Category: Classic Rock

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Easy To Slip" by Little Feat

Song Of The Day – “Easy To Slip” by Little Feat This Lowell George classic comes from Little Feat’s 1972 album “Sailin’ Shoes.” Lowell had been a session musician playing oboe and baritone sax on several Frank Sinatra recordings. He formed the band after a stint as a member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family

Song Of The Day – “I Think I Love You” by The Partridge Family They were loosely based on the real-life family group, The Cowsills, but the Partridge Family had one thing they didn’t…a TV show. They scored a #1 hit right out of the box with this Tony Romeo-written song, yet the only actual... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Hold On" by Los Lobos

Song Of The Day – “Hold On” by Los Lobos Just saw Dave Hidalgo and Louie Perez at Old Town School Of Folk tonight. They were promoting their new duo album “The Long Goodbye.” The show also gave them the opportunity to focus on some lesser-known Lobos gems like this one from “The Town And... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Five Years" by David Bowie

Song Of The Day – “Five Years” by David Bowie I never get tired of this guy and he’s been a favorite of mine since the early 1970s. Here we have Bowie from 1972 on “The Old Grey Whistle Test” TV show from England performing the opening song from “Ziggy Stardust.” I was fortunate enough... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Hooked On A Feeling" by Redbone

Song Of The Day – “Come And Get Your Love” by Redbone They were true two-hit wonders…their other hit was “Witch Queen Of New Orleans” from 1971 and this song went top five in 1974. Redbone was formed around American Indian brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas from Los Angeles. Before forming Redbone, they both appeared... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Bad Time" by Grand Funk Railroad

Song Of The Day – “Bad Time” by Grand Funk Railroad Not exactly the “Footstompin’ Music” they were known for in the late ’60s and early ’70s, but once Grand Funk came under the aegis of Todd Rundgren and Jimmy Ienner, the hits started to come fast and furious! Pair this song with “Go All... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Surf's Up" by The Beach Boys

Song Of The Day – “Surf’s Up” by The Beach Boys After 45 years, the legendary “SMiLE” sessions from 1967 have finally surfaced. The session tapes languished in the vaults due to Brian’s fading confidence in himself and a lack of support from the group. Consisting of hundreds of musical segments, the record became an... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "You Don't Know Me" by Ben Folds featuring Regina Spektor

Song Of The Day – “You Don’t Know Me” by Ben Folds feat. Regina Spektor The piano man heir apparant to Elton John and Billy Joel? Well, he can play piano and write hooky songs with thoughtful lyrics. This one comes from the 2008 album “Way Too Normal.” For the uninitiated, he just released an... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Help I'm A Rock" by The Mothers Of Invention

Song Of The Day – “Help I’m A Rock” by The Mothers Of Invention Not your typical Halloween track, but I’m sure it scared the heck out of folks when first released in 1965! Still pretty scary today, especially the notion that THEY are freaking out in Kansas! Frank Zappa and company were so far... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "I Wanna Be Loved" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Song Of the Day – “I Wanna Be Loved” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions The first line of the liner notes written by Elvis Costello for the reissue of this album reads: “Congratulations! You’ve just purchased our worst album.” An accurate assessment due mostly to the then-trendy production by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.... Read more »
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