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Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:16 PM

Rock and Roll Question for the Community

If Aliens arrived here and asked only one question, "Can you give me one song that best typifies Rock and Roll Music?"

What song would you choose?

I came up with the Stones (I can't get no) Satisfaction.

Your thoughts?

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kairos12 Mar 2014 OP
Callmecrazy Mar 2014 #1
pipi_k Mar 2014 #2
Scuba Mar 2014 #3
elleng Mar 2014 #5
malthaussen Mar 2014 #24
elleng Mar 2014 #32
malthaussen Mar 2014 #33
Le Taz Hot Mar 2014 #31
liberal N proud Mar 2014 #4
pipi_k Mar 2014 #6
liberal N proud Mar 2014 #7
rocktivity Mar 2014 #8
Capt.Rocky300 Mar 2014 #9
kairos12 Mar 2014 #11
Sweet Freedom Mar 2014 #10
aint_no_life_nowhere Mar 2014 #12
femmocrat Mar 2014 #13
RebelOne Mar 2014 #14
Ahpook Mar 2014 #15
Raine1967 Mar 2014 #16
lovemydog Mar 2014 #17
Archae Mar 2014 #18
lovemydog Mar 2014 #19
LeftOfSelf-Centered Mar 2014 #20
kwassa Mar 2014 #21
Jetboy Mar 2014 #22
Ohio Joe Mar 2014 #23
Enrique Mar 2014 #25
lame54 Mar 2014 #27
Enrique Mar 2014 #30
lame54 Mar 2014 #26
Coventina Mar 2014 #28
LynneSin Mar 2014 #29
Boom Sound 416 Mar 2014 #34
Gidney N Cloyd Mar 2014 #35
Doc_Technical Mar 2014 #36
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2014 #37

Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:20 PM

1. This one:

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:22 PM

2. One of my all time favorites

Which would be the version of "Whole Lotta Love" on the album "The Song Remains The Same" by Led Zeppelin


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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:25 PM

3. Hmmmm. Maybe this one ...

 



or this one ...



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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:27 PM

5. With YOU, Scuba!

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:00 AM

24. Chuck Berry pretty much defines Rock and Roll

I tend to have a narrow definition of RnR, as opposed to just rock. By my definition RnR pretty much died in the mid-sixties and other subgenres of rock took over.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:53 AM

32. Yes, and

I 'learned' to dance with

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Response to elleng (Reply #32)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:58 AM

33. Me, I've been barefootin' every since I was two!



-- Mal

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:31 AM

31. Johnny B.Goode

is the only answer. The Stones ripped off almost everything they did from other people. But Buddy Holly is a close second.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:26 PM

4. Rock and Roll Band

Boston

It signifies rock and roll music.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:30 PM

6. Love them...

My favorite song is "Long Time"




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Response to pipi_k (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:32 PM

7. I can't play Boston in the car

Too many tickets and every one was while listening to Boston.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:39 PM

8. This song, because it contains the LYRIC that best typifies rock and roll music

Get up
And get your grandma outta here

Pick up
Old Jim is workin' hard this year
And baby
Do the things he says to do
Baby, if you're feeling good
And baby if you're feeling nice
You know your man is workin' hard
He's worth a Deuce

Honey
Don't put your man behind his years
And baby
Stop cryin' all your tears
Baby
Do the things he says to do
Do it

Baby, if you're feeling good
And baby if you're feeling nice
You know your man is workin' hard
He's worth a deuce

And baby, if you're feeling good
Yes baby if you're feeling nice
You know your man is workin' hard
Yeah





rocktivity

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:43 PM

9. I gotta go with Steppenwolf's...........

"Born To Be Wild".

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Response to Capt.Rocky300 (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:49 PM

11. Saw them in concert in

Houston in 1968. I was a bit young and couldn't see around the gigantic Hells Angel sitting in front of me. Great moment.

