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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-07-18 20:44
Subject: [music] Rocking the house, dude
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I was in a restaurant the other night with karindira, davidlevine and another writer, when Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" came on. I observed that it was required by law that you drop acid before listening to that piece.

Anyway, it got me to thinking how much I like some of that late 60s, early 70s drug rock. I think I'll make an iTunes playlist, and burn a CD for the Genre car. Something like:

"Hurdy Gurdy Man"
"White Room"
"Tales of Brave Ulysses"
"Whiter Shade of Pale"
"Smoke on the Water"

What do you like from that era? What else should be on my "Oh, wow, man..." playlist?
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User: aries_jordan
Date: 2007-07-19 03:55 (UTC)
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Michael Hiebert
User: erdnase2000
Date: 2007-07-19 04:05 (UTC)
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Tomorrow Never Knows by the Beatles. Actually a lot of Beatles stuff from around the time Revolver came out. There's some Tommy James and the Shondells stuff I would throw in there too.
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Michael Hiebert
User: erdnase2000
Date: 2007-07-19 04:06 (UTC)
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Oh and of course White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane. Actually the challenge is finding something from that era that DIDN'T require you to drop some sort of hallucinogen to fully appreciate.
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User: jeanineers
Date: 2007-07-19 04:10 (UTC)
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Dazed and Confused
Immigrant Song
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User: db_writer
Date: 2007-07-19 04:16 (UTC)
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Keyword:Original Lineup
I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) - Electric Prunes
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User: jeanineers
Date: 2007-07-19 04:33 (UTC)
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oh yes, "Yes"!
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Richard Parks
User: ogre_san
Date: 2007-07-19 04:52 (UTC)
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"8 Miles High" - The Byrds
"Everybody Must Get Stoned" - Bob Dylan
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When life gives you lemmings...
User: danjite
Date: 2007-07-19 05:05 (UTC)
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Are you deliberately avoiding Inna Gadda da Vida?

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Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation
User: johno
Date: 2007-07-19 05:50 (UTC)
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White Bird
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2007-07-19 06:02 (UTC)
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not per se song titles, but groups such as Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, Montrose, and Deep Purple. and not to forget the soundtrack to MASH, when you here the helos coming in..... woooosh..
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User: norilana
Date: 2007-07-19 07:24 (UTC)
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"Seven Bridges Road"
"Let it Ride"
"Man on a Silver Mountain"
"Fortunate Son"
"Down on the COrner"
"Mitzi Dupree"
"Carry On Wayward Son"
"Free Bird"
"Into the Black (Hey Hey, My My)"
"Slow Ride"
"Witchy Woman"
"I'm the Only One"
"Lonesome Loser"
"Judy Blue Eyes"
"The Locomotion"
"Joy to the World"
"The Ocean"
"Black Dog"
"Ramble On"

ok, must stop now... This is like my fave stuff...
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Brian Dolton
User: tchernabyelo
Date: 2007-07-19 10:28 (UTC)
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The Who, "I Can See For Miles"
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User: jtdiii
Date: 2007-07-19 10:50 (UTC)
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Go ask Alice - Jefferson Airplane
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Nayad Monroe
User: nayad
Date: 2007-07-19 12:34 (UTC)
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"Purple Haze"
"Paint It, Black"
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Matthew S. Rotundo
User: matthewsrotundo
Date: 2007-07-19 13:09 (UTC)
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Well, since "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is taken, I'll spring for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." Yeah, I know Lennon always insisted it wasn't a drug reference, but the imagery is still tres trippy.

Alternately, how about Pink Floyd's "Echoes?" Very "Oh, wow."
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User: magentamn
Date: 2007-07-19 13:12 (UTC)
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Heroin (Velvet Underground)
Incense and Peppermints (Strawberry Alarm Clock)
Crystal Ship (Doors, actually, most anything by the Doors)
For What It's Worth (Crosby Stills and Nash)
Tuesday Afternoon (Moody Blues)
Timothy Leary's Dead (Moody Blues, "In Search of the Lost Chord")
Truckin' (Greatful Dead) Lots of Greatful Dead, but I can't really remember what came out when.
And of course, Cocaine, by Eric Clapton

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William Ledbetter: Me
User: wbledbetter
Date: 2007-07-19 13:15 (UTC)
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Excellent choices! But there seems to be a conspicuous lack of Pink Floyd. A necessity for any drug rock collection. I suggest:
"Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
"Shine on You Crazy Diamond"
"Comfortably Numb" (of course)

-Bill Ledbetter
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User: twilight2000
Date: 2007-07-19 13:45 (UTC)
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Classically, one really should add Brewer and Shipley's "One Toke Over The Line"

And now I'm off to create a new iPod playlist :>
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-07-19 14:05 (UTC)
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:: psst ::

See me behind the band hall after practice.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2007-07-19 14:48 (UTC)
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I find this list to be fascinating, mostly because I have a strongly more-pop-than-album oriented background, and so many of those tunes crossed over onto the Top 40 lists. Matter of fact, a good number of them are "Oh, Wow" songs for me since &%$#@*& radio today rarely plays them...yet I don't fit into the original description. (Acid? Oh, that's something we studied in chemistry class. Hey, THE ARCHIES are on the radio!!!)
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2007-07-19 16:17 (UTC)
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No "Dark Side of the Moon?"

YOu *must* have Dark Side of the Moon.

No "Stairway to Heaven?"

Must. (Yes, I know, the album was referenced).

Also Alan Parsons--"Eve," (yes, the whole album),
"Pyramid," and "I, Robot"

"Sympathy for the Devil."

Country Joe and the Fish. "Fish Cheer," "Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag," and just about anything else from that era.

Creedence Clearwater Revival.

David Peel and the Lower East Side "I Like Marijuana," "Up Against the Wall"

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User: martyn44
Date: 2007-07-19 16:22 (UTC)
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Dunno, is Amphetamine Annie by Canned Heat appropriate here? Piper at the Gates of Dawn - the entire album - by Pink Floyd. Astral Traveller by Yes (back when they were good. . .)
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User: seventorches
Date: 2007-07-20 04:05 (UTC)
Subject: Too Old to Rock and Roll, and Too Young to Die
Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
Aqualung --Jethro Tull
Thick as a Brick -- ditto
Have a Cigar-- Pink Floyd
Bungle in the Jungle -- Jethro Tull
Tubular Bells -- Mike Oldfield
Roland the Thompson Gunner -- Warren Zevon

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Renee Babcock
User: renegade500
Date: 2007-07-20 17:44 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Too Old to Rock and Roll, and Too Young to Die
Knights in White Satin (Moody Blues)
The Court of the Crimson King and Moonchild, both on In the Court of the Crimson King

Also, there's some really cool stuff on Queen's first 3 albums that a lot of people don't know very well. Some of my personal favorites are Great King Rat (On Queen), Ogre Battle, Fairy Feller's Master Stroke and Nevermore from Queen II, and Lily of the Valley and She Makes Me from Sheer Heart Attack.
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User: brni
Date: 2007-07-20 18:52 (UTC)
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ooh! can I play?

I'd recommend "Can't Find My Way Home" (Blind Faith), and of course Steve Hillage's cover of "Hurdy Gurdy Man," and early Gong (Camembert Electrique might fulfill multiple jaylake obsessions).

You might also enjoy the Dukes of Stratosphere, which is XTC's reimagining of this music, but from the perspective of what childhood memories of the music was.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-22 19:41 (UTC)
Subject: "oh, wow, man...."
I'd include "Lay around the shanty" by Jonathan Edwards. MMS in Cleveland, OH always played it on rainy mornings. Leila
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