Hard Rock Music Time Machine – 11/16/17
Each Thursday, Hard Rock Music Time Machine takes a journey back in time to feature a variety of songs that date back as far as the ’70s.
In addition to appearing on the embedded YouTube playlist below, all songs featured on Hard Rock Music Time Machine can be listened to individually by clicking on the hyper-linked song titles above each review.
ADAM WALDMAN – (Publisher, Hard Rock Daddy)
EDDIE MONEY – “Two Tickets To Paradise” (1977)
“Two Tickets To Paradise” is an iconic classic rock song that has stood the test of time four decades later. Although the song is one of Eddie Money’s biggest hits, I didn’t actually discover it until three years after its release when it was included on a compilation album simply titled – The Rock Album. In recent years, compilation albums have become more commonplace with the NOW series, but bac
The Rock Album introduced me to a number of artists, but the one that resonated with me most was Eddie Money. I’ve been a fan of his ever since. I was fortunate enough to see him perform in concert when he played at my college. It was the best show of my four years by far.
As a fan of Money, I’m looking forward to his new reality show on AXS TV – Real Money. Based on the description of the show, it sounds like this will be a fun look into one of the more interesting personalities in rock, much like The Osbournes were back in the day.
ROBIN TROWER – “Too Rolling Stoned” (1974)
Those in the “album generation” will remember what it’s like to expect one song to follow another. This is a phenomenon, which is an almost Pavlovian response, is one that many in the younger generation may never know.
Like Eddie Money, I discovered Robin Trower when I listened to The Rock Album in 1980. Because “Too Rolling Stoned” was the song that followed “Two Tickets To Paradise” on the album, my natural instinct for a while was to expect this song to be played on the radio right after Money’s classic.
There are many that probably still don’t know Trower by name (even though he continues to release music, and has over 20 studio albums under his belt). Though you may not know his name, you most likely are familiar with his most famous work, and one of the greatest songs in rock and roll history – “A Whiter Shade Of Pale.” This vastly underrated guitarist was a member of Procol Harum when they released the song that is still played on radio 50 years later.
KEVIN GRAYSON – HRD Music Scout
TEMPLE OF THIEVES – “Species” (2013)
Temple of Thieves is an extremely underrated other band. They have a sound that is very similar to Tool and A Perfect Circle. That fact alone makes me really wonder why they were so largely overlooked. “Species” is just one of eleven songs off the band’s virtually flawless album, Passing Through The Zeros. It would be the band’s only release. Put some headphones on, and let this album will take you on a journey.
ARMORED SAINT – “Can You Deliver” (1984)
“Can You Deliver” was released over 30 years ago, but it’s a song that I still talk about to this day. It starts out with one guitar player playing a killer riff that sounds so cool by itself, but then goes to another level when the second guitar enters the riff. It sounds like they turn the volume up to eleven at that point. When John Bush’s vocals join the mix with the driving beat, the song takes off. If you love dual guitar riffs, you’ll love what Armored Saint delivers here.
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