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The Terrifying Revenge Of The Three-Chord Wonders

Artist Song Buy
The Who  I Can't Explain  buy on itunes
David Bowie  Queen Bitch  buy on itunes
The Clash  Guns On The Roof  buy on itunes
Rolling Stones  Get Off My Cloud  buy on itunes
Brinsley Schwarz  (What's So Funny About) Peace, Love & Understanding  buy on itunes
Wire  Mannequin  buy on itunes
Nazz  Open My Eyes  buy on itunes
The Go-Go's  Our Lips Are Sealed  buy on itunes
The Troggs  Wild Thing  buy on itunes
Matthew Sweet  Sick Of Myself  buy on itunes
Pink Floyd  The Gold It's In The...  buy on itunes
The Ramones  Swallow My Pride  buy on itunes
Sweet  Little Willy  buy on itunes
The Feelies  Raised Eyebrows  buy on itunes
The Move  Do Ya  buy on itunes
The Kingsmen  Louie Louie  buy on itunes
Dressy Bessy  This May Hurt (A Little)  buy on itunes
Lou Reed  Vicious  buy on itunes
The Kinks  The Hard Way  buy on itunes
Los Hombres  Let It All Hang Out  buy on itunes
Katrina & The Waves  Do You Want Crying  buy on itunes
Warren Zevon  Werewolves Of London  buy on itunes
Squeeze  I Can't Hold On  buy on itunes
World Party  Way Down Now  buy on itunes
The Who  Baba O'Riley  buy on itunes

Comment:

Because, when you come right down to it, there's absolutely no reason to ruin a perfectly good rock 'n' roll song with a fourth chord. Except maybe if you thrown in a minor seventh for the bridge, but setting that aside...
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Mixxer
Date: 9/30/2006
Had a feeling Louie Louie would make an appearance here. Cool idea for a mix. I once read up on just how many chords there really are - it was kind of amazing since obviously 3 is plenty.
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The Misfit
Date: 9/30/2006
Wonderful.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 9/30/2006
Almost every single song here is a classic. I'm all in favor of the three chord wonder (there is a fourth chord in "I Can't Explain," though).
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rachel stardust
Date: 10/1/2006
HAHAHAHA. What a great theme, and these are some fantastic songs. Great work!
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Little Spencer Boys
Date: 10/1/2006
oh man, did you nail 'em... and plenty here to love as well... thanks for ... heck... every cut...(and the bass never leaves the root)
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Siobhan
Date: 10/1/2006
Love this! Was just listening to that Go-Gos track so it makes me very happy to see it here. Excellent Clash -> Wire section too - yep, you really DID nail 'em.
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Sean Lally
Date: 10/1/2006
All killer shit! Three chords and the truth, man. And the occasional drop-three-half-steps minor.... I gotta say, though - the last Who song and the Nazz just don't feel like 3 chord songs. Maybe too bombastic, with complicated fills. But hey, who's complaining?
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p the swede
Date: 10/1/2006
great idea and well performed too
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Pop Kulcher
Date: 10/1/2006
Sean -- funny, the Nazz track and "Baba O'Riley" were the two I struggled with most. The Nazz really vamp through the whole thing, so it's not exactly a three-chord wonder, but it does open with the "Can't Explain" riff, and follows that motif through the song even if they avoid the chords themselves once the jamming starts. As for "Baba," I really wanted to open and close with the Who, as Townshend relied on three-chord riffs more than pretty much anyone else in history. It came down to this or "In a Hand or Face," and I probably could have gone either way.
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Jenergy
Date: 10/1/2006
I love love love this! Not a single thing I don't like here, though I agree with Sean about Baba O'Riley.
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groove366
Date: 10/1/2006
Great stuff.

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