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Title Comment Comment Date Comment Link
The 100 Greatest Artists of Rock and Roll

Miles Davis, NWA, Louis Armstrong, and Notorious Big are not Rock and Roll? But hey you got the top three right at least.

12/19/2009 View
The Albums of 1967...The Year that Changed Music Forever

Nice list. I am glad someone is realistic rather than plugging albums maaybe a small fraction of people heard of at the time.

12/19/2009 View
The 10 Best Picks of the 1987 NBA Draft

Number 6 on your list is Horace Grant not Horace Greeen. A very underrated draft and except for number 10 all of them actually played four years of college. The days of NBA drafts that are dominated by college seniors are over.

12/19/2009 View
Best Composers (All Genres) Of All Time

The Stones were a great band but were a copy-cat band. They took from the blues and when they branched out they copied the Beatles time after time until they went back to being what they were good and that was creating simple three chord rock & roll.

8/5/2009 View
piero scaruffi, THE BEATLES and ELVIS PRESLEY

Did you forget the Beatles recorded Revolver in which many of the tracks were already finished before the Velvet Underground? Did you forget the Beatles recorded Rubber Soul in 1965 or "Stawberry Fields Forever" in late 1966. Both of those album already experimental and psychedelic. The Velvet Undergroun used well established things in rock music like feedback, drone, some distortion and made their own sound. The Beatles were using sources hardly used or never used in rock music.

Sgt Pepper is a progression from those two albums with one major difference. Sgt. Peppers structure was different and it's concept was copied by basically everyone in rock music.The "overture","reprise" and then the finale "A Day in the Life" at the end, the connecting of songs with noises that are looped just like what Pink Floyd would do later do on "Dark Side of the Moon.. The album ending features a hidden track. It's different from the Ventures."Sgt Pepper" structure was closer to future progressive rock albums. The closest to it in structure is Frank Zappa "Absolutely Free" but the only thing it has in common is the songs are connected and that's it really

8/5/2009 View
piero scaruffi, THE BEATLES and ELVIS PRESLEY

Sgt Pepper is a progression from those two albums with one major difference. Sgt. Sgt Peppers structure was different and it's concept was copied by basically everyone in rock music.The "overture","reprise" and then the finale "A Day in the Life" at the end, the connecting of songs with noises that are looped just like what Pink Floyd would do later do on "Dark Side of the Moon.. The album ending features a hidden track. It's different from the Ventures."Sgt Pepper" structure was closer to future progressive rock albums. The closest to it in structure is Frank Zappa "Absolutely Free" but the only thing it has in common is the songs are connected and that's it really.

Ok let's crush Frank Zappa because Frank Sinatra did a concept album before him also. Scaruffi is the same person who said the Beatles wrote simple three minute songs when compared to previous rock & roll and blue music it was miles more complicated.

8/5/2009 View
Reflections on Trout Mask Replica

Ok I will.

6/22/2009 View
Reflections on Trout Mask Replica

Ian MacDonald loved the Beatles, Nick Drake and Steely Dan, while Bangs liked the Stooges, the Velvet Underground and the Clash. It does not make either right anyway.

6/22/2009 View
Reflections on Trout Mask Replica

You created a nice review but then like every Captain Beefheart fan you make another comment "Captain Beefheart the most important musician of the 60's". It’s laughably false. No one would even care about Captain Beefheart albums if certain rock musicians and you know who they are put the rock album on the map. Just let the music speak for itself.

For the most part I try not to comment on these Capatain Beefheart fan boys comments. Saying Captain Beefheart is the most important musician of the 60's" is a sweeping and broad comment that has no justification at all. Ok, you like Captain Beefheart but there literally dozens of musicians who came out of the 60's who were more important. I get you like Captain Beefheart but get some perspective he never created any sort of musical revolution and he did not change the industry either.

The album is very good but in most people lists it's not top 50 of all times. It's ranked #53 of all time on Acclaimed Music all time albums list. It’s just a very good album that’s all really.

6/22/2009 View
Favorite Rock Drummers

Look was it Scaruffi's opinion that Ringo was the only Beatles that had technical ability and I responded to that. I was stating fact that many consider Paul to be one of the greatest rock bassists.

