Taking Sides: 1970s Heart vs. 1980s Heart

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Whispy gypsy rocking Heart or fleshy hairsprayed glammy Heart. Your call.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Heart's 1985 album was the first record I ever bought, and thus I'm partial to all of Heart's big sounding MOR hits.

But, "Barracuda" and "Magic Man" are definitely classic.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I maintain that "Love Alive" is their best song. But I like all of the first three LPs. Hated the 80s stuff when it came out, but I'd probably be more charitable today; I honestly haven't heard any that era since the 80s.

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You're kidding, right? 70's Heart is the only Heart.

Davlo (Davlo), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Why would I kid? If I'd said 1990s Heart, then you'd know I was kidding.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

TS: '60s Stones vs. '80s Stones!

er clearly '70s Heart pwns

Gear! (Gear!), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If I'd said 1990s Heart, then you'd know I was kidding

Why would I know that? I really wanna hear the new album. It's supposed to be pretty good. Hell, I really wanted to go see them this summer at the House of Blues here in Chicago, but the damn show sold out like a month in advance!

also Begs2Differ to thread

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

They might be good again now, but Brigade and Desire Walks On are complete wastes of time.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

80s heart definitely seems like something that mr. eddy would like, or at least defend. though i could be wrong.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i would not be here if it weren't for 70's heart.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Don't make me pick. That's like making me choose between my kids, kids that I hate and want to kill equally. Heart sucks and have gotten neither better nor worse since their inception.

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

like the Mighty Thor
when I am called I appear!
Seventies Heart ROOLZ

(please indulge me while I post this review of the new record, this is kind of Eddyish of me but if I just put the link you get like four pop-up ads, so you can go there if you want and here's the link: http://www.music-critic.com but here's the review:)

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s and 1980s, so you’re damn right I rocked out to some Heart in my day. I don’t think I ever owned a single album, because I didn’t have to—-everyone I knew had all their stuff, and the FM rock stations all had all the Wilson sisters’ songs on heavy rotation: “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Crazy on You,” “Kick It Out,” “Bebe Le Strange,” “Even It Up,” “Straight On,” all these are just amazing massively emotional songs to me, and to everyone else from our area of the country. I mean, I sat through Mr. Mister as an opening act just to see Heart at the Memorial Coliseum when I was 20. I sat through Mr. Mister...tell me that ain’t some love for my homegirls.

In fact, I think Heart’s importance has been underestimated by every critic ever. Without Heart, no riot grrrl movement (Northwest girls always knew they could start bands), no Nirvana nor Pearl Jam nor maybe even Mudhoney. NO MUDHONEY, people! They’ve been dismissed as “the female Led Zeppelin,” but they weren’t, really, even if Ann does a kick-ass Robert Plant impression in concert; they’ve been dismissed as sellouts for their big hit powerballad years (late 1980s and early 1990s stuff like “Never,” which is an awesome song, and “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You,” which almost is, and “These Dreams,” which sucks), but they’d paid their dues, they deserved some big fat hits.

But I’m glad that time is finally over, because Heart is best at doing what they started out to do: folk-metal-pop with beautiful intertwining female vocals. And that is the triumph of Jupiter’s Darling: Ann and Nancy have figured out how to go back to being the kind of band they were in 1976, except in a good way—-it’s the same sort of band, folk-metal-pop, but it’s beefier, bouncier, shinier than ever. Big glam slammers like “Move On” and “Fallen Ones” would have been massive hits for them in either one of their previous identities; the easy witchy acoustic picking of “Things” would have nestled right in on Dreamboat Annie; I could even see “The Perfect Goodbye” leading off Brigade or Heart.

But don’t be thinking “Oh great, a nostalgia trip,” because it’s not. “Oldest Story in the World” draws on Heart’s history, but its big crunchy goodness could hit the radio pretty hard if allowed to. Hooks like this, beautiful singing like this, savvy guitar work by new guy Craig Bartock like this—-these are nothing at which to sneeze. “Vainglorious” has more blood in its veins than the whole Hoobastank catalog, and that’s no insult to Hoobastank. To me, it doesn’t get much better than Ann snarling out lines like “Slowly like a drop of tupelo honey / Rolling on down some little girl’s money.” And Nancy’s completely histrionic lead vocal on “I Feel Fine,” where she says “I’m okay, I’m okay, I’ll come around / Right after I have this little breakdown, breakdown, breakdown!” and then the music stops and they go right into “Fallen Ones”…oh, it’s gold frankincense and myrrh, with guitars. And it sounds new and vital rather than being lost and gauzy and “oh the old times were the best times.” Not only have Ann and Nancy “aged well,” musically, but they’ve also gained confidence and power. This might be their best album, EVER.

