Billy Squier...awesome early footage

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  1. KevinB85

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    would love to add this to my cover band set but the vocals are a lil out of my range. nice to see the boys layin it down on LPs here though. \m/

     
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    "Don't Say No" is a killer from start to finish. Just listened the other day. Holds up pretty well thirty years on.

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    That's my pal, Kenny Aaronson on bass. Jeff Golub on guitar.
     
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    I remember that concert broadcast. Also still have Don't Say No in rotation in my car, still have it on worn vinyl. That was a monster guitar album full of hits at a time when the new wave brits and synth music were starting to attack the charts. BS at the time reminds me sorta like GNR weeding through the late 80s to the top of the charts.
     
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    Squier is one of my favorite artists. He had a knack for writing catchy tunes chock full of hooks. Seen him live a bunch of times and he always puts on a great show.
     
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    I know Billy owns a 57 or 58 Les Paul. Don't know if that's it...
     
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    I have to admit, I never cared for him, but the girls I was chasing at the time loved him and played that record incessantly. It doesn't sound so bad 30 years removed and Kenny is playing some great in this video.
     
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    "Don't Say No" was a solid record, every song was good. I saw him in late '82 at the Cottonbowl in Dallas. He opened for the Who (their "farewell tour"), and had the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders on stage with him for a song.

    Edit: Was "Stroke" on that record? because I never really cared for that one.
     
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    Love me some Billy Squier!
     
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    Love that record.
     
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    I got dragged to a Squier show at the Dick Clark Westchester Theater at the height of his popularity (I think I was the one with the night time driving privileges). Much to my surprise, if you got past the screaming girls in the audience, it was a pretty kickass rock show. Bobby Chouinard had a huge backbeat, Kenny Aronson (sp?) was killing, and Billy can really play.

    Just don't ask me to watch a video.
     
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    Yeah...and honestly one of my least favorite Squier tunes.
     
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    It's my understanding the other 'burst was stolen from a recording studio in New York. Squier has/had a ton of vintage guitars.
     
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    Nickstrtcstr Lactose Intolerant Guitar Slinger

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    Billy rocked it. I was a 20 year when this was filmed. Brings back lots of memories for me of my younger days. Yes, it still holds up.
     
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    only one of his worth a hoot. All the others ended up in the cut-out bin.
     
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    Billy consistently had killer Les Paul/Telecaster into a a dry Marshall tone.
     
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    I was at that show as well, he got the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders up on stage for Stroke :banana:D

    ...and I do believe Stroke was on the album before Don't Say No, ?
     
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    If Billy had not done that video where he femininely bounced around on the bed
    in a pink shirt, he would probably still be popular today. I think that video was
    directed by the guy who made "High School Musical", go figure.
     

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