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Edgar Allan Poe

Ah, the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Love them. I am also a fan of The Alan Parson Project. So the combination of the two is right up my ally. The Tales Of Mystery And Imagination album is one of my favorites, and this is one of my favorites from the album. So enjoy The Raven….

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I woke up with this song in my head…

I’ve said it before…I almost always wake up with a song in my head. This morning was no different, but the song…..not my first choice. And I have coworkers to blame. Yesterday afternoon, I was stopped by the coworker (not using names to protect the innocent) that has the office across from mine. Two other coworkers were in there, and through a boring conversation that I will spare you from, it turns out one of them was dressed like one of the Pink Ladies and one like Olivia Newton John, from Grease. No, they did not coordinate, and no, I didn’t immediately recognize that fact. I quickly found myself wandering back into my office and forgot about the whole thing. Until this morning. When I woke up with this song in my head. I blame them. And have told them so. They laughed. Watch it yourself if you dare.

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A Tribute Album I Can’t Wait To Hear

Edgar Winter will release “Brother Johnny“, a tribute to his brother Johnny on April 15. With the likes of Steve Lukather, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh and so many more superstars, it should prove to be a fantastic tribute. The first release was made last week….a cover of Johnny B Goode, with Joe Walsh and Edgar Winter sharing vocals. If this is how the whole album sill sound, I cannot wait.

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This Song Popped Up Today

“The way you bit my lip and you drew first blood/It warmed my cold, cold heart/And you wrote your name right on my back/Boy/your nails were sharp” . Mick wrote Don’t Stop when he was writing for his Goddess In The Doorway solo album, but thought it would be better as a Stones song. Either way, it’s a great song that popped up as I was randomly listening to the iPad. Form Forty Licks, “Don’t Stop”

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The Weather Made Me Do It

It’s been fine during the snow, but the past few days with the slush and wet roads, I’ve needed the windshield wipers more. back in August I had them replaced during some regular maintenance, but the past few days has proven that only one was changed. Fortunately for me it was the driver side blade, but now I have to get the other one done. So this is an appropriate song for the times…..Heywood Banks, from the Bob &Tom Show, and Wiper Blades!


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Another Great Cover

Vanilla Fudge has recently covered some Led Zeppelin songs…”Immigrant Song’, “Rock And Roll”, and now they have released their version of “Ramble On”. All these will be included on an album called Vanilla Zeppelin, soon to be released. I have not listened to the other songs, but the thought of them covering “Ramble On” intrigued me, so I jumped. It is….different. Not a bad different, but definitely different. You’re just gonna have to try it for yourself…..go on, try it…….

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The Next From “Turning To Crime”

Not too long ago, Deep Purple released a video for their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well” from the album of covers Turning To Crime, and they have just released another for the Huey “Piano” Smiths song. Again, they do a great job with the song, and even tip their collective hats to a few of the greats….and one of their own tunes. Worth the watch indeed! The album is set for release on November 26th. Can’t wait to hear their take on Little Feat’s Dixie Chicken and Cream’s White Room…

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The Foo Fighters Have Done IT Again!

“Learn To Fly” was the first Foo Fighters video I saw, and naturally I think it’s a great one, so when I saw they released one for the song “Love Dies Young”, and it stars Jason Sudeikis….well, I knew it was going to be a good one…and I was right! Written and directed by Dave Grohl, the video might not be for everyone though……it is one of my favorite songs from the Medicine At Midnight album, with or without a video.

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Deep Purple has done it again!

The new Deep Purple cover album Turning To Crime will be released November 26th, and if their version of “Oh Well”… is any indication, this is going to be a great album! The video takes up the theme of the title, and is a bit….well, you be the judge, I won’t ruin it for you. The song is well worth it though, so if you have not yet seen/heard it, enjoy!

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Happy Birthday Bryan

OK, yes that is cheesy and bad, but the song rocks. Bryan Adams is 62 today, and a great way to celebrate is to once again enjoy the title track from his third album. So crank it up!

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I just watched the trailer for the Brian Wilson Documentary.

I have been a Beach Boys fan as long as I can remember. I have had Beach Boys 8-Tracks, cassettes, vinyl, and of course mp3’s. I saw Brian live when he performed at the Morrison Center and it was amazing. The documentary Brian WIlson: Long Promised Road made it’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, and will be released to theaters and on VOD November 19th. In it there are interviews with Brian, Elton John, Taylor Hawkins, Bruce Springsteen and more. If the trailer gave me the chills, I cannot imagine what will happen when I watch the whole thing. Even if you’re not necessarily a fan of the Beach Boys, this will be worth the watch.

