What should be the official state rock song?

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    "More than a Feeling" by Boston

     




    Or Rock & Roll Band - actually mentions Boston and Hyannis.

     


    Plus, unlike Roadrunner, Boston was listenable.

     



    Rock & Roll Band? That song was a total fabrication. They never played clubs. Boston was done by Tom Schultz in a basement, with Brad Delp singing. That whole story was just that, a story.

     

     




    Yeah, I hate Eleanor Rigby because it's made up. And Led Zeppelin was full of crap; you can't actually buy a real Stairway to Heaven. And Argo sucked because they took liberties with the real story.

     
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    I believe Roadrunner was heard at the very beginning of the last 3 stooges movie. There's a joke there somewhere.

     
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    I believe Roadrunner was heard at the very beginning of the last 3 stooges movie. There's a joke there somewhere.

    the joke is that the Three Stooges couldn't count to 6.


     
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    Roadrunner all the way.  Ive always wondered why Bostonians didnt embrace Jonathan Richman more. Dropkick Murphy's? Sweet Caroline?  Dream On? ugh. Why? Richman's got several songs dedicated to Boston.  Government Center, New England, Lonely Financial Zone, etc.  

    Dream On has nothing to do with Boston and Aerosmith is an awful band.  

    Dirty Water is played out and the Charles River is clean now. So that's off the table.

    I submit a moratorium on Dropkick Murphey's and Sweet Caroine and any other song played at Fenway park or any other sporting event.  That Freddy Cannon song is pretty good though.

     
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    This even makes the local news....really, no other pressing items that take priority??

     
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    Most definitely "Roadrunner".

    I like Boston but would give Tom Scholz NOTHING because of previous episodes of big ego

     
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    "Gotta Get Out Of Worcester" by Roger Salloom.

     
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    The Most Upbeat Song to Signal a Boston Victory is Dirty Water

    The Most Needed Song to Inspire a Crowd for a comeback at a game is Shipping Up

    The oldest and your Dad likes and Springsteen Loves it is Dirty Water

     

    The Best Rock n Roll State Song  not Boston Centri) song with the Coolest Vibe is Roadrunner

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnmHgnPPkkQ

     
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    Dream On by Aerosmith

     
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    Roadrunner

     
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    Are you kidding me..........we are in debt up to our eyeballs and beyond and the leadership now wants to add $1.9B more.  Let alone the Chelsea Housing Authority; the State Drug Lab, the Lt Gov and his back door deals and the 3-4 previous Speakers either convicted and/or disbarred or in jail and the Probation Dept issues still to be understood. 

    And those are only some of the ones we know about and I am sure many more that we do not know about

    And we have time and money for this? Please!!!!




     

    What does this have to to with the song

     
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    Roadrunners all the way.

     
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    Pixies - Debaser

     

     
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    The official song should be "Boston - My Home Town" by Freddy Cannon.  It's a fabulous song that mentions several Boston neighborhoods as well as Massachusetts. 

     

    Freddy Cannon - Boston " My Home Town" - YouTube

     




    Yes, because a song about Boston is a perfect choice for a Massachusetts state song.

     




    The song is primarily about Boston but it also mentions Massachusetts twice.  It has a catchy old school feel to it and would be a good choice.

     
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    Re: What should be the official state rock song?

    Idea for a related survey: what should be the Seventh Inning Stretch song at Fenway?  A little thought should convince you that anything that mentions Mass. or Boston explicitly would be tacky.

     
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    U-Mass by the Pixies.

    Though it does have that word in it.

     
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    U-Mass by the Pixies.

    Though it does have that word in it.

     



    Which one(s)...?

     

    I do so love my (unofficial) alma mater.

     
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    Which one(s)...?

     

    I do so love my (unofficial) alma mater.



    It's educational!

     

     
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    Roadrunner...no question. Aerosmith were good in the 70's, but they kind of stink now. I don't think boston needs to be associated with Aerosmith as they are now.  What the heck does Dream On have to do with Boston anyhow? Roadrunner roadrunner.....driving down route 128...I got the radio on.

     
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    I think anyone that engages in conversations about Rock'n'Roll state songs, or Rock'n'Roll Halls of Fame, ad nauseum should have been blown up along with Vince Lombardi High School.  Or sterilised at puberty to improve the Rock'n'Roll gene pool.  At a minimum, forced to stay after school and write on the chalk board over and over "I am as Rock'n'Roll as Billy Joel".  ;-)

    Further, Ed Cobb was an LA-based songwriter and manager.  He wrote three very well-known songs among many others:  "Tainted Love", "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White", and "Dirty Water".  He also managed an LA-based band known as The Standells.

    The Standells have virtually nothing to do with Boston.  I like them, BTW, and they are still gigging and worth seeing again now that Dick Dodd (skins/vox) has rejoined them.

    IMO, the greatest Boston band of the 60s, by far, and one of Boston's greatest ever was the Remains.  But pop history decided otherwise.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-ne_H5HL88

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQyILo4qb4c

     

     

     

     

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