Saturday 4/17/21 4pm ET: 60’s Garage Rock From California with Dick Lee

Saturday 4/17/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney

Encore presentation from the RadioMax Vault

Saturday 4/17/21 12pm ET: Max Country Saturday

Friday 4/16/2021 10pm ET: Hayes’ Hard Drive with DeLane Hayes

Friday 4/16/21 6pm ET: Request Show Live with Ron Kovacs

Friday 4/16/21 12pm ET: Across The Tracks – Money (Part 2)

Part 2 featuring tunes about Money, Taxes, Cash and more. . .

Friday 4/16/2021 1am ET: Feature LP: Journey – Departure (1980)

Departure is the sixth studio album by American rock band Journey. It was released on February 29, 1980, by Columbia Records.

Departure was Journey’s highest-charting album to that point, giving them their first appearance in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album charts, peaking at No. 8. The album includes “Any Way You Want It”, the lead off track and top 25 single.

The album featured an edgier sound, thanks partly to the “live in studio” way the songs were recorded. The band went into The Automatt studio with 19 tracks, eventually trimming down to 12.

Departure would mark the last full-time studio album appearance of founding member Gregg Rolie, and his penultimate recording with the band: his final contributions would appear on Dream, After Dream, a soundtrack album to the Japanese film of the same name, which would also be released in 1980. Rolie had become tired of life on the road and decided to leave the band after assisting in the selection of his replacement, Jonathan Cain, then of The Babys. Rolie sang lead vocals on only one song on Departure, the ballad “Someday Soon”.

In 1986, Columbia reissued Departure on compact disc in the U.S. and Europe. They subsequently remastered the album in 1996. BMG/Columbia remastered Departure again in 2006 for European, Japanese and American listeners, adding bonus tracks 13 “Natural Thing” and 14 “Little Girl”. Dave Donnelly at DNA Mastering in New York City led the 2006 project.

  1. “Any Way You Want It” 3:22
  2. “Walks Like a Lady” 3:17
  3. “Someday Soon” 3:32
  4. People and Places” 5:05
  5. “Precious Time” 4:49
  6. “Where Were You” 3:01
  7. “I’m Cryin'” 3:43
  8. “Line of Fire” 3:06
  9. “Departure” 0:38
  10. “Good Morning Girl” 1:44
  11. “Stay Awhile” 2:48
  12. “Homemade Love” 2:54
  13. “Natural Thing” 3:43
  14. “Little Girl” 5:47

Steve Perry – lead vocals
Neal Schon – guitars, co-lead vocals on “People and Places”, backing vocals
Gregg Rolie – keyboards, harmonica, co-lead vocals on “Someday Soon”, backing vocals
Ross Valory – bass guitar, backing vocals
Steve Smith – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Thursday 4/15/21 10pm ET: Feature LP: Who – Quadrophenia (1973)

Quadrophenia is the sixth studio album by the English rock band the Who, released as a double album on October 26, 1973 by Track Records. It is the group’s second rock opera. Set in London and Brighton in 1965, the story follows a young mod named Jimmy and his search for self-worth and importance. Quadrophenia is the only Who album entirely composed by Pete Townshend.

The group started work on the album in 1972, trying to follow up Tommy and Who’s Next, both of which had achieved substantial critical and commercial success. Recording was delayed while bassist John Entwistle and singer Roger Daltrey recorded solo albums and drummer Keith Moon worked on films. Because a new studio was not finished in time, the group had to use Ronnie Lane’s Mobile Studio. The album makes significant use of Townshend’s multi-track synthesizers and sound effects, as well as Entwistle’s layered horn parts, in addition to the group’s typical playing styles, especially from Moon. Relationships between the group and manager Kit Lambert broke down irretrievably during recording and Lambert had left the band’s service by the time the album was released.

Quadrophenia was released to a positive reception in both the UK and the US, but the resulting tour was marred with problems with backing tapes replacing the additional instruments on the album, and the stage piece was retired in early 1974. It was revived in 1996 with a larger ensemble, and a further tour took place in 2012. The album made a positive impact on the mod revival movement of the late 1970s, and the resulting film adaptation, released in 1979, was successful. The album has been reissued on compact disc several times, and seen a number of remixes that corrected some perceived flaws in the original.