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Can The Muppets Do ELO Justice?

I stumbled across a video of The Muppets doing Mr. Blue Sky by The Electric Light Orchestra. And I will admit that at first I didn’t’ click the link because I’m not sure why actually. After a few hours I saw it again and thought “Huh. OK, I’ll give it a shot.” Naturally I was not disappointed, but I am wondering why I didn’t just click the first time. So don’t wait! Click now!

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This song popped up somewhere last night…

As an Allman Brothers Band fan, . It’s the title track of the 1990 Seven Turns album, written be Dicky Betts, the first album after the band got back together in 1989. The song did quite well, getting to number 12 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1990, the album peaking at #53. Seven Turns by The Allman Brothers Band.


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OK, that was weird….

I woke up this morning with a song in my head. I almost always do…doesn’t matter if it’s a song or a jingle, or just an odd tune, more often than not there is some song knockin around my noggin first thing. This morning it was Hot Rod Lincoln, by Commander Coy And His Lost Airmen. What’s odd about that? Well, about an hour after waking up I read that George Frayne, aka Commander Cody, had died at the age of 77. Yeah, freaked me out just a little…so naturally I had to give it a listen.

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I’m not sure what happened

It’s not every day that I wake up thinking, “You know, a tune from Donnie Baker And The Pork Pistols would sound good right now.”  But that’s what happened.  This was live in the Bob & Tom Studios, and if the date on the video is correct, it’s from WAY back,  So if you find yourself in need of some interesting entertainment, enjoy Donnie Baker And The Pork Pistols “Let Me Put The Tip In”.  Oh, and it’s good to see and hear Bob again!

 

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Time For A Bob & Tom Flashback

I was listening to some of my Bob & Tom CD’s…I have a few….and some Tim Wilson songs came up.  Tim was a regular on the show till his passing in February of 2014. This was always one for my favorites…Church League Softball Fight, from the Bob & Tom Studios.

 

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The New yes Album Is A Month Away

The new Yes album, The Quest, will be released October first, and the latest single is out now, called ‘Dare To Know’.  As a Yes fan, even though I prefer Jon Anderson as the lead singer, I gave it a listen, and I’ll admit, I kind of like it.  And I really like the video.  If you are a Yes fan, it is worth the watch, and I will give the whole album a listen October 1!

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If you like a good Distortion Pedal…

The description of the video is “I found the heaviest distortion pedal and used it on a harp”, I clicked the link without thinking.  So worth it!

 

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There is a new Billy Idol album coming…

OK-so it’s actually an EP of 4 songs called The Roadside , and the single is called “Bitter Taste”  You can read a great article about it here, or if you want to skip straight to the video, that’s below.  And without spoiling it, by watching the video you should be able to tell what the song is about.

 

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New Doobie Brothers Album On The Way

The new album is called Liberte, and will be released on October 1st, but if you can’t wait that long (I can’t), there are 4 songs from the album on all major streaming services as an EP.  The first single is called “Don’t Ya Mess With Me” and is very much a Doobie Brothers song.  If you haven’t heard it yet, here you go!

 

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It’s Not Rock & Roll…

The trailer for the New Ghostbusters movie Ghostbusters Afterlife is out.  If you have not seen it yet….watch now!

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we Knew They Were Going To Do It…

It was not a surprise when the video for the Foo Fighters doing You Should Be Dancing came out.  We knew they were going to pay tribute to the Bee Gees, but damn!  This is….well, incredible.  Even if you have no love for the Bee Gees…even if you cannot STAND this song….it’s well worth the watch.  At least once.  I’m on my 5th viewing, and it still makes me smile every time!  And it looks like they are really having a good time with it as well.  Cannot wait to hear the rest of the songs on Hail Satin.   The Dee Gees, and You Should Be Dancing

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Tot’s Album Has been Released

Recorded November 21, 2020, release June 25 2021, “With A Little Help From My Friends” sports a new Toto lineup with familiar songs.  This new lineup is fantastic…incredible musicians all, and each song seems to absolutely highlight all their talent.  And the title track is, well, breathtaking.  At least it was for me.  So enjoy With A Little Help From My Friends from Toto!

 

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The Foo Fighters are back

On June 16, there was a Foo Fighters performance at The Canyon, getting ready for a Madison Square Garden show on Sunday.  Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl switched spots, and Taylor belted out a great cover of Queen’s “Somebody To Love”.  Enjoy!

 

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Time for another Flashback…

I’m not sure what happened to get this song back in my head.  It’s not like I was actively seeking out The Outfield, but it happened.  I have a copy of Play Deep on vinyl, but it’s not like I got it out to give it a spin….but this song jumped back into my head and has not left for a few days.  So here you go….Say It Isn’t So…The Outfield form 1985!

