Open Fire When I Hit The Stage...

Classic Hard Rock from Dave and the boys.
That one two punch of Earthshaker & Black Tiger
put them in the spotlight. 
So here they are in '82 playing tunes from those albums.
I saw them in 1982 supporting AC/DC.
(My first show)
Still going but with only Dave as the remaining original member.
They're still worth seeing.

You're The Voice...

 Time to mellow out a little with Van the Man.
Great sounding show from 1970.
From Them to a long and successful solo career.
He's done a variety of musical styles but the 
one constant is that great voice.

...at Brighton Polytechnic

 Here's Cheap Trick from the BBC Broadcast 
of Rock Goes To College from 1979.
Riding high on the Budokan album at the time.
(Another that's in my Top 10 Live Albums)
Great little show as you would expect 
from one of the greats. 

Found All The Parts...


Here's Somethin' I Been Workin' On...
(One Of Those Projects I's A Tellin' You About!)

THIS Is an EARLY Cars Concert from The Rat in Boston!

It's an Audience Recording, But Actually Sounds Pretty Good!

And, Would Old Rocket Post a Recording That Sounded Like It was Recorded Out in the Parkin' Lot of the Venue, From Inside a Parked Car, With The Motor Runnin?

Now, You Remember me Tellin' about Cap'n Swing, Right?

Well, Apparently This Concert Took Place Sometime in APRIL 1977! 

Now, That's Significant 'Cause The Cars Became The Cars Sometime Around February 1977...So, That Means They'd ALL Been Together for About 2 Months at this Point! And, It Kinda Shows in Some Places...

The 1st Song, I Believe, Ben Sings...Listen Closely and He Starts to Come In a Tad too Early, And They Sound a Little Loose on a Few Songs...Elliot is Solid Throughout! 

Also, The Cars Didn't Start Recordin' Their First Album Until February 1978!

Also, Again, On THIS Recording They Do a Couple Cap'n Swing Songs: Strawberry Moonlight & Lover and a Holiday!

I Made The Covers With Those Old Bootlegs in Mind - You Know The White Record Sleeves with The Papers Pasted on...

Anyway, This Is Pretty Cool To Listen To a Band In The Makin'

I Hope You Enjoy This One As Much as I Do!

Enjoy and Play It LOUD!


Tellin' Tall Tales of How it Used to Be...


Rose Hill Drive May Not Be a Name You Know, But They Were/Are (?) a 3 Piece Heavy Blues / Rock Band from the Mid to Late 2000's...(That I Know Of...)

They Made Some Really Good Records of Their Own Material, 
BUT, Here We Have Them Doin' Led Zep II...

This an Excellent Audience Recording and The Guys Do a Better Than Average Job Of Playin' The Classic From Start to Finish!

Not Much Else To Say, 

IF You Like This Kinda Stuff, 

I Don't Think You'll Be Disappointed!

Enjoy and Play It LOUD!


Sweet Home Chicago...


This One Is Recommended For Die-Hard FOGHAT Fans ONLY!

It's a FM Radio Broadcast, BUT - It's Not The Best Quality!

You NEED to Know That Goin' In!

It's Not Really Terrible, But There's Somethin' Just Not Quite Right About It! Kinda Like It's Not Tuned All The Way to The Radio Station When It Was Recorded...

All That Bein' Said: We Takes What We Can Gets!

So, Give It A Try - It's Worth a Listen...It Just May NOT Be One You Keep or Listen to Often...

But, I Figured I'd Put It Out There For Those That Want It!

Sound Quality and What Each of Us are able to Tolerate, Well, That's ALL Subjective, Anyway...

Enjoy and Play It LOUD!


Back in '74...


Here's a Couple of Bob Seger Concerts from 1974!

This First One is From The Aragon Ballroom in Dallas, Texas...

It's a Pretty Good FM Broadcast 
(Not The Greatest, But Not The Worst, Either!)