  1. “I Am the Sea” 2:09
  2. “The Real Me” 3:21
  3. “Quadrophenia” 6:14
  4. “Cut My Hair” 3:45
  5. “The Punk and the Godfather” 5:11
  6. “I’m One” (At least) 2:38
  7. “The Dirty Jobs” 4:30
  8. “Helpless Dancer” 2:34
  9. “Is It in My Head?” 3:44
  10. “I’ve Had Enough” 6:15
  11. “5:15” 5:01
  12. “Sea and Sand” 5:02
  13. “Drowned” 5:28
  14. “Bell Boy” (Keith’s theme) 4:56
  15. “Doctor Jimmy” (containing “Is It Me?”, John’s theme) 8:37
  16. “The Rock” 6:38
  17. “Love, Reign o’er Me” 5:49

Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut

  1. “The Real Me” 4:24
  2. “Quadrophenia – Four Overtures” 6:20
  3. “Cut My Hair” 3:28
  4. “Fill No. 1 – Get Out and Stay Out” 1:22
  5. “Quadrophenic – Four Faces” 4:02
  6. “We Close Tonight” 2:41
  7. “You Came Back” 3:16
  8. “Get Inside” 3:09
  9. “Joker James” 3:41
  10. “Ambition” (track supposedly available on Q-Cloud but finally OMITTED)
  11. “Punk” 4:56
  12. “I’m One” 2:37
  13. “Dirty Jobs” 3:45
  14. “Helpless Dancer” 2:16
  15. “Is It in My Head?” 4:12
  16. “Anymore” 3:19
  17. “I’ve Had Enough” 6:21
  18. “Fill No. 2” 1:30
  19. “Wizardry” 3:10
  20. “Sea and Sand” 4:13
  21. “Drowned” 4:14
  22. “Is It Me?” 4:37
  23. “Bell Boy” 5:03
  24. “Doctor Jimmy” 7:28
  25. “Finale – The Rock” 7:57
  26. “Love Reign O’er Me” 5:10

John Entwistle – Bass guitar, French horn, vocals
Roger Daltrey – Lead vocals
Keith Moon – Drums, percussion, vocals
Pete Townshend – Guitars, keyboards, banjo, cello, vocals, sound effects
Jon Curle – newsreader voice on “Cut My Hair”
Chris Stainton – Piano on “The Dirty Jobs”, “5:15”, and “Drowned”

Thursday 4/15/21 3pm ET: Rolling Stones A to Z

We continue with letter “S” and complete it and start with “T” next week.

Thursday 4/12/2021 12pm ET: Across The Tracks Featuring Money (Part 1)

Tunes with money in the title, tax day, getting paid, cash and more. . .

Thursday 4/15/2021 1am ET: Feature LP: Bad Company – Straight Shooter (1975)

Straight Shooter is the second studio album by the English supergroup Bad Company. The album was released on April 2, 1975, a month after the release of the single “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” and four months before the album’s second single “Feel Like Makin’ Love”.

The album reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. It was certified gold (500,000 units sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America a month after its release. The album was remastered and re-released in 1994.

Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke stated on In the Studio (which devoted an episode to Straight Shooter) that the track “Shooting Star” (written by lead singer, Paul Rodgers) was lyrically inspired by the drug and alcohol-related deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison.

  1. “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” 3:35
  2. “Feel Like Makin’ Love” 5:12
  3. “Weep No More” 3:59
  4. “Shooting Star” 6:16
  5. “Deal with the Preacher” 5:01
  6. “Wild Fire Woman” 4:32
  7. “Anna” 3:41
  8. “Call on Me” 6:03
  9. “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” (Alternate Vocal & Guitar) 3:21
  10. “Feel Like Makin’ Love” (Take Before Master) 5:44
  11. “Weep No More” (Early Slow Version) 5:07
  12. “Shooting Star” (Alternate Take) 5:33
  13. “Deal with the Preacher” (Early Version) 5:40
  14. “Anna” (Alternate Vocal) 3:42
  15. “Call on Me” (Alternate Take) 5:45
  16. “Easy on My Soul” (Slow Version) 6:47
  17. “Whiskey Bottle” (Early Slow Version) 3:45
  18. “See the Sunlight” (Previously Unreleased) 4:40
  19. “All Night Long” (Previously Unreleased) 4:47
  20. “Wild Fire Woman” (Alternate Vocal & Guitar) 4:10
  21. “Feel like Makin’ Love” (Harmonica Version) 5:52
  22. “Whiskey Bottle” (B-Side of “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”) 3:48

Paul Rodgers – vocals, guitar, piano
Mick Ralphs – guitar, keyboards
Boz Burrell – bass
Simon Kirke – drums

Thursday 4/15/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Allman Brothers Band – Eat A Peach (1972)

Eat a Peach is the third studio album by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band. Produced by Tom Dowd, the album was released on February 12, 1972, in the United States by Capricorn Records. Following their artistic and commercial breakthrough with the release of the live album At Fillmore East (1971), the Allman Brothers Band got to work on their third studio album. Many in the band were struggling, however, with heroin addictions, and checked into rehab to confront these problems. On October 29, 1971, group leader and founder Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in the band’s hometown of Macon, Georgia, making it the final album to feature the guitarist.

