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FlinterFile: Paul Revere & The Raiders- I Had A Dream

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The Raiders originally started as an instrumental rock band, with Paul Revere as leader. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Spencer Davis Group- Keep On Running

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In 1965, the Spencer Davis Group released a record which was written by a ska artist. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Beastie Boys- (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)

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In 1986, the Beastie Boys became superstars. However, it never was their intention: this whole song was a joke… Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Ten Years After- I’m Going Home

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In 1971, Ten Years After officially released the single of the song I’m Going Home. This song was already on the album Undead from 1968, and in 1969, they played it on Woodstock. This ment their breakthrough, and it became a big hit. The name of the group refers to the years Elvis Presley had his first successes. Ten years later, the band established their name, resulting in Ten Years After (though they were already working in the bussiness for some years). Enjoy

Ten Years After- I’m Going Home

FlinterFile: Buckshot LeFonque- Another Day

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In 1997, the American group Buckshot LeFonque released one of their most successful singles. The band was found by Branford Marsalis, who played with artists like Miles Davis and Sting, and as a result of that, he wanted to play the styles of those artists in one. It ment a fusion of rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop and R&B (who could have thought these could be mixed?). The band was almost a complete orchestra, including some DJ’s. The song charted at number 5 in the Netherlands. Enjoy

Buckshot LeFonque- Another Day

FlinterFile: The Greatest Show On Earth- Real Cool World

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In 1970, The Greatest Show On Earth scored their only hit. They recorded progressive rock for the Harvest label, which wanted them to play rock with horns (like Blood, Sweat & Tears). They recorded two albums, before vanishing into nothing… The song Real Cool World was their first hit, which was a small hit in Europe (7 in the Netherlands). Enjoy

The Greatest Show On Earth- Real Cool World

FlinterFile: Mother’s Finest- Piece Of The Rock

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In 1978, Mother’s Finest released one of their few hits. The group was founded by Joyce ‘Baby Jean’ Kennedy and Glenn ‘Doc’ Murdock, and they made a special mix of funk and rock. Their first single (Fire) was a small hit in the US, but the big success (in Europe) came with the song Baby Love. They became a regular act on several festivals, and their song Piece Of The Rock became a hit in especially the Netherlands, where it charted at number 7. Enjoy

Mother’s Finest- Piece Of The Rock

 

Song of the day: Jethro Tull- Locomotive Breath

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In 1971, Jethro Tull released an instant classic. Though it never reached the charts, it has been stuck in the mind of a lot of people. The song is composed of various overdubs, something quite progressive for the early seventies. Ian Anderson recorded most parts himself, including the iconic flute parts. This because he couldn’t explain his idea of the song. Together with the other, seperate recorded, parts, it was mixed to one song. As Anderson thought it sounded like a train, he would joke about it. In the end, a reference to a train was included in the title… Enjoy

Jethro Tull- Locomotive Breath

Song of the day: Ekseption- The Fifth

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In 1969, Ekseption (Dutch band with Dutch spelling) decided to change their music style. They first had been playing quite some jazz, R&B and rock ‘n roll, but after seeing the English band the Nice they decided to make a mix of classical music and rock. The first hit that they made in this new style was The 5th, which was a different take on the fifth symphony from Beethoven. The song made it to the third place in the charts. Enjoy

Ekseption- The Fifth

Song of the day: Europe- Rock The Night

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This song was written in 1984, by Joey Tempest, the singer of Europe. The band already performed the song during the concert tour of Wings of Tomorrow, the song itself was released on the album The Final Countdown in 1986. The year before it was already featured on the soundtrack of On the Loose. The song made it to number 12 in the UK and number 30 in the US. Enjoy

Europe- Rock The Night