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by Richard Jones Forum moderator / February 4, 2006 11:48 PM PST

Hello Everyone,

What is your favourite Rock song? I mean basic Rock 'n Roll. I'd say, maybe, "Lounge Act" by Nirvana. Or perhaps "Can't Explain" or "My Generation" , both by The Who. Hard to choose, but those would be amongst my "Desert Island" picks.

So, what's yours?


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That would be..............
by Tony Holmes / February 5, 2006 12:22 AM PST
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Hey Tony, I checked out every page of...
by Jack Ammann / February 5, 2006 1:59 AM PST

...your web site. Your site is absolutely outstanding. Man, I'm sure lookin' at that 502 Lightning. I mean it would be awsome to just "half throttle" out of a stop light and couldn't even tell whether that blown Mustang (that was beside you at the light) was racing you or not...LOL

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Gotta be some of the early stuff
by Steven Haninger / February 5, 2006 12:31 AM PST
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though not the very earliest. Something about the Buddy Holly era songs have to be my favorites because of their simplicity. I really can't pick one but maybe a sub category in the genre. I liked folk and folk rock later on but never the hard stuff at all. '50s rock was corny but it was good corn to me. Happy

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You mean like this ?
by Tony Holmes / February 5, 2006 12:35 AM PST
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by Glenda / February 5, 2006 12:54 AM PST

wontcha be my Baby Happy
Jimmy Rodgers

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Isn't that Country? Or Rockabilly?
by EdH / February 5, 2006 1:39 AM PST
In reply to: HoneyComb......

I wouldn't call it Rock.

But I think the question is impossible to answer. At least I can't pick a fave. If I picked one I'd probably get sick of it and miss the others.

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It was
by Glenda / February 5, 2006 1:50 AM PST

But it was still Rock & Roll then:)

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Ok, Another one.........
by Glenda / February 5, 2006 1:53 AM PST

One Night
Elvis Happy

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Justa hank of hair and a piece of bone
by Steven Haninger / February 5, 2006 1:46 AM PST
In reply to: HoneyComb......

Yep, nothing like those great lyrics. Happy

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Glory Days by Springsteen and
by Rolway / February 5, 2006 1:37 AM PST
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The Rose by Bette Midler.

Course one of my real favorites is the "Sanitarium Blues" by Townes Van Zandt. and "The Azzhole Song' by Johnny Paycheck I think

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(NT) (NT) Stairway to heaven
by C1ay / February 5, 2006 2:26 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) any song by the shangri-las
by Mark5019 / February 5, 2006 2:32 AM PST
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:) good pick
by Richard Jones Forum moderator / February 6, 2006 5:30 AM PST

Thanks Mark, and all, for your choices.

Coincidentally, was listening to a show Sunday night here, "Little Steven's Underground Garage" - he played some great stuff from that era, was the anniversary of The Beatles' Ed Sullivan appearances. He gives a lot of trivia in between the songs, interesting "back stories", too. At the time I was too young, but I still love the fifties, sixties stuff.


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You just HAVE to
by Glenda / February 6, 2006 5:33 AM PST
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keep rubbing it in that you are too young!!! Brat!
Senile GGM here]:)

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(NT) (NT) ''Whippin' Post''
by Dan McC / February 6, 2006 5:35 AM PST
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So many ;-)
by Evie / February 6, 2006 9:40 PM PST
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For many reasons, November Rain by GnR always seems to come out on top for me.

Freewill - Rush
New Year's Day - U2
Nobody's Fool - Cinderella (OK a little oddball there but)
Runaway - Bon Jovi (hey, I just like that song!)
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica (OK more a rock ballad but)
Does just about anything from Queen count?

BTW, Nickel Back's new album is quite good. I love the current hit "Photograph", but the whole CD is pretty darned good.

Evie Happy

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I don't think I could pick one song.....
by Josh K / February 6, 2006 10:50 PM PST
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....but if I had to, it would probably be Satisfaction just because it kinda wrote the book on rock & roll anger. My Generation expanded on it (and in a great way) but Satisfaction preceded it by two years.

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by Glenda / February 6, 2006 10:59 PM PST

the only Rolling Stones song I ever liked:)

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Are you sure?
by EdH / February 6, 2006 11:13 PM PST

I'm seeing 1965 for both songs. But I am not satisfied with the online discographies. Maybe you know a good one?

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Not positive
by Josh K / February 6, 2006 11:35 PM PST
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I thought Satisfaction was written in '64. I know the Stones didn't break through in the US until '65 and a lot of older songs may be misdated with their US release dates. I know that happened with all the Beatles' pre-1964 songs. For example, Love Me Do was recorded in 1962 but on WCBS-FM they always dated it 1964 because that's when it was released on Capitol Records.

I also thought My Generation was '66 but I could be wrong.

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