Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Don Felder-Rams Head OnStage. Annapolis,Md

Ex- Eagles guitarist Don Felder brought his current tour to the Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis, Md. 



























Monday, November 19, 2012

Vinyl Exam- Big Bam Boo "Fun Faith and Fairplay"

One of the benefits of working at a record store or a record distributor was getting free albums (or in this case , cassettes).

Big Bam Boo's "Fun Faith and Fairplay" was one such item I procured.




Released in 1989, an era when Crowded House had just hit it big; & The Proclaimers were starting to make some noise. These two guys are in that vein. They probably deserved a better fate...

                                        "Fell off a Mountain"


                                       "Shooting From My Heart"


                               
                                                  "if You Could See Me Now"


                               This one reminds me of Adrian Belew (and the Bears)
                                   "what's bigger than Life"




http://open.spotify.com/album/26g0M2blWx50WodXB7fVSj



The guys appear to be still be involved with music

"Shark" does an interesting, cool version of
 Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up"


Looks like he's stayed busy : 

http://www.sharkandco.com/Recordings.html




Simon Tedd is now "Simon Scardanelli" (his given name maybe?)

http://www.scardanelli.com/

I plan to try and catch up on the work of these guys.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

2 Very good new Classic Hard Rock albums: Black Country Communion and Steve Harris

If you are a fan of Classic Hard Rock like, Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, Bad Company, etc.

I would recommend two new albums: 






Saturday, November 10, 2012

5 good Roger Daltrey solo songs

Roger always seemed the most aggressive and macho member of the WHO, so it would seem a little strange that his early solo career started with him covering Leo Sayer songs..
 Having said that, Roger has done some underrated solo albums over the years.



Here's 5 good tunes from him


5 tunes: BOC, Novo Combo, THE WHO...


5 tunes I really like. Hope you do too..


Thursday, November 8, 2012

5 lost 80's AOR tunes

AOR was a radio format in the late 70's/early 80's. It stood for "Album oriented Rock". (often mistake for Arena oriented rock), Stations used to played more than the latest single. They would play album tracks. You could alway get a good sampling of an album this way before you went and spent your birthday or Christmas money on an album. 
A lot of the bands were "arena rock" bands, Styx, REO ,Foreigner, Journey, etc. Melodic enough for the girls with enough guitars for the boys...

Since there really aren't anymore AOR stations anymore, it is often referred to as melodic rock these days.
While some of it was corny, It is fun to still hear or go see a lot of these old bands. Reminds me of simpler fun times.
  



Sunday, November 4, 2012

Some Mid Atlantic/Baltimore bands of the 80's...

Attending a reunion last night of some local Baltimore bands from the 80's triggered some memories of the music of these bands....


unsung heroes of Rock n'Roll- Gary Tibbs


 Gary Tibbs played with some of the pioneers of the New Romantic/new wave movement. First with Roxy Music and then with Adam Ant. He went on to tour with Little Steven in 1984. In the 2000's he was a member of the Fixx until 2008.