Rockturnal With Scotty B


CANADA – MARCH 20: Rock trio Triumph; Rik Emmett; Mike Levine and Gil Moore are set to perform at Maple Leaf Gardens tonight. Band’s performance at Massey Hall last month has cancelled because hall’s board of governors said it couldn’t handle the sound-and-light show. (Photo by Jeff Goode/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

#5. Triumph Dbl Play – Lay it on the Line and Magic Power                                                                                    Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha                                                                                 Requested by – The Mander AKA Commander Chris M Rockturnaling and Working in South Plainfield , NJ                                                                                                                                                                                          5

The Mander makes the list yet again. He brings up the rear at #5 with his Triumph Dbl  Play. The first track I played was “Lay it on the Line”. Throughout the history of rock music, there have been songs that capture the essence of perseverance, resilience, and the undying spirit of the human condition. One such timeless anthem is “Lay It on the Line”. One of the defining characteristics of “Lay It on the Line” is the band’s exceptional musicianship. Triumph was known for their technical proficiency and their ability to craft catchy, arena-ready rock tunes. The song features thunderous drumming, courtesy of Gil Moore, a driving bassline from Mike Levine, and the soaring guitar work of Rik Emmett. The combination of these elements creates an energetic and dynamic musical landscape that perfectly complements the song’s empowering lyrics.

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TORONTO, ONTARIO – NOVEMBER 23: Inductees Rick Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore of the rock band Triumph attends the 2019 Canada’s Walk Of Fame at Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 23, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

The second track in Manders requested Triumph Dbl Play was “Magic Power”. Released in 1981 as part of their album “Allied Forces,” this captivating track weaves a tale of self-discovery, personal empowerment, and the transformative nature of music itself.”Magic Power” is crafted with meticulous attention to musical detail, blending melodic rock with elements of progressive and arena rock. The captivating guitar work of Rik Emmett, the pulsating rhythm section of Gil Moore on drums and Mike Levine on bass, and the ethereal synthesizer melodies come together to create a sonic landscape that mirrors the song’s lyrical themes. Triumph’s musical prowess shines through in every note, captivating listeners and drawing them deeper into the song’s enchanting spell. Great Job Mander you are on a roll! Keep it up! Salute!

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – SEPTEMBER 18: Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow performs on stage at the Sobell Centre, Finsbury Park on September 18th, 1983 in London, England. (Photo by Pete Still/Redferns)

#4 Rainbow Dbl Play – All Night Long and Stone Cold                                                                                              Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha                                                                                 Requested by – The Carolina Cowboy Jersey John in North Carolina                                                                    4                                                                                                                   Jersey John pops in at #4 with his Rainbow Dbl play. The first track was” All Night long”. Released in 1979 as the lead single from their album “Down to Earth,” this infectious track continues to captivate audiences with its irresistible hooks, electrifying guitar work, and undeniable sense of rock ‘n’ roll euphoria .From the opening notes of “All Night Long,” Rainbow embarks on a melodic journey that ignites the senses and demands attention. Led by the legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, the band effortlessly blends catchy hooks with powerful riffs and soul-stirring solos. The synergy between the dynamic vocals of lead singer Graham Bonnet, the driving rhythm section, and the impeccable musicianship of the band members creates an irresistible sonic experience that grabs hold and refuses to let go.

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(MANDATORY CREDIT Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images) Rainbow presented gold disc for ‘Difficult to Cure’, Tokyo, August 1981. (Photo by Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images)

The second track in Johns Requested Rainbow Dbl Play was Stone Cold. Released in 1982 as a single from their album “Straight Between the Eyes,” this emotionally charged track showcases the band’s ability to craft a hauntingly beautiful song. Upon its release, “Stone Cold” garnered critical acclaim and became one of Rainbow’s most beloved and enduring songs. It remains an essential part of their live performances and continues to touch the hearts of fans across generations. Its emotional potency and timeless relevance have solidified “Stone Cold” as a classic rock ballad, standing the test of time and continuing to captivate listeners with its poignant storytelling. Great Job John! Salute!

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The Rolling Stones. Introducing Mick Taylor (centre photo), who took Brian Jones’ place in the band to the press at a photo call in Hyde Park. 13 June 1969. (Photo by Manchester Mirror/Daily Herald/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

#3. Rolling Stones Double Play – Jumpin Jack Flash and Start Me up                                                                   Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha                                                                                Requested by – The Woodbridge Division Commander John L, Major Jenna L, and Ops Mama Tina L in Woodbridge , NJ                                                                                                                                                                  3

The Woodbridge Division is back on the list at #3 with their request for a Rolling Stones Dbl Play. They are doing a Rolling Stones theme this week and the first track in this Dbl Play was” Jumpin Jack Flash”. Released in 1968 as a single, this electrifying track embodies the quintessential sound and attitude of the band, showcasing their unrivaled ability to create music that defies boundaries and ignites the fires of rebellion.From the opening guitar riff, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” commands attention with its gritty and infectious energy. The iconic guitar work of Keith Richards, characterized by its raunchy distortion and relentless drive, sets the stage for Mick Jagger’s powerful and distinctive vocals. The driving rhythm section, consisting of Charlie Watts on drums and Bill Wyman on bass, adds a solid foundation to the song’s pulsating groove. Together, the band creates a sonic landscape that personifies the essence of rock ‘n’ roll.

