Friday, October 9, 2015
"It's An Honor To Be Nominated": A Cheap Trick Weekend Mix
Yes, it's that time of year again, when the heated debating begins over who should or should not be in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
"Yes and Deep Purple, finally!"
"Janet Jackson isn't rock and roll."
"What? Billy Squier forgotten again?!"
I really don't care, though I can make a better argument for NWA getting in than Los Lobos, even though I love Los Lobos and have no interest at all in NWA. But as my friend Jeff M. put it, "The RNRHOF is bizarre and full of contradictions, but what can i say- I do like to see at least some of my musical heroes and sentimental favorites get wider recognition."
That is true and that is why I am thrilled at Cheap Trick's nomination. I guess it could happen. Why not? Every hard rock, heavy metal and power pop band loves CT, not to mention the birthday boy, John Lennon. So, maybe the Hall loves them, too.
If you've only ever listened to "Surrender" and "I Want You To Want Me," or you find yourself leaping like Usain Bolt to shut off your radio when "The Flame" or "If You Want My Love" comes on, maybe spend an hour with this mix. These boys are something else.
Back N Blue
Everything Works If You Let It
Just Got Back
You're All I Wanna Do
I Can't Take It
Reactionary Girl (Robin Zander solo)
Way Of The World