You are the voice

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2015 by fliker1970

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Ann Wilson – Heart

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Please…”Don’t Give Up”

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13, 2012 by fliker1970

Please…”Don’t Give Up”.

Triumph

Posted in Triumph on November 28, 2012 by fliker1970

City War March, El Duende Agonizante, Minstrel’s Lament – Triumph

Part 1 – War March
 
Instrumental
 
Part 2 – El Duende Agonizante
 
Instrumental
 
Part 3 – Minstrel’s Lament
 
I have watched in wonder as
The colours turned to grey
I’ve seen the metal machines and
The factory dreams
I just got to get away
I have grown accustomed to
The drugs of power and steel
And the achin’ in my head and the concrete bed
And the politician’s velvet feel, oh
I have learned to save my smile and
Use it like a knife
We’ve all learned to trust in profit and value
Profit over life
I have watched the skyline grow in
Defiance of the sun
We let it take us and we let it break us
Now the damage has been done, oh
I have learned the language
Of the lost that walk the streets
And I’m the city’s minstrel
Who knows all of her syncopated beats
I can recall when ambitions were small
And the music filled the air
But the minstrel’s crying ’cause the music’s dying
And the city’s everywhere
It’s everywhere
Now there’s no more singing
Just a ringing in my ears
And the city’s story in all it’s power
Is the greatest of my fears
Long gone once upon a time
I sang a song so sweet
But now I can’t hear the melody
I just feel the driving beat, beneath my feet
Hear my crying

Electric March/”Virtuosa” Acoustic Spanish Guitar/Enchanted vocals/Mystic as Hell/Electric March/Special Feeling Guitar solo/heavy rock finale.    This song left me breathless. It will touch your soul. Highly Recommended

Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Like their fellow Canadians Rush, Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early to mid 1980s.

Rik Emmett – guitar, lead and backing vocals, synthesizer, slide guitar, lap steel guitar, dobro, clavinet, music sequencer, bass, bass pedals (1975–1988, 2008–present)
Gil Moore – drums, percussion, lead and backing vocals (1975–1993, 2008–present)
Mike Levine – bass, keyboards, synthesizer, organ, piano, clavinet, bass pedals, backing vocals (1975–1993, 2008–present)

1976 Triumph
1977 Rock & Roll Machine
1979 Just a Game
1980 Progressions of Power

1981 Allied Forces
1983 Never Surrender
1984 Thunder Seven
1985 Stages
1986 The Sport of Kings
1987 Surveillance
1993 Edge of Excess

New York Groove x 3 (Hello, Sweet Kiss)

Posted in Hello, Kiss, Sweet with tags , , , , , , , on November 10, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Song Different Artist

New York Groove – Hello

It’s been a year since I was here
On the street I’m just passing my time away
To the left and to the right a town of stone grows to the sky
And it’s out of sight in a fading light here I am again in the city
With a fist full of dollars and baby you gotta believe:

I’m back
back in the New York groove
I’m back
back in the New York groove
I’m back in the New York groove.
in the New York groove.

In the back of a Cadillac with a lady by my side
Tell you where I’ll be stop at third and forty tree
Dance into the night
it’s gonna be ectasy
This day was made for me.
I feel so good tonight who cares about tomorrow.
I’m back
back in the New York groove . .

This song was written by Russ Ballard and originally released by English band Hello in 1975.

It was a top 10 hit in England and Germany.

The core of Hello was founded in about 1969, originally being called The Age.

The band was started by Bob Bradbury, previously of The Flashback Berries, with Jeff Allen (brother of Chris Allen, alias Chris Cross of Ultravox), Keith Marshall and Vic Faulkner. For about a year, they backed singer Caroline Hall, before renaming themselves as Hello in 1971

The band’s biggest success came in the UK and Germany in the mid 1970s. Their Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart were “Tell Him” (a cover of The Exciters 1963 hit) and “New York Groove”, the latter of which was written by Argent band member Russ Ballard.

