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rnargi : 7/9/2019 4:01 pm
Bon Scott would have been 73 today. Bon Scott. 73 years old. Unimaginable to me.
Wow. That’s crazy.  
Steve L : 7/9/2019 4:10 pm : link
Think he’d be moving around like Mick Jagger?
Want me to make you feel older?  
Scyber : 7/9/2019 4:21 pm : link
I don't know who Bon Scott is.
no,  
Bill in UT : 7/9/2019 4:22 pm : link
I don't want to feel old, thank you. That ended when I was about 14
I already feel old  
Giantology : 7/9/2019 4:24 pm : link
.
In 04', saw Springsteen at Byrne...  
x meadowlander : 7/9/2019 4:27 pm : link
...I'd seen him in 85', same place. He opens with Born in the USA and it feels and sounds exactly the same and I'm 20 again and I look around and HOLY FUCK THE CROWD JUST AGED 20 YEARS IN A INSTANT.

I got over it at that point. We're old. Almost all of the classic rockers are shadows of themselves, effectively cover bands of themselves, irrelevant.

Tom Petty was probably one of the only exceptions, really great newer material.

Then he died.

We'll follow shortly.

:D
RE: Want me to make you feel older?  
Klaatu : 7/9/2019 4:31 pm : link
In comment 14495415 Scyber said:
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I don't know who Bon Scott is.


Now you do.
Speaking of Bruce  
pjcas18 : 7/9/2019 4:33 pm : link
he'll be 70 this September.

And I saw him (among many other times) for the River tour a few years ago at Gillette and he ran around for 3+ hours like he was on adderall.

Johnny Ramone would have been 71 this year  
Greg from LI : 7/9/2019 4:45 pm : link
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I love hearing the music that fueled the revolution...  
Klaatu : 7/9/2019 4:54 pm : link
Being played in the supermarket.
Today is the 20th Anniversary of the release of American Pie  
Anakim : 7/9/2019 4:57 pm : link
(The movie)
I mentioned to someone in my office today...  
BamaBlue : 7/9/2019 5:00 pm : link
'Oh... Ross Perot died." Several millennials said, "who?"
This really makes me  
Mr. Bungle : 7/9/2019 5:07 pm : link
want to vomit.

I'm just frozen here thinking of it.
Major League the movie came out  
dep026 : 7/9/2019 5:16 pm : link
30 years ago.
RE: Major League the movie came out  
Greg from LI : 7/9/2019 5:31 pm : link
In comment 14495511 dep026 said:
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30 years ago.


It's more fun when you add context, like this: Major League is as old today as North by Northwest was when Major League came out.
People get older. News at 11  
ChaChing : 7/9/2019 5:39 pm : link
For me it's how no matter what count I have on 'how long ago' something was, adding 5-10 yrs to my guess is more accurate

And late 30s means I ain't even 'old' yet, even if my body is breaking down. PTist told me 'if I hadn't known you for the last yr or so and looked at this MRI of your knees, I'da thought you were 50'

Fn great. I have no business getting too much older then
RE: In 04', saw Springsteen at Byrne...  
Moondawg : 7/10/2019 9:20 am : link
In comment 14495422 x meadowlander said:
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...I'd seen him in 85', same place. He opens with Born in the USA and it feels and sounds exactly the same and I'm 20 again and I look around and HOLY FUCK THE CROWD JUST AGED 20 YEARS IN A INSTANT.

I got over it at that point. We're old. Almost all of the classic rockers are shadows of themselves, effectively cover bands of themselves, irrelevant.

Tom Petty was probably one of the only exceptions, really great newer material.

Then he died.

We'll follow shortly.

:D


Your point about Petty is so spot-on. I love his later stuff much more than his earlier stuff. I think that's unheard of for most bands. They either become cover bands of their earlier selves, or they release new music that unfortunately, cannot capture the gifts of their earlier work. Give me Echo, Highway Companion, and Hypnotic Eye any day.
RE: RE: In 04', saw Springsteen at Byrne...  
x meadowlander : 7/10/2019 10:07 am : link
In comment 14495793 Moondawg said:
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In comment 14495422 x meadowlander said:


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...I'd seen him in 85', same place. He opens with Born in the USA and it feels and sounds exactly the same and I'm 20 again and I look around and HOLY FUCK THE CROWD JUST AGED 20 YEARS IN A INSTANT.

I got over it at that point. We're old. Almost all of the classic rockers are shadows of themselves, effectively cover bands of themselves, irrelevant.

Tom Petty was probably one of the only exceptions, really great newer material.

Then he died.

We'll follow shortly.

:D



Your point about Petty is so spot-on. I love his later stuff much more than his earlier stuff. I think that's unheard of for most bands. They either become cover bands of their earlier selves, or they release new music that unfortunately, cannot capture the gifts of their earlier work. Give me Echo, Highway Companion, and Hypnotic Eye any day.
Exactly.

For me, Hard Promises was his best, but he may be the only artist I can name without at least ONE shitty album. I even dug 'Let Me Up I've Had Enough' - where he started experimenting a bit with 80's textures and production techniques, material still killed! (Runaway Trains!) Saw him and the Heartbreakers over a half dozen times back through the Reagan years, they delivered in spades.

In the days following his death, 'Wake Up Time' played on my random mix on a ride home from work and that's when I realized how much of a loss he was to me. Felt an ache in my chest, yeah, he was a really important artist to me, not only as a listener, but geez, I've jammed on his songs countless times.

Petty has helped me  
Moondawg : 7/10/2019 10:11 am : link
understand that quality songwriting need not be complicated.
RE: Petty has helped me  
ChaChing : 7/11/2019 10:34 am : link
In comment 14495825 Moondawg said:
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understand that quality songwriting need not be complicated.

Tho you might mean lyrics, for me it's like when he decided "yeah, ima play this one note over & over as the intro to this 4 or 5 chord song." And American Girl was born lol
RE: RE: Petty has helped me  
x meadowlander : 7/11/2019 10:50 am : link
In comment 14496550 ChaChing said:
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In comment 14495825 Moondawg said:


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understand that quality songwriting need not be complicated.


Tho you might mean lyrics, for me it's like when he decided "yeah, ima play this one note over & over as the intro to this 4 or 5 chord song." And American Girl was born lol
"All You Need Is Love" - that's one note repeated 5 times, instant classic.

As for that Campbell lick, it isn't just the lick, it's what Stan Lynch, his drummer did with it. Really powerful, infectious, and clearly - influential. (Strokes)
Want to feel old?  
MadPlaid : 7/11/2019 12:31 pm : link
A friend of mine was fooling around and doing the Cornholio bit from Beavis and Butthead. When he and his fiance described it as a show on MTV, his 10 year old said, What's
MTV? Ugh!
RE: Want to feel old?  
BamaBlue : 7/11/2019 2:55 pm : link
In comment 14496682 MadPlaid said:
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A friend of mine was fooling around and doing the Cornholio bit from Beavis and Butthead. When he and his fiance described it as a show on MTV, his 10 year old said, What's
MTV? Ugh!


Honestly... you WOULD NOT want a 10 year old to be watching MTV. They went down the rat hole a long time ago... It's now a showcase for human debris.
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