Thursday, April 07, 2005

Music Musicans and Lyrics


Am I Right Making fun of music one song at a time.
Iceman Lyrics one of the best lyrics pages on the web.
Demented Lyrics funniest lyrics online.
Kiss this guy miss heard lyrics.
Todd Peach's Cole Potter lyrics.
Silly Song Book mucical Comedians.
The Guitar Guy lyrics page.
The wisdom in Rock Lyrics
Song Facts

Venues and Tickets

Casino Rama
Molson Amphitheatre from House of Blues

Ticket Master


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Blues Info and Links

The Blues Web....Blues Access Online....Harry's Blues Lyrics....Blues World....The Blues Foundation....the Blue Highway....The Blues Revue Magazine....Blues Net....Delta Blues Museum....BBKing Blues Club and Grill....Electric Blues....Blues Matters....Livin Blues....Toronto Blues Society....Mississippi Blues Society in the Ottawa Valley....Thunder Bay Blues Society....Canada South Blues Society....Talkin Blues....

Top 100 Greatest British Songs from Virgian Radio, May 28 2005

2.QUEENBohemian rhapsody
3.LED ZEPPELINStairway to Heaven
4.BEATLES….Let it be
5.JOHN LENNON….Imagine
6.POLICE….Every breath you take
7.THE JAM….Going underground
8.VERVE….Bitter sweet symphony
10.STRANGLERS….Golden brown
11.CLASH….Should i stay or should i go
12.KINKS….Waterloo sunset
13.PINK FLOYD….Another brick in the wall
15.QUEEN….Don’t stop me now
16.KATE BUSH….Wuthering Heights
19.THE JAM….Town called malice
20.DAVID BOWIE….Starman
21.SOFT CELL….Tainted love
22.ROLLING STONES….Paint it black
23.UNDERTONES….Teenage kicks
24.HUMAN LEAGUE….Don’t you want me
25.BEATLES….Hey Jude
26.WHO….My Generation
27.QUEEN….Killer Queen
28.SPECIALS….Ghost Town
29.OASIS….Don’t Look Back In Anger
30.DAVID BOWIE….Heroes
32.VAN MORRISON….Brown Eyed Girl
33.KEANE….Somewhere Only We Know
34.CURE….The Love Cats
35.SMALL FACES….Itchycoo Park
36.JOY DIVISION….Love Will Tear Us Apart
37.ROLLING STONES….Sympathy For The Devil
38.COLDPLAY….The Scientist
39.QUEEN….We Are The Champions
41.BEATLES….All You Need Is Love
42.OASIS….Champagne Supernova
43.PAUL WELLER….Broken Stones
47.DAVID BOWIE….Ashes to Ashes
48.ROLLING STONES….Gimme Shelter
49,T REX….Get it on
50.ANIMALS….House of the rising sun
51.KEANE….Everybody’s Changing
53.ROD STEWART….Maggie May
54.CLASH…..London Calling
55.QUEEN….We Will Rock You
56.VERVE….The drugs don’t work
57.SQUEEZE….Cool for Cats
58.BEATLES….Penny lane
59.PINK FLOYD….Wish you were here
60.COLDPLAY….In my place
61.JAM….Eton rifles
62.DIRE STRAITS….Sultans of Swing
63.DAVID BOWIE….Space Oddity
64.ROLLING STONES….I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
65.SIMPLE MINDS….Don't You (Forget About Me)
67.OASIS….Live forever
68.QUEEN….Somebody to love
70.MADNESS….It must be love
71.FREE….All right now
72.BEATLES….The long and winding road
73.YAZOO….Only you
74.KINKS….You really got me
75.ELVIS COSTELLO….Oliver’s army
76.PROCUL HARUM….Whiter shade of pale
78.DAVID BOWIE….Jean genie
79.SQUEEZE….Up the junction
80.PINK FLOYD….Money
81.NEW ORDER….Blue monday
82.BUZZCOCKS….Ever fallen in love
83.T REX….20th century boy
84.BEATLES….Strawberry fields forever
85.ROLLING STONES….Brown sugar
86.STEREOPHONICS….Handbags & gladrags
87.QUEEN….Another one bites the dust
89.MOODY BLUES….Nights in White Satin
90.MADNESS….My girl
92.RAINBOW….Since you’ve been gone
93.EURYTHMICS….Sweet dreams (are made of this)
94.BEATLES….A day in the life
95.KINKS….Sunny afternoon
97.DIRE STRAITS….Romeo & juliet
98.IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS….Hit me with your rhythm stick
99.PETER GABRIEL….Solsbury hill
100.QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE….Under pressure

The Clash fansites

  1. London's Burning

  2. Clash City Rockers

  3. The Clash a French fans tribute site, great photos

  4. West Way to the World

  5. The Clash online, from Sony Music
  6. On Going History of New Music Tribute To Joe Strummer Part One, and Part Two, from CFNY

