Post up songs that make you smile and reach for the volume control to crank it up!
I'll start with this one;
Heres a few by one of my favorite musicians;
Nice one Andy!
Outside of "Dark Side of the Moon" that's probably my favorite Pink Floyd tune!
They were scoring the French film La Vallée, by Barbet Schroeder (to which the album "Obscured By Clouds" is attributed) at the same time they were writing Dark Side Of The Moon, so that's probably why you like it.
To me it's definitely a "turn it up" tune. Dave Gilmour's guitar solos are very reminiscent of Dark Side.
Sam Stone is an awesome song. I played it on the radio in the mid 70's when it was very relevant, although my favorite John Prine tunes are "Illegal Smile" and "Saddle In The Rain."
I think you'll enjoy this video I recorded back in 2002.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6vyTM_qJAE I love the rewind feature on my Sirius radio! I'll re-play this one 5 or 6 times!
Yeah, GREAT video!
Here's one of my favorite crank it up tunes from a guy we just lost a few weeks ago.
2 must have DVD's:
Pink Floyd Pulse
David Gilmour Live at the Royal Albert Hall
and finally last but not least
The Live Acoustic version:
A bit more modern:
Rick Bain! Any track really, but "Linear High" deserves it as loud as possible, maybe with a little distortion, just because.
SAGA "Wind Him Up!", "Good Bye / Once Upon A time"
Simple Minds - "Sanctify", "Ghost Dancing"
Alan Parsons "Games People Play"
RUSH - "Temple of the Syrinx" (however you spell it), "Time Stand Still", "Manhattan Project", "The Trees", more
A-ha - "The Sun Always Shines On TV", extended 12" mix (yeah, cheeze, but that one is absolutely great up very loud)
Iron Maiden - "The Number Of The Beast"
Missing - you gotta give us some YouTube links! (unwritten thread rule)
Here's the version I mentioned above
Can't find a good version of "linear high", so this one is just to convey the tune. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYFH3kp1AfM (Rick)
Simple minds ghostdancing -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XtRoVofo8A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQlYTc_rZ7c&feature=related (Once Upon A Time, mistaken for "sanctify")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeVTkUUCwfo (temple, rush)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc4GcTA83aA(time stand still, off of show of hands album)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7RaDUn7W84&playnext=1&list=PLF7A49ADDF345E08C (Manhattan project, same)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J0QdXBY0wo (wind him up)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_RHnfhkxRI (can't find good bye, which precedes this one, ruins it for the thread, but oh well)
Thomas Dolby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmGxh1FhtxE Hyperactive
You're right, Missing, this version of A-Ha's "the sun shines always on TV" is much better. I still vote for "Take On Me" as the better song, though.
I get my groove thang shakin' with this song.
Favorite song from this man.
As a keyboard player this is in my personal arsenal.
Just a real tasty song. Best part happens when the big black guy sores on his vocal solo.
Great album cut I played back on my college radio station.
Great feel good groove.
I'm enjoying and appreciating this thread!!!
Nice slow-dance stuff, Chris. But it's time to pick it up-
I've brutally abused my speakers to this one also!
Me too. Good tunes in this list.
@Paul, yes. "Take on me" is the better song, but...
That one, if you pull it off the vinyl is produced very well. Needs a nice sized room, and that percussion on the one track just kind of makes it work. One other very interesting thing to do with that tune, is find the instrumental (on the same 12"), and play it at 33, instead of 45. Amazing, because it works there too, and if you punch the lows a little, you won't forget it.
If I remember, I'll have to link up some good electronica... Gotta go digging through the collection. IMHO, it's a great experience, not often appreciated, because some of that stuff doesn't work quiet. The peak of, in your face, basic synth is found in that genre, and it's golden, almost good enough to taste when played in a big place. The 80's was a wonderful time for dance, wave, and just the new electronic sound. I was lucky to be able to enjoy it in some great places.
I like vocals. Not always perfect, refined vocals, just interesting ones, where the vocalist has found out who they are. It sparkles when they do that, and that's special.
I notice a lot of you like great bass
That simple minds guy is unbelievably good played loud, on a good system. To me, it's a completely different tune that way. After listening to a few of the other picks, I think it works the same way for you guys on some of those.
