Episodes – B-Side Trax – Week of NOV 27th: Remember When Adam Duritz Went to Work as a Bartender at The Viper Room ? The B-Side does …
It’s true. Even though he was already a star in his own right, he decided to take a gig behind the bar for, as he put it, ‘a reality check’. And just in case you didn’t know, so did Christina Applegate. The first band to ever perform there was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
I do love history & the stories behind the songs, bands & albums. Perhaps your listeners would too !
A fairly new concept: 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: Einstein on The Beach – Counting Crows
Tuesday: Rain – The Cult
Wednesday: Cut You In – Jerry Cantrell
Thursday What It’s Like – Everlast
Friday: How Soon is Now ? – The Smiths
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: Lovin’ Every Minute of It – Loverboy
Tuesday: Pretty Noose – Soundgarden
Wednesday: Freeway Jam – Jeff Beck
Thursday Crystal Blue Persuasion – Tommy James & The Shondells
Friday: Keep Yourself Alive – Queen