Saturday, March 30, 2013

10 Bryan Adams covers #AOR #80s #Prism #Scandal

The name Bryan Adams can inspire eye rolls or snickers from music snobs, but the guy knows how to craft a pop rock song. he really was a master in the "AOR/melodic rock" genre

In the 80's his career took off but his writing career probably started taking off just before that. Of course, most of these songs were co-written with Jim Vallance.

Here are some covers of 10 songs he has written:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

7 rockin tunes from, yes, REO Speedwagon

It wasn't (and isn't) all ballads.
They had some FM rockers. 

ex-guitarist Gary Richrath wrote a lot of the rockers (but you can  blame him for "Take it on the Run", he wrote that one),,,

I know Kevin Cronin's mugging and stage presence inspires some of the same disdain that people have for Dennis DeYoung singing to a Robot mask,  Doug Fieger's smirk on the cover of "Get the Knack" ; or even today, the smug grin of Marcus Mumford in just about every picture taken of him...

but REO still tours relentlessly and seem to really "bring it" to the classic rock audiences.

I've got a ticket for the show, a strong double bill with their buddies Styx. I look forward to seeing REO for the first time.

Pier Six Pavillion in August

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

new music from older artists-2013

My favorite music tends to be classic rock. It can be mixed bag when these wonderful artists decide to release new music.
Here's 5 new songs from artists that have been around a loong time...