Saturday, March 24, 2012

Good morning fellow rockers!

While I know it's a stretch to say she really ever "rocked & rolled", should Lady Madonna, now a fifty-something, continue to conduct her provocative shows? I'm no prude, but sometimes she stretches the boundaries of of propriety. I know she is an "Artist", but so was Andres Serrano (the guy who in '89 did "Piss Christ"- he submerged a crucifix in his own urine and tried to pass it off as "Art") and it becomes tiresome, almost uninteresting to see what she'll do next.
And while we are at it, does she and artists like ABBA really belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Alrighty then! How many of you have heard the announcement of a Rock Hall inductee, and said: who the f*#@ is that? Or might know who an inductee is, and nevertheless said why the hell are THEY in the Rock Hall? Be honest. You know you have. Leonard Cohen? Tom Waits? The Moonglows? Donovan?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

There was a brilliant set of albums (later CDs) released originally in the early 70s called Nuggets. The 2-LP set featured songs by "garage rock" bands, basically one-hit or no-hit wonders who played rock and roll because they loved it (all hoping to cash in, which for most never happened). You got songs by the Amboy Dukes (Ted Nugent's former band), the Count Five with their Punk forerunner chestnut "Psychotic Reaction", even a song  ("Fight Fire") by a then obscure band the Golliwogs - later to gain fame and fortune as Creedence Clearwater Revival.

My comment is this: There was more rock and roll on any one of those songs then there was on the entire catalog of James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, and Joni Mitchell.  (INMHO)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Okay. The following artists are allegedly touring this Spring and/or Summer: Which one (or more) would you pay big $ to go see, and why or why not?

--- Red Hot Chili Peppers
--- The Beach Boys (50th Anniversary)
--- The Rolling Stones (ditto)
--- Bruce Springsteen

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This week's trivia

This weeks trivia question:

             Chuck Berry had only ONE, count 'em ONE  Number 1 hit.

             What was the title and year?

Thought for the Week

Chuck Berry, one of the most copied guitarist amongst 60s rock and rollers and one of the founding fathers of "rock and roll', never had significant chart success.  Only 6 of his 50s-60s songs hit the Top 10. Hell, Milli Vanilli had 3 times as many #1s as Chuck. What say you as to the reason for this?

Opening Greeting

Hello to all you fellow Rock and Rollers. This blog is for fans of rock and roll artists from the 50s to the 80s. We can talk about any artist you wish to talk about within those time periods. We can talk trivia, we can talk history, we can discuss an artists' merits. Hopefully you'll limit your comments to artists (not necessarily Top 40 artists) who've garnered some regional or national airplay. OK! 1-2-3-4, Let's Rock and Roll!!!