YOU CAN’T BRING ME DOWN – SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
Oct06

YOU CAN’T BRING ME DOWN – SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

Today was a prefect day to take a trip back to 1990 to a song off the Lights…Camera…Revolution! album by Suicidal Tendencies and a song that is one of my personal favorites, You Can’t Bring Me Down. The song transitioned Sucidial Tendencies to not only being known as a hardcore band but also as a thrash band. The video received substansial airplay on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball and became one of...

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MOTLEY CRUE – SHOUT AT THE DEVIL – FROM THE VAULT
Apr07

MOTLEY CRUE – SHOUT AT THE DEVIL – FROM THE VAULT

Today’s installment of From The Vault takes us back to 1983 and to Motley Crue’s second album “Shout at the Devil.” The album  is often regarded as the heaviest sounding Motley Crue album by both critics and fans with themes including sex, violence, drugs and rebellion. Side one begins with engineer Geoff Workman and Nikki Sixx’s narration for the introduction to Shout at the Devil: In the beginning, good...

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DAMIEN – EVERY DOG HAS IT’S DAY – FROM THE VAULT
May13

DAMIEN – EVERY DOG HAS IT’S DAY – FROM THE VAULT

    Today we take a trip back to 1988 to Toledo, Ohio to a track from the band Damien from Toledo, Ohio off the album of the same name, Every Dog Has It’s Day. The lineup for Every Dog Has It’s Day includes Kevin “Killer” Kekes – bass, Johnny “Evil” Cappeletty – drums, Chuck Stohl and Fritz Adamshick – guitars and Randy “Wolf” Mikelson – vocals. The song...

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BEACH BOYS – KOKOMO – FROM THE VAULT (APRIL FOOL’S!)
Apr01

BEACH BOYS – KOKOMO – FROM THE VAULT (APRIL FOOL’S!)

Today we venture back in time to the spring of 1988. It was a simpler time — the Soviet Union was on its way out, I had just uttered my first sentence (creepily enough, it was “I see the light”), and the Beach Boys were recording the most crushingly brutal single of all time. Despite the fact that several Kokomos already existed, The Beach Boys came together to write a song about a fictional, quasi-magical...

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HOT FOR TEACHER – VAN HALEN – FROM THE VAULT
Jan27

HOT FOR TEACHER – VAN HALEN – FROM THE VAULT

  Today in honor of Eddie Van Halen’s 59th birthday yesterday (January 26) we take a trip back to 1984 to the sixth and one of the most popular albums by Van Halen titled 1984 and a song called Hot For Teacher. The song which reached #56 on the Billboard Top 100 was one of the most popular videos in rotation on MTV and prompted the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) to request that the video and song be pulled from radio and...

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