Wednesday, October 21, 2015

3009. Huey Lewis and the News - Power of Love

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From: Back to the Future (soundtrack); Year 1985; Genre: Rock/Pop
Today is the 21st of October, 2015, which is also the date that Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled to in the second Back to the Future, which is a very, very popular film classic. Whilst in reality "the future" turned out quite a bit different, it was still quite a vision for a time that was 30 years in the future! Now I'm feeling old; I remember when all three movies came out....
Anyway, I figured I should mark the occasion with a very appropriate song; this was one of the two songs that acted as the film's theme and is immediately recognizable and, funny enough, not really a dated song in any way for a 30 year old song.

Hear Power of Love on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Black Sabbath - Paranoid

My song pick two years ago today: The Cult - Painted on My Heart

My song pick three years ago today: Scott Joplin - The Entertainer

My song pick four years ago today: Maktub - So Tired

My song pick five years ago today: Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca

My song pick six years ago today: Iron Maiden - Sun and Steel

My song pick seven years ago today: Deep Purple - Knocking At Your Back Door

My song pick eight years ago today: Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

3005. Motörhead - Motorhead

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From: Motörhead; Year: 1977; Genre: Metal
This morning I had some Motörhead on my mind so I'm choosing one of their songs for my pick today. Of course this is the eponymous single from the album of the band's namesake and debut. Originally Motorhead was recorded with Hawkwind whilst Lemmy was in the band and was also the song's author. While still very similar to the Hawkwind version this one's a bit edgier and in my opinion the sound mix was a wee bit too dirty, but still a good version. It's very much fun to hear the early material from bands that would go on to become legends like this one.

Hear Motorhead on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Leon Mitchison and the Eastex Freeway Band - Street Scene

My song pick two years ago today: Neil Young & Crazy Horse - My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)

My song pick three years ago today: Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing

My song pick four years ago today: Rush - Leave That Thing Alone

My song pick five years ago today: Jim Croce - Photographs and Memories

My song pick six years ago today: Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - Turn To Stone

My song pick seven years ago today: Sniff'n the Tears - Driver's Seat

My song pick eight years ago today: Styx - Lady