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by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2020
Replies: 235
Views: 7572

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2020

The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend

7

One of their more accessible, harmless songs.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1973 Poll
Replies: 89
Views: 4225

Re: Albums and Songs of 1973 Poll

Hymie wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:59 pm
For those who don't know my number 2 song:
Hard to believe those are the same Clovers who did the "Fool, Fool, Fool" song we reviewed for Biggest Fan. (Slightly less hard to believe that Frank Zappa would cover it for his live album Does Humor Belong In Music?)
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 25, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite song by every Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: Favorite song by every Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

Early Influences, for those who wanna work on it: 1986 Jimmie Rodgers Jimmy Yancey Robert Johnson 1987 Louis Jordan T-Bone Walker Hank Williams 1988 Woody Guthrie Lead Belly Les Paul 1989 The Ink Spots Bessie Smith The Soul Stirrers 1990 Charlie Christian Louis Armstrong Ma Rainey 1991 Howlin' Wolf ...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite song by every Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: Favorite song by every Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

By and large, I'll select a song for whoever I've heard a disc by. 1986 Chuck Berry | Johnny B. Goode James Brown | Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag Ray Charles | Hit the Road Jack Sam Cooke | A Change is Gonna Come Fats Domino | Blueberry Hill The Everly Brothers | All I Have to Do is Dream Buddy Holly |...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat May 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time
Replies: 64
Views: 1353

Re: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time

Oh dear, Rolling Stone. Britney Spears shouldn't be a million light years near #1. I might as well link my old 2014 post (with photos in disrepair) showcasing the then-top 100 Acclaimed Music artists' debut singles, as a point of comparison. Of those songs, I also made a personal top 15 (shortened v...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat May 23, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What is the most influential music publication?
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: What is the most influential music publication?

What caused Rolling Stone downfall? When Rolling Stone released their list of the 100 Best Albums of the Last 20 Years, back in 1987, it was great. When they released their top 500 list a couple decades later, and the top 100 was practically the same albums, it just seemed sad and that they were st...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun May 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?
Replies: 21
Views: 5109

Re: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?

These are more or less the Beatles songs in my overall top 1,000. I'm strongly pro-Lennon throughout my top 10 Beatles songs, and then it evens out a little bit (although I'm not sure of the authorship of some songs). As far as the first few years, it's been a while since I've seen the Imagine docum...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat May 16, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1973 Poll
Replies: 89
Views: 4225

Re: Albums and Songs of 1973 Poll

Albums: 1 | Bruce Springsteen | The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle 2 | Pink Floyd | The Dark Side of the Moon 3 | Steely Dan | Countdown to Ecstasy 4 | Stevie Wonder | Innervisions 5 | Genesis | Selling England by the Pound 6 | Iggy and the Stooges | Raw Power 7 | Led Zeppelin | Houses of...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri May 15, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?
Replies: 21
Views: 5109

Re: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?

alexjohnson10 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:13 pm
Hello, I would like to add my point of view to this topic. As for me, It's quite a personal preference. I like all the kind of music. When I want to relax I simply listen to jass or The Beatles. I think so.
Holy crap, I thought no one had listened to jass since 1917.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 13, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2020
Replies: 235
Views: 7572

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2020

Kool & the Gang - Joanna

6

This is like narcotized department store music, but I suppose this is an above-average example of this sound. "Cherish" a year later, with a soft radio sound, is a 10.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun May 10, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Little Richard Dead at 87
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: Little Richard Dead at 87

Elvis, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard (or "That's All Right," "Maybellene," and "Tutti Frutti," their first major songs) are the Holy Trinity of '50s rock to me. Little Richard's music was like going up in a rocketship. Of all the big names then, he was a wild man amongst wild men.
by Live in Phoenix
Fri May 08, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 66
Views: 4355

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

It's still showing up on my list. There's no use in me omitting anything that I thought was worthy of inclusion, let alone something that showed up all of #128 on my list last time. If anything, if people are sick of seeing it top the poll, I actually wonder if we should hold the poll less frequentl...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 07, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 66
Views: 4355

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

OK Computer won't be very high on my list. Back on 2017 I had it at 419. I doubt that it gets much higher this time :greetings-waveyellow: I wonder if it will make Hymie's list. I doubt it :happy-partydance: Has Hymie ever made an all-time list? One time I got curious and tried to find his but coul...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 07, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2020
Replies: 235
Views: 7572

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2020

The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

7

This whole album (in its original form without "How Soon Is Now?") is like a bunch of decent album cuts while you keep waiting for a killer song to show up.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 66
Views: 4355

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 4:07 pm
I'm doing my part by NOT putting OK Computer on my list. I hope others will follow suit!
We can have a special rollout that only goes up to #2. (As the years go on and we get more and more tired of our taste, we can just roll out #901-1000 and call it a day.)
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 06, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 66
Views: 4355

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

Holden wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:27 pm
Only took two lists for OK Computer to hit the top spot (so far)... for variety's sake let's hope the trend doesn't continue...
Looks like it's already been decided. See you next time, everyone!

