|Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street|
(May 24, 2013 - 11:53)
|God almighty....nobody comes even close to writing songs like this guy. |
And he's going on Summer tour of ball parks with Wilco and Richard Thompson!
Gonna see him in MN, and IL. Three shows....three nights on the road...getting on Highway 61 in Iowa!
|Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul|
(May 21, 2013 - 11:59)
|How about playing "Bluebird"? The bajo at the end od the song is freaking cool. I tihnk it's Richie Furay.|
|Rolling Stones - Some Girls|
(Apr 26, 2013 - 13:25)
|You see...this is what we need for a Friday afternoon...|
Nasty R n R from the Stones....
...and some girls want to get @#$% all night...
|Nick Drake - Things Behind The Sun|
(Apr 12, 2013 - 13:29)
|Ah...c'mon. It's Friday afternoon...Spring time.|
We need rock n roll.
This Nike Drake stuff is for falling asleep in a field of grass. Zzzzz
|Al Stewart - Roads To Moscow|
(Apr 10, 2013 - 11:41)
|What a strange context for a song..but's it so freaking beautiful. So it's cool.|
Al needs more air play.
|Lynyrd Skynyrd - That Smell|
(Mar 22, 2013 - 12:29)
You see...its quite simple. Play this kind of RNR on Friday afternoon.
This band had some pretty good guitar players; especially on this song...and did mighty fine live shows.
|Van Morrison - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue|
(Feb 22, 2013 - 13:51)
|Wow. This is the first time I heard this from Van. |
Saw him in the movie, Last Waltz. Didn't seen like he and Bob D. were too cordial...but that applies to most everyone and Bob.
|The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again|
(Feb 22, 2013 - 12:12)
|FREAKIN RIGHT FOR A FRIDAY AFTERNOON!!!!!!|
Just listen to Moon's drums. He must have a third arm. No one plays like him.
And RnR saved my life...this is why.
|Kathleen Edwards - In State|
(Feb 15, 2013 - 14:48)
|This woman and her band is fantastic but she doesn't tour much; especially in the Midwest. |
These bands are kinda lazy.
|Yes - Long Distance Runaround & The Fish|
(Feb 15, 2013 - 11:43)
|Hey matude, |
You go that right. I'll go one further. Chris Squire...was one of the best bass players. Just listen to the bass, he's all over the place.
And Steve Howe, for a short period in the 1970s, was one of the best guitar players.
|Sean Blackman - Yerazner|
(Feb 15, 2013 - 08:45)
|I keep waiting for the song to evolve into "Caravan". Which could be cool.|
|Santana - Guajira|
(Feb 15, 2013 - 07:03)
|OK folks...here we go.|
Carlos S. and Neil S. just freakin rock on this and the ryhthmn section is mind blowing. You get high on the guitar work and moving the body on the tempo.
This is what R&D is about!!!
This song is 40+ years old!
|White Stripes - Seven Nation Army|
(Feb 15, 2013 - 06:50)
|This is OK. But only OK. |
What we have today (Jack W, Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Linkin Park) ain't no comparison to Led, Stones, Dylan, Allman, EC, Little Feat, Pink Floyd, Dead, Yes, Who, Spingsteen, etc, etc, etc.
R n R is dead.
|The Band - Acadian Driftwood|
(Jan 28, 2013 - 13:49)
|Saw the Last Waltz a few weeks ago on Paladia cable channel. |
My god...what a show.
How they ever got all those bands to play a song or two...
|James Gang - Funk #49|
(Jan 25, 2013 - 14:43)
I remember having heated arguments about who were the best guitar players: Hendrix, EC, Alman, Santana, Walsh, Page, etc, etc, etc.
And who we got today? Jack White?
RIP R n R.
|The Derek Trucks Band - I Know|
(Jan 25, 2013 - 14:20)
|Geez whiz....he sounds like a cross between G Allman, Lowell George, and a little EC. |
|The Raconteurs - Top Yourself|
(Jan 17, 2013 - 13:19)
|Jack White...this band...White Stripes...very much over rated. |
Nothing new. Nothing unique.
