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A weekend break from the monotony (Rock 'n Roll Vanity)
A mind in need of rest ^ | 4/21/13 | Baynative

Posted on 04/21/2013 4:18:03 PM PDT by Baynative

To break the monotony of the media rushing to make fools of themselves over the Marathon bombing story I thought I'd bring up a subject that got me thinking earlier today while listening to a classic rock station instead of my usual talk show selection.

I lived through the 70's explosion of hard rock music and although some of it still gets me rocking in my own geriatric way. I thought I'd ask if anyone here had bands that were popular that they never liked, or/and still don't care to hear.


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I have three:

Doors
Jethro Tull
Rush

I just never understood how people could play albums or tapes of these bands over and over - still don't.


,p> Then again, maybe some folks don't like some of my favorites, either.

1 posted on 04/21/2013 4:18:03 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

Rush, in fact. I’ve sort of gotten into Beethoven and Wagner, however. Classic rock radio stations just seem to play the same tired songs over and over again. My favorite singer to this day is still Natalie Merchant. Her voice sounds like a smile.


2 posted on 04/21/2013 4:22:06 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Baynative

Post your faves and take that chance.


3 posted on 04/21/2013 4:22:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Baynative
I do like a few individual songs, but I was never much of a fan of the Rolling Stones, the Who or the Doors. On the other hand, I came to like/appreciate Pink Floyd and the Allman Brothers as I got older.

I have two Rush tunes that I'd rank among the 100 best classic rock songs of all time: "Time Stand Still" and "Spirit of Radio."

4 posted on 04/21/2013 4:23:50 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Baynative

Pink Floyd
Prince
Journey
Elton John
Billy Joel

I am more of a ZZ Top kind of guy


5 posted on 04/21/2013 4:24:42 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: Baynative

I’m only agreeing with Rush.

Hate them.

A lot.


6 posted on 04/21/2013 4:26:59 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: yetidog

Michael Jackson. Even in the days before he turned from a poor black boy into a rich white woman, I never “got” that guy’s music.


7 posted on 04/21/2013 4:27:07 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Baynative

I forgot to mention ELO. But I could spend all day on this subject so I’ll just spare you that. Lots of people like to talk about rock bands they like.


8 posted on 04/21/2013 4:27:14 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Baynative

Styx....Gayest band, ever.


9 posted on 04/21/2013 4:27:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Baynative
U2

Van Halen

The Band

Kiss

10 posted on 04/21/2013 4:28:08 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: Baynative
Gentle Giant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM-yGcpaY_4

11 posted on 04/21/2013 4:29:35 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: DEADROCK

Lynard Skynard


12 posted on 04/21/2013 4:29:45 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: Baynative

The Doors and The Kinks.


13 posted on 04/21/2013 4:30:20 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: dfwgator
Gayest band, ever.

Does "Queen" ring a bell?
14 posted on 04/21/2013 4:31:38 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

True, but at least there were a few Queen songs I liked....I hear a Styx song, and I change the dial as soon as possible.


15 posted on 04/21/2013 4:32:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Baynative

Queen, ick!


16 posted on 04/21/2013 4:32:53 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Baynative

Surprised no one has mentioned Bruce Springsteen....I just never got it.


17 posted on 04/21/2013 4:33:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Very well, your point is now taken.


18 posted on 04/21/2013 4:34:01 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Baynative

Good question. All so called “progressive rock”. Art rock, standing on one leg and playing rock and roll on a flute? You’re kiddin’ me! All the pretentious Pink Floyds, ELOs, Emerson, Packard and Palmers, Moody Blues after the 1st album, same with Bloody Sweating Tears, and all of Chitkago.


19 posted on 04/21/2013 4:35:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DEADROCK
My only problem with that band is that their music has been terribly over-played over the years.

Maybe this is why I have an unusual taste in a lot of classic rock music. For almost any of the legendary classic rock bands, it seems like my favorite songs are ones that never got a lot of airplay over the years. "Freebird" may be the most popular (or tiresome, depending on how you feel) of their songs, but I've grown very fond of "Tuesday's Gone" in recent years.

20 posted on 04/21/2013 4:35:27 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: dfwgator
That is the true test, isn`t it? How quickly do you change the station when you hear a band you hate?

I have bloodied my knuckles a few time trying to eradicate Nickleback from the radio.

21 posted on 04/21/2013 4:36:19 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: bigheadfred
I've always preferred the classic full album efforts that provided several hits in one package. They seem to endure and still give me something to enjoy (along with memories of good times).

Zeppelin 1 & 2, Eagles - One of these Nights, Elton John - Yellow Brick Road, Allman Bros - Eat a Peach, CSNY - Deja Vu, Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus and of course Dark Side of the Moon were full album efforts that I think will always endure.

I still like a lot of Robin Trower's solo efforts and the early reformed Fleetwood Mac album Rumors.

(to name a few)

22 posted on 04/21/2013 4:36:30 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative

Meh, all of them had some contributions to good music.

Favorites?

Maybe not, but still some memorable songs.


