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It was only one hour ago It was all so different then Nothing yet has really sunk in Looks like it always did This flesh and bone Is just the way that we are tied in But there's no one home  

Brian May is in hospital, after suffering a heart attack.

"Suddenly, you were gone, from all the lives you left your mark upon"   Oh...shit!    He died on the 7th; seven days short of the 40th anniversary of PERMANENT WAVES.   A

On 6/2/2020 at 1:46 PM, Disco Stu said:

Randomly decided to listen to Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy today, which was my favorite album of theirs when I initially became a fan ca. 2002 (Physical Graffiti replaced it as my official favorite many years ago).  My current standing on HOTH: 5 songs are absolutely killer and among the greatest rock songs ever recorded and the other 3 songs are just pretty great Led Zeppelin songs.

 

The 5 I consider among the great rock songs ever:

The Song Remains the Same

The Rain Song

Over the Hills and Far Away

No Quarter

The Ocean

 

It's the three in the middle that are great, but drag the album a bit.

My favorite Zeppelin album, with “No Quarter” being my favorite Zeppelin song. 

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Is there anything better than driving somewhere scene on a sunny day with the windows down and/or roof off blasting The Ocean?

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On 8/3/2020 at 4:17 PM, Jay said:

Is there anything better than driving somewhere scene on a sunny day with the windows down and/or roof off blasting The Ocean?

 

And annoying everyone around you? ;)

 

Zeppelin is fine, but I've never been a big fan. I don't know, maybe because it wasn't proggy enough. It also wasn't as straightforward as Creedence. Somewhere in-between, which is an area of rock I've never really grabbed on to.

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It had completely passed me by that David Gilmour released a single earlier this year ("Yes, I Have Ghosts"), featuring his daughter Romany on harp and vocals. It's his first original song since the RATTLE THAT LOCK album 5 years ago. But I've been aware of where the song comes from, i.e. the audio book adaptation of A THEATER FOR DREAMERS by his wife Polly Samson. In addition to this quite lovely song, he also wrote a score for the audio book -- I'd certainly love to hear that at some point (although I'm not really interested in listening to an audio book; I need the music separately).

 

 

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On 9/6/2020 at 3:20 AM, Disco Stu said:

I think my most controversial pop music take: Jimi Hendrix was a mediocre songwriter and shallow performer whose music is unjustifiably venerated.

Never a big fan, myself.

Im just not into heavy metal..But you can't deny his musical talent.

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On 7/28/2020 at 3:02 PM, Jay said:

What do Rush fans think of this recorded at home cover released yesterday?

 

It's not bad, and its certainly better than a home cover of TIME STAND STILL, which I heard, this afternoon.

I like the Rush references (that darn dragon; the rotisserie chickens) and it's played well, if a tad too fast. Not a bad effort.

 

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16 minutes ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

Just a heads-up, guys. Tomorrow sees the rerelease of the greatest pop/rock record of the 80s, and one of the all-time top 10 greatest ever pop albums.

Best news is, it comes with 43 (43!!!) unreleased songs!

Order your copy, now!


And what is that, pray tell?

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3 hours ago, EvaWills89 said:

 

This is exactly what I have been looking for for a long time.
And why I didn't know about the existence of Emitt Rhodes before

He's went under the radar for the most part, which was a pity. 

I found out about him because The Bangles covered his song "Live" on their debut album.

 

 

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Ah, Prince.

 

I grew up with the guy's music all around me, but beyond the hits, I never explored his work much. It didn't really appeal to me at the time. I don't think I've listened to the whole SIGN O' THE TIMES album even once, for example. But I'm older and wiser now, so perhaps time to re-evaluate. Not with this rerelease, though, which seems like overkill. But the original album.

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It's a great song!  The album is a classic rainy day listen for me.

 

"Major Leagues" is a fantastic song too.  I bet @Jay would enjoy these two songs, I consider Pavement to be sort of at least in the same general ballpark as 90s Weezer.  Sort of Beck meets Weezer in sound.

 

 

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Interesting!  I never heard of Pavement in the 90s - maybe New England radio stations just didn't play them - but discovered them once I got XM and began listening to Lucy.  The song from them I know is "Cut Your Hair", which I like and have been meaning to check out more of their work.  I'll check these 2 out!

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8 minutes ago, Jay said:

Interesting!  I never heard of Pavement in the 90s - maybe New England radio stations just didn't play them - but discovered them once I got XM and began listening to Lucy.  The song from them I know is "Cut Your Hair", which I like and have been meaning to check out more of their work.  I'll check these 2 out!

 

I tend to gravitate toward their last 2 albums (Brighten the Corners, Terror Twilight) which were significantly mellower and bit more folk-rock oriented than the earlier more raucous albums (like "Cut Your Hair" which is no doubt a really fun song).

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