The Rock Show
"The Rock Show" is a song recorded by American rock band Blink-182 for the group's fourth studio album, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. It was released as the lead single from the album on June 25, 2001; the track was composed by bassist Mark Hoppus about meeting a girl at a rock concert. It was inspired by the band's early days touring punk rock clubs Soma in their hometown of San Diego; the song's creation stems from Blink-182 manager Rick DeVoe's opinion that the album lacked a catchy, "feel-good" song. Hoppus composed "The Rock Show" in response, while guitarist Tom DeLonge composed the album's second single, "First Date"; the song was influenced by bands such as the Ramones, Screeching Weasel, the Descendents. The song peaked at number two on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, making it the most successful single from the album, it reached number 14 in the United Kingdom. The song's music video finds the band given an unusually large budget for the video, spending needlessly on random things.
In promotion of the single, Blink-182 performed the song live on late-night talk show Late Show with David Letterman. Prior to recording the group's fourth studio album, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, Blink-182 recorded demos at DML Studios, a small practice studio in Escondido, where the band had written Dude Ranch and Enema of the State; the group had written a dozen songs after three weeks and invited the band's manager, Rick DeVoe, to be the first person outside Blink-182 to hear the new material, which the band found "catchy a definitive edge". DeVoe sat in the control room and listened to the recordings, pressed the band at the end on why there was no "Blink-182 good-time summer anthem ". DeLonge and Hoppus were furious, remarking, "You want a fucking single? I'll write you the cheesiest, throwaway fucking summertime single you've heard!" Hoppus went home and wrote "The Rock Show" in ten minutes, DeLonge wrote "First Date", which became the most successful singles from the record and future live staples.
Hoppus wrote the song based on his memories of the San Diego club Soma. In their early days, Blink-182 performed dozens of concerts at the venue at the 5305 Metro Street location. "It was covered with graffiti, it stunk, it was made of concrete and metal so the sound sucked and the toilets were always over-flowing. It was the best, we loved. Barker remembered that the song's arrangement was worked in the Famous Stars and Straps warehouse in San Diego; the band felt the song captured "the spirit of the Ramones and Screeching Weasel," and " influenced by bands like the Descendents." The band members expanded upon this in a 2001 interview with BBC Music: Although it only peaked at number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 33 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart, it reached number two on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. Eric Aiese of Billboard examined the song through the lens of its airplay competition: "As the face of rock radio has yielded toward the emerging hard sounds on "nu metal," Blink continues to provide a contrasting voice "The Rock Show" shows the band's talent for writing—and performing—hooks."
The band filmed a music video that included them trashing televisions, taking the homeless for a spa makeover, handing out cash to strangers and paying dancers to mow people's lawns. The large budget for the video $500,000, was the basis of the joke and needlessly spent; the video recalls that of "Taxloss" by Mansun. All tracks written by Blink-182. "The Rock Show" is featured on the US edition of the compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 8 and the fellow compilation albums Big Shiny Tunes 6, Warped 15th Anniversary Celebration and Warped Tour 2010 Tour Compilation. During the hiatus, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker played this song in their band, +44. Craig Fairbaugh and background vocalist of +44, replaced DeLonge on backing vocals. "The Rock Show" appears in the video games Guitar Hero Live. The song is available as its portable counterpart, Rock Band Unplugged. "The Rock Show" lyrics
Rock Show (album)
Rock Show is a live album by Toadies. It is a recording of the final show of the band's "Second Coming" reunion tour, recorded March 17, 2007 at the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day parade in Dallas, Texas; the album was recorded by DiscLive and released following the show. It is a limited edition CD-R with only 5000 copies having been burned; the album was released to online music stores such as iTunes Store and Amazon MP3 on September 16, 2008 by Kirtland Records. All tracks written by Todd Lewis. Todd Lewis - vocals, guitar Mark Reznicek - drums Clark Vogeler - guitar Mark Hughes - bass Chris Hawkes - engineering, cover art Track list
Crown Royal (album)
Crown Royal is the seventh album by hip hop group Run–D. M. C. Released on April 3, 2001 by Arista Records. It's the first and only Run–D. M. C. Album with a Parental Advisory label, though previous Run-D. M. C albums, such as the 1986 Raising Hell, had included explicit lyrics. All songs but the title track featured guest artists, including Fred Durst, Stephan Jenkins, Sugar Ray, Kid Rock, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Fat Joe and Method Man. Crown Royal peaked at number 37 on the US Billboard 200, number 22 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart; the album was the last in the history of the group, because after the murder of DJ Jam Master Jay, on October 30, 2002, the other group members, Joseph Simmons and Darryl McDaniels, announced the official disband a group at a press conference called to unveil the formation of a coalition of music industry artists and a fund intended to financially assist Mizell's family. This event took place on November 6, 2002. In 1998, the group returned to the studio, but in an tense environment, have begun to show differences between Simmons and McDaniels.
