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« Reply #15 on: May 8th, 2016, 5:32pm »

It was always my dream to own a progressive rock radio station where I could play album oriented rock. Each day would be something different. There's a radio station here in SoCal called The Sound. They play mostly classic rock songs that were hits, but hardly ever repeat songs. They're exactly what I've been waiting for.in a radio station with a lot less commercials too.

Check out this link to see what they're playing today.
http://playlist.thesoundla.com/onair/

On the prog side, there's an online radio station named 'Delicious Agony.' 'Papa' Jim Harrell, CalProg promoter, has his own show on there for 4 hours every Saturday night. Great stuff!

http://www.deliciousagony.com
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« Reply #16 on: May 8th, 2016, 6:43pm »

on May 8th, 2016, 1:16pm, Chessman wrote:
Regarding Queen, even they are not immune to this. They are often reduced to either 'Another One Bites The Dust' - (imo the worst single they ever released), 'Under Pressure' or 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

Actually, incorrect. Queen are highly immune to this. They made me so many beloved hits that they've never been reduced to one or even a few songs. Apart from the ones you mentioned, popular Queen songs still frequently played on the radio include:

We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
I Want To Break Free
Killer Queen
Don't Stop Me Now
Somebody To Love
Bicycle Race
You're My Best Friend
The Seven Seas Of Rhye
Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The Invisible Man
Radio Ga Ga
A Kind Of Magic
I Want It All
One Vision
The Show Must Go On
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« Reply #17 on: May 8th, 2016, 9:24pm »

on May 8th, 2016, 1:16pm, Chessman wrote:
I agree totally with Schrottrocker, and it's not just artists who have died who are treated like this. Take the band Travis. Not my type of band but I know many people liked them. Whenever they are mentioned what song is played? 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me?' Didn't they have any other hits? What about Spandau Ballet? 'Gold?' 'True?' Did they sing nothing else? This sort of thing is repeated time and time again. Regarding Queen, even they are not immune to this. They are often reduced to either 'Another One Bites The Dust' - (imo the worst single they ever released), 'Under Pressure' or 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
I suppose it is true though that you need a radio station that specialises in a certain genre to get a more representative selection of songs by an artist played. rolleyes


No offense but with regards to Travis and Spandau Ballet, that's pretty much all I know from them. Let's face it, if there is a news report or whatever on those bands, they would play those songs because that's all Joe public would identify with
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« Reply #18 on: May 20th, 2016, 09:50am »

What about poor old Ralph McTell?

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« Reply #19 on: May 20th, 2016, 4:19pm »

on May 8th, 2016, 6:43pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Actually, incorrect. Queen are highly immune to this. They made me so many beloved hits that they've never been reduced to one or even a few songs. Apart from the ones you mentioned, popular Queen songs still frequently played on the radio include:

We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
I Want To Break Free
Killer Queen
Don't Stop Me Now
Somebody To Love
Bicycle Race
You're My Best Friend
The Seven Seas Of Rhye
Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The Invisible Man
Radio Ga Ga
A Kind Of Magic
I Want It All
One Vision
The Show Must Go On


Not all of them get airplay here in Germany but yes, there's at least
- Don't Stop Me Now
- Radio Ga Ga
- We are the Champions
- We Will Rock You
- The Show Must Go On
- Who Wants To Live Forever
- A Kind Of Magic
and surprisingly, even Innuendo keeps coming up. Queen somehow made it to steer around that one biggest song right from the start, unfortunately they are an exception (next to the Beatles I guess).

For Travis, yes I have to agree, most people don't seem to remember that band had any other songs at all. What about "Sing"? That was always my favourite, though not their most successful one.

Funny, this just reminds me how about 10 years ago a number of people I was friends with all wanted to go see Green Day because they loved 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' so much - and they ended up slightly surprised to find a punk band performing... grin
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« Reply #20 on: May 20th, 2016, 7:16pm »

Neil Young gets reduced to Heart Of Gold.
Van Morrison gets reduced to Brown Eyed Girl.
The Bee Gees are reduced to'disco''.......
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« Reply #21 on: May 21st, 2016, 08:41am »

on May 20th, 2016, 7:16pm, FeelItComing wrote:
Neil Young gets reduced to Heart Of Gold.
Van Morrison gets reduced to Brown Eyed Girl.
The Bee Gees are reduced to'disco''.......


Ironically, missing all the best stuff they ever did! wink
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« Reply #22 on: May 22nd, 2016, 2:29pm »

Lonely Days is a great Bee Gees song.
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« Reply #23 on: May 22nd, 2016, 6:29pm »

on May 22nd, 2016, 2:29pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Lonely Days is a great Bee Gees song.


I had the privilege of seeing them play it twice & it absolutely rocks.
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« Reply #24 on: May 23rd, 2016, 2:12pm »

on May 8th, 2016, 6:43pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Actually, incorrect. Queen are highly immune to this. They made me so many beloved hits that they've never been reduced to one or even a few songs. Apart from the ones you mentioned, popular Queen songs still frequently played on the radio include:

We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
I Want To Break Free
Killer Queen
Don't Stop Me Now
Somebody To Love
Bicycle Race
You're My Best Friend
The Seven Seas Of Rhye
Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The Invisible Man
Radio Ga Ga
A Kind Of Magic
I Want It All
One Vision
The Show Must Go On


Some of those do get played sometimes, yes, but never as much in my neck of the woods as the three I mentioned already.... rolleyes
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