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34.ee - Shake It Off - Ryan Adams (2015)

Adams' cover of the Taylor Swift song repurposes the pulsating rim shot/hi hat beat from Springsteen's "I'm on Fire".  This is probably the most imitated Springsteen sound other than the acoustic troubadour from Nebraska.  This version of "Shake It Off" makes me want to hop into in a vintage T-Bird convertible and drive around at night.

This piece from Vox makes the case that Swift is the millennial Springsteen.  It's an interesting argument that the writer bases more on themes and societal impact than the music. I think Swift's song "Red" sounds more than a little Springsteenesque but 2012 is one of my deepest years of this century.

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2 hours ago, mphtrilogy said:

Owe one from yesterday, but let me take the free roll

 

Rod Stewart - Maggie Mae -1971 (from the album every picture tells a story) 
 

MPH - JUKEBOX - 52girls

killer picks by everyone this morning ...5 hearts in a row ...don't ever remember that many back-to-back

sweet

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1 hour ago, Binky The Doormat said:

:throatpunch:

yep

I'm sure she "technically" is, but...

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And promptly at 4 EST. (You know I wasn't even lurking. Hah!)

For all the South Side dudes that know me best/I feel that me and Taylor Swift might still have sex
Why? I made that ##### famous

Round 34.xx

Artist: Sister Nancy

Song: Bam Bam

Year: 1982

Round 35.xx

Artist: Kanye West ft. Rihanna (Not featuring Macca)

Song: Famous

Year: 2016

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14 minutes ago, rockaction said:

 

Artist: Kanye West ft. Rihanna (Not featuring Macca)

 

:lmao: 

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29 minutes ago, krista4 said:

:lmao: 

I told you I read the...

[Narrator: Closing doors, Hal]

What the...? I'm not Hal, you're ####### Hal!

[Narrator: Oh, yes, that book you like, but not the movie...]

Oh, Jesus Christmas. I give up. 

/narrator, for now. Thanks, Pip! 

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Lots of good songs for me in 1984, but I’m going with another favorite. Yo Mama selects:

 

35.ym - Time Zone - World Destruction (1984)

 

Afrika Bambaataa collaborating with Johnny Rotten on this jam - yes please!

 

Relevant quote #1:

This is a world destruction
Your life ain't nothing
The human race is becoming a disgrace
The rich get richer
The poor are getting poorer
Fascist, chauvinistic government fools

 

Relevant quote #2:

Putting people in racist categories
Knowledge isn't what it used to be
Military tactics to control a nation
Who wants to be a president or king? Me!
Mother Nature is gonna work against you
Nothing in your power that you can do
Yes, the world is headed for destruction
You and I know it, cause the Bible tells you
If we don't start to look for a better life
The world will be destroyed in a time zone!

 

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Surprisingly, I only have one year left to fill in the 80s, and I even took an extra free play pick in the decade. 

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1 minute ago, Yo Mama said:

Wondering if Time Zone counts as a one hit wonder

Can't say that either artist was operating in that sort of oeuvre, and I'm pretty sure the Pistols hit the charts in the UK, even though that doesn't seem to matter. Afrika is a legend. So is Lydon/Rotten. Wouldn't that make a great hyphenated name, btw? Lydon-Rotten. Mary Lynn Lydon-Rotten. 

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Another song I associate with my "lost years" (roughly 2000 to 2006). I mentioned elsewhere that if you count my friends' bands playing in bars, I have been to more than 1,000 rock concerts. A good chunk of them were during those years. 

Round 35: Franz Ferdinand -- Take Me Out

Year: 2004

Album: Franz Ferdinand

B-side: Truck Stop

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With that, the 2000s is my first completed decade. In many of its years I didn't feel like I had many options, especially after 2005. 

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35th Round  Leon Russell - Tight Rope (1972)

b-side, This Masquerade?  Why yes, please.

Lots of Beatles collaborations, since Russell collaborated a lot with...everyone.  John, George, and Ringo all played on Russell's first solo album, Leon Russell.  George and Russell also played together on the partly-George-produced Badfinger album, Straight Up, and for a short time both toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends (presumably as part of "Friends").  Russell played a huge part (along with Ringo) in George's Concert for Bangladesh, performing a couple of Stones songs, singing the third verse of George's "Beware of Darkness," and playing bass on Bob Dylan's set.  

