Dave Swanson is a writer and musician from Cleveland, Ohio. He has spent a lifetime obsessed with all things Rock & Roll. Dave has written for a variety of publications including Shindig!, Bucketful Of Brains, The Cleveland Scene and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He hosts his own radio show, has promoted concerts and played in several bands including, but not limited to, Rainy Day Saints, New Salem Witch Hunters, The Cynics, Chamber Strings, Guided By Voices, Death Of Samantha, and Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army. Favorite bands-Cheap Trick, The Monkees, Sparks, Motorhead, Beach Boys, Rockpile, XTC,Van Der Graaf Generator, Sweet, Bob Dylan,etc. Favortie color- paisley. Sign-Scorpio. Favorite Movies-Love And Death, Don't Look Back & Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. Political party-Mod & Rocker. Religion-Rock & Roll. His biggest regret is having no regrets. If not playing, writing, reading about, listening to, or discussing music, he is most likely dead.
50 Years Ago: Love Push Boundaries With Their Second Album, ‘Da Capo’
Love were arguably the definitive mid-'60s Los Angeles rock 'n' roll band.
‘Gimme Danger: The Story of the Stooges': Movie Review
When it comes to telling the story of such an influential band like the Stooges, a documentary wins every time over a Hollywood-polished biopic.
40 Years Ago: Lou Reed Rolls On With ‘Rock and Roll Heart’
By the mid-'70s, Lou Reed had been through a lifetime of rock 'n' roll experiences in just a little more than a decade.
45 Years Ago: Chicago Collect Their Carnegie Hall Shows for Four-LP Set
As a band, Chicago routinely took on challenges without blinking.
Why Elton John Began to Slip on the Experimental ‘Blue Moves’
Elton John experimented with jazz on the double-album 'Blue Moves,' which arrived on Oct. 22, 1976.
40 Years Ago: Thin Lizzy Follow-Up Their Breakthrough With the Uneven ‘Johnny the Fox’
With the release of their sixth album, Jailbreak, in early 1976, Thin Lizzy finally broke in the U.S.
When Signe Anderson Gave Her Last Performance With Jefferson Airplane
There are conflicting accounts as to what really happened.
50 Years Ago: The 13th Floor Elevators Unveil ‘Psychedelic Sounds’ Debut
A lot has changed in the five decades since the 13th Floor Elevators added some drops to psychedelic music, but one thing remains the same: the power, beauty and insanity of their debut album, The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators...
When Motorhead Returned to the Power Trio Format on ‘Overnight Sensation’
This three-piece lineup would become Motorhead's most stable, remaining intact until Lemmy's death.
How Cat Stevens Hit the Big Time With ‘Teaser and the Firecat’
By 1971, Cat Stevens had already been making records for five years with three singles charting in the U.K. Top 10.