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Your favourate 5 rock songs.

Discussion in 'Break Room' started by mike weber, Jan 13, 2010.

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    We have a jokes thread, so thought a music thread is required. I saw Sam, Simon and Mark discussing their guitar´s. Mart and Kevin have discussed a Podiatry Anthem somewhere. Robert has said you can tell alot by the music they link to in their Posts.... So I though a new thread which people can list their 5 Favourate Rock songs. Links to You Tube are encouraged. Yes Simon you can put 5 U2 songs in if you want !!.
  2. Heres my 1 list.

    1. Powderfinger -These Days Powder finger These Days

    2.Neil Young - Rocking in the free world Neil young Rocking in the free world with pearl jam

    3. Pearl Jam- Better man Pearl jam Better man

    4. Temple of the dog- Wooden Jesus Temple of the dog wooden Jesus

    5. Nirvana- Smells like teen Spirit nirvana smells like teen spirit

    As you can see " the seattle sound" is still big in my house. Some vintage clothing chain in the UK has said that Grunge is now Vintage. I´m getting old.
  3. Niiiiice thread.

    Don't know what the purests define as "rock" but here are mine.

    Iron Man - Black Sabbath. Not the most melodic of songs but for sheer visceral emotion it can't be beat


    Don't Fear the Reaper, The HIM version (Blue oyster cult original is good too). For the guitar solo in the middle


    Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden. For the changes in pacing Live versions better than album versions IMVHO


    Evanescance - Bring me to Life. Because it is just so darn moving


    Re-arranged - Limp Bizkit. Because the "angry white boy" genre needs representing and because its so easy to relate to (for me)


    Looking forward to other peeps!
  4. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

    Kraftwerk; Tanzmuzik
    Tangerine Dream; White Eagle
    Pink Floyd; Fat Ole Sun
    Joy Division; Transmission
    White Stripes; Truth don't make a noise

    Hard to rate your top 5 though!
    Great thread.
  5. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

    Kraftwerk; Tanzmuzik
    Tangerine Dream; White Eagle
    Pink Floyd; Fat Ole Sun
    Joy Division; Transmission
    White Stripes; Truth don't make a noise

    Hard to rate your top 5 though!
    Great thread.
  6. On a side note does anyone( without using the search engines) know what Joy Division were named after. A beer for the 1st correct answer if we ever meet at a conference or course in the future.
  7. Too hard and changes by the day. So I'll give you my daily favourite, each day I remember to. Today's top-copy is for driving to:

    Deep Purple- Highway Star, live version from the album "Made in Japan"


    While your in driving mode have "speed king" by the same band

    Buy the album "Made in Japan" play it in your car, then speak nicely to the traffic officer who has just pulled you over as he says something like "please step out of the vehicle"...

    Back tomorrow with something different.
  8. blinda

    blinda MVP

    (Sigh)...Y`know I don`t really like rock, but if you insist;

    Judgement Day - Whitesnake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9w-dQiiS0s

    Whole Lotta Love - Led Zep http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1hol_led-zeppelin-whole-lotta-love_music

    Changes- Ozzy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQWLJSLiCbM

    Wasted Years - Iron Maiden http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOVzXYEU3Bk

    Rock `n Roll Aint Noise Pollution - ACDC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx2etzS4Y7Q&feature=related


    Agree 100% with Simon, I`m not allowed to play Deep Purple whilst driving any more.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  9. bob

    bob Active Member

    Morbid Angel - God of Emptiness
    Carcass - Heartwork
    Lamb of God - Foot to the Throat
    Slayer - 213
    Napalm Death - Scum
  10. Hardcore, Bob.
  11. I can't prove I didn't look this up, but it's from the same book these characters got their name from:


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  12. Wendy

    Wendy Active Member

    Hard to choose but here goes with some of the ones I've seen.......(hope the links work)
    AC/DC For those about to rock we salute you
    Thin Lizzy Dancing in the Moonlight
    AC/DC Back in Black http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k816dPQyPAM
    Black Sabbath Paranoid
    AC/DC It’s a Long Way to the Top (if you wanna rock and roll) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UaJ9UKM7kk

  13. The down load photo does tend to give it away, But I owe you a beer I guess. Good work that man .More music trivia as we go.

    A bit from the bio of Joy Division.

  14. You see Wendy, you've got three AC/DC tracks in there and they are all post Bon Scott. You got to look back to tracks like "shot down in flames" "beating around the bush" "rosie" "let there be rock" bad boy boogie" "girls got rhythm".... need I go on.

    Thin Lizzy- Live and dangerous- whole album

    And if anyone mentions anything by Iron Maiden after Paul Di'anno left- they want ****ing- Phantom of the opera and Iron Maiden BTW , in fact the whole debut album. Bruce Dick never cut the mustard- he used to wear an executioners mask in Samson- very poor late '70's metal- still have a single by them somewhere. I've got my eye on you Isaacs.
  15. I didn't have a personal photo, so i had to really on t'interweb- honest guv

    What have Joy Division and U2 got in common?
  16. While we are putting out threats in the nicest possible way. If anyone puts
    in their top 5. Keep your door locked cause I´m sending round the boys.
  17. Germany and that little bloke called Adolf.
  18. Here´s one for you Simon. U2 stated as a cover band which band did they play covers from ?
  19. Martin Hannett produced Joy Division and had started working with U2, he produced 11 o'clock tick tock and was lined up to produce their debut album, but Ian Curtis decided to kill himself and U2 went with Steve Lilliwhite instead.

