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16 Apr 18 21:12
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Most of these songs mean nothing in the way of memories to me I just like them. Probably too vanilla and slushy for most on here but hopefully one or two people may enjoy.

Sheriff  - When I'm With You

"When I'm with You" is a power ballad by Canadian arena rock band Sheriff. The song first appeared on Sheriff's self-titled debut album (the group's only album, to date), released in 1982. A top ten hit in Canada in 1983 (and a minor US hit at the same time), the song later hit #1 in the United States—in 1989, six years after the band separated.

This song is also notable that it was one of the few #1 hits not to have a promotional video during the MTV era. The song is featured in the movie Goon and Joe Dirt.

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Report bigmo May 1, 2018 3:43 PM BST
"Sid Vicious in a Dress" is the lead single off Powerman 5000's New Wave album.

“Over the years, Sid Vicious has become the poster child for chaos and destruction. The video takes that concept and manifests it into the form of a beautiful girl. The title sort of says it all,” adds the vocalist. “Conceptually, it was very important to not to let this video become a typical rock n roll bad girl cliche video. This is not a lap dance video, this is violence!”

Report Pandoras May 1, 2018 5:10 PM BST
Some excellent choices Mo. Keep them going.

Pleased you chose For Crying Out Loud, so much ignored despite probably being the 3rd best song on the greatest album ever.
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Thanks Pandoras.
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Raised on Radio is the ninth studio album by the American rock band Journey, released in April of 1986 on the Columbia Records label. It is the only album to feature bassists Randy Jackson and Bob Glaub and drummer Larrie Londin and also the only album not to feature founding bassist Ross Valory.

The album spawned three top 40 singles in the US: "Girl Can't Help It" (No. 17), "I'll Be Alright Without You" (No. 14), and "Suzanne" (No. 17). It also spawned a top ten single "Be Good to Yourself" (No. 9)[2] It went to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart,[3] and it was certified double platinum in the USA.[4]

Journey - Why Can't This Night Go On Forever.

Report bigmo May 3, 2018 4:14 PM BST
"Thunderstruck" is the lead single on the 1990 album The Razors Edge by Australian hard rock band AC/DC.

The song was released as a single in Germany, Australia, and Japan, and peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. In 2010, "Thunderstruck" topped Triple M's Ultimate 500 Rock Countdown in Melbourne, Australia. The top five were all AC/DC songs.[2]

With the exception of new material from an album they are touring behind, this is one of the only two songs released after For Those About to Rock We Salute You that the band still performs live in concert, the other being "Rock 'N' Roll Train".

AC/DC - Thunderstruck (from Live at River Plate)

Report bigmo May 4, 2018 6:22 PM BST
"One" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track from their 1991 album Achtung Baby, and it was released as the record's third single in February 1992. During the album's recording sessions at Hansa Studios in Berlin, conflict arose between the band members over the direction of U2's sound and the quality of their material. Tensions almost prompted the band to break up until they achieved a breakthrough with the improvisation of "One"; the song was written after the band members were inspired by a chord progression that guitarist the Edge was playing in the studio. The lyrics, written by lead singer Bono, were inspired by the band members' fractured relationships and the German reunification. Although the lyrics ostensibly describe "disunity", they have been interpreted in other ways.

"One" was released as a benefit single, with proceeds going towards AIDS research. The song topped the Irish Singles Charts and US Billboard Album Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts, and it peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart and number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. In promotion of the song, the band filmed several music videos, although they were not pleased until a third was created.

The song was acclaimed by critics upon its release, and it has since been featured in polls of the greatest songs of all time. U2 has performed "One" at most of their tour concerts since the song's live debut in 1992, and it has appeared in many of the band's concert films. In a live setting, "One" is often used by the group to promote human rights or social justice causes, and the song lends its namesake to Bono's charitable organisation, the ONE Campaign. In 2005, U2 re-recorded the song as part of a duet with R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige on her album The Breakthrough.

To the best of my knowledge this is the only time I've really gotten into a song mainly because of watching the video. What a fantastic,beautiful and powerful performance from Mary. Inever tire of watching this.

Mary J. Blige, U2 - One

Report bigmo May 5, 2018 10:01 AM BST
"Juke Box Hero" is a song written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones and performed by their band Foreigner, from their 1981 album 4. It first entered the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in July 1981. Released as the album's third single in early 1982, it subsequently went to #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1]

Although the physical 45 sold less than 500,000 copies, 'Juke Box Hero' has been certified platinum by the RIAA for over a million digital downloads.

The song focuses on a boy unable to purchase a ticket to a sold-out rock concert. Listening from outside, he hears "one guitar" and has an epiphany, leading him to buy a guitar and learn to play it. He realizes that with the guitar he has a chance to achieve musical stardom.

The song then goes on to describe the struggle he has to stay on top of the music charts, which makes him a "Juke Box Hero." He eventually encounters another fan outside the stage door at one of his concerts, who reminds him of himself and how it all began.

Report bigmo May 5, 2018 10:06 AM BST
Lou Gramm happens to be one of my favourite singers. Since leaving Foreigner his replacement Kelly Hansen has taken a quite a lot of stick from some fans who feel Gramm is irreplaceable. I think it's a little unfair as Kelly in my view is a very good replacement. Here's the same song song by him live.

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Farewell is a Dutch single and was written by Xander de Buisonjé with the composition and arrangement of Axel Lindelauf and Hans Paul Nieskens . In 1998, Volumia scored! a top 5 hit with it and singer Glennis Grace scored a hit in 2011.