Following the growing popularity of rap artists such as Korn, Limp Bizkit and Kid Rock, Simmons wanted to return to the aggressive, hard-rock sound that made the group famous. McDaniels — who became a fan of thoughtful singer-songwriters like John Lennon, Harry Chapin and Sarah McLachlan — wanted to go in a more introspective direction. Appearing in early 2000 in the VH1's documentary series Behind the Music, McDaniel confirmed that he was creatively frustrated and highlighted some songs that he recorded on his own. Continuing friction led McDaniels to miss most of the group’s sessions in protest. Simmons, in defiance, recorded material anyway, inviting several guest stars such as Kid Rock, Jermaine Dupri, Adrian Burley, Tony Fredianelli and Stephan Jenkins from Third Eye Blind, Method Man and fellow Queens MCs Nas and Prodigy of Mobb Deep to contribute to the project; the resulting album, Crown Royal, was delayed due to the personal problems, when it was released in 2001, it featured only three appearances by DMC.
The album was mixed at 8 studios in New York. The release of the new album called Crown Royal was scheduled for October 12, 1999, but was postponed for the summer of 2000. Representatives of the label said that the release of the album was postponed after managers of Kid Rock and Fred Durst refused to release their tracks as singles; these tracks were intended to be used as lead singles of the album. And so the release of the album was postponed to February 13, 2001, to March 6, as a result the album was released on April 3, 2001. Crown Royal received mixed critical reviews. However, many critics have expressed their frustration at the lack of DMC participation; some positive reviews have been published. Entertainment Weekly note that "on this hip-hop roast, new schoolers Nas and Fat Joe pay their respects with sparkling grooves... Run's rhymes are still limber." - Rating: B-Rolling Stone said "Crown Royal uses the same musical strategy as their minor 1993 comeback, Down with the King: guest artists, guest artists and more guest artists...
But as on Down With the King, Run-DMC prove their old-school mastery without adding anything new to it. However, AllMusic rated the album only one and a half stars out of five: "Crown Royal spirals so recklessly into contrasting segments that it's easy to forget you are listening to a Run-D. M. C. Record. Lacking any discernible sense of direction or continuity, the once cutting-edge trio has lost touch with its original fan base." The information about samples was taken from WhoSampled. The song recorded together with Method Man, "Simmons Incorporated", was released on the single in 1998 under the name "The Beginning"; the songs "Crown Royal" and "Queens Day" were released on the promo single in 1999. But the main singles for the album were "Rock Show" and "Let's Stay Together", released in early 2001. Crown Royal at Discogs Crown Royal at RapGenius
Venus and Mars/Rock Show
"Venus and Mars"/"Rock Show" is a medley of two songs written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed by Wings that make up the first two songs of the album Venus and Mars. The single was released in the United States on 27 October 1975 and in the United Kingdom on 28 November 1975; the B-side was "another track from the album. The single version is shorter than the album version of the songs. "Venus and Mars/Rock Show" peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, but did not chart on the UK singles chart, the first McCartney penned single to do so. In the book The Rough Guide to the Beatles, Chris Ingham praised both songs, describing "Venus and Mars" as "atmospheric" and "Rock Show" as "barnstorming". "Venus and Mars" is an acoustic, folk-like song representing the perspective of a concertgoer waiting for the show to start. When the song was released fans believed the title referred to Paul and Linda. Paul has denied this, stating that the song "is about an imaginary friend who's got a girlfriend who's the kind of person who asks what your sign is before they say hello.
