Gimme Five

Rock is Dead! Songs by Todd Rundgren, the Knack, Elvis Costello, others: Gimme Five

Rock is Dead! Songs by Todd Rundgren, the Knack, Elvis Costello, others: Gimme Five

To celebrate October, autumn and U2’s recent marketing fiasco, here’s a few songs about the death of everyone’s favorite bad penny, rock ‘n’ roll.

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

They were as ubiquitous, at one point, as songs about girls.

Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece: Gimme Five

Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece: Gimme Five

Even lesser-known tracks continue to yield important insights, decades later.

Forgotten George Harrison gems from The Apple Years: Gimme Five

Forgotten George Harrison gems from The Apple Years: Gimme Five

There’s plenty to be found beyond the hits on this forthcoming box set.

Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

I bristle when folks dismiss everything from this era as garbage.

Gimme Five: Songs of despair by Townes Van Zandt, Nick Drake, Phil Ochs, others

Gimme Five: Songs of despair by Townes Van Zandt, Nick Drake, Phil Ochs, others

A visit with singers who know what it means to lose heart.

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey songs, including ‘Sandy,’ ‘Rosalita,’ others

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey songs, including ‘Sandy,’ ‘Rosalita,’ others

“Rosalita” was the song that just had to be played before all important events.

Gimme Five: Danny Seraphine on ’25 or 6 to 4,’ ‘Full Circle,’ ‘Hard Habit to Break,’ others

Gimme Five: Danny Seraphine on ’25 or 6 to 4,’ ‘Full Circle,’ ‘Hard Habit to Break,’ others

We look back on a career that started and continues with CTA.

Gimme Five: Forgotten Kinks singles, including ‘Better Things,’ ‘Sleepwalker,’ ‘Wonderboy’

Gimme Five: Forgotten Kinks singles, including ‘Better Things,’ ‘Sleepwalker,’ ‘Wonderboy’

Time to recognize these as “klassics” in the Kinks songbook.

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s spiritual songs, including ‘My City of Ruins,’ ‘The Promised Land,’ ‘We Are Alive,’ others

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s spiritual songs, including ‘My City of Ruins,’ ‘The Promised Land,’ ‘We Are Alive,’ others

On the search for salvation, both in this world and the next.