Tag: Bryan Adams

Tuesday 7/13/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Bryan Adams – Cuts Like A Knife (1983)

Cuts Like a Knife is the third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. Released on January 18, 1983 by A&M Records, the album became a huge commercial success in Canada and the United States whereas in other countries, the album did poorly. After the release of Reckless, the album would chart on the British album chart and would later be certified Silver by the BPI. It was recorded at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Three singles were released worldwide from the album: “Straight from the Heart”, “Cuts Like a Knife” and “This Time”; the three were responsible for launching Adams into mainstream popularity. A further two singles were released in specific territories. It is regarded as one of Adams’s finest albums; it was named the 48th Greatest Canadian Album of All Time by Bob Mersereau in his book The Top 100 Canadian Albums.

  1. “The Only One” 3:16
  2. “Take Me Back” 4:41
  3. “This Time” 3:20
  4. “Straight from the Heart” 3:31
  5. “Cuts Like a Knife” 5:17
  6. “I’m Ready” 3:58
  7. “What’s It Gonna Be” 3:40
  8. “Don’t Leave Me Lonely” 2:58
  9. “Let Him Know” 3:11
  10. “The Best Was Yet to Come” 3:04

Bryan Adams – vocals, guitars, piano on “Straight from the Heart”
Mickey Curry – drums
Tommy Mandel – organ, B-3 organ, synthesizers, piano on “Let Him Know” and “The Best Was Yet to Come”
Keith Scott – guitars, background vocals on “Cuts Like a Knife”
Dave Taylor – bass guitar, background vocals on “Cuts Like a Knife”
Bruce Allen (credited as “B.A.”) – background vocals on “Cuts Like a Knife”
Alfa Anderson – background vocals on “Take Me Back”
Bob Clearmountain (credited as “B.C.”) – background vocals on “Cuts Like a Knife”
K. Davies – background vocals on “Cuts Like a Knife”
L. Frenette – background vocals on “Cuts Like a Knife”
Lou Gramm – background vocals on all tracks except “Straight from the Heart”, “Cuts Like a Knife” and “The Best Was Yet to Come”
M. Simpson – background vocals on “Cuts Like a Knife”
Jim Vallance – percussion on “Take Me Back”, “This Time”, “Straight from the Heart” and “Let Him Know”, electric piano on “The Best Was Yet to Come”
Jim Wesley – background vocals on “Cuts Like a Knife”

Wednesday 5/12/21 7pm ET: The Rock Show

This week music from Foo Fighters, Noel Gallagher, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Grace Slick, Bryan Adams, Staind, Tool, Doors, Alice Cooper, Dirty Honey, Boston and more . .

Tuesday 3/23/21 2am ET: Feature LP: Bryan Adams – Waking Up the Neighbours (1991)

Waking Up the Neighbours is the sixth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, released on September 24, 1991. The album was recorded at Battery Studios in London, and at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, mixed at Mayfair Studios in London, and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk in New York City.

The album reached the number one position on the album charts in at least eight countries. Its first single, “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”, was number one on the UK Singles Chart for a record sixteen consecutive weeks. The album was also notable in Canada for creating controversy concerning the system of Canadian content.

  1. “Is Your Mama Gonna Miss Ya?” 4:41
  2. “Hey Honey – I’m Packin’ You In!” 3:59
  3. “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” 4:29
  4. “Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven” 5:50
  5. “Not Guilty” 4:12
  6. “Vanishing” 5:03
  7. “House Arrest” 3:58
  8. “Do I Have to Say the Words?” 6:11
  9. “There Will Never Be Another Tonight” 4:40
  10. “All I Want Is You” 5:20
  11. “Depend on Me” 5:07
  12. “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” 6:34
  13. “If You Wanna Leave Me (Can I Come Too?)” 4:43
  14. “Touch the Hand” 4:05
  15. “Don’t Drop That Bomb on Me” 6:00

