For the most part, radio in the U.S. plays crap. There's some good stuff out there, but you'd never know it. That ends right now.

From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Friday, August 16, 2013

It's Only Rock and Roll, But I Like It


Driving up to the weekend house, I was thinking that I was in need of some serious Rock & Roll. And because my mind easily wanders, I started to list in my mind, songs that have Rock & Roll in the title. There's a shitload for sure.

So for today's exercise, I thought I'd post some Rock & Roll videos. Some are pretty obvious, some are not. Check out a few if you're not familiar with them, or if it's a song you haven't heard in a while, take a listen, smile and just rock.

Up first, let's start with the lowest common denominator.

Rock & Roll - Led Zeppelin


Getting hungry for more? How about a little....

Rock & Roll Stew - Traffic


"She started shakin' to that fine, fine music. You know her life was saved by rock & roll".  Yeah, that.

Rock & Roll - Velvet Underground

Originally recorded by The Byrds, how about a little TP.

So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Had a dose of Robert Plant... bring on Paul Rogers.

Rock & Roll Fantasy - Bad Company

Just had to put this on the list because, well...

Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo - Rick Derringer


This list could go on forever, Off the top of my head I had another twenty songs: Joan Jett, Kiss, Huey Lewis, Billy Joel, The Ramones, Bob Seger and ELO to name a few artists I've omitted. But the last on this list is one artist who had to be here. Because, as Bob Seger sang "all of Chuck's children are out there playing his licks."

Rock And Roll Music - Chuck Berry

"You can come back baby, rock and roll never forgets."

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11 comments:

  1. Zepplin was my first concert and I think that was the one! So many of these songs are etched in my memory from days gone by... some good some bad but hey! wouldn't change a thing! Good tunes!

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    1. Nice first concert. Hope the second show you saw wasn't disappointing in comparison. And I wouldn't change a thing either. Appreciate the comment and the visit.

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  2. Oh no no - you're a rock and roll suicide ...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jg4ekLG9Zo

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  3. Not sure how to do the actual you tube video here on Blogger .... used to FB ... but above was of course - David Bowie - Rock and Roll Suicide.

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  4. The Byrds - So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prxkTbekrMQ

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    1. Got the song but posted it by Petty with a nod to the Byrds. It's between Velvet Underground and BadCo. Thank you G. Glad to see ya around again.

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  5. Ok, I slowly scrolled back and sure enough!!! :)

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  6. saw all of them through the hazy years,most memorable for me was Rick Derringer with Jonny&Edgar Winter.Gotta love good old fashion ass kicking rock.Rock on Kath

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