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Rock and Roll x 3

Posted in Led Zeppelin, Motorhead, Same Title Different Song, Velvet Underground with tags , , , , , , , on June 7, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song
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I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent
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Rock And Roll – The Velvet Underground
Album: Loaded – Released: 1970

In the liner notes to the Velvet Underground’s box set Peel Slowly And See, Lou Reed wrote, “‘Rock and Roll’ is about me. If I hadn’t heard rock and roll on the radio, I would have had no idea there was life on this planet. Which would have been devastating – to think that everything, everywhere was like it was where I come from. That would have been profoundly discouraging. Movies didn’t do it for me. TV didn’t do it for me. It was the radio that did it.”

Musicanship: III

Vocals: II

Emotions: III

Lyrics: IIII

Some Words:

Jenny said when she was just five years old
you know there’s nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on the radio
There was nothing goin’ down at all
Then one fine mornin’ she puts on a New York station
She couldn’t believe what she heard at all
She started dancin’ to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by Rock ‘n’ Roll

Outstanding instrument: Guitar

Glammy – Funny – Catchy

Final Score: XII

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Rock And Roll – Led Zeppelin
Album: Led Zeppelin 4 –  Released: 1971

Since the death of his father, Jason Bonham has filled in behind the drum set for various Led Zeppelin reunion gigs. He told American Songwriter this is the hardest Zeppelin song to play as, “a lot of people out there try and play it, and really it’s a two-handed shuffle all the way through, playing the sixteenth notes, it’s not just boom bap-boom-bap-boom- bap, it’s boom-boom-bap-bap-boom-boom-bap-bap on the snare and the hi-hat. It’s a hard one to play properly.”

Musicanship: IIIII

Vocals: IIII

Emotions: IIII

Lyrics: II

Some Words:

It’s been a long time since the book of love,
I can’t count the tears of a life with no love.

Outstanding instrument: Drums

Exciting – Heavy – Orgasmic

Final Score: XV

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Rock and Roll – Motorhead
Album: Rock and Roll – Released: 1987

“Motörhead are actually a rock & roll band in the purest sense”.

Musicanship: IIII

Vocals: III

Emotions: III

Lyrics: II

Some Words:

I never been a one to have no stedy girl,
I love the way I live, runnin’ round the world
I like to fool around, love to tear ’em down
And if I leave, you love to miss me when I’m gone

Outstanding instrument: Guitar

Final Score: XII

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And….Today’s winner is: LED ZEPPELIN

The phrase “Rock and Roll” was a term Blues musicians used, which meant sex.

It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled,
It’s been a long time since I did the Stroll.
Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back,
Let me get it back, baby, where I come from.
It’s been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time. Yes it has.

It’s been a long time since the book of love,
I can’t count the tears of a life with no love.
Carry me back, carry me back,
Carry me back, baby, where I come from.
It’s been a long time, been a long time,
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/l/led-zeppelin-lyrics/rock-and-roll-lyrics.html%5D
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time.

Seems so long since we walked in the moonlight,
Making vows that just can’t work right.
Open your arms, opens your arms,
Open your arms, baby, let my love come running in.
It’s been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time.
yeah it has yeah it has
ooh yeah ooh ooh yeah
ooh yeah ooh ooh yeah
Been a long lonely lonely lonely lonely time

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