That's it:'A good friend of mine studies the stars.' In fact, in the first verse it's'a good friend of mine follows the stars,' so it could be ambiguous: a groupie or an astrologer." The song is in the key of D major."Rock Show" is a harder arena rock song. The chorus of "Rock Show" mentions concerts at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, New York's Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl; the verses include musical references such as "Silly Willy with the Philly band" and Jimmy Page's guitar, the Rainbow Theatre. In addition to the normal Wings line-up, Allen Toussaint played piano on this song. "Rock Show" is in the key of A major. A major is the dominant key of D major, the key of "Venus and Mars". "Venus and Mars" Paul McCartney – lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, finger cymbals Linda McCartney – piano Denny Laine – moog synthesizer, acoustic guitar, sitar Jimmy McCulloch – electric guitar, 12-string guitar Joe English – drums Tony Dorsey – clarinet"Rock Show" Paul McCartney – lead vocals, bass guitar, Mellotron M400, hand bells Linda McCartney – harmony vocals, Hammond B-3 organ, Moog synthesizer, hand bells Denny Laine – electric guitar, harmony vocals, hand bells Jimmy McCulloch – acoustic guitar, Moog synthesizer, electric guitar, hand bells Joe English – drums Kenneth "Afro" Williams – congas Allen Toussaint – pianoHand Bells are only played on the album version "Venus and Mars" has a reprise that appears on the Venus and Mars album, which serves to open the second side of the LP record.
The reprise incorporates some science fiction lyrics and sound effects, reflecting McCartney's reading Isaac Asimov at the time the song was recorded. The single version of the medley was released on the History disc of the 2-disc compilation Wingspan: Hits and History. Both songs are included on the live album Wings Over America, combined in a medley with "Jet". In 2014 the medley was covered by Kiss on The Art of McCartney covers album. UK 7" R6010"Venus and Mars" / "Rock Show" – 3:46 "Magneto and Titanium Man" – 3:16 Paul McCartney - Venus and Mars at Graham Calkin's Beatles Pages
The Rock Show (Jon English album)
The Rock Show is a tribute to the 1960s and 1970s rock generation. Between 2009-2012, Jon English delivered the history of rock to more than 90,000 people across Australia featuring a nine-piece troupe of multi-talented young musicians and singers. English said, "I'm amazingly proud to be a part of this show. People come along to see me, not knowing what to expect, but invariably leave saying they are just blown away by the world class young talent on stage." The performers include Stuart Smith, Isaac Hayward, Paul Toole, Amy Vee, Andrew Sampford, Joe Kalou, Shaun Tarring, Natalya Bing and Jonathan Sora-English. The show was released on DVD in May and on CD/digital download in July 2012. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2012, the album was nominated for ARIA Award for Best Original Soundtrack, Cast or Show Album but lost to Straight to You – Triple J's Tribute to Nick Cave. Compact Disc/ Digital DownloadCD 1 "Hey Hey, My My"/"The Times They Are a-Changin’" - 4:17 "Let There Be Rock" - 3:32 "My Generation" - 4:06 "Two World Wars"/"Gloria" - 3:55 "San Francisco"/"The Sound of Silence"/ "California Dreaming" - 4:30 "Mercedes Benz"/"Me and Bobby McGee" - 3:11 "Purple Haze"/"Somebody to Love"/"White Room" - 4:40 "A Whiter Shade of Pale" - 2:14 "Handbags and Gladrags" - 4:48 "Space Oddity"/"Rocket Man" - 5:12 "Beatles Medley" "Can’t Buy Me Love"/"Love Me Do"/"Help!"