Music that moves us.

80s

Arabesque — Estes Park, CO (10/25/80)

Arabesque – “a little bit Django, a little bit Dawg.” I gave this a listen a while back and fell in love with it. Beautiful music that’s 30+ years old. To put it in perspective, when they’re playing Norwegian Wood on this recording, John Lennon was still alive and well in NYC. Check it out and let me know what you think…

Minor Swing
Breezin’
March of the Siamese Children
Blue Bossa
Some Dark Hollow
EMD
Norwegian Wood
Stockton Blues
Take the A Train
Nine Pound Hammer
Wave
Cherokee
I Got Rhythm

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Hair Metal Mixtape

hairmetalGet out your spandex acid washed jeans and listen to this mix that features several bands that I actually had the good fortune (?) to witness first hand in the 80’s. I remember seeing White Lion, Whitesnake and Great White within about 2 months. What was up with all the “White-ness”?

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Dr. Feelgood – Mötley Crüe
Photograph – Def Leppard
Cherry Pie – Warrant
Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Great White
Panama – Van Halen
Seventeen – Winger
Nothing But A Good Time – Poison
Come On Feel The Noise – Quiet Riot
Pour Some Sugar On me – Def Leppard
Youth Gone Wild – Skid Row
Unskinny Bop – Poison
Shake Me – Cinderella
Smoking In The Boys Room – Mötley Crüe
Fly To The Angels – Slaughter
Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
Round & Round – Ratt
Shot Through The Heart – Bon Jovi

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R.I.P. — Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

michael-jacksonOMG! Michael Jackson has died of cardiac arrest today at the age of 50 according to TMZ. Unbelievable. Truly an amazing talent and loss. Rest in peace, Michael. We are very saddened. 13 number one hits, Thriller is the biggest selling album of all time, 13 Grammy awards, sold 750 million albums worldwide… More to come..

“Ben”:

Smooth Criminal:

Billie Jean in 2001:


22 Years ago today…

Joseph_Merrick_skeletonMichael Jackson attempted to buy the skeletal remains of Joseph Merrick, “The Elephant Man”, for $50,000.


Space Antelope — Watertown, CT (12/7/82)

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Lifespace, All Along the Watchtower*, Franklin’s Tower, Goin Down the Road**, Hemispheres***, Wild Child^, Fluff’s Travels, Walk on the Wild Side^
Notes:     circulated initially as “unknown 82/83?”, but date later updated; * Dylan cover, ** w/ Dude of Life (vocals); not GDTRFB, *** Rush cover, ^Lou Reed cover

The Space Antelope lineup:
 Steve Pollack (The Dude of Life) - vocals
 Trey Anastasio - guitar and vocals
 Rob "Flash" Gordon - guitar and vocals
 Dud Taft - bass
 Doug Parsons - drums

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Peter Gabriel — Philadelphia, PA (7/21/87)

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1. San Jacinto
2. Red Rain
3. Shock the Monkey
4. Not One of Us
5. Intruder
6. Games Without Frontiers
7. No Self-Control
8. Mercy Street
9. Excellent Birds
10. Big Time
11. Don’t Give Up
12. Solsbury Hill
13. Lay your Hands On Me
14. Sledgehammer
15. Here Comes the Flood
16. In Your Eyes
17. Biko

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R.E.M. — “Driver 8”

From 1984, the young band from Athens performing one of their early classics. Sidenote: Mike Stipe has hair!