Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Things Will Never Be the Same” by Four Just Men

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Things Will Never Be the Same” by Four Just Men I recently wrote about Freddie & The Dreamers’ single, “I’m Telling You Now,” and the American album of the same name. The record was not a Freddie & The Dreamers album per se, although they were the […]

Today in Rock History – December 9th

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1966, Supergroup Cream released their debut studio album Fresh Cream in the UK. The power trio of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker also released their second single “I Feel Free” on the same day. 1967, The Doors appeared at the New Haven Arena, New Haven, Connecticut. Before the show a policeman found singer […]

Today in Rock History – December 4th

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1964, The Beatles released their fourth album Beatles For Sale. The album featured, “No Reply,” “I’m a Loser,” “Baby’s in Black,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “Eight Days a Week,” and “Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby.” 1965, The Byrds started a three week run at number one on the singles chart with “Turn! Turn! Turn!” […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” by The Rolling Stones

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” by The Rolling Stones He played saxophone on the road or on recordings with everybody, including The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Ronnie Wood, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Donovan, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart & The Faces, Harry Nilsson, Lynyrd […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Thanksgiving Trifecta!

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The Thanksgiving Trifecta! Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – Thanksgiving Special #1 – “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” by Arlo Guthrie It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Arlo’s classic 1967 shaggy dog story of a bunch of hippies doin’ their best to lend a hand to a friend by disposing some garbage on Thanksgiving.  It’s a […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “One Too Many Mornings” by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “One Too Many Mornings” by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash Still a mystery to me why these recordings have never been officially released…and now that The Complete Basement Tapes have finally seen the light of day, maybe their time has come… The Dylan-Cash Sessions took place in […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Mirror Monster” by Deerhoof/Concert Review – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL 11/11/14

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Mirror Monster” by Deerhoof/Concert Review – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL 11/11/14 Twenty years in as a band and 13 studio albums later, Deerhoof have grown in leaps and bounds from their early punk beginnings to the angular dance music they put out today. With the twin guitars […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Lordy” by Neil Diamond

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Lordy” by Neil Diamond If ever an album was ripe for reissue and expansion, it would be Neil Diamond’s 1970 live album called Gold. While most people reach for their copy of the Hot August Night when they want a live fix of Neil Diamond, his Gold […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Good Year for the Roses” by Elvis Costello & the Attractions

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Good Year for the Roses” by Elvis Costello & the Attractions They were young, drunk, marketed as punk rockers and cut loose in Nashville, Tennessee, behaving very badly. Such was the backdrop for Elvis Costello and the Attraction’s album-length foray into straight-ahead Country music back in 1981. […]

Groovy Ghouls and Haunted Hits – The Ultimate Halloween Playlist by Eric Berman

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  Groovy Ghouls and Haunted Hits – The Ultimate Halloween Playlist by Eric Berman For your Halloween party pleasure, cue this ghoulish playlist up in Spotify! This Is Halloween from the Nightmare before Christmas Monster Mash – Bobby Boris Pickett Boris the Spider – The Who Haunted House – Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Circle Sky” by The Monkees

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Circle Sky” by The Monkees Right from the beginning, it was always intended that The Monkees would make the jump from the small screen to the big screen. However, by 1968 when the group made their debut film Head, The Monkees’ TV show had been cancelled and […]

Today in Rock History – October 23rd

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1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded their first single “Hey Joe,” at De Lane Lea studios in London. The earliest known commercial recording of the song is the late-1965 single by the Los Angeles garage band the The Leaves. The band then re-recorded the track and released it in 1966 as a follow-up single which […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “The Mercy Seat” by Johnny Cash

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “The Mercy Seat” by Johnny Cash By the year 2000 and the third album in the American series, Johnny Cash had reestablished himself as one of the greatest singers, not just in country music, but in all music. Producer, Rick Rubin, began working with him several years […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Paradise Girls” by Deerhoof

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Paradise Girls” by Deerhoof Their Breakup Songs was the album that topped my Best Albums list of 2012, and now Deerhoof return with their new album La Isla Bonita. (out Nov. 4) Emanating from San Francisco (Greg Saunier, Ed Rodriguez & John Dieterich) by way of Japan […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Worst Band In The World” by 10cc

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Worst Band In The World” by 10cc Hey! It’s Kevin Godley’s birthday today! I found this out by listening to my friend Steve “The Professor” Leventhal today on WMXM, the Lake Forest radio station where he does a show every Wednesday morning. Actually, Steve called me […]