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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!

 

Scott

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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!

Scott

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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!

 

Scott

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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.

 

Scott

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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!

 

Scott

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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!

 

Scott

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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.

 

Scott

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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.

 

Scott

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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.

Scott

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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.

 

Scott

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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

 

Scott

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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.

 

Scott

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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.

 

Scott

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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!

 

Scott

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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!

 

Scott

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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!!

Scott

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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”.

 

Scott

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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!

 

Scott

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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!

 

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born On This Day in 1809

And, as a celebration, listen to Vincent Price reading of The Raven…..Never More……….

 

Scott

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Don’t Know About You…

And when I need a laugh, I can count on Heywood Banks.  His songs give me a much needed lift sometimes, and one of my favorites is The One Eye Love.  I found this version that has a little something extra at the end…sort of an extra verse but not really…..listen for yourself and have a laugh!

 

Scott

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The Spirit Of Radio is 41 Years Old

Permanent Waves was released 41 years ago today.  The single The Spirit Of Radio was released in March of 1980, and the conceptual video for the song was released last year when the album turned 40.  Fitting then to see it again…or for the first time…today!

 

Scott

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not sure if I’ve posted this before…

Sure, I could go back and look…but I’m a bit lazy.  I do know that I’ve posted The Peanuts Gang performing other songs.  This one is brilliant.  The time someone took to make this happen should be noted, and appreciated.  And I do both!  The Peanuts Gang, and Roundabout, by Yes…yes, the entire song!

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Just For Fun…

Not quite 30 years ago yet…December of 1991 George Harrison toured Japan with Eric Clapton.  The Resulting album, aptly named Live In Japan resulted from the tour, and of course it was filmed as well.  I came across this video again, and again I am reminded of a few things:  1. How cool George Harrison was, B.  How cool Eric Clapton is/was, 3. How well both play(ed) guitar.  Watch the video….at about 2:12, the camera catches a very cool shot of both George’s and Eric’s guitars….to me it looks like at about 1:52, the camera almost catches the shot….and corrects for the great shot that is at 2:12.  So enjoy Cloud Nine, Live From Japan.

 

Scott

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Toto’s Africa Again?

Yes, it’s another version of Toto’s Africa, but this one is different from the other versions that have been done.  Someone took the time to arrange the song with the lyrics in alphabetical order.  Yep, and it’s a trip.  A nice way to start the new  year!

 

Scott

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Because we did Orson Welles Outtakes..

After watching the Orson Welles outtake video, Nate showed me this one from William Shatner.  I have to say, I’m on Shatner’s side on this one.  The director has some brass ones to suggest he read it again…..and I cannot get enough of this!

 

Scott

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Orson Welles Outtakes?

I am an Orson Welles fan.  Not only War Of The Worlds, Citizen Kane, and of course A Christmas Carol for the Campbell Playhouse, but because he has That Voice.  I was in Nate Shelman’s office a few weeks ago (KBOI Afternoon Host), and he took me down a rabbit hole I didn’t have time for….but went anyway…..and this was one of the things that came up.  It is brilliant!

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2020 has been weird enough…

While on vacation last week I spent too much time on the internet.  Waaaaay to much time.  To offer proof, 10 minutes of a pink oyster mushrooms playing music.  No, don’t ask, just sit back and enjoy.  I didn’t even read the comments.

 

Scott

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New Paul McCartney Album Today

Paul’s new album “3” is now officially out.  It’s a one man record…Paul playing all the instruments and sings all the vocals. And with perfect timing, a new video to go along with it.  I’m a Paul fan, so I will let you judge for yourself, but I do like the harpsicord, the old reel to reel tape machine, and the music is so good.  So enjoy the new Paul McCartney song and video “Find My Way”

 

Scott

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Dave Grohl And Foo Producer Greg Kurstin

Dave and Greg are celebrating the work of Jewish artists with the Hanukah Sessions.  They have already covered a Beastie Boys song, and a song by Drake, but “Mississippi Queen” is the one that caught my ear.  With just a keyboard and a set of drums….and a duct taped cup…..they absolutely nail this Mountain song!

 

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Not sure how this song got in there..

So, as is only fair, I thought I should share it.  The difference is you don’t HAVE to listen if you don’t wan to, and I’ll understand if you don’t want this tune inside your head all day.  But if you dare……..

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We now have some video from the Peter green Tribute

In February, Mick Fleetwood gathered some all-star musicians to pay tribute to Peter Green, without whom there would be no Fleetwood Mac.  Pete Townsend, David Gilmour, Steven Tyler, and more turned out for this concert, and it will be released into theaters March 23, and on April 30 it will be released in three different formats…4 lp, 2 cd, 1 Blu-Ray with a 44 page book…a 2 dc 1 Blu-Ray set with a digital audio and mediabook…and a 4 vinyl LP gatefold release.  The first video has been released:  “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)”,l with Billy Gibbons singing lead and Kirk Hammett on lead guitar.  And it is fantastic.  Even if you have never heard the Fleetwood Mac version of this song, it is defiantly worth your time to listen to this.  Billy’s voice fits perfect, and Kirk just shreds the solo.  And of course it looks like Mick Fleetwood is having the time of his life!

 

Scott

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Steve Lukather Releases Next Single

I’ve said it before, both Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams have solo albums coming out on the same day, February 26.  Steve has now released a second song from the new album, Serpent Soul, and in the video two of his Toto bandmates:  the aforementioned Joe Williams, and David Paich.  It has a very Steve Lukather grove to it, and once again, it makes me eager to hear the new album!

Scott