Tag Archives: Rock

RIP Charlie Watts

I’m not much of a Rolling Stones fan, especially after Tattoo You but I usually respected Charlie. He managed to be a founding member and stayed with the band for the rest of his life. Given how many other bands change … Continue reading

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The Sparks Brothers: Must See*

* – If you love music in any capacity, you better see this. Otherwise, the rest of the world can wait until streaming services carry it. Despite this documentary being a huge love letter to one of greatest duos in … Continue reading

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RIP Jim Steinman

I think only Meat Loaf fans were super familiar with Jim since he was the primary writer on Bat Out of Hell but his main speciality was ballads. Great examples are the two he authored for Bonnie Tyler: “Total Eclipse of … Continue reading

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Farewell Phil Spector

The debate over who’s responsible for the Wall of Sound Spector is credited for will go on forever yet he did contribute immensely to Popular Music. Phil comes more into play for my generation by working with the Ramones since … Continue reading

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What really happened when Bowie recorded “Warszawa”

 Hard to believe the Thin White Duke has been gone five years. For the fifth anniversary of his passing, I’m reposting this cartoon my friend Mark M sent me. It’s a comical take on the song Bowie wrote with … Continue reading

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Rocketman

When it comes to a Biography or Auto-Biography movie, this is more like it! Right away the tagline says, “The only way to tell his story is to live his Fantasy.” Even if it weren’t Elton John, this should’ve been … Continue reading

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RIP Keith Olsen

Keith’s name may not be easily recognizable unless you are a music Nerd like me who reads the liner notes on records/CDs…one thing you can’t see on MP3s/streams. He produced numerous artists you’d know by name though: Santana, Pat Benatar, … Continue reading

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RIP Neil Peart

Neil will be greatly missed and I didn’t know that he retired or was sick. Although Rush isn’t a band I’m crazy about, namely due to radio only playing a very small sample of their larger work and much of … Continue reading

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What’s with the December 2019 Header?

It’s December now. Shouldn’t I have a Christmas, Solstice, Festivus, whatever, theme in the Header space and not what appears to be the Eagles’ Hotel California album cover? Well, I did piece together a GIF-based header because my host and great … Continue reading

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RIP: Ginger Baker

I may be rather critical of Classic Rock and its icons but Ginger Baker is one of the few who ever received my wrath. Without his incredible drumming skills, Cream wouldn’t have been as impressive and thus, launched that racist … Continue reading

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New “ironic” outfit for Colby

While strolling about Austin’s downtown store, Wild About Music, killing time between Moontower showcases, I found a onesie of the Rolling Stones’ icon. I thought it would go well with my Muppet® Colby, appeal to his sense of irony in … Continue reading

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Todd Rundgren, an “Unpredictable Evening with”

Here comes yet another concert I attended over six months ago and finally posted about, Todd Rundgren. Even in a city with a somewhat exaggerated reputation for loving popular music, his name elicits either “who?” from most under 40 and … Continue reading

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1989: First Grammy® for Hard Rock/Heavy Metal goes to…

…Jethro Tull! I can’t remember exactly when the ceremony was 30 years ago but it’s a solid memory of the year the Eighties closed out. I do clearly remember that the inaugural award went to an act which was neither … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Worth Seeing

After some delays, a sanitized version of Queen’s story has finally hit the big screen with the blessing of Brian May and Roger Taylor, the only two remaining members who tour. Even though he retired in the late Nineties, I’m … Continue reading

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Forgive me, I share some of the responsibility on this one

A recent article in Mental Floss showed that the RIAA has updated its list regarding the best-selling albums of all time. For several decades it was Michael Jackson’s Thriller at over 25 million according to my memory. It stormed to the top … Continue reading

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