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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    On most of these it's hard to narrow down from ten, much less all the way to one. Good thread though.

    Beatles - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
    Stones - Waiting on a Friend
    Who - Baba O'Riley
    Eagles - Seven Bridges Road
    Bob Marley - Waiting in Vain
    Elton John - Grey Seal
    U2 - So Cruel
    Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown (I always thought some country artist could've had a #1 smash covering this song.)
    Temptations - Papa Was a Rolling Stone
    Springsteen - I'm Goin' Down
    Neil Diamond - Solitary Man
    Billy Joel - Everybody Loves You Now
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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    On most of these it's hard to narrow down from ten, much less all the way to one. Good thread though.

    Beatles - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
    Stones - Waiting on a Friend
    Who - Baba O'Riley
    Eagles - Seven Bridges Road
    Bob Marley - Waiting in Vain
    Elton John - Grey Seal
    U2 - So Cruel
    Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown (I always thought some country artist could've had a #1 smash covering this song.)
    Temptations - Papa Was a Rolling Stone
    Springsteen - I'm Goin' Down
    Neil Diamond - Solitary Man
    Billy Joel - Everybody Loves You Now
    Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown reached #13 on the country charts. I was only a kid, but I remembered it being played on country radio, so I looked it up.
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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    I don't think I can really do this, but. . . .

    Beatles - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
    Stones - (personal) Miss You (on further consideration) Sympathy for the Devil
    The Who - Bargain
    Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
    Led Zeppelin - Go a little more pop here. Dancing Days
    U2 - Bad (live)
    Sinatra - What is this thing called love (not classic rock, but somebody mentioned him)
    Dylan - Just like a woman (could be Absolutely Sweet Marie as well)
    Beach Boys - God Only Knows
    Springsteen - Jungleland
    Billy Joel - Where's the Orchestra? (also a favorite of producer Phil Ramone)
    Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke (again, personal memories)
    Merle Haggard - If we make it through December
    Johnny Cash - Apache Tears (sue me, I grew up with the album)
    Elvis Costello - A good year for the roses (no, I don't mean George Jones)
    George Harrison - Give Me Love
    John Lennon - Watching the Wheels
    Paul McCartney - Jet
    Ringo Sta--never mind
    Earth Wind and Fire - September
    Bob Seger - Main Street
    ELO - Poker (another strange choice from my favorite band growing up)
    Steely Dan - Deacon Blues
    Split Enz - Dirty Creature (okay, maybe they're not classic rock to you. . . . )

    Ask again in five minutes and get a different list.
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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    We've got people selecting Pearl Jam favorites but no mention of Nirvana?

    I'm going to have some different interpretation of "classics", which is always changing with the time, and because screw the 1960s bias. I mostly tried limit myself to artists eligible for the RnR HoF, but it seemed wrong to leave blink 182/Modest Mouse/Weezer off since they're so canonical in the modern indie/alternative rock scene and just miss it by a couple years.

    A Tribe Called Quest - 'Scenario'
    The Beatles - 'The Word'
    Black Sabbath - 'Electric Funeral'
    blink 182 - 'Carousel'
    The Clash - 'Guns of Brixton'
    Green Day - 'She'
    Jimi Hendrix - 'Castles Made of Sand'
    Modest Mouse - Trailer Trash'
    Nirvana - 'Territorial Pissings'
    Outkast - 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik'
    Pixies - 'Gigantic'
    Radiohead - 'Paranoid Android'
    Rage Against the Machine - 'Know Your Enemy'
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Fight Like a Brave'
    The Replacements - 'Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out'
    Smashing Pumpkins - 'Mayonnaise'
    Weezer - 'Only in Dreams'

    I tend to like the songs off an artist's early records that are grand statements or don't seem to belong with the rest. I think there's something magical that happens when young artists push their boundaries and try to do something they haven't exactly figured out how to do yet...
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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    More...

    Steely Dan - Dirty Work
    Beach Boys - Sail On, Sailor
    ELO - Hold On Tight
    Prince - Let's Go Crazy
    Bob Seger - Still the Same
    Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke (This is my handle on another message board.)
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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    Modest Mouse - Dramamine
    Janes Addiction - And she did
    Pavement - Fillmore Jive
    Built to Spill - Velvet Waltz
    Nirvana - "Love Buzz"
    Pixies - 'This Monkey Goes to Heaven'
    Radiohead - 'Fake Plastic Trees'
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Californication'
    The Replacements - 'Can't Hardley Wait'
    Smashing Pumpkins - "Rhinoceros"
    Sex Pistols - EMI
    Velvet Underground - "Oh! Sweet Nuthin"
    Little Feat - "Sailing Shoes'
    Steve Earle - 'Someday'

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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Modest Mouse - Dramamine
    Janes Addiction - And she did
    Pavement - Fillmore Jive
    Built to Spill - Velvet Waltz
    Nirvana - "Love Buzz"
    Pixies - 'This Monkey Goes to Heaven'
    Radiohead - 'Fake Plastic Trees'
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Californication'
    The Replacements - 'Can't Hardley Wait'
    Smashing Pumpkins - "Rhinoceros"
    Sex Pistols - EMI
    Velvet Underground - "Oh! Sweet Nuthin"
    Little Feat - "Sailing Shoes'
    Steve Earle - 'Someday'


    Good call with that Velvet Underground choice. I haven't listened to them much, but that song is perfect.

