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Name: Steve Amodeo
Gender: Male
Hometown: Fairfax District California 90036
Home country: United States of America
Current location: Palm Springs
Member since: Mon Sep 8, 2014, 01:19 PM
Number of posts: 427

About Me

political comic and social comedian. Music critic

Journal Archives

A song for this political occassion!

No matter where you are or what youíre doing, get up and dance like it 1999.
This song came out in 1973 and it was meant for Tricky Dick

Does a generation gap still exist?

I write about meeting a elderly member of Industrial Workers of World back 1974 on my Blog. Will a generation gap in every generation will always be with humanity? I ponder this question.


Another view about Woodstock,

The Truth about Woodstock

Another view about Woodstock,

The Truth about Woodstock

40 years ago this happened at a Los Angeles Park.

Rock Against Racism is needed more than ever,

Art Kunkin The publisher of the Los Angeles Free Press has past away.

On April 30th Joshua Tree California, Art Kunkin died at the age of 91.
I wrote a tribute to him. He founded the Los Angeles Free Press in 1963.
The paper covered the Anti-war movement, The Hippie movement, student activism,Farm Workers movement
The Gay Liberation movement, The Black Panther Party and many, many other issues in the 60's and 70's.
Click below.


The Blue Magoos got to get away

Got to get away: 1966. Blues Magoos. Iíll tell you what, I learned the word Psychedelic from these teens from the Bronx New York. Their debut album was called: Psychedelic lollipop. They didnít look like Hippies. They had that Carnaby Street Mod look. This garage band made a dent in the charts with ďWe aint got nothing yetĒ. For the likes of me, I couldn't figure why they didnít become a huge band? I bought the single, then the L.P. I loved their version of Gloria. Now on the flip side of ďWe got nothing yetĒ was a gem called: Got to get away. This song was the first time I heard the sound effect of Echo-Plex. By using this sound effect they made this blues song into an early acid rock classic.
The Bee side #4

Have you been Cheating? Eric Burdon knows

Cheating: The Animals April 1966. This was a rare moment when I thought the B-side was better than the A- Side. Donít bring me down was a good song not a great song. Cheating was one of the first foundations of Heavy Metal. Remember, I said foundation. Itís structured the same way a metal song. After I heard once, it was in my head all day.
The Bee side #3


Question: Do you beive in Magic? Answer: Yes!!

On the road again: Lovin Spoonful. July 1965. Do you believe in Magic: was a popular song on the radio. Urban legend has it, the spoonful were on their last dollar and had only one hour of recording time. It was a 4-track machine. They rehearsed the song the day before and they nailed it. To their surprise, the song became a smash hit. The flip side was a song they recorded on a reel-to-reel tape-recorded. I might be wrong, so donít quote me. On this song, they had fun making it. The band had a streak of humor. The music is Chuck Berry inspired. Isnít most songs? The sound quality is kind of muddy. On the Bee Side #2

Hey Boomers! Did you like the B-Side of singles?

Milk Cow Norman Greenbaum.1969. When I was a kid I bought 45 R.M.P 6 Inch records. I loved them for the reason they had the song I wanted. I really loved it when they had a picture sleeve (A.K.A) the jacket. They would have photos of the band or a reproduction of the artistís album. There were the A side and a B Side. The A side would be the hit song and the B Side would be a throw away song. The Beatles and Sometimes the Rolling Stones would have hit on both sides. A prime example was 1967 Beatles 45, Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane. Most singles had throwaway songs. I am going to do series called: On the Bee side. I will upload they were on the flipside of a 45. This particular song was on the flip side of Norman Greenbaum's only hit song: Spirit in the shy. Enjoy On the bee side #1

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