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Hey! [03 Mar 2011|01:28am]

let's share our elvis's best songs, v? I know one

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Hello!!! [05 Feb 2011|04:10pm]

check cover Smoke on the water ( cover Mattias IA Ellundh )
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[ mood | happy ]

I am doing this *ONLY* because I beleive the album is out of print and can only be had by searching sites where individuals can sell the personal copies such as Amazon and Ebay. If it is still commercially available, please let me know and I will immediately delete it.

Posting here for the other greymuzzles who remember it

Scans of the CD case back cover, booklett and CD itself at 200dpi, CD's ripped at 128.

"The Iron Man: A Musical, released in 1989, is an adaptation of Ted Hughes' story The Iron Man, produced and largely composed and performed by Pete Townshend of The Who. It also stars Roger Daltrey, Deborah Conway, John Lee Hooker, and Nina Simone. The three then-surviving members of The Who (Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Townshend) performed as a group in two songs, "Dig" and "Fire", although the latter was not penned by Townshend"

More at the Wikipedia article

Pete Townshend is a friend of Ted Hughes and so unlike the Disney film The Iron Giant, Pete's version is much more faithful to the origional story

My favorite part is "I Eat Heavy Metal" where the Iron Man has broken out of the hole he was buried in and unintentionally shows how badass he is by *eating* the heavy military artillery deployed to stop him

A Friend Is A Friend music video

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Christian rock/metal songs about rock music? [04 Jun 2008|08:05am]

[ mood | curious ]

We all know of really great songs about Rock/metal music by non-Christian bands such as, for example, Judas Priest's Heavy Metal, Manowar's Kings Of Metal and Def Leppard's Rock Of Ages.

Does anyone know of any songs about rock/metal by Christian rock/metal bands?

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Moments In Popular Music History [20 Feb 2008|06:26pm]

February 8, 1965: The Supremes enter the pop and R&B charts with "Stop! In the Name of Love," which reaches Number One on the pop chart and #2 R&B. It's their fourth straight release to hit Number One on the Hot 100.

February 10, 1970: John Lennon's "Instant Karma" is released in the U.S. The following day it enters the U.K. pop chart where it will remain for six weeks, rising as high as #5.

February 20, 1969: "Goodbye Cream," a film of Cream's November 26, 1968 farewell concert at London's Royal Albert Hall, opens in Baltimore to small crowds and very negative critical response because of poor sound quality and "arty" editing.

February 20, 1997: Ben and Jerry's introduce a new flavor -- Phish food, named after the rock group Phish. It contains chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge.
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The Black Crowes- WARPAINT [20 Feb 2008|03:35pm]

WARPAINT, to be released on March 4th, is The Black Crowes first new solo album in seven years. Meanwhile, for the first time in their 18-year career, The Black Crowes will perform this album in its entirety on a special run of "one-night-only" shows beginning on March 4 in New York City. Check their website for dates.

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Introduction? [21 Dec 2007|09:56am]

I'm Laura and I'm nineteen. I'm new to classic rock, but I'm trying to get as much of it as I can. My father is thrilled--he nearly died of happiness when I started listening to Led Zeppelin :)

My roommate and I love AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Cream, mostly.
And of course I grew up with Pink Floyd and CCR with my dad.

So... that's a little bit about me, I guess.
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Let me introduce myself.... [07 Dec 2007|12:31pm]

[ mood | calm ]

Just wanted to say hi. I am new to live journal and was looking for a group I would fit into and this one is THE ONE!I am 46, a rock fan as long as I have known how to choose my music for myself(grew up HAVING to listen to country and western!AM radio controlled by parents sucks) and still love my music and will be a old man sitting in a rocking chair still jamming when I'm oh let's say 80! Love to hear from anyone here....Pete

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[17 Nov 2007|09:18am]

 12 Queen 


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[17 Nov 2007|09:18am]

50 Pink Floyd / Syd Barrett


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Rock & Roll Murder Mysteries [31 Oct 2007|05:02pm]

Patricia Kennealy Morrison, the woman who married Jim Morrison in a pagan ceremony, has a new book (she's written sci fi fantasy before) out--a rock n' roll murder mystery, set in the 1960's psychedelia Summer of Love period. The tunes! The clothes! The hair! The body count! It sounds like a lot of fun. She also has a live journal: pkmorrison. Here's the info about her book and how to order it.




The Rock & Roll Murders: The Rennie Stride Mysteries...by Patricia Morrison

Sex, drugs, rock&roll—and murder. A slightly different side of the Sixties.

She's a newspaper reporter whose beat is rock, not a detective, and her best-friend sidekick is a blond bisexual superstar chick singer, not a cop, but murder rocks their world, following them through the heart of the Sixties, from Haight-Ashbury to the Hollywood Hills, from the East Village to Abbey Road....

