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Old August 20 2008, 08:24 AM   #46
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Re: Worst Rock songs about Rock

I loved the 80s and the late 70s. Great time to be alive and listen to music. met some of my closest friends then and we bonded over music, films, books and art. Fell in and out of love a few times with a soundtrack provided by The Clash, The Jam, the Go Gos, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, U2, REM, the B-52, the Police... (well you get the idea )
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Old August 20 2008, 10:37 AM   #47
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Considering how much I absolutely loved the Jefferson Airplane, to have Starship come up with this complete piece of tripe, well, it hurt me no end. It's like finding your girlfriend fucking seventeen year olds at McDonals...during her shift as a fry cook...while all the time eating a Big Mac.
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I HATE that song, and Starship in general, Jefferson Airplane were awesome, Jefferson Starship were as well (well, judging by the Hugo-Winning "Blows Against The Empire") but then they turned into Starship and the rock died.
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Old August 20 2008, 11:54 AM   #48
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Even number decades suck
The 1960's is the coolest decade in the history of mankind. It would eat the 1970's and the 1990's for the same breakfast and then ask what's for brunch.
Yes. The quintessential flaw in my assessment is that the 60s were in fact great.
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Old August 20 2008, 12:06 PM   #49
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Considering how much I absolutely loved the Jefferson Airplane, to have Starship come up with this complete piece of tripe, well, it hurt me no end. It's like finding your girlfriend fucking seventeen year olds at McDonals...during her shift as a fry cook...while all the time eating a Big Mac.
A-fucking-men

I HATE that song, and Starship in general, Jefferson Airplane were awesome, Jefferson Starship were as well (well, judging by the Hugo-Winning "Blows Against The Empire") but then they turned into Starship and the rock died.
At the turn, the Jefferson Starship was OK. The album Blows Against The Empire, a Paul Kantner sci-fi epic, is quite good. The first Starship ballad, Marty Balin's Caroline, was a terrific song. But then came Red Octopus and Marty totally wimped out with Miracles, and it was all shee-rote. Or maybe that's all shee-it.
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Old August 20 2008, 12:20 PM   #50
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The 1960's is the coolest decade in the history of mankind. It would eat the 1970's and the 1990's for the same breakfast and then ask what's for brunch.
Yes. The quintessential flaw in my assessment is that the 60s were in fact great.
The 1980's, OTOH...as somebody who was a teenager in the 80's, I have that decade's music to thank for the fact that I'm a Beatles fan.
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Old August 20 2008, 12:36 PM   #51
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What Nerys Myk said upthread bears repeating. The late '70s and early '80s were great musically.

Rock was in one of its reinvention phases. Punk was king and New Wave was, well, new. I loved that period. Before that, I was totally bored with rock 'n' roll and had basically given up. I was listening to acoustic music like The David Grisman Quintet. Then I heard The Police and The Clash. What the fuck is this? My world was changed. I cut my hair very short, started wearing white shirts and thin black ties and learned to pogo. The late '70s/early '80s were a great time to be a rock fan.

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Old August 20 2008, 06:48 PM   #52
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Ummm... all of them.

That's like asking "what is the worst hip hop song about butts?"

But these says we have it so much better. We have Kid Rock! Who not only sings about Rock, but has Rock in his name! He's so rockin'!
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Old August 21 2008, 06:16 PM   #53
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Old August 21 2008, 11:36 PM   #54
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The late '70s and early '80s were great musically.
Much better than the mid-to-late-'80s, when the decade had found its own identity. As Alidar had suggested with the '60s, in their first few years decades tend to bear more resemblance to the preceding decade than the one to come. For me, not just in music but in pretty much all areas of popular culture--with a few exceptions like TNG--starting around 1984 the decade was chock full of unbridled suck.

And back on the original topic--has the thread really gotten to three pages without anybody mentioning "Rock Me" by ABBA...?
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