New York Groove – Ace Frehley (Kiss)

Many years since I was here,
On the street I was passin’ my time away
To the left and to the right,
Buildings towering to the sky
It’s outta sight in the dead of night

Here I am, and in this city, with a fistful of dollars
And baby, you’d better believe

I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
Back in the New York groove, in the New York groove

In the back of my Cadillac
A wicked lady, sittin’ by my side, sayin’ ‘Where are we?’
Stop at Third and Forty-three, exit to the night
It’s gonna be ecstacy, this place was meant for me

Feels so good tonight, who cares about tomorrow
So baby, you’d better believe

I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
Back in the New York groove, in the New York groove

I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove

In 1978, each member of KISS released a solo album.

This was the highest chart placement for a Kiss single since “Beth” in 1976

The album featured Anton Fig on drums. He later performed session work on the Kiss albums Dynasty and Unmasked, and later became a member of Ace Frehley’s band Frehley’s Comet. Fig along with Will Lee, who played bass on three tracks on the album, became permanent members of Paul Shaffer’s band on Late Night with David Letterman and Late Show with David Letterman.
“New York Groove”, which was first recorded in 1975 by British glam rock band Hello, rose to #13 on the US Billboard chart.

“Music” in me – John Miles, Helloween, Pride of Lions

Posted in Almost the same title different artist, Helloween, John Miles, Pride of Lions with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by fliker1970

“Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul”

John Miles – Music
Album: Rebel
Released: 1976

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
To live without my music would be impossible do
In this world of troubles my music pulls me through.

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
And music of the past and music of the past.

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
To live without my music would be impossible do
In this world of troubles my music pulls me through.

John claims it only took him half an hour to write.
Although he originally thought it would be the basis of other songs,
he later decided that it stood up very well on its own.

‘Music’ is a milestone in the history of popular music, and John Miles is one of my favorite singers, and I am honored that I have been able to put my mark onto his great music, yet you shouldn’t put all of the credits in my direction alone.”  Alan Parsons produced this song

Helloween – Music
(M & L – Roland Grapow)
Album: Chameleon
Released: 1993

When I was a young boy, I had no aim
Neither experience, it wasn’t a shame
Most of the time it satisfied me
But some day I realized, music is like a rising sun
 
Times are now changing and memory fades
I gaze at the photos, a look in the haze
You cannot imagine how many friends I’ve lost
It’s much too late for calling them back

Music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home
 
I was always insecure, sometimes I still am
But I made up my mind now and look here I stand
I ask myself sometimes, is it all worth it?
To fly over mountains makes you fall down again

But music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home

Music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home

Pride of Lions – Music and me
Album: Pride of Lions
Released 2003
(Jim Peterik/Toby Hitchcock)

Rock and roll became my first impression
Before my lips could make a word
Those scratchy memories from those old “Sun” sessions
Are still the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard

I’d tuck my radio beneath my pillow
So no one else could hear the minstrels play
I soared the heaven on a magic carpet
I’d catch the currents and drift away

BRIDGE
Then suddenly I could be everything
I always dreamed I could be
Suddenly alone in my fantasy
Everything inside of me was singing

CHORUS
Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

As I traveled on a young man’s journey
I would sing to chase the storms way
The only thing that seemed to stop my worrying
Was on the stage when I would start to play

BRIDGE
Then suddenly I could be everything
I always dreamed I could be
Suddenly the audience was at its feet
Everything inside of me was singing

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

(Solo)

Sing yourself a blue sky when it rains
Write yourself a symphony from the pain

Here’s a friend who’s every word rings true
So if you’re down and lost for a song
It’s time to find someone to bring out the music in you

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

Pride of Lions is a melodic rock group fronted by former “Survivor” guitarist/keyboardist Jim Peterik and vocalist Toby Hitchcock.
Formed in 2003, the group, according to Peterik is “my vision of the best elements of the great melodic rock era of the 80’s,
updated of course with more modern production sounds”

Goodbye!

 

The Hollies

Posted in Cool Songs from Cult Bands ( 60's & 70's), The Hollies on October 23, 2012 by fliker1970

Cool Songs from Cult Bands (60′s & 70′s)

 “You’re a man without a heart, Just a lonely man without a heart…”

“We called ourselves the Hollies, after Buddy, and Christmas.”

