Tag: Feature Artist

Friday 12/4/2020 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Roy Orbison (1936 – 1988)


Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. His music was described by critics as operatic, earning him the nicknames “the Caruso of Rock” and “the Big O”. Many of Orbison’s songs conveyed vulnerability at a time when most male rock-and-roll performers chose to project defiant masculinity. He was known for his shyness and stage fright, which he countered by wearing dark sunglasses.

Orbison began singing in a rockabilly and country-and-western band at high school. He was signed by Sam Phillips of Sun Records in 1956, but enjoyed his greatest success with Monument Records. From 1960 to 1966, 22 of Orbison’s singles reached the Billboard Top 40. He wrote or co-wrote almost all of his own Top 10 hits, including “Only the Lonely” (1960), “Running Scared” (1961), “Crying” (1961), “In Dreams” (1963), and “Oh, Pretty Woman” (1964). Beginning in the mid-1960s, Orbison suffered a number of personal tragedies and his career faltered.

Orbison experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 1980s following the success of several cover versions of his songs. In 1988, he co-founded the Traveling Wilburys (a rock supergroup) with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne. Orbison died of a heart attack in December 1988 at age 52. One month later, his song “You Got It” (1989) was released as a solo single, becoming his first hit to reach the U.S. Top 10 in nearly 25 years.

Orbison’s honors include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989, and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and five other Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone placed him at number 37 on its list of the “Greatest Artists of All Time” and number 13 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. In 2002, Billboard magazine listed him at number 74 on its list of the Top 600 recording artists.

Orbison performed at the Front Row Theater in Highland Heights, Ohio on December 4, 1988. Exhausted, he returned to his home in Hendersonville to rest for several days before flying again to London to film two more videos for the Traveling Wilburys. On December 6, 1988, he spent the day flying model airplanes with his sons and ate dinner at his mother’s home in Hendersonville. Later that day, he died of a heart attack at the age of 52.

A memorial for Orbison was held in Nashville, and another was held in Los Angeles. He was buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in an unmarked grave.

Friday 12/4/2020 1pm ET: Feature Artist – Andy Kim


Andrew Youakim, performing as Andy Kim, (born; December 5, 1946) is a Canadian pop rock singer and songwriter. He grew up in Montreal, Quebec. He is known for hits that he released in the late 1960s and 1970s: the international hit “Baby, I Love You” in 1969, and “Rock Me Gently”, which topped the US singles chart in 1974. He co-wrote “Sugar, Sugar” in 1968 and sang on the recording as part of The Archies; it was #1 for four weeks and was “Record of the Year” for 1969.

He has recorded under the stage name Baron Longfellow since the mid-1980s or just as Longfellow in the early 1990s. He continues to perform under his original recording name of Andy Kim.

Friday 11/4/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020), known as Little Richard, is an American musician and singer-songwriter.

An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, Penniman’s most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. His music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. Penniman influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to hip hop; his music helped shape rhythm and blues for generations to come, and his performances and headline-making thrust his career right into the mix of American popular music.

Penniman has been honored by many institutions. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, and a Rhapsody & Rhythm Award from the National Museum of African American Music. Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” (1955) was included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2010, which stated that his “unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music”.

Wednesday 12/2/2020 9pm ET: Feature Artist – Mickey Thomas

John Michael Thomas (born December 3, 1949) is an American rock singer, best known as one of the lead vocalists of Jefferson Starship and Starship.

Thomas was born in Cairo, Georgia on December 3, 1949. He was inspired to pursue a career in music after travelling to Atlanta with longtime childhood friends Charles Connell and Tommy Verran to see a Beatles performance in 1965. Thomas, Connell, and Verran formed their first band together; Verran was the lead vocalist. They disbanded while attending different colleges, but later reformed in the early 1970s along with friend Bud Thomas as the Jets.

Thomas was the vocalist for the Lords of London, a garage band from Douglas, Georgia for a brief time, along with guitarist Billy Folsom, bassist Bob Hutchinson, keyboardist Billy Corbi, and drummer Troy Blasingame.

