Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Picture This” by Blondie

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There was nothing new about punk and new wave. It came about as a reaction to the bloated excesses of progressive rock groups like Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis and Yes and their seemingly obligatory side-long multi-part suites of music.  (Not that there was anything wrong with that…) Groups like Ramones and Blondie brought back […]

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 […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Betrayal Takes Two” by Richard Hell & The Voidoids

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Richard Hell was the original punk! He was a fashion inspiration to Malcolm McLaren who borrowed his spiked hair look, torn clothes and ample use of safety pins as the basis for his own fashion shop, Sex, in London that launched The Sex Pistols and the initial punk scene. But it wasn’t just the look […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “See No Evil/Ask The Angels” by Wild Flag – Pitchfork Day 2

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The Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago is kind of a humbling experience for me since it never fails to point out how out of touch with today’s music scene I really am. Sure I try to keep up with new music, probably way more than those in my cohort, but it’s always an eye opener […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I Felt Like A Gringo” by Minutemen

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From San Pedro, California came this trio that were so ferocious in concert and so spot-on with their message and “econo” motive, they couldn’t help but transform the people they played before. One such transformed audience member was yours truly, who was lucky enough to witness this band do their thing four times. For the […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Wicked Gravity” by Jim Carroll Band

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Some may know Jim Carroll by his poetry, others by books like “The Basketball Diaries” or the movie of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and yet others know him from songs like the harrowing “People Who Died.” But if you know him by the 1980 “Catholic Boy” album, then you no doubt know this […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Broadway" by The Clash

          Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Broadway” by The Clash This song was originally released on their sprawling triple album, “Sandinista.” At the time of its release, it was hailed as a major statement by the band and it received almost unanimous positive reviews. In reality, the record […]