joi, 28 februarie 2019

Black Oak Arkansas ( I1 )


Iron Butterfly ( B17 )

1966–1967


  • Doug Ingle – organ, vocals
  • Danny Weis – guitar
  • Darryl DeLoach – tambourine, vocals
  • Jerry Penrod – bass, backing vocals
  • Ron Bushy – drums, percussion

1967–1969 (Classic lineup)

  • Doug Ingle – organ, vocals
  • Ron Bushy – drums, percussion
  • Erik Brann – guitar, vocals
  • Lee Dorman – bass, vocals

1969–1971

  • Doug Ingle – organ, vocals
  • Ron Bushy – drums, percussion
  • Lee Dorman – bass, vocals
  • Mike Pinera – guitar, vocals
  • Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt – guitar
Supporting musicians
  • Manny Bertematti – drums, percussion (substitute – 1971)

miercuri, 27 februarie 2019

Grateful Dead ( B20 )

Dancing Terrapins
The two dancing terrapins first appeared on the cover of the album Terrapin Station (1977). They were drawn by Kelley and Mouse, based on a drawing by Heinrich Kley. Since then these turtles have become one of the Grateful Dead's most recognizable logos.
Uncle Sam Skeleton
The Uncle Sam skeleton was devised by Gary Gutierrez as part of the animation for The Grateful Dead Movie (1977). The image combines the Grateful Dead skeleton motif with the character of Uncle Sam, a reference to the then-recently written song "U.S. Blues", which plays during the animation.

Deadheads

Fans and enthusiasts of the band are commonly referred to as Deadheads. While the origin of the term may be unclear, Dead Headswere made canon by the notice placed inside the Skull and Roses (1971) album by manager Jon McIntire:
Many of the Dead Heads would go on tour with the band. As a group, the Dead Heads were considered very mellow. "I'd rather work nine Grateful Dead concerts than one Oregon football game", Police Det. Rick Raynor said. "They don't get belligerent like they do at the games".

Bee Gees - The Battle of the Blue and the Grey ( S1 )



"The Battle of the Blue and the Grey" is a debut single by the Bee Gees, backed by "The Three Kisses of Love" and released on March 22, 1963. Like all the Bee Gees' output prior to 1967 (with the notable exception of Spicks and Specks) it was only released in Australia. It was performed in Australian television Bandstand, the footage of that performance still exists. It reached #93 in Australia.
In September 1963, it was included as the third track on their first EP The Bee Gees. Neither song appeared on an album until the mop-up compilation Turn Around, Look at Usin 1967 but both are included on the 1998 compilation Brilliant from Birth which collects all of the Australian material.

Composition, recording and release

It was written by Barry Gibb when he was only 16 years old. Col Joye recalls producing the sessions and using his backing band the Joy Boys, the members were Kevin Jacobsen, John Bogie, Laurie Erwin, Norm Day, Dave Bridge, Bruce Gurr and Ron Patton. As was the norm for the Gibb brothers at the time, Barry sang the vocal solos while Robin and Maurice harmonised around him. It was recorded on February 1963 in Festival Studio, Sydney. Robert Iredale was the engineer in charge.
"The Battle of the Blue and the Grey" was released on 22 March 1963. The song failed to become the hit that their record company had hoped for. In the words of Robin Gibb: "We recorded our first flop based on the story of the American Civil War. Now this record was very hot with one guy 2SM in Sydney. He was playing all this time and, of course, it didn't do anything". The song did reach the top twenty in the local Sydney chart. While the song achieved a reasonable amount of publicity, the music press also made mention of one other member of the household. Tucked away in small print, was news that their sister Lesley Evans had also embarked on a show business career in Surfer's Paradise as a snake-dancer.
The song's length is 2:05 like most of their Australian releases. In an attempt to promote the single, stories appeared in Sydney newspapers about the new 'singing group' and its young songwriter.

Song lyrics

The song is about war. It bore a resemblance to Johnny Horton's 1959 hit "The Battle of New Orleans" albeit somewhat more violent with references to shooting people 'full of lead'. The story was of a retired soldier remembering his fighting experiences including dealings with the real historical figure Stonewall Jackson.

