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2006-06-15 10:36:19 AM  

If I Had a Rocket Launcher

/bruce cockburn
//live non-80s version only, pls

American Pie

/don mclean
//long version only, pls


/bob dylan
//with a spot of weed, pls
2006-06-15 10:39:18 AM  
I omitted "We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore" by Twisted Sister.

Dee Snider rules!

Even though 80's hari bands were before my time.
2006-06-15 10:40:43 AM  
New York State of Mind - Nas 93'
2006-06-15 10:41:04 AM  
Seasons of Wither (Aerosmith)
there ...fixed that
Go figure
2006-06-15 10:45:18 AM  
Waitresses "I might like you better if we slept together"
Devo "Jocko Homo"
Nails "Home of the Brave"
Lou Reed "Heroin"
Clash "Clampdown"
Talking Heads "Same as it Ever Was"
Santana "Oye Como Va"
The Who "Baba O'Reilly"
2006-06-15 10:47:27 AM  
American Pie? I dunno. It's classic. But I can't bring myself to agree to nominate it.

Bob Dylan is tough. The guy is a great artist, but I cant think of one song that I'd say "this rocks". But overall his music is amazing. I love knocking on Heavens door, Subtererian homesick blue, and Tangled up in Blue . They all come quickly to mind.

I won "infidels" at a cheesy Hamptpon beach carnival pier when I was 12 and I love it till this day. Blood on the tracks was amazing as well. Nashville skyline rag is great, But I can't say he "Rocks".

I love Paul Simon as an artist. But once again, is he a rocker?

Same for jimmy Buffet, love the music, and the shows, but I can't list him as a rocker.

For true rockers, all american raise the roof music, I have to always come back to Springsteen from 73-84. I think he really was iconic in his shows. It was rock and roll...sax, drums, vocals, guitars.

/well for me, anyway. :^)

Nashiville Skyline rag was great. I won
2006-06-15 10:47:35 AM  
It greatly disturbs me that there are only two mentions of Foo Fighters and Stone Temple Pilots on this page.
2006-06-15 10:50:16 AM  

"Black Metallic" by Catherine Wheel

Brilliant song, still love it.

I also have to put forth Liz Fraser - 'Song to the Siren'

Broken Social Scene - "Cause=Time"

Another beauty, Autocratic
2006-06-15 10:50:35 AM  
The Core - Eric Clapton
2006-06-15 10:52:12 AM  

Not by the Waitresses. Romeo Void, and the song is "Never Say Never".

...and "Home of the Brave"...Naked Raygun?

agree with the list though...although maybe not the Santana "Coco Puffs" song.
2006-06-15 10:52:18 AM  
Rush - The Spirit of Radio.

/not "Spirit of the Radio" gad.
2006-06-15 10:52:51 AM  
Devo- "Freedom of Choice"

Rocks harder than ACDC.
2006-06-15 10:55:01 AM  
Bad Religion:American Jesus

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2006-06-15 10:55:30 AM  
Hook by Blues Traveler.
2006-06-15 10:56:21 AM  
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Bad Religion: american jesus

/sorry forgot to enabl voting
2006-06-15 10:59:55 AM  
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
2006-06-15 11:01:56 AM  
TTIUW "Tiptoe Thru the Tulips."
2006-06-15 11:05:05 AM  
Mustang Sally should be mentioned.
2006-06-15 11:05:26 AM  
Oh, dear.

This shall probably earn the disdain of many.

But when my band plays this one, we get more people on the dance floor than any other song we play.

So, it's gotta have something going for it.

"Play That Funky Music, White Boy".
2006-06-15 11:09:14 AM  
"American Pie" and "Magic Power" by Triumph.