  7. Cla5h

  8. The Clash Bio, or Clash info, or Joe's obit from Aversion

"Paul Simonon Compiles Clash Influences from Aversion
Oct 25, 2004
You could write all day about the thousands of bands that The Clash influenced, but now, you can take a glimpse at the bands that helped it form its sound on a compliation put together by the band's bassist.
Paul Simonon pulled together Revolution Rock: A Clash Of Reggae, Rock & R'n'B for Trojan Records in early 2005. The compilation includes not only songs that helped the band form its sound, but original versions of songs that the Last Angry Band covered.
The album's track list is:

"Be Bop A Lula" by Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps
"You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover" by Bo Diddley
"Junco Partner" by James Booker
"Bujiyama Mama" by Wanda Jackson
"Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price
"Brand New Cadillac" by Vince Taylor and His Playboys
"Time Is Tight" by Booker T And The MGs
"Look Here" by Mose Allison
"Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen
"I Fought the Law" by Bobby Fuller Four
"Dead End Street" by The Kinks
"Every Little Bit Hurts" by Brenda Holloway
"Pressure Drop" by Toots and the Maytals
"Johnny Too Bad" by The Slickers
"The Israelites" by Desmond Dekker and The Aces
"Armagideon Time" by Willie Williams
"Wrong Em Boyo" by The Rulers
"Revolution Rock" by Danny Ray
"Dance Crasher" by Alton Ellis
"54-46 (That's My Number)" by Toots and the Maytals
"The Man In Me (Version)" by Matumbi
"Police And Thieves" by Junior Murvin
"Blitzkrieg Bop" by The Ramones
"Roadrunner" by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers
"Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman
"Pop Goes The Weazel" by Anthony Newley
"King Of The Road" by Roger Miller "

Music History

History of Rock someone spent a lot of time, really good read.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame -- stories told thru words and images
CBGB's If you grew up in the 70's and 80's and ever listened to New York punk, you know what this place is. Great section on the history of the club.
Oleg Bocharoff's Punk catalogue
UK Punk website, good history page.
The Spirit of Radio if you listened to TO radio in the 70's 80's 90's or even 00's, this is a page for you.
Punk History Canada
Michael Ochs Archives
Rhino Records
Rock n Roll Hall of Fame U.S.
Heathen World presents Origins of Bands Names
Strawberry Bricks, the guide to progressive rock.
Home of Canadain Classic Rock information
Bob Masse's Rock Posters
Rate your music
Legends of Rock: Bios, Discographies, and Tributes Rock 100 moments
Wikipedia's spin on Rolling Stome Magazine
One Hit Wonder Central

Music Documentaries

  • The Blues on PBS

  • Music News and Mags

    1. The New Music CHUM / CITY TV music news magazine.

    2. Perfect Sound Forever online music mag
    3. Launch Yahoo music mag

    4. Canoe Music Mag

    5. JamBase, Jam bands tour dates, links, contact information
    6. In Music We Trust

    7. Aversion

    8. House of Blues

    9. CanEHdian

    10. UnderCover Music Mag

    This was once posted at CFNY, On Going History of New Music, by Alan Cross
    Top 100 Momments of New Music