Elvin Bishop Group
While singing lead for the Jets in 1974, Thomas joined the Elvin Bishop Group as a backing vocalist and eventually made it to lead vocals. He sang lead vocals on the 1975 Elvin Bishop single “Silent Night” and the 1976 single “Spend Some Time,” but his best known achievement was singing on Elvin Bishop’s chart hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”, a #3 single in 1976.

Jefferson Starship & Starship
Thomas recorded the solo album As Long as You Love Me in 1976. After leaving the Elvin Bishop Group, he recorded three songs for the 1978 film Skateboard, which also featured a cameo by Jefferson Starship guitarist Craig Chaquico. In April 1979, Thomas was asked to join that group after the departure of Marty Balin and Grace Slick. In 1981 he recorded his second solo album, Alive Alone. Former Elvin Bishop Group drummer Donny Baldwin became drummer for Jefferson Starship two years later when Aynsley Dunbar left.

Thomas spent most of the early 1980s as the main vocalist of Jefferson Starship, performing several duets with Slick (who rejoined in 1981) and gaining greater influence in the band. After Paul Kantner left in 1984, Thomas was leader of the band. Kantner sued over the name of Jefferson Starship, and the settlement left the band with the name Starship. From 1985 until 1989 the band had three #1 hit songs. When Slick left again in 1988, Thomas sang all lead vocals. The 1989 “Love Among the Cannibals” tour was postponed after Baldwin attacked Thomas in a bar. The damage was such that it required facial reconstruction surgery. Baldwin resigned after the incident.

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Starship was let go by their record label RCA and became inactive in 1991. In early 1992, Mickey Thomas revived Starship as Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and touring has continued with this title. The band’s Loveless Fascination was released on September 17, 2013. The band performed at the Streamy Awards on September 8, 2014.

Studio albums
As Long as You Love Me (1976)
Alive Alone (1981)
Over the Edge (2004)
The Blues Masters Featuring Mickey Thomas (2010)
Marauder (2011)

Elvin Bishop Group
Let It Flow (1974)
Juke Joint Jump (1975)
Struttin’ My Stuff (1975)
Hometown Boy Makes Good! (1976)
Raisin’ Hell (1977)

Jefferson Starship
Freedom at Point Zero (1979)
Modern Times (1981)
Winds of Change (1982)
Nuclear Furniture (1984)

Starship
Knee Deep in the Hoopla (1985)
No Protection (1987)
Love Among the Cannibals (1989)
Loveless Fascination (2013)

Wednesday 12/2/2020 8pm ET: Feature Artist / LP: Scott Wieland – 12 Bar Blues (1998)

On this anniversary of Scott Wieland’s passing, we feature his first solo album.  12 Bar Blues is the debut solo album from Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland. Released March 31, 1998. Its sound and style differ greatly from STP’s previous releases. The design concept of the cover is a homage to the cover design of John Coltrane’s Blue Train album. The title name comes from the simple chord progression known as “twelve-bar blues.”

“Desperation #5” – 4:05
“Barbarella” – 6:36
“About Nothing” – 4:48
“Where’s the Man” – 4:55
“Divider” – 4:23
“Cool Kiss” – 4:55
“The Date” – 5:21
“Son” – 5:04
“Jimmy Was a Stimulator” – 3:58
“Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down” – 5:26
“Mockingbird Girl” – 5:02
“Opposite Octave Reaction” – 4:18

Scott Weiland – lead vocals, beatbox, guitar, keyboards, piano, bass, synthesized bass, drum loops
Tracy Chisolm – theremin
Blair Lamb – beatbox
Holly Reiger – guitars
Jeff Nolan, Zander Schloss – guitars
Sheryl Crow – accordion
Brad Mehldau – piano
Peter DiStefano – guitars, bass
Victor Indrizzo – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, drums
Daniel Lanois – synthesizers
Tony Castaneda – guitars, bass
Martyn LeNoble – bass, cello
Michael Weiland – drums, percussion, drum loops
Suzie Katayama – cello
Novi Novog – viola
Joel Derouin, Robin Lorentz – violin

Tuesday 12/1/2020 11pm ET: Feature LP: AC/DC – Back In Black (1980

Back in Black is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC. It was released on 25 July 1980 by Albert Productions and Atlantic Records. It is the band’s first album to feature lead singer Brian Johnson, following the death of previous lead singer Bon Scott.

