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Posts from August 2013

Rocks Greatest Opening Tracks
They are songs that set the stage for memorable albums.  From the moment you dropped the needle in the grooves…you were hooked.  Today at 4 on The List, join Dan as features the 5 of the greatest opening tracks in rock history!

Like a Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan
Baba O’ Riley-The Who
Welcome to the Jungle-Guns n Roses
Monday Morning-Fleetwood Mac
Gimme Shelter-Rolling Stones
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Inside the Music take 3
It’s a trip “inside the music” today at 4 on The List.  One tune was inspired by the thought that owning a disco album in Tehran could get you 40 lashes, another was written on Morocco.   Here the artists talk about theirtunes…today on The List!

Rock the Casbah-The Clash
Kashmir-Led Zeppelin
Running on Empty-Jackson Browne
Shattered-Rolling Stones
Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo-Rick Derringer

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Rock and Roll Shout Out
It’s more rock and roll shout outs today at 4 on The List-You gotta love a band or artist when you go out of your way to mention them in your song.   Kiss, Neil Young, Aretha Franklin are all feeling the love of their peers.  And, there’s one guy who is the biggest name dropper of them all.  He mentions 8 other rockers in his tune

Surrender-Cheap Trick-(mentions Kiss)
Boys of Summer-Don Henley (mentions Grateful Dead)
Sweet Home Alabama-Lanyard Skynyrd (mentions Neil Young)
Hey 19-Steel Dan (mentions Aretha Franklin)
John Mellencamp-R.O.C.K. USA (mentions a butt load of people)
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Golden Touch
It’s rockers with the Golden Touch today on The List.  Dudes who have managed to form at least 2 stellar bands and have a successful solo career to boot.  Is it Paul McCartney or Eric Clapton who deserves the top spot?  Shoot Dan an e-mail…oh and write-ins are encouraged

Stephen Stills-Love the one you’re with
Steve Winwood-Higher Love
Neil Young-Cinnamon Girl
Paul McCartney-Jet
Eric Clapton-Layla (Acoustic)
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Intro to Guitar Intros
One embodies everything that makes Keith Richards the master of rock guitar riffage, another is the guitar intro which you could argue is the best of the 80’s…and it started out as a string skipping exercise.  Dan’s got his “intro” to guitar intros today at 4 on The List!

I Feel Fine-Beatles
Sweet Child of Mine-Guns and Roses
Reeling in the Years-Steely Dan
Whole Lotta Love-Led Zeppelin
Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’-Rolling Stones
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Rocks Best Cover Bands
Today on The List, Dan counts down his top five cover-bands.  These are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bands that have a way with someone else’s tune…as well as their own.

Dancing in the Street-Van Halen
So YouWanna Be a Rock and Roll Star-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Viva Las Vegas- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Ain’t too Proud to Beg-Rolling Stones
Twist and Shout-Beatles
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Teenage Wasteland
Dan’s calling The List today at 4 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 70’s and one from the early 90’s, 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)
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Dan’s “Got the Blues”
Dan’s Got “the blues” on The List today.  Thanks to Mountain listener Mia he’ll be rolling different shades, and styles of blue…join him for a rockin’ shade of blue today at 4!

Midnight Blue-Lou Gramm
Electric Blue-Icehouse
Sweet Madame Blue-Styx
Suite Judy Blue Eyes-CS&N
Bell Bottom Blues-Derek and the Dominos
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The “Eyes” Don’t Have It (Rockers in Glasses)
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
Mysterious Ways-U2-Bono
Accidents Will Happen-Elvis Costello
Roadhouse Blues-Doors-Ray Manzarek
Madman Across the Water-Elton John
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Rocks Top Rhythm Guitarists
In rock and roll, it’s the lead guitarist who gets all the fan love.  Today at 4 on The List, Dan will present his top 5 choices for rocks greatest rhythm guitarists.  It’s 4 Englishmen and rocker from down under who make the list.

John Lennon-I’m Losing You (Double Fantasy)
Malcolm Young-Back in Black-AC/DC
Jimmy Page-Communication Breakdown-Led Zeppelin
Pete Townshend-Pinball Wizard-The Who
Keith Richards-Honky Tonk Women-Rolling Stones
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The list is “Alive”
To quote Young Frankenstein; Today at 4 The List is “Alive…it’s Alive” I tell you.  With bands like Heart, Steely Dan and Simple Minds…what do you think Dan has in mind?

Alive-Pearl Jam
Don’t Take Me Alive-Steely Dan
Love Alive-Heart
Alive and Kickin-Simple Minds
Love is Alive-Gary Wright
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Midnight Madness
What happens after midnight is often kept on the down low.  Today at 4 on The List join Dan Mitchell for 5 tunes that rock the midnight hour.  One of them is from a Super Group who were such a flash in the pan (hard to do with Plant and Beck) You may not even remember them.

Midnight Blue-Lou Gramm
Midnight Rider-Gregg Allman
South City Midnight Lady-Doobie Brothers
Good Rockin’ at Midnight-Honey Drippers
After Midnight-Eric Clapton

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Rocks Greatest Movies
Today at 4 on The List, Dan is counting down his list of  Rocks Greatest Movies.  Two are fictional, 3 are concert/documentary films but only one gets the top spot.  It’s the film that falls into the mocumentary category.

  1. Tiny Dancer-Elton John-Almost Famous
  2. Burning Down the House (Live)-Talking Heads-Stop Making Sense
  3. Woodstock-Crosby Stills Nash and Young-Woodstock
  4. Further on up the Road-The Band (live) –The Last Waltz
  5. Hard Days Night-Beatles-Hard Days Night
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Meteorlogical Rock
“When the rain comes, you run and hide your head”…so said the Beatles.  Well, what about wind and thunder and lighting?  Run for cover…It’s meteorological rock today at 4 on The List!

