Posts tagged "Rock"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Be Sweet" by Afghan Whigs

  Song Of The Day – “Be Sweet” by Afghan Whigs One of the great underrated bands of the 1990s with one of the most enigmatic lead singers in all of Rock. Greg Dulli has a soul-drenched voice and writes dark lyrics about his liquor-fueled obsessions. As much as I hate to say it, he... Read more »

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 »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Dawned On Me" by Wilco

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Dawned On Me” by Wilco While their last album left much to be desired, the latest Wilco record, “The Whole Love,” is up there with their best work. They are back in Chicago this week for a run of shows dubbed “The Incredible Shrinking Tour” playing five... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Gold On The Ceiling" by The Black Keys

  Song Of The Day – “Gold On The Ceiling” by The Black Keys On record this song sounds like a long lost T. Rex outtake…and that’s not a bad thing. The brand new “El Camino” album certainly has its moments due in large part to the Glam-leaning production of Danger Mouse. As you can... 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 »
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