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Saturday Music Memories – Barracuda Cover AWESOME!

I was searching for Alice In Chains content for today’s Saturday Music Memories and stumbled across this beauty of a live cover!

Gretchen Wilson burst on to the country scene in 2004 with her smash hit “Red Neck Woman” and really changed the landscape of country-rock.

This tribute to Heart with Alice In Chains is absolutely incredible! Nancy Wilson is playing guitar on this great version of  Barracuda!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Have A Laugh Fridays – AWESOME “Bizcation”

I can’t get enough of this 30 second commercial!

See, being away on business can be relaxing and fun 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Saturday Music Memories – Long Live Rock And Roll!

“Long Live Rock And Roll” is a new Daughtry track and it is AWESOME! There are over 20 references to musicians/bands!

I have listened to it 20+ times this week!

Four important questions need to be answered after you have a look/listen:

  • Billy Joel or Elton John?
  • The Beatles or The Stones?

(and for the rockers)…… wait for it:

  • Guns N’ Roses or Motley Crue?
  • Van Halen (with David Lee Roth) or Van Halen with (Sammy Hagar)?

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Have a fantastic weekend and kick back and enjoy some great music!

Saturday Music Memories – It is Hard To Stay Mad..

When they can still rock like this 🙂

The “Push For 400” is on…

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Saturday Music Memories – Is Your Life A “Highway”?

I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Tom Cochrane and Red Rider perform last week.  He is a Canadian treasure that we all admire in Canada!

Tom has been around forever, but really broke internationally with his early ’90’s hit “Life Is A Highway”. (No… Rascal Flatts did not write this for the movie Cars 🙂

I stumbled across this absolute gem of Red Rider playing on American Bandstand in 1983. I heard “Human Race” last week and still love the track all these years later!

Enjoy and have a great weekend…

Saturday Music Memories – A Trip Down Memory Lane!

WOW! I just stumbled across this post I did last June! I was on fire that morning. Enjoy the trip down memory lane..

I literally don’t where to start this morning. I went to the hit movie “Rock of Ages” with my wife last night, and it was an incredible experience. I tried to convince her to see it again at the late show, but no luck! We plan to see the musical when it comes to Edmonton this November, and I can’t wait.

I was a clean-cut kid who grew up in the 1980’s, but I loved rock music (and still love it do this day). Many people make fun of 1980’s rock and all the legendary characters that make it up. But do a little exercise for me this morning.

Head over to the website www.pollstar.com and search some classic bands from the 1980’s. Many of them are still touring! Some have had line-up changes, some band members have passed away, and others have gained a little weight, and/or lost a little hair. Some disappeared altogether, and then reappeared only because performing is all they know how to do (and the pay cheque does not hurt either)

But my favourite bands like Def Leppard and Bon Jovi continue to amaze me with their popularity to this day. The cool part is they never left, never conformed to popular trends, and have both been doing it their way for well over 30 years now. That is truly an accomplishment in the ultra-competitive music industry.

If you go to a concert today for one of these bands, children of the 80’s fans are going to the shows now, and a whole new generation is being introduced to the music we loved growing up.

I still remember like yesterday:

  • My first Bon Jovi show in 1989 sitting in the 2nd row on the floor just being in awe
  • The first time a friend played the entire Hysteria album by Def Leppard for me, and being hooked ever since
  • The first time I heard a note uttered by Steve Perry from Journey, and Lou Gramm from Foreigner, and knowing that I just heard two of the purest voices of our generation
  • Hearing Slash strike the first note on his guitar on Sweet Child of Mine for the first time, and knowing that song was going to mean something for many people for generations to come
  • Hearing the piano kick in for the first time on Sister Christian and literally getting shivers up my spine
  • Watching a friend perform “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in a karaoke booth at the local festival in front of a large audience and doing very well
  • “Car singing” with my best friend countless times and actually imagining we were in those bands! I think I was Richie, and he was Jon!

I will stop there because this list could be several pages long!

The biggest take-a-way of this message is this music bridges the generations, and is still very popular today for many reasons. I think one of the biggest reasons is it takes people back to a very happy time in their lives; simpler times of going to concerts, having fun, and not having a care in the world. Whatever was going on in my life at the time (even to this day) is put on hold during a concert and I just take it all in.

Every other band sounds the same today, and the unique characters of the 1980’s still burn brightly today for the most part. Sure we could have done without Brett Michael’s “Rock of Love Bus”, but you know what I mean!

Trying to narrow it down to one memory today is a very difficult task. I have to go with listening to the 33 inch album single on my record player of  Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” over and over again in 1987. The music was fun, their energy was incredible, and the song still gets the same reaction from fans to this day. There is a reason this video has nearly 32 million views!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Saturday Music Memories – Huey Goes “Back In Time”

I love Huey Lewis and The News! They recently had the 30th anniversary of their incredible album “Sports”.

They were on Jimmy Kimmel a few weeks ago and Jimmy got to play in the horn section for an awesome live performance of “I Want A New Drug”. 

The Back To The Future Music really put Huey and his band on the map, but “Sports” is really where it took off for them.

It is so hard to choose a favourite track, but at the end of the day, I just love “Heart and Soul”.

Here is a cool live version that I found!

Happy weekend everyone!

Saturday Music Memories – Bruno Just Gets It!

If you follow popular music you will know who Bruno Mars is. His music is catchy and he leaves it all on the stage during his live performances. That is something that I admire greatly.

His recent collaboration with Sting at the Grammys was spectacular. You can hit YouTube to see that live clip.

Bruno’s smash hit “Locked Out Of Heaven” has almost 100,000,000 views. Check it out here and have an awesome weekend!

Saturday Music Memories – This Is Where It Is At!

Def Leppard is one of my favourite classic rock bands. Many of my favourite songs are NOT the hits! But this one is, and the live acoustic version is a beauty!

Have a wonderful Saturday….