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Mar 15 17 8:26 AM
Who are you?Who, who, who, who?Who are you?Who, who, who, who?Who are you?Who, who, who, who?Who are you?Who, who, who, who?
I woke up in a Soho doorwayA policeman knew my nameHe said you can go sleep at home tonightIf you can get up and walk away
I staggered back to the undergroundAnd the breeze blew back my hairI remember throwin' punches aroundAnd preachin' from my chair
Well, who are you? (who are you? who, who, who, who?)I really wanna know (who are you? who, who, who, who?)Tell me, who are you? (who are you? who, who, who, who?)'Cause I really wanna know (who are you? who, who, who, who?)
I took the tube back out of townBack to the rollin' pinI felt a little like a dying clownWith a streak of rin tin tin
I stretched back and I hiccuppedAnd looked back on my busy dayEleven hours in the tin panGod, there's got to be another way
Well, who are you? (who are you? who, who, who, who?)Oh, who are you? (who are you? who, who, who, who?)Come on and tell me, who are you? (who are you? who, who, who, who?)Oh who the *#%% are you? (who are you? who, who, who, who?)
Who are you?(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)
I really wanna know(Who are you?)(Who, who, who, who?)Ah who the *#%% are you?(Who are you?)(Who, who, who, who?)Who are you?(Who are you?)(Who, who, who, who?)Oh tell me who are you?(Who are you? uuu)I really wanna knowOh I really wanna knowOh tell me who are you, you, you, ah you?
Mar 16 17 4:34 AM
On March 14, 1975, The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward and John Lodge released an album titled "Blue Jays". It was recorded and released during the Moody Blues' five-year hiatus.
During work on the Moody Blues album that was to follow Seventh Sojourn, bandmates Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge summoned Hayward and producer Tony Clarke out of a recording session to call off the project. The tension-fraught recording of Seventh Sojourn and subsequent world tour had left the band exhausted and relationships frayed. Pinder, who had emigrated to the United States, was not happy in England and was determined to return home to California.
Hayward has said "I was under a lot of pressure from Decca to come up with something to release. So I actually went to America to do something with Mike [Pinder], between the two of us. Then Tony Clarke and John [Lodge] turned up at Mike's house as well. Mike took me in the other room and said, "I don't want to work with anybody else. I'm out of this project." So then it became me and John and Tony Clarke, and we made an album called Blue Jays."
We are pretty sure you all know this, but. The name "Blue Jays" comes from two places. First, "Blue" from the Moody Blues" and second "Jays" comes from the first letter of Haywards' and Lodges' first names.
How many of you still give this record a listen every know and then?
Happy 42nd Birthday to "Blue Jays"!!!
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Jethro Tull released their 4th LP titled "Aqualung" on March 19, 1971. Many people have thought that it was a concept album, but the band strongly disagrees with the thought. The records success marked a turning point in the band's career, who went on to become a major radio and touring act.
Recorded at Island Records' studio in London, it was their first album with John Evan as a full-time member, their first with new bassist Jeffrey Hammond and last album featuring Clive Bunker on drums. It was a bit of a departure from the band's previous work, as the album featured more acoustic material than previous releases. The album was inspired by photographs of homeless people on the Thames Embankment taken by singer Ian Anderson's wife Jennie.
Aqualung has sold more than 7 million units worldwide according to Anderson, and is thus Jethro Tull's best selling album. The album was generally well-received critically, and has been included on several music magazine best of lists. The album spawned one single, "Hymn 43".
Where were you the first time you heard "Sitting On A Park Bench"?
Happy 46th Birthday to "Aqualung"!!!
Mar 20 17 4:31 AM
Let’s talk about Heart. They are a rock band that is led by two sisters who ultimately have changed the rock game forever. With Nancy’s shredding guitar capabilities and Ann’s ever so powerful vocal, the band was always destined to be one of the most influential and groundbreaking bands ever.
Now let’s talk about Alice In Chains. Back in the 1990s, Alice In Chains were arguably the most popular grunge band ever. Which is surprising for a band that is not even completely considered grunge. my point is, these are two bands that have greatness in their blood. So what would happen if you paired these two bands together for a single song? Let’s find out!
What you’re about to watch is a video in which both bands pair up to perform the hit song Barracuda. What you’re about to see is simply amazing!
Mar 20 17 6:09 AM
On Thursday, March 18, 1982. Ozzy Osbourne played a concert at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The next day, the band was heading to a festival in Orlando, Florida. After driving much of the night, they stopped in Leesburg, Florida, to fix a malfunctioning air conditioning unit on the bus while Osbourne remained asleep. On the property there was an airstrip with small helicopters and planes.
