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Disco Slides on the Rock

Review by Johnny Loftus

While Boogie Fever has its share of boffo disco hits — Anita Ward‘s “Ring My Bell,” “Get Down Tonight” from KC & the Disco 2Sunshine Band, and Taste of Honey classic “Boogie Oogie Oogie,” are all here with bells on — it makes room on its dancefloor for lesser-known numbers, too. There’s the slightly crazed, funky stomp of Peter Brown‘s “Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me,” the Gibson Brothers‘ infectious “Nonstop Dance,” and that forgotten slice of disco pie, Rokotto‘s “Boogie on Top.” Now, that’s a lot of boogying for anybody to handle, which means Boogie Fever is only recommended for the true disco fanatics, or those looking to dig a little deeper for their next retro dance party. Boogie!

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Shhh, Do You Hear That, Sounds Like RATT

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The origins of Ratt go as far back as 1973 in Hollywood, California, with a band called Firedome. Stephen Pearcy had formed this band with a few friends; in 1974 the band broke up, with Pearcy forming Crystal Pystal. The name Crystal Pystal was later changed to Buster Cherry, which turned into Mickey Ratt in 1976, which was formed by Ratt’s founding member, vocalist Stephen Pearcy. Several CDs have been released of the Mickey Ratt line-ups, including several demo compilations and a live concert. Related bands included: Metropolis (Tommy Asakawa, Robbin Crosby, Parramore McCarty), Xcalibur (Asakawa, Crosby), Phenomenon (Asakawa, Crosby), Secret Service (Asakawa, Crosby), and Mac Meda (Asakawa, Crosby).

That SpeedWagon is Transporting REO’S

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REO Speedwagon (originally styled as R.E.O. Speedwagon) is an American rock band. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Hi Infidelity (1980) contained four US Top 40 hits and is the group’s best-selling album, with over ten million copies sold.

Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than 40 million records and has charted thirteen Top 40 hits, including the number ones “Keep On Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling“. REO Speedwagon’s mainstream popularity dissipated in the 1990s but the band remains a popular live act.

Turn Up Your AC/ Or Plug Into Your DC For Power

ac dc 2AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who have remained constant members. Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock band, they are also considered pioneers of heavy metal and are sometimes classified as such, though they have always dubbed their music as simply “rock and roll“. To date they are one of the highest-grossing bands of all time.

AC/DC had sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including ac dc 1071 million albums in the United States alone, making them the fifth-best-selling band in the United States and one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. Back in Black has sold an estimated 50 million units worldwide, making it the fifth-highest-selling album by any artist – and the third-highest-selling album by any band. The album has sold 22 million units in the US alone, where it is the sixth-highest-selling album of all time. AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1‘s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” and were named the seventh “Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time” by MTV. In 2004, AC/DC ranked No. 72 on the Rolling Stone list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Producer Rick Rubin, who wrote an essay on the band for the Rolling Stone list, referred to AC/DC as “the greatest rock and roll band of all time.” In 2010, AC/DC were ranked number 23 in the VH1 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.

 

 

The Long List of the Scorpions Sting

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Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hannover. Since the band’s inception, their musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal. The band’s only constant member is guitarist Rudolf Schenker, although Klaus Meine hascorpions+Rockers+Ballads been the lead singer for all of their studio albums, and guitarist Matthias Jabs has been a consistent member since 1979. They are known for their 1980s rock anthem “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and many singles, such as “No One Like You“, “Send Me an Angel“, “Still Loving You“, and “Wind of Change“. The band was ranked number 46 on VH1‘s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program. “Rock You Like a Hurricane” is also number 18 on VH1‘s list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.

They are one of the world’s best selling music artists of all time, with reported sales of 75 million records worldwide.

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Boston On The Rocks

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For More Information on BOSTON at Their Official Site

This is for my big brother, He loves Boston. My Nephews call him Uncle Jay. He Brought Rock n Roll into my life back in 1979 and i have loved it ever since. Hey Brother check it out!!

Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Boston’s best-known works include the songs “More Than a Feeling“, “Peace of Mind“, “Foreplay/Long Time“, “Rock and Roll Band“, “Smokin’“, “Don’t Look Back“, and “Amanda“. It has sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were for its self-titled debut album and seven million were for its second album, Don’t Look Back. Altogether, the band has released six studio albums. Clic Here For Full Albums.

 

Def Leppard Albums 80-87

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Def Leppard

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals). This is the band’s longest-standing line-up.

