Category Archives: Hard Rock

White Rabbit: The Great Society; Jefferson Airplane; Elephant Revival.

Hello there! This week our blog features a terrific 60s hard-rock tune, White Rabbit. We will first discuss the original version by The Great Society. Next, we will review a cover by Jefferson Airplane and we finish with a cover … Continue reading

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Lola: The Kinks; Andy Taylor; Weird Al Yankovic.

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic British Invasion song, Lola. We will first discuss the original version by The Kinks. Next we will review a cover by Andy Taylor, and we finish with a parody cover by … Continue reading

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Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin; Frank Zappa; Ann & Nancy Wilson.

Hello there! This week our blog features a song that many rate as the greatest rock ‘n roll song ever, Stairway To Heaven. We will first discuss the original version by Led Zeppelin. Next, we will review a cover by … Continue reading

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Train Kept A-Rollin’: Johnny Burnette; The Yardbirds; Aerosmith.

Hello there! This week our blog features a song with a most interesting history, Train Kept A-Rollin’. This song was covered several times, changing style dramatically over the years. We will first discuss the original by Tiny Bradshaw and a … Continue reading

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Wooly Bully: Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs; Joan Jett & the Blackhearts; Los Pacaminos

Hello there! This week our blog features a novelty rock song, Wooly Bully. We will first discuss the original by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs. Next, we will review a cover of this song by Joan Jett and the … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want: The Rolling Stones; the film The Big Chill; Al Kooper

Hello there! This is a continuation of our series Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies. This week our blog features a wonderful late-60s rocker, You Can’t Always Get What You Want. We will first discuss the original song by … Continue reading

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Born To Be Wild: Steppenwolf; appearance in Easy Rider; Blue Oyster Cult.

Hello there! This is another entry in our series Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies. This week features one of the seminal ‘heavy metal’ tunes, Born To Be Wild. We will first review the original song by the Canadian-American … Continue reading

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