Thanks

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:49 PM

10. I agree

Satisfaction.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:57 PM

12. So many I love

I grew up in the 60s and played guitar in bands in that era. There are so many different styles of performers in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. I'd love to meet some aliens and roll a joint with them while listening to these three (but I could have chosen so many others).





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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 10:21 PM

13. "Rock Around the Clock" -- Bill Haley and the Comets. nt

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 10:22 PM

14. Bill Haley's Rock Around The Clock

He was the first rocker.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 10:29 PM

15. Stones or

Aerosmith


EARLY Aerosmith


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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 10:30 PM

16. This: You say you want an evolution:



....

Not really, I would probably try to communicate to them that Rock & Roll is like the Universe, ever changing and expanding...

Natural selection is not just science.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 10:47 PM

17. My Generation - The Who


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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 11:22 PM

18. This song, "Hey Bulldog" by the Beatles.

They were at their creative peak at the time.

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Response to Archae (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 11:34 PM

19. That's an inspired choice

I'd forgotten about this song. Listened to it just now and wow, what a classic. This is fun because I always think of other songs too. Like the Beatles cover of Twist & Shout, and the version by the Isley Brothers too.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 11:36 PM

20. Here's the perfect song:

"Vernix" by The Wildhearts.

It illustrates a bunch of different styles of rock, all in one song and in less than 3:30.



What, you thought I was gonna post something anybody recognized?

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 11:50 PM

21. All Down the Line

The Stones

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 12:04 AM

22. Major props to those who said 'Rock Around the Clock.' This was the first rock-n-roll song that

many people heard, including some from my generation who first heard it on Happy Days. I rate it #2 all time. It is the #1 selling rock-n-roll record of all time. Johnny B Goode is a fine pick as well.

My pick though is the Rolling Stones' 'Rip This Joint' for a number of reasons.

1. This song is up-tempo rock-n-roll derived straight from the fifties. This makes certain that there is no question about the genre- it's rock-n-roll and not some sub-genre or even the slightly higher brow 'rock music'.

2. Piano and horns both played an enormous role in early rock-n-roll and they drive this song as well. And they drive it like a fully blown '49 Merc! The guitar isn't even needed in this song but 2 of the very best are playing anyway.

3. You can dance to it. 1950s style on speed.

4. The lyrics. Memphis is mentioned- check; plus name-dropping a Larry Williams song, 'Short Fat Fannie' The Stones criss-cross the country and, well LOOK-OUT!

5. 'Rock This Joint' is the name of an early r/b rnr song from 1948 by Jimmie Preston. 'Rip This Joint' is in no way based on the earlier song but they both feature rollicking piano and horn tracks and crazy rock-n-roll lyrics about partying (in a house / around America) One of the reasons that the Stones (and Beatles and other Brit invasion) were so great was their thorough appreciation and understanding of American music. They did their homework whereas many American's of the same era did not.

I love 1950s rock-n-roll the best, but my list of top 10 rock-n-roll songs has 'Rip This Joint' #1 and then 9 songs from the 50s.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 01:04 AM

23. Elvis Costello - Radio Radio



It has it all.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:06 AM

25. "Stay with me"

Faces

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Response to Enrique (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:12 AM

27. I saw your response after posting mine

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Response to lame54 (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:30 AM

30. that settles it

"Stay with me" must be the right answer.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:11 AM

26. It would have to be this one...

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:14 AM

28. I'd pick Buddy Holly's "Rave On"

But "Rock Around the Clock" is a good choice as well.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:17 AM

29. That's a tough, originally I would suggest either Kashmir or Whole Lotta Love

Because of my love of Led Zeppelin.

But in the end I would pick Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 11:34 AM

34. Joan Jett

 

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 01:25 PM

35. "Get Back"

Though I'd worry the aliens would take it the wrong way. No sense offending our new rock & roll alien overlords.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 01:38 PM

36. "The Doctor"- West, Bruce, and Laing

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 01:40 PM

37. Beatles - "Rock and Roll Music"!

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