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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, '10, 4:50 pm 
Chicago has been around since the late 60's. They've released more than 30 albums, they've NEVER broken up, and if you ask me, I think they're only getting better with age, since they've been around for almost 50 years. Some people dismiss them because they made a bunch of ballads, and I can understand that, because alot of their big hits were ballads, but they need to look above and beyond and remember there was more to them than that. They were unique for being one of the first rock bands to incorporate a horns section into their sound. I've been a fan of theirs since 2004. And some of their songs I think are some of the greatest songs of all time.

TRIVIA:Many people think that their song "25 or 6 to 4", which is one of my top 10 favorite songs of theirs BTW, is about drugs, but it's not, it's about a musician trying to write a song within 25 or 6 minutes to 4 in the morning. I think that song is also a good song for race car driving IMO. But we can't forget these either:

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Beginnings
Make Me Smile
Saturday In The Part
Dialogue (Part I & II)
Call On Me
Happy Man
Feelin' Stronger Every Day
If You Leave Me Now
No Tell Lover
Street Player (aka their disco song)
Hard To Say I'm Sorry/Get Away
Love Me Tomorrow
Stay The Night
Hard Habit To Break
You're The Inspiration
Will You Still Love Me?
If She Would Have Been Faithful...
I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love
Look Away
What Kind Of Man Would I Be?
Sleeping In The Middle Of The Bed
Here In My Heart
Feel (the version with the horns, not the version you hear on the radio and at Walgreens)


And some of these songs have also really cheered me up when I've had a bad day a couple of times. That's how powerful their music is. The kind of songs that separate the clouds and bring out the sun. Especially the feel good classics like Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, Make Me Smile, and Saturday In The Park. Call On Me is great too! And the cover for Chicago X is one of my all time favorite album covers (attached to this post)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, '10, 5:49 pm 
Oh yeah, Chicago deserve more love. A band with the guts to make their first 3 albums double albums and their fourth a quadruple album is remarkable. Their music was very good as well, specially their first four, IMO, with all those 15, 20-minute suites and a blend of jazz, hard rock, rock 'n' roll, classical, big band, etc. My favorite album by them is Chicago (II).


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, '10, 8:24 pm 
tilinelson2 wrote:Oh yeah, Chicago deserve more love. A band with the guts to make their first 3 albums double albums and their fourth a quadruple album is remarkable. Their music was very good as well, specially their first four, IMO, with all those 15, 20-minute suites and a blend of jazz, hard rock, rock 'n' roll, classical, big band, etc. My favorite album by them is Chicago (II).

Chicago II is probably their most popular one. :) It's very good, I agree. And you're right about their first four albums. I can't think of any other band who's done that! And I agree with you on the blend of their music!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, '10, 11:21 pm 
I have to agree, Chicago, is a fantastic group! I love many of their songs and music, and have some of their records and CD's! :yes:


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