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The Boys of Summer
Posted by: Rolando
Date: March 14, 2022 10:30PM
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Is this a great song?




Just heard this version by Don Henley on Howard Stern from 2015
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I really love this song, and I love the Ataris version as well, except where they replace "Deadhead" with "Black Flag" is sing "Milkmen"(The Dead Milkmen)
[youtu.be]



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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 14, 2022 11:22PM
Like the song, although I couldn't stand it after the first 9,000 times I heard it. Now I'm back to liking it.

This song goes well with the Robert Plant solo record of that era, too.

(Thanks for the Mojo Nixon reference!)
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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 15, 2022 12:00AM
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mrbigstuff
This song goes well with the Robert Plant solo record of that era, too.

Except the Honeydrippers was not a “Robert Plant solo” project:

The Honeydrippers were a rock and roll band of the 1980s, deriving their name from Roosevelt Sykes, an American blues singer also known as "Honeydripper". Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant formed the group in 1981 to satisfy his long-time goal in having a rock band with a heavy rhythm and blues basis. Formed originally in Worcestershire, the band was also composed of fellow former Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page; Jeff Beck (a former Yardbirds member like Page); and other friends and well-known studio musicians including original Judas Priest guitarist Ernest Chataway. The band released only one recording, an EP titled The Honeydrippers: Volume One, on 12 November 1984.

[en.wikipedia.org]



It is what it is.
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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 15, 2022 12:42AM
It's a better song than Freebird.
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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: rz
Date: March 15, 2022 05:17AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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mrbigstuff
This song goes well with the Robert Plant solo record of that era, too.

Except the Honeydrippers was not a “Robert Plant solo” project:

The Honeydrippers were a rock and roll band of the 1980s, deriving their name from Roosevelt Sykes, an American blues singer also known as "Honeydripper". Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant formed the group in 1981 to satisfy his long-time goal in having a rock band with a heavy rhythm and blues basis. Formed originally in Worcestershire, the band was also composed of fellow former Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page; Jeff Beck (a former Yardbirds member like Page); and other friends and well-known studio musicians including original Judas Priest guitarist Ernest Chataway. The band released only one recording, an EP titled The Honeydrippers: Volume One, on 12 November 1984.

[en.wikipedia.org]

Um, Robert Plant has had several solo albums, not just with the Honeydrippers. “Pictures at Eleven” and “The Principle of Moments” being the two more notable ones of the late 80s. I really liked “Big Log” and “In the Mood” from those albums.
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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 15, 2022 06:26AM
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freeradical
It's a better song than Freebird.

But.... (Waves mullet and lighter angrily..)
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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 15, 2022 06:26AM
....what are the boys.....wearing....???



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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 15, 2022 08:44AM
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mrbigstuff
This song goes well with the Robert Plant solo record of that era, too.

Except the Honeydrippers was not a “Robert Plant solo” project:

The Honeydrippers were a rock and roll band of the 1980s, deriving their name from Roosevelt Sykes, an American blues singer also known as "Honeydripper". Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant formed the group in 1981 to satisfy his long-time goal in having a rock band with a heavy rhythm and blues basis. Formed originally in Worcestershire, the band was also composed of fellow former Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page; Jeff Beck (a former Yardbirds member like Page); and other friends and well-known studio musicians including original Judas Priest guitarist Ernest Chataway. The band released only one recording, an EP titled The Honeydrippers: Volume One, on 12 November 1984.

[en.wikipedia.org]

Um, Robert Plant has had several solo albums, not just with the Honeydrippers. “Pictures at Eleven” and “The Principle of Moments” being the two more notable ones of the late 80s. I really liked “Big Log” and “In the Mood” from those albums.

Exactly
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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: Fritz
Date: March 15, 2022 10:13AM
good song.
I worked the 1st farm aid in Indiana a few eeks back.
Don Henley - c u next tuesday.
Resulted in my removal of the Eagles, whom I liked, but wouldn't miss, out of the rotation until very recently.
The little bastard was a close 2nd, but he was a much better songwriter, so he stayed in.



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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: JoeM
Date: March 15, 2022 02:18PM
It’s got Larry Klein during his fretless bass period. That alone qualifies it.



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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 15, 2022 03:21PM
.....does this include.....Billy Bean.....??



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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: March 15, 2022 03:55PM
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mrbigstuff
Like the song, although I couldn't stand it after the first 9,000 times I heard it. Now I'm back to liking it.

Yep, I remember all the airplay way back when I still listened to music on the radio. We had a boom box set up at our assembly line job. We would literally HATE it when they played the same songs over and over.



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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: March 15, 2022 04:25PM
I liked that song, and the album it was on, a lot when they came out... which was when I was in high school and a year or so before my Pretentiousness Filters started to develop. Henley's been a lot harder to take since then...

Although I do have to give him credit for jumping up on stage at the Hole In The Wall to sing "Don Henley Must Die" with Mojo way back when. I was living about four blocks away from that bar when it happened and didn't go to the show out of pure sloth. Regretted it ever since...



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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 15, 2022 04:58PM
If you haven't seen this from Mike Campbell, definitely worthwhile.

[youtu.be]
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Re: The Boys of Summer
Posted by: JoeM
Date: March 15, 2022 07:42PM
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mrbigstuff
If you haven't seen this from Mike Campbell, definitely worthwhile.

[youtu.be]

I love the informative videos Mike Campbell has been doing on different songs he's been involved with. We got an early Linn Drum and an OBX along with a few other synths at a studio I managed back then and I can remember going through exactly what he said about data backups on cassettes. Having that gear was amazing when it all first came out. I still have boxes of data cassettes from tunes back in the 80's down in my basement.



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