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One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 12:21 am
by Byron Bay Fan
I have not reached this category yet but my shonky knees make me feel that 2 legs are almost in there. Retirement agers, God waiting room candidates can honestly boast having seen Reggie Gasiner at his best (and maybe even Donald Bradman, Mohammed Ali and Rocky Marciano). Plus the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, The Doors, the Kinks - all at their peaks. We can also curse the Monkees and Perry Como as being totally useless.

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 7:13 am
by goldcoast tiger
Byron Bay Fan wrote:I have not reached this category yet but my shonky knees make me feel that 2 legs are almost in there. Retirement agers, God waiting room candidates can honestly boast having seen Reggie Gasiner at his best (and maybe even Donald Bradman, Mohammed Ali and Rocky Marciano). Plus the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, The Doors, the Kinks - all at their peaks. We can also curse the Monkees and Perry Como as being totally useless.
Wouldn't Gasnier make big dollars these days .

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 7:15 am
by hobbo
Byron Bay Fan wrote:I have not reached this category yet but my shonky knees make me feel that 2 legs are almost in there. Retirement agers, God waiting room candidates can honestly boast having seen Reggie Gasiner at his best (and maybe even Donald Bradman, Mohammed Ali and Rocky Marciano). Plus the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, The Doors, the Kinks - all at their peaks. We can also curse the Monkees and Perry Como as being totally useless.
Head up to the Shannon for some medicinal relief !

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 7:54 am
by Cultured Bogan
Piss off, nothing wrong with Perry Como.

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 8:59 am
by NT Tiger
While the monkeys were awful, (my sister was a fan). Mike Nesmith wrote some pretty witty stuff.

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 9:01 am
by NT Tiger
kinks, stones and hendrix were good but you can keep the beatles and the doors. None came close to MOI.

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 9:21 am
by happy tiger
NT Tiger wrote:kinks, stones and hendrix were good but you can keep the beatles and the doors. None came close to MOI.
The Doors were brilliant as were the Kinks , Stones , JHE and The Beatles

Throw a bit of Cream in there as well and S&G

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 10:35 am
by Juro
Byron Bay Fan wrote:I have not reached this category yet but my shonky knees make me feel that 2 legs are almost in there. Retirement agers, God waiting room candidates can honestly boast having seen Reggie Gasiner at his best (and maybe even Donald Bradman, Mohammed Ali and Rocky Marciano). Plus the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, The Doors, the Kinks - all at their peaks. We can also curse the Monkees and Perry Como as being totally useless.
Oh, there they go! There they go! Every time I start talking about boxing, a white man gotta pull Rocky Marciano outta their ass! That's they one! That's they one! Rocky Marciano! Rocky Marciano! Lemme tell you something once and for all! Rocky Marciano was good, but compared to Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano ain't s***!

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 11:42 am
by InBenjiWeTrust
And how about Greatful Dead, Janis Joplin, 10 yrs after (Alwin Lee), Allman Bros Band, Taste (Rory Gallagher), Free (Paul Rogers), Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green), Little Feat (Lowell George), Grand Funk, Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Mayall, Joni Mirtchell, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Small Faces, Vanilla Fudge, King Crimson, Johnny Winter, Mountain (Leslie West), MC 5, Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Band (R Robertosn/L Helm) etc.
And re boxing how about Gene Tunnay - a few decades before, but still one of my all tme favorites
And basketball players like Bill Russell & Wilt Chamberlain?

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 11:53 am
by Juro
It's funny, as I've grown older, my taste in music has gone further back in time.

I was born in the 70's, and loved a lot of the current stuff I saw on Countdown as a kid.

In my teen years, I was listening to some 80's music, but started listening more to 60's music.

In my 30's I was listening to more 50's music. Now I'm even listening to music from the 20's to 40's.

I feel like a musical version of Benjamin Button...

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 12:03 pm
by InBenjiWeTrust
Juro wrote:It's funny, as I've grown older, my taste in music has gone further back in time.

I was born in the 70's, and loved a lot of the current stuff I saw on Countdown as a kid.

In my teen years, I was listening to some 80's music, but started listening more to 60's music.

In my 30's I was listening to more 50's music. Now I'm even listening to music from the 20's to 40's.

I feel like a musical version of Benjamin Button...
same here, spme of my favorites are Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, Billy Holiday, Joe Williams and
Tony Bennett :)

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 1:36 pm
by NT Tiger
InBenjiWeTrust wrote:And how about Greatful Dead, Janis Joplin, 10 yrs after (Alwin Lee), Allman Bros Band, Taste (Rory Gallagher), Free (Paul Rogers), Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green), Little Feat (Lowell George), Grand Funk, Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Mayall, Joni Mirtchell, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Small Faces, Vanilla Fudge, King Crimson, Johnny Winter, Mountain (Leslie West), MC 5, Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Band (R Robertosn/L Helm) etc.
And re boxing how about Gene Tunnay - a few decades before, but still one of my all tme favorites
And basketball players like Bill Russell & Wilt Chamberlain?
Captain Beefheart anyone? If you don't know it, treat yourself to the Safe as Milk album.

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 2:13 pm
by jadtiger
My favourite era for music is the 60s and 70s i am surprised nobody mentioned Pink Floyd,The Who,Led Zeppelin,The Animals,Jethro Tull,Santana,Uriah Heep going further back Bessie Smith and Edith Piaf.Look at the rubbish that gets airplay these days.

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 2:30 pm
by NT Tiger
Howlin Wolf, Skip James

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Fri 10 Jun, 2016 4:57 pm
by InBenjiWeTrust
jadtiger wrote:My favourite era for music is the 60s and 70s i am surprised nobody mentioned Pink Floyd,The Who,Led Zeppelin,The Animals,Jethro Tull,Santana,Uriah Heep going further back Bessie Smith and Edith Piaf.Look at the rubbish that gets airplay these days.
How could I forget The Who o & Uriah Heep (Gypsy Queen) (calcified memory :) )
Also Steppenwolf were big at that time, and a few lesser known Groundhogs (w ex-Mayall guitarist Tony McPhee) and Skid Row, both on the 'progresive rock' side.

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Sun 12 Jun, 2016 10:19 am
by Flippedy
@Jadtiger & Inbenjiwetrust - don't forget Yes, Deep Purple and Supertramp :) Early days Elton John with Bernie Taupin also made some great music. And further back some bloke called Elvis wasn't too bad either ;)

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Sun 12 Jun, 2016 11:24 am
by Masterton
NT Tiger wrote:
Captain Beefheart anyone? If you don't know it, treat yourself to the Safe as Milk album.
Ha. I thought that this would be the last place where I'd see someone talking up Beefheart. I like his stuff but it can be off-putting for some.

jadtiger wrote:My favourite era for music is the 60s and 70s i am surprised nobody mentioned Pink Floyd,The Who,Led Zeppelin,The Animals,Jethro Tull,Santana,Uriah Heep going further back Bessie Smith and Edith Piaf.Look at the rubbish that gets airplay these days.
I love The Who etc. as much as anyone, but there's plenty of good music around today. It just doesn't get played on the radio.

Re: One Foot in Grave Forum

Posted: Sun 12 Jun, 2016 11:31 am
by Byron Bay Fan
My first and hot girlfriend was into Little Egypt but me being a few years younger and still at school did not take advantage of the situation so she found someone a bit older as per that Gary Puckett song.