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I Paid $3.95 To See One of The Greatest Bands of All Time ! B-Side Trax …

It was March 15th 1975 and they were touring their new record ‘Sheer Heart Attack’.   The venue, Miami Marine Stadium’ was a great place to watch the show and this was the song I remember most from that concert.

Little known fact:  Between this album & ‘Night at The Opera’, the band was nearly broke.  Hail to the Queen ! 


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B-Side Trax:


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


                            Girls on Film – Duran Duran / Click To Play Show


Monday:               1901 – Phoenix
Tuesday:               Pulling Mussels From a Shell – Squeeze
Wednesday:         Rockin’ The Suburbs – Ben Folds
Thursday:             1 Step Closer – Linkin Park
Friday:                  Girls On Film – Duran Duran

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

                           Now I’m Here – Queen / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Now I’m Here – Queen
Tuesday:                Mystify – INXS
Wednesday:          Baby if You Wanna Dance – Michael Stanley Band
Thursday               One Fine Morning – Lighthouse
Friday:                   I’m a Man – Chicago

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

This Iconic Singer Tried To Take His Own Life – Unsuccessfully ! B-Side Trax …

As a teen, this veteran singer’s girlfriend took her own life.  A few months later in the midst of his depression, he tried to do the same by jumping off of a SoCal pier.  Fortunately for us, he lived to sing another day.  He even immortalized the event in a song.

The Southern California pier he jumped from – Santa Monica  …

B-Side Trax:

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

Santa Monica – Everclear / Click To Play Show


Monday:               Santa Monica – Everclear
Tuesday:               Am I Wrong – Love Spit Love
Wednesday:         Satellite – The Hooters
Thursday:             No One Knows – Queens of The Stone Age
Friday:                  I Stay Away – Alice in Chains

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:

The Stranger – Billy Joel / Click To Play Show

Monday:                The Stranger – Billy Joel
Tuesday:                Devil’s Haircut – Beck
Wednesday:          Dreams I’ll Never See – Molly Hatchet
Thursday               How Do You Do ? – Mouth & McNeal
Friday:                   I Can’t Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar

B-Well,

Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

This Song Was Written On a Tour Bus, For a Journalist, AND, Played In Concert Later That Night – B-Side Trax !!

B-Side Trax:

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

 And She Was – Talking Heads / Click To Play Show

Monday:               Money – The Flying Lizards
Tuesday:               Short Skirt / Long Jacket – Cake
Wednesday:         I Hate Myself ( For Loving You ) – Joan Jett
Thursday:             Don’t Let Me Die Young – Andy Taylor
Friday:                  And She Was – Talking Heads
  

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: 

                   Highway Star – Deep Purple / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Time For Me To Fly – REO Speedwagon
Tuesday:                Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day
Wednesday:          Highway Star – Deep Purple
Thursday               I Got a Line On You – Spirit
Friday:                  Don’t Tell Me You Love Me – Night Ranger

B-Well,


Mike

This Was The Very 1st Video Ever Played on MTV – B-Side Trax …

It was August of 1981. Cable TV was just starting to boom & the carriers were starved for new content.  Enter a new concept, a network that only played music videos – the dickens you say !

Just so happens, this British band had recently finished a song that meshed perfectly.  You remember it, AND, it was the very 1st video ever aired on, well, you know …

B-Side Trax:

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

        Video Killed The Radio Star / Click To Play Show

Monday:               Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger
Tuesday:               Just Another Day – Oingo Boingo
Wednesday:         Looking For a New Love – Jody Watley
Thursday:             Senses Working Overtime – XTC
Friday:                  Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles
  

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

                    Bloody Well Right – Supertramp / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Final Countdown – Europe
Tuesday:                Orange Crush – REM
Wednesday:          Bloody Well Right – Supertramp
Thursday               Kind of a Drag – The Buckinghams
Friday:                   Long, Long Way From Home – Foreigner

B-Well,

Mike

This Beatle, Wrote a Song For His Pal Eric Clapton – B-Side Trax …

Not surprisingly, fellow guitarists Eric & George were good friends.  For whatever reason & knowing that Eric had a sweet tooth, George penned a song for his pal Eric chiding him for his love of chocolate.  He even listed a few local favorites.

The kind, yet totally tongue-in-cheek gesture, didn’t come without a warning of what effect this habit might have on his friend’s dental future.  After all, what are Buds for ??

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:


                  Laid – James / Click To Play Show


Monday:                 Here Comes The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
Tuesday:                 Lady Picture Show – Stone Temple Pilots
Wednesday:           Laid – James
Thursday:              Next To You – The Police
Friday:                   Suicide Blonde – INXS
  

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: 

                  Savoy Truffle – The Beatles / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Heads Are Gonna Roll – Judas Priest
Tuesday:                All Apologies – Nirvana
Wednesday:          Savoy Truffle – The Beatles
Thursday               Everybody’s Talkin’ – Harry Nilsson
Friday:                   That Smell – Lynyrd Skynyrd

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com