*This great artist has long subscribed to the tenet of capitalism that it isn't necessary to come up with great ideas yourself as long as you can recognize someone else's great ideas and use them. The Grateful Dead, for example, developed a rabid following of self-dubbed fans and gave themselves a name with only gradual recognition by the band. This artist's band gained a title of recognition, but the inspiration and actual name was given to them by Timothy B. Schmitt, when he was actually playing in the artist's back up band in the early 80's. Name the artist and the name for the fan base...
*A song we'll play is about a guy who is infatuated with a girl, and convinces himself that she must have a boyfriend. As he tries to work up the courage to talk to her, he keeps losing confidence by reminding himself that she's too fine not to be taken. The song was written for and included in a 1982 film that we've all probably watched more than once. Name the artist, the song and 1982 film...
*This band, part of a New York City music scene that included The Lovin' Spoonful and The Youngbloods back in the 60's wrote and performed a song that occupies an interesting little niche in music history: somewhere between Acid and Punk rock, with a little Mothers Of Invention "Freak Out" mixed in. (Nice) The track included boastful lyrics "Nothin' can hold us and nothin' can keep us down, and someday our names will be all over town. Alas, they ended up a one-hit wonder. Name the band and the track that also made the soundtrack of the cult movie, Easy Rider...
*A track we'll play is about unconditional love where one is determined to stick it out through good times and bad. It is a very popular wedding song. The artist who wrote and performed it did about 100 takes before he got to one that he deemed passable, but really wasn't completely satisfied with even that one. One of the song's co-writers, Willie Mitchell who was also the artist's producer, set him straight telling him...'it had magic on it.' The track went on to spend 9 straight weeks atop the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart. Name the artist and the song from 1972...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
White Wedding by Billy Idol vs Good Times Roll by The Cars
1. Jimmy Buffett, Parrotheads
2. Jackson Browne, Somebody’s Baby, Fast Times at Ridgemont High
3. Blues Magoos, (We Ain’t Got) Nothing Yet
4. Al Green, Let’s Stay Together
The Cars preferred by listeners by a 54% margin