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Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (1976)

Fly Like an Eagle is the ninth studio album by American rock group Steve Miller Band. The album was released in May 1976 by Capitol Records in the United States, Canada and Japan and Mercury Records in Europe.

The album was a success, spawning three singles: the title track, “Take the Money and Run” and “Rock’n Me”, and eventually receiving quadruple platinum certification from the RIAA.

It was voted number 400 in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000). In 2012, the album was ranked number 445 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

In 2006 the album was re-released to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. The CD is digitally remastered and includes three bonus tracks and a bonus DVD features a concert performance at Mountain View, California’s Shoreline Amphitheater in 2005 with over two hours of music in 5.1 Surround Sound (Note this surround mix is not based on the QUAD mix as track 1 and 6 are not different from the standard releases). Guest musicians include George Thorogood and Joe Satriani. The DVD also features a lengthy interview with Steve Miller, archive footage, never-before-seen photographs, and early demo recordings.

1. “Space Intro” 1:15
2. “Fly Like An Eagle” 4:42
3. “Wild Mountain Honey” 4:51
4. “Serenade” 3:13
5. “Dance Dance Dance” 2:18
6. “Mercury Blues” 3:30
7. “Take the Money and Run” 2:50
8. “Rock’n Me” 3:05
9. “You Send Me” 2:42
10. “Blue Odyssey” 1:00
11. “Sweet Maree” 4:16
12. “The Window” 4:19
13. “Fly Like An Eagle ’73” 4:31
14. “Take The Joker And Run” 3:41
15. “Rock’n Me ’76 Slow” 4:22

Thursday 10pm ET: Feature Artist – Nickelback

Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair. The band went through several drummer changes between 1995 and 2005, achieving its current lineup when Adair replaced drummer Ryan Vikedal.

Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian rock bands, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. In 2009, Billboard ranked them the most successful rock group of that decade; their song “How You Remind Me” was listed as the best-selling rock song and the fourth best-selling song of the decade overall. They were listed number seven on the Billboard top artist of the decade, with four albums listed on the Billboard top albums of the decade.

The band signed with Roadrunner Records in 1999 and re-released their once-independent album The State. The band achieved significant commercial success with this album, as well as with its follow-up, Silver Side Up, in 2001. Following the release of Silver Side Up the band released their biggest and most well-known hit today, “How You Remind Me”, which peaked number 1 on both the Billboard and Canadian Singles Charts. The band’s fourth album The Long Road, was released in 2003 and spawned five singles including Canadian number one “Someday”, which also peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Afterwards, the band put out their biggest-selling album to date, All The Right Reasons (2005) which produced three top 10 singles and five top 20 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including “Photograph”, “Far Away”, and “Rockstar”. The band’s album Dark Horse (2008) was another commercial success, producing eight singles, one of which peaked on the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and two of which peaked on the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2011, the band released their seventh album Here and Now which again topped the charts. Their eighth studio album No Fixed Address was released on November 17, 2014, and their ninth studio album, Feed the Machine, was released on June 16, 2017.

The band is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The band’s original domestic signing was with EMI Canada, but they subsequently obtained an American deal with global distribution via Roadrunner Records. For the release of their seventh album, the band parted from EMI Canada and signed to Universal Music Canada.

Thursday 8pm ET: Across The Tracks with Bob Shannon

Across the Tracks with Bob Shannon featuring tunes about working . . .

Thursday 6pm ET: Hayes HD with DeLane Hayes

Another installment of the Hayes HD program.

Thursday 1am ET: Feature LP: Atlanta Rhythm Section – Champagne Jam (1978)

Champagne Jam is an album by the southern rock band Atlanta Rhythm Section, released in January 1978. The single “Imaginary Lover” was the band’s second Top 10 hit, peaking at #7 in the U.S. and #9 in Canada.

Ronnie Dobbs, a fictional character portrayed by the comedian David Cross, is fond of saying, “Let’s have us a champagne jam!”, a reference to the song “Champagne Jam”.

“Large Time” – 2:55
“I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight” – 4:06
“Normal Love” – 3:22
“Champagne Jam” – 4:31
“Imaginary Lover” – 5:05
“The Ballad of Lois Malone” – 4:30
“The Great Escape” – 4:47
“Evileen” – 3:32
“NITP” – 7:21

Wednesday 8pm ET: Feature Artist – Styx

Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding hard rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and incorporating elements of international musical theatre. The band established itself with a progressive rock sound in the 1970s, and began to incorporate pop rock and soft rock elements in the 1980s.

Styx is best known for the following hit songs that hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100: “Lady”, “Come Sail Away”, “Babe”, “The Best of Times”, “Too Much Time on My Hands”, “Mr. Roboto”, “Don’t Let It End”, and “Show Me the Way”. Other notable songs include “Renegade”, “The Grand Illusion”, “Blue Collar Man”, “Crystal Ball”, “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)”, “Rockin’ the Paradise”, “Boat on the River”, and “Suite Madame Blue”. Styx has had four consecutive albums certified multi-platinum by the RIAA, as well as 16 top-40 singles in the US, eight of which hit the top 10. Of their eight Top 10 singles, seven were written and sung by founding member and former lead singer Dennis DeYoung, including their #1 chart topper, “Babe”. DeYoung has not been part of the band since 1999, after being ousted by guitarists James “J.Y.” Young and Tommy Shaw in an acrimonious split.

Wednesday 7pm ET: Feature Artist – Stephen Bishop

Earl Stephen Bishop (born November 14, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and guitarist. His biggest hits include “On and On”, “It Might Be You” and “Save It for a Rainy Day”. He has appeared in and contributed musically to many motion pictures, including National Lampoon’s Animal House.

Bishop was born and raised in San Diego, California, and attended Will C. Crawford High School. Originally a clarinetist, he persuaded his brother to buy him a guitar after seeing the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. In 1967, he formed his first group, the Weeds, a British Invasion-styled band.

After the Weeds folded, Bishop moved to Los Angeles in search of a solo recording contract. During a lean eight-year period, where he was rejected “by nearly every label and producer,” he continued to write songs, eventually landing a $50-a-week job with a publishing house.

Bishop’s break came when a friend, Leah Kunkel, gave Art Garfunkel one of Bishop’s demo tapes. Garfunkel chose two of his songs, “Looking for the Right One” and “The Same Old Tears on a New Background”, to record for the platinum album Breakaway. Via Garfunkel’s patronage, Bishop finally secured a recording contract with ABC Records in 1976.