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This Hall of Famer Once Worked as a Car Factory Horn Tuner – B-Side Trax !!

Growing up in Birmingham he would go on to work as a construction laborer, apprentice plumber & yes, as a car factory horn tuner. Fortunately for him, he heard the Beatles at an early age & decided to become a Rock Star instead. 

The Oz Man Cometh …

( Did I mention that my 800th show aired Friday May 10th !!! )

B-Side Trax:

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


                           December – Collective Soul / Click To Play Show


Monday:               Stepping Out – Joe Jackson
Tuesday:               Primitive Love Rites – Mondo Rock
Wednesday:         Hitchin’ a Ride – Green Day
Thursday:            Where’s Your Head At ? – Basement Jaxx
Friday:                  December – Collective Soul
  

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 Ocean – Led Zeppelin / Click To Play Show

Monday:               Silver, Blue & Gold – Bad Co.
Tuesday:               Stepping Out – Joe Jackson
Wednesday:        Mr Crowley – Ozzy Osbourne
Thursday             5 O’ Clock World – The Vogues
Friday:                 The Ocean – Led Zeppelin ( Show #800 !! )

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

This Was The ‘Other’ #1 Hit Besides That Iconic Sitcom Theme Song – B-Side Trax …


It’s true !  These guys performed one of the most iconic theme songs from one of the most iconic Sitcoms of all time !  ‘Friends’ ran from September of 1994 to May of 2004 & was originally called ‘Insomnia Cafe’.  You’ve heard the theme song I’m sure, but this is that ‘other’ #1 Hit song from the band …


B-Side Trax:

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


Monday:               Walking in LA – Missing Persons
Tuesday:               Selling The Drama – Live
Wednesday:         Just The Way It is Baby – The Rembrandts
Thursday:             Leech – Eve 6
Friday:                  Ball & Chain – Social Distortion

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

                          Ball & Chain – Social Distortion / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Portrait (He Knew) – Kansas
Tuesday:                Ball & Chain – Social Distortion
Wednesday:          You’re in Love – Ratt
Thursday               Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) – Leo Sayer
Friday:                   Somebody Get Me a Doctor ! – Van Halen

B-Well,


Mike

This Album Was The Sound of ” A Band Falling Apart” ! B-Side Trax …

Coming off of an exhaustive tour, the singer was facing musical burnout, not to mention the end of his marriage, the absence of his best friend and the loss of his mother to cancer – that’s all !  In Billy’s own words the Adore album was ” a band falling apart”.  They even tried to rent a house to live & rehearse in – no joy ! Alas, the record was made & the band lived, umm – something something ever after …

B-Side Trax:

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


                            Ava Adore – Smashing Pumpkins / Click To Play Show


Monday:               Ava Adore – Smashing Pumpkins
Tuesday:               I Wanna Be a Flintstone – Screaming Blue Messiahs
Wednesday:         Sleep now in The Fire – Rage Against The Machine
Thursday:            Red Skies – The Fixx
Friday:                 Mr. Bright Side – The Killers
  

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: 

                           Turn Me Loose – Loverboy / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Turn Me Loose – Loverboy
Tuesday:                Red Skies – The Fixx
Wednesday:          Metal Gods – Judas Priest
Thursday               Secret Agent Man – Johnny Rivers
Friday:                  Queen of Spades – Styx

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com