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by steve-o
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Four years ago...
Replies: 31
Views: 19439

Re: Four years ago...

I thought the exact same thing. But that's why I'm not gloating this time, at least to the extent they were doing in 2004.

That said, there's still lots of work to be done. It's hardly a mandate, and the Republicans can easily take it back in 2016 (or 2014).
by steve-o
Tue May 15, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Donald "Duck" Dunn is dead
Replies: 3
Views: 5939

Re: Donald "Duck" Dunn is dead

I got into him the way a lot of us did: through the Blues Brothers. That inspired me to dig deeper, to buy that incredible box set The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, 1959-1968, and man, I'm still a freakishly ardent Stax fan, and his forever-in-the-pocket bass playing was part of what made it all poss...
by steve-o
Mon May 14, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Donald "Duck" Dunn is dead
Replies: 3
Views: 5939

Donald "Duck" Dunn is dead

I'm sure the five of you still reading this board would have heard by now, but here's the article in the local press: I say this without any hyperbole, we lost one of the greatest bass players who ever lived. Just listen to how motherfucking tight this band is. They don't make 'em like this anymore:...
by steve-o
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Glorious Vinyl on CD... asking a big favor
Replies: 2
Views: 4624

Re: Glorious Vinyl on CD... asking a big favor

Hot damn, you're in luck. I still have a copy. My CD collection is a little disorganized right now since I'm in the middle of a move, but PM me your address and I'll burn and send you a copy as soon as I can.
by steve-o
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Does the world need a new Van Halen album?
Replies: 6
Views: 5533

Re: Does the world need a new Van Halen album?

sab wrote:
steve-o wrote:Since Van Halen is now classic rock anyway....


When was Van Halen not classic rock?


1986?
by steve-o
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Cover songs better than the original
Replies: 24
Views: 17673

Re: Cover songs better than the original

I don't have a problem with acoustic covers of songs per se, just that this seems to be what everyone defaults to these days, and in some cases, it really doesn't do the song justice. Exhibit A, would you really want to see an acoustic cover of "Cum on Feel The Noize?" "Oh, you do a c...
by steve-o
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Cover songs better than the original
Replies: 24
Views: 17673

Re: Cover songs better than the original

It's not like they did much to it, like arranged it differently or slowed it down and made it into a ballad or played it acoustic. And thank fuck they didn't. This is a separate rant altogether, but I don't get this trend of "reinterpreting" a song by making it acoustic or ballad-y. I jus...
by steve-o
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Does the world need a new Van Halen album?
Replies: 6
Views: 5533

Re: Does the world need a new Van Halen album?

It's an interesting question. I've listened to it a couple of times now, and it is pretty good. But I just wondered if maybe I exist outside some realm of die hard VH fans who have been waiting with baited breath for its release? Was anyone really anticipating a new VH album? Fuck it is the appropri...
by steve-o
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Cover songs better than the original
Replies: 24
Views: 17673

Re: Cover songs better than the original

You have to give me a little better than a two word response if we're going to argue about it.

I don't dislike Quiet Riot's cover. I just think their approach (party anthem) wasn't as strong as Oasis's.
by steve-o
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Cover songs better than the original
Replies: 24
Views: 17673

Re: Cover songs better than the original

Quiet Riot's cover of Slade's "Cum on Feel The Noize" is way better than Oasis' cover of Quiet Riot's version. How about David Lee Roth's cover of "California Girls"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmbhfI8f_Ek I disagree. I seem to recall that Quiet Riot recorded it as a joke, a...

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