Glennis Grace - Afscheid

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"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" is a song by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. Brown recorded it on February 16, 1966 in a New York City studio and released it as a single later that year. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2][3] Its title is a word play on the 1963 comedy film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Seal - It's a Man's Man's Man's World

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The Dead South is a Canadian folk-bluegrass musical ensemble based in Regina, Saskatchewan. The band was initially formed in 2012 as a quartet by Canadians Nate Hilts (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Scott Pringle (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Danny Kenyon (cello, vocals). Colton Crawford, on banjo left the band in 2015 and was replaced by studio musician Eliza Mary Doyle.[1]

The Dead South - In Hell I'll Be In Good Company

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"Remind Me" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Brad Paisley, performed as a duet with Carrie Underwood. The song was released in May 2011 as the third single from Paisley's album This Is Country Music, released May 23, 2011. The music video for the song premiered on CMT on July 26, 2011.[2] The song was also named Taste of Country's Song of The Year for 2011.[3] Paisley wrote this song with Kelley Lovelace and Chris DuBois.

Brad Paisley - Remind Me ft. Carrie Underwood

Report bigmo May 12, 2018 11:57 AM BST
"Lips of an Angel" is a power ballad by American rock band Hinder. It was released as the second single from their album Extreme Behavior. It was their breakthrough hit, charting in the top ten on several Billboard trade charts in the United States, and reaching number one in several countries. It has sold 3.6 million copies in the US as of January 2015, making it one of the most downloaded rock songs.[2]

The lyrics deal with the singer describing his feelings when his favored girlfriend from his past calls late at night, somewhat pleasantly interrupting his current relationship. More than once, a reference to the call being secret is made, and the singer expresses concern of a fight ensuing as a result. The song concludes just as it began, with the singer questioning to why she is calling so late. However, at the end, it is less literal and more figurative, with the underlying meaning of "so late" not at night, but too late in life, perhaps adding an element of sadness to the song, as it ends with the plot unresolved. According to a radio interview done in Atlanta, Georgia the lyrics are loosely based on an actual phone call incident that did happen.

Hinder - Lips Of An Angel

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"Welcome to the Jungle" is a song by American rock band Guns N' Roses, featured on their debut album, Appetite for Destruction (1987). It was released as the album's second single initially in the UK in September 1987 then again in October 1988 this time including the US, where it reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100[2] and number 24 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Axl Rose wrote the lyrics while visiting a friend in Seattle.[5] "It's a big city, but at the same time, it's still a small city compared to L.A. and the things that you're gonna learn. It seemed a lot more rural up there. I just wrote how it looked to me. If someone comes to town and they want to find something, they can find whatever they want."[6] Rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin summarises the song as "about Hollywood streets; true to life."[7]

Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle

Report bigmo May 14, 2018 10:41 AM BST
"Like a Rolling Stone" is a 1965 song by the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Its confrontational lyrics originated in an extended piece of verse Dylan wrote in June 1965, when he returned exhausted from a grueling tour of England. Dylan distilled this draft into four verses and a chorus. "Like a Rolling Stone" was recorded a few weeks later as part of the sessions for the forthcoming album Highway 61 Revisited.

During a difficult two-day preproduction, Dylan struggled to find the essence of the song, which was demoed without success in 3/4 time. A breakthrough was made when it was tried in a rock music format, and rookie session musician Al Kooper improvised the organ riff for which the track is known. However, Columbia Records was unhappy with both the song's length at over six minutes and its heavy electric sound, and was hesitant to release it. It was only when a month later a copy was leaked to a new popular music club and heard by influential DJs that the song was put out as a single. Although radio stations were reluctant to play such a long track, "Like a Rolling Stone" reached No. 2 in the US Billboard charts (No. 1 in Cashbox) and became a worldwide hit.

Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

Report bigmo May 15, 2018 5:04 PM BST
"You and I" is the only radio single from Celine Dion's album A New Day... Live in Las Vegas. It was released on 17 May 2004.

The music video was filmed by an award-winning director Andrew MacNaughtan in July 2004 and was shot partly at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. It premiered two months later. The music video can be found on the Ultimate Box, which was released in Japan in 2008. The music video was nominated for the MuchMoreMusic Award at the 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards.

In October 2004, it was announced that "You and I" would be the theme of Air Canada's new advertising campaign. At the same time the airline unveiled new in-flight service products and new aircraft livery. Dion also recorded a one-minute-long French version of the song called "Mes ailes à moi." Both versions were used in Air Canada's commercials.

The single was a radio hit, topping the Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart.

On 19 June 2007, US Senator Hillary Clinton announced that "You and I" would be her campaign song in her 2008 bid for the Democratic Party nomination for US president.[1] The song was selected as a result of a month-long web campaign to select a theme song.

Céline Dion - You And I

Report bigmo May 16, 2018 11:12 AM BST
The Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current name in January 1984, the band performed under the name Death Cult, which was an evolution of the name of lead singer Ian Astbury's previous band Southern Death Cult. They gained a dedicated following in the UK in the mid-1980s as a post-punk/gothic rock band.

The Cult - Lil Devil

Report bigmo May 17, 2018 4:45 PM BST
"What's Up?" is a song by American rock group 4 Non Blondes from their 1992 debut album, Bigger, Better, Faster, More!. It was released as the album's second single in 1993. It was successful in the United States[1] and in several European countries, peaking at number one in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland.

4 Non Blondes - What's Up

Report bigmo May 18, 2018 12:25 PM BST
Streets of Fire is a 1984 film directed by Walter Hill and co-written by Hill and Larry Gross. It is described in its opening credits and posters as "A Rock & Roll Fable".[2] The film is a mix of musical, action, neo-noir, drama, and comedy, with elements of retro-1950s and 1980s. It stars Michael Paré as a mercenary who returns home to rescue his ex-girlfriend (Diane Lane) who has been kidnapped by the leader of a biker gang (Willem Dafoe). Some of the film was shot on the backlot of Universal Studios in California, on two large sets covered in a tarp 1,240 feet long by 220 feet wide, so that night scenes could be filmed during the day.

