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And A One, Two, One, Two, Three, Four
And A One, Two, One, Two, Three, Four
Needle And The Damage Done
by Neil Young
I caught you knockin'
at my cellar door
I love you, baby,
can I have some more
Ooh, ooh, the damage done.
I hit the city and
I lost my band
I watched the needle
take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done.
I sing the song
because I love the man
I know that some
of you don't understand
to keep from running out.
I've seen the needle
and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But every junkie's
like a settin' sun.
So I have a pair of daughters. One is a full blown teenager complete with angst, drama, miscellaneous unsavory boyfriends, a pocketful of soccer talent and a love of dogs and guitars.
The other is a trainee teenager of twelve and has many of the same issues as her older sister although boys have yet to make an appearance (but they will soon, I am sure). She is a tad bit hyper: sort of like Hammy in the movie Over The Hedge. This daughter is the truly gifted musical member of the family and one of the things put in place to help her overcome her natural hyperactive state was getting her a set of drums. It worked too well. She is very proud of the fact that she has gotten her first noise warning from the police a year earlier than her older sister.
She has been playing the drums for five years and works very hard at it. She has also had piano lessons since she was three and voice lessons for the last two years. Her sister is teaching her how to play guitar as well. This is her Summer of Music. Her band plays in the garage every day. And she has suddenly discovered “Classic Rock”. I have a twelve year old who is crazy about ‘70s music. So now I need to start digging out lots of music for her to listening and playing pleasure.
However, for those of you who have read along with me for a while, you will remember that I arrived here in 1978 and well, to put it in a nutshell, I was a punk. I was into the Sex Pistols and the Clash. I wasn’t having anything to do with bands like Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd so I need lots of really cool ideas from everyone out there. In fact I can remember going to high school and some total pot head came up to me and said (picture Tommy Chong here) “Hey duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude, like are you from England, man? Like, do you know Robert Plant, man?”
Now in the intervening years, I have listened to plenty of great ‘70s music and I have played plenty of it too in various garage bands. I have plenty of musical ideas of my own, but I am in dire need of some great songs and artists for her to explore.
Some of my own favourites are:
Neil Young ‒ “Southern Man”, “Hey, Hey, My, My (Into The Black), and “Needle And The Damage Done” (one of my top ten all time songs)
The Outlaws ‒ “Green Grass and High Tides”
Van Halen ‒ “Eruption”, “Running With The Devil” and “Ice Cream Man”
Boston ‒ “More Than A Feeling” and “Foreplay/Longtime”
Led Zeppelin ‒ “Kashmir”
The Who ‒ “5:15”, “Love, Reign O’er Me” and “Behind Blue Eyes”
Lynard Skynrd ‒ “That Smell” and “Simple Man”
Wings ‒ “ Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”, "Jet" and “Maybe I’m Amazed” (the greatest love song of all time)
Queen ‒ “Killer Queen” and “Bohemian Rhapsody”
This list does not include such luminaries as Pink Floyd, the Kinks or the Stones, nor does it touch on such brilliance as Earth, Wind and Fire or Donna Summer (yeah, this punk like disco ‒ got a problem with that? )
So do you remember the ‘70s?
Who else should I find for her to listen to and play?
What are your favourites from the 1970s?
7/6/2006 6:41 pm
How about "America"? |
7/6/2006 8:18 pm
pragmatic, America might be a little too mellow for her. I never really grooved on America or the Eagles or Linda Ronstadt myself even back in the '70s. I could see her enjoying playing her accoustic guitar to some of their music.|
7/7/2006 7:14 pm
ahh, hotnsultry, I never was a member of the KISS army and Jimmy Buffet is ranked below country music in my estimation. But Sabbath, (real Black Sabbath, that is) and Cheap Trick and Alice Cooper are all amongst my favourites - and Cheap Trick is a definite favourite of my 12 year old.|
Another favourite song of hers to play with her band is The Chain off of Fleetwood Mac's Rumors album. (It is also a massive favourite of mine)
7/8/2006 9:46 pm
A few of my fave's include|
"Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones
"People are Strange" by The Doors
"Poison" by Alice Cooper
"Black Magic Woman" by Santana
Who can forget David Bowie, Foghat, Foreigner, and Iron Maiden?
And, since she is a drummer, Iron Butterfly's Ina Godda Da Vida might be one to introduce her to!!
Good to see you again (as always)