Tag Archives: 60s

Grand Funk Railroad

Ah, Grand Funk.  The wild, shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner.  The Bone-rattling bass of Mel Schacher.   The competent drum-work of Don Brewer. More people should remember Grand Funk Railroad though, so… you know… consult your school library. I first got into this band when I started listening to classic rock radio (so nicely parodied by […]

The Story of Chicago – Book I

I’m digging very much the groovy sounds made pre-1975 by this formerly fine band.  And I think it’s a crying shame that their earlier reputation for making adventurous, jazz-influenced rock has been sullied and beaten and eventually run over by a fleet of fucking limousines by none other than the exact same band in the […]


No, not this guy… No, not even this guy… THIS guy. This blog post is about the late great Jimi Hendrix, and his awesome talent with the Play-Doh Mop-Top play set. Man, no one could use that thing like he did. Just kidding.  This was his tool of choice: Yikes!  It’s VERY SCAAAAARY in German!!! […]

Song of the Day – “Child in Time” by Deep Purple.

There are many versions of this song available.  There is one studio version from this album: Which has a great album cover.  Sadly, Deep Purple album covers can often suck balls, so enjoy this one while you can. The version recorded on the album isn’t anywhere as near as good as some of the live […]

Song of the Day – “Edge of Reality” by Elvis Presley

Break out the schmaltz!  Dress up in your Sunday best and be careful not to tap your toes to vigorously! Now, for some reason, this song has been popping up in my head frequently since I went and put about 22 hours and 55 minutes of Elvis on my iPod.  The tune comes from a […]

Song of the Day – “Like a Rolling Stone” by Jimi Hendrix

Jimi’s version. Also, “Like a Rolling Stone” by The Rolling Stones And why the hell not… “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan wrote this song.  And I’m going to pull a total dick move here and piss plenty of people off by saying what I’m about to say.  Bob Dylan can’t fucking […]

Song of the Day – “Mr. Tambourine Man” by William Shatner

Okay… FUCK Lemmy.  He’s a fucking bitch-ass POSER!  YEAH! Now this is what Rock N’ Roll is all about.  Shatner is the man. And he took us all back to school to learn how to rock good with his 1968 album “The Transformed Man”.  It is an odyssey on all that is Rock Awesomeness.  It’s […]

Song of the Day – “Kow Kow Calqulator” by Steve Miller Band

This song came up in conversation while I was getting a ride home from my friend Uncle Furry.  I asked him if he had ever heard of Kow Kow Calqulator, to which he responded “no”.  That, I’m guessing, is what most people would have said. But onward I pressed.  “Did you know,” I said, “That […]

Song of the Day – “Please Don’t Worry” by Grand Funk Railroad

Now this is some pure, uncut rock.  No, not crack cocaine.  I’d even say it’s some excellent 70s rock, but it’s actually from a 1969 album called “Grand Funk” Now, some of you might have heard some Grand Funk Railroad on the radio.  They did have some hits.  If you have heard those hits, then […]

Song of the Day – “Fire in the Head” by The Tea Party

So I borrowed a CD from a friend today.  I listened to it on my way home.  Not bad.  Not original.  Not going to listen to it again or get it for myself. The band is called “Big Elf”.  Now, at first I thought that Ronnie James Dio had “bulked-up” as they say… taken a […]

Song of the Day – “White Wall” by The Bob Seger System

Yes, THAT Bob Seger.  Apologies, for I can’t find a YouTube link for this song.  This isn’t the kind of music that your everyday Bob Seger fans like.  This is some Midwestern Psychedelic Rock from back in 1969.  Good lord, does it sound different from what he did later! Bob Seger System – White Wall […]

Song of the Day – “Serenade” by Steve Miller Band

Paddington Bear fucking LOVES this song! No wait… that’s MARMALADE he likes. Onward. But first… isn’t the world of Winnie the Pooh a little ridiculous? This is more like it. Anyway, this song really takes me back.  Back in 1992, when I started listening to “Classic Rock”, Steve Miller was among the first artists to […]

Song of the Day – “Third Week in the Chelsea” by Jefferson Airplane

Hippie dreams, the passage of time, changing of seasons, and the inevitability of aging. Weariness. This song is one of a few that made me want to get a blog and yap about em.  Yap. Bark, even.  For that (Bark) is the title of an album released in 1971.  An album released by Jefferson Airplane.  […]

Song of the Day – “Listen, Learn, Read On” by Deep Purple

Wow… GROOVY man! Time to dress like Austin Powers and summon the Fembots, because it’s SWINGING TIME!!! I’m sure lots of you know Deep purple from their international hit “Slow Walking Walter”.  You know the one.  The song goes “Slow… walking Walter… fire engine guy.”  That was from 1972.  This song is from 1968.  Two […]