Two songs written by Jim Steinman were part of the soundtrack: "Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young" and "Nowhere Fast", both performed by "Fire Incorporated"

Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young

Report bigmo May 18, 2018 12:36 PM BST
A better link

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"You" is the name of a 1991 song recorded by the Dutch band Ten Sharp. It was released in 1991 as their debut single from the album Under the Water-Line and became a hit in many countries, including France, Norway and Sweden, where it reached number one on the charts.

Ten Sharp - You (lyrics included)

Report bigmo May 20, 2018 2:16 PM BST
"The Show Must Go On" is a song by the British rock band Queen, featured as the twelfth and final track on their 1991 album Innuendo. It is credited to Queen, but written mainly by Brian May. The song chronicles the effort of Freddie Mercury continuing to perform despite approaching the end of his life; he was dying from complications due to HIV/AIDS, although his illness had not yet been made public in spite of ongoing media speculation claiming that he was seriously ill.[1] Mercury was so ill when the band recorded the song in 1990 that May had concerns as to whether he was physically capable of singing it. Recalling Mercury's performance, May states; "I said, 'Fred, I don't know if this is going to be possible to sing.' And he went, 'I'll ****g do it, darling' — vodka down — and went in and killed it, completely lacerated that vocal."[2]

To be so near to the end of his life and produce vocals like this just amazes me. Miss you Freddie still.Sad

Queen - The Show Must Go On

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I Muvrini & Tina Arena - A Voce Rivolta

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"Coming Back to Life" is a song from Pink Floyd's 1994 album The Division Bell, and is credited solely to David Gilmour.

Gilmour has said (as can be heard on the David Gilmour in Concert DVD) that the song was written about his wife, Polly Samson

Pink Floyd - Coming Back To Life

Report bigmo May 23, 2018 1:51 PM BST
Backstreet Symphony is the debut studio album by English hard rock band Thunder. Recorded in 1989 at Great Linford Manor Studios in Milton Keynes, it was produced by former Duran Duran and The Power Station guitarist Andy Taylor, then mixed by Mike Fraser at AIR Studios in London. The album was initially released on 5 March 1990 by EMI Records in the UK and Capitol Records in the US, and was later re-released the following year in the US by Geffen Records.

Thunder - Dirty Love

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"Fake Empire" The Nationals is a fine toon
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Trucker Diablo - Drink Beer, Destroy

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The National - Fake Empire

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Steve Miller Band The Joker

During the song, Steve Miller references The Clovers' 1954 song "Lovey Dovey" when he sings "You're the cutest thing that I ever did see / Really love your peaches, wanna shake your tree / Lovey dovey, lovey dovey, lovey dovey all the time".

The song is noted for its wolf whistle played on a slide guitar after the "lovey dovey" parts and the "some people call me Maurice" part.

The line "some people call me Maurice / 'Cause I speak of the pompatus of love" was written after Miller heard the song "The Letter" by The Medallions. In "The Letter", writer Vernon Green made up the word puppetutes, meaning a paper-doll erotic fantasy figure;[7] however, Miller misheard the word and wrote pompatus instead.[8]
Report bigmo May 26, 2018 12:04 PM BST
I Don't Believe You

"I Don't Believe You" is a song by American recording artist Pink. It was released as the sixth single from her fifth studio album, Funhouse.[1]

"I Don't Believe You" is set in common time and played in the key of A-flat major.[2] The guitar and piano are used for the background music, while Pink's voice follows the A♭ —Fm7—Cm—D♭—A♭ chord progression.[2] Pink explained on her website that, lyrically, the song is about pleading for reconciliation, and is her favourite song from Funhouse "because it's just so naked. It's like taking a deep breathe and saying, 'Here I am. Take me. Take your best shot'."[3] She went on to explain that:

"The first thing that comes to my mind with I Don't Believe You is me standing in the vocal booth listening... Actually in the control room listening to this song, tears running down my face, just like '****, really?' It's the vulnerable weak side of me that I don't let out very often. And it's [sighs], yeah it's that song. And I love it, I love it. I just love it, it's very near and dear to me."[3]

P!nk - I Don't Believe You

Report bigmo May 27, 2018 2:42 PM BST
Lifehouse: Learn You Inside out.

This is one of the rare songs that frontman Jason Wade wrote on a piano. He recalled on his record label's site: "I wrote it really quick. We decided just to freestyle. It was one of those moments when we really grew as a band, being able to reach each other and know where we're going."

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Alias - After All The Love Is Gone

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"Like a Rock" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Bob Seger. It was recorded with The Silver Bullet Band and released in May 1986 as the second single from their album Like a Rock. The single peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks.[1]

Seger told the New York Times that the song "was inspired partly by the end of a relationship I had that had lasted for 11 years. You wonder where all that time went. But beyond that, it expresses my feeling that the best years of your life are in your late teens when you have no special commitments and no career. It's your last blast of fun before heading into the cruel world."[2]

Bob Seger - Like A Rock

Report bigmo May 31, 2018 5:37 PM BST

This is the song which may have inspired Freddie Mercury to change his last name. The lyrics contain a verse with the words "Mother Mercury, look what they've done to me." Brian May has said that after the line was written, Freddie claimed he was singing about his mother. Subsequently, Freddie Bulsara took the stage name Freddie Mercury

The inspiration for "My Fairy King" comes from Robert Browning's poem The Pied Piper, while the lines "And their dogs outran our fallow deer / And honey-bees had lost their stings / And horses were born with eagles' wings" are quoted directly from the poem.

