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Sig's Pick Six: Songs With Great Instrumental Outros

I’m skipping the intro this week to focus on “Songs With Great Instrumental Outros.” “Freebird” – Lynyrd Skynyrd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np0solnL1XY I really don’t need to say much about this one. The long guitar solos at the end of “Freebird” are simply among the best in recorded history. “Thunder Road” – Bruce Springsteen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsJsjaYm03E Springsteen ends the …

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Sig's Pick Six: "Outstanding Covers of Amazing Songs"

Covers are generally a double-edged sword in that they either come out brilliantly or horribly (usually the latter, unfortunately). This week, I figured I’d share some of the former, so here’s six “Outstanding Covers of Amazing Songs.” “Ring of Fire” Original: Johnny Cash – youtube.com Cover: Social Disortion – youtube.com Social Distortion has always had …

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“Glory Days” Coming Up at Monmouth University

The first “Bruce Springsteen Symposium,” held in 2005 at Monmouth University, drew more than 300 educators, journalists, historians, musicologists and just plain fans interested in the music of Bruce Springsteen and “his influence on American culture.” Four years later and the scholars will be back dissecting Bruce Springsteen’s music and influence, as the second “Glory …

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