I’m fairly aware of the current Eddie Vedder vs Motley Crue feud. Here’s my own take. Motley Crue helped make 80s rock the juggernaut it was with the perfect combination of hard rock, showmanship, and a classic rocker look. Pearl Jam helped grunge destroy rock by dumbing it down to its lowest common denominator andContinue reading “Versus”
It’s generally a pet peeve of mine anytime a classic rock song is covered by some R&B or pop tart. They never get the inflections right, and they usually throw in that horrible R&B vocal fill, you know the one I mean, “OH-oh-oh, OH-oh-oh, OH-oh-oh”. Lzzy Hale of Halestorm pretty much nails it on anyContinue reading “Open Arms and Pop Tarts”
This is for you classic rock fans. Do you remember that song “Brandy” by Looking Glass? It was featured prominently in the 2nd Guardians of the Galaxy movie (great soundtracks). Kind of a one-hit wonder but a really well known one from the early 70’s. The condensed story about them is, at some point, theContinue reading “A Hidden Gem”
I have to laugh sometimes when some rock musician, famous or local, complains that Kiss aren’t good musicians. First of all, the lousy musicians of rock are from the 90’s onward (do you really think Mark Hoppus is skilled?). I don’t like Gene Simmons as a person but his bass playing in the 70s wasContinue reading “Rock and roll all nite…”
Def Leppard (1987) – “pour some sugar on me…”, Andy Kim (The Archies), “Sugar Sugar” (1969) – “pour a little sugar on me baby…” Prince (1984) – “Purple rain, purple rain…”, America, “Ventura Highway” (1972) – “sorry boy but I’ve been hit by a purple rain…”.
Would you want a physician helping you if they had lousy skills? Would you want someone repairing your home if they had no experience? Would you be willing to buy some kid’s crayon drawing for a million dollars? Of course not. Then we need to fix America’s rock music. In ’91 the grunge bands destroyedContinue reading “Skill Level”