Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

3313. Foreigner - Juke Box Hero

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From: 4; Year: 1981; Genre: Hard Rock
While visiting a local theme park yesterday I heard this song coming from one of the attractions; it felt like a great day for some Foreigner, so why not?
I was actually surprised that I have yet to pick this one, which is one of my favourites from the band. I just love that hard-driving synth, which was apparently provided by one Thomas Dolby, whose career was about to breakthrough. It's sad that Foreigner softened their music a lot after 4, but they still had a few I suppose, but nothing like this album/song.

Hear Juke Box Hero on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: AC/DC - Touch Too Much

My song pick two years ago today: Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) - Find Out About Love

My song pick three years ago today: Hawkwind - Orgone Accumulator

My song pick four years ago today: Robert Schumann - Op. 17 - Fantasie in C

My song pick five years ago today: Muse - Supermassive Black Hole

My song pick six years ago today: Eddie Lang - Eddie's Twister

My song pick seven years ago today: The Goo Goo Dolls - Black Balloon

My song pick eight years ago today: Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon


Saturday, August 06, 2016

3303. The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

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From: Out of Our Heads; Year: 1965; Genre: Hard Rock
I was talking about The Rolling Stones the other day with a family member and it got me thinking about their music again.
I find it kind of funny that I've gone this long and not picked Satisfaction... it seems to be something that happens a lot with band's bigger hits; the longer I go I seem to think that I've already picked the big hits, but many times it's not the case.
Anyway, this is probably one of the most iconic songs from not only the band, but I'd hazard to say it's an icon of the 20th century.

Hear (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: The Sword - Apocryphon

My song pick two years ago today: The Doors - Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)

My song pick three years ago today: Slade - Slam the Hammer Down

My song pick four years ago today: Stahlhammer - Mensch

My song pick five years ago today: Rush - Afterimage

My song pick six years ago today: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice - The Last Supper (From Jesus Christ Superstar)

My song pick seven years ago today: Megadeth - Sleepwalker

My song pick eight years ago today: The Allman Brothers Band - The Whipping


Friday, August 05, 2016

3302. The Temptations - War

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From: Psychedelic Shack; Year: 1970; Genre: Funk/Soul/Motown
When I was doing some outdoor work I had this one pop into my mind and not go away, so I'd figured I go ahead and make it my 152nd Funky Friday pick in a row. Most would probably remember the Edwin Starr version of this anti-war song, which is definitely a great tune, but most don't realize that it was not the original. The Temptations recorded it, but was not released as a single because Motown didn't want to turn off The Temptations more conservative followers, so they went with Edwin Starr instead, which became a smash hit.
In this version I love the vocals and what they're doing both in the lead and background, which is simply amazing and the music is excellently done as always.

Hear War on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Eric Stuart Band - Lipstick & Barbed Wire

My song pick two years ago today: Band of Horses - A Little Biblical

My song pick three years ago today: Kansas - Portrait (He Knew)

My song pick four years ago today: Nightwish - Passion and the Opera

My song pick five years ago today: Seven Mary Three - Cumbersome

My song pick six years ago today: Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) - Let It Ride

My song pick seven years ago today: Queen - Flash

My song pick eight years ago today: Joe Cocker - When The Night Comes


Wednesday, August 03, 2016

3300. 30 Seconds to Mars - Night of the Hunter

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From: This is War; Year: 2009; Genre: Alternative Rock
Another "rollover" pick with it now being 3300 songs that I've blogged about; thought I needed something fitting and 30 Seconds to Mars immediately came to mind. I hadn't picked one from the band for some time, so now is a good time as ever. Plus it gives me a chance to pick up and listen to their This is War album, which is quite a bit better than the other material of theirs I've listened to prior; this is probably my favourite track thus far.

Hear Night of the Hunter on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Rush - The Weapon (Part II of Fear)

My song pick two years ago today: Genesis - Abacab

My song pick three years ago today: Savatage - Handful of Rain

My song pick four years ago today: Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Barbarian

My song pick five years ago today: Charlie Parker - Summertime

My song pick six years ago today: Tarot - Gone

My song pick seven years ago today: The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black

My song pick eight years ago today: The Enemys - Sinner Man


Monday, August 01, 2016

3298. Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again

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From: Touch; Year: 1983; Genre: New Wave/Synthpop
After seeing the title to this song I immediately had it playing through my mind; I have to say it definitely brings back memories. The Eurythmics are probably one of the bands that imprinted the electronic sounds of the early 1980s on my mind. I'm actually kind of surprised I had not picked one of their songs yet; I thought I did.
Anyway, I've always loved the way they balanced the overall melancholy feelings and lyrics with the stronger, and powerful aspects as well.

Hear Here Comes the Rain Again on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Jefferson Airplane - Plastic Fantastic Lover

My song pick two years ago today: Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself

My song pick three years ago today: Muse - Explorers

My song pick four years ago today: The Pretenders - Middle of the Road

My song pick five years ago today: U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name

My song pick six years ago today: Uriah Heep - Wizard

My song pick seven years ago today: Queen - Bicycle Race

My song pick eight years ago today: The Doors - Love Me Two Times