A lot is made of the special guests here, but I’m not sure how much they needed them. Sure, Mike McCready’s e-bow work on “Led to One” adds a great eastern drone texture, and yeah, it’s great to hear Jerry Cantrell rocking out on his one guest shot. (What band was he in again? Haha, just kidding.) But more important to me is the way new lead guitarist Craig Bartock fits into the new six-piece Heart, and more important than that is the fact that both Ann and Nancy can still write great songs and sing the holy hell out of them.

And, more importantly than any of these things, Heart has done what most bands can only dream of doing: they’ve gotten back to their roots without sounding corny or boring in the least. I am celebrating this by cranking the album now even as I write this. Pacific Northwest till I die.

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah I know I know,
I expect my raft of shit
for dull rockism

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

On the contrary (from me, at least). You did a fine job of persuading me to hear the new album.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Will anyone vote for 80s Heart? The 70s Heart wasn't a great band per se but those singles are classic. "Crazy On You" is flawless. And, yeah, whoever decided "Robert Plant sounds like wants to sing like a woman. Why not replace him with, like, a woman?" had a stroke of genius for sure.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 23 August 2004 03:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm crossing my fingers Chuck will show up tomorrow and back me up on the '80s Heart vote.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 23 August 2004 03:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thought he was a Dreamboat Annie fan.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 23 August 2004 03:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I would like to come out of the closet in favor of 80's Heart. But that's probably because I've pretty much had my fill of 70's Heart on the radio. I remember the 80's stuff fondly, but haven't heard most of it since.

Bimble (bimble), Monday, 23 August 2004 08:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

chris and i disagree on "allies"

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 23 August 2004 13:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Heart played my dad's high school before they hit big. He wasn't really into them.

I'll take the 80's, for the brilliance of 'What About Love' and 'Alone', which are two of my more favourite power ballads. They're also almost the same song, coming in at exactly 3:39 apiece, iirc, not to mention the similar progression.

derrick (derrick), Monday, 23 August 2004 13:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"What About Love" and "Alone" are the two songs I keep coming back to. As overblown and glossy as they are...

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 23 August 2004 14:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

you people that love 80s Heart are so "ironic", it's like rain

Space Is the Place (Space Is the Place), Monday, 23 August 2004 14:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Magic Man" and especially "Crazy On You" were two of the finest singles of 1976, which makes them two of the finest EVER. The combination of the Wilson sisters' harmonizing plus those electric and acoustic guitars (and dulcimers and whatnot) made Heart one of the best high-frequency specialists since The Byrds. And if much of the rest of their greatest '70s stuff is Led Zep-derivative with a bit of estrogen, well, that's not a dis in my book!

As for the '80s stuff, I wish I could be charitable, but aside from "Never", all those power-ballads really annoyed me, as do 90% of all p.b.'s everywhere, and I don't see my opinion changing anytime soon. (It didn't help that 1985-'87 struck me as particularly lousy years for rock radio, largely due to the ubiquitous Phil Collins and Sting.) But the Wilson sisters will always have a warm place in my heart (no pun intended, I SWEAR!), and who knows: maybe I'll check out that new one. Begs2Differ's enthusiasm's contagious, even to a seventies snob like me.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 23 August 2004 14:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

zeppelin vs. bon jovi

cinniblount (James Blount), Monday, 23 August 2004 15:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

you people that love 80s Heart are so "ironic", it's like rain

On my wedding day?

No, I really just decided to stop kidding myself and fully re-embrace all the music I loved in my teens. Heart first and foremost.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 23 August 2004 15:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

bon jovi

80's Hearts! These Dreams is their best song.

jel -- (jel), Monday, 23 August 2004 15:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Good to see all the Heart love. My fandom has earned me abuse in hipster circles for years.

