The Doobie Brothers - Best of The Doobies poll

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china grove is cool

black water is the devil

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 00:25 (one month ago) link

keep on shinin' your light

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 00:53 (one month ago) link

“Like a lazy flowin’ river” ...zzzzzzzz

calstars, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 00:57 (one month ago) link

Pretty Mama Take Me By The Hand

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 01:18 (one month ago) link

hai remember their last top ten

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8uCryLHnt4

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 01:20 (one month ago) link

interesting results and a fun poll. i didn't know about a Vol 2, until this thread, so maybe need to do that one in the near future.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:45 (one month ago) link

I voted China Grove, but in hindsight I feel like the most iconic Doobie hit of the 70s won. I’m at peace with the results.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:49 (one month ago) link

Listen to the Music would have been my second choice before Long Train Runnin. When I was little I just thought "Doobie" referred to like just a funky music word, like Oooby Dooby Shooby.

When I die, bury me with my dad's copy
of The Captain and Me --
Then watch the skunk weed grow
from the seeds stuck inside the sleeve

pj, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 08:31 (one month ago) link

very dissatisfied with these results, brb, gonna take it to the streets

this honking's on a bobo (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 16:06 (one month ago) link

it was nice of them to put all the songs people like on side 1

Josefa, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 16:21 (one month ago) link

It keeps you runnin' (to the turntable to put the needle at the start of side 1 again)

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 16:31 (one month ago) link

This album and Best of BTO (so far) were both released in 1976. We should make them battle.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 16:43 (one month ago) link

I was just planning to create a Best of BTO poll! I have the CD here to remind me!

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 17:00 (one month ago) link

I've been thinking about the poll today. Another Park, Another Sunday may be my fave. And I still remember being impressed seeing them live with two drummers. Maybe they were the gateway drug that led me to then go on to listen to the Allman Brothers Band ever since.

It's hard to say if I prefer the Doobie Brothers or Bachman-Turner Overdrive. I do prefer San Jose to Canada, though.

aworks, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 02:38 (one month ago) link

rong

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 02:39 (one month ago) link

yeah san jose doesnt have much to recommend it

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 03:08 (one month ago) link

San Jose is good for at least weather, jobs, and Streetlight Records...

aworks, Friday, 9 April 2021 14:31 (one month ago) link

I don't think city vs country is a reasonable comparison.

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Friday, 9 April 2021 14:34 (one month ago) link

True, B.T.O. only really represent Winnipeg.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 9 April 2021 14:36 (one month ago) link

Ok, that's fair. If the Bachmans and Burton Cummings are all from Winnipeg, then maybe Winnipeg > San Jose. Well, except for weather.

aworks, Saturday, 10 April 2021 02:43 (one month ago) link

listening to this again the other night, i was struck for the first time at just HOW lugubrious and aimless the slow blues-rock section of "Jesus is Just Alright" really is. like if i just think of the song, it's the peppy opening section, which is repetitious as hell but at least energetic. then the bottom dropped out and i found myself listening to the absolute dead end of a genre, and possibly the dreariest thing to ever get regular classic rock radio airplay, for what seemed like hours. it was an indescribable relief when the clean, bright, chords of "It Keeps You Running" came parping in afterwards.

sgt. pepper's one-and-only bobo honkin' band (Doctor Casino), Monday, 12 April 2021 17:47 (one month ago) link

had a similar but far less intense reaction to the infamous "Black Water" coda, which has always kind of sailed by me harmlessly. headphone listening really heightens the cheesiness of the effort and especially the dopeyness of the fade out/fade back in of the band.

sgt. pepper's one-and-only bobo honkin' band (Doctor Casino), Monday, 12 April 2021 17:52 (one month ago) link

Take me by the hand (hand)

calstars, Monday, 12 April 2021 18:29 (one month ago) link


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