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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

Video Du Jour: KISS

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

KISS and Mötley Crüe are on tour this summer … is the world ready for that? Here’s the last part of “Rock and Roll All Nite,” from a few nights ago in Tampa.

Tour info at KISS online

Signs That The World May Actually End in 2012 (Part 1)

Posted in News with tags , on March 22, 2012 by 30daysout

Rock Moment: Hear N’ Aid, 1985

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , on August 18, 2008 by 30daysout

In the mid-1980s, everyone was in tune to the plight of Africans starving to death during a famine.  It all started with Band Aid in England, which put out the Christmas single “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” then with USA For Africa artists doing “We Are The World.”  There was very little representation among metal artists, so two members of Ronnie James Dio‘s band approached their boss with the idea to do a metal song for famine relief.

The result was “Stars,” written by Dio with Jimmy Bain (of Rainbow and Dio) and Vivian Campbell (Dio, but later Whitesnake and Def Leppard).  Forty artists from the metal genre gathered to record the single in Hollywood.  Among the artists appearing were members of such bands as Dio, Quiet Riot, Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Night Ranger, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Blue Öyster Cult, Journey, Dokken and others.

“Stars” came out as a single, and it appeared on the Hear N’ Aid album with a bunch of live songs from bands like Kiss, Mötorhead and others.   Due to delays with record label red tape, the single and album didn’t appear until 1986 – still, it made about $1 million for famine relief.

Click on the lyric sheet at right to see who sings and plays on the track.

MP3: “Stars” by Hear N’ Aid

Update: Does Journey Stay in the Top 25 Without Wal Mart?

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2008 by 30daysout

Journey, with new lead singer Arnel Pineda , has been in the Top 25 on the Billboard Album chart for nine weeks with their latest, Revelation. This week they are at number 23 on the Top 200 Album chart and number 1 on the Independent Album chart. They are still outselling new releases by Alanis Morissette, Nine Inch Nails, Motley Crue, Jason Mraz, Usher, Weezer, The Offspring, Jewel, Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical fame, and yes, Alice Cooper.

As we have said before, the Wal Mart strategy was genius. Radio refuses to play any new stuff by guys like Journey, so there is no way Revelation would be in the Top 25 for one week, let alone nine, if it didn’t get the push it received at the store. 

We here at 30 Days Out are very interested to see if this same strategy will be successful for AC/DC, who is coming exclusively to a Wal Mart near you in the very near future.  The Police will be selling a live CD/DVD from their “last” tour exclusively at Best Buy, but honestly I don’t think it’s going to have the same impact.

I really can’t wait to walk into Wal Mart and hear AC/DC blasting all over the place. The Aussie rockers might just knock out the remaining teeth of most of the customers. Don’t Stop Believin’.

MP3: “Change For The Better” by Journey

YouTube: Faithfully (with Arnel Pineda)

YouTube: Don’t Stop Believin’ (with Arnel Pineda)

Journey Official Website

Review: “Saints of Los Angeles,” Mötley Crüe

Posted in Review with tags , , on June 23, 2008 by 30daysout

The members of Mötley Crüe wave their vices like a banner on Saints Of Los Angeles, the group’s first studio album since 2000.  The four original members of Crüe (surprise, still alive!) return for this depravity-filled stroll down memory lane, revisiting all the pistols, pussy and pills of their ’80s heyday.  Just scan the track listings: “Face Down In The Dirt,” “Muthafucker Of The Year” and “Chicks = Trouble” give you an idea of the fun enclosed here.  And fun it is – “Down At The Whisky” is as good a rock song as any that’s appeared this year and one of the Crüe’s best.  This is the rock equivalent of high school seniors recounting a drunken weekend for their buddies on Monday morning; do not expect any real regret or remorse.  The Crüe message is in the chorus of “This Ain’t A Love Song”: “This ain’t a love song, it’s a fuck song/You don’t have to sing along.”  If any of this is offensive to you, you are definitely in the wrong place.  Saints of Los Angeles rocks mightily, and it is not for the faint of heart.  This is good clean nasty raucous rock and roll.  Great album, boys!  See you in rehab. 

MP3: “Down At The Whisky”

MP3: “Face Down In The Dirt”

MP3: “Chicks = Trouble”

Mötley Crüe official website