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ACHTUNG BABY

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-DEC 7, 2019… TWENTY EIGHT YEARS AGO “ACHTUNG BABY” FROM U2 WAS THE #1 ALBUM IN AMERICA. THE ALBUM IS ONE OF U2’S MOST COMMERCIALLY SUCCESSFUL RECORDS, SELLING OVER 18 MILLION COPIES, AND PRODUCING 5 HUGE SINGLES. THE ALBUM ALSO WON A GRAMMY AWARD IN 1993. THIS IS A GREAT ALBUM. IT GAVE US ONE OF U2’S BIGGEST HITS

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS HEAD COACH KYLE SHANAHAN CHECKS IN WITH LAMONT & TONELLI FROM FLORIDA

The San Francisco 49ers play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 8th. The Pregame Show begins at 9am and kickoff is at 10am. And join Zakk and Jake following each game for The Bone Crushing Postgame Show. Hear every play of every game on the FM flagship station 107.7 The Bone.

Listen to Lamont and Tonelli’s interview with San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan.

Follow San Francisco 49ers here.

REMEMBER THE ALTAMONT

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-DEC 6, 2019… FIFTY YEARS AGO ‘THE ALTAMONT’ TOOK PLACE. THE FREE CONCERT WAS THE BRAINCHILD OF THE ROLLING STONES AND IT WAS SUPPOSED TO PUT A WRAP ON THE ROLLING STONES 1969 US TOUR. A LARGELY IMPROVISED AFFAIR, 300,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED, AND THE HELLS ANGELS HANDLED SECURITY FOR 500 BUCKS IN BEER. WHAT COULD GO WRONG ?

FOUR DEATHS, SCORES INJURED, AND EXTENSIVE PROPERTY DAMAGE. ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE CALLED IT “ROCK AND ROLL’S WORST DAY” HERE IS COMPELLING VIDEO OF THE CONCERT AT ALTAMONT

THIS IN A GREAT REPORT ON EVERYTHING THAT WENT DOWN AT THE FESTIVAL. IT’S BASED ON INTERVIEWS WITH MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE WHO TOOK PART IN THE FESTIVAL.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/lifestyle/altamont-rolling-stones-50th-anniversary/

THIS IS A FANTASTIC PODCAST THAT’S PRETTY GRAPHIC. IT’S A RECREATION OF THE EVENTS OF THE CONCERT.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/all-told/altamont-part-2-recreating-a-day-of-chaos-and-violence/

 

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RANDY RHOADS GUITARIST EXTRAORDINAIRE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-DEC 6, 2019…TODAY GUITARIST RANDY RHOADS WOULD HAVE BEEN 63 YEARS OF AGE. RHOADS WAS A GUITAR VIRTUOSO WHO IS BEST KNOWN FOR FOUNDING QUIET RIOT AND THEN PLAYING FOR OZZY OSBOURNE. RHOADS DIED IN FLORIDA WHEN THE TOUR BUS OZZY AND THE BAND WAS TOURING ON BROKE DOWN, AND STOPPED THE BAND STOPPED TO GET IT REPAIRED. ON THE PROPERTY, THERE WAS A SMALL LANDING STRIP WITH A COUPLE OF AIRCRAFT AND SMALL HELICOPTERS. WITHOUT PERMISSION, THE TOUR BUS DRIVER AND PRIVATE PILOT TOOK MEMBERS OF THE BAND ON A FEW QUICK FLIGHTS. WHEN IT CAME TIME TO GIVE RHOADS A SPIN, THE PILOT DECIDED IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA TO ‘BUZZ’ THE TOUR BUS, AND ACCIDENTALLY CLIPPED THE BUS. RHOADS WAS KILLED INSTANTLY.

HERE’S RHOADS ON ‘I DON’T KNOW’ ON ‘THE BLIZZARD OF OZZ’ TOUR.

photo thanks-York Unstinks

 

RUNNING ON EMPTY

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-DEC 6, 2019…JACKSON BROWNE RELEASED THE SUPERB ALBUM ‘RUNNING ON EMPTY’ ON THIS DAY IN 1977. THE ENTIRE ALBUM WAS THEMED AROUND A MUSICIAN’S LIFE ON THE ROAD AND WAS RECORDED ON TOUR, EITHER LIVE ON STAGE, OR IN LOCATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TOURING ( LIKE BACKSTAGE, ON TOUR BUSES , OR EVEN HOTEL ROOMS). THE RECORD RECEIVED 2 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS IN 1979 INCLUDING A NOMINATION FOR “ALBUM OF THE YEAR.” TO DATE IT IS JACKSON BROWNE’S BEST SELLING RECORD. INCLUDING DOWNLOADS, STREAMING AND ACTUAL RECORD SALES ‘RUNNING ON EMPTY’ HAS SOLD OVER 9.2 MILLION COPIES TO DATE. HERE’S BROWNE PERFORMING THE TITLE TRACK LIVE AT A CONCERT IN 1979

AS AN ADDED BONUS HERE’S A LIVE VERSION OF ONE OF THE BEST TRACKS ON THE ALBUM ‘THE LOAD OUT AND STAY’

BOB-O’S WEEKLY FOOTBALL PICKS

Lamont and Tonelli interviewed Bob-O for his weekly Football picks.

