Class is in session today on The List. Dan will be exploring the inspiration and implementation of some rock classics. One tune was inspired by an appliance salesman…another started out as a song about Reagan but following a visit to a civil rights museum was changed. It’s song anatomy 101 on The List.
Running on Empty-Jackson Browne
Pride in the Name of Love-U2
Money for Nothing-Dire Straits
Take the Money and Run-Steve Miller Band
Today on The List, from the department of redundancy department, Dan is rolling out songs with repetitive titles. And the final tune you’ll here was actually inspired by a Kellogg’s cereal commercial the Beatles were quite fond of.
It’s some serious post holiday travel today on The List. Join Dan for five rockin’ tunes that mention American cities and towns. You know, between the Huey Lewis tune and what Steve Miller brings to the travelogue, we might just cover the whole dang country!
Heart of Rock and Roll-Huey Lewis and the News
Ramblin Man-Steve Miller Band
Rockin’ Me-Steve Miller Band
Dancing in the Streets-Mick Jagger/David Bowie
Me and Bobby McGee-Janis Joplin
Join Dan for some High-Ranking Rock today at 4 on The List. There’s two Captains, two Majors and an enlisted man who may very well outrank them all!
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy-Elton John
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help-Beatles
Any Major Dude Will Tell You-Steely Dan
Closer to Home, I’m your Captain-Grand Funk Railroad
Major Tom-Peter Schilling
How many guys named George do you know? Well there are not a whole lot of them in Rock and Roll. Today on The List Dan will feature the only 5 he could find…and that’s stretchin’ it!
What is Life-George Harrison
Dixie Chicken-Little Feat (Lowell George)
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer-George Thorogood
Blue Money—George Ivan (Van) Morrison
Pleasant Valley Sunday-Monkees-George Michael (Mickey) Dolenz
They are rockers who were invented in the month of November. Today on The List join Dan for a Rock and Roll Birthday Bash. Celebrate with Neil, Joe, one of the Bruce’s, “The” Jimi and Billy. Party favors for all!
The Loner-Neil Young-November 12
In the City-Joe Walsh-November 20
The Valley Road-Bruce Hornsby-November 23
Fire-Jimi Hendrix-November 27
What do Elle Macpherson, Andy Kaufman and Joni Mitchell have in common? They all inspired someone to write a song about them. Ah but what songs? Find out on The List, when Dan features songs inspired by famous people.
Our House-CSN&Y (inspired by Graham’s love of Joni Mitchell)
In Your Eyes-Peter Gabriel (inspired by Rosanna Arquette)
Rosanna-Toto (inspired by Rosanna Arquette)
Man on the Moon-REM (Andy Kaufman)
Uptown Girl-Billy Joel (Elle McPherson* he later dedicated it to Christie Brinkley)
If you look into your rock and roll collection, do you see any holes. Well, you may find out you have some today as Dan shares his thoughts on the 5 Classic Rock Albums everyone should own. Four British Bands and one Rockin’ American make the cut.
Baba O’Riley-Who’s Next-The Who
Misty Mountain Hop-Led Zeppelin VI-Led Zeppelin
Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here
She Said She Said-Beatles-Revolver
This List features Famous Rock Couples. Married and in the band together, it doesn’t always end well…but it always rocks!
1985-Wings (Paul and Linda)
Shadows of the Night-Pat Benatar (Pat and Neil G.)
Brilliant Disguise-Bruce Springsteen (Bruce and Patty)
Words-Missing Persons (Terry and Dale Bozzio)
Go Your Own Way-Fleetwood Mac (Lindsey and Stevie & John and Christine)
The List starts at 4, but it really starts at midnight. And after midnight you’ll catch the 8:15 into the city and the 5:15 home…confused, don’t be. But do be on time as Dan “Rocks the Clock” on The List.
After Midnight-Eric Clapton
3 A.M.-Matchbox Twenty (good cross promote for 90’s at 9)
Takin’Care of Business-Bachman Turner Overdrive (8:15 into the city)
5:15-The Who-(Out of my Brain on the 5:15)
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting-Elton John (It’s 7 O’Clock and I Wanna Rock)
TSA Rock by Dan Mitchell,posted Nov 7 2012 12:00AM
It’s a shout out to the TSA on The List-a “touching” tribute to those airport screening practices that is sure to “grab” your attention. Dan has 5 touchy/feely tunes set to go but the final tune is a defiant proclamation of non-compliance.
If somebody glosses you with a nickname, you’d better live up to it. Dan is counting down his top 5 nicknames in rock. Handles that truly fit the persona of those who bore them. You’ll find no “King of Rock and Roll” on this list. But there is a Lizard King!
Doors-Roadhouse Blues-Jim Morrison-“The Lizard King”
Ozzy-Crazy Train-“The Prince of Darkness”
Ted Nugent-Cat Scratch Fever-“The Motor City Madman”
Eric Clapton-The Core-“Slowhand”
Bruce Springsteen-Born to Run-“The Boss”
We all have songs we jump to on our favorite albums...the deep cuts. Today on The List, join Dan for a trip through his 80’s albums as he digs in for tasty cuts you might of missed. Including the best song Steve Perry ever sang that wasn’t a hit.
Still They Ride-Journey-Escape
Trip through Your Wires-U2
Justice and Independence-John Mellencamp-Scarecrow
Romeo and Juliet-Dire Straits-Making Movies