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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by bighiker2003, Mar 17, 2007.
Love me some Zep!!!!!
A little david!
Listening some Darius! Guy kicks ass!
Leave the pieces when you go------The Wreckers
excerpt from Damn Yankees interview. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/damn-yankees-history/ Cool song to play.
The ideas they came up with included “High Enough,” the album’s big power ballad, which Kalodner knew was a hit as soon as he heard it. “I said to Tommy and Jack that they had to write two commercial hits and I’m sure that they could do it,” he recalls. Between “High Enough” and the record’s leadoff single, “Coming of Age,” Kalodner was confident he had enough to get the band rolling at radio. “In the era that we made these commercial radio records, the rule was that you only really had to have four commercial songs, five at best,” he points out. “The rest could be the s— that the band wanted to write.”
Of course, hearing Ted Nugent deliver a wailing solo over a power ballad wasn’t what many people expected to hear in 1990, and Blades admits that he and Shaw were well aware of how the song might go over the first time they played it for him. Recalling that it came together during a half-hour writing session spurred after Shaw heard him singing the vocal melody while doing his laundry in the basement of Shaw’s brownstone, Blades still laughs when he remembers Nugent’s initial reaction.
“We thought he’d be like ‘What the f—?’ We thought he would totally reject us, the song, the whole thing. Finally we were like, the hell with it. Let’s just go play it for him,” Blades tells UCR. “Ted’s just sitting there, chewing on a fricking toothpick or whatever he does. Just sitting there, listening to the song, nodding his head and s— like that. We’re like, ‘Oh, he f—ing hates it. He f—ing hates it.’ He’s gonna get the gun out and shoot us right there. Boom. That’s gonna be the end of Damn Yankees. Tommy Shaw and two others, killed by Ted Nugent.”
The rest was rock crossover history. “When we finished the song, he sat back in his chair and goes ‘Hmmmmmmm,’” continues Blades. “He kinda shook his head and said, ‘You know what that song needs?’ and we’re like, ‘Okay, here it comes. It needs to be gutted and thrown on the gut pile or something. What, Ted?’ and he says, ‘It needs this’ and he has his guitar and goes [imitates guitar noises] and Tommy and I look at each other and say, ‘Yep, that’s exactly what it needs!’”
“I think somebody actually uttered, ‘This doesn’t sound like a song with Ted Nugent in the band,’” Nugent laughs. “I said, ‘F— you! I’m a gentle soul! I’ve never made love to you, so you’ll never know, but I work my way up. I’m good at foreplay. Shut the f— up, let’s play this song!’”
Such is Nugent’s love for the song that he says he defended it against Zakk Wylde when Wylde, guesting on a TV show, used “High Enough” as his justification for suggesting that Nugent had gone soft. “He was doing his best to be me with his armbands and his Hells Angels regalia, which I think his wife dresses him up in. It’s hysterical. What are you doing?” recalls an incredulous Nugent. “‘I can’t believe Nugent went p—y on me.’ Believe it! If you had a shower, you might be able to understand it better, f—face! And I love Zakk Wylde, by the way. I’ll never forget, he was condemning me for being in the Damn Yankees and playing ‘High Enough.’ That’s a killer f—ing song!”
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Wrong Side of Heaven ~ Five Finger Death Punch
As I said...grouchy...Not even a Limp Bizcuit fan but I love this song!
oh dayum, to funny!
Huge Tommy Shaw fan & loved Damn Yankees. Saw them perform when I was a teen.
Time to mellow it out a little
Be Lucky - Temperance Movement
Tesla kicks ass!!
Bad Company - Bad Company
Straight Shooter - Bad Company
Elton Johns,Saturdays all right for fighting
More than a feeling - Boston
The awesome dance-pop song Beautiful People by Crazy Penis.