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The Decibel Diaries
A Journey through Rock in 50 Concerts
Carter Alan; Stephen Davis, fwd.

University Press of New England



Contents

• Foreword
• Introduction
• First Ride—James Gang
• Don’t Be Denied—Neil Young & the Stray Gators
• Balance of Power—Traffic and Free
• “I’ve Been Downhearted, Baby . . .”—B. B. King
• The Four-Day Ring—Deep Purple
• The Call of the Wild—Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes
• Setting Sail in a Topographic Ocean—Yes
• Truly Slow . . . hand—Eric Clapton
• “Tin Soldiers and Nixon Coming”—CSNY/Santana
• Touring in the Material World—George Harrison
• The Best Stuff in Town—The Rolling Stones
• Tear Gas and Toilet Paper—The Great American Music Fair
• An Afro and a Fine Skylark—Fleetwood Mac
• Sweatin’ Bullets—Lynyrd Skynyrd
• Six-String Outlaws—The Eagles
• A New Architecture—Talking Heads
• Crosstown Traffic—The Cars
• Sound and Vision—David Bowie
• “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!”—Ramones
• “There Should Be More Dancing!”—The Police
• “I’m So Bored with the U.S.A”—The Clash
• An Interesting Table Guest—John Cougar & the Zone
• Even the Losers Get Lucky (Third Time)—Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
• Before the Purple Reign—Prince
• “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”—AC/DC
• Rollin’ on the River—U2
• Showtime—The J. Geils Band
• Sabbath vs. Ozzy—Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne
• Who’s Last . . . but, Not Really—The Who
• In a Hard Place—Aerosmith
• “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll”—Joan Jett
• Till the Fat Lady Sings—Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
• The Global Jukebox—Live Aid
• Your Mascara Is Running—Mötley Crüe
• Live . . . and Alive—Stevie Ray Vaughan
• Which One Is Pink?—Roger Waters and Pink Floyd
• Meanwhile, Back in the Jungle . . .—Guns N’ Roses
• “Tear Down the Wall!”—Roger Waters
• Getting Back—Paul McCartney
• Exile on Monroe Drive—The Black Crowes
• A Wylde Night—The Allman Brothers Band
• “This Guitar Is Brand-New, and I Decided I Don’t Like It”—Nirvana
• Digging in the Garden—Pearl Jam
• The Ocean—Bush, Goo Goo Dolls, and No Doubt
• Cliff Notes from Upstate—Phish
• A Cheap Golden Jubilee—Joe Perry with Cheap Trick
• U2 Reclaims its Mojo (or Fighting the Bono Mono)—U2
• Side by Side, They Walk the Night—Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
• Power Hitter—Jack White
• Life after the Fast Lane—Joe Walsh
• Acknowledgments
• List of Sources

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