Personnel

  • Barry Gibb — lead vocals
  • Robin Gibb — harmony and backing vocal
  • Maurice Gibb — harmony and backing vocal
  • Kevin Jacobsen — bass, piano
  • John Bogie — drums
  • Laurie Erwin — saxophone
  • Norm Day — guitar
  • Bruce Gurr — keyboards
  • Ron Patton — saxophone
  • Robert Iredale — engineer

Charts

ChartYearPeak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)196398

Single by Bee Gees
B-side"The Three Kisses of Love"
Released22 March 1963
Format7", 45rpm
RecordedFebruary 1963
Festival Studios, Sydney, Australia
GenreCountry, folk, pop, rhythm and blues
Length2:05
LabelLeedon
Songwriter(s)Barry Gibb
Producer(s)Col Joye
Bee Gees singles chronology
"The Battle of the Blue and the Grey"
(1963)
"Timber!"
(1963)

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marți, 26 februarie 2019

Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun ( L1 )

Cheap holiday in other peoples misery

I don't wanna holiday in the sun
I wanna go to the new Belsen
I wanna see some history
Cause now I got a reasonable economy

Now I got a reason
Now I got a reason
Now I got a reason and I'm still waiting
Now I got a reason
Now I got reason to be waiting
The Berlin wall

In sensurround sound in a two inch wall
I was waiting for the communist call
I didn't ask for sunshine and I got World War three
I'm looking over the wall and they're looking at me

Now I got a reason
Now I got a reason
Now I got a reason and I'm still waiting
Now I got a reason
Now I got a reason to be waiting
The Berlin wall

They're staring all night
And they're staring all day
I had no reason to be here at all
And now I got a reason
It's no real reason
And I'm waiting
The Berlin wall

I got to go over the Berlin wall
I don't understand this thing at all
I'm gonna go over the Berlin wall
I'm gonna go over the Berlin wall
I'm gonna go over the Berlin wall

Claustrophobia there's too much paranoia
There's too many closets
So when will we fall
And now I gotta reason
It's no real reason to be waiting
The Berlin wall

I got to go over the wall
I don't understand this thing at all
This third rate B movie show
Cheap dialogue
Cheap essential scenery
I got to go over the wall
I wanna go over the Berlin wall
Before they come over the Berlin wall
I don't understand this thing at all
I'm gonna go over the wall
I wanna go over the Berlin wall
I'm gonna go over the Berlin wall
Before they come over the Berlin wall
I don't understand this thing at all
Please don't be waiting for me

Alice Cooper ( b18 )

In 1986, Alice Cooper officially returned to the music industry with the album Constrictor. The album spawned the hits "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" (the theme song for the movie Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives; in the video for the song Cooper was given a cameo role as a deranged psychiatrist) and the fan favorite "Teenage Frankenstein". The Constrictor album was a catalyst for Cooper to make a triumphant return to the road for the first time since the 1981 Special Forces project, on a tour appropriately entitled The Nightmare Returns. The Detroit leg of this tour, which took place at the end of October 1986 during Halloween, was captured on film as The Nightmare Returns, and is viewed by some as being the definitive Alice Cooper concert film. The concert, which received rave reviews in the rock music press, was also described by Rolling Stone magazine as bringing "Cooper's violent, twisted onstage fantasies to a new generation". The Constrictor album was followed by Raise Your Fist and Yell in 1987, which had an even rougher sound than its predecessor, as well as the Cooper classic "Freedom". The subsequent tour of Raise Your Fist and Yell, which was heavily inspired by the slasher horror movies of the time such as the Friday the 13th series and A Nightmare on Elm Street, served up a shocking spectacle similar to its predecessor, and courted the kind of controversy, especially in Europe, that recalled the public outrage caused by Cooper's public performances in America in the early 1970s.
In Britain, Labour M.P. David Blunkett called for the show to be banned, saying "I'm horrified by his behaviour – it goes beyond the bounds of entertainment". The controversy spilled over into the German segment of the tour, with the German government actually succeeding in having some of the gorier segments of the performance removed. It was also during the London leg of the tour that Cooper met with a near fatal accident during rehearsal of the hanging execution sequence that occurs at the end of the show.
Constrictor and Raise Your Fist and Yell were recorded with lead guitarist Kane Roberts and bassist Kip Winger, both of whom would leave the band by the end of 1988 (although Kane Roberts played guitar on "Bed of Nails" on 1989's album Trash).

luni, 25 februarie 2019

Iron Butterfly ( B16 )

Supporting musicians
  • Manny Bertematti – drums, percussion (substitute – 1971)
  • Donny Vosburgh – drums (guest – 1987)
  • Doug Freedman – drums, percussion (substitute – 1989)
  • JoAnne Kurman-Montana – backing vocals (live – 1989)
  • Cecelia Noel – backing vocals (live – 1989)
  • Oly Larios – bass (substitute – 2001)
  • Ken Chalupnik – bass (substitute – 2006)


