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He opened some of the shows for the FF on that tour. Wish I could have seen one, but at least we have this:


I didn't make it to that show either. Did get to the Sonic Highways show though. The one with Dave playing from the throne. And Royal Blood opened. They kick a$$.
 

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I didn't make it to that show either. Did get to the Sonic Highways show though. The one with Dave playing from the throne. And Royal Blood opened. They kick a$$.
Royal Blood was awesome that night. Blown away.

The Wasting Light show was great. Can't remember who opened. It was not Bob Mould. Too bad.
 

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The best Soundgarden album is not 'Superunknown'. It's 'Down On The Upside'.

The self-titled Rage Against The Machine album is one of the five best albums of all time along with Siamese Dream, Nevermind, Colour and the Shape, and Make Yourself. Audioslave's first album is as good as RATMs follow ups, Evil Empire and Battle of Los Angeles. All very good.
 




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The best Soundgarden album is not 'Superunknown'. It's 'Down On The Upside'.

The self-titled Rage Against The Machine album is one of the five best albums of all time along with Siamese Dream, Nevermind, Colour and the Shape, and Make Yourself. Audioslave's first album is as good as RATMs follow ups, Evil Empire and Battle of Los Angeles. All very good.

My love for rock began with Make Yourself
 

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Chevelle is THE most underrated band. Sci-Fi Crimes is their best album, and Shameful Metaphors is the most underrated song off of that album.

 

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Chevelle is THE most underrated band. Sci-Fi Crimes is their best album, and Shameful Metaphors is the most underrated song off of that album.


Chevelle rules. They continue to put out solid album after solid album even after 20 afters. And yeah, Shameful Metaphors is great song.
 

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Monkees TV shows are superior to any of the Beatles movies, and it's not close.
 



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Monkees TV shows are superior to any of the Beatles movies, and it's not close.

I think it was John Lennon who was the first to say ‘The Monkees are like [comedy duo] the Marx Brothers’ — and he was absolutely right,” Dolenz asserts. “We were much more like the Marx Brothers than we were Beatles.”
 



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Waylon Jennings is severely overrated, and Bob Wills should be a household name.
 



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Pearl Jam's Yellow Ledbetter... meh. After the opening guitar riff, just doesn't do much for me. Plus in a live set, it means show is over, go home.
 

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I like the Lemonheads' version of Mrs. Robinson better than Simon and Garfunkel's. (In a twist, Evan Dando is on record saying he doesn't like the song.)
 



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I like the Lemonheads' version of Mrs. Robinson better than Simon and Garfunkel's. (In a twist, Evan Dando is on record saying he doesn't like the song.)
For whatever anniversary tour it was for It's a Shame About Ray a few years back, they played the whole album start to finish but ended with "Frank Mills". Dando specifically said "original version" only at the 1st Ave show I saw.

I was kind of bummed, but they went right into "The Outdoor Type" followed by "Frying Pan", so all good.

Sticking with hot takes, I wouldn't even put "Mrs Robinson" in the Top 5 covers that Dando has recorded/performed, even though I think it's great. Frying Pan is the best. Others include Luka, Into Your Arms, $1000 Wedding, Round Here & Settled Down Like Rain, just for starters.
 
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For whatever anniversary tour it was for It's a Shame About Ray a few years back, they played the whole album start to finish but ended with "Frank Mills". Dando specifically said "original version" only at the 1st Ave show I saw.

I was kind of bummed, but they went right into "The Outdoor Type" followed by "Frying Pan", so all good.

Sticking with hot takes, I wouldn't even put "Mrs Robinson" in the Top 5 covers that Dando has recorded/performed, even though I think it's great. Frying Pan is the best. Others include Luka, Into Your Arms, $1000 Wedding, Round Here & Settled Down Like Rain, just for starters.
Not to be argumentative, but this is the hot takes thread: even though "Into Your Arms" was the lead single from the album, it's the weakest track on it to my tastes.

Of course I got used to IASAR with Mrs. Robinson as the last track, but man: as much as I like Frank Mills, I can't imagine the record ending with it.
 

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I like the Lemonheads' version of Mrs. Robinson better than Simon and Garfunkel's. (In a twist, Evan Dando is on record saying he doesn't like the song.)
Didn't we already go down this road a few pages ago?
 


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Not to be argumentative, but this is the hot takes thread: even though "Into Your Arms" was the lead single from the album, it's the weakest track on it to my tastes.

Of course I got used to IASAR with Mrs. Robinson as the last track, but man: as much as I like Frank Mills, I can't imagine the record ending with it.

Prefacing a statement with "not to be argumentative" could be viewed as a Hot Take in itself.

Into Your Arms, was not one of my favorite tracks on the the album when originally released but it grew on me when some friends of mine starting covering it in their bar band in the early '00s. I guess that was a cover of a cover when they played it.
 

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Prefacing a statement with "not to be argumentative" could be viewed as a Hot Take in itself.

Into Your Arms, was not one of my favorite tracks on the the album when originally released but it grew on me when some friends of mine starting covering it in their bar band in the early '00s. I guess that was a cover of a cover when they played it.
Ha, that's sort of like, "with all due respect..."
 

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Ha, that's sort of like, "with all due respect..."

What I meant was, it was extremely cordial for a message board since it seems that "being argumentative" is the basis for Gopherhole's existence (in addition to siding with one's tribe).
 

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What I meant was, it was extremely cordial for a message board since it seems that "being argumentative" is the basis for Gopherhole's existence (in addition to siding with one's tribe).
I feel like I should argue with that.
 

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Not sure where this belongs - but

Jim Steinman, who wrote the songs for the 'Bat out of Hell" albums for Meat Loaf, has died at 73.
Also wrote songs like "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

A rather eccentric person by all accounts.
 

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Waylon Jennings is severely overrated, and Bob Wills should be a household name.
Was headed to Sioux Falls last Saturday to watch some baseball and a Waylon Jennings song came on K101. I had never heard it before and it was so good. Went so far as to check their playlist that day to come up with the title, but to no avail. It was a request, hence it wasn't listed. Think it will just remain in my mind as the best country song ever.
 

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Was headed to Sioux Falls last Saturday to watch some baseball and a Waylon Jennings song came on K101. I had never heard it before and it was so good. Went so far as to check their playlist that day to come up with the title, but to no avail. It was a request, hence it wasn't listed. Think it will just remain in my mind as the best country song ever.
Not that I don't like him, of course. How does the song go?
 
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Not sure where this belongs - but

Jim Steinman, who wrote the songs for the 'Bat out of Hell" albums for Meat Loaf, has died at 73.
Also wrote songs like "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

A rather eccentric person by all accounts.
Steinman was a high school classmate of Tony Kornheiser. The opening segment on his eponymous podcast today, pays tribute to him.
 

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Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 is better than anything Michael ever released.
 




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