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Guitarist Aldo Nova performs at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois, April 9, 1982. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Aldo Nova kicked off tonight’s 80’s at 8 with “Fantasy. In the vast landscape of rock music, certain songs transcend time and continue to captivate listeners across generations. One such timeless gem is “Fantasy” by Aldo Nova. Released in 1982, this electrifying anthem showcases the raw talent and musical brilliance of Canadian artist Aldo Nova. With its infectious hooks, blistering guitar solos, and memorable lyrics, “Fantasy” remains an enduring classic that has etched its place in the hearts of music lovers worldwide. “Fantasy reached #3 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and #23 on the Billboard Hot 100. VH1 listed it at number 78 on its countdown for the 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80’s. No discussion of “Fantasy” would be complete without mentioning Aldo Nova’s exceptional guitar skills. The song features scorching guitar solos that showcase Nova’s technical prowess and innate ability to convey emotions through his guitar leaving listeners in awe of his talent and leaving an indelible mark on their musical memory. The music video has Aldo catching a ride on a helicopter then arriving at some kind of warehouse type place and  joining his band and performing the legendary track Fantasy. You can check it out below:



(MANDATORY CREDIT Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images) Michael Schenker Group live at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, January 20, 1983. (Photo by Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images)

Michael Schenker Group rocked out the 80’s at 8 tonight with “One on One”. A track that is exclusive to The 80’s at 8.”On and On” by The Michael Scheckner Group (MSG) is on their self titled 1981 album, this electrifying track showcases the band’s exceptional talent and delivers a hard-hitting sonic experience. The Michael Scheckner Group, featuring guitarist Michael Scheckner, vocalist Gary Barden, keyboardist Paul Raymond, drummer Cozy Powell, and bassist Chris Glen, embarked on a brief but impactful musical journey. Although often overlooked, their self-titled album showcased the band’s musical prowess and offered a glimpse into their remarkable potential. “On and On” is a testament to the band’s exceptional talent. Michael Scheckner’s guitar work is nothing short of electrifying, with blistering solos and powerful riffs that ignite the song’s fiery energy. Paul Raymond’s keyboard contributions add depth and texture to the song, enhancing its overall impact. Cozy Powell’s drumming provides a solid foundation, while Chris Glen’s basslines anchor the song with precision and drive. Despite its undeniable musical brilliance, “On and On” did not achieve the commercial success it deserved. The album’s production costs resulted in financial burdens for the band, ultimately impacting their longevity. However, devoted fans recognize the song’s enduring power and its rightful place in the hard rock canon. Its raw energy and captivating performances continue to resonate with listeners who seek the unyielding spirit of classic hard rock. The music video I have is MSG performing On and On live in 1984 Ahhhhh the good ol days. You can check it out below:


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