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    When you think about it, there aren't very many "Old" artists...ones who have been around 20 years or more...who still have some creative edge rather than living on past laurels.

    some that I can think of are:

    Paul Simon (if you've read my posts enough you HAD to see that coming ). Paul recorded his first hit song in 1957 and yet even today his music is pushing new boundries. His latest CD "You are the one" is his best from a lyrical standpoint in many years.

    Peter Gabriel. I just finished watching the free concert on DirecTV. It was stunning both musically and visually.
    Thanks, and rock on!

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    Knopfler
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      DAVID BOWIE!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ottojones
        DAVID BOWIE!!


        Excellent post!!!
        Thanks, and rock on!

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          Tom Petty

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            Carlos Santana
            Neil Young
            Van Morrison
            Joe Cocker
            Jeff Beck

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              The Mighty Bob is still the greatest poet in popular music. Nobody is even close.
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                Scott Morgan-had hits in the late 60s with green eyed soul band the Rationals,fronted Sonic's Rendezvous Band in the 70s with Fred Smith,continued w/the Scott Morgan Band and Scott's Pirates in the 80s and 90s and now has the Hydromatics in Europe and Powertrane in the USA. www.motorcityjams.com www.realomind.com

                Brian Setzer-from the Stray Cats through his big band is a fine progression.

                Lee Rocker-just heard his band last night(Sat) They were great.Played cool new material,classic rockabilly tunes, Stray cats tunes even an updated version of Frankie and Johnny.Just a fine show in general.While not quite in the same class as Dylan and other folks mentioned it was a really fine show.Great guitar from Brophy Dale as well.Its been 20 years plus since the Stray cats were a hot item.

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                    that *ahem* Canadian band *cough cough*

                    eh.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Six String Stuntman Steve
                      that *ahem* Canadian band *cough cough*

                      eh.

                      You're a true fanatic. It's a good thing I agree with you, eh.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Six String Stuntman Steve
                        that *ahem* Canadian band *cough cough*

                        eh.



                        You know, it never occurs to me that Rush is an "old" band...but when I think about it, I first saw them in 1977

                        I guess that is kind of testimony to thier ability to stay up with the times (or ahead of them as the case may be)
                        Thanks, and rock on!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by braif


                          You know, it never occurs to me that Rush is an "old" band...but when I think about it, I first saw them in 1977

                          I guess that is kind of testimony to thier ability to stay up with the times (or ahead of them as the case may be)
                          I saw them in 1987 and when NP did the YYZ solo I almost hit the floor. He was on a huge rotating platform with an acoustic kit on the front and an electronic kit on the back. He played the most way-out solo I've ever heard him play, playing the different kits as they rotated in front of him, but didn't miss a beat. No mistakes.

                          Come to think of it, I don't think any of them made any clams the whole night. Bliss.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ottojones
                            DAVID BOWTIE!!



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by koiwoi
                              Come to think of it, I don't think any of them made any clams the whole night. Bliss.
                              Yep........the "synth era" 80s were pretty the peak in Rush's career as far as performance goes. Lifeson got control over his shredding, Geddy's voice became bearable while still maintaining that pitch range, and Peart was also pretty much on top of his game.

                              Too bad about the tinny tones they ALL had.
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