July 4th 2020: 76 candidates for the 17 best NOISY Rock Songs!

Ok, beginning the 76 candidates for the 17 best of all noisy Rock tunes. The Brits were out last night, heard in skirmishes in the distance. This’ll be # 76 this year:
Amendments: 11 gets us to ’87, 14 to ’90:
Additions 2022: Cream, “White Room;” Roxy, “Both Ends Burning;” Neil Young, “Cinnamon Girl;” Creedence, “Bayou;” …Iggy, “Louie Louie,”…nah! Patty Smith, “Because the Night;” Talking Heads, “The Great Curve;” Moody Blues, “Question.” Zeppelin, “Good Times, Bad Times.”

Ok, we’ll give the Bowie version #74 David Bowie – See Emily Play youtu.be/yjg5_0ztQI4 via

See Emily Play is a song written by Syd Barret and performed here by David Bowie. It is from the album Pin Ups in 1973. Lyrics: Emily tries but misunderstand…

#73 White Stripes – Blue Orchid https://youtu.be/QKntY8WkNYQ via @YouTube

We’ll keep Blue Orchid at #73- a great Rock tune, especially if the meaning begins to show through: The White Orchid is the lapel worn at weddings.

#72 Over the Hills and Far Away
# 71 The Byrds Eight Miles High:

Classic Version, #71: The story is that this is about when the American answer to the British invasion landed in London. The Byrds- Eight Miles High (HQ) youtu.be/J74ttSR8lEg via

Our High School WAS literally on Eight Mile, imagine that. I taught there as a sub, and the saying is still true:
The Byrds – Eight Miles High – 9/23/1970 – Fillmore East (Official) https://youtu.be/2ymkBEhdHBE via @YouTube

This is about when the American reverberation of the British invasion landed in London by airplane. Putin beware.

# 70 Amboy Dukes– Journey To The Center Of The Mind https://youtu.be/Beh1ipK3hN0 via @YouTube

#70 in the classic countdown of the philosophic DJ Dr. MMac. Detroit’s own Ted, before he became a….

This is Crazy Ted BEFORE he took up hunting! Dude did not learn that from a journey to the center of mind! Oh well, he never said we’d MAKE it !

Beyond thought and “what” is of course interesting, because the Lord too is said to be beyond being or logos. He calls it the center, too, as of a circle. He warns of the danger of becoming trapped in the products of the imagination: Jung speaks of getting “possessed” by an “archetype-” the sources of the products of the imagination in the knowledge that is within the soul. We integrate the contents, by understanding, or else these disintegrate us. Hence the danger of psychedelic drugs especially for those who do too much, are not friends with themselves, and do not have the patience to sleep off a bad trip. One wonders if Ted did not get possessed, as by an Artemis the huntress archetype! Apologies from Michigan!

#69: The Bob Seger System – White Wall  via 

Now we’re warming up, getting in some Detroit Rock. Were looking for deep poetry, or we’d do more Pop Seger: The Bob Seger System – White Wall youtu.be/1CNDIl0mbd8 via

This whole album is a classic, with most of my favorite Bob on it.

#68: Creed – Beautiful  via  Self indulgence: (Not as famous as it should be). Platonic contemplaters of the beautiful should get it.

We’re doing the 76 candidates for the 17 best Rock songs, to forget the Corvid for a while and for the liberty of the Fourth: Now 244 years, and nearly 300 million people- give or take a few hundred thousand, depending on whether we wear masks and be more cautious.

It seemed to us that very few continued the Classic Rock strain at this level among the “newer” stars, that is, after the Eighties. “Arms Wide Open” is of course another.


Definitely of the stature of a possible top 17: Creed- Higher https://youtu.be/sHcYaS3m1c4 via @YouTube


Hensley is in music what a white wizard would be in the human world: Traveler in Time. (2017 Remastered) youtu.be/qh5o7uH88cM via

Provided to YouTube by Sanctuary Records Traveler in Time (2017 Remastered) · Uriah Heep Demons and Wizards ℗ 2017 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Compa…
 We hold these Truths to be self evident: that all Men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain  unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Purs…
Ming Solenya Nethery
Why think Gaetz was threatening Cohen?
Bob Dylan “…Songs, to me, were more important than just entertainment. They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic. Grail Marcus,…
Grail Marcus, the music historian, would some thirty years later call it “the invisible republic.” Chronicles I, pp. 34-35

#65: Uriah Heep – Wizard  via 

At # 64, some penance blues:
Uriah Heep – Stealin https://youtu.be/j73OsXo19vI via @YouTube

Ignore Amazon, though, and buy from Barnes and Noble. Bozo puts YOU in HIS shopping Cart! Uugh, what America has become! Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads by Greil Marcus amazon.com/dp/158648382X/ via

#63: When the Levee Breaks Zeppelin

#62: Fantasy will set you free: Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride 1968 HQ  via 

Caption: George III when he/she read Jefferson: (Or was it when he learned his favorite petticoat was not back yet from the cleaners?)

   ‘Least ‘e remembered t’ poof ‘is f’n whig! Dudes were cross-dressin back then! French fashions.

