5 O'Clock Shadow and Today in Music

The Shadow – Feb. 8th

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The original band share their name with a popular brand of sweet and sour candy. They had a few big hits in the 90’s, one of which was a cover of a Simon & Garfunkel song. This humorous song comes off the 1993 album that contains their only number 1 single. It’s under two minutes…

The Shadow – Feb. 5th

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54 years ago today, the original band played for the first time with a new drummer due their original drummer getting sick. This new drummer was playing with a group called The Hurricanes at the time, but would officially join this band several months later and become a star. The song comes from the album they…

The Shadow – Feb. 4th

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The original artist is one of the most important and influential figures in all of rock n’ roll history. Without him, we would likely never have had The Beatles nor The Rolling Stones, both of whom covered his songs many times. The Beatles’ recording of this song was included on With the Beatles. 39 years ago…

The Shadow – Feb. 3rd

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The original artists are an iconic harmonizing duo who remain one of the most famous folk-rock acts of all time. There was a recent exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland dedicated to one of the members. This song is from their fourth album, released in 1968, and was just used in a new campaign…

The Shadow – Feb. 2nd

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The original artists were a multi-platinum selling husband-wife duo who co-hosted a television variety show in the 70’s. Weatherman Phil Connors had to wake up to this song many more times than he’d have liked. The Shadow artist, often referred to as the “Matriarch of R&B,” was a powerful blues, jazz and soul singer with…

The Shadow – Feb. 1st

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The original band, one of the first racially integrated rock groups, formed in Los Angeles in the mid 60’s and remained a mostly underground act for most of their career. They combined folk rock and psychedelia into a sound that has influenced many. Their 1967 album is often considered one of the greatest of all…

The Shadow Jan. 29th

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The original band are NYC punk rock legends. In 2014 their original drummer, and last surviving original member of the band, passed away. Today would have been his 67th birthday. The song is from the last album he played drums on and tells of a person who likes to rock out. The Shadow band are…

The Shadow – Jan 28th

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The original artists are an English pop-rock band who joined us here for Live Lunch last year. Their frontman happens to be one of the judges on The Voice UK. This song is from their 2005 debut album and is something you might say if you’re shocked or surprised. The Shadow artist is a critically…

The Shadow – Jan. 27th

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The original band, named after a stage in the sleep cycle, were an iconic alt-rock band from Athens, GA who called it quits in 2011 after a very successful three decade run. The song comes from their third album and takes place on a locomotive. The Shadow band just announced their own festival that will…

The Shadow – Jan. 26th

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The original band is an English synth pop duo who had a few charting singles in the early 80’s. You should be able to see this band without the use of a telescope or binoculars. The song is not their own but they had a big hit with it in 1982. It was written by…

The Shadow – Jan. 25th

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The original band’s leader recently announced a 50th anniversary tour, on which he’ll be performing a certain album in its entirety. This song comes from that album and was used as the theme song to an HBO series starring Bill Paxton. The Shadow band are an indie-pop duo from Detroit who originally took their name…

The Shadow – Jan. 22nd

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The original artist is one of the most iconic figures in all of music history.  His son will be playing at Bonnaroo this year in a new band with Les Claypool. You might find yourself in this situation if you get snowed in by yourself this weekend. The Shadow band were called Polar Bear before…

The Shadow – Jan. 21st

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The original band of English post-punk rockers formed in Manchester, England in the late 70’s. They were known for their moody sound and emotional lyrics, sung by their tormented frontman who suffered from depression and epilepsy. After he took his own life in 1980, the remaining members formed another well-known band. The song’s chorus describes…

The Shadow – Jan. 20th

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The original pop singer and songwriter had a lot of success as a teenager in the 60’s. She worked with Quinçy Jones on her biggest hit about being allowed to çry at her party. This song was a big hit as well, and takes a strong and çlear stance for women’s rights and independençe. The…

The Shadow – Jan. 19th

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The original artist wrote the song that would become the theme to a popular HBO series based in Baltimore. This is not that song. This song was originally on his 1973 debut album. The Shadow version of the song became a bigger hit when released the next year. Many are currently mourning the loss, and…

The Shadow – Jan. 18th

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Rolling Stone calls the concept album containing this song one of the 500 greatest albums of all time, selling 20 million copies. 45 years after the original album’s appearance, a band from Springfield, Missouri released a shadow version of the entire recording, substituting bluegrass instrumentation for rock band and orchestra. The song’s composer once called…