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The New Styx album is almost here…

The new Styx album, Crash Of The Crown, will be released Friday June 18th, and the band will hit the road that week along with Collective Soul.  The new tune was written by Tommy Shaw and Will Evankovich, and, just like the other songs that have been released for the album, make me want to hear the whole thing.  Guess I’ll have to wait till the 18th!  Till then “Reveries” from Styx!

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New Toto Video

You may recall that the 15th incarnation of Toto performed live on November 21 of last year in an online performance.  That performance will be released June 25th.  The band has released a new video of the performance, and it’s a classic from their debut album.  It sound just as good with Joe Williams singing as it does with Bobby Kimball, and it really makes me look forward to the release of the full project.  You Are The Flower-Enjoy!

 

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Bob Dylan is 80 years old today

I’m not sure if I am a Bob Dylan fan or not.  Sure, I love some of his songs, but mostly the ones done by other artists.  All Along The Watchtower of course,  but My Back Pages is also one of my favorites.  I mean, with lyrics like “Ah But I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now”….genius!  IN honor of his 80th birthday, here is My Back Pages from The 3oth Anniversary Concert.  Oh, and the talent  on that stage is unbelievable.

 

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Dennis DeYoung has release a new single…

Which shouldn’t be a surprise…I mean, how many Styx songs did he write?  Dennis has said that this is his last album, and as such I plan on giving it the attention it deserves.  It’s title:  26 East Volume 2, due out June 11.  Featuring Tom Morello from Rage against The Machine, “The Last Guitar Hero” was released yesterday, and I gotta say, I like it!  If you haven’t heard it yet, watch the video below!

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Happy Birthday Donovan!

Donovan had some big hits, like Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman, and of course Hurdy Gurdy Man.  There is more to Hurdy Gurdy Man than just the song though.  Two people met that day working on the recording of the song….two people that would really have an impact on music.  It was the meeting of John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page, and we all know the band they went on to form.  So to celebrate the 75th birthday of Donovan, let’s enjoy Hurdy Gurdy Man one more time.

 

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One More from the Small Faces Rabbit Hole

After watching The Small Faces Ichycoo Park video two or three…or 5 times, I wanted more.  This particular song I had all but forgotten, but hearing it again….well…give it a listen ands see where it takes you…

 

 

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I was shoved down a rabbit hole

I actually went into The Eagle offices today, and as i I was talking to a colleague that also happened to be in the office, the topic of The Handmaiden’s Tale came up.  I have never seen an episode, just so you know, but I was informed that while this colleague was watching the show…the following song came on.  And this started a grand trip down the Small Faces  Rabbit Hole….Ichycoo Park.  Well worth the two minutes and fifty seconds to take this trip.

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Another Alice Cooper Song

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star has taken the music of Alice Cooper and turned them into lullabies.  Now, I have not listened to any of the songs in their lullaby form, but I have gone back and listened to some of the songs on the album in their original form.  Like this one…..Only Women Bleed.  I had forgotten about this one, but now I can’t stop listening to it.

 

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Now you can have Alice Cooper Lullabies

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star is in the business of “beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists,” and they have now taken to creating lullaby versions of Alice Cooper songs.  Yes, all the hits are on there, including one from 1989….Poison.  Not that I had forgotten about it, but when I saw it was on the list, I decided to check it out again, and it’s just as good as I remember.  So, in case you have not watched the video in a while, here you go!

 

Scott

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The New Toto lineup is here

Steve Lukather said there was a new Tot lineup coming, and they made their debut on a pay per view livestream back in November,  That performance, With A Little Help from My Friends  will be released June 25, and we’ve been given a sneak peak if you will wit this  video.  As pointed out by my friend a fellow Tot fan that lives in Nashville, Joseph Williams voice is also as good as it’s ever been.  Toto-TIll The End

 

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Time to get Hypnotized

There has been a lot of Fleetwood Mac talk lately, from the Peter Green Tribute concert to Mic Fleetwood saying he would like to have all past and present members of the band on tour together…even though he knows that most likely won’t happen.  He does say he has made up with Lindsey Buckingham, and does want to do something with him again.  So I’ve been going back into the vast Fleetwood Mac library, and rediscovered this gem.  Written by Bob Welch, on the 1973 Mystery To Me album, this is a great song to crank up in the headphones and chill for a few minutes.

 

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usually When I get a song stuck in my head I’ll share it.

