12:35 pm June 18, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
June 19th, 200912:09 am
“I like the 80’s rock, myself. Not the 80’s Air Supply.” Steve
Believe it or not, about 3 weeks ago, one of my bands started doing a “beefed up” version of All Out of Love, by Air Supply. Not over the top beefed up, but similar to Seether’s version of Careless Whisper by George Michael.
Even sadder, is that people eat that crap up.
June 19th, 200912:10 am
I was born in the 70’s…doesn’t mean I like disco But no, like I said, there is a lot of 80’s music that I do like…that song just does not happen to be one of them
Wayne in Utah
cabravesfan (could leave just yet)
I like a LOT of different types of music myself. One of my all time favorites is “The Moody Blues”. Saw them in 1999 with a symphony orchestra backing them up. Awesome!
Call up Schafer when he starts hitting and let him play a killer LF.
Umm…no. When Schafer is ready to come back up, he’ll be playing in center. No offense to McLouth, who I actually like, he’s not as good defensively as Schafer. So, when Schafer comes up, McLouth can play the killer LF.
Steve from OH
June 19th, 200912:11 am
Erm, I’ll be shocked if he’s not non-tendered.
N8, I don’t know if I’d even recognize the song…that might be the problem. Can’t say I’m all that familiar with their work….
I danced to a lot of disco in the last 70’s!!!
“Also love The Doors, The Stones, James Taylor, Matellica….” cabravesfan
Matellica? Do they make “heavy metal toys”?
June 19th, 200912:12 am
N8, do you like that new rock like Seether/3-Days Grace/etc.? I can’t say I’m too much of a fan.
You are too funny. I don’t like Metallica, so you can think I’m strange for not liking them, while I’ll think you’re strange for not liking The Outfield…haha.
Wayne in Utah-
I got to see Bob Dylan & Paul Simon at the Hollywood Bowl about 10 years ago- one of the top 2 concerts I think I have ever been too (along with Dylan, Joni Mitchell & Van Morrison in Anaheim but there is no place like the Bowl to see a concert!)…interesting group of people to say the least but WOW, what a show!
and ABBA!! (don’t know if I should admit that one…..)
June 19th, 200912:13 am
I’m all over the place with music.
Metallica, Beatles, Who, Zep, Stones, Dylan, Zevon, Van Morrison, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Neil Young, Sabbath, AC/DC, Zappa, Lightfoot, Dr. Dre, Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, Motorhead, KISS, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Clapton, Cream, Alejandro Escovedo…Cat Stevens/Yusuf (his new album’s pretty good, by the way)…uh…this…GNR, Tom Waits…Beastie Boys…The Pretenders…and the list goes on and on.
Wayne- Did you wear roller-blades?
June 19th, 200912:14 am
Steve, don’t get me wrong. Most of Air supply’s work is sappy and crappy at best. But unfortunately, anybody who is of the age group that frequented teen dances and roller rinks in the early 80’s is ALL too familiar with their body of work.
I’ve tried to block it out. But when I heard that song on something (don’t remember where it was), my buddy and I about laughed ourselves silly at the shock value of a hard rockin’ band ripping off an Air Supply tune. The shock value paid off, people dig it. But it pained me to have to listen to the tune enough to learn it. Man are they wusses.
June 19th, 200912:15 am
I freely admit I cannot spell to save my life, nor, as has been mentioned, do I proofread my posts
You should see my iPod- everything from Kayne West to George Strait with lots of rock mixed in (current fav- New Divide by Linkin Park, my favorite group )
Chop Chop…mine would be a similar list. I go from Segovia to Testament to the Beatles to Van Halen to Tom Petty to Pat Martino to James Taylor and on and on, so I keep it pretty varied…
Seen a lot of folks live over the years, but the BEST show I have ever seen was Three Dog Night in 1974. What a show!!! Awesome rendition of “Eli’s Coming”. You had to be there…..
June 19th, 200912:16 am
I was only alive for the last 10 months of the 70’s so I missed out on the whole dancing to disco phase…thank god
June 19th, 200912:17 am
80’s rock got nothin’ on 70’s rock! (WAYNE)
or 60s rock
I hadn’t gotten the impression that it was ‘boys’ that you found so interesting
Country music makes my ears bleed. I can’t stand it.
