Posted by hhall on July 22, 1999 at 07:21:55:
In Reply to: The general public, Classic Rock, Exile and that kind of shit.. posted by 2000 Man on July 21, 1999 at 21:00:40:
: I finally looked at a few of the posts about Exile, and some of hhall's huge generalizations about the people that listen to classic rock and what they like or know about it I find funny.
: I can't stand classic rock radio either, far too much Pink Floyd and Aerosmith for me, and the only new material seems to be whatever pablum EC is puking out these days, but I still listen to it.
: Exile is crammed with great stuff, as were the three preceding albums. But dismissing it as studio trickery or considering it less than a masterpiece because of a lack of hit singles is ludicrous. Are you saying that Thriller really is the defining moment in rock history?
No, I turned off the radio in about '74 or '75.
Pablum or puke would be a good description of the 70's and 80's.
But "Satisfaction" is the great "classic rock" hit of all time, by some counts. Everyone knows that song. Hence classic.
I asked KH of Memphis, Tennessee, Mr. Classic Rock radio himself, if he knew any of those lost classics on Exile. Never heard of them. That concluded my scientific poll.
( And that wasn't me insulting everyone, it was Sweet Black Angel, I think. I was insulting Exile.)
Now Dark Side of the Moon - there is a classic album!
And by the way Roger Waters is God.
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