Anything It Lacks in Sound Quality Is More Than Made Up For in The Setlist!

It's Definitely Worth a Listen or Two!

Bob Seger - Dallas 1974  (192)


This One Is The Better Soundin' of the Two Shows!

A Few Of The Same Songs from the Previous Show in Dallas are Played Here (Or There, I Should Say) Out in San Fran...

It's a KSAN FM - So It's Great Quality Sound!

My Guess Is That This One Came Later Than The Dallas Show, 'Cause It Seems Bob and Band are Gettin' Closer to the Live Bullet Time Frame!

But, Well, Which, IF Either You Get Is Up To You!

Bob Seger - San Francisco 1974  (320)



More Than A Feeling...


Ah! Now Here's a CLASSIC!

Boston Live at Long Beach 1977!

Yeah, I Already Posted the Early and Late Shows 

Recorded on March 16th, 1977...

But This Is The One From March 19th, 1977 and Was 

Broadcast (Broadcast-ed?) on The King Biscuit Flower Hour!

Excellent Sound Quality and a Great Performance 

from Tom & Brad...And The Rest, Here on Hear Rock City!

Boston had That Unique Rockin' Sound in the 70's 

That Was Just Great!

And I Still Listen to This and Their First Album From Time to Time!

Enjoy and Play It LOUD!




First, Here's Nazareth Opening for Deep Purple on The King Biscuit Flower Hour from Back in 1976 out there in California at The Long Beach Arena!

There's Only 5 Songs Here, But Naz Picked Some Good'uns!

This Flight Tonight is Always Good and Of Course, One of the 3 Saddest Songs I Think I've Ever Heard - Woke Up This Morning! And It's Not a Ballad or a Blues Song?

When You Don't Have Much Time 

and Want Some Naz, 

This'll Do The Trick!

Nazareth - Long Beach California 1976  (320)


Now, If'n You's Got The Time and are in the Mood for More, Here's a Full Concert from the Scottish Ones!

They Start out Like So Many Times with Telegram

And, Why Wouldn't They? That's One Great Opening Song!

And They Get Into Some Live Versions of Quite a Bit Off 

The Hair of the Dog album on 

This Excellent Soundin' Soundboard Recording!

Like the Rarely Played Loved And Lost and Changin' Times!



Nazareth - St Paul 1976 SBD (192)



From 1981 - Live in San Jose, California, 

Right Around the Time of Their Excellent Live Album 'SNAZ - 

Here's an FM Broadcast for You!

They Sounded a Little Different with the Addition of Billy Rankin and John Locke...

But, Still, It Was Good!

All The Information Is on the Back Cover!

Nazareth - Malice In California 1981 (FM)   (320)


Don't Report This! 3 Men Said...


Here's a Nice 2 Disc Set from Blue Öyster Cult!

Live from New York City - It's The Amazing     

Blue      Öyster      Cult!!!!

Live from The Palladium for 2 Shows (an Early and a Late one...)!

It's the Same Setlist for Both But (We Don't Care!) it's a Pretty Good Setlist for the Time and Quite Varied as well!

They start at The Beginnin' with Stairway to the Stars ("I Think I'll Sign It, Good Health To You") and Then Bounce Back and Forth with Harvester of Eyes ("That's Me") Dr. Music (Another Example of the Syndrum in the Late 70's!) to Hot Rails To Hell ("The Heat From Below Can Burn Your Eyes Out") and Then The Rest and Out!

All The Info Is On The Back Cover!

Enjoy and Play It LÖUD!

BOC Palladium NY79 Early Show


BOC Palladium NY79 Late Show



That Other 3 Piece Band From Canada...

Here's an Excellent Quality Concert from TRIUMPH!

It was Recorded Back in 1982 Down in Florida at The Tangerine Bowl in the Summer, So You Know It Was Hot!

And So Is This Show!

Rik, Mike and Gil Rock The Sunshine State With Songs from the Then New Allied Forces Album and Some of Their Older Material!

