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Go all the way!

Posted on 2017.04.26 at 13:46
I have to listen to golden oldies constantly, just to push back the crazy guy from below.  I love a lot of oldies, but also hate a lot - especially when they play the same songs over and over again, from Cher, or Billy Joel, or Bob Seger!  Bob Seger was a pathetic old hippie looser who sang about losing and girls with perky boobs.  I cannot STAND him!  And his gravelly voice.

But they just played one of the best songs in rock history, "(Please), Go All the Way."  (You can search that on your own).  The song is amazing in its energy, like Duran Duran, or Bruce Springsteen, but more.  It goes straight from the intro into the refrain, which was revolutionary, I guess.  (If you wonder why I care, I love music - but I also wrote a lot of songs in my life.  One won some silly award).  This is one of the first great power-pop songs, which puts it all down like a template for others to follow.  Then came Big Star, who stole a lot from George Harrison.

Another monumental classic rock song is, of course, "Born to Run."  I learnt from some documentary that Springsteen spent months and months and months working on this song, which also has the big "Wall of Sound" backdrop which Phil Specter gave to George Harrison's, "All Things Must Pass."

One of my ultimate, all-time favourite classic rock songs is, "Lightning Striking Again," although it might have some different name.  In the same way, it builds from the very beginning, right to the amazing energy, and has a range which is astounding.

Of course, there is also the always-endearing, heart-wrenching, "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin," which I posted about  some months ago(!)

There are so, so many more classic rock songs I love, and some which I would put into this post as being superlative, if only I had less of a winegrain.  Maybe I'll post more on these in these future.  Anyway, for now, what are your favourite songs from history?  I mean, BeeGees were phenomenal.  Hall & Oats were phenomenal.  Beatles.  Beach Boys!!! ABBA!!!

What are you favs?


meowmensteen at 2017-04-27 01:07 (UTC) (Lien)
I'm using youtube to play all the songs to follow along your post. For "Lightning Striking Again" I went with Lou Christie's "Lightnin' Strikes".

My all time favorite classic isn't actually that classic, but I was born in '81 so a lot fits into my classic category. "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring, the extended version. When we have the classic rock or oldie station on at work, I get upset every time they play "Radar Love" instead of "Twilight Zone". I feel like it's the superior Golden Earring song, and should get more air play. I just love how the song is, well, structured like a a woman's orgasm. It has a long and gradual build up, but it's worth the wait because it just totally explodes at the end of the solo.

I wont go into listing other hits I love, because this is your post not mine, and I could go on and on.

Edited at 2017-04-27 01:11 (UTC)
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madman101 at 2017-04-27 02:06 (UTC) (Lien)
I double-checked on "Lightnin' Strikes," and it looks like you hit the right one - (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightnin%27_Strikes). I can't view videos unless I am at the library. That's one reason why I haven't commented on some of your posts - woops.

Honestly, I didn't know anything about, "Golden Earring." I like, "Radar Love." It's one of the few classic rock songs that never gets old. But I guess I thought it was by the Guess Who, (one of your Canadian bands). I don't have a clue what Twilight Zone sounds like, so I'm going to have to listen to it at the library. Maybe it was mostly a Canadian hit. Any song that achieves the greatness of a woman's orgasm must be good.

You can totally comment any way you want in my posts, unless you hate on me, yo, yo. There are so many other songs I like, too. I should make a list one day. For no apparent reason.

meowmensteen at 2017-04-27 02:23 (UTC) (Lien)
I ain't quite Canadian. I'm a life long Seattlite. I get the feeling if you do listen to the song, you will recognize it from the opening guitar riff right away, unless Seattle is just so much cooler than the rest of the country. Really Golden Earring only had like two hits in the U.S. Almost a third, but the lyrics were a little bit to rapey to go over well here.

One sad thing about my area is that the "oldies" station is gone. We have a few classic rock stations, some "hits from the 70's, 80's" type stations, and a "retro radio" station that plays very old oldies, but nothing that quite fits the classic oldies platform anymore. Alas, no more Beach Boys, Doobis Brothers, and you can forget a Tequila Sunrise. It's all Heart, Fleetwood Mac, and way way too much Journey... not that I'm dissing any of those bands, I just hear them way too much.
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madman101 at 2017-04-27 02:38 (UTC) (Lien)
Oh, I am so sorry I screwed up on that. I knew you were in Seattle but mistook your location because of my creepy crawly migraine. And yes, Seattle is way cooler than everywhere except where I am, lol!!

During a high-school break, I went with three friends on a road trip around the country. I reeeely wanted to see Seattle, but got voted down. Eventually, I hitchhiked and hopped a grain train out to Seattle, where I rescued a kid from his stepdad, or someone. (That's when all my troubles began, ha ha). I do take exception w/ Fleetwood Mac, though, I never seem to get sick of them. It's interesting how they worked, musically.

Heart can suck eggs because all I ever hear are the same three stupid songs, when they did some other better stuff. I really don't understand who programmes these radio stations, or who would want to listen to it much. There's a different oldies station on AM here, which plays a variety of even older songs, but I can't turn to it because the reception is weird.

It's kind of odd to think that even Seattle can't come up with good oldies. In my opinion, it is high time to play hidden, album tracks done by these oldies artists, instead of nonstop top-40's.

I need to check out Golden Earring.

I know what you mean - Journey is a great band, but I hate them by now because they've been played way too much. Seriously. Its like me and everyone else is being made into a prisoner of someone else's earworm.
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madman101 at 2017-04-27 02:43 (UTC) (Lien)
I think the paragraphs in this comment got all jumbled... weird...

Edited at 2017-04-27 02:44 (UTC)
meowmensteen at 2017-04-27 02:57 (UTC) (Lien)
It's okay. My thoughts are jumbled, so it was easy for me to straighten them out.
meowmensteen at 2017-04-27 14:34 (UTC) (Lien)
It's okay. My thoughts are jumbled, so it was easy for me to straighten them out.
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madman101 at 2017-04-27 15:21 (UTC) (Lien)
The first time you posted this comment, I wondered if it might have meant that you thought that I was saying that YOUR comment was jumbled. Then I decided that you understood what I meant.

lol, thanks.
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