steely dan https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/ en Record Store Day 2021 – Limited Edition Vinyl Announced! https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/record-store-day-2021-limited-edition-vinyl-announced <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Record Store Day 2021 – Limited Edition Vinyl Announced! </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1351" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">karajayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 04/08/2021 - 11:02</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2021-04/record-store-day.jpg" width="1000" height="609" alt="record store day " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="record store day" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a4b0e535-8a90-4f49-8d7c-3cc0de03cb3e" height="609" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/record-store-day.jpg" width="1000" /><figcaption><em>Record Store Day Drops, 2021. </em></figcaption></figure><p>Vinyl collectors, clear some space on the shelves! <a href="http://www.recordstoreday.com.au" target="_blank">Record Store Day</a> is fast approaching once again.</p> <p>The latest collection of limited-edition vinyl will be dropping exclusively at select independent music retailers on two Saturday drop dates: June 12 and July 17. </p> <p>The 2021 Record Store Day collection features limited-edition releases from music’s most celebrated artists. Some highlights include releases from <strong>J</strong><b>oni Mitchell</b>, <b>Me’Shell NdegéOcello</b>’s first-ever Record Store Day release, specially numbered vinyl copies from <b>The Doors</b>, along with vinyl sets from <b>The Notorious B.I.G.</b> and <b>Steely Dan</b>.</p> <p>Check out the full list of exclusive releases you can score on the days below. For a list of participating stores, head to <a href="http://www.recordstoreday.com.au" target="_blank">www.recordstoreday.com.au</a> </p> <p> </p> <h2><b>Available on Saturday, June 12:</b></h2> <p><strong>Air </strong>–<i> People in the City</i> – 12-inch picture disc. Limited edition of 7,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>Blackbeard (Dennis Bovell)</strong> - <i>I Wah Dub</i> – 1-LP black vinyl. Limited edition of 3,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>Donny Hathaway</strong> - <i>Donny Hathaway Live</i> – 1-LP – 180-gram black vinyl. Limited edition of 8,500 copies.</p> <p><strong>Grateful Dead</strong> – <i>Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/3/72</i> – 6-LP 180-gram vinyl with 12th-side etching. Limited edition of 10,000 copies.</p> <p> </p> <img alt="joni" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fe5ac0bf-17a0-49ba-9539-5a787925398a" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/joni_0.jpg" width="200" height="200" loading="lazy" class="align-center" /><p><strong>Joni Mitchell</strong> – <em>Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1 (1963-1967): Highlights</em> – 1-LP 180-gram black vinyl. Limited edition of 15,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>Lupe Fiasco</strong> – <i>Lupe Fiasco’s Food &amp; Liquor Series</i> – 4-LP colour vinyl set. Limited edition of 7,000 numbered copies.</p> <p> </p> <img alt="me shell" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="227a620d-09c9-4a62-a3b2-b78cb7cbbf52" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/me%20shell.jpg" width="200" height="200" loading="lazy" class="align-center" /><p><strong>Me’Shell NdegéOcello</strong> - <i>Peace Beyond Passion</i> – 2-LP 140-gram blue vinyl. Limited edition of 5,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>Poly Styrene</strong> – <i>Translucence</i> – 1-LP crystal clear vinyl. Limited edition of 3,000 copies.</p> <p> </p> <img alt="steely dan" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="39d6e80b-34b5-4e7c-97d8-9c738f0831f8" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/steely%20dan_0.jpg" width="200" height="200" loading="lazy" class="align-center" /><p><strong>Steely Dan</strong> – <i>Two Against Nature</i> – 2-LP – 180-gram black vinyl. Limited edition.</p> <p><strong>Steely Dan</strong> – <i>Everything Must Go</i> – 1-LP – 180-gram black vinyl. Limited edition.</p> <p> </p> <img alt="doors" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c1b7faa5-c665-45ac-af4c-eefd2fa1b4be" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/doors.jpg" width="200" height="200" loading="lazy" class="align-center" /><p><strong>The Doors</strong> – <i>Morrison Hotel Sessions</i> – 2-LP – 180-gram black vinyl. Limited edition of 16,000 numbered copies.</p> <p><strong>The Flamin’ Groovies</strong> – <i>Bucket of Brains</i> – 10-inch black vinyl. Limited edition of 6,500 copies.</p> <p> </p> <img alt="notorious big " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1b9638ca-6062-4a3f-8ce3-801f5b30fcfd" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/notorious%20big.jpg" width="200" height="200" loading="lazy" class="align-center" /><p><strong>The Notorious B.I.G</strong>. –<i> Biggie Duets: The Final Chapter</i> – 2-LP colour vinyl + 7-inch. Limited edition of 10,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>The Replacements</strong> – <i>The Pleasure’s All Yours: Pleased to Meet Me Outtakes &amp; Alternates</i> – 1-LP black vinyl. Limited edition of 10,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>Tom Petty &amp; The Heartbreakers</strong> – <i>Angel Dream (Songs and Music From The Motion Picture She’s The One)</i> - Cobalt blue vinyl. Limited edition of 25,000 copies.</p> <p> </p> <img alt="tom petty " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4899eef6-59e4-4da4-8a10-6a579bfe2b21" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/tom%20petty%20.jpg" width="200" height="200" loading="lazy" class="align-center" /><p><strong>War</strong> – <i>The Vinyl: 1971-1975</i> – 5-LP colour vinyl boxed set. Limited edition of 5,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>Various Artists</strong> - <i>Psyché France Vol.7</i> – 12-inch black vinyl. Limited edition of 4,000 copies.</p> <p> </p> <h2><strong>Available on Saturday, July 17:</strong></h2> <p> </p> <img alt="aretha" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="40f29c82-6a86-47a6-8736-e8eea4c8d699" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/aretha.jpg" width="200" height="200" loading="lazy" class="align-center" /><p><strong>Aretha Franklin </strong>– <i>Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live In Philly, 1972</i> – 2-LP on orange and yellow vinyl. Limited edition of 10,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>Candi Staton</strong> – <i>Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters)</i> – 1-LP black vinyl. Limited edition of 6,500 copies.</p> <p> </p> <img alt="csny" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="68ded17e-6b12-4467-8a37-1421425d6840" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/csny_0.jpg" width="200" height="200" loading="lazy" class="align-center" /><p><strong>Crosby, Stills, Nash &amp; Young</strong> – <i>Déjà vu Alternates</i> – 1-LP 180-gram black vinyl. Limited edition of 20,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>Dr. John, The Night Tripper</strong> – <i>The Sun, Moon, &amp; Herbs Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition</i> – 3- LP black vinyl. Limited edition of 6,500 copies.</p> <p><strong>Fear</strong> – <i>The Record</i> – 1-LP 140-gram clear and white mixed vinyl + 7” single. Limited edition of 5,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>Hawkwind</strong> – <i>Greasy Truckers Party</i> – 2-LP black vinyl. Limited edition of 8,500 copies.</p> <p> </p> <img alt="john prine " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5ddcf694-5989-462c-acc2-0da33b0c89a1" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/john%20prine.jpg" width="200" height="200" loading="lazy" class="align-center" /><p><strong>John Prine</strong> – <i>Live At The Other End, December 1975</i> – 4-LP 180-gram black vinyl. Limited edition of 12,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>John Prine</strong> –<i> Live At The Other End, December 1975</i> – 2-CD set. Limited edition of 6,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>Lou Reed</strong> – <i>Set the Twilight Reeling</i> – 2-LP with etching side 4. Limited edition of 9,000 copies.</p> <p> </p> <img alt="ramones " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3d99f4bd-2288-47f1-8f1e-77e3fb83ae09" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/ramones%20.jpg" width="200" height="200" loading="lazy" class="align-center" /><p><strong>Ramones</strong> – <i>triple J Live at the Wireless Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia, July 8, 1980</i> – 1-LP 180-gram black vinyl. Limited edition of 13,000 copies.</p> <p><strong>Sisters of Mercy</strong> – <i>BBC Sessions</i> – 1-LP “smoky” vinyl. Limited edition of 10,000 copies.