Summer Rock Soundtrack for 2018

Music has always been a very important factor in my life.  I love Rock’N’Roll!!!!  Songs have influenced my artwork, poetry and even songs that I have created!  Years ago, I was a volunteer DJ at a radio station in Nelson, British Columbia and the next few years saw me earning a living as a night club DJ as well as being a DJ for weddings and stag’n’does!

Once, at the end of a wedding party, the bartender came up to me and offered me a drink and told me that he has bartended many weddings and he has never enjoyed the quality of songs, variety and overall atmosphere of a wedding party as much as he enjoyed mine!  A nice compliment!!

I have never understood why radio stations don’t offer more variety.  There’s so much music in the world and yet they seem to think that everyone loves having the same songs (day after day) being crammed down their throats.  Here in London, I mostly listen to FM96 while enroute to work and even at work – I drive a mini-bus around London taking people with mobility concerns (wheelchair, walker, seeing eye dog) where they need to go.  It’s nice to have music when doing a job like this… but it gets very boring listening to the same songs.

When my wife and I opened our dog grooming business, we started using an online music source.  It only costs $10 each month and you can play anything that they have in their library…. and that’s a lot!!! A LOT!!!!!  My wife chooses from a large selection of pre-made play lists to play for our customers while I use the service to create amazing Rock’N’Roll playlists for my own enjoyment!

One of our groomers and I chat about music, quite a bit.  One day, I told Alexis that I would create a playlist for her and her husband to enjoy over the summer!  Well… that simple idea has turned into another fun project for me, and because I put quite a bit of effort into this playlist, I thought that it would be great to share it with my readers from around the world!!!

I could write a lot about this playlist…. Why I chose the songs I did?  Why I put them in the order that I did?  I could share many personal experiences about particular songs in this play list….and on and on!  But I won’t!  I’ll let the music speak for itself!!!!

The one part of this project that is very exciting for me is the fact that many of my readers live in other countries.  Last month, I had a lot or readers from Russia!  Two weeks ago, most of my ‘hits’ where coming from China and the week after that Germany and the Ukraine where my number one viewers.  I’m excited to share this music with all my readers from around the world.  I think it would be great if people in Mexico or Sweden took my music list and found that they just loved a few of the bands and songs that I’ve presented here!  I hope that this music list inspires listeners to check out other music by the bands I’ve brought together!  It’s always fun exploring new bands and new songs and I am very keen on sharing this list with all of you!!!!

So – with no further adieu…. here is my music list that I hope will become a part of your own personal soundtrack during this summer of 2018!  They are presented as ‘song’ – ‘artist’ – ‘album’

Please enjoy!!!!

Jim’s Rock’N’Roll Summer 2018 Playlist

Born in the Water – Hip – Road Apples
Fire’s Highway – Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Just a Beautiful Day – Danko Jones – Rock and Roll is Black and Blue
Electric Man – Rival Sons – Great Western Valkyrie
Mountain Man – Crash Kings – Crash Kings
Show Me The Way – Billy Talent – Dead Silence
I Can See Clearly Now (live) – Soul Asylum – After the Flood: Live from Grand Forks Prom
But Anyway (live) – Blues Traveler – Live From the Fall
Living In The Past (live) – Jethro Tull – A Little Light Music
By This Time Tomorrow – Head of the Herd  - By This Time Tomorrow
The Stake – Steve Miller Band – Greatest Hits 1974-1978
Ramble On – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
Psycho Killer (radio edit) – One Bad Son
The Arc – The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily
The First – Tegan and Sara – This Business of Art
Stand Up Comedy – U2 – No Line on the Horizon
Pay for Living – 54-40 – Since When
World Party – The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues
O My God (live) – The Police – Live in Atlanta 2003
Persuasion (live) – Santana – Santana (self titled – legacy edition)
I’ve Got A Feeling – the Beatles – Let It Be
Rock and Roll Doctor – Little Feat – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now
King Harvest – has surely come (live) – The Band – Live at Carter Barron
Human Heat – Sam Roberts Band – Lo-Fantasy
So Grey, So Green – The Bloody Hollies – Your Until the Bitter End
Tones of Home – Blind Melon – Blind Melon
Come on Teacher – Joel Plaskett – Truthfully, Truthfully
I Will Possess Your Heart – Death Cab for Cutie
Lane Boy – 21 Pilots – Blurryface
Rafiki – Zap Mama – A Ma Zone
Open Your Eyes – Yes – Open Your Eyes
Lotta Love To Give – Daniel Lanois – For the Beauty of Wynona
Spirit of the Land – Hothouse Flowers – Songs from the Rain
Vagabond – Wolfmother – self titled
Sweet Lover Hangover – Love and Rockets – Sorted (best of) or Sweet F.A.
Pick Me Up – Bleeker Ridge – Small Town Dead
Vasoline – Stone Temple Pilots – Purple
The Drop-Off – Hip – World Container
A Life of Illusion – Joe Walsh – There Goes the Neighbourhood
Take Your Time – Perth County Conspiracy – Psychedelic Underground
Run Rabbit Run – Black Pistol Fire – Hush or Howl
New Fang – Them Crooked Vultures – self titled
Born Cross-Eyed (live) – Grateful Dead – What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been
American Girl – Tom Petty
Middle of the Road – Pretenders – Learning To Crawl
Fortunate Son (with Foo Fighters) (live) – John Fogerty – Wrote a Song For Everyone
Money (live) – Pink Floyd – Pulse (live)
Longwaytoneverland – Headstones – Love & Fury
The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat) – The Doors – Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine
Oh Well – Pt.1 (live) – Fleetwood Mac – Live
10 A.M. Automatic – The Black Keys – Rubber Factory
Get Out The Way – Mother Mother – Very Good Bad Thing
Wrong Again – China Drum – Somewhere Else
Turn You Inside Out – R.E.M. – Green
Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Mother’s Milk
Magic Mountain – Eric Burdon, War – The Best of Eric Burdon & War
Ro Ro Rosey – Van Morrison – The Authorized Bang Collection
Tops – The Rolling Stones – Tattoo You
Where Are You Now? – Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?
The Real Me (live at Watford Civil Hall) – The Who – Live Greatest Hits
Deeside (live) – The Alarm
Bleed It Out – Linkin Park – Minutes to Midnight
Supersatellite – Our Lady Peace – Naveed
Godless, Graceless and Young – The Glorious Sons – Young Beauties and Fools
Battle of Evermore (live) – The Lovemongers – Bridge School Concerts Vol. 1
I Don’t Live Today (live) – Jimi Hendrix – The Jimi Hendrix Experience (delux edition)
Hey Kids – Jet – Elektra: Soundtrack
Salute Your Solution – The Raconteurs – Consolers of the Lonely
Severed Hand – Pearl Jam – self titled
Oh Yeah – The Subways – Young for Eternity (Japanese Version)
Revolution Rock – The Clash – London Calling

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