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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Tyler View Post
    May I humbly submit, for your consideration, three of the most talented and under-appreciated individuals in the history of rock:

    RUSH ~ Live ~ Working Man ~ 2002 ~ HD - YouTube

    - Don't even bother listening to that if you don't have a good stereo system or headphones, though...
    One more, heard it on Q tonight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Only heard about Mick at the White House on the news, didn't really see it.

    Do you remember the Stones song "Respectable" from 1978's "Some Girls" LP. "Now we're respected in society . . . we're talkin' heroin with the President, yes it's a problem sir, but it can be bent."

    Now for my '60s rock rant. Why is Eric Clapton an international superstar, and Jack Bruce is in the gutter? When they were in Cream together in the late '60s, Bruce wrote almost all the songs, sang almost all the songs (one of the greatest rock singers ever), played almost all the instruments, including bass, keyboards, rhythim guitar, violin, horns, percussion (yes I know Ginger Baker was the drummer) etc. etc. Clapton was just Bruce's talented side-man on the guitar.

    Another thing about Clapton. Him covering Bob Marley's "I shot the Sheriff" is like Pat Boone covering Little Richard's "Tooty-Fruity."
    I think it is likely the business skills of music and investing your money as the difference. Richard and Bo diddley et all, sold off their rights for too cheap because they did not understand it. I bet Clapton has a top manager doing it for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetteguy2005 View Post
    I think it is likely the business skills of music and investing your money as the difference. Richard and Bo diddley et all, sold off their rights for too cheap because they did not understand it. I bet Clapton has a top manager doing it for him.
    Hey Tom, what's going on? We rarely hear from you here anymore. How's life in Chicago? Getting out to the track much? I really enjoyed that evening we spent having steaks, drinks and good conversation in downtown Chicago about one year+ ago. Be well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Hey Tom, what's going on? We rarely hear from you here anymore. How's life in Chicago? Getting out to the track much? I really enjoyed that evening we spent having steaks, drinks and good conversation in downtown Chicago about one year+ ago. Be well.
    I had a knee replacement in April, still in rehab. Doing well though, should be ready to race the E30 in August or later. Probably some enduros if I can find a partner. Got a good mechanic that's helped the vette. I have not been on track since October. Ran Lemons at Audobohn CC, placed 29th of 90. I ended up in the hospital on Monday with dehydration and low blood pressure. Doc was changing my BP meds and I guess an enduro in the middle of it was a bad idea. I spent some money on the BMW for a real suspension and brakes so it should be fun if not competitive. Working a lot but having a great year! I'll stay in touch and post some videos when I start running.
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    Glad to hear you're going to be back at 'em soon, Tom.

    And Richard, interesting story about you meeting Peter Frampton. I too have a Humble Pie story. I was in Cleveland for med school and grad school. My girlfriend at the time was friends with Jerry Shirley's girlfriend. I used to hang out at their place on occasion. Even got to jam with him a couple of times. He was a DJ for WMMS radio. They used to do a charity thing every year where he would stay for 30 days in a truck trailer and it was called...you guessed it...30 days in the hole.

    And I'm surprised that you like Soundgarden. I like them, but they are an odd match to your other favorite bands. Regarding Rush, I like them, but older Rush, like 2112 and Farewell to Kings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocNrock View Post
    Glad to hear you're going to be back at 'em soon, Tom.

    And Richard, interesting story about you meeting Peter Frampton. I too have a Humble Pie story. I was in Cleveland for med school and grad school. My girlfriend at the time was friends with Jerry Shirley's girlfriend. I used to hang out at their place on occasion. Even got to jam with him a couple of times. He was a DJ for WMMS radio. They used to do a charity thing every year where he would stay for 30 days in a truck trailer and it was called...you guessed it...30 days in the hole.

    And I'm surprised that you like Soundgarden. I like them, but they are an odd match to your other favorite bands. Regarding Rush, I like them, but older Rush, like 2112 and Farewell to Kings.
    Sadly, Steve Marriott died by Smokin' in bed.

    My favorite rock albums of all time:

    1. Exile on Main Street -- Rolling Stones (including additional material released a couple of years ago) (RIP Brian Jones, who formed the band, was fired and died years before this masterpiece was recorded, RIP Ian Stewart)
    2. SuperUnknown -- Soundgarden (nobody in this band dead, as far as I know)
    3. Live 1971 Rockin' the Fillmore -- Humble Pie (RIP Steve)
    4. Live at the Roxy -- Bob Marley and the Wailers (RIP Bob)
    5. Bold as Love -- Jimi Hendrix Experience (RIP Jimi)

    Honorable Mention: Trout Mask Replica -- Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band (RIP Don Van Vliet)
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    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - my last track day car (FOR SALE or not, depending on how I feel when I fall out of bed tomorrow morning)
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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