Archive for October, 2008

All Saints Day!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by 30daysout

We hope you had a Happy Halloween, but today, Nov. 1, is All Saints Day in the Catholic church. So go to church, you heathens.  The feast honors all saints, known and unknown.  Since we spent most of the week putting up songs about devils and pictures of scantily clad women, we figured we better come correct and put up something that deals with the Divine.  Here are some tunes that feature the word “Saint,” although I’m not sure any of them really have anything to do with those who reached sainthood.

Happy All Saints Day!

MP3: “It’s Hard to be a Saint in the City” (live) by Bruce Springsteen

MP3: “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” by Bob Dylan

MP3: “St. Teresa” by Joan Osborne

MP3: “St. Stephen” (live) by the Grateful Dead

MP3: “St. Dominic’s Preview” by Van Morrison

MP3: “St. Judy’s Comet” by Paul Simon

MP3: “East St. Louis Toodle-oo” by Steely Dan

MP3: “St. Louis Blues” by Louis Armstrong

MP3: “Saint Estephe” by the Last Hombres

MP3: “The Saints Are Coming” by U2 and Green Day

Halloween is Boss’ Day: “A Night With the Jersey Devil”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 31, 2008 by 30daysout


Bruce Springsteen surprised his fans this morning with a Halloween treat – a new video and song, “A Night With the Jersey Devil.”  On his official website, Bruce wrote: “If you grew up in central or south Jersey, you grew up with the “Jersey Devil.” Here’s a little musical Halloween treat. Have fun!”

You can see the video and download the song for free here

Bruce Springsteen’s official website

Halloween Pot Luck, Part 2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by 30daysout

It has been pointed out that if we post something called “Halloween Pot Luck,” as we did yesterday, possibly it should have something to do with Halloween.  Well, OK … but it was a nice photo, eh?  Anyway, let’s try again with some genuine Halloween music.  Enjoy your Halloween, remember to use your powers for good and not evil, and be safe tonight. 

MP3: “Werewolves of London” (live) by Warren Zevon

MP3: “Wake The Dead” by Alice Cooper

MP3: “It Came Out Of The Sky” (live) by Creedence Clearwater Revival

One for the ladies!

MP3: “Buried Alive” by Motörhead

MP3: “Nightmare” by Ozzy Osbourne

MP3: “Long Black Veil” (live) by Johnny Cash

MP3: “Sympathy For The Devil” by the Rolling Stones

MP3: “Loving The Alien” by David Bowie

MP3: “Zombie Zoo” by Tom Petty

MP3: “Friend Of The Devil” (live) by the Grateful Dead

Halloween Pot Luck

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2008 by 30daysout

OK, we have a bunch of random stuff that doesn’t fit anywhere so we’ll just throw it up … For your Halloween weekend enjoyment.  Some rough language here; discretion advised. 

MP3: “The Grand Ole Opry (Ain’t So Grand Any More)” by Hank Williams III

MP3: “Woke Up This Morning/Why Do Men Fight?” (live) by Carbon/Silicon with Alabama 3

MP3: “Dalmation” by Nils Lofgren

MP3: “What’s Victoria’s Secret?” by Rick Springfield

MP3: “I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me)” by Mick Hucknall

MP3: “Can Your Grandpa Rock and Roll Like This?” by Albert Lee

MP3: “You Better Move On” by the Levon Helm Band

MP3: “It’s A Long Way To The Top” by Lucinda Williams

Digital Download Alert! – “Dream Baby Dream” – Bruce Springsteen

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , on October 29, 2008 by 30daysout

Springsteen started closing his Devils & Dust shows about mid-way through the tour with “Dream Baby Dream,” a 7-minute long mesmerizing tune that featured the pump organ and very few lyrics, which he repeated over and over again. You would think this would get on your nerves after about three minutes, but it’s actually great.

The live track, originally performed by Suicide in 1980, is now available for download on iTunes and is also part of a four-song, 10-inch vinyl EP that features different versions of the song. You can purchase the vinyl at

YouTube: Dream Baby Dream – Bruce Springsteen

YouTube: Dream Baby Dream – Suicide

Bruce Springsteen Official Website

Backstreets Magazine

Have a Hellish Halloween!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 29, 2008 by 30daysout


What’s scary to you?  This photograph?  The choice we are going to have to make next week?  Or how about that stuff going on up on Wall Street?  The Phillies win the World Series (shouldn’t it be the “Devil” Rays)?  Ooh shudder.  Anyway, Halloween’s coming and here are some selections to help get your mind off all that scary stuff.

