Revisiting Last Week’s Power 96 Cool Ones
I was kind of busy yesterday so I had to put this off until today, so here's last week's recap of the Power 96 Cool One brought to you by Kelly's Auto Parts on Seventh Street in Faribault and online at kellysautosalvage.com.
Each day that I wake up I never know which song is going to pop into my head and whether it's something that I want to use as a Cool One. Last week I was all over the place from hair metal bands to classic rockers to a cover tune by folk singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie.
I came across this song and artist while I was checking out some other Cool One possibilities for the week. And while it's pretty laid back, it was a bittersweet tune that took me back to my childhood and I felt that it would hold up well as a Cool One. I picked Queensryche because they are one of my favorite bands. I'm talking about the '80s and '90s version of the band, not the lawsuit-ridden version of either band trying to tour these days. The other three are classic rockers that I thought would be fun to dig up some old tracks by them and share with you. Enjoy!
From their first studio album, The Warning released in 1984, this single failed to get any traction for the band and went nowhere on the charts but is still one of my favorites.
Despite the popularity of his tune, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree," the single "City of New Orleans" was his only Top 40 hit.
This single went to No. 20 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1976.
From his fourth studio album Reckless, this single topped out at No. 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
The album that this single comes from, High and Mighty, was the last one to feature vocalist and founding member David Byron.