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Doobie Brothers- Minute by Minute 40th Anniversary- Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald 12-24

The backstory on December 1978's Minute by Minute,  which became the Doobie Brothers' best-selling album in their storied almost half century career as well as their Grammy Album of the Year containing their Grammy Record of the Year "What…

Cheap Trick Tokyo Budokan Released 10-8-78...But Not in US

October 8, 1978 when American perennial opening act Cheap Trick from Rockford Illinois, with three studio albums, critical press clippings, but no US radio play, returned to play the prestigious Tokyo Budokan and were greeted with screaming mobs of teen adulation and media saturation not seen in the usually reserved society since Beatlemania a dozen years earlier.

Graham Parker- Back to School Days-Dallas 10-88

Happy birthday Graham Parker today ( 18th), & that's no Rumour!

Triumph-Allied Forces-Rik Emmett,Gil Moore,Mike Levine

If you've ever been in a band, you need to listen to this honest, heartwarming, hysterically funny interview with Triumph ... 1979 breakthrough Just a Game with the songs "Hold On" and "Lay It on the Line", plus the even bigger seller Allied Forces with "Magic Power" and "Fight the Good Fight".

Cheap Trick- Best pt 1- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

If you check out the reviews of Cheap Trick's first five albums, you will be seeing stars. On a maximum scale of five stars, the 1977 debut by Cheap Trick  receives AllMusic.com's highest rating, and the even more melodic, better sounding …

Kinks- Low Budget- Sir Ray Davies

Sir Ray Davies talks about The Kinks' 1979 best-selling album "Low Budget".

The Cars- Candy O- Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

By the July 4th 1979 holiday, a scant fourteen months after The Cars' debut album had surprised all but a handful of early adopters around their Boston assembly line, all eyes and ears were trained upon the quintet's next model, Candy O.  The…

Triumph- Just a Game pt1- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

Not unlike Rush and Heart who preceded them, Triumph's Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, and Mike Levine couldn't get arrested outside their native Toronto while waiting for a U.S. record label to swoop down like some great speckled bird and sign them.…

Tom Cochrane of Red Rider-Lunatic Fringe-Dallas 1992

From its release in 1979 on the Red Rider album As Far as Siam ,"Lunatic Fringe " was always a popular song on North American rock radio . However , in a post-9/11 world , Tom Cochrane's lyrics are now even more chilling . This performance in a Dallas Mexican restaurant- January 1989 . No stage , no P.A. , no monitors , just Corona beer & the radio feeding back . That's a lot of intense music just by two very talented guys .-Redbeard

Police- Outlandos d'Amour- Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland

"Outlandos d'Amour   has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it," Sting confesses in this rockumentary about the Police debut,"but Regatta de Blanc   was infinitely a much better record." He was absolutely correct, of course, but it was…