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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch lovers who didn't know yet...   Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:44 pm

if ANYBODY has proved he isn't a hippie it surely must be the great Pete!

at woodstock:

Prior to the festival, poet/activist John Sinclair, the leader of the White Panther Party and manager of the Detroit-based group MC5, had been convicted and sentenced to nine years' imprisonment in Michigan for marijuana possession, after giving two joints to an undercover police officer.[3] The sentencing caused considerable controversy, given the trivial amount of marijuana at issue, and it led to various luminaries of the day taking up Sinclair's cause. Among these were John Lennon, who wrote and performed the song "John Sinclair", and who, along with his wife Yoko Ono, later headlined the Free John Now Rally rally at the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor.

For his part, Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman decided on a somewhat more spontaneous course of action. In the seconds immediately after The Who concluded "Pinball Wizard", from Tommy, Hoffman, who had ingested LSD after working the past few hours at the medical tent,[3] abruptly walked onto the stage and began addressing the crowd from Pete Townshend's microphone. He shouted, "I think this is a pile of shit! ... While John Sinclair rots in prison ..."[25] Alerted to the disturbance, Townshend (who apparently had been too distracted to notice Hoffman ambling onto the platform), snarled at Hoffman, "Fuck off! [Get the] fuck off my fucking stage!" He then struck Hoffman with his guitar, sending the interloper tumbling. As the crowd let out an approving roar, Townshend returned to his microphone to add a sarcastic "I can dig it!" Following the conclusion of the next song, the short "Do You Think It's Alright?", Townshend issued a stern warning to those in attendance: "The next fucking person that walks across this stage is gonna get fucking killed, all right? You can laugh, [but] I mean it!"
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch lovers who didn't know yet...   Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:58 pm

I too am an unabashed U2 fan, and I'm eagerly awaiting their new album on 7 March.
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch lovers who didn't know yet...   Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:20 pm

Any new stuff from U2 in, let's say... the last 10 years... I just can't get into it. Take me back before that, and I can give her a good listen. It just feels too forced, to me. And, let me tell ya, there's a difference between 'forced' and a FORCE. As in, "to be reckoned with".
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch lovers who didn't know yet...   Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:43 pm

Cristo wrote:
Any new stuff from U2 in, let's say... the last 10 years... I just can't get into it. Take me back before that, and I can give her a good listen. It just feels too forced, to me. And, let me tell ya, there's a difference between 'forced' and a FORCE. As in, "to be reckoned with".

there's no question that was good stuff, but I have to give "all that you cant leave behind"
a round of applause for revisiting "their" sound.

alas this thread is better spent knockin dirty hippies ...

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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch lovers who didn't know yet...   Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:10 pm

nietsk wrote:
if ANYBODY has proved he isn't a hippie it surely must be the great Pete!

The Who was a MOD band, weren't they? As in "Mods vs. Rockers".... Imagine; both cultures liked Chuck Berry; only the Mods labeled his music rhythm'n'blues, not rock'n'roll Laughing (the difference....? confused )

I like the Who, they have LOTS of great stuff. Don't like U2, though - apart from a few songs from "The Joshua Tree"...


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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch lovers who didn't know yet...   Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:19 pm

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nietsk wrote:
if ANYBODY has proved he isn't a hippie it surely must be the great Pete!

The Who was a MOD band, weren't they? As in "Mods vs. Rockers".... Imagine; both cultures liked Chuck Berry; only the Mods labeled his music rhythm'n'blues, not rock'n'roll Laughing (the difference....? confused )

Anders

Chuck Berry was black, thats sadly the difference. Doesnt matter if African americans started rock n roll not to mention the moniker, it was taken away from them.
America was very different back then.....

An awesome dvd to watch that touches on this subject a bit about chuck is this:

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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch lovers who didn't know yet...   Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:29 pm

tvthewiredturtle wrote:
gretschoholic wrote:
nietsk wrote:
if ANYBODY has proved he isn't a hippie it surely must be the great Pete!

The Who was a MOD band, weren't they? As in "Mods vs. Rockers".... Imagine; both cultures liked Chuck Berry; only the Mods labeled his music rhythm'n'blues, not rock'n'roll Laughing (the difference....? confused )

Anders

Chuck Berry was black, thats sadly the difference. Doesnt matter if African americans started rock n roll not to mention the moniker, it was taken away from them.
America was very different back then.....

I'm sure, but that's really not what I meant. My point was; Chuck's songs were the same for both the Mods and the Rockers, only the Mods didn't wanna refer to it as "rockers' music".


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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch lovers who didn't know yet...   Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:15 pm

gretschoholic wrote:
tvthewiredturtle wrote:
gretschoholic wrote:
nietsk wrote:
if ANYBODY has proved he isn't a hippie it surely must be the great Pete!

The Who was a MOD band, weren't they? As in "Mods vs. Rockers".... Imagine; both cultures liked Chuck Berry; only the Mods labeled his music rhythm'n'blues, not rock'n'roll Laughing (the difference....? confused )

Anders

Chuck Berry was black, thats sadly the difference. Doesnt matter if African americans started rock n roll not to mention the moniker, it was taken away from them.
America was very different back then.....

I'm sure, but that's really not what I meant. My point was; Chuck's songs were the same for both the Mods and the Rockers, only the Mods didn't wanna refer to it as "rockers' music".


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