Wednesday, November 29, 2006

You Need It!!

You NEED it!!

Classic Rock this Holiday...From AC/DC to Zeppelin

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Gifts For The Rocker

Can't decide on what to get your rock loving peeps? Here is a cool article on what you might want to consider beside CDs and Concert Tickets.

Top 10 Gift Ideas For Music Lovers

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Let's sing about sex, baby - Arts & Life

Let's sing about sex, baby - Arts & Life

Your parents tried to hide it but your TV shows implied it, and while your politicians denied it, your musicians ? well ? they supplied it.

Sex has and will continue to be one of the most controversial and provocative topics in American culture. No one understands nor challenges this idea more passionately or frequently than the famous singers and songwriters who dared to go there, producing hilarious, sensual, blush-inducing songs that thrust sex through the airwaves, enticing listeners for over six decades.

Dating back well beyond the days of steamy MTV music videos and sexually explicit warning labels, musicians and big bands were kissing and telling to audiences hungry and aching for some songs about sex.

In 1953, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs' hit song, "Stay," gave the nation's youth an excuse to take up dirty dancing in basements and garages across the country. Three years later, The Five Satins showed a more sensitive, sensual side with the billboard topping hit, "In the Still of the Night."

Many of the romantic songs of the 1940s and 1950s only subtly alluded to sex, until 1956, when Frank Sinatra re-released Gus Kahn's barely-known song from 1930, "Making Whoopee," thus shifting the music industry's sexual-implicit tone of the time to more funny, raw and risqué ¬yrics.

The always controversial and risk-taking band, The Doors, didn't hesitate to talk about what really turns men on in the group's 1967 single, "Light My Fire," with lead singer Jim Morrison's instructional lyrics inviting women everywhere to spark someone's sexual fuse.

No one in the history of music did sex quite as well as Marvin Gaye, not even Madonna. Two of his incredibly successful and popular hit songs, "Let's Get It On" and "Sexual Healing," remain bedtime favorites to this day, a good 30 years after their suggestive lyrics served as the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Gaye wasn't alone in his day, however, as the leading sexual songwriter. Female musicians, such as Donna Summer, Dusty Springfield and Olivia Newton-John, gave listeners an earful with sultry songs that proved men weren't the only ones with sex on the brain.

Donna Summer's hit song, "Love to Love You Baby," was erotic and sexually suggestive with her soft, whispering voice and brow-raising moves. Dusty Springfield, who was a self-proclaimed bisexual, gave a similar feel with her 1967 hit song, "The Look of Love."

Olivia Newton-John was a little less subtle with her lyrics than the other female provocateurs of her time with her 1981 hit, "Let's Get Physical." While the music video portrayed the meaning of the song as literally getting physical while working out, Olivia's lyrics suggested otherwise.

While most of the artists who dared to sing about sex boasted wild, risky personas, such as Rod Stewart or George Michael, ever so often a sweet, innocent and mothers-adored musician or band released a not-so-innocent single.

In 1976, teen-worshiped Frankie Vali and the Four Seasons' hit single, "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)," gave the real-life details of the youngest band member, Bob Guadio's, loss of innocence and virginity while on the road with the band in 1963.

While the sex-talking songs of the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s made waves and their fare share of controversies, the 1990s showed what it was to literally tell all.

Perhaps the most shocking and raunchy of songs to kick off the 1990s explored the much hushed and faux pas topic of not just masturbation, but female masturbation. In 1990, the year that put out sex song after sex song, the Divinyls, an all female group, saw one-hit-wonder success with the song, "I Touch Myself."

That same year, Billy Idol showed fans how to "Rock the Cradle of Love," Madonna asked men and women alike to "Justify My Love" and Chris Isaak vividly described sex's mysterious "Wicked Game."

Following suit, in 1991 two unknown bands, Color Me Badd and C&C Music Factory, also made it to the airwaves by shocking listeners with silly yet sexy one-hit-wonders, "I Wanna Sex You Up" and "Gonna Make You Sweat."

Not all singers of sex slipped into one-hit-wonder status after giving the details of their sexual escapades. In 1994, the popular and sexy R&B group Boyz II Men made women melt with their song, "I'll Make Love to You," shifting the tone of sexual music back to the romantic feel of the 1950s.

