Music: Your flavor of the month?

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  1. Lanny

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    Here's what was played when I was in combat:
    Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

     
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    The Doors - Light My Fire

     
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    IRON BUTTERFLY IN- A-GADDA-DA-VIDA

     
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    Eric Clapton - Layla

     
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    The Kinks - Lola

     
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    I've got 3 of his albums...great song writer...Bonnie Raitte covers a couple of his songs
     
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    Bobby Gentry called Ode To Billy Joe "a study in unconscious cruelty." It's not about anything really specific other than the girl who's eating dinner talking to her parents who mention that Billy Joe died jumping off the Tallahatchie River Bridge. And that a girl that looked liked her had been seen before hand with Billy, throwing something off it as well. In reality, the aforementioned bridge was only a few feet deep and people who consequently jumped off it just ended up in muddy water. The song is more about how terrible things are trivialized and fall into the background with the passage of time. But its one of those songs that almost has a mythology all by itself. Funny, but if you listen to the song "Fancy" by Bobby Gentry, the one Reba McEntire covered, that story draws straight from Gentry's own life and personal reflections. Sadly, Reba's version overshadows Gentry's which I feel is superior in every way.
     
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    That song has great sentimental value to me. I was just entering the Army and was in a particular tough training regimen in Basic.
    Thanks for the explanation, I've wondered all these years about the song's significance.
     
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    Here's my favorite song they do -
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through The Jungle

     
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    my all time great
     
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    That song makes me think of the Mamas and Papas "Words of Love"...I think they both got airplay at the same time...both sort of tin pan alley songs
     
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    The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral (for you old timers)
     
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    You play this anywhere near my mother and she will scream. I'm not kidding. She hates this song.. I'm the same way with that song Brandy by Looking Glass. Play that anywhere near me and I will leave the room. Human beings are weird I guess.
     
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    It has sentimental value to me. I remember listening to it over and over and over again when I worked at my first job, where my father was not my boss, at Montgomery Ward in NW Portland. This was also shortly before I got drafted. Otherwise, no, it's not particularly good music.
     
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    I feel that way about a lot of 90's Country. I worked for my father a lot growing up and they always had like Garth Brooks music playing in the foundry. It was popular at the time but looking back, geez that was some trite stuff.
     
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