Tag Archives: rock music

“I always knew it’d come to this…”

“Your friend hasn’t learned his limitations, and he’s not going to make it if he continues.” ~William S Burroughs on Kurt Cobain, to Cobain’s tour manager (source) Full lyrics HERE. I remember when I first heard of his death on the radio. It wasn’t the ending I’d hoped for, but it was the one I …

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Alliteration

When I was growing up the local pizza place, DeLios, had a jukebox, and I would always bring a few dimes to play this song. If I hadn’t told you it’s by ZZ Top you might think it’s a Bob Seger song. The vocal style is similar. (Of course, if you’re not Of A Certain …

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Baby Won’t You Dance With Me?

Full lyrics HERE. (I realize the lyrics are embedded in the video, but you get a better sense of the song if you read them all together.) Keith Richards is one of only a handful of guitarists I can recognize just by the style. “Five strings and nine lives.” (I prefer the “lyric” video, but …

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Someone Like You

Reason to Believe was written in 1965 by Tim Hardin (you can listen to his version HERE), and was covered many, many times before Rod Stewart had a huge hit with it in 1971. Full lyrics HERE.

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Hush, Hush…

Dan Baird is one of the last of the true rock-and-rollers. His music is always good for a jolt of energy.

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Everybody terrified, it don’t seem fair…

The tempo to this song is really slow for rock and roll, but it just powers forward like a bulldozer. Full lyrics HERE.

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I Need You

  Written by George Harrison, covered by Tom Petty. Full lyrics HERE.

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Passion

The way we live is running scared; I don’t like it much, “All things come to he who waits,” but these days most things suck. Full lyrics HERE. I enjoy passionate people. I’m not loud, I’m not extroverted, I live a very different life than Lemmy did– but I’m really glad the world has people …

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“I ain’t nothing but tired;  man, I’m just tired and bored with myself.”  ~Bruce Springsteen, Dancing in the Dark

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A Passion for Conformity

“Rock ‘n’ roll is musical baby food: it is the worship of mediocrity, brought about by a passion for conformity.”  ~Mitch Miller As a record producer for Columbia, he passed on Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and The Beatles (source). As much as I have enjoyed his “Sing Along” albums,  I think I would have fired …

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