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Back To School!

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , on August 27, 2012 by 30daysout

Repost: Don’t know about where you live, but in these parts it’s time to get back to school. Not me, of course (hahahaha) but my kids are getting ready to wake up early, do homework, etc. Well, wake up early anyway.

When you’re packing lunches you may want to throw in a tune or two.

MP3: “High School Confidential” by Jerry Lee Lewis

MP3: “School” by Nirvana

MP3: “Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room” by Mötley Crüe

MP3: “High School Nights” by Dave Edmunds

MP3: “Be True To Your School” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “What A Wonderful World” by Sam Cooke

MP3: “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” by Junior Wells

MP3: “The New Girl In School” by Jan & Dean

MP3: “Bitch School” by Spinal Tap

MP3: “School” by Supertramp

MP3: “Teacher” by Jethro Tull

MP3: “Hot For Teacher” by Van Halen

MP3: “Pom Pom Play Girl” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “School Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell)” by Chuck Berry

MP3: “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder

MP3: “(Remember The Days Of The) Old Schoolyard” by Cat Stevens

MP3: “The Happiest Days Of Our Lives/Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2)” by Pink Floyd


Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , on October 9, 2011 by 30daysout

(Editor’s Note: I wrote one Halloween post yesterday, then I realized we did this up big last year.  So this one is a repost, like many of the other Halloween items you’ll see in coming days and weeks.)

October is a fun month, because it has Halloween.  Adults who are otherwise intelligent and responsible like to dress up in stupid costumes and go to parties, while many others who don’t still remember when they used to go trick-or-treating as kids.   Churches and other religious types don’t much like Halloween, but I always thought that celebrating Halloween is sort of like facing your fears eye to eye, and spitting in the face of death.

And there are probably as many songs about Halloween – and related subjects – as there are Christmas tunes.  So let’s jump right in, and we’ll keep going to the graveyard throughout the month.

MP3: “Introduction To Horror” by Arch Oboler

MP3: “The Transylvania Twist” by Baron Daemoen & the Vampires

MP3: “The Creature From The Black Lagoon” by Dave Edmunds

MP3: “House Of Horrors” by Merv Griffin

MP3: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by the Emersons

MP3: “Astro Zombies” by My Chemical Romance

MP3: “Halloween” by the Misfits

MP3: “Area 51” by the Flying Burrito Brothers

MP3: “Report From Grover’s Mill, New Jersey” (from “The War Of The Worlds” 1938 radio broadcast)

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

Sampler Daze: A Bunch Of Stiff Records

Posted in Lost Classics! with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by 30daysout


Back in the days of dinosaurs and vinyl LPs, record labels used to put out “samplers,” full albums with a track each from their top artists and usually budget priced.  In 1976, the pioneering punk/New Wave label Stiff Records came on to the scene and they put out an 11-song sampler LP in early 1977 to promote the first artists they signed.


Elvis Costello

A Bunch of Stiff Records now sounds prescient, because the Stiff roster included Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Wreckless Eric, Graham Parker, the Tyla Gang and this guy named Elvis Costello – who would all become the most influential U.K. rockers of the era.  Perhaps the most ear-catching track on the album, Elvis’ “Less Than Zero” was one of three songs on the LP that had been issued as singles.  This version is slightly different than the track that appears on My Aim Is True.

Stiff also had, for some reason, Motörhead – the heavy metal rockers were formed in 1975 by Lemmy Kilmister, formerly a roadie for Jimi Hendrix.  Like a few of the early Stiff Records artists, they were under contract to United Artists when they cut sides for Stiff so there was a bit of a legal tangle that prevented some of this music, like the single “White Line Fever”, from seeing the light of day until years later.

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Friday is Boss’ Day: Covering Springsteen, Pt. 4

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , , , , on November 21, 2008 by 30daysout


It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and everyone is in vacation mode. Here are some more excellent Springsteen covers to help you pass the time until turkey day

MP3: Johnny 99 – Johnny Cash

MP3: Atlantic City – The Reivers

MP3: 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) – The Hollies

MP3: Rendezvous – Greg Kihn Band

MP3: Love on the Wrong Side of Town – Southside Johnny

MP3: From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come) – Dave Edmunds

MP3: Club Soul City – Gary US Bonds

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