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    Comments 42 Martin Kielty at 09:45am November 11 2013 Could AC/DC top a public poll and have the Christmas No1 this year?
    Which one song would you like to hear live more than any other?

    That’s the question high-end speaker manufacturers Vivid Audio are asking music fans. They’ve created a list of 80 tracks which, predictably, includes a stack of classic rock titles.

    From AC/DC to Status Quo, Black Sabbath to Metallica, Bon Jovi to Queen, Elvis to Roy Orbison and Blondie to Joan Jett, some of the most iconic songs in history are up for public vote.

    Vivid design engineer Laurence Dickie says: “Music is so important to so many people, so we want to find out which song the UK would like to hear played live.

    “Creating the list was difficult but we managed to cover all eras from the sixties to the modern day.

    “We also decided to launch the survey to emphasise the fact that listening to music on a Vivid Audio speaker is as clear as hearing the track played live.”

    The award-winning firm’s speakers start at £5,250 so they’re likely to remain on most people’s wish lists. But you can vote for your single favourite live track until November 30.

    If rock fans don’t have their say, the winner could be Coldplay, Madonna, Take That – or even Whitney Houston. So get voting.

    Meanwhile, a Facebook campaign to get AC/DC to No.1 for Christmas has gathered more than 80,000 followers. Organisers want followers to buy Highway To Hell as a digital single during the week of December 15-21 with the intention of seeing it top the chart the following week. AC/DC are the cover stars of the current edition of Classic Rock, on sale now.

    Vivid Audio’s rock options
    AC/DC: Back In Black
    Aerosmith / Run DMC: Walk This Way
    Black Sabbath: Paranoid
    Blondie: Atomic
    Bob Dylan: Like A Rolling Stone
    Bon Jovi: Livin’ On A Prayer
    Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run
    David Bowie: Space Oddity
    Def Leppard: Pour Some Sugar On Me
    Kings Of Leon: Sex On Fire
    Eagles: Hotel California
    Elvis Presley: Jailhouse Rock
    Derek & the Dominos: Layla
    Fleetwood Mac: Go Your Own Way
    Genesis: The Musical Box
    Guns N’ Roses: Sweet Child O’Mine
    Iggy Pop: Lust For Life
    Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child
    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: I Love Rock’n'Roll
    John Lennon: Imagine
    Johnny Cash: Ring Of Fire
    Led Zeppelin: Whole Lotta Love
    Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama
    Manic Street Preachers: A Design For Life
    Janis Joplin: Summertime
    Metallica: Enter Sandman
    Muse: Hysteria
    Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb
    Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
    REM: Losing My Religion
    Radiohead: Creep
    Rage Against The Machine: KIlling In The Name
    Rod Stewart: Maggie May
    Roy Orbison: Oh, Pretty Woman
    Sex Pistols: God Save The Queen
    Status Quo: Rockin’ All Over The World
    Stereophonics: Dakota
    The Beatles: Strawberry Fields
    The Clash: London Calling
    The Rolling Stones: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
    The Who: My Generation
    U2: One

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    I've seen my top five perfromed live:

    1. Cardiacs - Big Ship
    2. Cardiacs - Tarred & Feathered
    3. Iron Maiden - The Trooper
    4. Neil Young - Like a Hurricane
    5. The Stranglers - Golden Brown

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    You might could add:
    Lou Reed - Intro/Sweet Jane - Rock 'n' Roll Animal
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    Machine Gun - Jimi (Band Of Gypsys)

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    The Who-My Generation(Live at Leeds)
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    You might could add:
    Excuse me for asking but what does that mean? "might could" ?
    Last edited by PeterG; 11-12-2013 at 01:54 PM.

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    Whipping Post!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    The Who-My Generation(Live at Leeds)
    Agreed & it's on the list .
    Whole lotta Rosie & Let there be Rock should be on there!

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    Well, this looks like another thread of subjectivism.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    Machine Gun - Jimi (Band Of Gypsys)
    Good choice. But, it's hard to choose. The "Star-spangled Banner" from Woodstock also comes to mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Whipping Post!!!!
    Another good choice, but I think it plods too much at the end. They really had difficulty ending songs.

    How about their version of "Stormy Monday"?
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    Solar Music - Solar Music Live, or any other live version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Excuse me for asking but what does that mean? "might could" ?
    stolen from this group:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Whipping Post!!!!
    I'll go with this one. I play in an Allman Bros. tribute band. Endings? What are those.

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    Cinnamon Girl. Neil Young Live Rust

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Excuse me for asking but what does that mean? "might could" ?
    According to most sources it is a regional double modal construction.
    Usually found in the Southern regions of the U S of A. ( and in the north of Britain if google is to be believed ( and Germany)).
    Usually spoke or reported.
    Here is a more detailed explanation from here:http://english.stackexchange.com/que...rect-construct
    What is going on in "might could" constructions is a process called "modal stacking", where multiple modal verbs (e.g. "could", "should", "might", "would", etc.) can be stacked on top of each other. Each added modal verb contributes towards the overall meaning of the sentence. In Standard English, to convey the same meaning, we have to use another construction:

    I might could do that. --> I might be able to do that.

    We are doing effectively the same thing in standard English in terms of semantics, it's just that we have to change things around to get around a syntactic restriction.

    These constructions are not redundant by definition (they are only redundant if you stack them redundantly!). Neither "I might do that" nor "I could do that" would have the same meaning as "I might could do that".

    Other constructions include:

    I might should do that. (= "Maybe I should do that")

    I used to could do that. (= "I used to be able to do that")

    To sum up:

    Modal stacking is not sloppy, meaningless, or redundant; linguistically, it is a systematic process (which I think is really cool!). It is just non-standard in English — something one would avoid using outside of this particular dialect group, especially because (like many features of Southern English) it carries a certain stigma outside of where it is used. But within that group, it is a productive and useful construction.

    Call it a momentary lapse of reason and move on from here.
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    Tangerine Dream - Coldwater Canyon - Encore (1977)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
    The Beatles: Strawberry Fields
    I really didn't expect to see this on a list of best live songs... Not that I would mind hearing it performed live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Whipping Post!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    Solar Music - Solar Music Live, or any other live version.
    Yup on both counts... Studio version never managedto behalf as good as the live versions... even on an average night.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viukkis View Post
    I really didn't expect to see this on a list of best live songs... Not that I would mind hearing it performed live.
    Me neither, maybe Hey Jude would be a better fit. It's alway's McCartney's choice & always gets the crowd singing along!

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    I won't say it's the best by a longshot but Do You Feel Like We Do is a contender for most iconic live song ever.

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    I guess I've always been partial to something along the lines of Stairway to Heaven or Starship Trooper.. hell YIND from Yessongs is about as good as it gets! But I'll come along side of the vote for Whipping Post.. it's a classic for sure..

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