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  1. Carmine Appice, towards the end of Vanilla Fudge's version of "You Keep Me Hangin' On".
  2. In a year I probably listen to around 200 different full CDs at home, plus around 200 hours of Internet radio, which is probably around 2000 songs (let's assume each is from a different album). In my car I listen to my iPhone set on shuffle play for my 600+ hours of total commuting time in a year, which probably works out to around 6000 songs (at 10 songs an hour), which may add another 200 albums that I don't normally listen to at home. So 200 + 2000 + 200 = music from at least 2400 different albums. If you subtract the Internet radio it's music from around 400 CDs that I own.
  3. Now THAT's a good friend!
  4. I'll repeat what I posted in another forum: If you draw a line through each and every person who ever played rock guitar, they all intersect at Chuck Berry.
  5. For classical I like to use Requiem (John Rutter), with the Turtle Creek Chorale and Women's Chorus of Dallas, on Keith Johnson's Reference Recordings label. If the sorely over-used word "awesome" ever accurately applied to any recording, it is "Agnus Dei" from this CD, the dynamic range of which reveals the full emotive power of massed human voices (more than 200 of them, accompanied by a few winds, harp and pipe organ). Keith Johnson's magical recording places you within the first few rows, and is absolutely dazzling on a well set-up surround system. And of course, the organ pedals will test a system's ability below 30Hz. For jazz I use More Splutie, Please, by Harry James, from The King James Version. This 2-mic recording produces a wonderfully realistic 3-D soundstage when played on properly set up systems. The string bass solo will quickly expose a system's problems in the bass, especially if said system's bass is, shall we say, "overstated". On a system with accurate tonal balance James's trumpet solo should have plenty of "bite" without being overly strident (surprisingly few systems get this right). I'll also throw in songs from kd lang's Ingenue album, which contains a wide variety of well-recorded acoustic instruments and voices, solo drumset recordings I made in my home studio (great for dynamic impact) and if the system is supposed to have real slam, I'll feed it the last part of the drum solo in Tank from ELP's first album. For home theater evaluation, in addition to the above the helicopter attack and mango search scenes from Apocalypse Now will tell me everything I need to know.
  6. Eric Clapton's solo in Cream's Badge was played through a Leslie. And John Lennon's vocal in the last half of Tomorrow Never Knows was put through a Leslie (one of the first non-organ uses on record). I don't play organ, but if I weren't over 1,000 miles away from DFW I'd claim it — they're tre cool.
  7. The personnel on the Jeff Beck original recording of Beck's Bolero: Jeff Beck: Lead guitar Jimmy Page: Rhythm guitar John Paul Jones: Bass guitar Nicky Hopkins: Piano Keith Moon: Drums Not a bad band, eh?
  8. D'OH! Totally spaced on Zappa.
  9. Any takers before I reveal the personnel?
  10. Brian Eno? (Another guess.)
  11. Oh yeah...
  12. Who played what instruments on the song Beck's Bolero, by Jeff Beck? Hint: If they had formed a band it would have been a supergroup!
  13. Still can't recall his name. I can see his face (and white hair) in my mind, and his blue sparkle Gretsch drumset, but not his name.
  14. Highest sales of a single album title? Isn't that Eagles Greatest Hits (or the equivalent if the title is different)?
  15. Laurie Anderson