I don’t remember what I was reading, or what the website was that I read it on, but two dreaded words were in the article…..Baby Shark.  That’s all it took.  Couldn’t get it out of my head and it was driving me nuts.  So, I reverted to a classic to clear my head.  That is the song I will share, and with luck, this one will be stuck in my head for hours!   From Burt Sugarman’s  Midnight Special, Peter Frampton and Do You Feel Like We Do.

 

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How about one more

I am a Toto fan…don’t make a secret of it.  And this song…I cannot listen to it without getting it as loud as possible.  I had a change to talk to Joseph Williams a few years back, and I asked him about the scene in the video where he is trashing the apartment, and how many times he had to throw the lettuce or cabbage or onion…whatever it was, to hit the camera square on.  He said the first time, it wasn’t planned, and they had to tell him to dial back the destruction!    Plus it’s fun watching this line up of Toto play, especially the Porcaro brothers, Jeff and Mike, both sadly gone.  Oh, and Jon Anderson of yes on backing vocals.  This one goes to 11…Stop Loving You from Toto!

 

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Another one

If you are a Styx fan, it shouldn’t surprise you that this one has to be cranked up to the point of blowing out the speakers!  Not to mention the album cover for Equinox is one of the coolest out there.  So turn it up to 11…for Lorelei!

 

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Thank You Spinal Tap…

Thanks to the 1984 Movie “This Is Spinal Tap”, the line”…this one goes to 11″ is now part of the language.  I’m not sure which one of the 5 writers wrote that line…Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, or Rob Reiner, but they deserve thanks for not only the movie, but the line of a lifetime.  And I know we all have songs that, when we hear them, have to be turned up to 11, whether in the headphones, the  home stereo, or in the car.  So in that spirit, I thought I’d share some of my Eleven Songs.  Not the obvious ones, the ones that you might not think of as Eleven Songs.  So, while I’m a huge Boston fan, and Boston songs always go to 11, so does this Foo Fighters song…the title track to the EP, “Saint Cecilia”.  If you hear this cranked in the car next you you…it might be me!

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OK-So as long as we’re doing non traditional covers…

Pink Floyd as done by soldiers.  US Army.  They are called Six Stringed Soldiers….Violin, mandolin, acoustic guitar, banjo, acoustic bass guitar.  Here they perform Floyd’s Wish You Were Here.  Nd they perform it well!

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I’ve never been Thunderstruck like this

They call themselves Steve N Seagulls.  Don’t worry if it takes you a minute to get it…took me a little while.  It should not surprise me that they covered AC/DC’s Thunderstruck, and I gotta say they do it well.  Even if you don’t particularly care for this version, you gotta admit they have it down!

 

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Mick Jagger

Having a friend on the East Coast means that there are times I get texts very early in the morning…of course any time before 9am is early for me.  This morning (March 5. 2021) at 7:09, I got a text with this video, Mick Jagger on Saturday Night Live, with the Karaoke sketch.  I have forgotten not only how funny it is, but how good Mick is!

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They Covered Immigrant song…

Not long ago, Vanilla Fudge covered Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song, and did it very well.  Now, as mentioned when that song was released, they have released their cover of Rock And Roll.  And it’s……good!  Different, but good.  They put their own spin on it,..and I think it works quite well.  give it a listen for yourself!

 

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Did you know Vanilla Fudge Covered Led Zeppelin?

And they’re gonna do it again.  The first was Immigrant Song,  and it’s pretty good…and longer than the original.  The Fudge will tackle Zep’s Rock And Roll next, till then-Immigrant Song!!

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It’s The Time Of The Season

Stop it…the band Hookers & Blow.  The current lineup: Dizzy Reed, keyboards for Guns N’ Roses, Alex Grossi for Quite Riot, Johnny Kelly for Danzig, Mike Duda for W.A.S.P. and Nadja Reed, have been is the studio recording an album of cover songs, and if the first release is any indication, this will be an album to have.  The Zombies “Time Of The Season”.

 

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Once again, a song stuck in my head

The doorbell rang the other day.  Not an unusual thing, but for some reason this time, I recalled the Paul McCartney And Wings song “Let Em In”, and the song has been stuck in my head ever since.  So, with luck, by sharing the live video from a 1976 live show, the song will move out, allowing another song to take it’s place!

 

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New Frampton Album Coming

As the name implies, Frampton Forgets the Words will be an instrumental album, covering such songs as George Harrison’s “Isn’t It A Pity”, Lenny Kravitz “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, David Bowie “Loving The Alien”, among others.  The first release is a cover of a song called “Reckoner”, from Radiohead.  If this is any indication of how the whole album is going to sound, I am looking forward to its release on April 23!

 

Scott