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

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