As to the TS: '70s definitely, but don't miss 'Who Will You Run To' (great 'you-can-leave-but-you're-gonna-crash-and-burn' song) and 'Nothing at All'.

Jeff Wright (JeffW1858), Monday, 23 August 2004 16:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Heart played my dad's high school before they hit big. He wasn't really into them.

....they played my highschool back in the seventies[guess i am old enough to be your dad,heh.] 70's heart without a doubt. anyone that got to see them belt out the led zep covers back then still rave about how great they sounded. i ♥ 70's heart.

william (william), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 00:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

80's heart.
same as johnny fever: it's what i heard first, and it's what i spent my early teens listening to.bad animals, and heart are both amazing!
faves would be: 'there's the girl', 'the wolf', 'bad animals'... basically all the big dramatic sounding songs, though the other stuff rocks too.

i got into 70's heart later. all the songs mentioned here: 'crazy on you', 'magic man', 'baracuda' etc. are classics. and i love all that NEARLY as much!
but i think it's the opposite to what the guy quoting alanis said. 70's heart are cool enough to say that you like them to most people, without fear of looking dumb or 'ironic'. but because of the bad haircuts, and the silly lace&leather clothing, i think it takes someone genuine stand up and say they prefer 80's heart.
not only are me and johnny fever right, but we're practically heroes too!

ZpoonZ, Wednesday, 25 August 2004 05:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Jeff W OTM about "Who Will You Run To"

I will stick up for 90's Heart as the Lovemongers allbum is pretty great.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 08:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

THESE DREAMS

amateur!!st, Tuesday, 31 August 2004 21:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm with the 70s stuff.

jim wentworth (wench), Wednesday, 1 September 2004 01:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...
> My fandom has earned me abuse in hipster circles for years.

Oh, Jeff! Visit us more often! It's safe to talk about Heart around me. Especially since there are so few female-fronted rock bands being played on the radio nowdays. I was listening to "Dog and Butterfly" last night (my favorite Heart album)and it was really helping me though a rough night, and that's what brought me to ILM this morning on my breaktime to see if there were any Heart threads to contribute to.

I would have to say that 70s is my favorite Heart, but that I don't mind 80s Heart in small doses. "These Dreams" being my favorite from that time. (I'm NOT a power ballad fan, but I love Ann's voice, so if I'm going to have to listen to power ballads in the dentist's office, it's better to hear Heart than, say, BonJOvi).

I can't choose a favorite song from the 70s -- there's just too many excellent Heart singles. And probably knows them all because they're all still in heavy rotation on many channels and shows. But my favorite non-single from that time would probably be "Hijinx" (where Ann's voice is very whispery and almost scat-like, and you can hear her smiling and sighing while she sings)-- if only because it shows a different side of Ann's singing. It shows that she knows how to be subtle too. I wish there were more tunes like it, but maybe the rarity is what makes it so special. Also love that blues-type guitar.
And I'll agree with whoever nominated "Love Alive" --it's perfect for fans of Led Zep who want to hear the woman's side of the equation for once!

Glad to hear good things about their latest albums -- I'll have to investigate (after payday naturally).

stripey, Wednesday, 29 September 2004 16:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
"HOW CAN I REFUSE" KIXXX AZZZ!

J (Jay), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 12:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

70s Heart RULES!

That band the Wilson sisters had was amazing. The lead guitar on Magic Man and Crazy On You? C'mon! That is top notch playing! And the weird slinky funk of Little Queen? To die for!

Brooker Buckingham (Brooker B), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 13:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You're kidding, right? 70's Heart is the only Heart.

OTM

80's Heart is categorically indefensible. Even the Wilson sister themselves can't stomach it.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 16:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Talking about the words to "Crazy On You" with my sister some time ago, she pointed out how they seamlessly integrate a number of major social issues of the time - concerns with madness/altered mental states/mental illness/depression, war, domesticity, ecology - into a song about a sexual encounter. It adds a whole other level to how I enjoy the song. I'd already thought it was perfectly put together for a Phrygian rock song.

Sundar (sundar), Wednesday, 15 June 2005 23:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

80's Heart is categorically indefensible. Even the Wilson sister themselves can't stomach it.

