Classic Rock Bottom


This is it, the Grand Finale to what has been one of the longest Theme Series I've ever done.
I will start with a song I was holding back because the people populating it don't seem all that  happy, it's Marriage by resignation.
But with a quick rebound, two people with a joyous, proper attitude toward Love & Marriage.
I bring myself to these Shows, and investing my time and thoughts into a Series like this made me take a look back over my life.
How could it not, since Music can bring out emotions long forgotten?
Perhaps never getting Married was my Biggest Mistake, and whether I ever will is yet to be determined.
And as for the Music, I finally thought of an ending.
Dedicated to all Married People everywhere, whether they Wed yesterday or over 50 years ago!
My heartfelt thanks to all who rode with me through this entire Series, with all the stops along the way, into often strange territory for me as a lifelong bachelor.
I had a blast doing this.
And now I only ask one small thing- set me up with your sister, lol!
Here are the links to the Long Awaited, Eagerly Anticipated Conclusion, lol, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic:

At Soundcloud:


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Comment by Mike Pell on August 7, 2014 at 12:29pm

Good memory my man!

Comment by Jon on August 7, 2014 at 6:56am

It's from his "The Rose Of England" album, but I do remember this being played on MTV quite a bit in the 80's.  LP,

Comment by Mike Pell on August 6, 2014 at 10:14pm


This one almost got lost.

Never heard that Nick Lowe version before, never knew it existed.

Where the hell did that come from?

It's real good, but I still prefer Dave Edmunds!

And hey, I revealed I had made a mistake to you without prompting.

I just didn't say what it was, and YOU couldn't find it, lol!

Until I had to tell you.

So there!!!


Comment by Mike Pell on July 26, 2014 at 1:24am
Glad you thought so.
I really like Carly Simon, she has a great voice and can write great songs- that one was the first introduction to her for most of us.
And with The Ballad Of John And Yoko, isn't Paul just vital to that harmony and the whole thing actually?
You should have heard the Dave Edmunds somewhere along the way- one of my faves by him.
So the Golden Pell to The Rolling Stones!
The funny thing is I had ignored that album A Bigger Bang for a long time and just happened to play it a few days before that show.
That's when I heard that song for the first time, immediately thought I HAD to play it, and that's how the gods of Radio sometimes smile down on you, lol!
Can't believe it myself.
Very cool how the whole time you thought this really has a Stones vibe, and then I come and say it WAS them, lol!
You shouldn't have waited to the end to share those favorite songs, you should have suggested them.
You have good taste, and I liked them...not saying I would have played both but not saying I wouldn't either, lol!
But I never got that action, I would never go to the wedding of a woman I still had feelings for.
Why the hell would I, it's as I called it, Masochistic Lunacy, lol?
I look at them as fiction that makes for interesting lyrics.
Nobody in the real world would be that tortuously noble...or would they?
Well not me anyway, lol!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by Jon on July 25, 2014 at 6:57am

Ah, but I did correct myself regarding Lennon/Beatles with no prompting from anyone. Ha! (See what I did there? You might need to read that twice)

As for Nick Lowe:

Comment by Mike Pell on July 24, 2014 at 10:49pm
I may have played that Carly Simon around New Year's, think I did something about Life and getting married is certainly a part of that.
Your tiredness left and good taste returned, lol!
Now as to this:

Why did you play Dave Edmunds' version and not Nick Lowe's? Legitimate question!

It is a legitimate question, but if I am not wrong, and you can check this out, I believe Nick Lowe ONLY released a Live version of his own, and ONLY on a CD set called Quiet Please.
Let me know if I am right.
I've heard it, and prefer the Dave Edmunds'!
I see your Beatle ranking, that's a tough call because one never knows what each contributed to the other.
It was a unique coming together of 4 guys with perfect personalities for each other who created magic, and will never be repeated because that kind of incredible four making one is virtually impossible to occur ONCE!
That was a nice song from Linda Ronstadt, with Dolly Parton helping out.
And I get the Twin Peaks reference you pervert- actually I used to use that line in bars too, lol!
Never got slapped or yelled at, just laughs.
Speaking of bars, the weddings you've gone to may resemble the Star Wars bar, lol!
Now here's the uncomfortable part.
I cringed...cringed I tell you...when you wrote that was a Lennon song as a solo artist!
I was so embarassed for you!
Do you believe there are people who would take that and use it for FFT ( Facebook Fun Time), using it to spread humiliation upon a person for their mistake via social media?
You don't know anyone like that, do you, lol?
See, I was kind- not like you said at that Facebook place with Biily Ray Cyrus (oops, said it again, lol!).
Thanks for the listen and writing, and saying "Great finale!" buddy,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on July 24, 2014 at 11:06am

You closed the series out well my friend.

The opener was terrific.  Carly Simon has a great voice.

The Ballad Of John And Yoko may only feature two Beatles, but those vocals are still just terrific.  I love high harmony backing vocals, and they are very present in this song.

The Dave Edmunds song was familiar, I'm pretty sure I've heard it.  I liked it.  And the last two tracks were very good. 

But I'll give the Golden Pell to The Rolling Stones for Biggest Mistake.  You see, the whole time I thought, wow, this really has a Stones vibe, especially the guitars.  And then you revealed that it was The Stones.  And it's from 2005?  Wow, great song and great pick.

I've been waiting to the end to share two of my favorite songs whose subject is a former love getting married.  The first is my favorite song by the band Sister Hazel called Champagne High.  He reveals at the end of the song that he's at "her celebration".

And the second is called Could've Been Me by Billy Ray Cyrus.  That's right, the Achy Breaky Hart dude.  But this song is actually cool.

Comment by Jon on July 24, 2014 at 7:59am

Sigh. This is why I listen to the show twice. First time I thought it was a Lennon solo song, second listen I realized my stupidity. It's a Beatles song. Still, I stand by my ranking. 

Comment by Jon on July 24, 2014 at 7:47am

Didn't you play that Carly Simon show on a recent show? Maybe I heard it elsewhere, maybe on a 70's radio station.

This is a good show, guess my tiredness left.

Why did you play Dave Edmunds version and not Nick Lowe's? Legitimate question!

One of the few Lennon songs I can stand. Never got into him as a solo artist. If I were to rank solo work by the Beatles, it would be: Paul, George, Ringo, John. There's such a wide gap between Paul and George that it's like Paul is first and everyone else is a distant, DISTANT second. 

That was a nice song from Dolly Parton. Now I want to listen to Twin Peaks and watch Twin Peaks. Damn good coffee!

That Dan Fogelberg song has been overplayed at weddings. At least the weddings I've went to.

Great finale! 

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