I have been a long time Springsteen fan, but found this album really hard to sit through. I always felt his strong point was writing, so hearing him sing other people’s songs has no attraction for me.
Maybe we should talk about something we can all agree on, like politics, religion, or fast food restaurants![}:)][;)]
You misunderstood what I wrote.
What I mean is that Bono/U2 is a supporter of those TRYING to eradicate the wrong doing in the world…
Please re read my post.
Sorry for any confusion.
I admire his work.
I guess I have trouble trying to say what I mean sometimes.
Rossy, could you explain what you mean by that? What wrong doing has Bono supported? Not trying to flame, just genuinely curious.
As far as favorite rock bands go, I like The Gourds. They’re a mix of rock, alt country, even bluegrass, but their albums are a lot of fun. They’re responsible for that great bluegrassy cover of Snoop’s Gin and Juice. People think Phish did that cover but nope, it’s The Gourds.
I also really like The Decemberists. Really catchy rock with really literate lyrics, full of references that go right over my head. I like rock that adds to my reading list.
In the more classic rock vein, I love Bruce Springsteen. His Seeger Sessions album is one of the best things to be released this year. As The Boss put it, "They’re not rock songs, but they rock!" Indeed.
Huh. I don’t like them at all, never did. I tried to, but they always annoyed me.
Not a flame, but as for the "original father of supporter of peace", Geldof was a participant, along with many others, in the Secret Policeman’s Ball shows in the late 70’s and 80’s. These were really the first "high profile entertainment for a cause" type shows of this period. So, while everyone who uses their celebrity for a worthy cause deserves a pat on the head, if you really want to applaud the entertainer who was at the root of this (along with many non-celebs) it was John Cleese, from Monthy Python! Yes, the Minister of Silly Walks himself!
Still have not heard from gruven teddy regarding my [?] about An American Prayer…
Oy vey.. I apologize for my misspelling above.
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….
Many bands have made peace and diplomacy their agenda in the last 30 years…
Bono, of course, has been an A number ONE supporter of wrong doing in the world.
But let us not forget the original father of supporter of peace..
The founding father of the Boomtown Rats…Bob Geldorf.
But his band, was not a rock and roll sensation. They spoke of things that other band did not.
Most band just wanted to make music, and I am so glad they did.
But, Bless Sir Bob for starting Live Aid…. and a new awareness of major wrongdoing in this planet.
He basically started the whole Rock and Roll revolution of bands sticking their necks out for amarastice and freedom and peace and freedom back in 1984 with Live Aid. For those who could not and still cannot speak for themselves.
Since then, many bands have jumped on the band wagon (many for show, and many because they believe in justice for humanity)..
I am glad to say that Bono and U2 have made it their personal fight.
But let us not forget the original supporters that made many bands be like U2.
Let us not forget the roots of rock and roll.
i surely hope I made sense here.
Dont flame me if I did get some facts wrong.
Peace out.. my friends!
(I wish there was a peace sign smilie)—[:X]
I can’t believe no one else has mentioned the greatest band so far…
It started when I was 13 and has continued to this day, I am 35 now. I don’t personally love every song… I almost could, but everything they do is brilliant, including Bono’s diplomatic stuff outside of music. I LOVE that they have not become what other huge rock bands have.
I am from New York orginally but living here im Florida. I love all the bands you all mentioned but I have to admit living among all these southerners has rubbed off on me some.. I found myself going to a Marshall Tucker band in this little dinky town I live in called Inverness. Artumus Pyle also preformed their.Double wammy for a concert that I didnt have to pay to get in. Im not cheap I just volunteered to work security for a benefit concert.. Damm good too
"Queen" would be my favorite. Too bad that Mercury had such bad habits as his music was genius. They tried to go on after his death but he was the talent and creative person.
I think I enjoyed all his music.
Paul E. Smith
All time favorite Van Halen
Current favs Incubus, Tonic, Dishwalla among others.
If I had to go over all the past decades, the final band would be The Moody Blues. Started off with them, might as well end with them.
Beatles,REM, anything involving the Finn brothers (Split Enz, Crowded House), Jack Johnson,David Gray,Elvis Costello, the DB’s,Todd Rundgren,Coldplay,Deathcab for Cutie, Wilco, Catfish Haven,Steely Dan,Material Issue,My Morning Jacket,Blue Dogs,Edwin McCain,and…Air Supply j/k.I turn off "classic" rock. Mostly listen to college alternative bands. I like a good singer/songwriter.As far as "one" fave- The Beatles. Far more talented than anyone- ever.
Rockers Genesis plan reunion tour
Rock veterans Genesis are to reform, 10 years after frontman Phil
Collins, 55, with guitarist Mike Rutherford, 56, and keyboardist Tony Banks, 56, have agreed to take part in a major tour.
Genesis sold over 130 million albums during the ’70s and ’80s, despite losing singer Peter Gabriel in 1975.
A spokesman said specific details of the tour and "long term plans" including possible new material would be announced in the next few weeks.
The group was formed by Rutherford, Banks and Gabriel at Charterhouse public school in the 1960s.
Collins joined as drummer in 1970 and initially the band enjoyed cult success.
They only hit the commercial big time with hits like I Can’t Dance, Mama and Invisible Touch after Gabriel left.
Collins had already voiced interest in a reunion before he announced his spilt from Orianne, his wife of six years, in March.
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