Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “Yes And No” by Branford Marsalis

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Before TV and Leno, there was Branford, brother of Wynton and young Turk on the saxophone. He was touring behind his 1988 album “Random Abstract” at the time of this recording and had Kenny Kirkland on piano, Bob Hurst on bass and powerhouse drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts along for the ride. Here they are tearing […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 4-30-12

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Good morning..It’s Monday everyone and now time for a brand new Classic Deep Cut..They make their debut on the podcast..here’s Cheap Trick. Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. The band consists of Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar), and Bun E. […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Love Sick” by Mariachi El Bronx

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This choice cover comes from the exceptional multi-artist 3-CD set called “Chimes Of Freedom – The Songs Of Bob Dylan” released this past January to benefit Amnesty International. I love what Mariachi El Bronx do with this song, completely recasting it to fit their sound. Actually Mariachi El Bronx is the alter ego of the […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Hour 4-29-12

The best darn Classic Rock On The Planet!!! Here is a brand new Vinyl Schminyl Radio Hour for your dining and listening enjoyment!!! Click our logo to play!! Vinyl Schminyl Radio was started in April of 2010. Originally it started out as a Monday through Friday Classic Deep Cut of the day. Creator and host  […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Generation Landslide” by Alice Cooper

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Some records keep getting better with time. “Billion Dollar Babies” by Alice Cooper is certainly one of them featuring songs like “Elected,” the title cut (featuring guest artist Donovan), “Sick Things,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Unfinished Suite” and this song. The album was originally packaged like an alligator skin wallet complete with photos, a […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Burnin’ For You” by Blue Oyster Cult

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Not my typical fare for Song Of The Day, but a solid FM rock song from the 1970s. Actually, the reason I picked it was that earlier this evening I was making a cup of tea and put a cup of water into the microwave to quickly heat it up. Three minutes later, I reached […]

Today in Rock History – April 27th

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1968, Simon & Garfunkel release “Mrs. Robinson” from The Graduate soundtrack. 1969, Pink Floyd appeared at Mothers Club in Birmingham, England. The show was recorded for the forthcoming album ‘Ummagumma’. 1969, A court finds John Lennon’s erotic lithographs “unlikely to deprave or corrupt,” and his exhibition in London is reopened. 1969, Joe Cocker makes his […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Best Of The Mystery Tunes

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Good morning everyone…today our final Best Of The Mystery Tunes brings us into our 3rd year of Classic Deep Cuts here on VSR. It’s pretty great. Also don’t forget we have a brand new Radio Hour this Sunday…Please click in!

Bears Pick Boise State’s McClellin First in 2012

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(LAKE FOREST, IL) The Bears held pat, eschewing trade offers both upwards and downwards and selected Shea McClellin, a DE/OLB from Boise State with the 19th pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Apparently he was a bit of a late bloomer in the draft. It came as a bit of a surprise to the media […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “The Jolly Banker” by Wilco

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Back in 1997, British political folkie Billy Bragg joined forces with all-American rock band Wilco to compose and record music for lyrics left behind by the late, great Woody Guthrie. The recordings resulted in the two-volume “Mermaid Avenue” albums. Some songs were recorded by Bragg backed by Wilco and some were just Wilco songs. This […]

Dorf on Sports – 4/25/12

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with Andy Dorf and Fred Wallin On this edition of Dorf on Sports Fred  and Andy talk about the NFL Draft, NBA playoffs, NHL hockey playoffs, as well as the end of the year for the Phoenix Suns and Steve Nash.  Chicago native and sports fan Jim Belushi calls in. He will be at the […]

Home Improvement USA – 4/25/12

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with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal Join us as we talk with Alan Schulman of Glentronics about energy efficient basement sump pumps. Then George Rieger of North Branch Property Inspection in Evanston, IL describes the differences between commercial vs home inspections and relates some crazy stories from his years in the business. Also, Asthon Ritchie […]

Happy Anniversary Vinyl Schminyl Radio!!

Guess what? Today is our SECOND ANNIVERSARY!!! This date in 2010 we posted our first Classic Deep Cut..today we continue with THE BEST OF THE MYSTERY TUNES. It’s a great one. Please listen and thanks for all your support! What Vinyl Schminyl is…well in a few words, its Keeping Classic Rock Alive. Through the Vinyl […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Freedom Fighters” by Todd Rundgren’s Utopia

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They were originally billed at Todd Rundgren’s Utopia for their first few albums in 1974 and 1975, and then they just became Utopia…but under any name they were just another vehicle for Todd to go all prog on us instead of sticking to the radio-friendly pop and blue-eyed soul that he’d been serving out up […]

Vinyl Frontier – Retro Reviews: Supergrass – Road to Rouen

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2005 was a decent year for Rock’n’roll and the release of the fifth studio album from one time Brit Pop darlings Supergrass turned out to be one of the most neglected pieces of the time. Let’s set the record straight. Supergrass should have been huge. Instead they turned out to be one of those bands who rock fans name […]