70s classic rock staples

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by Ghost, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    You know the ones. ... you can't get them out of your mind --- mainly because they won't stop playing them.

    Here are my ten best, off the top of my head, no order

    The Chain -- Fleetwood Mac
    Running On Empty -- Jackson Browne
    The Logical Song -- SuperTramp
    The Immigrant Song -- Led Zeppelin
    Time- Pink Floyd
    Layla -- Derek and the Dominoes
    Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress -- the Hollies
    Old Man -- Neil Young
    Sundown -- Gordon Lightfoot
    You're So Vain -- Carly Simon
  2. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    Hot Blooded
    Suzie Q
    Hold The Line

    Back with more later, need time to think.
  3. Conor74

    Conor74 New Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    SW Ireland
    David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes
    Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
    Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights, Wow
    Dexies Midnight Runners - Geno
    Roxy Music - Angel Eyes
  4. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    Rock-n-Roll Hoochie Koo
    You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

    Are we talking classic rock here or just anything from the seventies?
  5. Smiley321

    Smiley321 Member

    Apr 21, 2002
    Concord, Ca
    I'm with you, Mattbro, Conor's list doesn't ring a bell at all

    Others that are always played on classic rock radio:

    More than a Feeling - Boston
    Heartbreaker and Stairway - Led Zeppelin (not Immigrant Song)
    Boddhisatva - Steely Dan
    Bad Company - Bad Company
    Fantasy - Aldo Nova
    Show Me the Way - Frampton
  6. Conor74

    Conor74 New Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    SW Ireland
    Ah, you see Ghosts original list contained songs by The Hollies, Supertramp and Carly Simon, and I would have thought they were classified as pop acts, so I thought anything goes. And they're often dusted down this side of the Atlantic Ocean, whereas I can safely say that I am the only person under 30 who knows Boddhisatva in County Kerry, Ireland (pop. c. 130,000)! I can honestly say that there are acts that get to the top of the Billboard chart in the USA (eg. Tim McGraw, Debbie Gibson) that don't enter the top 50 in the UK and Ireland.
  7. Aimer. Northend Diva

    Dec 7, 2000
    Dream On -- Aerosmith....the birth of the rock power ballad.
    Tom Sawyer -- Rush
    Hotel California -- The Eagles
    Bennie and the Jets (well actually any song from Grt Hits vol 1) --Elton John
    Stranglehold -- Ted Nugent
    Rock and Roll All Night -- KISS

    kinda pop, but Piano Man -- Billy Joel
  8. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    Good call on Hotel California Aimer - how could I have forgotten that one?

    How about that Black Betty song?
  9. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    Do You Feel Like We Do?
  10. Smiley321

    Smiley321 Member

    Apr 21, 2002
    Concord, Ca
    I also learned when I lived in Texas for awhile that Stevie Ray Vaughn is a god on classic rock radio there.

    In 2-1/2 years, I'd heard enough of that guy to last a lifetime.

    Here in the San Francisco area, it leans towards Journey and the Dead
  11. Bman

    Bman Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    Beverly, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Foghat's "Fool for the City" or "I Just Want to Make Love to You"

    Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper" or "Godzilla"
  12. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    Bman, how about "Slow Ride"?
  13. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    For the most part, definitions are up to you all. I would say that Disco, Punk and early wave are out of bounds. Beyond that, have at it. It's as much yoiur discussion as it is mine.
  14. Conor74

    Conor74 New Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    SW Ireland
    Different horses for different courses.

    While I've heard of thew Grateful Dead, and I know the impact they have had on American music culture in the past 30 years, and I know Journey insofar as you will hear the odd song by Journey, REO Speedwagon, Toto, Survivor or those AOR bands etc. on VH1 or MTV, and I know of Vaughan because his death got a small bit of coverage hear, you could honestly go from one end of the week to the next on all the popular stations in Ireland and you will not hear a song by any of them.

    On the other hand, U2, Simple Minds, 80's acts like Duran Duran, The Human League, 90's British acts like Oasis, The Verve, Blur, Suede and a host of other British groups take up all the time here.

    I was 27 when I heard Rush for the first time and I believbe they're big in the States/Canada. The difference is unusual. Oasis played to 250,000 at Knebworth, England a few years back yet couldn't sell any decent venue stateside. At the big Irish outdoor concert this summer, bands like The Prodigy, Oasis and Basement Jaxx were headlining, while The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth and No Doubt were down the list.
  15. Bman

    Bman Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    Beverly, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep! That's a good one too.
  16. Metro

    Metro New Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Smoke on the Water-Deep Purple
    Point of Know Return-Kansas
    Who Are You-The Who
    Live and Let Die-Wings
  17. jmh30

    jmh30 New Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    Brooklyn, NY
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bruce Springsteen, "Born To Run"
    Kansas, "Carry On Wayward Son"
    Jethro Tull, "Thick As a Brick"
    Santana, "Black Magic Woman"
    Boston, "Foreplay/Long Time"
  18. Aimer. Northend Diva

    Dec 7, 2000
    Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  19. Soccer-Six-Shooter

    Soccer-Six-Shooter New Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Arlington, VA
    Born to be wild (70's?)
    Rock Lobster
    A Horse with no Name
    Joy to the World
    Stuck in the Middle
    Do Wine
    Green Eyed Lady
    Many by Led Zeppelin
    (Stairway to Heaven)
    (Song remains the Same)
    Rocky theme
  20. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard New Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    This Town Aint Big Enough - Sparks
    Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
    Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
    Milk and Alchohol - Dr Feelgood
    Crazy Horses - The Osmonds
    Hit Me With your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury
    Alright Now - Free
    Eagle - Abba

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