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dubalbal
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Username: dubalbal

Post Number: 138
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Friends ,

I'm trying to set up a list of the 20 most popular rock songs ever...songs that you snap after 2 or 3 chords ...This could be a great set list for cover bands . So , as someone needs to start , i go first ( 5 songs per entry ) :

1) smoke on the water : deep purple
2) you really got me : the kinks
3) hells bells : ac/dc
4) crosstown traffic : jimmy Hendr.
5) jumping jack flash : rolling stones


So , after 10 entry ( of 5 songs ) , a first point will be made with the songs that have been most voted for !

On your marks , ready : go !

ALAIN
bassplayer2106
Junior
Username: bassplayer2106

Post Number: 25
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 1:16 pm:   Edit Post

Hi - there used to be a notice threatening a 5 fine at a music shop by me if you played smoke on the water.You really got me is definately a popular classic,as are numbers 4 and 5.I've never heard of hells bells.What about Hey Joe by Hendrix and Knocking on heavens door aways seems to be popular (The guns and roses version ).
dubalbal
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Username: dubalbal

Post Number: 139
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 1:34 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Kevin ,

No problem , i note : hey joe + knocking on heaven's door !

Thank's

ALAIN
jagerphan84
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Username: jagerphan84

Post Number: 191
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 1:34 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Alain,

Very cool thread idea! It's hard for me to choose only 5, but here goes:

1)Layla - Derek & the Dominos
2)Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
3)Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
4)Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
5)Reelin' in the Years - Steely Dan

I hope the Dan qualifies as 'Rock.' I was very tempted to put Smoke on the Water on my list too, but it didn't quite make the cut :-).

Adam
dubalbal
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Username: dubalbal

Post Number: 140
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 1:36 pm:   Edit Post

Cool Adam ,

Great to hear your best votes !

ALAIN
chuckc
Junior
Username: chuckc

Post Number: 11
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 2:03 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Alain:

How about:

Get Back - The Beatles
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
I'm A Man - The Yarbirds
Turn Turn Turn - The Byrds
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
alembic76407
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Username: alembic76407

Post Number: 378
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 2:16 pm:   Edit Post

what about "FREEBIRD" !!!!!!!




damn I hate that song
keith_h
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 104
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 2:28 pm:   Edit Post

For popular how about:
1) Whippin Post - Allman Bros. Band
2) Walk This Way - Aerosmith
3) Pump It Up - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
4) China Grove - The Doobie Bros.
5) Burning Down the House - Talking Heads


Not so popular:
1)Teaser - Tommy Bolin
2) Hold On - Crack the Sky
3) Spanish Moon - Little Feet
4) Ships in the Night - Bebop Deluxe
5) I'm the Man - Joe Jackson

Special Mention:
1) Road Expense - The Dixie Dregs
2) Breathe/Time - Pink Floyd

There are numerous newer bands I would consider for a cover band but you stated "most popular ever" which implies a certain amount of aging.

Keith

(Message edited by keith_h on June 23, 2005)
dubalbal
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Username: dubalbal

Post Number: 141
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 2:36 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Charles (1 ) , charles ( 2 ) and keith ,

Thank's for your participation . I take note of every suggestion and the final results will be posted the 5 th of july at...my birthday !!!!!!!

Btw , in " most popular ever " , you can also put songs or bands not that old that you find really terrific ( ex: u2, the clash ( a bit old indeed ) , police , nirvana...for example ) .

Thank's friends !

ALAIN
keith_h
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 105
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

Alain,
I hate to break it to you but your examples are a bit long in the tooth. :-)
When I was thinking of newer rock groups it was the likes of, Nickel Back, Incubus, System of a Down, Linkin Park, Saliva, etc... All have good songs in my mind but they have'nt met the test of time to see if they hold up.

Keith
dnburgess
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Username: dnburgess

Post Number: 418
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 2:57 pm:   Edit Post

Most easily recognisable by opening few notes:
1. Smoke on the water - Deep Purple
2. Iron Man - Sabbath
3. Hey Joe - Hendrix
4. Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
5. Back in Black - AC/DC
6. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
7. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
8. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
9. You Really Got Me - Kinks
10. China Grove - Doobies

David B.
dnburgess
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Username: dnburgess

Post Number: 419
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 3:03 pm:   Edit Post

Keith - if the test is songs frequently played by teenagers in guitar shops, the most recent entrant that I am aware of is Smells Like Teen Spirit.

