Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra) – Postmodern Jukebox ft. Allison… (Reblog)

Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra) – Postmodern Jukebox ft. Allison…

Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020

2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 8- PICK 4- BADFINGER20 SELECTS- THE KINKS- GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT — slicethelife (Reblog)

In 1981 I remember hearing Destroyer on the radio and was confused…Wait…is this a new version of All Day and All of the Night? I wanted that song so I bought the album. Give The People What They Want combines different styles. Punk, Rock, and a little New Wave was thrown in on a few […]

2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 8- PICK 4- BADFINGER20 SELECTS- THE KINKS- GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT — slicethelife

***Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020 Rock music

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #433: ” LOLA”- THE KINKS — slicethelife (Reblog)

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #433: “Lola”- The Kinks. August 29, 1970. Single:”Lola”- The Kinks Record Company- Reprise Genre: Rock Written by Ray Davies Time: 4:06 B-side:” Mindless Child Of Motherhood” Album-Lola versus The Powerman and the Moneygoround Part 1. Grade: A+ Peaked at #9 14 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. The Kinks- a […]

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #433: ” LOLA”- THE KINKS — slicethelife

***Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp “Isolation” John Lennon cover — AMERICA ON COFFEE (Reblog)

Legendary guitarist and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck, one of the great collaborators in music history, has once-again found an unexpected co-conspirator… … 28 more words

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp “Isolation” John Lennon cover — AMERICA ON COFFEE

*Amazing. Jeff is still my pick as No.1

My Top 5 British Rock Front Men/Lead Singers

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These are my own considered three qualifications/prerequisites for this position, in British rock‘s top 5 front men:

  1. Stage presence, charisma, probably the key factor – is his character larger than life?
  2. Looks – the ability to turn all the heads in whatever way.
  3. Musical talent – can he contribute by playing an instrument as well sing?

These are my rules, so the guy has to be in a band, not a solo artist only. I shall state these in reverse, though ask me on any other day and I might have a different order.

5. Dave Coverdale lead singer of Deep Purple and Whitesnake. An archetypal front man with a great soulful voice, plus a great rapport with his audience.

4. Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who. Fantastic stage presence and looks with a powerful voice.

3. Robert Plant lead singer and a songwriter of Led Zeppelin. Powerful bluesy voice and front man with iconic looks.

2. Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones. Perhaps the original front man of British rock, commanding the stage with his unique antics. If longevity was the only proviso he’d be No. 1.

  1. Freddy Mercury, lead singer, keyboard player and a songwriter with Queen. Maybe not have been as classically good looking as the rest, but was simply peerless with his imperious stage presence, powerful and distinctive voice, sheer musical ability, as well as contributing on keyboards on stage – whilst retaining that great rapport with the fans.

Once again, these are only my opinions. There great names I have left out.

*Music has always been very important to our culture, so we must encourage new talent.

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE: #414: ” NEANDERTHAL MAN”- HOTLEGS — slicethelife (Reblog)

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single: #414: “Neanderthal Man”- Hotlegs. August 22, 1970. Single: “Neanderthal Man”- Hotlegs Record Company- Capitol Genre: Pop Written by Lol Creme, Kevin Godley and Eric Stewart Time: 4:18 B-side:” You Didn’t Like It, Because You Didn’t Think Of It” Album-Thinks: School Stinks Grade: B+ Peaked at #22 9 weeks in Billboard […]

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE: #414: ” NEANDERTHAL MAN”- HOTLEGS — slicethelife

The Song Remains the Same — Ticket 2 Ride (Reblog)

The 1976 concert film from Led Zeppelin played on Turner Classic Movies as part of a series of music-related films. I enjoy the live album from the film more than the actual film. The concert footage was filmed over several nights at Madison Square Garden in July 1973, with the fantasy sequences added later. Additional […]

The Song Remains the Same — Ticket 2 Ride

*A great blog and film of a great band…

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #407: “GOING TO THE COUNTRY”- STEVE MILLER BAND — slicethelife (Reblog)

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #407:” Going To The Country”- Steve Miller Band. August 15, 1970. Single: ” Going To The Country”- Steve Miller Band Record Company- Capitol Genre: Rock Written by Steve Miller and Ben Sidran Time: 2:08 B-side:” Never Kill Another Man” Album-Number 5 Grade: B Peaked at #69 6 weeks in […]

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #407: “GOING TO THE COUNTRY”- STEVE MILLER BAND — slicethelife

RANKING BOB DYLAN’S 39 STUDIO ALBUMS- #34: SAVED [1980} — slicethelife (Reblog)

Ranking Bob Dylan’s 39 studio albums- #34- Bob Dylan’s 20th studio album release- Saved [1980} 2 1/2 stars. Bob Dylan’s nearly sixty year career has at times been highly controversial- his going electric in the mid-60s and turning his back on the folk movement immediately comes to mind. But the most controversial- to this day […]

RANKING BOB DYLAN’S 39 STUDIO ALBUMS- #34: SAVED [1980} — slicethelife

*Music can have many uses.

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Safe As Milk (1967) — The Ultimate Music Library (Reblog)

A review of the cult classic by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band recorded in 1967 – Safe As Milk.

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Safe As Milk (1967) — The Ultimate Music Library

Progressive Rock Favourites: Yes, ‘Survival’

Progressive rock, classic rock, art rock… whatever you want to call it, this is one of my favourite pieces from the early song catalogue of British band Yes — captured live from 1969.

This line up shows Peter Banks on guitar and vocals and Tony Kaye on keyboards, a year before they were replaced by Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman, forming what some still regard as the ‘classic’ Yes lineup — there have been many changes since.

Eclectic rock might be the better word for this style of music. Yes went on to be one of the very best exponents of this genre, in my opinion.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020