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1  Classic Rock / The 80s / How about 80's movies? on: September 19, 2010, 06:04:57 pm
Didn't know if I should post this here or under Silver Screen, but how about the movies that defined the 80's, music based or not? There were some good ones, some great, and some incredibly stupid, but I know my brothers and I, and plenty of friends, watched them all over and over again-

Sweet Sixteen
Breakfast Club
Pretty in Pink
Some Kind of Wonderful
National Lampoons Vacation
Police Academy
License to Drive
Summer School
Karate Kid
Back to School
Back to the Future
Red Dawn
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
2  The Romper Room / Song Lyric Games / Re: Guess the Band/Artist on: September 19, 2010, 05:58:00 pm

1. This artist has gone by 4 names and having been denied entry into the USA really knows what a wild world this really is.

2. 1 pound ground beef, 1/2 pound ground pork, 1/2 pound ground veal plus seasonings baked at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.- MEATLOAF

3. "Analog in the sky" would be this bands competition.

4. Formerly alive political brothers.- DEAD KENNEDYS

5. Monroe Charles

6. He melts in your mouth not in your hands.  EMINEM

7.  If named scientifically, this bands name would mean, "Sheathed Wings" which is funny as one member must have known that when he went solo.

8. Young men who frequent alleys  BACKSTREET BOYS

9. One's love for material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules

10. This artist's name sounds like he travels on moving material, while removing a space in the spelling makes it look clearly not a movable state.

11. which is your favorite...Kandy,Kanned or on the Kob?  KORN

12. Mayberry was stunned to see the barber in such a light shade of red.  PINK FLOYD

13. To Intentionally Abandon a Quintuplet

14. Uncomplicated set of intended actions

15. A canine that will pry into others affairs  SNOOP DOG

Okay, Kath, I left you the harder ones.
3  Classic Rock / The 80s / Re: Definitive bands of the 80s on: September 16, 2010, 06:59:46 pm
Definitely Tears for Fears, Ah-ha; the Bangles, Eurythmics, Wham!, Genesis, Huey Lewis and the News, Dire Straits

and some solo acts- Whitney Houston, Madonna, Tiffany, Michael Jackson, Richard Marx, Peter Cetera
4  The Romper Room / Song Lyric Games / Re: Guess the Band/Artist on: September 15, 2010, 05:51:54 pm
I thought those might have been too easy.   And even though I thought of Madonna, too, Awesome **** is Supertramp
5  The Romper Room / Song Lyric Games / Re: Guess the Band/Artist on: September 14, 2010, 07:08:29 pm
Since I did a get a few right, I'll grab the torch here:

Awesome ****
Joint Siblings
Oxygen Reserve
Naughty Brits
One who was not a casualty
Son of Rulers; or not; or yes
Midnight fearing maiden
Between shining seas
6  The Romper Room / Song Lyric Games / Re: Guess the Band/Artist on: September 14, 2010, 06:53:36 pm
Led Zepplin was my thinking of the Goodyear Blimp hanging out at football games.
7  The Romper Room / Song Lyric Games / Re: Guess the Band/Artist on: September 11, 2010, 06:00:18 pm
Ok, then. Internets was out yesterday so I'm back and will see what I can come up with.

Brutal Young Male Animals

Homo-Sapian Collection of Individuals- Village People

A pile of ashes is all that remains

A kiss from this band might burn your face- Red Hot Chili Peppers

He might be your handyman but cannot alter your suit- James Taylor

Grand scale loss of life- Megadeath

Football Aircraft Band- Led Zepplin

When this three piece became a two, the condition of stability and peace was finally achieved.  Nirvana?

8  The Romper Room / Song Lyric Games / Re: Guess the Band/Artist on: September 10, 2010, 06:08:43 pm
Yeah, this is a fun game. And I'd also love to see what you'd throw at us, Kath.
9  The Romper Room / Song Lyric Games / Re: Guess the Band/Artist on: September 09, 2010, 06:29:45 pm
Mr. Jordan and the grease monkeys - Mike and the Mechanics
Woodcrafters - The Carpenters
Noah's chapter - you have me totally stumped, even googled for clues, nada!
Firearms and Flowers - Gun's N Roses
electrical currents - AC/DC
four legged traveler from Kansas - Toto
POW - Wham!
Russian Roulette 6 shooter - Also stumped Was thinking along the lines of .38 Special, but the Russian Roulette part has me stumped.
Celebrity Transport - Starship
Mythical Greek River - Styx
Leaking Eye Phobias ( <----most favorite clue so far!) - Tears For Fears
Frankly Scarlet - Simply Red

okay, I think I did it right.



all winners. And the Russian Roulette- maybe I was told wrong (not too into guns), but someone told me that a .38 Special is what they use.
10  The Romper Room / Song Lyric Games / Re: Guess the Band/Artist on: September 08, 2010, 06:00:18 pm
Okay, I'll try:

Mr. Jordan and the grease monkeys
Noah's chapter
Firearms and Flowers
electrical currents
four legged traveler from Kansas
Russian Roulette 6 shooter
Celebrity Transport
Mythical Greek River
Leaking Eye Phobias
Frankly Scarlet

okay, I think I did it right.

