Backtracks: INXS – Kick

Backtracks: INXS – Kick

The idea came from Gary Morris, the manager of Midnight Oil. He suggested that the Farris Brothers change the name of their band to INXS, making them somewhat ‘inaccessible’, a mix inspired by the British band XTC and Australian jam makers IXL. The two bands were touring together in 1978, making the rounds on the Oz pub and club circuit. The three Farris brothers, Jon, Tim, […]

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Jury Decree: Led Zep Has No Spirit

Jury Decree: Led Zep Has No Spirit

A few hours after the verdict became public, In the Evening, Poor Tom was down by The Ocean, partying like a Fool in the Rain. His elation was obvious, although slightly saddened because his wife was not there to share the moment with him. She was now Ten Years Gone, and he recalled how she told him “Since I’ve Been Loving You, I have found […]

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A Nice Pair – Boomer Bands Meet Their Match

A Nice Pair – Boomer Bands Meet Their Match

Wayward Son Meets Tiny Dog Like peanut butter and jelly, day and night, or even rock and roll, some things in life just go together. Stop and go, risk and reward, millions of pairs of things that pass through our lives. We first considered coming up with a profile of well-known pairs of artists with famous acts such as Simon and Garfunkel, Hall and Oates, […]

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Baby Boomer Music Hits II

Baby Boomer Music Hits II

  One Hit Wonders Get A Second Look Our initial excursion into the realm of one-hit wonderfulness made us dizzy, mostly due to the sheer quantity of potential candidates for the ‘King of the Hill’ spot on a mountain of ‘here and then gone’ tunes. With an extensive list of baby boomer music hits by bands and artists from all over the place, let’s take […]

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Backtracks: Supertramp – Crime of the Century

Backtracks: Supertramp – Crime of the Century

The Adventures of a Super-Tramp In Swindon, England, Richard Davies gravitated towards music at an early age. When he was eight his parents presented him with a radiogram, a combination radio and record player, which included records from drumming legend Gene Krupa. Soon Davies was an aspiring drummer, listening to military marching songs to develop a technique. In due course Richard began taking drumming lessons and […]

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Road Trip Rock

Road Trip Rock

Takin’ It To The Streets When it comes to a road trip there should be some type of planning involved. Folks need to know where they are going, how to get there, and have an idea of what they need to take with them. Our concern here is the road trip rock CD or playlist for the trip. We like road songs, so here are […]

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Castaway Collection

Castaway Collection

We hope that it never happens, but what if, on some future day, you find yourself stranded on a desert island. Think about the music that you would miss. Could you do without for a long time? If allowed just one compact disc, your tiny castaway collection, can you say which one you would choose? After considering the vast amount of possible options, we’d like […]

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Backtracks: Ted Nugent – Ted Nugent

Backtracks: Ted Nugent – Ted Nugent

From his classic rock music to his public persona, Ted Nugent has made some lasting and assorted impacts.

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City to City

City to City

Music makes it easy to travel the world. You can listen to Chicago in Berlin or listen to Berlin in Chicago. You don’t even need wi-fi or the Internet. Go old school and put in that L.A. Guns cassette while waiting for your aunt’s train at Brownsville Station. Play some Kansas when you’re stuck in Lodi. Music is global and diverse in songs and bands, and […]

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Second Helping: Life After A Big Time Debut Album

Second Helping: Life After A Big Time Debut Album

So your debut album went ‘King Midas’ and sold millions. Didn’t see that coming — what do you do next? We’re taking a look at the second album from new groups with big time debut record sales. Second offerings from mega-movers like Boston, The Cars, Foreigner, and a couple more. In the history of classic rock, there have been maybe just a few dozen chart-topping […]

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