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Album Essentials: U2 - "Boy"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor As the 1970's were giving way to the 1980's, there was a lot going on in the world of music. The punk rock hangover had crashed and burned, in the best way possible, splintering off into a hundred different directions, encompassing a wide variety of sounds and styles […]
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Album Essentials: Traveling Wilburys - "Vol. 1"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor The term 'super group' probably traces back to Cream, the power trio comprised of bassist Jack Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton, and drummer Ginger Baker. As they made their entrance onto the music scene of 1966, all heads and ears turned their way, at first, simply because their reputations […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor For this week's Summit Essential, we bring you the latest release from AARP upstarts and arguably, the greatest rock and roll band that ever walked the earth. Yes kids, it's The Rolling Stones, and unless you've been in hiding, you are probably aware they have released their first […]
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Album Essentials: Paul Simon - "Graceland"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor After parting ways with Art Garfunkel in 1970, Paul Simon felt free to wander musically. The pressures of the huge success the duo had maintained had only gotten larger and Simon wanted to break free of formula. His first solo album, 1972's self-titled release,  The two singles from that […]
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Album Essentials: Depeche Mode - "Violator"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Since bursting on the UK music scene in 1981 with the landmark singles ;New Life,' 'Just Can't Get Enough' and 'Dreaming Of Me,' Depeche Mode had been laying the groundwork for a massive career. Beyond just making great, catchy pop singles, they were pioneering a new way forward […]
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Album Essentials: The Strokes - "Is This It"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor After kicking aound the clubs of New York City at the tail end of the 1990s, the Strokes had begun building momentum and a healthy batch of songs. In 2000, the band signed with the highly respected indie label, Rough Trade, who issued their debut EP, 'The Modern […]
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Album Essentials: Dan Auerbach - "Keep It Hid"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor After releasing five albums in just seven years, the Black Keys were on a roll to say the least. Each album boosted their presence in the public eye and raised their stakes artistically. By the time of the 2008 LP 'Attack & Release,' the Keys had jumped from […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Released in early 1994, 'Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain,' showed that Pavement were in it for the long haul. The charm and innocence found on their 1992 debut, 'Slanted And Enchanted,' was amped up a bit with confidence pushing through.   The single from that first LP, 'Summer Babe,' became […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor "Rock 'n' roll's a loser's game. It mesmerizes and I can't explain." A rather profound observation made by Ian Hunter circa 1973 in the song 'Ballad Of Mott The Hoople.' The once vital obsession to find and connect to "real" rock and roll was the pastime of many […]
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Album Essentials: Steve Miller Band - "The Joker"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor When the Steve Miller Band hit the music scene in 1968 with their debut album, 'Children Of The Future,' they were one of many bands from the San Fransisco Bay area vying for people's attention. Their mixture of blues, soul and rock and roll would prove a winning […]
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