Lineups


1966

  • Doug Ingle – organ, vocals
  • Jack Pinney – drums, percussion
  • Danny Weis – guitar
  • Greg Willis – bass
  • Doug Ingle – organ, vocals
  • Jack Pinney – drums, percussion
  • Danny Weis – guitar
  • Greg Willis – bass
  • Darryl DeLoach – vocals
  • Doug Ingle – organ, vocals
  • Danny Weis – guitar
  • Darryl DeLoach – tambourine, vocals
  • Bruce Morse – drums, percussion
  • Jerry Penrod – bass, backing vocals


Aerosmith - Dream On ( YT1 )


duminică, 24 februarie 2019

Grateful Dead ( B19 )

Earlier antecedents include the custom of exhibiting the relic skulls of Christian martyrs decorated with roses on their feast days. The rose is an attribute of Saint Valentine, who according to one legend, was martyred by decapitation. Accordingly, in Rome, at the church dedicated to him, the observance of his feast day included the display of his skull surrounded by roses. Kelley and Mouse's design originally appeared on a poster for the September 16 and 17, 1966 Dead shows at the Avalon Ballroom. Later, it was used as the cover for the album Grateful Dead(1971). The album is sometimes referred to as Skull and Roses.
Jester
Another icon of the Dead is a skeleton dressed as a jester and holding a lute. This image was an airbrush painting, created by Stanley Mouse in 1972. It was originally used for the cover of The Grateful Dead Songbook.
Dancing Bears
A series of stylized dancing bears was drawn by Bob Thomas as part of the back cover for the album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear's Choice) (1973). Thomas reported that he based the bears on a lead sort from an unknown font. The bear is a reference to Owsley "Bear" Stanley, who recorded and produced the album. Bear himself wrote, "the bears on the album cover are not really 'dancing'. I don't know why people think they are; their positions are quite obviously those of a high-stepping march."
Steal Your Face Skull
Perhaps the best-known Grateful Dead art icon is a red, white, and blue skull with a lightning bolt through it. The lightning bolt skull can be found on the cover of the album Steal Your Face (1976), and the image is sometimes known by that name. It was designed by Owsley Stanley and artist Bob Thomas, and was originally used as a logo to mark the band's equipment.

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18.11.1962 - Born on this day, Kirk Hammett, guitar, Metallica, (1991 UK No.5 single ‘Enter Sandman’, 1991 US & UK No.1 album ‘Metallica’).

Chicago - Introduction ( L1 )

Hey there everybody
Please don't romp or roam
We're a little nervous
'Cause we're so far from home
So this is what we do
Sit back and let us groove
And let us work on you
We've all spent years preparing
before this band was born
With heaven's help it blended
And we do thank the lord.
Now we put you through the changes
And turned around the mood
We hope it's struck you different
And hope you feel moved
So forget about your troubles
As we search for something new
And we play for you

sâmbătă, 23 februarie 2019

Alice Cooper ( b17 )

1983 marked the return collaboration of producer Bob Ezrin and guitarist Dick Wagner for the haunting epic DaDa, the final album in his Warner Bros. contract.
In mid-1983, after the recording of DaDa, Cooper was hospitalized for alcoholism again, and cirrhosis of the liver. Cooper was finally stable and sober (and has remained sober since that time) by the time DaDa and The Nightmare home video (of his 1975 TV Special) were released in the fall of that year; however, both releases performed below expectations. Even with The Nightmare scoring a nomination for 1984's Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video (he lost to Duran Duran), it was not enough for Warner Bros. to keep Cooper on their books. By February 1984, Cooper became a "free agent" for the first time in his career.
Cooper spent a lengthy period away from the music business dealing with personal issues. His divorce from Sheryl Cooper was heard at Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona, on January 30, 1984. The following month he guested at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards alongside co-presenter Grace Jones. Behind the scenes Cooper kept busy musically, working on new material in collaboration with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. The spring of 1984 was taken up with filming, Cooper acting in the B-grade horror movie Monster Dog, filmed in Torrelodones, Spain. Shortly thereafter he reconciled with Sheryl; the couple relocated to Chicago. The year closed with more writing sessions, this time in New York during November with Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy. In 1985, he met and began writing songs with guitarist Kane Roberts. Cooper was subsequently signed to MCA Records, and appeared as guest vocalist on Twisted Sister's song "Be Chrool to Your Scuel". A video was made for the song, featuring Cooper donning his black snake-eyes makeup for the first time since 1979, but neither the song nor the video drew public interest.

vineri, 22 februarie 2019

Jack Bruce ( i1 )


Iron Butterfly ( B15 )

