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18 January 2012
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meanmistermustard
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ITSWD, Tiny Tim's version of Girl is very creepy, gives me shivers just thinking about it. I also find his Nowhere Man quite an unpleasant experience, half the time sounds as tho someone wacks his foot with a mallet when he goes all loud again. Tiptoe Thru The Tulips tho is a one cool song and deserves to be heard.

George loved the ukelele and rightly so, when played well its a great instrument to listen to.

 

The best version of Hallelujah is the version by Rufus Wainwright, as featured in the movie Shrek, with the gorgeous piano which suits the song far better than guitar.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
18 January 2012
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Glad to see another thumbs-up for Leonard Cohen – although Hallelujah was never one of my faves either.

So many great songs! "Suzanne," "Bird on the Wire," "The Partisan," "The Master's Song," "hey, That's not Way to Say Good-bye," and yes, "Famous Blue Raincoat" for sure. Then the 80s songs "I'm Your Man," ….

I think all his 60s (+ early 70s) songs should be listened to with the lights low (and keep away all guns and sharp objects)

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23 January 2012
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Another One
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1.The Beatles Forever

2.The Queen

3.Bee Gees

4.Sam Cooke

5.Roy Orbison

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26 January 2012
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1. The Beatles
2. Random 80's one hit wonders. Yes, i know its No a band but honestly, like 90% of my favorite songs are 80s one hit wonders.
3. Tom Lehrer (60s satire music. He's really funny! I highly suggest looking him up, especially if your big on history (or math, or science, or anything educational. Tom Lehrer makes learning funny!)
4. Yelle (a French pop group)
5. Lady Gaga

*EDIT* OMG HOW COULD I FORGET BUDDY HOLLY!?!?! Kick everything except the Beatles and one hit wondersdown a knotch and put Buddy at number 3!

I liked The Beatles before it was cool. (as in, I like all their music before 1965. I mean, I still like their later stuff but am very picky about what songs I like, while their older stuff I love it all. I am just not a fan of drugged out Beatles. Drugs scare me.) [  ] Single [  ] Taken [X] Mentally dating Paul McCartney George fell off the bandwagon! (inside joke)
26 January 2012
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And Buddy Holly gets another mention on this site. heartheartheartheartheart

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
26 January 2012
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…. and speaking of Leonard Cohen, his just-released CD (first in 8 years) just got 4 1/2 stars in Rolling Stone.

Haven't heard it yet.

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26 January 2012
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meanmistermustard said:

The best version of Hallelujah is the version by Rufus Wainwright, as featured in the movie Shrek, with the gorgeous piano which suits the song far better than guitar.

Wainwright's version wasn't actually featured on Shrek, that was John Cale's version. For some bizzare reason, Wainwright's version appears on the soundtrack CD.

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26 January 2012
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Oh. I heard the song in Shrek and then googled it which brought up Rufus Wainwright. Who would have thought that the internet would bring me the half-wrong answer.

Tho listening to the John Cale cover doesnt sound familiar.

 

Its kind of like the song Walking In The Air is eternally associated with Aled Jones but he didnt sing it in The Snowman, which most people believe to be the case.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
27 January 2012
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Tough one, but I would go with (in no particular order):

Metallica

Slayer

Queensryche (pre-1999)

Status Quo

Pink Floyd

"Never guess. Unless you have to. There's enough uncertainty in the universe as it is." http://www.metaltalk.net for Daily Metal News, Reviews and Opinions
27 January 2012
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Hey, everyone, my first "real" post.  I'm not feeling under any pressure to be a Beatles "expert" with this topic, since it's clearly an opinion poll only.  But, narrowing down to five…a little pressure there.  Ok, leaving the Beatles off the list, my favorite all-time (at least this week), and in no particular order:

 

The Grateful Dead (and associated post-Jerry spinoffs)

Bob Dylan

Elvis Costello

Neil Young

Richard Thompson

 

Since this list skews quite heavily toward the Classic Rock age, I'll offer up a second list of favorites -- this one of artists that I've been listening to more recently…say, in the past 15 years:

 

Wilco

Lucinda Williams

Drive-By Truckers

The Avett Brothers

My Morning Jacket

 

Of these, Wilco hits my top 10 of all time (at least this week)…would have been 6th on the list above, 7th if you include the Beatles. 

 

I love the site, have been lurking for a couple of years…and certain recent events (very mysterious, no?) have prompted me to try out the forum boards.  I generally tend not to be terribly prolific as concerns number of posts…but I do tend to ramble on a bit when I do post. 

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27 January 2012
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Yes! Elvis Costello (during the Attraction years).

And the McCartney-Costello recordings are mostly great.

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27 January 2012
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1) The Beatles

2) The Rolling Stones

3) Queen

4) Led Zeppelin

5) Television

I think… Though I can't really make a list of my favourites…

I would put Paul on the 2nd place if he was a band… Actually he IS a band himself… He can play the guitar, the bass, the drums, the keyboards…

Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble.
27 January 2012
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BluemeanAl, Wilco is great! I've just started listening to them and my dad and I love it.

ITSWD: I finally listened to Tiny Tim, I can't believe a man can sing that high! Tiptoe Through the Tulips was cool, but I was thoroughly creeped out by his version of Girl, as you predicted.

Elvis Costello… I love his show, Spectacle.

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27 January 2012
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Elvis Costello is amazing. I would probally put him in atleast my top ten! Probably because my dad loves Elvis Costello and I grew up with that music. Literally he likes Elvis Costello more than I like the Beatles. And that is seriously saying somthing.

I liked The Beatles before it was cool. (as in, I like all their music before 1965. I mean, I still like their later stuff but am very picky about what songs I like, while their older stuff I love it all. I am just not a fan of drugged out Beatles. Drugs scare me.) [  ] Single [  ] Taken [X] Mentally dating Paul McCartney George fell off the bandwagon! (inside joke)
27 January 2012
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I've stuck with Elvis from the beginning, and what he may be lacking in "classic" albums of late, he certainly makes up for in his live performances.  If you get a chance to see him during the "Spectacular Spinning Wheel" tour, I highly recommend it.  He's been throwing in a Beatles cover here and there ("Girl" pops up a lot in this tour), which always ups the "like" factor.

 

And Wilco, yeah, I can't say enough.  My favorite band in the "still existing" category.  "The Whole Love" was my favorite studio album from last year, and you must, must see them live.  Nels Cline is a guitar genius…kind of underutilized in the Wilco setting, but he'll knock you off your feet when he cuts loose.

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27 January 2012
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I Me Mine, that's a cool list! Never seen any Television love on these boards, to my knowledge.

I like black music, disco music. I like the disco music that's out now - John Lennon, 1975
27 January 2012
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Jet!, I'll see if I can catch Spectacle. Glad you got a whiff of Tiny Tim…

BluemeanAl, I've seen Elvis do his spinning wheel thing, and you're right, it IS fun!

Don't know Television yet!

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28 January 2012
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My top 5 (both bands and solo artist, The Beatles' solo work are tied with The Beatles) + favorite song so far by each artist:

5) The Rolling Stones ("(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction")

4) Queen ("Somebody to Love")

3) Elvis Presley ("Hound Dog")

1 – 2) Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles ("Have You Ever Seen the Rain?", "I Saw Her Standing There")

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