</p> <p> </p> <h1 class="text-align-center">FOR MORE INFO AND A LIST OF PARTICIPATING STORES, HEAD TO – <a href="http://www.recordstoreday.com.au" target="_blank">www.recordstoreday.com.au</a> </h1> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/60s-0" hreflang="en">60s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-0" hreflang="en">70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/80s-0" hreflang="en">80s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/90s-1" hreflang="en">90s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/00s-0" hreflang="en">00s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-0" hreflang="en"> rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/classic-rock-0" hreflang="en"> classic rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/alternative-1" hreflang="en">alternative</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rap-1" hreflang="en"> rap</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">record-store-day-2021-limited-edition-vinyl-announced </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">I Like Your Old Stuff </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Thu, 08 Apr 2021 01:02:07 +0000 karajayne 234421 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com 7 Great Drummers Of The 70s https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/7-greatest-drummers-of-the-70s <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">7 Great Drummers Of The 70s</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:27</span> <div class="field field--name-field-newsid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">75911</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2020-10/john-bonham.jpg" width="974" height="600" alt="7 Great Drummers Of The 70s" title="7 Great Drummers Of The 70s" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure role="group" class="align-center"><img alt="john bonham" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="63582c5e-fb08-4f31-a8a3-257660958e58" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/john-bonham_0.jpg" /><figcaption><em>John Bonham with Led Zeppelin, 1975. Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images. </em></figcaption></figure><p>Often the butt of jokes, drummers are the heart and soul of every successful rock band. Along with being the timekeepers, they provide the backbone for every song, be it through technical ability, simple melodies or bombastic hitting. Throughout music history there have been dozens of incredible stickmen, with the 70s giving birth to some of the most gifted drummers to ever appear on wax. While many deserve a mention, here are seven of the best that became masters of their craft and are rightly hailed as legends by critics and fans alike. </p> <p><b>John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-vlaco92emjg" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/vlaCo92Emjg?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>It’s only fitting the greatest rock band on the planet should also count the world’s finest hard rock drummer amongst its line-up. <b>John Henry Bonham</b> was a god amongst men. Nobody hit the skins as hard and fast as the wild <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/celebrating-50-years-of-led-zeppelin-3">Led Zeppelin</a> drummer who would go on to influence everyone from <b>Dave Grohl</b> to <b>Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith</b>. His powerful strikes had a groovy undercurrent that created the foundation for Zeppelin’s iconic sound. Be it his hypotonic pummelling on “Immigrant Song,” the often-sampled backbeat of “When The Levee Breaks” or his epic 20-minute solo on live versions of “Moby Dick,” Bonzo could always be counted on to deliver something special.</p> <p><b>Roger Taylor (Queen)</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-o-0ygw-b-gi" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/o-0ygW-B_gI?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p><b>Freddie Mercury</b> and <b>Brian May</b> are the two names that generally spring to mind when someone mentions <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/12-great-rock-vocal-intros">Queen</a>, but drummer <b>Roger Taylor</b> deserves just as much credit for the band’s tremendous success. Like many of his era, Taylor fused jazz techniques with a more commercial operatic rock sound. Not only is Taylor a skilled drummer, but he helped write some of Queen’s biggest hits, including “A Kind Of Magic,” “Radio Ga Ga” and “Heaven For Everyone.”</p> <p><b>Keith Moon (The Who)</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-pnbbdrcecy8" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/PNbBDrceCy8?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>Leaving a path of smashed hotels and destroyed drum kits in his wake, <b>Keith Moon’s</b> wild lifestyle was in stark contrast to his unique playing style. While he would often let loose with rambunctious glee, Moon was technically gifted and always in control of the beat, no matter how off-script things appeared. Never one to conform to the norm, he hated playing solos and would incorporate mesmerising drum fills into arrangements that should never work, but somehow he made it all fit together seamlessly. A key figure in <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/who-are-the-true-monsters-of-rock">The Who’s</a> success, Moon’s life, like fellow drummer Bonham, was tragically cut short at the age of 32, but his legacy lives on. </p> <p><b>Ian Paice (Deep Purple)</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-3aap4uj-w-0" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/3AAP4uj_w_0?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>Throughout <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/12-purple-punishers">Deep Purple’s</a> long and illustrious career there’s been one constant, <b>Ian Paice</b>. Taking inspiration from the hard and fast school of drumming, the last original member of Purple is cited by many as the grandfather of heavy metal drumming and is a huge influence on a long list of modern players. The left-handed Paice not only helped turn Deep Purple into one of the biggest bands of the 70s, but he also spent time behind the kit for <b>Whitesnake</b>, the <b>Velvet Underground</b> and the <b>Gary Moore Band</b>. A master of the one-handed roll, Paice is a dead set rock legend that’s still out there getting it done at the ripe old age of 72.</p> <p><b>Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones)</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-3b0y3luqr1q" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/3B0Y3LUqr1Q?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p><b>Charlie Watts</b> life got turned upside down went he from graphic designer to rockstar after joining fledgling group <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/50-years-of-jumpin-jack-flash">The Rolling Stones</a> in 1963. His understated jazz style meshed well with the band’s blues-rock sound and helped push the band towards chart success. Watts really hit his stride during the 70s, with his subdued style of play evident on hits such as “Beasts Of Burden,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Brown Sugar.” Watts career is a masterclass in substance over style. </p> <p><b>Steve Gadd (Steely Dan)</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-cyzwvf07tha" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/CYZwVf07tHA?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>Session drummers don’t get much better than <b>Steve Gadd</b>. The highly sort after performer helped reinvent jazz-pop drumming and has a resume that reads like a greatest hits album. <b>Eric Clapton</b>, <b>Joe Cocker</b>, <b>Paul McCartney</b>, <b>Paul Simon</b> and <b>Michael McDonald</b> are just some of the big names Gadd’s worked with over his distinguished career, but it’s his collaboration with <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/10-rock-acts-inspired-by-william-s-burroughs">Steely Dan</a> he’s best known for. Gadd’s solo on the title track, “Aja<i>,</i>” is the stuff of legend. Recorded in just two takes, Gadd’s rollicking contribution is widely regarded by the rock fraternity as one of the greatest drum solos of all time, helping transform “Aja” into an eight-minute yacht rock spectacular. </p> <p><b>Neil Peart (Rush)</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-aulblk4ibak" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/auLBLk4ibAk?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>No list about rocks greatest drummers is complete without mentioning the late, great <b>Neil Peart</b>. <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/listen-to-neil-peart-narrate-an-inspirational-short-film">Rush’s</a><b> </b>gifted man with the sticks was not only technically sound but played “butt-end out” and could perform using either matched grip or traditional style. Along with being Rush’s drummer, Peart wrote the majority of the band’s songs, really coming into his own during the 70s when he began writing sci-fi themed lyrics and incorporating a wide range of percussion instruments into his kit, including orchestra bells, wind chimes and temple blocks. His meticulous attention to detail and willingness to push the boundaries of rock helped Rush become one of the pioneering bands of prog-rock and cemented Peart’s position in the drummer’s hall of fame. </p> <p>Listen to more classic 70s tunes on our <a href="spotify:playlist:6fY1zV0LBUdPkSau1lLFAV" target="_blank">Hits of the 70s</a> playlist on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/playlist/6fY1zV0LBUdPkSau1lLFAV" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/au/playlist/hits-of-the-70s/pl.8a24561ad4fd4b519237b72c5d2b7a09" target="_blank">Hits of the 70s </a>on Apple Music:</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *;" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;" data-src="https://embed.music.apple.com/au/playlist/hits-of-the-70s/pl.8a24561ad4fd4b519237b72c5d2b7a09" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-0" hreflang="en">70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-1" hreflang="en">rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/classic-rock-1" hreflang="en">classic rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/drums-0" hreflang="en">drums</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/lists-0" hreflang="en">lists</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">7-greatest-drummers-of-the-70s</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">Tobias Handke </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Tue, 13 Oct 2020 01:27:59 +0000 Site Factory admin 220966 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com 10 Famed Bands With Offensive Names https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/10-famed-bands-with-offensive-names <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">10 Famed Bands With Offensive Names</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/14/2020 - 13:03</span> <div class="field field--name-field-newsid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">74151</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2020-04/EddieVedder1.jpg" width="999" height="600" alt="10 Famed Bands With Offensive Names" title="10 Famed Bands With Offensive Names" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure role="group" class="align-center"><img alt="Eddie Vedder" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="416bc2c4-39cc-4cf9-8f53-0c4e7107e1e7" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/EddieVedder1.jpg" /><figcaption><em>Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Pinkpop Festival, Holland 1992. Photo by Gie Knaeps/Getty Images.