Doc’s Deep Dive is my evening segment at 6:15 weekdays. It’s a chance for me to play great, somewhat forgotten tunes from my misguided youth that, in my opinion, deserve more attention. Terrific tunes that slipped through the formatted radio cracks and into the purgatory of music’s archives. It’s my pleasure to re-deliver these songs that meant something to me, and probably you too, in the days of our youth.
Here are some upcoming gems to tune or re-tune in for:
M, 10/29, David Bowie, “Changes”
Tu, 10/30, Alice Cooper, “Generation Landslide”
W, 10/31, Bruce Springsteen, “Candy’s Room”
Th, 11/1, Sheryl Crow, “Steve McQueen”
F, 11/2, ELO, “Rockaria”
I’m focusing on songs that were once on rock radio, but likely aren’t played anymore and likely weren’t the highest charting song from the album. As a young guy, by the time I bought an album and got it home, I was already burnt out on the big hit and would fall in love with a deeper cut that got some radio play or maybe none at all. I’d wonder why the record company didn’t release that song as the album’s first single. I named my cassette mix tapes, recorded off Detroit rock radio, “SNORES,” Songs Not On Radio Enough.
My aim is NOT to stump the band and play something that’s never been heard before, though I might do that down the line. If you’re around my age, I want you to hear these songs and be transported back to your high school or college days. The songs should be recognizable, but perhaps forgotten, giving you the coveted goal of the “Oh, Wow” moment. If you’re a younger listener, it’s a chance to be exposed to some cool, new tunes.
Make it appointment listening, whether you’re on the road or home fiddling about, every weeknight at 6:15, tune back into the radio once you get home if that’s what it takes. it’s Doc’s Deep Dive on Peoria’s home for classic rock, 95.5, GLO.