It's like #100-something on my list, but then it's been like that the last couple times I've voted.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue May 05, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2020
Replies: 235
Views: 7572

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2020

Randy Newman – It’s a Jungle Out There 5 In other words, I wouldn't outright say I like it, but it's not a bother to listen to. Monk itself is a very good light crime show. It's the kind of show where you feel like you're watching the same general episode over and over, which is OK as long as you li...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 04, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll Ideas (because we don’t have enough polls)
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Poll Ideas (because we don’t have enough polls)

Put your ideas here -- maybe someone will happen by and run a poll on it someday. For some of these, I’m not so much advocating for them as I am a little surprised that they haven’t been done yet. ---Best music videos / “promo films” (We’ve never done this?) ---Best TV theme songs ---Genre lists (ra...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri May 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - May '20 - Radiohead!
Replies: 37
Views: 3036

Re: Album of the Month Song/Album Polls - May '20 - Radiohead!

Albums: 1. Kid A 2. OK Computer 3. The King of Limbs 4. The Bends 5. Hail to the Thief 6. In Rainbows 7. Amnesiac 8. Pablo Honey 9. A Moon Shaped Pool Songs: 1. Creep 2. Lotus Flower 3. Morning Bell 4. Optimistic 5. Codex 6. Karma Police 7. Reckoner 8. Daydreaming 9. Paranoid Android 10. High and Dr...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2020
Replies: 223
Views: 21364

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2020

Bryan Adams - Straight from the Heart 3 I like three Bryan Adams songs, but this isn't one of them. Two albums preceded this, released during his lean years -- of those, Allmusic recommends Bryan Adams Hasn't Heard Of You Either (re-titled You Want It, You Got It by the time of its release). Oddly, ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 61
Views: 6990

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

I thought this had to be the latest that a notable artist hit their peak in terms of albums (10+ years from their debut is fairly uncommon, unless you maybe include the artist's previous groups, if they recorded). But that might be Nick Cave with Skeleton Tree, 32 years from From Her to Eternity, ne...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2020
Replies: 223
Views: 21364

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2020

Yes - White Car

4

Just not much of anything here. I much prefer "Into the Lens" from the same album.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album From The Year You Were Born?
Replies: 38
Views: 3450

Re: Favorite Album From The Year You Were Born?

Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-April '20-Bruce Springsteen!
Replies: 18
Views: 4013

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-April '20-Bruce Springsteen!

Albums: 1. Born in the U.S.A. 2. Tunnel of Love 3. Born to Run 4. The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle 5. Darkness on the Edge of Town 6. High Hopes 7. Nebraska 8. The River 9. The Rising 10. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. 11. The Ghost of Tom Joad (the difference between these last six a...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2020
Replies: 223
Views: 21364

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2020

The Velvet Underground - Lisa Says

6
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Member Rankings
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: Forum Member Rankings

I wish I could convince you to visit Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music, which has a complete archive of Maximum Rocknroll magazines, and make a list out of the monthly staff top 10s. (I'm sure the Center is closed now anyway, and obviously this isn't happening, regardless ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Maximum Rocknroll (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 973

EOY 2019 - Maximum Rocknroll (US)

"Maximum Rocknroll is a widely distributed monthly fanzine [now digital-only] dedicated to supporting the underground punk rock scene." Issue #440 • January 2020 Top Eleven of 2019 Top Tens Haven’t had enough Top Tens? Compiled from all the Year-End Top Ten lists submitted for 2019, here are the mos...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1972 Poll
Replies: 83
Views: 8801

Re: Albums and Songs of 1972 Poll

If The Harder They Come doesn't count, then go with this: Albums: 1 | David Bowie | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 2 | The Rolling Stones | Exile on Main Street 3 | Black Sabbath | Vol. 4 4 | The Moody Blues | Seventh Sojourn 5 | Big Star | #1 Record 6 | Stevie Wonder ...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1972 Poll
Replies: 83
Views: 8801

Re: Albums and Songs of 1972 Poll

Geez, the last time around, a month ago, everything was still normal outside. Albums: 1 | David Bowie | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 2 | The Rolling Stones | Exile on Main Street 3 | Black Sabbath | Vol. 4 4 | The Moody Blues | Seventh Sojourn 5 | Big Star | #1 Recor...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 32
Views: 8272

Re: Coronavirus

I think more than half the country is at shelter-in-place, though Arizona is not. EDIT: Now it is. (Many things are closed, like restaurants except for take-out, and schools. Daycare isn't closed, but my wife is working from home and has the baby at home, at this time.) Juvenile court never closes, ...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - March 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 38328

Re: Biggest Fan - March 2020

Peter Gabriel, Red Rain -- 7
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 64178

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

They've shut down hockey, and pro and college basketball, and now toilet paper isn't easy to find. A delay of a music rollout isn't too big of a deal at this point.
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll
Replies: 96
Views: 17482

Re: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll

Albums: 1 | The Who | Who's Next 2 | Joni Mitchell | Blue 3 | Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin IV 4 | T. Rex | Electric Warrior 5 | The Rolling Stones | Sticky Fingers 6 | Sly and the Family Stone | There's a Riot Goin' On 7 | Elvis Presley | Elvis Country 8 | John Lennon | Imagine 9 | The Doors | L.A. W...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-March '20-David Bowie
Replies: 22
Views: 8205

