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  1. Sweet vs. Joan Jett "AC/DC"

    If you're looking for Martian Boogie on CD it's on the Rhino Best Of Brownsville Station. It's also got the should-have-been-a-hit Lady (Put The Light On Me).
  2. Sweet vs. Joan Jett "AC/DC"

    Big deal. "North side, east side, Little Willy, Willy wears the crown, He's the king around town." I know what that means. You can make sense out of the lyrics of most songs (well, maybe not "Paralyzed" by the Legendary Stardust Cowboy) You know what I mean.
  3. Sweet vs. Joan Jett "AC/DC"

    AWOPBOPALOOBOPALOPBAMBOOM, Tutti Frutti awrootie - Gibberish. Bama Lama Bama Loo - gibberish. Heeby Jeebies - gibberish. Marvelous, world changing lyrics that defy explanation and don't need one, but gibberish just the same. And lyrics that set a great precedent for anyone who was stuck for a line and decided to throw in some gibberish to fill out the phrase - right Eric? The bridge to "Tonight," anyone?
  4. Sweet vs. Joan Jett "AC/DC"

    From Eric's comments about the lyrics to "Little Willy," I can only assume he doesn't have much use for Little Richard's body of work - which would be a sad thing.
  5. Sweet vs. Joan Jett "AC/DC"

    Gotta go with Sweet - the rhythm player is better and really drives the song. As far as Eric's comments, sometimes you have to remember the old adage - "trust the art, not the artist." They may have been wankers personally but Desolation Boulevard's got some great stuff on it.
  6. an hour long and include Scott McCarl
  7. 1986 '52 re-issue Tele and a 30 year old or so P-Bass both played through a really old Ampeg Portaflex B-12 Flip Top amp. I also have a Tone Tubby 4X12 bass cabinet powered by an ancient Traynor amp for when I play gigs. My most recent addition is an Esteban acoustic 6 string guitar. Shows you what a deadly combination vodka tonics and QVC can be. BUT IT'S REAL PEARL INLAY - THEY DON'T JUST PASTE THOSE THINGS ON!
  8. Rich - Just wondering if you remember playing the Agora Ballroom in Atlanta with Eric. I think you were supposed to play the Fox Theater with Seger and Sweet and something happened to the show and you guys moved across the street to the Ballroom and played on your own. It was a sold out show and you guys were phenomenal. You broke the Ballroom record for encores (you did 5 or 6) and ran out of songs to play so you did "Surfin' USA" because everyone in Magic knew it. Still one of the best shows I've ever seen.
  9. R.I.P. Jerry Cole.....

    He played second guitar on almost all of the Paul Revere and the Raiders albums
  10. Best All-Time Bass Riffs?

    Carol did play on the Beach Boys version of IWMTLH but there has been a controversy going on for years between her and the Motown people because she also claims to have played on Stevie Wonder's version. Along with a lot of other famous songs that she didn't play on. I'd love to see a video of Jerold Johnson backing up Elvis. The only bass players I've ever seen him play live with were Bill Black and Jerry Scheff. Is this video you speak of on YouTube? And I have to add another one of my favorites to the list - "What Is and What Shall Never Be" LED ZEPPELIN - John Paul Jones
  11. Best All-Time Bass Riffs?

    Not to nitpick but Keith played bass on "Live With Me" And since we've strayed from just riffs I gotta go with (partial list - I'm sure more will come to me later): "I Was Made To Love Her" STEVIE WONDER (James Jamerson - not Carol Kaye as she has claimed) "Son Of A Preacher Man" - especially the fade - DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (Tommy Cogbill) "Boogie On Reggae Woman" - STEVIE WONDER (Stevie Wonder - and yes I know it's a synthesizer, but what a bass line) "Burning Love" - ELVIS (Emory Gordy Jr.) "Groovy Situation" - GENE CHANDLER (I have no idea who it is - someone out of Chicago I'm sure - but it's an insane bass line. Very inventive.) "Something" - THE BEATLES (McCartney - Hard to choose just one, but if I did, it would be this)
  12. Mega RARE Video File!

    Sounds like they(or at least Eric and then Eric and Wally during the bridge)were singing live over a backing track of vocals and instruments - hence the fadeout. Great clip.
  13. Don Felder's book comes out in the States this spring. His take will be interesting. I wonder if the really tough stuff will be edited out before it reaches our shores due to libel laws (it was already published in the UK).
  14. Sad News

    What's really sad is that, if he was healthy enough to make the journey, Mike could have be there for the induction because the Dave Clark Five were voted into the Hall Of Fame last year but were nixed by Jann Wenner in order to include a rap group (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)and have the Hall appear to be relevant.
  15. Last Word in Mundane Rock Trivia

    Paul Rothchild (the Doors producer - who ought to know) said that Larry Knechtel played bass on the first album. I know Lubahn and Scheff played on some of their tracks as did Lonnie Mack, Harvey Brooks and Ray Neapolitan. She's a legend and deservedly so, but you have to be careful about the things Carol Kaye claims credit for.