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Album Essentials: Barenaked Ladies "Gordon"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor One thing for certain about Canadian rock music, it's all over the map! And that's a good thing! If there is a 'Canadian sound,' it would have to slot somewhere in between Neil Young, Rush, Nick Gilder, the Guess Who, Voivod, Nash The Slash, Thundermug, and, well, you […]
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Album Essentials: ENO "Here Come The Warm Jets"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor New York. London. Paris, and of course, Munich. Everybody, go on now, talk about Pop Music! What is Pop Music? Certainly, one would think pop, being short for popular…however, so much amazing pop music had nothing to do with popularity contests. It was meant to define music in […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor As ‘National Women’s Month’ continues, I would like to take a page here to talk about one of my favorite artists ever, male or female. Of all the amazing female artists in the history of rock and roll music, there are few quite as intriguing, captivating, or simply […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor No lying, no pretense, no hype sheet, just the facts! The Pretenders self-titled debut album stands as one of the greatest, most fully formed debut's in rock and roll! Way back upon its release in 1980, every note, every guitar chord, and every word rang true, and all […]
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Album Essentials: Twenty One Pilots - "Blurryface"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Straight outta Columbus, Ohio, Twenty One Pilots have certainly made, and maintained, a name for themselves over the past fifteen years or so. After entering the game with a couple of independently released albums, the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun got snapped up by a Warner […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor What with it being 'National Women's Month' and all, though, come on, women should be celebrated each and every day of every month! I thought it a good time to mention a new book just out for space on your shelves. It's a book about a great rock […]
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Album Essentials: Norah Jones - "Come Away With Me"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Robert Plant Looks Back While Moving Forward On 1988's 'Now And Zen' Norah Jones is not your average, everyday performer. People picked up on that fact from the start, as her 2002 debut album, 'Come Away with Me,' proved in numbers. Born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar, in 1979, […]
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Album Essentials: Robert Plant - "Now and Zen"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Robert Plant Looks Back While Moving Forward On 1988's 'Now And Zen' When Led Zeppelin fell apart following the death of drummer John Bonham, in 1980, there was little, if any, serious talk about continuing. The brotherhood that was Led Zeppelin was done. A new decade always presents […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor So often, time dictates a storyline regardless of the truth and the way things actually happened. It's all for the "good of the story." That's my main issue with 'biopics,' as they attempt to tell the tale of historical figures of varying significance. Hollywood will dictate how the […]
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Album Essentials: Ben Folds Five

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Ben Folds Five Make Their Debut LP Back In 1995 29 years ago, during that post-Alt Rock hangover, there seemed to be room for just about any style of music, from the angst soaked leftovers and hip hop mongers, to disposable pop music and the imminent rise of […]
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