Another Rock Cliche  

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
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9/9/2005 3:14 am

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Another Rock Cliche

MissAnnThrope's recent post God, I Feel Old, inspired me to wonder at all the rock heros who found an early grave. Some had not yet reached their creative peak - and what opuses would they have yet created? Some were in decline, and perhaps it was best that they moved on.

So, plaster-caster collecting reader, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Of all the rock/pop artists who have died of causes other than natural, e.g., Dee Dee, but not Joey, who would you most wish to have lived, at least to put out one more album, one more tour?

(My choice is shown above.)

Choose a hillbilly artist if you must, but other than Hank Williams & Patsy Cline, I won't know who the fuck you're talking about.

Today's soundtrack: Joy Division's "Substance"; New Order's "Blue Monday"; The Who's "Tommy"

hourglasses 47F

9/9/2005 7:27 am

Jeff Buckley, Stevie Ray Vaughn

I think saying Kurt Cobain(?) is too much of a cliche.

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
9/9/2005 8:41 am

Agreed (w/the Cobain thing).

And though I'm not saying I'm glad he died, if he hadn't, would we have known how talented Dave Grohl is? I like the Foos much better than I ever liked Nirvana.

madkitten 53F
291 posts
9/9/2005 9:19 am

John Bonham, Phil Lynott, and Marc Bolan.

hourglasses 47F

9/9/2005 12:02 pm

VoodooGuru1 - I hadn't even noticed the title of this post when I said it was a cliche

rockwriter58 56M
1389 posts
9/9/2005 12:59 pm

I have to agree with the choices of Bonham, Vaughn, and Bolan. All cut down when the creative juices were still not at their height.

And I have to agree that Dave Grohl and the Foos are fantastic. I remember one reviewer who wrote after the first Foos release that Grohl was like the Ringo of Nirvana. Boy, did that guy get it wrong.

I have to go with the classic answer to this: Janis & Jimi. I just saw the documentary Janis again and I was reminded of her powerful stage presence. Also, Hendrix has held up as a rock composer. His music still meshes well with what is current. You have to wonder what was next for them.

Of course, that may be the cliché answer.

I would also add Duane Allman to the list. His work with the brothers and with Derek & the Dominoes (not to mention his solo material) tells us that more brilliant guitar work was yet to come.

[blog VoodooGuru1]...thanks for calling me out on this one.


frogger1995 39F

9/10/2005 1:56 pm

This one isn't dead, just became verrrry strange. The Michael Jackson of the 80s. Back then his music was the 90s it became so-so...To me he is now dead.

watchmesquirm 45F  
99 posts
9/10/2005 1:59 pm

Karen Carpenter? John Denver?? C'mon people!! lol

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
9/10/2005 3:41 pm

MentalKitty - Marc Bolan! Yessss... right on, right on! That whole first wave of glam in the early 70s fascinates me - musically, intellectually, and aesthetically.

rockwriter58 - I knew you'd offer insight and originality to this discussion.

mzhunyhole - Yes, of course!

frogger1995 - Another original post - to me he looks dead!

weaponsofmassseduction - Errr... uhhh....

I am quite surprised that nobody chose Jim Morrison; he was a close second for me (behind Ian Curtis of Joy Division, shown above).

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
9/10/2005 7:31 pm

Freddie Mercury, and Kurt Cobain I dont care if the Foo Fighters were famous or not as long as he was still alive. Also, Lisa Lopez aka Left Eye.

playfulwithyou33 56F
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9/10/2005 11:32 pm

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rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
9/11/2005 10:48 am

hmm, i have to pick one, only one? well, of course, the usual suspects: janis, jimi, jim morrison, but since i can only pick one, i'll surprise even myself and go with Aaliyah (I'm not an R&B fan, but I love Aaliyah).

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rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
9/11/2005 1:41 pm

Expected more from you, FreeLove999, LOL!

Sing it! Now,
Ain't gonna play Sun Citaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!!!!

(Wonder if you get the reference since I'm sure they banned the song under Botha; it's funny if you get it!)

rockwriter58 56M
1389 posts
9/14/2005 7:31 am

I'm guessing Little Stephen.

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GleesFlakyShawl 50M
1620 posts
9/14/2005 10:11 am

Freddie Mercury
Karen Carpenter
is John Lennon more cliche than Kurt Cobain?

i think anther interesting list would be who would have to retire earlier (my top choices are Rolling, MJ and Elvis, of course)

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
9/15/2005 10:49 am

LOL! well i know lots of people did play sun city under apartheid, i never heard this song, so maybe it was banned... LOL! they certainly banned pink floyd's "the wall" but we ALL knew the words: "we don't need no education, we don't need no thought control..." and we certainly knew what thought control was about....!

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