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]
Songfilter: I heard a prog-rock song with chanting in it, please help me find it. [more inside]
ScotFilter. Or LedZepFilter. Why did Glasgow need it? [more inside]
The Tracy Morgan/Jimmy Fallon Beef: Explain it to me. [more inside]
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]
So I just watched the fourth episode of Scrubs season 8 with the song Close Your Eyes by Young Love. What are some other sissy-rock songs that are worth crying over (more Further by Longview than, I dunno, Nick Drake or something)?
With practically no clues to guide you, please help me figure out the name of this semi-obscure classic rock song!
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.
Rock voice lessons in Western MA. [more inside]
"Tonight" from West Side Story - punk rock cover by ... ? [more inside]
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]
(Iggy and the Stooges filter) Ever heard the alternate, vinyl version of "Raw Power" with the different mix of "Search and Destroy"?
(Iggy and the Stooges filter) Ever heard the alternate, vinyl version of "Raw Power" with the different mix of "Search and Destroy"? [more inside]
Rock Band or Guitar Hero for Xbox 360? Possibly mitigating factors inside. [more inside]
Surf rock (another music recommendation thread for me) [more inside]
Please help me get caught up on the last four years of (certain types of) music. [more inside]
I need classic guitar rock recommendations in case I ever get a black '67 Impala! [more inside]
What do ham radio operators talk about on their radios? [more inside]
What are the best rock songs without a chorus?
Recommend me some good, extremely psychedelic rock. [more inside]
Help me find a cool poster! A cool image that a (long ago) ex-girlfriend used to have on her wall... [more inside]
What are some good rock songs that feature simple but distinctive drumming? [more inside]
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?
Guitar-Album-Intro me ! [more inside]
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]
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]
Some years ago, a friend gave me this rock but we don't know what it's called. Can you ID it? [more inside]
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]
The band Teenage Head was HUGE when I was in highschool in the early 80's. Were they popular anywhere outside of Southern Ontario?
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.
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]
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.
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?
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]
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? [more inside]
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]
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!
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]
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?
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...
Help me discover some great new punk music that isn't for 16 years olds. [more inside]
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]
Is there anything like an IMDB for rock music? or for sports figures? [more inside]
Great '90s grunge songs EXCLUDING Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, STP, and early Radiohead? [more inside]
Help me find new rock music please. [more inside]
We'll be around Hot Springs, Arkansas for a few days. What are fun local sights/foods/places/daytrips? [more inside]
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]
Anyone know a good music store in Little Rock, Arkansas, ideally near the airport, preferably on or near I40 N/I65 W?
I've always thought of early rock and country as being populated by men who might have done very bad things if they hadn't done music, and I want to hear some songs that prove it. Dale Hawins' Susie Q has that vibe. Charlie Feathers' That Certain Female seems like a song Mr. Blonde would bop to. I'd like to hear some other songs that feel just as... raw? Intimidating? I'm not quite sure. I think it's a "know it when I hear it" situation, and I'm hoping someone else has heard it and knows it.