David B.
howierd
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Username: howierd

Post Number: 27
Registered: 8-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 4:36 pm:   Edit Post

I'll throw in a few of my favorites:
1. Can't Get Enough: Bad Company
2. I Saw Her Standing There: The Beatles
3. Honky Tonk women: Stones
4. Livin In The USA: Steve Miller Band
5. Going Down: Jeff Beck Group
richbass939
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Username: richbass939

Post Number: 308
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 7:33 pm:   Edit Post

Keith, you are right. Some of our faves are as long in the tooth as we are.
Not in any order, they are:
1) Get Ready (the full 21 1/2 minutes)-Rare Earth
2) Toussaint L'Overture - Santana
3) White Room - Cream
4) Karn Evil #9 - ELP
5) Hot 'lanta - Allman Bros
Rich
dadabass2001
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 395
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 9:40 pm:   Edit Post

Oh Boy!
Talk about long in the tooth...
1. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
2. Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
3. Inna Gadda Da Vida - Iron Butterfly
4. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
5. Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Did we date ourselves as children of the 60's?
Mike
rraymond
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Username: rraymond

Post Number: 180
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post

Alrighty, rolling up my sleaves and going to work:

1. Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
2. I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock n Roll Band) - Moody Blues
3. Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
4. Black Magic Woman - Santana
5. Roundabout - Yes

Feet firmly planted in the past...

Reid
willride3
Junior
Username: willride3

Post Number: 12
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 10:48 pm:   Edit Post

I'm in, how about these........................... 1. Rice Pudding, Jeff Beck, 2.Crossroads, Cream, 3. Green Eyed Lady, Sugarloaf, 4. Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo, Johnny Winter,Rick Derringer, 5. I'm Your Captain, Grand Funk, also a fun one was Inside Lookin Out, Grand Funk. There are so many more, but I will stop for now. No I must go on, Boris The Spider, Magic Bus, Young Man Blues, The Real Me, so many other Who tunes, I will stop now ,......... for real.... Tom
tom_z
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Username: tom_z

Post Number: 151
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 11:53 pm:   Edit Post

Here are a few in no particular order.

- Louie Louie - Lots of great versions of this Richard Berry song: Kingsmen, Kinks, Grateful Dead . . .
- Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry (many great versions)
- All Allong the Watchtower - Bob Dylan, Jimi (many great versions)
- Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (others)
- Revolution - Beatles (others)

Too many great songs and too many of my own personal favorites - I'd wouldn't stop typing for days.

BTW - I think it's natural to have older songs come to mind - they have stood the test of time and still hold up - it's part of what makes them great.

Tom
harald_rost
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Username: harald_rost

Post Number: 94
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 12:08 am:   Edit Post

Lots of good songs already mentioned.
I would like to add "Hotel California".

Harald
palembic
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 2047
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 1:08 am:   Edit Post

First chords recognizable

My choice:
I Fooled around and fell in love - Alvin Bishop
The wind whispers Mary - Jimmy Hendrix
I wish those days - Stevie Wonder

My colleagues choice:
Bohemian Raphsody - Queen
Bridge over troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel


Rest follows

Paul TOBO
4u2nv
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Username: 4u2nv

Post Number: 69
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 1:41 am:   Edit Post

How about this:

1.- The Eagles : Hotel California
2.- The Police : Every breath you take
3.- The Doors : Roadhouse Blues
4.- ? : Play That Fuky Music
5.- The Beatles : Help !!!

...There too many....
bracheen
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Username: bracheen

Post Number: 750
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 3:32 am:   Edit Post

Those were the Days
Outside Woman Blues
White Room
World of Pain
Sweet Wine
SWLABR
I Feel Free
etc,

Sam
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 239
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 4:45 am:   Edit Post

excellent subject Alain. Here's my list
Brown Sugar - rolling stones
More than a feeling - boston
Rocks - Primal Scream
Purple haze - Hendrix
Johny B Goode - chuck berry

graeme
stoney
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Username: stoney

Post Number: 415
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 5:17 am:   Edit Post

Whiter Shade of Pale
Jumpin' Jack Flash
I Saw Her Standing There
Won't Get Fooled Again
Born To Run
jet_powers
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Username: jet_powers

Post Number: 222
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 5:34 am:   Edit Post

I suppose it's a bit late to ask, "From what perspective, band or audience?" Anyway....

The Real Me - The Who
Love Shack - B-52's
Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
Footstompin' Music - Grand Funk
Brickhouse - The Commodes

JP
dubalbal
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Username: dubalbal

Post Number: 142
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 5:47 am:   Edit Post

Hello Friends ,

What a great participation , you're all great , thank you !

The list is slowly taking shape and remember , i'll post the final results the 5 of july !

Every suggestion will be placed - no songs will be forgotten ...

Read you soon

ALAIN
kenbass4
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Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 176
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 7:46 am:   Edit Post

How can you forget...

Rock And Roll - Led Zepplin
Taxman - The Beatles
Limelight - Rush
Jailbreak - Thin Lizzie
Keep Yourself Alive - Queen

Ken (TEO)
811952
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Username: 811952

Post Number: 413
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 8:50 am:   Edit Post

Penny Lane - Beatles
Owner of a Lonely Heart - YES
I'm Your Captain - Grand Funk
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane (I know - it should go on the list below as well)
Ohio - CSNY

-or the Alembified list-

Tarkus - ELP (and performed live on an Alembic 8)
School Days - Stan the Man
Pinball Wizard - The Who (Alembic live)
Truckin' - The Grateful Dead
Strawberry Letter 23 - The Brothers Johnson
son_of_magni
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Username: son_of_magni