In 1970 just as Queen formed, initially they had no bass player - Tim Staffell, the bassist and vocalist of Brian May and Roger Taylor's previous band Smile, had left to join the ill-fated Humpy Bong. So before they found John Deacon, they tried multiple bassists, one of whom being Barry Mitchell, who alleges that "My Fairy King" was written, or at least existed, during his short spell with the band in 1970.

This would make it one of the very first Queen original songs written, as many songs from around this time were leftovers from Smile or Mercury's old bands Ibex, Wreckage and Sour Milk Sea.
This was the first track that Queen played during their debut radio appearance, a 1973 John Peel session for BBC Radio 1.
"My Fairy King" was the first Queen song to feature Mercury's piano skills. Guitarist Brian May said of the song's recording:

"This was the first time we'd really seen Freddie [Mercury] working at his full capacity. He's virtually a self-taught pianist, and he was making vast strides at the time, although we didn't have a piano on stage at that point because it would have been impossible to fix up.

So, in the studio was the first chance Freddie had to do his piano things and we actually got that sound of the piano and the guitar working for the first time which was very exciting. 'My Fairy King' was the first of these sort of epics where there were lots of voice overdubs and harmonies. Freddie got into this, and that led to 'The March Of The Black Queen' on the second album and then 'Bohemian Rhapsody' later on."

Report bigmo June 1, 2018 3:56 PM BST
Don Henley - Taking You Home

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"Gimme All Your Lovin'" is a song by ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. It was released as the album's first single in 1983.

Initially unsuccessful in the UK upon its August 1983 release, in the wake of the band's American success (the single reached no. 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart), it was promptly re-released, and reached no. 10 on the UK Singles Chart. It ties with the band's 1992 cover of Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" as their highest-charting single in the UK. The song was produced by band manager Bill Ham, and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning.

ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' (Live)

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Chickenfoot - Different Devil

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"Stop This Game" is a song by American rock band Cheap Trick, released in 1980 as the lead single from their fifth studio album All Shook Up. It was written by Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander, and produced by George Martin.[2] "Stop This Game" reached No. 48 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 32 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles.[3][4]

Upon release, Billboard described the song as one that "starts off on a mellow note before some thunderous guitar licks take charge and the tune becomes a forceful rocker. Lead vocals are full of gut level intensity."[5] In a review of All Shook Up, Billboard described the song as an "epic, mid-tempo rocker".[6] David Fricke of Rolling Stone described the song as one of the album's "clever pop curves", describing it as recalling The Who and noting the "dense, pseudo-ELO orchestration".[7] In a retrospective review of the album, Stewart Mason of AllMusic recommended the song by selecting it as an AMG Pick Track.[8]

Cheap Trick - Stop this Game

Report bigmo June 5, 2018 1:10 PM BST
Massive Wagons might just be the best new British band you’ve never heard of…but that’s where we come in.

Barry and the boys are brilliant showmen, top class musicians and some of the nicest blokes you could possibly meet. They’re the future but they already boast a glittering past.

And that’s why we’ve picked belting single Ratio – from the band’s Welcome To The World album – for your viewing pleasure…



Report bigmo June 6, 2018 1:28 PM BST
"Lift Me Up" is a song by American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera, taken from her sixth studio album Bionic (2010). The song was written and produced by Linda Perry, who also provided all the song's instrumentation. Perry and Aguilera previously collaborated on Aguilera's records Stripped (2002) and Back to Basics (2006), and on her compilation Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits (2008), and the singer enlisted Perry again to work on Bionic as the main producer. However, Perry only wrote and produced "Lift Me Up".

Described as an empowering piano ballad, "Lift Me Up" talks about being thankful to someone for helping the protagonist through hard times. The song was first premiered during the Hope for Haiti Now telethon that was held on January 22, 2010 and later, it was included on the charity album, Hope for Haiti Now. The live version differs from the album version, since it features a more stripped, acoustic sound and the album version has an electronic addition

Christina Aguilera - Lift Me Up

Report bigmo June 7, 2018 5:32 PM BST
Strangeways - Goodnight L.A

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"Whole Lotta Rosie" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the eighth and final track on the band's fourth Australian album, Let There Be Rock, released in Australia in March 1977, and was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott. It is also the eighth and final track on the international version of the album, released in June the same year.

It was also released as a single in 1978, with a live version of the Let There Be Rock album track "Dog Eat Dog" as the B-side, which had been recorded in concert in Glasgow on 30 April 1978.

The song is about an obese Tasmanian woman, Rosie, with whom the singer (Bon Scott) had a one-night stand at the Freeway Gardens Motel in North Melbourne.[2] In addition to pointing out the woman's size, the singer finds her to be one of the most talented lovers he's ever experienced.

AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie (from Live at River Plate)

Report bigmo June 9, 2018 10:33 AM BST
"A Thousand Years" is a song by American singer-songwriter Christina Perri and David Hodges, from the album The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011).

Christina Perri - A Thousand Years

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Rainbow - Can't Let You Go

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UFO - "Only You Can Rock Me"

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Ryan Sheridan - Home

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Hinder - Thing for You

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Buckcherry - Rose

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Matt Nathanson - I Saw

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While not an original member, Mike Porcaro was a Toto mainstay as far back as 1980. He originally served their touring bass player before becoming a full-fledged member when David Hungate departed after the recording of 1982’s Toto IV.

Initially, Mike’s contributions were subtle. Perhaps it was the tight chemistry he had with his big brother Jeff on drums. The two of them played so tightly, it was sometimes difficult to tell where one ended and the other began.

That started to change with “Can You Hear What I’m Saying” from Past to Present. Suddenly, Mike Porcaro’s bass playing was front and center and it was solid, it was tight and it added a dimension to Toto’s sound that they may not have even realized was missing until they heard it.

