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#16 Joe D.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE (C @ Jan 3 2008, 10:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My contribution somehow got into the middle of Joe's list, and I'm sure he's too young to remember this one:

Here's an oldie but a goodie. Can't remember all of the lyrics or who sings it:

Who put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop
Who put the dip in the dip she dip she dip
Who put the lang in the langa langa ding dong
Who was that man, I'd like to shake his hand, he made my baby fall in love with me!!!!

"Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" by the Platters

"Who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong?
...
And when she heard them singin'
"Rama lama lama lama"
"Rama ding dong"
She said we'd never have to part" thumbsup.png
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 01:07 PM

I remember a couple of funny songs on oldies tapes (yes, tapes) my dad played sometimes when I was little. One of them had words something like this:

You cheated, you lied, you said that you loved me,
You cheated, yo-ouuu li-iiiiied, you said that you waaaaaaant me.
Ohhhhhhh, what can I do?
BlahblahblahIforgottherest . . .

In the background, the whole time, there was a sort of monotone chant that sounded an awful lot like "a bomb blew up, a bomb blew up." Apparently these weren't the actual words, though, because my dad about keeled over laughing when he heard me singing that.

There was another song that went something like this:

Hot diggity, dog-ziggity, boom what you do to me,
It's so new to me, what you do to me.
Hot diggity, dog-ziggity, boom what you do to me
When you're holding me tight!

This was great fun sing-along stuff.

There was also a Jimmy Buffett song, the title of which I forget although I remember the melody, with mostly French lyrics. I thought it was another nonsense song like the others until my mother clued me in that French actually WAS a language!

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 01:12 PM

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Speaking of ELO, what is the best rock instrumental?

I think Fire on High is my fav, although I rock out to Frankenstein too (Edgar Winter Group).

A different flavor is provided by Led Zeppelin in Black Mountain Side, Moby Dick (Gotta love Bonham on the drums) and Bron-Yr-Aur. My fav of the Zeps would be the latter. Moby Dick is probably the most widely known.

I am not familiar with any Rush instrumentals, but it seems they must have done one or two at some point.

All of those are great, especially "Fire on High". (That was the theme for the CBS Sports Spectacular, back in my youth. It went well with all the athletic mayhem they showed at the opening of the show. I think I remember some tumbling stock cars during the rapidly strummed guitars. Good combination for a 13-year-old!).

"YYZ" by Rush is another classic instrumental. Brian did some research last year and found out that YYZ is the code for the Toronto airport, and the song begins with the Morse code for the letters YYZ cool.png

I also like "Revenge" by The Kinks, but my favorite instrumental of all might be "Hocus Pocus" by Focus, which includes some vocals, though I wouldn't call it "singing" (and how can you not love the total package of song title and band name?)
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

Best Rock Instrumental (other than anything and everything by Rush)...

"Jessica" The Allman Brothers

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 02:31 PM

Hocus Pocus and Jessica - both great instrumentals!

I'll have to get a listen of YYZ online somewhere.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 03:06 PM

QUOTE (andicamp @ Jan 3 2008, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You want instrumentals? Check out Maserati, the six parts seven, and Explosions in the Sky, to name a few. All amazing instrumental bands.

Kinski. friggin' a.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 04:02 PM

QUOTE (Joe D. @ Jan 3 2008, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also like "Revenge" by The Kinks, but my favorite instrumental of all might be "Hocus Pocus" by Focus, which includes some vocals, though I wouldn't call it "singing" (and how can you not love the total package of song title and band name?)

I remember listening to that on the little transistor radio I had.
The radio came from a kit build, metal detector my brother made from wood.
I think he ordered it out of Popular Mechanics in the 60's.
Somehow the thing worked???

"Hocus Pocus" is a 1971 song from Moving Waves, the second album by the Dutch rock group Focus.

There are no actual lyrics to the song. It consists of alternation between a powerful rock chord riff and varied solo "verses" (in the original all performed by Thijs van Leer) which include yodeling, organ playing, gibberish lyrics, flute riffs and whistling. Focus recorded a special, faster radio version (which became a hit). When performing live, the group would play the song even faster.