The band’s strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album High ‘n’ Dry was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who helped them begin to define their style, and the album’s stand out track “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” became one of the first rock videos played on MTV in 1982. The band’s next studio album Pyromania in 1983, with “Photograph” as the lead single, turned Def Leppard into a household name. In 2003, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Livin on Bon Jovi

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By mid-1982, out of school and working part-time at a women’s shoe store, Jon Bon Jovi took a job at the Power Station Bon Jovi 23Studios, a Manhattan recording facility where his cousin Tony Bongiovi was co-owner. Bon Jovi made several demos—including one produced by Billy Squier—and sent them to record companies, though failing to make an impact. His first professional recording was as lead vocals in “R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” which was part of the Christmas in the Stars album which his cousin co-produced.

Bon Jovi visited local radio station WAPP 103.5FM “The Apple” in Lake Success, New York. In 1983, a then-unknown Bon Jovi visited the station and wrote and sung the jingles for the station. He spoke with DJ Chip Hobart and to the promotion director, John Lassman, who suggested Bon Jovi let WAPP include the song “Runaway” on the station’s compilation album of local homegrown talent. Bon Jovi was reluctant, but eventually gave them the song, on which Bon Jovi had used studio musicians to play on the track “Runaway” (which was written in 1982). WAPP worked with WOR-TV (now WWOR-TV) in nearby Secaucus, NJ on a music video show, Rock 9 Videos, for a short time in 1984. The studio musicians who helped record “Runaway”—known as The All Star Review—were guitarist Tim Pierce, keyboardist Roy Bittan, drummer Frankie LaRocka, and bassist Hugh McDonald.

Careful it Might Contain Poison

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Poison promoted themselves up and made the rounds performing in the famous local clubs. During this period, Poison’s manager negotiated a deal under which the West Hollywood club, The Troubador, would pay for shows. At this time, Smith, who was about to become a father and was concerned about the band’s future, left the band to return home to Pennsylvania. The band auditioned for a replacement guitarist, eventually narrowing down the field to three candidates: Slash, who would later join Guns N’ Roses, Steve Silva from The Joe Perry Project, and New York-born guitarist C.C. DeVille, although Michaels and Dall did not initially get along with him, the band eventually agreed that DeVille’s “fire” made him the best choice.

Michaels, Rockett, Dall, and DeVille signed to independent label Enigma Records in 1986 (see 1986 in music) for approximately $30,000. Their debut album: Look What the Cat Dragged In, was released 2 August 1986. It originally included only one single, “Cry Tough“; however, Look What the Cat Dragged In became a surprise success and subsequently spawned three charting hits: “Talk Dirty to Me“, “I Want Action“, and “I Won’t Forget You“, The record became the biggest-selling-album in Enigma’s history. With heavy rotation on MTV, their debut earned the band tours with fellow glam rockers Ratt, Cinderella, and Quiet Riot, as well as a coveted slot in the Texxas Jam in Dallas. The album ultimately sold 4 million copies worldwide. The band began giving intimate and controversial interviews to rock journalist Judy Wieder at the Hollywood home they all shared in June 1986, before the official release of Look What the Cat Dragged In. Wieder, the first to follow the band closely, circulated their many dicey conversations to the popular rock magazines of the day, including Circus, Creem, Rip Magazine, Rock Express and Hit Parader, insuring enormous visibility for the album’s release. In 1987 the band recorded a cover of the Kiss song “Rock and Roll All Nite” for the soundtrack to Less Than Zero.

Poison’s second album, Open Up and Say…Ahh!, was released 21 May 1988. It peaked at No. 2 on the American charts and would ultimately go on to sell 8 million copies worldwide. The album included the band’s biggest hit, the No. 1 single “Every Rose Has Its Thorn“, along with other hits like: “Nothin’ but a Good Time“, “Fallen Angel“, and the Loggins and Messina cover “Your Mama Don’t Dance“. The album’s initial cover art was controversial, as it depicted a demonic female figure with an obscenely long tongue. A censored version of the cover followed, focusing on the figure’s eyes. By the time the band toured with David Lee Roth in 1988 on the Skyscraper Tour, it was apparent that Poison had become a major live act and the band moved from support status to headlining their own tour in September 1988. As of 1989, the band had become the seventh-best-selling hard rock band in the US of the 1980s, behind Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith and Van Halen. In 1989, the band released their first video album titled “Sight for Sore Ears” which featured all their music videos from the first two albums.