Category Archives: Heavy Metal

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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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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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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We’re An American Band: Grand Funk Railroad; Poison; The Electric Amish

Hello there! This week features one of the iconic ‘garage band’ tunes, We’re An American Band. We will first review the original song by Grand Funk Railroad. Next we will discuss covers of this song by Poison and by The … Continue reading

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All Along the Watchtower: Bob Dylan; Jimi Hendrix Experience; Neil Young

Hello there! This week we will discuss a fantastic rock ‘n roll song, All Along the Watchtower. We will first review the original song by Bob Dylan. Next we will feature covers of this song by Jimi Hendrix and by … Continue reading

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Smokin’ In The Boys Room: Brownsville Station; Motley Crue; LeAnn Rimes.

Hello there! This is another installment in our recurring series, Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies. This week we will discuss the song Smokin’ In the Boys Room, one of the great ‘bad boy’ songs. We will first direct … Continue reading

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Go Now: Bessie Banks; The Moody Blues; Tin Machine.

Hello there! This week’s entry is Go Now, a really fine R&B song from the mid-60s. We will begin with the original by Bessie Banks. We will then discuss the most widely-known version of this tune by The Moody Blues, … Continue reading

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