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Posts from March 2013

Radio Radio
Today on The List, when you turn you up your radio to listen, you’ll be listening to “radio” radio. Uh…the simple explanation is that Dan will be playing 5 tunes with “radio” in the title.

Radio Free Europe-REM
Video Killed the Radio Star-The Buggles
The Spirit of Radio-Rush
The Wasp (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)-Doors
Radio Ga Ga-Queen
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Topics: Entertainment_Culture
Locations: Texas

Rockers Who Went Broke
So, you make it all the way to the top only to have bad advisors; bad investments and bad friends take it all away from you. Sometimes, you get it back, but sometimes you have to sell your yacht to get by. It’s the sad tale of Rock Stars who went broke today on the List.

Ted Nugent-Stranglehold
David Crosby-Woodstock (if I mention David’s Yacht in the copy, I’ll need to update)
Mick Fleetwood-Tusk
Meatloaf-Paradise by the Dashboard Lights
Billy Joel-Big Shot
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Abbreviated Rock
It’s an “abbreviated” edition of The List today on The Mountain. Dan is counting down his top 5 bands that go by initials. And number one on the list is the band with the most rock and roll hall of famers…so they have to win!

ElO-Turn to Stone
INXS-New Sensation
REM-What’s the Frequency Kenneth
CCR-Fortunate Son
CSN-Southern Cross
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Rockin' The Organ
Today on The List, Dan is counting down his five favorite songs with rockin organ…Hammond B 3 or otherwise. Ray Manzarek, Keith Emerson and Matthew Fisher are some of the keyboard wizards.  At number one…he’s not the Lord of the Dance, he’s a different kind of Lord.

Soul Kitchen-Doors
Karnevil 9-ELP
Whiter Shade of Pale-Procul Harum
Hush-Deep Purple
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Locations: Boston
People: Keith EmersonMatthew FisherRay Manzarek

Rock and Roll Questions
Today on The List, 5 questions will be asked and Dan can’t guarantee that answers will be provided.  Enquirers include, The Clash, Van Halen, and George Thorogood…but it’s The Who who ask perhaps the most essential question of them all...the one you should know the answer to.

Who’ll Stop the Rain-CCR
Should I Stay or Should I Go-The Clash
Who Are You-The Who
Who Do You Love-George Thorgood
Why Can’t This Be Love-Van Halen
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Soul Songs Under Cover
Rockers love their soul music. It’s the genesis of their craft. The List today with Dan Mitchell is set of five soul tunes, re-imagined by soulful rockers.

Take Me to the River-Talking Heads
Hard to Handle-Black Crowes
Just My Imagination-Rolling Stones
I Know I’m Losing You-Rod Stewart
Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me)-Doobie Brothers
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Eye-Opening Opening Lines
They are opening lines that set the stage for ear catching songs. Today on The List, join Dan as he features 5 of the best song beginning “moments” in rock history. Perhaps no other song made you think more than his final selection.

Sympathy for the Devil-Rolling Stones
Don’t Stop Believing-Journey
Good Times, Bad Times-Led Zeppelin
I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide-ZZ Top
Imagine-John Lennon
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Legendary Colorado Concerts
It’s a trip down memory lane today on The List. Dan has put together his picks for the top 5 concerts in Colorado history. Including a legendary band who played their first U.S. gig in Denver, A riot on the
rocks, and an unwanted concert guest for The Rolling Stones.

Led Zeppelin –Good Times Bad Times-December 26th-1968-Denver Auditorium-First U.S. Show
Jimi Hendrix Experience-Purple Haze-June 1969 Denver International Pop Festival -Last Show
Jethro Tull-Teacher-Red Rocks-Riot on the Rocks-June 10-1971
Rolling Stones-Honky Tonk Women-July 20th 1975 Fort Collins-Elton Crashes the Gig
U2-Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live)-U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky-1983

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Locations: ColoradoDenver

Stevie Nicks and Friends
She is one of rock’s most accomplished harmonizers. Today on The List join Dan as he spotlights some of the finest duets from Stevie Nicks and friends. Or in some cases, Stevie Nicks and Lovers!

Magnet and Steel-Walter Egan and Stevie
Leather and Lace-Stevie Nicks/Don Henley
Gold-John Stewart and Stevie
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around-Stevie and Tom Petty
Whenever I Call You Friend-Kenny Loggins and Stevie
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We Give Great Bass (Rock Songs with Big Bass Leads)
Today on The List, The Mountain Gives Good Bass. The 5 songs in rock history with the biggest bottom end bass leads. The top spot goes to a tune that thumped its way to the top of the charts and it’s from the only band in rock history to have each of its members write a number one hit!

Sunshine of Your Love-Cream
Higher Ground-Red Hot Chili Peppers
Money-Pink Floyd
Another One Bites The Dust-Queen
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Hey That Sounds Like...
John Cafferty sounds like Springsteen. The guy who sings It’s My Life sounds like Bryan Ferry. And Dan is out to prove it today on The List in a set he calls “Hey that sounds like…” Hey, there’s even a rocker who sounds like Kermit the Frog.