</em></figcaption></figure><p>Since band names often begin as a bad joke among a bunch of jamming friends, it’s little wonder some monikers look pretty wack when these acts graduate to stadiums, breakfast television appearances and billboard ads. While their familiarity often means their disturbing pedigree is put to the back of the mind, here are 10 famous bands with names which have shocked or surprised.</p> <p><b>10cc</b></p> <figure role="group" class="align-center"><img alt="Whitesnake" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9a51e652-8f4d-44ac-9b17-7f1f9dd7c45a" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/Whitesnake1.jpg" /><figcaption><em>Photo by George Rose/Getty Images.</em></figcaption></figure><p>There’s almost 50 years of disagreement over the origins of the name <strong>10cc</strong>, the group behind '70s mega-hits "Dreadlock Holiday," "I’m Not In Love" and "Rubber Bullets." Christened by their producer and label owner, Jonathan King, it’s often been suggested that 10cc is a reference to the amount of sperm in the average male ejaculation (10 cubic centimetres is above the mean, therefore insinuating the band were potent sexual stallions). While King (who served time as a sex offender in the 2000s) has denied the charge, band member, Lol Creme confirmed the sexual nature of the name in a 1988 <i>Pulse </i>magazine interview when he said, <em>"We thought it was perfect!" </em></p> <p>Well, what would you expect from a man named Lol Creme?</p> <p><b>Whitesnake</b></p> <p>If their album covers and music videos featuring half-clad pin-up vixens weren’t enough of a clue, '80s rock poodles, <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/whitesnake-the-rock-album">Whitesnake</a> existed in a smutty fantasy realm, their name betrayed their skirt-chasing schoolyard schtick. <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/david-coverdale-deep-purple">Deep Purple </a>veteran and Whitesnake frontman, David Coverdale confirmed the band was named after a nickname for his penis, <em>"Probably if I was from Asia it would be a different colour. But being a Yorkshire lad and all..."</em></p> <p><b>The Dead Kennedys</b></p> <p><strong>? &amp; The Mysterians</strong> drummer, manager and journalist, Mark Bliesener coined the name <strong>The Dead Kennedys</strong> as a joke on his sister’s teddy bear's name, Ted Kennedy. He mentioned it to future TDK frontman, <strong>Jello Biafra</strong> in the ‘70s while chatting about UK punk bands such as <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/forty-years-of-fun-with-the-sex-pistols">Sex Pistols</a> and The Vibrators pushing the naming convention limits, calling it <em>"the greatest band name no one could ever use. In 1978, when I heard of the fantastic first Dead Kennedys shows, I thought it was so cool that the name was finally being used," </em>Mark said in 2011. Their provocative name meant The Dead Kennedys would often be forced to play under pseudonyms in their formative years, with the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> linking the moniker to “tastelessness reaching its nadir.”</p> <p><b>Steely Dan</b></p> <p>Combining the literate and perverted, the group overseen by jazz-rock maestros, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker were named after a steam-powered strap-on dildo in <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/10-rock-acts-inspired-by-william-s-burroughs">William S Burroughs</a>’ 1959 novel <i>Naked Lunch</i>. <em>"We just wanted to give the band a little more thrust than most other bands,"</em> Fagen opined, no doubt finding it difficult to keep a straight face.</p> <p><b>Fugazi</b></p> <p>Punk icon, <strong>Ian MacKaye</strong>'s DIY post-hardcore group <strong>Fugaz</strong>i took their name from a book about the horrors of Vietnam. In Mark Baker’s <i>Nam</i>, veterans used the acronym Fugazi for fellow soldiers who ended up in a body bag: <em>"Fucked Up, Got Ambushed, Zipped In." </em>Barely a decade had passed since the end of the Vietnam War when MacKaye instigated Fugazi in 1986, so the name held powerful weight as an anti-war edict – even in its abbreviated form.</p> <p><b>Joy Division</b></p> <figure role="group" class="align-center"><img alt="Ian Curtis" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="af2dab6a-e661-4dbe-b522-6db34017a4ac" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/IanCurtis1.jpg" /><figcaption><em>Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns.</em></figcaption></figure><p>Due to an act of a similar name in London, Manchester’s <strong>Warsaw </strong>were forced to change their name from the grim Eastern Bloc locale <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/listen-to-90s-david-bowie-live">Bowie</a> had referenced on <i>Low</i>. Things only got grimmer with <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/joy-divisions-40th-anniversary-reissue-of-closer-this-is-the-way-step-inside">Joy Division</a>. Pulled from the annals of World War II history, Karol Cetinsky’s <i>House Of Dolls</i> book refers to the ‘Joy Division’ as the wing of a Nazi concentration camp housing female captives forced into prostitution with officers and staff. Frontman, <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/joy-divisions-40th-anniversary-reissue-of-closer-this-is-the-way-step-inside">Ian Curtis</a> would read extracts from <i>House Of Dolls</i> while the band performed their song "No Love Lost." The choice of the band’s next moniker when they transitioned to <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/10-all-time-great-basslines">New Order</a> following Curtis’ suicide did little to quell suggestions they were championing rum Fascist attitudes.</p> <p><b>The Pogues</b></p> <center><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:album:2AGx8a5UJvGA1sdz6y6OkE" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></center> <p>Originally known as <strong>Pogue Mahone</strong>, <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/have-a-drink-on-us-20-songs-about-booze-gangsters">The Pogues</a> lifted their title from James Joyce’s lauded tome <i>Ulysses</i>. While it might sound highbrow, the name actually translates from Irish as ‘kiss my arse.’ The English band shortened their initial name after complaints from BBC listeners, but in 1995 they regressed to their roots by releasing an album titled <i>Pogue Mahone</i>. It could have been worse – frontman Shane MacGowan’s earlier band was <strong>The Nipple Erectors</strong>.</p> <p><b>Machine Gun Fellatio</b></p> <figure role="group" class="align-center"><img alt="KK Juggy" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="514d2927-5312-4c8b-bc66-77858340f542" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/KKJuggy1.jpg" /><figcaption><em>Photo by Martin Philbey/Redferns.</em></figcaption></figure><p>We couldn’t leave out Australian provocateurs <strong>Machine Gun Fellatio</strong> from this list. While arguably more ridiculous than offensive, Machine Gun Fellatio’s name played a part in the black-bans and censorship the Sydney group experienced during their early 2000s run. For less open-minded media channels the band’s name was commonly reduced to the acronym MGF, although it was hardly likely that Radio National was ever going to put “Mutha Fukka On A Motorcycle” on high rotation either way. Fact: in spite of the offensive name dramas and nude stunts, Machine Gun Fellatio created some timeless songs in their eight years of pop terrorism.</p> <p><b>Limp Bizkit</b></p> <p>Confirming his nu-metal position as an unpleasant, overgrown teenager, <strong>Fred Durst</strong>’s band took their name from a masturbation game. ‘Limp Biscuit’ refers to the delightful male pastime of racing to ejaculate on a cracker with a bunch of pals – the last to achieve climax eats the jizzy Jatz. And don’t even start on the euphemisms behind the Bizkit’s multi-platinum album <i>Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water...