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The early 1996 solo project release "Victor" by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson was a highly personal rock Rorschach test for the gestalt guitarist, primal scream therapy with a beat. Alex Lifeson lies down on the couch here In the Studio on the album's twenty-fifth anniversary..
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Without fanfare ( and without radio airplay, I'm afraid ) forty-five years ago the self-titled Ted Nugent album came out and proceeded to sell over a million copies, purely on his gonzo concerts. Tyrannosaurus Ted is my guest In the Studio.
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Between their 1968 debut album and the mid-Seventies, it was virtually impossible to turn on an American radio without hearing Los Angeles-based legendary hitmakers Three Dog Night and one of their twenty-one hit singles...
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When I sat down In the Studio in Autumn 1990 with Steve Winwood to talk about his then new release "Refugees of the Heart" , he had already established himself with the breakthrough album "Arc of a Dive"r ten years prior, then midway in between released "Back in the High Life", one of the biggest albums commercially as well as critically, and "Roll With It", in the Eighties.
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Listening now to the epic title song to "Tarkus , the second studio album in June1971 which followed quickly after their stunning 1970 debut, with Greg Lake's voice delicately yet nimbly bounding along to Keith Emerson's piano runs, it's clear that Emerson Lake and Palmer were much less "Be Bop a Lula" in their melodic grandeur and much more "Andrew Lloyd Weber". Here In the Studio is the story in their own words of progressive rock's first supergroup.
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Due to the hit sales of their 1976 second album, "I Robot" , in order to escape a 93% income tax bracket (!),for the Alan Parsons Project's million-seller album "Turn of a Friendly Card" , released in November 1980, producer/ engineer Alan Parsons and songwriter Eric Woolfson had found themselves tax exiles from their native England, emigrating to the Mediterranean country of Monaco with its world-famous casinos.
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When I heard that Spotify had a podcast based on the premise that the CIA wrote the Scorpions 1991 international hit "Wind of Change", I literally giggled out loud. "What a hoot!" I thought. "They'll have to get the song's composer, Scorpions lead singer Klaus Meine, to tell The New Yorker reporter about being invited to meet and dine with Soviet Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev in Summer 1990 when Scorpions played the Moscow Music and Peace Festival, which inspired Meine to write "Wind of Change"...
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Simple Minds broke from performing the hit "Don't You Forget About Me" in the soundtrack rolling under the end credits of the John Hughes Brat Pack movie "The Breakfast Club" in early 1985. But that's just the beginning of the story of Simple Minds breakthrough album "Once Upon a Time" we have lead singer/ lyricist Jim Kerr here In the Studio.
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For the story of INXS' breakthrough album "Listen Like Thieves" in 1985 ( Billboard sales peak at #11), the band's keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss, guitar-playing brother Tim Farriss, and guitar/sax man Kirk Pengilly, tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most remote city in the world, Perth Australia; surviving the one-nighters there, in Sydney and in Melbourne; allying with a talented singer from Hong Kong-via-Hollywood, the mercurial snakehipped Michael Hutchence;
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When observing potential song subjects for October 1985's "Power Windows", Rush lyricist/ drummer the late Neil Peart saw an uncanny number of socio-political issues which have become front page headlines again thirty-five years later.