(why is that? Anybody know?)
Loud music, ideally live and loud, just fills the room, and it gets you "there" in the moment, perfect.
If some of you have the time, it would be fun to share those kind of impressions. What do you feel, think, experience when you hear some great, live music? Any good memories associated with your picks? What makes you crave it!
...or just share some more tunes
Missing - +10000000000000 for Rush.
I have a few myself ...
Rush - YYZ (this Youtube is cool, some fan did a digital Neil on the drumset on Lake Ontario with the Toronto skyline in the background)
One of my favorite Rush songs - one I sing to (loudly, proudly, and very poorly) ... Mission
2112 ... need I say more?
God I could go on all day with Rush!
Megadeth - Ashes In Your Mouth (dang near blew out the speakers in my car once, it was cranked so loud)
Queensryche - anything off of Mindcrime but Suite Sister Mary is absolutely incredible:
My favorite AC/DC song - Riff Raff, off of Powerage:
Missing also had a great Iron Maiden song ... I'm right with ya on that.
Goodness, I could go on for hours here. And I would, if I didn't have to pack to fly out tomorrow!
Another one from a man gone too soon!
I remember singing this one in 7th grade music class!
And of course this one is one of my all time favorites. I have to listen to it at least 10 times on Thanksgiving Day! Drives my wife nuts after about the 3rd time!
It's a crappy recording, but it's the best I could find on Youtube. Thank goodness I've got the CD!
Crap! Forgot one that I never expected to work the way it does: Human League = "Fascination"
Here's a mix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YktrsLavRa0
It builds a little slow, but is a total classic from that time period. Good set of beats for a transition, but...
The straight up radio edit is golden!
Another wave classic, that I like loud.
Naked Eyes - "Always Something To Remind Me"
Erika - "relations" (electronica / dance)
Scooter - "Stuttgart"
Lautsprecher - "Omnibus"
This is all about the build. Dig in, and wait for it!
And I have to put at least one Daft Punk in here:
And why not two?
ELO! - "Twilight"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96ELbKZzSKs (Having a bit of fun remembering right now)
Alphaville - "Forever Young"
(never could find a well produced version of this )
Woodentops - "Stop This Car"
Ramones - "Shiela is A Punk Rocker"
Iron Maiden - "The Number Of The Beast"
Fastway -- "All Fired Up"
A few more and that's it for tonight!
This version is FAR better than the one that got all the air play (IMHO of course); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUQ9N4MX0F4
And last on for tonight, The Motor City Mad Man; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IeYQwgJxLY&fmt=18
Today, I was doing some party preparations in the kitchen, and since the topics on KGO had gotten somewhat repetitive, I decided to listen to some old cassette tapes.
One of the tapes was by a band called Crucial Youth. This band was supposedly active for a very short time in the late 1980s, though I believe that the "band" was conceived as a very clever parody on the Straight-Edge movement, which by that time had become a bunch of bands fronted by testosterone-soaked young guys who liked to self-righteously go on and on about how they chose not to do drugs, not to drink, not to smoke, how they were tougher than everybody else, etc. So, the Crucial Youth guys took the idea to a ridiculous extreme (I am a bit skeptical that too many 15 year olds could have crafted lyrics as witty as those of Crucial Youth or that a young man of that age could play a drum set like Crucial Youth's drummer does). Here is an example (not the best one, but it will have to do) of the "positive attitude" being taken to a ridiculous extreme: Positive Dental Outlook, a song that appeared on their debut album, The Posi-Machine.
One of my favorite tracks, though, is "Scarlet M." Can anybody guess how one ends up having to wear this scarlet letter?
"Scarlet M" opens with a dialogue between two men, which sounds as if it came out of a Christian radio or TV broadcast--
Host: If a boy feels that masturbation is wrong and he don't want to do it, is there any way that he could relieve himself?
Guest: Well, he should avoid going to bed until he is ready to go to sleep...He should avoid looking at pictures that are sexy and stimulating...But most importantly, lots of physical activity is good for blowing off sexual steam...Football, baseball are real good because when we're busy we don't have time to think about the way we look or the way we feel. [I paraphrased slightly.]
