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  • My Stuff

    4. Jan. 2006, 19:26 von gotz_pierced

    Alright, so here is a list of all the albums I own. These albums are not burnt from downloaded stuff, they are cds that I've bought...and yeah, I buy a lot of stuff. Once I save up enough money to get my iPod, who knows...I may become more of an internet music buyer than a cd buyer...I'll admit though, there is something about actually OWNING the album/album art/etc. that I find appealing...who's with me???

    Anyhoo, on with the list...

    CDs

    2unlimited - Hits Unlimited
    AC/DC - Back In Black
    Aerosmith - Big Ones
    Aerosmith - Honkin’ On Bobo
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
    Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
    Alanis Morissette - Under Rug Swept
    Alanis Morissette - So-Called Chaos
    Alanis Morissette - Feast On Scraps
    Alanis Morissette - The Collection
    Alice Deejay - Who Needs Guitars Anyway?
    Alicia Keys - The Diary of Alicia Keys
    Amanda Marshall - Amanda Marshall
    Amanda Marshall - Tuesday’s Child
    Amanda Marshall - Everybody’s Got A Story
    Amanda Marshall - Intermission: The Singles Collection
  • My dad's music

    30. Okt. 2005, 17:47 von milkita

    Hmmmmm... I really have to remember to disable audioscrobbler when I'm not online, 'cause my dad listens to songs on itunes too.. and his artists end up showing up on my charts! Such as Jimmy Cliff, Bad English, Journey, among others....
  • I LOVE Journey

    25. Okt. 2005, 2:25 von ChiefKrazyHorse

    There's just something addicting and engaging about listening to a Journey song.

    Is it the way Steve Perry hits the high notes while passionately pouring out his sorrow? Is it the sweet licks that Neal Schon constantly shreds on his guitar? Or is it the sweet, melodic harmonies? The rhythms pounded out by the drums and synthesizer?

    I don't know, but there isn't a single Journey song I know of, that I can't listen to and be absorbed in.

    This is quite possibly the greatest band of all time. I really need to get out there and purchase some more Journey CDs. I'm hooked.
  • yes i hate foreigner's music, so what?

    15. Sep. 2005, 16:36 von tarbox

    in responding just now to another thread, it occurred to me that i've been less than sterling clear about my hatred of the phenomenon characterized by the bands like Foreigner, Journey, Boston, Styx, etc.

    while i devoutly hate the music of all those bands, i hate a whole bunch of other bands that i'll never mention. so why do those dinosaurs of the 70s AOR era of error occupy me so much?

    because the environment in which they operated personally made my teenage years hell. but the bands themselves are irrelevant.

    it is the so-called "industry" - major-labels/radio/promoters/etc, the real culprits and the people really responsible for the preponderance of sheer dreck and its near hegemonic dominance of pop music for waay to long.

    i like bands that most of my friends and most strangers think are pure unadulterated crap. Sweet. Slade. others. many others. i don't just like them. i LOVE them.

    i know that people question my sanity - more often my taste - for liking some of the stuff i like. …
  • We loved to party but we loved to love more!

    12. Sep. 2005, 9:25 von Pirate45

    Some of the greatest rock bands of the 1970's and 1980's had their highest chart success not with the hard rocking songs, but with the slow ones.

    There are more than the examples than I am going to cite, but this should give you an idea.

    One of my favorite bands is Styx. They had 16 Top-40 hits (and loads of other good songs) but only one #1 song; Babe, a slow song, was their one stop at the top in 1979.

    Clearly, Boston was one of the greatest bands of the 70's and 80's but again, only one #1 song. And, it didn't come until 1986 when the slow song Amanda topped the charts.

    Foreigner is another favorite and without a doubt one of the best of the best from the 70's and 80's. How many #1 songs? One - and once again, it is a slow one. I Want To Know What Love Is peaked at #1 in 1984.

    Hard rocking band Def Leppard struck one time with the power ballad Love Bites in 1988.

    As I mentioned in a previous entry, the band Journey amazingly never had a #1 song but their greatest chart…
  • Laterfuckingsomething

    31. Aug. 2005, 19:30 von SpookyDonkey

    Just for kicks, I'm assembling a mix CD of Hold Steady references. Basically there are so many other songs named or quoted and so many bands and musicians mentioned that I figured I could throw some of them together for a drive down to Boston to see the Hold Steady play next weekend. I'm actually still looking for a little guidance, though, because I'm not terribly familiar with some of it. If anyone knows any good songs by the Dixie Dregs (assuming they have any) or Journey, I'd love a suggestion or two. I also wouldn't mind if someone could think of an old Lifter Puller song that might fit lyrically somehow. I'm going to try and get the rest out of AMG and my CD collection.

    Although while I'm at it, I'd also like to know who wrote/performed: Fairytale of New York, Ain't Too Proud to Beg, Wade Into the Water, One Dead Soldier and Running Up That Hill.
  • foreigner listeners, unfortunately, targeted for death

    26. Aug. 2005, 20:08 von tarbox

    foriegner are not only odious, but people who listen to Foreigner listen to a bunch of other odious dreck.

    i'm sorry about the necessity of killing these people, but they buy the records that threaten to destroy rock and roll. this cannot be tolerated.

    look at the fucking list! it's like a whole bunch of the bands i'd most like to see wiped off the books of pop music history...

    check just a few i picked at random:
    Toto
    Journey
    Boston
    Styx
    Bob Seger
    BTO
    Whitesnake
    Eddie Money
    Don Henley
    Bon Jovi
    Wham!
    Poison
  • The First Loser

    23. Aug. 2005, 13:31 von Pirate45

    Peaking a song at #2 would be bad enough in knowing that you got so close, but to make matters worse, a number of artists peaked at #2 and never had a #1 song.

    Let's start with Bruce Springsteen. He has loads of #1 songs, right?

    Nope - not a one. He got close though in 1984 when Dancing In The Dark spent a solid month at #2.

    A case of leapfrog left Bruce gasping at #2 and these are the two offending songs that spent time at #1 while he sat at #2: The Reflex and When Doves Cry. Ouch! Nineteen Top-40 hits for Mr. Springsteen, but never a trip to the winner's circle.

    Gary Wright had just three hits - all of them memorable, but his first two, Dream Weaver and Love Is Alive both peaked at #2 for a combined total of five weeks!

    Who kept Gary from #1? The 4 Seasons (yes, it was the numeral "4" in their name) and Johnnie Taylor played leapfrog with Dream Weaver. Bad enough, but yet another leapfrog with the MANHATTANS and, Elton John and Kiki Dee doomed Love Is Alive to #2.