Saturday, November 24, 2018

WEEKEND PLAYLIST: A Little Push to Excel

We just got to spend a day with our families, some of us braved Black Friday, and we're hoping our teams do good this long football and turkey weekend. Maybe our patience is a little frayed at this point so let's try to lift your spirits a bit.

Here are five songs to motivate you to get through this long, upcoming holiday season.

"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" - Hank Williams, Jr. Are you ready for some football!?! Getting us all in the mood is the patron music saint of Monday Night Football. We're hoping our team does well and no hangovers the next morning.

"Won't Back Down" - Tom Petty. It's been long, hard, and sometimes exhausting but we need to keep going. As the late Mr. Petty reminds us, we won't back down.

"Heroes" - David Bowie. Not everybody is having a good time this time of year. A reminder that we can be a little sensitive to those who dread it. Be a hero to someone this holiday season.

"Mr. Blue Sky" - Electric Light Orchestra. I dare you not to have a smile on your face after listening to this song.

"Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" - Monty Python's Flying Circus. If Brian can keep his spirits up (with a little help from Eric Idle) while being crucified, anyone can.

Darryl Musick
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Saturday, November 10, 2018


They go into harm's way. Many times, with no idea for the reason why but they do a dirty job, putting their lives on the line, under orders from those above. Hopefully, it will be for a good cause and they'll come home to live a happy and healthy life. Sadly, that is not always the case but we still appreciate what our veterans have done to protect us and defend our country.

We salute our those men and women this Veteran's Day weekend with a playlist in their honor.

5. "Star Spangled Banner" - Whitney Houston. The 1991 Super Bowl was played with the background of a new war looming behind it. Operation Desert Storm had just launched and our country's troops were in the middle east, trying to evict Iraqi troops from neighboring Kuwait. Ms. Houston channels her energies into a longing for those troops to come home and one of the most iconic performances of our national anthem.

4. "The Battle of Ira Hayes" - Johnny Cash. Cash doesn't sugarcoat things and this song is a fine example. It tells the story of an Arizona Pima Indian who went off to war, even when those back home abused his people and stole their water. He fights heroically, only to come home, become a drunk, and die in a ditch.

3. "Goodnight Saigon" - Billy Joel. A haunting song of the indignities suffered upon those who went to Vietnam. From boot camp in Perris Island to the battles in the jungle that didn't lead to any great victories.

2. "Fortunate Son" - Creedence Clearwater Revival. Great, hard rocking tune with John Fogerty singing about those sent off to fight our wars. They're not the senators sons. They're not the CEO's son...they're not those fortunate sons. They're the unfortunate ones who have no choice but to go off and fight.

1. "Fightin' Side of Me" - Merle Haggard. A counterpoint of patriotism, Haggard wrote 'em as he saw them and this song was saying, you can say what you want, feel what you feel, but if you're running down our country...well...those are fightin' words.

Enjoy the music and your long weekend, especially those of you who have served our country.

Darryl Musick
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018


We sold out all of our running auctions last week at The Musick Channel Garage Sale...thank you all very much...and now we're restocking for this week.

As a reminder, the Garage Sale is a way you can support our efforts across the family of blogs that make up The Musick Channel. You get great bargains on classic vinyl albums while giving us the means to continue. Also, we are past the halfway mark on this sale, once these albums are gone...that's it! The sale will be over so hurry up and get these deals while you can.

Here are some samples from this week's auctions...

"Europa and the Pirate Twins" - Thomas Dolby. While Dolby is well known for "Blinded Me With Science," this tech-nerdy new wave artist also had a hit with this song which is a longing for his childhood friend. It's a great song, more harmonic that 'Science' and more wistful with some great hooks and lyrics but...guess what! don't have to give either one up because both are on this album.

We're marking this down to a minimum bid of 99 cents due to a rather significant tear on the original, plain white paper inner sleeve but the vinyl's still in great shape as is the outer jacket and we're putting the disc in a new, plastic lined inner sleeve (you still get the original so you still have the complete original packaging).