/"We Can Work It Out"/"Yesterday"/"Blackbird"/"Eleanor Rigby"/"I Am the Walrus"/"Octopus's Garden"/"Lady Madonna"/"Come Together"/"Hey Jude" -13:08CD 2 "Won't Get Fooled Again"/"Kashmir" - 5:12 "Stairway to Heaven" - 5:38 "Guitar Riff Medley" "Smoke on the Water"/"Peter Gunn Theme"/"Day Tripper"/"Oh, Pretty Woman"/"Beat It"/"All Right Now"/"April Sun in Cuba"/"Eagle Rock"/"I Was Made for Lovin' You"/"You Shook Me All Night Long"/"You Really Got Me"/"Sunshine of Your Love"/"Smoke on the Water" - 4:55 "Lola" - 5:18 "See Me, Feel Me/"Pinball Wizard" - 2:33 "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" - 2:38 "Wish You Were Here"/"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" - 5:45 "Rolling Stones Medley" "Honky Tonk Woman"/"Ruby Tuesday"/"Paint it Black"/"Get Off of My Cloud"/" Satisfaction"/"Jumping Jack Flash"/"Brown Sugar"/"You Can't Always Get What You Want" - 15:20 "Six Ribbons"/"Turn The Page"/"Hollywood Seven" - 8:50 "Bohemian Rhapsody" - 5:31 "With a Little Help From My Friends'/"Superstar" - 7:17 “Light years away from the usual tired tribute show….
Brilliantly conceived and executed” City News Canberra “Jon English and The Rock Show has been one of the best live performances I have seen.” Fifty Plus Lifestyle Magazine “I haven’t seen so much hair, raw energy and young talent since the original performance of HAIR! Jon English is the lynch pin, still charming and dashing and energetic…; the audience adored it.” Radio 3MDR Melbourne “The troupe mixed theatre and rock exquisitely … they were having fun and it showed.” The Examiner Launceston “A fantastic night of musical memories performed by some of the most talented people this country has to offer.” Easymix Ten-71, Bendigo “This is not a tribute show. THIS is a rock show.” Australian Stage Online “It is Jon English who elevates the show from a club cover band to an experience, with his unique and masterful stagecraft.” CX Magazine “Fantastic value for money musically, a lot of fun, with the rock history stories and the banter between the ‘old man’ and his young crew keeping the crowd laughing as well as rocking on”.
Newcastle Herald "English's brilliant group of versatile young musicians... They sing. Quite they rock.” Canberra Times
Jonathan James "Jon" English was an English-born Australian singer, songwriter and actor. He emigrated from England to Australia with his parents in 1961, he was an early vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Sebastian Hardie but left to take on the role of Judas Iscariot in the Australian version of the stage musical Jesus Christ Superstar from May 1972, broadcast on television. English was a noted solo singer. English was acclaimed for his starring role in the 1978 Australian TV series Against the Wind – he won the TV Week Logie Award for'Best New Talent in Australia', he co-wrote and performed the score with Mario Millo. The series had international release, known as Mot alla vindar in Swedish, where "Six Ribbons" was released as a single, both single and the soundtrack album peaked at No.1 on the Norwegian charts. From 1983 to 1985, English won four Mo Awards with three consecutive'Entertainer of the Year' awards and a further'Male Vocal Performer' in 1985. English has performed in Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and H.
