When Arena Rock & Album Oriented Radio Ruled

Friday, January 27, 2012
I come from a magical time when your favorite band came around nearly year. When guitar rock fueled  thousands of AOR stations. When nearly every big town had their own summer music festival. I had many nights crammed into a local arena, a cloud of... sandwich smoke filling the air, trying to keep down a little to much cheap beer from a friends trunk out in the parking lot, listening to the bands of the time.

Ah, 70's arena rock. It was a moment in time that will never be repeated. I am glad I was around to experience it. Here is a pick six of Arena rock and AOR standards. Good times.
  1. Surrender - Cheap Trick, Heaven Tonight
  2. Dance The Night Away - Van Halen, Van Halen II
  3. Crazy On You - Heart, Dreamboat Annie
  4. The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy, Jailbreak
  5. Smokin' - Boston, Boston
  6. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO), Not Fragile
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Surrender - Cheap Trick (Live 1978)
Dance The Night Away - Van Halen (Live)
Crazy On You - Heart (Live 1976)
The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy (Live 1981)
Smokin' - Boston (Live 1977)
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, Bachman Turner Overdrive (Live 1974)

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