Vol VII, Issue 01 – Two out of three ain’t bad (01 Feb 2022)

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Vol VII, Issue 1 – Two out of three ain’t bad (01 Feb 2022)

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Name of song– Two out of three ain’t bad

Band- Meat Loaf

Writer– Jim Steinman

Album- Bat Out of Hell

Release year– 1977

Chart records (1977-1978)

Canada RPM Top Singles – 5

New Zealand Chart Records – 9

US Cash Box Top 100 – 9

US Billboard Hot 100 – 11

Australia Charts – 11

Austria Charts – 11

Irish Singles Charts – 25

UK Singles Chart – 32

 

Resources– Wikipedia.org

 

Two out of three ain’t bad

 

“Meat Loaf” (Born Marvin Lee Aday) is a no stranger to the rock and metal world. With numerous hit singles and albums to his credit, Meat Loaf has always been known for his charismatically powerful wide ranging voice and vividly beautiful lyrics. With his acting career also going side by side, he is also well known for his impressive theatrical live shows. Born in 1947, the rock world just paid the last tribute to his recent death on 20 January 2022.

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Vol VI, Issue 07 – Free me (01 Oct 2021)

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Vol VI, Issue 7 – Free me (01 Oct 2021)

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Name of song– Free me

Band- Uriah Heep

Writer– Ken Hensley

Album-Innocent Victim

Release year– 1977

Chart records

New Zealand Chart Records-1 (1978)

 

Free me

 

“Free me” is one of the most successful songs of the British heavy metal Band-Uriah Heep(A fictional character from Charles Dickens novel-David Copperfield). Uriah Heep is represented as one of the pioneers of British heavy metal scene of the seventies. Although a heavy metal band, Uriah Heep’s”Free me” does not represent a typical heavy metal song. However, it’s free flowing smooth melody with a tinge of rock optimizes with all the rockers, whether hard or soft.

The song was included in Uriah Heep’s11th studio album “Innocent victim” in 1977. The album was second with John Lewton, replacement of David Byron as vocalist. Written and composed by Ken Hensley, “Free me” is no doubt the catchiest number in the album, and perhaps the most successful too.

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Vol VI, Issue 06 – As long as you tell him (01 Aug 2021)

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Vol VI, Issue 6 – As long as you tell him (01 Aug 2021)
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Name of song- As long as you tell him
Band – Faces
Writers- Rod Stewart & Ron Wood
Release year- 1974 (Single)
2004 (Compilation Album)
Album – Five Guys Walk Into A Bar..

As long as you tell him

“Rod Stewart” needs no introduction to a classic rock fan-A singer, a poet, a rocker, fashion icon, glamour God-A total entertainer in all! With more than 250 million sales worldwide, he is one of the best selling music artists of all time. And the list of his hit singles could carry on forever. However, his association with the band “Faces” is another aspect which deserves an honorable mention. Starting his musical career in early sixties, he established himself successfully as a singer in “Jeff Beck Group” in 1967. In 1969, “The Small Faces” had disbanded following departure of vocalist Steve Marriott. After Stewart quitted Jeff Beck Group in 1969, he joined “The Small Faces” as singer along with Ronnie Wood. This line up with Rod Stewart (Vocals), Ronnie Wood (Guitars), Ronnie Lane (Bass), Ian Mclagan (Keyboards) and Kenney Jones (Drums) formed “Faces.”

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Vol VI, Issue 02 – I’m so proud (01 Feb 2021)

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Vol VI, Issue 2 – I’m so proud (01 Feb 2021)

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Name of song– I’m so proud

Band – Beck, Bogert & Appice

Writer– Curtis Mayfield

Release year– 1973

Album – Beck, Bogert & Appice

I’m so proud

“Beck, Bogert & Appice” was the long cherished dream of one of the greatest rock guitar virtuosos – Jeff Beck. He wanted to form a super group of powerful trio with Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice since 1969. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the dream was finally realized only in 1973 after the trio toured together as Jeff Beck Group. There are people who like them, there are people who don’t, but there are no people who would not respect them. With subtlety of Bogert’s bass and thunderous novelty of Appice’s drums, Jeff Beck’s guitars could have catapulted the trio like anything; however, unfortunately, the band was dissolved eccentrically in 1974 by Beck after their only debut studio album and few tours and live albums.

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Vol V, Issue 11 – Top of the world (01 Nov 2020)

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Vol V, Issue 11 – Top of the world (01 Nov 2020)

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Name of song – Top of the world

Band – Van Halen

Writers – Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen

Release year – 1991

Album – For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Peak chart positions

# 1 – Billboard Album Rock Tracks

# 27 – Billboard Hot 100

Top of the world

“Van Halen” – A prototype hard rock band, who shaped the entire hard rock and heavy metal scene in the late seventies and early eighties – and is credited with numerous hit singles and albums. Undoubtedly, most of the credit of their popularity goes to Eddie Van Halen who cofounded the band with his elder brother Alex Van Halen (Drums) in Pasadena, California in 1974, along with Michael Anthony (Bass) and vocalist David Lee Roth. The band’s numerous hit numbers have made them one of the best selling groups of all time. With sale more than 80 million worldwide, it is no surprise that they have the record of most multi-platinum albums by any American band. They have been ranked 7th on top 100 hard rock artists of all time by VH1. Although with repeatedly changing members, the group has been facing repeated controversies and uncertain future and with recent death of Eddie Van Halen, further uncertainty has loomed over the band at present.

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