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    Classical Rock's Greatest Song

    For all those old guys, and uncharacteristicly musically tasteful youth who happen to listen to and like Classical Rock, I'm talking 60's and 70's here....

    What is your favorite song, and by what band?

    Mine has to be, without a doubt, American Pie by Don McLean
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    I used to have several favorites when I was a kid until my mom pointed out that a lot of them were veiled references to drugs: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, for instance.

    Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. -- Song 8:6

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    American Pie by Don McLean
    Considering how many times they played that on the radio, and how everyone around me would start singing (usually off-key and out of time) along with it...added to how long it goes on...and on...and on...
    I feel an urge to do gross bodily harm anytime I hear it now, the same response "Barbie Girl" causes my nervous system.

    I'm warning you, don't say "Bye, bye Miss American Pie" if I'm anywhere close with a loaded firearm.

    My favorite? Gee, I'll have to think about that.


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    my mom pointed out that a lot of them were veiled references to drugs
    If you never noticed (without help) then it didn't really matter, did it? Don't let other's interpretations ruin songs for you.


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    Well, I wasn't very old at the time. And of course, once I knew it was there, that opened a Pandora's Box and I started finding others myself pretty quickly.

    Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. -- Song 8:6

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    That's too bad in a way. You should be able to appreciate music for what it says to you, not what it means to others.

    I still love monophonic and polyphonic motets and early church music, choir and organ works especially. It doesn't bother me a bit that this was written as a part of a religious rite. It doesn't concern me that the words refer to a philosophy I don't share.

    I love the music. I love the sound of a well-trained human voice. I appreciate the talent of those who wrote this music.

    I'm not going to let the fact it was written by and for christians ruin my enjoyment of it.


    Rock! I know, the topic is rock. I'm still thinking. Early favorite; Our House, CSN&Y.


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    I like "Rockin' Down the Highway" by the Doobie Brothers. Not my absolute favorite, but it's one I can think of off the top of my head.

    Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. -- Song 8:6

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    Not sure why this came to mind first
    (Maybe because I laugh every time I hear it ):




    I. Paradise

    Boy:
    I remember every little thing
    As if it happened only yesterday
    Parking by the lake
    And there was not another car in sight
    And I never had a girl
    Looking any better than you did
    And all the kids at school
    They were wishing they were me that night


    And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
    It never felt so good, it never felt so right
    And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
    C'mon! Hold on tight!
    C'mon! Hold on tight!


    Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
    I can see paradise by the dashboard light


    Girl:
    Ain't no doubt about it
    We were doubly blessed
    Cause we were barely seventeen
    And we were barely dressed


    Ain't no doubt about it
    Baby got to go and shout it
    Ain't no doubt about it
    We were doubly blessed


    Boy:
    Cause we were barely seventeen
    And we were barely dressed


    Baby doncha hear my heart
    You got it drowning out the radio
    I've been waiting so long
    For you to come along and have some fun


    And I gotta let ya know
    No you're never gonna regret it
    So open up your eyes I got a big surprise
    It'll feel all right
    Well I wanna make your motor run


    And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
    It never felt so good, it never felt so right
    And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
    C'mon! Hold on tight!
    C'mon! Hold on tight!


    Though it's cold and lonley in the deep dark night
    I can see paradise by the dashboard light
    Paradise by the dashboard light


    You got to do what you can
    And let Mother Nature do the rest
    Ain't no doubt about it
    We were doubly blessed
    Cause we were barely seventeen
    And we were barely--


    We're gonna go all the way tonight
    We're gonna go allt he way
    An tonight's the night...


    Radio Broadcast:
    Ok, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker
    going here, two down, nobody on, no score,
    bottom of the ninth, there's the wind-up and
    there it is, a line shot up the middle, look
    at him go. This boy can really fly!
    He's rounding first and really turning it on
    now, he's not letting up at all, he's gonna
    try for second; the ball is bobbled out in center,
    and here comes the throw, and what a throw!
    He's gonna slide in head first, here he comes, he's out!
    No, wait, safe--safe at second base, this kid really
    makes things happen out there.
    Batter steps up to the plate, here's the pitch--
    he's going, and what a jump he's got, he's trying
    for third, here's the throw, it's in the dirt--
    safe at third! Holy cow, stolen base!
    He's taking a pretty big lead out there, almost
    daring him to try and pick him off. The pitcher
    glance over, winds up, and it's bunted, bunted
    down the third base line, the suicide squeeze in on!
    Here he comes, squeeze play, it's gonna be close,
    here's the throw, there's the play at the plate,
    holy cow, I think he's gonna make it!


