If I did it right, I'll Tivo it. I don't have Tivo. I don't record TV. I did during the VCR days. I'd tape all these concerts and then never watch. So now I just try to catch it or I miss it.
Except with Heart. We're going to be at a Senate hearing tomorrow morning so I won't be able to catch it live. If I understood my Tivo lesson correctly, then I'll have it and blog about it tomorrow night.
Heart's got a new album due out (Fanatic -- first Tuesday in October) which is why they're going to be on.
Heart is one of the great rock groups. Among their classics are "Dog & Butterfly," "Magic Man," "Crazy On You," "Barracuda," "Straight On," "What About Love," "Even It Up," "These Dreams," "Alone," "Will You Be There In The Morning," "All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You," "Never," "Nothing At All," "Dreamboat Annie," and I'm forgetting one of my favorites. It's on the same album as "Alone." It's a faster song.
I can't believe I've forgotten. I'll include it tomorrow night.
So Heart's got a ton of chart hits, they were an album band and have the big album sales to back it up. The lead singer is Ann Wilson. Her sister Nancy sings harmony and also takes a lead from time to time (like on "These Dreams") but mainly plays guitar. With their friend Sue Ennis, they've written some rock classics ("Dog & Butterfly" among them).
There aren't many successful bands in the rock era with two sisters in the band. There's the Bangles with Debbie and Vicki Peterson and there's Wilson Phillips with Carnie and Wendy Wilson and there was the Pointer Sisters (at its best with Ruth, June and Anita).
Ann did a solo album -- a great one -- a few years back. It was her first solo album. But she had a hit off the film Footloose with the duet "Almost Paradise." She's mainly focused on band work. She and Nancy also had the Lovemongers band which was a more stripped down band than Heart.
Like Cher and just about every other woman who's made an impact on music in the rock era, the Wilson sisters are not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It may take an Act of Congress to get them in because Jann Wenner has used his magainze (Rolling Stone) to repeatedly attack the band, having reviewers re-write their pieces because he didn't feel Heart deserved the praise.
But they belong there, in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They've earned their spot.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"