Jam of the Week: Led Zeppelin

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Artist: Led Zeppelin

Album: I (Deluxe Edition, Remastered)

Genre: Arena Rock

Date: 2014 (new, sorta)

Sound: F**king Led Zeppelin!

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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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Top Ten Bands That Skipped Woodstock

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Woodstock was epic. Fact. Some of the best bands of the 60’s came, saw, and conquered the sea of dancing hippies. Yet many music fans aren’t aware of all the bands that could have rocked Woodstock, but instead chose to skip or happened to miss out on the greatest rock festival of all time. Who are they and why did they skip out? Allow me to present my handy dandy list below, in order of potential awesomeness.

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Show #31: Summer Bright

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Summer is just around the corner, so I grabbed a summer beer for the mixed brew this week. Unfortunately, I wasn’t clever enough to think of a cool summer playlists. However, I did base it on the Jam of the Week, and must say, solid jamtastic Rock ‘N’ Roll was to be had. If you dig killer guitar, you’ll like this mixed brew. If you dig beer, summer, and killer guitar, well then you’ll really be having a party.

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Show #16: Rockin’ Riffs (Part 2)

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I know I’m a week late, but I finally have the show posting from last week. The ol’ radio station had some difficulty getting me the streaming and download links for some reasons. When in doubt, blame someone else. Also, it’s good to blame technology. These are words of wisdom, so write them down. We’ll only be behind on the show postings for one week, as I’ll be taking Wednesday the 20th off for Spring Break. Wooooo, Spring Break, partaaay! 

More riffs because they’re cool. Loud guitar badassery (new favorite word) is what makes a killer Rock song. I’ve got some of mine, some of yours, and what I deem to be the best riff of all time. It’s getting loud around TRR headquarters (my computer). 

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Show #15: Rockin’ Riffs (Part 1)

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The riff is where it’s at. The guitar line that defines the song has created some legendary jams over the years. Today, we starting rocking through a few of the best riffs of all time. Listen to the show and see if you can identify each song based on the riff alone. I had so many killer tuneskies going on that I needed to break the show up into two parts. So next week, I’ll need your help figuring out some more classic riffs. I left out a few on purpose, but I still have plenty of room for more. Listen to the show and tell me what ones I’m missing, because sharing is caring. 

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Show #6: Far Out, Man

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Planet Earth. We meet again.

Today we rocked with a killer shut up and play series show. I’ve noticed that I have been a bit stuck in the past for the last five episodes. I decided it was time to venture into new tuneskies, from the past era of Psychedelic Rock into the modern era of, well, Psychedelic Rock.

Hopefully you’re aware of the great Psychedelic Rock movement back in the late sixties with such epic bands as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Beatles, The Doors, Love, 13 Floor Elevators, and yes, the list goes on. What you may not be aware of, is that the same Psychedelia genre is alive and well with new artists kicking out some great trippy and fuzzed out jams.

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Show #1: Guitar Gods

It was an epic day on the radio, as traffic stopped, schools closed, and computer servers went haywire as everyone around the globe tuned in for inaugural radio show of The Rock Renaissance. Well, maybe that’s stretching it a bit. Let’s just say a few people stopped by, but for the rest of you, I’ve got all you need right here on the blog.

The show was part of the Rock History 101 series entitled “Guitar Gods.” I wanted to focus on some of the obvious guitar heroes of ancient rock lore as well as a few lesser knowns.  Here’s the playlist with some info on these guitar greats:

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