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Game Changers
#339653 02/23/11 06:26 PM
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I've never written these in any list before, but these are the songs that hit me so hard right out of the box, that they changed my thoughts on music forever. Sometimes, even changed me.

The Peppermint Twist--Joey Dee and the Starlighters.
They out-Checkered Chubby. That's what grabbed me.

I Saw Her Standing There--Beatles
How could you cram that much R & R in 2:48?

I Thank You--Sam & Dave
Electric keyboard got the main riff.

And Your Bird Can Sing--Beatles
Still in my top 5 from them. I'll stop Beatles here.
Too many I could include.

Cool Jerk--The Capitals
Sit still for 2 consecutive seconds. I dare you..

Pictures of Lilly--The Who
Guitars stopped being "guitars" forever. Got to see 'em do it. Still goosebumps--right now.

Pictures of Matchstick Men--The Status Quo
OK, so I liked Incense and Peppermints, too!
Kill me!

Hungry--Paul Revere and The Raiders
The beginning of American riff rock.

Good Luvin'--The Young Rascals
You can do that with a Hammond? I'm gettin' one.

Looks like it's gonna take me a while to get out of the 60's. Sorry.

You Really Got Me--The Kinks
What I wanted the Stones to sound like. Thanks Ray.
Victoria got my attention, as did others.

People are Strange--The Doors
So melodically and rhythmically strange, too.

Rattlesnake Shake--Fleetwood Mac
Dirty R & R don't get much better.

I Feel Free--Cream
WTH is that Jack Bruce guy doing? And that Clapton guy? John Mayall, I don't need you anymore.

Purple Haze/Waterfall--Jimi
Like anyone could even think of a reason then. None needed.

Bluebird--Buffalo Springfield
Wow! See what you can do with stereo?!!

I Got a Line on You, Babe--Spirit
By no means their best, but it gave me entree.
Love Randy California.

I'll pause at this one:

Communications Breakdown--Led Zep
How is this even possible. I gotta witness this.
I did. How is that even possible!!!!!!?

Add-ons, from any decade (I'll get there, I'll get there) eagerly anticipated. Jack's (Ajax) take would be very interesting, as it predates mine.


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BobKay #339657 02/23/11 06:48 PM
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I envy you for having been able to experience the 1960s firsthand.

Cool thread. My thread will skew later, understandably. The old stuff I got into long after it came out.

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Can't Get There from Here - R.E.M.
Got it in college in the 1980s, then got all their earlier albums. What had I been missing in my own backyard?!

Hemispheres - Rush
You mean this song has been going on for 4 minutes and nobody's singing yet?! Such musicianship!

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
These guys can really rock! I always preferred them to the Stones as far as that rivalry goes

The Wall (album) - Pink Floyd
I actually saw the film first. I cried when the rat died.

Today - Smashing Pumpkins
How does he get that guitar to make that perfectly fuzzy sound?!

Buddy Holly - Weezer
Perfect nerd pop.

The Evolution of All Things - Rilo Kiley
Hey, there's still good music being put out? Thanks, pmbuko's mix CD!


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medic8r #339662 02/23/11 07:08 PM
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At least a couple of those would make it onto my list as I progress. Since "being there when..." is all I've got now, I'll brag abour hearing Pictures Of Lilly as an encore to their Who's Next tour.

It's still the "best" (most satisfying) R & R show I've ever been to. Led Zep's 1st tour 2nd.

And if you had been there in the sixties, you'd be seeing more doctors now than patients. Imagine trying to write all those scripts with RA.. Horrifying.

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BobKay #339663 02/23/11 07:11 PM
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And I forgot Ain't Superstitious--Jeff Beck w/Rod.
Now THAT was NOT to be taken lightly, ever! Nor was Rock My Plimsoul. Oww!


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medic8r #339667 02/23/11 07:39 PM
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Also:

American Idiot (album) - Green Day
I was a fan from their breakthrough album, Dookie, and I saw them on tour for the Warning album. Then, they just elevated their game to a godly level for this one. And 21st Century Breakdown ain't no slouch either.

Dreaming - Blondie.
Such (over)drumming by Clem Burke. They had a great sound.

Dare to Be Stupid - Weird Al Yankovic.
He is really a genius.

U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
The single most infectious song I have ever heard.

Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Flea is a mad bassist! He's also the reason why "Bust a Move" by Young MC would make this list.


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Running Scared - Roy Orbison

Some of my earliest memories as a child are of my father blasting this song on our "Hi-fi". The anticipation and build-up towards the end still gets me every time.


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These Arms of Mine - Ottis Redding
There aren't words.........


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real80sman #339676 02/23/11 08:37 PM
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The Notre Dame Victory March.

Every time I am on campus and hear the band at full force, the hair stands up on the back of my neck. That's the most evidence I've ever personally seen for the existence of God. wink


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Originally Posted By: medic8r
The Notre Dame Victory March.

Every time I am on campus and hear the band at full force, the hair stands up on the back of my neck. That's the most evidence I've ever personally seen for the existence of God. wink

Sorry, Doesn't compete with the A&T Drumline.


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Argon #339685 02/23/11 09:14 PM
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Yes it does. Neener. /:p


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