    Making your Nirvana selection a cover is bold but it's a favorite of mine too!
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    I agree with everything here except the part about Trump promising to drain the swamp of rich elites. When did he say that? I think he's putting in rich guys with the idea that they can't be bought. I don't think he ever promised not to put in rich white guys.

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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    If we're doing this...

    The Replacements - Unsatisfied
    Pixies - Debaser
    Nirvana - Come As You Are
    Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
    REM - The One I Love
    Radiohead - Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
    Modest Mouse - Dramamine
    Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
    Neil Young - My My, Hey Hey
    The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
    U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
    The Smiths - This Charming Man
    Bruce Springsteen - Mansion on the Hill
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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    REM - Fall on Me
    Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat
    Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma
    Replacements - Alex Chilton
    Little Feat - Fat Man in the Bathtub
    Pavement - Spit on a Stranger
    Clash - Lost in the Supermarket
    Pearl Jam - Wishlist
    "I can make all the stadiums rock."
    -Air Supply

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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    Some additions.

    Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
    Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm

    (both play a part in a manuscript I just finished. I was careful to avoid copyright issues. I hope. Okay, so the working title was "The Killer in me".)

    Replacements (they seem too recent to me, but I guess they aren't) - Bastards of Young
    Bowie - Starman (very pleased this song got so much play after his death.)
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Refugee
    Fleetwood Mac - Hypnotized (I'm not trying to be clever; I just like understated creepiness)
    Cheap Trick - The Dream Police
    Bad Company - Oh, Atlanta
    Allman Brothers - Whipping Post
    Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey

    I started this intending to list groups from the eighties and later, but that idea went south. Literally.
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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    REM - Fall on Me
    Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat
    Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma
    Replacements - Alex Chilton
    Little Feat - Fat Man in the Bathtub
    Pavement - Spit on a Stranger
    Clash - Lost in the Supermarket
    Pearl Jam - Wishlist
    Good choices. When I was updating my list, I could not decide on a Replacements song, mostly because about five of them stay in my head for about a week after I hear them. I still haven't decided on a Pearl Jam song.
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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    Replacements - Either 'Left of the Dial' or 'Johnny's Gonna Die'.

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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    Pearl Jam - MFC
    Modest Mouse - Trailer Trash
    Janes Addiction - Three Days
    Pavement - Major League
    Built to Spill - Car
    Nirvana - Lounge Act
    Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
    The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait
    Smashing Pumpkins - Rocket
    Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
    Steve Earle - Ft Worth Blues
    Beatles - All You Need is Love
    Stones - Moonlight Mile
    Pink Floyd - Fearless
    U2 - Bad (live)
    Dylan - Visions of Johana
    Springsteen - Badlands
    Billy Joel - Angry Young Man
    Johnny Cash - Sunday Morning Coming Down
    George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
    John Lennon - Working Class Hero
    Neil Young - Rockin in the Free World
    Metallica - One
    Iron Maiden - The Trooper
    Living Colour - Love Rears its Ugly Head

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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    I'm not going to be redundant since a lot of you have already listed many of my favorite "iconic" classics, so I'll throw out some others that are favorites of mine from the 60s and 70s.....

    1) I Saw Her Standing There, I'm A Loser, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, She Said She Said, Yer Blues, While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Beatles
    2) We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals
    3) For What It’s Worth - Buffalo Springfield
    4) Eight Miles High, Mr Tambourine Man - Byrds
    5) My Generation, Pictures Of Lily - Who
    6) Gimme Shelter, Sympathy For The Devil - Stones
    7) White Room, Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
    8) Purple Haze, All Along The Watchtower - Hendrix
    9) Monday Monday, Creeque Alley - Mamma's & Pappas
    10) Light My Fire, The End - Doors
    11) Live For Today - Grassroots
    12) Ohio - CSNY
    13) Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress - Hollies
    14) Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf


    1) Lucky Man - ELP
    2) You've Got Friend - Carole King
    3) Mother, How? - Lennon
    4) It Don't Come Easy - Ringo
    5) Layla, Bell Bottom Blues - Eric Clapton/Duane Allman
    6) Dream On - Aerosmith
    7) Baba O' Relly, Behind Blue Eyes - Who
    8) War Pigs - Black Sabbath
    9) Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
    10) Lola - Kinks
    11) Radar Love - Golden Earring
    12) Jailbreak, The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
    13) Smokin' In Te Boy's Room - Brownsville Station
    14) Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
    15) Working Man - Rush
    Last edited by GAC; 06-09-2017 at 04:16 AM.
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    Re: Favorite Song Of Classic Artists

    Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone
    Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile
    Beatles - Something
    The Who - Baba O' Reilly
    Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
    Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
    Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
    Rush - The Spirit of Radio
    Beach Boys - God Only Knows
    Neil Young - Needle and the Damage Done
    Queen - Under Pressure
    Elton John - Tiny Dancer
    Pearl Jam - Present Tense
    Nirvana - Aneurysm
    Jane's Addiction - Three Days
    Radiohead - No Surprises
    U2 - All I Want is You
    Pixies - Where is My Mind?
    R.E.M. - Begin the Begin
    Smashing Pumpkins - Drown
    Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
    Black Crowes - Wiser Time
    Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen


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