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Bad Company vs. Foreigner: Odd Couples

Bad Company vs. Foreigner: Odd Couples

A deeper dive actually finds more similarities than you might expect between Bad Company and Foreigner.

Grand Funk Railroad – E Pluribus Funk (1971): Forgotten Series

Grand Funk Railroad – E Pluribus Funk (1971): Forgotten Series

Grand Funk Railroad were at the top of their game at this point, and yet ‘E Pluribus Funk’ goes largely unnoticed today.

Songs about Wheels from Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, the Who + others: Odd Couples

Songs about Wheels from Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, the Who + others: Odd Couples

They may share a theme, but these songs by Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Slade and the Who couldn’t be more different.

Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Tomorrow Belongs to Me (1975): Forgotten Series

Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Tomorrow Belongs to Me (1975): Forgotten Series

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, one of the great lost rock ‘n’ roll acts of the ’70s, hit a peak moment some 40 years ago.

Screaming Trees – Last Words: The Final Recordings (2011): Forgotten Series

Screaming Trees – Last Words: The Final Recordings (2011): Forgotten Series

In 1999, Screaming Trees was trying to press on after the buzz surrounding grunge had faded. ‘Last Words’ showed they still had something to say.

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes – Hearts of Stone (1978); Men Without Women: Live (2011)

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes – Hearts of Stone (1978); Men Without Women: Live (2011)

They’re both closely associated with him. But Bruce Springsteen wasn’t the only connection between Southside Johnny and Little Steven Van Zandt.

Quadrophenia was more than the Who’s ‘other’ rock opera

Quadrophenia was more than the Who’s ‘other’ rock opera

Released on Oct. 26, 1973, ‘Quadrophenia’ has never quite escaped the shadow of ‘Tommy,’ despite the Who’s best efforts. Here’s why it should have.

Scary Songs from Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Alice Cooper, TV on the Radio + others: Gimme Five

Scary Songs from Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Alice Cooper, TV on the Radio + others: Gimme Five

We often contemplate the spirit world in October. Songs by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Alice Cooper, TV on the Radio and others provide the soundtrack.

Songs about Phone Numbers by Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s, Steely Dan + others: Gimme Five

Songs about Phone Numbers by Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s, Steely Dan + others: Gimme Five

Remembering those times when Steely Dan, Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s and others dialed up some phone number-focused rock songs.

Byrds’ The Notorious Byrd Brothers vs. Monkees’ Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.: Odd Couples

Byrds’ The Notorious Byrd Brothers vs. Monkees’ Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.: Odd Couples

One went on to acclaim; the other to No. 1 on the charts. Both are high water marks, not just for the Byrds and Monkees but for all of ’60s pop.