Posts in category "Classic Rock"

It's Only Rock 'n Roll

It's Only Rock 'n Roll
One of the perks of working on a (coming soon) Internet radio station is that you have to listen to a lot of music.  In our case some of that music is old classic rock.  So it was that I found myself perusing a few classic albums looking for additional songs to add to the... Read more »

Concert Review - Steely Dan at Ravinia Festival

Concert Review - Steely Dan at Ravinia Festival
Steely Dan pulled a bit of old school showmanship Friday night at Ravinia.  Backing vocalist Carolyn Leonhart walked over to a short, black column displaying a turntable.  As she placed the needle on the record, you could hear the crackling sound from the starting grooves of an LP record.  The band then launched in to... Read more »

The Great Internet Radio Project - An Update

The Great Internet Radio Project - An Update
This update is long overdue.  I last wrote on this subject in the late spring. To summarize, I talked about my work on a new streaming radio station, citing the need for a better quality classic rock outlet than what I can hear on the radio.  Two of my acquaintances have created top quality streaming... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Montezuma" by Fleet Foxes from "Helplessness Blues"

        Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Montezuma” by Fleet Foxes Classic Rock is alive and well in the form of Fleet Foxes an amalgam of CSN, Simon & Garfunkel, America and The Beach Boys. Saw them tonight for the third time since 2008 at Pitchfork Music Festival where they have... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "SeaLion" by Jethro Tull

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “SeaLion” by Jethro Tull Classic Tull from the 1974 album “War Child.” Sure it had the toss-away hit “Bungle In The Jungle,” but there are classics to be found on the platter including this song, “Two Fingers,” “Ladies” and “Skating Away On the Thin Ice Of A... Read more »

Psychedelic Song of the Day: Jimi Hendrix - Love or Confusion

This is a new feature that I’ve started on the Facebook page for Psychedelic Time Warp, a radio show that I produce.  So I am reprising it here today. Psychedelic Song of the Day – “Love or Confusion” by Jimi Hendrix from “Are You Experienced?” the first album by his new band, the Experience in... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Pay Me My Money Down" by Bruce Springsteen & The Seeger Sessions Band

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Pay Me My Money Down” by Bruce Springsteen From the underrated 2006 album “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions” where Springsteen ditches the E Street Band and sounds like he’s actually having a good time again. Although the tour played to half-empty arenas, it was where Bruce... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "A Slow Song" by Joe Jackson

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “A Slow Song” by Joe Jackson When Jackson’s album, “Night And Day,” was released in 1982; he was compared to Cole Porter as a songwriter. The album captured the excitement and feel of New York City nightlife, and at that point of his career the comparison was... Read more »

Song Of the Day - "Paradise By The C" by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Song Of The Day – “Paradise By The C” by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Bye bye Big Man…we’ll miss you.
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Reaction to the Worst "Hit Songs" Story

No surprise there.  People are very passionate about their politics, sports, religion, and music. Most people seemed to really dig the list, but several disagreed with my inclusion of “Midnight at the Oasis.”  My pal Eric, who contributes the “Song of the Day” to this column opined, “It’s easy and breezy disposition perfectly encapsulates the... Read more »
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