Tag Archives: Music of the 1980’s

Getting Worried

When I first started blogging in February of 2010, I managed to get something posted every day. . . and some days, more than one.  As time has marched on, I find that most of the interesting stories of my … Continue reading

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Get On Your Bikes And Ride!

It was 1978 and I was a freshman in college.  FBG was the first “Drop D” song I ever learned to play. Sorry, butt today’s music sucks.  We need another Freddie Mercury. Only the late, great James Brown had more … Continue reading

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Hell, We All Have Days Like That.

This week in 1980,  the Summer Olympics were being held in Moscow. Eighty nations were represented at the Moscow Games – the smallest number since 1956.  Led by the United States, 66 countries boycotted the games entirely because of the Soviet–Afghan War. … Continue reading

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Anchored Deep In My Brain

Do those of you of a certain age group ever find yourself listening to a “vintage” song and as it’s playing, anticipate the switch from one “track” to the next on the ‘ol 8-track player. For you youngsters, 8 track … Continue reading

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Remembering A Day Late

The first, real rock concert I ever went to see was Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, playing at the infamous Casino Arena in Asbury Park, NJ on July 4, 1976. Fronting with Blackmore in the recently formed band was a guy named … Continue reading

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Journey To The Stars

Good evening and warm wishes to our friends in and from Canada. The 1970’s and 80’s were the best years for music, and music videos (Except for maybe the years of Bach and Buxtehude.) One of the hottest bands from … Continue reading

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TBT

The ’80s were the best time to be listening to music. Triumph was a successful “Power-Trio” from Canada and Rik Emmett was/is a phenomenal guitarist. “I don’t ask for much, the truth will do just fine”

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Trop Tard Sera Le Cri

One of my favorite Tull songs. This was quite a departure for Ian and the boys and the album itself was not one of their standouts. “Heat”, from the Under Wraps Album, *** When the rats are running And the boys … Continue reading

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And Then . . .

“It’s marvelous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last” Dusty Springfield That’s a good observation of life in general; all things, good and bad, come and go. . . and then . . . you die.  

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Tell Your Ghost It’s Time To Hide

Steve Forbert has been one of my favorite singer/songwriter/guitarists since I heard the first notes of Big City Cat in 1978. I have seen him play live dozens of times and never tire of his music.   Steve had to … Continue reading

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