11  The Romper Room / Song Lyric Games / Re: Guess the Band/Artist on: September 07, 2010, 06:14:02 pm

Voyage-  Journey
Old Red Fire Engine-  REO Speedwagon
Female Monarch-  Queen
Misanthrope Corporation-  Monkey Business??
Artificially Luminescent Symphony-  Electric Light Orchestra
The Children-  New Kids on the Block; Boys 2 Men... ah, I don't know.
Small Stream Group-  I don't know this one either

Plasma, Perspiration, & Optical Discharge-   Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Spire of Potency-  9 inch Nails?

12  In the Ether / Silver Screen / Re: Best/Favorite uses of music in movies on: September 07, 2010, 06:07:04 pm
The Blues Brothers- Aretha Franklin going off in the cafe "Think"

Fly Away Home- Mary Chapin Carpenter's "10,000 Miles" at the end, when the little girl has to finish the mission by herself.

Casper- "Remember me This Way."  Stupid movie, but nice song.

Con Air- "Sweet Home Alabama" as the plane was flying towards Vegas with the back half missing, and the Corvette being towed behind it.

Forrest Gump- just about the whole movie

then there are some where I just liked the background music- Life as a House, St. Elmo's Fire, The Secret of my Success, Empire of the Sun
13  Classic Rock / The 80s / Re: Favorite 80s ballads on: August 04, 2010, 04:35:15 pm
Air Supply- Making Love out of Nothing At All; All I'm out of Love
Chicago- Will You Still Love Me?
Peter Cetera- Glory of Love
Gloria Estefan- Anything for You
Mike and the Mechanics- The Living Years
Journey- Faithfully; Open Arms
Simply Red- Holding Back the Years
Stephen Bishop- It Might Be You
Lionel Richie- Stuck on You; Say You, Say Me
Dan Hill- Sometimes When we Touch
Dan Fogelberg- Leader of the Band

To name just a few...
14  Classic Rock / Rockabilly and oldies / Re: Favorite non-rock staples on: August 02, 2010, 06:22:41 pm
Gordon Lightfoot.

From the haunting notes of Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the imagery of Canadian Railway Trilogy, the simply spun love songs like Song for a Winter's Night, Shadows and Never Say Trust Me, the mournful classic break up songs like If You Could Read my Mind, I'm Not Supposed to Care and The Circle is Small, the more upbeat break up songs like Carefree Highway, sad story songs like Circle of Steel and Cherokee Bend, happy songs about enjoying life like Christian Island... I could go on forever.   

If Minstrel of the Dawn is supposed to be autobiographical, he truly underestimated his talent. He's a master craftsman of lyrics, and his songs have a way of sinking in and sticking.  One line that's always struck me is from Circle of Steel, about the alcoholic welfare mother telling her child that his father is in prison:  "Christmas comes and the snow lets up and the sun hits the handle of her heirloom cup. She hides her face in her hands for awhile and says 'look here, child. Your father's pride was his means to provide and he's serving three years for that reason.'"   Who else can take a story like that and make it into a song?
15  Beyond the Horizon / Cornucopia / Re: Artists I Like Everyone Seems To Hate on: July 22, 2010, 06:47:32 pm
I just thought of another artist/musician that I really enjoy that I've noticed tends to be derided by critics and naysayers as being "bombastic" or "over the top."  Meat Loaf's longtime collaborator, Jim Steinman.  I dig Meat Loaf too but given that others have recorded the songs of Steinman I can't really limit it to Meat Loaf and all of Steinman's songs seem to have that same over the top anthemic bombast to them... and I love it! 

Some of Jim Steinman's songwriting efforts include:
Meat Loaf's entire Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II, and Dead Ringer albums; select songs from Midnight At the Lost & Found, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Greatest Hits, and Bat Out of Hell III
Jim Steinman's own solo album Bad For Good
Nowhere Fast and Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young by Fire Inc. (from the Streets of Fire soundtrack)
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Air Supply - Making Love Out of Nothing At All (incidentally the only song of theirs that I can still justify listening to)
Pandora's Box - (a studio project done by Steinman-- many of the songs were later re-done by other musicians)
Celine Dion - It's All Coming Back to Me Now (previously recorded on the Pandora's Box CD and since re-recorded as a duet on Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell III... the version on the Pandora's Box CD is my favorite)
Whistle Down the Wind - Musical co-written with Andrew Lloyd Weber.  It had a successful run in London but was a flop on Broadway.  The London cast recording is available on CD.
Tanz der Vampire/Dance of the Vampires - Dark Gothic comic musical originally done in German.  It was re-done in English on Broadway but was a total flop because the Americanized version downplayed the Gothic darkness and played up the comedy making it rather campy and lame.  Musical themes from some of Steinman's other songs were included in many of the songs in the musical, most notably Total Eclipse of the Heart and Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young.

I love his over the top bombastic anthems.  But I also realize they're not for everyone.

I love Meatloaf, but I think it irritates the hell out of some people who end up in my car. 
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