Category Archive: Apex Video, BangShift APEX, BangShift News, BangShift XL, BS Daily Tune Up, HISTORIC, MISC, Videos, XL Videos

Listen Up: The Awesome, Amazing, and Inspiring Story Of Operation Snowbound – How American Teamwork Saved Millions Of People and Livestock In 1949

There can be no overstatement of just how nasty Mother Nature can get when she wants to be. The winter of 1949 on the Western Plains of the United States is virtually beyond compare. A succession of...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Turbo Lover” by Judas Priest (1986)

Oh, dear sweet lord, now we’re diving into some history here. I’m a firm believer that certain music from your history shapes you. Certain songs have the ability to do more than just...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Lord, Mr. Ford – Jerry Reed (1973)

We’ve featured Jerry Reed tunes as part of the BangShift Daily Tune Up before so consider today a refresher course on Reed-ology. This song was a ¬†number one hit for Reed on his 1973 album...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Humans Being” by Van Halen (1996)

Alright, let’s not pretend that we don’t know why this song is the one being pumped out of the BangShift jukebox today. In a year that is going to be summed up in three succinct...

BangShift Tune-Up: “When Worlds Collide” by Powerman 5000 (1999)

The first time I heard this song, it was like that refreshing slap to the face you never knew you needed. I can tell you exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard it: Right at the end of...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Long Tall Sally” and “Tutti Frutti” by Little Richard

When I think of Little Richard, what immediately comes to mind is Donald and Daisy Duck dancing in some Disney-approved music video that would appear between regular cartoons. On the surface to a...

BangShift Tune-Up: “4 AM (Adam K & Soha Mix)” by Kaskade (2007)

Most of my Tune-Up offerings are usually rock music based. It’s what I was raised on and it’s what most of my music library is composed of. But there is a strong secondary favorite,...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Goldfinger Performs “Here In Your Bedroom” Quarantine Edition

This song is awesome. This performance of the song is even better. Admittedly I have been a fan of Goldfinger since high school. These guys were regularly firing out of the crummy 6×9 speakers I...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) by Joe Diffie (1993)

Another day passes, another day that might very well feel wasted sitting at home. The world seems to have been up-ended over the last few weeks. In the thirty-six years that I’ve stood on this...

BangShift Tune-Up: “You Sound Like You’re Sick” by The Ramones (1981)

I’m pretty sure that families that recently adopted puppies are going to be dismayed to learn that their canine friends will only answer to Coronavirus or COVID by the time this part of our...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Dreams” by Van Halen (1986) Featuring The Blue Angels

How in the hell have we not featured this video yet? How? Before I knew everybody’s name in the band, before I knew one single album title, I knew Van Halen simply because of this music video....

BangShift Tune-Up: “Mean Man” By W.A.S.P. (1989)

No joke, hearing this song just before I wrote this piece was my introduction to W.A.S.P. And that’s a miracle, seeing how I managed to get through my teenage years without hearing a rock song...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Red Barchetta” by Rush (Live In Montreal, 1980)

Automobiles and music, they go oddly hand-in-hand with each other. Pick a car, understand the feeling that it gives you when you drive it, and the music will eventually line up to what you listen to,...

Best of 2019: BangShift Tune-Up – “Retrowave Run” by Go Harder (2019)

Before we begin, let’s come to an understanding of what you are about to hear first. It’s a style of ambient electronic music that holds a very special place in it’s heart for...