Behind The Song
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Dig into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in "Behind The Song," a podcast of essays by The Drive's Janda Lane. Hear what was happening behind the scenes while some of the most iconic songs in rock history were being written.
How "On The Dark Side" became a surprise hit
How Tom Petty punched back at the music biz with “Refugee”
The inspiration behind David Bowie’s “The Jean Genie”
How “One” unified U2
The spellbinding story of “Black Magic Woman”
The love song that started it all for Styx
How Joe Walsh’s “In The City” went from Warriors to Eagles
Why Van Halen took their time with “Right Now”
Behind The Song: Trailer
When Billy Squier Rocked Christmas on MTV
How Joan Jett embraced her "Bad Reputation"
Supertramp’s singalong hit about the ideal gift
The country song that became Def Leppard’s only US #1 hit
When Sting became the "King Of Pain"
How Pink Floyd and Bob Ezrin built The Wall
David Bowie’s mad, marvelous Moonage Daydream
All Apologies: interpreting Nirvana’s last goodbye
Who is "Angie" by The Rolling Stones about?
How “Killer Queen” set the stage for Queen to grab the crown
I'm fr I'm from Aberdeen (unfortunately) I born and raised in that no opportunity, nothing to do but get loaded absolute complete hellhole. It's pretty obvious that I'm really proud of the pile of shit town I came from. I was around 14-15 when I started telling anyone that would listen that when I turned 18 I was gone, "see you later bye gone"& of course everyone just said yeah whatever. I can't blame them, I'm sure they figured that I'd stay there and roll around in the mud with the rest of them and have six different kids with six different women like the rest of them and live my life there life basically exactly like everyone I grew up with has done and if there happy,then I'm happy for them,more power to them.The fact is that just not my speed,i need a little action,hope, opportunity,you know the same things that almost all people that live with a purpose in their life strive fo have. I will be the first to say that I'm not even remotely close to perfect, I've done a lot of things in my life I'm not proud of to say the least. I am very proud of one thing and i realize to some people maybe they might not think this is something to be so proud, however, I know where I came from and where I'm at now and I'm damn proud. The fact is i didnt make it out of Abeedeen when i was 18, but i was damn close, at 19 I had left Aberdeen and I'm 42 years old now and I have only been back to visit a few times. I realize that this is a really long post and the worst part about it is the real point of the post isn't really actually about me. Thanks for sticking with me for this long so you might as well hang in there for a little bit longer your kind of committed this point, lol. The actual point of this post when I first started was point what's for being such a small hopeless s*** hold of a town how you make Aberdeen is and I wanted to explain that and I'm going to try to do that quickly because I know this has been a long post but I think you'll find this interesting. operating is such a depressing place for a town with 20,000 people in it we have an incredible amount of both famous and very successful people from our city I would argue per capita We probably have more successful and famous people from our town and then maybe not any other town but a lot of towns in the United States per cap and I'm going to list a few, some famous and others not famous but very successful people it's incredible the thing is that Nirvana overshadows all of them but I'm going to list off some of the people that are from Aberdeen Washington which has a population of 20,000 people it's pretty insane. this list is a no particular order you have the founder of Boeing airplanes, one to put greatest pro wrestlers in the world Brian Danielson who headlined a WrestleMania winning the world title in front of 85,000 people currently on TV every Wednesday night on TNT and also I was held titles in over 27 different countriesalso has a reality show with his wife Brie Bella and has wrestled in over 35 countries, very successful adult entertainment star originally named violent blue but due to a lawsuit she had to change her name to no name Jane she was also the winner of the AVN prestigious award for Scarlet of the Year, one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time John elway lived in Aberdeen until 8th grade and he still has lots of family there to this day. There's a lot of people from Aberdeen that aren't really famous but did pretty incredible things like the ultrasound as am example. The woman that the ultrasound was born and raised and still lives in African to this day. l and personally the most proud of a world war 1 veteran that still lives in Aberdeen at the young age of 106 years old. I recommend anyone to go to Wikipedia and fact check me if you'd like and look at some of the other people that have come from there it's really pretty impressive when you think about two things it's a small town and look at all those people that will come out of there and not only is it a small town when I say it is a depressing hopeless town that's such an understatement and in my opinion that's why so many people have been successful because they were so motivated to get out of there and do something with their lives and and absolutely no way am I even coming close to trying to compare myself to any of those people I listed but I'm proud of myself for the fact that when I was 19 years old I got on a Greyhound bus with $20 to my name after I bought the ticket and I took a job selling magazine subscriptions door to door (which I can assure you was not an easy job) but it gave me amazing sales experience that has afforded me the opportunity me the opportunity to have many good sales jobs over the years because of the ability to learn how to sell to people just by knocking on their door and on top of it all I got the amazing experience of going to 48 states and I can promise you that would not have happened if I would have stayed in a little old Abeedeen. in all honesty what I want my kids to do it today, probably not but I sure am glad I did.I travel around the country to 47 states for 5 years selling magazine to get out of Aberdeen and I never looked back and I did all of it on my own and that I am proud of because I was not going to have six kids with six different women and work at McDonald's for the rest of my life, nothing against working at McDonald's it's a hard job but it wasn't going to be for me and it damn sure wasn't going to be in Aberdeen and if this incredibly long post about my life that doesn't matter to anybody but except for me thank you I really appreciate It and if there's some kid in some small town reading this right now just know that you're not stuck where you're at you can do anything you want but do it smart, be prepared and be safe about it but you don't have to stay anywhere you don't want to be this is a very big world and you can go anywhere you want. 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Styx was always my favorite band seen them several times,lady hit the charts the way dennis wrote this song for his wife was perfectly done.Babe and the best of times were great songs the list goes on for styx for the band always never had enough listening to them they were my favorite then and still are til this day god bless them all love these guys glad i could share my thoughts John D
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I'm so grateful and thrilled with this program. I'm learning so many things that I didn't know, getting corrected on many misconceptions I've held for years, and gaining a much more, deep respect for the tracks I love and grew up on. The narration is easy to follow in a sweet, joy to listen to voice. Thank you so much for this podcast! I'm about 20 episodes in and I'm not turning it off until I catch up!
please play the complete song related to the episode at the end of the podcast.
First one of these i listened to and I'm hooked!! i love the sfx and music layered in the background
Thank you Janda