Monday, December 20, 2004

Rock Songs

I almost forgot: One more reason that Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Rock Songs" is untrustworthy: It put U2's Pride (In the Name of Love) at number 378, while the treacly and sophomoric Imagine by John Lennon was ranked number 3!

Stuart Buck


Blogger Michael Drake said...

Yes, clearly the RS500 is jive. No. 3 was obviously Bill Shatner's epoch breaking version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take Shant's version of "Mr Tambourine Man" any day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

Denny Crane!

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A hearty second to your commonts on Imagine. It's sophomoric, treacly, and at least half-a-dozen other bad things that you don't want a song to be. So sad to hear glurge like that coming from the same guy who wrote things like "I am the Walrus".


12:14 PM  
Blogger P. G. said...

Yea, I gotta say, they have their heads up their asses in that list. Hotel California should have been much higher than 49 (I'd argue for #1 there), White Room should have at least been in the top 10...

9:51 PM  
Blogger P. G. said...

Not only that, their definition of "rock" seems to include EVERYTHING. James Brown and the Beatles are not in the same category of music for ANYTHING. Blondie and Bob Dylan? Earth Wind and Fire and Dr. Dre? Roberta Flack and Eminem???? Marley and Metallica?? Parliment and Johnny Cash??!!!!???? Iggie Pop and Otis Redding?!!?!?!???!!?!?!? Muddy Waters and The Clash?! Some people are seriously messed up there.

Apparently this is the "top 500 everything except classical and jazz" list. (I KNOW they don't have jazz on there, because I did not see the name "Miles Davis" anywhere, and to have a jazz list without Miles would be like having an ice cream list without strawberry.)

10:05 PM  

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