Bryan Adams – rhythm guitar, vocals, co-producer
Keith Scott – lead guitar
Tommy Mandel – Hammond organ
Dave Taylor – bass
Mickey Curry – drums

Larry Klein – bass
Phil Nicholas – keyboards and programming
Robbie King – Hammond organ
Bill Payne – piano and Hammond organ
Ed Shearmur – keyboards
The Tuck Back Twins – background vocals

Wednesday 3/17/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Bryan Adams – Reckless (1984)

Reckless is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. Released on November 5, 1984 by A&M Records, the album was co-produced by Adams and Bob Clearmountain, and it was arguably Adams’ most successful solo album. The album has reached 12 million album sales worldwide. It was the first Canadian album to sell more than a million copies within Canada. The album reached number 1 on the Billboard 200 and reached high positions on album charts worldwide.

Six singles were released from the album: “Run to You”, “Somebody”, “Heaven”, “Summer of ’69”, “One Night Love Affair”, and “It’s Only Love”. All six singles made the top 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100, which until that time had been accomplished previously only by Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA. The album was ranked No. 49 on Kerrang!s “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time” in 1989, and 99th Greatest Rock Album of All Time by Classic Rock and was also named the number 12 Greatest Canadian Album of All Time by Bob Mersereau in his book The Top 100 Canadian Albums. The album was recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, Canada. On 12 December 2009 the syndicated radio program In the Studio celebrated the 25th anniversary of the album.

A 30th Anniversary edition of the album, featuring previously unreleased material and a brand new 5.1 surround mix, was released on November 13, 2014 in both four and two-disc editions. The Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour also took place in November 2014, consisting of eleven exclusive arena shows in the UK.

1. “One Night Love Affair” 4:32
2. “She’s Only Happy When She’s Dancin'” 3:14
3. “Run to You” 3:54
4. “Heaven” 4:03
5. “Somebody” 4:44
6. “Summer of ’69” 3:36
7. “Kids Wanna Rock” 2:36
8. “It’s Only Love” 3:15
9. “Long Gone” 3:57
10. “Ain’t Gonna Cry” 4:06
11. “Let Me Down Easy” 3:40
12. “Teacher, Teacher” 3:48
13. “The Boys Night Out” 3:53
14. “Draw The Line” 3:26
15. “Play To Win” 3:28
16. “Too Hot To Handle” 4:02
17. “Reckless” 4:01

Bryan Adams – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1, 2, 3, 5-10), backing vocals (2, 5, 10), handclaps (2), lead guitar (5, 9), percussion (4), piano (4), harmony vocals (6), gang vocals (7), harmonica (9), producer
Keith Scott – lead guitar (1, 2, 3, 5-10), rhythm guitar (1, 2, 3), backing vocals (2, 5, 10), handclaps (2), guitar (4), gang vocals (7)
Tommy Mandel – keyboards (1, 2, 3, 5, 7-10)
Rob Sabino – keyboards (4)
Dave Taylor – bass guitar (1-10)
Pat Steward – drums (1, 6, 7), gang vocals (7)
Mickey Curry – drums (2, 3, 5, 8-10)
Steve Smith – drums (4)
Jim Vallance – percussion (1, 2, 3, 5, 6), associate producer
Jody Perpick – handclaps (2), gang vocals (7)
Lou Gramm – backing vocals (2)
Gerry Berg – gang vocals (7)
John Eddie – backing vocals (5)
Bob Clearmountain – gang vocals (7), producer
Tina Turner – lead vocals (8)

Tuesday 8pm ET: Feature Artist – Bryan Adams

Bryan Guy Adams OC OBC (born November 5, 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist. He rose to fame in Canada and the United States with his 1983 album Cuts Like a Knife and turned into a global star with his 1984 album Reckless, which produced some of his best known songs, including “Run to You”, “Summer of ’69” and his first number one, “Heaven”. In 1991, he released the album Waking Up the Neighbours, which included the song “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”. The song became a worldwide hit and reached number 1 in many countries, including a new record of 16 consecutive weeks in the United Kingdom. Adams also had the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “All for Love” and “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”