    II. Let Me Sleep On It


    Girl:
    Stop right there!
    I gotta know right now!
    Before we go any further--!


    Do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?
    Do you need me?
    Will you never leave me?
    Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
    Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
    Do you love me!?
    Will you love me forever!?
    Do you need me!?
    Will you never leave me!?
    Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life!?
    Will you take me away and will you make me your wife!?
    I gotta know right now
    Before we go any further
    Do you love me!!!?
    Will you love me forever!!!?


    Boy:
    Let me sleep on it
    Baby, baby let me sleep on it
    Let me sleep on it
    And I'll give you my answer in the morning


    Let me sleep on it
    Baby, baby let me sleep on it
    Let me sleep on it
    And I'll give you my answer in the morning


    Let me sleep on it
    Baby, baby let me sleep on it
    Let me sleep on it
    And I'll give you my answer in the morning


    Girl:
    I gotta know right now!
    Do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?
    Do you need me?
    Will you never leave me?
    Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
    Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
    I gotta know right now!
    Before we go any further
    Do you love me?
    And will you love me forever?


    Boy:
    Let me sleep on it
    Baby, baby let me sleep on it
    Let me sleep on it
    And I'll give you my answer in the morning
    Let me sleep on it!!!


    Girl:
    Will you love me forever?

    Boy:
    Let me sleep on it!!!

    Girl:
    Will you love me forever!!!


    III. Praying for the End of Time


    Boy:
    I couldn't take it any longer
    Lord I was crazed
    And when the feeling came upon me
    Like a tidal wave
    I started swearing to my god and on my mother's grave
    That I would love you to the end of time
    I swore that I would love you to the end of time!


    So now I'm praying for the end of time
    To hurry up and arrive
    Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
    I don't think that I can really survive
    I'll never break my promise or forget my vow
    But God only knows what I can do right now
    I'm praying for the end of time
    It's all that I can do
    Praying for the end of time, so I can end my time with you!!!


    Boy:
    It was long ago and it was far away
    and it was so much better than it is today


    Girl:
    It never felt so good
    It never felt so right
    And we were glowing like
    A metal on the edge of a knife

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    Crossroads by Cream, from Wheels of Fire, live concert recording (edited).

    DRIVING, distorted guitar by Eric Clapton, with memorable phrasing. Busting bass by Jack Bruce and inspired drumming by Ginger Baker.

    Blues lyrics (Clapton sings) are a Robert Johnson creation, supposedly about his trip to the crossroads where he sold his soul to the Devil in return for the ability to wail on guitar. Clapton wails.
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    There were a lot of really awesome songs that came out of that era, I don't think I could choose just one. I'd need to choose about a thousand.
    Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.

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    P I N K F L O Y D - The entire WYWH album, as it really shouldn't be listened to in singles.

    If that's too new for ya, The Kinks "You Really Got Me" is good enough for me.
    (formerly G.Adams)

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    Oy.

    "Hi. I'm 2006. Have we met?"

    Seriously, guys, you live in the age of iTunes, file sharing* and the Internet. It's time to expand your horizons a little. Nostalgia is great and all, but the bands of today are influenced by the bands of yesterday. You're missing out on today. Here's some bands you may not have heard of that you may like:

    Into Hendrix and psychadelic acid rock? Try Dungen.

    Into Zepplin and others 70's rockers? You need to check out Wolfmother.

    Did you like Liza strutting her stuff in Cabaret? Check out the Dresden Dolls.

    Did you like happy-go-lucky songs of the 60's? Try Belle & Sebastian.

    If you liked The Allman Brothers, you may dig Peeping Tom.

    Were you a hippie? Then you need to check out the Flaming Lips.

    Were you into Bob Marley? Are you Jewish? You have no business NOT listening to Matisyahu

    Go forth and join up with this decade. Also, check out the world's coolest radio station.



    *It's only illegal to share with others. You can download all you want... just don't share and you're good.

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