Pieces of April, Fools!

Pieces of April, Fools!

April may begin with jokes and pranks, but behind the fool festival is a quite extensive soundtrack of “foolish” music, such as the song title in this sentence. Our collection of jovial jams covers all types of foolhardy formats: songs, bands, albums, lyrics, and maybe a movie or two. Some musical April Fool’s day history: 1966 – Pye Records released the first solo single from […]

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Eclipsing Music: Our Burn-Your-Eyes-Out Playlist

Eclipsing Music: Our Burn-Your-Eyes-Out Playlist

Word on the street is that everybody will be staring at the sky Monday, billions of eyes gazing at the heavens. We anticipate that there will be all kinds of theme parties, barbeques and dances and so on. Everybody will take the day off. The highways will be jam packed over the weekend as people pack up and make their way to one of the […]

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Backtracks: Bad Company – Bad Company

Backtracks: Bad Company – Bad Company

Bad Company Goes Public When he heard his first Beatles song, Paul Rodgers was a teenager playing for The Roadrunners, a local band in Middlesbrough, England. The band members at the time included Micky Moody (Whitesnake) and Bruce Thomas (Elvis Costello and The Attractions). They performed assorted cover songs at halls and clubs in the area. In 1967 they had played out the local music scene so […]

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Backtracks: Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies

Backtracks: Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies

Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies Here comes the part where the preacher’s son grows up to become a global phenomenon as a shock-rock singer and musician who dearly wants his rockstar character to be elected to public office. He dreams up and produces one of the first story-line promo videos on MTV. The project is deemed a success and the game of music promotion suddenly […]

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Backtracks: Steve Miller Band – Book Of Dreams

Backtracks: Steve Miller Band – Book Of Dreams

In the Steve Miller book of dreams there may be a chapter about his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame being placed at the world-famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, right in front of the iconic Capitol Records building. As a youngster growing up in Milwaukee, Miller took a liking to music due to his mother, Bertha, a talented, jazz-influenced singer. His father was a physician and […]

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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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