Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon & War

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THIS IS NOT THE SONG OF THE DAY! I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT TODAY’S SONG OF THE DAY! I couldn’t find the ACTUAL Song Of The Day out there in YouTube land, so I figured I’d make do with this classic since the lead vocalist on this record is the very same vocalist that you […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “State Trooper” by Bruce Springsteen

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The guttural howls that he lets out at the end of this psychobilly classic mixed with its pleading paranoid lyrics conjures the mood of pure dread…and with Bruce Springsteen’s sixth album, it was all about mood. Hot on the heels of “The River,” his biggest album yet, after several years on the road with The […]

Vinyl Frontier: Retro Reviews: Nirvana – In Utero

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by Andrew David James ….So much has already been said about Nirvana that writing anything original is something of a challenge. But ask most students of music and they will tell you about the merits of breakthrough ‘Nevermind’. Speak to the hardcore fans and they will hark back to ‘Bleach’. Yet for musical nourishment with another respect […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Empty Lives” by Graham Parker

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He was never a punk rocker and was already around too long to be part of the “New Wave,” but marketing is marketing and that’s how much of the world came to discover Graham Parker. By his 1979 breakthrough album, “Squeezing Out Sparks,” Parker had been recording with his trusted band The Rumour featuring Martin […]

Sister Songs On The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity

Sister Songs On The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity

We will keep it all in the family this time and next with sisters and brothers.  Not the siblings that you grew up with, not the nuns or male clergy that taught in Catholic schools, or room mates from your college fraternity.   Because this is The Award Winning, 3D RadioActivity we will take a listen […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Leon” by Madness

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I love it when a favorite band releases an album that I had no idea was coming out. Such was the case last week when I found that Madness had a new disc called “Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da.” This, of course poses some problems for Madness because If a long-time fan […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 11-27-12

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A big hit today from The Doors Soft Parade album..complete with orchestra..please check it out! The Soft Parade is the fourth studio album by The Doors, released in 1969. The album met with some controversy among fans and critics due to its inclusion of brass and string instrument arrangements, as opposed to the more stripped-down […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “A Caddy For Daddy” by Hank Mobley

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The title to this track really announces the hipness to be found within its grooves. With Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass and Billy Higgins on the drums, this soulful strut wears its sense of sublime grooviness on its sleeve. While Coltrane had the propensity […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 11-26-12

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This is a song  that kind of found me this weekend.  From the movie The Falcon And The Snowman by David Bowie. The Falcon and the Snowman is a 1985 film directed by John Schlesinger about two young American men, Christopher Boyce (played by Timothy Hutton) and Daulton Lee (played by Sean Penn), who sold […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sebbin Come Elebbin” by Jimmy Heap

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Taking my daughter back to school today provided me with several hours of uninterrupted music listening in the car, part of which was spent with the first volume of “A Capitol Rockabilly Party.” The three-part compilation spanning over 90 tracks was put out in the late 1990s by a CD reissue company in the Netherlands […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Run Run Run” by Velvet Underground – Black Friday Record Store Day 2012 Wrap-Up

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This is the Scepter acetate version of “Run Run Run” by Velvet Underground. The story goes that the Velvets went into Scepter Studios on April 25, 1966 to cut tunes for their upcoming debut album. All of the songs on the acetate made it onto the final album, although some were totally different takes and […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Jump Into The Fire” by LCD Soundsystem

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I finally got around to watching the LCD Soundsystem film “Shut Up And Play the Hits” which chronicles the last LCD show from April, 2011 before James Murphy and company decided to pull the plug on the band. While I loved LCD, I always thought they were somewhat derivative of their inspirations including Talking Heads, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Free Man In Paris” by Joni Mitchell

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I watched the PBS “American Masters” documentary on David Geffen today for the second time. Geffen was the guy who signed one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters, Laura Nyro, whom he championed and cut deals making sure that the likes of Three Dog Night, The Fifth Dimension and Blood Sweat and Tears recorded hit versions of her […]

Thanksgiving Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Dinner Bell” by They Might Be Giants

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Choosing the perfect Thanksgiving Song Of The Day is not an easy task. In the past, I’ve done the obvious with the all-American standby, “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie. It’s something I’ve listened to every year on Thanksgiving ever since I was a kid, and I will be spinning it again (on vinyl, of course) […]

Thanksgiving Week Leftovers on The 3D RadioActivity

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You may listen and say “wait a minute Uncle Marty,  didn’t we just hear Take songs last week on The 3D RadioActivity?”  Yes, radio listeners you did, and on this episode we are playing songs that we didn’t have enough time to play on our regular get-togethers!  Every program I search out the best or […]