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At work today, I was singing a little, 'Maggie May'.

The young university graduates ask me what was I singing. They like my guitar improv ...

I told them, and said it was Rod Stewart.


Who's that ???


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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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i was shocked that stewart beat out bullet bob in the R&R hall of fame vote on the ultimate classic rock site ... and disgusted :rant :hissy

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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Banned for being shocked.


Sorry, that's another thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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I've got 5 of his songs on my playlist. And I love his renditions of some American classics.

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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i was shocked that stewart beat out bullet bob in the R&R hall of fame vote on the ultimate classic rock site ... and disgusted :rant :hissy


Who the hell is Bullet Bob?

At any rate, the rock and roll hall of fame is a complete joke. It is nothing more than Jan Wenner and Dave Marsh's personal taste, and a reflection of their personal biases. How else to explain how a band like the Velvet Underground, who sold like 3 records worldwide when they were together and who are still virtually unknown today, or MC5 about whom the same can be said, could be enshrined, while Kiss, one of the biggest bands of the 1970's who have sold a hundred million records and influenced literally hundreds of hard rock and heavy metal acts for the last 40 years, has never even been nominated. Or what about Rush? They practically invented the genre of progressive rock, have consistently produced gold records and successful tours for 40 years, and still get tons of air time on classic rock radio stations. Yet, they've never even been nominated. Indeed, entire genres have been excluded, there is not a single progressive rock band (not even Genesis! :shock: )

What are the criteria? Record sales? Then half of the people there don't belong. Influence? Ditto. Critical acclaim? Well then they need to include a lot of bands that they've rejected.


And how come so many people who aren't even ROCK musicians have been inducted? Johnny Cash is iffy, but can be justified because his early albums with Sun Records were very rockabilly, and he used to tour with Roy Orbison, Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, indisputably rock. But how about Michael Jackson? Sure he did try his hand at the occasional rocker, such as Beat It, Smooth Criminal or Dirty Diana, but can anyone SERIOUSLY call him a rock musician? And choices like Aretha Franklin and Madonna are ridiculous under any criteria.

How can Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin, who aren't even rockers, in the hall, but AC/DC, whose album 'Back to Black' is the best selling rock album EVER have been excluded?

The hall is a joke, period.

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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doom, the R&R hall of fame i referred specifically to has NOTHING to do with the official R&R hall of fame in cleveland... :fyi:

ever heard of bob seger and the silver bullet band ... that was my reference to bullet bob... not an official title, just one i assumed someone knowledgeable about classic rock would understand ... the fact that he was not inducted into the hall until 2004 is almost as much of a disgrace as Stevie Ray Vaughn not being in at all

at least i can agree with you :DOH! :swoon about the membership of the hall being a joke for its omissions, compared to some who have made it

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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I've got 5 of his songs on my playlist. And I love his renditions of some American classics.


there are some songs of his i like... as a body of work, bob seger wins hands down...not even close... at least in my opinion with my musical tastes

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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When Rod started recording show tunes, he lost me. Next I expect him to have a show in Branson, Mo. :verymad:

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Except for Shakedown, I don't care for Bob Seger.

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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faithfulservant wrote:
anawim wrote:
I've got 5 of his songs on my playlist. And I love his renditions of some American classics.


there are some songs of his i like... as a body of work, bob seeger wins hands down...not even close... at least in my opinion with my musical tastes


You just keep running against the wind!

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: story of my life fo' sho' ... seger has one of my top 3 favorite songs of all time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAbY2cmEsS0

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Srsly, anyone our age who can't figure out who "Bullet Bob" is needs to put his corded headphones back on and put another Lawrence Welk tape on his reel-to-reel player. :roll:

I've always wanted to karaoke "Still the Same." One of these day's I will. Y'all consider yourselves forewarned. :shock:

There's only one Bob Seger song I genuinely don't like: "Fire Lake." It's got the most insipid lyrics since "MacArthur Park." I cringe whenever I hear it. The rest of the time, though...ROCK ON, BABY! \,,/ \,,/

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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When Rod started recording show tunes, he lost me. Next I expect him to have a show in Branson, Mo. :verymad:


He never recorded 'show tunes', the fact that you even used that phrase, makes me wonder if you know what a 'show tune' is. A 'show tune' is a song from a broadway musical. Rod Stewart has never recorded 'show tunes', what he did record was 5 volumes of 'standards', songs by people like Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael or Cole Porter. That ain't 'show tunes'.

And the reason why he decided to record standards is basic common sense. His rock and roll records were no longer selling. His producer told him that since the young people are no longer interested, he should shoot for an older audience. What do older audiences listen to? Standards. Albums of standards are always popular, precisely because the songs themselves are always popular. And they are popular because they are GOOD, the fact that they are good is why they became a standard. And one of those albums of standards was actually an album of rock standards, covering songs by Chuck Berry, Bob Seger, The Pretenders, Eric Claption and Van Morrison. And he did an album of Motown covers also. Hardly 'show tunes', although there is nothing wrong with 'show tunes'.

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You guys all lost me. Most of the names mentioned I never even heard of. I prefer classical music. I guess at 85 I am out of range. :whoops

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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you're right muirfield... it would have been your kids listening to these folk... you were probably in your late 30s to early 40s during their heyday

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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Muirfield wrote:
You guys all lost me. Most of the names mentioned I never even heard of. I prefer classical music. I guess at 85 I am out of range. :whoops


I'd like to know what groups or singers were you tapping your toes to when you were 18?

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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bing...frank...benny goodman :scratch:

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Yes indeed. Bing and Frank, but also Caruso, Maria Callas, Gregorian chant et al. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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Primarily heard on the radio? Records?

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Radio? Yes, but also 78's, LP's, and CD's and downloads copied to flash sticks.

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