Show #47: Crazy Covers (Part 1)

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In my musical travels I’ve come across a fair amount of pretty wild covers where certain artists cover very different genres of tunes. Some make sense, and others really don’t. It makes for a good listen though, and in compiling the playlist, it just so happened that many of these were rare jams from the vault. I’ve got plenty more where this came from, so we’ll call this part 1. Here’s a show dedicated to all the cover bands out there. Well, only the ones that play “Freebird” on request.

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Show #25: Progressively Heavy

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Since last week was mellow, I decided to kick out the jams this week with a lesser-known sub-genre of Rock known as Heavy Progressive. Similar to Krautrock (Tangerine Dream), Progressive (Yes), and 70’s Hard Rock (Deep Purple), but kind of on its own level of awesomeness too. If you dig any of those genres, then I suppose you will cry tears of joy when  you hear Heavy Progressive blasting out the speaks. I know I did. Strong men also cry.

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Show #19: Hendrix, Lies & Money

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After tackling the falsely advertised “new” Hendrix album, People, Hell & Angels, on the blog with a rocktacular review, I thought it would be only fitting to get our jam on as well. The show today talked about the new album in depth, cruised through the track list, and replaced some of the rarities on the new album with much better hidden Hendrix gems. If you’re digging the new Hendrix album, you’ll really dig this show. If you’re digging outside, you’re doing yard work. 

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Show #12: Beware of Darkness

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Today we embarked on a new series called “From The Vault.” I’ll now be digging through the rarest of rare in my collection of tuneskies to provide you with some hidden gems. The first jam in the series is from the band Dark with the killer album, “Round The Edges.” Only 50 copies were pressed upon the album’s release, which made it an unheard collectors item (like a Bill Cosby Pez dispenser). The album has since been re-released and can now be heard by more than 50 people. As with all the jams in this series, it makes me wonder how viable rare albums are in comparison to popular ones. Give this LP a whirl and tell me what you think, because thinking thoughts is a good thing.

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