Overplayed songs you never got sick of even a little

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  1. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident

    Toms River, NJ
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  2. StateOfTheArt

    StateOfTheArt Beatle Know-it-all

    Greenville, SC
    Come Together - amazing, but true.
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  3. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    Any Beatles
    Stones Brown Sugar
    Who Baba O Riley
    Rod Stewart Maggie Mae
    Boz&Skydog Loan Me a Dime(DA took guitar further than anyone here beggining with country blues and building to a full throttle R&R
    finale.His finest studio work.Heavy
    rotation on early 70s F.M. radio.48 yrs later still rockin to it regularly. That organ intro still floors me!
    Bowie Rebel Rebel
    Dave Mason Look at Me,Look at You(worked @F.M. radio1971-1975 and this was a constant Clapton's uncredited guitar is one of best)
    Pretenders My City Was Gone(not only was Chrissie fine,fine,fine but she could rock too!)
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  4. rgutter

    rgutter Forum Resident

    Ancient and incorrect rumour, reinforced by an ignorant Greil Marcus comment. Anyways, it's Mason playing a Flying V.
  5. William Bryant

    William Bryant Forum Resident

    Meridian, ID
    Maybe I'm stretching a little to call these "songs" but:

    Chopin - Preludes
    Handel - Water Music
    J. S. Bach - Contrapunctus no. 1 from The Art of Fugue
  6. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    Maybe so but this story was circulating in underground radio long before (8yrs) Marcus quote.
  7. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    Interesting.I dont doubt this but I would like text to read stating this as a fact.Please post your source.
  8. rgutter

    rgutter Forum Resident

    Very true. I remember hearing the rumour soon after Alone Together dropped in 1970.

    Here's the line from Marcus:

    "At its most distinctive, there was something heroic, something tragic, about Clapton’s playing [...] most of all, it’s in the long, unsatisfied, unsatisfiable solo that ends Dave Mason’s “Look at Me, Look at You”[...]"​

    which I thought I had read in original edition of Mystery Train (1975). I see the clause about "Look at Me, Look at You" isn't in the much later edition I have here. But it's there on Marcus' site in the context of a mini-review of Clapton' Crossroads in 1988. Real Life Rock Top 10 (05/88) >>
  9. rgutter

    rgutter Forum Resident

    2013 Dave Mason "Alone Together" musicians >>
    Marc Roberty: I spoke to Dave Mason about this a few years ago and he told me that HE played the solos and that Eric was not present at the sessions.

    2014 Dear Mr. Fantasy: EntertainmentTell Interviews Dave Mason >>
    Mason: Yeah! I mean, I’ve got people who’ve gone in my stuff about Alone Together—there are people [listed as] playing on Alone Together that I’ve never heard of, and Eric Clapton is [supposedly] playing the solo on “Look at You, Look at Me.” I mean, it’s ridiculous.

    As for the Flying V reference, it was from a 2003 interview with Mason that I found online in 2006 at a long-dead site; only my note (and my seemingly misplaced hardcopy somewhere in my files) remains. Which I acknowledge is a poor substitute; I'll delete or at least qualify it.

    Edit re the Flying V: can't seem to edit my earlier post. The qualification in this one will have to do.
  10. Richard Starkly

    Richard Starkly Active Member

    Atlantis, Florida
    Common People by Pulp. Don't think I've actually chosen to listen to it since the 90s but every time I hear it by chance I'm a little surprised by how great it still sounds.
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  11. Musical Maxis

    Musical Maxis Digalog... What's That?

    I never got tired of hearing Smooth by Santana & Rob Thomas
  12. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    Wow!After all these many decades.You know to me it really never did sound like Clapton (that much) anyway.Great solo makes a solid masterpiece even better IMO.Yeah man thanks for info.Right then.
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  13. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    REO Speedwagon - Roll with the Changes. I love Gary's playing.

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  14. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    I actually found yet another Marcus quote regarding AT in his text Stranded where he literally states again that C was the player.Think I will check him on this on his web site,and use the info you posted as source material.Thanks.
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  15. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

    Hey Jude
    Without You
    Born to Run
    Dancing Queen
    Won't Get Fooled Again
    Rocket Man
    Livin' Thing
  16. So far I seem to be immune against the overplaying syndrome of Argent's Hold Your Head Up, which has become a staple of classic rock in my area. It's just an extraordinary song, performance and production. Just too much to "not like" about it...
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  17. rgutter

    rgutter Forum Resident

    There a long interview by Simon Reynolds (whose Retromania is a crucial read) with Marcus in the Los Angeles Review of Books>>, where he very belatedly (2012) acknowledges the truth. Well, sort of:

    I was listening to Dave Mason’s one great solo album [Alone Together, 1970], and there’s a track, “Look at You Look at Me,” which has a very long guitar solo at the end: an unspeakably marvelous and elegant piece of music. Everyone at the time thought it was Eric Clapton playing it … supposedly it’s Mason, but if it’s really Mason it’s the greatest Clapton solo that Clapton never played.​
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  18. richarm

    richarm Forum Resident

    Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
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  19. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    Now that I have witnessed first hand I am going with your info.Again thanks.
  20. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    Sounds as if Greil is trying to cover his tracks but indirectly.
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  21. rgutter

    rgutter Forum Resident

    Yeah, exactly. "Your honour, everyone was involved, and I was just going along with it. And IF we made a mistake, well, you can see why we would."
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  22. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    Exactly my list.
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  23. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    "Don't Dream It's Over"-Crowded House
    "There She Goes"-The La's
    "Wish You Were Here"-Pink Floyd
  24. g.z.

    g.z. Forum Resident

    "It's Your Thing" - The Isley Brothers
    "Me And Mrs. Jones" - Billy Paul
  25. ti-triodes

    ti-triodes Forum Resident

    Comfortably Numb

    In fact, it's the only song from The Wall that I stilll can listen to.

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