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BREAD( if a picture paints a thousand words)
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
My all time favorite from Jethro Tull: Minstrel In The Gallery
"Naked and Starving as They are We Cannot Enough Admire the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity of the Soldiery" – George Washington, Valley Forge, 1777.
A song befitting this forum:
How about the Beatle's: "Happiness is a Warm Gun".
Yes, it really is a Beatle's song:
YouTube - Happiness is a Warm Gun - John Lennon [Beatles]
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
OK guys, I have to weigh in on this. When I was much younger, back in the '70s, I grew up here in San Antonio, TX. My father was/is a prominent CPA (bean counter to us commoners) and used to have an eccentric millionaire for a client, who just happened to own a Radio station as a tax shelter. The format of this station was independent and verrrry flexible and was headed up by two guys named Lou Roney and Joe Anthony. Those were prominent names in the hard rock arena because they were the first American DJs to give a whole lot of the following bands airplay. I write this because I got to meet a whole lot of these bands I am about to list and their hits, and have promo copies of the albums the songs came from.
So here we go:
Angel - White hot
AC/DC - Walk All over you
Argent - Hold your head up
Black Sabbath - Sabbra Cadabra
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Karn evil 9
Foghat - Honey Hush
Grand Funk Railroad - E.Pluribus Funk (entire album)
Garfield - A private Affair
Lone Star - The Bells of Berlin
Moxy - Sail On, Sail Away
Montrose - Space Station #5
Rainbow - The gates of Babylon
Riot - Warrior, Entire "Fire Down Under" album.....
Rush - The Necromancer
Sammy Hagar Live - Rock-n-Roll Weekend (his opening statement says it all!)
The Five Man Electrical Band - Signs
And if your'e a real aficionado of the hard-to-find:
Sir Lord Baltimore - Woman Tamer
There, some cool tunes that never quite made it.
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined". - Patrick Henry
Reinassance: Ashes Are Burning. (Live Version)
The Knife http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XhDHJNuyXw
The Musical Box http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvzrLSJnNso
Pre Phil Collins Songs
Years Ago + Steven http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs9K49EhdS0
And let me add a "romatic" song from Alice
Only Women Bleed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWe0pb55q8w
And I should have added Karn Evil 9 (all three movements) too. In my Ipod as we speak
PS: Ozzy, Mason and all the rest look stupid to me.... I see a video of Alice Cooper and the sucker still chills my spine sometimes. There is always a touch of true madness behind his eyes while on stage.
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
I don't suppose Donny Osmond's Sweet and Innocent would fall into this category?
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.
Kansas - The Wall
Pink Floyd - Sheep (for all the "antis")
Frank Zappa - Yo' Mamma
Spinal Tap - Sex Farm
Rush - The Trees
Gary Moore - Still got the blues
Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well
Styxx - Blue Collar Man
"The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization." Sigmund Freud
Something in the Air, from Thunderclap Newman, a group put together as a side project by The Who's Pete Townshend back in the sixties.
It has this memorable lyric:
Hand out the arms and ammo
We're going to blast our way through here
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right
And you know that it's right
"We're paratroopers. We're supposed to be surrounded!" Dick Winters
How about a little Steve Winwood and "Traffic?"
"Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"
"Rock and Roll Stew"
"Dear Mr. Fantasy"
Or their more obscure but also appealing:
"Pearly Queen" or the instrumental "Glad".
"Canned Heat" and "On the Road Again" deserves a mention.