Alex you so crazy.

I just picked up The Road Home, their semi-acoustic live album from 1994 with mandolin and string quartet arrangement by John Paul Jones...holy SHIT is Ann's voice amazing on this release. Really, honestly, one of the best vocal performances I've ever heard.

Haikunym (Haikunym), Thursday, 16 June 2005 02:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wow! I'm sold! to the want list it goes

Stormy Davis (diamond), Thursday, 16 June 2005 03:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
trip fontaine

slow jamz and white guy indie acoustic shit (Chris V), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 17:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Today, "Alone" is the best fucking song EVAR!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 2 May 2007 19:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Have you ever heard the acoustic version on The Road Home? SPROING!

Dimension 5ive, Thursday, 3 May 2007 01:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The 101 (a DirecTV music station, where they pick 4 lives shows a month, & replay them ad nauseum in between a smattering of videos) has been playing this 90 minute Heart show where the groop + strings go through all of Dreamboat Annie, "Mistral Wind," "Goodbye Blue Sky" from Pink Floyd, The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me," & 2 Zep songs ("Black Dog" & "Misty Mountain Hop").

I am now totally in love w/ Nancy Wilson.

David R., Monday, 14 May 2007 04:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this

tipsy mothra, Monday, 14 May 2007 08:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

never noticed the ann wilson/chan marshall resemblance until this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyR-HmJS2qQ&feature=related

gershy, Thursday, 29 November 2007 08:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

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BARRACUDA!

The Reverend, Friday, 28 March 2008 06:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

I would rock out with all this white chicks.

The Reverend, Friday, 28 March 2008 06:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

I love "Barracuda." I love "Never." I don't see Robert Forster's name here, even though he did a fine version of "Alone."

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Friday, 28 March 2008 07:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

guys, Heart!!!!

heart goin ham (deej), Monday, 2 November 2009 09:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

Whatever happened
to Haikunym-slash-Begs2
Differ, anyways?

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 2 November 2009 16:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

<3 Heart.

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Monday, 2 November 2009 16:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

xp he still posts but i forget what his new sn is

heart goin ham (deej), Monday, 2 November 2009 21:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

Cave17Matt

51 sent (The Reverend), Monday, 2 November 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

70s heart is some of the dopest shit ever

51 sent (The Reverend), Monday, 2 November 2009 23:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Nothin' At All."

lihaperäpukamat (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 November 2009 23:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok, that looks familiar. So he just posts in prose nowadays, then

xpost

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 3 November 2009 22:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

Everyone says our new singer sounds like Anne Wilson. I get excited every time someone says that.

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 3 November 2009 23:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Not much of a dan beyond Crazy on You and a few othe singles

That said, I watched the Behind the Music: Remastered on them last night. Difference w the old BtM was that it spent more time on their crummy post-Heart solo work and less on Ann's weight problems, which was kind of sad and poignant in the first one and really elevated their story to being about the pressures women face in the music industry.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 1 September 2010 15:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

Eesh, typos. Fan not dan and a few OTHER singles.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 1 September 2010 15:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

I saw them a few nights ago for a freelance assignment for the local alt-weekly. Actually really good, though too power-ballad heavy for my tastes. But "Magic Man" and "Barracuda" killed.

we wanted lime (mike a), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 01:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

That new song they performed on Jimmy Fallon last week was weird. Heavy, but very UN-Heart like.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 07:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

I would rock out with all this white chicks.

― The Reverend, Thursday, March 27, 2008 11:30 PM Bookmark

The Reverend, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 07:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

That one of my favorite ILM one-line posts ever.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 07:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

:D

The Reverend, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 08:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

"There's the Girl" is pretty good!

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 June 2011 01:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Has that album been remastered/remixed yet? It needs it more than most.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 June 2011 01:54 (six years ago) Permalink

Bad Animals?

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 June 2011 02:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Robert Forster has a pretty good cover of "Alone," btw.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 June 2011 02:02 (six years ago) Permalink

I was thinking "There's the Girl" was on the s/t, but they probably both need it.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 June 2011 02:03 (six years ago) Permalink

'80s Heart for me. The histrionic vocals marry better with triumphant booming overproduced powerjams than with warmed-over Zepisms.