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Rolling Stones. (Photo by: Universal Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

We fast forward to the 80’s with the second track in the Woodbridge Divisions Requested Rolling Stones Dbl Play with “Start Me Up”. In the vast realm of rock music, certain songs possess an unbeatable energy that sparks an immediate surge of excitement within listeners. The Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” is one such timeless anthem. Released in 1981 as the lead single from their album “Tattoo You,” this electrifying track showcases the band’s unmatched ability to ignite the flames of energy and create a vibrant musical experience that transcends generations.From the opening guitar riff, “Start Me Up” electrifies the senses, immediately capturing attention and setting the stage for a high-octane rock ‘n’ roll experience. Keith Richards’ iconic guitar work, characterized by its gritty and infectious power chords, serves as the driving force behind the song’s adrenaline-fueled energy. Mick Jagger’s dynamic vocals exude an infectious charisma that invites listeners to embrace the raw power of rock music. Great Job Gang! Salute!


American musicians Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, and Eddie Van Halen, of the group Van Halen, perform at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, 1984. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)

#2. Van Halen Dbl Play – Rome Delight and Stay Frosty                                                                                           Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha                                                                                Requested by – The El – Cappytan Bobby Bonzo Rockturnaling and Working in Hasbrouck Heights , NJ    2

The Cap is on a Roll baby! He is on the list for  the 4th time in a row and landing in the two spot with his  Van Halen Dbl Play which is part of his Van Halen Deep Cuts that Rock theme for this week. The first track in this Van Halen Dbl play was “Romeo Delight”. Within the vast discography of Van Halen, a band renowned for their explosive rock anthems and electrifying guitar work, there are hidden gems that often go unnoticed by casual listeners. “Romeo Delight” is one such deep cut from their iconic Women and Children First album, released in 1980. This adrenaline-fueled track showcases the band’s undeniable talent and captures the raw energy that defined their early years.  From the moment the opening guitar riff kicks in, “Romeo Delight” establishes its presence with a thunderous impact. Eddie Van Halen’s guitar mastery is on full display, as he effortlessly delivers blistering solos, intricate finger-tapping techniques, and a relentless barrage of power chords. The rhythm section, led by drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony, provides a solid foundation that propels the song’s driving energy. “Romeo Delight” is a sonic powerhouse that exemplifies the band’s high-octane sound. The song’s explosive energy and infectious groove make it impossible to resist headbanging or tapping one’s foot along with the beat. David Lee Roth’s dynamic vocals add a charismatic layer to the track, as he seamlessly transitions from powerful screams to melodic harmonies, showcasing his versatility as a frontman.


(MANDATORY CREDIT David Tan/Shinko Music/Getty Images) Van Halen band photo shoot by the pool, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, April 1979. (Photo by David Tan/Shinko Music/Getty Images)

The second track in Bonzo’s Van Halen Dbl Play request was “Stay Frosty”. “Stay Frosty” is a  deep cut from their album A Different Kind of Truth, released in 2012. This infectious track showcases the band’s musical ingenuity and ability to infuse their unique sound with a fresh dose of energy. At the heart of “Stay Frosty” lies Eddie Van Halen’s guitar wizardry. His intricate finger-tapping techniques, lightning-fast solos, and innovative use of harmonics are on full display. The song showcases Eddie’s ability to effortlessly transition between melodic hooks and aggressive power chords, reminding listeners why he is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists in rock history. David Lee Roth’s charismatic vocals perfectly complement the energy and attitude of “Stay Frosty.” His unique vocal style, filled with swagger and personality, adds an extra layer of excitement to the song. Roth effortlessly switches between playful and soaring vocal lines, capturing the essence of Van Halen’s classic sound. While “Stay Frosty” may not have garnered the same attention as some of Van Halen’s earlier hits, It’s definitely a standout track on the A Different Kind of Truth album. Great Job Cappy!! Keep it up and Stay Frosty Brigader! Salute!

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Sting (left) and Andy Summers performing with English new wave group, The Police, on the ‘Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert’ TV show, Los Angeles, 6th February 1980. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

#1. Police Dbl Play – Bring on the Night and Invisible Sun                                                                                        Requested Through – Email Request Line – [email protected]                                                                        Requested by – 1st LT. Nina M in Randolph , NJ                                                                                                        1

1st Lt Nina tops the list at #1 with her request for a Police Dbl Play. Seems that Nina was going for a Night time themed Dbl play with the songs she requested. The first track was Bring on the Night. Released in 1979 as part of their sophomore album, Reggatta de Blanc, this track exemplifies the band’s unique blend of rock, reggae, and new wave influences. “Bring on the Night” solidifies its place as a standout gem within the band’s illustrious catalog. “Bring on the Night” seamlessly combines the Police’s signature elements of rock, reggae, and new wave with Stewart Copeland’s intricate drum patterns, driven by reggae-inspired rhythms, lay’s a solid foundation for the song’s energy. Andy Summers’ shimmering guitar work adds depth and texture, while Sting’s melodic bass lines and captivating vocals tie it all together. The result is a unique sound that is instantly recognizable as the Police.

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Sting, Andy Summers, Stuart Copeland, Police 27-31 December 1983 Wembley Arena. (Photo by Solomon N’Jie/Getty Images)

The second track in Nina’s Night time themed Police Dbl Play was Invisible Sun. ” Released in 1981 as part of their album Ghost in the Machine, this track stands as a powerful reflection on the unrest and political turmoil of its time. The Police’s performances on “Invisible Sun” demonstrate their individual musical prowess and their ability to work harmoniously as a band. Sting’s vocals bring the song’s lyrics to life, infusing them with a raw sense of emotion. Andy Summers’ atmospheric guitar playing adds layers of texture and depth, while Stewart Copeland’s drumming provides a driving force that propels the song forward. “Invisible Sun” a timeless piece of music that encourages us to address societal challenges and work towards positive change. Great Job Nina! You are #1! Salute!

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