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-March '20-David Bowie

Just noticed Live In Phoenix's avatar is Bowie's first album, and mine is his last album. 8-) :music-rockon: Just gonna move my tacked-on song list here. Songs: 1. Loving the Alien 2. Space Oddity 3. Moonage Daydream 4. Blue Jean 5. Ziggy Stardust 6. Ashes to Ashes 7. Let's Dance 8. Dead Man Walkin...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-March '20-David Bowie
Replies: 22
Views: 8205

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-March '20-David Bowie

Albums: 1. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 2. Tonight 3. The Next Day 4. Low 5. Blackstar 6. The Man Who Sold the World 7. Let’s Dance 8. Earthling 9. Aladdin Sane 10. Hunky Dory 11. David Bowie (1967) 12. Diamond Dogs 13. “Heroes” 14. Station to Station 15. Young Ameri...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Old rap compilation?
Replies: 25
Views: 5115

Re: Old rap compilation?

Old posts by bootsy 70's Hip Hop Songs: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Superappin’ Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rap Sequence – Funk You Up Funky 4 + 1 – Rapping and Rocking the House Ron Hunt – Spiderap Fatback Band – King Tim III (Personality Jock) Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight Lady B – To t...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 48012

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Neil Young - Transformer Man 9 From my favorite of his "weird" albums. (While his '80s run was halfway a disaster, I'd call it superior to his 2000-09 albums. Though I guess he was supposed to know better in the '80s.) If you like, there is also an ordinary, acoustic version of this song from his Un...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 64178

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Rob wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:24 pm
I guess Pour Some Sugar On Me and Pink Houses make sense as the last two. Too populist American, which seems to do badly overall.

And a lot of people still dislike Enya I guess.
Def Leppard is an English band, but maybe people just hate this type of '80s act.
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 64178

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Great job Moonbeam! 291. Enya - Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) 292. Pet Shop Boys - Left to My Own Devices 293. U2 - Desire 294. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More 295. Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days 296. Tom Petty - Runnin' Down a Dream 297. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 64178

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Moonbeam wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:47 am
babydoll wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:45 am
My least favorite song is finally out. Yay.
Took long enough, didn't it? :P
I'm amazed that Moonbeam liked it more than 2 other non-AC/DC songs; and that, from what I can tell, Hymie is not a "hater" of anything so far.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll
Replies: 150
Views: 32835

Re: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll

“We were hearing this original tape of the original Get Back album before Spector, and it’s really fabulous … They just make the songs up bing, bing, bing. They have to be the most incredible songwriters ever, I mean, just amazingly talented. I don’t think people realize how sad it is that the Beat...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll
Replies: 150
Views: 32835

Re: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll

Not that this really puts the issue to rest, but there was that one time that Sinatra dueted with Elvis, back from his army stint.
(I'm going to wildly assume that Sinatra generally preferred his own era of music.)

by Live in Phoenix
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll
Replies: 150
Views: 32835

Re: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll

Albums 5. Black Sabbath - Paranoid 9. Velvet Underground - Loaded 10. Jimi Hendrix - Bank of Gypsys 14. Led Zeppelin - III 17. Frank Sinatra - Watertown 20. The Stooges - Fun House Frank is rolling over in his grave from being on the same list with all of these acts, :mrgreen: A shame really, becau...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top AM Artists by Decade, 1890s-1940s
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Re: Top AM Artists by Decade, 1890s-1940s

Incidentally, the top performers not inducted by us, by decade:

1890s
1 | Sousa's Band

1900s
1 | Fisk Jubilee Singers

1910s
1 | Original Dixieland Jazz Band

1920s
3 | Jelly Roll Morton

1930s
4 | Benny Goodman

1940s
5 | Louis Jordan
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top AM Artists by Decade, 1890s-1940s
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Re: Top AM Artists by Decade, 1890s-1940s

Thanks Henrik! This was for some Hall of Acclaim trivia, out of general curiosity, and also for a sort of guide for the eventual early 20th century poll.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-February '20, The Rolling Stones!
Replies: 30
Views: 10574

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-February '20, The Rolling Stones!

Honorio wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:06 am

4. You Can't Always Get What You Want (1969)
The Stones at their most epic, using London Bach Choir to sing about disillusion. Not even Donald Trump could ruin this classic.
:text-goodpost:
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-February '20, The Rolling Stones!
Replies: 30
Views: 10574

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-February '20, The Rolling Stones!

Albums: 1. Let It Bleed 2. Sticky Fingers 3. Exile on Main St. 4. Tattoo You 5. Beggars Banquet 6. Aftermath 7. It's Only Rock n' Roll 8. Between the Buttons 9. Out of Our Heads 10. The Rolling Stones No. 2/The Rolling Stones, Now! 11. Undercover 12. Some Girls 13. Their Satanic Majesties Request 14...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 48012

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Wire – Mr. Suit

8