/Fourth and forty-seventh, respectively.
2006-06-15 11:10:55 AM  
Led Zepplin...Immigrant Song, Stairway to Heaven....this list could go on for days, people, You can't sum up the best of Rock in a list of 100 songs.
2006-06-15 11:11:32 AM  
"Your own personal jesus"

(Someone to hear your prayers Someone who cares)
2006-06-15 11:12:15 AM  
AC/DC's "Thirty Thieves and the Thunder Chief"
2006-06-15 11:13:57 AM  
Yes's "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
2006-06-15 11:14:11 AM  

Yup. My band used to do that one & people went apeshiat. It's one of those songs I find fun to play, but I'd never listen to it. KnowwhutImean?
2006-06-15 11:16:57 AM  
And I know, I know, there are other, more worthy Yes songs to nominate, but "Owner of a Lonely Heart" was my gateway song into their entire discography. I'm pleased to see other songs upthread, such as Starship Trooper and Leave It.
2006-06-15 11:19:46 AM  
When's Yes coming out with a new album? Hasn't it been the requisite 2 years 4 months?
2006-06-15 11:20:26 AM  
2006-06-15 11:22:37 AM  
Mama's and the Papa's - California Dreamin'
The Kinks - Shangri-La, or Victoria, or Australia, or Lola
The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Band - The Weight
The Allman Brothers Band - Whippin' Post
Alice Cooper - Caught in a Dream
The Beatles - Carry That Weight, or Taxman, or Dig a Pony
The Bee Gees - Lonely Days
Bruce Springsteen - Rosalita
The Byrds - Other than Turn Turn Turn or Mr Tambourine Man, they didn't have hits, so I'll just say the entire Notorious Byrd Brothers album.
Cat Stevens - The Entire Tea for Tillerman and Teaser and Firecat albums
Chicago - Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon
David Crosby - Cowboy Movie
CCR - I Heard it Through the Grapevine
CSN&Y - Woodstock, or Helpless, or Carry On
Donald Fagen - I.G.Y
Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein, or Autumn, for being the most ridiculously sweet song ever written by a hard rock band
Genesis - Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
Gentle Giant - Nothing at All
Jack Bruce - Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune
Jethro Tull - The Entire Benefit and Thick as a Brick Albums
King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man

That's good enough for now.
2006-06-15 11:30:14 AM  
"Renegade" Styx
2006-06-15 11:33:27 AM  
rock and roll

n : a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."

I agree with the above. That's Rock and Roll.

Not all music popular is rock and roll, and I'd say half the songs being mentioned don't qualify.
2006-06-15 11:33:46 AM  
"Crazy Game of Poker" - OAR
2006-06-15 11:36:37 AM  
Just some I would pick.

Led Zeppelin - Tangerine
Mogwai - Hunted By A Freak
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Sublime - 40 Oz. To Freedom
The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
2006-06-15 11:38:54 AM  
Metallica "One"
Sublime "Santeria"
Sublime "STP"
Green Day "Jesus of Suburbia"
Green Day "Longview"
Green Day "Walking Contradiction"
Green Day "Nice Guys Finish Last"
Ramones "Sheena is a punk rocker"
Ramones "Teenage Lobotomy"
Rx Bandits "Infection"
Reel Big Fish "Alternative Girl"
Bad Religion "Infected"
Bad Religion "I wanna conquer the world"
Bad Religion "fark Armageddon, this is hell"
Bad Religion "Tested"
Pink Floyd "Shine on you crazy diamond"
Pink Floyd "Comfortably Numb"
Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Tool "AEnima"
A Perfect Circle "Passive"
2006-06-15 11:40:19 AM  
Green Day "Who Wrote Holden Caulfield"
Green Day "Paper Lanterns"

/Just a couple more
2006-06-15 11:40:20 AM  
Tentacle: AC/DC's "Thirty Thieves and the Thunder Chief"

Bwah ha ha ha... you get my vote just for reminding me that I used to think that was the name of the song, too.

Does anyone else notice they listen to AC/DC more in the fall, and Pink Floyd more in the spring? Or is that just me?
2006-06-15 11:41:10 AM  
Danger Mouse:

'American Pie' is right on the line, for me: whatever it might lack, rock-wise, it makes up for in spades-- it's undeniably about rock, a veritable anthem for rock, and how many songs, really, are on the local dive's juke that not only might a majority belt back a shot to, but perhaps sing with, given the right anger-laden, sentimental mood?