Buy Thomas Dolby's "The Golden Age of Wireless" at The Musick Channel Garage Sale.

"Miss America" - Styx. From their big album 'The Grand Illusion," This song is neither Dennis De Young (the Broadway influenced showman of the band, singing songs like the flying saucer themed "Come Sail Away") or Tommy Shaw (the more gritty vocalist on songs like "Fooling Yourself"), this one is by guitarist James "JY" Young who spits out an angry indictment of the shallowness of things like beauty pageants. Nice, hard rocking song.

Buy Styx's "The Grand Illusion" at The Musick Channel Garage Sale.

"I Wish I Was Born In Beverly Hills" - Alice Cooper. Earlier in his career, Cooper struggled with alcoholism and substance abuse (he's a sober born-again Christian, now) and spent some time in rehab. Through that unique Alice Cooper vision, he came up with a concept album dedicated to spending time in an asylum, based on his experiences. 'From The Inside' is the result of that. While this album also features one of his biggest hits, the tender (really!) and lovely ballad "How You Gonna See Me Now?"...which was written to his wife, Cheryl, about how she'd receive him after letting her also has this cynical view of the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

This album also has one of the all-time best examples of lavish vinyl outer jacket cover art with a huge gatefold featuring die-cut doors allowing you to open them up and peek inside the asylum.

Buy Alice Cooper's "From The Inside" at The Musick Channel Garage Sale.

"Synchronicity 2" - The Police. This band has produced so many great songs but I think this one is my favorite. A gloomy look at the suburban rat-race life style, this is a fascinating song and very interesting musically, too. The album of almost the same name also includes "King of Pain," "Every Breath You Take," and "Wrapped Around Your Finger."

Buy The Police's "Synchronicity" at The Musick Channel Garage Sale.

"Dancing Fool" - Frank Zappa. One of the most unique talents to come across the music spectrum, Zappa always explored his music deeply and, mostly, with humor. This comes from the double-album 'Sheik Yerbouti' which also contains such ditties as "Jewish Princess" and "Broken Hearts Are For Assholes."

Buy Frank Zappa's "Sheik Yerbouti" at The Musick Channel Garage Sale.

When you buy an album from The Musick Channel Garage Sale, be assured that you are buying from a seller (us!) that has a 100% positive feedback rating and that all albums are cushion-packed in durable cardboard packaging.

There's more, too. Come visit us today for all kinds of great bargains.

The Musick Channel Garage Sale at Ebay.

Darryl Musick
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Saturday, November 3, 2018


This weekend, we're remembering musicians that passed on to the great beyond in November. Take a gander at a few of those who made their mark on the world of music.

5. "Southern Nights" - Allen Toussaint. Although Glen Campbell had the big hit with this...and it's a good version...I think I prefer Mr. Toussaint's slow, wistful, even dream version of the song he wrote. Allen Toussaint died on November 10, 2015.

4. "My Sweet Lord" - George Harrison. The former Beatle found himself in hot legal water when it was determined that he plagiarized "He's So Fine" for his ode to Hare Krishna. George died on Movember 29, 2001

3. "The Devil Inside" - INXS. No, the band didn't die...they're still going strong...but it's charismatic lead singer, Michael Hutchence died of autoerotic asphyxiation on November  22, 1997

2. "Cum On Feel The Noise" - Quiet Riot. Screamin' Kevin Dubrow made this a big hit for the L.A. area band back in the late 70's and early 80's. He died on November 19, 2007.

1. "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen. Now that there's a biopic out for this band and the flamboyant singer, Freddie Mercury, it's a good time to remember one of the best talents of the era. Freddie died on November 24, 1991.

Darryl Musick
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

MIDWEEK SALE PLAYLIST: One Day Left on These Bargains!