</i></p> <p> </p> <p><b>Pearl Jam</b></p> <p><a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/eddie-vedder-in-twin-peaks">Eddie Vedder</a> has suggested the Seattle <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/happy-30th-burthday-grunge">grunge</a> icons took their name from a preserve cooked up by his great-grandmother Pearl Brunner, but that seems about as likely as anyone rating <i>Lightning Bolt </i>as their favourite <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/1990s-hit-youd-forgotten-were-covers">Pearl Jam</a> album. Reddit features a number of discussions about the origins of the band’s name, with many fans believing ‘pearl jam’ to be a euphemism for semen. The band has never confirmed this explanation, instead offering questionable alternative explanations such as the name stemming from watching a <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/neil-young-announces-release-of-1974s-legendary-unheard-album-homegrown">Neil Young</a> jam. Zzzzzz.</p> <p>Have a couple more examples to add to the list of disreputable band names? Comment on our Facebook page, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/YourOldStuff/" target="_blank">here! </a></p> <p>Listen to <a href="spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DX9qRMAPlxxDn" target="_blank">Pearl Jam</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX9qRMAPlxxDn" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/pearl-jam-essentials/pl.2f236adb64eb47b284ad6d3984d35fb5" target="_blank">Pearl Jam</a> on Apple Music:</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *;" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;" data-src="https://embed.music.apple.com/us/playlist/pearl-jam-essentials/pl.2f236adb64eb47b284ad6d3984d35fb5" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/00s" hreflang="en">00s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-0" hreflang="en">70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/80s-0" hreflang="en">80s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/classic-rock-1" hreflang="en">classic rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/punk-2" hreflang="en">punk</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/grunge-1" hreflang="en">grunge</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/lists-0" hreflang="en">lists</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">10-famed-bands-with-offensive-names</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">Scott McLennan</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:03:28 +0000 Site Factory admin 221911 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com 10 Rock Acts Inspired By William S Burroughs https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/10-rock-acts-inspired-by-william-s-burroughs <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">10 Rock Acts Inspired By William S Burroughs</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:26</span> <div class="field field--name-field-newsid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">74126</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2020-04/Burroughs2.jpg" width="1000" height="600" alt="10 Rock Acts Inspired By William S Burroughs" title="10 Rock Acts Inspired By William S Burroughs" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure role="group" class="align-center"><img alt="William S Burroughs" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="db1d20ab-0ad8-47b3-a8f1-05f47942c788" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/Burroughs2_1.jpg" /><figcaption><em>William S. Burroughs. Photo by Ruby Ray/Getty Images.</em></figcaption></figure><p>Infamous for his unapologetic drug use, cavalier lifestyle and pushing against society’s morality laws, <b>William S Burroughs</b> fitted a lot of living into his 83 years. Alongside friends Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, Burroughs was a founding forefather of the 1950s Beat movement, which turned standard writing narrative formats on their head. From musing on the Loch Ness Monster with <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/watch-the-history-of-led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a>’s <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/watch-jimmy-page-teach-a-led-zeppelin-classic">Jimmy Page</a> to dream discussions with <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/listen-to-90s-david-bowie-live">David Bowie</a>, here are just a handful of the artists Burroughs engaged with and inspired before his death in August 1997.</p> <p><b>1. The Beatles</b></p> <p>In a surreal piece of rock trivia, William S Burroughs has suggested he was in attendance during <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/watch-paul-mccartney-and-steven-tyler-cover-the-beatles-helter-skelter">Paul McCartney</a>’s earliest run-throughs of "Eleanor Rigby." At the time, Ian Sommerville, Burroughs’ boyfriend, was working as a tape operator for The <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/beatles-fans-celebrate-50-years-abbey-road-photo">Beatles</a>. "I saw the song taking shape," Burroughs said. "I saw Paul several times. Nice looking young man, hardworking." Burroughs would later appear on the cover of <i>Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i>, wedged between Marilyn Monroe and Sri Mahavatar Babaji, a Hindu guru.</p> <p> </p> <img alt="The Beatles" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e1109804-0e30-423a-bb1f-aa35a3b441b1" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/Beatles1.jpg" class="align-center" /><p><b>2. David Bowie </b></p> <p>Under the headline <em>Beat Godfather Meets Glitter Mainman</em>, William S Burroughs interviewed David Bowie for <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/beat-godfather-meets-glitter-mainman-william-burroughs-interviews-david-bowie-92508/" target="_blank">Rolling Stone</a> in late 1973. With both artists utilising the 'cut-up' method of messing with narratives, popularised by Burroughs’ associate Brion Gysin in 1959, the pair appear to have hit it off in their conversation. Bowie was in the midst of planning his (eventually scrapped) musical version of George Orwell’s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, while Burroughs had just turned down an opportunity to be "a judge at the erotic film festival." One of the final promotional photos of David Bowie, a 2012 shot for the surprise release of <i>The Next Day</i>, featured Bowie sitting in front of a framed image of himself with Burroughs. <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/beat-godfather-meets-glitter-mainman-william-burroughs-interviews-david-bowie-92508/" target="_blank">Read the incredible interview, here. </a></p> <p> </p> <img alt="Bowie Burroughs" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6ac6cd84-9f2f-4a89-b88c-171eb3e5a7ee" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/RS.JPG" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <p><b>3. Jimmy Page</b></p> <p>A few years after his Bowie chat, in 1975 Burroughs sat down with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page for a US magazine <i>Crawdaddy </i>cover story. Jimmy visited the writer in his New York loft apartment for the piece, which Burroughs determined would not evolve as a standard interview. "The Led Zeppelin show depends heavily on volume, repetition and drums," Burroughs offered with back-handed panache before, Page talked about his belief in the Loch Ness Monster. Both men had a shared interest in magic, which was also discussed.</p> <p><b>4. Steely Dan </b></p> <p>Jazz-rock masters, <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/watch-david-crosby-and-steely-dan-perform-wooden-ships">Steely Dan</a>’s name comes from William S Burroughs’ 1959 novel, <em>Naked Lunch</em>. While it might sound like a fairly mundane band moniker, <i>Naked Lunch</i>’s "Steely Dan III from Yokohama" is a massive steam-powered strap-on dildo –Steely Dan I is revealed to have been "torn in two by a bull dyke" and Steely Dan II "chewed to bits by a famished candiru" fish. Steely Dan member Donald Fagen would also appear on 1990’s <i>Dead City Radio</i>, an album featuring Burroughs reading his material over music provided by <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/14-legendary-female-bass-players">Sonic Youth</a>, <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/1980s-hit-you-forgot-were-covers">Blondie</a>’s Chris Stein and <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/the-velvet-underground-10-of-the-best">The Velvet Underground</a>’s John Cale. </p> <p><b>5. Soft Machine</b></p> <p>Proving the jazz-rock love for Burroughs extends across the Atlantic, Canterbury act, <strong>Soft Machine</strong> took their name from the writer’s book, <i>The Soft Machine</i> published in 1966. The book’s title refers to the human body, with <i>The Soft Machine</i> also notable as the novel that first used the term ‘heavy metal’ (although it’s not until <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/watch-the-first-trailer-for-creem-americas-only-rock-n-roll-magazine"><i>Creem</i> journo Lester Bangs</a> used it in the ‘70s that it was linked to a music genre).</p> <p> </p> <img alt="The Soft Machine" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b3a423fb-7779-4bd6-991f-1192f6718522" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/Soft.jpg" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <p><b>6. Joy Division </b></p> <p><a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/joy-divisions-40th-anniversary-reissue-of-closer-this-is-the-way-step-inside">Joy Division</a> frontman, <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/flashback-to-joy-divisions-shes-lost-control-live-on-tv-in-1979">Ian Curtis</a> had already devoured a number of William S Burroughs novels by the time the band played a multimedia event in Brussels alongside the 65-year-old Beat survivor. Taking in film, music and dance, one of the key reasons Curtis and the band signed up for the Plan K show was the chance to cross paths with Burroughs, who was lecturing at the event with his colleague Brion Gysin to promote the new work, <i>The Third Mind</i>. As Peter Hook recalls in Jon Savage’s <i>This Searing Light, The Sun And Everything Else</i>, <em>"Ian decided he was going to get a free book off William Burroughs because he’d read all Burroughs’s books and bought them… I can’t remember what he said, we weren’t near enough, and all we heard was Burroughs: 'Oh fuck off, kid.' We didn’t stop laughing for hours. Ian was so embarrassed."