College:

Take LSU (buy 1 point) -6 vs Georgia

Pro’s:

Take Tennessee -2.5 vs Oakland

Take Minnesota -13 vs Detroit

Take Atlanta -2.5 vs Carolina

Take San Francisco (buy 1 point) -3.5 vs New Orleans

Take Seattle -1 vs Los Angeles Rams

LAMONT & TONELLI TALK TO JOE STALEY ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS PRACTICING AT A HIGH SCHOOL IN FLORIDA

The San Francisco 49ers play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 8th. The Pregame Show begins at 9am and kickoff is at 10am. And join Zakk and Jake following each game for The Bone Crushing Postgame Show. Hear every play of every game on the FM flagship station 107.7 The Bone.

Listen to Lamont and Tonelli’s interview with San Francisco 49ers Offensive Lineman Joe Staley.

Follow San Francisco 49ers here.

METALLICA ROCKED THE FILLMORE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-DEC 5, 2019…ON THIS DATE IN 2011 WHEN METALLICA PLAYED THE FIRST OF 4 NIGHTS AT THE FILLMORE. THE FOUR SHOWS MARKED THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR THE GROUP. I WAS THERE FOR THE FIRST NIGHT. YOU KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE A SPECIAL NIGHT WHEN RAY BURTON CAME OUT PRIOR TO METALLICA’S SET TO TELL A STORY ABOUT CLIFF BURTON. IT WAS TOUCHING AND REALLY SET A MAGICAL TONE TO THE EVENING. THEN IT WAS TIME FOR METALLICA TO TAKE THE STAGE IT WAS SO FRIGGIN’ LOUD WHEN THEY STARTED PLAYING THE FLOOR WAS BOUNCING UP AND DOWN ! HERE IS THE SETLIST FROM NIGHT ONE: The Call of Ktulu, No Remorse, The Shortest Straw, Leper Messiah, The Day That Never Comes, Carpe Diem Baby, Hate Train, Please Don’t Judas Me, Wherever I May Roam (With MetClubber John Dent), Sad but True (with John Marshall), No Leaf Clover, One, Harvester of Sorrow (with Jason Newsted), Damage, Inc. (with Jason Newsted), Motorcycle Man (with Biff Byford), The Prince (With Sean Harris and Brian Tatler), It’s Electric (With Sean Harris and Brian Tatler), Helpless (With Sean Harris and Brian Tatler), Am I Evil? (With Sean Harris and Brian Tatler), Seek & Destroy (With J. Newsted, J. Marshall, S. Harris, B. Tatler, B. Byford, Apocalyptica, Soul Rebels Brass Band.)

HERE’S 4 ½ HOURS OF THE FILLMORE SHOWS. ENJOY

 

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BAND ON THE RUN

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-DEC 5, 2019…FORTY SIX YEARS AGO PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS RELEASED THE ICONIC ALBUM ‘BAND ON THE RUN’. IN TERMS OF SALES THIS IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUM OF PAUL McCARTNEY’S POST BEATLES WORK, SELLING IN EXCESS OF 7 MILLION COPIES AND COUNTING. IT’S AN ALBUM THAT IN SIR PAUL’S OWN WORDS IS “HIS BEST POST BEATLES WORK.” THE SONG-WIDE THEME OF THE TITLE TRACK IS ONE OF FREEDOM AND ESCAPE. MCCARTNEY WROTE THE SONG IN RESPONSE TO DRUG LAWS THAT CRIMINALIZED HIM AND HIS FRIENDS. HE EXPLAINED IN AN INTERVIEW SHORTLY AFTER THE RELEASE OF THE RECORD: “We’re not criminals ,We just would rather do this than hit the booze – which had been a traditional way to do it. We felt that this was a better move.The basic idea about the band on the run is a kind of prison escape. At the beginning of the album the guy is stuck inside four walls, and eventually breaks out.” ONE THING THAT INSPIRED MCCARTNEY FOR BREAKING OUT AND GAINING FREEDOM WAS A STATEMENT GEORGE HARRISON MADE DURING A MEETING WITH EXECUTIVES AT THE BEATLES APPLE RECORDS, WHEN GEORGE HARRISON COMPLAINED “If I ever get out of this house.” MCCARTNEY REMEMBERED THE STATEMENT AND USED IT IN THIS SONG. THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED UNDER TRYING CIRCUMSTANCES. THE ORIGINAL DEMOS ‘BAND ON THE RUN’ WERE STOLEN SHORTLY AFTER THE WINGS ARRIVED IN LAGOS, NIGERIA TO BEGIN RECORDING OF THE ALBUM. THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED WITH MCCARTNEY, HIS WIFE LINDA, AND GUITARIST DENNY LAINE. IN AN INTERVIEW MCCARTNEY DID IN 2005 HE DESCRIBED THE PROCESS:

“I was on drums and guitar a lot, mainly because the drummer decided to leave the group the night before and one of the guitar players decided not to come! So we got that solo element into an otherwise ‘produced’ album.”

THIS IS AMAZING…HERE’S FOOTAGE OF MCCARTNEY IN THE STUDIO WITH REHEARSALS. IT WAS PART OF A RARELY SEEN “ROCKUMENTARY” MADE BY PAUL MCCARTNEY AND THE WINGS AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS IN 1974. THE FILM FEATURES THE GROUP PLAYING LIVE AND DOING VOICE OVERDUBS, AND EACH MEMBER TALKING ABOUT THEIR MUSICAL EXPERIENCES UP TO THAT POINT.

 

HERE’S A LIVE VERSION OF THE TITLE TRACK