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8 definitions by GIANT HOGWEED LIVES

 
1.
Late 60s/early 70s band fronted by Jim Morrison. Progressed from an amalgam of light and dark psychedelia to bluesy rock by the time of Jim Morrison's death. Known for Jim's voice and lyrics as well as their reliance on Ray Manzarek's organ; Jim's qualities stand out in longer tracks like "The End" and "When the Music's Over" as well as shorter tracks like "The Crystal Ship" and "Not to Touch the Earth."
"The Doors are overrated."

"The Doors are awesome!"

"Jim Morrison was a terrible frontman for The Doors."

"Jim Morrison was an excellent frontman for The Doors!"
by GIANT HOGWEED LIVES May 03, 2005
 
2.
Early 60s blues-rock band fronted by flautist/singer Ian Anderson that took on a variety of genres and persists, perhaps to the year 20X6. Best known for their early singles and the albums "Aqualung," "Thick as a Brick" and "Warchild."
I was going to quote a line from Armageddon, but I can't remember it.
by GIANT HOGWEED LIVES May 02, 2005
 
3.
A progressive rock band of the late 60s and 70s that gradually progressed to pop rock after singer Peter Gabriel and guitarist Steve Hackett left. Last album, sans drummer/singer Phil Collins, was "Calling All Stations" which some fans consider to be a crime against humanity.
"Genesis was a great pop band."

"Genesis was a boring prog band."

"Genesis was a terrible pop band."

"Genesis was a rockin' prog band."

"I sure do love Genesis!"

"Have you heard a Peter Gabriel Genesis song on a classic rock station? I haven't."
by GIANT HOGWEED LIVES May 02, 2005
 
4.
A collection of hits from various genres and bands from the 60s, 70s and 80s, generally played on classic rock stations. It is a distinctly American phenomenon (that is, other countries do not have classic rock stations per say) and generally features North American and British/Irish bands.
Pink Floyd's album, "Dark Side of the Moon," is part of the classic rock canon. Their earlier albums, such as "Meddle," are not.
by GIANT HOGWEED LIVES May 02, 2005
 
5.
Name given to the armadillo tank painted by William Neal for the album that became "Tarkus."
I finally bit the bullet and bought Tarkus.

Boy do I hate Tarkus.

Tarkus rocks!
by GIANT HOGWEED LIVES May 02, 2005
 
6.
Mid-to-late 60s psychedelic band fronted by Syd Barrett who was replaced by David Gilmour, metamorphosizing into a progressive rock band (in a loose sense of the term). Generally known for three albums - Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall. The rest of their catalogue is easy to find but largely absent from classic rock stations.
"Pink Floyd rocks!"

"Pink Floyd sucks!"
by GIANT HOGWEED LIVES May 02, 2005
 
7.
Led Zeppelin's untitled album, Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon," and The Who's "Who's Next." These albums are regarded as the "holy trinity of classic rock" for their overwhelming popularity, the quality of their music, and their contributions to the airwaves. The fact that songs from these albums may be overplayed on classic rock stations only cements their importance to the "genre."
"We Won't Get Fooled Again" is a song from "Who's Next," a component of the holy trinity of classic rock.
by GIANT HOGWEED LIVES May 02, 2005