</em></p> <p><b>7. Tom Waits </b></p> <p>Having once referred to Burroughs as "Mark Twain with an edge," Tom Waits met Burroughs in his home state of Kansas to discuss collaborating on avant-garde theatre director Robert Wilson’s play <i>The Black Rider</i>. The trio travelled to Hamburg to work on the production, with three Waits/Burroughs co-writes making it to Waits’ subsequent 1993 album,<i>The Black Rider</i>, as well as Burroughs narrating "'Tain’t No Sin." Waits had been interested in regrouping with Burroughs on <i>Alice</i>, his Lewis Carroll project with Wilson, however the writer's poor health prevented a reprise of the pairing. </p> <p><b>8. Kurt Cobain </b></p> <p>Having first read William S Burroughs literature in high school, <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/happy-birthday-kurt">Kurt Cobain</a> was able to get in touch with the ageing writer in the wake of Nirvana’s 1991 <i>Nevermind </i>success. A remote collaboration was arranged, with Burroughs sending Cobain a recording of his 1989 short story <em>The Junky’s Christmas</em>, which Cobain backed with dissonant, meandering and incidental guitar parts. The 10-minute piece was released as <i>The “Priest” They Called Him</i>, the only music attributed to a solo Kurt Cobain during his lifetime. Burroughs later turned down Cobain’s request to appear in Nirvana’s "Heart Shaped Box"<i> </i>music video (perhaps playing the scrawny Santa character who ascends the cross?).</p> <p><b>9. R.E.M. </b></p> <p>Favouring vague and notoriously indeterminate lyrics in their initial years, <strong>R.E.M</strong>. frontman <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/watch-michael-stipe-sing-its-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it-in-coronavirus-psa">Michael Stipe</a> once said “I kind of agree with Burroughs when he says language is a virus from outer space." Using an arrangement he said he lifted from "Marlene Dietrich – not one of my favourite people," in 1996, Burroughs recorded a version of <i>Automatic For The People</i>’s "Star Me Kitten" over the band’s instrumentation for <i>Songs In The Key Of X: Music From And Inspired By The X-Files</i>. "It was an idea that crossed the line between genius and insanity," R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck suggested in the liner notes for the band’s <i>In Time </i>hits collection. "It didn’t tiptoe over that line mind you, it took a running leap, and ended up in La-La land. It’s worth it though, just to hear how Mr Burroughs pronounces 'wild!' Thanks Bill, say hi to Jack [Kerouac] and Neal [Cassady] for us, will you?" </p> <p><b>10. U2 </b></p> <p><a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/read-u2-frontman-bonos-fan-letter-to-iggy-pop">U2</a> had incorporated the works of Beat writers into their music and live performance as far back as The Joshua Tree Tour, with <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/read-u2-frontman-bonos-fan-letter-to-iggy-pop">Bono</a> quoting from Jack Kerouac’s <i>On The Road</i> in live introductions to <i>Where The Streets Have No Name</i>, not to mention the band recording the song "Drunk Chicken/America" with Allen Ginsberg. While Burroughs had previously recorded a poetry reading for the Irish band for a 1992 Zoo TV Thanksgiving special, in 1997 he joined the group for a music video cameo. In "Last Night On Earth," Burroughs is revealed to be behind an apocalyptic social meltdown, which perhaps apes how mid-century morality crusaders saw the disreputable writer. Burroughs died a month after the video was released, with Bono commenting, "I thought he might have had another few centuries left in him. He was a great advertisement for doing everything you shouldn’t do."</p> <p><b>U2 | "Last Night on Earth"</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-udolskuqvb8" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/uDoLskUQvb8?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-0" hreflang="en">70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/classic-rock-1" hreflang="en">classic rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/90s-1" hreflang="en">90s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-1" hreflang="en">rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/new-wave-1" hreflang="en">new wave</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/pop-1" hreflang="en">pop</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/grunge-1" hreflang="en">grunge</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/lists-0" hreflang="en">lists</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">10-rock-acts-inspired-by-william-s-burroughs</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">Scott McLennan</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:26:09 +0000 Site Factory admin 221991 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/10-rock-acts-inspired-by-william-s-burroughs#comments Watch David Crosby & Steely Dan Perform “Wooden Ships” https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/watch-david-crosby-and-steely-dan-perform-wooden-ships <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Watch David Crosby &amp; Steely Dan Perform “Wooden Ships”</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/18/2019 - 09:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-newsid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">72476</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2019-10/david-crosby.jpg" width="1000" height="600" alt="Watch David Crosby &amp; Steely Dan Perform “Wooden Ships”" title="Watch David Crosby &amp; Steely Dan Perform “Wooden Ships”" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure role="group" class="align-center"><img alt="david crosby" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="221100af-674c-4600-9daf-107889388fc6" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/david-crosby.jpg" width="1000" height="600" loading="lazy" /><figcaption><em>David Crosby. Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images.</em></figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/crosby-stills-nash-young-the-wild-definitive-saga-of-rocks-greatest-supergroup">David Crosby</a> surprised <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/10-of-the-best-songs-from-1977">Steely Dan</a> fans during the band's residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City when he joined them  for special renditions of the <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/happy-50th-crosby-stills-nash">Crosby, Stills and Nash</a> tune “Wooden Ships,” as well as the Steely Dan classic “Reelin’ In the Years.”</p> <p>Crosby's guest appearance on this luscious, blues-heavy performance of CSN’s “Wooden Ships” was captured by a fan and shared on social media.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="316" scrolling="no" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" width="560" data-src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fjoshua.goodman.7311%2Fvideos%2F3170086329673466%2F&amp;show_text=0&amp;width=560" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>This video (also shared to social media) captures Crosby’s cameo on the Steely Dan classic, “Reelin’ In The Years.” Watch him down the rhythm with the surety of a train while the lead guitarists weave the famous and intricate line between. </p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B3s-xrygoQ2/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12" style=" background:#FFF; 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text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Steely Dan with David Crosby</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/abrahamster2/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Irwin Abraham</a> (@abrahamster2) on <time datetime="2019-10-17T02:38:26+00:00" style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;">Oct 16, 2019 at 7:38pm PDT</time></p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js"></script><p>David Crosby has so far made guest appearances over two nights of Steely Dan’s annual five-night residency at NYC’s Beacon Theatre, which continues through until October 22<sup>nd</sup>. Hopefully, more special renditions of classic tunes will surface! </p> <p>Listen to <a href="spotify:album:6vUWpE8qciYHOhf7mgaGny" target="_blank">Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/6vUWpE8qciYHOhf7mgaGny" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosby-stills-nash/908303090" target="_blank">Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash</a> on Apple Music:</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *;" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;" data-src="https://embed.music.apple.com/us/album/crosby-stills-nash/908303090" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-0" hreflang="en">70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/00s" hreflang="en">00s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/classic-rock-1" hreflang="en">classic rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-1" hreflang="en">rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/60s-0" hreflang="en">60s</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">watch-david-crosby-and-steely-dan-perform-wooden-ships</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">Kara Jayne</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:15:21 +0000 Site Factory admin 224291 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com Happy 70th Birthday Larry Carlton https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/happy-70th-birthday-larry-carlton <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Happy 70th Birthday Larry Carlton</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/02/2018 - 03:11</span> <div class="field field--name-field-newsid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">67396</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8"></head><body><p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p>Happy 70th birthday to <strong>Larry Carlton</strong>, the American guitarist who built his career as a studio musician in the 1970s and '80s playing a variety of genres across pop, rock, blues, jazz, soul and country.  