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Posts from January 2014

What’s in a Name
A poster, a Steamroller and a collective of very large egos are all integral to today’s list.  Join Dan at 4 as he explores band name origins.  What’s in a name? Find out today on The List.

Venus and Mars Rock Show-Wings
Stand of Fall-The Fixx
Rock and Roll Woman-Buffalo Springfield
Animal-Def Leppard
Sunshine of Your Love-Cream
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Thank you John Mayall (Rockers who were in the Blues Breakers)
It’s a big thank you to John Mayall today on The List.  Dan is highlighting rockers who all spent time on Mayall’s Bluesbreakers back in the day.  It’s a who’s who of rockers!

Tumbling Dice-Rolling Stones (Mick T-Bass and Slide Guitar)
Go Your Own Way-Fleetwood Mac (Mick and John)
Here I Go Again-Whitesnake-Aynsley Dunbar
Forever Man-Eric Clapton
White Room-Cream-Jack Bruce
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Rocks Greatest Quartets
Are you ready for countdown.  Today at 4 on The List, Dan is naming his top 5 quartets in Rock.  Only one of them, the band that comes in at number 3, is American.  

U2-New Years Day
The Clash-London Calling
CCR-Fortunate Son
Led Zeppelin-Ramble On
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Locations: London

Top 5 Career Saving Albums
“If you don’t give us a hit album, we’re going to drop you from the label.”  If you’re in a band, the previous is a sentence you don’t want to hear.  Today on “The List”…join Dan as he features his top 5 career saving albums!

Dude Looks Like a Lady-Aerosmith-Permanent Vacation
Night Moves-Bob Seger-Night Moves
Wanted Dead of Alive-Bon Jovi-Slippery When Wet
Born to Run-Bruce Springsteen-Born to Run
Beautiful Day-U2-All That You Can’t Leave Behind
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​Another “Cover Up” (Mtn. Listener Doug)
It’s another go-round with Cover Songs today on The List.  Artist who get the cover treatment include Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones and you’ll hear a cover of a one hit wonder Dutch Band from the 60’s whose tune got the girl group treatment from an English pop band in 

Get it On (Bang a Gong)-Power Station-TREX original
Tumbling Dice-Linda Ronstadt-Stones original
Once Bitten Twice Shy-Great White-Iggy Pop original
Feeling Alright-Joe Cocker-Traffic original
Venus-Bananarama-Shocking Blue original
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Inside the Music-Take Three
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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Locations: KashmirTehran
People: Rick Derringer

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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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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People: Bell Bottom Blues-Derek

Gotta Have More Cowbell
Christopher Walken said it best…It's gotta have more Cowbell!  Well, in honor of the National Western Stock Show and the cows which just happen to be there, that’s exactly what you’ll be gettin’ today on the list Buckaroos!  Cowbell Rock at it’s Cowbell whackin’ finest!  Oh, and you might just win a Boots Night Out package to the Stock Show!

Don’t Fear the Reaper-Blue Oyster Cult
Rock of Ages-Def Leppard
Mississippi Queen-Mountain
We’re an American Band-Grand Funk Railroad
Jammin Me-Tom Petty
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5 Songs Every 80’s Bar Band Had to Know
Today on The List, Dan will be rockin’ 5 tunes that every 80’s bar band had to play.  If they didn’t know the tunes, it was grounds for cancellation of the bar tab and immediate dismissal from the establishment. 

I Love Rock and Roll-Joan Jett
Bad to the Bone-George Thorogood
Centerfold-J. Geils Band
867-5309 (Jenny Jenny) Tommy Tutone
I Want a New Drug-Huey Lewis and the News

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Ringtone Rock
It’s 5 songs that make most excellent ringtones today on The List-When your phone rings…heads will turn and your cool points will go out the window.  One band actually makes this list twice!

Who Are You-Who
Who Canit Be Now-Men At Work
Gimme Shelter-Rolling Stones
Sweet Child of Mine-Guns and Roses
Baba O’riley-The Who
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Same Title/Different Song
Today on The List join Dan for; Same Song/Different Title.  Five tunes which borrowed their titles from songs released by other artists. Hey, you’ll find out which song title is shared by Pat Benatar, Dionne Warwick and Led Zeppelin…well how exciting is that!  

Learning to Fly-Tom Petty (Pink Floyd)
Somebody to Love-Queen (Jefferson Airplane)
Only the Lonely-Motels (Roy Orbison)
Heartbreaker-Pat Benatar (Led Zeppelin)
Turn to Stone-ELO (Joe Walsh)
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​The Top Grossing Tours of All Time (not including Madonna)
Today at 4 on The List, join Dan as he counts down the top 5 concert tours off all time (not including Madonna!)

Every Little Thing She Does is Magic-Police
Back in Black-AC/DC
Comfortably Numb-Roger Waters
Sympathy for the Devil-Rolling Stones
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People: Madonna

5 “Must-Have” albums from the 70’s
Today on The List-Dan has cuts from the 5 albums from the 70's you have to own.  Tune in at 4 as you hit the road home to find out not only who did, but who didn’t make The List.  Only one American album makes the cut.

Tumbling Dice-Rolling Stones-Exile on Main Street
Baba O’Riley-The Who-Who’s Next
Born to Run-Bruce Springsteen
Time-Dark Side of the Moon-Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon
Rock n Roll-Led Zeppelin-Zeppelin IV
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Inside the Music-Take Two
What is Paul Rogers favorite Bad Company Song? What Foreigner tune was inspired by a Hockey Fight?  These and other questions will be answered when Dan goes “inside the music” today at 4 on The List!

Under Pressure-Queen-Bowie
Seagull-Bad Company
Double Vision-Foreigner
Night Moves-Bob Seger
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4 Decades, 5 Excellent Debut Albums
Today at 4 on The List, Dan has put together a set he calls “4 Decades, 5 Excellent Debut Albums.  One decade was so impressive; Dan had to pick two albums.  Only legends need apply!

Fire-Jimi Hendrix-60’s
GoodTimes, Bad Times-Led Zeppelin-60’s
More Than a Feeling-Boston-70’s
Love Struck Baby-Stevie Ray Vaughan-80’s
Alive-Pearl Jam-90’s
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Locations: Boston
People: Stevie Ray Vaughan

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