Saturday, May 30, 2015

2864 The Steve Miller Band - Rock it

From: Steve Miller Band Boxed Set; Year: 1994; Genre: Rock/Blues Rock
I had a tiring drive home last night and a busy morning, but I still took some time out to get today's pick in.
I remember hearing this one on the radio quite a bit about 15 to 20 years ago, (now I'm feeling old), despite the fact that it apparently was only released on the band's Greatest Hits Box Set. This is another one that's not a huge favourite of mine from the band, it's still one I like quite a bit. It has that nice bluesy guitar rock that would be perfect for one of those roadhouses out on a Saturday Night along a desert highway.

Hear Rock It on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Earth, Wind & Fire - In the Stone

My song pick two years ago today: America - You Can Do Magic

My song pick three years ago today: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - K. 1a - Andante in C

My song pick four years ago today: The Grateful Dead - Help is on the Way/Slipknot!

My song pick five years ago today: Louis Armstrong - Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen

My song pick six years ago today: R.E.O. Speedwagon - Take It On The Run

My song pick seven years ago today: The Grass Roots - Temptation Eyes


Monday, May 25, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

2854 The Who - Another Tricky Day

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From: Face Dances; Year: 1981; Genre: Hard Rock
Yeah, I'm picking two songs from The Who in a row, so sue me; I love this band and still felt like picking another one of their songs. Face Dances is of course their first album sans legendary drummer Keith Moon after his tragic death; Kenny Jones from The (Small) Faces took over as the heartbeat of the band.
This song is one of their more popular tracks from the band's later period and was one of the lead singles off the album. It has a sound that is reminiscent of their earlier sound and their sound of the when it was recorded.

Hear Another Tricky Day on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Rush - Beneath, Between & Behind

My song pick two years ago today: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Last of a Dyin' Breed

My song pick three years ago today: Rush - Subdivisions

My song pick four years ago today: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - K. 525, Serenade No. 13 for Strings in G major "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"

My song pick five years ago today: Foreigner - Starrider

My song pick six years ago today: The Who - The Real Me

My song pick seven years ago today: Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2853 The Who - 905

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From: Who Are You; Year: 1978; Genre: Hard Rock
After listening to some stuff The Who last night I really got in the mood to listen a bunch more today, and of course, I decided that I would pick one of their songs too.
905 is one from the pen of John Entwistle and was originally supposed to be part of a rock opera based in a future setting he was composing, but sadly it apparently never came to fruition. This one is a very existential song sung from the point of view of a clone being forced, (albeit of his own will), to live a life predetermined in his make up.
The music is a great mix of electronic and conventional music; it's done and arranged very well. John Entwistle's vocals and playing are really good as well; it's amazing that this wasn't promoted as a single, however I'm not a good judge of popular mainstream music. To me music should do more for someone than make them want to get drunk or shake their keister. :P

Hear 905 on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: The Alan Parsons Project - I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You

My song pick two years ago today: Rush - 2112

My song pick three years ago today: Elvis Presley - Hound Dog

My song pick four years ago today: Tesla - I Wanna Live

My song pick five years ago today: Rammstein - Eifersucht

My song pick six years ago today: Duran Duran - Lay Lady Lay

My song pick seven years ago today: Genesis - Mama


Monday, May 18, 2015

2852 Bad Company - No Smoke Without a Fire

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From: Dangerous Age; Year: 1988; Genre: Hard Rock
Yesterday whilst working on my truck I had a bunch of Bad Company's music on my mind and it got me thinking about picking one of their songs.
This one, of course, comes from their second album with Brian Howe on vocals. I have to say, I actually like this period of the band about as much as any other; just really good music in my opinion and, as I already stated, the vocals are really great.
Anyway, this is one of their bigger ones from the late 80's that was a pretty big hit and kind of their "comeback" of sorts.

Hear No Smoke Without a Fire on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Freddy Taylor and His Swing Men from Harlem - Viper's Dream

My song pick two years ago today: Mr. Big - Tempermental

My song pick three years ago today: Heart - Crazy on You

My song pick four years ago today: Billy Thorpe - East of Eden's Gate

My song pick five years ago today: The Delegates - Convention '72

My song pick six years ago today: Ozzy Osbourne - Goodbye to Romance

My song pick seven years ago today: Slade - Run Runaway


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

2845 The Winery Dogs - Elevate

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From: The Winery Dogs; Year: 2013; Genre: Hard Rock/Alternative Rock
I finally got around to checking out the first, (and so far the only), album from the power trio supergroup made up of members from Mr. Big, Dream Theater, and Poison amongst their extensive resumés.
This one is very riff driven with the great technical instrumentality that the members are known for. Along with the majority of the other tracks on this album it also reminds me a lot of Soundgarden, mostly because of Ritchie Kotzen's singing and the fore-mentioned riffing hard rock.

Hear Elevate on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Molly Hatchet - Bloody Reunion

My song pick two years ago today: Alice In Chains - Down in a Hole

My song pick three years ago today: Tower of Power - What is Hip?

My song pick four years ago today: Hawkwind - Sentinel

My song pick five years ago today: Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli (Quintette du Hot Club de France) feat. Freddy Taylor - Shine

My song pick six years ago today: Alice Cooper - School's Out

My song pick seven years ago today: The Guess Who - Shakin' All Over


Tuesday, May 05, 2015