Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS...Red Rose Speedway  (1973)
Red Rose Speedway was released 40 years ago today in 1973.  It reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  Being such a huge McCartney fan this album gets a 5 out of 5 stars.  To me, this is an excellent album.  The songs are great, with the hit single "My Love" being the highlight.  Other highlights include, well...the rest of them.  The album opens with a twisty rocker "Big Barn Bed."  Twisty is the only way I know how to explain it.  "Get On The Right Thing" is a fantastic track for Paul's rock voice (he could belt them out when needed).  "Little Lamb Dragonfly" is a beautiful song that was dedicated to John Lennon, pretty much asking him to end the feud between the 2 legends.  "Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)" is an instrumental that has Paul playing an incredible bass, as he is a master on the instrument.  The album closes with a medley of 4 songs that are edited together, but they all 4 seem to fit perfectly together.  Granted, it's probably unfair for me to do a review of a Paul McCartney album because I like them all, but to my ears this is a fabulous album
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Clark Vogeler of the Toadies is 44; J.R. Richards of Dishwalla is 41; Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down is 42;


1971 The New York Times reports that Bill Graham is planning on closing the Fillmore East. Graham ends up closing both the Fillmore East and Fillmore West
1983 The original Manfred Mann reunites for a London concert. Also that day Muddy Waters dies in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois at the age of 68
1991 Nirvana signs a recording deal with DCG Records
1993 Elton John’s “Simple Life,” from his 1992 album The One enters Billboard’s Top 40 breaking Elvis Presley’s longstanding record with 24 consecutive years of Top 40 hits
1999 Darrell Sweet of Nazareth suffers a fatal heart attack in New Albany, Indiana at the age of 51. That same day the members of Aerosmith visit with Lance Kirklin, a shooting victim at Columbine High School

Check out this week's edition of "The Rock Show" with Mr. Rock 'N' Roll, Michael David. We'll check out the Rock Show Top 3 tracks for the week, hear some new music from Pop Evil, Deep Purple and Rod Stewart, the Album Spotlight of the Week is "Strangers In Town" from Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Three Days Grace hit the Boneyard with all things hard rock/heavy metal, we pull out the Beatles from the Vintage Vinyl Vault, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite are in the Blues Corner, and we Flashback to 1983. Download the link provided HERE and a splendid time is guaranteed for all

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