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 […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Uncle Meat Variations” by The Mothers Of Invention

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Uncle Meat Variations” by The Mothers Of Invention Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Dvorak…the alphabet of classical composers goes on and on…and then you come to “Z.” May I offer “Zappa?” Yup, Frank Zappa…an artist whose music will be studied by serious composers for generations to come. You […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Just Like Me” by Paul Revere & The Raiders

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Just Like Me” by Paul Revere & The Raiders Silly costumes aside, Paul Revere & the Raiders was responsible for some of the most infectious garage rock singles of the late 1960s and early ‘70s. They recorded “Louie Louie” in the same studio as the Kingsmen classic […]

Today in Rock History – September 27th

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1964, The Beach Boys made their TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show on US TV where they performed “I Get Around” and “Wendy.” 1967,  The Beatles recorded various parts for the new John Lennon song “I Am The Walrus” and the new Paul McCartney song “Fool On The Hill.” 1968, The Velvet Underground performed […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “World Away” by Tweedy

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “World Away” by Tweedy Today marks the release date for the first semi-solo outing by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Teaming up with his 18 year old son, Spencer and going under the “Tweedy” moniker, the duo have released a sprawling, ramshackle record called Sukierae that brings another […]