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This is it, the final episode of my musical take on Rebels.
Included, a look at James Dean- a key scene from Rebel Without A Cause interspersed with Music that connects to him.
There will be other songs too, dealing with the Anti that will always keep the Rebel a Cool Character in our culture.
In other words, I'll have the usual combination of the Expected and the Unexpected!
So I invite you to join me for a Rockin' finish to what was a fun series...for this Rebel Against Bland Radio!
Here's your choice of links to listen, and stay off dangerous highways at high speeds in a sports car, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic:

At Soundcloud:


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Comment by Mike Pell on February 9, 2013 at 12:55am
Help...I am STILL snowed in!!!
And Jon is that you?
This was totally excellent, I totally pleased you, lol?
John Miles had a hit with a GREAT song called Music- if you get the album it is the opening track and he brings it back as the last song to nicely go full circle.
Yeah, now I wanna see Rebel Without A Cause too!
Dean only made 3 movies, and I've never seen's SO long!
Answer to politically incorrect question...Natalie Wood!

Really not a dud here so I am stating that this is the best of the four, period. If anyone else says different, they're wrong.

You got it brother, don't take any lip from those disagree people...kick ass!!!
Thanks for listening and writing and telling it like it is,
Comment by Mike Pell on February 9, 2013 at 12:44am
Help...I am snowed in!!!
I outdid myself eh?- well it was a slow build, like a story developing I guess.
I had to take my time getting there.
Nice though, that Part Four shot past Part Three as your favorite.
Never mind that Eagles tune, you love guitar playing period, lol!
A THREE-WAY TIE for the Golden Pell?
Is that ALLOWED?
It is unprecedented, never mind the cost of the trophies, lol!
Rebels by John Miles was a last second thought and I was lucky to find it in my house- it helped I had extra time because it was the first song of the 2nd half.
Wasn't that great, The Beach Boys with those beautiful harmonies and no music?
And it dates back to 1963!
I knew the Billy Swan aong would catch people by surprise, most would never have heard it.
It and the Fleetwood Mac song Rhiannon do briefly start identically, nice catch on your part- I would say the Billy Swan came AFTER, but I didn't mention the year cause I was too lazy to check it, lol!
Ok, just looked it up and it came out it in I thought it was older than that.
I thank you sir, for the kind praise on the Rebel series, I liked it myself.
And for listening, writing and the 3 trophies I gotta make room for, lol,
Comment by Jon on February 7, 2013 at 5:09pm

This was totally excellent. I really liked the John Miles tune, actually have never heard of him. Those soundbites were nice, I haven't seen "Rebel Without A Cause" in years, I'm going to have to see it again. That's the only James Dean movie I've seen. 

Hey, that movie reminded me of something: What kind of wood doesn't float?

Really not a dud here so I am stating that this is the best of the four, period. If anyone else says different, they're wrong.

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on February 7, 2013 at 3:08pm

Mike, Mike, have completely outdone yourself.  This is now my favorite part of this theme.  First, the songs I've heard, James Dean, Rock On, I Fought The Law and The Authority song are all good songs.  I love the guitar playing on that Eagles tune.

But here's the kicker.  I'm having to spend extra money on the trophies because all three of the songs that I haven't heard before are getting a Golden Pell.  That's right, this is the first time in the history of the world that three Golden Pell's have been awarded during the same half hour show.  Rebel by John Miles was so cool, but it's hard to top The Beach Boys and those beautiful harmonies.  Has there ever been better harmonies?  But that song I Used To Be James Dean by Billy Swann was just as good.  Did you hear the same bit of riff in that song that is in the Fleetwood Mac song Rhiannon?  I wonder which song came first, I don't think you mentioned the year, and I think Rhiannon was 1975.

Anyway brother, that was a terrific show for all four parts, with parts three and four just killing.

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