DJ SOUND BITES Oct 12 – Oct 17
Jeff Weigl Beats Working Friday @ 4pm
I Can See for Miles by The Who was written by Pete Townshend after meeting his future wife.
It was written in character, of a vindictive type, as the jealousy and suspicion that would well up in him while he was on the road.
It was the only Who single to reach the Billboard Top 10.
The Album In Step by Stevie Ray Vaughan was Stevie's first album after he stopped drinking and is dedicated to sobriety.
The album title is a reference to the 12-step program for alcoholics.
The songs on the album refer to the pressures of life that lead to alcohol abuse but show how you can still rock out even when you are sober.
Stone Free by Jimi Hendrix was released as the B-side of his first single "Hey Joe," and was the first song Hendrix wrote for his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
According to Hendrix: Setting the Record Straight, Jimi did not write it willingly.
He wanted to use a cover of "Land Of 1,000 Dances" as the flip side to "Hey Joe," but his producer Chas Chandler ordered him to sit down and write a new song, which he did that night.
867-5309 / Jenny by Tommy Tutone was written by Alex Call while sitting under a tree.
He said: "Despite all the mythology to the contrary, I actually just came up with the 'Jenny,' and the telephone number and the music and all that just sitting in my backyard.
There was no Jenny. I don't know where the number came from, I was just trying to write a 4-chord rock song and it just kind of came out.
I had the guitar lick, I had the name and number, but I didn't know what the song was about.
Jim Keller, who's the co-writer, was the lead guitar player in Tommy Tutone stopped by and said, 'Al, it's a girl's number on a bathroom wall,' and we had a good laugh.
I said, 'That's exactly right, that's exactly what it is.'
When Jim showed up, we wrote the verses in 15 or 20 minutes, they were just obvious.”
The single Play the Game by Queen was the first time Mercury displayed his soon-to-be-famous moustache, which would become a huge part of his look for many years - although at the time hardcore Queen fans didn't like the change of image, even going as far as to send him disposable razors to shave it off.
Midnite Cruiser by Steely Dan is one of two songs on the debut album Can’t Buy a Thrill where Donald Fagen does not sing lead.
The reason there are 2 other lead vocalists is that Donald Fagen expressed some concerns about singing live.
The song Midnite Cruiser was sung by drummer Jim Hodder.
Leave a Reply.