M. S. Pinafore from 1984. Performances of Essgee Entertainment's productions of the Gilbert and Sullivan trilogy from 1994 to 1997 were broadcast on Australian TV, they were all released on VHS and subsequently on DVD. Jonathan James English was born in 1949 in Hampstead, London, to Sydney and Sheila English, with siblings Janet and Jill. Sheila had worked as a hospital worker and ambulance driver. Sheila and the children followed, when the family emigrated to Australia in 1961 on RMS Orion with English turning 12 years old just before calling-in at Fremantle. Sydney had bought a house in Cabramatta. Sydney was a self-taught piano player and dabbled with guitar and drums, he bought a guitar for the young Jon English. Janet took her younger brother to the Sydney Stadium to see the Beatles perform during their 1964 Australian tour. English's first rock gig occurred when his neighbour's band needed a guitarist, he was about 16 and mid-performance was called upon to do vocals, he sang the Beatles' "Twist and Shout".
His earliest known band was Zenith in 1965, formed at Cabramatta High School, according to English "they were crap". Next was Gene Chandler & the Interns, which included guitarist Graham Ford, drummer Richard Lillico, bass guitarist Peter Plavsic and English as vocalist and rhythm guitarist. Ford founded Sebastian Hardie Blues Band in 1967 with new band members, they played R&B and soul covers but disbanded by early 1968. When Ford reformed the band in 1968, he recruited English and Peter Plavsic again, added Anatole Kononewsky on keyboards, Peter's brother Alex Plavsic on drums, they had dropped the'Blues Band' part to play more pop oriented music and were the backing band for legendary Australian rocker Johnny O'Keefe during 1969. Covering songs from the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett they built a reputation in the Sydney pub scene. Attending Cabramatta High School, but one year lower was Carmen Sora. In January 1972, English left Sebastian Hardie when he won the role of Judas Iscariot in the Australian version of Jesus Christ Superstar from May 1972.
Sebastian Hardie were joined by Mario Millo on vocals and lead guitar and Toivo Pilt on keyboards. By 1974 they had become Australia's first symphonic rock band and released Four Moments in August 1975, produced by English. Australian theatre producer Harry M. Miller and theatre director Jim Sharman had worked on the stage musical Hair and kept some of the cast and crew for their next project, the Australian version of Jesus Christ Superstar by Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber. Miller and Sharman chose English, from over 2,000 applicants, to take the starring role of Judas Iscariot alongside fellow stars Trevor White as Jesus Christ and Michele Fawdon as Mary Magdalene; the initial run was from 4 May 1972, at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, to February 1974 with over 700 shows, it included other Australian music/theatre performers Reg Livermore, John Paul Young, Marcia Hines, Doug Parkinson and Stevie Wright. Jesus Christ Superstar – Original Australian Cast Recording was released by MCA in 1972 with English and other cast members performing vocals for a studio recording.
A documentary of the production was broadcast on national TV, it contained footage of performances and interviews with cast members. English reprised his role of Judas in the 1978 productions. During 1974, English co-wrote, with Roy Ritchie, the ballet Phases, performed by the New South Wales Dance Company at the Sydney Opera House. While performing in Superstar, English performed as a rock vocalist both with bands, Tapestry and Duck, solo, he sang on the studio cast recording of Reg Livermore and Patrick Flynn's rock opera, Ned Kelly, used some of the Superstar chorus band to help record his debut solo album, Wine Dark Sea released on Warm & Genuine Records/Phonogram Records in March 1973. His debut single "Handbags and Gladrags", released at the same time
Rock Show (Parks and Recreation)
"Rock Show" is the sixth episode and season finale of the first season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation. It aired on NBC in the United States on May 14, 2009, it was directed by Michael Schur. In the episode, Andy gets the casts removed from his legs, Ann starts reevaluating their relationship when she learns he kept them on longer than necessary so she would keep pampering him. An intoxicated Mark flirts with Leslie, who feels conflicted about whether she wants to move forward when he is drunk; the episode generated positive reviews. Several commentators claimed "Rock Show" represented a turning point in the series, in which the show found its own tone and broke away from similarities to The Office. According to Nielsen Media Research, it was watched by 4.25 million viewers in its original airing, the lowest viewership for the season. "Rock Show", along with an "Extended Producer's Cut" of the episode, was included on the Parks and Recreation Season One DVD, released in the United States on September 8, 2009.
