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Levee

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    Bonnie Raitt

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bonnie-raitt-readies-first-album-in-seven-years-20120103
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    Chaka Khan: Led Zeppelin Lover

    Chaka Khan: Led Zeppelin Lover Monday, 06 June 2011 23:10 Chaka Khan may be a legacy artist in the industry, but that isn't to say the legendary songstress isn't as busy as ever. At the top of her list? A duets album, including a Led Zeppelin cover alongside "American Idol" judge and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler."We literally just clicked," Khan tells Billboard.com of Tyler. "We were at Elton John's party and we got to talk and we both wanted to sing together. We said, 'Let's do a mutual song, by you know, a neutral band -- a band that we both love,' and we both love Zeppelin." The "I'm Every Woman" singer will record the duet of a yet-to-be-decided Zeppelin tune with Tyler soon, which she has plans to release on a forthcoming double album of duets. From: Times Live
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    Robert Plant

    Dansette Damage - NME / The Only Sound 7inch Dansette Damage - NME / The Only Sound (Shoestring) 1978. This one surfaced a year ago on the always great Worthless Trash blog but as is the practice over there, they only posted the A side NME, which is a loving ode to the music rag of the same name. According to Worthless Trash, Robert Plant produced this under a pseudonym? If so, he was smart not to quit his day job. The mic on this is pretty hot. Not that this is bad necessarily, but I have a hard time believing the composer of Bron-Yr-Aur meant to distort the vocals. Its kinda like finding out that Geddy Lee produced a Viletones record or something. The B-Side on this is actually better. Not that this 45 is anything groundbreaking. Just a solid punk 45 from the Birmingham area. I do wonder what all these dudes actually did in this band. I mean there’s seven of em!
  4. Everyone has got their decorations up around our neighborhood and there are certainly different "tastes". What are some of yours? There is a house two streets over, that has a large all white brick home, looks like it was built around the 40's. It has a few pillars out front and a lot of windows. It has no outside decorations, but in each window is a clear lighted real looking wreath with a red bow and a single candle in the center. It just looks great , like a postcard on how to decorate for the for the holidays. It is so understated and yet so perfect for that house, I've always liked it. On the other side of decorating is the people I put in the why bother category. There's a guy on our street that looks like he stood on his front porch and tied a rock to a the lights and just threw them out on to these small trees that are in front. There's like about five or six of these and they are all a different solid colors. The wind could have done a better job. It looks like Walt Disney vomited. What say you?
  5. http://www.spin.com/articles/led-zeppelin-every-song-ranked/?utm_source=spinfacebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=spinfacebook
  6. Who was or is the coolest person in music? Here is my choice, and who is yours?
  7. I'm from Kentucky in the United States: The Kentucky Derby is not a statewide holiday, we usually go to our jobs, we don't sit on the front porch and drink mint juleps all day. We have everything you need, Bourbon, Tobacco, gambling on horses and coal. We're nicknamed the "Bluegrass state", there is no such thing, it's green ,I looked. We actually own the Ohio River.Yes we are that stupid. Our State Motto is "United we stand, divided we fall", during the Civil war it was "Let's see how this all plays out" We have Mammoth Cave National Park, featuring the world's longest known cave system and the death toll to prove it. It's rude to look down when talking to us...we know your checking to see if we're wearing shoes. Kentucky has 90,000 miles (140,000 km) of streams providing one of the most expansive and complex stream systems in the nation second only to the State of Alaska, which really just means the mosquitos are the size of birds. We are technically a "Commonwealth" along with Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. It used to be a big deal back in the day when they were forming states, now it just a secrete private Internet clique that has forums to talk about the other states. We believe Kentucky born Abraham Lincoln was assisnated in a major conspired cover up funded by the Actors Guild of America. Yes it's true, the states Official Wild Animal Game is the Gray Squirrel, prepared correctly they are a delicacy. Bigfoot vacations here. Our state song is "My Old Kentucky Home" it was going to be"The French Mistake" but it was deemed "too bouncy" Soooo....What's it like where you live?
  8. It's a sign of Joe Bonamassa's increasing profile that he got blues legend B.B. King to guest on his eighth album Black Rock -- and if what you're doing is good enough to rope B.B. in, there's not much reason to change, so Bonamassa doesn't tinker with his formula here, retaining a little of the folky undertow of The Ballad of John Henry, but with its remaining roots in a thick, heavy blues-rock more redolent of `60s London than the `50s Delta. Of course, Bonamassa has never shied away from his love of Brit-blues, even underscoring it with a good streamlined cover of Jeff Beck's "Spanish Blues," but he retains a healthy respect for all manners of classic blues, kicking out a Chicago groove on a cover of Otis Rush's "Three Times a Fool," reaching back to Blind Boy Fuller for "Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind" and ably replicating B.B.'s latter-day soul groove on a horn-smacked cover of Willie Nelson's "Night Life." Bonamassa has an ear for non-blues writers too, cherrypicking Leonard Cohen's "Bird on a Wire" and John Hiatt's "I Know a Place," tying it all together with beefy lead lines, but the provocative moments on Black Rock are all self-penned, whether it's the clattering stomp "When the Fire Hits the Sea," the British folk lilt of "Quarryman's Lament" and "Athens to Athens," or the droning dramatic epic "Blue and Evil." These are easily the most intriguing songs here, suggesting Bonamassa realizes that the familiar covers allow him to stretch out elsewhere, and while it might be interesting hearing him follow this path for a full album, what's here on Black Rock is both satisfying and admirably, if reservedly, ambitious. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine Recording information: Black Rock Studios, Santorini, Greece; Document Room; The Cave, Malibu, CA. Photographer: Kevin Shirley. Arranger: Lee Thornburg. Personnel: Joe Bonamassa (vocals, guitar); Manolis Karadinis (bouzouki); David Woodford (saxophone); Thanasis Vasilopoulos (clarino); Lee Thornburg (brass); Rick Melick (keyboards); Bogie Bowles, Anton Fig (drums, percussion). Audio Mixer: Kevin Shirley.
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    Best drummers ever?

