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I've always liked this line from IYCRMM. The

whole song is wonderful.:

 

Just like a paperback novel
The kind the drugstore sells

 

Never really got into Rush. I do like The

Cowboy Junkies and The Crash Test Dummies.

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I've always liked this line from IYCRMM. The

whole song is wonderful.:

 

Just like a paperback novel

The kind the drugstore sells

 

Never really got into Rush. I do like The

Cowboy Junkies and The Crash Test Dummies.

I can't decide what my favourite line from IYCRMM is.  The one you quote is great.

 

I don't know Coyboy Junkies.

 

I am a fan of the Crash Test Dummies.

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I can't decide what my favourite line from IYCRMM is.  The one you quote is great.

 

I don't know Coyboy Junkies.

 

I am a fan of the Crash Test Dummies.

Yes, there are lots of good lines in that song.

 

The Cowboy Junkies were most popular in the late 1980s

and early 1990s, so it's been a while. They had a bit of an

alternative sound with folk and blues and rock in the mix.

They are still active.

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I don't know Coyboy Junkies.

 

 

The Cowboy Junkies were most popular in the late 1980s

and early 1990s, so it's been a while. They had a bit of an

alternative sound with folk and blues and rock in the mix.

They are still active.

 

Their most well-known song was a cover of the Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane."

 

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Yes, there are lots of good lines in that song.

 

The Cowboy Junkies were most popular in the late 1980s

and early 1990s, so it's been a while. They had a bit of an

alternative sound with folk and blues and rock in the mix.

They are still active.

Well, that would have been during my teen years, so I imagine a lot of my classmates were fans.  I will have to look them up.

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ERP!

 

Kinda ashamed of m'self for overlooking Lightfoot on my Canadian list.

 

Been a sort of fan of his going back to "Early Morning Rain".

 

To make it the three that most have been going for in most threads lately...

 

I'll add EARLY MORNING RAIN to

 

IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND  and end with

 

THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD  with "Rainy Day People" nipping at it's heels.

 

But at least we're getting back to "Classic Rock" era artists....but----

 

Canada-wise, I never was too big a liker of Neil Young.  I liked ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART and CINNAMON GIRL and that's about it.  His voice WAS a good addition to the CSN&Y harmony, but alone it was mostly like fingernails on a chalkboard.

 

I'll end the Canadian thing here with the three I like best from THE GUESS WHO, as limiting JONI to only three is impossible for me, and I can't remember that many from MAHOGANY RUSH and MANDALA

 

So the GUESS WHO three are----

 

SHAKIN' ALL OVER

 

ALBERT FLASHER

 

SASKATOON

 

Sepiatone

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So the GUESS WHO three are----

 

SHAKIN' ALL OVER

 

ALBERT FLASHER

 

SASKATOON

 

Sepiatone

 

Lovelovelove the song "No Time" by The Guess Who.

 

Second would be "No Sugar Tonight" / "New Mother Nature" (one song bleeds into the next)

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Paul Kantner really had a talent for writing anti-war songs about a nuclear holocaust. He co-wrote "Wooden Ships", and wrote "House at Pooneil Corners" for the Airplane, which is even better. Not enough of a fuss was made about his death.

 

I agree about his death getting short shrift. I may have been more bothered by it since I had recently been watching several Airplane performances and interviews.

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I agree about his death getting short shrift. I may have been more bothered by it since I had recently been watching several Airplane performances and interviews.

Aside from "Somebody to Love", "White Rabbit" and "Volunteers", the Airplane has gotten very little airplay in recent years. Too bad. If a younger person wants to know what the late '60s were like in the U.S., the first thing I would do is direct them to the Airplane's music. 

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Their most well-known song was a cover of the Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane."

That was from their one album that was a significant

seller. They slowed down the song quite a bit and

Mott the Hoople sped it up a little bit. Good covers

in different ways.

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Well, that would have been during my teen years, so I imagine a lot of my classmates were fans.  I will have to look them up.

Probably. For the most part their success in Canada didn't

translate into popularity in other countries. I'm sure many

of their songs are on YT.

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Kantner was just a "victim" of the old show biz rule that the

bigger they were, the more post mortem coverage they get.

And in 2016, Kantner wasn't very big. If he had died in the

mid 1970s he would have gotten more coverage in the

alternative press, but not much in the MSM because they

didn't cover a lot of rock stuff back in the day. That's

show biz.

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Kantner was just a "victim" of the old show biz rule that the

bigger they were, the more post mortem coverage they get.

And in 2016, Kantner wasn't very big. If he had died in the

mid 1970s he would have gotten more coverage in the

alternative press, but not much in the MSM because they

didn't cover a lot of rock stuff back in the day. That's

show biz.

Though he was the leader of the Airplane,he never got as much focus as Slick, Balin, and even Kaukonen (because of his looks and great guitar.)

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Though he was the leader of the Airplane,he never got as much focus as Slick, Balin, and even Kaukonen (because of his looks and great guitar.)

I think he had some extra recognition in the early Seventies when

he was going with Grace and they had their own little thing for a

while, with the left wing politics and spaceship stuff. So he was

known for that, at least in the counter culture. And there was

the fact that he was semi-famous many years ago and hadn't

done anything that was widely popular recently. This will likely

be the fate of many older rockers who were never really big

names. That doesn't reflect on their talent, just on their public

fame.

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Lovelovelove the song "No Time" by The Guess Who.

 

Second would be "No Sugar Tonight" / "New Mother Nature" (one song bleeds into the next)

 

Yeah, these discussions can get SO subjective.  "Not Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature" seemed to be, for a LONG time, the ONLY Guess Who tune our "classic rock" station played, as "Nature's Way" was the only SPIRIT tune they'd play.

 

And NEITHER tune were either band's best song.  in fact, IMHO, they were probably their lamest.  And I've been a huge  SPIRIT fan since '68!  And most long time Spirit lovers point to MECHANICAL WORLD as their best representation.

 

And still some would insist it's I GOT A LINE ON YOU.

 

However, in the spirit(eh!  no pun intent) of the strangling three song limit thing, my three best SPIRIT tunes are--

 

GIRL IN YOUR EYE

 

WATER WOMAN

 

ALL THE SAME

 

But remember.....like with all the other artists,  limiting it to three is AWFULLY difficult.  Even among my choices, there are several alternatives ready to jump into the breech!

 

Sepiatone

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Yeah, these discussions can get SO subjective.  "Not Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature" seemed to be, for a LONG time, the ONLY Guess Who tune our "classic rock" station played, as "Nature's Way" was the only SPIRIT tune they'd play.

 

Sepiatone

 

"Nature's Way" is the only Spirit song I've heard, and I've only heard that one a few times. 

 

As for the Guess Who, I've never heard of the one you mentioned above. The only ones that got airplay on our stations were "No Time" , "These Eyes" and of course "American Woman", which was one of the most overplayed songs in classic rock radio history, and a big reason I never delved deeper into the Guess Who catalog.

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Fra-- when I saw Ohio, I thought of the Ohio Players - - was that your kind of music?

 

I really like two of their songs--Skin Tight and Fire

 

How about Ohio Express, DGF, do you like them?

 

("Yummy yummy yummy, I got love in my tum-my...")

 

;)

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