Bruce Springsteen- Youngstown- 12-9-95

"From the Monongahela Valley to the Mesabi iron range To the coal mines of Appalachia, the story's always the same Seven hundred tons of metal a day, now sir you tell me the world's changed Once I made you rich enough, rich enough to forget…

R.E.M.-"Turn You Inside Out" 1989

R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry just slams the snot out of the drums on this 1989 performance of Green's "Turn You Inside Out", appearing on the band's TourFilm the following year.   [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/LIVE-rem-Turn-You-Inside-Out.mp3"…

Memphis Thing-Rob Jungklas

For Elvis Week : Rob Jungklas, one of America's finest unheralded singer / songwriters, with a cast of thousands from the album Closer to the Flame . "...bowing down in the Church of Stax..." Remastered by Redbeard.     [jwplayer…

Boston- Hyperspace Pedal Blues with Tom Scholz

Irrefutable proof of why Tom Scholz of the band Boston had to move from his apartment house in Watertown , MA .Turn it up as loud as your gear can go . -Redbeard

J.J.Cale No Longer Livin' on Tulsa Time

"He was our guy," Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington told me about songwriter J.J.Cale in my December 2000 interview," kinda our 'go to' guy for songs back then." For over four decades Cale, the Tulsa-based songwriter who passed away overnight…

Mick Jagger Doing 70 in a 50 Zone

"You live long enough and you all will get there. If you're lucky, " chuckled his band mate Keith Richards in my most recent Rolling Stones interview. As impossible as it may seem to those of us who still recall the actual moment in 1965 when…

Live-Selling the Drama- NewYork City March 1997

When the string of passionate, dynamic songs on the 1994 Throwing Copper album by Pennsylvania band Live opened up like the petals on a rose bud, I was really impressed. Not since the R.E.M. days of Murmur and Reckoning had I sat up to pay attention…

Bad Company-Paul Rodgers,Mick Ralphs,Simon Kirke-pt 2

Last episode we learned that Bad Company lead singer/songwriter Paul Rodgers, guitarist/songwriter Mick Ralphs, and drummer Simon Kirke all agreed that being the first band signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label, as well as sharing management…

Bad Company Debut- Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke

To this day I clearly remember the day that the British band Bad Company released that much-touted debut in May 1974, precisely because of the pedigrees of the still young but by now veteran rockers Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke ex-Free, Mick…

Toad the Wet Sprocket-Fall Down-Dallas 5-19-94

Love these guys live, and as you can hear, Toad the Wet Sprocket can pull off their tight melodic sound straight off the floor without any tricks, as here with "Fall Down" from May 1994.-Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/TOAD…