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  • #61
    .Al Stewart - Roads To Moscow .

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    • #62
      I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.
      ~ John Lee Hooker


      • #63
        Celluloid Heroes by The Kinks is my absolute favorite.

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        • #64
          Lawyers Guns and Money - Warren Zevon

          Her First Mistake - Lyle Lovett

          The Illinois Enema Bandit - Frank Zappa

          The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

          Father and Son - Cat Stevens

          Stagger Lee - Chris Whitley & Jeff Lang

          Soul Suckin Jerk - Beck

          Big Trouble - David Lee Roth

          Niggas Bleed - Notorious BIG

          Charlie Freak - Steely Dan

          probly lots, lots more.
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          • #66
            Joan Baez - Prison Triology

            Robert Johnson (and later Cream) - Crossroads
            ...constantly on the way in thinking...


            • #67
              Harry Chapin: Cat's in the Cradle

              You all laugh at me because i'm different.
              I laugh because you're all the same.

              "I can't play rap on my guitar" - Nokie Edwards


              • #68

                Quote Originally Posted by dparr
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                .Al Stewart - Roads To Moscow .


                I was just going to post this; live take.

                General Guderian stands at the crest of the hill

                “Conservatives aren't necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives” John Stuart Mill.


                • #69

                  Quote Originally Posted by beter pan
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                  Joan Baez - Prison Triology

                  That reminds me of Diamonds and Rust

                  One of my all-time favorite story-telling songs. For that one song I became a Joan Baez fan for life.

                  Not only is it interesting to hear her tell this story of her relationship with Bob Dylan, but the poetic metaphors are superb, the guitar work is excellent and the melody is beautiful. And it reminds me of a relationship where I was like the Dylan character to this one woman who loved me. Of course, my relationship was not as noteworthy, and her response to me was much more blunt than ". . . and if you're offering me diamonds and rust, I've already paid". But many people I believe can relate to having been into those type of relationships where you're not "all in" and Joan describes beautifully what it feels like from the other side.

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                  • #70
                    Dixie Chicken by Little Feat


                    • #71

                      Quote Originally Posted by bee3
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                      Taxi and A Better Place to Be - Harry Chapin

                      Pretty much anything by Harry, but yeah, these two are exceptional.
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                      Originally Posted by mistersully

                      if i was in the jungle and got stuck in quicksand... and someone reached out to me with that guitar and said "here, grab hold of this and i'll pull you out"... i'd try and remember the good times when the grainy goo filled my ears and nostrils


                      • #72
                        Top Ten Favorite Springsteen Story-Telling Songs:

                        10. The Line

                        9. Meeting Across the River

                        8. Lost in the Flood

                        7. Bobby Jean

                        6. Johnny 99

                        5. Highway Patrolman

                        4. Wreck on the Highway

                        3. Galveston Bay

                        2. Wild Billy's Circus Story

                        1. Outlaw Pete


                        • #73
                          Top Ten Favorite Dylan Story-Telling Songs:

                          10. Tangled Up in Blue

                          9. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

                          8. Motorpsycho Nightmare

                          7. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

                          6. Oxford Town

                          5. All Along the Watchtower

                          4. Joey

                          3. Only a Pawn in Their Game

                          2. Hurricane

                          1. Ballad of Hollis Brown


                          • #74
                            Ray Stevens-this one's great, but there are many more

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                            • #75
                              lou reed/VU - waiting for my man