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T.G.I.F. – Back To Schooldays

I don’t have to anymore, thankfully…

But September, and especially this weekend, brings the official end to summer and the start of the school year. (Feel free to substitute the word “football season” if you are a childless male past the age of eighteen.)

Music has always captured the essence of every emotion and occurence in our lives, and there certainly are many anthems that document the drudgery and celebrate the rebellion and pinpoint the pain. Many of these are obvious, although “School’s Out” will have to wait for June! And I didn’t want to go to hardcore teenage angst like Big Star‘s “Thirteen” and Ultimate Fakebook‘s “A Million Hearts” (an under-known classic!).

So as you hopefully are preparing for a safe and happy holiday, here are Ten Tunes to take you Back To Schooldays!

01 – “Schooldays” (The Kinks)

02 – “Be True To Your School” (The Beach Boys)

03 – “Back To Schooldays” (Graham Parker)

04 – “Hot For Teacher” (Van Halen)

05 – “My Old School” (Steely Dan)

06 – “School Days” (Chuck Berry)

07 – “School Days” (The Good Rats)

08 – “Teacher Teacher” (Rockpile)

09 – “High School Confidential” (Jerry Lee Lewis)

10 – “Rock and Roll High School” (The Ramones)

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T.G.I.F. – Ten Rock Survivors

TGIF

Pay attention, puppy bands.  Ian Hunter is 70 years old and he still releases new music! Jerry Lee Lewis is 74 and Chuck Berry is going to be 83 next week! So you’d better be bringing it when you saddle up, boyo, because there are still some old dogs running wild down that street. Of the group below only Graham Parker is on the short side of sixty; compared to Chuck and The Killer he’s a mere tot!

Mark Farner, 2008 –  “We’re An American Band”

Rick Derringer, 2009 – “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Coo

Leslie West, 2007(?) – “Goin’ Down”

Graham Parker, 2009 – “Local Girls

Johnny Winter, 2009 – “Red House

Ray Davies, 2009 – “Sunny Afternoon

Todd Rundgren, 2009 – “Black & White

Ian Hunter, 2009 – “Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Chuck Berry, 2009 – “Johnny B. Goode

Jerry Lee Lewis, 2009 – “Roll Over, Beethoven

And finally, a bonus cut. Ain’t new, but that is a supergroup!

Still bite with that bark

Still bite with that bark

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