new band members after working with ritchie blackmore for a while
new band members after working with ritchie blackmore for a while
Yeah. Bob Ezrin called me up and he said I’ve just listened to side three and it doesn’t work. In fact, I think I’d been feeling uncomfortable about it anyway. I thought about it and in a couple of minutes I realised that “Hey You” could conceptually go anywhere, and it would make a much better side if we put it at the front of the side, and sandwiched the middle theatrical scene, with the guy in the hotel room, between an attempt to re-establish contact with the outside world, which is what “Hey You” is; at the end of the side which is, well, what we’ll come to.
He’s behind the wall symbolically and he’s locked in a hotel room, with a broken window that looks onto the freeway, motorway. Well, within his mind, because “Hey You” is a cry to the rest of the world, you know saying “Hey, this isn’t right,” but it’s also, it takes a narrative look at it when it goes… Dave sings the first two verses of it and then there’s an instrumental passage and then there’s a bit that goes “But it was only fantasy” which I sing, which is a narration of the thing; “The wall was too high as you can see, no matter how he tried he could not break free, and the worms ate into his brain.” The worms. That’s the first reference to worms… the worms have a lot less to do with the piece than they did a year ago; a year ago they were very much a part of it, if you like they were my symbolic representation of decay. Because the basic idea the whole thing really is that if you isolate yourself you decay.
—Roger Waters, Radio 1
Little Queen - Heart
Whitesnake is the self-titled seventh #studio #album by #rock band Whitesnake, released on April 7, 1987. The album produced a major power ballad hit, “Is This Love”, along with the number one hit “Here I Go Again”. The album was a major crossover hit eventually selling over eight million copies in the US (and thus going eight times platinum). The album peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 8 on the UK Albums Chart. Its success in the US boosted its predecessor, Slide It In, from gold to double platinum status. Its success would see the band receive a nomination for the Brit Award for Best British Group in 1988.
Lucas Fox: I wish there was a way that you could block people in real life.
Larry Wallis: Restraining order.
Lenny Kilmister: Murder.
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paul ‘king of red velvet suit jackets’ mccartney
captured by linda mccartney
Since most of us are trying to keep busy as of late, I’m proposing a reblog game here for the Classic Rock fandom. List at least 2 and up to 5 examples of songs by unrelated bands that resemble each other in some way. Be sure to reblog and comment so everyone can see your matches. (You can play again later if you really want to add more, but give others a chance -maybe you’ll be surprised and someone else will get it). Repeats of prior examples reblogged are okay if you can’t think of any that aren’t listed, as it’ll go to show ones that are more noticeable. However, if you can think of some that haven’t been listed yet, share those first, particularly if a more obscure band is connected to a mainstream one. Maybe we can all find something interesting from that.
If you wish, describe where in each song you hear the resemblance, particularly if it’s more subtle. [NOTE: This is NOT to debate whether or not Artist A copied Artist B -it’s for fun, and to maybe learn about some songs we haven’t all heard yet that we might enjoy if it reminds us of something we already do. Please do not turn it into a plagiarism debate -start your own thread if you want to discuss a match made here]
So, I’m starting off with (a few more subtle, less likely picks):
1) “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp and “Back On the Road Again” by REO Speedwagon (Lyrics with a similar theme; compare the buildup and rideout ending of Supertramp to the middle keyboard and guitar solo of REO)
2) “Trampled Underfoot” by Led Zeppelin and “Renegade” by Styx (once the main part of Renegade gets going, this shouldn’t be hard to hear)
3) “What’s On My Mind” by Kansas and “Change of the Guard” by Steely Dan. (Same key, in D-flat Major. Compare the vocal melody on the choruses: “…pardon me my feelings are showing…” and “…it’s high time you played your card”)
4) “Empty Cages” by Dan Fogelberg and “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac. (The rhythm riff, and a spiritual vibe in the lyrics of both)
5) “Nobody’s Fool” by Cinderella and “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak” by Def Leppard. (Might be easier to hear with the ‘84 remix version of Def Leppard. There’s a little more going on in the latter with the clean-picking sections. On the chorus, slightly different order of progression, but same chords)
I guess you can tag mutuals you want to see do this, but since this is the start, I’m just saying to you all, “read the rules and have at it”.
Everything looks normal, right? It’s just the “What’s My Name” album cover.
UNTIL YOU REALIZE HE’S WEARING A PIN WITH JOHN ON IT
Y'all are breaking my heart 😢😭
Although the late 60s and early 70s rock movements in the Detroit / Ann Arbor area will always be remembered for Iggy & the Stooges and the MC5, there were a bunch of bands with lower profiles that also played a large part in shaping the rock sound of the Motor City. In fact, there was a band called the Rationals who predated the Stooges and MC5 and supplied Detroit with the garage sound that the Stooges and MC5 would doubtlessly use as inspiration to officially start punk rock.
The Rationals debuted in 1965 and split in 1969. In ‘66, their single, “Respect,” an Otis Redding cover, peaked at #92 on the US billboard charts. Following their breakup, guitarist Scott Morgan and bassist Terry Trabandt formed a five-piece called Guardian Angel. Morgan’s brother David would be their drummer, Alex Jacquez from the local psychedelic band Savage Grace, who were signed to Reprise, would play guitar, along with the guy who recorded Savage Grace’s second album, Jeff Jones. Scott Morgan would ditch his guitar for lead vocals and Trabandt would remain on bass.
Guardian Angel only released one single while they were together (Hijackin’ Love), but they were still somewhat of a Detroit supergroup, and according to music critic Jason Ankeny, they were the city’s first ever rock supergroup. Guardian Angel ended up becoming far more known for their live local performances than their sole single, and tore up stage after stage on the local circuit.
In 1972, they performed a song called “Soul Mover” at the Otis Spann Memorial Field in Ann Arbor for a free concert series. In 1998, that great recording finally saw the light of day on a compilation of Detroit / Ann Arbor rock called Motor City’s Burnin’, Volume 2.
“Soul Mover” is a song that has one of those familiar upbeat, sort of bluesy bar band / heartland rock rhythm and vocal combos, which are only accentuated with a tinkling and uncredited piano, but the guitars have that rockin’ and raw Detroit flavor. The song’s not really garage rock or psychedelic. and it’s definitely not punk rock, but that definitive Motor City sound really still has a way of shining on the bridge. Tambourines, hand claps, and backing “aaah” vocals are scattered throughout, too, which only add to this live number’s overall irresistibility.
Detroit was way more than the Stooges and the MC5. There was so much good rock music in that time and place. Guardian Angel was just one of so many bands that made the Motor City move like it did. Stay the fuck inside you freaks.
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Hot take: This is the best Queen song. Freddie’s singing outshines the others’ instruments in almost all other songs, but in this one, the music behind him is just awesome. One of my favorite songs ever.