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Sir Bob Geldof declares rock and roll age dead and doesn't exist anymore
news.com.au ^ | March 20, 2013 | Nui Te Koha

Posted on 03/19/2013 11:30:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

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41 posted on 03/20/2013 5:14:50 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: SueRae

Its dead in the sense that I hear almost nothing new now that I like or resembles Rock and Roll in it heyday. I’m in my mid 50s and used to listen to the radio constantly as a teenager. It was all new stuff—you rarely heard “oldies”. Now when I listen, all the songs are decades old.

If that’s not a sign of death, I don’t know what is.


42 posted on 03/20/2013 5:16:42 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Vince Ferrer
#8 Excellent post!
43 posted on 03/20/2013 5:18:14 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Hardastarboard
Hi, sorry for buttin' in but you had to say 'Neil Young' didn't you. That's one guy that if I ever met, no matter my age, I'd punch his stinking teeth out -- I can afford the $75.00 ticket.

He was just a friggen Canadian busy-body who sounded like a squealing rat when he 'sang'. And I loved it when Lynyrd Skynyrd responded his rotten 'Southern Man' cr@p-song with 'Sweet Home Alabama' (YouTube live concert).

One of my fave Lynyrd Skynyrd songs Call Me The Breeze 1976 Live Concert, playing it now ;-)

44 posted on 03/20/2013 5:41:29 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: justa-hairyape
Just had the unpleasant experience of informing a business associate what the song Lola was all about. He had no clue after listening to it for decades.

LOL, I have done the same many times. They always get the same look of disbelief when they really pay attention to the words for the first time. I'm sure I looked the same way 25 years ago when someone first informed me.

45 posted on 03/20/2013 5:54:05 AM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: usurper

LOL we own an Internet station and I play Classic Rock and Blues 3 hrs five nights a week!
You would be surprised at the younger Generation that considers it better than Top 40!
It’s out there and still has a great listner base!
Dead? Not by a long shot! Long Live Rock and Roll!


46 posted on 03/20/2013 6:38:19 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Argus

***It died when Buddy Holly’s plane went down.****

To me, it died when the BEATLES hit this shore. Music then went to trash.


47 posted on 03/20/2013 6:54:54 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: MachIV

For excellent surf (instrumental) music, may I recommend a Pittsburgh band called The Turbosonics. You can find their page on facebook and they have just released their first CD. They are influenced by Dick Dale and Link Wray. If I can find the site where you can hear clips of their music, I’ll reply again. Right now they all are at work at their day time jobs.


48 posted on 03/20/2013 7:09:47 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (I love my country; I don't like its government)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I'm shocked that rap lasted longer than a few years, and that rap and dance have displaced rock. They're very monotonous.

But it's cheap to produce. Disposable "flavor of the month" acts.

49 posted on 03/20/2013 7:13:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I blame Grunge. Especially Curt Cobain.


50 posted on 03/20/2013 7:29:50 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Most overrated band, ever.


51 posted on 03/20/2013 7:30:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m Bob Geldolf. I’m here to save rock and roll.


52 posted on 03/20/2013 8:20:58 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Dee Dee’s ghost is not amused.


53 posted on 03/20/2013 9:20:33 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

‘55-’75


54 posted on 03/20/2013 9:34:45 AM PDT by RedBallJet
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To: 3catsanadog

Thanks!!


55 posted on 03/20/2013 9:37:18 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Do you have any idea how technical guitar playing became in the 1980s? Think Les Paul, but in front of saturated Marshall stacks.


56 posted on 03/20/2013 10:06:52 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: stanne
Farrakhan’s a prophet that I think you oughta listen to …

Public Enemy, “Bring The Noise”
I would not call that honest.
57 posted on 03/20/2013 10:11:25 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Rock and roll ‘died’ because of self important liberals who tried to hijack music designed to drink and dance and then #@&! and claim it was “important” and has “social relevance”.

It wasn’t about soda shops. It wasn’t about marching in the street against wars or denouncing starvation.

When Paul Revere and the Raiders sang “Hungry”, they weren’t savoring food.

And it still exists. In the underground and juke joints and warehouses and hole in the walls.


58 posted on 03/20/2013 10:12:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rbg81

midnightmob.com

Friends of mine, from LI, NY.


59 posted on 03/20/2013 10:12:35 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Conserev1

midnightmob.com

Friends of mine from LI, NY. They’re one of the better rock bands around the NY metro area.


60 posted on 03/20/2013 10:14:16 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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