What are some good pop/rock songs that feature an accordion? I'm not looking for any polka/cajun/zydeco-influenced sounds, but more traditional rock tunes - think "The Last Beat of My Heart" by Siouxsie and the Banshees or even "What it Takes" by Aerosmith - where it's just another backing instrument.
posted by adverb
on Jun 20, 2009 -
What are some good books or educational DVD's, besides Jamie Abersol, for learning rock, blues and jazz piano and Hammond B-3 soloing and licks. [more inside]
posted by doppler68
on Jun 19, 2009 -
Rock 101 Filter (literally): I'm giving a lecture on popular music from 1984 - 2000. (!) I'm teaching by style (in 1.5 hours). I'm having a tough time with alternative, punk, and indie rock. Whaddya think? [more inside]
posted by cachondeo45
on Jun 18, 2009 -
Richard Cheese's version of Rock the Casbah. At 24 seconds in, the piano lifts a measure from a popular older tune. What is that older song? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on May 24, 2009 -
A non-chorus line mentions leaving a message for the wind, I think. And then the next line is something about the wind maybe passing on that message to some other aspect of nature? How's that
for specific? This is not "A Message to the Wind" by Gordon Lightfoot, by the way. I would guess it hails from the mid-seventies. In terms of "feeling," my vague-ass memory places it somewhere between Boston and Kansas, but that's obviously slippery footing.
posted by Fred Mars
on Apr 10, 2009 -
Does anyone know the game "kawanoo" or "Quano" (sp)? It is a complicated rock paper scissor type game that uses hand gestures along with words (african)? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella
on Feb 27, 2009 -
(Iggy and the Stooges filter) Ever heard the alternate, vinyl version of "Raw Power" with the different mix of "Search and Destroy"? [more inside]
posted by Waldo Jeffers
on Feb 25, 2009 -
Help me find a cool poster! A cool image that a (long ago) ex-girlfriend used to have on her wall... [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on Dec 29, 2008 -
A few years ago my girlfriend and I were in a bar and heard a song -a late-'60s/early '70s blooze-rock number a la Bad Company or someone like that - which ended with a seemingly endless refrain comprised of the lead singer repeating "I'm getting closer to my woman." It's turned into an in-joke with us, and I'd like to put it on a mix for her, but endless Googling hasn't turned it up. Anyone have any idea what song it might be?
posted by you just lost the game
on Dec 25, 2008 -
Many years ago I either heard or read a documentary about an American rock 'n' roll producer who was—according to this documentary—highly influential but never particularly famous, but whose name I cannot now recall. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama
on Dec 3, 2008 -
I don't typically listen to classic rock, but I'm SURE they're out there.. what are some big, stupid, loud rock songs about space? I don't mean spacey sounding, I mean.. Deep Purple "Space Truckin," Monster Magnet "Space Lord." More, please. [more inside]
posted by citron
on Nov 22, 2008 -
I'd like some rock en español recommendations, current stuff in particular. I used to listen to a lot of Spanish language pop and rock in the past, but I don't know what's out there these days. [more inside]
posted by needled
on Nov 6, 2008 -
The band Teenage Head
was HUGE when I was in highschool in the early 80's. Were they popular anywhere outside of Southern Ontario?
posted by bonobothegreat
on Oct 14, 2008 -
Where can I find a digital copy of Bobby Loveless' 'Night Owl'? It's an old rock and roll tune (late fifties - early sixties) which was hugely popular in Louisiana (and throughout the Delta region). I have been looking for it on behalf of my father-in-law, who is a huge fan of this era's music? It's pretty obscure, I acknowledge.
posted by The Giant Squid
on Oct 10, 2008 -
Costume / recipe conundrum: We're hosting a rock star themed potluck near Halloween. The dishes we supply need to be in a theme that corresponds to the costume. We need help! [more inside]
posted by Jupiter Jones
on Oct 8, 2008 -
Is there a website or forum where users compile and trade Garage band files of sequenced classic rock? I have a musician friend who is looking for pre-recorded tracks of just the drum and bass for each song, so he can add vocals and lead.
posted by crazyray
on Oct 7, 2008 -
Music video question: It's probably from the late '90s or early aughts, and it might be a Canadian band, rock-pop. I remember the lead singer might be named Dave, or have his band named after him in some way, but it's not Dave Matthews. It's just a video staged in a blue studio with text overlaid about current socio-economic and political crises in the world. Decoration is very sparse and involved things like ladders and amps; the blue tone to the video is overwhelming. Can you help me find this music video?
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Oct 5, 2008 -
Thinking about taking the Rock Band plunge, but there's so much to think about! Help me decide what to buy and when! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder
on Sep 23, 2008 -
Guitar Filter: I've been playing guitar for a couple years now and I find my strumming arm getting more & more tired as I try to play faster & more aggressively. Does anyone have any exercises or tips to help me out?
posted by cuando
on Aug 28, 2008 -
A co-worker and I are having an ultimate Guitar Hero Battle to the death in 3 months time. I need some tips/techniques so I can kick his ass! [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on Aug 26, 2008 -
What are some good 70's and 80's songs suitable for playing in a pharmacy?
My father owns a family pharmacy and we have an iPod with nice 70's and 80's songs set to play for the customers. Can you tell me some that I can add to the playlist? Remember nice calm easy listening ones are best, and no dirty or bad songs about dying etc.. To get an idea of some of the songs I have here's a link
to the playlist so far.
Specific songs are great, but I will also take artists. Try not to give duplicates. If 10 people give 10 songs that's 100 new songs! Thanks!
posted by ptsampras14
on Aug 18, 2008 -
Calling all Germanic (and Slavic) rockers, ravers and, uh, *insert classical term that starts with "r"*! Help me expand my music collection with European melodies! [more inside]
posted by curagea
on Aug 15, 2008 -
What instrument is featured on 30 Rock? During the first season of the TV sitcom 30 Rock Liz's scenes are sometimes introduced with a few notes of wistful music, played with what sounds like a woodwind instrument. Usually solo. Can anyone identify the instrument?
posted by Jeff Howard
on Aug 15, 2008 -
I'm in a band in Los Angeles. How do we find a drummer who is competent and understands our music? I've been posting drummer wanted ads every 12 hours on craigslist, but no luck so far. We have recordings and we don't suck. Any general tips would be greatly appreciated...also if anyone knows a good drummer...
posted by Charlie Lesoine
on Aug 5, 2008 -
Let's say you're putting together a mix of your favorite obscure
1990s pop/rock music. What are the top couple of tracks you'd be sure to include? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid
on Jul 2, 2008 -
Great '90s grunge songs EXCLUDING Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, STP, and early Radiohead? [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh
on Jun 27, 2008 -
We'll be around Hot Springs, Arkansas for a few days. What are fun local sights/foods/places/daytrips? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit
on May 28, 2008 -
Rock Album Cover: Mid-seventies, full facial shot of several women, wearing pillbox hats with veils. When you look closer, you see there are sores and scabs on their faces. Artist and title, please? [more inside]
posted by Work to Live
on May 28, 2008 -