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August 31, 2006

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mjwalz

REO Speedwagon's "Golden Country".

Krys O.

Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again", she said sheepishly. Well, the fact that Steve Vai is in the group might be a saving grace.

Brother JB

"the Stroke" by Billy Squier

Kim Scarborough

"Mother" by The Police

Bjorn

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under the Bridge"
Black Eyed Peas "Let's Get Retarded"
Interpol "Untitled"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Maps"
Aerosmith "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"

Hatch

So far the comments section reads like a Jack FM playlist.

K.

Have you lost the will to live??? Those tracks were abominations, they spit upon all I love and hold dear in music. In fact, I think a thin trickle of actual _blood_ is flowing from my befouled earholes.

But I suppose to be fair, if both acts STFU the results would stand on their own as OK instrumentals.

Jeffersonic

"Dead End Job "- Police, "Motor City Madhouse" - Ted Nugent

Norton Zenger

Hmmmm.

For the Doors, I'd nominate this obscure demo recording they did in 1965 called "Go Insane". It's demented and completely unlike all their other stuff, and is the only song of theirs I can stand to listen to.

For the Eagles, I would suggest "Journey of a Sorcerer", although I admit to being a sucker for it mostly because it was the theme music to the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" radio series.

christo

Chicago "25 or 6 to 4" (not counting the Chicago Transit Authority album, which is pretty much all gold.)

dw

The problem with the Eagles is that their stuff was so overproduced that listening to their stuff just makes you cringe. And then you add in the maxi-rotation their stuff has on AOR stations.... shiver.

There's something endearing about "Take It To The Limit," though. It sounds so... drunk. Like it can only be sung by a 12-drink-minimum bar full of happy drunks.

It's the kind of song that, if soccer were the biggest thing in this country, would be sung from the stands the way Brits sing "Three Lions."

Bazorch

"By Way Of Love's Express" Ashford & Simpson

Greg

I've got two: "Was Dog A Doughnut" by Cat Stevens, and "Thunderfoot" by Seals and Croft.

andy

neil young: computer age

Dale Hazelton

Hmmmm, I think Dan Fogelbergs' "Netherlands" album has alot of good stuff on it in the Wysteria vein. Don't knock him til you give it another listen.

I don't think people are getting the fun in this. How 'bout The New Seekers doing Pinball Wizard. OK, a cover, but a rockin ' arrangement nontheless. Or the Hudson Brothers catchy "So You Are A Star". Everybody makes fun of Journey, but "Wheel in the Sky" is pretty cool. I don't think Toto ever did anything really good, though.

Scott

"I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner

David P

Two:
Kylie Minogue - Can't get you out of my head
Foreigner: "Cold as Ice"
The Kylie Minogue song is the only good song she has recorded. Everything else is bland, bland, bland. "Cold as Ice" is a very guilty cheesy pleasure.
A bit rough on the Police - (can think of three "Roxanne", "Can't Stand Losing You", and "So Lonely" off the first few albums for a start)

A. Conundrum

"Irving?"

Some buddy.

Scott

Yeah, "Irving" - an affectionate nickname. It's a buddy thing.

poesboes

Rollins Band - "Liar"
It was the first and only time i HAD to give away a CD, because the rest just spoiled that one great song too much...

dtl

The Eagles - The Disco Strangler
Skinny Puppy - The Centre Bullet
Bauhaus - Terror Couple Kill Colonel
Iron Butterfly - My Mirage [IAGDV has a good riff, but do you actually want to listen to the recording?]
Uriah Heep - Bird Of Prey

jlh

"young turks" by Rod Stewart is fantastic, but every single other song i've ever heard by him is pure, bleeding, ear herpes.

norelpref

Aldo Nova - Fantasy

Bushfinger

"Lay Down" by The Strawbs.Lousy pseudo-folkies with Cornish accents but this record has an infuriating hook and great dynamic.Makes you want to grow a beard.

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