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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Tdub, Nov 14, 2012.
Not the Greatest,....but both deserve a mention....
Here's what's freaky - I thought of 25 or 6-2-4 earlier myself when replying to this thread hours earlier to the Doors perfection thread. Then coming back here later this evening and seeing jonnyquests vid of Chicago is just total deja vu.
Wow...... yeah, that tune just does it for me, as did Chicago in their early days.
Just an amazing band in every way. Nothing like them before, since or during those early days. I remember when I first heard of them as "Chicago Transit Authority" and my much older brother in law turning me onto the LP.
What they ended on and became known for at the last decade of the existence of what eventually became "Chicago" sucked in comparison to what they were in the early to mid 70's. Unfortunately, more people likely know that version of Chicago than the 25 or 6-2-4 version and that's a shame.
That performance of it JohnnyQuest posted was just a monster performance and almost all that was good about the real Chicago. But lest ye forget. they had 2 other singers that were even better to me than Peter Cetera. My favorite is the one playing those energetic guitar chops who had a voice like nobody ever before or since.
This is the voice I most strongly associate with "Chicago". Not a more soulful voice ever recorded in my opinion. The man had an almost maniacal energy about him whether singing or playing guitar. But couldn't have had a more perfect compliment of back up musicians if the world had a do-over a thousand times.
The Grateful Dead or Sonic Youth.
I absolutely LOVE Los Lobos, but if the're in the mix for America's greatest rock band, how 'bout the Fabulous Thunderbirds?
X This band rocked
Early Lynyrd Skynyrd
+1 up to and including street survivors
I also go with
Tp and the hbs
Aerosmith and little feat
All three southern California bands!
Don't know about the greatest but my favourite was Lynyrd Skynyrd. I don't regard the Jimi Hendrix Experience as an American band.
The Grateful Dead
You Americans still don' get this song. It wasn't about American Women it was about America itself. "Coloured lights may hypnotized, Sparkle someone elses eyes"