The Rainbow Music Hall opened 34 years ago this week, it closed in November of 1988 with something called the Monsters of Thrash. For almost ten years it was “the” small concert venue here in Denver. Today's List…Dan remembers The Rainbow!
Police-Canary in a Coalmine
Pat Benatar-Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Talking Heads-Take me to the River
U2-I Will Follow
It is the ultimate show of respect, it’s better than any hall of fame, it’s the huge honor of being…Bobble-Headed! Join Dan as he unveils his list of rockers who because of talent or perhaps the shape of their melon deserve the distinction. Bobble Head Rock, today on The List!
Twisted Sister-We’re Not Gonna Take It (Dee Snyder)
Aerosmith-Love in an Elevator (Steven Tyler)
Big Head Todd-Bittersweet
They are the best 2nd albums in Rock History according to Dan. He's counting 'em down from 5 to one and Dan’s top choice will be controversial. Because technically it wasn’t this bands second album, it was their 12th…But Dan insists it was their 2nd…and it tops the list of best 2nd albums.
Sunshine of Your Love-Cream-Disraeli Gears
Ramble On-Led Zeppelin II
Take Me To the Pilot-Elton John
The Chain-Fleetwood Mac -Rumours
The top 5 Glam/Metal bands ever…dudes! That’s what Dan has in store for you today on The List. Band number 5 features the singer who was Dan’s top Golden God of Rock on a previous list. The top Glam/Metal band features the worlds best one armed drummer!
Here I Go Again-Whitesnake
No One Like You-Scorpions
Smokin in the Boys Room-Motley Crue
Guns n Roses-Welcome to the Jungle
It’s the little things that matter today at 4 on The List. Joan’s little scream, Warren’s little grunts…you know, cool little moments in music that stand out! Just like The List.
It’s only Rock and Roll-Rolling Stones (fantastic “oh yeah”)
Go Your Own Way-Fleetwood Mac (Guitar Slam at end)
Don’t Stop Believing-Journey (Drum Punctuation)
I Hate Myself for Loving You-Joan Jett (Joan’s Screams)
Lawyers, Guns and Money-Warren Zevon (Warren at the end)
Dan’s calling The List today a “Teenage Wasteland.” Join him for 5 songs which deal with the angst and passion of those teenage years. The final two, one from early 70s and one from the early 90s, are anthems for two disparate generations.
Edge of 17-Stevie Nicks
Hey Nineteen-Steely Dan
You’re 16-Ringo Starr
Smells Like Teen Spirit-NIrvana
Baba O’Riley-The Who (Teenage Wasteland)
Mountain listener Shaun sent Dan a list of “destination rock” which makes for a fascinating journey for us all today. All destination’s are off the continent except for one…compliments of a Los Angeles based band that mixed new wave music with the spaghetti western in 1983 for their only hit!
Back in the USSR-Beatles
Turning Japanese-The Vapors
Walk Like an Egyptian-Bangles
China Girl-David Bowie
Mexican Radio-Wall of Voodoo
It’s time for One Hit Wonders of the eighties today on The List. 5 songs from 5 bands who could only manage to pull 1 rock and roll hit out of their hi-hats. But there is one band that is a sequel if you will, to a 70’s group who not only had more than one hit...they hit it big enough to make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
David and David-Welcome to the Boomtown
Big Country-In a Big Country
Bow Wow Wow-I Want Candy
Don’t Misunderstand Me-Rossington Collins Band
On the Loose-Saga
Famous Rockers who easily rock the “bespectacled” look make The List Today. It’s almost strange if you see them without their signature eyewear. There is only one guy who could top this list and he may more glasses than anyone…ever!
Instant Karma-John Lennon
Accidents Will Happen-Elvis Costello
Roadhouse Blues-Doors-Ray Manzarek
Madman Across the Water-Elton John
Blue Bands by Dan Mitchell,posted Jan 14 2013 12:00AM
They may not be “Blue Bloods” but they are “Blue Bands” and today on The List, Dan will feature 5 bands…wait for it...with blue names. One blue band has a world class harmonica player and another was determined to be the American version of Black Sabbath.
Blue Oyster Cult-Burning For You
Blue Cheer-Summertime Blues
Blues Image-Ride Captain Ride
Blues Brothers-Gimmie Some Lovin
Today on The Mountain, join Dan for another one of his “best” lists. One example of what you will hear-The best use of a thing that sounds like a Monkey with hiccups at the end of a tune-I’m scared.
Good Times Bad Times-Led Zeppelin (Best intro with really cool yet understated drums)
Big Country-In a Big Country (Best fake Bagpipe Rocker) Ebow is used
Me and Julio Down by the School Yard (Best use of a thing that sounds like a Monkey with hiccups at the end of a tune)
Gimme Shelter-Rolling Stones (Best use of a female guest vocalist who is also an actress)
Holiday Road-Lindsey Buckingham (Most fun song from a John Hughes Movie-Vacation)
It’s “Outlaw” rock today on The List-5 Songs with an old west desperado charm that would make John Wayne giddy up in his saddle. The title of top outlaw tune goes to the only song that actually mentions an historical outlaw dude!
Bad Company-Bad Company
Gimme Some Water-Eddie Money
Midnight Rider-Gregg Allman
The Ballad of Billy the Kid
Today on The List, join Dan as get’s to kiddin’ around…no foolin’. 5 Mountain tunes with “kid” in the title will be featured. But the question for you is which song title is also the title of a secret documentary made about the band?
The Kids are Alright
New Kid in Town-Eagles
Kid Charlemagne-Steely Dan
The Kid is Hot Tonight-Loverboy
We’ll be blowin’ out the candles for some January Rockers today on The List-Guests include a couple of two time hall of famers, Rocks greatest chameleon, and an 80’s rocker who started out as an opera star wanna be!
Woodstock-CSN&Y (Stephen Stills January 3rd)
What’s the Frequency Kenneth-(Michael Stipe January 4th)
Rebel Rebel-David Bowie (January 8th)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot-Pat Benatar (January 10th)