You have less than 24 hours before the auctions end on the albums below, bids as low as 49 cents on some of them.  Here are some samples...

"Cielito Lindo" - Sons of the Pioneers. The premiere cowboy band. Roy Rogers once was a member. Great cowboy music, here they do their take on a classic Mexican song.

You can buy this album at the following link: Sons of the Pioneers 'Tumbleweed Trails"

"Precious" - The Pretenders. A great group bridging the gap from punk to New Wave. Fronted by Chrissie Hynde, this is their breakthrough album. Here's a sample of a punk tinged, hard rocking tune that you'll find on our album.

You can buy this album at the following link: The Pretenders

"Midnight Rider" - Stephen Stills. Stills' solo record from 1979 is a blend of covers and original tunes including this Greg Allman tune.

You can buy this album at the following link: Stephen Stills 'Thoroughfare Gap"

"Planet Earth Night Version" - Duran Duran. Disco meets some of the kings of New Wave in this extended dance mix of their hit. This is a special, 12" 45 RPM single which means it's the same size as a regular vinyl LP but played at the higher speed.

You can buy this album at the following link: Duran Duran 'Planet Earth Night Version"

These have less that a day to go, don't let it slip by!

There's also much more at The Musick Channel Garage Sale. Stop by, pick up a bargain, and help support our family of blogs.

The Musick Channel

Saturday, October 27, 2018

WEEKEND PLAYLIST: World Series Special

The Dodgers are hoping to end a 30 year drought after making it to the World Series for the second year in a row. The Red Sox hope to spoil that. Whoever wins, we all win this weekend with a battle of the bands...three from L.A and three from Boston.

Who will win? Since the Dodgers are the home team, we'll give the visitors the first at bat...

"Rock and Roll Band" - Boston. Hmm, wonder where this band is from? Well, it say's it right there in the lyrics, "just another band out of Boston." Check out this classic autobiographical tune from a classic band.

"Good Vibrations" - Beach Boys. Just a couple of freeways away from Dodger Stadium, the Wilson boys and their cousin Mike Love must've heard their fare share of Vin Scully enhanced baseball games. Maybe this lush tune can send some good vibrations the blue crew's way.

"I'm Shipping up to Boston" - Dropkick Murphy's. Died in the wool Sox fans, the Dropkick Murphy's check in with their take on an old Woodie Guthrie tune.

"Light My Fire" - The Doors. L.A.'s own 60's classic band, Jim Morrison's vocals can maybe light a fire under the boys in blue with their entry.

"Dream On" - Aerosmith. Are the boys at Fenway dreaming when they think they can take it all this year? Local boys Steven Tyler and Joe Perry hope it'll all turn out to be real.

"Give it Away" - Red Hot Chili Peppers. Southern California's Anthony Keidis and Flea hope the Dodgers won't give it away this week and come home with a trophy.

Darryl Musick
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Saturday, October 20, 2018


Getting a bit chilly in the fall so we sleep cozy under our covers. Hey! It's also a good theme for this weekend's playlist.

Some cover tunes (songs remade by another artist after becoming famous for the original tune) are as good, if not better, than the original.  Here are five for your listening pleasure.

5. "All Along the Watchtower_ - Jimi Hendrix. Only one of the most inventive and best guitarists could take this Bob Dylan song and turn it into a power rocker.

The original by Bob Dylan

4. "Respect" - Aretha Franklin. Originally a cool R&B tune by Otis Redding about a guy asking for some respect after spending all his money on his girl, Ms. Franklin turned it into a powerful song about female empowerment...she's demanding a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T here.

The original by Otis Redding

3. "Whole Lotta Love" - Led Zeppelin. They didn't want to admit it but this was a cover of Muddy Waters' blues tune "You Need Love." Kept denying it but a lawsuit and verdict says differently. Still, a very good tune by the 70's power band.

The original by Muddy Waters.

