My Favorite Albums – Free – Concrete Blonde

Up through the cracks, Up through the broken glass
In the hot red light of a black and white, Roses grow

I went with some friends from work to a restaurant in Sandy Springs, Georgia back in May of 1989 where 96 Rock was sponsoring a trivia contest. Our team won and we got a bunch of radio station swag and cassettes of the new album by a band I’d never heard of, Concrete Blonde. I have been a fan ever since that night.

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Live Hits: Turn the Page – Bob Seger

Most times you can’t hear ’em talk, other times you can
All the same old clichés, is that a woman or a man?
And you always seem outnumbered, you don’t dare make a stand

There are some songs that were bigger, sometimes a Billboard hit, in their concert recorded version. They may have a studio-recorded counterpart but the live version, in this case, was bigger. I’ll stay away from the ones that have a “fake” live audience. The last criteria, it has to be a favorite of mine.

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