I Always Liked the Song Lay It On The Line

"I Don't Ask For Much, The Truth Will Do Just Fine."

You Also Get a Rare Live Version of Nature's Child off the Progressions Of Power record...

And, I Didn't Even Mention The Blinding Light Show...

Plus There's a Couple Bonus Tracks from 1988 as well...

Enjoy and Play It LOUD!


Heart To Heart, Eye To Eye - Love Is A Lie...


This Is Hands Down MY Favorite Aldo Nova Concert!

It was Recorded LIVE in New York City, Back in 1982 (Not Sure of the Venue?) But was Broadcast on King Biscuit!

It's Relatively a Short Concert (Just 7 Songs) But Aldo and The Band Were Particularly On Fire That Night!

They Play Pretty Much the Bulk of That First Album! 

If You Really Listen to the Lyrics of Several Songs...

Someone Did That Boy Wrong! 

Aldo Seems To Have Gotten Burned by Some Girl Sometime Before Writin' Those Batch of Songs!

But, I Guess He Ended Up Gettin' The Last Laugh...

'Cause He Hit The Big Time With That Record!

Hope You Enjoy This Show Half as Much as I Do...

Enjoy and Play It LOUD!


Kinda Like Pat, But with Sax...

Anyone Remember This Band?

Quarterflash was a Band Centered Around Rindy and Marv Ross! They had a Sound, Similar, but Not Quite as Rockin' as Pat Benatar...

They had Catchy, Rockin' Pop/Rock Songs with Rindy Playin' the Saxophone!

You May At Least Remember the Hit Song Harden My Heart!?

This Is an Excellent Soundin' Concert from The Agora

 in Dallas, Texas and Broadcast on King Biscuit back in 1981...

It's Somethin' a Little Different, 

Dependin' on the Mood You're In!

Enjoy and Play It LOUD!



They're Like Fire and Ice...


Found Another '79 Pat Benatar!

Live in Seattle, Washington near the End of The Year!

Similar Setlist (But, Who Cares?) to the Others...
Runnin' Out of Great Things to Say 'Bout Pat and Her Partner in Crime (and Life!): Neil Giraldo...

'Cept, I Recently Saw one of those Dan Rather Big Interview Shows on AXS-TV with Pat and Neil...(Track It Down If You Can!!)

Neil Explained Why He Plays Solos the Way He Does.

First and Foremost, He Didn't Want Them to Be Boring!
And, He Didn't Want to be THAT Guitar Player that just Goes Off In His Own Direction Regardless of What the Other Players are Doin'
And, Thirdly, He See the Whole Song as a Producer First, and then All The Individual Parts that Make Up The Song!

So, Here's Another Excellent Performance from Pat, Neil and the Rest of The Band - Rockin' In The Free World (The Home of Grunge)!

Enjoy and Play It LOUD!




Since I Posted Richie Ranno's First Solo Album on Violation Records (0002) as the 200th Post...
I figured I'd Post the Very First Release by Richie
(Violation Records 0001) 

Starz - Live In America! 

Only available as a Vinyl (Never Transferred to CD) Release...

So, It's Fairly Rare as well!

Recorded in Various Locations Across America...

Great Vinyl Rip of Some Starz Classicz! 

Plus, an Outstandin' Cover of Route 66!

Enjoy and Play It LOUD!


The Sky was as Black as the Water...


Here's a Band I Really Liked! 
Of Course, I Could Be Just a Little Biased, 'Cause they're from about 80 miles from Where I Am! They were from the Part of The U.S. Where KY, WVA, and OH All Come Together - Huntington, West Virginia! Not Exactly a Hotbed of Music!

American Minor were a Short-Lived Band, Unfortunately...
They made an EP, and 1 CD and That's It!
So, It's Great To Hear Them Here Live!

