Scott Cruize

Scott Cruize
Monday – Friday 7:00 pm – Midnight
Saturday – Sunday 10am-1pm

Born and raised in the Seattle area, I have now spent more of my life in Boise than Seattle! From the College Of Idaho days in the early ’80’s, to the almost 30 since 1989, this has been home! Was it the fact that skiing is so close that brought me here in the first place? The fact that the parents were 500 miles away? The fact that there was a radio station (Terry Brown at 92.3, KIYS. Remember that station? It’s KIZN now!) that was willing to hire me? Well, yes on the last one (maybe two), but the Idaho outdoors in all it’s splendor is a BIG factor. Now, playing some of the greatest music ever created, I’m living the dream every night from 7 to midnight!



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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…

 

 

Scott

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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!

Scott

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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

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Well, now that we are past Thanksgiving…

OK, it may not be time for Christmas music 24/7, but it’s defiantly time to dip into it a bit, and there is not better place to start the season than with Cheech & Chong!!!

Grab a cup of holiday cheer and enjoy!

Scott

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Lola As a Comic Book Themed Video?

Hard to believe, but Lola Verses Powerman And The Moneygoround is officially 50 years old.  I can still remember hearing Lola for the first time, and I knew I needed to hear it again to make sure I heard what I thought I heard……and every time I heard it again I knew I needed to hear it again to make sure…..it went on this this for quite a while.  Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the album ad song, here is a video of Lola as a comic book, and it is brilliant!  Oh, and even after 50 years, the song still stands up as a great work.

Scott

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Heart’s ALONE Covered

You might be wondering who is Floor Jansen?  She is the lead singer for Nightwish.  She has covered Heart’s Alone, and has done it quite well!!  earlier this month she released her version of Let it Go from Frozen….I have not listened to that, but I can imagine it is also a great cover.  This isn’t her first time performing the song…so when fans requested it on YouTube, it was an easy decision to do it.  Enjoy!

 

Scott

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It’s Like Two Toto Albums…

Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams, both of the band Toto, will be releasing solo albums next month.  On the same day, February 26th.  As a Toto fan I cannot wait to hear both.  Steve released a single not  long ago from his album I Found The Sun Again called Run To Me, and Joe makes an appearance in the video.  Now Joe has released Never Saw You Coming, and Steve makes an appearance.  Both songs are great, and February 26th can’t come soon enough!

Scott

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It’s here….

We’ve been watching Saturday Night Live this season.  I’m not going to say it’s been as good as the shows from the ’70’s, but I’ve laughed out loud a few times and have really enjoyed Weekend Update.  So we were going to watch anyway when the Foo Fighters were on last Saturday.  The new song Shame Shame was premiered, and honestly I wasn’t that impressed.  Then I saw the video of the studio version.  Oh, I like it now.  I especially like how Taylor’s drums really stand out….and not just because that’s in the comment section…it really sounds clean and crisp.  Oh, and the video is pretty good too.

 

Scott

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Two of my favorite guitar players together..

I don’t know when this happened, the video suggests somewhere around 2005, but I am glad I stumbled across it.  Steve Lukather sits down, with guitars, and talks to  Glen Campbell.  I sent the video to my Nashville friend David, and his response was “Sometimes I forget what a great guitar player Glen was!!!”  If you have forgotten, or didn’t know, give it a watch.  Well, give it a watch anyway, it’s only a little over eight minutes, and there is some incredible picking!

 

Scott

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It was the video I didn’t know I needed to see…

I don’t even remember what I was looking at or for on the internet, but a link to this video popped up and I was intrigued enough to click it.  I don’t want to say it was a mistake, but now the song is stuck in my head.  And since I like to share ear worms, here you go.  It’s a parody of the Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” by a band called The Fools.  IF you say Van Halen on their Fair Warning tour, and you were there for the opening act, then you might have seen The Fools.  Their take on “Psycho Killer” is Psycho “Chicken”.  You’re welcome!

 

Scott

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BÖC Has Another New Video

The new Blue Öyster Cult album The Symbol Remains was released October 9th, and I’ve listened to it quite a few times now.  I like it, there are certainly songs on it that really sound like BÖC.  The band has released another video, this one for “The Alchemist”.  Give it a watch…well worth it!

Scott

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Halloween Light Show?

I love Christmas lights on houses.  Whether they are simple strands that do nothing or elaborate displays set to music, I love Christmas lights. So when I saw that someone had done an elaborate Halloween light display, I was intrigued.   And when I heard it was set to Enter Sandman, I was hooked!  This is brilliant, and I only wish someone would do this in my neighborhood.

 

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So, how much Van Halen have you been listening to?

It’s still a shock, the death of Eddie Van Halen.  I think we all had some thought he was sicker than anyone was saying, but damn.  Going through and listening to my Van Halen, I realize once again that Fair Warning is my favorite album from VH.  Not sure why, it just seems to be the right combination of grit and polish.  And this video….it’s taken from a performance on Italian TV…and says right in the title…Lip Sync.  And it’s obvious!  Still, it shows the band on stage…”playing”, and it just happens to be my favorite song on the album.  so watch and smile….”Mean Street”.

 

Scott

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Re Imagine

Imagainos was released by Blue Öyster Cult in 1988 as their 111th studio album.  It wasn’t supposed to be that way.  It WAS supposed to be Albert Bouchard’s first solo album.  He was fired from the band in 1981, and BÖC tried and failed to have the album released in 1984, but it was rejected by the record label.  8 years and many other artists later…some say it was more a project of producer Sandy Pearlman than a BÖC album…it was released.  Now, Albert and his brother Joe are releasing Re Imaginos on November 6th.  They have released as the first track Black Telescope, and it is defiantly  worth a listen if you’re a fan of BÖC fan!

Scott

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Thanks Mac

Woke up this morning to hear of the passing of Mac Davis.  If you’re an Elvis fan you’ve heard some of the songs he’s written, of course he had a variety show in the 70’s, and a solo career.  For some reason this is the Mac Davis song that always stood out for me, one of those songs that you can’t take seriously but can’t seem to ignore.  So thanks Mac, and it IS hard to be humble!

 

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Time For New Blue Öyster Cult

The second video from the new BÖC has been released for “Box In My Head”  It’s the poppier of the two, but catchy as anything and in a strange way reminds me of “Goin’ Through The Motions” From Spectres.  SO take it in, the latest video form BLue Öyster Cult “Box In My Head” from the upcoming The Symbol Remains album.

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Time For Some New BÖC

I have been waiting for the new Blue Öyster Cult album, and now there is some to enjoy.  Two tracks have been released, “Box In My Head” and That Was Me”.  While I like them both, “That Was Me” rocks a bit harder.  And there is an official video for it, complete with a special guest appearance by original member Albert Bouchard.  The whole album The Symbol Remains is out October 9  Go ahead, give it a watch…

 

Scott