My Morning Jacket knows how to rock an outdoor concert ... but do they have what it takes to rock the radio as well? We decided to find out.
Clearly, this is a period of Prince's career when he was spelling out full words, rather than naming the record "4 U."
This band was lead by Tijuana Brass Band member and marimba player Julius Wechter.
The debut record from the New York band Vanilla Fudge. They're most famous for covering other people's songs.
For anyone who doesn't remember the show Ironside, you might recognize the theme from the Kill Bill movies when Uma Thurman's character encounters an enemy.
This is the second self-titled Fleetwood Mac record (the first was the Peter Green era). The band now had the "classic" lineup of Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.
Sonny's attempt at making a psychedelic record. Upon first listen you'll realize that Sonny Bono was far too square to fit into the Summer of Love.
This group had a big hit with their version of "Baby, It's You." They cover a number of songs on this record, adding their own blues-rock arrangements. We played their version of The Zombies "Tell Her No," but with Gayle McCormick on lead vocal the title is "Tell Him No."
We added some class to Random Vinyl this morning with Dean Martin's hit and permanent stamp on pop culture, "Ain't That a Kick in the Head."
The Rolling Stones US compilation album "Flowers" came out in 1967. It included some unreleased songs like "Ride On, Baby."
The Turtles first album. "Eve of Destruction" was a protest song penned by P.F. Sloan and made famous by Barry McGuire.
Gram Parsons is credited as being a huge influence on the alt country genre. After a short stint with The Byrds and his time with The Flying Burrito Brothers, he created a blend of rock and country music that he called "American Cosmic Music." He made two solo records in the early 70's with his singing partner Emmylou Harris. "GP" was loved by critics, but failed to break into the mainstream. Parsons died of a drug overdose in 1973 at the age of 26 at the Joshua Tree Inn.
Anyone familiar with The Big Lebowski will probably connect this record to The Dude. In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked "Cosmo's Factory" 265 on its list of 500 Greatest Albums.
Elektra Records compilation of demos from The Lovin' Spoonful, Eric Clapton and others. We played "Crossroads" covered by Eric Clapton and The Powerhouse. Eric Clapton would record that song with Cream a few years later.
The Australian band's major label debut on Columbia, the album (whose title is usually shortened by fans to "10, 9, 8") was a ferocious explosion of political anger, driving guitars and drums, and anthemic melodies; Midnight Oil would water things down considerably on later albums to reach a broader MTV audience. We played "Read About It."