Clarke B., Sunday, 12 June 2011 02:30 (six years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Speaking of Heart, I have been enjoying the vocal chops of "Almost Paradise" lately.

โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Don Nots (Mount Cleaners), Friday, 20 January 2012 01:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh god help me I love that song.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 20 January 2012 01:31 (six years ago) Permalink

That said, 70s Heart is blowing my mind lately. Like the whole albums. That said, I gave "What About Love" a whirl and it didn't leave a bad taste in my mouth like a lot of eighties power ballads.

โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Don Nots (Mount Cleaners) (Mount Cleaners), Friday, 20 January 2012 15:42 (six years ago) Permalink

"Nothin' At All."

― lihaperäpukamat (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, November 2, 2009 11:10 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Trip Maker, Friday, 20 January 2012 15:46 (six years ago) Permalink

I am so down with Dreamboat Annie

uncle acid and the absquatulators (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 20 January 2012 16:01 (six years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

I've picked up and ogled the new Strange Euphoria box set several times in the past few weeks. It looks so awesome, and the live DVD from 1976 might just kill me. It also has Ann and Nancy's track by track thoughts in the accompanying booklet. Anyone given into temptation? Only $38 on Amazon, with a short bonus disc of Zep covers...

EZ Snappin, Friday, 13 July 2012 17:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Okay, that thing looks pretty dope.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 13 July 2012 17:23 (five years ago) Permalink

I know! So tempting...

EZ Snappin, Friday, 13 July 2012 17:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Saw them under the arch in St. Louis on the 4th of July and they totally sold me on some of the 80s hits...even the obligatory new stuff wasn't too bad. I love how unabashed they are about being Zep worshippers - their play-on music was "In the Light" and they encored with "Misty Mountain Hop."

bentelec, Friday, 13 July 2012 18:59 (five years ago) Permalink

I think I love their misty mountain hop as much as the original, if not slightly more

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 13 July 2012 19:57 (five years ago) Permalink

I bought it for a friend for her birthday and we're having a listening party tomorrow!

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Friday, 13 July 2012 21:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Let us know just how much it rocks.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 13 July 2012 21:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Demos are amaaaaaaaaaaazing, Zep covers sound basically exactly like LZ in a good way. Booklet has great pictures. Worth it!

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Aaargh! I kinda wanted to hear that it sucked so I wouldn't want it so much.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Sorry :( Even the 80s songs I didn't know (ie not the singles) were surprisingly good. Demos made us stop talking and just sit there and listen. Magic Man was my favorite, I think.

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:50 (five years ago) Permalink

How dare it be worthwhile!

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 15 July 2012 15:03 (five years ago) Permalink

need to get this - they were my first Favorite Band

perry en concrète (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 15 July 2012 15:17 (five years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I just bought the box set from Amazon - it's a $23 "cyber Monday" deal for the next few hours.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 26 November 2012 17:08 (five years ago) Permalink

ooh tempting

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 November 2012 17:21 (five years ago) Permalink

I got a gift certificate for my birthday so it was a no brainer.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 26 November 2012 17:22 (five years ago) Permalink

itchy mouse finger right now

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 26 November 2012 17:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Amazon must have shipped it from the same town because this came today. La Lechera wasn't kidding about the demos. Astounding. 5 songs in and already totally worth $23.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Only bummer is not getting the Zep bonus CD. Such is life.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:23 (five years ago) Permalink

oooooh....

that's the way to choke a jiving spirit (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 06:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Watched the DVD tonight. They were damn good live in 1976. Damn good.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 28 November 2012 06:27 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

God, what I would give for a remastered/mixed version of the 1985 s/t album. It's the thinnest sound ever.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 September 2014 19:41 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
four months pass...

Please. PLEASE. UNDERSTAAAAAND.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 12 February 2018 02:52 (three months ago) Permalink

That song is hilarious.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Monday, 12 February 2018 03:30 (three months ago) Permalink

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BARRACUDA!

― The Reverend, Friday, March 28, 2008 2:28 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I would rock out with all this white chicks.

― The Reverend, Friday, March 28, 2008 2:30 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

:D

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