The parks and recreation department have cake to celebrate Andy having his leg casts removed, Ann invites everybody to a local bar to hear Andy's first rock concert since he broke his leg. Leslie is disappointed she cannot go, because her mother has set up a business meeting with a local town manager. At the hospital, Ann learns from Dr. Harris that Andy could have had his casts removed two weeks earlier, but that he postponed it because he wanted Ann to keep pampering him. Angry, Ann begins reevaluating her relationship with Andy; that evening, Leslie realizes the dinner with 62-year-old George Gernway is a blind date set up by her mother. George, who tells the documentary camera crew he is getting "very positive signals", agrees to go with Leslie to the rock show. Mark feels lonely because he is the only one at the concert without a date: Tom is with his attractive surgeon wife Wendy Haverford, Ron is dating his ex-wife's sister Beth and April is with, "like the gayest person I've met, but I make out with him when I'm drunk sometimes."
Noticing Ann is angry with Andy, Mark makes a pass at her, but Ann angrily rejects him. Leslie and George are mocked by Tom. After the concert ends, Andy tries to stay as long as possible to avoid a fight with Ann, but she insists they leave. George goes home because he was falling asleep and Leslie starts to leave, but an intoxicated Mark asks her to stay and have a beer with him; when Leslie notes to the camera crew that they seem to be getting along just like when they made love five years earlier, she realizes he was drunk too. When the bar closes, the two decide to keep drinking alongside the pit outside Ann's house, which Leslie plans to turn into a park; when Leslie asks whether he thinks the park will be made, a pragmatic Mark says it will be a difficult process with a lot of red tape, but she remains optimistic. During a fight, Andy admits to Ann that he postponed having the casts removed, but explains it was because, "I really like it when you serve me food." Ann throws him out, Andy sees Mark kiss Leslie.
Leslie stops his advances. As Mark starts to leave, he falls into the pit. An amused Andy tells Ann, who rushes out to help him while Andy goes back inside and watches television. "Rock Show", the first season finale of Parks and Recreation was written by Norm Hiscock and directed by series co-founder Michael Schur. Schur said he felt "Rock Show" marked a change in tone for the series and struck a better balance between personal and professional stories than any of the other episodes from the season. Schur said: "We treated that whole six-episode season like a pilot. If you go back and watch those episodes now, you can see us making changes; the sixth episode is different in tone than the first. And we made some character tweaks, like every show does". Amy Poehler said she believed "Rock Show" would end what she described as the inevitable comparisons between Parks and Recreation and The Office, produced by Parks creators Schur and Greg Daniels. Poehler said, "I think it was something we had to work through in the beginning, I’m kind of hoping we’re on the other side of that and people will start to judge the show on its own, for what it is and realize it’s just a different world in a similar style.”
Schur made his directorial debut with "Rock Show", had only one day of preparation before directing the episode. While preparing to direct the episode, Schur was asked to make an appearance on The Office as Mose Schrute, the cousin of Dwight Schrute and a popular minor character, in the fifth season finale episode, "Company Picnic". Schur regretfully declined because he needed the time to work on "Rock Show", leading Office episode writers Paul Lieberstein and Jennifer Celotta to create the character Rolf, Dwight's friend played by James Urbaniak, as an alternative. Andy's bandmates during the rock show scene were played by Mark Rivers, Andrew Burlinson and Alan Yang. All four actors performed, they planned to pre-record the songs and pantomime them for the episode, but after practicing a few times around the extras, they decided to shoot it live. The band performed each song twice, Schur said he tried to shoot and direct it as if it were a music video. Yang is a writer with Parks and Recreation, wrote the previous first season episode, "Boys' Club".
Rivers is a composer who has worked on the sketch comedy show Human Giant, which st