I’m travelin’ down the road and I’m flirtin’ With Disaster

Song: Flirtin’ With Disaster (1979) Artist: Molly Hatchet Writers: Dave Lawrence Hludeck, Danny Joe Brown, Banner Harvey Thomas Album: Flirtin’ With Disaster (Epic) Flirtin’ With Disaster by Molly Hatchet is often listed as one of the best country rock or Southern rock songs of all time, along with such classics as Can’t You See by Marshall … Read more

Get Your Motor Running!

Song: Born to Be Wild (1968) Artist: Steppenwolf Album: Steppenwolf/ Music from the Easy Rider Soundtrack Writer: Mars Bonfire (a.k.a Dennis Edmonton, a.k.a. Dennis Eugene McCrohan) Born to Be Wild is an anthem to motorcycle clubs and, for that matter, many heavy metal fans. It is one of the songs by Steppenwolf to appear in the … Read more

I Know Forever Well Be Doing It: Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’

Song: Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’ (1978) Artist: Kenny Loggins with Stevie Nicks Album: Nightwatch (Columbia) Although Kenny Loggins might be known as a movie soundtrack staple, and best remembered for Danny’s Song, even if fans of the song don’t quite realize its Kenny Loggins. However, Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’ was his first big solo hit, a … Read more

What Song Was the Scorpions’ First Major U.S. Hit?

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Song: No One Like You Album: Blackout (1982) Label: Mercury Although Blackout was not the Scorpions’ first album to break in America, it offered up their first major hit: No One Like You. Scorpions had already had album success with 1979’s Lovedrive (1979), which featured guitar work from both original guitarist Michael Schenker, Rudolph Schenker’s brother and … Read more