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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
Beatles-Revolution
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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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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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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
Vertigo-U2
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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
Paperlate-Genesis
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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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Stage Name Origins
​Intro to Guitar Intros
I’m Down With That
​Let Me Repeat Myself
​Peter Meter
Invasion of the Canadian Rock Star Guys
​October Rock and Roll Birthday Bash
​Rockin’ the Organ
Inside the Music
The Color Wheel
​My Initial Offering
Rock and Roll Riders
Inside the Music Part III
Side Projects
Stevie Nicks and Friends
My Big Bad List
Songs with Choirs
One Hit Wonders 80’s style
Sue You, Sue me Blues
British Americana
Wine, Whiskey and Song
Jump Up and Shout
If you’re Rockin’ and you Know it-Clap your Hands
Top 5 80’s Break-up Songs
Drummers Who Sing Lead
The Beginning and the End
Dynamic Duos on Rock Guitar
Math Rock
​The Periodic Table of Rock
Songs in the Key of Life
5 Line-up changes that Rocked
Rock of Many Colors
One Man Bands
Recorded at Caribou Ranch
Reggae Rock Songs
Top 5 Most “Rockin-est” 80’s tunes
Top American Bands
5 memorable songs NOT from John Hughes Films
I Freakin’ Love this Song
Songs That Mention Other Songs
Beating the Sophomore Jinx
Doomsday Rock
Getting in Touch with my Woman
How do you Like your Joe
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
Piano-Rama!
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
Duets
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!
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