Then the lyrics come in:
It first starts off with a Playboy in your hands.
You tried to tell me it was your overactive glands.
You said just once, it would be OK, but now you do it every single day!
You didn't learn, you didn't try.
Hair on your palms, don't ask me why!
'Cause I know you--I know your kind.
I tried to warn you, but you've gone blind, blind, blind, blind--aaaargh!
If one is in the mood for something less risque, there is "Me and Mr. T," where the singer says (trying very hard to hold back laughter),
Do you want to know why nobody ever dies on The A-Team?
That's because they don't take drugs.
You shouldn't take drugs, too. (sic)
Make it a big scene with me and Mr. T, PO-SI-TIVE-LY!
Just like me and Mr. T: DRUG-FREE!
A few of my turn it up songs:
Moby Grape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_FlNwQlBmU
The Buffalo Springfield: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbXKEjIApac
The Beach Boys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvZDBKbUAVs
Death Cab For Cutie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etNliFACipw
Jefferson Airplane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_0sg0XDfmg
OMG!! Alfredo, that's awesome. Thanks for sharing it. Excellent illustrations. Love the style.
I don't think we've sampled the British Invasion yet. I'll stick with the upbeat , but off-the-beaten-path stuff:
This just sounds so "British" to me-
A contemporary tune (from 2008) with a British invasion 'vibe'-
Panic!! My daughter way overplayed these guys!
Deffo brits. The influence is clear.
Hey, maybe we can go international! Have to get the Aussies, Scotts, already did Germany, UK, Scandinavia...
BTW: This is a killer, "have a moment at work to listen" thread. Thanks all.
I think that's what daughters do. Mine was the same with Panic! It lasted quite a while, then went away as fast as it came.
Missing, based on your song selections, it's clear that you were a true Child of the '80s.
Chris mentioned Keyboard players.
Here area few from my favorite keyboard master!
Makes me wish I handn't quit piano lessons waaaaay back in 6th grade!
They are boh so great it would really be hard to tell which is better!
I love ELP!
Lucky Man is in my top 5 all time favorite songs.
Seconded on ELP.
They were going to be in my next set of picks!
@edselehr, yeah the 80's, and early 90's was a great time for me. There is some great stuff in the 70's though. I have more difficulty with that time period though. Was younger, and just didn't get some of it to sink in well. Every time I go digging though, I find a lot of stuff I like.
Great choice Bill. For me anything off Boz Scaggs-Silk Degrees is gold.
Boz is great on that tune, but I really like Duane Allman's guitar solo on it.
This is definitely a volume control abuse song;
My 2 favoite Santana tunes. I don't know how my speakers survived either one! I use the rewind on my Sirius on these too! 3 or 4 times just doesn't seem like enough!
Okay I know I'm going mellow on you but if you hang with this song the background vocalists just totally knock me out with their vocal range. Down right impressive. You just can't replace great talent. Still a great song in classic Scaggs stylings.
Chris, agreed. We don't do back-vocals like that anymore, it seems.
Skybill, that tune is HOT! Yeah. See? There are so many genres and eras, it's just amazing to do this. Thanks for that one. Great atmosphere.
I tend to do mellow just full. Run it at 70db or so, and just enjoy the mood. When I want the 100, which I do not do often, it needs to be just intense, bold, and something really worth the loss. (and there always is loss --careful kids!)
Still, it's tough to top these 3 guitar guys ...
this guy has some fancy handwork
and this guitar guy makes it look like it's so easy
and they both had to initially fill this guys shoes
ALL great tunes! How could you not like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton The Doobies and Page and Plant? All of them rate in my top choices.
One of the posts on Clapton's Layla said "I just saw him at the Rose Garden in Portland" and it was posted 2 days ago. Was Clapton just here?
And while poking around in the Boz Scaggs tunes I saw a post that said he used to play with the Steve Miller Band. I did not know that.
The stuff that has been posted just reinforces my thought of why would anybody listen to talk radio with all the good music out there!
Keep up the great posts!
Oh yeah Scaggs was a staple with Miller's band. Miller really taught Scaggs to play the guitar.
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