Kingdom of Desire went further to correct the oversight. No longer was Mike’s bass playing getting buried in the mix, as on previous albums. Perhaps on no song was that more evident than on “Don’t Chain My Heart.” And once again, Jeff and Mike Porcaro are playing so tightly the familial bond is undeniable.

The song is further buoyed by Steve Lukather’s rhythm guitar work and somewhat-gravelly vocals that fit the song perfectly. While Toto sounded great as a quintet or sextet (with Bobby Kimball, Fergie Frederiksen, or Joe Williams and Steve Porcaro) on prior albums, there was a certain transcendent chemistry with this stripped-down quartet version on Kingdom of Desire. The one thing that shines through on this album in general, and on “Don’t Chain My Heart” in particular, is a joy in performing together. The band is having fun. They’re playing as one unit. All of the songs on the album are attributed to Toto as a whole, or the band as a whole with one or two outside writers. None of the members took individual credit for their songwriting or their lyrics.

While Kingdom of Desire may not be as accessible as much of Toto’s more pop-friendly catalog, songs like “Don’t Chain My Heart” keep people coming back for more.

Toto - Don't Chain My Heart

Report PorcupineorPineapple June 17, 2018 1:47 PM BST
Lukather is on the quiet one of THE great guitarists.
Report bigmo June 18, 2018 4:44 PM BST
The second Boston album Don't Look Back came out in 1978 to great anticipation and it was well received, including this song, "A Man I'll Never Be." I was in a relationship with a girl who ultimately figured out I wasn't the man she'd built up in her mind - one of the dangers of long distance relationships - that I was who I was, not who she wanted or hoped I was. I didn't try to mis represent myself, but apparently she got the impression or imposed her ideals on me and the real me didn't live up to that, so she moved on and eventually let me know. It was harder to lose her than to realize I wasn't the guy she thought I was - I was me, I didn't pretend to be anyone else. I wasn't the rough man of the world she somehow saw me as, I was more a spiritual thinker, a romantic.

"A Man I'll Never Be" is about a man in a similar situation, but in his case, she thinks he's a better man than he is. He can't live up to the image she has of him, he's not the hero, he's not as trustworthy or idealized as she thinks. He can't bring himself to tell her because he knows when he does, she will walk out on him. Deep down, he feels awful at this, knowing what a miserable wretch he is, he believes he cannot be any better and knows how much it will hurt her to find out.

There's another way of looking at this song that is even more tragic.  Singer Brad Delp committed suicide in 2007, and if you read the lyrics in that light it becomes even more sad than before.  Tom Scholz wrote "A Man I'll Never Be" but you can imagine what was going through Brad Delp's mind if he struggled with depression and left a suicide note stating "I am a lonely man."  Lyrics like "I can't get any stronger/I can't climb any higher/You'll never know just how hard I've tried" take on new meaning: I can't get out of this pit, I can't feel the love you give me, I can't make it past this sadness in my soul.

Either way, this is a very sad song with great soaring guitar work that characterizes Boston, a song that in a way would be a great country song but was put to rock music.


A Man I'll Never Be.

Report bigmo June 19, 2018 9:57 AM BST
"Send In the Clowns" is a song written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night. It is a ballad from Act Two, in which the character Desirée reflects on the ironies and disappointments of her life. Among other things, she looks back on an affair years earlier with the lawyer Fredrik, who was deeply in love with her but whose marriage proposals she had rejected. Meeting him after so long, she realizes she is in love with him and finally ready to marry him, but now it is he who rejects her: he is in an unconsummated marriage with a much younger woman. Desirée proposes marriage to rescue him from this situation, but he declines, citing his dedication to his bride. Reacting to his rejection, Desirée sings this song. The song is later reprised as a coda after Fredrik's young wife runs away with his son, and Fredrik is finally free to accept Desirée's offer.[1]

Sondheim wrote the song specifically for the actress Glynis Johns, who created the role of Desirée on Broadway. The song is structured with four verses and a bridge, and uses a complex compound meter. It became Sondheim's most popular song after Frank Sinatra recorded it in 1973 and Judy Collins' version charted in 1975 and 1977. Subsequently, numerous other artists recorded the song, and it has become a jazz standard.

Judy Collins - Send In The Clowns

Report bigmo June 20, 2018 6:57 AM BST
"Silver Machine" is a 1972 song by the UK rock group Hawkwind. It was originally released as a single on 9 June 1972, reaching number three on the UK singles chart. The single was re-issued in 1976, again in 1978 reaching number 34 on the UK singles charts, and once again in 1983 reaching number 67 on the UK singles charts. The original mix has been re-released on the remasters version of In Search of Space.

The writing credit on the single is Robert Calvert and someone who claims to be Sylvia MacManus[1]. It was often speculated that it was something of a pseudonym for the famous wrestler Mick McManus. She was Dave Brock’s then wife Sylvia, whose maiden name was Macmanus which Dave used for the credits in order to put pressure on his publishing company to improve his deal.[2] The verse is an eight-bar rock and roll boogie whose riff is an adaption of the standard riff that can be heard on the likes of Johnny and the Hurricanes' "Red River Rock"

The lyrics were written by Robert Calvert and he sang the lead vocal on the original live recording. However, the vocals were considered too weak (About this sound sample (help·info)) for the single release so they were re-recorded in the studio. Calvert, who suffered from bi-polar disorder, had been sectioned at the time so was unavailable to attempt another version, and the lead vocals were eventually recorded by Lemmy:

[Calvert's] vocal was ****g hopeless, but he never realised it. That's how mad he was. It sounded like Captain Kirk reading 'Blowing in the Wind'. They tried everybody singing it except me. Then, as a last shot, Douglas said, 'Try Lemmy'. And I did it in one take or two.[4]

Lemmy just had the best voice for it. Of course, Bob was not pleased when he found out. – Douglas Smith[5]

The lyrics are a send-up of space travel, inspired by the Alfred Jarry essay How to Construct a Time Machine which Calvert interpreted as a description of how to build a bicycle:

Hawkwind - Silver Machine

Report bigmo June 21, 2018 10:09 AM BST
Takin' It to the Streets is the sixth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1976. It was the first to feature Michael McDonald on lead vocals.