  1. The Rain Song-Led Zeppelin
  2. The Wind Cries Mary-Jimi Hendrix
  3. Couldn’t Stand the Weather-Stevie Ray Vaughan
  4. Sunshine of your Love-Cream
  5. Lightning Crashes-Live
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Dan’s Dirty Little List
Brought to you by the Letter P
Stalker Rock
Underrated Cover Songs
Time is on my Side
Goin’ to California
Mythological Rock
Same Title/Different Song
5 Must Have Albums from the 70’s
The Top Grossing Tours of All Time
Bad First Concerts
Jefferson Starship Hudson Gardens Preview
The 5 Greatest 3 minute Rock Songs
Soccer Lovin’ Rockers
It’s all in the Family
Outlaw Rock
Tower of Power Baby!
Rocks Greatest Trios
I Can’t Hear You (hearing impaired rockers)
I Can’t Hear You (hearing impaired rockers)
Best “Stick it to the Man Songs”
Photo Shop Rock
Bands Before They Were Famous
Rock’s Best Golfers
This List is for the Birds
Don’t have no Double Negatives
The Voice of Paul Rodgers
Ladies of the 80’s
Rock’s Greatest Movies
Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star
Dancing Days are Here Again
May Birthdays
“Hey” Fever
Always Leave Them Wanting More
Albums Critics “whiffed” on
Greatest American Rocker Male
I’m Putting you on “hold"
Another “Best” List
Top 5 Guitar Riffs of All Time
Top 5 Guitar Solos
Best Evil Music Biz Songs
Rock Stars and Their Rockin’ Cars
A “Peck” of Peters
It’s kind of “iffy”
Side Projects
Southern Fried Rock
5 Songs Inspired by Famous People
5 Reasons the 70’s was Rock’s Greatest Decade
The List is “Alive”
Stream of Consciousness Rock
Rock’s Greatest Concept Albums
Best of the Bad
“Count Me In”
Songs with the word “song” in the title
The Top 5 British Bands That Aren’t…
Top Rock Vocalist Male
​I’m on “The Move”
Rock’s Best Drummers
Rock’s Greatest “The” Bands
Canada’s Top Guitarists
Black Listed
Rock’s Greatest “The” Bands
Canada’s Top Guitarists
Black Listed
One Hit Wonders of the 80’s Revisited
The Final Cut
​Drummers Who Sing Lead
Legendary Colorado Concerts
We Give Great Bass (Rock songs with Big Bass Leads)
Favorite 80’s Album Tracks
Invasion of the Canadian Rock Star Guys
Bands that should call it a career (Rolling Stone Readers Poll)
69 Dudes! (Songs that mention 1969)
The Doctor is in
It’s the little things that matter!
The Ones That Got Away
It’s an “a-choired” taste (songs with choirs)
Best Rock and Roll Nicknames
What’s in a Name
Thank you John Mayall (Rockers who were in the Blues Breakers)
Rocks Greatest Quartets
Top 5 Career Saving Albums
​Another “Cover Up” (Mtn. Listener Doug)
Inside the Music-Take Three
Got the Blues
Intro to Guitar Intros
Gotta Have More Cowbell
5 Songs Every 80’s Bar Band Had to Know
Ringtone Rock
Same Title/Different Song
​The Top Grossing Tours of All Time (not including Madonna)
5 “Must-Have” albums from the 70’s
Inside the Music-Take Two
4 Decades, 5 Excellent Debut Albums
Rock and Roll Royalty
5 memorable songs from movies that aren’t John Hughes films
The top 5 most rockinest 80's Tunes
The Life of Brian
Golden Rock Gods
Snappy Tunes/Dark Lyrics
Takin’ a break from the band
Lovin’ it Live (Songs That are Better Live)
Best “Evil Music Biz” Songs
Top 5 Guitar Solos in Rock
Fun With Joe Walsh (Joe on Guest Guitar)
It’s “Another” List (Another in Title)
I Freakin’ Love This Song
Sweet” Rock and Roll
Rock the Clock
5 Legendary Title Tracks
5 Stellar Rock Star Movie Cameos
The List is going “inside the music”
The Greatest “The” Songs
Halloween Rock
Rock’s Best Drummers
The Second British Invasion-80’s
Ridin’ the Rails
A “peck” of Peters
House Bands
The most colorful list ever
Song Titles that would make Great Bumper Stickers
All or Nothing
Banned by the BBC
It’s the 5 top British Bands that aren’t The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, P
By “George” I think I’ve got it!
Guest Guitarists
Bo Diddley Beat
Rock Songs that Paul Anka Covered (I’ll play originals of course)
The Best of "The Bad"
Brothers in Rock-Last Air
Rock and Roll Spelling Bee
Rocks Greatest The Bands
Rocks Greatest Concept Albums
When Rockers Go Disco
Another “Best”
Top 5 Bands Critics Love to Hate
Invasion of the Canadian Rock Star Guys
Rockin’ by Numbers
Canada’s Top Guitarists
A Rock and Roll Road Trip
Sue You/Sue Me Blues
Black Listed
It’s a Global Protest
Styx and Stones
Rocks Greatest Opening Tracks
Inside the Music take 3
Rock and Roll Shout Out
Golden Touch
Intro to Guitar Intros
Rocks Best Cover Bands
Teenage Wasteland
Dan’s “Got the Blues”
The “Eyes” Don’t Have It (Rockers in Glasses)
Rocks Top Rhythm Guitarists
The list is “Alive”
Midnight Madness
Rocks Greatest Movies
Meteorlogical Rock
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