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3 minutes ago, Patricio Swayze said:

Opinions are like assholes and this site is full of both.

Mine farts in your general die-rection.

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14 hours ago, Beantown Express 2.0 said:

Any thoughts on The Who?  I say Baba O’Riley.

Wont Get Fooled Again. 

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they are flown in the next war

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58 minutes ago, Patricio Swayze said:

Opinions are like assholes and this site is full of both.

Except that both of mine are unassailable. 

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Just now, South Austin said:

Except that both of mine are unassailable. 

Oh... the potential mom jokes are in the multitudes here.........

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3 minutes ago, Beantown Express 2.0 said:

I say In Your Eyes is his best song.

In Your Eyes is this best.  Solsbury Hill and Shock the Monkey are ahead of Sledgehammer.

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3 minutes ago, Jerry Callo said:

In Your Eyes is this best.  Solsbury Hill and Shock the Monkey are ahead of Sledgehammer.

I'd put Sledgehammer ahead of Shock the monkey.  In your eyes and solsbury hill are my favorites.

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Just now, South Austin said:

Night Moves.

Preemptive "fuck off" for those who disagree.

Oh man, I hate that song.  (Seriously.)  Creepy Bob in full force.  "And points all her own sitting way up high"  Yikes.

I'll go with "Against The Wind".

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1 minute ago, jimmyjazz said:

Oh man, I hate that song.  (Seriously.)  Creepy Bob in full force.  "And points all her own sitting way up high"  Yikes.

I'll go with "Against The Wind".

I said good day, sir!!!!

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2 minutes ago, jimmyjazz said:

Oh man, I hate that song.  (Seriously.)  Creepy Bob in full force.  "And points all her own sitting way up high"  Yikes.

What's creepy about reminiscing of adolescence and awkward teenage sex?  

I woke last night to the sound of thunder/How far off, I sat and wondered/Started hummin' a song from 1962/Ain't it funny how the night moves/When you just don't seem to have as much to lose/Strange how the night moves/With autumn closin' in. 

That kills me every time.

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27 minutes ago, smuggs said:

 

"So" was glued to my tape deck for a year. I don't know squat about bass guitars, but the bass line in this one seems like it doesn't suck.

 

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I celebrate Seger's entire catalogue, Hollywood Nights is my favorite but really dig Like a Rock, think it's a great retrospective song. 

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I did turn the page at an open mic sat so I’m going with Turn the Page.

But there is no wrong answer for Seger.

Roll me away is way under rated.

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12 minutes ago, tbone_ said:

Roll me away is way under rated.

It's a masterpiece.  I fell in love with it--and with Seger's music in general--when it played at the end of the movie Mask.*

 

*Random trivia about the movie:  The director or producer wanted all Springsteen music for the soundtrack, but the price was too high for the budget, so they opted with Seger.

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I will say I despise, no, I loathe Old Time R&R.  

Hollywood Nights

Like a Rock

Mainstreet

Night Moves

Against the Wind

HM: Drummer Boy - always a Christmas favorite of mine. 

Kick myself for never seeing him in Concert, don't recall him coming to Austin that often, and now it just seems my schedule didn't mesh with the opp to see him. 

Edited by Underdog

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Seger came through Austin recently, allegedly for the last time.

My thoughts on Seger:

1.  that man can write a song

2.  in that "Night Moves" video he looks like Bob Schneider

3.  is that Daphne Zuniga?  bonus points if so

4.  that's definitely Joey from Friends -- points taken away

5.  oh, almost forgot -- he was Glenn Frey's early songwriting mentor

Edited by jimmyjazz

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16 hours ago, Deej said:

^^^^

"And I need you more than I want you..."

Two of the greatest songs ever recorded.

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Re: Stevie Ray Vaughan, he really didn't write a ton of songs, for a number of reasons-- I think he had only published 27 at the time of his death. I'm partial to "Couldn't Stand The Weather" as the best thing he wrote himself. 

