Since I’m on the kick of posting about rock bands that I like. Cheap Trick is the next one on my short list. My favorite Cheap Trick albums are Heaven Tonight, Dream Police, and of course Live At Budokan. In Color is a good album too, but the studio version of I Want You To Want Me is so wimpy (the live version is much better). One song that slipped past my radar was Downed (it is on the In Color album from 1977). Downed was on the audition song list for a band I recently auditioned for, and the song is a killer song. Probably one of Cheap Trick’s best. Give the songs below a listen and enjoy!
Head East is one of those bands that I always thought would be huge, but just never seemed to get there. I still really like them though. Top notch vocals. If you haven’t heard of them listen to these tunes. Head East Rocks!
Closer To The Heart is one of my favorite Rush songs of all time. Here is Rush in their prime laying it down. Great band, great musicians… What is your favorite Rush song?
Randy Rhoads has been one my faves ever since I first heard the Blizzard of Oz record when it came out in the early 80’s. That album was a game changer for me. I was also lucky enough to see him play live in 1981, which upped the ante on how good he really was. Mind blowing guitar work for the time. Here’s a video I found on YouTube for your enjoyment.
This song came up in our chat conversation at work today. I found this really well done video that J.R. Ramos put together on YouTube. I just had to share it. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.
This song has some really great Pop Rock hooks and running the lead guitar through a Leslie cabinet is cool too. I bought the vinyl 45 back in the 70’s when this song came out. I still have it somewhere…