Monday, September 17, 2012

This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide by The Kings

This is one-two week at the Lost Soul of Rock and Roll. This week I will choose songs that are a required one-two punch in rock and roll. For example, you have to listen to 'We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions' by Queen in a one-two manner because listening to one and not the other is just wrong. The song of the day for September 17, 2012 is 'This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide', a 1980 rock hit by The Kings.

This is not the most recognizable one-two rock and roll song, but it is a shame that this does not get any kind of airplay on classic rock radio. I live in the Midwest, and we are nuts about classic rock radio. I first heard this song four or five years ago on an 80s compilation CD I purchased from Target. The reason I purchased the CD was because it had 'The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)' by The Greg Kihn Band and 'Ah! Leah!' by Donnie Iris. Both songs were needed for my collection, and the CD was priced nicely. I had never heard 'This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide' from the Canadian rock band, The Kings, but I was pleasantly surprised on my first listen. Check it out and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. As guitar player and co-writer of this, thanks for mentioning us. It can only help the cause. We got a lot of airplay when it was first out and millions of people know this piece. We always tell people to phone their classic rock stations and request it because they will play it. Keep rockin'!