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Join me for a deep dive into a great song and see what we discover.

Join me for a deep dive into a great song and see what we discover.
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Join me for a deep dive into a great song and see what we discover.




The Band - "Whispering Pines"

When the band relased their first 2 albums in 1968 & 1969, they set off a musical revolution; the psychedelic sounds of the '60's were out and a return to the roots was back in style. "Whispering Pines" is their most haunting, beautiful ballad, with a lead vocal from Richard Manuel that's so vunerable it makes you ache to hear it. The Band were at their peak during this time, with every member writing & performing at their best. Let me know what you think -- write a review, leave a comment,...


XTC - "That's Really Super, Supergirl"

I will admit that I can be prone to hyperbole, but I'm convinced this is The Best Album Of The 1980's and one of the greatest albums of all time. It is a perfect album. A magnificent song cycle that reveals something new each time you listen to it. A masterwork of songwriting and production. I could go on... This song is a blast of pure pop; catchy, clever and concise-- 3 minutes and 20 seconds of pop genius. It will make you smile. NOTE: During the podcast, I reference "The Fool...


Sass Jordan - "Head"

Forget talking about "women who rock", Sass Jordan is one of the best rock vocalists out there, male OR female. This Canadian singer & songwriter is not well known in the USA, which is a shame because she's got a voice that's unique, powerful and compelling. This song is from her 1994 album, "Rats", which is her hardest-rocking album (and, in my opinion, her best). Check out this song, then go find more music by Sass Jordan. And don't forget to share & leave comments! "Head" (Sass Jordan...


Cheap Trick - "If It Takes A Lifetime"

One of the most underappreciated bands in rock. Undaunted by the ups & downs of the fickle music business, Cheap Trick have played over 5000 shows and released 20 albums, including "Rockford" in 2006, one of their best albums ever. I could've picked any song from this album-- it's that good-- but I settled on "If It Takes A Lifetime". If you don't have this album in your collection, don't wait-- Go get it now. "If It Takes A Lifetime" (Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Rick Neilsen, Bun E....


Starz - "She"

A great hard rock & power pop band that somehow fell through the cracks in the late '70's, Starz had all the ingredients to make it big-- a band of seasoned professionals with a charismatic frontman, a big-name manager, and a record deal with Capitol Records... but while bands like Foreigner, Styx & Boston sold millions of records, Starz just couldn't break thru to a larger audience. Too bad, because these guys had some great rock tunes. Here's one of their power-pop tracks that serves as a...


Aretha Franklin - "A Change Is Gonna Come"

Aretha Franklin recorded over 40 albums during her career; this episode, we revisit a song from her breakthrough album, "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You" from 1967. This was actually her 11th album (!), but it was the first one recorded for Atlantic Records and it's the one that made her a legend. Aretha Franklin was probably the single most influential singer of our time-- just listen to any episode of American Idol for proof. Aretha was not only a great vocalist, she was one of the...


Glenn Hughes - "Crave"

Who's the greatest singer in rock history? You could make an arguement that it's Glenn Hughes. He's played & recorded with Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, KLF... and released a collection of great solo albums. He's an amazing hard rock vocalist & bass player, but my favorite stuff is when he's getting funky-- real funky. This track combines the funk with the hard rock - the best combo since Reese's put peanut butter in their chocolate. (Do you have to be a certain age to get...


The Replacements - "Alex Chilton"

Every artist wants to pay tribute to the people who inspired them. No one's ever done it better than The Replacements' tribute to Alex Chilton. This song has a great hook and a chorus that stays with you... It's stayed with me so long that I named this podcast after it. "Alex Chilton" (Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson & Chris Mars) Copyright 1987 Done To Death Music (ASCAP), Nah Music (ASCAP) and Chris Mars Publishing Inc.


Badfinger - "Day After Day"

Living under The Beatles' shadow was a blessing and a curse for Badfinger. One of the greatest Power Pop bands of all time, they crafted a catalog of great songs that defined the genre. "Day After Day" is one of the greatest singles of all time, featuring a beautiful melody, great performances, and a guest appearance by a Beatle. What more could you want? This song deserves a place in history. "Day After Day" (Pete Ham) Copyright 1971 Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.


The Bears - "As You Are"

Adrian Belew is best known as a brilliant sideman & guitar foil (Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads) and a member of King Crimson, but most people are unaware of his "band on the side", The Bears. The other 3 members are no slouches either-- this was really a band of 4 equal members that could all write great songs. The Bears blend Art-Rock and Power Pop in their own distinctive way. This song features lead vocals by 3 members, and packs plenty of substance & meaning into a 4:53 pop...


Al Green - "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart"

When a great soul singer meets a song by one of the great pop songwriting teams, magic ensues. Al Green takes a song by the Bee Gees and turns it into one of the classic singles of all time. Let's nurse our broken hearts together as we dig into this amazing song. Please take a minute to share this podcast, and thanks for spreading the word! "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" (Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb) Copyright 1971 Gibb Brothers Music


The Raspberries - "Overnight Sensation"

Writing a hit song about writing a hit song? Genius! This song has everything a great pop-rock song needs-- a memorable melody, great chorus, smart lyrics and killer vocals. This song always makes me smile. Don't forget to share & leave comments! "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)" (Eric Carmen) Copyright 1974 C.A.M. USA Inc.


Kiss - "Flaming Youth"

Kiss was the band that turned a generation of kids -- including me -- into rock & roll obsessives. Love 'em or hate 'em, Kiss became huge stars after the release of the "Destroyer" album in 1976. This is one of my favorite songs on the album, and features some off-the-wall moments like circus instruments, odd time signatures and a mysterious guitar solo. Your uniform is leather, your power is your age-- set the world on fire, baby! "Flaming Youth" (Ace Frehley/Paul Stanley/Gene...


Utopia - "The Road To Utopia"

Utopia is back together for a reunion tour this Spring (2018), so there's no better time to revisit one of their great songs. I think this era of Utopia pretty much invented "Progressive Pop" and this song is a great example of their songcraft and musical skills. See you on the road to Utopia! (And don't forget to share this podcast with friends, leave comments on iTunes, etc. It really helps!) "The Road To Utopia" (Utopia) Copyright 1980 Fiction Music/Utopia (BMI)


David Bowie - "Time"

With this song, David Bowie practically invents the Goth-Punk-Cabaret genre. It's an epic song with brilliant piano by Mike Garson. Let's explore the track and see what makes this masterpiece tick. And if you like the podcast, please share! "Time" (David Bowie) Copyright 1973 Tinoretto Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music Inc Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc (BMI), Chrysalis Songs (BMI) (phew, that's a mouthful.)


Tom Petty - "Even The Losers"

Tom Petty always knew how to write an anthem, and this is one of his best. A rallying cry for anyone who's been rejected or on the losing side of love. "Even The Losers" (Tom Petty) Copyright 1979 Alamo Music Corp (ASCAP)


Paul McCartney & Wings - "Daytime Nighttime Suffering"

Let's start things off with one of my favorite McCartney songs - a tune most people haven't heard but should've been a big hit. This song has everything I love about McCartney-- a terrific lead vocal, great bass part, an arragement that keeps evolving and cool production. Enjoy! "Daytime Nighttime Suffering" (Paul McCartney) Copyright 1978 MPL Communications Inc


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