A Prehistoric Bird’s Evolutionary Superiority Discussed In Song

The Uptones – “Bested By Pelicans”

A most unusual song topic, the pelican, makes this song truly unique. Songwriter, vocalist, and videographer, Paul Jackson, has produced a thought provoking song and video about his observations of pelicans.




All Sisters Except The Drummer

HAIM – “Don’t Save Me”

If you haven’t heard this sister act, you’re really missing out.




Are Two Drummers Better Than One?

Brian Auger – “Listen Here”

Absolutely yes! The more drums, the merrier! You’ve gotta love this classic Eddie Harris composition.




My Favorite Drum Maniac

Sandy Nelson – “Let There Be Drums”

This 1960’s anthem is as good as its title.




The Best Band Not To Make It Big

The Move – “Feel Too Good”

I got to know The Move when they featured Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan. They were so good, but were never as famous here as they were in the U.K., where they scored 9 Top 20 hits in the 60s. “Feel Too Good” is a classic, but way too long for the radio airplay of the time.




King Of Skiffle Swallows His Bubblegum

Lonnie Donegan – “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose it’s Flavour?”

Lonnie Donegan was one of the most popular recording artists of his era. According to the The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, he’s “Britain’s most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles.” He had 24 successive Top 30 hits, and was the first UK male to score two U.S. Top 10s. He was considered the King of Skiffle which was the music movement that was all the rage in the 50s and early 60s. The Beatles claim Lonnie as an important influence on their music.




The Best Girl’s Name Song Of All Time?

Trio – “Anna”

But yes. This song totally bent my mind when I first heard it. I believe I laughed uncontrollably for some time and then had to play it least twice a day for a whole summer. This is the great German trio known simply as, Trio. You’ve probably heard their hit “Da Da Da (I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me)” but you maybe haven’t heard this yet. It’s perfect.




“Common People” Stiffed In The U.S.

Pulp – “Common People”

Pulp really put it all together on this one. An amazing lyric about real life, great vocal, instrumentation inspired at every turn. There isn’t a wasted line or moment. “Common People” was a huge smash over in the UK, but not so much in the US, so if you missed it, check it out! This is one of my all time favorite songs.




Inspirational Female Talks About Love

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts – “I Love Rock And Roll”

The song that broke the first female TRUE rock n roll star. The “First Lady” of. Released in 1981. This song is older than me!?! I guess it’s just timeless. Because I still hear it at bars, sports stadiums, and in movies. I’m embarrassed to say the reason I know this song is because when I was 10 (before I knew about Joan Jett) Brittney Spears covered this song. I did my research to find out who did the original. I found out. And forever have been a fan. Thanks to Joan Jett for being the greatest female inspiration to this day.




A Band You Should Know About

Television – “Friction”

Great song from one of my favorite albums, “Friction” on Marquee Moon by Television. If you haven’t ever heard Tom Verlaine, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Love his voice but I especially love his guitar playing.