Thursday, April 17, 2014
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: CLASSIC ROCK ICONS
There, my griping is done, and actually there are a few more inspired choices on this double-disc. You don't hear Grand Funk Railroad's We're An American Band that much, or Rare Earth's I Just Want To Celebrate. It looks like compilation-makers have put a moratorium on George Thorogood's One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, and replaced it with Bad To The Bone, a good decision. Joe Cocker's always welcome at the table, especially if we're talking older Joe, Feelin' Alright. However, J.Geils Band should never be represented by Centerfold, no matter that it was their biggest hit. That was their sell-out period. In fact, all the 80's cuts here pale, including The Motels, Billy Squier, and especially Pat Benatar. I'd rather hear Rocky Mountain Way again then anything by her.