After the commercial breakthrough of their 1979 album Highway to Hell, AC/DC was planning to record a follow-up, but in February 1980, Scott died from alcohol poisoning after a drinking binge. Instead of disbanding, they decided to continue on and recruited Johnson, who was previously vocalist for Geordie.

The album was composed by Johnson, Angus and Malcolm Young, and recorded over seven weeks in the Bahamas from April to May 1980 with producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who had worked on their previous album. Following its completion, the group mixed Back in Black at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The album’s all-black cover was designed as a “sign of mourning” for Scott.

As their sixth international studio release, Back in Black was an unprecedented success. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, and is one of the best-selling albums in music history. The band supported the album with a yearlong world tour, cementing them among the most popular music acts of the early 1980s. The album also received positive critical reception during its initial release, and it has since been included on numerous lists of “greatest” albums. Since its original release, the album has been reissued and remastered multiple times, most recently for digital distribution. On 9 December 2019, it was certified 25x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

1. “Hells Bells” 5:10
2. “Shoot to Thrill” 5:17
3. “What Do You Do for Money Honey” 3:33
4. “Given the Dog a Bone” 3:30
5. “Let Me Put My Love into You” 4:16

1. “Back in Black” 4:14
2. “You Shook Me All Night Long” 3:30
3. “Have a Drink on Me” 3:57
4. “Shake a Leg” 4:06
5. “Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution” 4:15

Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums

Tuesday 12/1/2020 4pm ET: Feature Artist: Lulu


Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie; 3 November 1948), is a Scottish singer, actress, television personality and businesswoman. She is noted for her powerful singing voice.

She is internationally known, but especially by UK audiences in the 1960s. Later in her career she had hits internationally with “To Sir with Love” from the 1967 film of the same name and with the title song to the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. In European countries, she is also widely known for her Eurovision Song Contest 1969 winning entry “Boom Bang-a-Bang”, and in the UK for her 1964 hit “Shout”, which was performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie was born in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, and grew up in Dennistoun, Glasgow, where she attended Thomson Street Primary School and Onslow Drive School. She lived in Gallowgate for a while before moving to Garfield Street, Dennistoun. At the age of 12 or 13, she and her manager approached a band called the Bellrocks seeking stage experience as a singer. She appeared with them every Saturday night: Alex Thomson, the group’s bass player, has reported that even then her voice was remarkable. She has two brothers and a sister, and her father was a heavy drinker. Aged 14, she received the stage name “Lulu” from her future manager Marion Massey, who commented: “Well, all I know is that she’s a real lulu[a] of a kid.”

In August 2017, Lulu’s family history was the subject of an episode in the UK series Who Do You Think You Are? The research showed that her mother had been brought up by another family. The investigation into her genealogy showed that Lulu’s maternal grandparents had come from across the religious divide in Glasgow. Her grandfather Hugh Cairns was a Catholic and her grandmother, Helen Kennedy, was a Protestant. Cairns had been a member of a Catholic gang and was found in the research to have been in and out of prison at the time of the birth of Lulu’s mother. Kennedy was found to be the daughter of a Worthy Mistress of the Ladies’ Orange Lodge 52; the discovery explained why the two families had opposed the union between Kennedy and Cairns.

 

Monday 11/30/2020 5pm ET: Feature Artist: Billy Idol


William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who holds dual British and American citizenship. He first achieved fame in the 1970s emerging from the London punk rock scene as a member of Generation X. Subsequently, he embarked on a solo career which led to international recognition and made Idol a lead artist during the MTV-driven “Second British Invasion” in the United States. The name “Billy Idol” was inspired by a schoolteacher’s description of him as “idle”.

Idol began his music career in late 1976 as a guitarist in the punk rock band Chelsea. However, he soon left the group. With his former bandmate Tony James, Idol formed the band Generation X. With Idol as lead singer, the band achieved success in the United Kingdom and released three albums on Chrysalis Records, then disbanded. In 1981, Idol moved to New York City to pursue his solo career in collaboration with guitarist Steve Stevens. His debut studio album, Billy Idol (1982), was a commercial success. With music videos for singles “Dancing with Myself” and “White Wedding” Idol soon became a staple of then-newly established MTV.

