Archive | January, 2014
Deep Purple, Live at Montreux in 2006. This is a group that most people assume are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame but they are not! Smoke On The Water is one song that every wanna-be guitar god who ever picked up an axe tried to play. Duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-da-duh! Rock on people!
Here are the 2014 inductees into the Rock And Roll And Pop Music Hall of Fame.
• Hall and Oates
• Linda Ronstadt
• Cat Stevens
KISS Few bands short of the Beatles inspired more kids to pick up the guitar than KISS. With their signature makeup, explosive stage show and anthems like “Rock And Roll All Nite” and “Detroit Rock City,” they are the very personification of rock stars. Original members Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons came together in New York in 1972. While their first two records did not generate many sales, they quickly gained a national following for their bombastic, pyro-filled stage show. Their 1975 live disc Alive! captured that energy and reached Number Nine on the charts, quickly making them one of the most popular bands of the 1970s – scoring countless hit singles, sold-out tours and appearing everywhere from comic books to lunch boxes to their very own TV movie. Frehley and Criss left in the early 1980s and the group took their make-up off for 1983’s Lick It Up. They continued to be a popular live draw, but in 1996 the original quartet reformed (and they put their make-up back on) and KISS mania was reborn. In 2009, KISS released Sonic Boom, their first album of new material in eleven 11 years. They released Monster in 2012.
So here is one from KISS, and next week I will discuss a glaring omission from the Hall Of Fame. Enjoy!
Sweet Thing made this stuffed Santa and had him sitting in the corner before Christmas. After the Holidays, instead of putting him back in the attic where he belongs, she put away his red suit and dressed him in a camo jacket and got him ready to go huntin’. Now she wants to dress him up for Valentines Day! I kinda think he might need to go back to the North Pole until next Christmas! What do you think? Keep prepping everyone!
The older generation knew nothing about being frugal and not wasting things everyday. You young whipper-snappers need to take some lessons!