The standards are so low for R n R bands in the 2000s. It a person can play some simple chords or a slide, it like "oh my God,,,this is the next Jimmy Page".
RIP...R n R. You had a heck of a run.
|Wilco - How to Fight Loneliness|
(Jan 17, 2013 - 08:36)
|Good, trippy song from the band when it was still creative. I'm afraid its only a shadow of what it was. And they seem to have completely forgotten Tupelo days...and those were some glorious ones.|
|Grateful Dead - Uncle John's Band|
(Jan 17, 2013 - 08:26)
|Just for once drop all the silly hippie and drug references and listen to the music.|
This is their best album and this may be their song.
Beautiful, happy, thoughtful, joyful.
And just like that....it's gone.
|Bob Dylan - Love Minus Zero/No Limit|
(Jan 17, 2013 - 08:11)
There is no success like failure and failure is no success at all...
Wow...think of the necessary and sufficient conditions underlying this cool freakin lyric.
That's whay Bob is a the BEST!
|Buckethead - Whitewash|
(Jan 11, 2013 - 14:45)
|This is very plodding, boring, stuff. It's Muzak...what you hear in the mall. |
|Wilco - Deeper Down|
(Jan 04, 2013 - 14:26)
These guys and their earlier band (Tupelo) were once a powerhouse of a R n R band. Born in the town of Belleville, IL...home to Stag Beer and full of midwest heartbreak and goofiness.
How about some of the earlier stuff?
|Lucinda Williams - 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten|
(Jan 04, 2013 - 13:28)
|How about playing songs from Sweet Old World or Essence? Play the sings with Bo ramsey on guitar. |
"Baby, sweet baby, I wanna feel your breath
Even though you like to flirt with death Baby, sweet baby, can't get enough
Please come find me and help me get f——-d up"
Ooooh man, does she sing these lyrics in a seductive way.
|Nirvana - Come As You Are|
(Jan 03, 2013 - 11:33)
|They were a very good band. |
But I'm afraid they represent the death of R n R.
Their Pain, Angst, Anger, Despair (PAAD) "thud n drone" formula was unique in 1991 but ever "R n R" band since then has followed this formula. 2013 is 1991. Stagnation.
I'm afraid R n R is evolving into jazz. Each hit a peak and then stagnated...no experimentation. Just same ole formula.
|Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Deja Vu|
(Dec 31, 2012 - 12:55)
Do ya mean that once upon a time, R n R use to have harmonies, melodics, with a little dissonance thrown in and...ya had vocals and instrumentals?
Na...that never happened way back when.
Let's listen to some Foo Fighters, or Nickelback, or Linkin park! That's real R n R!
|Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey|
(Dec 31, 2012 - 12:20)
|Ah...the Belfast Cowboy. |
How about something from Saint Dominic's Preview?
That was a great time period for him.
Veedon Fleece is a fantastic album, but rarely gets played.
|Los Lobos - Peace|
(Dec 21, 2012 - 12:13)
|Saw these guys live 10 years ago.|
But they just don't tour enough.
|Santana Brothers - Luz Amor Y Vida|
(Dec 21, 2012 - 07:35)
When it's all said and done, Carlos has to be listed in the top five of greatest R n R guitarists: Hendrix, Page, Clapton, SRV.
The guy never seems to get enough credit.
|Kathleen Edwards - Goodnight, California|
(Dec 21, 2012 - 07:22)
|For my Christmas present, I sure would like to hear more Kathleen...live, on RP, in the car, etc. |
She's quite the singer song writer and can do smoky blues to hard R n R.
|Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Everybody I Love You|
(Dec 06, 2012 - 13:46)
What freaking great song.
Great harmonies and great guitar playing. Who woulda thunk it?
Ooops...this song is 42 years old!
