Category Archives: Hard Rock

I Love Rock ‘n Roll: Arrows; Joan Jett & the Blackhearts; Weird Al Yankovic

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic hard-rock anthem, I Love Rock ‘n Roll. We will first discuss the original version by The Arrows. Next, we will review a cover by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and finally … Continue reading

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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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