Most notably for acts such as Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell,  Linda Ronstadt, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Sammy Davis, Jr., Paulinho Da Costa, the Fifth Dimension, Herb Alpert, Christopher Cross, Dolly Parton, Andy Williams, and the Partridge Family.</p> <p>He has participated in thousands of recording sessions, recorded on hundreds of albums in many genres, for television and movies, and on more than 100 gold records. He has been a member of the jazz fusion groups The Crusaders and Fourplay and has maintained a long solo career too.</p> <p>His guitar work on Steely Dan's "<em>Kid Charlemagne</em>" from their 1976 LP <em>The Royal Scam</em> was ranked No. 80 on a list of the best guitar songs by <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine</p> <p>Carlton's weapons of choice are his 1969 Gibson ES-335, a 1951 Fender Telecaster, a 1964 Fender Stratocaster, and a 1955 Gibson Les Paul Special.</p> <p>And, he has four Grammy Awards! </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/jJ9Xk-VoGqo" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/h0-d2tjXBfc" width="560"></iframe></p></body></html> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-0" hreflang="en">70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/80s-0" hreflang="en">80s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-1" hreflang="en">rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/blues-2" hreflang="en">blues</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/country-2" hreflang="en">country</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/pop-1" hreflang="en">pop</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">happy-70th-birthday-larry-carlton</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:11:00 +0000 Site Factory admin 229156 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/happy-70th-birthday-larry-carlton#comments In Memoriam 2017 https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/in-memoriam-2017 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">In Memoriam 2017</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/20/2017 - 01:06</span> <div class="field field--name-field-newsid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">66916</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8"></head><body><p> </p> <p>Every year some of our heroes pass away. The sands of time wait for no one, but sometimes through struggles, people just can’t go on, and they’re truly heartbreaking times for music lovers.</p> <p>2017 was in no way different to any other year in regards to musicians who’ve passed, no greater, no lesser, but they all have one thing in common, a legacy, which we will always have for generations to come. So today we celebrate just a few who left us in 2017.<br><br><a href="https://ilikeyouroldstuff.com/blog/the-great-fats-domino-rip" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Fats Domino (October 24, aged 89)</a></p> <p>His style was iconic and inspirational to many, including Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley and John Lennon. He gave us brilliantly memorable hits like “<em>Ain’t It A Shame</em>”, “<em>Blueberry Hill</em>” (the catch cry for Richie Cunningham when he was getting lucky with the ladies), and of course “<em>Shake, Rattle and Roll</em>”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/bQQCPrwKzdo" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://ilikeyouroldstuff.com/blog/rip-tom-petty" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tom Petty (October 2, aged 66)</a></p> <p>A true legend, and one when you say his name is often always associated with The Heartbreakers. A band he formed and recorded so many brilliant songs with, and a band that it seems that everyone in our generation automatically knows, a household name. “<em>Refugee</em>”, ”<em>I Won’t Back Down</em>”, “<em>Don’t Come Around Here No More</em>”, and what about “<em>Needles and Pins</em>” with Stevie Nicks? Revered and adored by his peers and fans alike.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/nvlTJrNJ5lA" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p><a href="https://ilikeyouroldstuff.com/blog/chris-cornells-immense-contribution-to-music" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Chris Cornell (May 18, aged 52)</a></p> <p>I remember driving my car and hearing this news and was so stunned by it I had to pull over and listen intently to make sure I was actually hearing the name Chris Cornell. Like so many, growing up, Soundgarden was a pivotal band in my formative years. Then when he teamed up with the guys from RATM to form Audioslave, and then his solo work, he just kept bringing the heat. Chris’ voice was so incredibly powerful, but yearning and comforting when he wanted to be. Singing in cover bands, we all wanted to be like Chris, but we all fell short. He was too good. What a voice.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/14r7y6rM6zA" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://ilikeyouroldstuff.com/blog/rip-walter-becker" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Walter Becker (September 3, aged 67)</a></p> <p>Musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist, and co-songwriter of Steely Dan who met future songwriting partner Donald Fagen while they were students. The pair went on to write incredible songs such as "<em>The Boston Rag</em>", "<em>Bad Sneakers</em>" and "<em>Do It Again</em>". </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/UfZWp-hGCdA" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://ilikeyouroldstuff.com/blog/chester-bennington-rip" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Chester Bennington (July 20, aged 41)</a></p> <p>Chester’s death caught me completely off guard. And I know I’m not alone when I say that. It was so left field for the world to hear this news, completely surreal, a complete and utter shock. We would later find out that Chester had been struggling with personal demons, but like so many other’s he leaves us with an incredible legacy due to his work with Linkin Park. Please check out this live performance of Crawling featuring his good friend, Chris Cornell.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/F_v1SLIt01Q" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://ilikeyouroldstuff.com/blog/malcolm-youngs-funeral-service" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Malcolm Young (November 18, aged 64)</a></p> <p>What can be said about Malcolm that hasn’t already been shared since his passing last month? I mean, it’s Malcolm Young, the best rhythm guitarist of all time. Songwriter and backbone for one of the greatest bands of all time; AC/DC, there’s no other like him, there will be no other like him. He’s Malcolm FREAKIN Young! I don’t feel sad anymore about Malcolm Young’s passing, because he’s been with me in music since I was born, and will remain with us all for the rest of our days.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/kR6pxe8jaMs" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://ilikeyouroldstuff.com/blog/the-genius-of-george" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">George Young (October 22, aged 70)</a></p> <p style="text-align: left;">The only comfort in losing one of Australia's and the World's greatest songwriters is that he and Malcolm are now together, somewhere. A true pioneer of Australian music as a member of The Easybeats and producer for AC/DC.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/rBJLoYd8xak" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://ilikeyouroldstuff.com/blog/rip-the-father-of-rock-n-roll" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Chuck Berry (March 18, aged 90)</a></p> <p>What an innings Chuck Berry had, and what an incredibly important part of the world’s musical history. “The father of rock and roll” he was called, and with good reason, he was the first to mix jazz, blues, and rhythm, introduced guitar solos, writing lyrics that resonated directly with teenagers, he found the way forward. I think the "<em>Johnny B Goode</em>" intro was one of the first I tried to master on a nylon-stringed acoustic guitar when I was 15! It’s a simple aspirational story that would spawn many a guitarist.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/I8JULmUlGDA" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>This, of course, is just scratching the surface of the great musicians and contributors to rock'n'roll that we have lost in 2017.