I'll put the Black Crowes up there, not as a "great" artist on the level of the Stones or Dylan but great enough for consideration. I'll choose "Wiser Time" as their overall best song, the one that encapsulates their influences and style. I can go down the list-- Remedy is disqualified for ripping off George Clinton. 

 

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57 minutes ago, DougO said:

Two of the greatest songs ever recorded.

Yeah, "Wichita Lineman" is just an unbelievably well-written song.  That chord progression!  Amazingly complex, yet effortless, and the melody just floats on top.

Jimmy Webb : Glen Campbell : : JJ Cale : Eric Clapton

 

"Wichita Lineman" . . . "By the Time I Get To Phoenix" . . . "Galveston"

"After Midnight" . . . "Cocaine" . . . a dozen more

 

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My thoughts on Seger:
1.  that man can write a song


My first job at 14 was flipping burgers at Sonic in 1982. Our manager, who was an actual grown up of some undetermined age, was a big Seger fan. Us grunts were all into Maiden and Sabbath and Rush etc and gave him shit all the time about liking Seger. He said “Seger is a world class songwriter and when you morons grow up if you’re lucky you will understand that”. And he was right.

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Seger - You'll Accomp'ny Me

Who - Behind Blue Eyes

EWF - Shining Star

Zep - Levee

Gabriel - No Self Control

 

Anybody want to tackle Neil Young?  My personal favorite is Like a Hurricane, but Tonight's the Night is a better song.

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7 minutes ago, UTCzech III said:

Anybody want to tackle Neil Young?  My personal favorite is Like a Hurricane, but Tonight's the Night is a better song.

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29 minutes ago, UTCzech III said:

Seger - You'll Accomp'ny Me

Who - Behind Blue Eyes

EWF - Shining Star

Zep - Levee

Gabriel - No Self Control

 

Anybody want to tackle Neil Young?  My personal favorite is Like a Hurricane, but Tonight's the Night is a better song.

For Seger I agree with Night Moves (wish I could get the version from the American Pop movie with the piano intro).

Earth, Wind and Fire- September but Reasons for Philip Bailey's voice and if you want the sexy time to happen.

Neil Young- I would go with Heart of Gold with Old Man a close second because it hits close to home in that I'm old and I'm a man.

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38 minutes ago, tbone_ said:

 


My first job at 14 was flipping burgers at Sonic in 1982. Our manager, who was an actual grown up of some undetermined age, was a big Seger fan. Us grunts were all into Maiden and Sabbath and Rush etc and gave him shit all the time about liking Seger. He said “Seger is a world class songwriter and when you morons grow up if you’re lucky you will understand that”. And he was right.

 

A universal truth...

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2 hours ago, jimmyjazz said:

Yeah, "Wichita Lineman" is just an unbelievably well-written song.  That chord progression!  Amazingly complex, yet effortless, and the melody just floats on top.

Jimmy Webb : Glen Campbell : : JJ Cale : Eric Clapton

 

"Wichita Lineman" . . . "By the Time I Get To Phoenix" . . . "Galveston"

"After Midnight" . . . "Cocaine" . . . a dozen more

 

I gave the edge to Galveston because it always gets me amped up, it's bitter and sweet, and proud, it's Texas, and I believe the vocal performance on that song is even more amazing. I can hear some other artist doing Wichita Lineman pretty dang good, but I don't think anyone could deliver Galveston and that ascending cresendo thing at the end the way that Glen did. Wichita Lineman is probably the greatest written song, but there is so much packed into a little 2 1/2 minute song that is Galveston, that it's a very narrow margin.

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9 hours ago, Beantown Express 2.0 said:

 My close 2 for them even thought its cheesy is One Vision.  Something about that song just rocks.

 

Talk to me, Goose. 

Shit, wrong cheesy 80s fighter jock movie.

 

CHAPPIE!!!!!!

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Another  odd one....  Sundown over Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald for Gordon Lightfoot but not sure if he really qualifies here.

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