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PostSubject: Billy Squier   Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:02 pm

The guy rocked [all night long]. I hate the fact that most think about him "coming out" when, by seeing ANY of his videos, it was super obvious. I was at the Myth in Minnesota for his so-called "comeback" a bunch of years ago and he slayed. Any other fans of this rock icon? Still one of my favs.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:06 pm

I liked him as a kid, dismissed him as I got older and rediscovered his music recently.

A better songwriter then he is giving credit for. His discography is filled with gems IMO
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:20 am

Don't Say No is a fantastic album, probably in my top ten of all time.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:31 am

Picked up his first 3 albums on vinyl last year for 3 bucks. I've always loved his music. But as much as I heard rumors about him being gay, I also heard he was bangin' Martha Quinn back in the day so I dunno. She's still as cute as a button.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:22 am

Yeah, he rocks. Although I knew only the hits,I've been a fan of his since back in the day. I've since bought a greatest hits cd of his and it's a great listen the whole way through.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:12 am

I had his Don't Say No on cassette back in the day and played it so much that I practically wore it out... but for whatever reason I've never upgraded it to CD. Maybe I should do something about that now that you've got me thinking about it again...

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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:02 am

I had his greatest hits on cd at one time, but it ended up just taking up space on the shelf so away it went. Can't say I miss it.

Aside from that unfortunate video, I never thought he was gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that. For what it's worth, teh interwebs say he is married. To a woman.

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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:46 pm

Here he is with his wife


She is or was a German professional soccer player.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:25 pm

There were a few really good songs on the early albums (which I mostly found uninteresting).

Piper - 'Can't Wait' LP 1977 "Bad Boy"



Billy Squier - 'The Tale of the Tape' LP 1980 "Rich Kid"



'Don't Say No' (1981) , and 'Emotions in Motion' (1982) were great albums, maybe even 100% perfect ?
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:30 pm

Fat Freddy wrote:
I had his Don't Say No on cassette back in the day and played it so much that I practically wore it out... but for whatever reason I've never upgraded it to CD. Maybe I should do something about that now that you've got me thinking about it again...

Same here.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:11 pm

mikeinfla wrote:
Here he is with his wife


She is or was a German professional soccer player.

Hmm. Another myth busted. Still, brutal video.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:29 pm

Yeah, totally not gay. Until he dances around his bedroom. Haha.

Anyway, big fan of the guy here. From Piper to his solo stuff, even the recent acoustic offerings. He's a certifiable talent that got "shafted" by homophobia, basically. An absolute shame, really.

Dude's still got a solid voice, too; though apparently he has no band. Haha.



I mentioned this recently, but my father was in a band with Squier's drummer, Bobby Chouinard (who supposedly was gay), when he was a teen. They were called X-Wolf. Horrible name. Haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:54 am

I Have every single album Billy has put out..My favorite is the Rock Candy remaster of Tale of The Tape.. Also the anniversary remaster of Don't Say Know...
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:47 pm


I owned Dont Say Know back in the day.... My favorite track has always been Lonely is the Night... that song just kills!!!

The live version has a great jam and there are several on You Tube...

I recently picked up Billy Squier The Essentials.... 15 tracks with four of them coming from Dont Say Know.... of all of the best of's this is the only one I can find that had Lonely is the Night... hence it is now part of my collection again...

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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:49 am

Gay ? Now that caught my eye.
I always thought of Billy, back then, as being a really pot high
and whiskey tipsy and just had sex - type listening to music
I read a G-N-R book - and Slash was being interviewed -
at his home in L.A - this is about 1988 or so -
It's midnight - 1 am - and Izzy calls - Slash reluctantly allows him in -
and Billy Squire walks in with Izzy -
they say hi, and they go in the next room and start jamming
as Slash shrugs and continues the interview about how 'A.F.D' is rocking the world -
I think Squire is a Massachussetts dude -
was around with The Cars, J.Geilis band, Boston, Aerosmith - etc
Dont Say No - was SUPER HUGE in New England -
Saw him live and Def Lep openned - (Bringin' on the Heart Ache song tour )
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:43 am

I got his remastered Don't Say Gay album a couple years ago. I also have one of his (Best Of) collections from Walmart. Dude is underrated and has a pretty good Robert Plant type voice.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:03 am

He's really good, grew up with his records and felt he always needed more attention (there was nothing wrong at all with that music video; if that was gay dancing then a handful of 80's pop metal videos were full of it, and who cares anyway).

BUT.

Eddie Trunk's inclusion of Squier in his Essentials book? That was almost out of place as his mention of Hagar.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:00 am

Former band guitarist Jeff Golub died yesterday at age 59 from a rare brain disease. Lately he was a successful jazz guitarist.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:15 pm

I was a huge fan back in the day. I liked his voice, Good songs.

I did see him with Piper, Headeast & Angel in San Jose. 25 years later across the street at Music In The Park I saw Jeff Golub & his Jazz band play. A few thousand people were there for a free show. My wife knows him through his Rod The Mod days...
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:28 pm

Billy Squier has a lot of solid albums. My favorite was "The tale of tape".

Smart businessman as well. After his label "Capital" didn't want him anymore, he got back all of his music. He owns it all and has made a boatload of money from movies, commercials, and rap music. Billy Squier is one of the most sampled artists in rap music.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:25 pm


I have his King Biscuit Flower Hour on CD and it is a totally kick butt live album.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:18 pm

ResedaCountryClub wrote:
Billy Squier has a lot of solid albums.  My favorite was "The tale of tape".  

Smart businessman as well.  After his label "Capital" didn't want him anymore, he got back all of his music.  He owns it all and has made a boatload of money from movies, commercials, and rap music.  Billy Squier is one of the most sampled artists in rap music.
Good for him. Glad to hear that. I remember seeing Billy perform on a show honoring Les Paul and being impressed. My sister played his albums all the time, so was kind of burnt on him and really didn't explore his work on my own. Time to revisit his stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:02 pm

Been a fan since I was kid. I have had the hardest time locating a nice copy of "Signs of Life" on CD. I remember that being one of the first cassettes I bought with my own money.
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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:32 pm

How anyone thought this was a good idea we'll never know...


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PostSubject: Re: Billy Squier   Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:31 pm

It's a fun video. Up there with Journey's Separate Ways and Candlemass's Bewtiched. Eddie Money's Shakin' also had its moments...
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