Sunday, March 20, 2011

ELO


Electric Light Orchestra (or just ELO) appeared in the 70's. They blended regular rock instruments with an orchestra. Originally, they wanted to continue taking music in the direction the Beatles left it, but they had to give up on this after two albums (because nobody can manage that). That doesn't mean they became worse. In fact, one of their songs was one of John Lennon's favorites.

Starting with their third album, everything they did in the 70's is excellent! Well, I am a little biased about this, I admit it, but they are actually pretty good. Jeff Lynne, the vocalist and mastermind behind this, had good songwriting skills. However, in the 80's they lost their way. Just don't listen to that (except for a few songs of course).

My Top 5:
-Showdown
-Telephone Line
-10538 Overture
-Strange Magic
-Evil Woman

25 comments:

  1. never heard of them - they seem to be pretty popular

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  2. never heard of them either. but what a mistake to try to follow the beatles though.

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  3. I love ELO I have many LPS of theirs!

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  4. Evil Woman is really the only song I like by them.

    Everything else is too electronic and weird (to my ears)

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  5. good song to smoke to thanks

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  6. loved them, thanks for posting this!

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  7. pretty cool!

    http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh shit brings back some memories.

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  9. Great song! Reminds me of the movie Kingpin.

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  10. @ed- how have you not heard of them. They are awesome and a true classic of their time.

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  11. love the list you posted :) will check them

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  12. Its been so long since I've listened to ELO..love'em.

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  13. I thought this was going to be about ranked ELO &__&

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  14. Cool stuff. That guy's hair is wicked!

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  15. A greatly underrated/forgotten about band - cool

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  16. cool stuff thanks for sharing ;)

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  17. My parents always had these albums playing in the house growing up, but I never got into them that much later in life. Maybe it's time for a re-visit...

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  18. pretty good stuff..I've never really listened to them before.

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  19. That's some old and cool stuff you are posting here :)

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