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2013-04-07 11:11:25 AM  
That was a great series. Great find, subby.
 
2013-04-07 12:14:50 PM  
Changed the "world"? Not so much.
 
2013-04-07 12:20:52 PM  
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-07 12:21:27 PM  
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-07 12:40:35 PM  
He said "changed the WORLD," FloydA, not changed the INTERNET.
 
2013-04-07 01:04:10 PM  
No Hank Sr.?

Hank Sr. was the direct bridge between the blues and rock and roll. Because, let's face it... Elvis was influenced by Hank Sr.'s sound a lot more than the sound of the black guys he was stealing from.
 
2013-04-07 01:14:19 PM  
I was prepared to complain that "Rite of Spring" was not on the list, but it was.

Carry on, list-maker.
 
2013-04-07 01:18:31 PM  
Of all the epic Beatles songs, he picks "Please, Please Me"? Seems like an odd choice. Maybe I'll see why he chose that one later.

Also, why the entire Reggae genre? I thought this was a list of songs.
 
2013-04-07 01:23:42 PM  
I think I'd like to see FloydA's list instead. It'd be a lot more entertaining than this one.
 
2013-04-07 01:27:46 PM  

doyner: He said "changed the WORLD," FloydA, not changed the INTERNET.



"Outside" is a myth.  It's just a MMORPG with really, really good resolution.
 
mjg
2013-04-07 01:53:24 PM  
Subby here. Glad to see this went green.

It's a great series. Check out how the guys talk about 'black music' without too much fear of offending anyone. Good Canadian guys.

/mmerican here
 
2013-04-07 01:55:59 PM  
Amy Winehouse?
 
2013-04-07 02:01:46 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: No Hank Sr.?

Hank Sr. was the direct bridge between the blues and rock and roll. Because, let's face it... Elvis was influenced by Hank Sr.'s sound a lot more than the sound of the black guys he was stealing from.


Agree 100%. There should have been a dedicated show on Woody Guthrie and/or Hank Williams.

And no, I don't know wtf Amy Winehouse is doing here. That show could easily be replaced with The Ramones and/or The Sex Pistols, or even Nirvana/grunge, as late 20th century responses to (and eventually victims of) the commercialization of youth culture.
 
2013-04-07 02:14:20 PM  
I was surprised to see nothing from the Vietnam era on there.  CCR's "Fortunate Son," for instance.  It wasn't the first, or by far the only, anti-war protest song.  But it was definitely one of the biggest.  To this day, if a movie is set in Vietnam, you are going to hear at least the opening chords of that song.

Also, I'd put anything from Nirvana/Pearl Jam up there.  Yes, I know the grunge scene gets a lot of lament from Farkers that are just too cool to care about it or like it.  But that genre, and those two bands especially, saved us all from the horrors of glam-rock hair metal.  And for that, they should be enshrined forever.
 
2013-04-07 02:18:01 PM  
Jimmie Rodgers anyone? dnrtfa
 
2013-04-07 02:21:44 PM  
Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive

NTTAWWT
 
2013-04-07 02:24:49 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: Jimmie Rodgers anyone? dnrtfa


The Carter Family was on the list.

The Carter Family made their first recordings two days before Jimmie Rodgers, and the first singles for both acts were released in the fall of '27.

So, the era and the beginnings of country was represented.
 
2013-04-07 02:25:07 PM  

jaytkay: Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive

NTTAWWT


And that was released near the end of the disco movement. They should've gone with something by the Bee Gees (or even Gaynor's 1975 remake of Never Can Say Goodbye) to represent disco.
 
2013-04-07 02:35:19 PM  

Craptastic: I was prepared to complain that "Rite of Spring" was not on the list, but it was.

Carry on, list-maker.

 
2013-04-07 02:39:18 PM  

Shadowknight: I was surprised to see nothing from the Vietnam era on there.  CCR's "Fortunate Son," for instance.  It wasn't the first, or by far the only, anti-war protest song.  But it was definitely one of the biggest.  To this day, if a movie is set in Vietnam, you are going to hear at least the opening chords of that song.

