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You pick a group, any group and I'll tell you a story about them.

  1. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    That's right hubbers!  I don't know if this is allowed but I will tell you a story about anyone you want to know about.  AND I can tell you the songs that are worth your while from that artist.

    Who are you into? or thinking or getting into and just want a DJs opinion on?

  2. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    What are you opinions about Duran Duran?  Just curious because I have always liked some of their songs.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      My opinion is that like all new wavers of their day, they wanted to be The Clash in the early days but when they found out what their strengths were, they weren't interested in being them anymore.

      Duran Duran who gets their name from the villain character in the Jane Fonda space adventure Barbarella, had a few strengths.   

      Here they are...the strengths and weird facts about DURAN DURAN off the top of my head at 2am

      1.  They had a lead singer who could sing, a bass player who could play and they both had faces that were meant for MTV's teenage girl audience.   

      John Taylor and Simon LeBon were to girls what David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen were to boys.   Someone to hang on your wall with big glossy poster.  VH Logo on the Notebook.

      2.  They wrote very good pop songs!

      Hungry Like The Wolf, Girls On Film, Save a Prayer, The Reflex & Ordinary World

      3.  When they wrote bad ones, they covered it well with terrific videos!

      The Wild Boys, Union of the Snake, New Moon on Monday, A View To A Kill

      4.  None of the three guys named Taylor were at all related.  John (Bass) Andy (Guitar) & Roger (Drums) and Nick Rhodes' last name is really Bates.  I remember this totally true factoid ONLY because I used to imagine him in England as a boy being called in for tea, "Oh Master Bates...." 

      5.  The some of the side projects the band did were okay, too.  Side projects are notoriously self-indulgent and forgettable.   

      Andy & John Taylor joined up with Robert Palmer & CHIC drummer Tony Thompson to form supergroup The Power Station who scored 2 Fat Hits in the US.  They were "Some Like It Hot" & their hard rock rendition of T. Rex's 'Bang a Gong' which they titled "Get It On". 

      Meanwhile, Simon, Nick & Roger were forming ARCADIA who had one hit with the blah single, "Election Day".   But it doesn't stop there.  Andy Taylor also did some writing for former Go-Go Belinda Carlisle's solo debut including a solo on her first single, "Mad About You".


      6.  John & Andy Taylor were also active in the hollywood soundtrack game.  John Taylor did the theme song to what classic 80s skin flick???    You got it.   "I Do What I Do" was the theme to 9 & 1/2 Weeks!   Andy Taylor did the theme song to the pathetic 80s gymnastics movie AMERICAN ANTHEM called "Take It Easy". 

      John's single reached #23 and Andy's went to #24.   (That I did look up!)

      Andy's follow-up single in '86 was called "When The Rain Comes Down" and was featured on the Miami Vice II Soundtrack.  (Apparently TV Shows had sequels too?)

      7.  They give respect.  They did an album of covers in order to honor the people who inspired them when they started.  The single from this album was a version of "White Lines (Don't Do It)" and it was just awful.   They even got Grandmaster Melle Mel to do some rapping on it but it didn't help.  Nice thought though.

      It's 2:45 and i am done.

      1. SweetiePie profile image85
        SweetiePieposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks DJ!  It was a lot of fun to read all this.  I really liked their videos and I still really like the song Rio.  I always like Hungry Like the Wolf, even though I was only four when it came out.  It was one of the first videos I remembered and it always reminded me of The Three Little Pigs smile.

      2. DJ Funktual profile image86
        DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        For more about this genre INCLUDING A-HA >>>check out:

        http://hubpages.com/hub/The-250-Greates … f-All-Time  or
        http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Greatest-Ar … Wave-Music

        If you just thought to yourself a-ha, great video you can see it right now at my other hub
        http://hubpages.com/hub/TOP-5-Animated- … eos-Part-1

    2. Constant Walker profile image60
      Constant Walkerposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I've always liked them.

  3. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Hey DJ,

    We have an international audience here. Are you prepared to talk about Arab or Russian groups? Philippinian or Indian?

    1. SweetiePie profile image85
      SweetiePieposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Duran Duran is from the UK.  They are pretty international in their popularity.  I like Arab music and love to watch belly dancing.   I do not know much about Russian music, maybe you can share some of this with us Misha smile.

    2. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      No.

  4. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Anyone else has a request, I'm always here!

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    You forgot to add that Duran Duran were also very cute wink

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      1.  They had a lead singer who could sing, a bass player who could play and they both had faces that were meant for MTV's teenage girl audience.   
      Same Thing

      Give me another one?  I'm hungry for more!

  6. funride profile image73
    funrideposted 9 years ago

    I was asking you about Santana but I figured he has such a large history roll. So I´ll go for Fat Boy Slim wink.

  7. waynet profile image46
    waynetposted 9 years ago

    Ken dodd and the diddy men!

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      You tell me.

  8. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Norman Cook was a member of the UK new wave band The Housemartins.  They had a #1 single in the UK with their version of the Isley standard "Caravan of Love".  It was a minor hit here on NY radio.  It is a capella and I actually used it at my wedding.  Lovely.  Moving On...

    His first hit as a DJ was with Beats International who we all know from "Dub Be Good To Me".

    Then he formed Freakpower which had a Levi's ad attached to their song "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out".

    Then he made a solo album of house music under another pseudonym, Pizzaman.  They had 3 UK hits but nothing in the states.

    Then he remixed Magic Carpet Ride under the nom du jour Mighty DubKatz.

    Then finally he became FATBOY SLIM.  a lot freakin hits would follow...

    1)  Brimful of Asha by Cornershop (REMIX)
    2)  Everybody Needs a 303
    3)  The Rockafeller Skank
    4)  Praise You
    5)  Right Here Right Now
    6)  Weapon of Choice
    7)  Star 69
    8)  Sunset (Bird of Prey)
    9)  Slash Dot Dash

    He released a free mixtape in a NME magazine 1997

    He released the amazing sample compilation A BREAK FROM THE NORM in 2001

    His Greatest Hits package called Why Try Harder came out in 2006

  9. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    OK, DJ - I'll play -

    Let's hear something about my all-time favourites - Jethro Tull

    I've seen them many times and rate Ian Anderson and Martin Barre as one of the al-time great Rock partnerships. The others in the band come and go. What do you reckon?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I'll begin by saying that honestly....I am not a fan. But here goes.

      This progressive-rock group from Blackpool, UK led by Ian Anderson (Vocals, Flute) and Martin Barre (Guitar)  The band's name comes from the 18th Century agriculturist / inventor of the seed drill.  (read: penis)

      Prog-Rock was made famous by groups like Genesis, Yes & King Crimson.

      The vision we all have of Anderson on one leg playing the flute is indelible and may be the ONLY reason we remember them.  Back in the late 60s these guys were a blues band led by then guitarist Mick Abrahams. 

