Posts from the ‘Song of the Week’ Category

Playing For Change – Gimme Shelter

I sa this posted on the Rolling Stones‘ official Facebook page and have fallen in love with it.

Playing For Change is a multimedia music project created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson whose aim is inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. They are also dedicated to creating and supporting music schools, principally in developing countries.

The official PFC website can be found here.

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RUN D.M.C. & Aerosmith – Walk This Way

Hip-hop and rock collide in one of the greatest songs ever. The original version of this song first featured on Aerosmith’s 1977 album Toys In The Attic, along with Sweet Emotion, Adam’s Apple and Big Ten Inch Record.

KISS – I Was Made For Loving You

My brother was a big KISS fan. He’d play this song over and over (not that I’m complainin’).

Stevie Nicks – Edge Of Seventeen

The other day I bought Crystalvision – The Best of Stevie Nicks for $12. Stevie’s big solo hit was Edge Of Seventeen, which younger people may remember from the Jack Black film School of Rock. The riff, played by guitarist and member of Keith Richards’ X-Pensive Winos, Waddy Wachtel,  was also sampled by Destiny’s Child on their song Bootylicious.

Fleetwood Mac was one of the great pop groups of the 70s and 80s. Of course I am a fan of the original Fleetwood Mac, with Peter Green on guitar. They were a brilliant blues/rock group and it’s a shame that Green, who is one of the best and most forgotten rock guitar Gods of all time, had to leave the group due to illness. My favourite song of Fleetwood Mac mark I would have to be their cover of Elmore JamesShake Your Money Maker. My favourite song of Fleetwood Mac mark II (the Stevie Nicks/Lindsay Buckingham version of the group) would be The Chain from the Rumours album.

Kiss – God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll 2 U II

An early 90s song that featured in one of the Bill & Ted movies.  I think I much preferred KISS when they had the make-up on though.

Alice Cooper – Poison

More (late) 80s goodness. I love listening to Alice Cooper at nights on Classic Rock as you always hear songs that normally get played on the radio.

Poison – Nothin’ But A Good Time

The other day I had the misfortune of listening to Triple M. Dangerous Dave made a sniggering joke that he’d play any songs requested, even if it was by Poison. Of course this was a day after he had played Limp Biskit‘s pathetically crappy remake of the Who’s Behind Blue Eyes. (The Triple M music director should have been sacked for putting that monstrosity on the air!) No wonder I am spending more time listening to Classic Rock 95.1 these days.