Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

July 17, 2019
Editor In Chief

This week we feature music from; Beach Boys, Tavares, Olivia Newton-john, Electric Light Orchestra, Tubes, Elton John, Dan Hartman, Police, Eagles, Hot, Dire Straits, Badfinger, Cat Stevens, Boston, Chic, Bad Company and more . . . 

Sunday 12am: The Rock Show

June 15, 2019
Editor In Chief

This week on the Rock Show – Ratt, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Cars, Pearl Jam, Judas Priest, Vixen, Doobie Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band and more . . .

Sunday 12am: Saturday Night Rock Show

June 8, 2019
Editor In Chief

This week on the Rock Show:
Smashing Pumpkins, Robin Trower, AC/DC. Deep Purple, Seether, Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Electric Light Orchestra, CJ Ramone, Neil Young, Judas Priest, Jackyl, Snow Patrol, Journey, Pilot, Meat Loaf, and many more.  12am – 6am  ET on RadioMaxMusic.

 

 

Wednesday 10pm: Feature LP: Electric Light Orchestra – Out Of The Blue (1977)

January 16, 2019
Editor In Chief

Out of the Blue is the seventh studio album by the British rock group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in October 1977. Written and produced by ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, the double album is among the most commercially successful records in the group’s history, selling about 10 million copies worldwide.

Jeff Lynne wrote the entire album in three and a half weeks after a sudden burst of creativity while hidden away in his rented chalet in the Swiss Alps. It took a further two months to record in Munich. Side three of the original double LP consisted of the symphonic Concerto for a Rainy Day, composed of four separate tracks which together made up a cohesive suite, instead of one continuous track. The inclement weather effects heard on “Concerto” were real and recorded by Lynne during a very rainy summer in Munich 1977. The Concerto suite would be Lynne’s last dabbling in symphonic rock[citation needed]. It was one of the first pop albums to have an extensive use of the vocoder, and helped to popularize it.

Side one
1. “Turn to Stone” 3:47
2. “It’s Over” 4:08
3. “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” 3:47
4. “Across the Border” 3:52

Side two
5. “Night in the City” 4:02
6. “Starlight” 4:30
7. “Jungle” 3:51
8. “Believe Me Now” 1:21
9. “Steppin’ Out” 4:38

Side three (Concerto for a Rainy Day)
10. “Standin’ in the Rain” 4:20
11. “Big Wheels” 5:10
12. “Summer and Lightning” 4:13
13. “Mr. Blue Sky” 5:05

Side four
No. Title Length
14. “Sweet Is the Night” 3:26
15. “The Whale” 5:05
16. “Birmingham Blues” 4:21
17. “Wild West Hero” 4:40

Wednesday 7pm: Feature Artist – Electric Light Orchestra

December 27, 2017
Editor In Chief

The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970, by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan. Their music is characterised by a fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements, and futuristic iconography. After Wood’s departure in 1972, Lynne became the band’s leader, arranging and producing every album while writing virtually all of their original material. For their initial tenure, Lynne, Bevan and keyboardist Richard Tandy were the group’s only consistent members.

ELO was formed out of Lynne’s and Wood’s desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. It derived as an offshoot of Wood’s previous band, the Move, of which Lynne and Bevan were also members. During the 1970s and 1980s, ELO released a string of top 10 albums and singles, including two LPs that reached the top of British charts: the disco-inspired Discovery (1979) and the science-fiction-themed concept album Time (1981). In 1986, Lynne lost interest in the band and ceased its operation. Bevan responded by forming his own band, ELO Part II, which later became the Orchestra. With the exception of a short-lived reunion in 2000–01, ELO remained largely inactive for the next three years. In 2014, Lynne re-formed the band again with Tandy as Jeff Lynne’s ELO, where he resumed concert touring and new recordings under the moniker.

During ELO’s original 13-year period of active recording and touring, they sold over 50 million records worldwide, collecting 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA, and 38 BPI awards. For a period in the mid 1970s, the band saw more success in the United States, where they were billed as “the English guys with the big fiddles”. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated twenty Top 20 songs on the UK Singles Chart, and fifteen Top 20 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100. The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits (20) without a number one single of any band in US chart history. In 2017, the ELO line-up of Wood, Lynne, Bevan, and Tandy were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. – Wikipedia

Wednesday 8:30pm: RadioMax Special – ELO – Zoom Tour Live 2001

September 13, 2017
Editor In Chief

Zoom Tour Live was a one-off concert performed by the Electric Light Orchestra recorded originally for television, later released as a film.

After the release of the 2001 album Zoom, Jeff Lynne announced a North American tour, their first live set of concerts in 15 years. A promotional PBS show was recorded over two consecutive nights at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.

ELO’s management abruptly cancelled the tour (due to slow ticket sales) and this footage was released on VHS and DVD by Image Entertainment. The DVD earned Platinum status in Australia.

Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy were the only band members returning from the original incarnation of ELO.

“Do Ya”
“Evil Woman”
“Showdown”
“Strange Magic”
“Livin’ Thing”
“Alright”
“Lonesome Lullaby”
“Telephone Line”
“Turn to Stone”
“Just for Love”
“Easy Money”
“Mr. Blue Sky”
“Ma-Ma-Ma Belle”
“One Summer Dream”
“Tightrope”
“State of Mind”
“Can’t Get It Out of My Head”
“Moment in Paradise”
“10538 Overture”
“Ordinary Dream”
“Shine a Little Love”
“Don’t Bring Me Down”
“Roll Over Beethoven” (Chuck Berry)

Tuesday 6pm: Tuesday Night MaxMusic Mix with Dan Varroney

June 27, 2017
Editor In Chief

The Tuesday Night Maximum Music Mix. We’re celebrating birthdays tonight: Patty Smyth & Chris Isaak! Great music from: Thomas Rhett Feat. Maren Morris, Ed Sheeran, Alarm, Katy Perry, Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Chainsmokers, Isley Brothers & Santana, Dan & Shay, Kelly Clarkson, Electric Light Orchestra, Spinners, Starship, Jigsaw, Beatles, CCR, & Simple Minds. Thanks for all requests! Robert J. Breitenbach and his wife Deb,Jane Beyer and her husband Ken, Patricia Donche Nelson, Bill Card, Bob Watson, Judy Beebe Zoeller, Heather Cassidy, Kathleen McCarten-Bricketto, Christina Whirl, Tim Singstock, Beth Gano Cattunar, Ian T. Lovejoy, Susan Twomey Collins, Paul M. Sebula, Jeanne Donnelly Weaver, Ted Kirkpatrick, Beth Leary Hegedus, Jay Bookie, & Patrick Hurd. Plus, another special dedication to my beautiful Princess Jeanine Dunn Varroney. We’ll be talking soon!

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