Todd Rundgren: Ranking The Albums

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By: Thom Jennings

Opinions are like…well you know the expression. In anticipation of Todd Rundgren’s upcoming appearance in Buffalo, I thought I would offer my ranking of the TR solo catalogue. No Nazz, no versions of Utopia, no live in concert or best of compilations either, these are all the studio albums released under the TR moniker, (or on occasion Runt or Tr-i). Continue reading

AC/DC Moves Forward Despite More Changes

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Thom Jennings
December 2014

 

 

 

The introductory notes of the latest AC/DC album Rock or Bust are instantly recognizable as AC/DC, it even has a hint of “Highway to Hell” in it. That is what fans have come to expect from AC/DC and there have been some fans that have joked that every AC/DC album sounds the same, and while that is true to a certain extent, isn’t that what has been the key to the group’s success? Continue reading

Jennings: Rock Is Dead?

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Sammy Hagar and Vic Johnson

Commentary
Thom Jennings
Rock Music Critic

 

 

 

The iconic band that coined the phrase “Long Live Rock” back in the 1970s will be hitting the road to celebrate their 50 year run. Coined “The Who Hits 50!” will certainly sell out a few major arenas, but the title suggests that this may indeed be the final run for the band that had its first farewell tour way back in 1982. Continue reading

Ranking The Top 25 Beatles Songs

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By: Thom Jennings

 

 

 

Compiling a top twenty-five list of my favorite Beatles songs was a daunting task to say the least. As we mark the 50th anniversary of their historic first appearance on Ed Sullivan it’s hard to believe the amount of amazing songs the band would write and record during their tenure.

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Jeffrey Suto

01. She Loves You
02. I Want To Hold Your Hand
03. This Boy
04. I saw her standing there
05. Ask Me Why
06. Please Please Me
07. Love Me Do
08. Do You Want To Know A Secret
09. Twist & Shout
10. All My Loving
11. Not A Second Time
12. Day Tripper
13. We Can Work It Out
14. A Hard Day’s Night
15. Help
16. Rain
17. Hey Jude
18. Across The Universe
19. Let It Be
20. I Feel Fine
21. Eight Days A Week
22. All You Need Is Love
23. Penny Lane
24. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
25. Nowhere Man

David Leary

01. A Day In The Life
02. Yesterday
03. Golden Slumbers Medley
04, The Ballad of John and Yoko
05. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
06. Eleanor Rigby
07. In My Life
08. A Hard Day’s Night
09. Hey Jude
10. Here Comes the Sun
11. Revolution
12. Let it Be
13. Taxman
14. Penny Lane
15. Oh Darling
16. Helter Skelter
17. Here There and Everywhere
18. The Long and Winding Road
19. Across the Universe
20. Get Back
21. Daytripper
22. Come Together
23. Can’t Buy Me Love
24. With a Little Help From My Friends
25. Hello Goodbye