Friday, October 30, 2015

The Kinks: You Really Got Me

"You Really Got Me" is a song written by Ray Davies and performed by English rock band the Kinks. The song, originally performed in a more blues-orientated style, was inspired by artists such as Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy. Two versions of the song were recorded, with the second performance being used for the final single. Although it was rumoured that future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page had performed the song's guitar solo, the myth has since been proven false.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Who: Won't Get Fooled Again


"Won't Get Fooled Again" is a song by the British rock band The Who, written by Pete Townshend. It was released as a single in June 1971, reaching the top 10 in the UK, while the full eight-and-a-half-minute version appears as the final track on the band's 1971 album Who's Next, released that August.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Aerosmith: Dream On


"Dream On" is a power ballad by Aerosmith from their 1973 debut album, Aerosmith. Written by lead singer Steven Tyler, this song became their first major hit and classic rock radio staple. Released in June 1973, it peaked at number 59 nationally but hit big in the band's native Boston, where it was the number 1 single of the year on the less commercial top 40 station WBZ-FM, number 5 for the year on highly rated Top 40 WRKO-AM and number 16 on heritage Top 40 WMEX-AM.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

How To Listen To (and enjoy!) Classical Music

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 33


Today's Guest is Julie of Julie and Kelly:



We are Kelly and Julie - two friends who met while studying music in grad school. We bonded over our love of travel, church, and cute little French cafes that serve amazing ham-and-brie sandwiches and chocolate mousse. Now we live thousands of miles apart, but thanks to the internet we can share our music-teacher-tales with each other and the rest of the world!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Foo Fighters: The Pretender


"The Pretender" is a song by the American alternative rock band Foo Fighters. It was the first single from the group's 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. It is one of Foo Fighters' most successful songs; peaking at #37 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (making it their third Top 40 single), only "Learn to Fly" and "Best of You" beat its position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

BOTB RESULTS: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood


The Results are IN!

Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Black Sabbath: Paranoid



To say Black Sabbath’s second album, ‘Paranoid,’ is influential is like saying the Beatles were a “pretty good band.” The 1970 LP basically created the template for heavy metal, what with the trifecta of ‘War Pigs,’ ‘Iron Man’ and the superlative title track.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Del Lords: Step Into the Land of the Cool and Crazy

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 32

Today's Guest is: Tim Clark of Life Explained



My name is Tim Clark; I am a husband, Father, employee, and blogger. I love music, life and these days exercise and a proper diet (it is a little bit of an obsession, I have a lot of obsessions, it is a hobby). If you want to take a look my blog is http://tim-thingsastheyare.blogspot.com/ , but do yourself a favor and approach it with low expectations, and you won’t be too disappointed.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Led Zeppelin: Black Dog


"Black Dog" is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin, the opening track on their fourth album (1971). It was released as a single in the US and in Australia with "Misty Mountain Hop" as the B-side, reaching number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 in Australia.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Battle Of The Bands: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Time for Round #10 of Battle of the Bands!


Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!



The Song:  "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"

Monday, October 12, 2015

Styx: Renegade




Styx is an American rock band formed in 1970 from Chicago that became famous for its albums released in the mid-1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of pop rock with the power of hard-rock guitar, strong ballads and elements of international musical theater.

Styx is best known for the hit songs "Lady", "Come Sail Away", "Babe", "The Best of Times" , "Too Much Time on My Hands"  and "Mr. Roboto". Other hits include "Show Me the Way", "Don't Let It End", "Renegade" and "Boat on the River", a big hit in much of Europe and Japan. The band has five consecutive albums certified multi-platinum by the RIAA as well as sixteen top 40 singles in the US.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Guest: Bon Jovi is My Superman

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 31



Today's Guest is: Michelle Kellogg




About Michelle:
I am a happily single co-parent mom, raising two boys with special needs. My oldest has Autism and my youngest has ADHD. I am also in recovery from PTSD. While my blog focuses mostly on raising children with special needs while dealing with my own issues, I write about various interests such as Music, Fitness, my own spirituality, and any other random thoughts that invade my complicated brain. Having recently left my job, I am a new blogger who is also looking to eventually get my own fiction writing out to the public but for now I am feeling my way through the blogging world trying to figure out what my next career move should be. I am honored to be a guest blogger on the Jingle Jangle Jungle blog. If you like my posts, feel free to visit my blog at http://www.rockinrandommom.com

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

BOTB Results: White Wedding


The Results are IN!

Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Cinderella: Don't Know What You've Got (Till It's Gone)

Our next band in the celebration of Rocktober is...




Cinderella was formed in Philadelphia in 1982 by singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and guitarist Tom Keifer and bassist Eric Brittingham. The initial lineup also included guitarist Michael Smerick and drummer Tony Destra. In 1985, Smerick and Destra left to form Britny Fox, another Philadelphia-based glam metal band that later relocated to Los Angeles. Cinderella got their big break when Jon Bon Jovi saw them perform at the Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia and recommended that his A&R rep Derek Shulman who knew of the band, to see them as well. In 1985, with a recording contract with Mercury/Polygram Records in the works, guitarist Jeff LaBar and drummer Jim Drnec joined the band.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Guest: Becky Mollencamp ~ 3 Reasons To Listen to Vinyl

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 30



Today's Guest is: Becky Mollencamp



Becky Mollenkamp is a freelance writer based in St. Louis, Mo. Her work has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, Prevention, and a variety of B2B publications. In her free time, she runs a food and music blog at CookingWithVinyl.com, which pairs recipes with records to turn cooking into a total feast for the senses.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Stop That! - Anti-bullying song

Just a super short message today, but it is one of importance.

While we are celebrating Rocktober, October is also Bullying Prevention Month.

One of our upcoming featured artists has asked that I share this video with you.

Please take a moment and share this on your social medias.

Thanks!






Friday, October 2, 2015

Nazareth: Hair of the Dog


Welcome to Rocktober 2015!

We'll be celebrating Rock all month long!

First on the Docket... 



Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band formed in 1968, that had several hits in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, and established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog. Perhaps their best-known hit single was a cover of the ballad "Love Hurts", in 1975. The band continues to record and tour.