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Category Archive: BS Daily Tune Up

BangShift Tune-Up: “Be Quiet And Drive” by Deftones (1997)

I can tell you exactly when and where I was the first time I heard Deftones: a warm late-spring day in Washington State, laying in the grass underneath the window of my room, with 107.7 The End...

BangShift Tune-Up: “On Parole” by Motörhead (1975), With Bonus Police Chases!

The police chase is a staple of good car movies. What a natural fit: a good side and a bad side (you determine who is who), engines screaming, cars sliding, and a completely open rulebook for how...

BangShift Tune-Up: “The Wicker Man” by Iron Maiden (2000)

Iron Maiden has always been a rock staple. The band has been around more-or-less for just a couple of years longer than I’ve been breathing and was one of the bands that my parents really...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Mean Machine” by Sugar Ray (1995)

I want you to think for a moment about everything you know about the band Sugar Ray, the late 1990s pop wonder machine that spit out such memorable radio fodder as “Fly”,...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Who Was In My Room Last Night?” by Butthole Surfers (1993)

As a kid, I wasn’t exactly sheltered. I was allowed to roam pretty much untethered 95% of the time, I was allowed to go and see and do more or less as I pleased. But there were two things that...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Chicken – The Cheers (1955)

During the days of the “hot rod menace” in the early 1950s there was lots of hysteria in the streets about wild kids flying around in out of control cars and causing mayhem. Wally Parks...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, Live At Castle Donington (1991)

At the age of 64, Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist for AC/DC, has passed on. The older of the two Young brothers that were the root of the band (Angus, the lead guitarist, being the other),...

BangShift Tune-Up: “My Best Friend’s Girlfriend” by Nirvana (1994)

Recently, we ditched our satellite television service here at BangShift Mid-West and instead went all-internet entertainment, with one notable exception: a Bluetooth sound system for the house. We...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Brand New Car – Mungo Jerry (1972)

Most people know the band Mungo Jerry from their campy hit “In The Summertime” but the group has a lot more to offer than just that one unique tune. This song from their 1972 album Boot...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: The Super Stocks – Wheel Man (1963)

We’ve played you plenty of stuff from the 1960s studio group, “The Super Stocks” before and we’re going to drop some more musical fun by those dudes on your here today. The...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Highway Tune” by Greta Van Fleet (2016)

Seeing how I’ve just come off of the road after clocking another six hundred miles on the Chrysler’s electronic odometer, and how Chad and Cole are running a cannonball drive to get here...

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: “You Don’t Know How It Feels” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1994)

Tom Petty is one of those rare singers who doesn’t just transcend genre, but is able to transcend time. I grew up listening to his work, from the moment I was born to the moments as I type. My...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Here We Go” by Freestylers (1998)

For the most part, what I listened to in 1998 could best be described as “eclectic” and is best left in my music files for my own enjoyment when nobody is home. There’s rock,...