Kinks, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains…uh…Dire Straits…Kings of Leon and Mastodon, I suppose…
Yes! But not while dancing!
June 19th, 200912:18 am
I was alive for the last three days of the ’70s. I just managed to sneak in.
nolie, nolie, nolie…
June 19th, 200912:19 am
Hey, Dire Straits is a good band. I’m a big fan of Mark Knopfler. A very good player IMO.
June 19th, 200912:20 am
Most of you folks are young enough to be my kids!!!! I’m all of a sudden feeling very old!!!
I was only alive for the last 10 months of the 70’s…
Ok…you’ve got a good solid decade on me.
I hadn’t gotten the impression that it was ‘boys’ that you found so interesting
Not sure how to read that…?
And you live in the South? Isn’t it a law that you have to like country music? I actually used to HATE country music…now it is the only thing I listen to in the mornings on the way to work (they have the best morning show and actually play, you know, music)
June 19th, 200912:21 am
Would love to see Yes before they are too old to play! Steve Howe has got to be my favorite guitarist of all time. Ugly as sin, but a great picker!
I’m all of a sudden feeling very old!!!
That’s what we’re here for. This is called the MIB/BBQ/Music/Pie/Make Ppl Feel Old Blog, right?
you’ve got a good solid decade on me.
and now I feel really old
Steve, I like songs. But there hasn’t been too many bands that I’ve gotten into the whole album/disc like I used to.
Part of that is the I-tunes thing. I hardly ever download full albums anymore. I scan the tunes, pick out the 3 or 4 that I think I’ll dig, and that’s what I get.
I like Hinder. I like Shinedown. I actually don’t mind a couple of the newer Nickelback tunes, though they’re not my bag. If I want to listen to that, I’ll just listen to Metallica’s “Black Album”. To me, that’s what Nickelback is.
I’ve got a younger guy (early 20’s – which is younger than me), in one of my bands, and he’s always giving me cd’s of various artists, and I throw them on my ipod and dump them onto mix cd’s and half the time don’t know who it is. Just don’t pay much attention to stuff, unless it’s tunes we’re gonna cover.
I’ve been stickin’ with my AC/DC, Cry of Love, Kings X and older Queensryche as of late. Really haven’t been listening to much of anything. Throw the Ipod on shuffle when I go running and since I’ve got the 32 gig Ipod touch and it’s almost full, I can go a while without hering a song from the same band. In fact the other day I was out, and a track from one of Dave Attell’s stand up came on, so I decided to listen to the whole thing. So, that’s the first “full album” I’ve listened to in a while.
Wayne–love all rock from the 60’s to th 90’s. Mostly don’t like much new rock. STEVE)
yeah me too. 55 to 95 is great stuff. actually i love oldie oldies 30s and 40s too. and classical and jazz and and most country especially anything outlawish. Modern rock. most pop and most urban music doesn’t get it done for me.
June 19th, 200912:22 am
Wayne–no doubt. Awesome picker. One of the reasons I’m not a big fan of the new stuff…just too few good pickers out there. Not like years past where they were pretty ubiquitous IMO.
Isn’t it a law that you have to like country music?
Maybe, but I have been known to break the law.
OK Steve, tell me you were born before the 70’s, so I can feel a tad bit better……..
June 19th, 200912:24 am
Yeah. Country outlaw types are fine, nolie. I didn’t even list Johnny Cash. He’s the man.
But you know what? Braves won, I got my Spotlight: Adorableness, I have tomorrow off and I am watching my favorite James Bond movie…good times!
Hey, we should do one of the Facebook type of “surveys”. Everybody throw their Ipod (or mp3 player of choice) on shuffle and list the first 10 songs that come up. (No cheating)
N8–I’m a huge fan of King’s X and Queensryche. Operation: Mindcrime is one of my all-time favorite albums. Those guys were talented, man.
I think I recall DOB telling me he wasn’t a fan of King’s X, which really surprised me. Those guys would probably be right up his alley…
June 19th, 200912:25 am
I totally forgot Johnny Cash too! I love him!
If you were my daughter, I would send you to your room!!
June 19th, 200912:26 am
Wayne–I’m between the ages of 18 and 65. Make you feel any better?
nolie–that’s a good timeframe for music, my man. Gotta love the old-school jazz and the classical music.
Cash is the man. But that goes without saying! Love his stuff.
