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Dig deep into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in "Behind The Song," a podcast 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.
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In 1976, Tom Scholz engineered one of the greatest capers in music history when he devised a plan to record Boston’s debut album his own way, contrary to how the record label executives thought it should be done. The result was one of the best-selling albums in rock and roll history, and it all started with an instrumental track that Scholz wrote while studying at MIT years before. That track grew into “Foreplay/Longtime,” one of many hits on Boston’s triumphant first album. Host Janda Lane digs into the incredible story of Boston in this episode of the Behind The Song podcast.
Once upon a time in Hollywood, Axl Rose chased David Bowie down the street in a jealous rage over the girl who inspired the Guns 'N Roses classic "Sweet Child 'O Mine." Hear all about that wild encounter in this bonus episode of Behind The Song. For more on the lyrics of "Sweet Child O'Mine," check out episode 71. Listen to them all where you get your podcasts, and watch the video episodes on the Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ. You can also follow @behindthesongpodcast on TikTok.
In episode 71 of the Behind The Song podcast, Janda dives into the history and lyrics of "Sweet Child O' Mine" by the band once called the most dangerous in rock, Guns 'N Roses. The song, written by Axl Rose for his then-girlfriend, was a departure from the rest of the material on the band's multi-platinum 1987 debut album, and is a key factor into how the band made it successfully from LA's rock scene to the mainstream. Listen to Behind The Song where ever you get your podcasts, and subscribe to the Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ. You can also follow @behindthesongpodcast on TikTok.
In this episode of Behind The Song, Janda takes a closer look at the lyrics and surprising history of "Philadelphia Freedom" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Written in 1975 as a tribute to John's friend, tennis legend and fellow equality icon Billie Jean King, this funky hit song plugged into the spirit of America when it was released before the Bicentennial. Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ
In episode 69 of Behind The Song, Janda examined the history and lyrics of "Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith, the short-lived supergroup comprised of Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Ric Grech. The album artwork for the band's sole album was so controversial when it was released in 1969 that it was banned in the U.S. It was created by an American artist named Bob Seidemann, a rock photographer who later abandoned the music industry. Listen to find out about Seidemann's story in this episode. This is a bonus episode of Behind The Song. Listen to them all where ever you get your podcasts, and watch the video episodes on the Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ. You can also follow @behindthesongpodcast on TikTok.
In episode 69 of Behind The Song, Janda digs into the history and lyrics of "Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith, the short-lived supergroup comprised of Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Ric Grech. Written by Winwood, the song struck an important chord when it was released on Blind Faith's one and only album in the turbulent year of 1969. Listen to Behind The Song where ever you get your podcasts, and watch the video episodes on the Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ. You can also follow @behindthesongpodcast on TikTok.
In episode 68 of Behind The Song, Janda unpacked the lyrics of "West End Girls" by Pet Shop Boys. The song features the background vocals of Helena Springs, an elusive singer with a very surprising second act. Listen to find out all about this mysterious diva. This is a bonus episode of Behind The Song. Listen to them all where ever you get your podcasts, and watch the video episodes on the Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ. You can also follow @behindthesongpodcast on TikTok.
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
Behind the Song - WDRV-FM Chicago
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Comments (5)

Elle Ma

Such a great episode! One of my favorite all time songs

Mar 4th
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Chris Bradley

please play the complete song related to the episode at the end of the podcast.

Dec 20th
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Mike Rickey

First one of these i listened to and I'm hooked!! i love the sfx and music layered in the background

Jul 11th
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Juan Bejar

Thank you Janda

May 13th
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Juan Bejar

Thank you

May 13th
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