Eat a Peach was a mix of studio recordings—both with and without Duane Allman—and recordings from the band’s famed 1971 Fillmore East performances. The album contains the extended half-hour-long “Mountain Jam”, which was long enough to take up two full sides of the original double-LP. Other highlights include vocalist Gregg Allman’s performance of his brother’s favorite song, “Melissa”, plus Dickey Betts’ “Blue Sky”, which went on to become a classic rock radio staple.

The album artwork was created by W. David Powell and J. F. Holmes at Wonder Graphics, and depicts the band’s name on a peach truck, in addition to a large gatefold mural of mushrooms and fairies. The album’s title came from a quote by Duane Allman: “You can’t help the revolution, because there’s just evolution … Every time I’m in Georgia, I eat a peach for peace”.

Issued as a double album in February 1972, Eat a Peach was an immediate commercial success and peaked at number four on Billboard’s Top 200 Pop Albums chart. The album was later certified platinum and remains a top seller in the band’s discography.

  1. “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” 3:40
  2. “Les Brers in A Minor” 9:03
  3. “Melissa” 3:05
  4. “Mountain Jam” (live) 33:38
  5. “One Way Out” (live) 4:58
  6. “Trouble No More” (live) 3:28
  7. “Stand Back” 3:25
  8. “Blue Sky” 5:10
  9. “Little Martha” 2:08

Duane Allman – slide guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar on all tracks except “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More”, “Les Brers in A Minor” and “Melissa”
Dickey Betts – lead guitar, lead vocals on “Blue Sky”
Gregg Allman – lead vocals, Hammond organ, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, acoustic guitar
Berry Oakley – bass guitar
Jai Johanny Johanson – drums, congas
Butch Trucks – drums, percussion, timpani, gong, vibes, tambourine

NEW Music – Elton John & Rina Sawayama – Chosen Family (2021)

Wednesday 4/14/21 12pm ET: Across The Tracks – Games (Part 3)

Wednesday 4/14/2021 1am ET: Feature LP: Bangles – All Over The Place (1984)

All Over the Place is the debut studio album by American pop rock band the Bangles. Released May 23, 1984 through Columbia Records, the sound is lively and shows more Bangles collaboration and fewer keyboard overdubs than were used later on their more commercially successful albums. Although the album was not a major commercial success — peaking at #80 on the Billboard 200 albums chart — and didn’t produce a hit, it sold respectably, mostly through steady airplay on college stations. It also gave them the chance to perform as an opening act for Cyndi Lauper and Huey Lewis and the News, and brought the group to the attention of Prince, who would write “Manic Monday”, their first hit.

Two singles were released from this album: “Hero Takes a Fall”, which peaked outside the UK Top 40, and “Going Down to Liverpool”, written by Kimberley Rew of Katrina and the Waves, which won the Bangles the BPI Award, the British equivalent of the Grammy. The video for “Going Down to Liverpool” features Leonard Nimoy, who plays the part of the band’s chauffeur.

The album was reissued in 2008 on the Wounded Bird Records label (WOU 9220) adding a bonus track: “Hero Takes a Fall” (Single Remix). In 2010, UK label Cherry Pop re-released the album with one bonus track, their cover of The Grass Roots “Where Were You When I Needed You”, which was originally released as the b-side to “Hero Takes a Fall”.

  1. “Hero Takes a Fall” 2:54
  2. “Live” 2:36
  3. “James” 2:36
  4. “All About You” 2:26
  5. “Dover Beach” 3:48
  6. “Tell Me” 2:15
  7. “Restless” 2:41
  8. “Going Down to Liverpool” 3:41
  9. “He’s Got a Secret” 2:42
  10. “Silent Treatment” 2:07
  11. “More Than Meets the Eye” 3:19

Susanna Hoffs – rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals
Vicki Peterson – lead guitar, lead and backing vocals
Debbi Peterson – drums, lead and backing vocals
Michael Steele – bass guitar, backing vocals