Without permission, tour bus driver and ex-commercial pilot Andrew Aycock took a small Beechcraft F35 plane registered to a Mike Partin. On the first flight, Aycock took keyboardist Don Airey and tour manager Jake Duncan. He then landed and a second flight took to the air with Randy Rhoads and makeup artist Rachel Youngblood aboard. During the second flight, attempts were made to apparently 'buzz' the tour bus, where the other band members were sleeping. Aycock succeeded in making two close passes, but botched the third attempt. At approximately 10 AM, after being in the air for approximately five minutes, one of the plane's wings clipped the top of the tour bus, breaking the wing into two parts and sending the plane spiraling out of control. The initial impact with the bus caused Rhoads's and Youngblood's heads to crash through the plane's windshield. The plane then severed the top of a pine tree and crashed into the garage of a nearby mansion, bursting into flames.
Keyboardist Don Airey was the only member of the band to witness the crash, as the rest were asleep in the bus. Rhoads was killed instantly, as were Aycock and Youngblood. All three bodies were burned beyond recognition, and Rhoads was identified by dental records and personal jewelry.
Randy Rhoads was a very talented guitarist. Before playing with Ozzy Osbourne, Randy played with Quiet Riot. His playing is said to influenced scores of guitarists over the years. Randy was only 25 years old. Rachel Youngblood was 58 years old and the pilot, Andrew Aycock was 36 years old.
It was such a senseless waste of human life.
RIP Randy, Rachel and Andrew.
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ON THIS DATE (43 YEARS AGO)March 22, 1974 – Eagles: On the Border is released.# ALL THINGS MUSIC PLUS+ 4/5# Allmusic 3/5# Rolling Stone (original review below)
On the Border is the third studio album by the Eagles, released on March 22, 1974. It reached #17 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and #28 on the UK Albums chart. The singles, "Best of My Love" topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts in 1975.
During the making of the album, the band experienced significant changes. As the band tried to lean towards a more hard rock sound, they felt that producer Glyn Johns emphasized too much on their country sound. After recording only two songs, the band let go of Johns and hired Bill Szymczyk. At Frey's request they brought in guitarist Don Felder to add slide guitar to the song "Good Day in Hell". The band was so impressed that they invited Felder to become the fifth Eagle. They credited him as a late arrival on the album's liner notes.
On the Border marked a point of transition for the Eagles, a halfway point between their original country-rock sound and the slick pop-rock they would later embrace. The arrival of guitarist Don Felder helped eventuate this shift, even as founding member/multi-instrumentalist Bernie Leadon found himself increasingly alienated by the move away from his rootsier orientation. "Midnight Flyer," the smash hit "Already Gone," and Leadon's "My Man," an elegy to Eagles influence Gram Parsons, are the remaining traces of the band's old sound. The title track finds the band flirting with the disco-funk sound they would pursue further on their subsequent album One of These Nights. "The Best of My Love" is the kind of flawlessly constructed '70s radio staple for which the term soft-rock was invented. The band's cover version of the Tom Waits ballad "Ol' 55" was perhaps the furthest from its origins any Waits composition would get until Rod Stewart took on "Downtown Train" many years later. In all, On the Border effectively represents the eclectic but expertly blended mix of styles that pushed the Eagles to the top of the '70s rock heap.
ORIGINAL ROLLING STONE REVIEWMost of the ten songs here are in some way related to escape, or to the failures that necessitate it. But the Eagles' point of view toward their material varies so wildly that it's hard to believe even they take it seriously. "My Man," Bernie Leadon's gentle epitaph for a "very talented guy" (who seems to be Gram Parsons), is completely at odds with the jovial necrophilia of "James Dean," a strong and (I hope) slightly facetious rocker that hands it subject a rather abrupt kiss-off ("You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye-bye"). "Already Gone," which sounds like it's supposed to sound like "Take It Easy," is the most inconsistent number in the set, building a proud "victory song" out of successive cute digs at an abandoned girlfriend.
The Eagles' California ethos (softly articulated in the album's most affecting number, "The Best of My Love") conveys their spirit of camaraderie which is more admirable than it is musically effective. The vocal work is shared throughout, sometimes even within the same song, and not always to the group's advantage. But even though Glenn Frey's singing best personifies the group's overall spirit, Don Henley's raw, strained sound in more interesting and less anonymous. "Ol' '55," a Tom Waits number sung alternately by Frey and Henley, emphasizes their stylistic differences, but at the expense of a single, more personal approach. And while Bernie Leadon provides an interesting synthesis of Frey's and Henley's mannerisms on "My Man," Randy Meisner probably shouldn't be singing leads at all.
The band now includes three guitarists -- Don Felder, who only appears on part of the album, is listed as a "late arrival" on the historic credits (they document for the first time which Eagle does what). They all play well, but there are just too many intrusive guitar parts here, too many solos that smack of gratuitous heaviness. Many of the arrangements seem to lose touch with the material somewhere in mid-song.