Seamlessly blending the fictional with the real: the stars, the bands, the music, all the excitement of the most incredible decade of the last century...

Full of rockworld dish and attitude, created by someone who was not only there for it but who made some of it happen herself, and who actually remembers it...

And with murder to sit in and jam.

It is a time when things are happening that have never happened before...when artists like
Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin and Mick Jagger are doing stuff onstage that people never dreamed of when listening to Perry Como...when rock is the hottest thing on the planet and the people who make it their life and love and work are the coolest people you could ever hope to meet.

The time when it was all NEW: the music, the hair, the clothes, the drugs, the sex, the politics, the revolution in society that stopped a war and changed the world.
A time often imitated, always envied by those not lucky enough to have been there for it, certainly never surpassed...and now with a body count!

Over the course of the series, which will run from 1964 to around 1972, smart, tough, pretty rock writer/social commentator/amateur crime-solver RENNIE STRIDE will move back and forth between
San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and London.

Everywhere she goes, it's the heart of rock and roll: classic scenes like Woodstock, Monterey Pop, the Fillmores East and West, the San Francisco ballrooms, the Greenwich Village rock and folk clubs, LA's Whisky A Go-Go and Troubadour, England's tiny blues dens and huge pop festivals.

As notorious for her affinity for and proximity to foul play—the "rock albatross", as she only half-jokingly calls herself, a murder magnet always around for, or connected to, a string of music-biz murders and counterculture crimes—as she is famous for her journalistic talent and style and personal dash, Rennie is not only a hip rockworld Miss Marple but the friend of dozens of other Sixties movers and shakers, real and fictional: musicians, painters, photographers, clothes designers, record company execs, other writers.
(And the lover of some of the rock deities who are making musical history.)

First up:

Ungrateful Dead: Murder at the Fillmore...

It's March 1966 in
San Francisco. Not quite yet the Summer of Love.
Instead, it's the Springtime of Murder. When up-and-coming rock singer Prax McKenna is busted for being at two murder scenes, one of which takes place at that temple of rock, the newly opened Fillmore Auditorium, her best friend, newspaper reporter Rennie Stride, resolves to find the real killer and spring Prax from the slammer. What nobody expects, least of all Rennie, is what happens next...

Patricia Morrison is a retired rock critic and editor, the author of The Keltiad science-fantasy series and "Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison", and was married to rock star Jim Morrison.

Ungrateful Dead: Murder at the Fillmore is available NOW from lulu.com





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[30 Sep 2007|07:51pm]

Im new to this community. I bring icons :)

30 Pink Floyd (mostly Syd) icons HERE at my journal .

25 The Who icons HERE at my journal .

14 Queen icons HERE at my journal . 
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Across the Universe [30 Sep 2007|01:48am]

Did anyone else see "Across the Universe"? Did anyone else have their mind blown?

Hot damn!
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Jim Croce [20 Sep 2007|12:11am]

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September 20, 1973: Jim Croce, 30, and pianist/guitarist, singer-songwriter Maury Muehleisen, 24, die in a small commercial plane crash, one day before Croce's third ABC album, I Got a Name, was to be released.

I Got a Name tribute to JimCollapse )

Time in a Bottle LyricsCollapse )
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Set the Wayback Machine [18 Jun 2007|11:53am]


Set the Wayback Machine
Sunday, June 24th
from 8pm - 1am
at the Red and the Black
1212 H Street, NE
$2 cover
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Elliott Murphy, Part 2 [05 May 2007|10:49am]

Contrary to what the conventional hype would have us believe in this red-hot, media-dominated world (making even David Cronenberg's Videodrome seem staid and retro) -- and despite the pressure to crown each new work a masterpiece, the best, a tour de force -- each effort is in fact just another note, a few more strokes of the brush, one more page in the ongoing, overall work that is the artist's life.

Which brings us to where Part 1 left off: with the March release of Coming Home Again, Elliott Murphy's 29th album in 34 years. Like many of Murphy's albums, the new one's gifts are many; but, like a miserly old dowager (a Brooklyn dowager, even), the album doesn't give up its treasures freely. With each listening, however, the songs reveal more of themselves, slowly and steadfastly finding their way into your head and your heart.

Lots of good songs here. Right now my favorite is the opener, "Pneumonia Alley." That guitar line, that hook -- the song, so passionate that it's muscular, so tender it hurts, reaches out and grabs you by the collar and won't let go as delivers a deep kiss. "As Good As" presents Murphy at his wordplaying best, referencing James Brown, Mount Kilimanjaro and Hemingway's frozen leopard in the snow, and even Paris Hilton, while still managing to wax poetic ("I saw the continuous coexistence of heaven and hell") and confessing that he thinks Jewel is "kinda cool." Other favorites include "Johnny Boy Gone," the lovely, loping "A Touch of Kindness" and the stark but beautiful "Making Friends with the Dead." And I want to hear Lucinda Williams or the Rolling Stones (how about Lucinda Williams and the Stones?) cover the countryish "Losing It."

