*We'll play a track early that mentions the term, 'Heavy Metal' which would go on to become a renowned genre, although the song itself is not really that at all. The song spent 3 weeks at #2 on the charts behind The Rascals' People Got To Be Free in 1968. It was the 3rd single released from the band's 1st album. The first 2 flopped, but this song elevated the band to stardom. Name the band and the song...
*This band released a 1974 album that came on the heels of their two previous albums that were both chart toppers. It may be why this album was a hit the day it was announced (it was certified platinum based on pre-orders alone) and was the last album by the band to achieve that status. This British band's song from that album is a beautiful, largely acoustic number that was popular in concert and rock stations everywhere. Name the band, somewhat famous for hard, concept albums and extra credit for the name of the song that got significant airplay...
*This superstar artist's change of directions in the early 70's was notable on successive albums, trading cinematic aspirations of the earlier for a tentative stab at progressive rock on the next one. The later album was driven by sweeping string arrangements, giving many of the tracks a richly dark and haunting edge. On the track we'll play, a mandolin takes center stage conjures up shades of Rod Stewart and Maggie May. Name the aritst and extra credit for the name of the track...
*This band's frontman wrote this song, both the lyrics and the music that was released in 1977. The song indicated him feeling unstoppable as he's 'floating around in ecstasy and 'like a tiger defying the laws of gravity',
It is clear that his character is throwing caution to the wind and putting himself in danger. Name the band, the frontman and extra credit for the name of the song...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Time For Me To Fly by REO Speedwagon vs No Matter What by Badfinger
1. Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf
2. Supertramp, Dreamer
3. Elton John, Holiday Inn
4. Queen, Freddie Mercury, Don’t Stop Me Now
Badfinger won the battle by two votes