*We'll go back to 1980 for one of the most significant singer/songwriters of our time and a song about a famous location in L.A. There are all too many stories of those who go out to L.A. to make it big, (don't), and end up hustling. Our artist lived in the area and witnessed 1st hand such observations as he wrote this song, sharing some positive reinforcement about getting past this period in their lives. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the song....
*This band was a Spanish group but with a German lead singer. They were one of the few groups from a non-English speaking country to have an international hit, in part because they were one of the few Spanish acts to actually sing in English. Excellent hit from 1976 spins tonight. Name the band and real extra credit if you name the track that will play...
*We'll play the long version of a song with an album version of 8:29. The problem? The year was 1971 and songs like it simply weren't played on any radio. Band Members heard a stripped-down version one day on the radio along with everyone else in the general public...a three and half minute version...cut for radio play. The band dudes couldn't believe it! Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song we'll play later this evening...
*On many of this band's records, the lead singer sings indecipherably...not so on this song though. He had a message to send and did not want it to be lost. Excellent string arrangement on this one done by Zeppelin bassist, John Paul Jones. Name the American band and extra credit for the name of the track from 1992...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Smoking Gun by Robert Cray vs Dangerous Mood by Keb’ Mo’
1. Jackson Browne, Boulevard
2. Los Bravos, Black Is Black
3. Yes, Roundabout
4. R.E.M., Everybody Hurts
Battle of the Bands : Keb’ Mo’ won with 51% of votes