2. "The Man Who Sold The World" - Nirvana. Great guitar licks highlight this cover of a very good David Bowie tune.

The original by David Bowie

1. "Hurt:" - Johnny Cash. Maybe the best cover ever. Nine Inch Nails originally recorded this powerful song of the pain addiction causes, not just to the addict but to those around them. Then, Johnny Cash took it to a whole 'nuther level. Even composer Trent Reznor thinks it's better than the original.

The original by Nine Inch Nails

Darryl Musick
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Saturday, October 6, 2018

WEEKEND PLAYLIST: The Germans Are Coming

We're headed out to celebrate Oktoberfest tonight. It's an annual party to celebrate the marriage of King Ludwig of Bavaria to his bride, Terese. It's also a big excuse to drink beer and party like a Bavarian.

We'll mark the occasion with a list of German and German-language music.

5. "Hände zum Himmel" - Hansi Hinterseer. The first time we went to Germany, we settled into our hotel, turned on the TV, and quickly went "what the holy hell is that?" 'That' was Hansi, an Austrian former Olympic skier who has gone on to a huge career as a folk singer. Now you to can wonder just what the hell did I just see...

4. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" - The Scorpions. Probably the most popular German band to hit it big in the states, The Scorps know how to lay down a commercial lick...and sing it in English be able to sell millions and millions of records.

3. "99 Luftballons" - Nena. How to make it harder to break into America if you're a foreign singer? Do it in your native language. Although Nena recorded an English language version of this anti-war song, it's the German language one that lives on.

2. "Autobahn" - Kraftwerk. A rousing rocker to the fun that is driving on the autobahn with no limits. Believe me, this is a very freeing thing to do.

1. "Der Kommisar" - Falco. Many versions, including English, have been put out but Falco's original German version is the best with this semi-rapping ode to criminal street life.

We'll be having fun at Oktoberfest tonight and hope you do too. Keep some of these German tunes in mind when you do.

Like the music? Come by The Musick Channel Garage Sale and pick up some classic vinyl albums, along to other merchandise.

Darryl Musick
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Saturday, September 29, 2018


Had a summer romance and now it's time to move on? Things just aren't working out? Your guy or gal leave you in a puddle of heartbreak?

Here are five songs for this weekend's list to help soothe your heartache...

5. "Ain't No Sunshine" - Bill Withers. Oh the blues and pain of it all. It's dark, it's deary, it's like...there's no sunshine when she's gone. Let Bill Withers mournful voice be a sympathetic voice during this pain.

4. "Somebody That I Used to Know" - Gotye. It's maddening, your sad, but at some point you just have to move on. You don't really know them anymore.

3. "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" - Paul Simon. When it dawns on you that you need to leave, let Paul give you some suggestions, like just slip out the back, Jack.

2. "Fall to Pieces" - Patsy Cline. Now that you've gotten out, what's it like everytime you see your old flame? Well, for some it's so painful that they fall apart.

1. "I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry"- Hank Williams. Feeling alone? No one loves you anymore? Old Hank feels your pain.

Like the music? Come by The Musick Channel Garage Sale and pick up some classic vinyl albums, along to other merchandise.

Darryl Musick

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

MIDWEEK SALE PLAYLIST: Selections from This Week's New Listings

With our policy of try before you buy, we present a playlist of selections from albums currently listed at The Musick Channel Garage Sale at

There are five new albums listed this week, plus our trio of Boz Scaggs LP's from last week, and a few left over from previous auctions. All of our products are in great condition and are priced well below others in the same shape.

Let's see what's new this week...

"Welcome to the Machine" - Pink Floyd. 'Wish You Were Here' is the band's follow-up to their smash hit album, 'Dark Side of the Moon.' Follow-ups are usually mere shadows of the album that preceeded them but this one hit just as much of a home run as '...Moon.' It's among the pantheon of Pink Floyd's masterpiece albums and includes such great songs as "Shine on You Crazy Diamond," the band's beautiful tribute to former band member Syd Barrett, and "Have a Cigar," Roger Waters acidly sarcastic song about greedy record executives.