Report bigmo June 22, 2018 10:38 AM BST
"Incancellabile" (English: Unforgettable) is a song written by Cheope, Marco Marati and Angelo Valsiglio and recorded by Italian singer Laura Pausini. It was released as the first single from the album Le cose che vivi in 1996. The song was also recorded in Spanish and Portuguese, with the titles "Inolvidable" and "Inesquecível", respectively. The Portuguese version is included only in the Brazilian version of the album.

In 2013, the song is re-recorded with new arrangements for Pausini's compilation album 20 - The Greatest Hits / 20 - Grandes Éxitos.

Laura Pausini - Incancellabile

Report The Leopard June 22, 2018 10:48 AM BST
Is this a guide for newly-arrived shape-shifting aliens  so they can blend in ? Confused
Report bigmo June 22, 2018 3:19 PM BST
It can be whatever you want it to be Leopard.Happy
Report kincsem June 23, 2018 12:52 AM BST
"I'd rather go blind" - Chicken Shack
Report bigmo June 23, 2018 9:51 AM BST
The Marcus King Band is led by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Marcus King. Raised in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, King was brought up on the blues, playing shows as a pre-teen sideman with his father, the fellow bluesman Marvin King.[1]

The Marcus King Band released their debut album, Soul Insight on October 30, 2015 on Warren Haynes' Evil Teen Records.[2] Soul Insight reached No. 8 on the Billboard Blues Albums Chart.[3]

The Marcus King Band - Rita Is Gone

Report bigmo June 23, 2018 9:53 AM BST
Good track kincsem.
Report kincsem June 23, 2018 6:02 PM BST
Booker T & the MGs - Time is Tight
Report bigmo June 24, 2018 4:57 PM BST
The time is right for this song.Laugh

Thunder - An Englishman On Holiday

Report bigmo June 24, 2018 5:04 PM BST
As an aside Thunder are inmho one of the most underrated bandds in the country. But having said that Danny Bowes is a right d1ck head.
Report bigmo June 25, 2018 4:51 PM BST
The Second You Sleep is the debut studio album by Danish rock band Saybia.

Saybia - The Second You Sleep

Report bigmo June 26, 2018 1:47 PM BST
"White Wedding" is a song by Billy Idol that appeared on his album Billy Idol in 1982. It is often considered one of his most recognizable songs, although other Idol songs charted higher. It peaked at No. 108 on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 on its original release, and reached No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was re-issued in 1983. In the UK it reached No. 6 in the UK Singles Chart upon its re-release there in 1985 and 1988, when it was re-issued to promote the Vital Idol remix album.

Billy Idol - White Wedding

Report bigmo June 27, 2018 9:54 AM BST
"Zzyzx Rd." is the fifth single from Stone Sour's second album Come What(ever) May. The 2 track Promo single for the song, released strictly to radio in 2007.

Zzyzx Rd. is a love song written to Taylor's wife for helping him in his struggles against alcoholism and contemplation of suicide,[1] a theme he returns to across the album.[2] The road referenced in the title is a 4.5-mile-long (7.2 km), part-paved rural collector road in the Mojave Desert, leading from Interstate 15 to Zzyzx, California, approximately 105 miles (169 km) southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Before the album tracklist was finalized, Corey Taylor mentioned the song in an interview with Revolver, saying:[1]

There's a track we recorded, that I hope makes it on the album, that's basically a love song to my wife, thanking her for dragging me out of the fire and helping me get sober. I've never written anything like that before, but it was very important for me to tell the world not only how much she saved me, but how much she means to me.

Starts slow builds nicely.

Stone Sour - Zzyzx Rd

Report bigmo June 28, 2018 3:30 PM BST
Bryan Adams - Kids Wanna Rock - Live In Lisbon

Report bigmo June 29, 2018 4:20 PM BST
"Clown" is a song by the Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé. It was released on 3 February 2013 as the fifth single from her first studio album, Our Version of Events (2012). "Clown" was written by Sandé, Shahid Khan and Grant Mitchell, and produced by Khan under his production name of Naughty Boy.

The song talks about Sandé's first experiences in the music industry, mainly reflecting her search to be signed by a music company and the encounters with several music business people. Commenting on the song, Sandé said, "It’s about how I felt when I was trying to get signed, I was going for all these meetings and people were looking at me like ‘What do we do with you’? It’s about not allowing yourself to be judged by others or to be taken for an idiot. I feel the video reflects that."

Emeli Sandé - Clown

Report bigmo June 30, 2018 7:59 AM BST
"Fall to Pieces" is the title of a power ballad written and performed by Velvet Revolver that appears on their debut album Contraband in 2004. It was the band's third single and was very successful, peaking at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart.

The song's lyrics are about then lead singer Scott Weiland's battle with heroin and its toll on his relationship with his wife, model Mary Forsberg.

Velvet Revolver - Fall To Pieces

Report bigmo July 1, 2018 2:49 PM BST
"Love Bites" is a power ballad recorded by the English rock band Def Leppard in 1987 on the album Hysteria. It is Def Leppard's only number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date.

