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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-08-2014, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Best Songs of 1972

Note that none of these 1972 groups are hair bands. I was 13 years old in 1972, and about half of all guys in the US had long hair. My hair touched my shoulders for awhile and was in style like a lot of others at my school, until I got tired of the extra combing and washing and cut it shorter.

Hair bands are posers copying the common men's hair styles in the 60s and 70s, but during the 80s and 90s and later. Most of the hair bands were total crap, but some of the better ones are still remembered such as Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Motley Crue. Metallica is never considered a hair band because they were too good:
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“Banking institutions have banished precious metals and substituted a more fluctuating and unsafe medium; they have withdrawn capital from useful improvements and employments to nourish idleness for the few, who prefer demoralizing pursuits to labors useful to the whole; the peace of the whole is endangered by evils more easily to be deplored than remedied." by Thomas Jefferson,1810 (edited)
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-09-2014, 07:42 AM
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I use a Scala G9 (Because the ear buds that are great will make you miss other things riding, like ambulance sirens) and bluetooth a simple phone (spare number) that has a memory chip full of 60,70,80 music when I ride. With hundreds of songs, I seldom get a repeat even on random.

A cheap bluetooth music player is a used ebay phone, you don't need to activate it, and use it if not using your main phone. Eliminates calls to the G9, and lets you just keep it charged and ready for the purpose in your tank bag or favorite riding coat.

I keep a spare $9/month line on it with the family as I have a corporate phone, then tell everyone that number, which has a forward to the company phone. Your set if you leave the company, just remove the forward.
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1968 was the year for Steppenwolf- they got their name from a book by Herman Hesse. They are 31 and 62 for this list of the top 100 sellers in 1968:
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Top 100 Hits of 1968/Top 100 Songs of 1968
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“Banking institutions have banished precious metals and substituted a more fluctuating and unsafe medium; they have withdrawn capital from useful improvements and employments to nourish idleness for the few, who prefer demoralizing pursuits to labors useful to the whole; the peace of the whole is endangered by evils more easily to be deplored than remedied." by Thomas Jefferson,1810 (edited)
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A few more oldies and still pretty goodies songs, that seem quite historic to me:

A 1947 song that changed US country music:
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A 1956 song that named a new music genre, also later for the Happy Days TV show:
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A 1950s folk song that got him on the I Love Lucy TV show, and maybe later led to singers like Bob Dylan and Neil Young:
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One of the faster 50s songs, by a black artist that crossed over to white record buyers:
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More of the same for the 50s but slower:
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A very popular 1960 dance song, commonly heard well into the late 60s at dance parties:
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“Banking institutions have banished precious metals and substituted a more fluctuating and unsafe medium; they have withdrawn capital from useful improvements and employments to nourish idleness for the few, who prefer demoralizing pursuits to labors useful to the whole; the peace of the whole is endangered by evils more easily to be deplored than remedied." by Thomas Jefferson,1810 (edited)
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I like this remake for a 1976 mellow song:
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This Chicago group has a good sound to me- this song reminds me of Robin Trower:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEsOT1lOZx4
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“Banking institutions have banished precious metals and substituted a more fluctuating and unsafe medium; they have withdrawn capital from useful improvements and employments to nourish idleness for the few, who prefer demoralizing pursuits to labors useful to the whole; the peace of the whole is endangered by evils more easily to be deplored than remedied." by Thomas Jefferson,1810 (edited)
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Some Rush doing their laundry while onstage in 2004. This video is better for many, because many people do not like Geddy Lee's high voice:
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“Banking institutions have banished precious metals and substituted a more fluctuating and unsafe medium; they have withdrawn capital from useful improvements and employments to nourish idleness for the few, who prefer demoralizing pursuits to labors useful to the whole; the peace of the whole is endangered by evils more easily to be deplored than remedied." by Thomas Jefferson,1810 (edited)
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Note that none of these 1972 groups are hair bands. I was 13 years old in 1972, and about half of all guys in the US had long hair. My hair touched my shoulders for awhile and was in style like a lot of others at my school, until I got tired of the extra combing and washing and cut it shorter.

Hair bands are posers copying the common men's hair styles in the 60s and 70s, but during the 80s and 90s and later. Most of the hair bands were total crap, but some of the better ones are still remembered such as Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Motley Crue. Metallica is never considered a hair band because they were too good:
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I wouldn't call Def Leppard a hair band. The 80s "hair" bands are largely associated with metal. "Hair band" most often refers to hair metal which came of age on the Sunset Strip in LA. Poison, Motely, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, etc. Leppard was not from that scene. Def Leppard was kind of a pop rock band, not metal and not totally pop. Bon Jovi was straight commercial. Yea they had big hair (who didn't) but they were not metal by any stretch. Pop rock. Guns n Roses started out with the hair tag but their music was a lot edgier than the other crap that was going on. That was the "look" back then if you were in LA and trying to get a deal as a rock band.

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Def Leppard came in at number 4 on this list below for hair/glam metal bands:
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100 Greatest Hair / Glam Metal Bands | DigitalDreamDoor.com
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“Banking institutions have banished precious metals and substituted a more fluctuating and unsafe medium; they have withdrawn capital from useful improvements and employments to nourish idleness for the few, who prefer demoralizing pursuits to labors useful to the whole; the peace of the whole is endangered by evils more easily to be deplored than remedied." by Thomas Jefferson,1810 (edited)
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Def Leppard came in at number 4 on this list below for hair/glam metal bands:
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100 Greatest Hair / Glam Metal Bands | DigitalDreamDoor.com
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Really? Huh. I never thought of them in that bunch. To me, Leppard was way more talented than most of the hair metal bands.

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