45s and Other Revolutions: More A-Sides beginning with the letter R.


May 31st, 2019

57 mins 35 secs

Season 4

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David Allan Coe [00:22]
a side: "The Ride"
b side: "Son of a Rebel Son"
Columbia Records 38-03778 1983
A fine if slightly goofy ghost song on the a-side. The b-side, well... interesting definition of freedom there, but perhaps my perspective as a son of a son of a Yankee son is different.

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs [06:44]
a side: "Ring Dang Doo"
b side: "Don't Try It"
MGM Records K13397 1965
Some mighty fine Tex Mex.

Cymarron [12:11]
a side: "Rings"
b side: "Like Children"
Entrance Records ZS7 7500 1971
This is the first single on Columbia's Entrance label, a short-lived country rock label.

The Standells [18:59]
a side: "Riot on the Sunset Strip"
b side: "Black Hearted Woman"
Tower Records 314 1967
Heck yeah. If you're the sort who enjoys American International Pictures exploitation flicks from the 60s, check out the film of the same name. The riots are also mentioned in The Source Family documentary.

Rush & Attack [25:11]
a side: "Road Rash/Every Night/About Me"
b side: "Bike/Dreams/Black Smoke"
Three Ring Records TRR079 2013
Truly the best 6 minutes of your day.

The Gants [31:06]
a side: "Road Runner"
b side: "My Baby Don't Care"
Liberty Records 55829 1965
Meep meep. A fine cover, but Bo knows best.

Detroit with Mitch Ryder [36:28]
a side: "Rock 'N Roll"
b side: "Box of Old Roses"
Paramount Records PAA-0133 1971
A cownbell rocker from fka The Detroit Wheels, featuring the guitar work of Steve Hunter who would go on to play with Lou Reed and whose hot licks can be heard on Reed's Rock and Roll Animal.

The Clash [42:57]
a side: "Rock the Casbah"
b side: "Long Time Jerk"
Epic Records 34-03245 1982
The ubiquitous sound of popular music tastes in American changing.

Music behind the DJ: "Caravan" by Thelonius Monk.

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