The title cut defines a vaguely Desperado-like stance ("Don't you tell me 'bout your law and order"), but the Eagles aren't thinking like outlaws any more. They're thinking Top 40, a la their first album, and they do it better than ever. If Desperado hadn't shown a potential for bigger things, an album as competent and commercial as this one might not be disappointing.
On The Border is a tight and likable collection, with nine potential singles working in its favor and only one dud ("Midnight Flyer") to weigh it down. It's good enough to make up in high spirits what it lacks in purposefulness. And that might even be a fair trade if the Eagles would only decide they've already mastered this stuff, reign in their hit-making instincts and channel their energies into projects less easily within their grasp.~ Janet Maslin (May 23, 1974)
TRACKS:Side one"Already Gone" (Jack Tempchin, Robb Strandlund) – 4:13"You Never Cry Like a Lover" (J.D. Souther, Don Henley) – 4:02"Midnight Flyer" (Paul Craft) – 3:59"My Man" (Bernie Leadon) – 3:31"On the Border" (Henley, Leadon, Frey) – 4:28
Side two"James Dean" (Jackson Browne, Frey, Souther, Henley) – 3:37"Ol' '55" (Tom Waits) – 4:22"Is It True?" (Randy Meisner) – 3:14"Good Day in Hell" (Henley, Frey) – 4:27"Best of My Love" (Henley, Frey, Souther) – 4:36
Mar 23 17 3:30 AM
"Eliminator", the eighth studio album by ZZ Top, was released on March 23, 1983, There were 5 singles released from the LP: "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Got Me Under Pressure", "Sharp Dressed Man", "TV Dinners" and "Legs". Eliminator is ZZ Top's most successful release with sales of over 10 million copies in the United States.
The band used music videos as successful promotional tools — the videos for "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Legs" all received regular rotation on MTV. A customized 1930s Ford coupe, depicted on the album cover, could be seen in the videos.
How many of you wanted the car?
Happy 34th Birthday to "Eliminator"!!!
For so many kids in the 1960's, the California Surf Sound was music that was calling them to head West. On of the singing groups who led that 'calling' was Jan & Dean.
It was 13 years ago today that we lost one half of that duo, Jan Berry. One of Jan & Dean's big hits was "Deadman's Curve".
On April 12, 1966, Berry received severe head injuries in an automobile accident on Whittier Drive, just a short distance from the real (at least in the song) Dead Man's Curve in Beverly Hills, California, two years after the song had become a hit. He was on his way to a business meeting when he crashed his Corvette into a parked truck on Whittier Drive, near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard, in Beverly Hills. Jan was in a coma for nearly two months; he awoke on the morning of June 16, 1966.
He traveled a long and difficult road toward recovery from brain damage and partial paralysis. He had minimal use of his right arm, and had to learn to write with his left hand. Doctors said he would never walk again, but he refused to give up, and ultimately succeeded. Dean Torrence stood by his partner, maintaining their presence in the music industry, and keeping open the possibility that they would perform together again, which they eventually did.
Jan and Dean's long career together ended with Jan Berry's death on March 26, 2004, after he suffered a seizure just eight days before his 63rd birthday. Berry was an organ donor, and his body was cremated.
How many of you, both girls and guys used to listen to Jan & Dean and have dreams of the warm So. California Sun?
RIP Jan. Your music inspired so many.
One of the truly great American Rock and Roll bands, The Young Rascals released their self-titled debut LP "The Young Rascals" on March 28, 1966, and rose to #15 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and #10 in Cashbox.
Most of the songs on the record were covers of songs written or originally performed by other artists, with only "Do You Feel It" authored by the band. However, "Good Lovin'", "Mustang Sally" and "In the Midnight Hour" would all become signature songs for the Rascals, with "Good Lovin'" b/w "Mustang Sally" becoming their first #1 single.
The band would go on to have a number of top 10 hits. They were one of the great American Rock and Roll bands.
So, many of you first heard "Good Lovin'" 51 years ago today!
Happy 51st Birthday to the LP "The Young Rascals"!!!
Supertramp released their sixth LP "Breakfast in America" on March 29, 1978. It featured four U.S. Billboard hit singles: "The Logical Song" (No. 6), "Goodbye Stranger" (No. 15), "Take the Long Way Home" (No. 10), and "Breakfast in America" (No. 62). In the UK, "The Logical Song" and the title track were both top 10 hits, the only two the group had in their home country. "Breakfast in America" won two Grammy Awards in 1980, and holds an RIAA certification of quadruple platinum.
In France, this LP is the biggest-selling English-language album of all time, and the third biggest seller overall.
Happy 39th Birthday to "Breakfast In America"!!! When is the last time you played some Supertramp?
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