What Were Mike’s Power 96 Cool Ones Last Week?
Last week's line-up of Power 96 Cool Ones, brought to you by Kelly's Auto Parts on Seventh Street in Faribault or online at kellysautosalvage.com, was an interesting line-up of artists. I featured a classic rocker, a hair metal band, a gentleman that's going to be visiting Minneapolis this summer, a band that you may have never heard of and one of my favorite rock bands from the great white north, Canada, and no it's not Rush this time.
I always enjoy receiving your suggestions for Cool Ones, unfortunately sometimes I can't use them because they don't quite fit our format. As an example, one time I was asked to play Tone Loc's "Funky Cold Medina," I'll be honest, I enjoy this song but it doesn't mesh with the style of music we normally play. With that said, please don't be afraid to send me your suggestions for a Cool One, or several Cool Ones at:
"Fireball" is the title track from their fifth studio album and was released in 1971.
From their fourth studio album, Blow My Fuse, this track didn't chart. The album is their best known reaching No. 46 on the U.S. Billboard chart.
Although initially released on his fourth studio effort, Turnstiles, it was later released as a live single from his 1981 record, Songs from the Attic, which is the version I chose.
This track came from their first album, March of the Saint. Although they've put out several albums over the years and their lead singer, John Bush, did a stint with Anthrax for a few albums, they never became the huge hit they could've been.
This 1972 single topped out at No. 32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on their native Canadian chart.