Idol’s second studio album, Rebel Yell (1983), was a major commercial success, featuring hit singles “Rebel Yell” and “Eyes Without a Face”. The album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipment of two million copies in the US. In 1986, he released Whiplash Smile. Having accumulated three UK top 10 singles (“Rebel Yell”, “White Wedding” and “Mony Mony”) Idol released a 1988 greatest hits album titled Idol Songs: 11 of the Best; the album went platinum in the United Kingdom. Idol then released Charmed Life (1990) and the concept album Cyberpunk (1993).

Idol spent the second half of the 1990s out of the public eye focusing on his personal life. He made a musical comeback with the release of Devil’s Playground (2005) and again with Kings & Queens of the Underground (2014).

Studio albums 7
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 5
Video albums 7
Music videos 28
EPs 1
Singles 37

Sunday 11/29/2020 11pm ET: Feature LP: Elton John – Here and There (1976)

Here and There, released in 1976, is a live album by British singer-songwriter Elton John; it is his fourteenth official album release. The title refers to the two concerts represented on the album: “Here” is a concert recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London during the summer of 1974; “There” is a concert recorded at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on 28 November 1974.

1. “Skyline Pigeon” 5:41
2. “Border Song” 3:27
3. “Take Me to the Pilot” 4:33
4. “Country Comfort” 6:44
5. “Love Song” (with Lesley Duncan) 5:03
6. “Bad Side of the Moon” 7:54
7. “Burn Down the Mission” 8:25
8. “Honky Cat” 7:04
9. “Crocodile Rock” 4:08
10. “Candle in the Wind” 3:57
11. “Your Song” 3:56
12. “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” 7:09

1. “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” 11:53
2. “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” 5:03
3. “Take Me to the Pilot” 6:00
4. “Bennie and the Jets” 5:59
5. “Grey Seal” 5:27
6. “Daniel” 4:06
7. “You’re So Static” 4:32
8. “Whatever Gets You thru the Night” (with John Lennon) 4:40
9. “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (with John Lennon) 6:15
10. “I Saw Her Standing There” (with John Lennon) 3:17
11. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” 5:57
12. “Your Song” 3:58
13. “The Bitch Is Back” 4:23

Elton John – Piano, Vocals
Ray Cooper – Tambourine (CD No. 1 tracks 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12; CD No. 2 tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 9–13), Congas (CD No. 1 tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12; CD No. 2 tracks 3, 5, 6, 8), Bells (CD No. 1 track 6; CD No. 2 track 9), Vibes (CD No. 1 track 7; CD No. 2 track 2), Duck Call on “Honky Cat”, Organ on “Crocodile Rock”
Lesley Duncan – Vocals (“Love Song” only)
Davey Johnstone – Guitars (except CD No. 1 tracks 1, 2, 11), Background vocals (except : CD No. 1 tracks 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 11; CD No. 2 tracks 5–8, 9, 12–13), Mandolin on “Honky Cat”
John Lennon – Guitar, Vocals (CD No. 2, tracks 8–10 only)
Dee Murray – Bass (except CD No. 1 tracks 1, 11), Background vocals (except: CD No. 1 tracks 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 11; CD No. 2 tracks 5–8, 9, 12–13)
Nigel Olsson – Drums (except CD No. 1 tracks 1, 11), Background vocals (except: CD No. 1 tracks 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 11; CD No. 2 tracks 5–8, 9, 12–13)

Sunday 11/29/2020 10pm ET: Feature LP: Keb’ Mo’ – Just Like You (1996)

Just Like You is the third studio album by Delta blues artist Keb’ Mo’, released in 1996. It features guest artists Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt, both on the title track “Just Like You”. Unlike the first album, Just Like You features a more blues-pop to blues-rock feel and more of its tracks feature a full band. In 1997, Just Like You won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

