Post by drystyx on Sept 8, 2018 17:33:06 GMT
I'm not into the blues very much, or jazzy rock. My nerves aren't good enough for anything that just grates on nerves.
If there's an "angle" on my picks that appears most often, it's "release of energy" or "crescendo" effect. Kind of the opposite of blues and jazz. But there are a few bluesy songs that fit.
Now, there will be some displeased with the list, and that's okay. What's not okay is the dork who will whine that some songs aren't "rock" because they don't fit the self righteous description (but the only self righteous ones I've ever seen are the hard rock nuts who can't whip their way out of a paper bag, so the first dork who whines "that isn't rock" just cause it's soft or classic or smooth, I will personally go outside and down the steps and whup him up side his head and make him cry home to his mommy.
That said, I don't feel personal about these. I just love them, but don't care if others don't.
Beatles: Almost everything. I collected most their albums, know probably a hundred lyrics by heart, well acquainted with about three hundred, and there's only about six I'm not very enthused about. With about forty master pieces, I can't pick just one.
Mother's Little Helper is their master piece to me. Awesome.
Paint It Black
She's a Rainbow
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Fool To Cry
Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing in the Shadow
I'm Just Waiting on a Friend
Under My Thumb
Get Off of My Cloud
Okay, most Stones songs I like, save for the droning sounds of Angie, Honky Tonk Woman, and a few of their later songs. I'm one of those who feel Brain Jones was better at lead than Keith Richards. The others are all great.
One Summer Dream-greatest song ever
I Can't Get it Out of My Head
Fire on High
Us and Them is their master piece
One of These Days
Another Brick in the Wall
Great King Rat is their master piece, even over the Rhapsody
Seven Seas of Rye
All Along the Watchtower-his original has much more emotion and oomph than Hendrix, who was really just a showman
Hurricane-disappointing rewrite of the real History, but great music
Shelter From the Storm
Knocking on Heaven's Door
Like a Rolling Stone
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is his master piece
In the Ghetto is undeniably his master piece
I Can't Help Falling in Love With You
Space Oddity obviously his master piece
Eyes Without a Face obviously his master piece
Dancing With Myself
All Through the Night is her master piece
Good Enough, though I can do without the Goonies reference and the long drawn out video
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Abba-pretty much everything. The dorks and geeks can't handle their positive attitude, but those of us who lived in the hood and seen too much agony and hate are refreshed by it.
Number Nine Dream is his mater piece.
Instant Karma is the definitive rock song
Give Peace a Chance
Merry Christmas War is Over
McCartney and Wings:
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five is their master piece
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey comes close
Band on the Run
Magneto and Titanium Man
Lonely Old People
With a Little Luck
Listen to What the Man Said
Silly Love Songs
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
A Matter of Trust is his mater piece
We Didn't Start the Fire
Only the Good Die Young
Simon and Garfunkel: Pretty much all their stuff.
It Must Have Been Love
Peacekeeper is their master piece
Almost anything Stevie Nicks does
Rush deserves a footnote. They're an oxymoron. Obviously Peart is one of the best poets ever, and these guys are super smart, but they really do their best at just rocking like the power trio they are. They actually did better as a power band with 2112 than with their light show. They are the ultimate live rocking band if they decide to just go do it without laser lights.
Killers, ACDC, Van Halen, a few others, are pretty much fun groups
Behind Blue Eyes a slight master piece
Pretty much everything off the Who's Next Album, but they went horribly downhill after that, with some real nerve racking songs.
Motown hits: All come to about 7/10 from me. That's usually good enough to get the nod on the radio station I choose in the car.
Stylistics_Stoned In Love With You
Wonder-A Place in the Sun
Young-Heart of Gold
Al Stewart-Lord Grenville more than Year of the Cat
Rod Stewart-Young Turks
Of Monsters and Men-Little Talks
Portugal the Man-Feel it Still
Imagine Dragons-Most their stuff
21 Pilots-Most their stuff
Jonathon King-Everyone's Gone to the Moon
Jethro Tull-Locomotive Breath
Patti Smith-Because the Night
Carly Simon-Embrace Me You Child
Mel Carter-Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me
O Jays-Love Train
Tony Chrisite-Avenues and Alley Ways
Aerosmith-Kings and Queens and Dream On
Aha-Take On Me
Berlin-Take My Breath Away
Lita Ford-Kiss Me Deadly
Murray Head-One Night in Bangkok
Midnight Oil-Beds Are Burning
Ringo-It Don't Come Easy
Edison Lighthouse-Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes
Left Banke-Just Walk Away Rene
Smashing Pumpkins-Tonight is their masterpiece slightly over 1975
Bon Jovi-It's My Life
John Cougar a last name no one can spell-Peaceful World
Dan Foggle-oh hell, no one can spell his name either-Netherlands just over False Faces
Chapin-Taxi is his master piece, back in the day before he sold out with those maudlin crap songs
Mouth and Mac Neal-How Do You Do?
Hurricane Smith-Oh Babe What Would You say?
Dion-Abraham, Martin, and John
Coven-One Tin Soldier
Moody Blues-For My Lady slightly over House of Four Doors
Herman's Hermits-A Kind of Hush
Harry Nillson-Without You
Hollies-co master pieces in He Ain't Heavy and The Air That I Breathe
Blondie-Maria kind of a bit over Tide is High and Call Me
Pat Benetar-Shadows of the Night