23 posted on 04/21/2013 4:37:28 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Baynative

Surprise no mention of Dreadful Grape yet!


24 posted on 04/21/2013 4:37:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Baynative

1970s: Supertramp. Can’t stand ‘em.

1980s: Air Supply. Can’t stand ‘em.


25 posted on 04/21/2013 4:38:04 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: dfwgator
And to think New Jersey governor Chris Christie was moved to tears when he met Springsteen for the first time after Hurricane Sandy.

As for me ... I was more disturbed that Christie had seen "the Boss" in concert something like 120 times. LOL.

26 posted on 04/21/2013 4:38:27 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: DEADROCK; dfwgator

A local station here has “No Nickelback Friday). It’s a start.


27 posted on 04/21/2013 4:38:32 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Baynative

Nirvana, another band I just never got....The thing is, The Foo Fighters are a much better band, IMHO.


28 posted on 04/21/2013 4:39:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Not a big ELO fan but I do crank up “Do Ya” when it comes on the radio.


29 posted on 04/21/2013 4:39:33 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SoCal Pubbie
Not a big ELO fan but I do crank up “Do Ya” when it comes on the radio.

The original version Jeff did with "The Move" was better.

30 posted on 04/21/2013 4:40:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoCal Pubbie

And how could anyone not like “Showdown”?


31 posted on 04/21/2013 4:41:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I’m with you Gator . Cringed every time one of his songs came on the radio . Never got it and never will .


32 posted on 04/21/2013 4:41:40 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Baynative
You're just a youngster.I came of age during the greatest decade (musically speaking) ever...the 1960’s.To me the 70’s were just one huge wasteland for music.But to each his own I guess.
33 posted on 04/21/2013 4:41:50 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: SoCal Pubbie
Not a big ELO fan but I do crank up “Do Ya” when it comes on the radio.

Oh yeah!

34 posted on 04/21/2013 4:41:56 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: dfwgator

Never heard it. I’ll check it out.


35 posted on 04/21/2013 4:43:08 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: dfwgator

Somebody I know put up a link on Fakebook to your favorite’s Niemen’s prog rock piece from 1970s. What a waste.


36 posted on 04/21/2013 4:43:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Also check out their original version of “California Man”, made more famous by Cheap Trick.


37 posted on 04/21/2013 4:44:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!
I can't think of any band that I don't at least like one song that they did except...

The Grateful Dead.

I know it is sacrilege to criticize Jerry Garcia...but they absolutely made my eyes cross.

38 posted on 04/21/2013 4:50:20 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Telepathic Intruder

For some reason, every time I see the ELO logo, I think about OLEO.

39 posted on 04/21/2013 4:51:25 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

A lot of people think ELO is disco, when it’s actually “discoesque”. Try listening to “fire on high” sometime.


40 posted on 04/21/2013 4:52:57 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Baynative
My absolute favorite bands were Vanilla Fudge then Cactus when Fudge broke up and two went into Cactus; any iteration of Jeff Beck; Hendrix until Band of Gypsies (Buddy Miles cannot play drums).

Also liked Yes, ELP, Santana (while it was a band, not him), and Jefferson Airplane. Was ok with Zeppelin, but they weren't my favorite, and I hated the Who, even though they sat through our set at the Troubadour.

41 posted on 04/21/2013 4:53:53 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Fresh Wind

That’s originally from the “out of the blue” album cover. One of my favorites still today.


42 posted on 04/21/2013 4:55:32 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: dfwgator
I hear a Styx song, and I change the dial as soon as possible.

Some Styx songs suck, but you've got to like this one at least:

Renegade-Styx-YouTube
43 posted on 04/21/2013 4:57:17 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Telepathic Intruder

The basic image is that of a late 1940s Wurlitzer illuminated jukebox wall speaker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdw-tFjTFec


44 posted on 04/21/2013 5:07:27 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Baynative

Bruce Springsteen.


45 posted on 04/21/2013 5:07:41 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Baynative

Kansas was my turn off band. Can’t figure why they were so popular in the 70’s. I just hated ALL their stuff.

Eddie Money was a singer I couldn’t handle.


46 posted on 04/21/2013 5:08:02 PM PDT by reaganbooster (The democrat party symbol should be the grim reaper instead of the donkey.)
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To: dfwgator

Really? :-)


47 posted on 04/21/2013 5:08:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: berdie
Workingman's Dead was a great album.

And I love the song: Box of Rain off of the American Beauty album


48 posted on 04/21/2013 5:16:17 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: reaganbooster

I love Dust in the Wind


49 posted on 04/21/2013 5:17:50 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Baynative
Spirit. They were everywhere but nowhere. The guitarist played with Hendrix and taught Van Halen. The drummer came from 1940's big band music, the bass player went on to play with Firefall and Heart, one keyboard player went to teach music at Berkley and the vocalist wrote scores for television shows and movies. The nidus for "Stairway to Heaven" came from its guitarist playing a chord melody to Jimmy Page. JMO...
50 posted on 04/21/2013 5:18:52 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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