May 042013

Sounds of the Hall in roughly 33 1/3 minutes!

Sounds of the Hall in roughly 33 1/3 minutes!

[Allowing the seasonal theme to roll forward and to bolster your Moderator’s powers to survive playing a double-header baseball game on Sunday, let’s kick off the first of TWO Saturday Night Shut-Ins! “Game 2” of this day-night double-header should appear late tonight. – Mr. Moderator.]

I put this mix together with 2 things in mind:

  1. To group together some of the also-rans of the Sixties, the things I grew up on the radio with. These are some of the songs that shared the air with The Beatles and The Stones, The Doors, Motown, all the bigger hit  makers…but they’re often one-hit wonders,, ones that got lost in the Summer of Love, and they’re the kind of songs you hear, and you go “exactly who the hell did that, anyway?”
  2. To keep it under the requisite 33 minutes.


[Note: You can add Saturday Night Shut-In episodes to your iTunes by clicking here. The Rock Town Hall feed will enable you to easily download Saturday Night Shut-In episodes to your digital music player.]


  4 Responses to “Rock Town Hall’s Saturday Night Shut-In: Blast From the Past (Game 1)”

  1. cliff sovinsanity

    This episode reminded me a lot of those late night infomercials with those 10 CD hits of the 60’s compilations, but instead of hearing 5 seconds of a song we get the whole thing. I never lived thru the late 60’s, but if The Cowsills, Grass Roots, and Tommy James were considered “light pop” than those days were (and I may be stating the obvious) definitely better times.
    I’m saving this episode for a rainy day.

  2. cliff sovinsanity

    Shooting Star got clipped at the end.

  3. I’m catching up with this show now. I always forget that “Easy to Be Hard” is a Three Dog Night song. That and the following song, by The Rascals, are great, extremely rare examples of overly dramatic “show tunes” that actually work for me in rock. It’s as if some major turd band like Blood, Sweat & Tears or Chicago actually turned out a fully good rock ‘n roll song, albeit with “Broadway” touches. Neither Three Dog Night nor The Rascals, it should be noted, was a 1-hit wonder. But this isn’t really about the Pince Nez, is it?

  4. “Midnight Confessions,” one of the many types of humble AM radio songs from this era that I have long aspired to writing!

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