The Hollies“Man Without A Heart” from “Confessions of the mind” (Released   November 1970, Recorded at AIR Studios, London) – Clarke/Sylverster

Man in a room, can’t you see what you did

Pick yourself off the floor, it don’t suit you, don’t be blind

 

One lonely with four walls closing in

It’s a room without any door

You’ve been on your own since she told you to go

I’m telling you why and what for

[Chorus:]

You’re a man without a heart

Just a lonely man without a heart

 

Man can’t you see what you did to yourself

Thinking it was so big at the time

I could have told you but I wasn’t there

You shout her the wrong kind of line

[Chorus]

 Pick yourself off the floor

It don’t suit you to be in that frame of mind

Try to be more like a man with respect

Get on the right track, don’t be blind

 [Chorus]

[Verse 2]

 [Chorus]

 [Verse 1]

This is one of the lost Hollies gems that I wish I would see in Hollies collections. It’s a great dramatic track and the strings and horns work extremely well on this number. A lot of Hollies songs tell stories, and this one kind of does, and I know of a few friends who fit the description of the title of this song! Bottom line is that this is a great Hollies track, and up there with their best singles, I think. (ivaro3)

Confessions Of A Mind
She goes away for a couple of days
So you phone a few number you fancy a change
You say you’ll miss her but deep down inside
There are thoughts of another girl waiting somewhere for you

She’s been away now a couple of days
The affairs weren’t so good so you’re mending your ways
You realize that there’s nobody else who can do
What she does for you, you tell yourself don’t be a fool

Don’t let her go chase as hard as you can
Or you’ll be the loser
Swallow your pride you can still be a man
She’ll never refuse you

She deserved to be loved
She wants to love you
If you went away
You know she’d be true, yes you do

Baby, I was lonely, still love you only
But I was a bad boy
Know you couldn’t see me, thought you’d never leave me
So I was bad boy

Even though I’m trying, there is no denying
I am just a bad boy
Met a little baby, thought she was a lady
Still I was a bad boy

She gives me everything a girl’s supposed to do
She gives me everything still I can’t be true
She gives me everything
She gives me everything, ooh

Going off to different places
All I see is different faces
I love them all but not like you

She deserves to be loved, she wants to love you
If you went away you know she’d be true, yes you do
She deserves to be loved
Yes, she does, you know she does

She deserves to be loved
Even if she goes away
She deserves to be loved
No one else can take her place

She deserves to be loved
You’ll be the loser if you let her go
She deserves to be loved
She gives you everything a girl’s supposed to do

She deserves to be loved
You love them all but she’s the one for you
She deserves to be loved
Yes she does, you know she does

She deserves to be loved
Even if she goes away
She deserves to be loved
No one else can take her place

Confessions of the Mind is the 1970 released album by The Hollies. It was released in the United States as Moving Finger, with a different track sequence, the track “I Wanna Shout” omitted and replaced with the Clarke/Sylvester penned “Marigold: Gloria Swansong” saved from the previous album (Hollies Sing Hollies aka He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – U.S.).

The original line-up included Allan Clarke as lead vocalist, Graham Nash as guitarist and vocalist, Vic Steele (born Victor Winston Farrell, 8 May 1945, Manchester) on guitar, with Eric Haydock on bass guitar and Don Rathbone on drums (born Donald Rathbone, October 1942, Wilmslow, Cheshire). Steele left in February 1963, shortly before they signed to Parlophone as label-mates of The Beatles. Tony Hicks, who replaced Steele, and Bobby Elliott, who replaced Don Rathbone, joined the band in quick succession in 1963; both had played in a Nelson-based band, the Dolphins. Bernie Calvert, who replaced Haydock in 1966, was also a member of the Dolphins.