Our disc is in excellent shape and include the famous cover art associated with it. Buy 'Wish You Were Here' at The Musick Channel Garage Saleoops, too late...SOLD

"Boom Boom! (Out Go The Lights)" - Pat Travers. His most famous song, a real singalong in person, this is a rocking cover of an old blues tune.

Our copy of 'Go For What You Know,' Mr. Travers live album, has a rare red-on-black Polydor inner sleeve in near mint condition to go along with the excellent condition vinyl and outer jacket. Buy Pat Travers' 'Go For What You Know' at The Musick Channel Garage Sale.

"Ring of Fire" - Wall of Voodoo. When this came on at Tower Records while I was browsing one day, I knew I had to have it. Moody and haunting, this cover of Johnny Cash's hit would fit right in at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.

Outer cover's a little worn but, otherwise, our disc is close to mint condition including the record itself, the inner sleeve, and the lyrics insert. Buy Wall of Voodoo at The Musick Channel Garage Sale.

"Situation" - Yaz. Sounds like Depeche Mode, no? Vince Clarke, Depeche Mode's drummer started this band and, yes, you'd be forgiven if you thought it was his previous band. Great club dance tune.

This is a 12" 45 RPM single, with two different versions of the song on either side. It's in excellent condition, inside and out. Buy "Situation" 12" Single at The Musick Channel Garage Sale.

"Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?" - Waylon Jennings. Seems like every artist comes up with a tune that's basically a f**k you to their record company at some point. Jennings writes this one about how the Country music industry has basically sold out and has become a 'grooming' machine for artists to tow the line with. As he relates, there's no way Hank Williams did it that way. No wonder he's an outlaw.

Gorgeous portrait of the late Jennings on the cover of this one and it includes many of his best tunes like "Amanda" and "Mommas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys." This copy is in great shape and ready for your turntable. Buy Waylon Jennings 'Greatest Hits' at The Musick Channel Garage Sale.

There more than great music at The Musick Channel Garage Sale. Stop by today and pick up your share of our classic treasure.

Darryl Musick
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Saturday, September 22, 2018

WEEKEND PLAYLIST: The Cusp of Autumn

Fall begins today. I love that, my favorite season of the year. It follows my worst season, summer, which is too hot and miserable. Fall is perfect as the heat settles down before the cold sets in.

Composers must have a different idea because most songs about the season are melancholy and somber...odes mourning the end of summer. That's too bad.

5. "Harvest Moon" - Neil Young. Here's a beautiful song celebrating a life-long love affair. Young's a wonderful songwriter and this song, which sings many times "because I'm still in love with you" really resonates to those who are deeply in love.

4. "September" - Earth, Wind, and Fire. A simple song with some simple lyrics. Peppy and happy, we're still in love in December like we were in September. That's pretty much the entire song.

3. "California Dreaming" - The Mama's and the Papas. Living in a gray New York as fall sets in, dreaming about being in California where...the quakes and wildfires are going strong? Well, that's just our real life interrupting this pretty fantasy.

2. "If We Make it Through December" - Merle Haggard. Another sad song about the season. Someone's been laid off, hoping to make it through the end of the year where things might look up a bit, even some California dreaming in here, too.

1. "What Made Milwaukee Famous Made a Loser Out Of Me" - Jerry Lee Lewis. Fall is also time for our favorite holiday, Oktoberfest. We top this list off with a great beer drinking song for singing in your favorite beer tent or garten this fall. Presented by the killer himself.

Like the music? Come by The Musick Channel Garage Sale and pick up some classic vinyl albums, along to other merchandise.

Darryl Musick
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

MIDWEEK SALE PLAYLIST: A Celebration of All Things Boz

Last week I had the privilege of seeing my all-time favorite musician live...William Royce Scaggs, better known by his high school nickname, Santa Barbara.

