• WATCH: Bob Seger – “Beautiful Loser” Rare LIVE Version – 1976?
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  • WATCH: Elvin Bishop “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – LIVE on The Midnight Special – Oct 21, 1977
  • WATCH: Ace – “How Long (Has This Been Going On)” – LIVE 1977
  • WATCH: Original Five Man Electric Band – “Signs” vs Tesla version

WATCH: Nazareth – “Hair Of The Dog” LIVE – Houston 1981 (Son of a Bitch)

This is one of those songs that I loved to listen to, but dreaded getting caught by my parents as the term “son of a bitch” while regularly spoken by at least one of the adults in the house, was also considered profanity. And yes, somehow listening to a rock song with profanity was treated the same as me actually saying a swear word, and carried the same punishment. Parents!…

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WATCH: The Story Behind The Knack’s “My Sharona”

Ever wonder where the idea for some hit tunes come from? Like The Knack’s 1979 hit “My Sharona?” Well, if you believe this video, it was named after a 17-year-old girl who lead singer Doug Fieger, then 25, had just met … even though he already had a girlfriend, but was still so obsessed he wrote a song about her! I’ll let the video tell the rest of the story–and…

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WATCH: Odd Video to “No Sugar Tonight” by The Guess Who

So, I come across a lot of strange stuff while surfing the Internet. Some good strange and some bad strange. Not sure exactly where this one falls. Obviously the music by The Guess Who is awesome: No Sugar Tonight from 1970, a classic rock song by a great band. The fact that someone took the time to create this music video to the song is great, but the the theme…

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WATCH: “Driver’s Seat” by Sniff ‘n’ The Tears LIVE – 1980 on Dutch TV

I know you know this song by heart, but who remembers the band “Sniff ‘n’ The Tears? The British band made eight albums over the years, starting in 1979, but “Driver’s Seat” off their debut album Fickle Heart was the only real hit they ever had. In fact, the song didn’t do nearly as well in the UK not because the public didn’t like it, but because the record label…

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WATCH: Synth Sounds of Van Halen’s “Jump” – What Makes It Special?

Van Halen has always been know as a “guitar group” but how unmistakable is the opening synthesizer portion of “Jump?” I mean, you could “name that tune” after the first chord, couldn’t you? William Kurk not onl takes you through ALL the tips and tricks VH used to create this unique sound, but how to play it yourself, if you so desire. Here’s more from his article at Reverb.com: Given…

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WATCH: Eddie Money – “Baby Hold On To Me” LIVE on The Midnight Special 1977

Was there ever a less likely rock star than Eddie Money? Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney (like really, who’s last name is actually Money?) into a large Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. Contrary to popular music folklore, Money wasn’t actually a New York City cop before hitting the big time, but his grandfather, father, and one of his brothers were, and Eddie was an…

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WATCH: Huey Lewis and the News – “Do You Believe in Love” LIVE 1982

Huey Lewis and the News were HUGE in the 80’s with three #1 hits, 12 Top Ten Hits, and 21 songs that made it onto the Billboard 100 Charts. Not bad, not bad at all. “Do You Believe in Love” is considered their breakout song, and was the first top-ten hit for the band, peaking at number seven in May 1982. It was off their second album Picture This and…

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WATCH: What Makes This Song Great? Van Halen’s “Running With the Devil” – Rick Beato

Have you ever wanted to understand what really makes a great song? What it takes to put everything together just right to get that incredible sound? I’ve wanted a number of this guy’s videos and Rick Beato is the real deal!  Here’s more from his Facebook page biography: Rick Beato is a musician, teacher, and father of three. Rick has worked as a writer/producer with various bands in the rock…

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WATCH: The Moody Blues – “Your Wildest Dreams” from 1986

Why can’t life be like an 80’s music video? Or at least some 80’s music videos, as this might not be the best example, but more on that later. The Moody Blues “Your Wildest Dreams” is a 1986 single written by the band’s lead singer, principal songwriter and lead guitarist Justin Hayward and was first released as a single, and later released on their album The Other Side of Life….

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WATCH: All Girl Group Rocks “You Really Got Me Now” LIVE – Heiress

First off, the video is labeled as a cover of Van Halen’s “You Really Got Me Now” and I know some of you are going to remind me that the song was originally released by The Kinks back in 1964 and covered by VH in 1978, peaking at 36 on the Billboard Hot 100. If you listen to the video, it’s obvious the young ladies of Heiress are trying to…

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