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Initial post: Mar 13, 2012 5:02:51 AM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
Hi all! Here's a game we can all play. I'll start off by mentioning a song title and artist. As the next person, you need to respond to that post by naming another song and artist which you immediately associate with the previous one. You should also state the reason why your choice reminds you of the former song and/or artist. There need not be any specific rule behind this, just the first thing that pops into your head.

For example:
If I post "American Pie" by Don McLean, you as the next person could mention "That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly, because the song "American Pie" talks about the death of Buddy Holly (`the day the music died'). Alternately, your next song could be the "American Pie" remake by Madonna. Or perhaps "The Saga Begins" by "Weird Al" Yankovic, which is a parody of the former song. Anything goes, as long as you keep the thread of association going.

OK, the official first song is:
"Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf.


Posted on Mar 13, 2012 6:01:54 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 13, 2012 6:05:25 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
7 Screaming Diz-Busters
Blue Oyster Cult

I always love the BOC version of Wild...which is off On Your Feet...
Diz-Buster is as "wild" as anything on that record...
It was an immediate reaction...took about 1/2 a second to come up with...

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2012 6:30:49 AM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
Screaming for Vengeance - Judas Priest

The word 'screaming' in the BOC song reminded me of the JP track featuring the same word. Aside from that, both of the artists are 70's/80's hard rock/metal bands, and both those songs are from peak albums of each band ("Tyranny & Mutation" and "Screaming for Vengeance" respectively).

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 6:26:45 PM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
Fine, no one wants to play; I'll create my own new association! ;op

Macho Man - The Village People.

The leather-clad look so proudly displayed by Priest vocalist Rob Halford reminded me of the bikie guy in The Village People and the associated song.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 7:40:57 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
YMCA-Village can't think of one without immediatley thinking of the other!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 11:42:59 AM PDT
tokolosi says:
People -- Barbra Streisand

couldn't come up with anything more relevant than word association...

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 11:58:14 AM PDT
Randy says:
"Loving Her Was Easier" by Kris Kristofferson

When I hear the name Streisand, I always think immediately of her A STAR IS BORN co-star Kristofferson; this is my favorite Kristofferson song.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 12:08:31 PM PDT
vivazappa says:
Knockin on Heaven's Door...Dylan

From the soundtrack to the movie Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (starring Kris Kristofferson)

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 12:33:52 PM PDT
Randy says:
"Keep Me In Your Heart" by Warren Zevon

From his masterful swan song THE WIND, which also contains a haunting version of "Knocking On Heaven's Door"

"Open up, open up, open, open up, open up for me."

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 6:04:50 PM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
"Gave Me Your Heart" by Slaughter

Never heard the Zevon song, however the common words shared by both song titles made me think of the above track. It rocks hard too!

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 4:57:17 AM PDT
Randy says:
"Boyz Are Gonna Rock" by Vinnie Vincent Invasion

Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum of Vinnie Vincent Invasion would go on to form Slaughter.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2012 5:08:30 AM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
I've got both VVI albums on my current iPod playlist!

"Lick It Up" by KISS.

Vinnie Vincent was the guitarist on that particular KISS song and it's parent album.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 6:29:57 AM PDT
vivazappa says:

Same subject as Lick ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2012 6:38:38 AM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
Don't Lose Your Head - Queen

See what I did there? A song-and-band association! Clever, huh?

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 7:05:08 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
I'll raise you...

"Texas Love Song"-ELTON

Same association..."run all of you farries clean out of this town"

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 7:07:25 AM PDT
Randy says:
Rod Stewart--"The Killing Of Georgie"

"Georgie-boy was gay, I guess . . . "

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 7:26:56 AM PDT
B-Jak says:
Karma Kameleon - Culture Club

Too obvious??

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2012 7:53:48 AM PDT
Randy says:
RE: Too obvious??

No, I like it.

"Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits

I always thought the line "See the little ****** with his earrings and his make-up" referred to Boy George.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 8:06:34 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Black Sabbath-Black Sabbath

Talk about a band in "dire straits"!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2012 8:22:45 AM PDT
Randy says:
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2

Black Sabbath, Bloody Sunday, close enough.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 9:18:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 21, 2012 9:18:37 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
"Monday Monday"-Mamas and Papas

It's the next day!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2012 11:04:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 21, 2012 11:06:01 AM PDT
tokolosi says:
or Sabbath Bloody Sabbath... ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2012 11:05:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 21, 2012 11:05:35 AM PDT
tokolosi says:
"Ruby Tuesday" -- Stones

just another day...

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 11:28:17 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Tuesday's Gone...Skynyrd

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2012 11:37:23 AM PDT
Randy says:
"Can't You See" by Marshall Tucker Band

I just always thought of "Tuesday's Gone" and "Can't You See" as a matching set of bookends; I can't really explain it.
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