Picture courtesy of Dwight McCann 
under CC BY 2.5 license

It was a great show and the 74 year old's voice was still perfect. Hopefully, you like him to because this week we're highlighting Boz Scaggs with three of his albums being listed at The Musick Channel Garage Sale on Ebay.

Here are some selections from those albums...

"Lido Shuffle"- Originally on his biggest hit album, 'Silk Degrees,' we have this track on 'Hits', Boz's greatest hits album, released in 1980 by Columbia.  The song tells of some con, trying to pull off one last score, and then heading into the sunset across the border.  This song is a little more rocking that the blues-infused music Scaggs usually likes to play. Great bouncy number featuring David Paich's (of Toto fame) synthesizer bridge in the middle.

"Miss Sun" - A new track for the 'Hits' album, this almost throwaway song became a big hit for Boz and is a highlight of his live show when he sings the third chorus with his backup singer, Miss Monique.

Our 'Hits!' disc is in great condition, inside and out. You'll love this collection of Boz Scaggs greatest hits plus the extra track of "Miss Sun," highlighted above.

"You Make It So Hard To Say No" Before 'Silk Degrees' and collaborating with David Paich and the Porcaro Brothers, Boz was starting to show his poppy inclinations of the 1970's with is album 'Slow Dancer.' It really showed how accessible his music could be and, with a little polishing and the help of Paich and the Porcaros, the next album struck gold and platinum. This song of a guy thinking about one that got away hits all those marks that would make 'Silk Degrees' the all-time classic album that it it.

The 'Slow Dancer' album in the garage sale is another red-label Columbia release that's in excellent condition. Come on over and make your bid or buy it on the spot.

"Hard Times" The follow up album to 'Silk Degrees' is 'Down Two Then Left.' It didn't spawn any top 40 hits but the album itself was a big seller, hitting number 11 on the Billboard charts. In my opinion, this one is just as good as 'Silk Degrees' and this number, kind of the opposite of above, of a guy falling helplessly in love highlights his way of putting his blues stamp on a catchy, danceable pop tune.

'Down Two Then Left,' with it's melting ice sculpture of Boz on the cover, is available at The Musick Channel Garage sale. It's in great condition and will make a excellent addition to your Boz Scaggs vinyl collection.

"Lowdown" His biggest, monster hit. This is the one that paid for his vineyard in Napa Valley. A song about a guy pretending he's a big shot to his girl when he's just another low. Smooth, jazzy, great lyrics, with his blues overtones, this is all Boz Scaggs distilled into one song. No wonder it became such a bit hit...even though he didn't think it would be. The anchor of the 'Silk Degrees' album, it's also on the 'Hits' disk we have for sale.

Friday, September 14, 2018


Sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...pretty much defined the music of my youth. On the other hand, many great songs found solace in the bottom of a bottle. There's been some great explorations of drowning out our sorrows over lost love, lost jobs, and just loss of dignity at times.

Let's get right to it...

6. "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer" - George Thorogood. Thorogood covers this Amos Milburn drinking ballad exceptionally well.  He's out on the streets after his landlady kicks him out, his friend won't let him crash on the couch. Only one thing left to do...gonna get drunk until he can't even speak.

5. "Red, Red Wine" - UB40 - England's reggae band got a big hit with this one. About trying to forget that one who broke up with you but you think you still need. The red wine will help you forget, my friend...

4. "I Lie When I Drink" - Dale Watson. Like Merle Haggard's "Swinging Doors," this tune is about a guy who basically lives in the bar. But he's a truthful gent, until he gets a few under his belt. A great honky tonk tune by the best in the business.

3. "Drunken Lullabies" - Flogging Molly. This Irish punk band (by way of L.A.) comes through with this song about dark prospects and the unreal possibility of achieving anything good so we end up the same old way...singing drunken lullabies instead.

