Category Archives: Heavy Metal

Ticket To Ride: The Beatles; Vanilla Fudge; Carpenters.

Hello there! This week we will resume our series Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies, where we review a song that was featured in a film. This week’s blog entry is Ticket To Ride. This is a great pop … Continue reading

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Highway to Hell: AC/DC; Phish; Hayseed Dixie

Hello there! This week’s blog entry is Highway to Hell. This is a heavy-metal tune composed by Angus Young, Michael Young, and Bon Scott. We will start with a brief review of the career of their group AC/DC. We will … Continue reading

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Pinball Wizard: The Who; Elton John [Tommy]; McFly.

Hello there! This is the sixth installment in our new feature: “Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies.”  In these posts, we discuss a famous song that makes an important contribution to a movie. This week’s entry is Pinball Wizard. … Continue reading

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Sympathy For The Devil: The Rolling Stones; Guns ‘N Roses; Rickie Lee Jones

Hello there! This is the fifth installment in our new feature: “Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies.” In this series, we discuss a famous song that makes an important contribution to a major movie. This week’s blog entry is … Continue reading

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Mama Told Me (Not To Come): Randy Newman; Eric Burdon & the Animals; Three Dog Night.

Hello there! This week we will focus on Mama Told Me (Not To Come). This is a witty and funky pop song written by Randy Newman. We will review Newman’s version, and then discuss covers by Eric Burdon & The … Continue reading

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Hey Joe: The Byrds; Jimi Hendrix Experience; Ten Years Later

Hello there! Our song this week is Hey Joe, a dark and brutal blues song. We will review an early version by The Byrds. We will also discuss versions by the Jimi Hendrix Experience and by Ten Years Later. The … Continue reading

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Johnny B. Goode: Chuck Berry; The Beach Boys; Jimi Hendrix; Michael J. Fox

Hello there! Our song this week is Johnny B. Goode. It is one of the greatest, most iconic rock ‘n roll songs. We will review the original 1958 version by Chuck Berry, and we will discuss covers by The Beach … Continue reading

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