When Robert John "Mutt" Lange originally brought the song to the band's attention, it was a country ballad, which the band thought sounded like nothing they had done before. The band then added power rock elements and emotive backing vocals similar to those used in R&B ballads at the time.[1] The title "Love Bites" was originally used for a very different song that was eventually re-titled "I Wanna Be Your Hero", and which appeared as a Hysteria B-side and later on the album Retro Active.

Following the huge momentum generated by "Pour Some Sugar on Me", the song was released in August 1988 and quickly shot to the top of the U.S. charts for one week. The song also hit number eleven in the UK (their second best showing from the album).

Def Leppard - Love Bites

Report terry mccann July 1, 2018 3:07 PM BST
"Motherless Children" Eric Clapton live San Diago
Report terry mccann July 1, 2018 3:07 PM BST
"Motherless Children" Eric Clapton live San Diago
Report bigmo July 2, 2018 3:43 PM BST
"Deuces Are Wild" is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by lead singer Steven Tyler and professional songwriter Jim Vallance. It was originally considered for inclusion on the Pump album in 1989.

The song eventually surfaced as a track on the compilation album The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience in late 1993, and was released as a promotional single in early 1994. The single was successful on rock radio, topping the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for four weeks in the spring of 1994 and reaching #25 in Canada.

Aerosmith - Deuces Are Wild

Report bigmo July 4, 2018 2:38 PM BST
Harem Scarem is a Canadian hard rock band from Toronto, Ontario. Harem Scarem achieved popularity in Japan and their native Canada in the early 1990s. The band was active from 1987 to 2008 and again from 2013 after reforming. Throughout their career, they released 14 studio albums, plus numerous live and compilation albums.

Harem Scarem  Rain
Report bigmo July 5, 2018 3:43 PM BST
Believe in Me is a 2006 EP by Jeff Scott Soto and the only EP released by Frontiers Records. Believe in Me name was derived from a song on Soto's Lost in the Translation album. Four other cuts were taken from the Essential Ballads CD and were issued in the EP as a sneak preview. Believe in Me was considered to be a single. but Jeff Scott Soto instead released Believe in Me as an EP.

JEFF SCOTT SOTO - believe in me

Report Facts July 5, 2018 4:04 PM BST
I thought the version of ' Hurt' by the old and dying Cash was beautiful. The accompanying video was truly moving.
Report bigmo July 5, 2018 5:37 PM BST
Spot on Facts.

Ask someone to name a song that always has the power to reduce them to tears, and the chances are they’ll swiftly reply “Johnny Cash. Hurt.”

Johnny Cash, who was 71 years of age at the time of filming in February 2003, had serious health problems. His frailty is evident in the video. He died seven months later, on September 12. His wife, June Carter Cash, who participated in the video (shown gazing at her husband in several sequences), died three months after filming, on May 15, closely preceding him in death.

Mark Romanek won an unprecedented third Grammy Award for Best Music Video, and was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction for his direction of the video.

Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor who wrote "Hurt" was sent the video while in the studio with Rage Against the Machine's Zack De La Rocha, and, when the pair sat down to watch it, any doubts he had about the cover were long gone. Reznor stated, "We were in the studio, getting ready to work and I popped it in," he recalled. "By the end I was really on the verge of tears...there was just dead silence. There was, like, this moist clearing of our throats and then, 'Uh, okay, let's get some coffee.'"

Johnny Cash - Hurt (Official Video) HD

Report Pandoras July 5, 2018 9:22 PM BST
Some great choices Mo, they keep continuing. But can't see any Springsteen! I could choose loads and had a look for the brilliant cover version of this by Trisha Yearwood, but can't find on You Tube.

"Sad Eyes" is a song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. It was recorded at Soundworks West, LA on January 25, 1990, and included in the box set released by Springsteen on November 10, 1998, titled Tracks and on the compilation album 18 Tracks, released on April 13, 1999.
Report bigmo July 6, 2018 4:05 PM BST
Thanks for your comments Pandoras. You've reminded me of a conundrum that has baffled me for years, Bruce Springsteen. Everything about him screams to me I should have loads of his music in my playlists,but for some reason I haven't. I can only think it's because I just haven't listened to enough of his work.

I'm not joking I really am baffled about this. When I get time I'll have to make the effort to really discover him. Enjoyed the track you posted by the way.Happy

"Sad Eyes" is a song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. It was recorded at Soundworks West, LA on January 25, 1990, and included in the box set released by Springsteen on November 10, 1998, titled Tracks and on the compilation album 18 Tracks, released on April 13, 1999.[1]

Report bigmo July 6, 2018 4:10 PM BST
Move Me is the nineteenth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1994.

Nazareth - Move Me

Report bigmo July 7, 2018 12:01 PM BST
Magnum are an English rock band. They were formed in Birmingham by Tony Clarkin (guitar, songwriter) and Bob Catley (vocals) in order to appear as the resident band at the Rum Runner nightclub in the city. Magnum have undergone several changes in personnel over the years; however, the core of Catley and Clarkin remain.

MAGNUM - Start Talking Love

Report Facts July 7, 2018 12:24 PM BST
Many songs by Bruce are absolutely stunning.
The best album I have of his and the E Street Band, is the triple CD 1975 - 1985 live  recordings

The most haunting track is his singing of Thunder Road. It's better than any studio recording.
It makes the hair on the back of my neck stand  up !
Beautifully performed.

Any Springsteen fans who haven't got this 3 CD set, I strongly encourage you to buy it.
Report bigmo July 8, 2018 1:59 PM BST
I buy CD to sell on ebay and funnily enough I bought Born To Run Springsteen Album today. First time I've come across one of his.
Report bigmo July 8, 2018 2:00 PM BST
"My Immortal" is a song by American rock band Evanescence from their debut studio album, Fallen (2003). It was released by Wind-up Records on December 8, 2003, as the third single from the album.

