Sep
13
  • Saturday Morning Shout Out

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    This Shout Out goes to The Millenium from Eau Claire Wisconsin and features their song Ghost Town from their debut album It’s So Much Friendlier With Two. Their melodic Alt/Rock style displays instant likability and a tight chemistry amongst the band mates. The smooth clear vocals that go with their music make for the perfect blend of songwriting. Please give this band a listen and say you heard them before they hit it big! And as always support the hard […]

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Sep
11
  • First Song of the Day

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    Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve. Or is it The Rolling Stones? This song was released in 1997 from The Verve’s album Urban Hymns. The song became a huge hit for the band giving them promise for a financial windfall. One problem though, the song’s music is based on a symphonic version of The Rolling Stones’ song The Last Time by Andrew Oldham. The Verve gave writing credit to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards along with fifty percent of the royalties […]

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Sep
10
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    Bring Me To Life by Evanescence. This song was the groundbreaking hit for the band when it was released from their debut album Fallen in April 2003. Listeners were introduced to the incredible operatic vocals of singer Amy Lee. The blending of Lee’s vocals with the Goth Metal, Rap/Rock is an odd pair that this band works to perfection. The response for this blend was overwhelming skyrocketing the then new band to the No.5 spot on The Billboard Hot 100.

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Sep
8
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    Keep The Car Running by Arcade Fire. This song is the second single released from the band’s 2007 album Neon Bible. While this was the band’s second album, they were virtually unknown in the U.S until an appearance on Saturday Night Live where a much wider audience was exposed to their unique style of Rock music and mini orchestral sound.

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Sep
1
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    Bang On The Drum All Day by Todd Rudgren. This hugely popular hit is from the 1983 album The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect. Rudgren was already a successful songwriter involved in other projects with Meatloaf and his band Utopia, as well as being a solo artist, but he became a household name when this song came out catching the attention of drummers and people sick of working every where!

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Aug
21
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    Hard To Explain by The Strokes. This song was released on the bands 2002 album Is This It?. The album was first released in the UK in 2001 even though the band is from New York City. The song made Rolling Stones list of the Best 100 Songs of the 2000s coming in at No.59.

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Aug
19
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    Evenflow by Pearl Jam. This Pearl Jam classic is from the band’s 1991 debut album Ten and was released as a single in 1992. The epitome of Grunge, this song was one of the reasons why Glam Rock died. Reaching No.3 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart Evenflow clearly struck a note with Rock music fans wanting something with a dirtier and raw sound. And Pearl Jam had their unique song style that told stories in through verses, not […]

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Aug
13
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    Fuel by Metallica. Coming from the band’s seventh album Re-Load released in 1997, this song has been heard in promos for NASCAR and WWE, TV shows and video games. Reaching No.6 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Track chart and being nominated for a Grammy, Fuel kept Metallica as a hugely popular Hard Rock Metal act.

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Aug
11
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    Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath. This song is the title track to the 1980 album and the first album recorded without longtime original lead singer Ozzy Osbourne, being replaced by former Rainbow frontman Ronnie James Dio. After recording the album the band also saw the departure of original drummer Bill Ward and replaced for the tour by Vinnie Appice. Dio’s arrival was widely accepted by fans mainly for his reputation as the man with the golden voice in Hard […]

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Aug
8
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    Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. This 1967 classic was recorded in March as part of a two day recording session in a rush to put out eight songs, four of which were to become singles. Brown Eyed Girl came to be on day one. Originally titled Brown Skinned Girl, going along with its Jamaican Calypso sound, Morrison changed it before release to be more radio station friendly.

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