June 19th, 200912:27 am
N8 I don’t have an Ipod. My wife tells me I need one, what with all my travels. But I am hooked on XM channel 175.
June 19th, 200912:28 am
Me too Steve…..
1. All American Rejects – Move Along
2. Little Big Town – Wounded
3. Rage Against the Machine – People of the Sun
4. Paul Stanley – Lift
5. Richie Kotzen – Rust
6. Candlebox – Rain
7. George Lynch – I will Remember
8. Paul Gilbert – Freedom
9. Dane Cook – Pick a Number Please!
10. Josh Todd – The Walls
(For the “embarrasing” record, Endless Summer Nights by Richard Marx was #11)
a lot closer to 65 than 18 though…..
June 19th, 200912:29 am
Yeah, some George Lynch…nice! I loves me some George Lynch. A tremendous guitar player.
June 19th, 200912:30 am
1. Heil Aurora — Sleeping Beauty
2. El Camino Real — USC Honor Band
3. Bad Influence — The B-52’s
4. Rock This Town — Stray Cats
5. Hold It Up — The Rocket Summer
6. Only Human — Jason Mraz
7. My Wish — Rascal Flatts
8. I’m Takin You With Me — Relient K
9. Without You — Hinder
10. Luv Is A Verb — DC Talk
This was fun.
N8 Don’t think I have ever heard any of those? Rage against the machine shoulda been a Pink Floyd song!
June 19th, 200912:31 am
If you were my daughter, I would send you to your room!! Wayne
June 19th, 200912:32 am
1. Welcome to the Black Parade- My Chemical Romance
2. Long Road to Ruin- Foo Fighters
3. Rockstar- Nickelback
4. Pride- Manchester Orchestra (Thanks DOB!)
5. Bleeding Love- Leona Lewis
6. I Can Feel a Hot One- Manchester Orchestra
7. Crash into Me- Dave Matthews Band
8. Things People Say- Lady Antebellum
9. Enter Sandman- Metallica
10. White Horse- Taylor Swift
RG is “Without You” a Cover of Harry Niellson’s (sp) song? Loved his version.
June 19th, 200912:33 am
I would say what I really think of Johnny Cash, but I don’t want DOB to ban me…
For disrespecting your elders!!!!
Steve, Mindcrime is in my personal favorite Top 10, if not top 5.
I’m actually driving to Fargo on Saturday to see Kings X at club there. SO pumped. Haven’t seen them since 1997. One of the best live bands you’ll ever see, even if you don’t like the tunes. Intense and 3 part harmonies to die for. Hard to believe that Doug Pinninick is pushing 60 years old. Dude still rocks.
Have you heard Mindcrime II? Not nearly as good. Don’t care for it at all.
I’ve actually got an uncle that lives in Seattle who’s oldest daughter was really good friends with Geoff Tate’s daugter. They lived in the same neighborhood and went to jr. high and high school together.
It was funny hearing him tell the story of having to flip a coin with him to see who would “win” and NOT have to take the girls to a Britney Spears concert. I was always jealous. It was supposed to be ME hanging out with guys from Queensryche, not my 50 year old uncle who couldn’t care less about Queensryche. LOL!
I have no idea.
June 19th, 200912:34 am
Hmm…I don’t have my Ipod, but I’ll do a random scroll of 5 songs on Windows Media Player…
Mr. Scary, George Lynch
Under My Thumb, Rolling Stones
Frozen Man, James Taylor
Lay it Down, Ratt
Constipated Duck, Jeff Beck (funny name)
I like your 10 a lot. I really like Taylor Swift…she’s one of the country exceptions.
June 19th, 200912:35 am
My middle son is a big Dave Matthews guy. He grates on me. Sounds like he is whining…….
June 19th, 200912:36 am
N8–I haven’t heard Mindcrime II, as I have’t heard too many good things about it and didn’t want to ruin Mindcrime I. The ‘ryche didn’t make too much good stuff without DeGarmo. Another great player…
June 19th, 200912:37 am
Wayne, I’ve got a TON of “guitar god” cd’s on my ipod. Pretty much every cd I’ve ever bought, I threw on their, and needless to say, in my 20’s I loaded up on the 80’s guitar instrumental discs, and various solo albums of the 80’s bands guitarists.
