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Sunday, September 16, 2012


"Roxanne ... You don't have to put on the red light ..."

These song lyrics are from a cool daring song that was released for air play in 1978, but this  song didn't rocket the band 'The Police' into stardom until it was re-released in 1979.

This song was played on radio stations in upstate NY, but it was banned from air play in the UK because of the lyrics being about a prostitute... Sad, but true.

I hope that you will enjoy this version of the song. It differs a little bit from the recorded version, but I thought that it still sounded cool.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Here Comes The Night

When Nick Gilder's song 'Here Comes The Night' was played on the Radio for the first time in 1978, the song only made it to #44 on the U.S. charts, but the song did better on the Canadian charts climbing as high as #21.

If you have never heard of this song it might be because it didn't get as much radio airplay as his #1 hit 'Hot Child In The City' had gotten, during the same year.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Walk On The Wild Side

I am not afraid to say that I sometimes like music because of its cool 'out of the ordinary' lyrics, which will make others say, "Hmmmmmmm". I also like this song for the music, which makes it an even cooler song to listen to.

Lou Reed's song "Walk On The Wild Side", was recorded in 1972 on an album that was produced by David Bowie.

This is a controversial song that is about transgender prostitutes, oral sex, and drugs. Something that is more out in the open now, than it was back in the early 70's, which makes me think that Lou Reed was a person born ahead of his time.

If you aren't familiar with this song I urge you to watch this video.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

When I was 15 years old I met someone who would become my best friend, up until she married my older brother. We had become inseparable, during that time when we were best friends, and that was because we had so much in common.

We would often pass the time away by playing records on my front porch which was located on the second floor. One of the albums that we played was Bat Out Of Hell. This album sounded so cool that we practically learned all of the songs lyrics, except for the Bat out of hell song, just because it was a bit gory for teens our age to want to sing along with it.

One of mine and my best friend's fave songs from the album was, "You took the words right out of my mouth."

I actually saw Meatloaf perform on Television shortly after this album was released and I was surprised to see how big of a person he actually was. My first thought was,"I hope that he doesn't pass out until after he sang his last song." Yeah I know, but he had big floor fans blowing on him, but yet he was still sweating profoundly.

Okay peeps, here is the video from that Television show, so that you can see where I was coming from. I think that you will agree that there was just cause for me to think that way about him.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


When I first heard the song 'Lola' by the Kinks it seemed obvious to me that Lola was really a transvestite, but I still thought that the song sounded cool and I also like to sing along whenever I hear it play.

This song was released in June 1970 and made it to #9 on the U.S. Billboard top 100 chart, and went to #2 on the UK Singles chart. It did make it to #1 on the Dutch, Italian, Irish, and the New Zealand Charts.

This version of the song was from a 70's show called Top of the Pops.

What do you think about this song?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Beach Baby

In the summer of 1974 John Carter and Gillian Shakespeare wrote the song "Beach Baby." The song was recorded by a band named 'The First Class' which peaked at #4 on the U.S. top 40 charts on October 5th.

When I first heard this song I thought that it sounded cool. I liked to sing along with it even though I wasn't sure what the words were in a certain verse, but with the help of a song lyric site, I now know that the words are: "The sun-tanned crew-cut all-American male."

It made me wonder how many other people had no clue about what that verse was. I just made up my own words, which of course, was totally off. I was singing something about an American mile.

I must confess to you that there were other verses that didn't quite sound like the real lyrics sounded, so of course my version of the song was a bit off.

Anywho ... Here is the video for you to watch and to sing along with if you feel the need to do so, but before you do you might want to find the 'real' lyrics on the web, unless of course, you have no problem understanding what they are singing during certain parts of this song.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tie Your Mother Down

I have always been a big fan of the band 'Queen' since I first heard their songs. Freddie Mercury's voice sounded so awesome to me that I deemed him as the greatest male vocalist of all time.

The song "Tie Your Mother Down" is one of Queens songs that has a rocking beat and makes you want to get up and dance to it when you hear it play.

I am saddened that we had to lose Freddie to a man made disease which tragically was spread around the globe by an airline pilot in the 80's.