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    Burdon and War, in case you want to go to the Hall of the Mountain King.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vortex94 View Post
    Burdon and War, in case you want to go to the Hall of the Mountain King.

    Just Awesome!

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    The Unmistakable Voice Of Paul Rodgers Part 1: Free



    Free were an utterly unique band. I can't think of a more soulful blues rock act. They put me in mind of long hot summer days in the countryside. I love the feel and unique vibe in their music. And they had the perfect vocalist in Paul Rodgers, one of the greatest singers in rock history. Another asset that they had was their simplicity. Free's music was completely devoid of any over-embellishment. The songs instrumentation comprised only what needed to be there, nothing else.

    Sadly, the band were plagued by professional problems and only had a relatively short shelf life. Interpersonal problems developed amongst certain band members, guitarist Paul Kossoff suffered debilitating drug problems, they were badly managed and probably signed to a record company that didn't do well by them. As a result their music was either enormously popular or a complete flop at the time. From one extreme to the other. They lasted five years at best.
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    The Unmistakable Voice Of Paul Rodgers Part 2: Bad Company



    Undaunted by the premature demise of Free, Rodgers joined forces with guitarist Mick Ralphs and formed Bad Company. Bad Company were everything that Free weren't. They had proper management, a good record deal and were generally composed of and surrounded by a far higher level of professionalism. And they cleaned up big time, especially in the States.

    I pooh-poohed Bad Company for years, essentially seeing them as a poorer, slicker, more AOR version of Free. I was wrong. Those early Rodgers' era albums were actually delightful and packed with mood and feeling (sexist lyrics aside!). I love albums like the debut, 'Straight Shooter' and 'Run With The Pack'. They are full of wonderful little deep cuts. Like this one.

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    RIP Chuck Berry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanvaljean View Post


    RIP Chuck Berry.
    My favorite of his and one of those songs that still packs a charge after the thousandth time hearing it.
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    My second favorite of his:



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    Damn it all. One of the all time pioneers and greats of rock n' roll.

    RIP Chuck Berry.

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    I've got to post something to pay tribute to such a giant influence. Seriously, this guy's work can be classified as the frigging blueprint for the entire rock industry:



    That damn seatbelt!

    RIP Chuck Berry
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    For an obvious example of Chuck Berry's influence on Beatles music, compare his song "Can't Catch Me" (below) with John Lennon's "Come Together" (the opening track on Abbey Road). In addition to melodic and rhythmic similarity, the sings contain some nearly identical lyrics. (Lennon settled out of court a plagiarism suit that was brought by the then-owner of publishing rights to most of Berry's songs.) Anyway, this clip shows what a major songwriting and performing talent it was that has now been silenced. Still, "Rock 'n' Roll will never die" (as Neil Young reminded us), so Chuck will be with us always.


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    I would add these two to the Chuck favorites/bests:




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    Buried Alien (The Fastest Post Alive!)
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    RIP Chuck Berry

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    "Wooden Ships" is a song that Jefferson Airplane's leader Paul Kantner wrote about an episode of The Twilight Zone TV show. It was a two-character story about the only survivors in a US city that had been destroyed in a global war - Charles Bronson as an American soldier and Elizabeth Montgomery as a soldier from an invading Eastern Bloc army. They don't speak the same language and they don't really trust each other, but eventually they decide they have to put the war behind them and cooperate to continue surviving amidst the rubble. They leave the city together to look for other survivors.


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    Quote Originally Posted by seismic-2 View Post
    "Wooden Ships" is a song that Jefferson Airplane's leader Paul Kantner wrote about an episode of The Twilight Zone TV show. It was a two-character story about the only survivors in a US city that had been destroyed in a global war - Charles Bronson as an American soldier and Elizabeth Montgomery as a soldier from an invading Eastern Bloc army. They don't speak the same language and they don't really trust each other, but eventually they decide they have to put the war behind them and cooperate to continue surviving amidst the rubble. They leave the city together to look for other survivors.
    Great song, but it was co-written by David Crosby and Steven Stills, who also recorded it.

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