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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Foreigner – Dirty White Boy Written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones for the the band’s third album, ‘Head Games’ released in 1979, “Dirty White Boy” was written about the sentiment so many parents had about the presence of Elvis Presley in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll. He was shaking his hips and swaggering while he…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 85!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 85!

Q. What are you called if you collect beer bottles? A. A labeorphilist. (Pronounced: lab-ee-or-fill-ist) Sad news from Ankeny I’ve written about Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny, IA a few times here on Here’s To Beer. The beer here is some of the best and most innovative in the state. I applaud Dan for his creativity…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Eric Clapton – Forever Man The first single released from his 1985 “Behind The Sun” album, “Forever Man” hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Rock Tracks chart. On the Hot 100, it peaked at #26 and had a video on MTV that featured his touring band. Clapton wearing a long trenchcoat, stands above the…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

The Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way English band, The Psychedelic Furs, released their third album, ‘Forever Now” in 1982 and one of the bands most notable songs, didn’t even make it to the Top 40! Almost though! “Love My Way” was the first single from the album and the next single following their biggest…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Shaun Cassidy – That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Originally written by Eric Carmen and released on his first eponymous solo album in 1976. In 1977, teen idol Shaun Cassidy covered “That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” for his first solo album. With Shaun’s star on the rise because of The Hardy Boys TV series, it was perfect timing…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Huey Lewis & The News – I Know What I Like From the band’s 1987 album, “Fore!”, this single followed “Hip To Be Square” and also had background performances by then-San Francisco 49ers, Dwight Clark, Riki Ellison, Ronnie Lott, and Joe Montana. Huey Lewis & The News were big fans as they were based in San Fran. “I Know What…Read more »

My thoughts on Neil Peart

My thoughts on Neil Peart

– Neil Peart in concert pic used with permission by Ken Settle “Playing a three-hour Rush show is like running a marathon while solving equations.” – Neil Peart I was never one of those “all in” Rush fans. I loved the singles and some deep tracks and some of the albums that are very synth-centric,…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Donald Fagen – I.G.Y (What A Beautiful World) In 1981, Steely Dan’s Walter Becker and Donald Fagen split up and went their separate ways. The following year, Donald Fagen released his first solo album, ‘The Nightfly’. The album is about Fagen’s feelings of growing up in the suburbs in the 1950s and 1960s. Like remembering…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 84!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 84!

Witness Cathedral Ale Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport, IA has released a Witbier style ale with a local brewery, Bent River Brewing. It not a secret that Catholic monks have been brewing beers since anyone can remember (and historically noted), and Sacred Heart is really living up to a long tradition. Witness Belgion Wittbeir is one…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

MARMALADE – REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE Written by their lead guitarist Junior Campbell, and singer Dean Ford, Scottish band, The Marmalade, released this song from their 1969 Decca album ‘Reflections of the Marmalade’. It charted all over the world, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. Over 2 million singles have been sold and in…Read more »