May 18, 2009
Click here to go to Popdose to check Tom Petty’s cover of The Byrds’ “Feel a Whole Lot Better”…plus “A Face in The Crowd”, “The Apartment Song”, and “Alright For Now”
Rock God Cred Report:
Click here to check the 80′s lost classic from Shooting Star “Last Chance”. Heavy radio airplay during my high school years on the West Coast. Loved the next album “Hang Onto Your Life” even more. Gotta dig the two lead vocalists.
Buy “Shooting Star”…you will remember this when you play it…a worthy buy.
Pop Headwounds Report:
Click here to go to PH to check a big batch of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska demos “Bye Bye Johnny”, “Born in The USA”, “Downbound Train”, “Losin’ Kind”, “Child Bride”, “Pink Cadillac”, “Dream Baby”, “Vietnam”, and “Untitled”…of course some of these tunes turned up on other albums or as b-sides. Nice post by PH.
Click here to go to Ipickmynose to check Thin Lizzy’s “She Knows”…a must have tune. Love the guitar playing on this one.
Merry Swankster Report:
Click here to go to MS to check Keith Moon’s cover of The Beatles “When I’m Sixty-Four”, plus a cover of the same song by Claudine Longet, and the original from The Beatles.
Rock God Cred Report:
Click here to check UFO’s “Stopped By a Bullet (of Love)”…from the 1998 comeback (of the popular lineup with Michael Schenker) album. Oh my this stuff was good. Would have sounded like a nice follow up to the live “Strangers” lp. This tune kicks ass.
I have mentioned before that this was the tour that I was going to see them in Reno, NV…tickets in hand…but Schenker quit the band the night before in San Francisco…uggh. That one still hurts.
The band is on the road now, with lead guitarist Vinnie Moore filling in nicely. I am hoping to hit a show in Santa Cruz, Ca. (Oct. 21) with my pal of many years. Yep…we love us some UFO.
Buy “Walk on Water”
Check the US tour dates below, maybe they will come to a town near you.
UFO “2009 Tour Dates”
|Fri, Oct 02, 2009||8:00 PM||JAXXs Nightclub Presents Cadillac Rock Box||Springfield, VA|
|Sat, Oct 03, 2009||7:00 PM||Tangier Restaurant & Cabaret||Akron, OH|
|Wed, Oct 07, 2009||8:00 PM||Rex Theatre||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Thu, Oct 08, 2009||7:00 PM||The Chance||Poughkeepsie, NY|
|Fri, Oct 09, 2009||7:00 PM||Starland Ballroom||Sayreville, NJ|
|Sat, Oct 10, 2009||7:00 PM||Lucille’s @ B.B. King Blues Club||New York, NY|
|Thu, Oct 15, 2009||7:00 PM||Ameristar St. Charles||St Charles, MO|
|Fri, Oct 16, 2009||9:00 PM||House of Blues||Chicago, IL|
|Sat, Oct 17, 2009||7:00 PM||Medina Entertainment Center||Medina, MN|
|Wed, Oct 21, 2009||7:00 PM||The Catalyst||Santa Cruz, CA|
|Thu, Oct 22, 2009||7:00 PM||Brixton||Gardena, CA|
|Fri, Oct 23, 2009||7:00 PM||Coach House||San Juan Cpstrno, CA|
|Sat, Oct 24, 2009||7:00 PM||Boulder Station||Las Vegas, NV|
|Sun, Oct 25, 2009||7:00 PM||Ventura Theatre||Ventura, CA|
|Tue, Oct 27, 2009||7:00 PM||THE KEY CLUB||Los Angeles, CA|
|Wed, Oct 28, 2009||7:00 PM||Fat Cat||Modesto, CA|
|Thu, Oct 29, 2009||7:00 PM||Aladdin Theatre||Portland, OR|
|Fri, Oct 30, 2009||9:00 PM||Neumos||Seattle, WA|
|Sun, Nov 01, 2009||7:00 PM||Independent||San Francisco, CA|
|Mon, Nov 16, 2009||8:00 PM||Matrix Bochum||Bochum, Germany|
Siblingshot on The Bleachers Report:
Click here to go to SOTB to check Terry Reid’s “Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace”, and “Mayfly”…I still dig Cheap Trick’s version of “Speak Now”…just a great tune.