      I guess the lure of campy medieval hobbit-rock was too tempting. 

      TRAFFIC and LOVE had used the flute prior in the 60s but the 68 emergence of TULL brought the flute to it's proper standing.

      Re: AQUALUNG - Released May '71 (two months after I was born)
      3,000,000 sold on this exploration of man's relationship with God. 

      Re: Too Old to Rock-n-Roll, Too Young To Die - bad title for your album if your an over-the-hill rocker trying to make a comeback with a concept album about an aging rocker.

      Other key member moves were:
      Barriemore Barlow replacing Clive Bunker on drums in '72
      John Evan (piano) '71-'77
      John Glascock who died in '79 had replaced Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond on bass in '76 who had replaced Glenn Cornick in '71

      They infamously won Metallica's Hard Rock / Heavy Metal grammy in 1988 for their album Crest of a Knave.  They responded to all the bad press of their winning with an ad in a british magazine stating "The Flute is a heavy metal instrument!"  Uh...yeah.

      When Metallica finally won their grammy in '92, Lars Ulrich said, "Well thanks to Jethro Tull for not putting out an album this year."

      Albums you need:
      This Was - 68
      Aqualung - 71
      Songs From The Wood - 77

      and the concept albums were:
      Thick As A Brick
      A Passion Play

      Songs you probably heard:
      Hymn 43
      Aqualung
      Cross-Eyed Mary
      My God
      Locomotive Breath
      A Passion Play (edit #8)
      Bungle In The Jungle
      Minstrel in the Gallery
      The Whistler

      CHARTED OVER 25 ALBUMS!
      Living In The Past

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    TiffanyDowposted 9 years ago

    Van Halen DLR era

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!!!  I WANT SOME TOO!

      The Van Halen Brothers (Eddie and the two years older Alex) were born in Nijmegen, Netherlands before moving to Pasadena, California in '68.   It is true that initially Eddie played the drums and Alex the guitar but that did not last.

      David Lee Roth was in my opinion the greatest FRONTMAN in rock history!  The gymnastics and the pompous flare were all his.   Bass player and forgotten man Michael Anthony was a key backing vocalist who often covered Dave's inadequacies.  He however was not included in the world tour that Van Halen has done this year because Eddie wanted to bring his son Wolfgang along to take over.  Eeesh! 

      POST DLR:  The first that Eddie asked to take over as lead singer was........

      Go ahead think about it a minute...

      Be prepared to be blown away...

      The first person Eddie called and offered the job to was...

      >>

      >>

      >>

      Patty Smyth of Scandal. 

      Goodbye To You, The Warrior...and then...Van Halen?
      She actually refused and can you imagine if she hadn't?

      Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker) of the 70s band Montrose was eventually chosen in '86.
      Gary Cherone of Boston band EXTREME (which they were not) was '96-'99

      Okay, the DJ Funktual Essential VH mixtape in mostly chrono order.

      runnin with the devil,
      eruption,
      you really got me,
      ain't talkin' bout love,
      jamie's crying,
      little dreamer,
      feel your love tonight,
      ice cream man,
      beautiful girls,
      and the cradle will rock,
      take your whiskey home,
      everybody wants some,
      dance the night away,
      unchained,
      oh pretty woman,
      dancing in the street,
      jump,
      i'll wait,
      panama,
      hot for teacher.

      why can't this be love?
      dreams
      get up
      love walks in
      poundcake
      black and blue
      when it's love
      finish what ya started
      feels so good
      top of the world
      right now
      can't stop loving you

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        TiffanyDowposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        WOW! I learned some thing!

        I agree - greatest frontman EVER. I got backstage to the DLR concert when I was 9 months pregnant with my son (I knew his manager from online and his sister so they got me a pass) and I met everyone BUT...DLR! Lol. He was hanging out with some Hooters girls in another room and wouldn't come to the meet n greet. Or maybe he didn't want to ruin his mojo seeing a pregnant lady. Who knows. I was bummed.

        Didn't know about Patty Smyth - yuck!

        LOL about Extreme (which they weren't). Exactly!

        Hagar was ok but I was sick of all the Dave bashing on stage.

        Thanks for the post!
        tiff smile

      2. DJ Funktual profile image86
        DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        UPDATE:

        I think I stopped here out of exhaustion one night but I failed to say every song below Hot For Teacher sucks except Get Up.   Why Can't This Be Love might not suck exactly cause i like Eddie's Riff on it but it wasn't on par with VH, that's for sure.

        I also failed to mention the pretty well-known fact that the band VH was originally called Mammoth.

  11. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for the Tull stuff, DJ. I'm that bit older than you and so heard them first time around, and was a (not very good) orchestral flute player at the time, so was impressed with what IA was doing with flute. He now lives in semi retirement on a Scottish island, as 'laird' and puts most of his royalties into his fish farm and the local community infrastructure.

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    mariankrposted 9 years ago

    Yes, DJ what's your opinion on a-ha?

  13. William F. Torpey profile image82
    William F. Torpeyposted 9 years ago

    I don't want to through you any curves, DJFunctual, but the Ink Spots were my favorite group, aside from the "Rhythm Boys," one of the early groups headlining Bing Crosby.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      THE INK SPOTS ~~~~  Vocal / Doo Wop group 1942-48

      Ivory "Deek" Watson, Charlie Fuqua,  Bill Kenny & Orville "Hoppy" Jones

      Watson left in '45 to form The Brown Dots who would meld into THE FOUR TUNES.

      Fuqua was drafted in 44 and replaced eventually by Bernie Mackey.

      The amazing and fun "Hoppy" died late in 44 and was replaced by Bill Kenny's little brother Herb. 

      Jerry Daniels is also credited as a member of the group which had so many member changes throughout their existence.

      The Rap sheet >>>>>>>>>>(Chart Peak)  RELEASE DATE >>>Covers
      DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE #1 10/24/42  >>>The Belmonts Iin '61
      EV'RY NIGHT ABOUT THIS TIME #6 12/24/42 >>> Jimmy Dorsey in '42
      THIS IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR #9 10/31/42 >>> Jimmy Dorsey in '42
      JUST AS THOUGH YOU WERE HERE #10 10/24/42 >>> Jimmy Dorsey in '42
      IF I CARED A LITTLE BIT LESS (AND YOU CARED A LITLLE BIT MORE) #10 1/16/43
      I CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU #1 (For 7 Weeks) 4/17/43
      the soundtrack years..

      COW-COW BOOGIE (Cuma-Ti-Yi-Yi-Ay) #1 2/26/44
      This song was the theme to the film 'Ride 'Em Cowboy' starring Abbott & Costello and was performed with ELLA FITZGERALD. 

      DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU DREAM #6 3/18/44
      theme to the film "Around the World" with Kay Kyser

      I'LL GET BY (AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU)  #4 5/13/44
      Theme from the Spencer Tracy movie, 'A Guy Named Joe' >>> Harry James took it to #1 in '44

      INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL b/w I'M MAKING BELIEVE #1 (For 11 Weeks) 10/28/44 -- The latter was another collaboration with Ella Fitzgerald.  Both songs were from the Benny Goodman movie "Sweet and Lowdown"

      THE GYPSY #1 (For 3 Weeks) 6/1/46 >>> Dinah Shore also took it to #1 in '46

      PRISONER OF LOVE #5 7/6/46 >>> Perry Como to #1 in '46
      TO EACH HIS OWN #3 >>> Eddie Howard to #1 in '46
      ASK ANYONE WHO KNOWS #5 8/30/47
      THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE #10 3/6/47
      Theme from the Mel Torme movie GOOD NEWS >>> (was a #3 hit for George Olsen in 1927)
      and their final farewell..
      YOU WERE ONLY FOOLING (WHILE I WAS FALLING IN LOVE) #15 11/6/48 >>> Vic Damone in '65

      'Into Each Life..', 'The Gypsy' and 'To Each His Own' went Gold = moved over 1,000,000 units.

  14. William F. Torpey profile image82
    William F. Torpeyposted 9 years ago

    Wow! DJFunctual, you are the greatest! I wasn't really expecting such a thorough reply. Bill Kenny was a unique talent. Thank you very much. You met the challenge. (I apologize for misspelling "throw." I just noticed it.)

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      You also misspelled Funktual but who cares?  My pleasure.
      Okay, who's next?

  15. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Joan Osborne smile

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Country-Pop singer who had a hit with "One of Us", and later toured as a vocalist with The Grateful Dead.  She also toured with The Funk Brothers and appeared with them in the fantastic film, STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN.  She also performed with the Grand Ole' Opry in 2007. 

      She holds the dubious honor of being covered by Prince.  On his 1996 album Emancipation, (the first time he ever covered anybody) he does a version of it but changes the words from, "Just a slob like one of us" to "Just a slave like one of us."

      Apparently Prince agreed with the Christian right who boycotted her song for trivializing God's existence.  For more on this check out the Religion Forum thread, Atheism Rules!

      1. Misha profile image73
        Mishaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        LOL There so much more to her than just "One of us" smile Which I love btw. And we probably have different definitions of country and pop, too big_smile How is this either of those or both together, for example? http://www.last.fm/music/Joan+Osborne/_/Help+Me or this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgpRzFUd4io

        Thanks for trying anyway smile

        And I did not know about Prince - thanks for that, too smile

        1. DJ Funktual profile image86
          DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          I can't compete with someone who already is a fan, Misha.  This is more about helping people to discover new things about music, trivia.  Joan Osbourne might be one of your favorites and to be honored the way she has, she must be very talented, but I wouldn't even consider her in the TOP 50 Female artists of all-time.   

          By all means, add to her bio MISHA.  We'll make a composite for the two.   I'd love to learn what you have to share. 

          I REALLY ENJOY SHARING THESE WITH FANS BUT THIS IS NOT A HUB OF MINE. 

          I WANT ANYONE OUT THERE WHO WANTS TO SHARE ABOUT THEIR FAVORITES is super-encouraged to do so. 

          One thing about being a great DJ is knowing that you CAN'T know everything.  You can strive for it, but everyday someone shocks me and teaches me something.  Every single day.  Besides, if ANYONE wants to hear ANY SONG at a gig, doesn't that immediately qualify it as something I should look up for myself. 

          I enjoy writing on this more than my own hubs b/c it is so open, but this isn't a place for me to pound my chest, by any means.  I didn't know much about the INK SPOTS before I looked them up and I have this thread to thank for it.

          The reason I chose the moniker Funktual is b/c a friend suggested that implies a unity between the funky people and the intellectuals.   

          The only problem that I find is that intellectuals are very set in their minds about what is good and what sucks.  They only change their minds about something when they see other people they respect gravitating towards it. 

          By all means Misha, I don't want you to be the first disappointed request.

          Give us a playlist, anything you want.  Let's elevate this thread.

  16. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Herman Brood and his wild romance big_smile

    or

    Golden Earring big_smile

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Okay Mark, a two-fer.

      Herman Brood and his Wild Romance
      Herman Brood was a helluva guy wasn't he?  He originally released the album "shpritsz" in '78 with most of the attention going to this anti-drug anthem, "Dope Sucks" and "Saturday Night".  He became a Dutch media celebrity because of his famous quotes about drugs as well.  He became romantically involved with German singer Nina Hagen whose "Herman Is High" was an apparent ode.  Herman then began relishing the idea that his anti-drug songs were actually CAUSING people to do more drugs. 

      He became known after that as a serious user of drugs and became the Dutch poster boy for sex, drugs & rock-n-roll.  He was a public drunk and was frqeuently arrested during this period. 

      In 2001, he became so distressed over the failure of his own Drug-Rehabilitation that he jumped off the roof of The Amsterdam Hilton Hotel.  Mark's kinda guy.

      *******************************************************************************************************

      For the complete story on Golden Earring you need only go to http://hubpages.com/hub/TOP-5-Videos-80 … ntasy-Rock where you can even see their amazing video for "Twilight Zone".

      Thanks for playing Mark. 
      We hope you'll enjoy your parting gift: The Pick a Group, Any Group home game edition!

  17. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Anybody else?

  18. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Good job DJ.

    I actually lived in Holland during Herman's five minutes in the limelight and his album titled "Schpritz," was a reference to "shooting up," although you can use the word in other ways - this is slang.

    Also, I lived a few streets away from the band members of Golden Earring, who were also, briefly famous for their one hit outside of Holland, Radar Love. Check the album cover to see how different the rules are LOL


    Nice one. Have you listened to Saturday night? It is still one of my favorite rock n roll tracks.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't heard it yet, no.  But it's a priority now.

      Who's next kiddies?

  19. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    I'm not disappointed at all DJ smile

    I was just puzzled, cause it would never cross my mind to classify her as country-pop (and I love country and very tolerant of pop, so this does not have any negative connotation to me).

    So relax, you did not have a disappointed "client" big_smile
    And sorry if I sounded like one, I really did not mean to.

    Did you hear her cover of "Son of a preacher man"? That's the thing that made me her fun smile It's not on youtube anymore, I'll see if I can find it somewhere else...

    EDIT: Found it here:
    http://www.last.fm/music/Joan+Osborne/_ … eacher+Man

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!  My New York conversational style always makes me seem like I'm more mad than I am. 

      Re:  Your Link!  Hoily S#i! she is awesome.   More more bluesy than country.  A soulful singer is putting it lightly.  She does the Melissa Etheridge thing better than she did it.  Great cover too.  The talking over the middle..."Oooohhh I'm gonna take my hand..oooh"
      This is fantstic music Misha!
      Not mad at all.  I'm ecstatic if anything.

