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Cars- Just What I Needed- Cleveland 7-18-78

When The Cars played the Cleveland Agora club in early July 1978, they were just a Boston-based baby band with a just-released first album, trying to establish a toehold somewhere outside New England. Showing a tight well-rehearsed band from Day One, here’s The Cars embryonic version of “Just What I Needed”.

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Cars- Shake It Up 40th anniversary- Greg Hawkes, the late Ric Ocasek

The Cars’ “Shake It Up” was their first album to contain a Top Ten Billboard  hit in the title song, so 1981’s “Shake It Up”, with its peak at #9 on Billboard  album sales chart as well as #34 for the entire year, was seen by many  as a return to high performance by the Boston band. Keyboard player Greg Hawkes joins me In the Studio with archival interview by Cars bandleader the late Ric Ocasek on “Shake It Up” fortieth anniversary.

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Echoes In the Studio- Voices of Fallen Rockers pt 2

In memoriam : the echoes In the Studio of Neil Peart of Rush, Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Ric Ocasek of The Cars, Paul Barrere of Little Feat, plus David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire & Alan White of YES, Chris Cornell. Part two.

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Showco- Chuck Conrad pt 1

Chuck Conrad is a live sound pioneer, and has the stories (and scars) to prove it. Chuck was a chance eyewitness and eager participant to the earliest beginnings of the Showco wagon train, at an embryonic time when you could count the cast on one hand. This is part one of two. -Redbeard

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Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody 5th Anniversary- Brian May, Roger Taylor

In his poignant acceptance speech for the Oscar for Best Actor five years ago, Rami Malek pointed out that he himself was a first-generation immigrant who portrayed a gay immigrant in the role of Queen’s Freddie Mercury. But I think that “Bohemian Rhapsody”‘s  greatest accomplishment of all is it once again focused the world on Freddie Mercury’s remarkable life, rather than the circumstances of his death.

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Boston- Don’t Look Back 45th Anniversary- Tom Scholz

The band Boston had by August 1978 sold seven million copies on its way to becoming the top-selling debut (now over 17 million ), and the follow-up “Don’t Look Back”  was being rush released to North American rock  radio stations. Boston, led by my guest here in this classic rock interview, guitarist/composer Tom Scholz

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Billy Idol- Don’t Stop

It’s the all-important 1981 “Don’t Stop”  EP by Billy Idol. In the last spasms of the London Punk Rock scene circa 1980, Generation X and their front man Billy Broad had the career arc of a bottle rocket, briefly filling English dance floors with the celebratory single “Dancing with Myself”and a cover of “Mony Mony”. But Punk Rock’s purpose of being a disruptive force to reset all the tumblers of popular music was practically fulfilled by then, and had no second act, so Billy Idol needed a new start. Billy Idol is my guest In the Studio.