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Old August 16 2008, 01:30 AM   #1
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Worst Rock songs about Rock

Ok, we've discussed the best, now how about the worst songs about rock?

My choice would be Let's Get Rocked by Def Leppard

There is a song by Sammy Hagar, I can't remember the title, but it has some of the worst song lyrics about rock:

Check the hands on the clock
It's 8:05
It's time to rock

I wasn't aware that there was very a specific time to start rocking.
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Old August 16 2008, 02:18 AM   #2
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Re: Worst Rock songs about Rock

Easy.

Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim (YouTube link)

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Old August 16 2008, 02:21 AM   #3
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I nominate a band that I actually like most of their stuff: Frehley's Comet's song "We Got Your Rock". The song is pretty benign, but the the lyric is ridiculous. Granted, all the lyrics KISS ever wrote were pretty much worthless, so Ace didn't have much to build on.
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Old August 16 2008, 02:29 AM   #4
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NICKELBACK.
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Old August 16 2008, 02:49 AM   #5
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8.05 is a reference to when rock shows often start.

Shooting Star by Bad Company.
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Old August 16 2008, 03:27 AM   #6
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Re: Worst Rock songs about Rock

^^ thanks for the clarification on the 8:05 voggmo.
I'd also like to nominate Eric Clapton's Rock n' Roll Heart. The biggest snoozefest about rock n' roll ever.
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Old August 16 2008, 04:49 AM   #7
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Re: Worst Rock songs about Rock

Kirby wrote: View Post
There is a song by Sammy Hagar, I can't remember the title, but it has some of the worst song lyrics about rock:

Check the hands on the clock
It's 8:05
It's time to rock

I wasn't aware that there was very a specific time to start rocking.
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8.05 is a reference to when rock shows often start.
The song is Hagar's "There's Only One Way to Rock". The meaning of the lyric was that, while many bands at that time would roll onstage at 9:30 or 10 or 10:30 for a show advertised to begin at 8:00, Hagar made it a point to be out there playing when it said they'd be playing.

It's still a stupid song with a stupid riff.

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Shooting Star by Bad Company.
Huh, always liked that one.



How about "Rock 'til You Drop" - was it by Def Leppard? Really dumb, anyway.

Given a little time, I'm sure I'll think of some more.
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Old August 16 2008, 06:14 AM   #8
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I like half the solo, (beginning part), on Only 1 Way to Rock. Riff's ok.

Sammy had good work ethic. I once heard him say he saw a band that came out & played 10 minutes & split. & he vowed he would never ever EVER do THAT to an audience. Only saw him once in 78 opening for VH, Sabbath & Boston. Amazing bill it was.

Shooting Star bores me with the drug messages. A. Not all rockstars do em. B. No one forced the rock stars that do do em to do em.
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Old August 16 2008, 06:17 AM   #9
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As for Leppard, Let's Get Rocked is lame. I bumped into Vivian Campbell last week, I didn't mention that to him.
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Old August 16 2008, 08:23 AM   #10
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Re: Worst Rock songs about Rock

Easy.

"All Summer Long" by Kid Rock

Runner-up:

"Rockstar" by Nickelback. Blech.
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Old August 16 2008, 09:36 AM   #11
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQP6y6g-yk8 Shout it out!
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Old August 16 2008, 02:11 PM   #12
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The Rock And Roll Waltz - Kay Starr

Rock And Roll Lullaby - BJ Thomas

Both possibly worse than the worst of the white cover songs.
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Old August 16 2008, 02:24 PM   #13
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Re: Worst Rock songs about Rock

Kirby wrote: View Post
Ok, we've discussed the best, now how about the worst songs about rock?

My choice would be Let's Get Rocked by Def Leppard

There is a song by Sammy Hagar, I can't remember the title, but it has some of the worst song lyrics about rock:

Check the hands on the clock
It's 8:05
It's time to rock

I wasn't aware that there was very a specific time to start rocking.
Yeah, the time to rock is ALWAYS.
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Old August 16 2008, 02:38 PM   #14
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http://www.explosm.net/comics/1156/
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Old August 16 2008, 05:51 PM   #15
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I'm gonna be booed but "I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sisters is awful...
And no, I don't think the Eighties had a certain "charm".
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