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WCSX Classic Cuts : Prove It All Night

WCSX Classic Cuts Bruce Springsteen: "Prove It All Night" The Hook: The Big Man felt that you've got to keep proving that you've got it every day of your life. Album: Darkness on the Edge of Town Year: 1978 Writer: Bruce Springsteen Stats: Peaked at number-33 on theBillboard Hot 100, but a staple at album…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Perfect Strangers

WCSX Classic Cuts Deep Purple: "Perfect Strangers" The Hook: Bassist Roger Glover says he's really proud to have been involved in a song he feels is "completely original." Album: Perfect Strangers Year: 1984 Writers: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan and Roger Glover Stats: Peaked at number-12 on Billboard's Top Rock Tracks chart. Background: Deep Purple bassist…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Southbound

WCSX Classic Cuts The Allman Brothers Band: "Southbound" The Hook: Gregg Allman calls it "a good get-down boogie song." Year: 1973 Album: Brothers and Sisters Writer: Dickey Betts Stats: Never released as a single, but became a staple on album rock radio. Background: Gregg Allman sings lead on the Dickey Betts song "Southbound" from the…

WCSX Classic Cuts : All Things Must Pass

WCSX Classic Cuts George Harrison: "All Things Must Pass" The Hook: Thought to be about the demise of The Beatles, George called a "very philosophical thing.". Year: 1970 Writer: George Harrison Stats: Never released as a single, it continues to be played on classic rock radio. Background: George Harrison titled his first post-Beatles solo release…

WCSX Classic Cuts : You Make Loving Fun

WCSX Classic Cuts Fleetwood Mac: "You Make Loving Fun" The Hook: He made her laugh again. Album: Rumours Year: 1977 Writer: Christine McVie Stats: Peaked at number-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: The rumours were true. By the time they started recording the Rumours album, although still officially married, Fleetwood Mac's John McVie and…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Gimme Shelter

WCSX Classic Cuts The Rolling Stones: "Gimme Shelter" The Hook: Keith Richards wrote most of it, then handed it off to Mick Jagger to finish. Album: Let It Bleed Year: 1969 Writers: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Stats: Never released as a single, but an all-time classic Stones cut that lent its title to the…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Ready for Love

WCSX Classic Cuts Bad Company: "Ready for Love" The Hook: A song so nice, it was cut twice -- with two different bands. Album: Bad Company Year: 1974 Writer: Mick Ralphs Stats: Album track from both Mott the Hoople's All the Young Dudes and Bad Company's Bad Company. Background: When he started Bad Company, guitarist…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Tears in Heaven

WCSX Classic Cuts Eric Clapton: "Tears in Heaven" The Hook: Eric cleared the studio of everyone but the producer, engineer and the song's co-writer when recording his part. Album: Rush soundtrack album Year: 1992 Writers: Eric Clapton and Will Jennings Stats: Peaked at number-two on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Eric Clapton co-wrote "Tears in…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Nightrain

WCSX Classic Cuts Guns n' Roses: "Nightrain" The Hook: Slash recalls that walking near the Sunset Strip drinking and singing about Night Train helped inspire Axl Rose's lyrics. Year: 1987 Album: Appetite for Destruction Writers: Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler Stats: The fourth single released off Appetite actually came out between…

WCSX Classic Cuts : I Can See for Miles

WCSX Classic Cuts The Who: "I Can See for Miles" The Hook: Harmonies for miles. Album: The Who Sell Out Year: 1967 Writer: Pete Townshend Stats: The Who's only Top 10 single in the U.S., it peaked at number-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: "I Can See for Miles" was one of the most…