For his contributions to music, Adams has garnered many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992. He has also won MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, three Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated five times for Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films. Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, which helps improve education for people around the world. Adams was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2011 and Canada’s Walk of Fame, Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1998, and in April 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Canada’s Juno Awards. In 2008, Adams was ranked 38th on the list of all-time top artists in the Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary Charts. On January 13, 2010, he received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his part in numerous charitable concerts and campaigns during his career, and on May 1, 2010 was given the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts.

Adams is one of the biggest selling Canadian Musicians of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Adams released his Ultimate collection in 2017; it included two new songs, “Please Stay” and “Ultimate Love”. He co-wrote his first Broadway musical Pretty Woman: The Musical in 2018. Adams then released his 14th album, Shine A Light, on March 1, 2019.

Tuesday 7pm: Rock Talk with Dominic Forbes


RockTalk-Bryan AdamsJoin Dominic Forbes with another edition of Rock Talk.  This week its music and talk with Bryan Adams.

Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and photographer.

One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Adams has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Adams rose to fame in North America with his 1983 album Cuts Like a Knife and turned into a global star with his 1984 album Reckless which produced some of his best known songs including “Run to You” and “Summer of ’69”. In 1991, he released “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”, one of the best-selling singles of all time which appeared on the soundtrack album from the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and on his sixth studio album Waking Up the Neighbours.

For his contributions to music, Adams has garnered many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992. He has also won MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, two Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated five times for Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films.

Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, which helps improve education for people around the world.

Adams was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2011 and Canada’s Walk of Fame, Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1998 and in April 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Canada’s Juno Awards. In 2008, Adams was ranked 38th on the list of All-Time top artists in the Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary Charts. On 13 January 2010, he received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his part in numerous charitable concerts and campaigns during his career, and on 1 May 2010 was given the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: 38 Special Top 30 Tracks 12pm ET

38 Special38 Special (also written .38 Special or Thirty-Eight Special) is an American rock band that was formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida.

The band’s first two albums had a strong southern rock influence. By the early 1980s, 38 Special shifted to a more accessible arena rock style without abandoning its southern rock roots. This shift helped to usher in a string of successful albums and singles.

Their breakthrough hit was “Hold On Loosely” (1981). “Caught Up in You” (1982) and “If I’d Been the One” (1983) both hit No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s Album Rock Tracks chart. “Back Where You Belong” (1984) continued the annual sequence of radio favorites. In 1985 they had another hit with “Teacher Teacher”, written by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams. The song climbed to #4 on the Billboard Top Tracks Chart, spending 10 weeks on the chart from the soundtrack of the 1984 film Teachers. “Second Chance” was a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s adult contemporary chart in 1989, followed by The Sound of Your Voice in 1991 (Billboard Hot 100 #33) from ‘Bone Against Steel’ and ‘Fade to Blue’ from the album ‘Resolution’ made it to #33 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1997.

In 2007, 38 Special was the opening act on Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr.’s Rowdy Frynds Tour, and on September 27, 2008, they filmed a CMT Crossroads special with country singer Trace Adkins, performing both artists’ hits from over the years. In 2009, 38 Special opened for REO Speedwagon and Styx as part of the “Can’t Stop Rockin’ Tour.” – Wikipedia

1 Second Chance
2 Caught Up in You
3 Like No Other Night
4 If I’d Been the One
5 Teacher, Teacher
6 Hold On Loosely
7 The Sound of Your Voice
8 You Keep Runnin’ Away
9 Back to Paradise
10 Somebody Like You
11 Rock & Roll Strategy
12 Fantasy Girl
13 Chain Lightnin’
14 Little Sheba
15 Back Where You Belong
16 Heart’s on Fire
17 Rebel to Rebel
18 Fade to Blue
19 Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
20 Rockin’ into the Night
21 Back on the Track
22 Comin’ Down Tonight
23 Just A Little Love
24 Stone Cold Believer
25 Four Wheels
26 I Just Wanna Rock & Roll
27 The Squeeze
28 Treasure
29 Just Can’t Leave You Alone
30 Twenteith Centry Fox