  • Tim Von Hoffman – keyboards (1987)
  • Glen Rappold – guitar, bass, vocals (1987)
  • Ace Baker – keyboards (1987)
  • Sal Rodriguez – drums (1987, 1988)
  • Jim Von Buelow – guitar (1987)
  • Bob Birch – bass (1987)
  • Doug Jackson – guitar (1987)
  • Lyle T. West – vocals (1987)
  • Derek Hilland – keyboards, backing vocals (1988–1990, 1993–1997; substitute – 2003)
  • Kenny Suarez – drums, percussion (1988–1992)
  • Steve "Mick" Feldman – vocals (1988–1990)
  • Robert Tepper – vocals (1990–1992)
  • Burt Diaz – keyboards (1993)
  • Denny Artache – guitar, vocals (1993)
  • Doug Bossey – guitar (1994–1995)
  • Damian Bujanda – keyboards, vocals (1999)
  • Larry Rust – keyboards, vocals (1999–2005)
  • Charlie Marinkovich – guitar, vocals (2002–2012)
  • Phil Parlapiano – keyboards, vocals (2015–2018, substitute – 2012)

joi, 21 februarie 2019

Frank Zappa - Hungry Freaks, Daddy ( l1 )

Mister America
Walk on by
Your schools that do not teach
Mister America
Walk on by
The minds that won't be reached
Mister America
Try to hide
The emptiness that's you inside
When once you find that the way you lied
And all the corny tricks you tried
Will not forestall the rising tide of
Hungry freaks, Daddy . . .

They won't go
For no more
Great mid-western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren't afraid to say
What's on their minds
(The left-behinds of the Great Society)

Hungry freaks, Daddy . . .

Mister America
Walk on by
Your supermarket dream
Mister America
Walk on by
The liquor store supreme
Mister America
Try to hide
The product of your savage pride
The useful minds that it denied
The day you shrugged and stepped aside
You saw their clothes and then you cried:
THOSE HUNGRY FREAKS, DADDY!

They won't go
For no more
Great mid-western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren't afraid to say
What's on their minds
(The left-behinds of the Great Society)

Grateful Dead ( B18 )

Recently, there have been some disputes over which recordings archive.org could host on their site. Although all the recordings are hosted at present, the sound board recordings can only be streamed and not downloaded.
Of the approximately 2,350 shows the Grateful Dead played, almost 2,200 were taped, and most of these are available online. The band began collecting and cataloging tapes early on and Dick Latvala was their keeper. "Dick's Picks" is named after Latvala. After his death in 1999, David Lemieux gradually took the post. Concert set lists from a subset of 1,590 Grateful Dead shows were used to perform a comparative analysis between how songs were played in concert and how they are listened online by Last.fm members. In their book Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can Learn From the Most Iconic Band in History, David Meerman Scott and Brian Halligan identify the taper section as a crucial contributor to increasing the Grateful Dead's fan base.

Artwork

Over the years, a number of iconic images have come to be associated with the Grateful Dead. Many of these images originated as artwork for concert posters or album covers.
Skull and Roses
The skull and roses design was composed by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, who added lettering and color, respectively, to a black and white drawing by Edmund Joseph Sullivan. Sullivan's drawing was an illustration for a 1913 edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

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miercuri, 20 februarie 2019

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Alice Cooper ( b16 )

He also appeared in an against-typecasting role as a piano-playing disco waiter in Mae West's final film, Sextette, and as a villain in the film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Cooper also led celebrities in raising money to remodel the famous Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, California. Cooper himself contributed over $27,000 to the project, buying an O in the sign in memory of close friend and comedian Groucho Marx. In 1979, Alice also guest starred on good friend Soupy Sales show, "Lunch with Soupy Sales" and was hit in the face with a pie, as part of the show ... when asked about the experience, Alice had this to say about his pal: "Being from Detroit, I came home every day and watched Soupy at lunch (Lunch With Soupy Sales). One of the greatest moments of my life was getting pie-faced by Soupy. He was one of my all time heroes."

1980s

Cooper's albums from the beginning of the 1980s have been referred to by Cooper as his "blackout albums" because he cannot remember recording them, owing to the influence of illicit substances. Flush the FashionSpecial ForcesZipper Catches Skin and DaDasaw a gradual commercial decline, with the last two not denting the Billboard Top 200. Flush the Fashion, produced by Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker, had a thick, edgy new wave musical sound that baffled even longtime fans, though it still yielded the US Top 40 hit "Clones (We're All)". Special Forces featured a more aggressive but consistent new wave style, and included a new version of "Generation Landslide". His tour for Special Forces marked Cooper's last time on the road for nearly five years; it was not until 1986, for Constrictor, that he toured again. 1982's Zipper Catches Skin was a more pop punk-oriented recording, containing many quirky high-energy guitar-driven songs along with his most unusual collection of subject matters for lyrics. 

marți, 19 februarie 2019

Bill Wyman ( i1 )


