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Old 01-16-2019, 05:56 PM
 
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There are a few rock songs that just destroyed everything around them and this seems like one to me.

I can't imagine being a teenager and hearing this back then. I think I'd have lost my mind. Loved this song since I was a little kid and heard it on oldies radio in the 80's.

Seems to me there's just nothing else in the same ballpark as that song at that time.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:23 PM
 
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There are a few rock songs that just destroyed everything around them and this seems like one to me.

I can't imagine being a teenager and hearing this back then. I think I'd have lost my mind. Loved this song since I was a little kid and heard it on oldies radio in the 80's.

Seems to me there's just nothing else in the same ballpark as that song at that time.
I remember reading that the other similar British bands at the time (The Who, etc) were kind of shocked by the simplicity and genius of the song.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:41 PM
 
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I just think it's pure savagery from the first chord all the way through.

I don't think anyone upped the game again until 1970 when the Stooges Funhouse album came out.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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First heard it at the roller skating ring back in the 60's. It was the perfect song for me to skate to. I really didn't know what I was doing.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Yes, I heard it then...loved it too.
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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We would 'drag main' in the mid 60's listening to WLS and KMOD and, yes, that was a big hit.
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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My sister and I went to the 1965 Summer Spectacular at the Seattle Center Colleseum featuring The Kinks along with the Righteous Brothers and Jan and Dean among others. Iirc, we had nosebleed seats. $6 tickets. We also saw The Rolling Stones there during that era.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I liked the Van Halen version better.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:29 PM
 
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But for you guys, was that song 'different' from everything else you'd ever heard?

I've always put that song in a category all it's own.

Or was it just considered a really good rock tune?
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:30 PM
 
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I liked the Van Halen version better.
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