Song Quiz from Craig Looney’s Looney’s Tunes live show on May 30, 2021 Show #133
*The frontman of this great band got drunk a lot and loved to sing the blues at the bands jam sessions, particularly at a nightclub on Topanga Canyon Boulevard in California. That establishment, The Corral burned down in 1986. Name the band, the frontman and song about the place for extra credit...
*This song tells the story of a very popular girl who's the desire of all the young men in a blue-collar neighborhood whenever she returns to it. Timonthy B. Schmitt of Eagles fame made an appearance on this song, singing backup vocals with this great band known for extremely close harmonies. Name the band and extra credit for the song...
*This classic was 1st recorded in 1965 as a slow ballad. In 1967 Stevie Wonder and The Temptations both recorded the song, but Berry Gordy did not like Wonder's upbeat version and shelved it until a year later when finally convinced it was worthy. We'll play a version that is a collaboration by Wonder and a legendary artist from 2006. And it is a slower version. Name the song and real extra credit if you can guess who Wonder recorded it with in 2006...
*The band, Mott The Hoople was a favorite of David Bowie. The band was not selling well and on the verge of breaking up when Bowie offered this song to them to record. They turned it down and eventually accepted another Bowie written song, All The Young Dudes...a huge hit for them. Name the song they turned down that became a rather large hit for Bowie...
Battle Of The Bands!
You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon vs How Sweet it is (To Be Loved By You) by James Taylor
1. The Doors, Jim Morrison, Roadhouse Blues 2. Steely Dan, Josie
3. For Once in My Life, Tony Bennett 4. Suffragette City
Listeners picked James Taylor with 58% of the votes
Song Quiz from Craig Looney’s Looney’s Tunes live show on May 23, 2021 Show #132
*We'll play a song that was written by a Georgia native and bandmember for the group who relied otherwise, on their founder, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for most of their early success. The song was inspired by a girl he met in the city and his yearning to get back to her...as she sets his heart on fire. With the name of the city in the song's title...name the song and the band....extra credit for the name of the songwriter...
*The individuals comprising this duo were both from Texas and belonged to the group, The Champs, in the late'50's and early 60's when their hit 'Tequila' made a splash. The Champs dissolved in 1965 and the duo went on to release their first album as a duo in 1969. A single from their 4th album became a huge, breakthrough hit for them. Jasmine is not just for tea...name the duo and the song...
*The Captain And Me...a classically cool album by The Doobie Brothers had one great track after another. It was the first album where they used this type of instrument. The track we will play is a bluesy one that bandmember Tom Johnston claimed to be a tribute to the blues and B.B. King in particular. Name the song that was not China Grove, Long Train Runnin or South City Midnight Lady....And extra credit for the name of the instrument first used on this album...
*This artist showed the world that some of the smallest people can have the biggest impact. Height challenged on the level and likes of Michael J. Fox, Paul Simon and Tom Cruise...he often wore heals to compensate for his 5'2" frame. Name the artist...
Battle Of The Bands!
Doctor My Eyes by Jackson Browne vs I Don’t Want to Know by Fleetwood Mac
1. Oh Atlanta, Little Feat, Bill Payne 2. Seals and Croft, Summer Breeze
3. Dark Eyed Cajun Woman, Synthesizer 4. Prince
Listeners picked Jackson Browne with 55% of the votes
Song Quiz from Craig Looney’s Looney’s Tunes live show on May 16, 2021 Show #131
*This song was written for the 1967 Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. The version by this band was recorded and released 2 years later in 1969. The band was comprised of 3 lead singers all vying to sing lead on a song that would top the Billboard Hot 100 charts. And they did just that. The song we'll play was one of their #1 charting records. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This Eagles' album in 1976 was the first album with new bandmate, Joe Walsh. Joe was the primary writer of 2 songs on the album, one of them being, Life In the Fast Lane and the track I'll play later today. The song, according to Joe is kind of 'a melancholy reflection on his life at the time. Name the album and extra credit for the song...