MP3: “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo

MP3: “Spooky Sound Effects”

MP3: “Don’t Fear The Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult

MP3: “Main Title From The House of Frankenstein” by Dick Jacobs Orchestra


MP3: “Chicken Heart” by Arch Oboler

MP3: “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt Kickers

MP3: “The Laughing Man” by Arch Oboler

MP3: “Vampire Rock” by the Fabulous Poodles

MP3: “City Of The Dead” (live) by The Clash

MP3: “Visitors From Space” from It Came From Outer Space by Dick Jacobs Orchestra

MP3: “Children Of The Grave” (live) by Black Sabbath

MP3: Rod Serling intro “The Twilight Zone”

MP3: “The Twilight Zone” Main Theme (Second season)

YouTube: “Soul Dracula,” some French disco thing from 1975 with the gayest Dracula you’ve ever seen.

YouTube: “Frankenstein” by the Edgar Winter Group

Lost Classics! The Fabulous Poodles

Posted in Lost Classics! with tags on October 28, 2008 by 30daysout

“New Wave,” as it applied to music we heard in the United States from roughly 1978 through the early 1980s, was a highly relative term.  In some cases, New Wave was a convenient record label camouflage for bands who were actually punk.  And it served as a nice label to pin onto acts that nobody could pigeonhole.

Case in point: The Fabulous Poodles.  They weren’t really punk, in fact they were heavily influenced by ’60s bands like the Who and especially the Kinks.  The Poodles started out in 1975 as a novelty/comedy act and were known for their wild stage antics.  Their first album, in 1977, was produced by the Who’s bass player John Entwistle and the Fabulous Poodles (Frank Zappa apparently gave them the name) cut only two more albums, both produced by Muff Winwood.

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Rock Moment: Clifton Chenier

Posted in Rock Moment with tags on October 26, 2008 by 30daysout

There was a place in Bridge City, Texas, called the Sparkle Paradise.  It was an old dance hall with wooden floors and an oyster-shell parking lot.  There were many good times there, and none were better than when the trailer for Clifton Chenier’s Red Hot Louisiana Band was parked outside.  Clifton Chenier was, of course, the grandfather of Zydeco music – that spicy combination of blues and Cajun music played with an accordion and a washboard.

Chenier’s career started in 1954, and he was already a legend in South Louisiana and Southeast Texas.  But in the 1980s, people started rediscovering Cajun and Zydeco music and Chenier found himself an international star.  He appeared on “Austin City Limits” and his 1982 album I’m Here won a Grammy Award.  He found himself playing to more and more young people, but he never lost his original fan base.

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Classic Rockers – Fall 2008 edition

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 24, 2008 by 30daysout


Way back in 1978, the Grateful Dead had this hare-brained (drug-fueled) idea that if they played near the Great Pyramids in Egypt during a total eclipse of the moon and wired up one of the ancient burial rooms as an echo chamber then … something cosmic would happen.  It didn’t, and now you can hear the proof for yourself.  Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978, a three-disc set (2 CDs, 1 DVD), is a record of a lackluster concert with few highlights – “Fire On The Mountain” has a little more energy than most of the stuff here, possibly because it was a fairly new song at the time.  For Deadheads only; especially the awful home-movie DVD.

MP3: “Fire On The Mountain” (live) by the Grateful Dead

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Rock Moment: Vince Taylor and U.K. Rockabilly

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , on October 23, 2008 by 30daysout

After the explosion of Elvis in the mid-1950s, a host of rockabilly pretenders popped up to hopefully one day knock the King off his throne.  One of the more fascinating characters was Vince Taylor, an Englishman who hit it big overseas but remains virtually unknown on this side of the Pond.

Born Brian Holden in England, the guy who would become Vince Taylor moved with his family to New Jersey and later, to California.  He absorbed the rockin’ music of Gene Vincent and Elvis, and at age 18 Vince became a rockabilly artist.  His manager was Joe Barbera, half of the Academy Award-winning animation team Hanna-Barbera (Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear); Barbera was Taylor’s brother-in-law.  The two went to London in the late 1950s to check out the music scene; Taylor assembled a band there and took off.

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