In 1997, two teenage newcomers hit the pop scene, singing about not-so teenage stuff. Britney Spears' first hit, " ? Baby One More Time," and her fellow rival pop-princess Christina Aguilera's first hit, "Genie in a Bottle," were so sexually implicit that they caused quite a stir among horny young boys, adoring young girls, disgusted adults and a very sexually frustrated first lady of Maryland.

While 2000-2006 hasn't seemed to push the sex envelope as much as past decades (editor's note: Don't worry, Timberlake is working on bringing sexy back. - Justin), it is most likely because talking about sex isn't nearly as big of a no-no and thus not as much fun to sing about today. Yet singers like Kelis and her "Milkshake" and Usher and his "Nice and Slow" still keep the sex alive in the ears and minds of curious listeners around the globe, and continue to be the ideal tunes for "making whoopee."

Most Ridiculously Raunchy Songs About Sex:

"Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye

"I Wanna Sex You Up" - Color Me Badd

"I Touch Myself" - The Divinyls

"I'll Make Love To You" - Boyz II Men

"Gonna Make You Sweat" - C & C Music Factory

"I Want Your Sex" - George Michael

"Let's Get Physical" - Olivia Newton-John

"Push It" - Salt-N-Pepa

"Rock the Cradle of Love" - Billy Idol

"Making Whoopie" - Gus Kahn

I think they left out loads (pun intended) of songs from Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, etc.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Mick jagger's Dad Dies

Joe Jagger, Father of Mick, Dies at 93

by Paul Cashmere - November 13 2006

Mick Jagger's father Joe died Saturday afternoon (November 11) of pneumonia.

The elder Jagger became ill a week ago at his home in Surrey and was taken to hospital.

Mick, who is on tour with the Stones in the United States, flew to see his father on Friday and flew back to the US that same day for The Stones performance on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Joe's wife and the mother of Mick, Australian born Eva Jagger, died in 2000. The Jagger's had two sons. Mick and Chris. Chris is also a musician.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Jim Morrison's dad: Son's death 'unfortunate'

Jim Morrison's dad: Son's death 'unfortunate'

POSTED: 10:58 a.m. EST, November 9, 2006

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- The father of late Doors singer Jim Morrison has broken his silence to share memories of his estranged son, who once sang about killing him and joked that his family was dead.

George Morrison, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, is one of the contributors to "The Doors by the Doors," an authorized memoir released this week. The book's author, rock journalist Ben Fong-Torres, also interviewed the band's three surviving members and Jim's younger brother and sister, among others.

"We look back on him with great delight ... The fact that he's dead is unfortunate but looking back on his life it's a very pleasant thought," George Morrison says in the book.

Jim Morrison, a difficult teen who rebelled against his father's military lifestyle, went on to become one of the most magnetic performers in rock 'n' roll.

But he disowned his family, and once made a throwaway comment that they were dead. He also referenced his parents in the Oedipal rant "The End," singing that he wanted to kill his father and sleep with his mother.

Andy Morrison recalls that his mother, Clara, who died last year, took him to a Doors concert in Washington, D.C., and asked to see Jim, but he refused to meet with her, and she drove home in tears.

The Morrisons surmise that Jim's hostility was really designed to shield them from too much attention.

"I had the feeling that he felt we'd just as soon not be associated with his career," George Morrison says. "He knew I didn't think rock music was the best goal for him. Maybe he was trying to protect us."

Adds his sister, Anne, "He liked mystique, too. He didn't want to be from somewhere."

Jim Morrison died of a heart attack in Paris in 1971, and his grave at the Pere Lachaise cemetery is one of the city's top tourist attractions. His family pays the authorities to take care of the site.

George Morrison said it was "quite an honor ... for the family" to have his son buried near cultural giants like Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and Frederic Chopin.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Pink floyd - Careful With That Axe Eugine

Pink floyd playing Careful With That Axe Eugine on 1973-05-18 at Earl's Court

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Shortly after their first tour, the group's eponymous first album was released on January 12, 1969. Its blend of blues and rock influences with distorted amplification made it one of the pivotal records in the evolution of heavy metal music. Although several of Zeppelin's earliest songs were based upon or were cover versions of blues standards, others such as "Communication Breakdown" had a unique and distinctively heavy sound. this song is played on this clip zeppelin in there prime.2nd song-"Dazed and Confused" is a 1969 song by Led Zeppelin. The original idea for this tune came from folk singer Jake Holmes, who had previously written a very similar psychedelic acoustic song on his album The Above Ground Sound of Jake Holmes, released in June 1967