The Rockets Turn Up The Radio 1979

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Name:The Rockets Turn Up The Radio 1979

Total Size: 49.17 MB

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Torrent Files List

00. Rockets.nfo (Size: 49.17 MB) (Files: 12)

 00. Rockets.nfo

4.74 KB

 00. Rockets.sfv

1.09 KB

 01 Can't Sleep.mp3

4.17 MB

 02 Turn Up the Radio.mp3

4.22 MB

 03 Oh Well.mp3

4.59 MB

 04 Lost Forever, Left For Dreaming.mp3

9.29 MB

 05 Long Long Gone.mp3

4.14 MB

 06 Love Me Once Again.mp3

5.42 MB

 07 Something Ain't Right.mp3

6.79 MB

 08 Lucille.mp3

4.08 MB

 09 Feel Alright.mp3

6.40 MB


72.57 KB

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Torrent description

Rockets - Turn Up The Radio

Artist...............: Rockets
Album................: Turn Up The Radio
Genre................: Classic Rock
Source...............: Vinyl
Year.................: 1979
Ripper...............: NMR
Codec................: LAME 3.92
Version..............: MPEG 1 Layer III
Quality..............: CBR 192
Channels.............: Stereo / 44100 hz
Tags.................: ID3 v1.1, ID3 v2.3
Ripped by............: NMR / Thanks Ronnie!


1. (02:59) Can't Sleep
2. (03:01) Turn Up The Radio
3. (03:17) Oh Well
4. (06:43) Lost Forever, Left For Dreaming
5. (02:58) Long Long Gone
6. (03:54) Love Me Once Again
7. (04:53) Something Ain't Right
8. (02:55) Lucille
9. (04:37) Feel Alright

Playing Time.........: 00:35:16
Total Size...........: 49.09 MB

Detroit's Rockets were the creation of Johnny "Bee" Badanjek and Jim
McCarty, who had just left Mitch Ryder's Detroit Wheels in late 1972. Looking
to find an avenue for his own singing and songwriting, Badanjek drafted a
few additional players and the Rockets were off and running. The band spent
the next four years slugging it out in the club circuits of the midwest, gaining
massive regional popularity. Though Badanjek's voice was strong, the bluesy
swagger in the band's music required something with more flash and power.
Enter former Amboy Dukes vocalist, Dave Gilbert. Gilbert not only had the
voice for the job, but also poster boy looks which gave the band an image
and identity. Shortly thereafter, a few personnel changes took place and the
Rockets definitive lineup was born.

Their debut was issued in 1977 by local label, Tortoise International, and saw
the band supporting huge acts throughout the midwest, bringing them to the
attention of RSO Records. By the end of the year, RSO had signed the band
and sent them to the studio to cut their follow up. In early 1979, the
self-titled sophomore release hit the streets. The album saw the band
bringing in elements of funk to the sound, which only served to bring them
more attention. Soon, radio stations were pumping out tracks like "Turn Up
the Radio" and "Oh Well", which both became minor hits in several markets in
the states.

Things were beginning to heat up for the band, partially prompted by a high
profile appearance on the successful Midnight Special music television
program. However, Gilbert's increasingly erratic behavior, fueled by severe
drug use and alcoholism, was also creating faults in the band's foundation.
Often, McCarty and Badanjek were forced to confront Gilbert, creating a rift
in the band that only grew larger with each passing year. The band pushed
forward, issuing their third album, "No Ballads", in 1980. The album spawned
another minor single, "Desire", but RSO was in the throws of bankruptcy and
by year's end, the band were without a label.

Elektra came calling and two subsequent albums were issued in 1981 ("Back
Talk") and 1982 ("Rocket Roll"), though much of the band's steam was lost
through changing trends in the business and Gilbert's persistantly destructive
behavior. Frustrated, Badanjek opted to retire the band and 1983 saw their
final album, "Live Rockets", issued by Capitol. The band performed a farewell
show in Detroit and the rest is history. Members would move on to session
work and other acts, though Gilbert would spend the next 18yrs languishing
in drug addiction and alcoholism before dying from cirrhosis of the liver in

The Rockets were a classic midwestern bluesy rock band who could muster
hard rock and AOR all in one album's worth of material. Much like the Michael
Stanley Band or Brownsville Station, they were huge in their region but failed
to make a lasting mark on a global level. This album is a cohesive collection of
songs that explored old school blues rave ups and hard rock with equal
verve. There's no questioning Gilberts pipes, addictions aside, as his charisma
translates so well to tape. This album illustrates this in spades throughout. If
you need further explanation, I recommend checking this fine album out and
listening for yourself. Let the music do the talking!

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