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Bad Company- Rock and Roll Fantasy- Dallas 7-10-13

Bad Company rips through "Rock and Roll Fantasy" in concert July 10, 2013 in Dallas/ Ft. Worth Verizon Theater.
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Cheap Trick- Live at Budokan- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

Cheap Trick live "At Budokan"   has just been added to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Hear the story In the Studio from Cheap Trick's Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen.

The Police- Outlandos d’Amour- Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland

"Outlandos d'Amour'   has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it," Sting confesses in this interview about the Police debut,"but 'Regatta de Blanc'  was infinitely a much better record."

Talking Heads- Take Me to the River- NYC Central Park 8-80

the first time that I met legendary songwriter/ guitarist the late Teenie Hodges was at a Talking Heads record release party for Fear of Music   in Memphis in 1979. Teenie had sought me out to introduce himself, since I had been influential in getting ROCK 103 Memphis to play the Talking Heads version of "Take Me to the River", the soul classic originally co-written and recorded by Memphis legend Al Green.

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

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

Neil Young & Crazy Horse- Powderfinger- San Francisco 1986

Not since Robbie Robertson's "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down" had anyone written and sung ( in the first person, no less ) about the American antebellum South so richly, so believably as Neil Young and Crazy Horse with "Powderfinger", originally…

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes- The Fever- Asbury Park 1979

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes "The Fever" live in Asbury Park 1979

Tom Cochrane- 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