K-Chuck Radio – Upstairs with Yaz

She was Alison Moyet, a bluesy singer that packed a lifetime of emotion into every lyric.  He was Vince Clarke, an ex-member of Depeche Mode who wanted to take synthesizer music to a new level. And with two albums and a handful of singles, Moyet and Clarke – better known worldwide as Yazoo, and here…

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K-Chuck Radio: The final KISS tour … maybe … possibly…

So last night, KISS performed on the TV show America’s Got Talent.  They had this song for the judges, a track about how Detroit was a Rock City … I think they might have gotten buzzed by Simon Cowell, but I’m not sure… maybe they advance to the next round, they definitely have the theatrics…

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K-Chuck Radio: More Forgotten 1960’s Classics!

Today on K-Chuck Radio, I’m bringing back some of the great dance tracks of the 1960’s.  These were the regional hits, the songs that had enough bounce and sass to make you get out of your chair, grab your date, and turn the dance floor into your own personal party time.  And let’s start with……

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K-Chuck Radio: The evolution of Dragon’s “Young Years”

Chuck Miller is a fan of the rock band Dragon, a New Zealand / Australian combo that has rocked Down Under for over 45 years.  And apparently one of their classic songs is making a push back into prominence in Australia … and may be poised to punch its way into the American music scene.…

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K-Chuck Radio: A Pentatonix kind of day…

Date night tonight.  Off to see Pentatonix at SPAC. And when it comes to date night, I do not skimp. I’ve done SPAC concerts in the past – and if at all possible, I avoid getting lawn seats.  Because, let’s face it.  When you’re sitting on the lawn, you can barely see the stage.  And…

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K-Chuck Radio: It’s All About That Bass…

On occasion, if I’ve heard a song on the radio more times than I care to count, I’ll start focusing on a specific part of the song itself – the drummer, the bassist, something to find a nuance that I hadn’t noticed before. On today’s K-Chuck Radio, I want to take you into the rock…

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K-Chuck Radio: Gorillaz in our midst

When the studio group Gorillaz first released records way back in ancient times – what, the late 1990’s – I wasn’t sure what to expect.  The songs were a mixture of R&B, rap, funk, deep groove – with a premise that four animated simians were creating the tracks.  Yeah, think The Archies or The Chipmunks…

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K-Chuck Radio: The many rains of Africa

I’ve done these “interpretation” K-Chuck Radio blog posts before – different interpretations of pop chestnuts like Smash Mouth’s “All Star” or the re-interpretations of the “Steamed Hams” mini-episode of The Simpsons. So for today, I bring you this classic 1983 yacht-rock #1 song by the studio band Toto. No, it’s not “Hold the Line” or…

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K-Chuck Radio: And on my 14th birthday…

There’s a new Internet meme floating around, suggesting that whatever song was #1 on the charts on your 14th birthday would determine your future in life. Gee, and I thought it was whatever song was #1 when you were born was the determining factor… Okay, I’m willing to play. For arguments and purposes, my 14th…

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