    Can't trust a list that doesn't have Vinnie Colaiuta on it.
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    Black Country Communion News Updates (2010-2011)

    Black Country Communion - 'Afterglow' J&R / Fontana Release date: October 30, 2012 Format: CD Afterglow, may be the last album we see from Black Country Communion. Bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes said in a recent interview, "I hate to break it to you, but it just may be, because I need to be in a band that tours on a regular basis." Hughes (ex-Deep Purple,) guitarist Joe Bonamassa, keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater) and drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin Experience) got together in 2009. Afterglow is their third studi album.
  11. Black Country Communion - 'Afterglow' J&R / Fontana Release date: October 30, 2012 Format: CD Afterglow, may be the last album we see from Black Country Communion. Bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes said in a recent interview, "I hate to break it to you, but it just may be, because I need to be in a band that tours on a regular basis." Hughes (ex-Deep Purple,) guitarist Joe Bonamassa, keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater) and drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin Experience) got together in 2009. Afterglow is their third studi album.
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    Old Guard

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    Old Guard

    I miss Roblingblad and poison in a dirty cup.
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    Old Guard

    Toaster Oven!
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    Pictures At Eleven Turns 30

    After 30 years sill my favorite Plant album.Not only on the merits of the album itself,but also what was to come.
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    Sunset Strip

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/pop-pilgrims-sunset-strip,81995/ If this has been posted before, sorry.
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    Sunset Strip

    That's a shame, sign of the times I guess. Hard to believe that much went on in about a 4 block area.
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    How old are these Led Zep fans?

    54 in a few months, saw em both nights 4-19 &4-20 1977 in Cincy.
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    Bonnie Raitt

    http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=8670069&style=music
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    Old Guard

    Well, there are safety concerns. Whatcha got on those wheels youngster? 3...4 volt. Are there still A lot of heavey creamed soups?
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    Old Guard

    Hi everyone! I've read the whole thread and it's great seeing some names from the past. After reading Jahfins post I realized that's about the same time I joined here (Electric Magic), I can remember the first people I talked to those days, because it was my first attempt at a message board. Chicken-she and her brother Nick were going at it pretty good, very funny stuff. Manders-Sweet, funny, caring and has grown into such a wonderful person. ledded-made me laugh at least 3 times the first week,not afraid to joke about himself and is a class act in my book. Laketh-what can I say? Probably my first best friend in the early days, miss you so much. I'm really hopeful that you give Facebook a try, but if not I'll come here more to see ya. The next group of friends I made came later because I was paying them and thier names run wild through this thread.I just want to say that I'm soooo happy that I joined that day, Because I have made life long friends because of it and i'm so lucky! Knebs, the mouth still hurts, so I'll just go with the spell check name I gave her-Toaster Oven. Damn that was funny,I couldn't make that one up.
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    What Made You Happy today?

