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Category Archive: BS Daily Tune Up

BangShift Tune-Up: “Are You Dead Yet?” by Children of Bodom (Live in 2006)

When you were a child, did you ever guess when your date with destiny would finally arrive? Did you expect to have a nice, long life or did you expect to burn like a road flare, full-fire until there...

Morning Symphony: The Camshaft Song, Starring This Chevrolet Opala!

The opening to the Van Halen song “Hot For Teacher” is a solid testament to Alex Van Halen’s ability to rig a drum kit to do things far beyond the basics. He effectively connected...

BangShift Tune-Up: “The Zephyr Song” by Red Hot Chili Peppers (2002)

In a change versus the majority of the last ten years for me, I’ve spent the last couple months waking up just before the sun driving just as the first few beams of light go bright. When the...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Animals” by Architechts (2020)

With most of the events of the year retreating with the summer sun and the flowers in a year that has been maddening, frustrating, and fueled by an unrest that hasn’t been easily settled by...

In Memoriam: Eddie Van Halen

This one stings. It’s not that one of the top-tier masters of not only the guitar but just about every single solid instrument he ever touched has finally left this earth after years of dealing...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: The Demonics – Formaldehyde Injection

If there’s something wrong with retro-surf punk hot rod music than I never want to be right. This album was sent in by Harry and he said we should give it a listen. Well, it’s awesome and...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Head Against The Wall” by Anew Revolution (2010)

Oh, readers…let me tell you about the fun that the last few days at BangShift Mid-West have been. You see, after weeks of heat and humidity, and a few days of outright hellish rain storms that...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: 426 Super Stock – The Super Stocks (1963)

Like several bands we have featured in the past, The Super Stocks were a “band” assembled by a record company to crank out surf and car tunes in the 1960s because that’s what the...

BangShift Tune-Up: Live In Studio Performance of “The Shadowing” by Orbit Culture (2020)

Ok, no poetry, no prose. I’m speaking directly to you, reader. I know that this year, to date, has been nothing short of an M. Night Shyamalan horror movie, with plot twist after plot twist...

BangShift Tune-Up: “This Is Gonna Hurt” by Sixx:A.M. (2011)

Do you know how hard it is to type with one finger bound up in bandages and Gorilla tape? I do. I’ve been doing it for the last week. I want to say that the injury was something gnarly in the...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Stick Shifts and Safety Belts – Cake (1996)

We’re not sure if it is actually possible to buy a car with a bench seat anymore but if the guys from Cake could have their way, bucket seats and anything that prevented a passenger from...

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...