Check back with me in a few months or, especially, a few years, when I know all these songs by heart and understand them in the correct context of the albums that came before and after Coming Home Again. Then I'll tell you what I really think.

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Everything Is an Afterthought [23 Apr 2007|01:11pm]

I recently sold my first book. In conjunction, I've established another LiveJournal to report on the project's progress, occasionally provide links about, and writings by, its subject, Paul Nelson (famous for his Rolling Stone reviews of Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, the Sex Pistols, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, and the Ramones, as well as his cover story about Warren Zevon's battle with alcoholism), and share snippets of information or parts of interviews that may or may not be covered further in the final product.

The new journal shares the book's working title, Everything Is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson. Just follow the link.

Anybody interested in learning more about this brilliant critic, whose own life proved just as mysterious and fascinating as the artists' about whom he wrote, is welcome to join. As well, tracking the process of how a book goes from sale to publication should prove interesting. I'm rather curious about that part myself...
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Nirvana No More [15 Apr 2007|11:23pm]

I'd intended to post this one week ago today, on the thirteenth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, but was vacationing and high-speed Internet-deprived in Florida. I wrote this piece for The Event, a now defunct Salt Lake City, Utah, alternative newspaper, where it was published on May 16, 1994. Read more...Collapse )
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Elliott Murphy, Part 1 [12 Apr 2007|11:39am]

Some say my songs are long and over-complicated
But they’re highly personal – I say they’re underrated

So sang Elliott Murphy in 1990, summing up the state of his now 34-year rock & roll career. The Long Island native debuted promisingly on Polydor Records in 1973 with Aquashow, which Rolling Stone graced with a sprawling, rave review by Paul Nelson (who, still working in A&R at Mercury Records at the time, had unsuccessfully attempted to sign Murphy to the label). Other feature articles appeared in Penthouse, Newsweek, and The New Yorker. Over the next few years, Murphy would record albums for RCA and CBS, among others. None of these corporate music giants had any idea how to publicize this young singer/songwriter who penned songs as literary as they were lyrical. (Columbia Records’ lofty but misguided ad campaign boasted “He Could Write a Book but He Chose Rock and Roll Instead.”) The critics were sold – the albums didn’t. Read more...Collapse )
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No Rest for the Wicked [19 Mar 2007|07:19pm]

In the end, we are who we are. The best we can hope for after we're gone is that someone will think enough of us to to render a kind and fair account of our memory.

The thing is, in death as in life, you tend to do unto others the way they did unto you, and, well, long story short, singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, who died from mesothelioma in 2003 at the age of 56, wasn't always a very nice person.

Zevon, like his songs, was often acerbically funny and witty and generous; in music and in life he possessed the ability to locate poetry in the commonplace. But he also epitomized Toulouse-Lautrec's dictum that "One should never confuse the artist with the art." Zevon the man  had difficulty seeing beyond his own often petty desires and, as a result, left scores of hurt friends and family in his wake. Which, when it comes to the more than 130 songs he wrote and recorded in his 34-year recording career, is neither here nor there.

In a genre that begets imitation and champions crass commercialism, Zevon was an original. Reviewing Zevon's eponymous album back in 1976, Paul Nelson called forth a disparate roster of stellar artists to herald Zevon's arrival: "he is a talent who can be mentioned in the same sentence with Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Randy Newman, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, and a mere handful of others -- no apologies necessary."

All of which brings us, over 30 years later, to the new book I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon. Written by Zevon's ex-wife Crystal Zevon, the book provides a compelling oral history of a man who was as troubled as he was talented. Detailing the years before, during, and after Zevon's battle with alcoholism, the result is an artfully rendered casebook study of an addictive personality and, because Zevon portrays herself as honestly as she does her ex-husband, a codependent relationship.

Less than halfway through the book, photographer and art director Jimmy Wachtel, commenting on Zevon's newfound sobriety, gets right to the heart of the matter: "To be honest, he was the same asshole, drunk or sober, so there wasn't that much difference except he didn't repeat himself as much."

For those of us who didn't know Warren Zevon personally, it remains the work that matters, for which he'll be remembered. For those who did know him, who have to sift through the memories and hang onto the ones that made Zevon special and kept him in their lives and their hearts, it's a bit more difficult.


I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon
is due out from HarperCollins on May 1st. In the meantime, Crystal Zevon is posting updates about personal appearances and other related events -- as well as material about Warren Zevon that doesn't appear in the book -- over at her website.

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