"...as far as the Sex Pistols, I had heard bits and pieces here and there, but hadn't bought the album itself until the spring of '87. Compared to the hardcore I was hearing on one of the local college stations, Never Mind The Bollocks…"
"John - the second issue of Kicks (from 1979) included an article on 60s Chicago bands by my friend Cary Baker. Before he launched into the past, he included a quick sum-up of the present, talking about how The Loop had started beefing up their…"
"A friend of mine who does liner notes for reissues (John, you know him too) once told me that major labels HATE to run black and white photos on covers. It subconsciously keeps younger buyers away. Okay, I admit that a few embellishments here…"
"I think Collectables has a Treniers compilation in their catalog as well.
Neither Collectables nor Eva are the ultimate reissue labels, although I have heard isolated releases from either that had quality sound, if you can believe that."
"The comp that John refers to below is called They Rock! They Roll! They Swing!, which had a better track selection and a WAAAAY better cover than the one I supplied the link to. Which was on Sony's budget label.
"Dave: ALL the Treniers' stuff rocked. "Poontang" was no fluke. Just ask John Battles. However, the album I just printed the link to isn't one of their best. There are other compilations of their essential OKeh/Epic sides,…"
"First time I heard the Flying Lizards'"Money," it was on WLUP (The Loop), Chicago's "death-to-disco" rock station. And even then, I think Steve Dahl and Garry Meier may have been making fun of it. As the song faded out,…"
"That's not so hard to believe. Rhino was a top-notch reissuer at one point, and the CD mentioned below would have been a good surf intro, as was the vinyl-only History of Surf Music, Vol. 1. (Volume 2 was all vocals, and #3 was all…"
"I was at the Shadows of Knight show that John mentions. It was at the tail end of the summer, IIRC, at an outdoor festival. Jim Sohns was the only original left. The only actual Shadows songs performed were "Gloria," "Oh Yeah"…"
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"in Europe too we do have lots of and very good!! so don´t forget King Automatic, the Reverend Beat-Man or Urban Junior and a bunch more.. actually if you start a search-members for "one man band" here in the…"
"iT'S FUNNY HOW THAT WORKED , FOR YEARS , ABOUT TEN OF 'EM ,WHEN CHILDISH HAD THE MILSHAKES GOING , THEN THEE MIGHTY CAESARS AND THEE (EARLY ) HEADCOATS , HE COULD'NT GET ARRESTED IN THE STATES , UNTIL HE'D BEEN ON SUB POP FOR…"
"DEF LEPPARD. They did'nt even have a cool past like The Scorpions (First two albums , trust me. Black Sabbath meets The Pink Fairies. Heavy , but trippy.). Once , I was going to work , and I saw some kids having a party at our community…"
"With Journey , I considered saying "Anything" , too. I over heard someone today saying how much they hate "Good Vibrations , a song I neither love nor hate , BUT , "SMILEY SMILE " , TEH ALBUM IT DEBUTED ON , is the Beach…"
"Time to get it off my chest...
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Unchained melody -The Righetous Bros
Hotel California - The Eagles
Born in the USA -Springsteen
ANYTHING by Journey...
ANYTHING by Def Leopard
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