Iron Butterfly ( B14 )

  • Keith Ellis – bass (1978)
  • Bobby Caldwell – drums, percussion (1979, substitute 1984)
  • Bobby Hasbrook – guitar, vocals (1979–1982)
  • Nathan Pino – keyboards (1979)
  • Zam Johnson – drums, percussion (1980)
  • Tim Kislan – keyboards (1980)
  • Starz Vanderlocket – percussion, vocals (1980)
  • Luke – percussion, vocals (1981–1982, 1982–1983)
  • Jimmy Rock – drums (1981–1982)
  • Randy Skirvin – guitar, vocals (1981–1982)
  • Guy Babylon – keyboards (1982–1983)
  • Jan Uvena – drums, percussion (1982)
  • John Shearer – drums (1982–1983)
  • Jerry Sommers – drums, percussion (1983)
  • Rick Rotante – drums, percussion (1983–1984)
  • Lenny Campanero – drums (1984–1985)
  • Steve Fister – guitar, backing vocals (1984–1985)
  • Kurtis Teal – bass (1985)
  • Kelly Reubens – bass (1987)

luni, 18 februarie 2019

Van Der Graaf Generator - A Place to Survive ( L1 )

It's easy to say, when you're so down,
That everything's pointless;
Your eyes burn, your ears howl,
Your limbs are disjointed.
Barren fields, the barren earth, never more will it flower.
Rub your face and your hands in the dirt:
Now is the hour!
So stand straight, looking over your shoulder;
Walk on, though you fear to arrive;
Don't wait till you know that it's over,
Be strong - it's your place to survive.

While the holocaust rages around you,
Be the eye of the storm;
Though the extent of disaster astounds you,
Forearmed is forewarned.
You may have passed time in happier ways,
But there are other mountains to climb:
You've never lived as you're living today -
Now is the time!
Stand straight, though your back breaks from trying,
Walk on - even now you must strive.
Don't wait - while you're waiting, you're dying;
Be strong, it's your place to survive.

The universe is doubtless
Unfolding just exactly as it should
And these dreams of remorse or foreboding
Just won't do you any good.
The joy, the passion, possessions you own,
The bitterness and the pain,

The end of everything you've ever known...
All these are ordained.
Stand straight looking into the future,
Walk on - we've each got our own lives.
Don't wait for a guru or tutor,
Be strong - it's your place to survive.
Stand straight, looking over your shoulder,
Walk on: though it hurts, you're alive.
Don't wait... If you wait it's all over;
Be strong - it's your right to survive.

Z. Z. Top - La Grange ( YT1 )


duminică, 17 februarie 2019

Grateful Dead ( B17 )

Concert sound systems

The Wall of Sound was a large sound system designed specifically for the Grateful Dead. The band was never satisfied with the house system anywhere they played. After the Monterey Pop Festival, the band's crew 'borrowed' some of the other performers' sound equipment and used it to host some free shows in San Francisco. In their early days, soundman Owsley "Bear" Stanley designed a public address (PA) and monitor system for them. Stanley was the Grateful Dead's soundman for many years; he was also one of the largest suppliers of LSD. Stanley's sound systems were delicate and finicky, and frequently brought shows to a halt with technical breakdowns. After Stanley went to jail for manufacturing LSD in 1970, the group briefly used house PAs, but found them to be even less reliable than those built by their former soundman. On February 2, 1970 the group contacted Bob Heil to use his system. In 1971, the band purchased their first solid-state sound system from Alembic Inc Studios. Because of this, Alembic would play an integral role in the research, development, and production of the Wall of Sound. The band also welcomed Dan Healy into the fold on a permanent basis that year. Healy would mix the Grateful Dead's live sound until 1993.

Tapes

Like several other bands during this time, the Grateful Dead allowed their fans to record their shows. For many years the tapers set up their microphones wherever they could, and the eventual forest of microphones became a problem for the official sound crew. Eventually, this was solved by having a dedicated taping section located behind the sound board, which required a special "tapers" ticket. The band allowed sharing of tapes of their shows, as long as no profits were made on the sale of their show tapes. Sometimes the sound crew would allow the tapers to connect directly to the sound board, which created exceptional concert recordings.

Alice Cooper ( b15 )

This lineup would perform together again (televised) on March 14, 2011, at the induction of the original Alice Cooper group into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as on May 11, 2011, at London's Battersea Power Station at the Jagermiester Ice Cold 4D event (webcast). Bruce, Dunnaway, and Smith appeared on three tracks they co-wrote on Alice's 2011 album Welcome 2 My Nightmare. In 2017, they appeared on two tracks they co-wrote on Alice's album Paranormal, released in July, and in November they joined his current live band for five tour dates in the United Kingdom.

