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Old 05-27-04, 12:49 PM
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Help Me Make The Ultimate Classic Rock Ipod List

I am trying to make a really good classic rock playlist for my IPod. Because my parents have horrible taste in music and I am only 24, I have tried to go back and pick up a lot of good older albums, but have missed a lot of material.

Now I'm trying to put together a nice playlist for my IPod so I don't have to listen to all the commercials on my local "Classic Rock" station.

Your suggestions will be much appreciated.


Here's what I'm starting with:

AC/DC: Hells Bells, Back in Black, You Shook Me...

Beatles: Don't Let Me Down

GNR: Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child...

Hendrix: Purple Haze, Fire, Foxy Lady, Watchtower

Zeppelin: Over the Hills..., Rock & Roll, Going to Cali, When The
Levee Breaks, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog, Immigrant Song, Kashmir

Tom Petty: Wildflowers, You Don't Know How it Feels

The Who: Baba, Behind Blue Eyes, Won't Get Fooled Again

U2: Where The Streets Have No Name, Still Haven't Found..., With or Without You

The Doors: Break On Through, Light My Fire
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Old 05-27-04, 01:12 PM
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GnR & U2 "Classic rock". LOL! Man, you are making me feel old!

Get some Bad Company & Ted Nugent in there too. Foreigner, Styx, Journey.

Don't forget the Stones. Get "Beggar's Banquet" & "Exile".
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I was thinking more along the lines of what a "Classic Rock" radio station would play. My local station plays older Metallica, Guns N Roses, etc.
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Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water, Kentucky Woman, Highway Star
Allman Bros. - Statesboro Blues, Ramblin Man, Melissa, Little Martha
Derek and The Dominoes (well, Clapton basically) - Layla
Cream - White Room, Sunshine of your Love
Bob Seger - Turn The Page
Van Morrisson - Brown-Eyed Girl
Boston - More Than A Feeling, Peace of Mind

And so on...
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A "classic rock" playlist would be incomplete with no Rolling Stones...how about Sympathy For The Devil and Satisfaction.
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pink floyd, money, another brick in teh wall pt 2, comfortably numb, wish you were here
queen bohemian rhapsody, fat bottom girls, another one bites the dust, we are the champions
also need some sabboth

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Old 05-27-04, 05:57 PM
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Re: Help Me Make The Ultimate Classic Rock Ipod List

Originally posted by DamingR

Your suggestions will be much appreciated.
Here's what you should add:

Beatles: Come Together, Ballad of John and Yoko

GNR: Patience, Yesterdays

Hendrix: Little Wing

Zeppelin: Fool In The Rain, Dy'r Mak'r, Good Times Bad Times

Tom Petty: Free Fallin', Last Dance With Mary Jane

The Who: Sea and Sand, Drowned, Who Are You


The Doors: Five to One, Peace Frog, Blue Sunday, L.A. Woman, The End
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also be sure to get the 99 remaster of the first doors album (i know stores carry them individually now), since the original release is edited.
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A few suggestions from the 70s:

Aerosmith - "Last Child", "Same Old Song and Dance", or "Sweet Emotion"

Mott the Hoople - "All the Way From Memphis", or "All the Young Dudes" (or "Honaloochie Boogie" or "Drivin' Sister" if you want to go obscure)

David Bowie - "Suffragette City", "Rebel Rebel", or "Jean Genie"

Bad Company - "Shooting Star" or "Feel Like Makin' Love"

Blue Oyster Cult - "Godzilla" or the cowbell song

Foghat - "Fool For the City"

Some progrock suggestions:

King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"

Yes - "Roundabout", "Siberian Khatru", "Long Distance Runaround"

Genesis "Carpet Crawlers"

Roxy Music - "Virginia Plain"

Maybe I'll think of some more later.
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You are missing some of the best rock and roll bands of the 70s:

Lynyrd Skynyrd - 'I Ain't The One', 'Simple Man', 'Tuesday's Gone', etc
Allman Brothers - 'Whipping Post'
Black Sabbath - 'Fairies Wear Boots' or 'Hand of Doom'
Creedence Clearwater Revival - 'Run Through the Jungle', 'Commotion', 'Fortunate Son'
Guess Who - 'American Woman', lots of choices...
Grand Funk Railroad - 'Inside Lookin Out'
Free/Bad Co - 'Alright Now', 'Can't Get Enough'
Eagles - 'Hotel California'
Doobie Brothers - 'China Grove', 'Black Water', or 'Long Train Runnin'
ZZ Top - 'Tush','La Grange'
Crosby, Stills, & Nash - 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes'