2. "Tonight, the Bottle Let Me Down" - The Mavericks. Raul Malo and the Mavericks love to take a dark song and set it to a happy, uptempo tune and this rendering of Merle Haggard's classic tale about how even the alcohol can't make him forget his lost love is a perfect example. Great swing version of the country classic.

1. "Misery and Gin" - Merle Haggard. The king of drinking songs. Nobody did it as prolific and with such expertise as did the Hag. I could do a couple of entire lists of his odes to alcohol...maybe I will someday...but we'll put the cherry on top of this list with this one. Another ode to a lost love, a guy drinking to forget, hooking up with a meaningless fling, trying to make his appearances seem way happier than the sad truth...a masterpiece of a song.

Like the music? Come by The Musick Channel Garage Sale and pick up some classic vinyl albums, along to other merchandise.

Darryl Musick
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

WEEKEND PLAYLIST: The Telephone Blues

The telephone...has there ever been an invention that went from such a necessity to such an annoyance so fast? I'm not exaggerating when I say that 9 out of 10 calls we receive on our house phone is from someone trying to sell me something I don't want or actually a criminal trying to steal my money.

We don't even answer it anymore, so if you call make sure you aren't offended by having to leave a message. It's just too frustrating anymore.

With that, here is our week's top five list of songs devoted to Alexander Graham Bell's invention that worked its way under our skin.

5. "Hanging on the Telephone" - Blondie. The bands hard rocking hit from their Parallel Lines album hits it hard. The lyrics mean something else altogether but I can see it being me getting so upset with the idiots that call nowadays. Listening to this, I'll get Frank Infante's great driving guitar solo stuck in my head for a week. 

4. "Telephone Line" - Electric Light Orchestra. A lot of songs about the phone are more longing love songs...trying to connect with a lost love, rekindling a friendship or romance. Jeff Lynde treats us to one with this pretty ELO track.

3. "Call Me" - Blondie. Debbie Harry had a thing for phones, I guess. Here's another...the theme song for the film 'American Gigolo'...this one more along the lines of another telephone love song. But after the movie, more like a paid love song. Still a great song.

2. "Jenny" - Tommy Tutone. This song is so ingrained into our minds that a phone number had to be universally retired because of it. What a miserable existence it must of been to have the number 867-5309 when this song about harassing a girl who's number was scrawled on the men's room wall came out.

1. "Operator" - Jim Croce. What a sad day it was when we lost one of our great balladeers when Jim Croce's plane went down. Another song about lost love and trying to reconnect over the phone line.

Like the music? Come by The Musick Channel Garage Sale and pick up some classic vinyl albums, along to other merchandise.

Darryl Musick
Copyright 2018 - All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

MIDWEEK SALE PLAYLIST: Selections From Our Available Albums

We've got a lot of great, classic vinyl LP albums we're blowing out at The Musick Channel garage sale. All at big savings over anyone else on EBay...and if that's still to much...make a bid, give us an offer. Come on over and get some great vinyl albums for your collection today.

Here's a selection from what's on sale right now...

"Remember" - Harry Nilsson. One of the best modern composers in modern American music, Nilsson also has a tremendous voice with great range. After his big hit album, 'Nilsson Schmilsson,' Harry followed up with a collection of more personal songs, 'Son of Schmillson.' This beautiful ballad is a great example of what's on the record along with the infamous f*** you to his ex, "You're Breaking my Heart," "Spaceman," and the Caribbean flavored "The Most Beautiful World in the World." 

This disc is in excellent shape. The cover has some classic artwork on the big, gatefold outer jacket, too. Son of Schmisson at The Musick Channel Garage Sale - It's being bid on, this one will go soon. Put in your bid today or buy it now

"The Chain" - Fleetwood Mac. The story behind the making of this album, 'Rumours,' is legendary. Lyndsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were ending their relationship. John and Christine McVie were divorcing and not talking to each other. Infidelity was in the air and Mick Fleetwood found his wife was having an affair at the same time. These were five people, supremely pissed off at each other, put into a studio to make an album. Well, anger and heartbreak are the engine to great music and this is one of the best results. This song, laying out all the feelings of betrayal, was the group effort of the album. Other songs include "Second Hand News," "Go Your Own Way," and "Don't Stop." 