It’s My Life-Talk Talk-Sounds Like Bryan Ferry
On The Dark Side-John Cafferty (Sounds Like Bruce)
Run to You-Bryan Adams (Guitar Bit)
Turn it on Again-Genesis  (Phil and Peter)
Going Up The Country-Canned Heat (sounds Like Kermit the Frog)
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Pet Names That Rock!
So, if you’re looking for a pet name, Dan may be of some assistance today on The List. He’s got 5 song titles which would make most excellent choices. Including one which will guarantee a docile cat for all!

Levon Elton John
Kyrie-Mr. Mister
Katmandu-Bob Seger
Layla-Derek and the Dominos
Mr. Jones-Counting Crowes
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Don't Have No Double Negatives
Dan don’t have no double negatives today on The List, or do he? It may be bad grammar, but it ain’t nothin but a good time!

Don’t Come Around Here No More-Tom Petty
You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet-BTO
Don’t Ask Me No Questions-Lynyrd Skynyrd
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction-Rolling Stones
Another Brick in the Wall-Pink Floyd (It’s in the lyrics)
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March Rock and Roll Birthday Bash
The Rockers of March will be celebrated today on The List. Included on the guest list, a Who guy, a Floyd dude, and a guy who married a super-model from the 80’s we all crushed on guys. Think Swim Suit Edition!

Another Tricky Day-The Who -Roger Daltrey-3/1/1944)
Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd -David Gilmour-3/6/1946
These Dreams-Heart -Nancy Wilson-3/16/1954
I’m a Man-Yardbirds -Keith Relf-3/22/1943)
My Best Friends Girl-Cars -Ric Ocasek-3/23/1949)
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Rockers Who "Scored"
The theme of today’s list is “rockers who scored.” If it was what you’re thinking right now it would be an all inclusive list. Think films and more importantly the rock stars who scored them. How in the heck does the kid’s show Yo Gabba Gabba come into play?

When the World is Running Down-Police-Stewart Copeland
OIngo Boingo-Dead Man’s Party-Danny Elfman
Sultans of Swing-Dire Straits-Mark Knopfler
Solsbury Hill-Peter Gabriel
Whip It-Devo-Mark Mothersbaugh
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Best American Rockers
It’s “Best American Rocker-Male” today on The List-tune in at 4 to find out which 5 hall of famers stand out as the best America has to offer. Number one on The List got his nick-name when he played club gigs with a band called “Earth” and  took on the task of collecting the nightly pay and distributing it amongst his band mates.

John Fogerty-Rock and Roll Girls
John Mellencamp-Justice and Independence
Bob Seger-Hollywood Nights
Tom Petty-The Waiting
Bruce Springsteen-Born to Run (live)
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5 Stellar Rock Star Movie Cameos
What is your favorite rock star movie cameo? Hey, today on The List Dan will feature his top 5. Number one is from perhaps the coolest cult classic film ever!

No More Mr. Nice Guy-Alice Cooper in Wayne’s World
Power of Love-Huey Lewis in Back to the Future
Even it Up-Heart-Nancy Wilson in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Can’t You Hear Me Knockin- Stones-Keith Richards in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.’
Glory Days-Bruce Springsteen-Bruce in High Fidelity
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The List for Everybody
Today on The Mountain, it’s finally here. Dan’s very special edition of The List that will let you know what everybody wants, what everybody feels, what everybody is hiding…bottom line, it’s The List for everybody.

Everybody Wants You-Billy Squier
Everybody Wants to Rule the World-Tears For Fears
Everybody’s Everything-Santana
Everybody Hurts-REM
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except For me and my Monkey
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People: Billy Squier

Top 5 "Anti-Love" Songs
Well, it’s a contrarian look at the whole love equals happiness equation today on The List. Join Dan at 4 for his top 5 “anti” love songs. During the set Stevie Nicks will share her thoughts on whether or not she still loves Lindsey Buckingham.

Love Stinks-J. Geils
What it Takes-Aerosmith
Go Your Own Way-Fleetwood Mac
Love Bites-Def Leppard
Love Hurts-Nazareth
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69 Dudes! (Songs that mention 1969)
Today on The List; it’s 69 dudes! Dan has come up with 5 tunes that mention the year 1969. Now, along with the rock and roll you’ll also get a bit of a history lesson today. Bring your number two pencils to take notes!

Summer of 69-Brian Adams
Running on Empty-Jackson Brown
Lonely Boy-Andrew Gold
Hotel California-Eagles
1969-Stooges (Iggy Pop)
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Best Keyboard Intros
It could be Piano, Organ, or even Synthesizer but today on The List…Dan presents the 5 most awesome keyboard intros  in rock! No Elton, No Billy, no piano men in sight. Who are the chosen keyboard wizzes?

Don’t Stop Believing-Journey
Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) Rolling Stones
Roll With the Changes-REO
Light My Fire-Doors
Baba O’Riley-The Who
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