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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 2:15 pm 
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Yes - Roundabout
Soundgarden - Rusty Cage
Roger Waters - Amused To Death
Rush - Force Ten
Lock and Key
Time Stand Still
Distant Early Warning(Most of the Grace Under Pressure album actually)
The Camera Eye
Manhattan Project
I could really just name a bunch of Rush songs... but I will resist.

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Why Are We Sleeping? - Soft Machine

Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil - Jefferson Airplane

Cosmic Highway - Cololnel Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade

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How could I forget "Rise Above" by Black Flag?!

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 7:50 pm 
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I can list a few ... but I'm not sure that any of you have heard them ...
you're a fucking snob.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 8:38 pm 
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Rahdley wrote:
Here is the criteria:
Pleasing musical phrasing you can listen to repeatedly
Outstanding Vehicle for displaying vocal and instrumental (soloing) talent.
(feel free to add criteria)
oh, man, there are too many.
I need some time on this...

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:09 pm 
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Spoilt Victorian Child - The Fall

March of the Chrome Police (A Cold Clawey Bombin') - Chrome

Mushroom - Can

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 3:52 am 
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Lumpy Gravy wrote:
Rahdley wrote:
Here is the criteria:
Pleasing musical phrasing you can listen to repeatedly
Outstanding Vehicle for displaying vocal and instrumental (soloing) talent.
(feel free to add criteria)
oh, man, there are too many.
I need some time on this...


Lumpy, Its clear that no one is paying attention to the criteria but what the hell!

I just go on You Tube and 99% of the time I can listen to a relatively high quality version of the songs being posted. The diversity of interest/taste on this board is amazing. So far this thread is a great source for new songs you were not aware of or old ones you forgot about.


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 4:55 am 
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For me, the criteria for a perfect song is when the lyrics and music mesh together so that it feels like the song is an organic whole--the two elements complement each other entirely. I guess that it's a gut feeling or emotional response that really can't be defined.

David Sylvian -- Orpheus
John Cale -- Hedda Gabler

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 5:04 am 
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Most of these are victims of their own awesomeness and seem boring/overplayed/obvious, nonetheless....

Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix version
I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper
I Wanna Be Your Dog - Stooges
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Waiting for the Man - VU
Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
Jean Genie - David Bowie
Black Napkins - FZ
Tom Sawyer/Limelight - Rush


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B 52's - Rock Lobster

Can - You Doo Right

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi is Dead

Led Zeppelin - In My Time of Dying

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Way too many to actually come up with a list, but for some reason Stereolab's "Cybele's Reverie" is jumping to mind. Might be a bit of a stretch calling it a "rock" song, but it's a pretty damn perfect pop song.


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Wow, "Bela Lugosi's Dead" has been named twice? Excellent choice!
I was gonna mention "Roundabout", so I'll say "I Seen All Good People" instead.
"Suffragette City" (really, most of the Ziggy Stardust LP) by David Bowie
"Mad World"...not by Tears For Fears, but the version in Donnie Darko. Can't remember the artist.
"I Wanna Be Sedated" by The Ramones
It's true, waaay too many tunes to mention here.

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dove_grey wrote:
"Mad World"...not by Tears For Fears, but the version in Donnie Darko. Can't remember the artist.

I've actually grown to like the Tears for Fears version. It's hilariously lighter and cheesier than the Donnie Darko one, but I like it.


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My parents used to live next to Roland Orzabel from "Tears for Fears" in a place called Dyrham. Once he invited us for an afternoon drinks party. I advised my brother, who dabbles in music, not to talk about music to Roland. Unfortunately, the liveried servants at Roland's constantly refilled your glass with champagne every time it was empty. Adding to our general intoxication, the food being passed 'round consisted of the most minuscule canapés and smallest bananas I have ever seen. Soon my brother was embarassingly quizzing a glazed Roland about music. My brother's wife, children and mother-in-law were also invited. The latter, of German extraction, became very sozzled and began pinching the waiter's arses, whilst proclaiming: "He hazz a luffley bum!".
My wife and myself, the least intoxicated in our party, eventually managed to shepherd our drunken party home, whereupon my brother's mother-in-law immediately began to make a huge pile of sandwiches which she pressed on everyone. The result of this was my sister-in-law proceeding to vomit over her own baby daughter and one of my parents' favourite sofas. I have never listened to "Tears for Fears" since (not that I ever really liked them much anyway).

Classic rock song that's totally cheesy but somehow great: "For Love" by Andy Prieboy.

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