*Songwriting credits probably created as much or more controversy between bandmembers than other stumbling blocks. The track we'll play showed songwriting credits going to the entire band, but 3 out of the 5 members largely admit that the credit should go to Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. With 5 verses and a total length of 5+ minutes...it is this band's longest song. Name the band and extra credit for the song name..
*This Elton John song has a very dark, kind of Leon Russell influence and a story about a lunatic ranting on visiting day at the asylum. Many thought the song was about Richard Nixon, but Bernie Taupin said that is simply not the case....claiming the song is not about anyone in particular. The album with this song is the first album to feature a guitar player in Elton's band. Name the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds vs Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks
1. Three Dog Night, Easy To Be Hard 2. Hotel California, Pretty Maids All In A Row
3. Traveling Wilburys, Tweeter And The Monkey Man 4. Madman Across the Water
Listeners picked The Kinks with 55% of the votes
Song Quiz from Craig Looney’s Looney’s Tunes live show on May 9, 2021 Show #130
*This song came out after the band had broken up and Eric Clapton was already working with his new group, Blind Faith. The lyrics are not intended to make sense as they were taken from overheard drunken conversations between Beatles, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Name the band and extra credit for the song...
*After being nominated for Grammy Awards in 4 different categories for her 1989 album, this artist went on a creative retreat in Northern California to begin work on her next album. She had given up drinking and wanted to prove to herself that she still had great music in her. The retreat obviously worked! Name the artist...
*This song has a line that is often associated with smoking marijuana, although the writer insists it isn't, stating I have never and never will write a 'drug song'. It is more about trials of relationships with women and perhaps even a Biblical meaning. To those hanging on to the drug thing, the artist says they might want to become familiar with the Book of Acts in the Bible. Name the artist and name the song (titled from a result of a woman and her daughter coming into the studio from the rain)...
*Two songwriting members of this great band wrote this song for their respective daughters. It was a reminder of how crushing and all-encompassing peer pressure is...Do other people like them? Are they cool? Do they have the right clothes, or phone or anything else? Name the band, the 2 writers and extra credit for the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Hitch A Ride by Boston vs I Know You’re Out There Somewhere by The Moody Blues
1. Cream, Badge 2. Bonnie Raitt (played Come To Me)
3. Bob Dylan, Rainy Day Women #12 and #35
4. Eagles, Don Henley & Glenn Frey, Fast Company
Listeners picked The Moody Blues with 56% of the votes
*This former member of the band, Traffic, was in a tight spot upon signing with Columbia records in 1973 that demanded 2 albums a year from him. Clive Davis, the man who signed him, left the label, leaving the artist in the lurch and on the hook. The artist was having a difficult time, when a guitarist by the name of Jim Krueger joined his band, full of song ideas and writing abilities. The song we'll play could describe any number of scenarios where a relationship goes sour. Name the artist and extra credit for the song...
*You can go to Vegas for a quickie marriage. but how about a quickie divorce? In the early 70's, this country made it easy, allowing only 1 person from the marriage to be present and request it. Sure, it was a tourist play for the country, but it worked. A 1976 song from this popular band shares the story of a woman who travels there for her divorce...has some fun...hooks up with a local, and experiences consequences later on. Name the country, the band and extra credit for the song (that names the country in its title)...
*By 1985, this 3-member band had released 8 studio albums, but with the release of album #9, they released a single that one critic called it the 'poppiest thing' they ever cut. That said, it still had some of the trademark rock sound. Name the band, whose members were all born in the same year and toured most years while all being the same age....
*The great Chet Atkins hosted a variety television show back in the mid-80's...leading to his collaboration with many of his guests. He would cut an album with one such guitarist, but that artist would also go on to collaborate with a female vocalist/guitarist that also appeared on the Atkins TV show. It took a few years, but both guests finally put together an album themselves (2006). Name the male and female artists who did that...
Battle Of The Bands!
Maggie May by Rod Stewart vs Georgia by Boz Scaggs
1. Dave Mason, We Just Disagree 2. Haiti, Steely Dan, Haitian Divorce
3. Z Z Top, Stages 4. Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris, (played If This is Goodbye)
Listeners picked Boz Scaggs with 53% of the votes