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What are your thoughts on rock groups singing about rock music and/or starting bands/the lifestyle? Have you any favorites, like that?



On the surface of it ... its kind of strange subject matter for bands to take on and expect fans to grab onto. But I give them credit: some great classics have been comprised of nothing but.
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Bruce wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:51 pm On the surface of it ... its kind of strange subject matter for bands to take on and expect fans to grab onto. But I give them credit: some great classics have been comprised of nothing but.
A strange subject for bands to take on? Not at all. It's an obvious, natural subject.

Hell, Rock and Roll started with songs about Rock and Roll (Rock around the Clock, Johnny B. Goode, Rock and Roll Music, etc), and that continued throughout Rock's biggest years.

It's a celebration of the music we all love, from those who make it to those who listen to it.
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Essential listening....





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Boss - Kick Ass (Rock N' Roll)



It does have a Captain Sensible vibe at the start but then the Kick Ass Rock N' Roll kicks in.
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B5Erik wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:19 pm Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry & Julian Lennon playing this song live is a very entertaining performance ...

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and, of course.....

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Bob Seger's Turn the Page is very likely the best song about rock and roll -- ever!
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Ramones had a bunch.
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Bruce wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:20 am Bob Seger's Turn the Page is very likely the best song about rock and roll -- ever!
I would call it one of the, if not the best, song about being a musician on the road. Now there's a rich genre for you, "Road Songs".
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Very well. As long as you don't split hairs with me, on this number ...

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Bruce wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:51 pm What are your thoughts on rock groups singing about rock music and/or starting bands/the lifestyle? Have you any favorites, like that?



On the surface of it ... its kind of strange subject matter for bands to take on and expect fans to grab onto. But I give them credit: some great classics have been comprised of nothing but.
:scratch: Why is it strange? There's nothing remotely strange about subject matter that's autobographical.
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Some of it is biographical. But rock bands playing rock songs about rock music -- again, on the surface of it, at least -- can seem a touch redundant, shall we say.
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It is kind of dumb but I do like a lot of rock songs about rocking.


Here's a great one.

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I am not too computer savvy to upload it, but Helix Rock You also come to mind. Makes me thing of grade 7 for sure. Gimme an "R-O-C-K, Watcha got...Rock....Watcha gonna a do...Rock You!!!" They even opened up for KISS on the Euro leg of the Animalize Tour.
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tazchris wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:41 pm I am not too computer savvy to upload it, but Helix Rock You also come to mind. Makes me thing of grade 7 for sure. Gimme an "R-O-C-K, Watcha got...Rock....Watcha gonna a do...Rock You!!!" They even opened up for KISS on the Euro leg of the Animalize Tour.



They have an “X-Rated” video for it. :D
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tazchris wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:41 pm I am not too computer savvy to upload it, but Helix Rock You also come to mind. Makes me thing of grade 7 for sure. Gimme an "R-O-C-K, Watcha got...Rock....Watcha gonna a do...Rock You!!!" They even opened up for KISS on the Euro leg of the Animalize Tour.
Very popular over here. Another one was 'Heavy Metal Love'....Brian Vollmer had a great voice....may still have, I haven't kept up with them past their prime mid80s....

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Black Ace wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:42 pm



DWARVES rule! That song is fucking great...one of my favorite live bands ever.
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Black Ace wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:42 pm



DWARVES rule! That song is fucking great...one of my favorite live bands ever.
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rwgriffith wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:08 pm DWARVES rule! That song is fucking great...one of my favorite live bands ever.
I love their Paisley Underground stuff, the early singles, Blood Guts and Pussy, Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Sugarfix. After that they don’t do much for me.
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Bruce wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:38 am Some of it is biographical. But rock bands playing rock songs about rock music -- again, on the surface of it, at least -- can seem a touch redundant, shall we say.
Totally lost, I genuinely don't understand what you're talking about.
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C'est la vie!