“That’s Not Love” – 4:08
“Perpetual Blues Machine” – 3:16
“More Than One Way Home” – 4:53
“I’m on Your Side” – 3:40
“Just Like You” – 3:26
“You Can Love Yourself” – 2:33
“Dangerous Mood” – 4:59
“The Action” – 3:59
“Hand It Over” – 2:55
“Standin’ at the Station” – 3:13
“Momma, Where’s My Daddy?” – 3:07
“Last Fair Deal Gone Down” – 3:47
“Lullaby Baby Blues” – 2:36

Keb’ Mo’ – vocals, guitar, harmonica
James “Hutch” Hutchinson – bass guitar
Tommy Eyre – keyboards; 11-string guitar on “Momma, Where’s My Daddy”
Laval Belle, Ricky Fataar – drums
Munyungo Jackson – percussion
Jackie Farris, Jean McClain – backing vocals
John Porter – dobro on “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”
Larry David – harmonica on “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”
Darrell Leonard – trumpet on “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”
Jim Price – trombone on “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”
Jim Gordon – clarinet on “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”

Tuesday 11/24/2020 6:30pm ET: Feature LP: Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin Boxed Set (1990)

Led Zeppelin is a boxed set by English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was the first compilation of songs by the group and the selection and remastering of the tracks were supervised by Jimmy Page. Atlantic Records released it on September 7, 1990 on several formats: four compact discs, six vinyl records, or four cassette tapes. A 36-page booklet was also included with the release.

Disc one
1. “Whole Lotta Love” 5:34
2. “Heartbreaker” 4:14
3. “Communication Breakdown” 2:29
4. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” 6:42
5. “What Is and What Should Never Be” 4:47
6. “Thank You” 4:50
7. “I Can’t Quit You Baby” (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) 4:15
8. “Dazed and Confused” 6:27
9. “Your Time Is Gonna Come” 4:14
10. “Ramble On” 4:23
11. “Travelling Riverside Blues” (Live at the BBC) 5:11
12. “Friends” 3:55
13. “Celebration Day” 3:29
14. “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do” 3:55
15. “White Summer/Black Mountain Side” 8:01

Disc two
1. “Black Dog” 4:55
2. “Over the Hills and Far Away” 4:50
3. “Immigrant Song” 2:27
4. “The Battle of Evermore” 5:52
5. “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” 4:20
6. “Tangerine” 2:57
7. “Going to California” 3:31
8. “Since I’ve Been Loving You” 7:24
9. “D’yer Mak’er” 4:23
10. “Gallows Pole” 4:58
11. “Custard Pie” 4:13
12. “Misty Mountain Hop” 4:38
13. “Rock and Roll” 3:41
14. “The Rain Song” 7:39
15. “Stairway to Heaven” 8:02

Disc three
1. “Kashmir” 8:32
2. “Trampled Under Foot” 5:37
3. “For Your Life” 6:24
4. “No Quarter” 7:00
5. “Dancing Days” 3:43
6. “When the Levee Breaks” 7:07
7. “Achilles Last Stand” 10:25
8. “The Song Remains the Same” 5:32
9. “Ten Years Gone” 6:32
10. “In My Time of Dying” 11:05

Disc four
1. “In the Evening” 6:49
2. “Candy Store Rock” 4:11
3. “The Ocean” 4:31
4. “Ozone Baby” 3:35
5. “Houses of the Holy” 4:02
6. “Wearing and Tearing” 5:31
7. “Poor Tom” 3:03
8. “Nobody’s Fault but Mine” 6:27
9. “Fool in the Rain” 6:12
10. “In the Light” 8:46
11. “The Wanton Song” 4:07
12. “Moby Dick/Bonzo’s Montreux” 3:50
13. “I’m Gonna Crawl” 5:30
14. “All My Love” 5:51

Monday 11/23/2020 5:45pm ET: Feature LP: M – New York–London–Paris–Munich (1979)

New York–London–Paris–Munich (styled New York · London · Paris · Munich) is M’s first album, released in 1979, the title being taken from a line in the verse of the March 1979 hit single “Pop Muzik”, an extended version of which is featured on the album.

