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This is The Album That Inspired Slash To Play Guitar ! B-Side Trax …

I’m not makin’ this stuff up, Slash actually said that this was the album that made him want to learn the guitar.  And he’s not alone, James Hetfield said the same thing.  It was one of Kurt Cobain’s favorites & Rolling Stone has it at #176 on their list of ‘The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” 

Released in May of 1976, it would go 4x Platinum.  One of my favorites as well, I hope you like Aerosmith because their 4th album, well, it just “Rocks.”

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Aside from digging up songs unburnt, there’s also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the ‘Short Attention-Span Theater’ we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is zero !!

Here’s what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show:


                            Black – Pearl Jam / Click To Play Show


Monday:               Fly – Sugar Ray
Tuesday:               Down – 311
Wednesday:         Blue Sky Mine – Midnight Oil
Thursday:             Underneath The Radar – Underworld
Friday:                  Black – Pearl Jam
  

Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week’s shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here’s a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

                           Last Child – Aerosmith / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Too Young To Fall in Love – Motley Crue
Tuesday:                Synchronicity 1 – The Police
Wednesday:          Sugar Babe – Steve Miller Band
Thursday               Love is All Around – The Troggs
Friday:                   Last Child – Aerosmith

B-Well,


Mike

Photo courtesy of spirit-of-metal.com

Ben Stiller Actually Helped to Create The ‘Hot Librarian’ Look – B-Side Trax …

Photo courtesy of rovimusic.rovicorp.com

It’s true, you see Lisa lived across the the street from her friend Ethan Hawke & gave him a demo of this song.  He in turn, gave it to his friend Ben Stiller, who used it in a movie he was making at the time.

As for the video, it was actually filmed in two takes in the apartment where Loeb was staying at the time, directed by none other than Ethan Hawke himself.  And the Hot Librarian’ look had its humble beginning …

B-Side Trax:

Here’s what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show:


Monday:               Aerials – System of a Down
Tuesday:               Glamour Boys – Living Colour
Wednesday:         Stay – Lisa Loeb
Thursday:             Little Things – Bush
Friday:                  Moving in Stereo – The Cars
  

Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week’s shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here’s a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 


Monday:                Fire Lake – Bob Seger
Tuesday:                Sunglasses at Night – Corey Hart
Wednesday:          Ice Cream Man – Van Halen
Thursday               Psychotic Reaction – Count 5
Friday:                   Joan Crawford – Blue Oyster Cult

B-Well,


Mike

He Was Well On His Way To Becoming a Pro Surfer Until an Accident Ended His Career – B-Side Trax …

Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

Growing up surfing the North Shore, he was the youngest finalist ever at the Pipeline Masters.  Just one week later, he took a spill at Pipeline that gave him over 150 stitches in his forehead, knocked out a few of his teeth & ended his pro surfing career.

So instead of crying over his misfortune ( maybe he did a little … ) he put down his surfboard & picked up a guitar.  All his debut album in 2001 did was go Platinum here, Britain & the UK.  Well played Sir ..

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Aside from digging up songs unburnt, there’s also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the ‘Short Attention-Span Theater’ we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is zero !!

Here’s what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show:


Monday:               Get The Balance Right ! – Depeche Mode
Tuesday:               Flake – Jack Johnson
Wednesday:         Stop The Rock – Apollo 440
Thursday:             Gotta Get Away – The Offspring
Friday:                  Bathwater – No Doubt
  

Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week’s shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here’s a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 


Monday:                Too Rolling Stoned – Robin Trower
Tuesday:                Better Man – Pearl Jam
Wednesday:          Fairies Wear Boots – Black Sabbath
Thursday               Time Has Come Today – The Chambers Brothers
Friday:                   Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

B-Well,

Mike