“Fantasy” – Earth, Wind, and Fire

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This song not only reminds me of those late nights in the late 1970s when I listened to WNOR-AM 1230 when I was supposed to be asleep, but also of Venus Fly Trap’s cosmic jams on the classic TV show “WKRP in Cincinnati.” My all-time favorite Earth, Wind, and Fire song.

“Jerks on 45” – Circle Jerks

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One of the most transcendent moments of my pop culture youth was hearing this “song” on my local classic rock station during a marathon of the 500 “greatest classic rock songs of all time” back around 1985 or so. It wasn’t an official entry, but the acknowledgment that the area’s most popular classic rock station gave to a “hardcore punk” band was pretty cool at the time … even though said band was making a mockery of several 1960s and 1970s AM radio hits. While I’m a non-ironic fan of 1960s and 1970s era AM pop, I still love this “savaging” tremendously … mainly because I suspect the band secretly loves this stuff because it’s played so well.