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

04/25/2018

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: Weird Video of Don Felder’s “Heavy Metal (Takin’ a Ride)”

03/12/2018

Some of you know Don Felder from his days playing slide guitar for the Eagles. It seems that in early January 1974, Felder was called by the Eagles to add slide guitar to their song “Good Day in Hell” and some additional guitar licks to “Already Gone” and the guys liked him so well, the next day they invited to join the band.  It was also about that time that…

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WATCH: The Oak Ridge Boys perform “Elvira” over images of “Elvira Mistress of the Dark” – 1980s

03/08/2018

Well here’s a weird 80’s combination if we ever saw one! Most of you remember the pop/country hit “Elvira” from 1981. (Remember the deep base part of the chorus? “Giddy up oom poppa omm poppa mow mow”) “Elvira” is a song written by Dallas Frazier and went on to became a hit by The Oak Ridge Boys in 1981, and is now considered one of their signature songs. Interestingly, the…

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Billy Squier – “In The Dark” in 1981 @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (WATCH)

04/20/2017

Were you fan? Billy Squier rocks the house like only he can in this seldom seen performance of  ‘In The Dark’ LIVE at a concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA on November 20, 1981. “In the Dark” was written and performed by Squier and was the opening track of his triple platinum 1981 album Don’t Say No. It ultimately reached number 35 on the Billboard…

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WATCH: REO Speedwagon – ‘Ridin’ the Storm Out’ – 1981 LIVE in Denver

04/19/2017

Recorded at the McNichols Arena in Denver in 1981, this is a lost live version of the smash ‘Ridin’ the Storm Out” from their 1973 album of the same name.  The band was riding a wave of success at that time, having recently released their ninth album, Hi Infidelity, in the fall of 1980. Hi Infidelity spawned four hit singles, including the chart-topping “Keep On Loving You”, plus “Take It…

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