Can't forget to mention all the lesser bands:
Mountain - 'Mississippi Queen' or 'Never In My Life'
Cactus - 'Evil'
Ram Jam - 'Black Betty' or 'Please Please Please Me'
Edgar Winter Group - 'Frankenstein', 'Free Ride'
Foghat - 'Slow Ride', 'I Just Wanna Make Love to You'
Buffalo - 'Sunrise'.'I'm a Skirt Lifter, Not a Shirt Raiser'
Bang - 'Questions', 'The Queen'
Crack the Sky - 'Mind Baby'
Jericho - 'Kill Me With Your Love'
Stray - 'Time Machine', 'Around the World in 80 Days'
Uriah Heep - 'Gypsy', 'Bird of Prey', 'Easy Livin'
Bloodrock - 'Melvin Laid An Egg'
Ten Years After - 'I'd Love to Change the World'
James Gang - 'Funk #49'
Traffic - 'Dear Mr. Fantasy', 'John Barleycorn Must Die'
and on and on....
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Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
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Old 05-28-04, 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by Mistoffeleez

Can't forget to mention all the lesser bands:
Love to You'

and on and on....
Exactly. The big ones already named are a given. Although the track selection needs work.

How about:
Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
Triumph - Lay it on the Line
Billy Thorpe - Children of the Sun
Don Felder - Heavy Metal
Joe Walsh - Life's been good
Doobie Brothers - Black Water
Golden Earring - Twilight Zone or Radar Love
Jim Croce - Don't mess around with Jim
Joan Jett - I love rock and roll
Meat Loaf - Paradise by the dashboard light
Nazareth - Hair of the dog or Love hurts
Pure Praire League - Amie
Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son, Dust in the wind
Van Morisson - Brown Eyed Girl
Sugarloaf - Green Eyed Lady
Steppenwolf - Born to be wild
Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water

And where is the love for these big ones?
Queen - Another one bites the dust, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy little thing..
Pink Floyd - money
Aerosmith - Dream on, Back in the saddle, Big 10" Record
Rush - Spirit of Radio, Freewill, Tom Sawyer
Beatles - Revolution, Lucy, Sg. Pepper, Here Comes the Sun
Beach Boys - Feel Flows
Bob Dylan - like a Rolling Stone
Santana - Oye Como Va, Black Magic woman
Cheap Trick - I want you to want me
Kiss - Detroit Rock City, Rock n roll all night
Def Leppard - Rock of Ages, Bringin' on the HB
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Tiny Dancer, Your Song, Rocket Man
Billy Joel - Piano Man, Pressure, Angry young Man
George Thorogood - One Bourbon, Bad to the bone, Who do you love?
John Mellencamp - Pink Houses, Scarecrow, Small Town
john Lennon - Imagine
Journey - Wheel in the Sky, Lights
Sammy Hagar - I can't Drive 55, Heavy Metal, There's only one way to rock
Scorpions - Rock you like a hurricane
Steve Miller Band - Joker, Rock 'n Me, Take the money..., Jet Airliner
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy
Tom Petty - Into the Great Wide Open, Free Fallin, Mary Janes Last Dance
Van halen - Runnin' with the Devil, & quite a few others
David Lee Roth - Just a Gigalo, Tobacco Road
ZZ top - Tush, Cheap Sunglasses, Gimmie all your lovin'

and the list goes on....
Springsteen
yes
Genesis
George Clinton
Simon & Garfunkel

whew. Next!

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Since there are some Tom Petty songs that are only 10-15 years old on there, you might as well add "Room at the Top." It's newer but it fits right in with how the others sound. Also some Travelling Wilburys would be good.

Also:

The Band - "The Weight" and "It Makes No Difference"
Bob Dylan - "Lay Lady Lay"
David Bowie - "Ziggy Stardust"
Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"
Georgia Satellites - "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" (80's)
Rod Stewart - "Maggie May" and "Every Picture Tells a Story"
Queen - "Somebody to Love"
Supertramp - "Goodbye Stranger," "The Logical Song," and "Breakfast in America"
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Lots of great suggestions here already, I'll add:

Nick Drake- Hazy Jane II and Pink Moon
Love- Alone Again Or and The Red Telephone
Jeff Beck- Shape of Things
Steely Dan- Do it Again
Little Feat- Two Trains and Willin'
Mott the Hoople- Whizz Kid and All the Young Dudes
The Who- I Can See For Miles and Substitute
Cheap Trick- Speak Now... and High Roller
Flamin' Groovies- Shake Some Action and You Tore Me Down
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this is such a great thread.

a few more..

golden earring - radar love
bad company - can't get enough of your love
huey lewis and the news - the power of love
canned heat - on the road again
aerosmith - dude looks like a lady
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Originally posted by geekroick

aerosmith - dude looks like a lady
AAARRGHH! This has got to be THE worst song they have ever recorded. And if it isn't THE worst, it is definitely the most annoying. I will even take the 'Armageddon' songs over this any day of the week. If you are going to pull from that time frame go with 'rag doll' 'other side' 'janie's got a gun' 'love in an elevator' or 'what it takes.'

But then again I have the same issues with some of the songs mentioned in the original post. JMO.
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