Also, I'd put anything from Nirvana/Pearl Jam up there.  Yes, I know the grunge scene gets a lot of lament from Farkers that are just too cool to care about it or like it.  But that genre, and those two bands especially, saved us all from the horrors of were chosen by record companies to replace aging glam-rock hair metal.  And for that, they should be enshrined forever.


FTFY

/"Glam-rock hair Metal"?
 
2013-04-07 02:39:41 PM  
Elvis' "That's All Right (Mama)" didn't change the world. It's a faithful cover, not very different from Arthur Crudup's original version from 1946, and not many people outside the Country & Western audience even heard it until years later. When Elvis turned the music world on its ear, it was on RCA with "Heartbreak Hotel".
 
2013-04-07 02:52:34 PM  
No Ke$ha?
 
2013-04-07 02:58:54 PM  

images.45cat.comShadowknight: I was surprised to see nothing from the Vietnam era on there.  CCR's "Fortunate Son," for instance.  It wasn't the first, or by far the only, anti-war protest song.  But it was definitely one of the biggest.  To this day, if a movie is set in Vietnam, you are going to hear at least the opening chords of that song. Also, I'd put anything from Nirvana/Pearl Jam up there.  Yes, I know the grunge scene gets a lot of lament from Farkers that are just too cool to care about it or like it.  But that genre, and those two bands especially, saved us all from the horrors of glam-rock hair metal.  And for that, they should be enshrined forever.

http://images.45cat.com/country-joe-and-the-fish-the-fish-cheer-and-i f eellikeimfixintodie-rag-vanguard.jpg
 
2013-04-07 03:13:10 PM  

Shadowknight: I was surprised to see nothing from the Vietnam era on there.  CCR's "Fortunate Son," for instance.  It wasn't the first, or by far the only, anti-war protest song.  But it was definitely one of the biggest.  To this day, if a movie is set in Vietnam, you are going to hear at least the opening chords of that song.


Every time you hear The Doors in a movie, we attack Vietnam. -- Roger Ebert
 
2013-04-07 03:23:57 PM  

domo_kun_sai: Amy Winehouse?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-07 03:29:20 PM  
Well, I know what I'm listening to while cooking on this cloudy Sunday afternoon. I'm already on Episode 5, "Dylan Goes Electric".

/Thanks Subby, great find!!!
 
2013-04-07 03:35:23 PM  
 
2013-04-07 03:49:33 PM  

Atomic Spunk: Of all the epic Beatles songs, he picks "Please, Please Me"? Seems like an odd choice.


First Beatles single released in the USA, and responsible for their explosion in popularity would be my guess.
 
2013-04-07 04:24:20 PM  
Only just listened to the 'first million seller' episode (spoiler: it was Enrico Caruso) and I was impressed with how much interesting stuff they packed into just one segment -- history, technology, culture both high and pop, et cetera. Good find, subby.
 
2013-04-07 04:32:06 PM  
No "Freebird"?
 
2013-04-07 04:36:45 PM  
Some of my picks:

"Hollaback Girl" (first single with a million digital downloads)
"Believe" by Cher (first #1 single with use of Auto Tune)
"Video Killed the Radio Star" (first song played on MTV)
Dark Side of the Moon (741 weeks in the top selling albums chart, close to 20 years!)
"As Nasty As They Want 2 Be" by 2 Live Crew (ignited firestorm on indecency in music...thanks Tipper Gore)
"Gangnam Style" [seriously] (first Youtube single with one billion views)
 
2013-04-07 04:38:48 PM  

Dragonflew: Atomic Spunk: Of all the epic Beatles songs, he picks "Please, Please Me"? Seems like an odd choice.

First Beatles single released in the USA, and responsible for their explosion in popularity would be my guess.


Actually their first hit British single.... Beatles first US single I Want to Hold Your Hand
 
2013-04-07 04:49:58 PM  

FloridaFarkTag: Actually their first hit British single.... Beatles first US single I Want to Hold Your Hand


Please Please Me was released in the USA by Vee-Jay on 7 February 1963. I Wanna Hold Your Hand was not even recorded until October of that year.
 
2013-04-07 04:58:08 PM  
No punk?

