WTD 2008 Week 2 - Classic Rewind

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  1. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Hit the rewind button for Classic Rock from the cassette years. Boston, Tom Petty, Springsteen, Van Halen and more from the late '70s and '80s.

    What we play: Police, Aerosmith, Journey, The Cars and many more.

    Channel 49 on XM, 15 on Sirius

    * Please indicate how much you like this channel by assigning it a rating. Simply use the thread rating system found at the top of the thread and give it a vote. :)
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009
  2. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    It's already on my presets... I give it two thumbs up.

    Give it a shot, you just might like it.
  3. awax

    awax New Member

    Not a bad station. It was one of my presets before the merger but I rarely had it tuned in. I much prefer the real classic rock of the late 60's and 70's.
  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Before the mergeer Big Tracks was one of my favourite stations on XM. ClassicRewind was my favourite on Sirius. After the merge, I love this channel more than either of the previous ones. It is by far my favourite channel.

    The playlist seems to be sufficiently deep without a lot of bad songs or b-sides added.

    Two thumbs up on this one.
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  5. edgarb

    edgarb Member

    I just listened to this station for about 1.5 hours. It's ok, but probably won't get a present. I definitely think the station is better post merger, but still, to me the classic rock from that era is just a bit too cheesy. This may sound funny, but I would rather listen to 1st wave, which is sort of the same era but alternative. Thanks for letting me state my opinion.
  6. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    I never listened to this station, but I just started work at radioshack last week, and every day, the manager throws on classic rewind, and I gotta say, it's a good channel. Deeper then I thought, but from the sounds of it, the merg of big tracks to this channel helped it.
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  7. Argji

    Argji Member

    Classic Rewind is one that I listened to pre-merger (reminds me of High School, which is good and sometimes not so good) and it seems that it has added some songs that I have not heard before which is great. I've noticed similiar changes also with 80s on 8. Makes me wonder why they can't "loosen up" my other favorite - 1st Wave.

    Anyway, I like how they split the later "classics" from the older rock, and enjoy both.
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  8. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I was going to mention that Classic Rewind was the rock groups of my high school days. But instead I will post about Block Party's. There is a Classic Rock station in Madison. I don't know if they still do this now, but on weekends they would play 5 or so songs in a row from the same group. Called it a block party weekend. Does Classic Rewind do anything similiar?
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  9. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    They used to do double shots @ 1PM M-F but they don't appear to do that anymore.
  10. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    Classic Rewind is one of my presets. I like what they've done with it since the merger. There is a good balance of the worn out anthems mixed in there with the less familiar (but not totally obscure) stuff. I can throw it on and go out by the pool keeping it on for hours on end and not get tired of it. It's also a good listen in the car too.

    I agree that it's good how they split up the classic rock channels. Great job overall...
  11. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    I can honestly say that I can turn off the tuner, look at the screen, and sing to just about 90% of the songs they play...:(

    Maybe I'm getting old or maybe I've just hear these songs too many times. I was expecting better. This was the music I grew up listening to. The Van Halen's. The Aerosmith's. The Car's. Now it's too much if those bands.

    Where are the Motley Crue's? The Cult's? The Jane's Addiction's? The Red Hot Chili Pepper's? More of the hair bands and alternative rock, please. I know you can hear that stuff on other channels, but to me, that's part of classic rock. If they can play The Black Crowes, they can play those bands. They play Extreme for crying out loud...:right:

    Ok. Not great. I'll give it 3 out of 5 stars. This was a pre-set, but I'm not going to keep it one anymore. I'll use it for another channel that I may like later...:)
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  12. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    This was my #2 choice for classic rock next Buzzsaw, but since Buzzsaw is now gone! :mad: This is my new #1 choice for classic rock. I enjoy listening to Classic Rewind for about an hour or two a day.
  13. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    I am going to have to agree with the above statements. This is a station myself has to be in a rare mood to listen to. It is a good station to brag to your friends about as they will hear familiar songs and I can tell them it is commerical free radio etc. It is basically a FM classic rock station without the advertisments.

    The DJ's talk some what much but not as bad as other channels.
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  14. squigy0

    squigy0 Member

    Sounds: "Classic" rock from 1975 to the early 90s

    Positives: Very large playlist. DJs on this channel actually giving useful information on how to hear other programming related to artists on the channel, and music news on the artists

    Negatives: DJs did sometimes come in louder than the music causing some speaker distortion and quick reaching for the volume knob

    Blastability: Very High. This music's classic and deserves to be loud!

    Overall: I only heard songs up to maybe 1988 but I know I've heard Blues Traveler on the Sirius version before, which clocks in at about 1993. The format seems absolutely perfected at this point as Sirius was the first one to start using the "new classics" format, then XM soon followed suit with Big Tracks, the former name of this channel on XM. The addition of DJs (Big Tracks was just a jukebox) adds a lot of character to it
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  15. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Classic Rewind is a channel that does it right. Never sounded better than it has lately. Hard to believe all those 80's songs I grew up hearing are now considered "classic rock" Getting old... kind of scary. :shock:

    I like the split between Vinyl and Rewind and listen to them both equally.
    Keeping the preset its had since 2004. Good channel!
  16. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    It is on my presets as well , and it is a damn good station . Once AC DC Radio goes away I think the Bone Yard will be on my presets but it depends if they play the newer shit from those artists.
  17. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    What semipenguin said. If we were any more in agreement, we'd be wearing the same underpants. And I promised him we'd never do that again.
  18. snakester

    snakester Member

    I'm really enjoying this channel, a lot more than i originally thought i would. I'm into the heavier stuff of this time period (read: hair nation and boneyard) but this was great. Now to find a place in my presets for it.
  19. leviramsey

    leviramsey New Member

    Lithium is basically a classic rock channel, too... I'm only 26 and there's a channel of classic rock that was new when I was in high school!
  20. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Boxers only...:)
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