This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 I will be spinning all of your favorite fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties classics during our six hour Those Were The Days radio show. We had another fun night last Saturday night. After a slow start, the requests came in at a rapid pace. Here is a requesting tip. If you request a fast short song, we may have a chance to play it sooner. People want to have a party on Saturday night and it is tough to play a bunch of slower ballads in a row. Songs like American Pie which clocks in at over eight minutes, Stairway To Heaven at over seven and a 1/2 minutes, and many album cuts from the seventies take a large chunk of our airtime. I can play three two to three minute songs in the time it takes me to play one long song. It is not that I don't like those songs and wont play them, however, it takes longer to work them into a request segment.
This Saturday night I will spin a few from B.T.O. I have always felt that Randy Bachman was amazing. His songs with the Guess Who are among the groups best. Bachman Turner Overdrive picked up the pace during a time when slow ballads and disco were starting to take over the Top Forty. B.T.O. II is still one of my favorite all time albums. The big hits Takin'Care Of Business and Let It Ride came from that 1973 release. I always have enjoyed other tracks such as: Tramp, Give It Time and I Don't Have To Hide. Hear a few stories behind the songs with Randy Bachman on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night. I will be collecting your requests and playing trivia on this weeks Those Were The Days.
Philip James Nee