Happy Music

| February 1, 2014

Since the tune I discussed earlier today was somewhat . . . less than happy, I thought I’d post this. Call it “balancing things out”.

Maybe it’s just me. But if there’s a happier rock-n-roll tune out there, I don’t know what that is.



“Mommy’s all right
Daddy’s all right
They just seem a little weird . . .”

Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
28 and 30 April 1978

Category: Pointless blather, Who knows

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First Rock Band I ever saw. They opened for Robert Plant in like 1987-ish



It ain’t rock, but it’s happy happy joy joy type music.

And it’s got a message too!


What? Six comments on the other post and you felt bad? Tighten up, Hondo. Tighten up…


Thanks Hondo. Hadn’t heard that in quite a while.


1987 TSO, that must put you around my age. Of course first rock band I saw was Foreigner in 81′


My favorite song from my favorite band. To top it off, my four year old and my two year old rock out to this. Nothing says happy like a two year old singing at the top of her lungs “mommy’s all right, daddy’s all right”! Just makes my day.

Old Trooper

Here’s a happy tune.

2/17 Air Cav

My happy song


It makes liberals cry


Okay, here’s mine.


Now that’s good music.


Hondo, just because we are friends, or are at least alleged to be, I actually clicked on this one. I just don’t get it. At all.

But what would I know. The only rock band I ever pretended to follow was the Dave Clark 5. And only because Michael Smith was a classically trained pianist who practiced 8 hours a day. Was always more into Herb Alpert, the Four Tops, or Merle Haggard.

But unlike so many of those “tolerant” other folks, I enjoy watching others enjoying stuff which I don’t particularly like. Whatever floats yer boat is fine with me.

Carry on, y’all!


@13 OWB at least it isn’t “Modern Country”. You know they say country music touches your heart. The only problem I have is that it has to go through my f@cking ears to get there!


This one always does it for me:


Well, Sparks, I am so old school that I don’t really consider anything that plugs into an electrical outlet a musical instrument. And I seriously don’t appreciate having to wear earplugs when attending something called a concert. (Or a movie, for that matter.)

Had a longstanding argument with a friend some years ago. She insisted that pianos were “keyboards.” I always told her that pianos have keyboards, but “keyboards” are what modern bands use instead of pianos.

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Happy Music?


My entry:


David Coverdale rocks!

Old Trooper

@18: Well, GT, I can’t fault your entry, here. I have seen the boys live a few times and it was always a good show.


I was in High School when this vinyl came out. I played it until it about wore out. One of the best Live Albums ever.

Thanks for posting this. I never knew there was video of this concert and it sure does bring back memories.


Smashing Pumpkins–Today.

That is all.


@18: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCChxBSRo1Y

An Ex-Girlfriends favorite song but thats another story. Sometimes I miss Wendy…Remember when Hair Bands and music were just plain fun?


Actually, I’ll add a couple more to the list:

Bill Withers–Lovely Day


And of course, happy without Johnny Nash?

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And high kicks, parachute pants and Chucky-T’s.

Zero Ponsdorf

This one always makes me feel happy, er, um, not quite sad.



Zero–this one’ll put a smile on your face, I bet.

Green Thumb

Happy Music.

2nd recommendation; same kick ass dude.

2nd best frontman behind Ronnie James Dio.


Rock it out!

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Before I log in to TAH, I usually listen to this:


A live performance from a 60s and 70s power trio: