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Friday, August 7, 2009

Song of the Day: Vehicle

A friend in high school turned me on to this song. He used to make fun of it a bit, but I think he liked it as much as I came to. Great horns, great lead voice. The band is the Ides of March. The shoehorning in of the space program is probably thanks to the fact that the song came out in 1970.

Here's something you might not have know about the Ides of March lead singer (thanks wiki).
Between 1973 and 1990, The Ides went on an extended hiatus, during which Jim Peterik founded the band Survivor and co-wrote all of their platinum hits including "Eye of the Tiger," "The Search Is Over," "High on You" and "I Can’t Hold Back".

He also began a career of writing collaborations which resulted in many platinum hits for other artists, most notably "Hold On Loosely," "Rockin’ Into The Night," "Fantasy Girl" and "Wild-Eyed Southern Boys" for .38 Special and "Heavy Metal" for Sammy Hagar.

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