Chicago Transit Authority: I'm a Man

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ping-ping-clicka, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    My Mom was a Chicago fan and took me to my first concert to see them in Memphis back in 1975.
    They put on a great show.
     
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    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

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    Their roadies also had a hit with this very title....
     
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    I was a huge Chicago fan in high school (Class of 82), which put me in the minority of what kids were listening to. Songs like Make Me Smile, 25 or 6 to 4. Anything Terry Kath, Cetera's bass lines, all that stuff influenced me as a 15 year old bass newbie. Looking back, I would not trade my early tastes in music to that drivel you (ever) heard on the radio, where a Grammy just makes you a sheep herder. Was Freeze Frame or Abracadabra or Don't Stop Believing really the best they could come up with?
     
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    CTA was my favorite band in my pre-teen years!!! I started listening to them when I was 8 years old.
     
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    My high school was big enough to "support" two rock bands. One of them had a horn section and worshipped CTA. We were the other guys, and worshipped the Stones and Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out.

    High school talent show comes along and we flip a coin to see who goes on first. They do, and with something like 10 guys in the band - and all their friends in the audience - they get a ruckus reception for (I think) Macarthur Park and 25 or 6 to 4.

    My guys think they're doomed. Nervous as all heck when we come on later. But I step up to the mic, and out of nowhere say "Charlie's good tonight..." to break the spell and then rip into Honky Tonk Women followed by Sympathy for the Devil.

    We slayed 'em!

    That's my rationale for not liking CTA :p
     
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    Have you heard the Russian version?

     
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    I remember dancing to this in the school gym ~69-70...I remember it being hard to dance to and we sat down. She laughed a lot...it was much later before I realized she was laughing at me :oops:.
     
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    now this song has more cowbell!
     
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