TAFC#8: It's Classic
by Turtle Jones
Another week, another poll.
This one is sure to cause some controversy as to the definition of what we are looking for:
Best Classic Rock Song.
Now, classic rock can be defined as many things, though the editors of FTTW came to a sort of agreement that it can be defined as rock or hard rock music from the 60's and 70's and, to some extent, the 80's. You can look up all the definitions you want and go by them but in the end, it's the editors that will have the final say on what goes into the final poll on Thursday.
Classic Rock. That stuff they play on the radio stations that seem to be stuck in the past. The bands that all the "cool" kids in 8th grade wear on their t-shirts. The music that brought us epic, overplayed songs like Stairway to Heaven and Freebird. The bands that some of us old people listen to once in a while to try to relive our youth.
You know what to do. Turn on that classic rock station in your head. What's it playing? Don't Fear the Reaper? Girls, Girls, Girls? Wish You Were Here? Space Oddity?
What's your favorite classic rock song? Nominate as many as you want. This thread will be active until Wednesday at 10pm and the poll itself will go up on Thursday morning.
Baby Huey eyes little girls with bad intent.
Aqualung - Jethro Tull
SITTING ON A PARK BENCH. Seriously, dude. I don't know how much I can say about this song, because it just rules so hard. It's got everything I love about the Tull. It's chaotic, it's wonky, it's got a great guitar solo, and for fuck's sake, they use the word "snot" as a lyric.
Sure, they shouldn't have ever won a Grammy for best metal album, but this song rules and if you disagree, Imma shank you.
The editors were too lazy to get their songs in to the post and will put them in the comments like regular folk. For chrissakes, it's Sunday. Leave us alone.
Baby Huey would like it to be known that the OTHER editors were too lazy. He shat out that description in like 4 minutes, and thinks this should win simply because he said so.
Update: Don't try to get all fancy and stuff and nominate lesser known songs of famous classic rock artists. We're basically sticking to the known and loved here, otherwise the list could get out of hand.
If you are having trouble deciding, try this list on for size.