This Rocker is AWESOME! Intense, with a Hard, Driving Beat!

This Rocker is AWESOME! Intense, with a Hard, Driving Beat!

Current Hit:  "How High” by The Record Company Linked to:  "All Right Now" by Free Band/1970 Because:  Both songs demand attention: they’re intense, and have a driving beat.  Real live rock n’ roll. How high, how high, how high Do you wanna fly So high, so high,...

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same.  Not.

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same. Not.

American rock songs have morphed from "Let the Good Times Roll," Shirley and Lee's 1956 ode to fun, to The Offspring's top 10 Alternative hit, "Let the Bad Times Roll." Oh, baby, let the bad times roll Machiavelli flow (Oh-oh-oh-oh) Hey, Lincoln, how does your grave...

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Today’s Energy Jolt:  “Freedom” by Jon Batiste

Today’s Energy Jolt: “Freedom” by Jon Batiste

“Freedom,” Jon Batiste's follow up to "I Need You," his #1 Adult Alternative debut single, is joyous and joyful, fun, colorful, high energy, with a video that includes smart clothes and jazzy dance moves. Irresistible. The song is a tribute to New Orleans, Batiste's...

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It’s Saturday Night!  Let’s Party!

It’s Saturday Night! Let’s Party!

It's Saturday Night!  Let's Party! Slow down on Monday Not a sound on Wednesday, yeah Might get loud (Ayy) on Friday But on Saturday, Saturday, Saturday We paint the town Twenty One Pilots' upbeat summertime release, "Saturday," #7 this week on the Alternative chart,...

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“We Are the Kids That No One Wants…”

“We Are the Kids That No One Wants…”

Is a line like "We are the kids that no one wants" more nihilistic than James Dean’s 1950s rebellion and disillusion in "Rebel Without a Cause," or The Who asking  their elders "why don't you all f-fade away (talkin' about my generation)" or Joan Jett belting "Hello,...

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“Stop Making This Hurt” Has an 80s, David Byrne Vibe

“Stop Making This Hurt” Has an 80s, David Byrne Vibe

"Stop Making This Hurt," the newest project from the mind bogglingly creative and talented Jack Antonoff,  performing as Bleachers, his stage name, has a David Bryne/Talking Heads undercurrent (as does the video) that reflects his affection for music from the 70's,...

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