/cool series
 
2013-04-07 04:58:34 PM  

phaseolus: Only just listened to the 'first million seller' episode (spoiler: it was Enrico Caruso) and I was impressed with how much interesting stuff they packed into just one segment -- history, technology, culture both high and pop, et cetera. Good find, subby.


I've been doing one of those "hey, I don't know that much about this guy" things with Caruso...and my GOD, he had a lovely voice.  Beautiful tones and expression.
 
2013-04-07 05:04:16 PM  
Planet Rock would have been a better pick when it comes to hip hop music, mainly because that wasn't the only genre that it paved the way for.
 
2013-04-07 05:05:29 PM  

Martonio: Some of my picks:

"Hollaback Girl" (first single with a million digital downloads)
"Believe" by Cher (first #1 single with use of Auto Tune)
"Video Killed the Radio Star" (first song played on MTV)
Dark Side of the Moon (741 weeks in the top selling albums chart, close to 20 years!)
"As Nasty As They Want 2 Be" by 2 Live Crew (ignited firestorm on indecency in music...thanks Tipper Gore)
"Gangnam Style" [seriously] (first Youtube single with one billion views)


Those are all interesting picks. Good list.
 
2013-04-07 05:05:33 PM  

Shadowknight: I was surprised to see nothing from the Vietnam era on there.  CCR's "Fortunate Son," for instance.  It wasn't the first, or by far the only, anti-war protest song.  But it was definitely one of the biggest.  To this day, if a movie is set in Vietnam, you are going to hear at least the opening chords of that song.

Also, I'd put anything from Nirvana/Pearl Jam up there.  Yes, I know the grunge scene gets a lot of lament from Farkers that are just too cool to care about it or like it.  But that genre, and those two bands especially, saved us all from the horrors of glam-rock hair metal.  And for that, they should be enshrined forever.


That is like saying without those bands then music would have stayed 80's rock, yeah I don't think that is how things work, taste were changing and they just happened to be some of the most popular examples of that change but not the cause of that change
 
2013-04-07 05:17:38 PM  
 
2013-04-07 05:30:02 PM  
I have a STUPID question. I was halfway through listening to the episodes but had to restart my laptop.  And now, the links aren't showing up anymore [instead, it's telling me to download Flash player to view the content]. I'm on Chrome so it should be automatic.

Does anyone know how to get back to the view where you can play each episode from the same page?
 
2013-04-07 05:43:40 PM  
Looks like the world has been changed quite a lot.
 
2013-04-07 05:44:39 PM  
Link Wray's "Rumble"
 
2013-04-07 05:50:36 PM  
list fails without Drop Those Pants or Bear Force 1.
 
2013-04-07 06:45:07 PM  
Came for La Serva Padrona and Rite of Spring. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-04-07 06:57:27 PM  
www.wearyourbeer.com
 
2013-04-07 07:35:06 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: No "Freebird"?


Not enough cowbell. But seriously, I'm in the "WTF Amy Winehouse?" crowd. I don't get it.
 
2013-04-07 07:49:21 PM  
List fails without Mozart's "Requiem".  Absolutely one of the most transcendant pieces of music ever written.
 
2013-04-07 08:16:43 PM  

kc278: FirstNationalBastard: No Hank Sr.?

Hank Sr. was the direct bridge between the blues and rock and roll. Because, let's face it... Elvis was influenced by Hank Sr.'s sound a lot more than the sound of the black guys he was stealing from.

Agree 100%. There should have been a dedicated show on Woody Guthrie and/or Hank Williams.

And no, I don't know wtf Amy Winehouse is doing here. That show could easily be replaced with The Ramones and/or The Sex Pistols, or even Nirvana/grunge, as late 20th century responses to (and eventually victims of) the commercialization of youth culture.


If they really wanted a song that made rock n roll possible, "Move it on Over" is one.

As is almost anything by Sister Tharpe.
 
2013-04-07 08:49:35 PM  
I didn't hear an music, just a lecture you can't skip. No thanks.
 
2013-04-07 08:51:06 PM  

DigitalCoffee: Bogus list. How could they leave off this most awesome world changing song?

/also missing: YMCA


You're the best, dude!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oomCIXGzsR0
 
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