Other than that since I started Dismissing Piero Scaruffi views on the Beatles a month ago I have not gone on the Pro-Scaruffi lists and commented. Now everyone is welcome to Dismissing Piero Scaruffi views on the Beatles and comment there. Peace

6/17/2009 View
Favorite Rock Drummers

Geez, I think some people hate the Beatles so much that when you point out the good things about them it sets them off. I actually like Keith Moon a lot and I consider better than Ringo but Keith Moon was a sloppy drummer.

6/17/2009 View
Favorite Rock Drummers

Hey, I love the Beatles and what does it matter to you anyway? I was just pointing out some of Ringo strong points as a drummer. I know there better drummers than Ringo but hey I am giving him his due.

You can make your lists and not include the Beatles that's fine with me maybe you should open your horizons and realize not everyone thinks like Piero Scaruffi.

6/17/2009 View
Favorite Rock Drummers

Considering Paul McCartney is considered by many one of the greatest rock bass players Scaruffi comments are pretty laughable.

Ringo drumming is underrated. Think For Yourself" he plays the verses in quarter-time (one drum beat to every four from the rest of the band) and really opens up for the chorus. "You Won't See Me" has big kicks - sounds like an extra large crash cymbal - with a very cool feature: an overdubbed hi-hat playing triplets against the eighth-notes of the regular pattern ".

Wait" has Ringo playing into the beat, landing each stroke just slightly ahead of the band. This has a wonderful driving feel, and the most interesting feature is the fill into the verse. Almost every drummer everywhere plays a drum fill into a cymbal crash. Ringo turns it around, with a big crash, a hi-hat sizzle and a swift tom fill into the back beat.

Here, There, and Everywhere" calls for an extremely light touch, which he approaches innovatively. Instead of brushes, he plays the full kits with sticks (throwing in some nicely timed fills on low-tuned toms to ease into each verse) but played very quietly. "She Said She Said" is a drummer's nightmare - all sorts of tempo and time signature changes, but he plows ahead with a fill-crazy verse pattern that sounds improvised (no two fills are the same) and then finesses the triple-time with a snare-kick combo on every beat, which eases back into the verse smoothly

Good Morning Good Morning" is another drummer's headache - it varies between 4/4 and 6/4 (or it's in 5/5), but he smoothes out the rhythm by sticking to a strident soul-style 4-to-the-bar pattern. When he switches to the hi-hat during the bridge it's a nice way to lighten the atmosphere.

Of course, on what is probably Ringo's most famous drumming of all, he creates an entirely new drum style. On "A Day in the Life" he breaks every convention of drumming, in that his lines serve no rhythmic purpose whatever - they're merely obbligatos designed to play against the melody. It's either insane or brilliant, but this time it works in spades. The fills themselves are quirky in their timing, leaving lots of spaces between the notes, then a flurry of tom hits. The beauty of his new calfskin heads is expressed particularly well here. Phil Collins says that Ringo's work on the song is "impossible to duplicate".

6/17/2009 View
Most Overrated Album on Scaruffi's List of Greatest Albums

Scaruffi is overrated on a whole to be honest.

5/21/2009 View
Best Composers (All Genres) Of All Time

I am left scratching my head with your choices. For rock music let's see Jagger & Richards, Frank Zappa, oh yeah Lennon & McCartney.

Jerry Leiber said about Eleanor Rigby "The Beatles are second to none in all departments. I don't think there has ever been a better song written than "Eleanor Rigby. Leonard Bernstein was obsessed with "Good Day Sunshine". Dylan was a great lyricist not really a good composer of music. The Velvet Underground had the ideas but stringing avant ideas does not make a great composer either. Hardly anyone on your list I doubt could string melodies, unusual form, and chord or harmonic ideas in the same course of one song.

"A Day in the Life" blows anything away that the Velvet Underground did. From a musicians point of view I don’t think you understand what the meaning of composer is. Sorry to be blunt but I don't get this constant Scaruffi blind love.

2/7/2009 View