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Dark Side of The Moon – two ways!

  • 9:14 am Friday, April 28th, 2017 by rockywbab

Today in 1973, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon went to No.1 in the US. The album went on to enjoy a record-breaking 741 discontinuous weeks on the Billboard chart, and has now sold over 45 million copies world-wide. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks there, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006.

If you havent listened to the album from start to finish here is your chance, sit back, get comfortable, you may want to use headphones and enjoy! [More]

Stairway to Heaven/Backwards

  • 9:04 am Friday, April 28th, 2017 by rockywbab

Today in 1982, The California State Assembly consumer-protection-committee heard testimony from “experts” who claimed that when Stairway To Heaven was played backwards, it contained the words: “I sing because I live with Satan. The Lord turns me off, there’s no escaping it. Here’s to my sweet Satan, whose power is Satan. He will give you 666. I live for Satan.”

Here is the track they used and someones interpretation of what was said. Personally I don’t hear anything, do you?

The Eagles record Hell Freezes Over

  • 2:31 pm Monday, April 24th, 2017 by rockywbab

Th Eagles said they would never play again without Glenn Frey, but they are doing a few shows this summer, back in the day they said they would never reform, unless Hell Freezes Over, but on this day in 1994, they indeed got back together. The Eagles are a band that will never fully break up.

They played the first of two shows where they recorded their ‘Hell Freezes Over’ album. Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmit first got back together the previous December for the making of a Travis Tritt video of their song, [More]

Imagine, the band on the run.

  • 1:51 pm Sunday, April 16th, 2017 by rockywbab

Usually when I hear something called a mashup, I avoid it, because its usually terrible. I wanted to hate this, but I just couldn’t. I’ve played this so much that I have a hard time listening to the original songs now.

Take a few minutes and listen to this, it will make you wonder!

BTW, Lennon went on record saying that Band on the Run was his favorite Paul solo song!

Songs that ripped off another song

  • 1:13 pm Sunday, April 16th, 2017 by rockywbab

Led Zeppelin will be back in court this year to defend themselves against the band Spirit, who claims that Zeppelin stole from their song Taurus to create Stairway to Heaven.

This made me do some research on songs that stole from others and the band never pursued any legal action. Here are three BLATANT examples and they are songs you know and are played everyday on WBAB.

First listen to this song by Journey, and then tell me what song borrowed from it.

If you answered Kansas, you are correct!

Listen to this song by Spirit, and tell me what song it sounds like. 

THE CAR THAT RUNS ON AIR – THE AIRPOD!!

  • 12:36 pm Saturday, March 25th, 2017 by rockywbab

With gas prices rising and the massive drought making ethanol a tough sell as a gas alternative, India’s Tata Motors has hit on the perfect time to debut the Airpod, a small urban vehicle that, as its name suggests, runs on air. If you don’t know much about how regular cars use fuel, natural gas or electric cars or, alternatively, hydrogen is compressed in a pressurized tank with air compressor, hence the ‘pssf’ sound when you unscrew the gas cap. Now think about air rifles. If you had the bad luck to grow up with an older brother obsessed with [More]

ELTON JOHN

  • 12:13 pm Saturday, March 25th, 2017 by rockywbab

Happy Birthday  Sir Elton John singer, songwriter, pianist, (Reginald Dwight),  Sold over 150 million records worldwide. Elton and Bernie Taupin wrote ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ under the pseudonyms Ann Orson and Carte Blanche. Some of the aliases Sir Elton has used checking into hotels include, Prince Fooboo, Sir Humphrey Handbag, Lillian Lollipop, Lord Choc Ice, Lord Elpus, Binky Poodleclip and Sir Henry Poodle. Elton John’s official nickname is Rocket Man.

Elton has played in Central Park a few times, this is from 1980

Boston/Sib Hashian

  • 4:44 pm Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 by rockywbab

I have posted several times about my first concert experience, it was February 10th 1977, I was 14. There were a lot of firsts that night as well, first time getting the munchies…..if you know what I mean! First concert t-shirt, which I proudly wore to West Babylon Junior High the next day…..it was a badge of honor!

Through the years, members of the “band” have come and gone, and after many painful reads we found out that Boston wasnt really a band after all. Sure they toured and played the songs, but the songs were recorded basically by one guy who [More]

Chuck Berry’s final song

  • 10:12 pm Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by rockywbab

Chuck Berry’s final album, Chuck, will be released on June 16th and a track from the album, “Big Boys,” can be heard below.

The 10-song album features all new songs, eight written by the Berry, who died last week at the age of 90. It’s his first new album since 1979’s Rock It.

Recorded and produced by Berry at various studios in his hometown of St. Louis, the album features special guests Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello and Nathaniel Rateliff. The latter two appear on “Big Boys.”

Berry’s son, guitarist Charles Berry Jr., daughter singer Ingrid Berry and grandson Charles Berry the Third [More]

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