    1. Death of Kurt Cobain.
    2. Edison invents recorded sound.
    3. Invention of the electric guitar.
    4. Collapse of the Mercer Arts Centre and CBGBs convinced to have a rock night.
    5. Ramones at the Roundhouse 1976.
    6. Sex Pistols swear at Bill Grundy.
    7. The release of the first Sex Pistols single, “Anarchy in the UK”.
    8. Nirvana releases Nevermind.
    9. First online downloads.
    10. Invention of the MP3.
    11. Patti Smith releases first (?) punk single.
    12. Perry Farrell sees the Pixies at Reading.
    13. David Bowie says "I'm Gay," 1972.
    14. Death of Joey Ramone.
    15. Death of Joe Strummer.
    16. Death of Sid Vicious.
    17. Nirvana plays first gig.
    18. REM plays at a friend's birthday party.
    19. The final Smashing Pumpkins show.
    20. Sony Walkman introduced in 1979.
    21. Introduction of the compact disc (p.363).
    22. Johnny Rotten auditions for the Sex Pistols.
    23. Roskilde tragedy.
    24. Stone Roses play Spike Island.
    25. The release of London Calling (and cover shot).
    26. David Bowie and Iggy Pop move to Berlin.
    27. Sonic Youth signs with DGC and Nirvana signs with DGC.
    28. REM signs with Warner Brothers.
    29. Release of OK Computer.
    30. PiL concert in NYC.
    31. Ramones first gig at CBGBs (August 14, 1974).
    32. Oasis vs. Blur battle, August 1995.
    33. Oasis forces them on King Tut's Wah Wah Hut and get a record deal.
    34. Release of New Order's "Blue Monday".
    35. Jimmy Chamberlin fired from Pumpkins for drug use.
    36. Andy Warhol "discovers" the Velvet Underground.
    37. Offspring release SMASH.
    38. Bill Berry's brain aneurysm.
    39. Bill Berry's Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
    40. Johnny Rotten gets beat up by monarchists.
    41. The debut of Napster and subsequent suit.
    42. Larry Mullen pins notice to bulletin board, 1976.
    43. Robert Smith cuts "The Hair."
    44. The breakup of the Smiths.
    45. Invention of the bass guitar.
    46. Kathleen Hanna spray-paints Kurt Cobain's apartment.
    47. The Sex Pistols sign with A&M and are dropped six days later.
    48. Beastie Boys top album charts with Licensed to Ill.
    49. Jack Irons passes tape to Eddie Vedder.
    50. Riots at Woodstock in 1999.
    51. Depeche Mode Wherehouse riot.
    52. First Internet concert.
    53. Dave Grohl moves to Seattle.
    54. Kurt meets Courtney for the first time.
    55. Malcolm McLaren spots Richard Hell's clothes.
    56. The last Sex Pistols show, 1978.
    57. Sex Pistols play Lesser Free Trade Hall.
    58. Clash signs their record contract, Jan 26, 1977
    59. Elvis Costello on SNL, 1977.
    60. Punk magazine launched
    61. Kraftwerk releases "Autobahn."
    62. Founding of 2-Tone Records and rise of ska.
    63. Mick Jones fired from the Clash.
    64. Ayatollah Khomeni outlaws rock in Iran and "Rock the Casbah".
    65. Emergence of Duran Duran and New Wave.
    66. Chris Blackwell gets shipwrecked and eventually discovers Bob Marley.
    67. Surviving Nirvana members accept award on behalf of Kurt.
    68. BBC bans Frankie Goes to Hollywood (p. 380).
    69. Debuts of MTV, VH1, MuchMusic (p. 455).
    70. Peter Buck discovers the Rickenbacker
    71. Fred Durst gives Jonathan Davis a tattoo.
    72. Bob Geldof watches TV (p. 385).
    73. Ricky Wilson of B52's dies of AIDS (p. 396).
    74. Vince Clarke leaves Depeche Mode.
    75. Ecstasy introduced to UK club scene.
    76. U2 orders pizzas for everyone (p. 466).
    77. Release of "Pump Up the Volume" (p. 416).
    78. Introduction of the Macintosh computer.
    79. Introduction of the sampler.
    80. Introduction of the SL-1200 turntable.
    81. The Cure sets up their own radio station (p. 448).
    82. Pearl Jam sells nearly a million albums in a week.
    83. Stone Roses take matters into their own bands (p. 442).
    84. Jarvis Cocker crashes Michael Jackson performance (p.508).
    85. Disappearance of Richey Manic (p, 489).
    86. Disappearance of Joe Strummer (p.360).
    87. The Verve get screwed by Andrew Loog Oldham (p. 521).
    88. Jonny Greenwood tries to sabotage "Creep".
    89. U2 stops traffic in San Francisco.
    90. First MP3 player introduced (p.534).
    91. Madness causes an earthquake.
    92. Peter Buck arrested for air rage (p. 564).
    93. David Bowie wears a dress to Texas (p. 232).
    94. Debut and then retirement of Ziggy Stardust.
    95. Death of Layne Staley.
    96. U2's performance at Live Aid, July 13, 1985.
    97. Fight against home taping, early 80s (p. 347, Bow Wow Wow).
    98. The opening of the Hacienda, June 26, 1982.
    99. NIN at Woodstock, August 13, 1994.
    100. Ron Asheton paints Iggy Pop's guitar by mistake, October 1967.

    Books by Alan Cross:

    The Alternative Music Almanac
    (Collector's Guide Publishing, 1995. ISBN 1-896522-1). Out of print, but some copies may still be available at
    The Making of Pretty Hate Machine and The Downward Spiral
    (Collector's Guide Publishing, 1996. ISBN 1-896522-31-9). Available at
    Over the Edge: The Revolution and Evolution of New Rock

    (Prentice-Hall, 1997. ISBN 0-13-778309-4). Out of print, but some copies occasional become available at
    20th Century Rock and Roll: Alternative Rock (Collector's Guide Publishing, 2000. ISBN 1-896522-19-X). Available at
    A selection of Alan's compilation CDs:
    The Ongoing History of New Music
    Volume 1 (EMI Canada) (Out of print)
    The Ongoing History of New Music
    Volume 2 (WEA Canada) (Out of print)
    The new Ongoing History of New Music CD
    10th Anniversary Edition (Universal Music Canada)

    Retro 80s, Volume 1: Retro Mix (EMI Canada)
    Retro 80s, Volume 2: Rare & Brilliant (EMI Canada)
    Retro 80s, Volume 3: 2-Tone (A Look at Ska) (EMI Canada)
    Retro 80s, Volume 4: Retro Dance (EMI Canada)
    Retro 80s, Volume 5: Spiked (A Punk Overview) (EMI Canada)
    Retro 80s, Volume 6: Pure Canadian (EMI Canada)
    Spirit of the Edge, Volume 2 (Mercury/Polydor) (Out of print)