It was the 1980′s, the decade of break dancing, the Sony Walkman®, Aqua Net hairspray, bangles, Miami Vice and pastels. It was also the time when MTV actually played music videos. Continue Reading
“A Nightmare On My Street” was the third single from hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s second studio album, “He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper”. The song became a crossover hit in the U.S., reaching #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. “A Nightmare On My Street” showcased a fictional confrontation with movie villain Freddy Krueger.
The song was considered for inclusion in 1988′s “A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master”, but it didn’t make the cut. The song was released as a single by Jive Records in early 1988 on vinyl and audio cassette tape, coinciding with the release of “The Dream Master”. New Line Cinema, the studio responsible for the “Nightmare” movies, was not pleased.
A video allegedly shot for the single was Continue Reading
All the countries have a national anthem, well this is the Rock ‘n Roll Worldwide Anthem, realesed on Dressed to Kill, this song is one of the most famous song of the band, the song said all, you have to Rock ‘n Roll all Night, and Party Everyday, with the famous drum intro, same as “Anythink for my Baby” also realesed on Dressed to Kill.
The studio version of the song peaked at #57 on the Billboard singles chart, besting the band’s previous charting single, “Kissin’ Time” (#79). A subsequent live version released as a single in October 1975, eventually reached #12, the first of six Top 20 songs for Kiss in the 1970s. Since then, it has become Kiss’s most identifiable song, and has served as one of the group’s closing concert numbers in almost every concert since 1976. In 2009 it was named the 16th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
“Rock and Roll All Nite” was written by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons while Kiss was still in Los Angeles, as part of their Hotter Than Hell tour although during the groups concert at Cobo Hall in Detroit on January 26, 1976, Stanley states to the audience before the group begin the song that it was written in and for Detroit. The tour ended early (February 1975), when Casablanca Records founder and president Neil Bogart ordered Kiss to return to the studio to record a follow up to Hotter Than Hell, which had stalled on the charts and failed to meet Casablanca’s sales expectations. One of Bogart’s instructions to the band was to compose an anthem, something he felt the band needed. The song itself was inspired by the Slade song Cum on Feel the Noize, and is often referred to as the Rock And Roll National Anthem (for instance, Stanley states during Kiss’ performance at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards that “there’s only one nation, that’s Kiss Nation, there’s only one Rock & Roll national anthem: Rock and Roll All Nite, party everyday!”)
Stanley wrote the chorus, and Simmons wrote the verses, borrowing parts of a song he had previously written, entitled “Drive Me Wild.” The song was one of two the group recorded toward the end of the Hotter Than Hell tour, prior to returning to Electric Lady Studios for the proper Dressed to Kill recording sessions. For the choruses, the band and Bogart brought in a large group of outside contributors to sing and clap, including members of the Kiss road crew, studio musicians, and Peter Criss’s wife Lydia. Some of the road crew used their jacket zippers to create sound.
From supergroup Aerosmith’s 1988 comeback album ‘Permanent Vacation’ we bring you this throwback video to enjoy. Angel! I will say that if you’ve never seen Aerosmith perform live you are certainly missing out on a great show that’s worth the money! It’s amazing that as old as they are they’re able to put on such a great and energetic show!
See Warren G’s layout in High Speed Magazine’s September 2009 issue!
Oh yeah… DJ Dave Stylus (@DaveStylus) over at Mix966FM dusted off the classic crates, and broke with this 80′s mix up! I present to you all the DJ Dave Stylus Friday Quick Mix we takin’ back to the old school, and those of us here in Los Angeles will get it this, but we’re taking it back with some classic KROQ! So for your drive to work pop this in!