</p> <p>We all have different musical heroes and their passing’s affected us in different ways, so please let us know who you miss the most, why were they so important to you. Music is incredibly personal, and what may seem like just another muso passing to someone else, may mean the world to you, and that’s what makes it so special.</p> <p>- Higgo <br><br>  </p> <p> </p></body></html> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rip-0" hreflang="en">RIP</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/tribute-2" hreflang="en">tribute</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">in-memoriam-2017</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:06:00 +0000 Site Factory admin 229651 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/in-memoriam-2017#comments 10 Of The Best Rock Songs From 1977 https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/10-of-the-best-songs-from-1977 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">10 Of The Best Rock Songs From 1977</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/27/2017 - 04:34</span> <div class="field field--name-field-newsid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">66701</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8"></head><body><p>This list was originally selected by <a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/1977-songs/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Ultimate Classic Rock</a>, and we absolutely can't fault it! </p> <p>You'd think with all the talk going around about punk and disco in 1977 that nobody was making any rock 'n' roll that year. But here's a fact: The biggest-selling album in 1977 was <strong>Fleetwood Mac's</strong> <em>Rumours</em>, and records by classic rockers like the Eagles, Queen and Lynyrd Skynyrd were also huge. While there's no getting around the great punk and disco singles that came out in 1977, there were plenty of terrific classic rock tracks too, like the ones found on Ultimate Classic Rock's list of the Top 10 Songs of 1977.</p> <h2>10. Ram Jam - "Black Betty" </h2> <p>Folk and blues legend Lead Belly recorded "Black Betty" in 1939, but the song goes all the way back to the late 19th century when it was sung by field hands. Of course, the earlier versions didn't sound much like the bluesy stomp laid down by the Long Island rock band Ram Jam. Don't bother digging too deep in their catalog; there isn't much there, and what is there isn't very good. But for a few weeks during the summer of '77 they managed to turn an old-school field holler into a parking-lot singalong.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/I_2D8Eo15wE" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">9. Queen - "We Will Rock You"</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">It's almost impossible to listen to "We Will Rock You" without its <em>News of the World</em> companion track "We Are the Champions" as a chaser. But the lead cut is the better song, a foot-stomping, hand-clapping monster that has rocked arenas and stadiums ever since. It's all voices and percussion until about 35 seconds from the end of the song, when Brian May uncorks one of his all-time best solos.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/-tJYN-eG1zk" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">8. Electric Light Orchestra - "Sweet Talkin' Woman"</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">There are all kinds of greatness on ELO's double-album opus 'Out of the Blue,' but this single - the third released from the record - packs the most monumental moments: sweeping strings, a vocoder and a hook the size of the spaceship on the LP's cover. It only managed to just crack the Top 20, but it remains one of the group's best songs.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/NNjrBUzXDJk" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">7. Fleetwood Mac - "Dreams"</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Nineteen-seventy-seven was pretty much Fleetwood Mac's year (see No. 1 on our list of the Top 10 Songs of 1977). After struggling for years to get noticed in the U.S., the British blues band picked up a pair of L.A. singer-songwriters in 1975 and became one of the biggest groups on the planet. <em>Rumours</em> is their masterpiece, a breakup album centered on the members' infidelities; "<em>Dreams</em>" is Stevie Nicks' greatest contribution to it.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/JJ9EDUClEyo" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">6. Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Steely Dan were the smoothest of L.A.'s smooth-rock giants in the '70s. Their jazz-speckled tracks - performed by some of the city's top session musicians - aimed higher than most of their contemporaries' songs. In a way, Steely Dan were outsiders looked down on the rock scene they were reluctantly a part of, often openly mocking it. "<em>Deacon Blues</em>" was their slow-boiling paean to perpetual losers. No wonder they sounded so committed.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/jamkS4qoXK8" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">5. Eagles - "Hotel California"</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">The Eagles tried their hands at a concept album before - the wild-west mythology of 1973's <em>Desperado</em>. But with <em>Hotel California</em> they tackled a subject near and dear to their hearts: late-'70s L.A. debauchery. The entire <em>Hotel California</em> album sinks under the weight of too much sex and drugs, but the record's title track and the centerpiece is the summation of all the paranoia, fear and soul-draining excess. By far the most sinister cut on our list of the Top 10 Songs of 1977.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">The 40th Anniversary release came out last Friday, may as well listen to the whole thing because it's a masterpiece...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/2widuo17g5CEC66IbzveRu" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">4. Jackson Browne - Running On Empty</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Jackson Browne's <em>Running on Empty</em> was a concept album about being on the road. In one of the most inspired touches in rock history, the entire record, made up of all new songs, was recorded on the road: on tour buses, in hotel rooms, backstage, onstage. The title track and centerpiece is the singer-songwriter's life story, summed up as a decade more or less seen through a windshield.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/zdHg4QEmBvk" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - What's Your Name</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Lynyrd Skynyrd's fifth and best album will always be shrouded in the tragedy that took place just three days after the record's release, when the band's plane went down, killing singer Ronnie Van Zant, among others. The album's horn-fueled opening track and lead single details a particularly rowdy night involving group members, crew and a groupie or two. It's one of Skynyrd's loosest songs and a total blast.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/YDOCsJvpB14" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">2. Neil Young - Like A Hurricane </h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Neil Young's epic love song, featuring solid support from his occasional backing band Crazy Horse, boasts one of his all-time best guitar solos, a stinging, melodic set piece that comes on like a full-force gale. In addition to being a fan favorite, Young himself must love playing "<em>Like a Hurricane</em>": The song has been a part of almost every tour since 1977 and has shown up on several live albums over the years.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/eeDADr2M6qo" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2>1. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way</h2> <p>Fleetwood Mac's breakup album <em>Rumours</em> dominated 1977. As band members battled egos, each other and their romantic relationships (which, awkwardly, were all tangled within the band), their music got stronger, as everyone tried to get his and her side of the story heard. Everyone had their say: Stevie Nicks (see No. 7 on our list of the Top 10 Songs of 1977), Christine McVie and, especially, Lindsey Buckingham, whose terrific goodbye to Nicks is punctuated by one of rock's all-time-great guitar solos. Their pain, our gain.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/0GN2kpBoFs4" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> </p></body></html> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-0" hreflang="en">70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-1" hreflang="en">rock</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">10-of-the-best-songs-from-1977</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">I Like Your Old Staff Writer </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:34:00 +0000 Site Factory admin 229846 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/10-of-the-best-songs-from-1977#comments RIP Walter Becker https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/rip-walter-becker <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">RIP Walter Becker</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 09/04/2017 - 04:56</span> <div class="field field--name-field-newsid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">66026</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8"></head><body><p><strong>Steely Dan</strong> co-founder and guitarist Walter Becker has died aged 67, according to a post on his <a data-component="Inline links" data-count="2" data-index="1" data-track-type="click" href="http://www.walterbecker.