And no can come close to this today. Sad state of affairs for RnR.
|Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Live at Wembley 1974)|
(Nov 27, 2012 - 06:29)
|Wow. Freaking wow. |
God almighty...do you remember when a single FM radio would play this, Rolling Stones, Santana, Steely Dan, Little Feat, Bob Dylan, The Who, Gratefeul Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Bruce Springsteen, etc. etc. etc. ....all in the same hour?
|Santana - Toussaint L'Overture|
(Nov 12, 2012 - 13:14)
You can get high off this guitar work. Just like with Clapton, Led, Allman Brothers, Joe Walsh, GD, etc. etc, etc.
|Dave Matthews Band - Broken Things|
(Nov 12, 2012 - 13:01)
|These guys are barely OK. |
Not much here, but consider the the landscape of other bands and these guys sound like the second coming of the Beatles/Pink Floyd/Allman Brothers rolled into one.
|Joni Mitchell - Hejira|
(Nov 12, 2012 - 12:37)
Play more JM from those first five albums.
Beautiful, trippy stuff.
And one hell of a bass player on this song. Long live JP.
|Son Volt - Driving the View|
(Nov 12, 2012 - 09:10)
|Yeah baby. |
Good ole RnR from Belleville, IL...back in the days of Uncle Tupelo. With that Stag Beer brewery. Driving back roads in Southern Illinois.
|Van Morrison - Sweet Thing|
(Nov 12, 2012 - 09:06)
This is a such a trippy and wonderful album. A very special moment in time captured on vinyl. This song is the shining example of it.
Play the whole freakin album!
|Boz Scaggs - Loan Me A Dime|
(Oct 19, 2012 - 12:04)
|Duane on keyboards?|
I thought it was someone like Jimmie Smith paying a big old Hammond.
|Sonny Landreth - Native Stepson|
(Oct 19, 2012 - 11:59)
|This FREAKIN smokes. I've seen this guy twice. Jaw dropping. |
This is what we need for a Friday afternoon.
|Fleetwood Mac - Future Games|
(Oct 12, 2012 - 13:35)
|Saw Bob Welch in his band, Paris after he left FM. His band opened for Nektar...in a strange, strange concert in STL.|
Now what was on that little "dot" of paper?
|The Derek Trucks Band - Get What You Deserve|
(Oct 12, 2012 - 13:30)
The savior of R n R! Someone who knows how to play guitar!
Derek and his wife (Susan D) are freakin great but they don't enough.
Maybe it's in the genes.
|Jeff Beck - Freeway Jam|
(Oct 05, 2012 - 08:25)
Does anybody remember way back in the 1970s...when you have dozens of guitar players with bands that were experimenting with all kinds of variations of rock n roll?
What we got today? Thud and drone crap from Foo Fighters, Linkin park, Nickel back, etc.
Rock n roll RIP. Oh well, I guess there is still "country" music.
|Oi Va Voi - Yuri|
(Sep 07, 2012 - 14:08)
|OK, It's Friday afternoon.|
Play some rock n roll.
|Bill Withers - Use Me|
(Aug 31, 2012 - 13:22)
Remember when R&B was actually R&B?
All we got now is rap. wow.
Don't have a cow.
Farmer uses a plow.
I saw Jones & Dow.
Batman goes pow.
|Bob Dylan - Desolation Row|
(Aug 29, 2012 - 12:03)
|It's an 11.|
The song writing is once is a life time...the Moby Dick of putting a poem into a song.
Who even come close to this?
|The Band - Atlantic City|
(Aug 29, 2012 - 07:52)
Yeah right. Songs with soul and musicianship suck.
Oh well, you may want to listen to the thud and drone souless crap of these 21st century "rock n roll" bands.
|The Smashing Pumpkins - Violet Rays|
(Aug 29, 2012 - 07:39)
|Wow. These guys still suck. |
Thud and drone approach to rock n roll...following the PAAD principal. Every song must reference Pain, Angst, Anger, or Despair.
No soul, no musicianship, just thud and drone.
Boring back in early mid 1990s and boring in 2012. I'm afraid r n r is dead.
|Bob Dylan - Simple Twist Of Fate|
(Aug 29, 2012 - 07:02)
|What a beautiful song. I saw Bob last week in Des Moines last week. |
He didn't play this song (and rarely does) BUT he is now playing a grand piano for most of his songs. He was playing Jerry Lee Lewis on some songs and then on different songs breaking it down with a tempo and harmonics change like T Monk. Freakin amazing.