    In terms of covers U2 have covered songs throughout their career and continue to do so, you could be referring to The Clash or several others from this era- depends on your source of information.

    Actually as a point of pedantry, by the time U2 became U2 as oppose to the Larry Mullen Band or The Hype- they were writing their own material and so weren't a "covers band" at all.
  20. I just learnt something.Actually that was all new to me. I saw an interview with Bob of Boom Town Rats fame before he became Sir Bob. He said that when they 1st started out as a band they were doing Boom Town Rats covers and that they were so bad he had to ask them to stop. He then laughed and said now he tries to get them to play his songs.
  21. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    Only two that get me into an altered state of consciousness? are ZZ Top's "Le Grange" and Pavarotti's (no one else's) "Nessum Dorna"!

    Honourable mentions to Blind Willie Johnson, Son House and my favourite electric guitarist has always been Steve Morse!
  22. Opera ain't rock Mark. If he's having opera, I'm having Jazz.
  23. Lock your doors Mark the Boyz may be on the way. We are a rocking thread here.
  24. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Disappointing. :rolleyes:

    All these posts & not one mention of Dolly :hammer:

    Now she Rawks :D

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  25. Err, you said that out-loud, Oh Mandy.......
  26. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Oops, :eek:

    I guess I'm out n proud ;)

    Not at all off thread:......................................

    A plea to all who listen to the head banging.

    Please turn it down when you arrive at the traffic lights.

    There's a love x

    PS. Should be a law against drumming on steering wheels.
  27. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Psst............. Simon,

    That was actually Barry, not Dolly :D
  28. I know. But if you're going country AND western, I'm going middle of the road.
  29. Wendy

    Wendy Active Member

    I admit the AC/DC tracks are post Bon Scott however only had my CD collection to hand as vinyl up in attic:eek: "Rosie" was the 1st AC/DC track I owned but only able to choose 5 so had to stop somewhere - not included Whitesnake/Bruce Springsteen/Gillan Band/Deep Purple/Terravision etc etc......;)
  30. Look at it as revision Wendy, go find your vinyl, re-listen to it, then tell me that Bon wasn't better.;) Moreover, tell me that the vinyl doesn't, somehow, feel better- that big 12" disc, the gatefold sleeve........

    We'll have Kirby with his black light out before the day is done...
  31. Wendy

    Wendy Active Member

    Will now have to find someone who has a 'record player' as ours has been deceased for quite a while now................perhaps will have to drive young ones bonkers with youtube instead:D:drinks
  32. Starter for ten: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBXHZNSUtyg
  33. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

  34. Too funny, Simon. This was my favorite song for a short while......listened to that song an awful lot for a few weeks.......but that was in 1975!:drinks
  35. Belinda:

    I voted for this song as the "all time number one song of all time" for a local radio station survey here in Sacramento in 1974.:drinks

    Black Dog was another one I voted for as #1 during those high school years.
  36. Never was able to get one of those ultraviolet lights.....couldn't afford the cost of it back in those student days when I had no money for such frivolous things. However, one of my friends had one....he used it to light up his black light posters of Jimi Hendrix.

    Jimi (Purple Haze), Janice (Piece of my Heart), Doors (Light My Fire), Jefferson Airplane (White Rabbit), CSNY (Woodstock)...........those were the days of real rock 'n roll.....you kids just don't know what you missed!
  37. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    When I saw this thread title I instantly knew it depended for its success on Twirly's entrie(s). And after perusing Twirly you haven't let us down!
    For my part, in the late 60's of the Easybeats, whose rhythm guitarist, George Young, was AC/DC's Angus & Malcolm's elder brother; The Loved Ones "Ever Lovin Man", and the Masters Apprentices!
    Went for my first live in 1970! I remember, later, The Saints with their "I'm Stranded",
    Lou Reed, Leonard "I should have slit my wrists years ago" Cohen, Chain, the NZ'ers the La De Dahs (still the loudest group I've ever seen), the 69'ers (at the Arts Factory, off Hyde Park, Sydney, being chased by sharps and skinheads those were the days!)
    I've got 3 LP's of AC/DC. In fact if you look at the "It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock'n'roll" video clip on the back of a truck in Melbourne you'll see my middle sister, Cherie, following on the footpath! MY ONLY CLAIM TO FAME! In my small collection I've got LP's (thats vinyl kids) of Zeppellin, Cream, The Band.
    And I can always watch/listen to Johnny Rotten on 'Anarchy' and 'Vacant' (didn't care much for Sid). There.
  38. David Wedemeyer

    David Wedemeyer Well-Known Member

    1. Tool - Parabol/Parabola

    2. Pink Floyd - Have a Cigar

    3. Disturbed - Deify

    4. Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone

    5. Queen - Fight from the Inside
  39. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    oh you said 5 did you Michael. oh
  40. LuckyLisfranc

    LuckyLisfranc Well-Known Member

    Since I have eschewed digital and gone almost 100% vinyl in recent years (Rega Planar 3, Mission 774 tonearm, Ortofon Rhondo Red cartridge, Pro-Ject Tube Box SE phono stage, Naim Nait 3 integrated amp, Linn Kan Mk 1 speakers); I shall provide my current faves on LP only;

    1. Bryan Ferry - The Right Stuff
    2. Black Sabbath - Fairies Wear Boots
    3. Midnight Oil - Best of Both Worlds
    4. The Police - King of Pain
    5. Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida

    Anyone else got any good phono kit? It's the only was to appreciate music...


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