    I found the food court without any help.I had breakfast on a stick.
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    Anyone have Bonzo's Lithograph

    Anyone have Bonzo's Lithograph? I have this, it's about 24"X30" I made a frame for it when I got it. It's called "Bonzo Reflection", It was done in 1983 By a man called Gary Cage at G&G Enterprise. I've searched the net over and over and I can't find anymore info on it. I can only guess that I found it in an advert in one of the many Rock mags I was reading in those days. So do a have a very rare find here, or does everyone have 3 of these?
  24. Anyone have Bonzo's Lithograph? I have this, it's about 24"X30" I made a frame for it when I got it. It's called "Bonzo Reflection", It was done in 1983 By a man called Gary Cage at G&G Enterprise. I've searched the net over and over and I can't find anymore info on it. I can only guess that I found it in an advert in one of the many Rock mags I was reading in those days. So do a have a very rare find here, or does everyone have 3 of these?
  25. Kirshner, the veteran music mogul who shepherded the work of monstrously talented young songwriters to the top of the pop charts in the 1960s, launched the career of the Monkees, then made his face familiar to millions of rock fans as impresario of his late-night live-music TV series in the 1970s, died Monday of heart failure in Boca Raton, Fla., where he had lived for several years, his family members said. He was 76."Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" brought the biggest names in rock and pop music in the 1970s to television in "Rock Concert" in live performances instead of the usual lip-synced sessions that often characterized rock music on television. Each week Kirshner, in his distinctive Bronx accent, dryly introduced acts, including the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sly & the Family Stone, Devo and countless others over its nine-year run. His monotone style led to a famous parody that musician and bandleader Paul Shaffer delivered a number of times on "Saturday Night Live." He helped dream up the Monkees, a fabricated pop-rock quartet designed to emulate much of the appeal of the Beatles for weekly viewers of the group's TV show, which also yielded a string of hit singles and albums. But the group members' struggles to inject their own musical sensibilities into the show led to a famous battle over creative control with Kirshner. Guitarist and songwriter Michael Nesmith famously put his fist through the wall of Kirshner's bungalow during one of the more heated sessions. "Donny was there with his attorney," Monkees drummer and singer Micky Dolenz told the Washington Post in 2004, "basically presenting us with this money and saying, in so many words, 'Why don't you shut up and cash the check?' And that's not the sort of thing you said to Mike Nesmith at the time. To be honest, I couldn't have cared less. I was 20 years old, making money. But Mike led this revolt, and out of camaraderie, we all went along." The Monkees won, and eventually Kirshner was fired from his role with the group. He went on to form the Archies, one of pop's quintessential bubblegum acts targeting teen and preteen fans. The Archies logged four weeks at No. 1 in 1969 with their effervescent hit "Sugar, Sugar." Even before the Monkees got started in 1965, Kirshner was already a music business heavyweight, having helped get a career going for his friend Bobby Darin, then starting a music publishing company that hired rising songwriters, including Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka and the teams of Gerry Goffin and Carole King and Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Those writers crafted dozens of pop hits in the early to mid-'60s, many of them since lauded as classics of the Brill Building era. After "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" ended its run in the early 1980s, supplanted in some respects by the new kid on the block, MTV, Kirshner went into virtual retirement and moved to Florida, where he lived for decades in seclusion with his wife. A series of bad business deals led him to file for bankruptcy in 2000. He also periodically expressed his disappointment that he was never inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as its many nonperformer honorees. "I don't want to sound like sour grapes," he said in 2004, "but I believe I should have been one of the first three or first five inducted. Seriously. I mean, they've got people in there that I trained, and I'm not in? It bothers me, on principle." Kirshner is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sheila, children Ricky and Daryn and five grandchildren. Services are pending. -- Randy Lewis More at Pop & Hiss, The Times' music blog, and later at latimes.com/obituaries.
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