Long live Bob.
P.S. most of the crowd was under 30 years old...and there was group of teenage girls in the crowd formed a chorus singing "blowing in the Wind". Freakin amazing.
|The Vapors - Turning Japanese|
(Aug 24, 2012 - 13:58)
|It's a great silly, danceable tune from the early 1980s. |
The guitar work is not bad and not over mixed (you can hear string squeaks).
|Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again|
(Aug 17, 2012 - 07:06)
Well you still have a cell phone, don' cha?
Long live Bob. The strange little troubadour is on the road and will see him next week in Iowa...and may stay on the road for a awhile. After all Highway 61 is right there.
Ahhhh...the never ending tour.
|Marcy Playground - Mr. Fisher|
(Aug 10, 2012 - 14:37)
|All right I quit. This music is freakin pathetic and the other stations are playing R n R. See ya.|
|Sade - Long Hard Road|
(Aug 10, 2012 - 14:24)
|Ah c,mon...it's Friday afternoon...play some R n R. |
Save Sade for Sunday night.
|Bob Dylan - Desolation Row|
(Aug 10, 2012 - 13:58)
|Well, it's about time! It's Friday afternoon. Gonna go see the strange little man play in Des Moines in Aug and worship at the alter of "what the @#%^& did he sing"? |
But's it's DYLAN!
After this, how about some dark star? Oooh, baby.
|The Derek Trucks Band - Get What You Deserve|
(Aug 10, 2012 - 12:31)
|Some one tell Derek to get off his ass and tour more! He is the best guitar player out there. And his wife (Susan Tedeshi) is a helluva singer and babe. |
This guys makes it look so easy and he's a very unassuming.
Hey RP, you are on a groove....keep it up.
|Allman Brothers - Southbound|
(Aug 10, 2012 - 12:25)
|Wow. Southern R n R. This is so freakin good. My god, this use to be so common to hear several bands playing this genre; albeit not this well. But hey...they were trying.|
The guitar work is soooooo good. You can get high on it.
|Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows|
(Aug 10, 2012 - 11:53)
|And there are no letters in the mailbox.|
And there are no grapes on the vine.
There are no chocolates in your boxes anymore.
And there are no diamonds in your mine.
Ah....song of love and hate. Now that's a classic album from the Canadian Bob Dylan.
|Greg Brown - Just A Bum|
(Jul 30, 2012 - 16:59)
|Old Greg may be a bum. But he's an Iowa bum. Liviing somewhere in SE Iowa..making beautiful music.|
|Wilco - Jesus, Etc.|
(Jul 20, 2012 - 06:11)
|Great song from a very good album. But it appears the band has lost its edge. Maybe it needs to move back to Belleville, IL near the old Stag beer brewery and get inspired.|
|Neil Young - Cortez The Killer|
(Jul 18, 2012 - 09:14)
|God almighty....this is a trip!|
And this is 35 years old!
What the @#$%^ happened to rock n roll during that time?
No one is even trying to go off and explore...to just jam any more.
|Jeff Beck - Freeway Jam|
(Jul 18, 2012 - 07:59)
|Oh man....driving on some back roads in the 1970s in Southern Illinois...with the proper mood enhancements (not too much...not too little). |
Just listen for the finger screeching on the strings. No over produced crap like today.
And people wonder why these guys still attract good crowds at live shows. I saw Beck on TV...amazing and the guy has to be almost 65!
|The Who - The Rock|
(Jul 18, 2012 - 06:31)
|Any song with Keith Moon drumming is freaking good. The man must of had a third arm. There's no way he's doing all that with just two. |
|10,000 Maniacs - Hey Jack Kerouac|
(Jul 12, 2012 - 09:41)
|Ah c'mon folks. |
This was a nice album. Your expectations are probably way too high. The 1980s started the long decline into mediocre music.
My god, look whats passes as exceptional today. It's a joke.
|Allman Brothers - Stormy Monday|
(Jul 06, 2012 - 08:50)
|Ok...what's going on? |
An Elmore James tune cover by the greatest rock n blues band ever...in their prime...following Muddy Waters?
