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RIP, Andrew Gold

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    "Thinkin' of you's workin' up my appetite
    looking forward to a little afternoon delight.
    Rubbin' sticks and stones together makes the sparks ingite
    and the thought of rubbin' you is getting so exciting."

    Not a text message from a Congressman forced to resign - a #1 song in 1976.
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    "Squire James" had the ultimate word on infidelity on the album with "Smoke From A Distant Fire."
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    LOL, I had forgotten about that clip.

    GREATEST POP-ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME ABOUT DEAD DOGS (or to mention them in the lyrics)

    1. Shannon, Henry Gross
    2. Mr. Bojangles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    3. I Am The Walrus, the Beatles
    4. Old King, Neil Young
    5. Youth Culture Killed My Dog, They Might Be Giants
    6. Reason to Believe, Bruce Springsteen
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    On the first commercial break on Monday's (6/6) Letterman show, Paul and the band played "Lonely Boy." Paul and Dave talked about Andrew Gold and the many times he sat in with the band over the years.
  5. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    He was a good friend of a friend of mine, who's really shaken up by it all. Said he was a super, super guy, as talented as he was cool.
  6. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    Pretty sure that several of Paul McCartney's dogs have to be dead by now.
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    You can complain about the schmaltz in the 70's all you want, but the reality is that AM ruled back then and to those of us who came of age during that time, there is a very strong nostalgia attached to those songs. Those songs were more innocent than the songs that the youth have gravitated towards in the past 25 years and for that I am grateful. There's no need to grow up so fast. (Of course many of the "innocent" songs were thinly disguised adult themes, e.g. Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight.")

    RIP Andrew Gold, I'll always fondly remember your tunes.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Topped out at 56 on the chart, though.
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Martha and Jet sure must be.
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure Mandy was about a dog as well.
  11. Partially Impartial

    Partially Impartial New Member

    Loved 70's AM radio! Going through my early teen years in the late 70's, all the names mentioned here have brought back so many memories. I can't believe nobody's mentioned Jay Ferguson and "Thunder Island" yet. To me, the ultimate summer song. And, a killer guitar solo by Joe Walsh!
  12. Brad Guire

    Brad Guire Member

    Loved the theme he wrote for Mad About You. One of my favorite old NBC comedies.
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