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Alice Cooper – “Elected”

When Alice Cooper recorded “Elected” in 1972, it was a satire about a rich, grandstanding, self-obsessed celebrity running for president. He’s a “yankee doodle dandy in a gold Rolls Royce”. We all laughed. That kind...Read more

The Thorns – “No Blue Sky”

When Matthew Sweet, Shawn Mullins & Pete Droge (aka The Thorns) recorded “No Blue Sky” almost in 2002, they had no idea that the skies over the Western US would be thick with smoke, or...Read more

Queen – “Keep Yourself Alive”

Some bands take time to develop a unique sound, but Queen sounded like Queen right from the beginning. “Keep Yourself Alive” was the opening track on their first album, and it contains all the requisite...Read more

Sweet – “Fox on The Run”

Picture this: You’re a successful chart-topping band, but your managers are writing all your hits and ignoring the songs you’re writing. You wrote a track on your latest album that has potential, but the record...Read more

Boston – “Hitch A Ride”

It Came From Boston (Vol. 3): MIT graduate/Polaroid employee Tom Scholz recorded an album’s worth of songs in his basement in Watertown, MA after work, and somehow the record eventually sold 25 million copies worldwide....Read more

Pink Floyd – “Us And Them”

Pink Floyd released “Us & Them” in 1973, but it feels like it could’ve been written yesterday. Can we ever get past our compulsion to separate “us” from “them”? This is a song for the...Read more

57 on ’57

This being Episode # 57, I thought it would be fun to revisit ’57 — as in the year 1957. With the loss of Little Richard recently, virtually all of the early pioneers of Rock...Read more

Todd Rundgren – “Parallel Lines”

A Todd Rundgren album can vary between pure pop to bossa nova, guitar rock to wild experimentation; like the proverbial box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get with the next Rundgren album....Read more
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