How about some Little Feat next.
|Muddy Waters - Rollin' and Tumblin'|
(Jul 06, 2012 - 08:47)
|You know, Bobby Dylan does a nice cover of this. |
He's a touring this summer. And I will see him in Iowa, South Dakota, and maybe Indiana.
Yeah baby...on the road with Bob.
|Steely Dan - My Old School|
(Jul 06, 2012 - 06:57)
|How about Dr Wu once in awhile? |
Trippy lyrics, a hint of forlorn, and great musicianship.
|Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger|
(Jul 06, 2012 - 06:30)
| yofitofu wrote:|
Hey yo, you got that right.
This album it too cutsey.
The early Supertramp was GREAT and NOT overplayed in vancouver or anywhere. Crime of The Century and Crisis What Crisis remain audiophile classics.
|Foo Fighters - On The Mend|
(Jun 22, 2012 - 12:55)
|Boring, redundant, thud drone crap. |
These guys wouldn't know a hook if it stuck in the ass.
|Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane|
(Jun 22, 2012 - 11:21)
Uh....do you like guitar in r n r songs?
Uh...maybe you want to listen to Reed playing it.
Some of the best.
|Wilco - Muzzle of Bees|
(Jun 22, 2012 - 07:59)
|Ok...what's going on?|
First, it was Son Volt (Farrar at his sad country best)
Now, Wilco (Tweedy at his trippy best).
Next has to be Tupelo (trippy and sad country and punk).
Let's do it!
And remember, it all came from Belleville, IL. Home tot Stag Beer.
|Son Volt - Windfall|
(Jun 22, 2012 - 07:23)
|All right. Son Volt - Uncle Tupleo. |
Sad country rock about growing up in Belleville, IL (southern IL) with broken down cities, muggy hot summer weather, dead end job.
But getting in your car and driving the back roads at night..cool and fragrant summer air and looking up at stars. Somewhere on a county road between Belleville and Shiloh. Ask Jay Farrar or Jeff Tweedy...they know.
|Van Morrison - Wild Night|
(Jun 22, 2012 - 06:07)
|It's an 11 It is the greatest rock no roll song ever.|
Van's voice. The lyrics on wild nights, girls, music, boogie woogie.
The guitar work. The horn section.
You can dance to it.
You can sing along.
You can get romantic.
The perfect r n r song ever.
|Grateful Dead - Not Fade Away / Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad|
(May 30, 2012 - 12:53)
|It's just great rock n roll. My god...trippy, with grooves you can't lose, and a Bo Diddley beat. |
When did this style of music die? Cause I sure don't hear it any more. All we got today is the tired, boring, worn out PAAD formula (Pain, Anger, Angst, Despair (PAAD).
|Rolling Stones - Wild Horses|
(May 25, 2012 - 12:42)
|Hold it...ain't this Foo Fighters? |
Or is it Kid Rock?
My god...what has happened to rock n roll?
|Michael Franti and Spearhead - Yell Fire!|
(May 22, 2012 - 14:12)
|Please no rap crap. It's just so boring...I mean you must be snoring....but you ain't adoring...or your ox will be goring, C'mon, playing this crap demeans the GD and Brubeck you played earlier. |
But just wave your hand sin the air...I'm sure the lyric is in the song, but don't smoke a bong, but you could be wrong, and it won't be long, hey there goes Linda Wong....
|Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser|
(May 22, 2012 - 09:23)
The trippy, helter, skelter, sideways walking, original. This is so jaw dropping.
I suggest you don't drive when you listen to this. You will vear off the road into the cosmos.
Miles D version is good but a little too smooth.
|Neil Young - After the Gold Rush|
(May 22, 2012 - 08:19)
I was lying in a burned out basement....
Wow. wow, wow. The trippy lyrics, the solo piano, the french horn.