Crispus Attucks | Boston Massacre | Crispus Attucks Boston Massacre  via 

#61: Fortunate Son (Live At Cobo Hall 1986)- Bob Seger (Vinyl Restoration)  via 

That we had to draw the line on Communism expanding does not mean we had to draw it there at that time. But the North Vietnamese have not had good years under the tyranny if it was unavoidable. In Mi Lai, one sees that justice is in the end most for advantage.of arms, eh?

#59: The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again (Live at Kilburn 1977)  via 

Mesmerizing Townshend, with lots of new notes!
Bet we get fooled again, though- Big Time!
#58: At # 58, the tragedy of the father:
Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath (Live)  via 

Lets have 57 again live. I don’t think we quite heard him: Car. Girl. Head. Liberty. Deep Purple – Highway Star 1972 Video HQ youtu.be/UAKCR7kQMTQ via

Classic Rock Deep Purple – Highway Star 1972 (Single, Album Machine Head) Ritchie Blackmore – Guitar Jon Lord – Keyboards, Organ Ian Paice – Drums Ian Gillan…
A personal favorite:
  “Gimmie my release, Come on…”

Twitter DJ is a strange occupation. It of course does not work in a certain way, but we get some Tweet-ees in Europe, eh? Right, no one likes the 76 candidates for the 17 greatest rock tunes of all time!

#54: Robin Trower – The Fool and Me.  via 

#53: Robin Trower – Bridge Of Sighs – 07 – Lady Love  via 

We’ll give this one #52 1/2 if it doesn’t have a number yet! Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music – Both Ends Burning youtu.be/LFeqtXMKZ4U via

A Roxy Track To Blow Your Socks Off! 1975.. :p
#52 Lou Reed – Sweet Jane from Rock n Roll Animal  via 

#50: Blind Faith – Presence of the Lord  via 

Oops, that’s a religion hymn, and a bit too mellow. Move up # 52 1/2!

#49: Sunshine Of Your Love  via 

Guest Lyricist- some roadie!

This one was written by some roadie. Prob’ly some St. John’s college reject #46 Cream – Tales of Brave Ulysses https://youtu.be/J2CCfxiQ5QY via @YouTube

Soon the noise bombs, then the fireworks come out to cover the skirmishes in the edges of town, if there are any Redcoats about…

#45 Who Who Are You

#44 The Who – Magic Bus – Live At Leeds HQ  via 

#41: The Who – I Can See For Miles  via 

#40: The Who ~ Summertime Blues  via 

#37: Time of the Season – The Zombies (Lyrics on the screen)  via 

Interlude:  Janis Joplin- Summertime
Summertime, time, time, Child, the living’s easy. Fish are jumping out And the cotton, Lord, Cotton’s high, Lord, so high. Your daddy’s rich And your ma is s…

#34 Remember the book “Go ask Alice? Jefferson Airplane -White Rabbit- youtu.be/WANNqr-vcx0 via

http://mx.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3FAD6DF689FC6C23 Jefferson Airplane “White Rabbit” Live on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
The whole Declaration is to be read on the Fourth, as it was in Lincoln’s day and at the Constitutional Convention. + it has a list of examples of tyranny, + ethics of war. The Second Sentence of the Declaration  via 
#29: Day Of The Eagle – Robin Trower.  via 
Interlude: Some Contemporary Tunes:

 Counting Crows – Mr. Jones (Official Video)  via 

Counting Crows – Round Here (Official Video)  via 

#26: Dream On – Aerosmith  via 

#25: Led Zeppelin – The Rover (Physical Graffiti)  via 

#24: Led Zeppelin – Ramble On (Official Audio) youtu.be/EAmIuTI4wRg via

You’re listening to the remastered version of Led Zeppelin’s iconic song “Ramble On” from “Led Zeppelin II”. “Ramble On” is co-written by Jimmy Page and Robe…
For in the darkest depths of Mordor I met a girl so fair But Gollum and the evil Lord Crept up and slipped away with her.

#21: Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion (Official Music Video)  via 

# 19: Ziggy Stardust (2012 Remaster) youtu.be/7KEn0uOEILs via

Side 2 is THE rock tragedy.

Provided to YouTube by Parlophone UK Ziggy Stardust (2012 Remaster) · David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars ℗ 1972, 2012 …

#18: Jethro Tull – Cross-Eyed Mary  via via 

#17: David Bowie – Panic In Detroit youtu.be/Rf0fmqWS-kI via

Bowie met a 60’s violent revolutionary. His answer is “I wished someone would phone.” Human connectedness in the modern world is the cause of twentieth century totalitarianism in each case. He wished someone would phone.

Artist: David Bowie Song: Panic In Detroit Album: Aladdin Sane Lyrics Ah oooh He looked a lot like Che Guevara, drove a diesel van Kept his gun in quiet secl…

#16: Four Sticks / Misty Mountain : Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes  via 
#15: The Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (1965) HD/widescreen ♫  via 

#14: The Who : The Real Me  via 

Jimmy the Mod goes to the doctor, then the mother, then the preacher in an attempt to cure his teen age Quadrophrenia. Given that the preacher showed him “to the Golden Gate,” one sees what Plant means about the evangelicals in Stairway. Not that Jimmy needs a robed exorcist! The plea of Jimmy is surely not comprehensible to our science of psychiatry, which is why music is better at the healing of the soul than our over-paid “doctors.” They killed Nick Drake, for Chrissakes!

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