  20. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    I'm glad you liked it smile

    And yeah, this is my favorite part, too. It sounds so f***ing sexy! big_smile

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      So so sexy.  You have successfully changed my opinion in just 6 minutes, Joan Osbourne is much more than she appears to be.  I wasn't just impressed with the voice though.  This woman has a stage presence that comes from touring a lot.  She sounds like a seasoned pro to me. 

      Do you like Susan Tedeschi as well?  If you've never heard her check out "It Hurt So Bad"

  21. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    As far as I recall from what I read (I did not really read much - I like to listen to them, not to read about them smile) she is on stage for many-many years. She did not have any albums released before Relish, though.

    Thanks for Susan Tedeshi - never heard of her, and she is definitely interesting. Her voice seems bit too harsh though - may be this is just after Joan, IDK, I have to listen to her later with a fresh ear. Either way she is definitely something to explore smile

    And I think in return I may have some more pleasant experience for you. I just discovered this a few days ago on youtube, and I can't stop listening to it. You know the singer and the song, no doubt, but give it a try, I bet you will not be disappointed even if you heard this version already smile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2Ldt2b- … re=related

  22. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Okay people who will be our next featured artist?

    1. compu-smart profile image81
      compu-smartposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      You should have said,  you "may" tell a story about them!

      Never mind!

      1. DJ Funktual profile image86
        DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        ABBA Story >>>>  Anni-Frid Lyngstad (usually known as Frida) had a huge hit as a solo artist called "I Know There's Something Going On".  They also wrote the play CHESS which featured the song ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK by actor Murray Head.  They are also featured in the most thoroughly gay movie ever...Priscilla Queen of the Desert which is hilarious btw.
        PING PONG anyone???

        Fernando is one of the songs you hear in life that you wish you could UNHEAR forever.

        1. compu-smart profile image81
          compu-smartposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          You are too kind!! 
          I have to agree with you about Fernando lol....
          I am also an Award winning table tennis "ping pong" champion!! amongst many other talents!

  23. profile image58
    mariankrposted 9 years ago

    Hey DJ, it seems like you don't know about a-ha, do you? :-)

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Re: TAKE ON ME: Another great video, another great Family Guy parody, another piece of perfect pop. This time it comes from Oslo, Norway. These guys went for the high note like nobody else. Their follow-up song was called?? Anybody remember?? "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." It made it to the Top 20 on their name alone but as soon as people heard it, a-ha came crashing down and alas the sun never again shined on them, at least not in America**

      1. DJ Funktual profile image86
        DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        DJ Funktual wrote:



        Re: TAKE ON ME: Another great video, another great Family Guy parody, another one-hit wonder...so to speak.  The band did very well in Europe and Scandinavia, as they were from Oslo, Norway. These guys went for the high note like nobody else. Their follow-up song was called?? Anybody remember?? "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." It made it to the Top 20 on their name alone but as soon as people heard it, a-ha came crashing down and alas the sun never again shined on them, at least not in America*

        And like i said before you can check out the video at http://hubpages.com/hub/TOP-5-Animated- … eos-Part-1
        Other than that I don't know anything off the top of my head.

        Hits? Take On Me ~ The Sun Always Shines on T.V. ~ Cry Wolf ~ The Living Daylights~

        Please feel free to add more if you know more....

  24. rmr profile image87
    rmrposted 9 years ago

    What do you know about the band called Them? One of my faves.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Rock from Belfast, Northern Ireland led by the one the only.....the myth the legend.....the definition of blue-eyed soul Mr. Van Morrison.   A Last Name so great for Rock-n-Roll that we used it twice. First factoid, in June, of '66, THEM played Whiskey a Go-Go with The Doors on the same night with both Morrison's banging out a 20-minute version of G-L-O-R-I-A.

      Other members were keyboardist Pete Bardens and brothers Jackie and Pat McAuley who played piano and drums respectively.  Billy Harrison was on guitar and Alan Henderson was on bass.  The band was named by piano player Eric Wrixon who had been a member but was not on any actual albums because his parents refused to sign a waiver allowing him to record under the age of 18.  Ronnie Millings was also in the band among many others.

      THEM were a band that many feel was strictly a live band and that their recordings fell far short of their live performances where they were known to thrive off the audience greatly.

      Van Morrison was well known to have stage freight.  The only tour that people who know him really feel like he lost all inhabitions and became a vessel of pure joy as an artist was during his Caledonia Soul Orchestra Tour in '73-'74.  This was almost eight years after THEM had disbanded. 

      THEM only lasted with Morrison from '64 to '66.  They were marketed to the US as part of the British Invasion even though they were Irish but let's not open that lil' can of worms.

      The garage rock classic "GLORIA" will live on as long as music exists but they had some major-minor hits too.  Here Comes The Night, Mystic Eyes, Turn On Your Love Light, the now famous cover Big Joe Williams' "Baby Please Don't Go". 

      Little Known Fact:  Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison is the most popular song ever to get censored by AM radio.  They would change the line, "makin' love in the green grass" to "slippin and slidin" which the Beavis and Butthead part of me thinks is much dirtier.

  25. profile image48
    mike12572posted 9 years ago

    give me a good   TOOL  story

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Okay early in their career they fabricated this story about how they met and formed because of a shared belief in PSEUDOPHILOSOPHY which is..

      The orthodox understanding THAT: any idea or system that masquerades itself as philosophy while significantly failing to meet some suitable intellectual standards. The term is frequently used pejoratively, and most applications of it are quite contentious. (The term non-philosophy is often taken to refer to similar areas, but with less negative connotations. As such, non-philosophy is a term used to refer to philosophy situated at the margins of the discipline in terms of subject-matter and its critical reception.) The term bears the same relationship to philosophy that pseudoscience bears to science.

      YOUR STORY MIKE IS THIS>>
      In May 1993, Tool was scheduled to play the Garden Pavilion in Hollywood but learned at the last minute that the Garden Pavilion belonged to L. Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientology, which the band felt clashed with "the band's ethics about how a person should not follow a belief system that constricts their development as a human being". Keenan "spent most of the show baa-ing like a sheep at the audience".


      THIS THREAD NOW CONTAINS BIOS ON >>>>>
      duran duran,
      fatboy slim,
      jethro tull,
      van halen,
      the ink spots,
      joan osbourne,
      herman brood,
      them w/ van morrison
      we touched on Golden Earring and a-ha.
      the Tool story is told.
      and The Kaiser Cheifs is being covered already

      which means Mr. Bungle are next......they are so different, i haven't yet figured out how I wanna go about explaining it.  EXCITED though. 

      Then (UNLESS SOMEONE ELSE PICKS ANY OTHER GROUP) i guess we'll finally get to Phil Collins.