It's odd that Dylan has no rock songs, despite being a catalyst and lyricist for so many. My caveat for 'Highlands', then, is this: that whoever remakes it as a harder, edgier, more powerful beast will indeed earn merit with whatever rock gods exist, and perhaps with Dylan himself, provided neither he nor those gods are dead.

2006-06-15 11:44:00 AM  
Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
Carlos Santana - Black Magic Woman
2006-06-15 11:45:13 AM  
I have too's a shortened list...

Fuel, No Leaf Clover, Outlaw Torn -Metallica

Everybody Wants Some -Van Halen

Cashmere -Led Zepplin

Anything by Journey

Anything by Van Morrison (especially Moon Dance and Gloria)

Lola -Kinks (not rock per say but a great drinking song)

In the Summertime -Mungo Jerry (again not rock but a classic)

Deuces Are Wild -AeroSmith

Paint it Black -Stones

Have You Ever Seen the Rain -CCR

Black Water -Doobie Brothers

Strangle Hold -Ted Nugent (maybe #1...I do strange things when this song plays...)

I could probably go on forever...I must stop now and for those that think I forgot a great...I'm sure I did and that I agree with you. Music is intoxicating...
2006-06-15 11:52:53 AM  
I once heard Hootie (of the Blowfish fame) say on stage that for him, Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots was the best rock song EVAR. Then they covered it.

If it's good enough for Hootie, it's good enough for me!

/Hootie and the Blowfish put on a suprisingly rockin' show.
//really only went to see Shawn Mullins open...
2006-06-15 11:53:26 AM  
When Doves Cry - Prince
2006-06-15 12:08:03 PM  
Wheels of Confusion-Black Sabbath
The Rover-Led Zeppelin
Child In Time-Deep Purple
Dazed and Confused-Led Zeppelin
Voodoo Chile-Jimi Hendrix
Number of the Beast-Iron Maiden
The Song Remains The Same-Led Zeppelin
War Pigs-Black Sabbath
Interstate Love Song-Stone Temple Pilots
Stuck Inside of Mobile-Bob Dylan
2006-06-15 12:08:37 PM  


AC/DC's "Thirty Thieves and the Thunder Chief"

Reminds me of the time my dorky frined Chris asked me

"What's a Dunder Jeep?"


You know, in the song..."Dirty Deeds in a dunder jeep?"

I punched him in the arm. "Shut up Chris".

Next week I heard his brother singing "Dirty Deeds done to sheep"


/Aint no woman like the one eyed got
/There's a bathroom on the right.
2006-06-15 12:09:52 PM  
Just a few. Chronological order, from memory:

Tombstone Blues - Bob Dylan
I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better - The Byrds
Love or Confusion - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Not to Touch the Earth (live) - The Doors
21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson
Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
I Got A Line on You - Spirit
Dreams - The Allman Brothers
Carry On - Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
Powderfinger - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
2006-06-15 12:12:50 PM  
I nominate "Tfarkers can suck it" by the guess who.

2006-06-15 12:17:36 PM  
furterfan: ( people just dont know what rock is (I'm a big beatles fan, but THEY DIDN'T DO ROCK MUSIC)


From Wiki...

Rock and roll , also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. As a cultural phenomenon, rock's social impact on the world is likely unparalleled by any other kind of music. ...

So who doesnt' know what rock is?
2006-06-15 12:20:54 PM  
..and dwg wins. Thread over.
2006-06-15 12:21:55 PM  
"I've got the music" - Heart
2006-06-15 12:24:40 PM  
Eagles - Hotel California
CSN(& sometimes)Y - Southern Cross
Led Zepplin - Heartbreaker/Livin' Lovin' Maid
Led Zepplin - Ramble on
(an aside: Hot Dog by Zepplin has to be one of the best COUNTRY songs of all time)
Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Don McClean - American Pie

/just a few
2006-06-15 12:26:41 PM  
Puff the Magic Dragon.

Cuz it's really about pot.

/no really. it is.
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