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 10p ET #vrp

WomanVinylThis week in the Vinyl Resting Place it’s “Woman”  Featuring hits from Helen Reddy, Bryan Adams, Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Chicago, Roy Orbison, The Doors and more.  Check the schedule for encore times if you miss any of this program.  Hosted by your Vinyl Master Willie B!

Artist Countdown: Bryan Adams Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @bryanadams

BryanAdamsBryan Guy Adams, OC OBC (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actor and photographer. Best known for hit singles including “Summer of ’69“, “Run To You”, number one single “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” and “18 Til I Die” album. His latest studio album ’11’ was released in 2008.

For his contributions to music, Adams has garnered many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992. He has also won MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, two Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated for several Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films.

Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, which helps improve education for people around the world.

Adams was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with the 2,435th star in March 2011 and Canada’s Walk of Fame in 1998, and in April 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Canada’s Juno Awards. In 2008, Bryan was ranked 38 on the list of All-Time top artists by the Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary Charts. On 13 January 2010, he received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his part in numerous charitable concerts and campaigns during his career, and on 1 May 2010 was given the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
2 All for Love (with Rod Stewart & Sting)
3 Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?
4 Please Forgive Me
5 Can’t Stop This Thing We Started
6 I Finally Found Someone (with Barbra Streisand)
7 It’s Only Love(with Tina Turner)
8 Heaven
9 When You’re Gone (with Melanie C)
10 The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You
11 Summer of ’69
12 Let’s Make a Night to Remember
13 Heat of the Night
14 Here I Am
15 There Will Never Be Another Tonight
16 Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven
17 Run to You
18 Cloud Number Nine
19 Open Road
20 Back to You
21 Do I Have to Say the Words?
22 Somebody
23 On a Day Like Today
24 This Time
25 The Best of Me
26 I Thought I’d Seen Everything
27 Cuts Like a Knife
28 Hearts on Fire
29 Straight from the Heart
30 Kids Wanna Rock
31 Victim of Love
32 All I Want Is You
33 18 til I Die
34 I’ll Always Be Right There
35 Inside Out

Artist Countdown: Bonnie Raitt Top 30 Hits 9pm ET

English: Circa 1976, probably at the Berkeley ...
English: Circa 1976, probably at the Berkeley Community Theater. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of acclaimed roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country, but she is perhaps best known for her more commercially accessible recordings in the 1990s including “Nick of Time“, “Something to Talk About“, “Love Sneakin’ Up on You”, and the slow ballad “I Can’t Make You Love Me“. Raitt has received nine Grammy Awards in her career and is a lifelong political activist.

 

 

 

 

1 Love Sneakin’ Up On You
2 Something to Talk About
3 I Can’t Make You Love Me
4 You
5 Not The Only One
6 You Got It
7 Rock Steady (with Bryan Adams)
8 Have A Heart
9 Nick Of Time
10 Love Letter
11 Thing Called Love
12 Come to Me
13 No Way To Treat A Lady
14 One Belief Away
15 Right Down the Line
16 All At Once
17 Silver Lining
18 Lover’s Will
19 Time Of Our Lives
20 I Will Not Be Broken
21 Slow Ride
22 Keep This Heart In Mind
23 Storm Warning
24 You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming
25 Runaway
26 Good Man Good Woman (with Delbert McClinton)
27 I Can’t Help You Now
28 Pride and Joy (with Double Trouble)
29 Cold, Cold, Cold (with Little Feat)
30 Love Has No Pride