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        mike12572posted 9 years ago in reply to this

          great stuff thanks enjoyed it and brought a smile to my face......

        1. DJ Funktual profile image86
          DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah.  Tool Rules!

  26. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    rmr and mike
    I'll get right on it, but I'm kinda busy spinning during weekends (which start on Thursdays for DJs) so I might not get back to you until sunday or monday.

  27. carpesomediem profile image60
    carpesomediemposted 9 years ago

    What d'you think of the Kaiser Chiefs?  They've become my favorite band over the last year and a half.  smile

  28. lumasiscom profile image48
    lumasiscomposted 9 years ago

    I would like to queue up Mr. Bungle. wink

    Really enjoyed your Van Halen.  DLR's book - "Crazy From the Heat" was a pretty interesting read btw- it was not difficult to believe he wrote it.  It was pretty Schitzo... but was a page turner for a VH fan.  I did see them in 1984, with sammy, with  Gary, and again on this tour. DLR is da man. 

    Jamie

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Mr. Bungle IS NEXT BUT I'M WORKING ON IT.

  29. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    OKAY PEOPLE!!  THIS THREAD NOW CONTAINS BIOS ON >>>>>
    duran duran,
    fatboy slim,
    jethro tull,
    van halen,
    the ink spots,
    joan osbourne,
    herman brood,

    touched on Golden Earring and a-ha. 

    Now THEM.

    Tool and The Kaiser Cheifs and Mr. Bungle are next.

    I don't know much about The Cheifs carpesomediem so feel free to write their bio for ME.

    Same to you regarding Mr. Bungle,  Jamie (which is also my childhood nickname btw)

    If you guys know a band well write the bio and I'll add anything I can.  I like TOOL but don't know much about the other two.  Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

    1. carpesomediem profile image60
      carpesomediemposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Aww, man!  I think people are missing out when they haven't heard of the Kaiser Chiefs!  lol.  They remind me of a modern day Clash, which is what really drew me to them, since I'm a huge fan of the Clash.

      Here's a little more about them on Last.FM.  There most popular song in the US has been "Ruby," but I consider "Oh My God" my personal anthem.  There debut album Employment was beautifully written.  I just ADORE them, and they are fantastic live!  I saw them in Philadelphia last year, and it was one of the most amazing live shows I've ever been to.

      1. DJ Funktual profile image86
        DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        If they are like the Clash then I practically demand that YOU WRITE THE BIO!  Teach me.
        Besides, as you can see I've got a back order of stuff to do.

        1. carpesomediem profile image60
          carpesomediemposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          I'll tell you what, if you can hold on a week or so until I'm finished moving, I will totally write their bio.  Hehe.  I ADORE them!

          1. DJ Funktual profile image86
            DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            NOT GOING ANYWHERE. 

            Seize the day!  Moving is such a fun thing to do.  I've lived all over. NYC, New England, Brooklyn, Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, I hope to die in Hawaii!  Been to 32 states so far and counting.

  30. rmr profile image87
    rmrposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for a thorough write-up. What amazes me, is that after 40 years Van Morrison still has a flourishing career, and a huge following. I recently picked up a 3 cd compilation called "still on top". It has some of his most famous stuff, but also a lot of songs you will never hear on the radio, including some with Them as well as the Chieftains. Well worth the 30 bucks!

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Would love to hear more about the Chieftains too, rmr!

      1. rmr profile image87
        rmrposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Not to hijack your thread, DJ, but you asked for it. Here's what I know about the Chieftains: Formed in 1963, they became famous for making traditional Irish music popular world wide. They were, and still are, a mostly instrumental group, but have collaborated with many top artists. Some of these include: Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Mick Jagger, Ziggy Marley, the list is a long one.
        They have been nominated for 18 grammies, and won 6. They also have an oscar, and an emmy to their credit. Two of their collaborative efforts, Have I told you lately with Van Morrison; and I know my love With the Corrs, reached numbers 71, and 37, respectively, on the charts.
        They also were on the Roger Daltrey album, and video called A celebration:The music of Pete Townsend and the Who. That should be enough to get you started. There's a lot more info available all over the web.

        1. DJ Funktual profile image86
          DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Awesome RMR and thanks alot!  I'll get them into my next St. Paddy's day show for sure!
          p.s. THIS IS NOT MY THREAD!   All are encouraged to write about their favs!

  31. firetown profile image53
    firetownposted 9 years ago

    Do Phil Collins, Against All Odds is my all time favorite song.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Okay firetown, let's get this over with.
      To discuss Phil Collins is to discuss Pop music.  But first there was the book of Genesis..

      Progressive-Rock group from England originally fronted by the amazing Peter Gabriel.  When he left in '75, Phil took over as lead singer..but not right away.  They were actually auditoning new singers and Phil would be teaching them the melody and eventually they realized that he was better than what was out there.  So he and guitarist/bassist Mike Rutherford (of Mike & The Mechanics non-fame) and keyboardist Tony Banks pressed on as a trio.

      Genesis Hits in Order chronological order were:
      Your Own Special Way~~~Follow You Follow Me~~~Misunderstanding (#14)~~~Turn It On Again~~~No Reply At All~~~Abacab  1977-1981

      PHIL COLLINS RELEASES FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN 1981!

      Genesis Continued..     Man On The Corner~~~Paperlate~~~Mama~~~That's All! (#6)~~~Illegal Alien~~~Taking It All Too Hard~~~

      and then BOOM!  Phil & The Boys were full blown Pop Stars at this point as their album INVISIBLE TOUCH yielded five TOP 5 Hits!  Said Hits were..

      Invisible Touch~~~Throwing It All Away~~~Land of Confusion (which was covered later by DISTURBED)~~~Tonight, Tonight, Tonight~~~In Too Deep~~~

      Then they faded away from existence only to return in '91 with one more album.

      No Son of Mine~~~I Can't Dance~~~Hold On My Heart~~~Jesus He Knows Me~~~Never a Time.  and then thankfully it ended..

      Phil officially left the band in April '96

      WHETHER OR NOT JESUS KNEW PHIL AND GAVE HIM THE INVISIBLE TOUCH IS IRRELEVANT!   Genesis ends but Phil lives on...............oy vey. 

      **********************************************************************************************

      THE PHIL COLLINS RAP SHEET AND RANDOM TRIVIA
      He was quite a stage actor as a lad even playing The Artful Dodger in the London production of OLIVER.  Formed the band.......giggle.....FLAMING YOUTH in '69.
      Phil performs in a jazz-fusion group called "Brand X".  In addition to cameos on Miami Vice, he also starred in the hideous movie BUSTER.