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21 minutes ago, simey said:

You sniped me!  I wasn't going to take that song this round, but I would have within the next three. 

sorry simey!!

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42 minutes ago, simey said:

You sniped me!  I wasn't going to take that song this round, but I would have within the next three. 

Sniped me too!

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1 hour ago, Pip's Invitation said:

Another song I associate with my "lost years" (roughly 2000 to 2006). I mentioned elsewhere that if you count my friends' bands playing in bars, I have been to more than 1,000 rock concerts. A good chunk of them were during those years. 

Round 35: Franz Ferdinand -- Take Me Out

Year: 2004

Album: Franz Ferdinand

B-side: Truck Stop

This was a snipe too. 2000+ going to be rough

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42 minutes ago, Raging weasel said:

This was a snipe too. 2000+ going to be rough

That's why I got it out of the way. 

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51 minutes ago, Raging weasel said:

Round35No Roots-Alice Merton 2017

Technically a no hit wonder but it's a fav of my wife's.

This is new to me.

I really like it.

It reminds me of one of my fav artists, but I don't wanna spotlight.

 

EDIT: It also reminds me (even more) of another artist I like as well, but not quite as much as the 1st.

Edited by Man of Constant Sorrow
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1 hour ago, Binky The Doormat said:

sorry simey!!

I think she’s saying they’re not a one hit wonder - she was taking another song.

:scared:

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35.ee - Never Be Enough Time - Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers (1995)

The Pittsburgh-based Brick Alley Band was one of the blue collar bar bands who got record deals in the late 70s when Springsteen was the next big thing.  Their label rechristened them as The Iron City Houserockers which was shortened to just The Houserockers for their fourth album.  Frontman Joe Grushecky went solo in the mid-80s as Joey G. but by the time this album came out in 1995, the Houserockers had been brought back together with Grushecky given top billing.  None of the names really worked but the band has continued to grind it out to the present day.  Maybe things would have been better if he'd gone with Wally Grushecky but that's another of Rock 'n Roll's mysteries.

One of Springsteen's admirable qualities is that he's always tried to help out buddies by chipping in guest appearances and unreleased songs.  Gary US Bonds and Southside Johnny were the main beneficiaries but the Boss tried to jumpstart the reformed Houserockers by producing and providing backup vocals on this album.  The song is a Grushecky original that builds through repetition and is helped a lot by Springsteen's very Little Stevenesque singing.

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13 minutes ago, Eephus said:

One of Springsteen's admirable qualities is that he's always tried to help out buddies by chipping in guest appearances and unreleased songs.  Gary US Bonds and Southside Johnny were the main beneficiaries but the Boss tried to jumpstart the reformed Houserockers by producing and providing backup vocals on this album.  The song is a Grushecky original that builds through repetition and is helped a lot by Springsteen's very Little Stevenesque singing.

He’s still helping out guys like Grushecky and even Southside Johnny as part of the crowd is just there to see if Bruce shows up (well when shows were such a thing) - and many times he did.

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23 minutes ago, Eephus said:

35.ee - Never Be Enough Time - Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers (1995)

 None of the names really worked but the band has continued to grind it out to the present day.

Iron City Houserockers really probably was the best for everybody.

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37 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers (1995)

I was wondering when these guys were gonna show up on your roster. 

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34.03: Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve (1997)

WILD CARD!!!!  I have gone through 33 consecutive year picks ...no more.  The 90s are such a #### show, I have now shed these burdensome, and overly restrictive, self-inflicted rules and give myself permission to roam free and unencumbered throughout the remaining years of this song journey.  

enjoy this soaring one-hit wonder.

 

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36 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

... I have now shed these burdensome, and overly restrictive, self-inflicted rules and give myself permission to roam free and unencumbered throughout the remaining years of this song journey... 

That's the motto of my hippie bull#### drum circle. 

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3 minutes ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

That's the motto of my hippie bull#### drum circle. 

caught you guys at the "Bewildered Men of Western KY" Festival late last Spring 

wife and I were traveling to my mom's and heard we couldn't miss the handmade scented candles ...so we stopped.

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