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7/24/2019 7:09 PM

OK musicians and plain ol' music lovers, post up the ONE song that you would pick if it were the only one you could ever listen to again. No "this or maybe that" in this thread. Pick one song. I'll start.

I first discovered Rush in about 1983 and started slowly collecting their catalog. (I was young with no job and records were expensive.) When I finally got my hands on a copy of their album Hemispheres in 1987, it blew me away. The first track on the album, Cygnus X-1: Book Two (Hemispheres) immediately became my favorite song and it remains so today, 30+ years later.
This song has it all: Hard rock, amazing musicianship, over the top lyrics about gods fighting for control of man's destiny, odd time signatures, key changes... the modulation back to the original key that begins at 15:44 and concludes at 15:50 still gives me chills. Oh yeah, and it's 18 minutes long!

Here's a great link to the song with an excellent fan-made comic book. Enjoy!

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Braaapin' aint easy.

7/24/2019 8:26 PM

Can't You Hear Me Knocking by the Stones. Ry Cooder on slide, Bobby Keys on sax and the Stones at their Peak.

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7/24/2019 8:42 PM

Changes regularly but currently it’s this one.

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7/24/2019 11:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/24/2019 11:30 PM

6:27 after the slwndown, I could listen to that type of shit all day

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7/25/2019 12:15 AM

My current favorite is--

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7/25/2019 5:21 AM

“One” - Metallica

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7/25/2019 6:04 AM

I have different one almost every day but the one I always come back to is the live version of Echoes by Floyd.

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7/25/2019 7:24 AM

I suck at the internet sorry but, check out MC5's "Kick Out The Jams".

Recorded in 1969, this song revs me up for anything when I hear it.

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7/25/2019 7:41 AM

So many out there but the one that puts me n a very peaceful mindset is Stephen Stills “Johnny’s garden”

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7/25/2019 8:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2019 8:10 AM

borg wrote:

I have different one almost every day but the one I always come back to is the live version of Echoes by Floyd.

That style of playing that Gilmour was doing was kinda en vogue in the late 60s early 70s , lots of band were doing it.
Just a long jam with psychedelic lead guitar. We called it 'acid rock' back then because people would say it was best listened to on a hit of blotter or microdot. While its not exactly the same, Echoes reminds of In A Gadda Da Vida (excepting the drum solo thing)

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"We don't rent pigs."

7/25/2019 9:15 AM

KennyT wrote:

So many out there but the one that puts me n a very peaceful mindset is Stephen Stills “Johnny’s garden”

That whole First Manassas album was terrific.

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7/25/2019 9:31 AM

borg wrote:

I have different one almost every day but the one I always come back to is the live version of Echoes by Floyd.

Meddle/echoes mark the band's Segway from the Syd Barrett influenced freak-outs of previous recordings and the prelude for what was to come. Very underrated album IMO.

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7/25/2019 10:31 AM

BMSOBx2 wrote:

Can't You Hear Me Knocking by the Stones. Ry Cooder on slide, Bobby Keys on sax and the Stones at their Peak.

Hands down, my favorite Stones song.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

7/25/2019 10:31 AM

This whole album is good. Every song.
But really, Gotta be Alvins biggest hit, the one
some may know, the one that hooked me.

"Everywhere there's, freaks and hairys, dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity?"



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7/25/2019 11:01 AM

Thunderstruck ACDC

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7/25/2019 11:41 AM

Motogrady, I got that album from my sister in about '75 and still have it.

One of the first songs I learned to play on acoustic guitar.

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"We don't rent pigs."

7/25/2019 12:00 PM

borg wrote:

I have different one almost every day but the one I always come back to is the live version of Echoes by Floyd.

BMSOBx2 wrote:

Meddle/echoes mark the band's Segway from the Syd Barrett influenced freak-outs of previous recordings and the prelude for what was to come. Very underrated album IMO.

All Pink Floyd albums are underrated, IMO......

😎

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7/25/2019 12:06 PM

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Like a Hurricane

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7/25/2019 12:18 PM

This is going to take me a while to figure out what my ONE fav is.

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“Adhering to 1970’s Standards of Political Correctness”

7/25/2019 12:48 PM

APLMAN99 wrote:

All Pink Floyd albums are underrated, IMO......

😎

Yep

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"We don't rent pigs."

7/25/2019 12:53 PM

Falcon wrote:

OK musicians and plain ol' music lovers, post up the ONE song that you would pick if it were the only one you could ever listen to again. No "this or maybe that" in this thread. Pick one song. I'll start.

I first discovered Rush in about 1983 and started slowly collecting their catalog. (I was young with no job and records were expensive.) When I finally got my hands on a copy of their album Hemispheres in 1987, it blew me away. The first track on the album, Cygnus X-1: Book Two (Hemispheres) immediately became my favorite song and it remains so today, 30+ years later.
This song has it all: Hard rock, amazing musicianship, over the top lyrics about gods fighting for control of man's destiny, odd time signatures, key changes... the modulation back to the original key that begins at 15:44 and concludes at 15:50 still gives me chills. Oh yeah, and it's 18 minutes long!

Here's a great link to the song with an excellent fan-made comic book. Enjoy!

I checked into this thread to say i never get tired of Hemispheres side one! Awesome, Falcon!

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7/25/2019 1:25 PM

Scar Tissue (RHCP)
Can listen to it when I’m happy or sad and it fits the mood Lol

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7/25/2019 1:33 PM

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"You can't resist the louder pull..."

7/25/2019 1:34 PM

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"You can't resist the louder pull..."

7/25/2019 1:42 PM

^^^^^

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"You can't resist the louder pull..."

7/25/2019 2:20 PM

Easy answer for me, AIC Down in a Hole.

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7/25/2019 2:29 PM

motogrady wrote:

This whole album is good. Every song.
But really, Gotta be Alvins biggest hit, the one
some may know, the one that hooked me.

"Everywhere there's, freaks and hairys, dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity?"



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A band I was in until recently was going to cover that song.

I may have to choose "Supersonic" by Oasis.

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No Signature.

7/25/2019 4:21 PM

Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel.

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7/25/2019 4:51 PM

I posted this exact same topic almost exactly 4 years ago. Some of the answers haven't changed! lol that's awesome!

https://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Non-Moto,21/Stuck-on-an-Island-One-Song-Only,1289945

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7/25/2019 4:54 PM

motogrady wrote:

This whole album is good. Every song.
But really, Gotta be Alvins biggest hit, the one
some may know, the one that hooked me.

"Everywhere there's, freaks and hairys, dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity?"



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I'm another one that sucks at the internet but if you're in Alvin Lee fan you should check out The Bluest Blues. Added bonus George Harrison on a slide guitar. Probably the finest track Alvin laid down. Borg can you help me with this?

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