Posts in category "Classic Rock"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "The Forest from Journey To The Centre Of The Earth" by Rick Wakeman

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Forest from “Journey To The Centre Of The Earth” by Rick Wakeman OK…this is a little embarrassing now, but back in 1974 when this record came out, I spent a lot of time spinning this one. Between this, David Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs,” Lou Reed’s “Rock... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Claudine" by The Rolling Stones

  Song Of The Day – “Claudine” by The Rolling Stones An outtake from the “Some Girls” sessions that has finally seen the light of day on the recent deluxe reissue of the album. At the age of 19 Claudine Longet met Andy Williams and married him, although she was 14 years younger. She had... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) by Grateful Dead

  Song Of The Day – “The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) by Grateful Dead One of the many joys of listening to the “Complete Europe ’72″ box set by Grateful Dead has been the many versions of this Pigpen tune. Pig is at his soulful best on this tune…and for a guy who was... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Little Honda" by The Hondells (Gary Usher)

  Song Of The Day – “Little Honda” by The Hondells Yup! Gary Usher again…we’ll close out Gary Usher week with the classic Hondells hit “Little Honda.” The song was written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love and was on the Beach Boys’ “All Summer Long” album. As with other Usher recordings, this song features... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Hot Rod Hootenanny" by The Weirdos featuring Mr. Gasser (Gary Usher)

  Song Of The Day – “Hot Rod Hootenanny” by The Weirdos featuring Mr. Gasser Gary Usher week continues! Mr. Gasser was the artist hot rod artist whose Rat Fink illustrations were all the rage in the early ’60s. The Weirdos were helmed by Gary Usher dynamic backing from The Wrecking Crew (Glen Campbell, Jerry... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Scrambler" by The Kickstands (Gary Usher)

  Song Of The Day – “Scrambler” by The Kickstands You guessed it…more Gary Usher. This one from a 1964 album called “Black Boots And Bikes.” The musical subject matter of this record was motorcycle songs…or as they are referred to over and over again on this record, “the sickle.” The whole album was recorded... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Hot Rod High" by The Knights (Gary Usher)

  Song Of The Day – “Hot Rod High” by The Knights Here’s a follow up to yesterday’s post by The Super Stocks. Once again, it’s Gary Usher and company from 1964 giving The Beach Boys a run for their money. The song was even co-written by Beach Boys collaborator Roger Christian. The expert backing... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Draggin' Deuce" by The Super Stocks (Gary Usher)

  Song Of The Day – “Draggin’ Deuce” by The Super Stocks The Beach Boys weren’t the only game in town on Capitol Records in the early ’60s when it came to surf and hot rod tunes. There were numerous groups like The Kickstands, The Knights, The Hondells, The Superstocks and Mr. Gasser and the... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "N.Y. Stars" by Lou Reed

  Song Of The Day – “N.Y. Stars” by Lou Reed A few weeks ago I featured a track from Lou Reed’s turgid new album with Metallica called “Lulu.” It is indeed a stinker of an album with Lou sounding totally irrelevant ranting over Metallica’s lumbering backing tracks. Fortunately, Lou’s got plenty of great back... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "5:15" by The Who

  Song Of The Day – “5:15″ by The Who Since it recently received the deluxe reissue treatment, I revisited the Who’s “Quadrophenia” album on Spotify for the first time in years. I’ve got to admit that the album holds up better than most of the other Who albums and this clip from Top Of... Read more »
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