So the odds are pretty good (as the list shows), that when I through the ipod on shuffle, I’m gonna “hit” a few of those tunes. Paul Gilbert is/was the guitarist for Mr. Big. But he’s got something like 20 solo albums. Some instrumental, some not. A couple are live discs. I don’t have them all, I think I’ve got 10 or 11 of them.
Johnny Cash! I want to like you girl! Really I do, but you don’t like Johnny Cash?
1. Sensitive Boys – Alejandro Escovedo
2. Irish Heartbeat – Van Morrison
3. Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits
4. Black – Pearl Jam
5. The Factory – Warren Zevon
6. Over the Hills and Far Away – Led Zeppelin
7. High Water (for Charley Patton) (live, 2003) – Bob Dylan
8. Killed by Death (Live) – Motorhead
9. Desolation Row – Bob Dylan
10. A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procul Harum
My number 11 was AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie”…
June 19th, 200912:40 am
I was just thinking of all the songs I have on my iPod, some of the most commercial (except Manchester Orchestra, of course) are the ones that popped up first… glad you like some of my music though
I adore Dave Matthews…he’s amazing live- so much better then recorded you can’t even compare
“The ‘ryche didn’t make too much good stuff without DeGarmo. Another great player” Steve
TOTALLY agree. Loved DeGarmo. Still do. By far the coolest member of Queensryche. Did you ever see them live, when they performed the entire Mindcrime album?
I saw them at the NDSU Fieldhouse on the Empire tour (Warrior Sould opened up for them – talk about 45 minutes of my life I’ll NEVER get back), and they did the whole thing (among other tunes before and after it), and it was by far my favorite concert ever. I was so into that album for so long, that it was just too cool to see it all.
I also saw them open up for AC/DC and when Tate asked the crowd what they wanted to hear, they started chanting “AC-DC-AC-DC….!” Felt bad for them. LOL!
Zeke Spruill did not have a good outing today. 5IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, 2K.
And I was thinking about going up to Chatanooga to see the MIS team play, but they don’t really have anyone I’m interested in seeing now that Gorkys is gone.
And who says Brandon Jones doesn’t hit for power? 2 doubles today. Hey!
June 19th, 200912:41 am
by the way, my #11 was Hotel California by the Eagles
June 19th, 200912:42 am
Music is a great thing. Though we all have varied tastes in our music, we can almost always find common ground somewhere. Music is the biggest thing my 17 year old and I have in common. He tries to like baseball for me, but we connect over music.
I took guitar lessons for over 5 years, and play OK. Everything sounds like The Eagles. My kiddo, decided about 2 years ago to learn to play on his own. No lessons. He plays a lot like Steve Howe! (a long way to go before getting to his level, but the style is there)
He does things with the guitar I could never dream of doing. Problem is, he is talented, but lazy. If I could get him to really focus on his music, he could be a real talent.
Guess you can’t force that on ‘em!
I’m probably one of about 5 people in the world that doesn’t like him, and the other 4 are in Switzerland apparently.
June 19th, 200912:43 am
Nope, haven’t seen ‘em. Had a chance to last year, but couldn’t get up there. They were playing Empire and cuts from their new album, so I really only missed the Empire stuff. Would love to see ‘em if they come thru again, though. I’m hoping to see ZZ Top on their tour this year.
June 19th, 200912:46 am
Your #6 is one of my fav Zepplin songs.
I’m saying it right now and say what you will but we’re winning this series.
We can take the Sox. Two out of three at least.
A slump is a slump, there’s no mistaking it. I’m not saying we totally broke out of it today (yesterday) but you might say having a winning streak of at least one game is a hell of a lot better than a five game losing streak when heading into Boston.
Totally agree Wayne. It’s funny looking through the lists. A “shuffle” isn’t neccesarily the tell all of what somebody listens to. Like I said, pretty much every cd I’ve ever owned is on my ipod. Like the Richard Marx.
Not sure why I put it on there. Haven’t listened to it in 20 years. I’m one of those guys that just keeps everything. Don’t ever trade CD’s in. I’m sure when I run out of room, it will be one of the first to go.
But it’s interesting enough to see what “pops” up. As I type this, some Sugarland (my wife’s choice) comes up.
“Also love The Doors, The Stones, James Taylor, Matellica…I have really random taste in music” — cabravesfan
One would have thought that you learned your lesson by now. Do not use the word “random” in your posts, or else “someone” will bust your buns and call you “giggly gidget”, again.