Post Number: 177
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2005 - 9:13 am:   Edit Post

Hey, who is this "Jimmy Hendrix" guy?
It's "Jimi" :-P

Anyway, you can't leave Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi out of this.
Nantucket Sleighride
Travelin' in the Dark
Mississippi Queen

Then there's also Blue Oyster Cult.
Then Came the Last Days of May

(Message edited by son_of_magni on June 26, 2005)
beelee
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Username: beelee

Post Number: 62
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2005 - 7:59 pm:   Edit Post

All Along the Watchtower - Hendrix
Black Dog - Zeppelin
The Real Me - The Who
Freewill - Rush
Lines in the Sand - Dream Theater
Metal Fatigue - Alan Holdsworth
Dreams of Milk and Honey - Mountain (live version)
Karn Evil #9 - ELP
Take Me Away - BOC

and the list can go on...........................
darkstar01
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Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 3
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 6:10 pm:   Edit Post

What about

Roundabout- Yes
China Cat Sunflower-Grateful Dead
What is and What Should Never Be- Led Zep
In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed-Allman Bros
just to add a few.....
davr35
Junior
Username: davr35

Post Number: 31
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 7:34 pm:   Edit Post

what about

London Calling - The Clash
Easter - Marillion
Sheena is a Punk Rocker - The Ramones
And anything by Iggy and the Stooges

Dave
kenbass4
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Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 177
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 8:18 pm:   Edit Post

Dave,

Another Marillion Fan!!! And a Hogarth song to boot! (my band sneaks in Alone Again in the Lap of Luxury occasionally)

Sorry...back to your regularly scheduled thread...

Ken
davr35
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Username: davr35

Post Number: 32
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 8:25 pm:   Edit Post

You know Ken if I would just stop flying around the world to see Marillon live I just might be able to aford a new Alembic..LOL

Fish is great but H is really on to something Marbles is just fantastic

Dave
kenbass4
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Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 178
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 8:01 am:   Edit Post

Dave,

(last off-topic post, really!!)

Had to turn off "Ocean Cloud" to come into work...maybe I should have stayed in the car...

Everyone Go Buy Marbles!!!

Ken
groovelines
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Username: groovelines

Post Number: 244
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post

from beelee's post: "Lines in the Sand - Dream Theater"....Myung's bass sounds soooo good on this track.
dubalbal
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Username: dubalbal

Post Number: 150
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 12:50 am:   Edit Post

Hi Friends ,

Final results to come this next tuesday : 5 th of july .

I just can tell that i also received several e-mails on my personal mail with many songs...surprises to come !

ALAIN
bracheen
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Username: bracheen

Post Number: 759
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 3:26 am:   Edit Post

Can I add one to my list? Believe it or not it isn't even Cream related. This is either the most underappreciated rock song ever or I just have odd taste,

Hot Smoke and Sassafras - Bubble Puppy

Sam
alembic76407
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Username: alembic76407

Post Number: 379
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 5:36 am:   Edit Post

Sam, You hit the nail on the head, and I thought I was the only Bubble puppy fan around here, my band back in the 70s use to play Hot smoke and sassafras and it's still on the top of my list of fun songs to play!!!!!!!!

how do you think I got the name "The Loud One"

David T TLO
bracheen
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Username: bracheen

Post Number: 760
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 5:43 am:   Edit Post

I think I may have converted our moder Dave. I snuck it into some Edgar Meyer files emailed to him some months back. Usually when I mention Bubble Puppy all I get back are blank stares.

I always though The Loud One came from that million watt Little Manhattan rig of yours!

Sam
chuckc
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Username: chuckc

Post Number: 12
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 6:27 am:   Edit Post

Here in Houston, Bubble Puppy was a mainstay at Love Street Light Circus in the old Market Square area in the downtown warehouse district. This was a club with strobe lights and light shows and the usual 60's ambiance. If you liked the record, Hot Smoke and Sassafras seeing them live was a total trip. These guys were tighter that just about any band, with the possible exception of the Allman Bros. THEY ROCKED
alembic76407
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Username: alembic76407

Post Number: 381
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 6:35 am:   Edit Post

Sam, I had to use that amp back in my big hair days, back when Marshalls ruled and I was the loud one

Long live BUBBLE PUPPY

DAvid T
bracheen
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Username: bracheen

Post Number: 761
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post

http://bubblepuppy.com/
palembic
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 2049
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post

Brother David ...I always thought you got that name when you blew the clothes off the female dansers on the stage?

Paul the bad one???


Hehehehehehe
alembic76407
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Username: alembic76407

Post Number: 382
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 1:57 pm:   Edit Post

brother Paul
it's to bad they won't let me post the pictures of that gig

back in thoes days, I was so damn cute the girls just came out of their cloths and jumped up on stage with me!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA
David T TLO

(Message edited by alembic76407 on July 01, 2005)
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 1985
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, July 03, 2005 - 8:32 am:   Edit Post

Sam; I just played that MP3 again, it is a really neat tune. Thanks again. I also just went to the website and read the The Tale of The Puppy, an entertaining little story.

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