      He has 27 HITS and here they are in order. 
      7 songs went GOLD selling 1 Million copies donated with an $
      7 of them denoted with an asterisk * went to #1 >>>>***=3 weeks

      i missed again, in the air tonight-$, you can't hurry love, i don't care anymore, i cannot believe it's true, against all odds-$***, easy lover-$ (with Earth Wind & Fire's PHILIP BAILEY), one more night-$**, sussudio-$*, don't lose my number, separate lives* (with MARILYN MARTIN), take me home, groovy kind of love-$**, two hearts**, another day in paradise-$****, i wish it would rain down, do you remember, something happened on the way to heaven, hang in long enough, who said i would (LIVE), hero (with DAVID CROSBY), both sides of the story, everyday, dance into the light, it's in your eyes, true colors (Cyndi Lauper cover with Babyface), you'll be in my heart (from the movie "Tarzan")

      He made cheap Rock-n-Roll for bald guys.

      I HATE HIM.  enjoy..

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        LOL That's a little harsh. Speaking as a bald guy that is big_smile

        I did actually see Genesis live at the Lyceum ballroom for their "final" concert. Both Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel played together. 2 drum kits, the whole bit. Very good concert.

        The main reason I remember it so well was the fact that I, with a few pals, left one of our friends queuing up for tickets while we went in search of alcohol. At midnight in England back then, this was no easy task. We ended up crashing a private party in a very expensive hotel and forgot about our friend in the queue - He was not a happy bunny when we finally got back after falling asleep in a park in central London, drunk.

        I hate Phil Collins too. big_smile

        1. DJ Funktual profile image86
          DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Great Story Mark.  Anyone else got a good gate-crashing story, I'd love to here them.  I know I've got my share.

  32. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    Ok DJ, 

    Not only do I love the Moody Blues, but I also love Men At Work, Duran Duran, The Police, and Sting's solo career.  Sting intrigues me.  I really like his evolution from being a punk rock singer to a jazz infused musician.  His lyrics are so intellectual and he is pretty handsome, too.  So what are your thoughts on Sting? 

    Thanks for answering my question smile

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      SWEETIE PIE who requested the initial DURAN DURAN post is Back for more...

      I would love to do MEN AT WORK, or THE POLICE for you.

      Sting is awesome don't get me wrong but ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK is as far on the jazz end, as I was willing to go.   I have lost interest I'm afraid. 

      INTERESTING FACTOID: Now I thought this was common knowledge but it has flown over most people's heads that I talk to about it.  If you look at the album cover of GHOST IN THE MACHINE you will realize that it isn't just a bunch of malfunctioning lights, it's a silouette of each band members heads.

      I can't believe how many people don't notice it.

      SIMILAR FACTOID:  I also CAN'T believe that I am seemingly the only person who realizes that the name ALICE IN CHAINS is in direct reference to ALICE IN WONDERLAND! 
      Isn't it obvious?

  33. Susan Ng profile image90
    Susan Ngposted 9 years ago

    Alvin & The Chipmunks.  Just kidding. lol

    Tell me something about Taking Back Sunday.  Or Armor For Sleep. smile

    (Is that a dead giveaway that I love the Transformers Movie Soundtrack? tongue)

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        NO.

      Crybaby punk bands of today will get zero attention from me I'm afraid Ms. Ng. 

      I love Green Day but this is all their fault.  They showed people a way to make Punk radio-friendly and every douche in the world has been doing it since.   

      STOP SIGNING BANDS who WHINE, there is nothing 'rocking' about it.

      I ALSO DON'T DO CRYBABY EMO BANDS either.  Dashboard Confessional and Bright Eyes?  YUCK!   

      Sorry sweet Susan but I just can't do it.  I've taken an oath to protect people's ears from crap.

      1. Susan Ng profile image90
        Susan Ngposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Haha!  To each his own. smile

  34. kerryg profile image85
    kerrygposted 9 years ago

    How about CCR? I've been a fan of them since I was a kid, but I seem to have doubled my collection of their music recently since they keep turning up in the soundtrack of my current  favorite tv show and then I go looking for the mp3 and bump into 10 more songs I absolutely love...

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Funktual todo list:
      1. Mr. Bungle
      2. (Possibly Sting, I'll wait to hear from my SweetiePie first)
      3. Possibly the greatest American band EVER...Creedence Clearwater Revival

      1. kerryg profile image85
        kerrygposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Well, I'm glad you like the suggestion. smile

  35. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    Hi DJ,

    You can tell me about the Police instead.  I do not find I am a fan of all jazz, just when Sting does it because I find him intriguing.  However, I would be perfectly happy if you talked about Men at Work or the Police, you choose smile

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      DOWN UNDER by Men At Work ***As easy-going as they come. This song was not just a calling card for this band but for an entire country as well. The 'Born in the U.S.A.' of Australia took the filthy taste of Crocodile Dundee and baby-eating dingos out of our mouths. Although those movies weren't out yet...so maybe it was the taste of a vegemite sandwich.

      A great sense of humor can go a long way toward endearing yourself to the world. Their videos for 'It's a Mistake', 'Be Good Johnny', 'Overkill', and 'Who Can it Be Now? were always on MTV in the early days. They recorded their own death sentence with that sense of humor though. It's called 'Dr. Hekyll & Mr. Jive'. I'm serious. Here's the video that killed their career.


      http://youtube.com/watch?v=6wpg8FUyq4E

  36. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    That video was a little silly and strange, but I thought it was amusing how the ladies wanted  drank some of the "potion" and turned into plants.  That was kind of funny.

  37. Astralbex profile image52
    Astralbexposted 9 years ago

    Read with pleasure; and remembered some of those facts!lol

    OK
    How about the wonderful decades of REM?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      1. MR. BUNGLE
      2. CCR
      3. R.E.M.

      1. DJ Funktual profile image86
        DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I'd like to apologize to all those still waiting for their requests..



        CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

        Did you know that PROUD MARY never went to #1!!!!????????
        It was the first TOP TEN single by the band and it went to #2 in January of 1969 kept out of the top stop none other than TOMMY ROE's "DIZZY" of all things.

        The Next Big single they had was BAD MOON RISING and it went to #2 also!  This time it was kept out of the #1 spot by.....................???????????.....Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet by HENRY MANCINI....wow, bet they didn't see that coming.

        Then came the amazing GREEN RIVER which was also a #2 hit IN 1969 and it was denied by ....Sugar, Sugar by THE ARCHIES.

        The following year TRAVELIN' BAND went to #2 ALSO this time outdone BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER by Simon & Garfunkel

        AND FINALLY in September of 1970 with the single LOOKIN' OUT MY BACK DOOR, they were again on the pinnacle of pop chart acheivement by the ironically titled, AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH, thus making them the band that would reach that peak on the chart forever,  and although the group never had a single reach number one, they do own THE RECORD for most No.2 singles for a group without a No.1.