In original shrink wrap, this album is in excellent shape, inside and out. Rumours at The Musick Channel Garage Sale - oops, too late...SOLD

"Der Kommisar" - Falco. Johan Hözel, after doing a short stint in the Austrian army, started as a bass player in the Vienna music scene and changed his name to Falco. His manager, Horst Bork, thought this song...which combines rap for the lyrics with a sung chorus...would be his breakthough hit, since rap was just starting to become popular in America but was pretty much unheard of in Austria at the time. He was right.

Our disc is the 12 inch, 33 RPM version. In excellent shape and in Falco's native German. It's a great song from a talent that was taken away to early at the age of 40 in a car crash in the Dominican Republic...he had been intoxicated on alcohol and drugs at the time. Der Kommisar at The Musick Channel Garage Sale

"Mental Hopscotch - Missing Persons. Former Playboy bunny and Frank Zappa bandmate, Dale Bozzio went on to form Missing Persons with drummer Warren Cuccurullo and Terry Bozzio (her then husband). Along with this song about unreliable people playing games with you, this band-financed EP (only 7,000 pressings were made) had their other hits 'Words,' 'I Like Boys,' and 'Destination Unkown.'

Our version has vinyl in excellent shape. The outer jacket shows some normal storage wear and tear, and there's a small tear on the inner sleeve. Missing Persons 4-song EP at The Musick Channel Garage Sale-
oops, too late...SOLD

"Games Without Frontiers" - Peter Gabriel. After leaving as the lead singer for Genesis (a job that would be taken over by the band's drummer, Phil Collins), Gabriel recorded several solo albums. The first four were simply titled 'Peter Gabriel' and the only way to quickly tell them apart is the year they were released. 1980's version was the one where he finally broke through as a solo artist. Quirky arrangements and deep lyrics are the trademark of this LP, along with the melting face cover art that was achieved by dripping acid on Polaroid pictures.

Our album is fully intact and in great shape. It's the original Mercury 1980 release and also includes the very colorful lyric sheet insert. Peter Gabriel (1980) at the Musick Channel Garage Sale. 
oops, too late...SOLD

Visit our Musick Channel Garage Sale at Ebay where we're adding new classic vinyl albums daily, in addition to other great finds.

Darryl Musick

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Saturday, September 1, 2018


I know most kids have already been back to school for a week or more by now. In our times, we'd still be waiting until after Labor Day to start.

Summer's over, though, and here is some back-to-school songs to soothe you students as you ease back into the grind.

5. "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" - Pink Floyd. Roger Waters remembering the punishments meted out at his boyhood boarding school came up with the chilling story lines and lyrics for this indictment of punishing education discipline. Remember, how can you have your pudding if you don't eat your meat?

4. "School Days" - Chuck Berry. It's been said that Chuck Berry invented rock and roll by infusing his great guitar playing into his St. Louis blues. Here's one of his classics about the rigors of being back in the classroom.

3. "Be True to Your School" - Beach Boys. High school might be a drag but when Friday nigh comes along, you've gotta be there for your team.

2. "Hot for Teacher" - Van Halen. Ever had a crush on your teacher? David Lee Roth did.

1. "Rock and Roll High School" - Ramones. Don't care about history? You just want to have some kicks and get some chicks? Well, the Ramones feel your pain. From the camp classic movie of the same name comes another great song by the Ramones.

Stop by the Musick Channel Garage Sale to pick up your own copy of some of our classic vinyl LPs. Click on the link, above, for more.

Darryl Musick
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