Cooper in 1978
Following the 1976 US No. 12 ballad hit "I Never Cry"; two albums, Alice Cooper Goes to Hell and Lace and Whiskey; and the 1977 US No. 9 ballad hit "You and Me", it became clear from many performances during his 1977 US tour that Cooper was in dire need of help with his alcoholism (at his alcoholic peak it was rumored that Cooper was consuming up to two cases of Budweiser and a bottle of whiskey a day). Following the tour, Cooper had himself hospitalized in a sanitarium for treatment, during which time the live album The Alice Cooper Show was released.
In 1978, a sobered Cooper used his experience in the sanitarium as the inspiration for his semi-autobiographical album From the Inside, which he co-wrote with Bernie Taupin; it spawned yet another US Top 20 hit ballad, "How You Gonna See Me Now". The subsequent tour's stage show was based inside an asylum, and was filmed for Cooper's first home-video release, The Strange Case of Alice Cooper, in 1979. Around this time, Cooper performed "Welcome to My Nightmare", "You and Me", and "School's Out" on The Muppet Show (episode #307) on March 28, 1978 (he played one of the devill's henchmen trying to dupe Kermit, Gonzo and Miss Piggy into selling their souls). 

R.E.O. Speedwagon - R.E.O. Speedwagon ( D1 )


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sâmbătă, 16 februarie 2019

Black Sabbath ( I1 )


Iron Butterfly ( B13 )

Former members

vineri, 15 februarie 2019

Status Quo - Black Veils Of Melancholoy ( L1 )

If I see you hiding in the night by a peppercorn tree
The tree it moves, lets me see what I wanna see
A poison gaze of your mind is all that's worrying me.

The pictures that I see are seen by no-one else but me
To cause the night to be in sight, a little point of me
I imagine nearly anything I want to see.

Black veils of melancholy falling on me
Black veils keep shadowing my mind
Black veils that make my mind seem small

Black veils of melancholy falling on me
Black veils keep shadowing my mind
Black veils that make my mind seem small

I see you with my eyes closed getting closer and closer to me
I open my eye up and you're not there
It's all in my mind

Black veils of melancholy falling on me
Black veils keep shadowing my mind
Black veils that make my mind seem small

Black veils of melancholy falling on me
Black veils keep shadowing my mind
Black veils that make my mind seem small

Diverse ( 89 )


Grateful Dead ( B16 )

In the 1990s, the Grateful Dead earned a total of $285 million in revenue from their concert tours, the second-highest during the 1990s, with the Rolling Stones earning the most. This figure is representative of tour revenue through 1995, as touring stopped after the death of Jerry Garcia. In a 1991 PBS documentary, segment host Buck Henry attended an August 1991 concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre and gleaned some information from some band members about the Grateful Dead phenomenon and its success. At the time, Jerry Garcia stated, "We didn't really invent the Grateful Dead, the crowd invented the Grateful Dead, you know what I mean? We were sort of standing in line, and uh, it's gone way past our expectations, way past, so it's, we've been going along with it to see what it's gonna do next." Furthermore, Mickey Hart stated, "This is one of the last places in America that you can really have this kind of fun, you know, considering the political climate and so forth." Hart also stated that "the transformative power of the Grateful Dead is really the essence of it; it's what it can do to your consciousness. We're more into transportation than we are into music, per se, I mean, the business of the Grateful Dead is transportation."
Their numerous studio albums were generally collections of new songs that they had first played in concert. The band was also famous for its extended musical jams, which featured both individual improvisations as well as distinctive "group-mind" improvisations during which each of the band members improvised individually while simultaneously blending together as a cohesive musical unit. Musically, this may be illustrated in that the band not only improvised within the form of songs, but also with the form. The Grateful Dead have often been described as having never played the same song the same way twice. The cohesive listening abilities of each band member made for a transcendence of what might be called "free form" and improvisation. Their concert sets often blended songs, one into the next (a segue).

joi, 14 februarie 2019

Istoric ( 99 )

18.11.1992 - 1992, British group Black Sabbath were honoured with a star at the Rock Walk in Hollywood, California.