Nobody, I mean nobody today is even trying to take risks like this.
|Son Volt - Drown|
(May 22, 2012 - 06:51)
|Still waiting for Uncle Tupelo. And I got Stag beer ready to drink. Nothing like midwestern brewed beer to drown one's sorrows. |
|Son Volt - Drown|
(Apr 20, 2012 - 13:22)
|For crying our loud, |
You play Son Volt.
You play Wilco.
Play some freakin Uncle Tupelo. The genesis for both these bands,
The band form Belleville, IL.
Home to Stag Beer.
|Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Live at Wembley 1974)|
(Apr 20, 2012 - 12:26)
|hey glow worm. You don't get. The 1970s was the best decade for RnR because it had it all: prog rock, punk rock, mainstream RnR, heavy metal, folk rock, country rock, blues rock, RnB rock, jazz rock, trippy rock. |
It's all good.
Sad to say...in 2012..not much left except Kid Rock (joke), Foo Fighters (thud and drone), and Linki Park (???). It's all so boring.
|Wilco - You Are My Face|
(Apr 20, 2012 - 11:47)
|Does anybody remember when this band use to be a RnR band? |
Why the fascination with ballads?
Bring back Uncle Tupelo! Go back to your Belleville, IL roots!
Drink that Stag beer!
|Steely Dan - Bodhisattva|
(Apr 09, 2012 - 11:59)
|This rating should be a 8.5 or higher. |
Check out the strange lyrics (typical for them).
Check out the two kick ass guitars. Takes you out and then back to...tight syncopation (sp) which is outrageous.
Key boards just add to the groove.
Ah....the 1970s. What a decade for music.
Oh yeah, do you all get the repeat/chanting of Bodhisattva in the last chorus at the end and how it reinforces the concept for the song?
|Long John Baldry - Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie|
(Apr 02, 2012 - 07:41)
|C'mon folks, this is an easy 7 or 8. Just for the "boogie wooie" vernacular. |
It's rock no roll. Sadly...this is something that is dead or dying in the year 2012.
P.S. That ain't no vernacular.. that's a derby! Thank god the three stooges still live in reruns!
|SuperHeavy - Common Ground|
(Mar 27, 2012 - 07:50)
|Why the rap crap?|
What is the flap?
Take a nap.
Where is my pap.
Sit in my lap.
Can I find a map?
Please don't yap.
Wow...I'm now a rap song writer! Where's my deal?
Please...no rap. Meanwhile, I'm going to Radioio Eclectic. See ya.
|The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist|
(Mar 23, 2012 - 07:41)
|Gave this piece of rap crap a 1. Wish I could go lower. |
Please folks, no rap. It sucks. Now I switch over to Radioio eclectic. Bye.
|Los Lobos - Good Morning Aztlan|
(Mar 23, 2012 - 07:30)
|This is one of the best rockers by one helluva rock n roll band. It's too bad they don't tour much in the midwest. |
This is midwest rock n roll...even though Aztlan is reference to old Mexico.
|Neil Young - Down By The River|
(Mar 22, 2012 - 13:14)
|Beautiful, trippy, rock n roll. Like other certain songs from certain groups (e.g. Led Z, Allman Brothers, Eric C, Miles D) you can get high just listening. |
|Wilco - Monday|
(Mar 22, 2012 - 11:32)
|Hey hippiechick, |
You from Belleville, IL...hometown of Uncle Tupelo? On the best country/punk/acid rock bands ever. Saw them play Stagger Inn in Edwardsville, in 1990. Wow...I mean..wow.
|Van Morrison - Wavelength|
(Mar 16, 2012 - 08:39)
|A bit too much synthesizer and mixing. Just compare this song to something off Astral Weeks or Veedon Fleece.|
|Foo Fighters - Everlong|
(Mar 15, 2012 - 09:03)
|Foo fighters. Way, way, way over rated,|
They are part of the post Nirvana, "thud and drone" school of rock n roll.
No soul, no hooks, no great instrumentals, no melodics, no harmonics, no cryptic lyrics.
Just the PAAD principle: every freakin song must express: Pain, Angst Anger, or Despair.
Sorry Generation X or Y. Rock n Roll is DEAD, when all you got is Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, and Linkin Park.