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">official website</a>.  The cause of death has not been revealed however he missed two Steely Dan concerts in July this year due to ill health.</p> <p>Steely Dan’s stretch of seven albums between 1972 and 1980 are renowned for their insightful lyrics and complex music.</p> <aside class="element element-rich-link element-rich-link--tag element--thumbnail element-rich-link--upgraded" data-component="rich-link-tag" data-link-name="rich-link-tag"><div class="rich-link tone-news--item ">Working with a pool of musicians, Becker and Donald Fagen released hits including "<em>Reelin’ in the Years</em>", "<em>Do it Again</em>", "<em>Rikki Don’t Lose That Number</em>" and "<em>Deacon Blues</em>" – the latter taken from <em>Aja</em>, the 1977 album critically acclaimed as their best, which sold more than 5m copies. The band sold 40m albums in all.</div> </aside><p>Fagen and Becker split the band after 1980’s <em>Gaucho LP</em>, reforming 20 years later to make the Grammy-winning <em>Two Against Nature</em>.</p> <p>In a statement released shortly after the announcement of Becker’s death, <a class="u-underline" data-link-name="in body link" href="http://variety.com/2017/music/news/donald-fagen-walter-becker-dead-steely-dan-1202546352/">Fagen wrote</a>: “Walter Becker was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter. He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny.”</p> <p>Fagen also added that he intends to continue to “keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band”.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/UfZWp-hGCdA" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/1IZfi926sBgCgvIwIS2rcS" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p> </p></body></html> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rip-0" hreflang="en">RIP</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-1" hreflang="en">rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/pop-1" hreflang="en">pop</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">rip-walter-becker</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Sun, 03 Sep 2017 18:56:00 +0000 Site Factory admin 230491 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/rip-walter-becker#comments Comedians In Rock – Part One https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/comedians-in-rock-part-one <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Comedians In Rock – Part One</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 08/13/2017 - 22:30</span> <div class="field field--name-field-newsid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">65786</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8"></head><body><p>Flight Of The Conchords, Tim Minchin, The Lonely Island and Doug Anthony Allstars have all shown us how comedy and music can mix in hilarious fashion, but what about comedians who have dabbled in serious musical efforts in between their lauded humorous moments? In honour of <strong>Steve Martin’s 72<sup>nd</sup> birthday today</strong>, here are six comics who have also proven to be dab hands in the music realm.</p> <p><strong>Chevy Chase Gets Psychedelic</strong></p> <p>Before he broke through as a comedy writer on The Smothers Brothers and Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase not only performed “bad jazz” with Steely Dan’s Walter Becker and Donald Fagen in a university band, he also drummed with trippy also-rans Chamaeleon Church. With the full self-titled album available to listen to on Spotify, if you’re a fan of The Byrds, you’ll find the folky psychedelic sounds of Chamaeleon Church offer an interesting time capsule. Chevy also released a weird eponymous solo album from 1980 (featuring covers of The Beatles, Bob Marley and The Troggs – you can listen to it <a href="https://archive.org/details/chevy_chase_chevy_chase/08_wild_thing.wav">here</a>) before he arrived at arguably his finest musical moment – appearing in Paul Simon’s "<em>You Can Call Me Al</em>" video.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/uq-gYOrU8bA" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Lenny Henry Collaborates With Kate Bush</strong></p> <p>Kate Bush’s 1993’s <em>The Red Shoes</em> album featured a surreal guestlist including Prince, Eric Clapton and traditional Bulgarian folk ensemble Trio Bulgarka, but it was perhaps the appearance of comic Lenny Henry in the liner notes which was the most surprising. Singing soulful backing vocals on the song "<em>Why Should I Love You</em>", Henry arrived in the studio to find Prince had already laid down guitar for the track. “I sang my heart out,” Lenny wrote in <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/apr/24/the-time-i-sang-with-prince-and-kate-bush-by-lenny-henry">The Guardian</a> last year after Prince’s death. “I couldn’t believe it. I was performing on a song with two of my heroes.” Showing her penchant for funny folk remains undimmed, Kate Bush worked with comic Stephen Fry on the title track for her most recent studio album, <em>50 Words For Snow</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/7GaIK1F61cLAGASyB8TAk4" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Eddie Murphy Parties</strong></p> <p>Before he started popping up on Shrek soundtracks as a talking donkey, Eddie Murphy tried his hand at R&amp;B pop. After 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop and Trading Places pitched him as one of the 1980s’ biggest breakout stars, Murphy took a detour into the musical realm with 1985’s Rick James collaboration "<em>Party All The Time</em>". A certified banger, the first single from debut album <em>How Could It Be</em> went to 21 in the Australian charts. It was a feat he couldn’t repeat, despite a guest appearance by none other than Michael Jackson on his 1993 single <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzjpc3zmnM">Whatzupwitu</a>. Never mind – we’ll always have the "<em>Party All The Time</em>" music video starring two of Dave Chappelle’s favourite gurus.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/iWa-6g-TbgI" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Bill Murray Walks Down Happy Street</strong></p> <p>Not to be outdone by fellow Saturday Night Live veterans Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin, earlier this year Bill Murray appeared on the album from former SNL musician Paul Schaffer’s with The World’s Most Dangerous Band. Whether it was due to the positive reception he received for his work on Happy Street or not, Murray has now announced he’ll be releasing the album <em>New Worlds</em> in September. The classical album will see Murray, who memorably sang Roxy Music’s "<em>More Than This</em>" in the cult classic <em>Lost In Translation</em> and fronted a rock band named The Dutch Masters as a teen, paired with cellist Jan Vogler.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/bSuB4Su6wCM" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Billy Connolly Gets Stuck In the Middle With Gerry</strong></p> <p>While ‘60s folk band The Humblebums never made a dent on the music world beyond Scotland, however without them we’d not have been introduced to two major talents. While guitarist Gerry Rafferty later found acclaim (and an ultimately fatal love of the bottle) when Stealers Wheel’s "<em>Stuck In The Middle With You</em>" and his solo sax-tastic "<em>Baker Street</em>" became global hits, his banjo-playing sidekick Billy Connolly swapped pubs for stand-up. The rest is history, with Connolly’s early training ground of witty banter between Humblebums songs standing him in good stead when he became a comedic success story in the late ‘70s. While Connolly would still pull out his banjo on occasion in <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0ablgCMl-U">interviews</a>, live shows and in his various television series, his only chart hit was the 1975 UK comedy single "<em>D-I-V-O-R-C-E</em>".</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Steve Martin Racks Up The Grammys</strong></p> <p>Steve Martin, the star of<em> Three Amigos</em>, <em>Father Of The Bride</em> and <em>Parenthood</em>, may well be the most respected musician on this list, having won Grammys for his Americana albums as well as his comedy albums. His banjo playing of roots songs might not offer the laughs of Ruprecht in <em>Dirty Rotten Scoundrels</em>, but his musical output in the last decade has taken over film as his preferred medium. After taking up the banjo as a teenager, recent years have seen Martin perform with revered artists such as Earl Scruggs, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s John McEuen and Edie Brickell. Happy birthday, Steve – we hope it’s finger-pickin’ good! </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/CbA9JHkkaAk" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">Of course, if Steve’s music doesn’t cut it for you, there are always his <a href="https://open.spotify.com/album/7fVnEu4RiI0AqpAuEG4frr">classic comedy recordings</a> on Spotify to keep you happy!</p> <p style="text-align: left;">- SM</p></body></html> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/pop-1" hreflang="en">pop</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/folk-2" hreflang="en">folk</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">comedians-in-rock-part-one</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">Scott McLennan </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:30:00 +0000 Site Factory admin 230706 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/comedians-in-rock-part-one#comments