Alice Cooper ( b14 )

Spearheaded by the US Top 20 hit ballad "Only Women Bleed", the album was released by Atlantic Records in March of that year and became a Top 10 hit for Cooper. It was a concept album that was based on the nightmare of a child named Steven, featuring narration by classic horror movie film star Vincent Price, and serving as the soundtrack to Cooper's new stage show, which now showcased more theatrics than ever, including an 8-foot-tall (2.4 m) furry Cyclops which Cooper decapitated and killed.
Accompanying the album and stage show was the television special The Nightmare, starring Cooper and Vincent Price, which aired on US prime-time TV in April 1975. The Nightmare (which was later released on home video in 1983 and gained a Grammy Awards nomination for Best Long Form Music Video) was regarded as another groundbreaking moment in rock history. Adding to all that, a concert film, also called Welcome to My Nightmare produced, directed, and choreographed by West Side Story cast member David Winters and filmed live at London's Wembley Arena in September 1975, was released to theaters in 1976. Such was the immense success of Cooper's solo project that he decided to continue as a solo artist, and the original band became officially defunct. Bruce, Dunnaway, and Smith would go on to form the short-lived band Billion Dollar Babies, producing one album — Battle Axe — in 1977. While occasionally performing with one another and Glen Buxton, they would not reunite with Alice until October 23, 1999, at the second Glen Buxton Memorial Weekend for a show at CoopersTown in Phoenix. They reunited for another show, with Steve Hunter on guitar, on December 16, 2010, at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix.

miercuri, 13 februarie 2019

Bee Gees ( I1 )


Iron Butterfly ( B12 )

Founding IB bassist Greg Willis, who suffered a stroke in April 2012, passed away on November 11, 2016 at age 67 in Portland, Oregon. A tribute concert was staged November 30 at a club called Nicky Rottens in El Cajon, California.
Former Butterfly keyboardist Larry Rust died peacefully at his home near Los Angeles on November 25, 2016 at the age of 63.
On January 8, 2018 it was revealed by the band on their official Facebook page that Martin Gerschwitz had returned to the band in place of Phil Parlapiano.

Personnel

Current members

  • Ron Bushy – drums, percussion (1966–77, 1978–79, 1982, 1987–88, 1993–2012, 2015–present)
  • Eric Barnett – guitar, vocals (1995–2002, 2015–present)
  • Martin Gerschwitz – keyboards, vocals (2005–2012, 2018–present)
  • Michael Green – percussion, vocals (2015–present)
  • Dave Meros – bass, vocals (2015–present; substitute – 2006)
  • Ray Weston – drums, percussion (2015–present; substitute – 2010)

marți, 12 februarie 2019

Small Faces - Shake ( L1 )

Listen while I'm talking to you
I tell you what we're going to do
There's a new thing goin' around
And I'll tell you what it's puttin' down
Move your body all around

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby, now
Shake

Shakin' like a bowl of soup
Legs go loop the loop
Put you hand upon your hip, now
Come on, and let your back bone slip, yeah
Move your body like your hip

Now, do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
That's the way you do it, now
Shake, come on

Ding a ling a ling
Oh baby, shakin' is the latest thing
You wanna really roll
You got to do this thing with soul

If you wanna really roll
You gotta do this thing with soul
Shake it, shake with all your mind, yeah
If you do it, do it right, now
Make you body loose

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby now
Shake

If you wanna really roll
You gotta do this thing with soul
Shake it, shake with all your mind
If you do it, do it right, now
Make you body loose

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby, now
Shake, oh yeah

All right
Early in the morning
Later on the evening
I says, come on children
You gotta get on the sea wit
h me

Frank Zappa ( i1 )


Grateful Dead ( B15 )

Initially all their shows were in California, principally in the San Francisco Bay Area and in or near Los Angeles. They also performed, in 1965 and 1966, with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, as the house band for the Acid Tests. They toured nationally starting in June 1967 (their first foray to New York), with a few detours to Canada, Europe and three nights at the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt in 1978. They appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Festival Express train tour across Canada in 1970. They were scheduled to appear as the final act at the infamous Altamont Free Concert on December 6, 1969 after the Rolling Stones but withdrew after security concerns. "That's the way things went at Altamont—so badly that the Grateful Dead, prime organizers and movers of the festival, didn't even get to play", staff at Rolling Stone magazine wrote in a detailed narrative on the event"
Their first UK performance was at the Hollywood Music Festival in 1970. Their largest concert audience came in 1973 when they played, along with the Allman Brothers Band and the Band, before an estimated 600,000 people at the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen. The 1998 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records recognized them with a listing under the heading, "most rock concerts performed" (2,318 concerts). They played to an estimated total of 25 million people, more than any other band, with audiences of up to 80,000 attending a single show. Many of these concerts were preserved in the band's tape vault, and several dozen have since been released on CD and as downloads. The Dead were known for the tremendous variation in their setlists from night to night—the list of songs documented to have been played by the band exceeds 500. The band has released four concert videos under the name View from the Vault.


luni, 11 februarie 2019

Alice Cooper ( b13 )

