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Entertainment Sha Na Na: the 50th Anniversary thread

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by the G-man, Aug 15, 2019 at 8:51 PM.

  1. the G-man

    the G-man VIP Extreme Gold

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    These guys were goofy as hell but they were great musicians and could really rock when not on network TV





     
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    artiesoffspring Hugs and Kisses

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    They're greased and ready to kick ass.
     
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    Postie had more talent in his pinky finger than that entire group combined

     
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    Bowser for life.
     
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    They didn't seem to fit in at Woodstock imo
     
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    Agreed. They were too awesome for those damn dirty hippies.
     
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    I have to admit. It’s a little depressing that Bowser ended up about as fat as the sax player .
     
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    Well, now I know to never trust anything @the G-man says.
     
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    These guys were everywhere in the 70s. even had there own variety show.
     
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    You ever feel like the decades before 2000 each had their own unique style and feel? The 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and even the 90s all had distinct vibes with very specific types of fashion and music. Since 2000 it all kind of blends together.

    Even with this band Sha-Na-Na doing a 1950s nostalgia act in 1969. It had only been 10+ years. That would be the equivalent today of seeing a band do covers of songs from 2008. I just don't see us having those distinct breaks in decades like we used to.
     
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    Good point. I think that it's the combination of the Internet and the 24-hour constant barrage of media and culture. Styles would take hold and last longer because people weren't being constantly bombarded with something new. Styles started, got adopted, lasted, and went away when people got tired of them and something newer and "better" came along.

    The Internet brings us something new every day--so much so that we are already adopting new styles before the last one has run its course. And that would explain why it feels like it's all "running together"--because the changes today are small and subtle, but happening constantly.

    That's my theory at least.
     
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    And yeah--if somebody said that they were going for a "2005 retro look", what would that even look like? It wouldn't look that much different than today.
     
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    I think this is testament to how quickly rock music evolved after the Beatles and Stones, etc.. I recall going on a 50’s kick when I was a kid in about 1971 or so. I bought one of those Dick Clark double albums with Bill Haley, Fats Domino, and Dion and that stuff felt like it had been done a LONG time ago.

    Interesting note about Sh-Na-Na at Woodstock. They were added to the lineup at the suggestion of Jimi Hendrix. After sitting around all weekend and sleeping in their van, they didn’t think they were even going to get to play. Thanks to Jimi again, who told the production guys that there were several acts who had been waiting and waiting for their turn, Sha-Na-Na got to do 35 minutes at around dawn on the last night/morning right before Hendrix.
     
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    greenchiclets Living in the 70's

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    I think their placement was genius. That whole weekend was heavy, tripped out, and by the end, what a mindfuck it was for those remaining there to see them get up there and do that? And then have the craziest act come up right after and blow their minds further?
    Genius.
     
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    Rap has pretty much taken over music and there really is only one place to go with that shit. You will only see one vibe with rap. Of course you have the karaoke pop crap and the occasional Zac Brown types that will hit the charts every now and then, but guitar is dead right now in the mainstream. YOU NEED GUITARS!!! Music today is like Applebees..it sucks but for some reason people keep buying it.

    And I remember the SHA-Na-Na show, I think it was on before the Muppet show. Watched it every week.
     
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    They were extraordinarily popular with other, better known and more talented, musicians: Hendrix, Keith Moon, the Ramones, to name a few.
     
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