The group’s first US album release was in 1964 as part of the first wave of British Invasion acts. It has been suggested that Haydock named the group after the green garland for Christmas. In a 2009 interview, member Graham Nash said that the group decided just prior to a performance to call themselves “the Hollies” because of their admiration for Buddy Holly and wrote that same year:


“Such an Amazing Band, Vocal armonies are unreachable, some of their songs are simply a piece of art”

“Have a Cuppa of TEA in the Afternoon” – The Kinks, Paul Mccartney, Fish, Nirvana…

Posted in Almost the same title different artist, Fish, Nirvana (US), Paul Maccartney, The Kinks on October 12, 2012 by fliker1970

“Almost the same title, different artist” presents:  Welcome to an eclectic Tea party

Kinks love TEA

The Kinks – Have a Cuppa Tea
from “Muswell Hillbillies album” – 1972

Granny’s always ravin’ and rantin’
And she’s always puffin’ and pantin’,
And she’s always screaming and shouting,
And she’s always brewing up tea.

Grandpappy’s never late for his dinner,
Cos he loves his leg of beef
And he washes it down with a brandy,
And a fresh made cup of tea.

Chorus:
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja, Rosie Lea
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja Rosie Lea.

If you feel a bit under the weather,
If you feel a little bit peeved,
Take granny’s stand-by potion
For any old cough or wheeze.
It’s a cure for hepatitis it’s a cure for chronic insomnia,
It’s a cure for tonsilitis and for water on the knee.

Chorus

Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea at supper
time,
You get tea when it’s raining, tea when it’s snowing.
Tea when the weather’s fine,
You get tea as a mid-day stimulant
You get tea with your afternoon tea
For any old ailment or disease
For Christ sake have a cuppa tea.

Chorus,

Whatever the situation whatever the race or creed,
Tea knows no segregation, no class nor pedigree
It knows no motivations, no sect or organisation,
It knows no one religion,
Nor political belief.

Ray Davies: Rhythm guitar and Vocals
Dave Davies: Lead guitar and background vocals
John Dalton: Bass
Mick Avory: Drums
John Gosling: Keyboards

Beatles love TEA too

Paul Mccartney– English Tea

Would you care to sit with me
For a cup of English tea?
Very twee, very me
Any sunny morning

What a pleasure it would be
Chatting so delightfully
Nanny bakes fairy cakes
Every Sunday morning

Miles of miles of English garden
Stretching past the willow tree
Lines of hollyhocks and roses
Listen most attentively

Do you know the game croquet?
Peradventure we might play
Very gay, hip hooray
Any sunny morning

Miles of miles of English garden
Stretching past the willow tree
Lines of hollyhocks and roses
Listen most attentively

As a rule the church bells chime
When it’s almost supper time
Nanny bakes fairy cakes
On a Sunday morning

“According to McCartney, Godrich was at times blunt
in his appraisal of McCartney’s songs-in-progress
during the making of Chaos and Creation in the Backyard,
challenging McCartney to get the best out of the music”

Psych Bands love TEA:

 

Boston Tea Party -Fish
from: “Songs From The Mirror”

Are you going to the party?
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
Going to the party?
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?

Going to the party?
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
Going to the party?
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?

Redcoats in the village, there’s fighting in the streets
The Indians and the mountain men
Well, they are talking when they meet
The king said, “Had he’s gonna put a tax on tea”
And that’s the reason you all Americans drink coffee

Are you going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Fire in the mountains, flames upon the heath
And the president spits out the news
He’s biting on wooden teeth
The children of the colonies got a different tale to tell
I’m going down to the city, tell my folks that I’m doing well

Are you going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Bringing back the buffalo to the long prairie
Bringing back the fishes swimming in the sea
The children of the colonies got a different tale to tell
Tell my folks that I’m going to the city
Tell them that, I’m doing well

Are you going to the party?
(Are you going)
Going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Are you going, are you going?
(Are you going, are you going?)
Are you going, are you going?
Are you going to the party?

Are you going?
Are you going?
Are you going?

Tara Nowy: Fish’s daughter takes modelling …

Nirvana – Pennyroyal Tea

I’m on my time with everyone
I have very bad posture

I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that’s inside of me
I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anemic royalty

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally

I’m so tired I can’t sleep
I’m a liar and a thief
I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anemic royalty

I’m on warm milk and laxatives
Cherry flavored antacids

I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that’s inside of me
I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anemic royalty

Who loves TEA