Gods Of Rock Open Thread

I grew up listening to a little bit of everything. I mean that literally – Ferlin Husky, Marty Robbins, The Carpenters, Ray Conniff, Gospel, The Beatles, Benny Goodman, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Sonny and Cher, John Phillip Sousa, you name it. These days I mostly listen to Country and Western.

But my true love is Rock and Roll. Heavy Metal. Guitar tracks that will knock you on your ass played by some of the greatest musicians who ever lived. Drum tracks that rock your world.

Music that will blow the cheap speakers right out of your Chevy.

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48 Responses to Gods Of Rock Open Thread

  1. HELENK says:

    backtrack’s sequester song

  2. t says:

    Don’t forget Albert Lee, the most underrated awesomest guitar player bar almost none. Yes, his genre is country, rather than rock (and he’s British, go figure, LOL). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcrKVaxCJj8

    • t says:

      Love the comments too. Apparently telling Albert Lee how to play is like telling Picasso how to paint đŸ˜‰

  3. myiq2xu says:

    The first record album I ever bought was “Frampton Comes Alive”

  4. HELENK says:

    the guy that many rockers learned from

  5. myiq2xu says:

    Les Paul is one of the few people with his own section in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.

    He didn’t invent the electric guitar, he only perfected it.

  6. myiq2xu says:

    Imagine if he had lived another 20 years:

    • insanelysane says:

      The good die young,
      and the really good die even younger.

      I remember where I was when Jimi died.

      • myiq2xu says:

        I’m a little young for that. I still remember where I was when I heard that Elvis died. I also remember where I was when I heard about Lynyrd Skynyrd and Keith Moon. (Not the same place)

        I saw John Bonham in concert 1 month before he died.

        • myiq2xu says:

          Elvis – In my car driving on Hwy 59 just south of Olive Avenue in Merced (crossing the Santa Fe tracks)

          Lynyrd Skynyrd – 1st period at Merced High my senior year.

          Keith Moon – Diner behind the AFEES station in Fresno. I was eating breakfast the day I went active duty in the army and I saw it in the newspaper.

    • HELENK says:

      another one who died too young

  7. myiq2xu says:

    If Ludwig Von Beethoven had been born in the middle of the 20th Century he would have been a rocker.

  8. votermom says:

    Speaking of rocks, a meteor streaked across New England east coast https://twitter.com/votermom/status/315263516120608768

  9. myiq2xu says:

    I almost went to this concert. Lots of kids I went to school with were there. It was a “Day on the Green” at Oakland Coliseum in the summer of ’77

  10. HELENK says:

    I taped the whole live aid concert in 1985. converted to dvds several years ago so each of my kids had a copy. gave some to friends. still have the dvds

    • HELENK says:

      my darling little angel daughter went down to the parking lot of the stadium and she and her friends were selling beer.
      my daughter the teen boot legger

      • HELENK says:

        this is one of those stories that your kids wait until they are grown up and out of the house before they tell you.

        as I was writing this the darling angel called me. she is all grown up and a mom now

  11. votermom says:

  12. votermom says:

    Projected 39% in our state

  13. myiq2xu says:

    And then there is Joe Perry:

  14. myiq2xu says:

    Homage must be paid:

  15. HELENK says:

    one of my daughter’s favorites

    • Karma says:

      My husband saw Led Zeppelin’s last two concerts in the US. Of course, no one knew at the time that would be it.

      A few years later he saw Paige, Clapton, Beck, etc, etc do a benefit concert for Ronnie Lane (The Faces) which ended with all three on stage.

      And I was too young to be let out of the house for any of these….lol

  16. HELENK says:

    the old timers

  17. HELENK says:

    bet there is a lot of chair dancing going on with this post

  18. SimoFish says:

    I’m a HUGE fan of BLONDIE !!!

  19. HELENK says:

    one Halloween a boy dressed like KISS came to our door, my husband thought he came for candy. the boy explained he came to see my daughter. Joe was not a happy camper

  20. SimoFish says:

    Yes “”. That works. I’ve danced on stage with Ms DH. I think the best music video is MeatLoaf !!! Paradise by the dashboard light

  21. DandyTiger says:

    Damn, awesome collection of vids!

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