Against the Grain, Ep. 12 (60's)

Against the Grain, Ep. 12 (60's)

12 broadcasts of this show already? Feels like yesterday….

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This Week In Music…

Lzzy Hale joined Avenged Sevenfold on stage this past week to cover Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were.

Incubus just released the music video for their new tune, Loneliest.

Original Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clark passed away this week at the age of 67. With his death, none of the original members of the band are longer alive.

Rise Against just released the music video for one of their newer tunes, House on Fire, and it’s pretty emotional.

The Foo Fighters will be  playing for the first time at the Brit Awards, despite being four time winners at the awards.

Babymetal guitarist Mikio Fujioka passed away last week at the age of 36, after succumbing to injuries suffered after falling from a balcony.

The Cranberries vocalist Dolores O’Riordan passed away Monday at the age of 46. Cause of death has not yet been determined.

Music History

The Beatles were a British rock band from Liverpool, England, formed in 1960 by John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney.

The trio recruited Pete Best to accompany them on drums after going through multiple drummers, and began their careers playing covers of american rock and roll, such as the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly. Their early shows were played primarily in their hometown of Liverpool, as well as during a residency in Hamburg, Germany.

The band acquired Ringo Starr in 1962, and with the assistance of manager Brian Epstein and producer George Martin, the newly proclaimed “Fab Four” were launched into mainstream success. This kicked off with Love Me Do and Please, Please Me, and gave the band a platform for their first #1 hit.

The newly proclaimed Beatlemania spread throughout the world, infesting the American population overseas.

One thing that the Americans never understood is that the Beatles were not playing British Music; these four boys grew up during American dominance and the spread of American culture, from the way the dressed to the way their music sounded. This was not necessarily British music; it was American music played back to them, with a British twist.

Next, the bands’ release of songs such as She Loves You and I Want to Hold Your Hand helped to bring this British Invasion into American culture. Their first ever television performance in the US took place in 1964 on the Ed Sullivan Show, to a record 70 million people

This was followed up by the albums Hard Days Night and Beatles for Sale, which were (in a way) a representation of the Beatles’ growing confusion with regards to their own commercialization.

1965’s Rubber Soul saw a more mature outlook from the group, which almost began an abandonment of their original, poppy style. This was wholeheartedly confirmed in 1966 with the LSD induced masterpiece which was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, with songs such as A Day in the Life, Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, and more.Between this album and Magical Mystery Tour, these were the epitome of “hippy” albums, where the Beatles were reflecting the culture of the times.

1968 was the creation of the White Album, where each member sees it as an album of individuals, whereby no band really existed. There was George’s band, Paul’s band, and John’s band. Lennon quoted this as the beginning of the end for the Beatles.

The recordings of Abbey Road and Let It Be were considered to be miserable, and everyone in the band virtually hated each other. The goal was to make music, and live performances were out of the question for Harrison

Following the breakup in 1970, the Beatles all went on to record their solo projects, up until the murder of John Lennon in 1980. Following this, their projects all continued, and many reunions between the 3 members occurred over the years up until Harrison’s death in 2001.

The Beatles have released 23 studio albums, 5 live albums, 53 compilation albums, 21 EP’s, and 63 singles.

They are the top grossing artist in both the United States and the world, with 271.1 million units sold worldwide

They are arguably the founders for modern rock and roll, and have influenced modern music immensely, regardless of genre

Band of the Week

Band of the Week goes to Creedence Clearwater Revival, with Down on the Corner and Have You Ever Seen the Rain?.

Double Shot

Today, both CCR and Bob Dylan had two songs played, therefore featuring both as a part of the Double Shot.

It’s always a good time, might do some 80’s next week. Take care!

Music for Relief

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  1. Bob DylanDon’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
  2. Dave van RonkHang Me, Oh Hang Me
  3. Dave van RonkGreen Rocky Road
  4. Jackson C. FrankBlues Run the Game
  5. Johnny CashFolsom Prison Blues – Live 
  6. David BowieSpace Oddity
  7. The Guess WhoThese Eyes
  8. The CranberriesZombie
  9. The KinksWaterloo Sunset
  10. The AnimalsHouse of the Rising Sun
  11. Jimi Hendrix All Along the Watchtower
  12. CreamWhite Room
  13. The BeatlesGet Back
  14. The BeatlesBlackbird
  15. The BeatlesHere Comes the Sun
  16. Led ZeppelinWhole Lotta Love
  17. Pink FloydAstronomy Domine
  18. The Rolling Stones  – Sympathy for the Devil
  19. The Beach BoysSurfin’ U.S.A.
  20. The WhoPinball Wizard
  21. The BandThe Weight
  22. C.C.R.Down On The Corner
  23. C.C.R. – Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
  24. Aretha FranklinRespect
  25. Simon & GarfunkelMrs. Robinson
  26. Elvis PresleyCan’t Help Falling in Love
  27. Bob DylanLike a Rolling Stone


Dolores O’Riordan.

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