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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

This Day in Music

A new feature here at Curmudgeonisms.

I love music, and with a few exceptions, can listen to about anything.
However, I like rock and roll best so that's where my music history post will mostly be centered.
There won't be shit about rap, country, hip-hop, emo, ... And none of that whiney-assed shit sounding like Stevie Wonder on meth.

We're talking real rock and roll by innovators and talents.

Anyway, This Day In Music is marked by:
1985, A-Ha went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Take On Me', making them the first Norwegian group to score a US No.1.
Remember them? One hit wonders, yes. But that video was a work of genious. Still my favorite video of all time.
1980, AC/DC kicked off a 20-date UK tour at Bristol Colston Hall. The bands first gigs since the death of singer Bon Scott.
Another of my favorite bands. Although I can't understand how Angus' head is still attached. Gives me a headache to watch them.
1974, 1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Not Fragile'.
I damn near wore their record out. I still crank up "Rock Is My Life" now and then.
Trouble is, most of their songs are just a bit too long for the radio or they would have gotten more airtime.


Peggasus said...

Oh man, I LOVE that A-Ha song and video! Genius, indeed! One of my y brothers found it on a VHS (how archaic!) of the 'Best of' and gave it to me for Christmas that year. Of course I still have it.

We also have that CD and their follow up one, too, which I still listen to from time to time.

BTO was good too. We have that too. AC/DC, not so much to my liking.

curmudgeon said...

Hmm. Didn't know A-Ha had a followup. But, if I would have known, I probably wouldn't have gotten it. Other than that one song, I didn't think the first CD was that great - at least not enough to run out and get another.