Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sucker” by Mott The Hoople


Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sucker” by Mott The Hoople Mott The Hoople was a British pub rock group consisting of Ian Hunter on vocals, guitar and piano, Mick Ralphs on guitar and vocals, Verden Allen on organ and vocals, Pete Overend Watts on bass and Dale “Buffin” Griffin on drums. By […]

Today in Rock History – August 23rd


1966, The Beatles were at No.1 on the singles chart with the double a sided ‘Yellow Submarine – Eleanor Rigby’. The group’s eleventh No.1. 1966, On their final tour of America, The Beatles performed at Shea Stadium in New York City, New York. Unlike the previous year’s performance, which had sold out, there were 11,000 […]

Today in Rock History – May 17th


1969,Chicago release their double debut album, Chicago Transit Authority. The real C.T.A. sued. 1969, It was reported that for the first time ever album sales had overtaken single sales in the UK. 49,184,000 albums were produced during 1968 compared with 49,161,000 singles. 1969, Joni Mitchell was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on […]

Today in Rock History – March 24th


1966, Simon and Garfunkel made their singles chart debut with “Homeward Bound.” 1967, Pink Floyd played the first of two nights at the Ricky Tick Club in Hounslow, England. 1970, Genesis performed at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London. 1971, The Allman Brothers Band appeared at Foster Auditorium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 1972, King Crimson played at Memorial […]

Today in Rock History – March 20th


1969, John Lennon married Yoko Ono at the British Consulate Office in Gibraltar. They spent their honeymoon in Amsterdam campaigning for an international “Bed-In” for peace. They planned another “Bed-in” in the United States, but were denied entry. The couple then went to Montréal, and during a “Bed-in” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel recorded ‘Give […]

Our Tributes to Lou Reed


The sad news of Lou Reed’s passing on October 27th, 2013 stirred up a lot of emotions. There is one person here at that knew more about the co-founder of the Velvet Underground that any of us. Eric Berman had all of the recordings by both Reed and the Velvets.  He saw Reed numerous […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sucker” by Mott The Hoople


Mott The Hoople were a British pub rock group consisting of Ian Hunter on vocals, guitar and piano, Mick Ralphs on guitar and vocals, Verden Allen on organ and vocals, Pete Overend Watts on bass and  Dale “Buffin” Griffin on drums. By 1972, the band had released four poorly received albums and was ready to […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Kill Your Sons” by Lou Reed


After the huge success of the Transformer album and its top-twenty single “Walk On The Wild Side,” Lou Reed delivered his most beautifully disturbing album as a follow up. The concept album, Berlin was considered at the time to be a depressing mess, and it was not exactly what fans expected or wanted from their […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Company In My Back” (Live Version from Kicking Television) by Wilco


Live albums. They are the most maligned recordings by critics, yet the fans just love them. You don’t believe me? Ask Peter Frampton, The Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Little Feat, The Who, Lou Reed, Cheap Trick and Kiss to name a few, who […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sad Song” by Lou Reed


When Lou Reed’s Berlin came out in 1973, it was met with a huge shrug. Hot off the heels of “Walk On The Wild Side” success and the Transformer album produced by David Bowie, Reed worked with producer Bob Ezrin who had a taste for the absurd and theatrical. Departure is an understatement describing what […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Andy’s Chest” by Lou Reed


“Swoop, swoop, oh baby rock, rock…” Only early ‘70s radio would play a song with blatant references to giving head and not have a problem with the lyrical content. Such was the atmosphere that welcomed Lou Reed’s second solo record after leaving the Velvet Underground and his biggest hit “Walk On The Wild Side.” If […]

Musicians At Work on The 3D RadioActivity

Musicians @ Work on The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity

On this episode of The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, we are playing songs about Work, various professions and other employees on the jog in honor of the United States Holiday celebrating “Labor Day”. We hope you had a pleasant day away from your toils, and have gratitude for all of the people who are on […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I Can’t Stand It” by Chris Whitley


Chris Whitley’s short, restless career encompassed folk, noise rock, jazz, country, mainstream rock and the blues. He was discovered by producer Daniel Lanois who helped him score a major label record deal with Columbia Records in 1988. His first album, “Living With The Law” was a mainstream rock affair with good songs that gave him […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "N.Y. Stars" by Lou Reed

          Song Of The Day – “N.Y. Stars” by Lou Reed A few weeks ago I featured a track from Lou Reed’s turgid new album with Metallica called “Lulu.” It is indeed a stinker of an album with Lou sounding totally irrelevant ranting over Metallica’s lumbering backing tracks. Fortunately, Lou’s got […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Femme Fatale" by Aloe Blacc

        Song Of The Day – “Femme Fatale” by Aloe Blacc You may already know who Aloe Blacc is if you watch the HBO series “How To Make It In America.” It is his “I Need A Dollar” that is used as its theme song. Or perhaps you were a fan of […]