


43 posted on 10/14/2012 6:24:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Liberty Valance
Talking about the political types from Berkley co-opting the bay area rock scene was an eye-opener as well.

It was good to hear someone in one of the bands say it. I wasn't around at the time but I'd heard the same thing from other sources over the years.

Some pinko would get up there and hijack the stage.

Free music and an opportunity to groove with some chicks in the park. And then some blowhard has to get up there and rant awhile.

Luckily, Pete Townsend refused to play that game when Abbie Hoffman tried to interrupt the Who's set at Woodstock.

44 posted on 10/14/2012 7:31:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: djf

Lark’s Tongue in Aspic is one of my all-time top 10 favorite albums.

King Crimson’s “Red” is a classic of the “play it really, really, really, loud” genre.


45 posted on 10/14/2012 7:36:36 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Liberty Valance

I tuned in late. I recall hearing a brief discussion about the Airplane’s hits White Rabbit and Someone To Love but did they bother to mention that both were originally composed by The Great Society?

Casady mentioned how sometimes the false history get pushed and you have to get out and do your own research. Just wondering if that bit of history was exposed.


46 posted on 10/14/2012 7:36:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

And add the big bopper, the coasters, little richard, ricky nelson, the moody blues...I could go on and on

my point remains...METAL is not the same thing as rock and roll....Jefferson Airplane hardly qualifies as heavy metal...they were more drug rock


47 posted on 10/14/2012 2:42:51 PM PDT by Nifster
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