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steviep

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1074 days ago

Al, dang it, you have me thinking about Napster since your comment yesterday.

I remember the days of Napster and super high-speed dial-up internet. It turned into a big debate over intellectual rights and RIAA going after youngsters and rightfully so, brought down Napster as we knew it. Now I may or may not have downloaded one or two songs during those days, but what I remember most were the KILLER bootleg recordings of my favorite bands and my favorite songs.

I remember a few,

Boston- More than a feeling, Live –
Bonnie Raitt and Bruce Springsteen – Nobody’s Girl, live
Robert Johnson – old old old recordings
Night Ranger – Goodbye, live- (yes my inner-hairband-rocker is showing)
Blue Murder – JellyRoll- supposedly live from some Japanese TV show

what about you?

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother


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BobTheFish

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#1 posted 1074 days ago

sigh

I WAS one of those kids thankyouverymuch…

And that was just as I was getting out of High School and found my love for electronic music…

Click at your own discretion, but here’s what I had on a lot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4yvy0R2iAA

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Bertha

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#2 posted 1074 days ago

Early Melvins demos and a bit of garage Electric Wizard. Those WERE the good ole days. Oddly enough, one of my best friends is one of the lawyers that sued Napster. I’ve never really forgiven him. And I’ve told him as much.

I’m just now realizing that I must have already told that story yesterday;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Cosmicsniper

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#3 posted 1074 days ago

Yeah, I got about 5 gigs worth back in those days. Funny thing though…

I had mostly cassettes at that time. If I had the music on cassette, I didn’t bother DL’ing it on Napster. As a result, all my favorite music didn’t really get digitized and I either had to buy CDs anyway or, today, DL it on iTunes. For example, one of my favorite bands back then was The Cars. Today, I barely have any of it on my iPods for that reason. I’m sure I have the cassettes somewhere, but I’m not sure I have anything to play them.

I wore those things out though!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Bertha

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#4 posted 1074 days ago

Jay, I was a Cars freak myself. I got the entire discography not too long ago. If it needs to find its way to you, I’d be happy to enable that;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Cosmicsniper

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#5 posted 1074 days ago

Thanks, Al! I think I’ve got a few of them on my iPod, but it’s amazing how many of my favorite songs from them, and others, you won’t find on it. I’ve burned CDs and DL’ed them over the years, but it is kinda strange. In fact, I’m looking at my iPhone right now and I have exactly 5 Beach Boys songs on it. Now, I’m not a rabid Beach Boys fan (I do like them), but many more than 5 of their tunes deserves to be on my devices! Of course, back in the day, I pretty much had all the Beach Boys tapes. Same with Chicago and Billy Joel. I’ve since burned all my CDs of Billy Joels Greatest Hits, but many other still remain unaccounted for.

Ooh, I have 2 songs by Genesis…lots of the Phil Collins solo stuff, but few of the original Genesis. 2 songs by the Police as well.

Okay, now I’m depressed that I haven’t kept up with this. I think I’ll just make a point of doing a massive iTunes session and get all that great music.

At least I have tons of Stevie Ray Vaughan to keep me happy in the meantime!!!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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lcurrent

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#6 posted 1074 days ago

http://www.tropicalglen.com/ Give this site a shot

-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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Manitario

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#7 posted 1074 days ago

wow, Napster, that brings back a lot of memories! I was just finishing high school in the hey day of Napster…we had a 14.4 modem and I was super excited when we upgraded to 28.8. I don’t remember too much of what I downloaded back then, I think I had a few Bob Seger tracks and some live U2, none of which has survived my multiple computer transitions since then. BTW, anyone else grieve the loss of the “mix tape”? I don’t miss the crappy sound of cassettes, but there was something special about putting the effort into making a mix tape, making sure the songs fit perfectly on each side, arranging the play order carefully and then playing it for the first time on the car stereo and being taken away on a 45min musical journey…it’s not the same with todays ipod lists.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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RZH

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#8 posted 1063 days ago

Try this: http://www.echoeshub.com/

The site has over 2 terabites of lossless recordings

-- Ron

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David Grimes

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#9 posted 1063 days ago

Cars fan, too. I remember buying the Cars’ Candy-O, Supertramp’s Breakfast in America and Scorpions’ Lovedrive on the same day. Good stuff.

Hell, I had to listen to SOMETHING in between Rush album releases.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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steviep

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#10 posted 1063 days ago

ha, I’m with you on the RUSH. Breakfast in America, hadn’t thought of that one in a while.

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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Cosmicsniper

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#11 posted 1063 days ago

RUSH is probably my all-time favorite band…and Supertramp is in my most played list on the iPod. It is untrue, however, that everyone’s a millionaire in Texas. Kipper’s? What’s that? :)

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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