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May 17, 2008 8:08 AM   Subscribe

Well, young folk, there was a time, y'know, when bands would put their band name on the kick drum head, so the audience could see the name of the band, y'see? Why, best as I can recall, the The Yardbirds did it, and The Zombies, too. And The Hollies. Oh, and did I mention The Yardbirds? Well, my memory's not what it used to be... oh, and there was those boys from Liverpool, used to sing about Kansas Cty so well, why, you'd think they'd actually been there! Now, there was this one band called themselves the Spencer Davis Group, but I never could figure out why, cause it was that little Winwood fella just outta knee pants who was the star of that show!

So, is the rock n' roll today any better than what we listened to back then? Well, I dunno, you really got me, there... But there was that band that sang about my generation... now, who was that? Oh, well, this'll be the last time I bother you youngsters with all this old stuff. Anyway, truth be told, some of it was just godawful. Why, you'd rather be struck by lightning than to listen to that crap. Well, anyway, thanks for helping me with the groceries! Y'all run along and listen to your Animal Collective, I'll just stay here and listen to my Animals.
posted by flapjax at midnite (18 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Britpop always makes my day. Thanks flapjax.
posted by boubelium at 8:15 AM on May 17, 2008


So I was watching some Stones videos on youtube last night, and... okay, did Bill Wyman always look that confused on stage?

This one's really priceless though. He's not just wondering what's going on — it's starting to dawn on him, and it's worse that he suspected.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:19 AM on May 17, 2008


...it's starting to dawn on him, and it's worse that he suspected.

Haha! But wasn't it cool how he held his bass, with the neck almost straight up in the air? But, he can't live off the Stones royalties...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:23 AM on May 17, 2008


fj@0000, you are da man. The Dick and DeeDee Lou Christie cover is timeless camp--and they knew it at the time.
posted by rdone at 8:26 AM on May 17, 2008


That little Stevie Winwood sure could sing!
Thanks, as always, flap.
posted by Dizzy at 8:38 AM on May 17, 2008


That little Stevie Winwood sure could sing!

And still can! He's currently touring with 'Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.'
posted by ericb at 8:59 AM on May 17, 2008


He's currently touring with 'Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.'

Well, that's a perfectly well-balanced double bill, then: a guy who sings his ass off, and a guy who couldn't sing his nasally ass out of a paper bag!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:02 AM on May 17, 2008


*Actually, the tour kicks off Sunday in London before coming to this side of the pond on May 30.*
posted by ericb at 9:02 AM on May 17, 2008


Sorry to any Tom Petty fans out there... he's just one of those rock stars I viscerally dislike...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:04 AM on May 17, 2008


Nice!
posted by fourcheesemac at 9:15 AM on May 17, 2008


I'll let you slide on the whole "young folk" crack because a) even a Love Child such as myself shows respect to their elders, b) my folks were so into music that my early influences were wide, and varied, and you just triggered all kinds of sense memories with these links, and finally c) this: couldn't sing his nasally ass out of a paper bag... just made me snort with laughter, despite my exhaustion.
posted by squasha at 9:17 AM on May 17, 2008


And with that, o-yasumi.
posted by squasha at 9:18 AM on May 17, 2008


The band I was in was called "Ludwig". We had THAT on OUR drumhead! ;-)
posted by JtJ at 10:45 AM on May 17, 2008 [2 favorites]


Get off my lawn!!
The best music has yet to be realized. On this planet. Still: good stuff, good stuff. Thanks!
posted by not_on_display at 1:50 PM on May 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


WTF is with the dancing chef in the You Really Got Me video?
posted by rokusan at 5:02 PM on May 17, 2008


John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers

Armageddon

Stairway to Gilligan's Island
posted by dragonsi55 at 8:14 PM on May 17, 2008


Steve Winwood has a new album out too. Caught a cut off it earlier tonight on cable music's adult alternative channel. Still sounds good to me. I don't want to see or hear Tom Petty, I can't stand his singing. (sorry but I can't. And me from Florida too.) Winwood's been singing since 1963 when he joined the Spencer Davis Group at the ripe old age of 15. Rock on, Steve.
posted by keptwench at 8:41 PM on May 17, 2008


Dear Mr. Fantasy, play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything to take us out of this blue
Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy

/ A - G - / D - A - / :

You are the one who can make us all glad
But doing that, you break down in tears
Please don't be sad, if it was a straight life you had
We wouldn't have known you all these years

posted by caddis at 10:07 PM on May 17, 2008


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