Thursday, March 27, 2008

Some More Great Bands

Yes, I realize my previous post was only up for a few short hours but come on that is not my kind of music. My not so younger brother wanted out lists of bands we consider great. I was having a hard time with it and then decided to go to my ipod and see which bands I had downloaded the most. I have come up with a list of bands that I can listen to over and over and never tire of their music.

1. Three Dog Night
I can't say now they are my favorite band but if I were back in high school this band would be at the top of the list. They were my absolute favorite band at the time. Yes, Journey, Styx, and REO are right up there with them but Three Dog Night ruled over them. I knew all their songs and constantly listened to them. Ironically, of the four bands I just listed they are the only band I haven't seen in concert. I am going to have to do something about that. The following song was and is my favorite.

2. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
Uh, C where did you grow up? You should be hanging your head in shame. When we lived in Texas we would be beside ourselves when one of his songs would come on the radio. We were Yankees in a foreign land and just hearing his raspy voice was enough to make us feel a little bit of home was still with us. I saw him last year here in Pitt and I have to say he was fantastic. The only thing that could have made it better would have been to see him at the Joe in Detroit.

3. Hootie and the Blowfish
I love this band and but still couldn't believe how much of their music was in my ipod. D was out of town years ago walking the beaches of Hilton Head (This was business people, but someone has to do it.) and called to tell me how crazy it was down there on the beach that night. I could hear all kinds of noise in the background and asked him what was going on that was so loud. A band was playing a free concert but he wasn't quite sure who it was. Hootie? Something like that he said. Might you mean Hootie and the Blowfish? Yes, that's it! Someday I will tell the story of him and a famous actor in an elevator. Clueless is all I can say. Anyway I love this band and got to hear them for myself (and not over a phone) a few years ago. Can I just say incredible?

4. Bon Jovi
I don't think I need to say anything more about them. One of the greatest bands to ever play.

5. Counting Crows
I love their music and have to thank S for introducing them to me. They have a unique sound that I love. I can hear a song of theirs I have never heard and know it is them. They have just released a new album and I am anxious to hear what is on it. Also, in this kind of music I would have to include Semisonic, Gin Blossoms and Sister Hazel. Can you see S's influence in those choices?

6. Savage Garden
I became aware of this band and not long after discovered that they had already broken up. I was heartbroken. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love their music. I'm not sure they will stand the test of time as being one of the "great" bands but I will always have their music in my ipod. I think their lyrics are incredible. I had a really hard time choosing a song to post because they have so many that I think are that good.

Bay City Rollers
I couldn't resist. After all if C can include the Archies, I can include this band. For you punks this was a band that was popular when I was young. I think they were out of Scotland. I really only remember this song from that time but they were wildly popular with the young girls. Just give them a listen and you will be "hearing" them for the rest of the day. Ha!

Well, there is a short list of bands that I have loved or still love. Someday I will do a list of solo artists. Now that will be fun.

8 comments....porters always have something to say!:

Shae W said...

I'm so sad about Savage Garden. I guess the lead singer, Darren Hayes, tried to go solo, but he wasn't nearly as successful as they had been. The lyrics aren't quite as beautiful as they were in Savage Garden, but it could be worth checking out.

Peej said...

you know what is extremely ironic? this morning before i left for school i set my song of the day on my blog to Turn the Page. Mine is the remake though.

But also, I absolutely love Hootie and the Blowfish. I have their Greatest Hits :)

megawatt miler said...

glad to see i get a little credit...ive never seen the music video for a long december before so im glad you put it up.

curlz said...

Been working on mine tonight. It'll be up tomorrow. I can't believe what you two missed.

Jock said...

I did miss Hootie, he should have at least been on my honorable mention. Great voice, reminds me a lot of Kenny Wayne Shepherd music. Defiantly blues sounding.

Love Bon Jovi too but the Bay City Rollers? Come on give be a break.

carriegel said...

I beleive the Archies appeared on your list.

Jock said...

I was just messing with young sis about the Archies, if you noticed I said just kidding after it.

Anybody know how the Bay City Rollers got their name?

By the way I barely got through that video.

carriegel said...

Trust me I was kidding about the Bay City Rollers. As for how they got their name, this is what I found.

Bassist Alan Longmuir, his younger brother Derek Longmuir, a drummer, along with school mate, lead singer Gordon "Nobby" Clark founded the group in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1967, as The Saxons. Shortly afterwards, seeking a less English-sounding moniker, they chose a new name allegedly by throwing a dart at a map of the United States. The dart landed on the map in the state of Arkansas, but since "Arkansas Rollers" did not sound quite right, and might also lead to problems with pronunciation, they tried again and this time the dart landed near the community of Bay City, Michigan.

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