Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Review: NEW Tom Petty!

Just in:
The new TOM PETTY & The Heartbreakers

The Live Anthology

Taken from live concert performances beginning with a blistering version of Century City recorded July 8, 1980 at Philly's Spectrum! The new CD contains 4 discs of staple Petty songs that we all know and love:
Disc 3>Cut 1: Jammin' Me live at the Fillmore SF in 1997! AWESOME! American Girl, Running Down A Dream and Refugee are my other pick hits BUT a real Petty fan will appreciate all the raritites including Diddy Wah Diddy, Friend of the Devil and the instrumental favorite Green Onions!

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers The Live Anthology" is a must for the die-hard 30+ year Tom Petty fan or air guitar-car stars like myself! Rating: A

New for the Holidays: Good Evening New York City-Paul McCartney Live;
Paul's historic opening night at the former Shea Stadium site Citi Field! Rating: A+

Bob Seger: Early Seger Vol. 1
(featuring my all time favorite Get Out of Denver!) Rating D+

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pirate RADIO hits the big screen!

..Radio done the right way! During the 1960's a series of Pirate radio broadcasts would hit the free airways to reflect what young people wanted to hear..

With the British pop explosion picking up steam with The Beatles and Rolling Stones taking center stage, a group of renegade DJ's decided to break away from the strict policies of licensed British broadcast standards and go out on the high seas to rock!

Radio Caroline and sister ships would move off into international waters, seemingly away from the stogy regulators to capture a huge audience and break out a new pop culture. Like anything fun, authorities will see it as a threat and plan an attack to maintain control of the status Quo.
The motion picture PIRATE RADIO represents such a battle against the establishment. To my best assessment, sister ship Ross Revenge was portrayed in the movie as Radio Rock. It would be torpedoed in 1967. Radio Caroline would continue the renegade tradition until November, 1990 when it too would meet it's untimely demise. Other great ships like LAZER 558 would rock the high seas during the 80's and 90's. Good movie! GREAT Soundtrack! I LOVE what I do comes through loud and clear through the characters and events in this flick! I'm lucky I don't ever have to grow up AND can ROCK for a living. I could identify and reflect on my time with this outdated studio equipment, microphones, groupie chicks who didn't care what you looked like and real vinyl records! WOW! Remember them..

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

AC/DC Back Tracks Rarities!

Back Tracks'..IN my car CD player as I drive! NOW in stores! NOW on the HD Music Channel Paladia TV! I'm really getting too old for this..NOT! I love this band. Different songs than the regular set list! LOVE this! Shoot To The Moon" WOW--Haven't heard this since college! If You Want Blood You've Got it" R-O-C-K-S! I really have to grow up??!! Not tonight..

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Rolling Stones: Truth and Lies

Watching a very cool special on BBC America channel>
Rolling Stones: Truth And Lies!

Lots of early black and white footage! Brian Jones! Humble beginnings listening to Muddy Waters. Brian Jones picked the name of the band, taken from his favorite M Waters tune: "Rolling Stones Blues." I live for this stuff!

Thanks to my sister Cher for THE STONES A History in Cartoons by Bill Wyman! More knowledge that I appreciate having! Great gift!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Game 5

..Need a couple more of these from Yankee pitchers to bring this thing home..It will go back to N.Y. for game 6 (Thanks for that AJ)******