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WCSX Classic Cuts : Cold Turkey

WCSX Classic Cuts Plastic Ono Band: "Cold Turkey" The Hook: Yoko Ono says it still makes her physically ill to hear John Lennon's version of The Heroin Diaries. Album: Initially released only as a single, it finally appeared on the compilation Shaved Fish six years later. Years: 1969 (single) and 1975 (on Shaved Fish) Writer:…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Somebody To Love

WCSX Classic Cuts Jefferson Airplane: "Somebody to Love" The Hook: The Slick who wrote it wasn't the Slick who sang it. Album: Surrealistic Pillow Year: 1967 Writer: Darby Slick Stats: Peaked at number-five on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: Jefferson Airplane's first hit single, "Somebody to Love," was brought into the group by their new…

WCSX Classic Cuts : My Old School

WCSX Classic Cuts Steely Dan: "My Old School" The Hook: The solo was played on a home-built guitar that was completed just before the session. Album: Countdown to Ecstasy Year: 1973 Writers: Donald Fagen and Walter Becker Stats: Peaked at number-63 on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: Guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter was a founding member…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Whatever Gets You Through the Night

WCSX Classic Cuts John Lennon: "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" The Hook: Clever enough to go to number-one. Album: Walls and Bridges Year: 1974 Writer: John Lennon Stats: Topped the Billboard Hot 100 Background: "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" was Lennon's only number-one solo single in the U.S. Yoko Ono tells why she…

WCSX Classic Cuts : The One I Love

WCSX Classic Cuts R.E.M: The One I Love Hook: One verse times three equals success. Released: 1987 Album: Document Writers: R.E.M. Stats: This was R.E.M.'s first Top 10 hit, peaking at number-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Though many people mistook the almost-identical three verses on R.E.M.'s "The One I Love" for a love…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Fire Lake

WCSX Classic Cuts Bob Seger: "Fire Lake" The Hook: Seger says it's about "risk-taking" and "freedom versus commitment." Album: Against the Wind Year: 1980 Writer: Bob Seger Stats: Peaked at number-six on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: "Fire Lake" was the first single from Bob Seger's only number one album, Against the Wind. He talks…