It featured classic-style artwork and reached the US Top 10, performing better than Muscle of Love. However, the band's 1974 feature film Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper (consisting mainly of 1973 concert footage with 'comedic' sketches woven throughout to a faint storyline), released on a minor cinematic run mostly to drive-in theaters, saw little box-office success. On March 5, 1974, Cooper appeared on episode 3 of The Snoop Sisters playing a Satanic cult singer. The final shows by Alice Cooper as a group were in Brazil in March and April 1974, including the record indoor attendance estimated as high as 158,000 fans in São Paulo on March 30, at the Anhembi Exposition Hall at the start of the first ever South American rock tour.
In 1975, Alice Cooper returned as a solo artist with the release of Welcome to My Nightmare. To avoid legal complications over ownership of the group name, "Alice Cooper" had by then become the singer's new legal name. Speaking on the subject of Alice Cooper continuing as a solo project as opposed to the band it once was, Cooper stated in 1975, "It got very basically down to the fact that we had drawn as much as we could out of each other. After ten years, we got pretty dry together." Manager Gordon added, "What had started in a sense as a pipe-dream became an overwhelming burden". The success of Welcome to My Nightmare marked the final break-up of the original members of the band, with Cooper collaborating with their producer Bob Ezrin, who recruited Lou Reed's backing band, including guitarists Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter, to play on the album. 

duminică, 10 februarie 2019

Istoric ( 98 )

18.11.1993 - Nirvana recorded their MTV unplugged special at Sony Studios, New York. Nirvana played a setlist composed of mainly lesser-known material and cover versions of songs by The Vaselines, David Bowie, Meat Puppets and Lead Belly. The album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 1996.

Iron Butterfly ( B11 )

 Bassist Lee Dorman, who had a history of heart trouble, died on December 21, 2012 at the age of 70. Both Reinhardt and Dorman were also founding members of Captain Beyond, along with former Deep Purple vocalist Rod Evans and drummer Bobby Caldwell.
Following Dorman's death, Iron Butterfly dissolved once more. Charlie Marinkovich revealed in 2013 that he had departed the band altogether and that Ron Bushy was very ill, shrouding the band's future in doubt.
At times during his recovery in 2014, Ron Bushy entertained the idea of putting a new Iron Butterfly band together, possibly with Martin Gerschwitz returning on keyboards and lead vocals.

Third reunion/Tribute Tour Band (2015–present)

In late 2014, reports surfaced of the band reforming, with a lineup consisting of Bushy, Mike Pinera, Doug Ingle, Jr. on keyboards and an unnamed bassist. However, this reformation did not come to fruition and in 2015 the band unveiled a lineup consisting of Bushy and returning guitarist Eric Barnett, along with new members Mike Green (percussion), Dave Meros (bass), Phil Parlapiano (keyboards) and Ray Weston (drums). Meros, Parlapiano and Weston have all previously played with Iron Butterfly as substitute musicians; Meros for Dorman (in 2006) and Weston for Bushy (in 2010), respectively. At present, Ron Bushy remains a member of Iron Butterfly, but is not performing due to his health concerns, leaving Weston as sole drummer for the band at current appearances.

sâmbătă, 9 februarie 2019

Bon Jovi - Bad of Roses ( L1 )

Sitting here wasted and wounded
at this old piano
Trying hard to capture
the moment this morning I don't know
'Cause a bottle of vodka
is still lodged in my head
And some blond gave me nightmares
I think she's still in my bed
As I dream about movies
they won't make of me when I'm dead
With an ironclad fist I wake up and
French kiss the morning
While some marching band keeps
its own beat in my head
While we're talking
About all of the things that I long to believe
About love and the truth and
what you mean to me
And the truth is baby you're all that I need
I want to lay you on a bed of roses
For tonite I sleep on a bed on nails
I want to be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
And lay you down on bed of roses
Well I'm so far away
That each step that I take is on my way home
A king's ransom in dimes I'd given each night
Just to see through this payphone
Still I run out of time
Or it's hard to get through
Till the bird on the wire flies me back to you
I'll just close my eyes and whisper,
baby blind love is true
I want to lay you down on a bed of roses
For tonite I sleep on a bed on nails
I want to be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
And lay you down on bed of roses
The hotel bar hangover whiskey's gone dry
The barkeeper's wig's crooked
And she's giving me the eye
I might have said yeah
But I laughed so hard I think I died
When you close your eyes
Know I'll be thinking about you
While my mistress she calls me
To stand in her spotlight again
Tonite I won't be alone
But you know that don't
Mean I'm not lonely I've got nothing to prove
For it's you that I'd die to defend
I want to lay you down on a bed of roses
For tonite I sleep on a bed on nails
I want to be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
And lay you down on bed of roses