"My Immortal" is a piano power ballad with a slow tempo. Lyrically, it talks about "a spirit staying with you after its death and haunting you until you actually wish that the spirit were gone because it won't leave you alone."[1] Critical reception towards the song was positive, with critics complimenting its piano melody. In 2005 it received a nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 47th Grammy Awards. The song was also commercially successful, peaking within the top ten in more than ten countries. It also peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in Canada, Greece and the US Adult Pop Songs chart. The single was certified gold in the United States, and platinum in Australia.

Evanescence - My Immortal

Report Pandoras July 8, 2018 6:03 PM BST
Facts - CD 1975 - 1985 live  recordings

Spot on! This is truly superb. Live is so much better. Usually have to make do with tributes now though.
Report bigmo July 9, 2018 7:14 PM BST
38 Special (also, uncommonly, written .38 Special) is an American rock band that was formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida.[1]

.38 Special - Signs of Love

Report bigmo July 10, 2018 5:15 PM BST
Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics are a British rock band formed in 2016 by former Heaven's Basement vocalist of international acclaim (and Red Bull Records alumnus), Aaron Buchanan.[1] Band members include Aaron Buchanan (vocals), Laurie Buchanan (guitar and vocals), Tom McCarthy (guitar), Mart Trail (bass) and Paul White (drums) (formally of industrial metal band The Defiled and symphonic metal band Season's End). The band cite 1990s grunge rock influences and came together for first rehearsals in June 2016 initially with Kev Hickman formally of RavenEye on drums, this was followed up with a full UK tour alongside InMe starting on 17 October 2016 through to 23 October. The band continued to tour through 2017 with appearances at Download Festival,[2] a full UK tour alongside Life Of Agony[3] (Mina Caputo) and a European tour with Royal Republic[4] in support of The Man With Stars On His Knees album.

Dancin' Down Below - Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics

Report bigmo July 12, 2018 12:56 PM BST
Alexandra Rebecca Parks (born 26 July 1984) is an English singer-songwriter. Parks was entered into the BBC Television programme, Fame Academy by her father. It was a show that she went on to win. Soon after winning Fame Academy, she released her first album entitled Introduction, which went double platinum in the United Kingdom and gold in several other European countries. In 2005 she released her second album, Honesty. Parks parted with her label, Polydor, in 2006 by mutual consent.

What happened to Alex Parks and other reality TV stars from Cornwall?


Alex Parks -Maybe That's What It Takes

Report bigmo July 13, 2018 6:12 PM BST
Nevio - Run Away

Report bigmo July 14, 2018 10:39 AM BST
Night Ranger is an American rock band from San Francisco formed in 1979 that gained popularity during the 1980s with a series of albums and singles.[4] The band's first five albums sold more than 10 million copies worldwide[4] and have sold 17 million albums total. The quintet is perhaps best known for the power ballad "Sister Christian", which peaked at No. 5 in June 1984.

Night Ranger- Somehow Someday

Report bigmo July 15, 2018 3:02 PM BST
"Let Her Down Easy" is a song written and produced by Terence Trent D'Arby for his 1993 album, Symphony or Damn. It was released as the fourth single in November 1993 and reached number eighteen in the United Kingdom.

Report bigmo July 16, 2018 12:16 PM BST
One Desire - "Hurt"

Report bigmo July 17, 2018 3:20 PM BST
Mr. Moonlight is the eighth studio album by British-American rock band Foreigner, released by Arista Records in Europe on 23 October and by BMG Entertainment in Japan on 23 November 1994. In the United States and Canada, it appeared in early 1995 on the Rhythm Safari label. Recorded at seven different studios across the States, the album was produced by Mick Jones, Lou Gramm, and Mike Stone, with an additional production by Phil and Joe Nicolo. It was Foreigner's last studio release until Can't Slow Down (2009).


Report bigmo July 18, 2018 9:43 AM BST
"Stop This Game" is a song by American rock band Cheap Trick, released in 1980 as the lead single from their fifth studio album All Shook Up. It was written by Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander, and produced by George Martin.[2] "Stop This Game" reached No. 48 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 32 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles.[3][4]

Upon release, Billboard described the song as one that "starts off on a mellow note before some thunderous guitar licks take charge and the tune becomes a forceful rocker. Lead vocals are full of gut level intensity."[5] In a review of All Shook Up, Billboard described the song as an "epic, mid-tempo rocker".[6] David Fricke of Rolling Stone described the song as one of the album's "clever pop curves", describing it as recalling The Who and noting the "dense, pseudo-ELO orchestration".[7] In a retrospective review of the album, Stewart Mason of AllMusic recommended the song by selecting it as an AMG Pick Track.[8]

Cheap Trick - Stop this Game 1980

Report SlippyBlue July 18, 2018 5:45 PM BST
I heard this today for the first time in ages and it still sounds great.
Soul Asylum - Runaway Train.
Report moisok July 18, 2018 9:15 PM BST
big mo

Thunderstruck on earphones WOW and what an audience!!!
Report moisok July 18, 2018 11:00 PM BST
big mo - MASSIVE WAGGONS - a bit rough and ready but some music definitely in there - I see from the picture in 'Muscle Glue' article that  they have accepted my advice and now wear suits and ties
This will only advance their reputation as a nice band - the same with the Beatles until they went to off to asia!!

definitely going to see them
Report bigmo July 19, 2018 9:57 AM BST
Will check those out shortly slippy and moisok.
Report bigmo July 19, 2018 9:57 AM BST
Caught In The Middle

Artist: Martina Edoff
Album: Unity
Released: 2015
Genre: Rock

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