This Is an Audience Recording, I Believe, But Sounds More Like a Soundboard! I Guess 'Cause It Was Recorded in a Small Bar in Atlanta, GA, (The Star Bar) in Front of a Small Crowd...
(Thanks to the Original Recorder and Uploader!)

American Minor Wrote and Played Great Hard Rock Songs...
Songs about a Variety of Topics - from Relationships to the Death Penalty! With a Song about a Mining Disaster In Between...

You Can Read About the Buffalo Creek Disaster HERE, If You're Interested in That Kinda Thing! (Over 500 Homes Destroyed, and Over 1,000 People Killed!)

They Sounded Kinda Like The Black Crowes, But a Little More Hard Rockin' (No Disrespect to The Crowes...)

Great Singin', Great Playin'
What More Could Ya Ask For?

Close Enough For Rock 'n' Roll...uh...

 Great show here from Scottish Rockers Nazareth.
From that Rock City,Detroit.
(I'm sure somebody wrote a song about that!)
The band are on fire here,great show.
And a cracking setlist.
They don't make them like this any more.
It's boogie time...for everyone!

Life's A Stage And We're All In The Cast...

Ozzy on the Diary Of A Madman Tour.
Kicked out of Sabbath for being messed up when 
to be fair they were all messed up. 
He's done all right as a solo artist.
Classic stuff here with RR on guitar.

I'm Right Here In Wonderland...

 Another audio DVD rip.
Seven Deadly Tour.
Like most bands of this age they play a couple of 
songs from the new album.
Then load the set with the classics.
What classics UFO have and how many they have to leave out.

Strangers In The Night

This came out about a week ago.
Strangers In The Night Deluxe.
The original album remastered plus six other concerts
that were recorded for the album.
I wasn't going to get it.
Do I really need the same concert six times?
Turns out I did.I ordered it the day before release.
It's fantastic.
Strangers is in my Top 10 live albums so...


Two-Hundred Already?


smoker just told me That This Would Be the 200th Post since We Re-Started Hear Rock City!  

And We've ONLY Been Back, What? A Month? 


Now, Here's Something Fairly Rare for ALL You STARZ FANZ!

It's Richie Ranno's Very First Solo LP After Starz!

It Was ONLY Released On Vinyl back in 1984!

He Never Transferred It to CD AND Doesn't Even Sell It Over at starzcentral 

Now, IF You've D/L This Before, Then You Might Wanna Think About Gettin' It Again!

Why? You Ask?

Well, I Re-Did It From Scratch! And I Believe I Have a Much Better Soundin' Version This Time Around!

So, Happy 200 Posts to Hear Rock City and May We Have Many, Many Hundreds More...

Enjoy and Play the 200th LOUD!


Pushin' Up Daisies...


Here's a Good Hard Rockin' (Fairly) New Band: The Dead Daisies!

I Happen to See Them Live Back in 2016 (I Think?) Openin' for KISS!
And, I Was Surprised at How Good They Were!

They Write and Play Some Really Good Rockin' Songs, 
and Do Better Than Many Bands with Covers!

Here You Get a Full Show of the Daisies Live from Rockpalast!

So, The Quality is Outstanding, as Is the Performance by the Band!

They Play a Goodly Amount of Tunes With Guitar and Drum Solos as well as a Medley of Songs!

Enjoy and Play It LOUD!

The Dead Daisies - Rockpalast 2018 - CD1


The Dead Daisies - Rockpalast 2018 - CD2 


A Killer Shade of Lipstick...


Here's Some Demos from the New York Dolls of Their First Album!

IF You Like the NY Dolls - You'll Like These Demos, 
and If You Don't, Then Well, I'd Say You Won't!

Some Folks Thought They Changed Rock & Roll and Others Thought Rock & Roll was Fine Without Them...

Not Many People say, "Ah! They're Alright!"
Pretty Much You Love 'Em OR Hate 'Em...

Whichever Camp You Fall Into - 
They're Here, So, The Choice, as Always, is Yours to Make!

Enjoy and Play It LOUD!