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Sep 9

It will fascinate you…
to learn that not only do Bryan Adams and Ryan Adams share similar names, they share the same birthday… and as of today’s new LP “Ryan Adams,” it looks like they now also share the same font!

Junk Culture has the story of Soviet-era bootleg and pirate recordings… pressed on old x-ray film. If you like this image, check out the article - it will fascinate you.

Junk Culture has the story of Soviet-era bootleg and pirate recordings… pressed on old x-ray film. If you like this image, check out the article - it will fascinate you.

It will fascinate you… Jim Steinman edition

If you don’t know Jim Steinman, you know his work: longtime collaborator with Meat Loaf and songwriter/producer of rock and roll symphonies such as:

  • Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
  • It’s All Coming Back To Me Now by Celine Dion
  • Nowhere Fast & Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young from the film Streets of Fire

Related to all this is a singer named Rory Dodd. He sang backup on a lot of Steinman works (including Meat Loaf) and is most notably the singer of the “turn around, bright eyes” lyric in Total Eclipse of the Heart. It also turns out that Rory is the voice in the tv ad for…Hungry Hungry Hippos.

Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog, diagrammed.

Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog, diagrammed.

MUSCLE SHOALS connection with the first US BEATLES show
Fantastic article in the Washington Post about the Muscle Shoals musicians who backed the Beatles’ openers. Click here.
It will fascinate you, if only for their connections to Elvis, the dilemma of going back to work or to the British embassy, or the question of whether John would’ve kissed their boots.

MUSCLE SHOALS connection with the first US BEATLES show

Fantastic article in the Washington Post about the Muscle Shoals musicians who backed the Beatles’ openers. Click here.

It will fascinate you, if only for their connections to Elvis, the dilemma of going back to work or to the British embassy, or the question of whether John would’ve kissed their boots.

Feb 6
HOW BUYING A RECORD CAN LAND YOU ON ANTIQUES ROADSHOW:1) Buy used record for about 50 cents2) Look inside3) Find Marvin Gaye’s actual 1964 passport within4) Have it appraised on Antiques Roadshow5) Hear the following:APPRAISER: “For insurance, I wouldn’t put less than $20,000 on the passport if you were to insure it.”
You can find the story here at the Antiques Roadshow site.

HOW BUYING A RECORD CAN LAND YOU ON ANTIQUES ROADSHOW:
1) Buy used record for about 50 cents
2) Look inside
3) Find Marvin Gaye’s actual 1964 passport within
4) Have it appraised on Antiques Roadshow
5) Hear the following:
APPRAISER: “For insurance, I wouldn’t put less than $20,000 on the passport if you were to insure it.”

You can find the story here at the Antiques Roadshow site.

John Lennon categorically stated: “I and the three other former Beatles have plans to stage a reunion concert,” in an Apple Corps deposition regarding action taken against the producers of Beatlemania!
Was John Lennon planning a massive Double Fantasy tour for 1981?
This article at Total Production International sheds some light on what might have been. It will fascinate you.

John Lennon categorically stated: “I and the three other former Beatles have plans to stage a reunion concert,” in an Apple Corps deposition regarding action taken against the producers of Beatlemania!

Was John Lennon planning a massive Double Fantasy tour for 1981?

This article at Total Production International sheds some light on what might have been. It will fascinate you.

From WNYC’s podcast, SOUNDCHECK, comes the too bizarre tale of how 3 different versions of Der Kommissar fought it out on the charts. You may be aware of Falco’s original, and After The Fire’s English version… but did you know Laura Branigan recorded a version with the title Deep In The Dark for her ‘Branigan 2’ LP? The story will fascinate you, and you can listen to it here or on their website.

Laura Branigan’s Deep In The Dark:

and Falco’s original:

Via Dangerous Minds… the amazing story of how the Sex Pistols saved Christmas! It will fascinate you. Click here.

Via Dangerous Minds… the amazing story of how the Sex Pistols saved Christmas! It will fascinate you. Click here.

Rolling Stone has a preview of a new book, Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau. It will fascinate you.

Note Paul McCartney’s missing head on the Abbey Road billboard. Capitol was going to replace it after it was stolen, but then decided it played well with the “Paul Is Dead” hype.

(Source: Rolling Stone)

Jul 2
This is Jason Everman.

In Nirvana — a band with a lead singer so famously tortured that he would commit suicide — Jason Everman was kicked out for being a head case. 

The story of his ousting from both Nirvana and Soundgarden alone will fascinate you. His success as a Ranger and Special Forces member may astonish you. Click here for the story in the New York Times Magazine.

This is Jason Everman.

In Nirvana — a band with a lead singer so famously tortured that he would commit suicide — Jason Everman was kicked out for being a head case.

The story of his ousting from both Nirvana and Soundgarden alone will fascinate you. His success as a Ranger and Special Forces member may astonish you. Click here for the story in the New York Times Magazine.

Go to this site here to see an iPod Classic’s equivalent in vinyl.

Go to this site here to see an iPod Classic’s equivalent in vinyl.

Mind Blown.

Were you aware… that Robert John “Mutt” Lange wrote the Huey Lewis and the News hit, Do You Believe In Love?

It’s true.

Recently I received a phenomenal gift - a print from Fab.com called SONG MAP. It’s got a slew of song references on it in a faux-London setting. I’m continually astonished at the tunes that are cited on it: Long Promised Road by The Beach Boys, for example, and an abundance of tunes by The Jam are included. Fortunately I found an off-the shelf frame that fits it just perfectly.

Stumbling around the internet today, I discovered that St. Etienne used it for an album cover illustration for their Words and Music by Saint Etienne release, and an art collective called Dorothy created the map. In their Shop they also offer prints along similar lines called Film Map as well as The Colour of Popular Music (click to see each print).

Their work is intriguing, and as Elvis once said, “It will fascinate you.”

Cracked has 23 mind-blowing stories of the origins of rock songs. Here is one of them. For the others, click this.

Cracked has 23 mind-blowing stories of the origins of rock songs. Here is one of them. For the others, click this.