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Category Archive: BS Daily Tune Up

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...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Wolf Totem” by The Hu featuring Jacoby from Papa Roach (2018)

Music is a world language. Words might not interchange, but the beat of the drum, the roll of the bassline and the highs and lows translate through culture. You can take any particular genre of music...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Hard And Loud” by Royal Bliss (2018)

Here’s a dirty little secret about a lot of the gearhead community: we ain’t the country club types. Pressed suits, manicured fingernails free of grease and grime, a shining personality?...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Expressway To Your Heart – The Soul Survivors (1967)

It’s been a while since I posted a BangShift Daily Tune Up but this song is too good not to share. This is one of the songs I can clearly remember jamming to in the back of my dad’s 1964...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Die To Live” By Volbeat featuring Neil Fallon of Clutch (2019)

Every adventure starts somewhere. Right now, the current adventure has started hours before dawn as I sit inside Nashville International Airport waiting to board a 737 to head west to the land of...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Faster” by Within Temptation (2011)

Once again, readers, you are at the mercy of my need for motivation when it comes to music to enjoy. Except this time, the selected track for the BangShift Tune-Up jukebox didn’t get picked for...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Drive” by Deftones (2011)

I’ve probably spent more money on gasoline in the autumn months than any other time. It’s not that I travel much for any particular reason, those trips are usually done by early...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Stick Shift – The Duals (1961)

The instrumental is a pretty foreign thing to radio waves these days. Back in the late 1950s and into the 1960s there were plenty of surf and hot rod themed instrumentals coming over the airwaves....

BangShift Tune-Up: “Shake It Up” by The Cars (1981)

Oh, MTV…how you ruined a kid like me. Thanks to adults that had anything better to do than to keep their eyes on little old me, I fell for music videos hard. And in the late 1980s, MTV was...