I feel you may be misguided in what you are posting.
are you referring to what bands have tried to make a difference in the world, or what bands have contributed to the greatest music i history?
According to VH1.. greatest Heavy rock bands,…
Led Zeppelin is number ONE.. And Black Sabbath is Number 2, and Jimi Hendrix is Number 3…..
They all rank number one in my books…I grew up,, ThANKFULLY..in the 60’s with the rock and roll revolution going on.
U2, as much I do like their music very much, cannot compare with the founding fathers of rock and roll….
No, I am not misguided, and I am not referring to any of those… just saying that my favorite rock band is u2, they consistently put out good music, plus they do some good stuff and are still together after 25+ years with little of the drama that the old rock bands have. I should have known better, some people from the 60’s are very opinionated about their experience + rock music. I guess I should have just posted:
My favorite rock band is u2! (they are the greatest!)
The BYRDS — The KINKS — LOVE with Arthur Lee.
Hey Big A
Do not remember much of my AC DC days .
Great band and many brain cells spent listening to them
Well here goes ,
I have met two artists that hold a total of 19 Grammy awards . Can you guess who they are ?
Of course not !
Jimmy Sturr " the Polka King " 14
Christopher Cross 5
My likes run the gammut of 60s , 80s and some soft rock of the 70s .
John Hall of Orleans recently won the congressional seat in my district . Have seen them a lot in the past 10 years and they play with Robbie " steal Away" Dupree sometimes . Have met them , real great guys but Hall is a little too left for my taste in the political arena .
No.. he didnt show it. He did indicate that we was, but I didnt see nothing but him all screwed up and babbling on and on.
All hell broke loose that night, and it was so hot, no air conditioning…. with so, so many people there, and the cops just were itching to bust him on something/anything, due to all the bad publicity that preceeded him.
It really wasnt much of a "concert" at all. Things were all crazy that night.
Here is a link to the incident.
It is very interesting reading.
This gives an indepth account of that night.
And this is another good link to read more.
I don’t buy many CDs, but I recently bought a "best of" Velvet Underground album, and bought "THEM…Again", about a year ago, after reading how "important" they were. It may have been BS, but both these albums contain songs that "top" rock stars consider special. My most recent buy, "Modern Times" by Bob Dylan is not as good as I had hoped. Maybe it will grow on me. IMO, no rock band has turned out more great stuff , over such a long career, as have the Stones.
"Badlands" is a great song. I really love "Atlantic City" and "Youngstown".
Being you were there that infamous night, did Jim Morrison really "show it"?
Dudes, have we all forgotten Bruce’s awesome version of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", which should be on everyone’s required Xmas music list?
Being from the same part of Jersey Bruce is (in fact he now lives in my hometown; my dad, who hails from Freehold, knew him as a kid because he used to hang around the gas station that my dad’s friend ran) and having met him several times, I can say that you honestly will not find a more down-to-earth person. And "Badlands" is one of the best songs ever.
Jersey Girl! Yes! I had an mp3 of Bruce and Tom dueting on this one. Just plum forgot about it.
Tickets were easy to come by around here (NY)…not sure if they even sold out. As for cover songs Bruce did, the only other one I can think of is Jersey Girl, which I believe is a Tom Waits song.
To each his own, Tony. I’d really like to see Bruce while he’s on tour with the Seeger Sessios band but he never comes anywhere around me when he tours.
I agree on 41 shots…a powerful song. I do appreciate the salute to Seeger, and appreciate Seeger’s work…just didn’t do much for me.
See, that’s part of the appeal of that album to me. I agree that Bruce Springsteen’s strength is his writing but it was really cool for him to pay tribute to Seeger and really wear the traditional/folk/protest influence on his sleeve. I think that Bruce’s own "American Skin (41 Shots) is one of the really great protest songs of the last few years.
Plus it’s so rare, at least for me. to hear Bruce cover anything. "Fire" is a cover, I believe, but other than that, I can’t think of anything.
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