        THE POWER OF 2 DOES NOT END THERE FOR CCR.
        There were 2 Fogerty brothers in the band, TOM played guitar as well.
        There were also 2 other members Stu Cook and Doug Clifford.

        THEIR SONGS WERE ALSO RELEASED IN PAIRS!

        Bad Moon Rising had a B-Side called LODI which was a big hit in it's own right.

        SAME THING WITH DOUBLE-SIDED SINGLES>>>>
        Green River b/w Commotion, Down on the Corner b/w FORTUNATE SON, Travelin Band' was b/w Who'll Stop The Rain, Up Around The Bend b/w Run Through the Jungle (MY FAV), Lookin' Out My Back Door b/w Long As I Can See The Light and Have You Ever Seen The Rain b/w Hey Tonight.

        IN SHORT, they were twice as good as everybody else!!!!!!!!!!!

        Back Then a GOLD SELLING SINGLE was 1 MIllion Units and PLATINUM was 2 Million!

        Every single song I listed above was either Gold or Platinum PLUS they had 2 more gold singles in SUZIE Q (Part 1) 1968 and Sweet Hitchhiker in '71

        THE POWER OF TWO has spoken.

        p.s. They also have 2 Greatest Hits Albums CHRONICLE & CHRONICLE II

        p.s.s.  In 1985 John Fogerty released his FINAL Double-Sided HIT with ROCK AND ROLL GIRLS b/w CENTERFIELD.

        p.s.s.s. He also had 2 TOP 40 hits with the moniker THE BLUE RIDGE RANGERS which were Jambalaya (On the Bayou) and Hearts of Stone.

        p.s.s.s.s.  Prior to CCR JOHN and TOM FOGERTY were in ....2...other bands. The Blue Velvets and The Golliwogs.

        WHEN YOU THINK OF #2 , think of SWAMP ROCK!  smile

        1. DJ Funktual profile image86
          DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Next in Line >> Mr. Bungle, R.E.M.  (If you think I'm touching ABBA with a ten foot pole, your crazy!   I'm a FUNK DJ okay?   ABBA is one of the UNfunkiest groups ever.  Scandinavian Theatrical Pop.....oy!

        2. DJ Funktual profile image86
          DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          R.E.M and the elusive Mr. Bungle are still in queue..

  38. profile image0
    SirDentposted 9 years ago

    How about Third Day?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Never heard of 'em.  You should write it!

  39. compu-smart profile image81
    compu-smartposted 9 years ago

    Abba?
    smile

    1. SweetiePie profile image85
      SweetiePieposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I love Abba!  Hope DJ does Abba Next!

  40. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    LOL you reveal your age once again smile

    1. compu-smart profile image81
      compu-smartposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      mwah? again? enlighten me plz? smile

      1. Misha profile image73
        Mishaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Mark recently found you using a phrase from his youth as far as I remember smile

        1. compu-smart profile image81
          compu-smartposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          lmao.
          I don't mean to be rude but lets just say im over a decade younger than you are!!
          wink
          No diggity we shall chat soon!wink

  41. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    Really I love all 60's, 70's, and 80's song and I am in my twenties.  It is harder for me to find current songs that hold my interest, unless they are written in the style of songs from earlier decades smile

  42. kerryg profile image85
    kerrygposted 9 years ago

    CCR! YAY!

    Wow, I had no idea they'd never had a #1. That's CRIMINAL. (Especially considering the quality of most of the songs that beat them out. tongue )

    All this talk of "dating" people by music taste is making me laugh. If we go by generation, my favorite groups are supposed to be Britney and NSYNC, or at least, like, Green Day and Bright Eyes or something. To be totally honest, I do love Green Day, and have a couple songs each of the other three, but they are way outnumbered by the likes of CCR, Simon and Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, etc. My parents listen to almost nothing recorded/composed after about 1972 (Dad's the rock/folk fan, Mom's responsible for another third or so of my playlist that's mostly classical, opera, Broadway, and Irish folk), so I didn't either, until I was almost college age. I've been running to catch up with the rest of the music-listening world ever since, but have to say, I didn't miss nearly as much as you'd think. I have some blinding revelations (WHOA, Metallica is GOOD!?!) and some guilty pleasures (*coughP!nkcough*) adding some post-1972 balance to my ITunes, but overall I'm pretty happy being old-fashioned. smile

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      People from your generation worth getting into are...(There aren't many, admittedly)

      WOLFMOTHER - who sound like a cross between Led Zeppelin and T.Rex
      SPOON - who often sound like The Beatles
      THE DANDY WARHOLS - made the Sgt. Pepper's vibe into a genre
      BECK / BJORK - the most Versatile artists around, period.
      THE STROKES - are the still awesome despite their shortcomings
      THE WHITE STRIPES / THE RACONTEURS - Jack White (who recently appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone with Mick & Keith) is the single greatest musical force in the last 10 years, bar none.
      GNARLS BARKLEY - Half Neo-Soul, Half Trip-Hop ~~ a true original at least.  CRAZY is the best POPular song to be released in the last 5 years !


      Unfortunately HIP-HOP is dead!!!! - Check Back in 5 Years.....

      but my newest love is VAMPIRE WEEKEND.

      1. kerryg profile image85
        kerrygposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, I hadn't heard of all of these and will check them out! (LOVE the Dandy Warhols, though.)

        I've been getting into Black Rebel Motorcycle Club recently (Shuffle Your Feet and Berlin are two of my favs) and would be interested to hear your opinion of them, if you have one.

        http://www.last.fm/music/Black+Rebel+Motorcycle+Club

        1. DJ Funktual profile image86
          DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          \

          I only know one song by them and I love it.   It's called What Ever Happened to My Rock n Roll (Punk Song)

  43. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Glad there are no hard feelings compu-smart.  I HAVE repeatedly said that if someone knows about a group that I don't, IN THIS CASE ABBA, they should write it, but I don't want to disappoint anyone.............p.s. My Mom says to say that she loved the play MAMMA MIA. smile

    1. compu-smart profile image81
      compu-smartposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      wink
      I have never seen MAMMA MIA.. I have never seen my Mother either which is quite ironic!! I hope to see both one day!!

      A hyperthetical thumbs up 2 uwink

  44. Dorsi profile image91
    Dorsiposted 9 years ago

    How about Lynard Skynard DJ? I saw them back in the 70's at the Concord Pavillion and I'll never forget Free Bird.

  45. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    You are so funny and helpful DJ.  I really liked how you said you would not write about Sting.  That made me laugh, and I sort of knew you would not write about him when I asked, I was just curious if you would smile

  46. Shirley Anderson profile image81
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    Okay, where to begin?

    DJ, you are the BEST!  You found me two Beatles sound-alikes that I didn't know about!  Thx.  I know there was yet another group who sounded so much like them that it was hard to tell them apart....maybe '80's.  Can't remember the group name, just remember that their album cover had a big sun or swirl or something on it....may have started with an 'R'.  I'm going to keep thinking about it.

    Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - terrific movie, very funny!

    Fernando - good song.

    CCR - great group!

    Thx, DJ!  Keep up the awesome work!
    Shirley  smile

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      THE ONLY OTHER ONE that pops off right away in my head is OASIS.

      1. Shirley Anderson profile image81
        Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I REMEMBER!  I REMEMBER!

        It was Klaatu!  One album wonder, I think.

        Whew!  I was losing brain cells from concentrating so hard trying to recall.

  47. PCaholicDotCom profile image57
    PCaholicDotComposted 9 years ago

    OK DJ... I got one for ya..

    The band, "Accept"

  48. William F. Torpey profile image82
    William F. Torpeyposted 9 years ago

    It never occurred to me to ask you about Bing Crosby, DJ Funktual, because who would'nt know all about the greatest singer who ever lived? I've put a few tidbits about his illustrious career in one of my hubs. But it occurred to me there are a few youngsters on HubPages who might have missed out.

    Bing's was born on May 3, 1903. He died on Oct. 14, 1977. Crosby fans everywhere will be celebrating his birthday Saturday.

    By the way, Bing is making something of a comeback. In addition to the Bing Crosby Internet Museum, an active site that's been around for years, and a new chain of Bing Crosby restaurants (two are in California), the Crosby family has initiated a new Website, BingCrosby.com -- and there's been a flurry of other developments.

    "Der Bingle" was named the entertainer who did the most for U.S. troops during World War II by Yank Magazine. He made recordings in every year of his career which spanned fifty-one years, and he recorded some 2000 titles. He was the most successful recording artist of the 20th century, with well over 300 hits to his name and twenty-two official Gold Records.
    Between 1927 and 1962 he scored 368 charted records under his own name, plus twenty-eight as a vocalist with various bandleaders, for a total of 396. No one else has come close; compare Paul Whiteman (220), Frank Sinatra (209), Elvis Presley (149), Glenn Miller (129), Nat “King” Cole (118), Louis Armstrong (85), the Beatles (68).
    · He scored the most number one hits ever, 38, compared with 24 by the Beatles and 18 by Presley.

    I can't wait to see compu-smart's Birthday Hub on Saturday!

    1. kerryg profile image85
      kerrygposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Neat! I grew up listening to his Christmas album, but don't know his non-holiday music very well at all. Love his voice, though. He and Nat King Cole have some of the nicest voices I've ever heard.

    2. compu-smart profile image81
      compu-smartposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      You dont have to wait no more;)

      1. William F. Torpey profile image82
        William F. Torpeyposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Hallelujah! This is the biggest day of the year. Bing Crosby, affectionately known as Der Bingle, would have been 105 today. I hope your Birthday Hub gets 1,000,000 hits compu-smart.

  49. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    DJ FUNKTUAL's todo list as of 5/1/08
    Mr. Bungle >> R.E.M >> Sting >> Skynyrd >> Accept

    STUFF IN THIS THREAD ALREADY...
    duran duran,
    fatboy slim - and all the other aliases of Norman Cook
    jethro tull,
    van halen,
    the ink spots,
    joan osbourne,
    herman brood,
    them w/ van morrison
    we touched on Golden Earring and a-ha.
    the Tool story is told.
    and The Kaiser Cheifs is being covered already (by carpesomediem)
    Genesis vs. Phil Collins
    Abba (albeit breifly smile)
    Bing Crosby (via Mr. Torpey)
    AND WE LEARNED THE POWER OF TWO as it refers to the legendary band CCR or "Creedence" as we call it. 

    P.S. If you have enjoyed this thread please make sure you join my my fanclub!
    I need more interactive, fun people like you guys.   


    AND if you guys wanna know more about...

    WOLFMOTHER - who sound like a cross between Led Zeppelin and T.Rex
    SPOON - who often sound like The Beatles
    THE DANDY WARHOLS - made the Sgt. Pepper's vibe into a genre
    BECK / BJORK - the most Versatile artists around, period.
    THE STROKES - are the still awesome despite their shortcomings
    THE WHITE STRIPES / THE RACONTEURS - Jack White (who recently appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone with Mick & Keith) is the single greatest musical force in the last 10 years, bar none.
    GNARLS BARKLEY - Half Neo-Soul, Half Trip-Hop ~~ a true original at least.  CRAZY is the best POPular song to be released in the last 5 years !

    LET ME KNOW.....

    Oh Yeah don't miss Paul Simon's NEW SONG it is here..
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Paul-Simons-Incredible-New-Song
    I know, I don't normally leave links in this thread but it's Paul SIMON!  and it's a song people should play with their kids.  It's inter-generational and it just might SAVE their LIVES.   
    Wanna reach a kid through music?...this joint is hot!

    I also would like to offer the bios of the following important but IMO underappreciated artists

    T.REX >> DONOVAN >> CURTIS MAYFIELD >> TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS >> LITTLE RICHARD >> ESQUIVEL >> EDWIN STARR >> DE LA SOUL >> JEFF BUCKLEY >> DINOSAUR JR. >> EELS >> THE CULT >> CAT STEVENS >> TRACY CHAPMAN >> RUSTED ROOT >> THE REPLACEMENTS >> OPERATION IVY >> RAMONES >> SOUL COUGHING >> BECK >> BJORK >> URGE OVERKILL >> THE THE >> WARREN ZEVON >> THE PHARCYDE >> DESMOND DEKKER >> TEARS FOR FEARS >> MADNESS >> TESLA >> CEE - LO >> MAXWELL >> CAB CALLOWAY >> AIMEE MANN >> M.I.A. >> ERIC B. & RAKIM >>  ETC.

    So...if you wanna play a part......go check out any of these artists I've profiled or mentioned and GET BACK to me thru this forum.   Tell me what YOU think, especially if you think it sucks.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Anybody ELSE?

      1. DJ Funktual profile image86
        DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        WOW Okay... reset focus. 

        We Have also now covered...

        KLAATU >>  STRAY CATS >> VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE

        DJ FUNKTUAL's todo list as of 5/1/08
        Mr. Bungle >> R.E.M >> Sting >> Skynyrd >> Accept >> Adam & The Ants

        Who will be next!?!

  50. Shirley Anderson profile image81
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    Definitely T-Rex and Donovan!

    And do you know what ever happened to Klaatu?  Or the Stray Cats?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Stray Cats I know of course because we both grew up on Long Island.
      Rockabilly Trio.
      Drummer Slim Jim Phantom played Charlie Parker's drummer for the film BIRD. 
      Brian Setzer also played EDDIE COCHRANE in the film LA BAMBA
      THEIR ONLY HITS WERE...
      82-83s Rock This Town, Stray Cat Strut, and the jailbait anthem SEXY & 17.

 
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