Hocus Pocus reached #20 in the UK and #9 in the US during the Spring of 1973.

Power Metal band Helloween included a cover of the song in their 1999 album Metal Jukebox, and Iron Maiden covered it for their 2006 single "Different World". Rock guitarist Gary Hoey released several instrumental renditions of this song on various albums. The pop/classical artist Vanessa-Mae did a cover with violin on her 1997 album Storm. Iron Maiden covered it on the European DVD version of their Different World single. Party Punk band The Vandals also covered Hocus Pocus on their 2nd album, When in Rome Do as the Vandals. A cover version of the song performed by British band Marillion appears on the live album Friends, released in 2007.

The final bars of the song are used as the outro music on the second series of the BBC TV sitcom Saxondale.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE (allezvita @ Jan 3 2008, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Best Rock Instrumental (other than anything and everything by Rush)...

"Jessica" The Allman Brothers

It's a pop your sunroof, let the wind blow, sun on your face, drivin down the highway groove

I have to say "Mountain Jam" by The Allman Brothers is great, too, and one of my favorites to listen to.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE (Diep @ Jan 3 2008, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll have to get a listen of YYZ online somewhere.

Coming back from the Rush concert last summer, I saw a lot of cars heading down I-5 with those white country-code oval stickers with "YYZ" on them. I thought those were pretty cool, and a great way to subtly identify yourself as a true Rush fan.
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 06:25 PM

If Rama Lama Ding Dong married King Kong, she'd be... rolleyes.gif
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE (rizzo @ Jan 3 2008, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kinski. friggin' a.

Absolutely! Them and Oneida.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 07:48 PM

Best Rock Instrumental:

Freeway Jam Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

Elton John's Funeral For A Friend ain't bad

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:17 PM

QUOTE (The_tober @ Jan 3 2008, 06:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Absolutely! Them and Oneida.


Remember the Rachels? I think they were the first instrumental band I ever loved.
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE (RickCurwen @ Jan 3 2008, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Elton John's Funeral For A Friend ain't bad

Yeah, I was thinking of that one this afternoon!

I did a little research on Rush instrumentals 1978-present tonight (a real chore, I know) wink.gif

Here's the list:

"La Villa Strangiato (An Exercise in Self-Indulgence)" from Hemispheres (1978)
"YYZ" from Moving Pictures (1981)
~They then went 10 years without an instrumental~
"Where's My Thing?" from Roll The Bones (1991)
"Leave That Thing Alone" from Counterparts (1993) I like the allusion to the previous title. These guys are very creative and have a great sense of humor humour thumbsup.png
"Limbo" from Test For Echo (1996)
Their next album, Vapor Trails, had no instrumentals, but they made up for it with three (!) on the following one:
"The Main Monkey Business",
"Hope,
& "Malignant Narcissism" from Snakes & Arrows (2007)

"YYZ" is a masterpiece and number one, and all of these are good, but the cream of the rest of the crop are:
"La Villa Strangiato", which, despite its subtitle and 9:36 length, is solid from start to finish;
"Hope" which is a beautiful Zeppelin-esque Alex Lifeson solo acoustic tune;
and my favorite, "Leave That Thing Alone", which showcases the amazing talent of all three members of the band, with some especially good bass work from Geddy Lee.

Dang, I need an iPod!
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 11:04 AM

It's amazing what you learn through new fangled technology.
My van has a radio that displays the station/performer/title.

Very seldom do I listen to music radio anymore because of all
the commercials, but last night, on the way to IKEA shocked.png
with the family, I did.

This song comes on and it is one that I've always liked.
Good beat, nice to rock out to.
Did not have a clue what the lyrics are or who performes it.

Then...I look at the display on the radio
Name of the song...Even Flow , OK interesting title
Then
NO WAY!!!!!!
Pearl Jam?!?!?!?!?

OK Doug, what eles am I missing here?
Besides Even Flow, what other Pearl Jam songs have been popular
forever??

When the song was over Kim shouts out from the back of the van
THAT'S THE GROUP DOUG LIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just looked up the lyrics...kind of ...interesting.

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