Dave Swanson is a writer and musician from Cleveland, Ohio. He has spent a lifetime obsessed with all things Rock & Roll. Dave has written for a variety of publications including Shindig!, Bucketful Of Brains, The Cleveland Scene and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He hosts his own radio show, has promoted concerts and played in several bands including, but not limited to, Rainy Day Saints, New Salem Witch Hunters, The Cynics, Chamber Strings, Guided By Voices, Death Of Samantha, and Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army. Favorite bands-Cheap Trick, The Monkees, Sparks, Motorhead, Beach Boys, Rockpile, XTC,Van Der Graaf Generator, Sweet, Bob Dylan,etc. Favortie color- paisley. Sign-Scorpio. Favorite Movies-Love And Death, Don't Look Back & Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. Political party-Mod & Rocker. Religion-Rock & Roll. His biggest regret is having no regrets. If not playing, writing, reading about, listening to, or discussing music, he is most likely dead.
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We rank the 10 studio albums released by the genre-hopping, trailblazing Blondie.
Blue Oyster Cult Albums Ranked Worst to Best
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40 Years Ago: The Ramones ‘Leave Home’
The Ramones followed up their debut on Jan. 10, 1977 with 'Leave Home.'
20 Years Ago: David Bowie Throws a Party for His 50th Birthday
There was a time when it was inconceivable that rock stars would ever get old.
Santana IV, ‘Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas': Album / Video Review
The release of 'Santana IV' showed the band in fine form, but the concert stage was always where they shone brightest.
35 Years Ago: Soft Cell Merge Soul, Synths and Seediness on ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’
Soft Cell's debut included the global hit, "Tainted Love."
When Chicago Collected Their Carnegie Hall Shows for a Four-LP Set
Their first three albums were all two-record sets. This time, they got even bigger.
When Thin Lizzy’s Uneven ‘Johnny the Fox’ Followed a Breakthrough
'Jailbreak' had gone to No. 18, but their next studio effort didn't even make the Top 50.
35 Years Ago: Depeche Mode Release Their Debut, ‘Speak and Spell’
Depeche Mode's first record was released in October 1981.
When ‘All the World’s a Stage’ Became Rush’s First Top 40 Album
The two-record set was culled from a three-night stand at Massey Hall in their native Toronto.
How a Renewed Focus on Guitar Gave Rush a New Start on ‘Roll the Bones’
They spent some 10 weeks writing and rehearsing, so the sessions unfolded quite quickly.
When Tom Petty Reconvened the Heartbreakers for ‘She’s the One’
He was going through some non-musical problems, namely the end of his marriage.