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Everything posted by toonkee

  1. Killers/Brandon Flowers are kinda glammy/flamboyant. That conformity and repression will do that to you.
  2. I dunno, Bad Religion is a pretty cool first. Mine was GnR and Soundgarden opened. I think that's a good one, too.
  3. I do like Cream, probably being a little overly-critical. I was pretty into them when I was 18-20 and working on being a guitar hero. White Room used to be my karaoke go to, lol.
  4. The thing with the Beatles is that their music was so fundamentally universal it almost felt like you already somehow knew the songs before you heard them for the first time. Ringo's simplistic drumming allowed us all to immediately understand the song. He was just clapping along like a kid and tapping his toes like the rest of us. Going to see Paul later this month at T-mobile with my mom. It will be our 3rd time seeing Paul but it will be my ten year old's first concert ever. I'm pretty proud of myself for setting that up for him. He won't fully understand for a while, but one day in his 30s he'll say "holy crap, my dad took me to see a Beatle for my first concert. I heard 'Let it Be' live." Going to go all out. Buy him t-shirts, a poster, unlimited cokes, whatever food he wants.
  5. I thought about your Bonham comment for while and struggled to counter it until I thought of the GOATS. Bonham would not have made the Beatles or Stones better. Ringo and Watts are certainly not the greatest musicians, but what comes from their drumming was integral and critical to the je ne sais quoi of those bands.
  6. Ulysses always felt to me like they were trying too hard to make a trippy song. It just doesn't feel feel authentic like "White Rabbit". Kinda like all the fake grunge bands that popped up after the big ones form Seattle.
  7. Cream...eh...not overly impressed. Badge is kind of a cool tune (written by Gieorge Harrisson and Clapton, though). Most Cream just felt like Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton jerking off. I'll accept that the Wilburys were pretty decent but clearly an exception to the rule.
  8. That was the comment I typed and deleted, lol.
  9. Remember, kids. Al Gore notified the fbi when someone sent him stolen materials from the Bush campaign.
  10. There's a problem with this. Supergroups all suck.
  11. Then why is it in their bible? Why don't they just throw it out and NT only?
  12. I thought you guys were into Trump because he wasn't a typical politician, yet you, and him, excuse his behaviors time and time again as being typical.
  13. I used to feel this way, vote my conscience and principles in the general, but I think I've learned that's just how it works anymore. It sounds good, it's idealist, but in the end it's just not how the system works. I voted third party my whole life until I held my nose and voted for Hillary. Never voted for Obama, never voted for Bill, convinced my mom to vote Perot because I was too young to vote, lol. The fact is Trump or one of these Dems is going to be president. The libertarian will not. Bernie was right to run as a dem. He recognized the only way to effectively campaign was to move the Dem party toward him instead of compete against it. So help move the Republican party toward libertarian ideals in primaries. The general candidates will always have to compromise, and as a voter, so will you if you want your vote to mean anything.
  14. Top o my head Jimi Tom Morello Frusciante Page Les Paul Chet Atkins Eddie VH Honorable Mention SRV - just a little too much Jimi in him to give him full credit and Clapton is boring and has no personal sound or style. Come get it. Don't give a shit about Eric Johnsons and Steve Vais and all those dudes. Terrible unlistenable music.