DOB is missing a good night on the blog, eh!
June 19th, 200912:47 am
N8–for me, DeGarmo’s got the chops, the technical knowledge, and the soul/creativity. He’s a complete package, guitar-wise.
that is just not right
June 19th, 200912:49 am
Hi! I’ve missed you You would think that I had learned, right? My bad
Don’t know if I’ve heard Sugarland???
My wife liks all that Celine Dion crap. Drives me crazy. I wonder sometimes how we have survived these 32 years!!!
June 19th, 200912:50 am
You people have bad taste in music, but that’s just one snob’s opinion.
June 19th, 200912:51 am
Yeah, yeah, yeah…Well, I walk the line. Hey, I like Frank Sinatra! Does that make it better? I even have Sinatra stamps…granted, they’re 42 cent stamps, so they’re pretty useless to me right now…
June 19th, 200912:52 am
I don’t think I have bad taste in music.
“I’m probably one of about 5 people in the world that doesn’t like him, and the other 4 are in Switzerland apparently.” — Roman Gal
Actually, I was in Shinhopple. The other 3 are still eating cheese and playing with their army knives.
June 19th, 200912:53 am
While I am not a big fan, it’s hard to diss Sinatra He’s a little…mellow…for my usual tastes but…
June 19th, 200912:54 am
You made me look up “Shinhopple”
Wait- who said we had bad taste in music?
NO! You don’t like Johnny Cash either???
June 19th, 200912:55 am
“by the way, my #11 was Hotel California by the Eagles — my blog-babe, oops, I mean, cabravesfan
I hope you like the newer, live version better. You know, the one off the “Hell Freezes Over” album.
Forgot about the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, U2, and The Band…ZZ Top…
I was hoping Zep’s “Boogie With Stu” or “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” would pop up. Stuff like that never gets any airplay.
June 19th, 200912:56 am
My wife liks all that Celine Dion crap. Wayne
I love Celine Dion!! I used to pretend I was Rose in Titanic and stand on the edge of the chair and sing “My Heart Will Go On”
It’s okay, Mitchell. You have bad taste in baseball teams.
June 19th, 200912:57 am
N8, do you ever check out that satchbooggy guy’s VH covers on youtube? That guy is really good…
June 19th, 200912:58 am
I LOVE the live version on Hell Freezes Over! I wish I had downloaded that version instead of the one I have (not that it’s a bad one…)
cabravesfan, don’t panic. It’s not like I don’t like him, it’s just that I would never list him among my favorites. I was never exposed to that type of music growing up. It’s the same for Buffett.
June 19th, 200912:59 am
I used to pretend I was Rose in Titanic and stand on the edge of the chair and sing “My Heart Will Go On”
There are no words…
Steve, I’ve always been partial to the guitar players that are kind of the right hand man to the lead singer, that do a ton of harmonies, since that’s been my “role” in most of my bands. Guys like DeGarmo, Nuno, Sambora, Ty Tabor of Kings X.
Love George Lynch, but dude can’t sing to save his life. But DeGarmo did most of the harmonies on those early Ryche albums.
But in general, guitarist that can not only play their asses off, but do it while singing at the same time is what gets me, especially when I see them live. Clapton, James Hetfield, again.. Ty Tabor, Richie Kotzen, Johnny Lang, Hendrix, both Lennon and McCartney.
There is a LOT of music that I’ve suffered through, because of the axe-work. Especially when I was younger, and just cramming enough “inspiration” in my head as I could from a technical standpoint.
In fact, that’s why I have the Richard Marx cd. Don’t remember his guitar player’s name anymore, but I saw him live opening for somebody when I was a teenager at a state fair (REO Speedwagon maybe?), and the band was frickin awesome live, even though it was too “poppy” for my 80’s heavy metal ass.
But I was always a sucker (still am), for a good guitar player. Used to watch the Letterman show, just to catch a glimpse of Sid McGinnis playing on a nightly basis.
June 19th, 20091:00 am
You made me smile!!!
Like I said, music is universal. I can call some music crap, but I respect your right to listen to whatever turns you on!
June 19th, 20091:02 am
I wasn’t either- it makes for great listening when mountain driving though
(Cash, that is…Buffett is just fun)
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