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Posts from February 2014

One Hit Wonders of the 80’s Revisited
Today at 4 on “The List” Dan is all about One Hit Wonders from the 80’s.  Parachute Pants, Big 80’s Hair and a Big 80’s love may be mandatory! 

Round and Round-Ratt
She Blinded Me WithScience-Thomas Dolby
Turn Up the Radio-Autograph
Der Kommisar-After the Fire
Wouldn’t it be Good-Nik Kershaw
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The Final Cut
It’s all about making a final impression with some gravitas.  Today at 4 on “The List”; join Dan as he features the 5 finest final cuts in rock.  Last songs on albums that left a lasting impression. 

Jungle Land-Bruce Springsteen
Riders on the Storm-Doors
You Can’t Always Get What You Want-Rolling Stones
Love Reign O’er Me-The Who
A Day in the Life-Beatles
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​Drummers Who Sing Lead
It’s not enough that can sing, but the dudes can drum while they do it.  Today at 4 on “The List”; join Dan as he features Drummers, who go vocal.  The final guy is the late legend who sat behind the kit for the band with the coolest band name ever!

What I Like About You-Romantics
Life in the Fast Lane-Eagles-Don Henley
With a Little Help From My Friends-Ringo
Learn to Fly-Foo Fighters-Dave Grohl
Up in Cripple Creek-The Band-Levon Helm
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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.  Catch The List…today at 4

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

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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Favorite 80’s Album Tracks
We all have songs we jump to on our favorite albums...the deep cuts.  Today on The List, join Dan for a trip through his 80’s albums as he digs in for tasty cuts you don’t always hear.  Including the best song Steve Perry ever sang that wasn’t a hit

Synchronicity II-Police
Still They Ride-Journey-Escape
Trip through Your Wires-U2
Justice and Independence-John Mellencamp-Scarecrow
Romeo  and Juliet-Dire Straits-Making Movies
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Invasion of the Canadian Rock Star Guys
It’s the invasion of the Canadian Rock Stars today on The List- Now, one guy shows up in two bands.  The world’s best power trio will jam and although Neil makes The List…find out who beats Neil Young out as Canada’s top selling male rock star guy of all time!

Workin for the Weekend-Loverboy
The Loner-Neil Young
No Time-Guess Who
Cuts Like a Knife-Bryan Adams
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Bands that should call it a career (Rolling Stone Readers Poll)
Rolling Stone conducted a reader’s poll asking which bands should break up, and the resulting list has made its way to Dan Mitchell’s “The List”.  Join him at 4 as he shares a list of 5 Bands that should call it a career!

U2-Bad Live
The Who-Long Live Rock
Rolling Stones-Waiting on a Friend
Bon Jovi-Livin’ on a Prayer
Lynyrd Skynyrd-Tuesdays Gone
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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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The Doctor is in
There sure have been a lot of bugs going around this winter.  So, today on The List, Dan wants you to know that the “Doctor” is in!  There’ll be plenty of Rock and Roll flu shots to go around! 

Doctor My Eyes-Jackson Browne
Doctor Doctor-Thompson Twins
Dr. Feelgood-Motley Crue
Doctor Robert-Beatles
The Doctor-Doobie Brothers
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It’s the little things that matter!
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)
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The Ones That Got Away
Today at 4 on The List, Dan will be dealing up some heartbreak.  Join him at 4 as he features 5 rock classics about the one that got away.  It’s love, lust, 3 chords and a ball of dust today on The List.

Jessies Girl-Rick Springfield
Angie-Rolling Stones
More Than a Feeling-Boston (Marrianne)
Allison-Elvis Costello
(867-5309) Jenny-Tommy Tutone
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It’s an “a-choired” taste (songs with choirs)
Today on The List, Dan is rockin’ the house with The New Jersey Mass Choir, The London Bach Choir and the Islington Green School Choir, oh and the bands they rocked with.  

You Can’t Always Get What You Want-Rolling Stones (London Bach Choir)
Another Brick in the Wall-Pink Floyd (Islington Green School Choir)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For-u2 (Rattle and Hum Version)
I Want to Know What Love Is-Foreigner (New Jersey Mass Choir)
I am the Walrus (Mike Sammes  Singers)
It’s Rockers and their choirs, today at 4
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Best Rock and Roll Nicknames
If somebody glosses you with a nickname, you’d better live up to it.  Today at 4 on The List, Dan is counting down his top 5 nicknames in rock.  They are “handles” that truly fit the persona of those who bore them.   You’ll find no “King of Rock and Roll” on this list.  But there is a Lizard King!  Tune in at 4 to hear who else makes the cut.
Doors-Roadhouse Blues-Jim Morrison-“The Lizard King”

Ozzy-Crazy Train-“The Prince of Darkness”
Ted Nugent-Cat Scratch Fever-“The Motor City Madman”
Eric Clapton-The Core-“Slowhand”
Bruce Springsteen-Born to Run-“The Boss”
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The Producers
​Pop Goes The “Power-Pop”
​Here’s to Mutt! (Albums produced by Mutt Lange)
​Disturbing Songs People Love
​Tower of Power Baby! (songs with T.O.P. Horn Section)
​Dancing Days are Here Again
​It’s kind of “iffy”
Rocks Greatest Quartets
Top 5 Career Saving Albums
​The Ones That Got Away
​Halloween Screams
​Top 5 Guitar Solos
Breakthrough Albums
Top 5 Guitar Riffs of All Time
​Elvis and Dave and Nick
Fond Farewells
​Another Cover Up
You’ll have to read the Book
Teenage Wastland
Just Kiddin’ Around
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
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)
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