“Popmuzik” (Nik Launay ’79 12″ Mix) – 4:56
“Woman Make Man” – 2:18
“Moderne Man/Satisfy Your Lust” – 6:32
“Made in Munich” – 5:36
“Moonlight and Muzak” – 5:36
“That’s the Way the Money Goes” – 4:27
“Cowboys and Indians” – 3:54
“Unite Your Nation” – 5:44
“Fanfare” – 0:08
“Cry Myself to Sleep” – 2:59
“Cowboys and Indians” (Dead or a ‘Live’ Mix) – 3:11
“Cowboys and Indians” (Featuring James Stewart) – 3:40
“Satisfy Your Love” (Single Version) – 3:12
“Modern Man” (Single Version) – 3:31
“M Factor” (Single Version) – 2:26
“M Factor” (U.S. Single Version) – 2:29
“Moonlight and Muzak” (’92 Remix) – 4:43
“Popmuzik” (Hip–Hop–Pop Muzik) – 3:10
“Popmuzik” (Latino Cappuccino) – 1:56
“Popmuzik” (’89 Reshuffle)” – 3:53
“Finale” – 0:14

Robin Scott – lead vocals, Roland Jupiter synthesizer, guitar, producer
Brigit Novik – backing vocals
Wally Badarou – keyboards, synthesizers
Julian Scott – bass
Phil Gould – drums, percussion
Gary Barnacle – saxophone, flute
David Bowie – handclaps

 

Monday 11/23/2020 5pm ET: Feature LP: Police – Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Zenyatta Mondatta (stylised as Zenyattà Mondatta on the album cover artwork) is the third studio album by English rock band The Police, released on October 3, 1980 by A&M Records. It was co-produced by the band and Nigel Gray.

Zenyatta Mondatta was released to commercial success, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart and producing the hit singles “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da”. The album won the band two Grammy Awards: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Behind My Camel”.

1. “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” 4:04
2. “Driven to Tears” 3:20
3. “When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What’s Still Around” 3:38
4. “Canary in a Coalmine” 2:26
5. “Voices Inside My Head” 3:53
6. “Bombs Away” 3:06
7. “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” 4:09
8. “Behind My Camel” 2:54
9. “Man in a Suitcase” 2:19
10. “Shadows in the Rain” 5:04
11. “The Other Way of Stopping” 3:22

Sting – bass guitar (all but 8), lead and backing vocals, synthesizers
Andy Summers – guitar, backing vocals, piano (4), synthesizers (8), bass guitar (8)
Stewart Copeland – drums, backing vocals

Monday 11/23/2020 4pm ET: Feature LP: Grey Lady Down – The Crime (1994)

Seminal 90s prog band Grey Lady Down were the best-selling band on the Cyclops label, and gained numerous accolades such as their second album ‘Forces’ being voted the second best album of 1995 by the Classic Rock Society. Regulars at London’s Marquee and Astoria theatres, they were also the first independent prog band to undertake a full scale tour of the USA in the late 90s.

The band’s members have gone on to grace such prominent prog outfits as IQ, Darwin’s Radio, Thieves’ Kitchen, Sphere3 and The Room.

1. 12:02 5:05
2. All Join Hands 4:23
3. Thrill Of It All 6:36
4. The Ballad Of Billy Grey (The Crime Part One) 11:28
5. Circus Of Thieves 7:03
6. Annabel 6:09
7. The Fugitive (The Crime Part Two) 12:12

Steve Anderson – Guitars
Piers de Lavison – Keyboards
Julian Hunt – Guitars
Sean Spear – Bass

 

Thursday 11/19/2020 2pm ET: Feature Artist: Hootie and The Blowfish


Hootie & the Blowfish is an American rock band that was formed in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1986. The band’s lineup for most of its existence has been the quartet of Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, and Jim Sonefeld. The band went on hiatus in 2008 until they announced plans for a full reunion tour in 2019 and released their first new studio album in fourteen years, Imperfect Circle.

As of 2019, the band had charted sixteen singles on various Billboard singles charts and recorded six studio albums. Their debut album, Cracked Rear View (1994), is the 19th-best-selling album of all time in the United States, and was certified platinum 21 times. They have sold over 21 million copies of their albums in the United States. The group was also popular in Canada, having three number-one singles in the country.