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Basement Songs, Long-Play Edition: Bruce Springsteen, “The Rising”

Bruce Springsteen released his 12th studio album, The Rising, at the tail end of July 2002. With the U.S. still reeling from the 9/11/01...

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Basement Songs: Dire Straits, “Wild West End”

“Wild West End,” a track from Dire Straits’ self-titled first record, is a dreamy, beautiful song I carry around with me,...

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Basement Songs: New Radicals, “You Get What You Give”

Scooby-Doo, my friends. More precisely, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. I don’t know how many times I’ve sat through this...

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Basement Songs: The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun”

The call came in the middle of the workday, sometime after lunch. Julie was fighting back tears as she drove home from Jacob’s...

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Basement Songs, Long-Play Edition: Journey, “Escape”

In the autumn of 1981, the band Journey released the multi-platinum album Escape. At the same time, I began sixth grade, entering my second...

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Basement Songs: Steve Earle, “The Revolution Starts Now”

Growing up in a house filled with the sounds of John Philip Sousa and Henry Fillmore, melody and rhythm came first. As I got older and...

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Basement Songs: Michael Stanley Band, “Lover”

My sophomore year at Bowling Green State University, I attended a performance by an African dance troupe. I don’t recall much of that...

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Basement Songs: Jeff Buckley, “Hallelujah”

On a sun-drenched afternoon after a lunch break, I drove through Hollywood, aimlessly navigating Sunset Boulevard. I passed the Virgin...

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Basement Songs: Triumph, “Fight the Good Fight”

In the world of Canadian major-league rock and roll, if Rush are the Toronto Blue Jays and April Wine are the single ‘A’...

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Basement Songs: Bryan Adams, “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”

When my daughter Sophie begins to explore music, I hope she’ll take a trip through the hundreds of LPs and CDs Julie and I have...

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Basement Songs: Kermit the Frog, “The Rainbow Connection”

What is a basement song? It has nothing to do with the Basement Tapes. I can only think of a couple Dylan and /or Band songs that may...

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Basement Songs: Paul Simon, “Father & Daughter”

An early Basement Song entry from 2007....