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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Released in the fall of 1973, 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' somewhat encapsulated everything Elton John had been working towards since his debut, 'Empty Sky,' back in 1969. Taking a variety of styles, melding them together in perfect fashion, Elton's seventh album remains a high-water mark of a long, […]
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"From Akron & Beyond" Celebrates 50th Episode

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The Summit FM is proud to celebrate the 50th  episode of "From Akron & Beyond," airing  on Thursday, July 10th at 10PM featuring interviews with members of Chi-Pig and The Poor Girls. This is a special two-part episode that will continue on Thursday, July 18th. “From Akron & Beyond” is a captivating radio show and […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor There are certain albums that evoke a specific moment in time, a particular era. Those albums tend to be very special, as they often connected people from across many miles who were all in a similar mindset or point in their lives. The way Nirvana's 'Nevermind' is forever […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor From his first LP back in 1973, Bruce Springsteen proved himself a powerhouse of rock and roll, both onstage and on record. Seemingly with each release, he would raise the stakes, and summon the fire, as he rose above the 'swamps of Jersey.' By 1975, the masses had […]
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Album Essentials: Keb' Mo' "Keb' Mo'"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Back in 1980, the music landscape was full of all sorts of sounds from punk to post-punk to new wave, disco hangover, heavy metal, roots rock, you name it. It was into that landscape that the debut album by Kevin Moore, 'Rainmaker,' landed. Released on the Parliament related […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor The post 'Nevermind' world of music in the mid-1990s truly was the wild wild west. It seemed at the time, that any new band, regardless of genre, was being run up the flagpole to see who would salute. This was a world where, at least temporarily, Beck, Butthole […]
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Album Essentials: Love "Forever Changes"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor This is a love letter to Love 'Forever Changes' Some albums are hits right out of the gate, others take a while to build an audience before breaking big. Then, there are those albums that linger for decades, every once in a while, new ears discover it, and […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor It’s hard to believe that 45 years have passed since The Knack first blasted out of radios everywhere with their solid gold hit, ‘My  Sharona.’ Released June 18, 1979, the authoritative drum beat, and magically simple guitar riff, was an instant fixture on both FM and AM radio. […]
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Album Essentials: Coldplay "X & Y"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Formed in the late 1990s, Coldplay rapidly ascended the rails of pop music success. Over their first two albums, 'Parachutes,' in 2000, and 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head,' in 2002, they were winning fans all over the globe. Songs like 'Yellow,' 'Sparks,' and 'Clocks' all scored […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor "I was so proud of it," Pete Yorn told Spin about his debut album,'Musicforthemorningafter.' "I remember when I was making it, I felt like I didn’t compromise anything." Yorn released his debut album back in 2001, and the album has not only aged gracefully over the past twenty […]
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